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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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Style & Design

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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SECTFilm

Event Date/Time

Mar 28, 2013
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Description

 

Southeastern Connecticut Filmmakers, LLC is an organization of storytellers, craftsmen, and artisans who promote quality filmmaking in the region. Over the past four years, SECTFilm has created opportunities for growth through seminars, workshops, lectures, and mentoring. Its members are constantly creating new content in the form of short films. This showcase represents the best of their work.

 

Never Again (7 min., Rated G)

A film noir take on a young woman's game of "He loves me, he loves me not.”

Directed by Steve Artale, Written by Jeanne Sigel

Starring Tara Neary, Tom Monroe, and Chris Bell

 

Chasing Oz (8 min., Rated G)

A veteran of the Iraq war confronts demons upon her return home.

Directed by Joe Truman, Written by Rene Gagnon

Starring Tara Neary, Ned Farrell, Sari Gagnon, and Steve Artale

 

Phone Tied (8 min., Rated G)

A teenage girl nervously waits for a phone call from her boyfriend, only to discover that waiting brings something totally unexpected.

Directed by Cynthia Riley, Written by Hannah Hirshfeld

Starring Samantha Finan, Grace Mills, Brody Whelan, and Jon Weaver

 

One Glass Short Of A Bottle (8 min., Rated PG)

A bartender encounters life changing emotion in the form of a relentless drunk.

Directed by Alec Asten, Written by Nina Barlow Schmid

Starring Garro Vertamin, Dean Festa, and Sari Gagnon

 

Look of Love (9 min., Rated PG)

The strange disappearance of an heirloom ladle leads to a comical confrontation between mother and daughter.

Directed by Jim Cimalore, Written by Judith Nutkis

Starring Lura Hepler, Sari Gagnon, and Megan Johnson Carlson

 

Peril of Cemetery Road (5 min., Rated PG)

When an unseen traveler stalks a young woman everyone’s day takes and unexpected turn.

Directed by Bill Hamell, Written by Beverly Hayes

Starring Sari Gagnon, Lura Hepler, and Tom Steenburg

 

Same World (8 min. Rated G)

When a swaggering ladies man attempts to aid a young woman, she opens his eyes to a new point of view.

Directed and Written by Leslie Atsales

Starring Stephen F. White and Wendy Olafson

Cost free with Museum admission.
Location

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorNew Britain Museum of American Art
Phone860-229-0257
Contact nameHeather Whitehouse
Contact emailwhitehouseh@nbmaa.org
Websitehttp://www.nbmaa.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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