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The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

In Connecticut, most local retailers offer an exchange or refund. But they don’t have to. The state allows businesses to establish whatever exchange and refund policy they like, as long as it’s posted conspicuously.

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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Arts & Entertainment

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

Set sail with the Model Yacht Regatta at Mystic Seaport, wander through the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards, bring your pup to Woofstock in Branford and much more during the month of August.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Review: The Cottage, Westport

Review: The Cottage, Westport

Star Connecticut Chef’s New Spot Offers Laid-back Gourmet Cuisine

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21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

Every winery on our list serves some edible delight, from meats to vegan specialties, cheeses to chocolates, antipasto to fondue and fruit pies to pizza pies.

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Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

Foraging with Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven

To visit with chef Bun Lai is a lesson in locally sourced produce, with no pesticides or flavor or color enhancements. Foraging is “the most natural way of eating… the “gathering” part of the hunter/gatherer."

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Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

Zaragoza Brings Tapas, Cocktails and Sleek Vibe to New Milford

This new restaurant features small plates, big taste.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection

Jul 28, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through American illustration, a genre of art that has contributed to our diverse national identity. The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection is one of the most unique and exceptional aspects of the Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and many others. 

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The Invisible Hand

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016

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

Start Times and Ticket Prices Vary, Call The Box Office Today for Details and Exclusive Deals! 203.227.4177  From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Broadway’s Disgraced His ransom is set at ten million dollars. When Nick Bright, an American futures trader, finds himself kidnapped and held hostage in Pakistan, he knows the only way to get home is to do what he...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

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

Registration is now open for the UConn Summer Riding Program!  There are a variety of lessons available including hunt seat, western, dressage, polo and trail for all levels of riders.  Learn more at http://animalscience.uconn.edu/equine/summerRiding.php.

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Artist as Curator III

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

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

For its summer group exhibit, Kehler Liddell Gallery’s member artists have invited 19 of their favorite fellow artists to join them for ARTIST AS CURATOR III. This show features accomplished artists working in a variety of media including assemblage, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, and woodworking: Melissa Benson, Joy Bush, William Chickillo, Megan Craig, Vincent...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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John Meyer of Norwich: An American Original

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 23, 2016

An exhibition on loan from the Slater Memorial Museum of Norwich Free Academy. A leader in style and marketing, John Meyer reached out to a burgeoning middle class and created fashions that spoke to the exuberance and excitement of the 1960s. This exhibit features the clothing he designed and had manufactured, along with the history of his company and the innovative practices he used to...

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

Jul 28, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build...

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Subway + Fresh Films are selecting a teen from CT to join the Fresh Films crew this Summer

Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

Connecticut Teens--Want to be a Filmmaker? Fresh Films and Subway are selecting a teen from CT to join us on the Fresh Films crew this Summer. We’ll pay for travel for teen + parent to join us in NYC, DC, Chicago or another city so you can participate! Apply now at http://fresh-films.com/FEATURE/index.php For any teen who has ever dreamed of making a Hollywood production,...

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Downtown Cabaret Theatre JR Summer 2016

Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

DCT Jr. is a comprehensive immersive theatre experience for young actors, supported by a professional creative staff of directors and designers at the Downtown Cabaret in downtown Bridgeport, CT. Both sessions will create a full production of a musical, starting with the initial audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process, culminating in an exciting weekend of performances where...

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