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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

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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TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

Mohegan Sun hosted the first TerrifiCon Aug. 18-21, featuring celebrity guests, panel discussions, exhibits and plenty of fans attending in costume as their favorite superhero, sci-fi, horror and anime characters. The event is currently scheduled to return in August 2017.

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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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Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection

Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through American illustration, a genre of art that has contributed to our diverse national identity. The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection is one of the most unique and exceptional aspects of the Museum’s permanent collection, including works by Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and many others. 

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Private Instruction in Drawing and Painting

Sep 27, 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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Bill Gold. The Man Behind the Most Iconic Movie Posters

Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

If you have a favorite vintage movie poster the chances of Bill Gold being the designer/creative director are pretty high. C Parker Gallery will be honoring Bill Gold's legacy of original film poster work that spans over 70 years from Hollywood’s Golden Age through New Hollywood.     Starting September 10, 2016 and running through September...

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Shrek the Musical Jr

Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016

Auditions will be held at St. Ann's School RM5,  64 Ridge St, Milford, CT 06460. Please sign up for your audition time. Kids ages 5-15 are invited to audition for musical. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek the Musical JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family. Auditions: Aug 30-Sept 1 from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Sept 8-9 from 4pm-7pm Sat audition, Sept...

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Man of La Mancha

Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

One of the world's most popular musicals MAN OF LA MANCHA, the "Impossible Dream" musical is based on Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote, and tells of the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sails forth on a quest to restore chivalry to the world, and to claim his lady love. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Starring David Pittsinger.

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