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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

The café within the sleek art space features a from-scratch, seasonal menu prepared by chef Erin Emmett that incorporates locally sourced ingredients.

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CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Live music, food trucks, craft beer, family fun and world-class shows are all on deck this weekend. There's no excuse to stay inside.

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Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Take to the trees this summer at Connecticut's fun adventure parks. Zip line, climb and explore at Go Ape Treetop Adventures in New Britain or The Adventure Park at Storrs.

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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Style & Design

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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A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Health & Science

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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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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Comedy Writing Classes

Aug 1, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

GOT FUNNY? Were you always the class clown? Love to make people laugh? If you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, this course is for you! Over six weeks you will learn how to channel your own experiences into side-splitting comedy and learn the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance techniques to take your talent to the stage. Taught by Comedy Central’s own DC...

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Animal Meet and Greet

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or...

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Annual Merrill Deck Party “Night at the Fiesta”

Aug 1, 2015

The Merrill House will host the annual Merrill Deck Party on August 1 from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Tickets are $25 at the door; $20 in advance at Grand & Water 147 Water St.  Located on the 3rd and 4th floors (stairs only).  

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Aug 1, 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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"Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

Aug 1, 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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Thursdays on the Dock

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

Thursdays on the Dock- 2015 marks the 5th year for Thursday’s on the Dock and the weekly July & August concerts have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 9th – August 27th. The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront...

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Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Franklin Street Works is pleased to present Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States, an original group exhibition curated by Yaelle S. Amir. The exhibition features artists who use creative, often process-oriented, strategies and community collaborations to advocate for authorized and undocumented immigrants and propose innovative...

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The Sharon Playhouse celebrates Broadway at Music Mountain!

Aug 1, 2015

It’s Saturday night on Broadway! Join the Broadway duo currently appearing at the Sharon Playhouse as they sing show tunes from the popular musical theatre repertoire of yesterday and today! Guest Performers to be announced! TriArts Sharon Playhouse is a not-for-profit summer stock theatre, located at the foot of the Berkshires in Litchfield County, CT. 

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Cooking Classes @ Sur la Table

Aug 1, 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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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

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

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change. Opening reception on Friday July 3  from 7-11pm. Please check Hygienic’s website at www.hygienic.ning.com for the most up to date information on events....

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Summer's Last Blast: August & September Fairs, Fest & Road Trips

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Here are some of the best events, things to do and places to visit to keep you busy for the rest of the summer and beyond.