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Beware Wolfdogs in Connecticut? No. Animals in Ledyard Area Are Dogs

Beware Wolfdogs in Connecticut? No. Animals in Ledyard Area Are Dogs

There have been sporadic reports of snow-white canines with pointy ears roaming the Long Pond area in North Stonington and Ledyard in packs of up to seven. Recently things turned deadly.

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Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

Connecticut Rolls Out Next Wave of 'Still Revolutionary' Tourism Campaign

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced the next wave of Connecticut’s still revolutionary campaign. The new advertising spots, titled “Revolutionary Thoughts,” will showcase a diverse array of experiences travelers can enjoy within close proximity.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Spring Lamb Focus of Saugatuck Craft Butchery Dinner Party, Westport

Each month Saugatuck Craft Butchery hosts an eight course dinner party paired with wine for twenty guests that highlights a different protein and Craft's pasture to table ethos.

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‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes will be presenting her line of Italian wines in Connecticut in May.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Hillary Clinton takes the stage at UConn forum

Hillary Clinton takes the stage at UConn forum

In her opening remarks, tailor-made for a college crowd, former Secretary of State, Senator, first lady and possible Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton urged University of Connecticut students to participate in their democracy — and spoke of the need of the country to...

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Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Former Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign may have been a recipient of illegal campaign contributions from a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in illegal contributions and witness tampering, Politico reports.

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Arts & Entertainment

'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

'MythBusters Host Adam Savage Discusses Nerds, Science at CT Forum

The popular "Mythbusters" co-host is part of the panel of The Connecticut Forum's "Nerd Fest" at The Bushnell in Hartford.

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 Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

Lots of Daffodils—and Food, Family Fun, Fireworks in Meriden Festival

Just like its namesake flower, Meriden’s Daffodil Festival is back once again to welcome spring. This year’s fest is scheduled for the weekend of April 26-27 at Hubbard Park, and will include all the terrific food, activities and daffodils that have made the event one of the rites of Connecticut spring.

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Style & Shopping

 ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

ESPN's Sage Steele Wears a Connecticut Design on 'NBA Countdown' Again

The dress Sage Steele wore on “NBA Countdown” April 19 marked the third time she has worn a Jean Anne Boccaccio design on the air.

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Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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Health & Wellness

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's annual fundraiser Walk for Wishes raises money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

“I want people to read it, see that there’s hope. Nobody could tell us what things would look like in five or 10 years, we didn’t know anyone like this. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is hope,” Steven Yates said.

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History

Can Connecticut's Oldest Castle Be Saved?

Can Connecticut's Oldest Castle Be Saved?

Once upon a time a group of community activists, and state and city officials, rushed to save a historic Connecticut castle.

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AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New...

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Education

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Gospel Music Gets Listeners Out of Their Seats at The Hotchkiss School

Student choirs from around Litchfield County will participate in Gospelfest at The Hotchkiss School this Sunday, April 27.

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Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

Chocolate World Expo Offers Delicious Education at Science Center

The Chocolate World Expo will fill the Connecticut Science Center with over 40 vendors offering everything from brownies to bath soap, April 27.

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The Great Confusion: 1913 Armory Show (90 min.)

Apr 24, 2014

From February 17 until March 15, 1913, thousands of Americans pushed their way through the doors of the 69th Regiment Armory on the east side of New York City. A battle was waging "for or against" modern art for the first time. What they encountered would irritate and infuriate some, but captivate and inspire many others. Four weeks of mass exposure to European artists such as Cezanne,...

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SCORE Workshop: Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Apr 24, 2014

Learn how to grow your small business using email marketing and social media. Keeping in touch is the most important element to building relationships that sustain and grow a business. The Internet has evolved into an amazing, low-cost, "right now" tool to communicate with your customers, clients, and prospects. But it is not just about websites and emails anymore. Social media...

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Senior Recital—Ian Anderson

Apr 24, 2014

A senior music recital by Ian Anderson, “Very Excited.”

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Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Apr 24, 2014 - Jun 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart"...

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The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents: Upright Citizens Brigade TourCo - A night of comedy you'll never see again

Apr 24, 2014

The Upright Citizens Brigade presents a night of comedy that will never been seen again. Named "Hot Farm Team" by Rolling Stone magazine and "Best Comedy Club" by The Village Voice, The UCB Theatre is widely recognized as home to today's funniest actors and writers.  The touring arm of UCB (UCB TourCo) brings the most innovative and hilarious comedians...

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Javanese Gamelan Music with Guest Singer Peni Candra Rini

Apr 24, 2014

Experience the culture of Java with advanced students of Javanese gamelan, who perform with special guest singer Peni Candra Rini from The Institute Seni Indonesia in Surakarta.

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I Ought To Be In Pictures

Apr 24, 2014 - May 11, 2014

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

I Ought To Be In Pictures opens in Ivoryton on April 23rd and runs through May 11th. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. Tickets are $42 for adults, $37 for seniors, $20 for students, and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website...

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“Oral Fixations—Drawings by Julia Randall”

Apr 24, 2014 - May 24, 2014

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

From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall's drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as "the threshold of the id,"...

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93rd Annual Elected Artist Exhibition and the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club Art Show

Apr 24, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

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

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries.  This year the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club returns with its benefit exhibition and sale of work by invited local artists, on view in the upstairs Goodman gallery and in the newly remodeled lower level galleries. 

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Blossoms | a Flower Photo Show

Apr 24, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014

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

Award winning botanical photographer, Barbara Reiner of Awesome Photos in New Haven, has developed a unique archival process to present her work which is on display & available for purchase at Chestnut Fine Foods, 1012 State St., New Haven, CT. We look forward to seeing you.    With almost half a century of creative experience, Barbara has always loved flowers,...

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