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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

Is this a new form of entertainment: a staged “conversation” with a star? I remember attending An Evening With Cary Grant in Stamford in the ’80s. I missed the recent night with Sophia Loren at Foxwoods. But there’s another biggie coming in June: An Evening with Al Pacino is set for the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

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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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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
The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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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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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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Happy Hour at Three Figs!

May 30, 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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Michele Mirisola: Room

May 30, 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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Monday Night Jazz

May 30, 2016 - Sep 26, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday.

Start the week off on the right note! Join us every Monday from 7-10pm for live jazz on the patio! 

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Free Range

May 30, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28th 7-10pm  Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Gallery until June 25th This exhibit is open to all and free to the public  Artists:  Bryan Gorneau Susan Hickman Bryan Jerome Mary Melendez Robin Urbani  The artists of Free Range are experimental in their work style, materials and methodology. Each artist has a...

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Anastasia

May 30, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016

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

From Darko Tresnjak—2014 Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder—and the Tony Award-winning writers of the Broadway classic Ragtime: From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical Anastasia is the romantic and rousing story of a brave young woman...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 30, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

Saturdays 11-11:45 a.m. (Sept.–June) Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m. (July & Aug.) Drop-in students are welcome. This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 30, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

May 30, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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

Award winning Lyme Art Association Elected Artist and instructor Jack Montmeat is offering private lessons in drawing and painting this spring. You choose the subject matter and medium! Individualized instruction will help artists of all levels improve their techniques. This is a time to work at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable. With proper guidance and critique, you will build...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 30, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

May 30, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

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

In a world turned upside down, a rag-tag group relies on humor, song and dance to try to build a new life. But can show tunes and music hall merriment revive the human spirit? On the highway of life, hope is just around the bend in this arresting reinvention of the vivacious Broadway hit. Their world may have ended, but songs like "Who Can I Turn To?," "The Joker,"...

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