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If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

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Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

The café within the sleek art space features a from-scratch, seasonal menu prepared by chef Erin Emmett that incorporates locally sourced ingredients.

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CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Live music, food trucks, craft beer, family fun and world-class shows are all on deck this weekend. There's no excuse to stay inside.

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Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Take to the trees this summer at Connecticut's fun adventure parks. Zip line, climb and explore at Go Ape Treetop Adventures in New Britain or The Adventure Park at Storrs.

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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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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A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Women’s History Month Events

Event Date/Time

Mar 9, 2013 to Jul 23, 2013
2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

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WHAT:           This March, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center celebrates Women’s History Month. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about remarkable women whose incredible hardships and accomplishments paved the way for future generations. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

WHEN:          Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Dr. Gladys Tantaquidgeon & Plant Medicines: To mark Women’s History Month, Claudia Ford discusses information collected by well-known anthropologist and ethnographer Dr. Tantaquidgeon (Mohegan) about the use of plant medicines for women’s health concerns in the 18th and 19th centuries, comparing it with information collected by other important Native historians, ethnographers, and scholars. Ms. Ford is a midwife and a doctoral degree student in environmental studies, currently conducting research in the Museum’s Library and Archives. Anyone interested in women’s history, traditional knowledge, herbal healing, or ecological and environmental studies are welcome to attend what promises to be a fascinating presentation. Limited to 25, ages 16 and older. Located in the Research Library. Call (860) 396-6897 by March 8, to register. Free.

Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m.

A Talk with Natasha Smoke Santiago, Artist: In honor of Native women, Natasha Smoke Santiago (Haudenosaunee) talks about her two pieces in the Museum’s collection of contemporary art, her painting, Flower Spirit (2007), depicts the back and partial profile of a woman with bead and rosettes and Pottery Belly, one of her early belly castings. She speaks of their cultural significance for her as a Native woman and welcomes questions from the audience. Located in the Research Library. Free with Museum admission and free to Museum members.

Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women Leaders in Native New England: Providing Strength for the People: Guests celebrate Women’s History Month by joining an informal discussion with seven Native New England women leaders: Pam Ellis, Esq. (Nipmuc); Tribal Council Secretary Marjorie Colebut-Jackson (Mashantucket Pequot); Chief Lynn Malerba (Mohegan); Assistant Tribal Secretary Phyllis Cotto-Santiago (Narragansett); Dr. Patricia Sebastian (Eastern Pequot); Former Tribal Councilor and State Trooper Ruth Torres (Schaghticoke); and Tribal Councilor Crystal Whipple (Mashantucket Pequot). These women have all played a pivotal leadership role in their communities and within Native New England. They will share their stories, wisdom, and thoughts within an open forum. A gathering like this also requires certain indulgences, as guests will enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate following the discussion. In the Auditorium Lobby. $45/$35 Museum members. Call (800) 411-9671 or email seleazer@pequotmuseum.org by March 16 to register.  Educators can earn .3 CEUs.

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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