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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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Arresting Patterns

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

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

This exhibition brings together a group of artists who seek to uncover the often- overlooked patterns of racial disparity in the United States Criminal Justice system. The urgent need to explore indicators of intentional and unintentional discrimination arises in the aftermath of the Ferguson verdict, the Baltimore riots, the killing of Eric Garner, and the killing of William K. Scott. These...

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Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880

Sep 5, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

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

A new exhibit entitled, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880 will open on April 8, 2015 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. This Gilded Age Conservatory, with its ribbed half glass dome and Minton tiles, is a great example of early domestic conservatory architecture in the United States. Accessed directly from the...

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Interpretations

Sep 5, 2015 - Oct 1, 2015

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

A new Summer Invitational exhibition entitled, Interpretations will open on July 22, 2015 at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. The exhibition will feature works by Katharine Draper, Catherine Caulfield Russell, and Joan Poarch. The exhibition is curated by artist and designer Gail Ingis-Claus.   The exhibit will run through October 1stwith a...

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Sep 5, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

  The William Benton Museum of Art is pleased to be collaborating with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn to present Speak Up! Speak Out!, an exhibition of puppets ranging in height up to 20 feet, masks, paintings, and other works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater, which has left an indelible stamp on the world of...

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Comedy Writing Classes

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

GOT FUNNY? Were you always the class clown? Love to make people laugh? If you think you have what it takes to be a comedian, this course is for you! Over six weeks you will learn how to channel your own experiences into side-splitting comedy and learn the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance techniques to take your talent to the stage. Taught by Comedy Central’s own DC...

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Bear's Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships

Sep 5, 2015

Join us Labor Day weekend for a mouthwatering culinary adventure of savory barbecue and thirst-quenching craft brews! The foodie revolution comes to MetroHartford with the Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championship, presented with our partner Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue (Connecticut Magazine’s 2015 winner for Best Barbecue and runner up for Best New Restaurant and Best...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Sep 5, 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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Club Getaway Kent CT Connecticut- Labor Day Weekend

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

Date & Time: Friday, September 4, 2015 5 PM-4 AM Location: Club Getaway 59 Kent Road Kent, CT 06757 Description: Dont worry if you do not have anyone else to go with. We will introduce you to others going the same weekend and help you coordinate ride sharing. Please get full details on this incredible weekend getaway here.  Call Jay at 718-757-6933...

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"Art Beyond Style" Art Show by Oksana Tanasiv

Sep 5, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

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

September 4, 2015, 5:30-8:00pm Stamford Palace Theater 61 Atlantic St.,  Stamford,  CT  06901 Solo art show by Ukrainian-American international contemporary artist Oksana Tanasiv “Art Beyond Style” will start with an opening reception on Friday, September 4, 2015, from 5:30pm until 8:00pm and will continue for two month during September and...

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"Alice in Wonderland" Auditions

Sep 5, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

The children’s classic with a contemporary twist. Fall down the rabbit hole into a whole new land where reason is turned upside down and the rules are as slippery as a Cheshire cat’s grin. Journey along as we go under, over and out again in this production. Memorable characters, topsy-turvy language and the question of what do we do when nonsense rules propels this visit to...

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