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CONNsumer: Don't Fall Victim to These Common Scams

CONNsumer: Don't Fall Victim to These Common Scams

The many shades of deception include fake lotteries, illegal marketing calls, phony charity solicitations, fake inheritance notices, utility imposters, friends-in-distress schemes (also known as the Grandparent Scam) and the most often-reported scam in Connecticut...

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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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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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A Night in the Museum

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Gallery on the Green presents “A Night in the Museum” Exhibition plus solo shows by Ruth Jacobson and Michelle Thomas Canton, CT -  Friday, September 2nd through Sunday, October 2nd Fakes?  Forgeries? Come to this fun exhibition and see how member and guest artists create their own take on museum masterpieces.  The solo show by Michelle Thomas is entitled...

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Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: HOME SWEET HOME

Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017

New traveling exhibit at The Children's Museum. Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home reinforces an important message: caring for the environment starts at home and children can be active participants in the process. Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl highlight ways to reduce, reuse and recycle as they guide visitors through urban, woodland, and stream settings. The exhibit features...

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Families Learn & Play with History!

Oct 1, 2016

Have you wanted to visit Windsor Historical Society, but can’t wait until we open at 11 AM? Bring the whole crew on the first Saturday of the month, and from 9 to 11 AM, enjoy our Windsor history galleries, Hands-on-History Learning Center (come see our new train table), and the completely hands-on Strong-Howard House. Scavenger hunts are available, and you can explore at your own pace....

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Civil War POW Walk

Oct 1, 2016

Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 175 Civil War soldiers some of whom endured horrific conditions as prisoners of war. Evelyn Bollert will lead visitors on a tour of the final resting places of prisoners of the Civil War and tell their stories of bravery, resilience and heartbreak.

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Among the “ten commandments” Wallace Nutting distributed to workers building his line of furniture was the decree: ‘Let nothing leave your hands until you are proud of the work.” Nutting’s attention to detail and groundbreaking accomplishments in promoting American history and antiques are celebrated in the exhibition, “Wallace Nutting: Preservation...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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Lord & Taylor Charity Days

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016

LORD & TAYLOR STAMFORD ANNOUNCES 2016 FALL CHARITY DAYS TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY        September 30 & October 1 CONTINUED SUPPORT PARTICIPATION FOR STAMFORD         HEALTH’S ‘PAINT THE TOWN PINK’                            ...

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Family Science Day

Oct 1, 2016

The Energize Connecticut Center invites kids and families to their annual Family Science Day. During the free Family Science Day event, family-friendly entertainment and educational, energy-focused activities are scheduled throughout the day, including: Animal Embassy, Sciencetellers, Mad Science, Girl Scouts of Connecticut, energy and earth themed face painting, Danny Magic, Billy the Clown,...

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Lyman Orchards' Corn Maze

Oct 1, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

It's a Maze of Historic Proportions! Get lost in the Corn Maze this year and help the Lyman Family celebrate 275 years of farming the land here in Middlefield. It’s a fun-filled adventure nearly three centuries years in the making. Challenge yourself to our special 275th anniversary corn maze featuring of the historic Lyman Orchards’ Homestead.   • 4 acres...

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Sign up your child for the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble

Oct 1, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Saturday morning classes are held from 10am to 11am in World Music Hall, starting on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10am. Only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. No prior experience necessary. Open to all children ages 7 to 14. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan—if they like it, sign them up!   The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center...

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