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Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Bradley Airport’s Makeover: Will You 'Love the Journey'?

Connecticut’s biggest airport is in the midst of a makeover that’s come just in time. Terminal B was a vacant, long-standing eyesore until it was demolished in February, and travelers, in the most recent airport satisfaction study by J.D. Power & Associates, ranked Bradley a below-average airport.

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The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Dick Cavett's interview with Katharine Hepburn came to define her to the public in many ways. It captured her feisty, winning personality, which is something the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook has tried to keep alive through its programs and busy schedule of events.

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Drink: Bubble Tea

One Drink: Bubble Tea

Tea Break in West Hartford offers some of the best bubble tea in the state.

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Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

The popular Halal Guys, which began as a food cart in New York City 25 years ago, will open a restaurant on Chapel Street this fall.

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CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

The Little Pub you know from Ridgefield, Wilton and Cos Cob is opening its fourth location in Fairfield

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One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

This natural liqueur offers an alternate route to summer refreshment.

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Health & Science

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Are high school students too tired to learn?

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Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

Our annual survey of the top dentists across the state.

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Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

The ceramic art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor.  Bayless's work is hand-built and Taylor's thrown. Each artist's work is unique, to be used and enjoyed.  Hayne Bayless Hayne Bayless of Sideways Studio in Ivorton CT,  creates artful functional ceramics using extrusion and slab  handbuilding techniques  His pieces are artful and whimsical, yet...

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ECSA Leukemia Cup Regatta

Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is made up of thousands of sailors across North America who sail to raise money to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Sailors can race in the name of an honored patient from the community who has blood cancer, a friend, a loved one or even to just support finding cures. You...

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Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train!

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Bring the whole family to Essex Station and be transported to another era during an intimate & unique dining experience on the ESSEX CLIPPER DINNER TRAIN, as featured in the “Memorable Meals” section of USA Today!   All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train for a three of four-course meal served in beautifully restored 1920’s...

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Cantata Profana Returns to Music Mountain

Aug 27, 2016

Cantata Profana returns for their second performance this summer with guest artist Jonathan Yates, Piano. Saturday evenings program will feature the Music Mountain premieres of Ravel: Chansons madécasses and Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Opus 21. The program will also include Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965. This is an all too rare performance of Pierrot Lunaire, a monumental work...

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Playing In Local Bands Exhibit

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

"Playing In Local Bands" - A retrospective exhibit of photography by Vincent Scarano Exhibit runs August 20th - September 3rd 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20th 7-10pm "Playing in Local Bands" is a retrospective exhibition celebrating local musicians and groups from the 80's and 90's. Fashion, hair and attitude of the era is depicted by the seventy...

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Beneath the Skin Exhibit

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, August 5th, 7pm-10pm Exhibit runs till September 3rd Beneath The Skin is an exhibition featuring Hygienic art gallery’s resident artist Justin Anderson and Artists Cai Vail, Erin McNeill, Brian Galderisi and Brad Silk , who are located in near-by metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston. These artists’ portrayals of the figure are an...

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Bye Bye Birdie

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

Put on a happy face! Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie's farewell appearance in Sweet Apple, Ohio is the talk of the town. But it's a teenage crisis for new "steadies" Hugo and Kim: she just won the chance to give Birdie one last kiss before boot camp. Kids, parents and show folk collide in the Goodspeed debut of the hip-swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the...

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Loretta Lynn

Aug 27, 2016

For fifty years, Loretta has fashioned a body of work as artistically and commercially successful – and as culturally significant – as any female performer you’d care to name.  Her music has confronted many of the major social issues of her time, and her life story is a rags-to-riches tale familiar to pop, rock and country fans alike.  The Coal Miner’s...

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Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band : Free Concert

Aug 27, 2016

Since the Fall of 2008, Scott Sharrard has been the touring guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band. He’s been called “One of the best guitarists in the country” by Billboard and “the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield” by the Indianapolis Star Tribune and Gregg Allman, has high praise for the guitarist. “I know all about guitar players —I’ve seen...

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A Sign of the Times

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. "I Know a Place," "The Shoop Shoop Song" and "If I Can Dream" are among the fabulous...

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