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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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The Connecticut Table

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

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

It's a long holiday weekend and there's plenty to do around the state.

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Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

The hot new gaming trend is like a video game experience come to life.

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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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Style & Design

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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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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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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New Exhibit: Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights

Jul 4, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015

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

2015 marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States. To commemorate this landmark event that extended the right to vote to women, the Litchfield Historical Society will be presenting a new temporary exhibition examining the topic. Opening April 18th at the Litchfield History Museum, Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights will explore the...

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Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880

Jul 4, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A new exhibit entitled, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880 will open on April 8, 2015 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. This Gilded Age Conservatory, with its ribbed half glass dome and Minton tiles, is a great example of early domestic conservatory architecture in the United States. Accessed directly from the...

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American Waters: A Maritime Exhibition

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

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

Visitors of all ages will enjoy this summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists, on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. A juried exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists will be on view simultaneously.  Concurrent with the American Waters exhibition, the Lyme Art Association will present a large...

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The Art of Stitch: An Exhibit of Contemporary Fiber Art by Norma Schlager

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015

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

Join us in welcoming Norma Schlager, an award winning art quilter, whose work has been shown in numerous shows and exhibits, both nationally and internationally.  Her work has also been published in many books and magazines.  Norma's work consists of her original and unique compositions, and she hand-dyes most of her fabrics to display her love of color.  Her enjoyment of...

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WILD! Feeding

Jul 4, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Saturdays June 6 - August 22, 12:30 - 1 pm (no program on 7/4) Ever wonder what lizards like for lunch? Discover the many things our animals like to eat by helping to feed them. Help prepare salads for the tortoises, lizards, and the other fruit and veggie-loving friends in Heckscher WILD! Space for this program is limited to 20 children, ages 5 and up. Interested participants can sign up...

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Remembering the Vietnam War

Jul 4, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Remembering the Vietnam War honors the 40th anniversary of the end of the war with a presentation of art by Douglas Huebler, LeRoy Henderson, and Nancy Spero, posters by Seymour Chwast and Peter Max, and UConn ephemera that conveys the anti-war sentiments held by many during that period. UConn English and Asian American...

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The Loft Artists Gallery presents "Deconstructing the TIMES" works by Karen V. Neems

Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

The Loft Artists Gallery Presents  Karen V. Neems “Deconstructing the TIMES” 396 daily creations from the NYTimes and other recent works   June 20th - July 26th, 2015   The Loft Artists East Gallery 575 Pacific Street Stamford, CT   Opening Reception Saturday, June 20th, 5:30-7:30 pm Gallery Open Saturdays and Sundays...

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Jul 4, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

  The William Benton Museum of Art is pleased to be collaborating with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn to present Speak Up! Speak Out!, an exhibition of puppets ranging in height up to 20 feet, masks, paintings, and other works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater, which has left an indelible stamp on the world of...

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Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Festival

Jul 4, 2015

Community members, with or without pets, are invited to participate in the Pet Parade.  The Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School will also be open from 11 to 5pm wih free admission. After the parade, enjoy ice cream, donated by Peaches N' Cream, at Turn-of-the-Century Fest.  Old fashioned lawn games will be hosted on...

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The Wiz Auditions

Jul 4, 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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