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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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The CONNsumer: Riled By Robocalls? Fight Back!

The CONNsumer: Riled By Robocalls? Fight Back!

Katrina B. has been so shell-shocked by robocalls that she chooses not to share her real name or east-of-the-Connecticut-River town out of fear she’d invite even more. She will, however, share her frustration and outrage.

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Arts & Entertainment

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Sarcasm and sass are part of comedian, activist, radio show host, author, singer and actor Sandra Bernhard’s signature stand-up style. Find out what she had to say about aging, Mark Twain and Trump.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Grammy Award-winning musician Nile Rodgers, acclaimed author Elizabeth Gilbert and award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will come together in conversation at The Connecticut Forum panel, "Creative Artists," at The Bushnell on May 13.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar & New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

CTbites takes a look at the 8oz Pastured Beef Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich.

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7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

These meat meccas are worth a pit stop this summer!

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Health & Science

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

In what could be a game-changer for several sports, the spring-loaded Force3 Defender might help bounce away concussions for baseball and softball catchers and umpires.

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Growing Up in Connecticut

May 24, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

Every generation grew up facing challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence: common experiences everyone can remember and share at any age. But unique circumstances and events shaped each generation as well. To promote cross-generational understanding and conversation, the CHS is collecting objects and stories about growing up in...

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FREE Job Training in Health Careers

May 24, 2016

Come find out if you qualify for FREE short-term training with the Health Careers Advancement Project through Workforce Alliance, Tuesday, May 24, 1-2 PM at the Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford. Walk-ins welcome! Become a Community Health Worker, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Phlebotomy Tech,...

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

May 24, 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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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 24, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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Happy Hour at Three Figs!

May 24, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016

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

Enjoy our happy hour specials every Monday-Friday from 3-5pm!  Apps: 2 Pulled pork sliders with fries $5 Sweet chili boneless wings $6 Three Figs Meatballs $5 Buffalo Shrimp $6 Drinks:  Fig Cosmo $5 Three Figs Sangria $5 Tropical Margarita $5 Ruby Red Gimlet $5  Wine:  $5 House wine: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Beer:  Sam Seasonal...

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25% off bottles of wine

May 24, 2016 - Aug 3, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Start the week with great friends, awesome conversation, and 25% off bottles of wine!

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A Tribute to Mothers Fine Art Portrait show

May 24, 2016 - May 26, 2016

The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists and The Greenwich Garden Education Center proudly present Tribute to Mothers, a Springtime Portrait Exhibition featuring fine portrait work of 13 prominent CSOPA artists (listed below).  For more information, please visit: csopa.org or artist@shawnalee.com Opening Reception May 5, 2016    Portrait Demos 3pm-6pm Grand Opening 6pm...

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Michele Mirisola: Room

May 24, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly present the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Room”, paintings by Michele Mirisola. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist on May 14, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm and will continue until July 23, 2016.  Michele Mirisola is a New York born and based artist. The paintings in “Room”are a...

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FREE Zumba® Kids Classes

May 24, 2016 - Nov 29, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Mark your Calendars! FREE 2016 Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. classes are here ;) Join our team of licensed Zumba® Kids Instructors ready to party with your precious little ones to age-appropriate music and moves. The program is geared for children ages 4-11 years old. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate   Please view dates as this event is offered on each Tuesday of the...

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How to Protect Your ‘Stuff’ in 3 Easy Steps

May 24, 2016

Weatherby & Associates, PC in Bloomfield, one of Connecticut’s leading Estate Planning firms, is presenting a free learning workshop. This workshop covers frequently asked questions and common mistakes regarding: Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, Medicaid Qualification and Estate Taxes. Attorney Weatherby co-authored the book...

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