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Pinup Calendar Raises Money and Awareness to Fight Domestic Abuse

Pinup Calendar Raises Money and Awareness to Fight Domestic Abuse

Connecticut Calendar Girlz annual pinup calendar raises money for the Interval House, a Hartford-based anti-domestic violence resource.

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The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The CT Files: 'America's Lost Byron,' Fitz-Greene Halleck

The forgotten career of a local literary “giant.”

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Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Barcade Brooklyn-based Beer Bar & Vintage Arcade To Open New Haven Location Pending City Approval

Part beer bar, part arcade, this unique hipster haven is looking to open by fall.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Vinny's Deli in Wallingford Makes the Claim for Best Roast Beef in Connecticut

Vinny's Deli in Wallingford Makes the Claim for Best Roast Beef in Connecticut

We love a great roast beef sandwich; we also love the U.S. of A. And when you can cover two loves with one bite, it’s hard to pass up. Enter the roast beef sandwich at Vinny’s Deli in Wallingford, a.k.a. “The King of Roast Beef.” For a claim that bold, you would hope...

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Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

Six Don’t-Miss July Craft Beer Events

This month will see a host of beer events, both big and small, that are worthy of attention.

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Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

Discover an Amazing Pinot Noir from Tuscany in July Connecticut Events

In July, Cellar Fine Wines has arranged the perfect introduction to the Pinot Nero and other wines from the Baracchi Estate in Italy.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

Weekend Best Bets: Boom Box Parade, Heart and Celebrate America

It's a long holiday weekend and there's plenty to do around the state.

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Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

Adventure Rooms in Middletown Bring Escape Room Craze to Connecticut

The hot new gaming trend is like a video game experience come to life.

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Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Christina Perri’s Girls Night Out with Colbie Caillat & Rachel Platten at Mohegan

Singer/songwriter Christina Perri brings her Girls Night Out Tour to Mohegan Sun with fellow female powerhouses Colbie Caillat and Rachel Platten on July 10.

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Style & Design

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

Say No to Knockoffs: When the Wedding Dress Seems Too Good to Be True

With wedding gowns costing thousands of dollars, many brides are searching for cheaper options, one of which is knockoff dresses ordered off the internet. Can a knockoff hold its own against a designer gown? The Connecticut Bride staff ventured to find out.

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Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

Mixed and Matched Renovation in Redding Receives Honorable Mention

A renovation in Redding receives an honorable mention in the AIA's Alice Washburn Awards.

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Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

Fully Restored 1850s Dairy Barn Awarded Alice Washburn Honorable Mention

An original 1850s dairy barn was fully restored and transformed into a pool house, garnering recognition from the Alice Washburn jurors.

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Health & Science

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

Baseball-Themed Family Day in Southbury Supports Epilepsy Research

One Southbury family is working to strikeout epilepsy with their annual charity walk, Sarah & Southbury Strikeout Seizures (S4) Epilepsy Walk.

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June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

The Alzheimer’s Association dreams of a world without this debilitating, progressive disease that affects over five million Americans. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Unfortunately, we’re years away from that reality. Today, there is no cure or...

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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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History

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

The Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace houses Sloane’s extensive collection of historic farming tools and a wide selection of his artwork.

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Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain Richard “Kip” Files says he still gets goose bumps when he talks about last summer’s historic voyage.

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Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Considering the Slater Memorial Museum stands prominently at the center of the stately grounds of Norwich Free Academy, it’s remarkable that more people don’t know about this nearly 130-year-old gem of a museum, open to the public year-round. At the heart of the museum (the building...

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Jul 7, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015

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

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 theater...

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From the Garden

Jul 7, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015

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

An exhibition and sale of new paintings by Connecticut artist Patricia Kitchings. Over fifteen small and very personal floral still-lifes create what might be considered an ideal spring show. Opening reception on Saturday, June 6th, 5-8 p.m.  On view from June 6 through July 11. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at...

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Westport Historical Society Honors Howard Munce at 100

Jul 7, 2015 - Sep 14, 2015

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

Westport artist Howard Munce, a longtime leader in the town’s arts community, is turning 100 this year and the Westport Historical Society will honor him with a “Centennial Celebration” not only of his work but also of his 80 years of living in and giving his talents to the town of Westport. Curated by Leonard Everett Fisher and dedicated to the artist’s late wife,...

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Remembering the Vietnam War

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015

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

Remembering the Vietnam War honors the 40th anniversary of the end of the war with a presentation of art by Douglas Huebler, LeRoy Henderson, and Nancy Spero, posters by Seymour Chwast and Peter Max, and UConn ephemera that conveys the anti-war sentiments held by many during that period. UConn English and Asian American Studies professor Cathy Schlund-Vials served as guest-curator of...

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Tom Yost: A Modern Realist


Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

This exhibit of 25 beautifully conceived and executed oil paintings highlights Tom Yost’s work created over the last 15 years. The subjects he chooses are from his beloved Litchfield Hills. Mr. Yost is not new to exhibiting at this Museum. The excellence of his paintings has won him first prize in the Annual Members Exhibition here at The New Britain Museum of American Art in both 2007...

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The Shakers: Focus on: Enfield, Connecticut

Jul 7, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015

As part of the Museum’s Art & Education Expansion and reinstallation of the permanent collection the NBMAA recently unveiled a new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gallery was the brain child of Trustee and Shaker authority Steve Miller, who curated the standout...

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?

Jul 7, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generality of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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"Color: Untiled" Art Exhibition

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming summer exhibition “Color Untitled” to be held June 3rd through August 1st, 2015.  The group show will consist of paintings and prints by Charles Arnoldi, Madeleine Keesing, Betty Merken and James Nares, showcasing patterns, rhythms and improvisation skillfully expressed through color.  All are invited to attend a...

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Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Gillette Castle Connection & more at the Essex Steam Train!

Jul 7, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

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

The historical Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is open for daily operations starting June 20th, offering you and your family the most wonderful and unique activities all summer long!  Bring the whole family to Essex Station to take a ride on the acclaimed antique Steam Train or Riverboat and be transported to another era. Whether it be an intimate date for a delicious & unique dining...

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The Artists of Gallery One at ELLE Design Studio

Jul 7, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Member artists include David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny, and Jill Vaughn. Reception on Friday, June 5 from 5pm to 8pm. Free. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm. ELLE Design Studio, 1 Main Street, 860-526-8470,...

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