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New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

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Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

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Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

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5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Connecticut Craft Beer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

We’re sure any hop-craving, malt-loving consumer of carbonated beverages will enjoy attending these events.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

The Thanksgiving Weekend version of the 5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut "ate too much" and ballooned into 10 things.

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'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Talks 'Today's Great TV' at CT Forum

'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Talks 'Today's Great TV' at CT Forum

The 'Breaking Bad' creator talks "Great TV" at The CT Forum on Dec. 6.

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Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Sculptors, painters, potters, mixed media artists and more will open their doors during the Artists' Open Studios of Northeastern Connecticut beginning on Black Friday and continuing the following weekend.

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Style & Shopping

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Seven new businesses have opened at the Shops at Yale, greatly enhancing a vibrant downtown “climate where retail and restaurants can thrive.”

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Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Retail is in Richard Derwin’s DNA and he wears it well. R. Derwin Clothier has been on the green in Litchfield, Conn., for more than 25 years and still going strong.

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A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Health & Wellness

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Growing up, Jonah Feldman needed to be fed every three hours to survive. Today, his condition has inspired a nutrition product with the potential to revolutionize fitness drinks.

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Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

A benefit concert at the Elks Lodge in Waterbury raised more than $6,800 for LifeChoice Donor Services and raised awareness for the importance of organ donation.

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‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

The Baby Sleep Whisperer, Ingrid Prueher, offers advice to tired parents around the country on getting restless babies to bed from her business based in Westport.

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History

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, though technically closed for the season for tours, opens again for the holidays in dressed-up fashion.

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Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is the author of Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World.

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Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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Student Art Exhibition "Building Bridges" Opens at Windsor Historicak Society January 10

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Jan 10, 2013
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

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Student Art Exhibition

For the second year, Windsor High School’s Pre-AP Art students have been inspired by the historic architecture of Windsor’s Palisado Green, the Farmington River bridges, and the more modern structures surrounding the Broad Street Green. See the products of their inspiration in Building Bridges: Windsor Walks, an exhibition created by the art students that opens at the Windsor Historical Society on Thursday, January 10th from 5-7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to a free public reception (delicious refreshments will be served) to meet these talented Windsor students and celebrate the connections they have made between Windsor’s past, present, and future through their art.

 

Again sponsored by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, WHS Curator Christina Vida and Windsor High School art teacher Marjorie Renno guided the 11th-grade students as they toured their town, took digital images, and worked in the studio to craft their works of art. Each work will include representations of architectural elements discovered on their walk through town. “Windsor is blessed with a blend of diverse structures, both historic and modern. We wanted the students to pause and consider how architecture can speak to the community’s past, present, and future,” noted Christina Vida. “This collaboration is a great opportunity for our students to begin to recognize how unique each of their artistic voices truly is,” says Marge Renno.  “They all participated in the same experience, but each were drawn to different elements due to their own personal histories here in town and were able to develop distinctive artworks that reach out to our community, it's the ultimate authentic experience for students of any age.”

 

 

The students also met with West Hartford photographer, Amber Jones, of Studio Pura, to learn techniques for photographing their own artworks. These images will be posted on the Society’s website and also submitted to the AP Board in their senior year. Later this winter, the students will meet with Windsor metal artist Lon Pelton to discuss his sources for artistic inspiration.

 

Physically experiencing historical artifacts, architecture, and landscape provided immediacy and inspiration. Sketches and digital images that students made on the field trips serve as the inspiration for their own artworks that will be exhibited in the Society’s meeting room from January 10th through March 2rd.   

 

Throughout the project, students have been building bridges between inspiration sources and finished art, historic architecture and modern structures, and art and history.  The students will build generational bridges as well by leading a tour of the exhibit for seniors from the Adult Day Health Center after installing their works at the Society.  Don’t miss the opportunity to build your own bridge to this project by attending the exhibition’s opening at the Society on January 10th at 5 p.m.

 

Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free to children under 12 and WHS members.  Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs.  To receive e-reminders for public programs, please send your e-mail address to jalberti@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

Cost Free on January 10
Location

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT
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SponsorGreater Hartford Arts Council

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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