Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

08/21/14

Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

Job creation has been slow but steady under Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Will the same be true if he is re-elected?

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'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

08/21/14

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

Erin and Eric Harkrader found their dream home courtesy of HGTV's "House Hunters." Their episode aired Saturday, August 23.

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UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

08/20/14

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

University of Connecticut medical students Greg Kirby and Jonathan Kobles will finish their cross-country bicycle ride this Saturday with final leg from Farmington to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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 The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

08/20/14

The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

Shaved snow is a popular dessert in Taiwan and California. Two young entrepreneurs have started selling it in New Haven and hope it's the "next big thing."

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Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

08/19/14

Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

A group called the Green Garages had long engaged in criminal activities in New London including drug dealing and acts of violence. In 2011 the violence intensified.

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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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