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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

The café within the sleek art space features a from-scratch, seasonal menu prepared by chef Erin Emmett that incorporates locally sourced ingredients.

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CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Arts & Entertainment

Classic Rock Sounds of Boston will come to Mohegan Sun Aug. 13

Classic Rock Sounds of Boston will come to Mohegan Sun Aug. 13

Boston, the classic rock band from the 1970s, will bring their hits and much more to Mohegan Sun Resort Casino on August 13.

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Odyssey: Devised at Long Wharf Gives Actors the Power of Imagination

Odyssey: Devised at Long Wharf Gives Actors the Power of Imagination

The Odyssey: Devised tells the classic story of Odysseus in a brand new way, giving the power of creation to the actors. The show will run Aug. 7-8 at 7 p.m. at Long Wharf’s Stage II.

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Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Live music, food trucks, craft beer, family fun and world-class shows are all on deck this weekend. There's no excuse to stay inside.

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Style & Design

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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A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Health & Science

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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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Dorit Gur Exhibit

Aug 4, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

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

See the stunning kabbalistic paintings of Dorit Gur, an Israel artist whose work is inspired by Jewish mysticism and traditional Hebrew calligraphy. Building Hours: M-Th, 5:30am-9pm; F, 5:30am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 7am-2pm

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La Cage aux Folles

Aug 4, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

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

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its...

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One Source

Aug 4, 2015 - Sep 8, 2015

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

Black & white paintings by Anne Doris-Eisner and photography by Roy Money. Two artists use the same source, the natural world, in their individual ways to reveal the interconnectedness of all being. Opening reception on July 16 from 5-7pm. Public viewing every day from 9am-5pm. www.annedoriseisner.com and www.roymoney.com

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Summer Figure Drawing with Jack Montmeat

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This class will focus on strategies for setting up a good figure drawing in a long pose format. Concepts covered will include: placement of the figure on the page, proportion, measuring, block-ins, line quality, as well as light and shade. Basic anatomical terms will be be given to strengthen work. All levels welcome.   Contact Jack at jwmontmeat@hotmail.com to register. Tuesdays, 9am -...

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SonSpark Vacation Bible School (FREE)

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015

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

FREE Children's Vacation Bible School: Son Sparks Lab August 3 - 7, 2015 from 9am to noon Ages 4 through the completion of grade 6   SonSpark Labs creates a fun and engaging discovery lab where children will have a great time singing fun songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.  But most important, they’ll discover that God’s plan for everyone...

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Summer Adventure Camps at the Connecticut River Museum

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Connecticut River Museum’s Summer Adventure Camps offer children age 6 to 12 the opportunity to get hands-on in history and science and have some fun learning about the Connecticut River Valley at two locations, historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook and the Museum’s riverfront campus in Essex. Camp Times: Monday –Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm After Care 3:00 –...

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Nature’s Numbers

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition that stimulates numerical thinking and builds math skills. Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make if...

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Colonial Summer Camp

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week!     Camp Weeks:     O June 22 – 26      O August 3 – August 7      O August 10 – 14      O August 31 –...

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Beach Yoga on Private Beach in Madison

Aug 4, 2015 - Sep 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Come practice yoga on a private beach without strangers gawking at you and free parking.  Petra Axlund is one of the top yoga instructors on the Shoreline.  This class suits beginners to experienced yogi's.  Bring a towel and water.  Enjoy the sound of lapping waves and warm sand. 

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The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

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

Opening May 29 – August 15 in the Silvermine Room “The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present” is an historical retrospective exhibiting over seventy reproductions of seventeen cartoonists who at one time worked and/or lived in Silvermine from 1900 though the present. The exhibition will open at the Historical Society on Friday, May 29. Come and learn how...

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