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Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

This suit deals with undisclosed email scanning but digital privacy concerns in Connecticut extend beyond university accounts

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Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

In 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower ordered a Connecticut submarine crew on a mission where no one had gone before.

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Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Forgotten Flight: Decades before the Wright Brothers Bridgeport inventor Charles F. Ritchel set out to conquer the skies.

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Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Looking for some cool summer fun? We have boatloads of recommendations: The Sound, lakes, rivers, seaports, aquariums, museums, lighthouses, water parks and waterfalls.

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Arts & Entertainment

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

No matter where you live in Connecticut, we have a fireworks destination that will knock your socks off.

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Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams was born and raised right here in Connecticut. He talks to Connecticut Magazine about his upcoming projects.

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7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

From Crafts on the Green in Guilford to the Craft Brew Races in New Haven, there's lots to do this July.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: June 2016

Stepping Out: June 2016

The United Way honors community fundraisers, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo at the YWCA's In the Company of Women luncheon, celebrity chefs raise money for the Robert Irvine Foundation at the Savor in Style Charity Gala, and more.

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Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The new restaurant combines the best of the architecture and historical significance with more contemporary dining choices, a “brown” bar featuring one of the area’s largest selections of scotches and whiskeys and an ever-changing trendy beer menu.

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SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

At this new, French-focused bakery, about 3,000 croissants are made each week, and require the work of two pastry chefs for eight hours a day, for a total of 80 hours of hard croissant labor. Chocolate, almond cream, vegetable and raspberry are among the customer favorites.

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CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

The brainchild of owners Eric Monte and Partner/Executive Chef Regis Saget, Tavern 489 offers an eclectic menu, paired with various beer and wine selections in a rustic environment.

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CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts.

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Health & Science

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The device is capable of lowering the temperature to minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, colder by far than the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet.

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Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

The Connecticut Red Cross helps local communities through blood collection, disaster relief, health and safety services, international services and support for America’s military families.

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Revolutionary First Lady Abigail Adams Remembered by President John Adams

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Oct 3, 2013
6:00 pm

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Revolutionary First Lady Abigail Adams Remembered by President John Adams

You may have missed this in history class: proto feminist Abigail Adams made huge profits while speculating in junk bonds during the Revolutionary War. At a time when married women weren’t allowed to own property, Abigail Adams made a killing and left her family wealthy and debt free. Notably, this was during a period when many Revolutionary War figures were drowning in debt and financially ruined.

For the first time in Connecticut, Abigail Adams—savvy business woman, outspoken First Lady, and mother of the sixth American president, John Quincy Adams—will be remembered fondly by her greatest admirer, John Adams, the second president of the United States, as portrayed by the witty and engaging historical re-enactor, George Baker, in “My Wife Abigail Adams, America’s First Modern Woman,”

As portrayed by Baker, President John Adams will reveal how the ever-audacious Abigail defied both law and conventional wisdom, and demonstrated unprecedented nerve. She waited two years for her father’s permission to marry "down" to John Adams, a lawyer and the son of a farmer. She instructed her husband to use his salary as an ambassador in Paris to buy wholesale goods and ship them home, where she sold them in war-time Boston. The first shipment, of 350 Barcelona handkerchiefs, sold in two weeks and generated so much profit that Abigail was able to buy the family a brand-new, top-of-the line carriage. Crafting her own revolution, of sorts, Abigail even drafted a will—unheard of at the time for a married woman—and left the bulk of her estate to 23 other married women, who, in turn, became property owners themselves.

Cost free, donations accepted
Location

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWebb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Phone860-529-0612
Contact nameCindy Riccio
Contact emailcriccio@webb-deane-stevens.org
Websitehttp://webb-deane-stevens.org/press/081213.html

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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