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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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Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Finish Number 2 & 3 in USA Today Contest

Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Finish Number 2 & 3 in USA Today Contest

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino in competition for top spot on USA Today's Reader's Choice Top 10 contest for best casino in the country.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The Place for Authentic Vietnamese Pho Is Pho Hong Thom in Bridgeport

The place “around town” for truly authentic Vietnamese Pho is Pho Hong Thom on Wood Ave. in Bridgeport.

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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

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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Simple New Canaan Pool House Deserves Honorable Mention at Awards

Simple New Canaan Pool House Deserves Honorable Mention at Awards

A New Canaan pool house received an honorable mention in the AIA Alice Washburn Awards for it's beautiful simplicity and function.

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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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In the Shadows: A Photography Exhibit by Aviva Klein

Jul 3, 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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La Cage aux Folles

Jul 3, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

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

Jerry Herman's glittering show tunes overflow in the outrageous tale of a family of cabaret performers led by partners George and Albin. When their son brings home his fiancée and the future in-laws, the limits of love, parenthood and mascara are put to the test. Tender romance and wild laughter are center stage as the Riviera's most delicious drag nightclub bursts to life in its...

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"Boom" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Jul 3, 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

Jul 3, 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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Exploring Music and the Arts Camp

Jul 3, 2015

Exploring Music and the Arts Camp, June 29-July 3, 2015 An exciting week for children who want to learn more about MUSIC and the ARTS! This fun-filled 5–day camp will include introductory piano lessons, basic singing lessons, and the opportunity to meet different musicians and learn about their instruments.  In addition, there will be professional artists to work with...

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Nature’s Numbers

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Saturday June 20 – Sunday, August 30, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun., 11 am - 5 pm Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition that stimulates numerical thinking and builds math skills. Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make if...

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Colonial Summer Camp

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

Monday – Friday, 9:15 – Noon at the Hanford-Silliman House Sign up for one, two or all four weeks – different activities each week!     Camp Weeks:     O June 22 – 26      O August 3 – August 7      O August 10 – 14      O August 31 –...

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The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015

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

Opening May 29 – August 15 in the Silvermine Room “The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present” is an historical retrospective exhibiting over seventy reproductions of seventeen cartoonists who at one time worked and/or lived in Silvermine from 1900 though the present. The exhibition will open at the Historical Society on Friday, May 29. Come and learn how...

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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “New England Coastlines” featuring the plein air coastal and maritime artwork of New England painter, Stephen Knight. His exhibit runs July 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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Westport Historical Society Honors Howard Munce at 100

Jul 3, 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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