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Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Plans for the former Litchfield Jail include developing sites for a restaurant, coffee shop, small retail shops, office space, and three loft apartments on the top floor

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Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

In June there are a variety of craft beer events, ranging from major festivals to intimate beer dinners and everything in between.

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Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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Arts & Entertainment

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

The northeast portion of the state may have to be renamed the Not-So-Quiet Corner, at least for the month of June.

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Style & Shopping

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

The designer swimwear label Letarte is holding its annual warehouse sale in June in Fairfield.

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Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks

May 30, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, a juried exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists.  The show will be on view in the Center's Mill Gallery from May 15 - June 14, 2015.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit at a free opening reception on Friday, May 15, 5-7 pm. Juried by studio pottery Hayne...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

May 30, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

January 2 - 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 meeting or private...

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The Millie and Martin Sahpiro Author Series Featuring an Evening with B. A. Shapiro

May 30, 2015

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser, “Evening with an Author,” will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at The Spa at Norwich Inn.  The 2015 Celebrity Author is New York Times bestselling author B. A. Shapiro.  She is the author of The Art Forger, a literary thriller about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist that spans three centuries of forgers, art...

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A Night at Studio 54

May 30, 2015

Hartford students who get free music lessons at Charter Oak Cultural Center will benefit from a May 30 fundraiser by SpreadMusicNow and Band Together, at Fairfield Theatre Company. A Night at Studio 54 in Support of Music Education, will feature a dance and funk show channeling the popular NY nightclub Studio 54 and the scene from the 1970s and 80s made popular by Stevie Wonder, James Brown,...

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Transfigure

May 30, 2015

Transfigure, featuring the evocative artwork of Katie Fogg and Elisha Schauer, will open with a reception 7-10 pm, on Saturday, May 30 at the Hygienic Galleries, 79 Bank Street, New London.  The exhibit runs through June 27.   The exhibit showcases the artists’ creative vision that interprets and transfigures our contemporary cultural landscape. Both artists are known for...

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Music Haven presents: "Bach in a Barn" with Haven String Quartet & Susan Clinard

May 30, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015 7 p.m. Music Haven presents: "Bach in a Barn"  with Haven String Quartet & Susan Clinard Eli Whitney Barn, 916 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06517   The Haven String Quartet performs the music of J. S. Bach among sulpture installations by artist Susan Clinard.    Proceeds benefit the Eli Whitney Museum Scholarships for the children of IRIS...

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Once

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the...

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“Big” Jay Oakerson Ignites Comedy Flames at Comix at Foxwoods For Three Nights, Four Shows Beginning May 28, 2015

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods will play host to New Jersey native and renowned stand-up storyteller “Big” Jay Oakerson for a three-night, four-show performance, which kicks off on Thursday, May. 28 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and will end with his “Nasty Show” on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.   Oakerson's story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series...

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“Big” Jay Oakerson Ignites Comedy Flames at Comix at Foxwoods For Three Nights, Four Shows Beginning May 28, 2015

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

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

Comix at Foxwoods will play host to New Jersey native and renowned stand-up storyteller “Big” Jay Oakerson for a three-night, four-show performance, which kicks off on Thursday, May. 28 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and will end with his “Nasty Show” on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.   Oakerson's story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series...

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Kiss Me, Kate

May 30, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

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

A renowned director of Shakespeare and musical comedy, Darko Tresnjak brings his two passions together in this new revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Director of our current Broadway smash, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Darko promises a Kiss Me, Kate like none before. Cole Porter’s joyful and high-spirited musical comedy follows the backstage antics of a...

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Dozens of great places to go and things to do, all across Connecticut this summer. Come on and have some fun!

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