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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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Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & more at the Essex Steam Train!

Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

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

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations starting June 20th, offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era. Whether it be an intimate date for a delicious & unique dining...

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Lilly McElroy: I Control the Sun

Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“Lilly McElroy: I Control the Sun” Opens Saturday, August 1, 2015 with a reception Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 4-7pm. July 16, 2015-- Photography dealer Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly announce the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Lilly McElroy entitled I Control the Sun. The exhibition will run from August 1 through September 19,...

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August Flowers

Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

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

Opening Reception, Saturday August 8th 5-8 PM   “August Flowers.” The title has a double meaning: it is not just the flowers of the eighth month of the year, signifying the end of summer, but also ôˈgəst deriving from the Latin meaning, ‘consecrated, venerable.’  In this exhibition, flowers play a multitiude of roles.   ...

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Touring New ENgland

Aug 27, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015

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

Historic New England’s new exhibit Touring New England, 1820 – 1970 is on display at Roseland Cottage from June 5 to October 15, 2015. Touring New England explores why the region’s natural and built environments have been tourist destinations for centuries. The exhibition explores why and how tourists traveled, where they stayed, what they purchased, and how they recorded...

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

Aug 27, 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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Arresting Patterns

Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

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

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who seek to uncover the often- overlooked patterns of racial disparity in the United States Criminal Justice system. The urgent need to explore indicators of intentional and unintentional discrimination arises in the aftermath of the Ferguson verdict, the Baltimore riots, the killing of Eric Garner, and the killing of William K. Scott. These...

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Interpretations

Aug 27, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015

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

A new Summer Invitational exhibition entitled, Interpretations will open on July 22, 2015 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The exhibition will feature works by Katharine Draper, Catherine Caulfield Russell, and Joan Poarch. The exhibition is curated by artist and designer Gail Ingis-Claus.   The exhibit will run through October 1stwith a...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Aug 27, 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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Sunset Paddle To Support Earthplace Harbor Watch

Aug 27, 2015

An evening of kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the Saugatuck River. Paddlers will be accompanied by an Earthplace Naturalist to discuss the ecology of the river.   Light dinner and drinks on the shore during sunset to follow. $45 per person.  Adults only. This event is hosted by Kim Beaumont of DownUnder Kayaking and supports the work of the Earthplace Harbor Watch...

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"Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

Aug 27, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

The Loft Artists Association annual all-member group show, “Peak Season,” opens Saturday, August 1st in their East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford. An Opening Reception will launch the exhibition on Friday, July 31 from 5:30 to 8 pm, and it will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm through Sunday, August 30th, 2015. Event chair Lucienne Buckner notes that,...

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