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New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

Michael Balcombe, 31, is the founder of Precious Wings of New Haven, a ceremonial white dove release service.

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Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Editor's update: Yale has announced that the grad student tested negative for Ebola, and says CDC confirmation is being sought as part of an "overabundance of caution." “We have received preliminary notification that the patient admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital late last...

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

This new Latin fusion restaurant offers a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.

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Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

With “active partner” Conley Rollins and several other investors, chef Annie Wayte did indeed give Salisbury its famous inn back.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

State Senate candidate Bruce Wilson Jr. accused his opponent Ted Kennedy Jr. of funneling money into his campaign at Tuesday’s debate — an accusation Kennedy said is “without merit.”

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Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have reconciled differences with the state’s teachers, but not with firearm manufacturers.

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Arts & Entertainment

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton intended her Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk to be entertaining and historical, but on the first time out Saturday, something chilling happened in front of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on River Street when Boynton talked about paranormal investigators Lorraine and the late Ed Warren.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

Roundup of five great events in Connecticut this weekend; Oct. 17-19.

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Style & Shopping

Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Architect Wilfred Armster did not have the image of a spaceship in mind when designing the iconic, copper-clad condominium complex in Guilford.

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Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Acclaimed interior designer Robert Couturier, who lives in rural northwest Connecticut, will be at one of the state's best shops for style and design this Saturday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of his new book, Designing Paradises.

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Health & Wellness

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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Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

If a patient arriving at Yale-New Haven Hospital was suspected of having Ebola or another highly contagious disease, hospital staff immediately would put a stepped-up emergency plan into action.

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History

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate women who have pushed boundaries in the areas of design and innovation. The ceremony will take place on October 29 in Hartford.

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 William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

The 1916 film starring William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes has long been viewed as one of the holy grails of lost silent films.

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Education

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

The controversy over Yale University’s joint college with the National University of Singapore, in which critics charge that Yale should not be in cooperation with the city-state’s authoritarian regime, was recently reignited over a documentary banned by the government.

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Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

A baker's dozen of Connecticut schools make Newsweek's 2014 list of top American schools, with Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge coming out on top.

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TWO DIRECTIONS at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Oct 19, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

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

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Two Directions, featuring pen-and-ink artist Edith Borax-Morrison and painter John Harris, from Thursday, October 16 - Sunday, November 16, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 26, 3pm - 6pm. For more information, visit our website, www.kehlerliddell.com, or call 203.389.9555. From Two Directions you’ll see how the unique approaches of the...

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City Wide Open Studios

Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Join 350 artists when they put out the welcome mat for Connecticut’s most exciting visual arts festival, spread across three weekends this October. A complete map to all the studios, a guide to events, guided tours, performances, and more can be found at cwos.org. Artists will also exhibit one work at Artspace’s Main Exhibition Hub. This event is free! 

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32nd Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

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

This festival is one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England and features 175 local artisans and their wares: jewelry, woodworking, pottery, clothing, metalwork, and much more. Enjoy live music, a food court, and first-floor tours of Roseland Cottage.

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“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair”

Oct 19, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

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

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully...

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2014 Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition

Oct 19, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014

On View October 8 through November 9, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm Pastel Demonstration by Aline Ordman Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm in the Converse Art Gallery. Demonstration is free and open to the public. The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPSSM programs are funded and run by artists and their...

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New Media: John O'Donnell

Oct 19, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

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

Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation created by John O’Donnell, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the bazaar and mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning. Appearing as a simple representation of a kitchen area or pantry, further inspection reveals there is more happening than food...

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Let Me Quilt One More Day

Oct 19, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

American quilting has dramatically been transformed over the past 250 years. Let Me Quilt One More Day showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of this age-old craft. Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an...

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Connections

Oct 19, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014

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

a group exhibit of mixed media work featuring Rachel Siporin, Elisa Tenenbaum, Patty Weise, Jennifer Knaus and Terry Donsen Feder

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 19, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Generously sponsored by Essex Savings Bank and Essex Financial Services.

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Connecticut Renaissance Fair

Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Shop in one of New England’s largest olde-world marketplaces selling everything from clothing, jewelry, and housewares to swords, toys, and collectibles.  All the Faire is a stage with jousting knights, armored combat, belly dancers, fire eaters, acrobats, musicians, and many other shows all included with your admission. Please visit the ctfaire.com for more information.

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