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BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

BEACHCOMBING: At 90, Still a Running Man

Still hard at work at the Hamden law firm he started in 1954, Herman Bershstein is determined to bounce back from a stroke and run road races again.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

Connecticut Humane Society Finds Forever Homes for Local Pets

The Connecticut Humane Society adopts out approximately 5,000 animals per year from their locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport.

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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

Celebrate Mother's Day with CT Race in the Park in New Britain

For hundreds of people around the state, Mother's Day starts a day early this year, on May 7, at the annual CT Race in The Park, a walk-and-run fundraiser at New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park celebrating survivors and victims of breast cancer.

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Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

Pintos, ‘Burning Rat’ and Scalding Coffee at Ralph Nader’s Winsted Museum

The Tort Museum is a surprisingly engaging ode to the rule of law.

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7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

7 Marvelous May Events: Samba Fest, Circus, Kenny Chesney & More!

There are many great events in May from Kenny Chesney at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino to Circus XTREME at the XL Center. Don't miss out!

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

8 Connecticut Farm Dinners With Spectacular Views & Cuisine

Chefs across the state are taking to the fields for these mouthwatering events.

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Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Connecticut Chefs Dish on Favorite Ingredients

Several of the state's top chefs reveal their favorite local ingredients.

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Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut Farms Fuel Local Food Culture

Connecticut farms are enhancing our local food culture by selling fresh ingredients to restaurants and grocery stores.

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Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts Now Available at Nom Eez in Black Rock

Donut Crazy Doughnuts are now available in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood at newly opened Vietnamese restaurant, Nom Eez.

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Health & Science

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven Provides Support & Prevention for Population Living with HIV

AIDS Project New Haven provides support, management of care and prevention services to people living with HIV in New Haven each year.

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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

When Stamford’s Purdue Pharma released OxyContin they marketed it like no other high-strength painkiller had ever been marketed. Today four out of five new heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers and prescription pill addiction has become a scourge in its own right.

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Housing Development Fund Seventh Annual Benefit Breakfast

May 4, 2016

JOIN COMMUNITY LEADERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS TO CELEBRATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITH HDF! On May 4, 2016, HDF will celebrate our 7th Annual “Opening Doors to Opportunity” Benefit Breakfast. This annual event brings together hundreds of community leaders who are connected with HDF’s efforts to bring affordable housing opportunities to local families and homebuyers. ...

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Colorblends House & Spring Garden

May 4, 2016 - May 15, 2016

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

This April the Colorblends House & Spring Garden in Bridgeport will open again for six weeks. More than 35,000 spring bulbs were planted over the last two years to create a beautiful spring display of flowerbulbs. The garden is a collaboration between COLORBLENDS and Dutch designer Jacqueline van der Kloet. Its purpose is to show how bulbs can be used to create a beautiful spring...

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Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!

May 4, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible scheduling and extended days. Set on the spacious, park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, our nursery school is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and...

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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

May 4, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

To coincide with the 2016 Connecticut Spring Antique show, the CHS is organizing a display of shelf clocks from its collection. The exhibit will feature early models made by Eli Terry and Seth Thomas, including the prototype of Eli Terry’s shelf clock patented in 1816.

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Business Planning Foundations

May 4, 2016 - May 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

This 9 week course is a practical, hands-on business development program that utilizes facilitated learning, business experts as guest speakers, textbooks and electronic business plan templates. During the course you will learn to: • Define your business model • Research your market • Identify and reach your target customer • Develop marketing and sales strategies •...

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2016 Westchester-Fairfield Go Red for Women Luncheon

May 4, 2016

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.  Get informed about the risks of heart disease and stroke. Know the red flags. Know your heart health...

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Westchester-Fairfield Go Red for Women Health & Wellness Exhibition

May 4, 2016

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.  The Westchester-Fairfield Go Red For Women Health & Wellness Exhibition provides attendees with opportunities to learn about their risk for heart disease...

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 4, 2016 - May 7, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly announces the return of the iconic American artist, Peter Max. His exhibit “Journey through the Career of a Pop Culture Icon” will run April 30 to May 7. Peter Max will make two special appearances, which are complimentary and open to the public. RSVP required: Thursday, May 5 from 6-9pm and Saturday, May 7 from 4-7pm. To RSVP, call (866) 900-6699...

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Open Appraisal Day

May 4, 2016 - Dec 21, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Wednesday's are open appraisal days at BRG - Greenwich!  Bring your hidden treasure to discover it's true value.  If you'd like to consign something, feel free to bring it along or bring some photos & discover how BRG can help you sell your piece(s). Black Rock Galleries - Greenwich 179 Hamilton Avenue Greenwich, CT

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

May 4, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

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

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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