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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

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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New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

New Commercial Kitchen Helps to Improve Food Culture in Windham County

CLiCK, Inc., a commercial kitchen, teaching space, job training facility and farm-to-school program, is working to improve the food culture in Windham County.

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Sunset Cruises!

Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Are you looking for the quintessential New England shoreline experience this summer? The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has just the ticket...introducing Sunset Cruises! For just $30/person, you can enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat excursion. Join the passengers every Friday evening at 6PM, from July 10th - September 4th, as they gather at Essex Station for a ride on vintage...

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Cooking Classes @ Sur la Table

Aug 28, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

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

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors. §  Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking §  Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish §  Interact with...

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Summer Breeze Jazz featuring The Jimmy Greene Quartet

Aug 28, 2015

Join us at this year's Summer Jazz event at Ives Concert Park featuring the infamous Jimmy Greene Quartet for a memorable night of jazz! [Down Beat magazine] recognized Jimmy Greene as one of "25 Young Rising Stars in Jazz. Greene’s debut recording for Mack Avenue, “Beautiful Life,” is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene,...

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Salsa Lessons

Aug 28, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

Salsa Lessons for beginners, Intermediate and advanced learners. Fun music, friendly environment and experienced instructors. Every Friday from 7:15-8:15 pm No partner or experience necessary and walk-ins always welcome. Great time for singles and couples! Lots of restaurants nearby to extend a wonderful evening...

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Eddie Izzard: 'Force Majeure World Tour'

Aug 28, 2015

Eddie Izzard -- the man once referred to as the “lost Python” by Monty Python co-creator John Cleese – will be at Southern Connecticut State University’s Lyman Center on August 28 at 8 p.m., when he brings his massive “Force Majeure World Tour” to New Haven. Izzard’s stand-up is digressive, surreal and free-associative. His live performances are one...

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Suzanne Vega

Aug 28, 2015

For 10% OFF Orchestra Level seats, please use the discount code HOTTOWN10 at checkout! (case sensitive) You know the hits “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner,” “Caramel,” “Marlene On the Wall,” and so on and so on. We are so excited to have award-winning and chart-topping Singer-Songwriter Suzanna Vega is coming back on our Norfolk stage!!

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BoDeans

Aug 28, 2015

If there ever was a truly American rock band, it’s the BoDeans and those who’ve seen them rock our Norfolk stage would agree. So, when they take our Hartford stage for the first time, get ready to feel “Closer to Free!!”

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UConn Summer Horseback Riding Lessons

Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015

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

The University of Connecticut, Storrs branch, is offering Summer Horseback Riding Lessons (Polo, Western, Trail, Hunt Seat, and Dressage).  Lessons are open to the general public - children who are the age 11 or older (in some cases 13 years and older) and adults.  Beginner to Advanced levels will be offered.  There are still a few 3 week sessions available; $210.00 to $315.00...

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Brooklyn Fair

Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Times:  Thurs. 4:00 pm-11:00 pm, Fri.- Sat. 8:00 am-11:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am-6:00 pm  Oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Draft horses, livestock shows, home and garden exhibits, live entertainment, historical displays, special daily events, midway and great food.  Please see website for more information.

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Exhibiton: "Tom Yost: A Modern Realist"

Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

A provactive grouping of oils displays Yost's masterly and fresh approach to modern day realist landscape painting. 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...

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Best of Connecticut 2015

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