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The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

Perhaps the reason The Barn Sale has endured for a half-century is that there’s no other place quite like it. The prices are reasonable for such a wide array of items. Besides, customers can feel good about supporting a place that donates 50 percent of its proceeds to local charities such as the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and the Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

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Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Dick Cavett's interview with Katharine Hepburn came to define her to the public in many ways. It captured her feisty, winning personality, which is something the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook has tried to keep alive through its programs and busy schedule of events.

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

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For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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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
Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

The popular Halal Guys, which began as a food cart in New York City 25 years ago, will open a restaurant on Chapel Street this fall.

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CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

The Little Pub you know from Ridgefield, Wilton and Cos Cob is opening its fourth location in Fairfield

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One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

This natural liqueur offers an alternate route to summer refreshment.

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CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

Boothbay Lobster Company brings the “wicked fresh" Maine seafood shack experience down the coast to Harbor Point in Stamford.

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Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

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Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

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Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern CT

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Oct 5, 2013

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Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across Southeastern CT

Dream of a future without breast cancer? Take action by walking on October 5 in the 8th Annual Walk Across Southeastern CT – Support the Cause and Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research!

 It is estimated that there will be more than 3,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in CT in 2013 and that almost 500 will die from the disease. Death rates for breast cancer have steadily decreased in women since 1989 due to progress in earlier detection, improved treatment, and possibly decreased incidence as a result of declining use of hormone replacement therapy. 

By walking in the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer (TBBCF) Walk Across Southeastern CT you will increase funding of breast cancer research that leads to earlier detection, better treatments and ultimately prevention of this disease!  The Walk goal is to raise funds for research through walker fundraising commitments.  Youth walkers must raise $100 and choose any marathon walk option.  Adult walkers must raise $200 for a quarter marathon, $250 for a half marathon and $500 for a full marathon walk.  The Foundation commits that 100% of funds raised goes directly to breast cancer research! In seven years, TBBCF has funded over $2.4 M in breast cancer research!

TBBCF’s 8th annual Walk Across Southeastern CT is being held on October 5. There is a walk to suit everyone’s level of ability.  Registration is now open and the time to start training for your chosen marathon walk is approaching!  Walks include a quarter marathon (6.55 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) or our signature full marathon (26.2 miles). Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 am at Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook, with feet on the pavement at 7:00 am. These full marathon walkers walk the scenic route along the shoreline through Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, and East Lyme ending in Waterford.  Half marathon walkers start at Capital Drive, East Lyme at 10:00 am and quarter marathon walkers start at the Niantic Baptist Church, Niantic at 1:00 pm.  All walks complete at Camp Harkness, Waterford, with closing ceremonies.

Team-up with friends, family or co-workers! Team-up to walk in honor or memory of someone special!  Enjoy the benefits of working as a team to meet the fundraising commitment and have fun while supporting the common cause.

There are Youth Walk Team options for 12-18 year olds. Gather 8 or more youth with a Youth Walk Coach and the Coach only pays registration with no fundraising requirement.  Or, gather 7 or fewer youth with an adult walker and the adult pays registration and meets the fundraising requirement.

Walkers are provided with training and fundraising support and the opportunity to meet others who come together for a common cause and purpose.  Walkers can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. Challenge yourself...challenge your friends and family...there’s an option for everyone to participate!

To register to walk or volunteer, or to contribute to a registered walker, please visit www.tbbcf.org or call 860-245-0402.

TBBCF is a local non-profit committed to fighting breast cancer by donating 100% of gross fundraising dollars directly to breast cancer research.  Researchers from such organizations as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have benefited from the funds raised by this walk.   

 

Cost See information in description above for fundraising requirements.
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Southeastern CT Shoreline Towns
CT

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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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