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Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

There is still time vote for the fan-favorite Connecticut town. Which do you think deserves the crown?

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Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

Crews have begun moving earth off of East Main Street at the future site of the Bridgeport Army Reserve Center, as a Mississippi-based construction company secured a $13.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

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New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

Divided Connecticut, an election project and standalone website produced by the New Haven Register, Register Citizen, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine, will examine the governor’s race through the lens of the most pressing issues facing the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

The first female rappers to receive a Grammy, the award-winning group Salt-N-Pepa performs in a free concert July 26 in New Haven.

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Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Three performers will be chosen at the Star On The Web Quarterly Winners Show on July 21 at The Reserve in Meriden.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts. Pack up your oriental rugs, leather chairs, Land Rover flags and signs, gourmet grub, camp grills and lots and lots of gusto and head up to Lime Rock Park for a weekend of off road adventure, fine food and drink and lots of camaraderie.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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Health & Wellness

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

Farmington's LambdaVision is working to help those afflicted by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

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Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

The Empowering Through Beauty Expo on July 26 aims to give women transitioning back into the workforce the confidence to do so through makeovers and education.

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History

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

A Wallace Stevens biographer had hoped to close on the poet's Hartford house this Friday and open a museum, but that plan fell apart Wednesday.

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Education

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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

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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

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