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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Research conducted by Mashantucket Pequot Museum reveals that much of what we thought we knew about the conflict is wrong.

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Arts & Entertainment

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

BACKSTAGE: Chita Rivera, Big Premiere for 'Anastasia' & Yale Actor Breaks Out

Just say one word — “Chita” — to any Broadway baby and there’s a virtual genuflection. From West Side Story to Bye Bye Birdie to Kiss of the Spider Women and last season’s The Visit, the triple-threat has been synonymous with music, dance and perseverance.

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Style & Design

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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Stepping Out: July 2016

Stepping Out: July 2016

Dancing & Dining in the Dark in Hartford's Bond Ballroom, Anything Goes at The Goodspeed, The Bridge Family Center hosts its 17th annual Children's Charity Ball, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

To visit with chef Bun Lai is a lesson in locally sourced produce, with no pesticides or flavor or color enhancements. Foraging is “the most natural way of eating… the “gathering” part of the hunter/gatherer."

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Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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CT’s First Craft Beer-Style Cider House Opens in Wallingford

CT’s First Craft Beer-Style Cider House Opens in Wallingford

This cider house rules.

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One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

This unusual wine is perfect for summertime sipping.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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Bye Bye Birdie

Jul 23, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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Put on a happy face! Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie's farewell appearance in Sweet Apple, Ohio is the talk of the town. But it's a teenage crisis for new "steadies" Hugo and Kim: she just won the chance to give Birdie one last kiss before boot camp. Kids, parents and show folk collide in the Goodspeed debut of the hip-swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the...

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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz

Jul 23, 2016

Stand-up comedian Noah Gardenswartz will perform at COMIX Mohegan Sun for a three-night, four-performance event July 21-23 with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., ending with a special “Nasty Show” Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$30 and are available at www.COMIXcomedy.com; by calling the COMIX Comedy Club Box Office at 860-862-7000; or in person at COMIX...

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Tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, featuring The THE BAND Band

Jul 23, 2016

Join us for a special celebration and tribute to THE BAND and their mentor and long-time collaborator, Bob Dylan!   The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their...

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Steven Wright at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Jul 23, 2016

Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. One of four children, Wright was raised in Burlington, MA. Upon graduating from Emerson College and holding a bevy of odd jobs, Steven attended an “open mike” audition and became a regular performer at Ding Ho’s Comedy Club and Chinese Restaurant in Cambridge, MA.  ...

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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz: Nasty Show

Jul 23, 2016

Stand-up comedian Noah Gardenswartz will perform at COMIX Mohegan Sun for a three-night, four-performance event July 21-23 with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., ending with a special “Nasty Show” Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$30 and are available at www.COMIXcomedy.com; by calling the COMIX Comedy Club Box Office at 860-862-7000; or in person at COMIX...

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

Jul 23, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

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Registration is now open for the UConn Summer Riding Program!  There are a variety of lessons available including hunt seat, western, dressage, polo and trail for all levels of riders.  Learn more at http://animalscience.uconn.edu/equine/summerRiding.php.

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 23, 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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Artist as Curator III

Jul 23, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

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For its summer group exhibit, Kehler Liddell Gallery’s member artists have invited 19 of their favorite fellow artists to join them for ARTIST AS CURATOR III. This show features accomplished artists working in a variety of media including assemblage, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, and woodworking: Melissa Benson, Joy Bush, William Chickillo, Megan Craig, Vincent...

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

Jul 23, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

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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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Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding

Jul 23, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

Eric Aho challenges the definition of landscape with his work that expertly combines historical research and personal relationships. The exhibition showcases a suite of recent works, including his ongoing Continental Series—some of which are on public view for the very first time.

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