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'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

ABC Comedy Originally Titled "the Second Fattest Housewife In Westport" Debuts

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Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

It was 100 years ago, on June 16, 1916, that the small central Connecticut farming town of Durham voted and approved the creation of an agricultural fair. Today, the Durham Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut.

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As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

Andover becomes one battleground in a fight taking place all over Connecticut, the region and the country.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

13 Spooky Halloween Events

13 Spooky Halloween Events

This year's best Halloween events

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Adam Carolla Brings Live Podcast to Foxwoods

Adam Carolla Brings Live Podcast to Foxwoods

Comedian, actor, radio personality and New York Times bestselling author Adam Carolla will host a live taping of his podcast, "The Adam Carolla Show," at Foxwoods on Oct. 7.

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Mohegan Sun Celebrates 20 Years

Mohegan Sun Celebrates 20 Years

Mohegan Sun is turning 20 this month, and is throwing itself a birthday party. Perhaps as a testament to the growth of the casino as a destination over the last two decades, Mohegan has organized what might be one of the most impressive series of events in its history.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: September 2016

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with...

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Hidden Gem: Ki Delicia Brazilian Bakery / Deli in Bridgeport Is All Delicious

Hidden Gem: Ki Delicia Brazilian Bakery / Deli in Bridgeport Is All Delicious

When walking into Ki Delicia Bakery and Deli, you are drawn in by the welcoming aroma of Brazilian delights.

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One Dish: Gobdol Bibimbap (Korean Rice Bowl)

One Dish: Gobdol Bibimbap (Korean Rice Bowl)

Edo II, Danbury offers a great version of this traditional dish.

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Craft Cruising: 10 October Craft Beer/Beverage Fests

Craft Cruising: 10 October Craft Beer/Beverage Fests

October is full of craft beverage events you won't want to miss.

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After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

Close Harbour Seafood's longtime customers love the rebuild, and the new ones are happy for a host of reasons, like lobster-stuffed potatoes, Rhode Island clam chowder, shrimp scampi and jumbo lump crab cakes.

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Health & Science

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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Connecticut Magazine

Pete the Cat

Oct 1, 2016

For Pete’s sake, don’t miss ‘Pete the Cat’ LIVE on the Playhouse stage!  When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square!  But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he...

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2016 Parkinson’s Disease Optimism Walk – Westport CT

Oct 1, 2016

The 3rd Annual Westport Optimism Walk for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Sherwood Island State Park.   To register for the walk or to make a donation, go to http://www.ctapda.org/events/optimism-walks/   The APDA Optimism Walk raises money to support scientific research into the...

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A DIVERSITY OF LINES by Robert Bienstock at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

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

New Haven artist Robert Bienstock presents A DIVERSITY OF LINES, a collection of ink and monotype images exploring pattern and contrast, order and disorder through parallel lines. It runs concurrent with Metal Sculpture by Gar Waterman. September 8 to October 9; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 10, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Gallery hours available on website. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley...

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Boundary Conditions

Oct 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

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

Artist Soo Sunny Park transforms the Museum’s Lewitt Family Staircase into a sea of dancing light, reflection, and shadow. The installation floats above the staircase landing, altering its space with natural light and creating a new experience for visitors each time.

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Grove Street Cemetery Historical Tours

Oct 1, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One (1) Hour Walking Tour of Historical Notables Noah Webster Dictionary

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Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

Oct 1, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

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

ports and recreation are universal experiences. Whether we make it to the big leagues or never leave our backyards, these activities play important roles in our lives. They help us form connections with family, friends, and neighbors. Activities encourage us to move, to think, and to interact with our surroundings. The Litchfield Historical Society’s new exhibit America’s Pastimes:...

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METAL SCULPTURE byy Gar Waterman at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

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

METAL SCULPTURE, a solo show by Gar Waterman, includes sculptures inspired by a range of subjects--insects, orchids, birds, diatoms--as well as the odd utilitarian construct from his Tin Man series. It runs concurrent with A Diversity of Lines by Robert Bienstock. September 8 to October 9; Opening Reception on Saturday, September 10, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Gallery hours available on website. Kehler...

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Fall Foliage Excursions at Essex Steam Train!

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016

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

View the spectacular New England autumn foliage in style at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat!  Offering a multitude of weekday and weekend options to experience this beautiful scenery from the train and the boat, Essex Steam Train has just the ticket for you and your family to see the fleeting vibrant colors of the season.   Choose from our Steam Train & Riverboat...

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Farmstead Festival 2016

Oct 1, 2016

Celebrate local food, boutique wines and craft beer at                          Farmstead Festival 2016   The Farmstead Festival 2016 will offer guests an exciting opportunity to savor a variety of local flavors and beverages at Percy Meadows Farm, Percy Thomson...

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Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Oct 1, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016

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

A new multimedia exhibit with photographs, costumes, artifacts, and music will explore the fascinating and tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open on May 4, 2016 and run through Nov. 20, 2016.  Opening Reception: May 12, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - $10 for non-members $5 for members....

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