Homeless to Harvard: Liz Murray Triumphs Over Poverty

06/03/16

Homeless to Harvard: Liz Murray Triumphs Over Poverty

​On her own at 15, Liz Murray lived in poverty. But she took control of her life, eventually graduating from Harvard University, writing a best-selling book on her journey and becoming the subject of a Lifetime television movie.

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One Dish: Decadent French Toast Croissant at King's in Newtown

06/02/16

One Dish: Decadent French Toast Croissant at King's in Newtown

House-made croissants are served French toast-style, then topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream and come with a side of rich, berry cream sauce.

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7 Fun June Events: CT Open House Day, Historic Garden Day & More

06/02/16

7 Fun June Events: CT Open House Day, Historic Garden Day & More

There are many great events in June from Connecticut's Open House Day and Historic Garden Day to butterfly fun at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Don't miss out!

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Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

05/31/16

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

The show stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess and debuts on June 5.

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BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

05/30/16

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

Is this a new form of entertainment: a staged “conversation” with a star? I remember attending An Evening With Cary Grant in Stamford in the ’80s. I missed the recent night with Sophia Loren at Foxwoods. But there’s another biggie coming in June: An Evening with Al Pacino is set for the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

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The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

05/27/16

The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

05/26/16

Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

05/25/16

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

05/24/16

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

05/24/16

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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