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Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

New proposed reforms in Washington, D.C., may be easing the standards for recognition of Native American tribes, opening the possibility for more casinos in Connecticut. But is that a good thing?

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Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

The laughter of George Takei echoed throughout the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Friday night as he shared stories from the set of “Star Trek” and discussed “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company is not just another small town bakery – it’s much more. Owners Rafael and Katjia Pita met as young students in Paris.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

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New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

Divided Connecticut, an election project and standalone website produced by the New Haven Register, Register Citizen, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine, will examine the governor’s race through the lens of the most pressing issues facing the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon invites readers and wine lovers alike to meet with more than 30 authors and illustrators at the 18th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on Aug. 1.

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‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

‘Woodstock’ at Connecticut’s Powder Ridge, Banned in ’70, Coming in October

Nearly 45 years after the infamous July 1970 rock fest that promised a Woodstock-caliber lineup like Janis Joplin, the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison, Powder Ridge Ski Area CEO Sean Hayes is resurrecting the idea.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts. Pack up your oriental rugs, leather chairs, Land Rover flags and signs, gourmet grub, camp grills and lots and lots of gusto and head up to Lime Rock Park for a weekend of off road adventure, fine food and drink and lots of camaraderie.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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Health & Wellness

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is a raising funds to create a prototype of her IV backpack, which won the Patent Award at the UConn Invention Convention.

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CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

Farmington's LambdaVision is working to help those afflicted by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

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History

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

Update: Whaling Ship Morgan in Cape Cod for Last Major Stop of Historic Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Education

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Jul 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

  Schooner Mary E River Cruises There’s no better way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the Connecticut! Climb aboard the Schooner Mary E for an afternoon or sunset cruise beginning Memorial Day weekend through October. Enjoy views of River wildlife and landmarks while gliding through the cool, peaceful waters of the Connecticut. Help hoist a sail or...

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Youth Drawing 101

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Students hone their drawing skills while learning about the history and practice of art in an informal, social setting. Join Museum educator Celina Marquis as she introduces concepts through gallery chats and interactive projects. Working in the Museum's creative space students will be surrounded by art as they work on projects at their own pace and recieve individualized instruction. At...

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Plān 'E(ə)r: 
A Group Exhibition

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

  Reynolds Fine Art is pleased present Plān 'E(ə)r:
A Group Exhibition featuring the artwork of  Leif Nilsson, Emily Buchanan, Brian Neher,Timothy Horn, Karen Weihs, Kathryn McMahon,Terry Delapp, Eileen Eder, Margaret Dean, and Kevin Macpherson.

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Robert Rivest: Learn, Laugh, and Let Go!

Jul 30, 2014

Join us for an interactive stress-relief event when Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern-day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction, Rivest offers both comic relief and practical stress-relieving techniques. Go back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed from this fun workshop. This event is free and open to thepublic...

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Movie Screening - Trashed at Earthplace

Jul 30, 2014

The movie Trashed looks at the extent and effects of the global waste problem. Jeremy Irons explores beautiful destinations tainted by pollution and an entire city that is now virtually waste-free.  This meticulous and brave investigative journey will take you from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.     6:30pm Reception—courtesy of Whole Foods and...

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Eli's 2nd Annual Home Brew Contest

Jul 30, 2014

  Eli’s Restaurant Group will be hosting their 2nd Annual Home Brew Contest to benefit Daniela’s Dream Foundation. The judging will take place live on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 pm at Eli’s On Whitney, located at 2392 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Everyone is invited to the judging which is co-sponsored by Maltose Express. The Grand Prize Winner’s beer will be...

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Glastonbury Riverfront Music Festival - TUSK

Jul 30, 2014

TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed...

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GREENWICH CLUB for singles Wednesday Discussion Group and Social

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Join our lively Wednesday night casual Singles Discussion Group and Social at 7:30PM at the Tomes-Higgins House Family Room. One Wednesday a month, we have a Dining Adventure at a local restaurant (check website for dates).  If you want something to do once or twice a week, or only once a month, you can find what you are looking for at Greenwich Club..  We...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

"L'Chaim — To Life!" The international smash about Russian villagers and their universal longings — love, wealth, freedom, God and home — makes its Goodspeed Musicals debut, boasting the beloved songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and more. Dance into the town of Anatevka, where "Tradition" is...

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CT Free Shakespeare presents As You Like It

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This adaptation, by Artistic Director, Ellen Lieberman, is As You Like It as you’ve never seen it. While true to Shakespeare’s 400-year-old language and intent, the action takes place in 1968--a time when hippies, love-ins and exuberant music abounded.  As with many of Shakespeare’s comedies, the plot involves feuding, disguised lovers and misplaced love, resulting in...

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