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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Yankees Make Surprise Visit to Prospect Theater in Ridgefield

Staff members at the nonprofit theater were thrown a curve ball of a surprise Tuesday morning.

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Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents Need to Study Before Getting Expensive Tutoring for SAT/ACT Testing for Students

Parents may want to do a bit of studying before getting their children SAT or ACT tutoring.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine Deliciously Diversifies Stamford

Teff Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant is a family affair, newly opened in Stamford, that serves up delicious meals that will have you coming back for more.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

Weekend Best Bets: Twelfth Night, ShakesBeer Festival, Willie Nelson

There's a lot going on this weekend from Elm Shakespeare's production of Twelfth Night to the ShakesBeer Festival.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares provides aid to its neighbors from Fairfield County and around the globe.

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UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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Dorit Gur Exhibit

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015

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

See the stunning kabbalistic paintings of Dorit Gur, an Israel artist whose work is inspired by Jewish mysticism and traditional Hebrew calligraphy. Building Hours: M-Th, 5:30am-9pm; F, 5:30am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 7am-2pm

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One Source

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 8, 2015

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

Black & white paintings by Anne Doris-Eisner and photography by Roy Money. Two artists use the same source, the natural world, in their individual ways to reveal the interconnectedness of all being. Opening reception on July 16 from 5-7pm. Public viewing every day from 9am-5pm. www.annedoriseisner.com and www.roymoney.com

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Woven In Time: Kashmir Shawls

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015

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

July 7 through September 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is opening at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls shown reflect the preferences of Americans during the Victorian Period. Included in the exhibit are shawls from the 1st quarter of the 19th century through the end of the century. All shawls and costumes are from the Society’s collection....

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Beach Yoga on Private Beach in Madison

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Come practice yoga on a private beach without strangers gawking at you and free parking.  Petra Axlund is one of the top yoga instructors on the Shoreline.  This class suits beginners to experienced yogi's.  Bring a towel and water.  Enjoy the sound of lapping waves and warm sand. 

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"SPLASH"

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite.   “SPLASH” a group exhibition celebrates the wondrous days of summer. Selected members of the gallery’s roster in conjunction with several guest artists use both traditional iconography and contemporary metaphor to explore...

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Earth.Light.Air

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015

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

The loft gallery’s next exhibit “Earth, Air, Light” will open on Thursday, August 13 and run through Sunday, September 21. The show will feature two local artists, oil painter Edith Skiba LaMonica of Canton, CT and Litchfield CT resident, and professional photographer, Jill Davenport.   A public art opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 4-6pm...

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Fibrations by Carol Ingram: An Exhibit of Felted Work Inspired by the Land & People of India

Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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

“A month traveling across the northern region of the immense subcontinent revealed a kaleidoscope of color and sound at nearly every turn. The contradictions of daily life - dust to dye and chaos to harmony - elicited a visceral reaction that has infused my work. Fiber art is my medium and this exhibit reflects the emotions, atmosphere, and associations that resulted from my...

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Westport Historical Society Honors Howard Munce at 100

Aug 31, 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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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?

Aug 31, 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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21st Century Works

Aug 31, 2015 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Here's our annual roundup of the best food and drink, entertainment, shopping and more from around Connecticut.