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Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced the next wave of Connecticut’s still revolutionary campaign. The new advertising spots, titled “Revolutionary Thoughts,” will showcase a diverse array of experiences travelers can enjoy within close proximity.

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Danbury's Glover Teixeira Hopes to Bring UFC Championship Belt to Connecticut This Saturday

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Each month Saugatuck Craft Butchery hosts an eight course dinner party paired with wine for twenty guests that highlights a different protein and Craft's pasture to table ethos.

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‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes will be presenting her line of Italian wines in Connecticut in May.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Hillary Clinton takes the stage at UConn forum

Hillary Clinton takes the stage at UConn forum

In her opening remarks, tailor-made for a college crowd, former Secretary of State, Senator, first lady and possible Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton urged University of Connecticut students to participate in their democracy — and spoke of the need of the country to...

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Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Former Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign may have been a recipient of illegal campaign contributions from a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in illegal contributions and witness tampering, Politico reports.

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Arts & Entertainment

'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

The popular "Mythbusters" co-host is part of the panel of The Connecticut Forum's "Nerd Fest" at The Bushnell in Hartford.

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 Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

Just like its namesake flower, Meriden’s Daffodil Festival is back once again to welcome spring. This year’s fest is scheduled for the weekend of April 26-27 at Hubbard Park, and will include all the terrific food, activities and daffodils that have made the event one of the rites of Connecticut spring.

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Style & Shopping

 ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

The dress Sage Steele wore on “NBA Countdown” April 19 marked the third time she has worn a Jean Anne Boccaccio design on the air.

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Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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Health & Wellness

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's annual fundraiser Walk for Wishes raises money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

“I want people to read it, see that there’s hope. Nobody could tell us what things would look like in five or 10 years, we didn’t know anyone like this. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is hope,” Steven Yates said.

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History

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New...

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

It was Aaron Burr’s treason trial that drew listeners to the Litchfield Historical Society recently to listen to Prof. R. Kent Newmyer, a professor of law and history at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who discussed his book, “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation.”

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Education

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Student choirs from around Litchfield County will participate in Gospelfest at The Hotchkiss School this Sunday, April 27.

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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

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Share the Vision® Fundraising Dog Walk & Family Fun Day to benefit Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

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Sep 29, 2013
10:00 am until 3:00 pm

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Share the Vision® Fundraising Dog Walk & Family Fun Day to benefit Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Lace up your shoes and leash up your four-legged best friend; Fidelco’s Share the Vision® Fundraising Dog Walk and Family Fun Day returns to Simsbury on Sunday, September 29th. This family-friendly event features vendors, food, K9 demos, a microchip clinic and a concert performance by Little House. Treat your pooch to a professional photo shoot by Carla McElroy Photography for just $5. Proceeds support Fidelco's mission of promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality German Shepherd Guide Dogs.

For more than half a century, Connecticut’s Fidelco German Shepherd Guide Dogs have been life-changing and life-saving partners to men and women who are blind across North America, including our nation’s blinded military heroes. It takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $45,000 to produce and maintain one Fidelco Guide Dog, and Fidelco provides them at no cost to the clients they serve. To carry out this mission, Fidelco relies on the generosity of its individual and corporate donors and more than 350 volunteers.

Walkers are encouraged to pre-register and set up a personal fundraising page by following the registration link at www.fidelco.org. All dog breeds are welcome at this outdoor event as long as they are leashed.

The Share the Vision® Fundraising Dog Walk and Family Fun Day is held at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center at 22 Iron Horse Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available; contact info@fidelco.org for more information.
 

Cost Free
Location

Simsbury Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Boulevard
Simsbury, CT
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Phone860-243-5200
Contact nameFidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Contact emailinfo@fidelco.org
Websitehttp://www.fidelco.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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