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The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The forgotten career of a local literary “giant.”

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Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Part beer bar, part arcade, this unique hipster haven is looking to open by fall.

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Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Finish Number 2 & 3 in USA Today Contest

Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Finish Number 2 & 3 in USA Today Contest

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino in competition for top spot on USA Today's Reader's Choice Top 10 contest for best casino in the country.

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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

This month will see a host of beer events, both big and small, that are worthy of attention.

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Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

In July, Cellar Fine Wines has arranged the perfect introduction to the Pinot Nero and other wines from the Baracchi Estate in Italy.

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The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The place “around town” for truly authentic Vietnamese Pho is Pho Hong Thom on Wood Ave. in Bridgeport.

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Arts & Entertainment

Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Singer/songwriter Christina Perri brings her Girls Night Out Tour to Mohegan Sun with fellow female powerhouses Colbie Caillat and Rachel Platten on July 10.

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Weekend Best Bets: Travelers Championship, Mystic Blues Festival, Road Jam Beer Fest & More

Weekend Best Bets: Travelers Championship, Mystic Blues Festival, Road Jam Beer Fest & More

Here’s our weekly look at some of the awesome, awe-inspiring and just plain fun events happening this weekend.

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New Litchfield Gallery Highlights Fine Art That Merits More Buzz

New Litchfield Gallery Highlights Fine Art That Merits More Buzz

Former Citibank art advisor Andrea Keogh opened Andrea S. Keogh Art & Design Gallery in Litchfield last summer.

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Style & Design

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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Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

A renovation in Redding receives an honorable mention in the AIA's Alice Washburn Awards.

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Simple New Canaan Pool House Deserves Honorable Mention at Awards

Simple New Canaan Pool House Deserves Honorable Mention at Awards

A New Canaan pool house received an honorable mention in the AIA Alice Washburn Awards for it's beautiful simplicity and function.

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Health & Science

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

One Southbury family is working to strikeout epilepsy with their annual charity walk, Sarah & Southbury Strikeout Seizures (S4) Epilepsy Walk.

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June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

The Alzheimer’s Association dreams of a world without this debilitating, progressive disease that affects over five million Americans. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Unfortunately, we’re years away from that reality. Today, there is no cure or...

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Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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History

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

The Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace houses Sloane’s extensive collection of historic farming tools and a wide selection of his artwork.

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Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain Richard “Kip” Files says he still gets goose bumps when he talks about last summer’s historic voyage.

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Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Considering the Slater Memorial Museum stands prominently at the center of the stately grounds of Norwich Free Academy, it’s remarkable that more people don’t know about this nearly 130-year-old gem of a museum, open to the public year-round. At the heart of the museum (the building...

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

Jun 30, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The University of Connecticut, Storrs branch, is offering Summer Horseback Riding Lessons (Polo, Western, Trail, Hunt Seat, and Dressage).  Lessons are open to the general public - children who are the age 11 or older (in some cases 13 years and older) and adults.  Beginner to Advanced levels will be offered.  There are still a few 3 week sessions available; $210.00 to $315.00...

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The Answer is Dark: Selections from the Artspace Flatfile

Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015

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

Curated by: Claudia Cron  The Answer is Dark considers the tragic and worrying aspects of the Golem story. A golem is a creature of Jewish mythology that was created through incantations and the placement of magical words upon it’s clay forehead.  Although hubristically created to serve, a golem is clumsy and dangerous.  Unlike humans, he is incapable of wisdom. We...

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Gollum: Monsters of Ruin and the Techno-Sublime

Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015

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

Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 2015 Curated by Sarah Fritchey In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hollywood reimagines the ancient Jewish depiction of Golem as a formless being that represents Adam before his final creation by God, to a degenerate hobbit known as Gollum.   The first Golem was made of the earth’s crust, while the...

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Hello, I Must Be Going: American Pastoral at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Jun 30, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Hello, I Must Be Going: American Pastoral, an exhibit by photographer Hank Paper. In this collection of contemporary pastoral photographs, Paper depicts the effect of pristine landscapes on behavior and society. The exhibits run from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, July 5, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 7 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Also on exhibit:...

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Exhibiton: "Tom Yost: A Modern Realist"

Jun 30, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

A provactive grouping of oils displays Yost's masterly and fresh approach to modern day realist landscape painting. This exhibit of 25 beautifully conceived and executed oil paintings highlights Tom Yost’s work created over the last 15 years. The subjects he chooses are from his beloved Litchfield Hills. Mr. Yost is not new to exhibiting at this Museum. The excellence of his...

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Bridge of Light, Artistic Illumination from the Balkans

Jun 30, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

Opening Reception: June 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Opening is free and open to the public. A major retrospective exhibition of art will feature Bulgarian and American artists who have crossed the bridge between the two countries first established by poet William Meredith.

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: Are yellow tangs the bees of the sea?

Jun 30, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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