Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

08/19/14

Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

Annette Erzen got the garden retreat of her dreams thanks to her son and 34 reclaimed windows.

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08/18/14

Shopping

HOME & GARDEN Antiques (Multidealer) Antique and Artisan Center Stamford, (203) 327-6022, stamfordantiques.com At the Antique and Artisan Center, you’ll find vintage, mid-century and antique furniture all hand-selected and displayed by 60 top antique dealers. The 23,000-square-foot warehouse holds local and international artwork, jewelry and home décor. From a white Onassis chair by Karl Springer to bedding from Elanbach’s Royal Collection, the Center has something for you to discover. The professionals at the Center’s Studio of Design, Fabric and Upholstery can also repair, refinish and transform your favorite piece of furniture to make it look brand-new or to match your individual style.    Why it’s the best: Every day...

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08/18/14

Fun and Leisure

ACTIVITIES Action Park Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park Portland, (866) 860-0208, brownstonepark.com With scuba diving, cliff jumping, zip lining, wakeboarding and rock climbing, Brownstone Park aims to bring out the adventurer in all of us, but it doesn’t end there. For those that want less of a thrill, but crave excitement and relaxation, there is swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. With day passes, season passes, group discounts and even corporate passes, family—or business—fun day has never been cheaper. Make sure to test your skill set in the annual Guts & Glory Challenge on Sept. 13, which includes quarry swims, log carries and a 3K run. Why it’s the best: Whether you’re a thrill seeker or simply seek relaxation, Brownstone...

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08/18/14

Food and Drink

Beer Beer’d Stonington, (860) 857-1014, beerdbrewing.com Beer lovers will want to do themselves a favor and seek out this Connecticut brewery tucked into a former velvet mill in Stonington. It’s so small it’s not even considered a microbrewery—instead it’s a nanobrewery—but the proudly bearded brewer Aaren Simoncini’s carbonated creations have been making big waves in the burgeoning Connecticut craft beer industry. In fact, local bars and restaurants are so eager to carry Beer’d they’ve begun offering to pick up their own kegs. One taste of the Whisker’d Wit will tell you what all the fuss is about—this refreshing witbier is a tasty work of liquid art. Why it’s the best: Beer'd embodies what the...

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Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

08/18/14

Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Fresh, creative food and an impressive bar draws bustling crowds to Washington Prime in SoNo.

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Investigations Continue in Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone Cases; Update

08/18/14

Investigations Continue in Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone Cases; Update

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pocket, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

08/18/14

Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

when he took office, Gov. Dannel Malloy pledged to put the state’s economy on a path to prosperity, but four years later Connecticut is still struggling—as is Malloy’s re-election bid.

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 Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

08/18/14

Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

The Kate has logged more than 1,000 performances in its lovely 250-seat theater treasured by both performers and audiences for its intimacy and acoustics—and it’s celebrating the five-year milestone Aug. 23 with its annual gala.

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Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

08/15/14

Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

A fully-staged and costumed production of Die Zauberflote (“The Magic Flute”)is being presented Aug. 23 at The Westover School in Middlebury.

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Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

08/15/14

Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

Time for a second helping of great gourmet food trucks from around the state.

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