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Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pockett, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

Tis’ the season for terror. To help you get in the spirit of things we’ve compiled a list of our most terrifying true stories from Connecticut.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

British-born chef Jonathan Cartwright has not just maintained but eclipsed the Mayflower’s traditional brilliance with seafood, while also mining the regional landscape for duskier flavors that emerge from things like local squash, leeks, corn, blackberries and heirloom tomatoes.

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Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Nothing takes a bite out of late fall better than sharing a good bottle of wine over a gourmet dinner in a warm, welcoming place.

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Connecticut Politics

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks Monday to stump for Republican Tom Foley, the GOP candidate trying to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

A “dark money” group, which keeps its donors secret, has put almost $1.2 million into Grow Connecticut, an independent expenditure political action committee helping to elect Republican Tom Foley as governor.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

New Milford photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce shot the image used in the United States Postal Service’s “Silver Bells” holiday stamp, which was released Thursday.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this Halloween weekend.

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Style & Shopping

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

‘Tis the season for Guilford Art Center’s annual Artistry: American Crafts for the Holidays exhibition. Beginning on Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, hundreds of handmade crafts will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

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Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Endless Jewelry, the newest collectible jewelry line by former Pandora executive Jesper Neilsen, will be sold exclusively at Simply Majestic in Mystic and be featured at a launch party at the Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, October 28.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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Education

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

With a transformative parting gift of $40 million, alumna Ruth Bedford expressed her enduring affection for Foxcroft School, the girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia where she spent her high school years, from 1928 – 1932.

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Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, November 2 Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 2 for the 13th season of the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, featuring the very best of current Jewish film, literature, and the very best of Jewish arts and culture that you’ve come to enjoy! For more information, visit www.stamfordjcc.org, contact...

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Lavell Crawford

Nov 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00 p.m. Best known for his recurring role on AMC's Emmy Award-winnig Breaking Bad funnyman Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comic ranks. Tickets: $35 General Public $25 Faculty/Staff/Active Alumni and SCSU Student Guests (Limit 2) $10 SCSU Student with valid ID (Limit 1) Seating: General Admission (For mature audiences)

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

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

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Nov 1, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a...

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Halloween Party w/ Soul Sound Revue

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Halloween Party w/ Soul Sound Revue. Come and join us with the #1 Dance & Show Band in New England. Large Cash Prizes for the best costumes. Cash bar with very cheap drinks and you can bring your own snacks. Friday Oct 31st

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Larger Than Life Comedian Ralphie May Stampedes to Center Stage at Fox Theater at Foxwoods November 1

Nov 1, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods presents the hilarious, larger-than-life stand-up comedian Ralphie May for a one-night-only performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 p.m. Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May has more to talk about than fat jokes. His keen sense for making an audience illicit uncomfortable laughter gives May the upper hand...

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TWO DIRECTIONS at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

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

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Two Directions, featuring pen-and-ink artist Edith Borax-Morrison and painter John Harris, from Thursday, October 16 - Sunday, November 16, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 26, 3pm - 6pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555. From Two Directions you’ll see how the unique approaches of the...

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CHEM 101: The Science of Photography

Nov 1, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

Since the medium’s invention in 1839, photography has often had one foot in the lab and the other foot in the studio, combining the science of image-making with the aesthetics of art-making. “CHEM 101: The Science of Photography” celebrates both sides of the photographic process. This exhibition features the work of contemporary photographers who experiment with...

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Land-Grant Landscapes: Pre-1950 American Landscapes from the Benton Collection

Nov 1, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

"Land-Grant Landscapes" showcases works from the Benton Museum's permanent collection of American paintings. As the State Art Museum of Connecticut located on the campus of one of the first land-grant universities established by the Morrill Act, the Benton is uniquely suited to present an exhibition that explores the changing ideologies of land ownership and function in...

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New England Landscape Invitational

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.

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