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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

Warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's and BJ's are popping up all over the state. Is it worth it to become a member? Are there other ways to get great deals? Here's your guide to decide.

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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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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
The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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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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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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The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

May 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Growing Up in Connecticut

May 28, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

Every generation grew up facing challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence: common experiences everyone can remember and share at any age. But unique circumstances and events shaped each generation as well. To promote cross-generational understanding and conversation, the CHS is collecting objects and stories about growing up in...

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Rocking History: A Century of Change at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

May 28, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016

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

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Education Program is launching its third annual writing competition titled, Rocking History: A Century of Change at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion for students attending Fairfield County schools. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum/Ernest Hemingway/Young Writers’ Competition will begin on May 4 through June 10, 2016 and celebrate the...

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

May 28, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Member-Guest Show

May 28, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Gallery on the Green, Canton: Member/Guest Show.  May 27 - June 26 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 28th from 6:00-9:00 pm. The  Member-Guest Show on the main floor of the gallery is devoted to newly created work by artist members and invited non-member artists.   This is an exciting opportunity to view the imaginativeness and talent of diverse local...

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"Alice in Japan" solo exhibition of prints by Margot Bittenbender at the Loft Artists Gallery

May 28, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

The Loft Artists Gallery presents:             “Alice in Japan”              Solo exhibition of prints by Margot Bittenbender              May 7th – June 12th...

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The Ridge Food Truck Festival

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Food trucks will be traveling Curbside to Mountainside for this extraordinary Memorial Day Weekend event. Family fun and live music are also on the menu. Local bands, craft vendors, chairlift rides, Beer & Wine Garden and kids activities are just the start of a fun filled day at the mountain. Then close out the night in the lodge with an all-time family favorite flick! (Bring your blankets...

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Bizarre Bazaar - Call for vendors

May 28, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016

The Hygienic Art Bizarre Bazaar outdoor arts festival is now accepting applications. Early Bird Special Deadline: $100 before May 1st The two- day art fest will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10am to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 10am to 6 p.m. along Bank Street in New London 's historic downtown waterfront.  Artists, crafters and artisans are invited to apply in arts media...

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Michele Mirisola: Room

May 28, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly present the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Room”, paintings by Michele Mirisola. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist on May 14, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm and will continue until July 23, 2016.  Michele Mirisola is a New York born and based artist. The paintings in “Room”are a...

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Free Range

May 28, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28th 7-10pm  Exhibit will be on display at Hygienic Art Gallery until June 25th This exhibit is open to all and free to the public  Artists:  Bryan Gorneau Susan Hickman Bryan Jerome Mary Melendez Robin Urbani  The artists of Free Range are experimental in their work style, materials and methodology. Each artist has a...

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