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2015 WINTER DINING GUIDE

It's time for our annual roundup of the best in Connecticut dining,featuring both our readers' choices and our experts' picks in more than 30 cuisine categories, from American to vegetarian.

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Connecticut Today

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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'Connecticut Patriot Act' Challenged by State Senate; Debate Mirrors National Patriot Act Concerns

'Connecticut Patriot Act' Challenged by State Senate; Debate Mirrors National Patriot Act Concerns

A bill that would require law enforcement to obtain warrants in order to gather information such as texts, Facebook messages and geo-locational data from cell phone providers has passed in the state Senate.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Chef Annie Wayte Makes 'Superior' Magic at The White Hart Inn, Salisbury: Restaurant Review

Chef Annie Wayte Makes 'Superior' Magic at The White Hart Inn, Salisbury: Restaurant Review

After a renovation, an abrupt closing and new ownership, the White Hart Inn is back.

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Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton to Hold Grand Opening May 30

Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton to Hold Grand Opening May 30

Outer Light Brewing Co. has been pouring beer since April but will hold its grand opening on May 30.

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One Dish: Delicious Hanger Steak at New Public House in Old Lyme

One Dish: Delicious Hanger Steak at New Public House in Old Lyme

The Public House’s grilled hanger steak was bliss, perfectly cooked, its charred -black craggy crust well-seasoned, in perfect contrast to the rich, buttery interior that defines this cut of meat.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best: Memorial Day Parades, Robin Hood Fair, Mystic Seaport Salute to Summer …

Weekend Best: Memorial Day Parades, Robin Hood Fair, Mystic Seaport Salute to Summer …

Memorial Day weekend is packed with parades, ceremonies, festivals and events. Check out the Robin Hood Springtime Festival, Heirloom Festival, Salute to Summer and more.

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Off the Beaten Path: Impressionism at Bush-Holley House in Greenwich

Off the Beaten Path: Impressionism at Bush-Holley House in Greenwich

A great place to start a visit to Greenwich is the Bush-Holley Historic Site in Cos Cob, whose most famous occasional resident was American Impressionist Childe Hassam.

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Weekend Best Bets: 'Matilda The Musical', Mystic Food Trucks, Coney Island & Copland ...

Weekend Best Bets: 'Matilda The Musical', Mystic Food Trucks, Coney Island & Copland ...

There are lots of great things to do this weekend, including a winning family musical, a premier Connecticut gardening event and lots more, like a gathering of food trucks in scenic Mystic.

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Style & Shopping

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

Connecticut Home of Bob Avian of ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Miss Saigon,’ For Sale

Theater legend Robert Avian is known for the unique style, class and poetic depth of his works. It is no wonder why some 40 years ago he took what was a hunting lodge that needed some tender loving care in the bucolic town of Kent, Conn., and turned it into a impeccably tasteful, idyllic retreat,...

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Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show May 9 at Connecticut Historical Society Marries Designs of Past and Present

Historical fashions act as inspiration for new looks in the Connecticut Historical Society's upcoming event, Haute History: A Vintage-Inspired Fashion Show on May 9 in Hartford.

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Health & Wellness

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

Fight Against Premature Birth the Latest Campaign for the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes, established in 1938, has tackled a number of issues for babies from polio to birth defects, and now their latest crusade, premature birth.

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History

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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The CT Files: The Dark Day

One of the most unusual natural events in state history had some residents believing that the End Times had arrived.

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Used Clothing Collection Fundraiser

May 22, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015

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

 The Prince Hall OES Stella Chapter No. 16 is hosting a Used Clothing Collection throughout May and June, with a final collection event on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 9AM-2:30PM in the parking lot of 2 Mahl Ave, Hartford, CT. The organization is seeking clean slightly used men/women/children clothes, linens, purses and shoes to recycle. Music, Community/Networking, FREE HOTDOGS/DRINK for...

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Watertown Art League Juried Art Show

May 22, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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

Artists are being invited to enter the Watertown Art League Juried Art Show scheduled for May 8th thru May 22th  2015 at the Middlebury Library. The show will be in the Larkin Room of the newly renovated Middlebury Library at 30 Crest Road, off route 188 in Middlebury CT. Over $1200 in cash prizes will be presented, including $400 for Best in Show. Sorry, no photography or sculpture will...

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Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future

May 22, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

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

Childhood Portraits: Our Children, Our Future May 9-June 28, 2015 General Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6, 8-18 Opening Reception: May 9, 3-5 p.m. – Free Admission Following the culmination of a partnership launched by the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA), the Lockwood-Mathews...

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The Wiz Auditions

May 22, 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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Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks

May 22, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce Teapots, Vessels, Flagons & Flasks, a juried exhibition of pourable containers made by contemporary American artists.  The show will be on view in the Center's Mill Gallery from May 15 - June 14, 2015.  The public is welcome to view the exhibit at a free opening reception on Friday, May 15, 5-7 pm. Juried by studio pottery Hayne...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

May 22, 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- Memorial day Weekend

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Date & Time: Friday, May 22, 2015 5 PM-4 AM Male ages:  Female ages:  Location: Club Getaway 59 Kent Road Kent, CT 06757 Cost:  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...

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Salsa Lessons

May 22, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Salsa Lessons for beginners, Intermediate and advanced learners. Fun music, friendly environment and experienced instructors. Every Friday from 7:15-8:15 pm No partner or experience necessary and walk-ins always welcome. Great time for singles and couples! Lots of restaurants nearby to extend a wonderful evening...

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Blues Traveler

May 22, 2015

Famed jam band Blues Traveler’s Grammy Award-winning hit “Run-Around,” along with “Gina,” “100 Years” and others defined pop music in the mid-90s. It’s been a quarter century since they formed in a suburban New Jersey basement and laid the foundation for their hybrid vibe that draws from blues-rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and...

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Bill Burr’s “All In Comedy Tour” Rolls Into Comix at Foxwoods For Four Shows Beginning Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015

Comix at Foxwoods will play host to the hilarious Joe Bartnick and Paul Virzi of “Bill Burr’s: All In Comedy Tour” for a three-night four-performance stand-up event beginning on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and ending with their “Nasty Show” on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.   Since its inception, Burr’s “All In Comedy...

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