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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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Pumpkins On The Point

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa is celebrating Halloween  with a spectacular pumpkin festival along the shores of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook. More than 350 locally grown, hand-carved pumpkins will light up the terrace and marina during the first annual “Pumpkins On The Point” Halloween extravaganza. Guests will enjoy trick or treat trails, hayrides, haunted...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Nov 1, 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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Annual Harvest Dinner at North Madison Congregational Church

Nov 1, 2014

ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER AT NORTH MADISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 1 The always much anticipated annual homemade Harvest Dinner at the North Madison Congregational Church (The Church at the Circle) will take place on Saturday, November 1 with two seatings, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The cost of the Harvest Dinner is $20 per person; $16 for seniors and $10 for...

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A Grecian Epicurean Adventure

Nov 1, 2014

with Chef Rea Varveris Enjoy Traditional Greek dishes like Chicken Souvlaki and Moussaka – as you submerse yourself in this cultural epicurean class. 
Full Menu to Follow

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Kids Fun Night | Movie Night in the Pool!

Nov 1, 2014

Grades K – 5. Bring your friends to hang out and watch a movie in the coolest way possible; while floating in the pool! This Kids Fun Night will make a real splash. Member $7 / Community $11. Contact Galit Roloff at groloff@stamfordjcc.org or 203-487-0974. * * * Welcoming * Respect * Community * The Stamford Jewish Community Center boasts a wide variety of social, educational and...

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Haven String Quartet presents: “The Architecture of Sound”

Nov 1, 2014

The Haven String Quartet kicks off its 2014-2015 Concert Series with the music of Bartók, Adams and Beethoven.   Unitarian Society of New Haven   700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT   Admission: $20, $10 students, seniors   & USNH members (Tickets & series subscriptions at musichavenct.org/concerts)  

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The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents this new family musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust” is an imaginative and outlandish sequel to Dorothy’s journey in Oz.  The story begins in Kansas, where  a lonely Dorothy longs for more colorful adventures. But when the Wicked Witch of the West...

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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

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

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Rising Stand-Up Gem Lahna Turner Set to Take the Stage at Comix at Foxwoods for Three Nights Starting October 30

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

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

Comix At Foxwoods will welcome rising stand-up gem Lahna Turner for a three-night, four-show performance, which kicks off on Thursday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m. Turner is quickly becoming one of the hottest females on the stand-up comedy circuit. With her sharp wit and hilarious songs, Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as a wife, mother, and the...

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Emmy Award-Winning "So You Think You Can Dance" Comes to Foxwoods, NOV 1

Nov 1, 2014

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences in the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014 will include top-10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal,...

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