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BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

Still hard at work at the Hamden law firm he started in 1954, Herman Bershstein is determined to bounce back from a stroke and run road races again.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

The Connecticut Humane Society adopts out approximately 5,000 animals per year from their locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport.

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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

For hundreds of people around the state, Mother's Day starts a day early this year, on May 7, at the annual CT Race in The Park, a walk-and-run fundraiser at New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park celebrating survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Drink: Nitro Coffee Comes to CT at Veracious Brewing & Espresso Neat

One Drink: Nitro Coffee Comes to CT at Veracious Brewing & Espresso Neat

It is non-alcoholic, but it comes from a keg, is offered on tap and has a beer-like frothy head

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The Seehund German Pub & Restaurant: New London’s Coastal Culinary Treasure

The Seehund German Pub & Restaurant: New London’s Coastal Culinary Treasure

Though their sandwiches and pub fare alone are enough incentive to head toward New London, The Seehund is also a great spot for dinner. They offer four different schnitzels.

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Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho is crafting quality surf-and-turf dinners at newly opened Shell & Bones, located right on the Long Island Sound in New Haven.

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8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 6, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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A Tribute to Mothers Fine Art Portrait show

May 6, 2016 - May 26, 2016

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Garden Education Center proudly present Tribute to Mothers, a Springtime Portrait Exhibition featuring fine portrait work of 13 prominent CSOPA artists (listed below).  For more information, please visit: csopa.org or artist@shawnalee.com Opening Reception May 5, 2016    Portrait Demos 3pm-6pm Grand Opening 6pm...

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The Veiled Experience: Symbolism in the Contemporary Art of Cuba

May 6, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016

New London, CT. The Veiled Experience, Symbolism in Contemporary Cuban Art, with the work of Havana based artists Ibrahim Miranda and Aliosky Garcia Sosa.  The veil or veiling speaks of disguise, mask and pretense.  The works of Aliosky Garcia-Sosa and Ibrahim Miranda are imbued with the pretense of meaning, veiled is symbolism. Their images serve as lexicon and...

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First Friday: Cynthia Fabian & Co.

May 6, 2016

  Dance to the live blues of Cynthia Fabian & the Boogie Boys at the Museum’s monthly First Friday. Swing over to the second stage where you will find the mellow tunes of Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band. Their fun and festive steel drum music will instantly transport you to an island paradise. The Museum’s galleries will provide a colorful and cultural backdrop as you...

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15TH ANNUAL RAYS OF HOPE GALA

May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016

Shelter for the Homeless, in celebration of its commitment to sheltering and improving the lives of our region’s homeless individuals, announces its 15th annual Rays of Hope Gala.  On Friday, May 6 over 400 of the area’s residents, business principals and community leaders will attend a memorable evening filled with inspiration and entertainment at the Italian Center of...

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Music Makes New Haven

May 6, 2016

"Music Makes New Haven" May 6, 2016 6:30 PM Woolsey Hall 500 College St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 Music Haven's "Harmony in Action" Student Orchestra joins forces with students from Yale School of Music's All-City Honors ensembles, Neighborhood Music School and NHSO Conductor William Boughton to present this collaborative concert. ...

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Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Robin Roberts

May 6, 2016

Beloved “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she talks about overcoming breast cancer in 2007 - only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood...

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Colony Collapse - Opening reception

May 6, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Colony Collapse Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23 7-10pm Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Galleries till May 21 This exhibit is open to all and free to the public. Colony Collapse brings attention to the disappearance of our world’s honey bees and explores the serious consequences for our environment and humans. The Opening exhibit will feature performance art and...

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Commotion Potion - Opening reception

May 6, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th 2016 Show runs April 30 - May 29 Commotion Potion is an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling. This solo-exhibit is travelling to New London from the Occum Gallery in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and...

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ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Jupiter: From Galileo to the JUNO Mission

May 6, 2016

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Jupiter: From Galileo to the JUNO Mission, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather...

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