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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

Connecticut Craft Beer Havens Round 2: Bars Where the Beer & Food is Great

In June, we premiered our ongoing series on craft beer havens in the state. Here is our second “six pack” of great craft beer bars that also earn brownie points for dining.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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Slide the City Phenomenon Comes to Stamford & Hartford

Slide the City Phenomenon Comes to Stamford & Hartford

Streets in both cities will be shut down to make way for a giant slip and slide.

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Weekend Best Bets: Beer & Bacon Fest, Free Jazz, George Clinton and More

Weekend Best Bets: Beer & Bacon Fest, Free Jazz, George Clinton and More

Summer is in full swing and so are summertime events. This week’s happenings include a bacon and beer festival, a free jazz fest, an opportunity to participate in a real archeological dig, a world-class magic performance and a concert from one of funk’s founding fathers.

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Style & Design

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

A renovation in Redding receives an honorable mention in the AIA's Alice Washburn Awards.

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Health & Science

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

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

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change. Opening reception on Friday July 3  from 7-11pm. Please check Hygienic’s website at www.hygienic.ning.com for the most up to date information on events....

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My Paris

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

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

A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge. Inhabited by the colorful people he painted, it’s the story of a great artist who loved a world that never quite loved him back.  Music and lyrics are by legendary French performer Charles...

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The English Beat

Jul 29, 2015

xfinity Rock Series You Just Can’t Stop The Beat! Dave Wakeling and his all-star ska backing band are bringing The Beat to Ridgefield with “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Save it for Later,” “I Confess,” “Stand Down Margaret” and more! The band rushed on to the music scene in 1979 and, with their simple message of love and unity, became an...

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Rock the Docks, Summer Concert Series

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 12, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Summer concerts featuring local entertainment on the scenic waterfront.

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: Are yellow tangs the bees of the sea?

Jul 29, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generation of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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Exhibiton: "Tom Yost: A Modern Realist"

Jul 29, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

A provactive grouping of oils displays Yost's masterly and fresh approach to modern day realist landscape painting. This exhibit of 25 beautifully conceived and executed oil paintings highlights Tom Yost’s work created over the last 15 years. The subjects he chooses are from his beloved Litchfield Hills. Mr. Yost is not new to exhibiting at this Museum. The excellence of his...

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Bridge of Light, Artistic Illumination from the Balkans

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

Opening Reception: June 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Opening is free and open to the public. A major retrospective exhibition of art will feature Bulgarian and American artists who have crossed the bridge between the two countries first established by poet William Meredith.

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My Paris Goodspeed Dinners

Jul 29, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.

A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge. Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

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