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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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Animal Meet and Greet

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays July 7 - August 22, 3 pm Stop by our new exhibit, Heckscher WILD!, meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or...

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The Wiz Auditions

Jul 31, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

Auditions will take place for The Wiz at the Performing Arts Academy of CT, 131 Bradley Road, Woodbridge, CT on Thursday, April 30th and May 1st from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday, May 2nd from 9AM to 1PM. Auditions will also be held on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th from 4PM to 7PM, and on Saturday May 9th from 9AM to 1PM. The team has opened other dates for auditions...

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HEADIN’ WEST! 27th Annual Children’s Circus of Middletown to perform July 31

Jul 31, 2015

The City of Middletown Commission on the Arts and Oddfellows Playhouse presents the 27th Children’s Circus of Middletown: HEADIN’ WEST! This original, one-time-only show will be performed at 5 pm, Friday, July 31, at Spencer School, 207 Westfield Street, Middletown, CT. In case of rain, the event will be at 5 pm, Saturday, August 1. Tickets are available on the day of show, cash...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Jul 31, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site meeting or private...

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Thursdays on the Dock

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

Thursdays on the Dock- 2015 marks the 5th year for Thursday’s on the Dock and the weekly July & August concerts have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 9th – August 27th. The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront...

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Connecticut Ballet Summer Dance Caravan 2015

Jul 31, 2015

Gates: 5:30 pm  FREE Pre- Show Open Ballroom Dance Class by John Vitti: 6-7 pm  Ballet Show: 7:30 pm  Narrated by Artistic Director Brett Raphael, Connecticut’s professional ballet company returns with a new program of classic and contemporary ballets to delight all tastes, including two premieres performed by the company’s spectacular dancers. The Khalda...

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"Peak Season" Loft Artists Association Group Show

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

The Loft Artists Association annual all-member group show, “Peak Season,” opens Saturday, August 1st in their East Gallery at 575 Pacific Street, Stamford. An Opening Reception will launch the exhibition on Friday, July 31 from 5:30 to 8 pm, and it will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 pm through Sunday, August 30th, 2015. Event chair Lucienne Buckner notes that,...

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Sunset Cruises!

Jul 31, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Are you looking for the quintessential New England shoreline experience this summer? The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has just the ticket...introducing Sunset Cruises! For just $30/person, you can enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat excursion. Join the passengers every Friday evening at 6PM, from July 10th - September 4th, as they gather at Essex Station for a ride on vintage...

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RTD Friday Night Acoustics with Matt Vizzio

Jul 31, 2015

MATT VIZZO at the Friday Night Acoustics on uly 31st, 2015 at Howard Brown Park Norwich - Under the Gazebo. Sponsored by the 2015 Rock the Docks Summer Concert Series AND Eastern Savings Bank!! Grab a blanket/beach chair - sit back and enjoy your evening! I am Matt Vizzo. My Mission is to create an unforgettable musical experience that reflects positively on myself and the...

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Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Franklin Street Works is pleased to present Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States, an original group exhibition curated by Yaelle S. Amir. The exhibition features artists who use creative, often process-oriented, strategies and community collaborations to advocate for authorized and undocumented immigrants and propose innovative...

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