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Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

Connecticut’s oldest inn, the 1736 Curtis House in Woodbury, was featured in the new episode of “Hotel Hell” on FOX Monday night, and anyone familiar with the Litchfield County landmark might have been shocked with the state of affairs Ramsay encountered when he arrived around Mother’s Day this past May.

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Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

Stony Creek Puppet House Plans Have Branford Neighbors Chafing

What began as a well-received plan to bring back theatrical performances to Stony Creek’s historic Puppet House is now attracting drama of a different sort: neighborhood backlash.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

This Tasty Canaan Café Has a Twist; It's Staffed by Former Addicts

Mountainside Café has reopened after a four-year hiatus, and offers jobs to former addicts on the last leg of their path to sobriety.

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The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam is a lovely place. Casual, cool and convivial, it’s situated in a small marina on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be in New Haven at noon Tuesday at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale to raise money for the state Democratic Party to help the candidacy of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Malloy, Foley Debate Guns, Truthfulness and Disagree on Everything in Connecticut Governor’s Race

Malloy, Foley Debate Guns, Truthfulness and Disagree on Everything in Connecticut Governor’s Race

In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley tangled Wednesday over who was more truthful, revisited the controversies over Foley’s visit to Sprague and his ownership of the Bibb Company, as well the specifics of the gun bill adopted last year.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The dead will speak to you at Foxwoods Resort Casino Sept. 21, through psychic medium Matt Fraser.

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 Dead Poets Society? No. It’s a (Successful) Connecticut Poets Society

Dead Poets Society? No. It’s a (Successful) Connecticut Poets Society

A few years ago Neil Silberblatt started a poetry series to provide a Connecticut venue for the art form. The new season will kick off on Sept. 7.

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Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Lady Slipper Affairs & Events offers a variety of wedding services including set up, tear down, design consultation and event decoration rentals.

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'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

Erin and Eric Harkrader found their dream home courtesy of HGTV's "House Hunters." Their episode aired Saturday, August 23.

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Health & Wellness

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

With only about an hour left before completing his epic solo swim from New York to Canada earlier this month, Lyme resident Fred Brooke emerged from the bone-chilling, 50-degree northern Maine water ready to call it quits.

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UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

University of Connecticut medical students Greg Kirby and Jonathan Kobles will finish their cross-country bicycle ride this Saturday with final leg from Farmington to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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History

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

In the 1960s author Joseph Hayes modeled his Brookfield home on a Tudor-style castle in the south of England. Now that house is on the market.

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1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

The historic former jail in Litchfield—built to house prisoners in the War of 1812 and the only jail in the country that shared a common wall with a bank—has finally been sold, after years of sitting vacant.

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Education

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

A stunning concert hall and theater crown the new home of Western Connecticut State University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Westport Historical Society Presents: 5 Rockstars of The American Revolution

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Aug 19, 2013 to Aug 23, 2013
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

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Westport Historical Society Presents: 5 Rockstars of The American Revolution

Campers Rock the Revolution at the Westport Historical Society. You probably never thought of the leaders of America’s break from England as rock stars, but youth motivational speaker Christina Frei does with a dynamic drama program. Starting Aug. 19, Frei will run a five-day camp for kids ages 11 to 14 at the Westport Historical Society based on her book “5 Rockstars of the American Revolution.”

And her Fab Five are indeed an all-star lineup – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin and Paul Revere. Each camp day will focus on a different star, the idea being to help the kids untap their inner resources and engage in creative fun while learning a valuable lesson from one of these great Americans.

Frei, an animated speaker who has a degree in American Studies from Wellesley and teaches and directs improv, says that in addition to learning the “juicy secrets and backstories” of the Founding Fathers, the kids will act out improvised stories based on their lives.

Contact us for more information about Frei’s “revolutionary” camp, which promises to make America’s early leaders both relevant and interesting to today’s kids. 

Phone: 203-222-1424 or visit our website.

Cost Members: $265 Non-Members: $290
Location

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWestport Historical Society
Phone203-222-1424
Contact nameBarbara Brauner
Contact emailbbrauner@westporthistory.org
Websitehttp://www.westporthistory.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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