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Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

New Milford photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce shot the image used in the United States Postal Service’s “Silver Bells” holiday stamp, which was released Thursday.

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Ban of Third-Grader From School for Ebola Fear Prompts Milford Lawsuit

Ban of Third-Grader From School for Ebola Fear Prompts Milford Lawsuit

A third-grader and her father have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Milford school system for banning her from school for 21 days because she attended a family wedding in Nigeria and there are fears she might transmit the Ebola virus.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

British-born chef Jonathan Cartwright has not just maintained but eclipsed the Mayflower’s traditional brilliance with seafood, while also mining the regional landscape for duskier flavors that emerge from things like local squash, leeks, corn, blackberries and heirloom tomatoes.

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Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Nothing takes a bite out of late fall better than sharing a good bottle of wine over a gourmet dinner in a warm, welcoming place.

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Connecticut Politics

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks Monday to stump for Republican Tom Foley, the GOP candidate trying to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

A “dark money” group, which keeps its donors secret, has put almost $1.2 million into Grow Connecticut, an independent expenditure political action committee helping to elect Republican Tom Foley as governor.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this Halloween weekend.

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Prospector Theater Brings Movie Magic to Ridgefield, Helps Those With Disabilities

Prospector Theater Brings Movie Magic to Ridgefield, Helps Those With Disabilities

The new, nonprofit, first-run commercial movie theater was built with approximately $30 million in donations; it spans several floors, and harkens back to the destination movie theaters of yesteryear.

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American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

‘Tis the season for Guilford Art Center’s annual Artistry: American Crafts for the Holidays exhibition. Beginning on Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, hundreds of handmade crafts will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

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Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Endless Jewelry, the newest collectible jewelry line by former Pandora executive Jesper Neilsen, will be sold exclusively at Simply Majestic in Mystic and be featured at a launch party at the Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, October 28.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

Rare 18th-century bathrooms at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum that offer a unique glimpse of the past are in the process of being restored.

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Education

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

With a transformative parting gift of $40 million, alumna Ruth Bedford expressed her enduring affection for Foxcroft School, the girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia where she spent her high school years, from 1928 – 1932.

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Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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The Way We Worked

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014

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

September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a supplementary exhibition that explores the history of the...

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"Deja New" Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Oct 30, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015

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

  The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents its fall exhibit “Deja New”.  “Deja New” will exhibit art that explores the theme "from familiar to phenomenon,” including images of well-known vistas and personal spaces. Exhibiting artists include Liz Squillace of Bridgeport, Milan Chilla of Norwalk, Clarice...

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October Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Connecticut Coastline” featuring the marine and landscape paintings of Greenwich resident, James K. Ryan. His exhibit runs October 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

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New Exhibit! Tribal Highlight, The Florida Seminole

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a vibrant community with a rich and unique history. The cultural descendants of Native Americans who lived in the southeastern United States as early as 12,000 years ago, the tribe’s population increased in the 18th century as escaped slaves and free blacks settled in the area, bringing with them the Gullah culture of the South Carolina and Georgia coastal...

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Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas (exhibit)

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

Explore the origins and myths of our most popular holidays. Hands-on activities include trying on Halloween costumes, a trivia challenge, and writing letters to Santa. Visitors are encouraged to bring donations for UNICEF, the Guilford Food Bank, and Toys for Tots. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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Joshua Gold: Pottery - at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

This event occurs every 4 week(s) on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  Joshua Gold’s work is derived and inspired by Asian aesthetic. The surface treatment has a depth, expressiveness, and variation that compliments and accents his forms. Josh’s artistic journey is the search and discovery of the endless dances that express elegance and grace.    All work in this gallery show is for sale, along with a wide variety of...

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90th Annual Open Juried Art Show

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St. Meriden, will host its 90th Annual Open Juried Art Show October 11 - November 6. Receiving is October 1,2,3 from 12:00 to 3:00 and October 4 from 10:00 - 2:00.  The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, October 11 from 1:00 - 3:00.  The Artisan Gift Shop is open during all Gallery 53 events and hours.  Gallery 53 operates...

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Her Way, An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014

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

An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women from the 19th century through present day.  The Cooley Gallery opens this exhibition as a part of a town-wide celebration of women artists and their place in American art history. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Oct 30, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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