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'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

ABC Comedy Originally Titled "the Second Fattest Housewife In Westport" Debuts

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Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

It was 100 years ago, on June 16, 1916, that the small central Connecticut farming town of Durham voted and approved the creation of an agricultural fair. Today, the Durham Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut.

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As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

Andover becomes one battleground in a fight taking place all over Connecticut, the region and the country.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

BACKSTAGE: Richard Dreyfuss, 'Love & Murder' in Hartford, & Greenwich's Rising Star

BACKSTAGE: Richard Dreyfuss, 'Love & Murder' in Hartford, & Greenwich's Rising Star

Richard Dreyfuss says in portraying real-life characters in which audiences are already somewhat familiar, the trick is the unexpected. “Drama consists of surprises, and you have to give them something new or something deeper. Your job is to make people sit up in their chairs and pay attention.”

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6 Things To Do in October

6 Things To Do in October

Six Great October Events

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Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

On tour and with a new autobiography, former teen idol Bobby Rydell is still going strong

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: September 2016

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with...

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

Close Harbour Seafood's longtime customers love the rebuild, and the new ones are happy for a host of reasons, like lobster-stuffed potatoes, Rhode Island clam chowder, shrimp scampi and jumbo lump crab cakes.

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CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

The Winfield Street Deli is located just down the road from the East Norwalk train station, and you will know you have arrived by the bright red awning welcoming patrons.

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Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Our monthly look at what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Since its soft opening in August, the brewpub has attracted throngs of beer and pizza fans

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Health & Science

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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Kismet Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Sep 27, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016

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

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December 2, 2016. “Kismet” presents art in a variety of mediums focusing on the force that is believed to control the future. Exhibiting artists include Jean Marc Bara of Greenwich, Ingrid...

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Day Trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery with Curator-led Tour

Sep 27, 2016

Join members of the CHS Decorative Arts Council on a special bus trip to the Furniture Study of the Yale University Art Gallery. Our visit will begin with a tour of Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830, led by exhibit curator Patricia E. Kane, the Friends of American Arts at Yale Curator of American Decorative Arts. After a break for a delicious lunch,...

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September Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Impressões de água” (“Impressions of Water”) featuring the stunning waterscapes of Brazilian artist and Riverside, CT resident, Elisabeth Aguiar. Her exhibit runs September 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)...

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Introduction to Grant Writing for Small Business

Sep 27, 2016

Learn the fundamentals of grant writing for business. Practice persuasive writing as it relates to grant-seeking and small business development and learn how to run a focus group. This workshop will help you focus on building your small business goals one step at a time so you can turn your ideas into opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to network with other small business...

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Sep 27, 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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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Sep 27, 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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New England Landscape Invitational – Society of CT Sculptors

Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Works by the Society of CT Sculptors will be on view in all four galleries. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 5 pm, or by appointment.  

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INVADERS!

Sep 27, 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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Clay Art Center Exhibition

Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 10, 2016

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

Clay Art Center is pleased to present a new exhibit HOT POTS Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 6 - 8pm Ongoing through November 10th Featuring 50 vessel-based artists that work within a 75 mile radius of Port Chester, NY sharing their current expression of the traditional pot – from sculptural vessels to functional pottery. What was once thought of as a simple...

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Become a volunteer at Windsor Historical Society!

Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Are you a “people” person with some time on your hands? Do you love history and think you might like to give tours to visitors from out of town and/or schoolchildren? Then Windsor Historical Society is looking for you! Come to three training sessions for volunteer guides and educators on consecutive Tuesdays starting on September 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and learn...

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