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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 Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

The Working Families Party announced their endorsement of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, shutting out challengers Jonathan Pelto and state Sen. John McKinney.

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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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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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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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Dog Days of Summer Children's Program at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Know a kid who LOVES dogs? Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out Fidelco's Dog Days of Summer program! This program is designed for boys and girls ages 8 - 12 and it sells out every year. The program is held at our Bloomfield, CT headquarters and run by our staff. Choose from the following week-long sessions, either morning (8am - Noon) or afternoon (Noon - 4:00pm):...

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H2O x 2

Jul 30, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

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

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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H2O x 2

Jul 30, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

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

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

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

Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring your entire family to our super summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree! This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. You can go inside...

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Zoo Patrol

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014

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

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 12 - 14 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is...

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Welcome to O-la-mi “My World”

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

June 23 – August 15, 9am – 4pm At O-la-mi, we’ve created a wonderful world of summer fun, enhanced by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community.  In addition to providing a joy-filled summer, our goal is to help children build self-esteem, acquire important social skills, make lasting friendships and take home memories that will last a...

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"Vicarious" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

  The Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its summer exhibit, “Vicarious”.  “Vicarious” displays art that suggests seeing things through someone else’s eyes, exploring another personality, a new lifestyle or place, or working in a different medium.  Exhibiting artists include Ingrid Baron (Fairfield), Bobbie...

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The Bison: American Icon

Jul 30, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Visit the Mashantucket Gallery to explore remarkable objects made from bison, hands-on materials, and interactive displays. The exhibition charts the changes that occurred to bison and its habitat and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This exhibition was organized by the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls,...

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Offering Children's Painting Workshops For The Summer

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Children's Painting Workshops start June 23rd!  Class are held from 9:30 until noon at the YW Art Studio located at 49 Old Kings Highway N. in Darien, and are open to children ages 5 through 10.  The classes will focus on teaching children painting technique, color use and composition, while inspiring creativity and enjoyment of the artistic process.  Space is limited for...

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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 30, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “The Beauty of En Plein Air” featuring the oil paintings of North Carolina painter, Jon Houglum. His exhibit runs July 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com  

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