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Connecticut Ski Areas Opening for Season; New Safety Rules in Place

Connecticut Ski Areas Opening for Season; New Safety Rules in Place

Skiers may notice minor changes at Connecticut slopes, after a bill introduced this past spring seeking to enforce safety regulations was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy in June.

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New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

New Guilty Pleas in Connecticut’s Biggest Heist, at Eli Lilly Warehouse

In May Amaury Villa pleaded guilty to his role in an $80 million robbery of an Enfield pharmaceutical warehouse, his brother Amed Villa plead guilty last summer. In April three more men were charged in the case. The court documents read like the script of a Hollywood crime flick…

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Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

Shining from the hillside high above I-84 in Waterbury is the illuminated cross of Holy Land, a powerful beacon in a time when Christians mark the birth of Christ At the base of the hill, just off the highway, is another Catholic landmark whose story is poignant and powerful at this time of year.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
6 Connecticut Craft Beer Stouts That Will Warm You This Winter

6 Connecticut Craft Beer Stouts That Will Warm You This Winter

Though the weather outside is frightful, these Connecticut stouts are so delightful.

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Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Best Holiday Hostess Gift in Connecticut: Gourmet Artisan Chocolates

Insiders know there are plenty of delicious gourmet chocolate options made in Connecticut that rival the commercial standbys.

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Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

Brick + Wood Neapolitan Pizzeria & Wine Bar Opens in Fairfield

You know how you “just know” when a new restaurant is going to be good? That’s the feeling you get in the first ten minutes at Brick + Wood.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut’s Little Town of Bethlehem Holding Christmas Town Festival

Connecticut’s Little Town of Bethlehem Holding Christmas Town Festival

Our little town of Bethlehem right here in Connecticut will come alive the first weekend of December with the 34th annual Christmas Town Festival.

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'Monster' Hit 'Jekyll & Hyde' Stops at Palace Theater in Waterbury

'Monster' Hit 'Jekyll & Hyde' Stops at Palace Theater in Waterbury

The musical Jekyll & Hyde is making its Palace Theater Debut in Waterbury Dec. 6 and 7 in the launch of the show's fifth national tour.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Santa, HopFest, Trains, Holiday Lights Parade …

The Thanksgiving Weekend version of the 5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut "ate too much" and ballooned into 10 things.

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Style & Shopping

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Shops at Yale Add Seven New Retail, Dining Brands; Officials Celebrate

Seven new businesses have opened at the Shops at Yale, greatly enhancing a vibrant downtown “climate where retail and restaurants can thrive.”

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Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Bloomingdale’s Veteran Is Fashion Force in the Connecticut Countryside

Retail is in Richard Derwin’s DNA and he wears it well. R. Derwin Clothier has been on the green in Litchfield, Conn., for more than 25 years and still going strong.

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A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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Health & Wellness

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Connecticut Boy’s Rare Disease Inspires Sports Drink Used by NFL, Other Athletes

Growing up, Jonah Feldman needed to be fed every three hours to survive. Today, his condition has inspired a nutrition product with the potential to revolutionize fitness drinks.

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Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

A benefit concert at the Elks Lodge in Waterbury raised more than $6,800 for LifeChoice Donor Services and raised awareness for the importance of organ donation.

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‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

‘Baby Sleep Whisperer’ Has Secrets to Help Parents Love the Dark Again

The Baby Sleep Whisperer, Ingrid Prueher, offers advice to tired parents around the country on getting restless babies to bed from her business based in Westport.

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History

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, though technically closed for the season for tours, opens again for the holidays in dressed-up fashion.

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Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is the author of Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World.

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Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!

Nov 29, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015

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

November 22 - January 25, 2015 LEGO® returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with its grand opening on Saturday, November 22. Trains, planes, and rocket ships will speed through the Stamford Museum galleries throughout the holiday season. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit...

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2014 Holiday Fair

Nov 29, 2014

2014 Holiday Fair at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT Saturday, November 29th -  9am-2pm 22 Masonic Ave  *  Wallingford, CT  06492 A day full of shopping, food, fun, and More! Come spend the day shopping amongst 30 of CT's Amazing vendors! Looking to do A LOT of affordable holiday shopping? Want to take the kids to meet Mr. & Ms. Claus or to...

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Parties at the JCC Center

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to have a party to remember. Our party facilitator will create a fun and engaging environment for the children. We will decorate the room with balloons, set the table with tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, etc. Children will be engaged in fun,...

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South Windsor Farmers Market

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Over 30 vendors every week offering the best in Connecticut grown and prepared foods, as well as high-quality handmade items! Live music and happy people every week!!

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Holiday at Gallery 53

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St. Meriden will have several events during the month of December.  The art of the Gingerbread House will be an auction of handmade gingerbread houses.  Bidding will take place on Friday, December 5 thru 2:00 on Sunday, December 7.  The auction will take place Sunday, after bidding closes.  Gallery 53 will host their Annual Holiday Fair during from...

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Deck the Walls and Work by Newly Elected Artists

Nov 29, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015

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

The Lyme Art Association’s annual holiday show and sale features over 200 works of art in all sizes and mediums by member artists.  This exhibition is a great place to find gifts for family and friends.  Opening reception on Friday, November 21 from 5pm to 7pm. Take advantage of tax-free shopping from 5 – 7pm on November 21 and from 10am – 5pm on November 22. ...

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Small Works: Artful Treasures Art Exhibition & Sale

Nov 29, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

This 6th Annual Holiday show & sale will run from November 1st - January 4th, 2015. There will be a "Meet the Artists" on Saturday, November 1st from 4-7PM. During this exhibition, Celebrations offers a collection of "Small Works" original artwork from 26 artists, all less than 200 square inches and priced under $200.  

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Norwich Winterfest 5K

Nov 29, 2014

We hope you'll consider joining us as a runner, volunteer, or spectator at our 2nd annual Norwich Winterfest 5K! Also, join us at 10:30am for a FREE FitKids Race! Visit our Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669138159979242/?ref=5 Register to run or volunteer here: http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/Norwich_Winterfest_5K.htm

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Art Exhibition

Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

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

"Missing Links," a group exhibition by 12 area artists curated by Catherine Vanaria, chair of the WCSU Department of Art, will open with a reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, and will run through Saturday, Nov. 29, at The Gallery at the Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. in New Haven. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday....

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The Wood's 4th Annual Gingerbread Festival

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014

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

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum has decided to once again deck its halls and throw open its doors for one of the largest Gingerbread House Festivals and Displays in all of New England.   From November 28th to December 13th, 2014, the spicy aroma of gingerbread will permeate the air as local artisans and bakers, experienced and novice alike show off their talents with a dizzying...

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