Lots to Like at Transformed Versailles Bistro, Patisserie in Greenwich

04/07/14

Lots to Like at Transformed Versailles Bistro, Patisserie in Greenwich

When you enter the reimagined restaurant, the front area is a patisserie, complete with white marble-topped tables, bistro chairs and glass display cases filled with tantalizing pastries. Behind these cases is a coffee bar, serving some of the best café au lait in Greenwich.

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Mickey Rooney Looked Back on His Career for Connecticut Magazine in 2012

04/07/14

Mickey Rooney Looked Back on His Career for Connecticut Magazine in 2012

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday at 93, talked to Connecticut Magazine in 2012 about his long career.

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UConn Rides Stats Karma  Into NCAA Title Game; Tops Kentucky on Conversion Rate

04/05/14

UConn Rides Stats Karma Into NCAA Title Game; Tops Kentucky on Conversion Rate

UConn has made it to the Final Four a total of four times—impressively converting three of those into national championships, in 1999, 2004 and 2011.

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Pepe’s Pizza of New Haven Alive and Well Despite April Fools’ Story

04/04/14

Pepe’s Pizza of New Haven Alive and Well Despite April Fools’ Story

Pepe's Pizzeria is NOT CLOSED or closing as a tasteless April Fools' Day story posted online said.

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NOAH Movie #1 in World; No Surprise With Connecticut Man Behind Camera

04/03/14

NOAH Movie #1 in World; No Surprise With Connecticut Man Behind Camera

Ridgefield's Stephen Consentino has been behind the lens on a number of Hollywood hits.

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 Anatomy of the Three Sweep: UConn Men's Basketball Celebration Goes Viral

04/03/14

Anatomy of the Three Sweep: UConn Men's Basketball Celebration Goes Viral

There’s a new dance craze sweep-ing the nation (or at least Connecticut), thanks to the UConn men’s basketball team’s improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. It's called the Three Sweep.

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Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

04/03/14

Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

In 1981, the board at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield made what for a museum was a radical decision—from that point on it  would no longer be a collecting museum and would remove all the permanent items currently in the collection. The decision was made so the museum could better fulfill its mission of presenting contemporary art. The move also made the museum more unique; it is the only museum in Connecticut, and one of only a handful in the country, without a permanent collection. As a result of the decision, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place this year, is more of a challenge. “How does an institution focused on the present talk about it’s past?” asks Richard Klein, the museum’s...

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Connecticut Nonprofit Helps Veterans and Students Dress for Success

04/03/14

Connecticut Nonprofit Helps Veterans and Students Dress for Success

The Connecticut-based nonprofit Save-A-Suit helps veterans and college students across the country gain employment by dressing them in suits for interviews.

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Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

04/03/14

Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

Former Ukrainian Ambassador Valery Kuchinsky told a Yale University audience Wednesday that Western diplomatic and economic sanctions prevented Russia from occupying other parts of his country.

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'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

04/02/14

'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

Eve Potts was looking through a book of The New Yorker covers and noticed that hundreds had been created by artists who lived in and around Westport, a town where she had lived for many years. Eventually she was to discover that 17 artists who lived in the Westport area produced 767 covers between 1925 and 1989.

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