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Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Former Gov. John G. Rowland was found guilty of campaign corruption charges stemming from his involvement in the failed 2012 5th District congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley and 2010 campaign of another candidate.

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Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Community Plates will host its annual fundraiser, entitled Food for All, Oct. 2 to raise money for its efforts in ending food insecurity in Fairfield County.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

When it’s done right hibachi is fun, silly and ultimately sizzlingly delicious, and Hana Tokyo, which recently opened, certainly does hibachi right.

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Though Connecticut may be a bit late to the party, the Craft Cocktail has finally, fully arrived. In fact, the drinks created at many local bars are as artful and artisanal as what's cooking in the kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Arts & Entertainment

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

Singer and songwriter James Taylor will play the Mohegan Sun Arena on December 4. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 19 on Ticketmaster and at the box office the next day.

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‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, “Welcome to New York” has special meaning for Connecticut actress Anna Lakomy, who plays Gerard Depardieu's assistant.

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Great Places to work 2014

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Style & Shopping

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

"Each piece conjures a story that’s yours to tell … tales of ancient times and memories of favorite places … the magic of new love … the glimmer of dreams just begun.”

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Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Karen Reddington-Hughes didn’t start out wanting to be an Oriental rug specialist, but for 10 years she has been very successful at it.

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Health & Wellness

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa will host its monthly Girls Night Sept. 25, complete with spa treatments and a prix fixe menu from the fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt.

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Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital will honor the McGraw family of prominent Connecticut philanthropists at the hospital’s gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, being held at the Sono Field House in Norwalk.

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History

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

The amazing history and punishing force of American air power during World War II will come to life in hands-on fashion in Connecticut once again Sept. 22 to 24 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

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JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

More than 50 years later, the debate and conspiracy theories as to what happened on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas continue.

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Education

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Mia Landegren, a graduate of Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Conn., didn’t pout or become down when her freshman season with the University of Alabama women’s golf team began slowly.

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Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Open House - WHS Booth

Sep 20, 2014

The CVSW and the Society have partnered to produce reproduction furniture for the Strong-Howard House. Visit our booth on Saturday the 20th at the CVSW in Manchester to learn the latest on the Strong-Howard House project. While you’re there, enjoy the woodworking demonstrations, antique tool dealers, and exhibit of student-made furniture. The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking is...

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Bushnell Family Fun Day at Envisionfest

Sep 20, 2014

This year the Bushnell has combined its annual Family Fun Day with the Hartford's Envisionfest 2014, creating a day of exciting, free family entertainment and activities. An outdoor stage in The Bushnell courtyard will feature performances by comic jugglers the Gizmo Guys and the spellbinding acrobat Li Liu. Performances are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Activities from 10 a.m. to 1...

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Between The Lines: Works by Carole P. Kunstadt

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014

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

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents Between the Lines:Works by Carole P. Kunstadt in its gallery.  The show includes the artist's past and current work . Kunstadt's works reference the material of books, deconstructing paper and text, and using it in metaphorical ways.  The artist took inspiration from an 1844 Parish Psalmody, transforming the book by slicing its pages...

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“It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” Art Exhibition & FUNdraiser

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

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

Join us for an art exhibition and FUNdraiser to support the building of the new Regional Community YMCA, scheduled to break ground this fall in Putnam. “It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” will run from September 13 – October 25 and will showcase an eclectic selection of original artwork by twenty-one different artists,...

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The Gallery/Shop at Wesleyan Potters presents “Earth, Wind and Fire: A Members Show”

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

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

 Members have used the concept of the basic elements to create unique handcrafted clay, jewelry and fiber for this exciting new show. All work in this gallery show is for sale, along with a wide variety of other handmade items from throughout New England that are on display in the shop area.   Opening Reception Thursday, August 28:  5 pm to 7 pm.  ...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Sep 20, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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New Canaan Farmers Market

Sep 20, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

The New Canaan Farmers market is back by popular demand! From the first tomato plant for the garden to the last winter squash of the season, discover the finest CT Grown produce, plants, prepared foods, sustainably raised meat products, and a whole lot more! Weekly live music and a place to just sit and relax. Just a few steps from downtown shopping. Can't wait to see ya stop by!

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Sep 20, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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Annie Auditions

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

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

Performing Arts Academy will hold auditions for the classic musical, Annie Jr., on Saturday, September 20 and September 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.at Performing Arts Academy of CT (131 Bradley Rd, Woodbridge, CT). Child must be between the ages of 5 to 15 are welcome to audition. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one-minute of a song from a musical to sing for their...

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Textile Show

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden will host a textile show September 14 - October 4.  Various forms of textiles, such as rope, fabric, twine, etc. will be displayed as wall hangings, art, crafts, accessories.  Receiving is August 27-30.  The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, September 13 from 1 - 3 PM.  The Artisan Gift Shop is open during all...

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