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Connecticut Ski Areas Opening for Season; New Safety Rules in Place

Connecticut Ski Areas Opening for Season; New Safety Rules in Place

Skiers may notice minor changes at Connecticut slopes, after a bill introduced this past spring seeking to enforce safety regulations was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in June.

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New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

In May Amaury Villa pleaded guilty to his role in an $80 million robbery of an Enfield pharmaceutical warehouse, his brother Amed Villa plead guilty last summer. In April three more men were charged in the case. The court documents read like the script of a Hollywood crime flick…

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Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shining from the hillside high above I-84 in Waterbury is the illuminated cross of Holy Land, a powerful beacon in a time when Christians mark the birth of Christ At the base of the hill, just off the highway, is another Catholic landmark whose story is poignant and powerful at this time of year.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
6 Connecticut Craft Beer Stouts That Will Warm You This Winter

6 Connecticut Craft Beer Stouts That Will Warm You This Winter

Though the weather outside is frightful, these Connecticut stouts are so delightful.

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Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Insiders know there are plenty of delicious gourmet chocolate options made in Connecticut that rival the commercial standbys.

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Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

You know how you “just know” when a new restaurant is going to be good? That’s the feeling you get in the first ten minutes at Brick + Wood.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut’s Little Town of Bethlehem Holding Christmas Town Festival

Connecticut’s Little Town of Bethlehem Holding Christmas Town Festival

Our little town of Bethlehem right here in Connecticut will come alive the first weekend of December with the 34th annual Christmas Town Festival.

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'Monster' Hit 'Jekyll & Hyde' Stops at Palace Theater in Waterbury

'Monster' Hit 'Jekyll & Hyde' Stops at Palace Theater in Waterbury

The musical Jekyll & Hyde is making its Palace Theater Debut in Waterbury Dec. 6 and 7 in the launch of the show's fifth national tour.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

The Thanksgiving Weekend version of the 5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut "ate too much" and ballooned into 10 things.

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Style & Shopping

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Seven new businesses have opened at the Shops at Yale, greatly enhancing a vibrant downtown “climate where retail and restaurants can thrive.”

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Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Retail is in Richard Derwin’s DNA and he wears it well. R. Derwin Clothier has been on the green in Litchfield, Conn., for more than 25 years and still going strong.

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A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Health & Wellness

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Growing up, Jonah Feldman needed to be fed every three hours to survive. Today, his condition has inspired a nutrition product with the potential to revolutionize fitness drinks.

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Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

A benefit concert at the Elks Lodge in Waterbury raised more than $6,800 for LifeChoice Donor Services and raised awareness for the importance of organ donation.

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‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

The Baby Sleep Whisperer, Ingrid Prueher, offers advice to tired parents around the country on getting restless babies to bed from her business based in Westport.

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History

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, though technically closed for the season for tours, opens again for the holidays in dressed-up fashion.

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Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is the author of Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World.

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Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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“Not of This World” Exhibition

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements. These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love,...

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Winter Indian Arts & Crafts Market

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Shop at IAIS for those one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from our local Native American crafters, jewelers, and artists at the Winter Indian Arts & Craft Market! Take advantage of this time to meet and buy directly from the artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures.    Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artwork, flutes and more!...

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“Call to Action—American Posters in World War I” Exhibition

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

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

Following the declaration of war in Europe in August 1914, each of the rival powers adopted extensive advertising campaigns to recruit soldiers, encourage women factory workers, and raise the money essential for this new “total” war. Dramatic posters soon covered train stations, city squares, and stores, exhorting passers-by to new levels of patriotism and self-sacrifice....

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“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair” Exhibition

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully contemporary in...

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Creative HOLIDAYS at the Luckey + Merrill Studio

Nov 29, 2014

Celebrate HOLIDAYS 2014 at the Luckey + Merrill Studio on Saturdays through December for a series of creative Open House events, 12-4 p.m. at 181 Main Street (back entrance) in Branford. On November 29, enjoyed mulled cider and the first chance to start your holiday shopping! Luckey + Merrill Studio is a collaboration between artists Owen Sea Luckey and Kristin Merrill, who are joined this year...

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A Time for Stories

Nov 29, 2014

We tell our stories to entertain, but they do much more than that. They teach life's important lessons -- to young and old alike. Stories can explain the natural world around us and connect us to our past.   Janis "Four Hearts Whispering" Us, Mohawk-Shinnecock descent   Stories are traditionally told as the days grow shorter and the winds blow colder. ...

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Santa Arrives by Tugboat in Mystic

Nov 29, 2014

Take part in the thrill as Santa Claus arrives in Mystic on the tugboat John Paul Precisely at 2:00 pm, Santa will arrive at the dock of the Mystic River Park.  He will greet the crowds and listen to all the children’s holiday wishes. Come and enjoy the Christmas carols while waiting for Santa to arrive.

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Birds of Prey Feeding at Earthplace

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

  Earthplace staff will answer all your questions while our Birds of Prey get their daily meal.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of...

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11th Annual Niantic Holiday Stroll

Nov 29, 2014

This family-friendly day features horse-drawn carriage rides, professional holiday carolers strolling the quaint shop-lined streets of Niantic, complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the green, a "Snow-Flake Drop" featuring discounts and giveaways at local shops and restaurants, and more. Santa arrives on a shiny red fire truck to the town green just in time for...

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