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Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pockett, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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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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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

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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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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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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11th Annual CT REIA New England Real Estate Expo

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

Seasoned & New Real Estate Investors: You're cordially invited - and strongly urged - to Register for this year's Expo! We've called in a posse of seven extraordinary Real Estate Experts to converge in one place with their most jealously-guarded SECRETS in tow, to craft your individual 'master plan' for the monumental...   October 31, November 1 & 2, 2014...

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Goodspeed Musicals Professional Development: Directing a High School Production 1

Nov 1, 2014

Directing a High School Production November 1 (& December 13)  2014 Goodspeed Musicals is offering Continuing Education hours to educators who attend our professional development series. The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals has organized a 2-day event dedicated to teachers in Connecticut. The seminars will be held on the beautiful...

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Parties at the JCC Center

Nov 1, 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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The Way We Worked

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014

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

September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a supplementary exhibition that explores the history of the...

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November Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Celebrating Realism” featuring the breathtakingly realistic paintings of two of Darien’s finest women artists: Chet Saur and Mary Morant. Their exhibit runs November 1 – 26. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com...

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Explore the Dark Side in Pastels

Nov 1, 2014

Experiment with the purest of pigments.  Discover the fun of painting on textured boards while focusing on temperature, atmospheric perspective and drawing. Demos and critiques are included.  Learn how to take better reference shots for either day or nigh paintings.  Open to all levels of artists.  Instructor:  Christine Ivers

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Joshua Gold: Pottery - at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

This event occurs every 4 week(s) on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  Joshua Gold’s work is derived and inspired by Asian aesthetic. The surface treatment has a depth, expressiveness, and variation that compliments and accents his forms. Josh’s artistic journey is the search and discovery of the endless dances that express elegance and grace.    All work in this gallery show is for sale, along with a wide variety of...

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Her Way, An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014

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

An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women from the 19th century through present day.  The Cooley Gallery opens this exhibition as a part of a town-wide celebration of women artists and their place in American art history. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

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Small Works: Artful Treasures Art Exhibition & Sale

Nov 1, 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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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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