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BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

Still hard at work at the Hamden law firm he started in 1954, Herman Bershstein is determined to bounce back from a stroke and run road races again.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

The Connecticut Humane Society adopts out approximately 5,000 animals per year from their locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport.

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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

For hundreds of people around the state, Mother's Day starts a day early this year, on May 7, at the annual CT Race in The Park, a walk-and-run fundraiser at New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park celebrating survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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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
8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Several of the state's top chefs reveal their favorite local ingredients.

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Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut farms are enhancing our local food culture by selling fresh ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.

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Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts are now available in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood at newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, Nom Eez.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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The Veiled Experience: Symbolism in the Contemporary Art of Cuba

May 5, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

New London, CT. The Veiled Experience, Symbolism in Contemporary Cuban Art, with the work of Havana based artists Ibrahim Miranda and Aliosky Garcia Sosa.  The veil or veiling speaks of disguise, mask and pretense.  The works of Aliosky Garcia-Sosa and Ibrahim Miranda are imbued with the pretense of meaning, veiled is symbolism. Their images serve as lexicon and...

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Conquer Your Fishy Fears

May 5, 2016

With spring and summer just around the corner, its prime time to learn how to prepare those lighter meals highlighting our favorite underwater dwellers. Join us in the kitchen while we make; crab salad tostadas, roasted whole trout with citrus and herb salad, spicy shrimp skewers and salt cod cakes with pimenton aioli.

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"Credit Score 101" - FREE Financial Workshop

May 5, 2016

This workshop will serve as the ultimate “How-To Guide” for understanding your credit score. You will learn what a credit score is, why it matters, how to establish credit and what hurts your credit score. This workshop will take place on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex Credit Union’s North Haven branch located at 412 Washington Avenue. The seminar will...

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How to Protect Your ‘Stuff’ in 3 Easy Steps

May 5, 2016

Weatherby & Associates, PC in Bloomfield, one of Connecticut’s leading Estate Planning firms, is presenting a free learning workshop. This workshop covers frequently asked questions and common mistakes regarding: Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, Medicaid Qualification and Estate Taxes. Attorney Weatherby co-authored the book...

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Colony Collapse - Opening reception

May 5, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Colony Collapse Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21 This exhibit is open to all and free to the public. Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans. The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and...

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Commotion Potion - Opening reception

May 5, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th 2016 Show runs April 30 - May 29 Commotion Potion is an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling. This solo-exhibit is travelling to New London from the Occum Gallery in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and...

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Leo Moran and Davy Carton of The Sawdoctors

May 5, 2016

41 Bridge Street is thrilled to welcome Leo Moran and Davy Carton of The Saw Doctors on Thursday, May 5th at 8:00 PM!   With Leo Moran and Davy Carton at the helm, rock band The Saw Doctors (Tuam, Ireland) saw nineteen top-thirty singles in Ireland, including three number ones; their first number one, "I Useta Lover," topped the Irish charts for nine consecutive weeks in...

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Emmy Winning Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons

May 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016

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

Four-time Emmy-winning comedian, writer and producer Greg Fitzsimmons will take the stage at COMIX Mohegan Sun for three nights, four shows Thur.-Sat. May 5-7 at 8 p.m. with a special “Nasty Show” Sat. at 10:30 p.m. Greg will give audiences a taste of his incisive wit mixed with scathing sarcasm that has helped him achieve success as a stand-up comedian, writer and host on both...

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Annual Organ Romp

May 5, 2016

Wesleyan organists and their friends get together for an evening of musical jokes and old and new music--everything from ABBA to Antonio Vivaldi. Costumes, dancing, video--one never knows what they will combine. Watch for the poster.

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 5, 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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