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BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

Still hard at work at the Hamden law firm he started in 1954, Herman Bershstein is determined to bounce back from a stroke and run road races again.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

The Connecticut Humane Society adopts out approximately 5,000 animals per year from their locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport.

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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

For hundreds of people around the state, Mother's Day starts a day early this year, on May 7, at the annual CT Race in The Park, a walk-and-run fundraiser at New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park celebrating survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Several of the state's top chefs reveal their favorite local ingredients.

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Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut farms are enhancing our local food culture by selling fresh ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.

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Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts are now available in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood at newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, Nom Eez.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 5, 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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"Anne of Green Gables" at WCSU

May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on April 27, 28, 30, May 7; 8 p.m. on April 29; 2 p.m. matinees on April 30, May 1, 7 and 8. John Hickok will direct. 

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Better Breathers

May 5, 2016 - Mar 16, 2017

This event occurs monthly, on the first Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Open to the community. First Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. Cullen Board Room in the Chauncey Conference Center. Tracie Switajewski, RRT: 203-741-3351

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

May 5, 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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New/Now: Clinton Deckert

May 5, 2016 - Jun 7, 2016

Join the Museum in welcoming surreal abstractionist Clinton Deckert to the Cheney Gallery as the next NEW/NOW artist. In discussing his work, Deckert describes his process as “exploratory and spontaneous.” He splashes thin paints or loose ink washes over canvas board, blotting with rags and other materials to allow images to emerge on their own. This process permits Deckert to...

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Six Dance Lessons In Six Days

May 5, 2016 - May 22, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

An aging but formidable woman hires a dance instructor to give her lessons in her home. What begins as an antagonist relationship gives way to friendship as they swing dance, fox trot, tango and cha cha while sharing their secrets, fears and joys.

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Vincent Baldassano’s Vibrant Abstract Art Exhibited in Pegasus Gallery

May 5, 2016 - May 16, 2016

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

The vibrant “Works on Paper” exhibit of distinguished Connecticut artist Vincent Baldassano is on display at MxCC’s Pegasus Gallery now through May 16.  Working in abstract mediums - encaustic, oil, acrylic, mixed media, fresco, casein, egg tempera – Baldassano’s bold art has been shown in national and international exhibitions.  His work is in the...

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Painting with Paper ~ An exhibition and sale of new mixed media works by Joan Brownstein

May 5, 2016 - May 28, 2016

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

An exhibition and sale of new mixed media works by Joan Brownstein.  Known in the antiques world as a specialist in American Folk art portraiture since 1980, Joan is a highly sought after dealer and expert in her field.  Opening reception on Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 7 p.m.  On view from April 21 through May 28. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through...

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Amputee Success Group

May 5, 2016 - Mar 16, 2017

This event occurs monthly, on the first Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Open to the community. First Thursday of the month from 5-6 p.m. Jackson Pavilion, Room 233. Amputee Support: 203-741-3424

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

May 5, 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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