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5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

Tis’ the season for terror. To help you get in the spirit of things we’ve compiled a list of our most terrifying true stories from Connecticut.

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Sold! Connecticut's Ghost Town, Johnsonville, Draws High Bid of $1.9 Million in Online Auction

Sold! Connecticut's Ghost Town, Johnsonville, Draws High Bid of $1.9 Million in Online Auction

The long-abandoned village of Johnsonville is going to be put on the auction block.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

British-born chef Jonathan Cartwright has not just maintained but eclipsed the Mayflower’s traditional brilliance with seafood, while also mining the regional landscape for duskier flavors that emerge from things like local squash, leeks, corn, blackberries and heirloom tomatoes.

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Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Nothing takes a bite out of late fall better than sharing a good bottle of wine over a gourmet dinner in a warm, welcoming place.

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Connecticut Politics

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks Monday to stump for Republican Tom Foley, the GOP candidate trying to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

A “dark money” group, which keeps its donors secret, has put almost $1.2 million into Grow Connecticut, an independent expenditure political action committee helping to elect Republican Tom Foley as governor.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

New Milford photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce shot the image used in the United States Postal Service’s “Silver Bells” holiday stamp, which was released Thursday.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this Halloween weekend.

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American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

‘Tis the season for Guilford Art Center’s annual Artistry: American Crafts for the Holidays exhibition. Beginning on Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, hundreds of handmade crafts will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

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Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Endless Jewelry, the newest collectible jewelry line by former Pandora executive Jesper Neilsen, will be sold exclusively at Simply Majestic in Mystic and be featured at a launch party at the Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, October 28.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

Rare 18th-century bathrooms at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum that offer a unique glimpse of the past are in the process of being restored.

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Education

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

With a transformative parting gift of $40 million, alumna Ruth Bedford expressed her enduring affection for Foxcroft School, the girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia where she spent her high school years, from 1928 – 1932.

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Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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24th Annual WALKTOBER Northeast Corner, CT

Oct 31, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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

Participate in the golden beauty of The Last Green Valley during the 24th Anniversary of Walktober.  Join free, guided walks, strolls, paddles, and a multitude of special events. Stretch your legs and your mind.  Enjoy all the season has to offer in The Last Green Valley.

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Let Me Quilt One More Day

Oct 31, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

American quilting has dramatically been transformed over the past 250 years. Let Me Quilt One More Day showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of this age-old craft. Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an...

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2014 Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014

On View October 8 through November 9, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm Pastel Demonstration by Aline Ordman Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm in the Converse Art Gallery. Demonstration is free and open to the public. The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPSSM programs are funded and run by artists and their...

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New Media: John O'Donnell

Oct 31, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

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

Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation created by John O’Donnell, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the bazaar and mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning. Appearing as a simple representation of a kitchen area or pantry, further inspection reveals there is more happening than food...

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Land-Grant Landscapes: Pre-1950 American Landscapes from the Benton Collection

Oct 31, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

"Land-Grant Landscapes" showcases works from the Benton Museum's permanent collection of American paintings. As the State Art Museum of Connecticut located on the campus of one of the first land-grant universities established by the Morrill Act, the Benton is uniquely suited to present an exhibition that explores the changing ideologies of land ownership and function in...

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Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

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“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair”

Oct 31, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

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

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully...

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TWO DIRECTIONS at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

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

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Two Directions, featuring pen-and-ink artist Edith Borax-Morrison and painter John Harris, from Thursday, October 16 - Sunday, November 16, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 26, 3pm - 6pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555. From Two Directions you’ll see how the unique approaches of the...

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Say Goodnight, Gracie

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

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

Say Goodnight, Gracie opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Oct. 29th and runs through Nov. 16th. Show times are Weds. & Sun. at 2 p.m.; Weds. & Thurs. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 860-767-7318 or on the website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org Say Goodnight Gracie is the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a...

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Thinking Through Painting: Exploring the ideas of Peter Geimer and Isabelle Graw

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014

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

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Thinking Through Painting: Exploring the ideas of Peter Geimer and Isabelle Graw in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon Street, 2 FL, New Haven. The exhibition is curated by Leticia Galizzi and will be on view from September 30th to November 7th. A public reception will take place on October 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the book...

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