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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

In June, we premiered our ongoing series on craft beer havens in the state. Here is our second “six pack” of great craft beer bars that also earn brownie points for dining.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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Slide the City Phenomenon Comes to Stamford & Hartford

Slide the City Phenomenon Comes to Stamford & Hartford

Streets in both cities will be shut down to make way for a giant slip and slide.

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Weekend Best Bets: Beer & Bacon Fest, Free Jazz, George Clinton and More

Weekend Best Bets: Beer & Bacon Fest, Free Jazz, George Clinton and More

Summer is in full swing and so are summertime events. This week’s happenings include a bacon and beer festival, a free jazz fest, an opportunity to participate in a real archeological dig, a world-class magic performance and a concert from one of funk’s founding fathers.

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Style & Design

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

An original 1850s dairy barn was fully restored and transformed into a pool house, garnering recognition from the Alice Washburn jurors.

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Health & Science

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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SUMMER SESSION: Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5) 
Saturdays 11-11:45 a.m. (Sept.–June)
 Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m. (July & Aug.) 
Drop-in students are welcome No charge for chaperones, who must remain with the class   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...

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Animal Meet and Greet

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or...

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The Wiz Auditions

Jul 28, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

Auditions will take place for The Wiz at the Performing Arts Academy of CT, 131 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT on Thursday, April 30th and May 1st from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday, May 2nd from 9AM to 1PM. Auditions will also be held on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday May 9th from 9AM to 1PM. The team has opened other dates for auditions...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Jul 28, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private...

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Thursdays on the Dock

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

Thursdays on the Dock- 2015 marks the 5th year for Thursday’s on the Dock and the weekly July & August concerts have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 9th – August 27th. The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront...

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Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Franklin Street Works is pleased to present Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States, an original group exhibition curated by Yaelle S. Amir. The exhibition features artists who use creative, often process-oriented, strategies and community collaborations to advocate for authorized and undocumented immigrants and propose innovative...

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FREE Zumba®

Jul 28, 2015 - Dec 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Come join a FREE Zumba Fitness class every Tuesday! Share away and become part of a community fitness organization dedicated to your well-being.

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Cooking Classes @ Sur la Table

Jul 28, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors. §  Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking §  Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish §  Interact with...

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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

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

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change. Opening reception on Friday July 3  from 7-11pm. Please check Hygienic’s website at www.hygienic.ning.com for the most up to date information on events....

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West Hartford History Series: WH Architecture

Jul 28, 2015

Trolley cars and new-fangled automobiles brought house buyers by the hundreds to West Hartford during the early part of the last century. On July 28 at 7 p.m., explore West Hartford’s neighborhoods and iconic house types with award-winning architectural historian Mary M. Donohue in Bungalows, Four-squares and Triple-deckers: West Hartford’s 20th-Century Residential Architecture.

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