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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

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

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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Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

You know how you “just know” when a new restaurant is going to be good? That’s the feeling you get in the first ten minutes at Brick + Wood.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

'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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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center April School Vacation Events

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Apr 16, 2013 to Jul 20, 2013
9:00 am until 5:00 pm

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WHAT:           This April, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center invites school groups and guests to attend April School Vacation Events. Guests have the opportunity to visit the museum and learn from featured guests and performers.

WHEN:          Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Museum Open Extra Days!: The Museum is open Monday and Tuesday to welcome families during school vacation week in April. Guests can look for new and fun programs every day this week.

Thursday and Saturday, April 18 and 20, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Wolves Alive!: Back by popular demand, Michael LeBlanc and Amy Foss of Wolf Talk return to the Museum with their engaging program about the natural history of wolves and their importance to Native peoples. They have been raising wolves for 35 years, working to dispel myths while studying wolf behaviors. Guests can see Cochise, a live timber wolf, as well as a variety of other animals. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

                        Wednesday and Friday, April 17 and 19, 11 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

Caribou Hunting at Mashantucket: Native people hunted caribou in southern New England more than 12,000 years ago. Their recipe for caribou stew called for two large-sized woodland caribou, but there were no grocery stores. So what did Native peoples do? Guests can drop by the Caribou Hunt exhibit to discover important clues and figure out this mystery. Anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman helps explore and answer questions. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fishing without Poles: For thousands of years, Native people in New England fished without poles, using a variety of technologies, including weirs built of stone and wood. Guests can visit with anthropologist Dr. Russ Handsman near the Museum’s coastal diorama to view fishing tools and a model of an ancient fish weir built in Boston around 6,000 years ago. Family groups are encouraged to come by; best for ages 8 and older. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

WHERE:        Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center - 110 Pequot Trail  Mashantucket, Conn. 06338

HOW:   For more information or to register for any of the above events, call (800) 411-9671 or visit www.pequotmuseum.org

Cost Free with museum admission
Location

110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT
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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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