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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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This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part X

Sep 25, 2016

John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the tenth in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring works inspired directly by Frédéric Chopin: the first five Nocturnes, Chopin Jam (an improvisational framework for Études Op. 25), and Furniture Music in the Form of 39 Chopin Variants.  

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Legally Blonde the Musical Jr

Sep 25, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016

Auditions which will be on Sept 15-16 at 4pm-7pm and Sept 16 at 9am-12pm. “A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal...

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A View of the Harbor

Sep 25, 2016

A benefit for Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 5 – 8 pm The Country Club of Fairfield Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live auction and sunset views of Southport Harbor For full event information, visit www.mercylearningcenter.org/VOH Over the last 29 years, Mercy Learning Center has educated and supported over 10,000 women and their...

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Line Dancing Workshop

Sep 25, 2016 - Dec 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

LEARN HOW TO LINE DANCE!! If you can walk, you can line dance!  Professional and patient instructor...not just country - we dance to all genres of music.  No partner required!!  Great exercise for both the body and the mind....all levels, beginners ALWAYS welcome, come early: Absolute beginner lessons 5-6 Advanced beginner/Intermediate lessons 6-8 FUN, FUN,...

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A View of the Harbor

Sep 25, 2016

A benefit for Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. Sunday, September 25th, 2016, 5 – 8 pm The Country Club of Fairfield Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live auction and sunset views of Southport Harbor For full event information, visit www.mercylearningcenter.org/voh Over the last 29 years, Mercy Learning Center has educated and supported over 10,000 women and their...

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Beyond Labels Exhibit

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016

Beyond Labels Opening Reception Saturday, September 10th 6pm-9pm Exhibit on display till October 8th Beyond Labels introduces the viewer to a cross-section of Connecticut artists of Hispanic/Latino heritage not previously represented in the region. Like the rich ethnic and cultural amalgam of their birth, they work and express their creativity in diverse media and visual idioms. Beyond...

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Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk

Sep 25, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Enjoy a spirited, lantern-lit walk through downtown Milford that blends tales of the macabre with Milford history! Our fall 2016 season runs weekends evenings from Sept 23 to Nov. 5. Walks start at 7 p.m. On some October dates, there is a second walk at 10 p.m. For fun on all walks, we bring along some of the tools ghost hunters use to investigate haunted locations. Appropriate for all ages,...

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Fright Haven is back from the Dead!

Sep 25, 2016 - Oct 31, 2016

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

Fright Haven is CT's largest & scariest indoor haunted attraction "back from the dead" with 20,000 square feet of scares, chills and thrills. The only world-class professional haunt between New York and Central CT,   Fright Haven has been resurrected after laying dormant for nearly a decade. With features such as an old-school "Dark Manor"...

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Eros Ramazzotti at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Sep 25, 2016

With a career spanning over 30 years and over 60 million albums sold worldwide Eros Ramazzotti is a world artist and one of the biggest pop stars to ever come out of Italy.  His mass appeal reaches all over the globe with multi-platinum album sales and #1 singles all across Europe and Latin America.  From his first release in 1984 to his latest album, Perfetto he has captivated the...

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The Fantasticks at The Gary The Olivia Theater in Bethlehem

Sep 25, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Clay & Wattles Theater Company presents the off-Broadway classic and Tony-award winning musical, “The Fantasticks,” from Sept. 17-25 at The Gary The Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road, Bethlehem. The romantic comedy is the world’s longest-running musical, with 42 years and 17,162 performances to its credit at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York City. With music...

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