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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Staff members at the nonprofit theater were thrown a curve ball of a surprise Tuesday morning.

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Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents may want to do a bit of studying before getting their children SAT or ACT tutoring.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant is a family affair, newly opened in Stamford, that serves up delicious meals that will have you coming back for more.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

There's a lot going on this weekend from Elm Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night to the ShakesBeer Festival.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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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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Westport Historical Society Offers 6th Annual Kayak Tour to Cockenoe Island

Aug 29, 2015

Join us for our  annual kayak tour to Cockenoe Island, a 28 acre island one mile off the coast of Westport. The tour on Saturday, August 29 will be led by David Park and will run from 10 am to noon. Park is a board member of the Norwalk River Watershed Association and author of the guidebook “Kayaking in and around the Norwalk Islands”. ” I love leading this event each...

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Schemitzun at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Times:  Sat: 10:00 am-10:00 pm & Sun: 10:00 am-6:00 pm Bring the whole family and join the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation as they celebrate their 22nd Annual Schemitzun Powwow on Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, August  30, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Mashantucket  Pequot Cultural Grounds. Admission is $5 per day - free parking...

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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Hartford Landmarks & Legacy Tour

Aug 29, 2015

From the Goodwins to Colts, Keneys and Popes, Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the namesakes of Hartford’s landmarks. Explore the connections between these prominent residents and the cemetery in this tour led by former Cedar Hill staff member Mellissa Craig.

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Fibrations by Carol Ingram: An Exhibit of Felted Work Inspired by the Land & People of India

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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

“A month traveling across the northern region of the immense subcontinent revealed a kaleidoscope of color and sound at nearly every turn. The contradictions of daily life - dust to dye and chaos to harmony - elicited a visceral reaction that has infused my work. Fiber art is my medium and this exhibit reflects the emotions, atmosphere, and associations that resulted from my...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Program

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Are you looking for a new way to get out and connect with the Connecticut River? Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the coves of Essex.  Friday – Sunday, canoes, tandem kayaks and single kayaks are available for rent at the Connecticut River Museum. Boats will be put in at the launch right next to the Museum, offering easy access to North, Middle & South Coves. Rental Rates:...

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Open House

Aug 29, 2015

Come visit the Playhouse! Open House, 10am – 1pm, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 Meet Teaching Artists & find out about the full array of Programs at the Playhouse.  Arts activities all morning, tours of the playhouse, juggling demos and more! Refreshments. Fun people. Drop by and say hello! Register on the spot for classes and financial aid. Full scholarships are...

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The Shakers: Focus on: Enfield, Connecticut

Aug 29, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015

As part of the Museum’s Art & Education Expansion and reinstallation of the permanent collection the NBMAA recently unveiled a new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gallery was the brain child of Trustee and Shaker authority Steve Miller, who curated the standout...

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New Media: Julie Orser

Aug 29, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

Inaugurating the new, larger New Media & Digital Art space in the McKernan Gallery will be Los Angeles-based contemporary video artist Julie Orser, who will screen Always Green, Ever-Living. Orser utilizes a series of point-of-view shots coupled with a section of repeating dialogue extracted from the film Vertigo. As the video loops, alternating times of day, the camera wanders...

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21st Century Works

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Here's our annual roundup of the best food and drink, entertainment, shopping and more from around Connecticut.