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Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Plans for the former Litchfield Jail include developing sites for a restaurant, coffee shop, small retail shops, office space, and three loft apartments on the top floor

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Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

In June there are a variety of craft beer events, ranging from major festivals to intimate beer dinners and everything in between.

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Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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Arts & Entertainment

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

The northeast portion of the state may have to be renamed the Not-So-Quiet Corner, at least for the month of June.

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Style & Shopping

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

The designer swimwear label Letarte is holding its annual warehouse sale in June in Fairfield.

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Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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In the Shadows: A Photography Exhibit by Aviva Klein

May 30, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015

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

Traveling photography exhibit In the Shadows is a portraiture exploration of agunot, also known as "chained women." Agunot are women who have been unable to procure a gett, or divorce document, from their husbands, so they cannot remarry. This is a serious issue in the Orthodox Jewish world, in which men have the final say over whether their wives may exit their marital agreement....

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Connecticut Partnership for Children Presents the 2nd Annual Diaper Dash 5k and Kids Fun Run

May 30, 2015

Save The Date! When?: May 30, 2015 Where?: Beginning at Rose Drive Seymour, CT For more info: Call (203) 881- 1804 or visit us at thediaperdash5k.com

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Celebrate Springtime Pastels!” a celebration of the late pastel landscape painter, Gene Sparkman. His exhibit runs May 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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Artist Corner Sale

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

IAIS is proud to highlight the artistry of Elizabeth James Perry of the Aquinnah Wampanoag  during the month of May.  Elizabeth's work focuses on early Northeastern Woodlands Native material culture, including ancient wampum design, reviving natural dye techniques, and creating museum-quality textile arts in milkweed, white cedar, poplar bark, Indian hemp and wool. Using natural...

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"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday at The Cooley Gallery

May 30, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015

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

Judy Friday is one of the best known contemporary artists in the area.  Whether for her paintings, photography, weavings or sculptures Judy has a long list of devoted collectors.  The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Many Facets, an exhibition and sale of new paintings, weavings and textiles by a very talented local artist.   Judy is one of those artists who confounds her...

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Wesleyan Potters: Future Heirlooms

May 30, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015

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

May 20 - July 12, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop featuring one-of-a-kind pottery, weaving, jewelry and basketry for that perfect remembrance of a special occasion; weddings, anniversaries, showers or graduations. Opening Reception, Thursday May 21 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10-6, Saturday: 10-4 and Sunday: Noon-4

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Grand Opening of Seaside Home and Gifts in Stony Creek

May 30, 2015

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Stony Creek’s newest resident—Seaside Home and Gifts—on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00AM - 8:00PM. This all-day celebration will include artist demonstrations, refreshments, special sale items, and evening entertainment provided by the Mimosa Steel Pan Duo (from 5:00PM-7:00PM). As a special gift, guests will receive a coupon worth 15% off one...

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ART EXPLORERS (Ages 6-8)

May 30, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

ART EXPLORERS (Ages 6-8) 
Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-noon (Sept.-June)
 Drop-in students are welcome 
(Scholarships are available for New Britain students.)
 No charge for chaperones, who must remain in the building   Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with...

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ART EXPLORERS (Ages 6-8)

May 30, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with different projects weekly. Artist Suzy Jorsey Balay leads Art Explorers. Suzy is a fiber artist who hand spins wool, knits and sews and had received her BFA from Paier College of Art. She has been a dedicated teacher of Art Explorers...

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Grove Street Cemetery Tours

May 30, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One Hour Walking Tour To View Historical Persons

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Classic Summer Fun in Connecticut: Beaches, Food, Family Fun, Events …

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