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The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

In Connecticut, most local retailers offer an exchange or refund. But they don’t have to. The state allows businesses to establish whatever exchange and refund policy they like, as long as it’s posted conspicuously.

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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Arts & Entertainment

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

Set sail with the Model Yacht Regatta at Mystic Seaport, wander through the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards, bring your pup to Woofstock in Branford and much more during the month of August.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Fresh Off a European Tour, Shelton Native Comes Home to Connecticut

Matt Bednarsky, a Shelton native, just brought his self-described sound of “pop rock with elements of folk, jazz and blues” to 24 audiences across six European countries. This summer, he’ll tour North America, including a special stop back home in Connecticut.

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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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An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Craft Cruising: 7 Connecticut Beer & Wine Events

Craft Cruising: 7 Connecticut Beer & Wine Events

Our monthly look at what's happening in the world of beer, wine and more.

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Fresh from the Dock to your Table at Citarella Greenwich

Fresh from the Dock to your Table at Citarella Greenwich

Citarella Gourmet Market brings the freshest seafood to Greenwich.

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Review: The Cottage, Westport

Review: The Cottage, Westport

Star Connecticut Chef’s New Spot Offers Laid-back Gourmet Cuisine

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21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

Every winery on our list serves some edible delight, from meats to vegan specialties, cheeses to chocolates, antipasto to fondue and fruit pies to pizza pies.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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Transformation

Jul 29, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

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

Gallery One, an intentional community of artists whose common bond is a commitment to each artist realizing his/her individual voice, presents Transformation, in which Gallery One’s artists have chosen works that align with The Mary C. Daly’s mission of exhibiting art that  “…expresses a powerful connection to creation in all its forms.” Opening reception on...

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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Jul 29, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

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

Daily, June 18 –Sept. 5, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Ants are everywhere, living complex and diverse lives that are mostly hidden from our view. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonia's National Museum of Natural...

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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “The Art of Relaxation and Awareness” featuring the meditative realistic and abstract paintings of Norwalk fine artist, Lori DuBois-Caruso. Her exhibit runs July 1 – 30. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

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INVADERS!

Jul 29, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Jul 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Among the “ten commandments” Wallace Nutting distributed to workers building his line of furniture was the decree: ‘Let nothing leave your hands until you are proud of the work.” Nutting’s attention to detail and groundbreaking accomplishments in promoting American history and antiques are celebrated in the exhibition, “Wallace Nutting: Preservation...

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Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven

Jul 29, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016

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

The evocative artwork and poignant personal stories of six New Haven artists/refugees who withstood imprisonment, persecution, fear and anxiety, and even death threats in some of the most repressive countries in the world comprise a new exhibition at the New Haven Museum (NHM): “Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven.” The exhibit will be on view from Wednesday,...

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

Jul 29, 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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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jul 29, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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Weekday Walks

Jul 29, 2016

Aquatic Invertebrates:  The Healthy Heart of our Pond Harbor Watch Associate Director Pete Fraboni leads a walk to the Earthplace pond. Learn about the pond’s revival since being dredged and discover insects that live there - a sign of the pond’s health.  All Ages. .

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Sunflowers for Wishes

Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

From July 23rd to July 31st, Make-A-Wish Connecticut will host the 13th Annual Sunflowers for Wishes at Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, CT. Sunflower bouquets,  sunflower themed shirts, hayrides and famous sunflower ice cream cones will all be provided by the Button family who donate all proceeds to Make-A-Wish Connecticut to create wishes for local children battling life-threatening medical...

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