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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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Arts & Entertainment

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

The show stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess and debuts on June 5.

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BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

Is this a new form of entertainment: a staged “conversation” with a star? I remember attending An Evening With Cary Grant in Stamford in the ’80s. I missed the recent night with Sophia Loren at Foxwoods. But there’s another biggie coming in June: An Evening with Al Pacino is set for the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

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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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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
The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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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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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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Michele Mirisola: Room

Jun 1, 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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On the Serious Side, Tower of Power Tribute band

Jun 1, 2016

On the Serious Side. Connecticut's Tower of Power Tribute Band

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Auction Night, Wednesday 7PM, Open to Public

Jun 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

This event occurs monthly, on the first and third Wednesday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Come join the fun at CT Auction House, located in the former CT Golf Land in Vernon. Our next auction will be held on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 at 7PM. Preview begins at 2PM. The auctioneer is Patrick Soucy. Available items include vintage and antique furniture, artwork, decorative items, costume jewelry, cameras and more. To preview items online, visit www.ctauctionhouse.com. The...

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Free Range

Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28th 7-10pm  Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Gallery until June 25th This exhibit is open to all and free to the public  Artists:  Bryan Gorneau Susan Hickman Bryan Jerome Mary Melendez Robin Urbani  The artists of Free Range are experimental in their work style, materials and methodology. Each artist has a...

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International Film Festival

Jun 1, 2016

22nd Annual International Film Festival Presented by Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut In Honor of Mathhew Shafner.  An award-winning film from Sony Pictures Classics that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. (123 min, Germany, 2015). “Forcefully directed and skillfully...

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Anastasia

Jun 1, 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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Sarah Silverman

Jun 1, 2016

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

Jun 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jun 1, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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Exhibit Opening: “the beautiful POND”... at Westport Historical Society

Jun 1, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

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

Westport Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit to celebrate Old Mill Pond on Sunday, May 15, 3 - 5 pm. The charming town of Westport, CT can attribute its very existence, in large part, to the Sherwood Mill Pond. As the first working mill and first commercial enterprise in what is now part of Westport, the pond’s grist mill (c. 1705) gave the area the commerce...

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