Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

09/14/16

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

On tour and with a new autobiography, former teen idol Bobby Rydell is still going strong

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TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

09/14/16

TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

Mohegan Sun hosted the first TerrifiCon Aug. 18-21, featuring celebrity guests, panel discussions, exhibits and plenty of fans attending in costume as their favorite superhero, sci-fi, horror and anime characters. The event is currently scheduled to return in August 2017.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

09/14/16

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Stepping Out: September 2016

09/14/16

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with Hansen) and Foxwoods executive chef Edward Allen. (photo by Tony Dube/Foxwoods Resort Casino)   Summer nights in Havana inspired Greenwich Hospital’s Under the Stars event at Riverside Yacht Club. Nearly 400 guests dressed to fit the Cuban theme — ladies wore flowers in their hair and gentlemen donned fedoras — and enjoyed mojitos and Latin-inspired hors d’oeuvres while bidding on silent auction offerings in support of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive...

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Willimantic’s Connecticut Gourmet Bakery Offers Variety of Breads, Croissants, Cinnamon Buns & More

09/12/16

Willimantic’s Connecticut Gourmet Bakery Offers Variety of Breads, Croissants, Cinnamon Buns & More

Owner Andrew Gibson and bakers Elizabeth Wolter and Darrell Minkler arrive before dawn, where cast-iron bread pans and former pizza ovens are used to create a rotating selection of can’t-resist breads including classics like whole grain, pumpernickel and cinnamon raisin.

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Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

09/12/16

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

09/09/16

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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CTBites: Sarah’s on Main in Portland CT the “Cheers” of Breakfast

09/09/16

CTBites: Sarah’s on Main in Portland CT the “Cheers” of Breakfast

On the corner of Main and Commerce in Portland is a cozy place that’s the “Cheers” of breakfast, Sarah's On Main—“where everybody knows your name and you’re always glad you came.” If you’re from either side of the river, don’t be surprised if you bump into old friends—or make new ones. I do both each time I go. Whether you find a spot at the counter or grab a table, there’s fresh and local deliciousness with a spin of creativity, courtesy of Sarah Weeden. What began as a quest for waffles grew into a steady habit of breakfast—and occasional lunch—at my newest home away from home. Day one, I realized I’d stumbled into a little gem when I tried the BLT Bennie. Served on toasted...

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Big Family Business - Lyman's Celebrates 275 Years

09/07/16

Big Family Business - Lyman's Celebrates 275 Years

Lyman Orchards is a Connecticut institution. The roots of this family-run orchard run much deeper than most probably know. This year, the family is celebrating its 275th year of farming in Middlefield.

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At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

09/06/16

At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

Believe it or not, 80-year-old Johnny Mathis is celebrating six decades in the business and is coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater with his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour on Sept. 10.

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