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West Hartford Housekeeper Completes Record 7th Summit of Everest

West Hartford Housekeeper Completes Record 7th Summit of Everest

Lhakpa Sherpa is the most accomplished female Everest climber ever.

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Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Connecticut’s biggest airport is in the midst of a makeover that’s come just in time. Terminal B was a vacant, long-standing eyesore until it was demolished in February, and travelers, in the most recent airport satisfaction study by J.D. Power & Associates, ranked Bradley a below-average airport.

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The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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Arts & Entertainment

BACKSTAGE: Feeling Closer to Shakespeare and Early Meryl Streep

BACKSTAGE: Feeling Closer to Shakespeare and Early Meryl Streep

The first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published by two of his fellow actors (yes, he acted, too) in 1623, seven years after the Bard’s death, is touring every state in the U.S. Connecticut’s stop will be at the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut at Storrs Sept. 2-25.

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Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Dick Cavett's interview with Katharine Hepburn came to define her to the public in many ways. It captured her feisty, winning personality, which is something the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook has tried to keep alive through its programs and busy schedule of events.

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New England Food Truck Festival Motors into Mohegan Sun

New England Food Truck Festival Motors into Mohegan Sun

When many food trucks gather in one place for a festival or event, ticket sales soar with people looking for a fun, food-centric day out. This September there will be another opportunity to eat your fill at the New England Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun on Sept. 3 and 4.

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One Drink: Bubble Tea

One Drink: Bubble Tea

Tea Break in West Hartford offers some of the best bubble tea in the state.

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Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

The popular Halal Guys, which began as a food cart in New York City 25 years ago, will open a restaurant on Chapel Street this fall.

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CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

The Little Pub you know from Ridgefield, Wilton and Cos Cob is opening its fourth location in Fairfield

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Health & Science

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Are high school students too tired to learn?

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Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

Our annual survey of the top dentists across the state.

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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

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

Daily, June 18 –Sept. 5, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Ants are everywhere, living complex and diverse lives that are mostly hidden from our view. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonia's National Museum of Natural...

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"Art" Is class

Sep 1, 2016 - Dec 15, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Come join this friendly monitored painting group. Paint or draw from a live model in a relaxed atmosphere every Thursday. This figure painting group is for artists who can work without formal instruction, in the medium of their choice, and who can benefit working from a live model. Poses are a mixture of gesture, 20 and 40 minutes.   Please contact Joann at joannballinger@sbcglobal.net...

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

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

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Sep 1, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Sep 1, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Sep 1, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Among the “ten commandments” Wallace Nutting distributed to workers building his line of furniture was the decree: ‘Let nothing leave your hands until you are proud of the work.” Nutting’s attention to detail and groundbreaking accomplishments in promoting American history and antiques are celebrated in the exhibition, “Wallace Nutting: Preservation...

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The Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

The ceramic art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor.  Bayless's work is hand-built and Taylor's thrown. Each artist's work is unique and each piece to be used and enjoyed. Hayne Bayless Hayne Bayless of Sideways Studio in Ivoryton CT,  creates artful, functional ceramics using extrusion and slab  hand building techniques  His pieces are artful and whimsical,...

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Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016

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

The evocative artwork and poignant personal stories of six New Haven artists/refugees who withstood imprisonment, persecution, fear and anxiety, and even death threats in some of the most repressive countries in the world comprise a new exhibition at the New Haven Museum (NHM): “Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven.” The exhibit will be on view from Wednesday,...

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INVADERS!

Sep 1, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

Exhibit chronicling the history of Guilford’s lighthouse and its keepers. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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