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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

BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

Bruce Vilanch, the comic writer for Bette Midler, many Oscar telecasts and the go-to gag man on Hollywood Squares, has crafted a script to Sign of the Times, a new musical that will receive a developmental production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester.

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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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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
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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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

Jul 30, 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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Sunflowers for Wishes

Jul 30, 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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Hartford High Alumni

Jul 30, 2016

During the Victorian era, Hartford Public High School earned a national reputation for excellence. Debbie Alter shares the stories of notable 19th-century graduates who attended the capitol city’s top secondary school during this tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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Goshen Farmers Market

Jul 30, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

A lively CT Farmers Market hosted by a CT Vineyard.  A wide away of produce, crafts and baked goods.  Always live music.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jul 30, 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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INVADERS!

Jul 30, 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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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jul 30, 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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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Jul 30, 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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21st Century Works

Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Waterways IV

Jul 30, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce “Waterways IV,” a group exhibition showcasing themes and interpretations on water, its environment and our interaction with it.  On view will be paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by Will Clift, Beth Dary, Peter Dayton, Betsy Eby, Karen Gunderson, Alex Katz, Wayne Levin, Jonathan Smith, Alex Weinstein and...

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