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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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Arts & Entertainment

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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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Jul 1, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Growing Up in Connecticut

Jul 1, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

Every generation grew up facing challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence: common experiences everyone can remember and share at any age. But unique circumstances and events shaped each generation as well. To promote cross-generational understanding and conversation, the CHS is collecting objects and stories about growing up in...

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Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

The CHS is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Connecticut to create an exhibit about the history of the organization as they celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the Gold Award. For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have helped girls develop courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, gathered 18 girls and...

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Endangered & Re-envisioned: Iconic Landmarks and Interiors

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 6, 2016

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

In collaboration with the Silvermine School of Art, LMMM will open a new exhibition by artist and professor of photography Bruce Dunbar. The exhibition titled, Endangered & Re-envisioned: Iconic Landmarks and Interiors will open to the public on April 7, 2016, 12-4 p.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.   Curated by artist and designer Gail...

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Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Jul 1, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016

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

A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016.  Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - $10 for non-members $5 for members....

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Portrait and Figure Exhibit

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

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

The Brush & Palette Club was invited by the Friends of the John Slade Ely House to exhibit their work at the John Slade Ely House gallery.  The exhibit will feature portrait and figure studies by members of the Brush & Palette Club. On view: June 25 to July 17. Opening reception:  Sunday, June 26 from 2-5pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from noon until 5pm....

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Summer Adventures Registration

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016

This August, summer takes a different twist with two engaging and creative programs at the Connecticut Historical Society.  In the two-day Time Travelers events, which take place 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. August 16 and 18 or August 23 and 25,  children age 5-6 will be able to “visit” Connecticut from the 1600s - 1900s to experience how kids spent their day.  The...

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

Jul 1, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Sunday Walking Tours of Compo Cove with Westport Historical Society

Jul 1, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours.   “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the...

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Happy Hour at Three Figs!

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016

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

Enjoy our happy hour specials every Monday-Friday from 3-5pm!  Apps: 2 Pulled pork sliders with fries $5 Sweet chili boneless wings $6 Three Figs Meatballs $5 Buffalo Shrimp $6 Drinks:  Fig Cosmo $5 Three Figs Sangria $5 Tropical Margarita $5 Ruby Red Gimlet $5  Wine:  $5 House wine: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Beer:  Sam Seasonal...

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