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Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops  Become a New Cash Crop?

Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops Become a New Cash Crop?

Hops were once a major crop in Connecticut. Now a new generation of farmers is hoping to regain that standing and help fuel the craft beer movement.

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CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

On 9/11 Stephen Siller died in the South Tower after running through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. His New Fairfield cousin has helped make sure his and other sacrifices that day have not been forgotten.

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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

A soul food specialty can be found along the Connecticut shore.

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Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Big three-day Labor Day weekend ahead, with lots of sunshine and good weather in the forecast—the last gasp of summer for most. Here's some of what's going on around Connecticut... Fair Days A staple of the long Labor Day weekend, the Goshen Fair features a variety of...

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares provides aid to its neighbors from Fairfield County and around the globe.

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UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Program

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Are you looking for a new way to get out and connect with the Connecticut River? Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the coves of Essex.  Friday – Sunday, canoes, tandem kayaks and single kayaks are available for rent at the Connecticut River Museum. Boats will be put in at the launch right next to the Museum, offering easy access to North, Middle & South Coves. Rental Rates:...

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"SPLASH"

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite.   “SPLASH” a group exhibition celebrates the wondrous days of summer. Selected members of the gallery’s roster in conjunction with several guest artists use both traditional iconography and contemporary metaphor to explore...

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Westport Historical Society Honors Howard Munce at 100

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 14, 2015

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

Westport artist Howard Munce, a longtime leader in the town’s arts community, is turning 100 this year and the Westport Historical Society will honor him with a “Centennial Celebration” not only of his work but also of his 80 years of living in and giving his talents to the town of Westport. Curated by Leonard Everett Fisher and dedicated to the artist’s late wife,...

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Fibrations by Carol Ingram: An Exhibit of Felted Work Inspired by the Land & People of India

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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

“A month traveling across the northern region of the immense subcontinent revealed a kaleidoscope of color and sound at nearly every turn. The contradictions of daily life - dust to dye and chaos to harmony - elicited a visceral reaction that has infused my work. Fiber art is my medium and this exhibit reflects the emotions, atmosphere, and associations that resulted from my...

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Earth.Light.Air

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

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

The loft gallery’s next exhibit “Earth, Air, Light” will open on Thursday, August 13 and run through Sunday, September 21. The show will feature two local artists, oil painter Edith Skiba LaMonica of Canton, CT and Litchfield CT resident, and professional photographer, Jill Davenport.   A public art opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 4-6pm...

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! 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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The Shakers: Focus on: Enfield, Connecticut

Sep 5, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015

As part of the Museum’s Art & Education Expansion and reinstallation of the permanent collection the NBMAA recently unveiled a new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gallery was the brain child of Trustee and Shaker authority Steve Miller, who curated the standout...

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Art Explorers (Ages 6-8)

Sep 5, 2015 - Jun 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-noon (Sept.-June) Drop-in students are welcome (Scholarships are available for New Britain students.) No charge for chaperones, who must remain in the building Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with different projects weekly. Artist Suzy...

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21st Century Works

Sep 5, 2015 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Art Explorers (Ages 6-8)

Sep 5, 2015 - Jun 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-noon (Sept.-June) Drop-in students are welcome (Scholarships are available for New Britain students.) No charge for chaperones, who must remain in the building Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with different projects weekly. Artist Suzy...

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