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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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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

Perhaps the reason The Barn Sale has endured for a half-century is that there’s no other place quite like it. The prices are reasonable for such a wide array of items. Besides, customers can feel good about supporting a place that donates 50 percent of its proceeds to local charities such as the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and the Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

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Arts & Entertainment

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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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

This natural liqueur offers an alternate route to summer refreshment.

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CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

Boothbay Lobster Company brings the “wicked fresh" Maine seafood shack experience down the coast to Harbor Point in Stamford.

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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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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Aug 25, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Coney Island: Visions from the Boardwalk

Aug 25, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

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

A new exhibition titled, Coney Island: Visions from the Boardwalk by Gail Ingis-Claus will open on July 14, 2016 and run through Sept. 30th at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT with a reception on Sept. 8, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Inspired by a lifetime of loving memories of Coney Island, her playground from childhood to maturity, artist Gail Ingis-Claus depicts...

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Tour the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch

Aug 25, 2016 - Oct 27, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Come by on a Thursday afternoon for a guided tour of the Arch, Hartford’s monument to its 4000 residents who fought in the Civil War.  Arch Guides will be available from 12-1:30pm to give you a tour, which can last 10-30 minutes depending on how much time you can spare.  If you only have a few minutes, climb the 96 steps to the top for the beautiful view of the Park and the...

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Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Aug 25, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016

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

A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016.  Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - $10 for non-members $5 for members....

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CT Clay Artists @ Gallery 25

Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Press Release:     For immediate release Contact person:     Paula Marian                            paulamarian1@mac.com...

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Film: Mona Lisa is Missing (86 min.)

Aug 25, 2016

Mona Lisa is Missing reveals the untold story of Vicenzo Peruggia, an Italian immigrant who committed the greatest little-known art theft in history. For more than 30 years, writer/director Joe Medeiros has researched the case to expose Peruggia’s true motive, finally uncovering it in this film. 

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

Aug 25, 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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The SUPERNATURALISTS Starring Criss Angel at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Aug 25, 2016

Criss Angel unleashes his latest creation: The SUPERNATURALISTS™, featuring 9 mind-blowing magicians that destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience. Criss Angel explains his motivation for The SUPERNATURALISTS:  “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to...

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Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Aug 25, 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, to be used and enjoyed.  Hayne Bayless Hayne Bayless of Sideways Studio in Ivorton CT,  creates artful functional ceramics using extrusion and slab  handbuilding techniques  His pieces are artful and whimsical, yet...

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Thursdays on the Dock Free Concert Series

Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016

The Connecticut River Museum is proud to once again offer its free series of weekly concerts throughout July and August.  These Thursday evening performances feature a different musical act each week, on the front lawn of the Museum.  Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs and a picnic.  Porky Pete’s BBQ offers food from the grill and the Museum will...

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