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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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EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

Michael Bzdyra, appointed the new Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in March, spoke with Connecticut Magazine in his most extensive interview to date. He talks about the ongoing computer problems, his short- and long-term goals, those wait times, his master's degree controversy and more.

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Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

The legendary singer and civil rights advocate who lived in Danbury will adorn the back of the newly redesigned $5 dollar bill Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

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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Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Backstage: Mary Beth Peil of 'Good Wife,' Matthew Morrison of 'Glee' & Oscar winner Dianne Wiest

Who knew there were so many Connecticut ties to "The Good Wife," which ends May 8? Mary Beth Peil is the guv's mum, Bethlehem’s Christine Baranski plays cool partner Diane Lockhart and Roxbury’s Jerry Adler plays frisky coot Howard Lyman.

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Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Actress and producer Rita Wilson stepped into the music world in 2012. Her new self-titled second album includes all original music.

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Style & Design

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Silky (and Safe) Skin by Hartford-Based Company Nzuri Gold

Hartford-based skin care company, Nzuri Gold, offers all-natural solutions for all skin types

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We're STEPPING OUT again!

We're STEPPING OUT again!

Recent events from around the state include fundraisers at Spotlight Theaters and the Bushnell in Hartford, the 200th anniversary of New Haven's Trinity on the Green church, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

New England Brewing Co.’s Ultra-Popular G-Bot More Available Than Ever

The renamed and relabeled beer is back and easier to find. Head brewer Matt Westfall tells us about the home brew recipe that inspired the legendary double IPA.

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Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

Craft Cruising: 10 Don't Miss Craft Beer & Wine Events This Month

The coming month will see a variety of beer festivals and dinners as well as wine events and other craft beverage-centric happenings.

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Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Continental Cuisine With A VUE at Foxwoods Resort Casino

The new VUE 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino offers high-quality Continental cuisine and panoramic views.

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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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Colorblends House & Spring Garden

May 1, 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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Breast Cancer Alliance RUN / WALK FOR HOPE 5K – ONE MILE, Sunday May 1st

May 1, 2016

Greenwich Avenue will in pink on May 1st as hundreds of Breast Cancer Alliance’s supporters from toddlers to grandparents WALK or RUN or both to honor and remember those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. The 5K RUN was added this year to round out this already well-attended event.    The Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the largest private non-corporate breast...

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Walk MS: West Haven 2016

May 1, 2016

Walk MS is a charity walk series that take place in over 550 locations with more than 330,000 people participating annually. We've been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $920 million to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. When you participate in Walk MS, you help ensure no one ever...

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Travelers Walk MS 2016

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Thousands of Connecticut residents are expected to step out from nine sites across the state for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter’s 2016 Travelers Walk MS.   Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease which affects more than 6,500 Connecticut residents. It is generally diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Symptoms can range from...

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Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour!

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Toot toot!!! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station for the “Ready, Set, Go Tour!” for 3 weekends in April! Thomas & Friends will be joining us on April 16-17, 23-24, & April 30-May 1, with departure times every 45 minutes from 9AM-3:45PM.  Passengers select a departure time when purchasing a ticket (ride is approx....

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Walk MS: Litchfield 2016

May 1, 2016

Walk MS is a charity walk series that take place in over 550 locations with more than 330,000 people participating annually. We've been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $920 million to drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. When you participate in Walk MS, you help ensure no one ever...

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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

May 1, 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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Earth Day Family Volunteer Project - Invasive Plant Species Removal

May 1, 2016

Get the family outdoors to celebrate Earth Day and support the SM&NC! Join us for a "garlic mustard pull" to remove this invasive plant from our trails and woods. Garlic mustard was introduced in the 1860's as a culinary herb and has since become an invasive species in much of Connecticut. Left unchecked, it can become the dominant plant in the undergrowth of forests,...

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"95th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition" and "Body Language"

May 1, 2016 - Jun 3, 2016

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

The Lyme Art Association presents the annual showcase of the best new works of art by Elected Artists Members. These artists are professionals of note and significance whose works are known, collected, and exhibited throughout the country, as well as along the Shoreline.  Body Language, displaying artwork based on the human figure in all its forms, runs concurrent with the Elected Artist...

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New England Women's Show

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2016

New England Women's Show - Hartford Edition - Presents the Ultimate Day Out for Women of All Ages!   The NE Women's Show is the largest CT Women's Show and features two days of non stop shopping, pampering, learning, laughing, relaxing and gathering information - over 5,000 women are expected to attend the Show. April 30th and May 1st the XL Center will be transformed by...

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