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Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

Connecticut’s oldest inn, the 1736 Curtis House in Woodbury, was featured in the new episode of “Hotel Hell” on FOX Monday night, and anyone familiar with the Litchfield County landmark might have been shocked with the state of affairs Ramsay encountered when he arrived around Mother’s Day this past May.

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Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

What began as a well-received plan to bring back theatrical performances to Stony Creek’s historic Puppet House is now attracting drama of a different sort: neighborhood backlash.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

Mountainside Café has reopened after a four-year hiatus, and offers jobs to former addicts on the last leg of their path to sobriety.

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The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam is a lovely place. Casual, cool and convivial, it’s situated in a small marina on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Bill Clinton Rallies Democratic Troops for Governor Malloy in New Haven

Bill Clinton Rallies Democratic Troops for Governor Malloy in New Haven

Former President Bill Clinton revved up the true believers in a weekday rally putting the onus on them to get a second term for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be in New Haven at noon Tuesday at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale to raise money for the state Democratic Party to help the candidacy of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Arts & Entertainment

 Coming to Infinity Hall, Mary Fahl Talks About Singing on Anne Rice’s Audio Book

Coming to Infinity Hall, Mary Fahl Talks About Singing on Anne Rice’s Audio Book

The former lead singer of October Project has a new album and recently recorded the wolf-inspired theme song for Anne Rice's latest audio book.

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The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The dead will speak to you at Foxwoods Resort Casino Sept. 21, through psychic medium Matt Fraser.

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Style & Shopping

Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Lady Slipper Affairs & Events offers a variety of wedding services including set up, tear down, design consultation and event decoration rentals.

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'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

Erin and Eric Harkrader found their dream home courtesy of HGTV's "House Hunters." Their episode aired Saturday, August 23.

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Health & Wellness

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

With only about an hour left before completing his epic solo swim from New York to Canada earlier this month, Lyme resident Fred Brooke emerged from the bone-chilling, 50-degree northern Maine water ready to call it quits.

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UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

University of Connecticut medical students Greg Kirby and Jonathan Kobles will finish their cross-country bicycle ride this Saturday with final leg from Farmington to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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History

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

In the 1960s author Joseph Hayes modeled his Brookfield home on a Tudor-style castle in the south of England. Now that house is on the market.

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1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

The historic former jail in Litchfield—built to house prisoners in the War of 1812 and the only jail in the country that shared a common wall with a bank—has finally been sold, after years of sitting vacant.

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Education

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

A stunning concert hall and theater crown the new home of Western Connecticut State University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting - Jack Montmeat

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Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting - Jack Montmeat

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build foundations that will be profoundly reflected in your art. Please call the LAA to schedule lessons with this exceptional instructor.

Dates: 1½ or 3-hour Classes, January 1–December 31

Instructor Bio: Jack Montmeat is an award-winning local portrait painter and illustrator with a studio in East Lyme, CT. Jack grew up in Old Lyme, and began taking classes at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts as a teenager. After receiving his BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2002, as well as studying in Paris and Florence, he began painting portraits full-time. Jack has received many awards for his portraiture, including winning first place in the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists "Faces of Spring 2007" exhibition which was juried by renowned portrait artist Aaron Shikler. Jack is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. He also recently received a Stobart Fellowship which enabled him to study independently in the museums of Paris. Jack has been teaching drawing and painting as well as monitoring at the Lyme Art Association since 2002. Jack is also an illustrator for Major League Baseball.

Cost Please call the LAA to schedule
Location

Lyme Art Association
90 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
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Alternate Phone:: 860-434-7802

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