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CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

On 9/11 Stephen Siller died in the South Tower after running through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. His New Fairfield cousin has helped make sure his and other sacrifices that day have not been forgotten.

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

A soul food specialty can be found along the Connecticut shore.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Big three-day Labor Day weekend ahead, with lots of sunshine and good weather in the forecast—the last gasp of summer for most. Here's some of what's going on around Connecticut... Fair Days A staple of the long Labor Day weekend, the Goshen Fair features a variety of...

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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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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

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares provides aid to its neighbors from Fairfield County and around the globe.

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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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First Friday: Duo Laroo/Byrd

Sep 4, 2015

MUSIC: Duo Laroo/Byrd World-renowned trumpeter Saskia Laroo and international pianist/vocalist Warren Byrd together create a smorgasbord of music for a wide palette of occasions from the grand gala-fest to the intimate hang. Whether performing dance classics, the American songbook, hot afro-Latin grooves, or their own catchy, poignant originals this unique two can manifest as a soothing...

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"Alice in Wonderland" Auditions

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

The children’s classic with a contemporary twist. Fall down the rabbit hole into a whole new land where reason is turned upside down and the rules are as slippery as a Cheshire cat’s grin. Journey along as we go under, over and out again in this production. Memorable characters, topsy-turvy language and the question of what do we do when nonsense rules propels this visit to...

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Sunset Cruises!

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Are you looking for the quintessential New England shoreline experience this summer? The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has just the ticket...introducing Sunset Cruises! For just $30/person, you can enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat excursion. Join the passengers every Friday evening at 6PM, from July 10th - September 4th, as they gather at Essex Station for a ride on vintage...

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Cooking Classes @ Sur la Table

Sep 4, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors. §  Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking §  Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish §  Interact with...

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Salsa Lessons

Sep 4, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Salsa Lessons for beginners, Intermediate and advanced learners. Fun music, friendly environment and experienced instructors. Every Friday from 7:15-8:15 pm No partner or experience necessary and walk-ins always welcome. Great time for singles and couples! Lots of restaurants nearby to extend a wonderful evening...

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Roomful of Blues

Sep 4, 2015

For 10% OFF Orchestra Level seats, please use the discount code HOTTOWN10 at checkout! (case sensitive) With 7 Blues Music Awards, 5 Grammy nominations and tons of album sales to their credit, Roomful is indeed, America’s quintessential Blues band.

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Redding's Mark Twain Library 55th Annual Book Fair

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

            REDDING’S MARK TWAIN LIBRARY 55TH ANNUAL BOOK FAIR The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is the oldest – and one of the largest – in New England. The Library was founded by Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain, himself -- in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907 and had more books than would fit in his new home. He donated over one...

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Exhibiton: "Tom Yost: A Modern Realist"

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

A provactive grouping of oils displays Yost's masterly and fresh approach to modern day realist landscape painting. This exhibit of 25 beautifully conceived and executed oil paintings highlights Tom Yost’s work created over the last 15 years. The subjects he chooses are from his beloved Litchfield Hills. Mr. Yost is not new to exhibiting at this Museum. The excellence of his...

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: Are yellow tangs the bees of the sea?

Sep 4, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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Woodstock Fair

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

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

Featuring clean, safe amusement rides and attractions as well as a full line up of games, the midway has something to offer fairgoers of all ages. The Woodstock Fair brings in over 100 food vendors, shopping, entertainment and exhibits. There is something for every member of your family. Times: Gates open at 9:00 am; Barns, Halls and Vendors close at 6:00 pm; Midway Rides and Carnival Games...

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Best of Connecticut 2015

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