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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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Arts & Entertainment

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
Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho is crafting quality surf-and-turf dinners at newly opened Shell & Bones, located right on the Long Island Sound in New Haven.

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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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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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Emmy Winning Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons

May 6, 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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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

May 6, 2016 - May 22, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 3 day(s).

Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side doctor's wife, is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend. Can Marjorie, her long-suffering mother and her loving husband Ira, Board...

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Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

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

Riverdance 20 Years: The Anniversary Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence,...

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The Suffield Players Present "The 39 Steps"

May 6, 2016 - May 21, 2016

This event occurs every 3 week(s) on Friday and Saturday.

Madcap comedy, murder and mayhem... who could ask for anything more? The Suffield Players proudly announce their Spring production: The 39 Steps written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan. Directed by Roger A. Ochs, this award winning action comedy for ages 11 and up performs on May 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 pm, and May 15 at 2 pm at Mapleton Hall in Suffield, CT. The 39 Steps mixes...

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Toneburst Electroextravaganza

May 6, 2016

The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble performs new works for live-electronics under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, and premieres works written by ensemble members.

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The Suffield Players Present "The 39 Steps"

May 6, 2016 - May 21, 2016

This event occurs every 3 week(s) on Friday and Saturday.

Madcap comedy, murder and mayhem... who could ask for anything more? The Suffield Players proudly announce their Spring production: The 39 Steps written by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan. Directed by Roger A. Ochs, this award winning action comedy for ages 11 and up performs on May 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 pm, and May 15 at 2 pm at Mapleton Hall in Suffield, CT. The 39 Steps mixes...

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A Night of Cream feat. Malcolm Bruce & Bell Bottom Blues

May 6, 2016

Come get your bellyful of Cream!! We have one of the best Clapton tributes in the land playing all of your favorite Cream hits!!

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Brian Regan at Foxwoods Resort Casino

May 6, 2016

Setting a comedic standard of excellence that others continually try to follow, Brian Regan will make history on September 26 with the live broadcast of Brian Regan: Live, from Radio City Music Hall, the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. And on May 8, Brian made his 28th and final stand-up performance on Late Show With David Letterman, the most of...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 6, 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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"Anne of Green Gables" at WCSU

May 6, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 27, 28, 30, May 7; 8 p.m. on April 29; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. 

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