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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
Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has entered into an agreement to acquire the space that is currently operating as The Fireplace (since 2001) in Brookline, Mass.

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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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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

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

“Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

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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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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

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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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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Education

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Fairfield High School teachers Stefanie and Pat Cole serve delicious ice cream off their truck Milford Soft Serve through the summer months.

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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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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Jul 31, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current reflection of...

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Helen Cantrell-Judy Friday:Summertime

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

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

New paintings and works on paper, July 1 - August 31.

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Gifts of the Animals

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

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

Each week, the museum's very own Didi McKay, author of Gifts of the Animals, will explore animals and cultures highlighted in her book, followed by special activities.

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Tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch

Jul 31, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Bushnell Park Foundation volunteer Arch Guides offer free tours of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch on Thursdays from noon – 1:30 pm, beginning the first Thursday in May through the end of October.  If you have a large group or would like to request a tour outside of the routine weekly hours, please contact us at manager@bushnellpark.org.  Due to the volunteer...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Jul 31, 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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Tree-Mendous Treks

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Thursdays, July 10 - August 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm After visiting our new exhibit, TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees, join one of our education staff for a trek on our trails to discover the trees in our forest! Each week we'll have new activities, such as scavenger hunts, live animal visits, field studies and even a chance to walk our slackline in the forest. No...

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TLE Summer Bash!

Jul 31, 2014

Bring the whole family for a fun filled Summer celebration! The Learning Experience in Berlin will be hosting our first Summer Bash with free food, local vendors, exciting child friendly activities and a chance to win prizes!

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Studio@4: Family Glass Workshop with Sarah Segovia

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Already a Studio@4 favorite, Sarah Segovia returns to the Art Studio this summer for two months of creative glass making. Entire families are encouraged to sign up together, from children to grandparents and everyone in between. Participants are welcome to join for one month or the whole summer. Sarah will provide a variety of stained glass and mosaic projects, so learn the basics of glass...

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SPYRO GYRA performs at the "Summer Nights at Harkness..Music with Purpose"

Jul 31, 2014

Gates Open at 5:00pm:  Music Begins at 6:00pm OPENING PERFORMANCES BY: 6:00PM- SCHOOL OF ROCK MADISON HOUSE ALL-STAR BAND 6:45PM - SHINY LAPEL TRIO TICKETS GENERAL ADMISSION  LAWN ADVANCED TICKETS - $32.00 AT GATE- $ 35.00 VIP $125.00 (price includes VIP access Hospitality Tented Area with Reserved Seated(s) at a VIP table, Buffet Dinner,...

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Plān 'E(ə)r: 
A Group Exhibition

Jul 31, 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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