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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Staff members at the nonprofit theater were thrown a curve ball of a surprise Tuesday morning.

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Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents may want to do a bit of studying before getting their children SAT or ACT tutoring.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant is a family affair, newly opened in Stamford, that serves up delicious meals that will have you coming back for more.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

There's a lot going on this weekend from Elm Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night to the ShakesBeer Festival.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?

Aug 29, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generality of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & more at the Essex Steam Train!

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

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

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations starting June 20th, offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era. Whether it be an intimate date for a delicious & unique dining...

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Grove Street Cemetery Tours

Aug 29, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One Hour Walking Tour To View Historical Persons

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New Fashion Exhibit on View at the Litchfield Historical Society

Aug 29, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015

On Saturday, August 29 the Litchfield Historical Society's new exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield will open to the public.  This exhibit will highlight fashion designs from the house of Worth and feature hand-colored sketches with fabric swatches sent to a client spending summers in Litchfield. In conjunction with the exhibit, Dover Publications is publishing...

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August Flowers

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

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

Opening Reception, Saturday August 8th 5-8 PM   “August Flowers.” The title has a double meaning: it is not just the flowers of the eighth month of the year, signifying the end of summer, but also ôˈgəst deriving from the Latin meaning, ‘consecrated, venerable.’  In this exhibition, flowers play a multitiude of roles.   ...

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Comedy Writing Master Class

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

TAKE YOUR STAND UP COMEDY TO THE NEXT LEVEL This intense 6 week MASTERS COMEDY CLASS is for the working comedian who wants to take their act to the next level. You learn from one of the best in the business, DC Benny, a New York-based nationally touring comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, network Late Night Shows and comedy clubs all over the country. He...

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Lilly McElroy: I Control the Sun

Aug 29, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“Lilly McElroy: I Control the Sun” Opens Saturday, August 1, 2015 with a reception Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 4-7pm. July 16, 2015-- Photography dealer Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly announce the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Lilly McElroy entitled I Control the Sun. The exhibition will run from August 1 through September 19,...

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The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, 860-526-8470,...

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A Day in the 17th Century Woodlands

Aug 29, 2015

Enter our Algonkian village to learn about Northeastern Woodland life in the 1600s! From herbs and medicinals, to warfare and firearms, our featured interpreters are skilled primitive technologists and artisans who will transport visitors to a time long-ago. Visit us for a one-on-one history fun, and let us share our devotion to and practice of our land’s history. Make August...

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Touring New ENgland

Aug 29, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015

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

Historic New England’s new exhibit Touring New England, 1820 – 1970 is on display at Roseland Cottage from June 5 to October 15, 2015. Touring New England explores why the region’s natural and built environments have been tourist destinations for centuries. The exhibition explores why and how tourists traveled, where they stayed, what they purchased, and how they recorded...

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Best of Connecticut 2015

Here's our annual roundup of the best food and drink, entertainment, shopping and more from around Connecticut.