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Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Plans for the former Litchfield Jail include developing sites for a restaurant, coffee shop, small retail shops, office space, and three loft apartments on the top floor

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

The northeast portion of the state may have to be renamed the Not-So-Quiet Corner, at least for the month of June.

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Style & Shopping

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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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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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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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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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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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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In the Shadows: A Photography Exhibit by Aviva Klein

May 28, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015

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

Traveling photography exhibit In the Shadows is a portraiture exploration of agunot, also known as "chained women." Agunot are women who have been unable to procure a gett, or divorce document, from their husbands, so they cannot remarry. This is a serious issue in the Orthodox Jewish world, in which men have the final say over whether their wives may exit their marital agreement....

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“Muslim Women's Voices - A Photography Exhibition”

May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015

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

The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut coordinates an exhibition of photography focused on Muslim women in America as part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.” This exhibition showcases photographs that challenge stereotypes of Muslim American women and explores the diversity and complexity of this community. Hours: From Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, May 8, 2015 -...

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"Boom" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

May 28, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

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

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents “Boom,” a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, from April 29 through July 31, 2015.      “Boom” will showcase art that looks at prosperity and the overindulgences that have become the norm in a group show of artists that includes Ben Quesnel from Stamford, Ruth...

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The Mayor's Gallery presents "In Transit" new work by Yuko Ike

May 28, 2015 - Jul 6, 2015

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

The Mayor’s Gallery presents “In Transit” new work by Yuko Ike  May 5 – July 6, 2015  Reception: Thursday, May 14 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm   Government Center, 10th floor, 888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT    Yuko Ike was born in Japan, and spent her earlier days in Tokyo. She has spent most of her adult life in the US and...

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May Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Celebrate Springtime Pastels!” a celebration of the late pastel landscape painter, Gene Sparkman. His exhibit runs May 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com

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Gardening Classes with Sara McCool

May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is again offering gardening classes led by sought after Darien-based landscaper, Sara McCool of Ungemack McCool Landscape Associates. Sara, who has taught at the YW for years, returns to teach Landscape Design, Pruning/Green Garden, and Perennial Garden in April and May. Landscape Design and Practice focuses on property designs with an eye on needs and budget and will...

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Artist Corner Sale

May 28, 2015 - May 31, 2015

IAIS is proud to highlight the artistry of Elizabeth James Perry of the Aquinnah Wampanoag  during the month of May.  Elizabeth's work focuses on early Northeastern Woodlands Native material culture, including ancient wampum design, reviving natural dye techniques, and creating museum-quality textile arts in milkweed, white cedar, poplar bark, Indian hemp and wool. Using natural...

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Wesleyan Potters: Future Heirlooms

May 28, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015

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

May 20 - July 12, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop featuring one-of-a-kind pottery, weaving, jewelry and basketry for that perfect remembrance of a special occasion; weddings, anniversaries, showers or graduations. Opening Reception, Thursday May 21 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10-6, Saturday: 10-4 and Sunday: Noon-4

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"Many Facets" New Works by Judy Friday at The Cooley Gallery

May 28, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015

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

Judy Friday is one of the best known contemporary artists in the area.  Whether for her paintings, photography, weavings or sculptures Judy has a long list of devoted collectors.  The Cooley Gallery is proud to present Many Facets, an exhibition and sale of new paintings, weavings and textiles by a very talented local artist.   Judy is one of those artists who confounds her...

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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

May 28, 2015 - May 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Join us for a story and animal encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. Children age 5 and under

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