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Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

This suit deals with undisclosed email scanning but digital privacy concerns in Connecticut extend beyond university accounts

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Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

In 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower ordered a Connecticut submarine crew on a mission where no one had gone before.

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Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Forgotten Flight: Decades before the Wright Brothers Bridgeport inventor Charles F. Ritchel set out to conquer the skies.

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Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Looking for some cool summer fun? We have boatloads of recommendations: The Sound, lakes, rivers, seaports, aquariums, museums, lighthouses, water parks and waterfalls.

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Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

No matter where you live in Connecticut, we have a fireworks destination that will knock your socks off.

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Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams was born and raised right here in Connecticut. He talks to Connecticut Magazine about his upcoming projects.

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7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

From Crafts on the Green in Guilford to the Craft Brew Races in New Haven, there's lots to do this July.

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Style & Design

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

There's something for everyone — browsers, treasure hunters, deal-seekers, entrepreneurs and up-cyclers. Items range from toys and books for kids to a mixed bag of antiques, collectibles, yard-sale wares and new, unused goods for adults.

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Stepping Out: June 2016

Stepping Out: June 2016

The United Way honors community fundraisers, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo at the YWCA's In the Company of Women luncheon, celebrity chefs raise money for the Robert Irvine Foundation at the Savor in Style Charity Gala, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Let Geoffrey Zakarian’s new restaurant The National pack your lunch for a day at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

From rooftop retreats to waterside hangouts, this list includes some of our favorite casual outdoor hotspots, places where the sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the living is easy.

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The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The new restaurant combines the best of the architecture and historical significance with more contemporary dining choices, a “brown” bar featuring one of the area’s largest selections of scotches and whiskeys and an ever-changing trendy beer menu.

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SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

At this new, French-focused bakery, about 3,000 croissants are made each week, and require the work of two pastry chefs for eight hours a day, for a total of 80 hours of hard croissant labor. Chocolate, almond cream, vegetable and raspberry are among the customer favorites.

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Health & Science

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The device is capable of lowering the temperature to minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, colder by far than the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet.

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Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

The Connecticut Red Cross helps local communities through blood collection, disaster relief, health and safety services, international services and support for America’s military families.

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Westport Historical Society Presents: Circus Fun- August 11- August 14

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Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 14, 2014
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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Westport Historical Society Presents: Circus Fun- August 11- August 14

WHS’s Circus Workshop will find the kids making their own Calder circus, making mobiles – the art form Calder invented – and learning about the late artist, who had a home and studio in Roxbury, Conn. Calder’s Circus, created in Paris in the late 1920s, consists of wire models of circus figures – trapeze artists, lion tamers, clowns – who perform tricks when a “ringmaster” pulls strings attached to their bodies. It’s on permanent exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The kids will also learn about P. T. Barnum and circuses that used to make summer stops in Westport, play circus games outdoors, including water balloons, hula hoops and relay races and, on the last day, will perform their own circus show for their parents.

Elizabeth DeVoll, the Society’s education director, said the workshop is designed to keep schoolchildren mentally active during the summer months while providing opportunities for creative play with peers. The program is appropriate for ages 5 through 12.

The cost is $200 for members and $235 for non-members and is limited to 15 children.

Call early to register at 203-222-1424.

 

Cost The cost is $200 for members and $235 for non-members and is limited to 15.
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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