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

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

In May Amaury Villa pleaded guilty to his role in an $80 million robbery of an Enfield pharmaceutical warehouse, his brother Amed Villa plead guilty last summer. In April three more men were charged in the case. The court documents read like the script of a Hollywood crime flick…

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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

Shining from the hillside high above I-84 in Waterbury is the illuminated cross of Holy Land, a powerful beacon in a time when Christians mark the birth of Christ At the base of the hill, just off the highway, is another Catholic landmark whose story is poignant and powerful at this time of year.

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Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

Newtown Shooter’s History Reviewed in New Report

The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings showed an early preoccupation with violence, became increasingly isolated and he had been diagnosed with autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, according to a new report.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Insiders know there are plenty of delicious gourmet chocolate options made in Connecticut that rival the commercial standbys.

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Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

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You know how you “just know” when a new restaurant is going to be good? That’s the feeling you get in the first ten minutes at Brick + Wood.

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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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Windsor Historical Society and Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Team Up for Martin Luther King Day Focus on Mental Health

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Jan 21, 2013
5:00 pm until 8:00 pm

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Windsor Historical Society and Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Team Up  for Martin Luther King Day Focus on Mental Health

Each year, Archer Memorial AME Zion Church picks an issue of concern to Martin Luther King Jr. to focus on during the day commemorating his life.  Each year Windsor Historical Society offers Timely Topics programs which take issues of current concern and infuse historical perspective.  On January 21, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a break for sandwiches and sweets, our two organizations have teamed up to focus on mental health. 

In December, people around the world joined Newtown in grieving for twenty-eight deaths in Newtown’s school shootings.  Questions have centered on weapons availability, on violence in the entertainment industry, and on mental health.  Forty-eight years ago, in December of 1964 while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Martin Luther King said, “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.”  In the wake of a tragedy such as the one at Newtown, people ask, “What should be done?  What can we do?”  Answers are far from simple, but we can come together to question, to talk, and to listen.     

The program starts at 5 p.m. at Windsor Town Hall for music from Archer Memorial and First Church choirs.  Representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present information on the prevailing issues of mental health in our state and community and will be on hand for consultation and sharing of resources.  Each year the Archer receives donations for the Scholarship fund to assist students in their pursuit of higher education.  An appeal will be made at the program.   Shortly before 7 PM, travel north to Windsor Historical Society for a light dinner of sandwiches and sweets, then hear CCSU Professor of History Dr. Matthew Warshauer discuss post-traumatic stress disorder, then called “Soldier’s Heart” affecting Civil War soldiers.  This was one of the first times in history that people began to look at war veterans with recognition that many had changed for reasons beyond their control.   People then as now questioned, “What should be done?  What can we do?”  For more information about this free program, contact the Society at 860/688-3813, online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org or Archer Memorial Church, 860-688-5225, archermemorial@snet.net.   For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813 or online at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org.  Dr. Warshauer’s lecture is supported by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council.

The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Windsor for over 375 years.  The Society’s museum includes changing and permanent exhibition galleries; a hands-on-history learning center for families; a research library and manuscript collection housing Windsor photographs, documents, ephemera, and genealogical materials; a museum gift shop and two historic houses open to the public:  the 1758 John and Sarah Strong House and the 1767 Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. 

The Windsor Historical Society 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 Society members.  Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at http://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 for both locations
Location

Windsor Town Hall and Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT
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Alternate Phone:: 860/688-3813

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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