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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Sarcasm and sass are part of comedian, activist, radio show host, author, singer and actor Sandra Bernhard’s signature stand-up style. Find out what she had to say about aging, Mark Twain and Trump.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Grammy Award-winning musician Nile Rodgers, acclaimed author Elizabeth Gilbert and award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will come together in conversation at The Connecticut Forum panel, "Creative Artists," at The Bushnell on May 13.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar & New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

CTbites takes a look at the 8oz Pastured Beef Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich.

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Health & Science

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

In what could be a game-changer for several sports, the spring-loaded Force3 Defender might help bounce away concussions for baseball and softball catchers and umpires.

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

May 26, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Happy Hour at Three Figs!

May 26, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016

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

Enjoy our happy hour specials every Monday-Friday from 3-5pm!  Apps: 2 Pulled pork sliders with fries $5 Sweet chili boneless wings $6 Three Figs Meatballs $5 Buffalo Shrimp $6 Drinks:  Fig Cosmo $5 Three Figs Sangria $5 Tropical Margarita $5 Ruby Red Gimlet $5  Wine:  $5 House wine: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Beer:  Sam Seasonal...

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A Tribute to Mothers Fine Art Portrait show

May 26, 2016 - May 26, 2016

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Garden Education Center proudly present Tribute to Mothers, a Springtime Portrait Exhibition featuring fine portrait work of 13 prominent CSOPA artists (listed below).  For more information, please visit: csopa.org or artist@shawnalee.com Opening Reception May 5, 2016    Portrait Demos 3pm-6pm Grand Opening 6pm...

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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 26, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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Michele Mirisola: Room

May 26, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly present the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Room”, paintings by Michele Mirisola. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist on May 14, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm and will continue until July 23, 2016.  Michele Mirisola is a New York born and based artist. The paintings in “Room”are a...

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RiverFare 2016

May 26, 2016

On Thursday, May 26th, the waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum will be the scenic setting for RiverFare 2016, the unofficial kick off of summer on the shoreline, featuring savory bites, fine spirits and silent auction overlooking scenic Essex Harbor. RiverFarers can sample signature dishes and drinks while perusing and bidding on a diverse array of fine gifts, services, and...

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Séance 101

May 26, 2016

Spiritualist medium Elaine Kuzmeskus, author of Séance: 101 and The Art of Mediumship, will discuss the art and science of séances at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Since everyone will receive a reading, the program is limited to 15 people. Reservations and pre-payment required.

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14th Annual Madison Lions Club Movie Event and Silent Auction

May 26, 2016

On May 26, you are invited to attend a movie and a fantastic silent auction at the Madison Art Cinemas to support the Madison Lions Club college scholarships for graduating seniors at Daniel Hand High School. If you are unable to attend, tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted at Madison Lions Foundation at P.O. Box 99, Madison, CT 06443. Wine and cheese will be served during the...

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Commotion Potion - Opening reception

May 26, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th 2016 Show runs April 30 - May 29 Commotion Potion is an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling. This solo-exhibit is travelling to New London from the Occum Gallery in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and...

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Anastasia

May 26, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016

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

From Darko Tresnjak—2014 Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—and the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime: From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic and rousing story of a brave young woman...

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