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'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

ABC Comedy Originally Titled "the Second Fattest Housewife In Westport" Debuts

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Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

It was 100 years ago, on June 16, 1916, that the small central Connecticut farming town of Durham voted and approved the creation of an agricultural fair. Today, the Durham Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut.

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As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

Andover becomes one battleground in a fight taking place all over Connecticut, the region and the country.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

On tour and with a new autobiography, former teen idol Bobby Rydell is still going strong

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TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

Mohegan Sun hosted the first TerrifiCon Aug. 18-21, featuring celebrity guests, panel discussions, exhibits and plenty of fans attending in costume as their favorite superhero, sci-fi, horror and anime characters. The event is currently scheduled to return in August 2017.

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At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

Believe it or not, 80-year-old Johnny Mathis is celebrating six decades in the business and is coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater with his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour on Sept. 10.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: September 2016

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with...

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

Close Harbour Seafood's longtime customers love the rebuild, and the new ones are happy for a host of reasons, like lobster-stuffed potatoes, Rhode Island clam chowder, shrimp scampi and jumbo lump crab cakes.

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CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

The Winfield Street Deli is located just down the road from the East Norwalk train station, and you will know you have arrived by the bright red awning welcoming patrons.

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Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Our monthly look at what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Since its soft opening in August, the brewpub has attracted throngs of beer and pizza fans

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Health & Science

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Among the “ten commandments” Wallace Nutting distributed to workers building his line of furniture was the decree: ‘Let nothing leave your hands until you are proud of the work.” Nutting’s attention to detail and groundbreaking accomplishments in promoting American history and antiques are celebrated in the exhibition, “Wallace Nutting: Preservation...

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Touch a Truck at Brown's Harvest Farm

Sep 24, 2016

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Variety of trucks that kids can climb on and touch, food, DJ, face painting and barn activities. $5 general admission, $8 includes 6-acre corn maze. Percentage of all proceeds will benefit “Our Heroes Fund”.

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INVADERS!

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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Clay Art Center Exhibition

Sep 24, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016

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

Clay Art Center is pleased to present a new exhibit HOT POTS Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 6 - 8pm Ongoing through November 10th Featuring 50 vessel-based artists that work within a 75 mile radius of Port Chester, NY sharing their current expression of the traditional pot – from sculptural vessels to functional pottery. What was once thought of as a simple...

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Goshen Farmers Market

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

A lively CT Farmers Market hosted by a CT Vineyard.  A wide away of produce, crafts and baked goods.  Always live music.

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Goshen Farmers Market @ Miranda Vineyard

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Freshly picked fruits and veggies, local honey, maple syrup, all natural beef and pork, wooden and fiber crafts, jewelry, soaps and candles, hand-crafted wines, food items and always live music

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Lyman Orchards' Corn Maze

Sep 24, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

It's a Maze of Historic Proportions! Get lost in the Corn Maze this year and help the Lyman Family celebrate 275 years of farming the land here in Middlefield. It’s a fun-filled adventure nearly three centuries years in the making. Challenge yourself to our special 275th anniversary corn maze featuring of the historic Lyman Orchards’ Homestead.   • 4 acres...

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Sign up your child for the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble

Sep 24, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Saturday morning classes are held from 10am to 11am in World Music Hall, starting on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10am. Only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. No prior experience necessary. Open to all children ages 7 to 14. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan—if they like it, sign them up!   The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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