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New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

In May Amaury Villa pleaded guilty to his role in an $80 million robbery of an Enfield pharmaceutical warehouse, his brother Amed Villa plead guilty last summer. In April three more men were charged in the case. The court documents read like the script of a Hollywood crime flick…

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Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shining from the hillside high above I-84 in Waterbury is the illuminated cross of Holy Land, a powerful beacon in a time when Christians mark the birth of Christ At the base of the hill, just off the highway, is another Catholic landmark whose story is poignant and powerful at this time of year.

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Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings showed an early preoccupation with violence, became increasingly isolated and he had been diagnosed with autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to a new report.

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Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Insiders know there are plenty of delicious gourmet chocolate options made in Connecticut that rival the commercial standbys.

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5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

We’re sure any hop-craving, malt-loving consumer of carbonated beverages will enjoy attending these events.

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Talks 'Today's Great TV' at CT Forum

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Talks 'Today's Great TV' at CT Forum

The 'Breaking Bad' creator talks "Great TV" at The CT Forum on Dec. 6.

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Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Sculptors, painters, potters, mixed media artists and more will open their doors during the Artists' Open Studios of Northeastern Connecticut beginning on Black Friday and continuing the following weekend.

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5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

From a craft beer event at the New England Air Museum to a Schramsberg Vineyards wine dinner, the Shoreline Arts Trail and a big balloon parade in Stamford, this weekend looks like a great one in Connecticut.

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Style & Shopping

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Seven new businesses have opened at the Shops at Yale, greatly enhancing a vibrant downtown “climate where retail and restaurants can thrive.”

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Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Retail is in Richard Derwin’s DNA and he wears it well. R. Derwin Clothier has been on the green in Litchfield, Conn., for more than 25 years and still going strong.

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A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Health & Wellness

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Growing up, Jonah Feldman needed to be fed every three hours to survive. Today, his condition has inspired a nutrition product with the potential to revolutionize fitness drinks.

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Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

A benefit concert at the Elks Lodge in Waterbury raised more than $6,800 for LifeChoice Donor Services and raised awareness for the importance of organ donation.

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‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

The Baby Sleep Whisperer, Ingrid Prueher, offers advice to tired parents around the country on getting restless babies to bed from her business based in Westport.

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History

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is the author of Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World.

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Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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Connecticut Humanities Awards a $20,000 Implementation Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for its 2013 Opening Exhibit

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Apr 17, 2013 to Oct 6, 2013
12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Connecticut Humanities Awards a $20,000 Implementation Grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for its 2013 Opening Exhibit

Norwalk, Conn., January 29, 2013 – The Connecticut Humanities has awarded a $20,000 implementation grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for a new exhibit that will open to the public on April 17, 2013 and serve as the central theme for the Museum’s upcoming season. The exhibit, What Is It? Technologies & Discoveries of the Victorian Era, will transport visitors back in time to the Victorian era, and highlight the 19th century technological marvels that revolutionized the way people lived, while connecting the unfamiliar devices of the past with their modern-day counterparts.

Visitors will be able to view cutting edge Victorian Era technology including telegraphs, Dictaphones, gas lighting and very early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. The exhibit will also feature technologies and discoveries of everyday life that were introduced during the Victorian era, from board games that are still played today (in new form) to new types of food, including condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Advances in medicine and sanitation, as well as home comforts such as central heating, will be included.

“We are extremely grateful to the Connecticut Humanities for their very generous implementation grant, “said Susan Gilgore, Executive Director. “Thanks to their support, we will be able to offer visitors a rare opportunity to connect with 19th century American history of technology and some of the fascinating inventions that have revolutionized our society, and the way we live today.”

The exhibition will be curated by Raechel Guest. Ms. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. She is also the Executive Director and Curator of the Cornwall Historical Society.

Professor Steven Lubar, a renowned scholar on the history of technology, joined LMMM as an expert advisor thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities, who also supported the planning of the exhibit. Mr. Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture and Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. He is a former chair of the Division of History of Technology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum.

“The Connecticut Humanities has once again proven to be an invaluable resource,” said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board, “providing council and access to their unparalleled services and funding. This new exhibit will allow the museum to reach out to thousands of new constituents in our community and tourists from all around the country.”

Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. We bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate. Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on tours and programs please email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or call 203-838-9799.

Cost $10.00 for Adults; $8.00 for Seniors; $6.00 for 8-17; Under 8 Free
Location

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave.
Norwalk, CT
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SponsorConnecticut Humanites
Phone203-838-9799ext4
Contact nameSusan Gilgore
Contact emailinfo@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Websitehttp://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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