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Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Plans for the former Litchfield Jail include developing sites for a restaurant, coffee shop, small retail shops, office space, and three loft apartments on the top floor

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Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

In June there are a variety of craft beer events, ranging from major festivals to intimate beer dinners and everything in between.

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Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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Arts & Entertainment

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

The northeast portion of the state may have to be renamed the Not-So-Quiet Corner, at least for the month of June.

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Style & Shopping

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

The designer swimwear label Letarte is holding its annual warehouse sale in June in Fairfield.

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Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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125th Norwich Art School Student Exhibition

May 29, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015

Opening Reception: May 8, 7 - 9 p.m. Opening is free and open to the public. Two successive exhibitions will feature art work by NFA and elementary students who participated in the various art courses offered during the academic year. Paintings, drawings, prints and mixed media pieces, photography and graphic designs, sculpture, clay objects, metal and jewelry...

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"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday

May 29, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015

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

Judy Friday is one of the best known contemporary artists in the area.  Whether for her paintings, photography, weavings or sculptures Judy has a long list of devoted collectors.  The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Many Facets, an exhibition and sale of new paintings, weavings and textiles by a very talented local artist.   Judy is one of those artists who confounds her...

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Brookfield Craft Center proudly presents The Sports Art of Dan McKee

May 29, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015

The Brookfield Craft Center proudly presents The Sports Art of Dan McKee Opening Reception on Saturday, May 23 from 5:00 - 8:00pm Join us in welcoming Dan McKee, long-time Brookfield artist and businessman as he shares his combined passions of sports and art. Dan is a well-known local advertising designer and artist who has been serving our community for over 30 years. He is...

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Exhibit: "Photography & Sculpture"

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

Exhibition of high-quality photography and sculpture by Rowayton Arts Center exhibiting artists. Awards reception: 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday, May 3. Gallery hours: 12:00-5:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday. Admission free.

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EXHIBITION: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

Lund’s exhibition, Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain, features narrative paintings that depict a world where robots fight giant squids and exterminate countless enemies with powerful laser beams. Lund’s early career as a stop-motion animator often involved the process of creating unique characters for animated short films. Character design is still a passion that has carried over...

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The Answer is Dark: Selections from the Artspace Flatfile

May 29, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015

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

Curated by: Claudia Cron  The Answer is Dark considers the tragic and worrying aspects of the Golem story. A golem is a creature of Jewish mythology that was created through incantations and the placement of magical words upon it’s clay forehead.  Although hubristically created to serve, a golem is clumsy and dangerous.  Unlike humans, he is incapable of wisdom. We...

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

May 29, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

The University of Connecticut, Storrs branch, is offering Summer Horseback Riding Lessons (Polo, Western, Trail, Hunt Seat, and Dressage).  Lessons are open to the general public - children who are the age 11 or older (in some cases 13 years and older) and adults.  Beginner to Advanced levels will be offered.  There are still a few 3 week sessions available; $210.00 to $315.00...

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Exhibiton: "Tom Yost: A Modern Realist"

May 29, 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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