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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

In June, we premiered our ongoing series on craft beer havens in the state. Here is our second “six pack” of great craft beer bars that also earn brownie points for dining.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Live music, food trucks, craft beer, family fun and world-class shows are all on deck this weekend. There's no excuse to stay inside.

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Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Take to the trees this summer at Connecticut's fun adventure parks. Zip line, climb and explore at Go Ape Treetop Adventures in New Britain or The Adventure Park at Storrs.

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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Style & Design

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Health & Science

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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La Cage aux Folles

Jul 31, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its...

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Summer Adventure Camps at the Connecticut River Museum

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Connecticut River Museum’s Summer Adventure Camps offer children age 6 to 12 the opportunity to get hands-on in history and science and have some fun learning about the Connecticut River Valley at two locations, historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook and the Museum’s riverfront campus in Essex. Camp Times: Monday –Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm After Care 3:00 –...

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"Boom" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, from April 29 through July 31, 2015.      “Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists that includes Ben Quesnel from Stamford, Ruth...

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Nature’s Numbers

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition that stimulates numerical thinking and builds math skills. Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make if...

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One Source

Jul 31, 2015 - Sep 8, 2015

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

Black & white paintings by Anne Doris-Eisner and photography by Roy Money. Two artists use the same source, the natural world, in their individual ways to reveal the interconnectedness of all being. Opening reception on July 16 from 5-7pm. Public viewing every day from 9am-5pm. www.annedoriseisner.com and www.roymoney.com

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Colonial Summer Camp

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week!     Camp Weeks:     O June 22 – 26      O August 3 – August 7      O August 10 – 14      O August 31 –...

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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “New England Coastlines” featuring the plein air coastal and maritime artwork of New England painter, Stephen Knight. His exhibit runs July 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

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Woven In Time: Kashmir Shawls

Jul 31, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

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

July 7 through September 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is opening at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls shown reflect the preferences of Americans during the Victorian Period. Included in the exhibit are shawls from the 1st quarter of the 19th century through the end of the century. All shawls and costumes are from the Society’s collection....

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The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

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

Opening May 29 – August 15 in the Silvermine Room “The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present” is an historical retrospective exhibiting over seventy reproductions of seventeen cartoonists who at one time worked and/or lived in Silvermine from 1900 though the present. The exhibition will open at the Historical Society on Friday, May 29. Come and learn how...

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My Paris Student Rush

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge.= $15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must have valid student ID.

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Summer's Last Blast: August & September Fairs, Fest & Road Trips

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Here are some of the best events, things to do and places to visit to keep you busy for the rest of the summer and beyond.