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New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

Michael Balcombe, 31, is the founder of Precious Wings of New Haven, a ceremonial white dove release service.

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Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Editor's update: Yale has announced that the grad student tested negative for Ebola, and says CDC confirmation is being sought as part of an "overabundance of caution." “We have received preliminary notification that the patient admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital late last...

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

This new Latin fusion restaurant offers a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.

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Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

With “active partner” Conley Rollins and several other investors, chef Annie Wayte did indeed give Salisbury its famous inn back.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

State Senate candidate Bruce Wilson Jr. accused his opponent Ted Kennedy Jr. of funneling money into his campaign at Tuesday’s debate — an accusation Kennedy said is “without merit.”

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Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have reconciled differences with the state’s teachers, but not with firearm manufacturers.

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Arts & Entertainment

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton intended her Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk to be entertaining and historical, but on the first time out Saturday, something chilling happened in front of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on River Street when Boynton talked about paranormal investigators Lorraine and the late Ed Warren.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

Roundup of five great events in Connecticut this weekend; Oct. 17-19.

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Style & Shopping

Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Architect Wilfred Armster did not have the image of a spaceship in mind when designing the iconic, copper-clad condominium complex in Guilford.

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Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Acclaimed interior designer Robert Couturier, who lives in rural northwest Connecticut, will be at one of the state's best shops for style and design this Saturday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of his new book, Designing Paradises.

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Health & Wellness

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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Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

If a patient arriving at Yale-New Haven Hospital was suspected of having Ebola or another highly contagious disease, hospital staff immediately would put a stepped-up emergency plan into action.

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History

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate women who have pushed boundaries in the areas of design and innovation. The ceremony will take place on October 29 in Hartford.

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 William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

The 1916 film starring William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes has long been viewed as one of the holy grails of lost silent films.

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Education

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

The controversy over Yale University’s joint college with the National University of Singapore, in which critics charge that Yale should not be in cooperation with the city-state’s authoritarian regime, was recently reignited over a documentary banned by the government.

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Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

A baker's dozen of Connecticut schools make Newsweek's 2014 list of top American schools, with Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge coming out on top.

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Thinking Through Painting: Exploring the ideas of Peter Geimer and Isabelle Graw

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014

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

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Thinking Through Painting: Exploring the ideas of Peter Geimer and Isabelle Graw in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon Street, 2 FL, New Haven. The exhibition is curated by Leticia Galizzi and will be on view from September 30th to November 7th. A public reception will take place on October 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the book...

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24th Annual WALKTOBER Northeast Corner, CT

Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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

Participate in the golden beauty of The Last Green Valley during the 24th Anniversary of Walktober.  Join free, guided walks, strolls, paddles, and a multitude of special events. Stretch your legs and your mind.  Enjoy all the season has to offer in The Last Green Valley.

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Oct 20, 2014 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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“Faces of Music Haven” Photography Exhibit

Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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

Enjoy Claire’s fabulous vegetarian fare as you view inspiring images of our musicians taken by Music Haven’s Communications Manager, Kathleen Cei.    Claire’s Corner Copia   1000 Chapel St., New Haven, CT   Admission: Free  

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Wee Faerie Village

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

The artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.  Times: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm & Sun. 11am – 5pm Open Mad Hatter Monday (October 13)...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Oct 20, 2014 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.

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TWO DIRECTIONS at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

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

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Two Directions, featuring pen-and-ink artist Edith Borax-Morrison and painter John Harris, from Thursday, October 16 - Sunday, November 16, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 26, 3pm - 6pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555. From Two Directions you’ll see how the unique approaches of the...

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Connecticut Renaissance Fair

Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

Shop in one of New England’s largest olde-world marketplaces selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and housewares to swords, toys, and collectibles.  All the Faire is a stage with jousting knights, armored combat, belly dancers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians, and many other shows all included with your admission. Please visit the ctfaire.com for more information.  

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NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar The Vesper Project

Oct 20, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Opening Reception Nov 1., 2014 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  ‘The Vesper Project’ is a massive sculptural statement— an encompassing installation, in which Titus Kaphar’s own work is seamlessly woven into the walls of a 19th-century American house. It is the culmination of an intense five-year engagement with the lost storylines of the Vesper family, a 19th-century...

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