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The CT Files: The Eccentric Traveler Known as The Darn Man

If you’re going to wear the same coat every day for 60 years, make sure it’s a special one.

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New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

New Haven Organization Helps Immigrants & Refugees through Soccer

Elm City Internationals assists immigrant and refugee children with academics through the catalyst of the international sport, soccer.

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UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

The UConn professor has become one of the leading voices on race, culture and politics.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

Franklin Street Works in Stamford Offers Compelling Pairing of Contemporary Art & Great Food

The café within the sleek art space features a from-scratch, seasonal menu prepared by chef Erin Emmett that incorporates locally sourced ingredients.

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CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTbites’ Best Lobster Rolls on the Connecticut Coast: 2015 Update

CTBites' update of the best hot lobster rolls on the Connecticut coast has our mouths watering. Get out and dine on something delicious as summer winds down.

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Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

Restaurant Review: Breakwater, Stonington

One of the most scenic dining spots in Stonington is once again open and delighting patrons.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Weekend Best Bets: Gathering of the Vibes, Food Trucks & Cirque Éloize

Live music, food trucks, craft beer, family fun and world-class shows are all on deck this weekend. There's no excuse to stay inside.

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Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Get Your Monkey On at Connecticut’s New Treetop Adventure Parks

Take to the trees this summer at Connecticut's fun adventure parks. Zip line, climb and explore at Go Ape Treetop Adventures in New Britain or The Adventure Park at Storrs.

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Weekend Best Bets: CT Wine Fest, BBQ Cookoff, Ghost Tours & More

Lots going on around the state on a summer weekend.

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Style & Design

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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A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

A Conversation with American Bridal Designer Judd Waddell

The American designer discusses what goes into designing a luxury bridal line - and why knockoffs don't measure up.

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Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Health & Science

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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The New Hot Lunch: How Schools & Communities are Raising Healthier Kids

Schools and community organizations are working together to serve our children more nutritious food in schools and teach them what it means to be healthy in their everyday lives.

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Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

Once More Than 400 Pounds, Annamarie Rivera Lost Almost 200 Pounds

During her weight-loss journey, the Connecticut woman gained thousands of Instagram followers. Now she’s dedicated to helping others lose weight.

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 1, 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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2015 Summer Arts Workshop Series for Children at the Loft Artists Association

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Allow them to explore their creative side at the Loft Artists Association. REGISTER NOW: FREE SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AT LOFT ARTISTS GALLERIES The Loft Artists Association in Stamford invites youngsters from 7 to 14 to spread their creative wings this summer at a series of free art workshops. The second annual Summer Art...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Program

Aug 1, 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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Jerry Weiss: Painting the Figure

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

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

A select group of figurative work by Jerry Weiss to coincide with his figure drawing class at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The time honored discipline of figure drawing has been the foundation of representational art since the Renaissance. Opening reception on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm to 6pm.  On view from July 15 through August 15. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday...

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My Paris Student Rush

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

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

A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge.= $15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must have valid student ID.

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The Shakers: Focus on: Enfield, Connecticut

Aug 1, 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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Tom Yost: A Modern Realist


Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

This exhibit of 25 beautifully conceived and executed oil paintings highlights Tom Yost’s work created over the last 15 years. The subjects he chooses are from his beloved Litchfield Hills. Mr. Yost is not new to exhibiting at this Museum. The excellence of his paintings has won him first prize in the Annual Members Exhibition here at The New Britain Museum of American Art in both 2007...

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Summer Art Adventures

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015

Session 1: July 8, 9 and 10 Artist-in-Residence Matt Ryan Matt Ryan is a freelance cartoonist and comic book artist whose work spans from the comics industry to package design and advertising. Matt is also the co-founder of Free Lunch Studios in Granby, CT, where he works on freelance projects, teaches classes, mentors students from local schools, and hosts special art events. Check him out...

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?

Aug 1, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generality of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, 860-526-8470,...

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Summer's Last Blast: August & September Fairs, Fest & Road Trips

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Here are some of the best events, things to do and places to visit to keep you busy for the rest of the summer and beyond.