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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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Arts & Entertainment

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Sarcasm and sass are part of comedian, activist, radio show host, author, singer and actor Sandra Bernhard’s signature stand-up style. Find out what she had to say about aging, Mark Twain and Trump.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Grammy Award-winning musician Nile Rodgers, acclaimed author Elizabeth Gilbert and award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will come together in conversation at The Connecticut Forum panel, "Creative Artists," at The Bushnell on May 13.

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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
Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar & New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

CTbites takes a look at the 8oz Pastured Beef Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich.

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7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

These meat meccas are worth a pit stop this summer!

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Health & Science

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

In what could be a game-changer for several sports, the spring-loaded Force3 Defender might help bounce away concussions for baseball and softball catchers and umpires.

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A Tribute to Mothers Fine Art Portrait show

May 25, 2016 - May 26, 2016

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Garden Education Center proudly present Tribute to Mothers, a Springtime Portrait Exhibition featuring fine portrait work of 13 prominent CSOPA artists (listed below).  For more information, please visit: csopa.org or artist@shawnalee.com Opening Reception May 5, 2016    Portrait Demos 3pm-6pm Grand Opening 6pm...

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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 25, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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25% off bottles of wine

May 25, 2016 - Aug 3, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Start the week with great friends, awesome conversation, and 25% off bottles of wine!

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Michele Mirisola: Room

May 25, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly present the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Room”, paintings by Michele Mirisola. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist on May 14, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm and will continue until July 23, 2016.  Michele Mirisola is a New York born and based artist. The paintings in “Room”are a...

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Apps & Tapps (Hartford)

May 25, 2016

App developers and startup founders are invited to an app specific happy hour – featuring Apps and Tapps. This happy hour is intended for startups who are either in need of an app or are already successfully using an app as well as for Hartford area-based app developers. Founders already using an app for their startup are asked to submit their app to be showcased on a...

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May Startup Founder Mixer (Hartford)

May 25, 2016

Our next startup mixer will be back at the Mark Twain House (MTH) on Wednesday, May 25th from 6-8pm. The cost to attend is $15 per person, where it will remain until two weeks before the event, at which time the price will go up to $20 – save $5 and pay today. Visit https://startuphartford.org/may-startup-mixer/ to register and secure your spot. Space is limited.

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Hartford in World War I

May 25, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a Memorial Week book talk on Hartford in World War I by local author David Drury, formerly a staff writer and editor at the Hartford Courant. When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms. As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state’s war effort. The city hosted major rallies...

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Commotion Potion - Opening reception

May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th 2016 Show runs April 30 - May 29 Commotion Potion is an exhibition featuring new paintings by Eben Kling. This solo-exhibit is travelling to New London from the Occum Gallery in Providence. Kling’s studio practice is informed by American pop-culture. His figures, riddled with anxiety, seek refuge from media that is steeped in calamity and...

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Charity Show with Comedian Brian O'Halloran

May 25, 2016

Actor and comedian Brian O’Halloran, best known for his roles in CLERKS, CLERKS  II, and DOGMA, will headline a comedy show to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Westchester Hudson Valley (CTWHV) Chapter. O’Halloran is partnering with local CTWHV Man of the Year Candidate, Todd Zavorskas, to plan the special event. Proceeds from event ticket sales and...

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Dirty Dancing

May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

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

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and...

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