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Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops  Become a New Cash Crop?

Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops Become a New Cash Crop?

Hops were once a major crop in Connecticut. Now a new generation of farmers is hoping to regain that standing and help fuel the craft beer movement.

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CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

On 9/11 Stephen Siller died in the South Tower after running through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. His New Fairfield cousin has helped make sure his and other sacrifices that day have not been forgotten.

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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

A soul food specialty can be found along the Connecticut shore.

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Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Big three-day Labor Day weekend ahead, with lots of sunshine and good weather in the forecast—the last gasp of summer for most. Here's some of what's going on around Connecticut... Fair Days A staple of the long Labor Day weekend, the Goshen Fair features a variety of...

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares provides aid to its neighbors from Fairfield County and around the globe.

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UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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Lions Craft Fair & Festival

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Aug 10, 2013
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

This event occurs yearly, the second Saturday of August.

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Lions Craft Fair & Festival

COME TO THE FESTIVAL DAY AT GUILFORD, CT AUGUST 10, 2013

Mark your calendar with the Date!

Start at the 17th Annual Guilford Lions Craft Fair & Festival, August 10

Crafters from all forms of crafts including woodwork, jewelry, glass, paintings, photography, weaving, etc.  The Town Green is ringed by stores, galleries, shops, churches, etc.

 

Have lunch at the Trailer on the scenic Guilford Town Green. The Lions Club food trailer provides hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers sandwiches and beverages.

After the Craft Fair tour Guilford which has over 100 National Registry homes, historic museums from 1629 and a picturesque harbor.

Then visit the 7th Annual Shoreline Wine Fest at Bishops Orchard, August 10

Join the celebration of fine wines from Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards. There are offerings of fine wines that range from grape wines to fruit wines.  Pair this with some of the area’s finest foods in a backdrop setting of a beautiful farm orchard and background sounds of tasteful music.

Have early dinner at one of the restaurants near the Green. Restaurants include; The Place, Naples Pizza, Quattro's, Maritime Grille, Guilford Mooring, Stone House, Shoreline Diner, Som Siam. Or, plan a picnic dinner on the Green before the Shakespeare performance.

12th Annual Shakespeare on the Shoreline, August 10

This program presents free outdoor performances of classic theater on the historic Green. The summer production for 2013 is “Much Ado About Nothing” performed at 7:30 pm by Shakespeare Productions, Inc. Bring blankets & chairs and enjoy theater under the stars.

Shakespeare on the Shoreline is the most popular and well recognized FREE summer cultural event of the Shoreline community and according to the Wall Street Journal "draws crowds from all over the area with its engaging, entertaining, and educational performances."

Cost Free to Public
Location

Guilford Town Green
25 State Street
Guilford, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorGuilford Lions Club
Phone203-530-9282
Contact nameLawrence Condon
Contact emailGuilfordLions@hotmail.com
Websitehttp://www.lionwap.org/Guilfordct
Alternate Phone:: 203-453-1015

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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