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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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The CONNsumer: Riled By Robocalls? Fight Back!

The CONNsumer: Riled By Robocalls? Fight Back!

Katrina B. has been so shell-shocked by robocalls that she chooses not to share her real name or east-of-the-Connecticut-River town out of fear she’d invite even more. She will, however, share her frustration and outrage.

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Arts & Entertainment

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Feel the Bernhard: Comedian Brings her Signature Sass

Sarcasm and sass are part of comedian, activist, radio show host, author, singer and actor Sandra Bernhard’s signature stand-up style. Find out what she had to say about aging, Mark Twain and Trump.

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers & Bill T. Jones in Conversation at The CT Forum

Grammy Award-winning musician Nile Rodgers, acclaimed author Elizabeth Gilbert and award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones will come together in conversation at The Connecticut Forum panel, "Creative Artists," at The Bushnell on May 13.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Before I left the bar and restaurant I had developed a Pac-Man addiction, reveled in my newfound ability to maneuver a car at ridiculously high speeds around cartoonish racetracks and decided that kids today are far too distracted by their iPads and smartphones and need to remember what’s really important in life — video games.

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar & New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

Burger Report: Chef Geoff Lazlo's Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table

CTbites takes a look at the 8oz Pastured Beef Burger at Mill Street Bar + Table in Greenwich.

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7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

7 of Connecticut's Best Barbecue Joints

These meat meccas are worth a pit stop this summer!

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Health & Science

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

In what could be a game-changer for several sports, the spring-loaded Force3 Defender might help bounce away concussions for baseball and softball catchers and umpires.

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"95th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition" and "Body Language"

May 25, 2016 - Jun 3, 2016

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

The Lyme Art Association presents the annual showcase of the best new works of art by Elected Artists Members. These artists are professionals of note and significance whose works are known, collected, and exhibited throughout the country, as well as along the Shoreline.  Body Language, displaying artwork based on the human figure in all its forms, runs concurrent with the Elected Artist...

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INVADERS!

May 25, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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Art Explorers (Ages 6-8)

May 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

Every Saturday, students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art. New themes will be explored each month with different projects weekly. Artist Suzy Jorsey Balay leads Art Explorers. Suzy is a fiber artist who hand spins wool, knits and sews and had received her BFA from Paier College of Art. She has been a dedicated teacher of...

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'Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints

May 25, 2016 - May 28, 2016

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition “Jill Moser: Paintings & Prints” to be held April 16-May 28.   An opening reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, April 21st, 5-7pm.   Explosions of gesture, line and color come together on grounds that are deceivingly plain suggesting empty space.  Closer inspection,...

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21st Century Works

May 25, 2016 - 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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Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dalí

May 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Fall down the rabbit hole at the NBMAA this spring for their current exhibition featuring prints by renown surrealist Salvador Dalí, including his rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Take a visual journey through the cycle of Dalí’s life and learn about the artist’s debt to history, inventive nature, and introspective reflection.

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Boundary Conditions

May 25, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

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

Artist Soo Sunny Park transforms the Museum’s Lewitt Family Staircase into a sea of dancing light, reflection, and shadow. The installation floats above the staircase landing, altering its space with natural light and creating a new experience for visitors each time.

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Personal Visions

May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

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

See the PERSONAL VISIONS of artists Tom Edwards and Joe Saccio at New Haven’s Kehler Liddell Gallery, from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 29, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 1 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. Featured pieces pay homage to Italian painter Piero Della Francesca and author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in this eclectic collection of Edwards’ paintings, drawings and...

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Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding

May 25, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

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

Challenging what it means to be a landscape artist today, Eric Aho incorporates historical research and personal relationships into his work. Aho breaks from traditional portraiture by representing the landscape in a dynamically abstract form. The exhibition showcases a suite of recent works, some of which are on public view for the very first time—be among the first to view Aho’s...

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Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

May 25, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

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

ports and recreation are universal experiences. Whether we make it to the big leagues or never leave our backyards, these activities play important roles in our lives. They help us form connections with family, friends, and neighbors. Activities encourage us to move, to think, and to interact with our surroundings. The Litchfield Historical Society’s new exhibit America’s Pastimes:...

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