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2015 WINTER DINING GUIDE

It's time for our annual roundup of the best in Connecticut dining,featuring both our readers' choices and our experts' picks in more than 30 cuisine categories, from American to vegetarian.

READERS' CHOICE 

EXPERTS' PICKS

3 NEW DINING DESTINATIONS

 

 

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Connecticut Today

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

The New Britain Rock Cats are running a “Name the Team” contest that will help decide the team’s new moniker and one fan is lobbying for a name that pays homage to Connecticut’s brewing industry.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

Information gathered from four portable seismographs set up in Plainfield during January’s earthquake swarm reveals more earthquakes then previously recorded and gives insight into the source of the disturbances.

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February May Be Coldest Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

This may not be a record-setting snowfall season, but it is for freezing temperatures. If the current pattern continues, this February could break the record and be the coldest winter month in Connecticut history.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

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Chefs @ Millwright's, Community Table, LeFarm Up for James Beard Award

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8 February CT Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

8 February CT Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

The five best things to do this weekend include two great food festivals, an Irish music festival and shopping options.

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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

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'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

Best known for The New York Times bestselling fantasy series Dinotopia—a utopian island where humans and dinosaurs coexist—artist and author James Gurney created a fantastical world rendered in realistic detail for readers. He published the first novel, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from...

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Style & Shopping

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Bracelets by the Connecticut jewelry brand Hazel & Harmony will be included in the gift bags and the celebrity gift suite at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

The Brothers Crisp Making Stylish Artisan Shoes for Men in Hartford

In March 2013, a young man named Joshua Westbrook revived the shoemaker’s art—once a mainstay in New England—by launching a footwear company called The Brothers Crisp in a loft space in a former tire factory on Park Street in the Parkville section of Hartford.

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Roxy Grace Offers Natural Lip Balm, Body Scrubs For Girls  Via Madison

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There’s a new girl on the Shoreline, and her name is Roxy Grace.

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

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Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

Night of Wine and Fun Supports Brain Tumor Alliance in Connecticut

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History

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

From books and art to Mark Twain's bicycle and a mummified hand, the Connecticut Historical Society is accepting suggestions to help tell the story of our state.

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New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

In the 1950s the U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear submarine was launched from Connecticut waters and changed the face of modern warfare thanks to Hyman G. Rickover.

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The CT Files: The Legend of the Winsted Wildman

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Pelham Art Center Presents a New Exhibition: Convergency

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Sep 13, 2013 to Oct 26, 2013
10:00 am until 4:00 pm

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Pelham Art Center Presents a New Exhibition: Convergency

Pelham Art Center presents

Convergency

September 13 – October 26, 2013

 

Free opening reception and all-age art workshop:

Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00pm

 

The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of sculpture and installation by contemporary mid-career artists addressing narratives related to science and technology. Curator Jeffrey Mongrain is an internationally recognized artist and Head of MFA Sculpture at Hunter College in NYC.

Convergency will be on view from September 13 – October 26, 2013 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8pm. Admission is free and open to the public. A free all-ages art making workshop related to the exhibition will also be offered during the reception.  Additional FREE public programming will include a panel discussion with the curator and artists on October 19 from 1-3pm in conjunction with a Frankenstein-inspired children’s art workshop, part of a Pelham Reads Frankenstein town-wide celebration.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Dylan Beck, Christie Brown, Chad Curtis, David East, Linda Ganstrom, Arthur Gonzalez, Nicholas Kripal, James Lawton, Steven Montgomery, Judy Moonelis, Sana Musasama, Matt Nolen, Denise Pelletier, Benji Schulman, Virginia Scotchie, Bobby Silverman, Neil Tetkowski, Adam Welch, and Susan York.

Related Programming

All-Age Art Workshop

During the opening reception, Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00pm. FREE.

Join one of our artist-educators and construct a three dimensional project that explores science and technology.

 

Gallery Conversations. FREE.

September 18, 6-7pm- Note New Time & Date

Satisfy your curiosity! All are invited, regardless of experience, to tour and discuss the exhibition, Convergency, with the Gallery and Public Program Manager. This conversation will focus on 3-4 sculptures to encourage an in-depth and interactive look at the work.

 

Panel Discussion and Pelham Reads Frankenstein children’s art workshop. FREE.

October 19, 1-3pm

Join curator Jeffrey Mongrain and invited artists, critics and writers in a critical discussion of the current exhibition, Convergency. Running simultaneously, a hands-on art workshop for children inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

 

Pelham Reads Frankenstein!

A town-wide celebration of the Frankenstein tale through literature, art and film in October and November will relate to key elements in Convergency.  TBA: related art-making workshops, talks and film viewing at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham Public Library and The Picture House.

 

About Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center's mission is to provide the public with a place, the resources and the opportunity to see, study, and experience the arts in a community setting. Currently serving more than 16,000 adults and children in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx by offering high-quality free and affordable art programs year round, Pelham Art Center is committed to the belief that the public’s access to and participation in the arts strengthens communities and fosters lifelong engagement in the arts.

Cost Free
Location

Pelham Art Center
155 Fifth Ave
Pelham, NY
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Additional Information
SponsorPelham Art Center
Phone914-738-2525
Contact nameGallery and Public program Manager
Contact emailgallery@pelhamartcenter.org
Websitehttp://www.pelhamartcenter.org

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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