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The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

In Connecticut, most local retailers offer an exchange or refund. But they don’t have to. The state allows businesses to establish whatever exchange and refund policy they like, as long as it’s posted conspicuously.

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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Arts & Entertainment

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

Set sail with the Model Yacht Regatta at Mystic Seaport, wander through the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards, bring your pup to Woofstock in Branford and much more during the month of August.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Review: The Cottage, Westport

Review: The Cottage, Westport

Star Connecticut Chef’s New Spot Offers Laid-back Gourmet Cuisine

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21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

Every winery on our list serves some edible delight, from meats to vegan specialties, cheeses to chocolates, antipasto to fondue and fruit pies to pizza pies.

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Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

To visit with chef Bun Lai is a lesson in locally sourced produce, with no pesticides or flavor or color enhancements. Foraging is “the most natural way of eating… the “gathering” part of the hunter/gatherer."

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Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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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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