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'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

ABC Comedy Originally Titled "the Second Fattest Housewife In Westport" Debuts

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Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

It was 100 years ago, on June 16, 1916, that the small central Connecticut farming town of Durham voted and approved the creation of an agricultural fair. Today, the Durham Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut.

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As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

Andover becomes one battleground in a fight taking place all over Connecticut, the region and the country.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

On tour and with a new autobiography, former teen idol Bobby Rydell is still going strong

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TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

Mohegan Sun hosted the first TerrifiCon Aug. 18-21, featuring celebrity guests, panel discussions, exhibits and plenty of fans attending in costume as their favorite superhero, sci-fi, horror and anime characters. The event is currently scheduled to return in August 2017.

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At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

Believe it or not, 80-year-old Johnny Mathis is celebrating six decades in the business and is coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater with his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour on Sept. 10.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: September 2016

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with...

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

Close Harbour Seafood's longtime customers love the rebuild, and the new ones are happy for a host of reasons, like lobster-stuffed potatoes, Rhode Island clam chowder, shrimp scampi and jumbo lump crab cakes.

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CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

The Winfield Street Deli is located just down the road from the East Norwalk train station, and you will know you have arrived by the bright red awning welcoming patrons.

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Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Our monthly look at what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Since its soft opening in August, the brewpub has attracted throngs of beer and pizza fans

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Health & Science

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays June 12 Through October 9. 10 am to 2 pm Many favorites are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a larger variety of items. We'll be selling our very own Heckscher farm-fresh eggs, maple syrup made in our own maple sugar "shack," and wool from our flock of sheep. There will be weekly farm-related family activities with our "Market...

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"Martin Kline: Painting and Sculpture"

Sep 25, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “Martin Kline: Paintings and Sculpture” featuring a selection Kline’s new series of white paintings along with other encaustic work and sculpture. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery which will run from September 17th to November 5th.  The public is invited to attend an...

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21st Century Works

Sep 25, 2016 - 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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Boundary Conditions

Sep 25, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

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

Artist Soo Sunny Park transforms the Museum’s Lewitt Family Staircase into a sea of dancing light, reflection, and shadow. The installation floats above the staircase landing, altering its space with natural light and creating a new experience for visitors each time.

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Fall Foliage Excursions at Essex Steam Train!

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016

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

View the spectacular New England autumn foliage in style at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat!  Offering a multitude of weekday and weekend options to experience this beautiful scenery from the train and the boat, Essex Steam Train has just the ticket for you and your family to see the fleeting vibrant colors of the season.   Choose from our Steam Train & Riverboat...

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A DIVERSITY OF LINES by Robert Bienstock at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

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

New Haven artist Robert Bienstock presents A DIVERSITY OF LINES, a collection of ink and monotype images exploring pattern and contrast, order and disorder through parallel lines. It runs concurrent with Metal Sculpture by Gar Waterman. September 8 to October 9; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 10, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Gallery hours available on website. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley...

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METAL SCULPTURE byy Gar Waterman at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

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

METAL SCULPTURE, a solo show by Gar Waterman, includes sculptures inspired by a range of subjects--insects, orchids, birds, diatoms--as well as the odd utilitarian construct from his Tin Man series. It runs concurrent with A Diversity of Lines by Robert Bienstock. September 8 to October 9; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 10, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Gallery hours available on website. Kehler...

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Growing Up in Connecticut

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

Every generation grew up facing challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence: common experiences everyone can remember and share at any age. But unique circumstances and events shaped each generation as well. To promote cross-generational understanding and conversation, the CHS is collecting objects and stories about growing up in...

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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Stephen Westfall in Perspective: A 15-Year Survey (2002 - 20016)

Sep 25, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

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

The Cooper & Smith Gallery, in association with Lennon, Weinberg Inc., of NYC, presents Stephen Westfall in Perspective: A 15-Year Survey (2002 – 2016). Stephen Westfall’s geometric abstractions, simultaneously exacting and unsettled, belong to a lineage of Minimalism that includes Frank Stella, Agnes Martin and Sol Lewitt. Westfall has received grants and awards from the...

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