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

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015

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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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Exhibition: "The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage"

May 29, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015

The New Britain Museum of American Art is excited to announce its first ever exhibition to examine contemporary jewelry as an art form. The exhibition, The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage, will showcase approximately 250 pieces of fine jewelry, spanning the 50 years of Elizabeth Gage’s superb craftsmanship and bold design. Truly an artist who uses jewels and metal instead of...

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

May 29, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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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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Kiss Me, Kate

May 29, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

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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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EXHIBITION: New Media: Catherine Ross: Laugh Track

May 29, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

New Media artist Catherine Ross frames instances on video that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. In Laugh Track (2013), she recontectualizes film clips of both men and women laughing. The result is a mini overture in which laughter...

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38th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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The 2015 Bluegrass Festival Confirmed Performers for our 38th Annual Bluegrass Festival include…The Gibson Brothers, The Steeldriver, The Kruger Brothers, Della Mae, Lonely Heartstring Band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing (One of IBMA’s Featured Artists), The South Carolina Broadcasters.

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Gollum: Monsters of Ruin and the Techno-Sublime

May 29, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015

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Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 2015 Curated by Sarah Fritchey In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hollywood reimagines the ancient Jewish depiction of Golem as a formless being that represents Adam before his final creation by God, to a degenerate hobbit known as Gollum.   The first Golem was made of the earth’s crust, while the...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

May 29, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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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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Soul of the Landscape: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography by Peter Wnek

May 29, 2015 - Jul 28, 2015

Award-winning photographer Peter Wnek explores the SOUL OF THE LANDSCAPE in his upcoming exhibition of fine art photography at the Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, May 8 - July 28, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 7 from 4-7 p.m. With a focus on local scenes, this exhibit speaks to the beauty that surrounds us, the coastal vistas and woodland spaces that are unique to our state....

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Art from the New Britain Public & Parochial Schools

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015

For the 25th year, the creative output of our youngest artists will be celebrated in Art from the New Britain Public & Parochial Schools. This popular exhibition will feature some 225 artists from kindergarten through high school. The artwork ranges in medium, and will include pastels, markers, collage, crayon, pencil, watercolor, oil paints, tempera, charcoal, clay, ink, and acrylics.

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