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Inside ESPN’s Billion Dollar Connecticut-Based NFL Football Empire (With Chris Berman)

Inside ESPN’s Billion Dollar Connecticut-Based NFL Football Empire (With Chris Berman)

Football is bigger than ever and so is the Bristol-based sports giant ESPN. We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at the network's new NFL studio and its football coverage.

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 Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

Three Cheshire natives have banded together as the nonprofit Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. to transform the former Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. factory into an arts destination with galleries, educational spaces, artists' lofts, a concert space and more.

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Connecticut Malls, Outlets Open on Thanksgiving for Holiday Shopping; Sacrilege?

Connecticut Malls, Outlets Open on Thanksgiving for Holiday Shopping; Sacrilege?

Some of Connecticut’s largest shopping centers say they will be open on Thanksgiving because it is what a majority of the public wants, despite some outcry against the practice.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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Meet the New Top Chef at The Whelk in Westport

Meet the New Top Chef at The Whelk in Westport

How does it feel to be hired as the new Chef de Cuisine for one of Fairfield County’s most successful restaurants?

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Craft 260 a New Gem for Craft Beer, Upscale Comfort Food, Great Burger

Craft 260 a New Gem for Craft Beer, Upscale Comfort Food, Great Burger

Craft 260 Beer Bar/Bistro is a new restaurant player in Fairfield, pouring on the flavor and serving extraordinary beers and bourbons.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

From a craft beer event at the New England Air Museum to a Schramsberg Vineyards wine dinner, the Shoreline Arts Trail and a big balloon parade in Stamford, this weekend looks like a great one in Connecticut.

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Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi has transitioned from "tough guy" movie roles to stage crooner with the release of his album "Davi Sings Sinatra, On the Road to Romance." He will perform the classics at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 22.

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'War' Mines the Past and the Personal at Yale Rep Nov. 21 to Dec. 13

'War' Mines the Past and the Personal at Yale Rep Nov. 21 to Dec. 13

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will make his Yale Repertory Theatre debut this fall with the world premiere of his latest work, War.

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Style & Shopping

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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Start Your Holiday Shopping This Weekend in Style at CraftWestport

Start Your Holiday Shopping This Weekend in Style at CraftWestport

The Westport Young Women's League will host their 39th Annual CraftWestport this weekend, an opportunity for shoppers to purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces by local and national artists.

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Kanye West Bought His Luxe Slippers, Not Part of Stubbs & Wootton Company

Kanye West Bought His Luxe Slippers, Not Part of Stubbs & Wootton Company

Black velvet slippers conjure up images of men dressed in tuxedos or tails, ready for a night out on the town wearing their crested shoes. Thanks to Percy Steinhart and Stubbs & Wootton, velvet slippers are no longer just for special occasions.

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Health & Wellness

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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Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

At 7:47 a.m., Nov. 4, Amanda and Chris Bernier welcomed a healthy baby girl, Arabella Grace, into their family at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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History

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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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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“Call to Action—American Posters in World War I” Exhibition

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

Following the declaration of war in Europe in August 1914, each of the rival powers adopted extensive advertising campaigns to recruit soldiers, encourage women factory workers, and raise the money essential for this new “total” war. Dramatic posters soon covered train stations, city squares, and stores, exhorting passers-by to new levels of patriotism and self-sacrifice. After the...

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“Not of This World” Exhibition

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

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

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements. These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these pieces reveal spiritual worlds...

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Open House

Nov 21, 2014

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4th Friday Square Fair

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

The Square Fair will be a great opportunity to visit Storrs Center, have dinner with friends, and browse booths by talented local artists and makers. The Square Fair will be held in Dog Lane in front of One Dog Lane.  The Square Fair will be held on the fourth Friday of each month from May through September.  The Square Fair will be open from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and will be...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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Creative Hands-on Control with your 35mm DSLR Camera - Ronald Zincone

Nov 21, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

Is your DSLR camera stuck in “auto-everything” mode because you’re not sure how to use all its features? Instructor Ronald Zincone can lead you to whole new levels of confidence and creativity in this four-part introductory course. Students will learn all the important basic functions of their camera and begin to delve into the art and science of 35mm digital photography. If...

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A Matter of Art & Murder

Nov 21, 2014

Expect an evening of murder and mayhem when you join artists exhibiting in Nutayumumun cháqaneesh: Cultural Expressions of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, for this interactive murder mystery presented by The Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Search the Museum for clues, question suspects, and piece together your theory of the crime. Includes hors d’oeuvres and cash bar....

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Favarh 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser "Extravaganza"

Nov 21, 2014

Favarh's 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser, "Extravaganza" will take place from 6:30-11:30, on Fri., Nov. 21st at the Riverview in Simsbury.  The evening consists of an open bar, fabulous food, silent auction, dancing, and the music of "All Access", a Canadian show band, featuring 90 minutes of high energy choreography and costume changes. Tickets are limited and...

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series

Nov 21, 2014

Landscape Architect Edward Marshall will present, “Cultural Landscapes,” A Principal at Stephen Stimson Associates of Massachusetts, Marshall will explore innovative projects throughout the United States and Canada and will demonstrate how the design of each site was inspired by the regional environment, such as its geology, vegetation, history, and culture. At the University of...

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ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Venus: the Worst Trip You'll Ever Take

Nov 21, 2014

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Venus, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more...

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