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Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Connecticut’s biggest airport is in the midst of a makeover that’s come just in time. Terminal B was a vacant, long-standing eyesore until it was demolished in February, and travelers, in the most recent airport satisfaction study by J.D. Power & Associates, ranked Bradley a below-average airport.

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The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Dick Cavett's interview with Katharine Hepburn came to define her to the public in many ways. It captured her feisty, winning personality, which is something the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook has tried to keep alive through its programs and busy schedule of events.

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

The popular Halal Guys, which began as a food cart in New York City 25 years ago, will open a restaurant on Chapel Street this fall.

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CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

The Little Pub you know from Ridgefield, Wilton and Cos Cob is opening its fourth location in Fairfield

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One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

This natural liqueur offers an alternate route to summer refreshment.

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CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

Boothbay Lobster Company brings the “wicked fresh" Maine seafood shack experience down the coast to Harbor Point in Stamford.

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Health & Science

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Are high school students too tired to learn?

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Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

Our annual survey of the top dentists across the state.

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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Aug 26, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Aug 26, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016

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

A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016.  Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - $10 for non-members $5 for members....

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

Aug 26, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

The ceramic art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor.  Bayless's work is hand-built and Taylor's thrown. Each artist's work is unique, to be used and enjoyed.  Hayne Bayless Hayne Bayless of Sideways Studio in Ivorton CT,  creates artful functional ceramics using extrusion and slab  handbuilding techniques  His pieces are artful and whimsical, yet...

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ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta

Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is made up of thousands of sailors across North America who sail to raise money to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Sailors can race in the name of an honored patient from the community who has blood cancer, a friend, a loved one or even to just support finding cures. You...

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Sunset Cruises!

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Are you looking for the quintessential New England shoreline experience this summer? The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has just the ticket... introducing the perfect option for Friday Night Date Night - Sunset Cruises!    For just $30/person you can enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat excursion.  Join the...

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The SUPERNATURALISTS Starring Criss Angel at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Aug 26, 2016

Criss Angel unleashes his latest creation: The SUPERNATURALISTS™, featuring 9 mind-blowing magicians that destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience. Criss Angel explains his motivation for The SUPERNATURALISTS:  “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to...

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Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train!

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Bring the whole family to Essex Station and be transported to another era during an intimate & unique dining experience on the ESSEX CLIPPER DINNER TRAIN, as featured in the “Memorable Meals” section of USA Today!   All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train for a three of four-course meal served in beautifully restored 1920’s...

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Playing In Local Bands Exhibit

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

"Playing In Local Bands" - A retrospective exhibit of photography by Vincent Scarano Exhibit runs August 20th - September 3rd 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20th 7-10pm "Playing in Local Bands" is a retrospective exhibition celebrating local musicians and groups from the 80's and 90's. Fashion, hair and attitude of the era is depicted by the seventy...

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Beneath the Skin Exhibit

Aug 26, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, August 5th, 7pm-10pm Exhibit runs till September 3rd Beneath The Skin is an exhibition featuring Hygienic art gallery’s resident artist Justin Anderson and Artists Cai Vail, Erin McNeill, Brian Galderisi and Brad Silk , who are located in near-by metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston. These artists’ portrayals of the figure are an...

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