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The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

Perhaps the reason The Barn Sale has endured for a half-century is that there’s no other place quite like it. The prices are reasonable for such a wide array of items. Besides, customers can feel good about supporting a place that donates 50 percent of its proceeds to local charities such as the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and the Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

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Arts & Entertainment

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Years After Iconic Interview, Dick Cavett Recalls Spirit of Katharine Hepburn

Dick Cavett's interview with Katharine Hepburn came to define her to the public in many ways. It captured her feisty, winning personality, which is something the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook has tried to keep alive through its programs and busy schedule of events.

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

Halal Guys opening a restaurant on New Haven’s Chapel Street

The popular Halal Guys, which began as a food cart in New York City 25 years ago, will open a restaurant on Chapel Street this fall.

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CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

CTBites: Little Pub Opens Today in Fairfield on Black Rock Turnpike

The Little Pub you know from Ridgefield, Wilton and Cos Cob is opening its fourth location in Fairfield

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One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

One Drink: Wild Moon Cucumber Liqueur, Hartford Flavor Co.

This natural liqueur offers an alternate route to summer refreshment.

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CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

Boothbay Lobster Company brings the “wicked fresh" Maine seafood shack experience down the coast to Harbor Point in Stamford.

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Health & Science

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Are high school students too tired to learn?

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Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

Our annual survey of the top dentists across the state.

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Vive La Musica at McDonald’s Lynn

Aug 24, 2016

Join Telemundo and McDonald’s for Vive La Musica, Boston’s favorite singing competition! Auditions will take place at local McDonald’s locations, where participants can enjoy fun, prizes and offers on their favorite menu items. One grand prize winner will receive $2,500! Follow @McDEasternNE for contest updates this summer.  

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"After the Loss of a Spouse" Self-Improvement Series

Aug 24, 2016

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore will present modern strategies for developing a new philosophy of life after the disappointment of loss, while Lisa Saunders will tell stories of historic figures with Connecticut connections such as Amelia Earhart's widower and Mark Twain. Moore and Saunders are authors of the books, After the Loss of a Spouse: What's Next? and After the Loss of a Spouse: From...

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Beneath the Skin Exhibit

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, August 5th, 7pm-10pm Exhibit runs till September 3rd Beneath The Skin is an exhibition featuring Hygienic art gallery’s resident artist Justin Anderson and Artists Cai Vail, Erin McNeill, Brian Galderisi and Brad Silk , who are located in near-by metropolitan areas such as New York City and Boston. These artists’ portrayals of the figure are an...

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Playing In Local Bands Exhibit

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

"Playing In Local Bands" - A retrospective exhibit of photography by Vincent Scarano Exhibit runs August 20th - September 3rd 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 20th 7-10pm "Playing in Local Bands" is a retrospective exhibition celebrating local musicians and groups from the 80's and 90's. Fashion, hair and attitude of the era is depicted by the seventy...

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Free Summer Concerts

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday and Wednesday.

The summer series  features free concerts each week in Walnut Hill Park, New Britain. Visit the website for a  complete schedule.

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A Sign of the Times

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. "I Know a Place," "The Shoop Shoop Song" and "If I Can Dream" are among the fabulous...

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Bye Bye Birdie

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

Put on a happy face! Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie's farewell appearance in Sweet Apple, Ohio is the talk of the town. But it's a teenage crisis for new "steadies" Hugo and Kim: she just won the chance to give Birdie one last kiss before boot camp. Kids, parents and show folk collide in the Goodspeed debut of the hip-swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the...

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LAST COMIX STANDING ROUND 1

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

It's that time of year again, when comics from all over the Northeast see if they have what it takes to win Last COMIX Standing! For 5 years, Last COMIX Standing has provided stagetime for some of the brightest comedic stars in the area. Each winner has gone on to have very successful careers as club headliners. Season 6 will be no different, as it is going to be the biggest one yet with...

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Aug 24, 2016

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut...

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Art Classes

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

Lessons for all ages Painting Story Book Art Drawing Self Portraits Still life Comic Book Art For more information (203)936-8567 | info@artsinct.org | www.artsinct.org

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