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5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

Tis’ the season for terror. To help you get in the spirit of things we’ve compiled a list of our most terrifying true stories from Connecticut.

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Sold! Connecticut's Ghost Town, Johnsonville, Draws High Bid of $1.9 Million in Online Auction

Sold! Connecticut's Ghost Town, Johnsonville, Draws High Bid of $1.9 Million in Online Auction

The long-abandoned village of Johnsonville is going to be put on the auction block.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

British-born chef Jonathan Cartwright has not just maintained but eclipsed the Mayflower’s traditional brilliance with seafood, while also mining the regional landscape for duskier flavors that emerge from things like local squash, leeks, corn, blackberries and heirloom tomatoes.

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Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Nothing takes a bite out of late fall better than sharing a good bottle of wine over a gourmet dinner in a warm, welcoming place.

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Connecticut Politics

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks Monday to stump for Republican Tom Foley, the GOP candidate trying to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

A “dark money” group, which keeps its donors secret, has put almost $1.2 million into Grow Connecticut, an independent expenditure political action committee helping to elect Republican Tom Foley as governor.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

New Milford photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce shot the image used in the United States Postal Service’s “Silver Bells” holiday stamp, which was released Thursday.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this Halloween weekend.

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Style & Shopping

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

‘Tis the season for Guilford Art Center’s annual Artistry: American Crafts for the Holidays exhibition. Beginning on Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, hundreds of handmade crafts will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

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Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Endless Jewelry, the newest collectible jewelry line by former Pandora executive Jesper Neilsen, will be sold exclusively at Simply Majestic in Mystic and be featured at a launch party at the Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, October 28.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

Rare 18th-century bathrooms at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum that offer a unique glimpse of the past are in the process of being restored.

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Education

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

With a transformative parting gift of $40 million, alumna Ruth Bedford expressed her enduring affection for Foxcroft School, the girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia where she spent her high school years, from 1928 – 1932.

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Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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“Not of This World” Exhibition

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements. These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love,...

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Let’s Talk

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or deepen your friendship with those you already know, as we engage in meaningful conversation about a wide variety of topics that are important in our lives. Topics may range from how to live a fulfilling life, creating healthy relationships, savoring our...

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Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics

Oct 30, 2014

From 1-3 p.m. a 3-part screening (80 min.) followed by discussion led by quilter Sandy Fromson and exhibiting quilter Anna Tufankjian. Quilts 101: Antiques and Contemporary Quilts (27 min.) Quilts Bring History Alive (27 min.) The Quilt Marketplace (26 min.) Starting at 4 p.m. the following episodes will be screened. How Quilts Have Been Viewed and Collected (26 min.)...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

  Schooner Mary E River Cruises There’s no better way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the Connecticut! Climb aboard the Schooner Mary E for an afternoon or sunset cruise beginning Memorial Day weekend through October. Enjoy views of River wildlife and landmarks while gliding through the cool, peaceful waters of the Connecticut. Help hoist a sail or...

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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Oxford's Great Pumpkin Challenge

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

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

Oxford’s Great Pumpkin Challenge is a fun family event put together by a few Oxford kids who care.  Their goal is to raise $1,000 to benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT.  They are hoping to make this an annual community event. Help them help others by carving for a cause. Make a difference by dropping off a carved pumpkin to be displayed along with a...

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Haunted Ghost Tour

Oct 30, 2014

Its that time of year again! Coming this fall, P.R.O.O.F, Inc. will be hosting our 20th presentation and guided ghost tour but this time in the northeastern part of the state!   Join us on October 30th from 6:30 pm-11:30 pm at the Stafford Tavern in Stafford Springs CT for a night of ghostly entertainment! P.R.O.O.F, Inc. will be giving an Hour and thirty minute lecture and slideshow to...

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Laurel House Family Seminar Series

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

This event occurs every 2 week(s) on Thursday.

Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as Laurel House staff and guest speakers from the area provide important information on mental health and the available treatment options in our community. Lived experience as well as professional expertise will be shared. Seminar topics vary (e.g.,...

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Oct 30, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of...

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