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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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Gaia’s Lament: Art Cry

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015

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

An exhibit and performances focused on global climate change. All of the works displayed or performed are connected with the beauty and vulnerability of our planet and focus on some aspect of the major impacts of climate change. Opening reception on Friday July 3  from 7-11pm. Please check Hygienic’s website at www.hygienic.ning.com for the most up to date information on events....

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The Nu Band, led by Joe Fonda - with Special Gues Erhard Hirt

Jul 3, 2015

The Nu Band is a sparkling, dynamic group of pros – all of whom lead a number of groups, play and record with a variety of world-class musicians, and compose. They’ve played across the US and around the world in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Leichtenstein… and now they’re bringing their music to the...

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Salsa Lessons

Jul 3, 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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Colin Carr and Jonathan Yates perform Bach and Beethoven at Music Mountain

Jul 3, 2015

Colin Carr, Cello and Jonathan Yates, Piano perform Bach: Suite # 1 for Solo Cello in G Major, BWV 1007; Beethoven: Sonata for Cello & Piano #3 in A Major, Opus 69; and Bach: Suite # 6 for Solo Cello in D Major, BWV 1012 – a Music Mountain premiere!

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Lotus Land

Jul 3, 2015

Rush is an extremely difficult band to pay tribute to, but within 15 seconds of the video clip, you’ll agree Lotus Land has got everything covered from the soaring heights of Geddy Lee’s vocals to the rumbling lows of Neil Peart’s drums. If you’re into progressive rock, you do not want to miss this show!!

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Junior Brown

Jul 3, 2015

Jamieson "Junior" Brown is an American country guitarist/singer with hits on the Billboard Country Single chart as well as the title song to AMC’s “Better Call Saul”, the spin-off of the TV smash Breaking Bad. Come listen to this deep-singing Texan as he wields his “guit-steel” double neck guitar, his own hybrid of a Telecaster and a lap steel guitar.

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Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead

Jul 3, 2015

To celebrate Grateful Dead¹s distinguished 50-year career, the four original members, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will reunite this summer to play five final shows. Joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio, as well as Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby, these highly anticipated last performances are worthy of an extravagant celebration, and we plan to bring you one....

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Season Six at Playhouse on Park

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking dependable, friendly volunteer ushers for its upcoming 2014-15 Season. Responsibilities include taking tickets, greeting patrons and escorting them to their seats, selling concessions, and cleaning before and after the show. There is a dress code. Ushers are usually needed once per month or per performance, or as often as they desire. To...

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Momentary Landscapes at Kehler Liddell Gallery

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Momentary Landscapes, an exhibit by printmaker and collage artist Liz Antle-O’Donnell. Through a series of linoleum block prints and various forms of collage, Antle-O’Donnell reveals how our created landscapes are becoming more natural than nature itself. The exhibits run from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, July 5, with an Opening Reception on...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Jul 3, 2015 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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