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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
One Drink: Nitro Coffee Comes to CT at Veracious Brewing & Espresso Neat

One Drink: Nitro Coffee Comes to CT at Veracious Brewing & Espresso Neat

It is non-alcoholic, but it comes from a keg, is offered on tap and has a beer-like frothy head

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The Seehund German Pub & Restaurant: New London’s Coastal Culinary Treasure

The Seehund German Pub & Restaurant: New London’s Coastal Culinary Treasure

Though their sandwiches and pub fare alone are enough incentive to head toward New London, The Seehund is also a great spot for dinner. They offer four different schnitzels.

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Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Seaside Surf and Turf at Shell & Bones in New Haven

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho is crafting quality surf-and-turf dinners at newly opened Shell & Bones, located right on the Long Island Sound in New Haven.

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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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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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Fashion & Flowerd

May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016

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

Six rarely seen dresses dating from the 1840s to the 1920s will be on display on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 for the museum’s second annual “Fashion & Flowers” Tea.  The public is invited to afternoon tea at 2:00 p.m. on both days to view the dresses and the floral arrangements they’ve inspired.  At our elegantly appointed tables, including beautiful...

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Colorblends House & Spring Garden

May 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016

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

This April the Colorblends House & Spring Garden in Bridgeport will open again for six weeks. More than 35,000 spring bulbs were planted over the last two years to create a beautiful spring display of flowerbulbs. The garden is a collaboration between COLORBLENDS and Dutch designer Jacqueline van der Kloet. Its purpose is to show how bulbs can be used to create a beautiful spring...

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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

May 6, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

To coincide with the 2016 Connecticut Spring Antique show, the CHS is organizing a display of shelf clocks from its collection. The exhibit will feature early models made by Eli Terry and Seth Thomas, including the prototype of Eli Terry’s shelf clock patented in 1816.

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The Mayor's Gallery presents

May 6, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016

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

The Mayor’s Gallery presents                     Information: 203 858 3082           Maureen Renahan Krinsley, “FLOW IN LIGHT”          Abstract landscapes inspired by memories and experiences...

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Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!

May 6, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible scheduling and extended days. Set on the spacious, park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, our nursery school is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and...

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly announces the return of the iconic American artist, Peter Max. His exhibit “Journey through the Career of a Pop Culture Icon” will run April 30 to May 7. Peter Max will make two special appearances, which are complimentary and open to the public. RSVP required: Thursday, May 5 from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 7 from 4-7pm. To RSVP, call (866) 900-6699...

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The Artists of Gallery One and Friends at Guilford Art Center

May 6, 2016 - May 15, 2016

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

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who utilize current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Member artists, include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Gray Jacobik, Rick Lacey, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers,...

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Weekday Walks

May 6, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Let Naturalists and local experts lead you through the natural wonders at Earthplace and beyond.  Each Friday our guided walks will focus on a different natural phenomenon. Fridays April 1 - June 24.

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Made Realities Real Situations

May 6, 2016 - May 7, 2016

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

The Washington Art Association is pleased to present, “Made Realities – Real Solutions”, an exhibition of recent paintings by Neil Callander of Alabama, Russell Horton of Missouri and Marc Roder of Oregon, April 9th through May 7th. Neil Callander believes narrative is an innate and inescapable fact in a realist painting. Callander packs his paintings with cultural and...

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

May 6, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

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

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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