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Liberians in Connecticut Fear Being Stigmatized Because of Ebola Crisis

Liberians in Connecticut Fear Being Stigmatized Because of Ebola Crisis

The vice president of the Liberian Community Association of Connecticut — who also is pastor of a New Haven parish — is concerned about stigma from the Ebola epidemic affecting Liberians in Connecticut.

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Ebola Concerns Have West Haven Family Quarantined After Return From Africa

Ebola Concerns Have West Haven Family Quarantined After Return From Africa

A family of six is quarantined in West Haven for 21 days after arriving in the U.S. from one of the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, as per Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recently enacted emergency protocol, city officials said.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
5 More Must-Try Connecticut Breweries

5 More Must-Try Connecticut Breweries

Connecticut's craft beer seen is booming. Here are five breweries you'll want to checkout for yourself.

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New South End Restaurant Delights New Canaan With Creative Cuisine

New South End Restaurant Delights New Canaan With Creative Cuisine

In early July CTbites previewed the opening of South End, the newest addition to the New Canaan restaurant scene. Nearly two months of frenzied activity has confirmed the local appreciation that the creative cuisine of Chef Nicholas Martschenko is alive on Pine Street.

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Connecticut Politics

$1 Million in Gun Legislation Ads, Influence for Connecticut's Governor's Race

$1 Million in Gun Legislation Ads, Influence for Connecticut's Governor's Race

Almost $1 million has poured into the state from advocates on both sides of the gun legislation issue, but what impact it will have on the gubernatorial election is up for debate.

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Malloy Leads Foley by 1 Percentage Point in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

Malloy Leads Foley by 1 Percentage Point in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

After a deluge of ads and multiple debates, the gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley remains in a virtual tie with Joe Visconti still not making a difference in the outcome.

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Arts & Entertainment

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: UConn Huskies Forever, Scary Trolley Trip ...

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: UConn Huskies Forever, Scary Trolley Trip ...

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this weekend.

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WFSB’s Kara Sundlun Was 'Love Child' of a Governor, New Book Recounts

WFSB’s Kara Sundlun Was 'Love Child' of a Governor, New Book Recounts

Kara Sundlun, the Emmy-winning co-host of "Better Connecticut" on WFSB, has written a book entitled "Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter."

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Style & Shopping

Vintage and Handmade Style at The Haven Collective in New Haven

Vintage and Handmade Style at The Haven Collective in New Haven

The Haven Collective pairs the vintage style of Vintanthromodern Vintage and American-made products of (23rd/1st) with a rotating array of pop-up retailers in new shop to open Friday, October 24.

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Fireplaces and Stoves: What You Need to Know About Adding One to Your Home

Fireplaces and Stoves: What You Need to Know About Adding One to Your Home

If you’re looking to add a fireplace or upgrade the one you have, start with this expert advice.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

Rare 18th-century bathrooms at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum that offer a unique glimpse of the past are in the process of being restored.

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate women who have pushed boundaries in the areas of design and innovation. The ceremony will take place on October 29 in Hartford.

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Education

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

The controversy over Yale University’s joint college with the National University of Singapore, in which critics charge that Yale should not be in cooperation with the city-state’s authoritarian regime, was recently reignited over a documentary banned by the government.

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New Canaan Farmers Market

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

The New Canaan Farmers market is back by popular demand! From the first tomato plant for the garden to the last winter squash of the season, discover the finest CT Grown produce, plants, prepared foods, sustainably raised meat products, and a whole lot more! Weekly live music and a place to just sit and relax. Just a few steps from downtown shopping. Can't wait to see ya stop by!

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Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas (exhibit)

Oct 25, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

Explore the origins and myths of our most popular holidays. Hands-on activities include trying on Halloween costumes, a trivia challenge, and writing letters to Santa. Visitors are encouraged to bring donations for UNICEF, the Guilford Food Bank, and Toys for Tots. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free...

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The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

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

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!! FREE SNACKS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES: “HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL” (8-14 YRS.) Friday, October 24, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7) FREE for children & adults Saturday, October 25, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14) FREE for children (3-18yrs)...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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Her Way, An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014

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

An Exhibition and Sale of Paintings by American Women from the 19th century through present day.  The Cooley Gallery opens this exhibition as a part of a town-wide celebration of women artists and their place in American art history. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.

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90th Annual Open Juried Art Show

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St. Meriden, will host its 90th Annual Open Juried Art Show October 11 - November 6. Receiving is October 1,2,3 from 12:00 to 3:00 and October 4 from 10:00 - 2:00.  The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, October 11 from 1:00 - 3:00.  The Artisan Gift Shop is open during all Gallery 53 events and hours.  Gallery 53 operates...

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Halloween Hysterics at Henry's

Oct 25, 2014

The lights will be off in Connecticut’s oldest house, so bring a flashlight to explore. Admission includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House, scavenger hunts, craft activities, displays about the Whitfield connection to the Salem witch trials and the Guilford Green graveyards, and the exhibit “Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.”...

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Up Close and Creepy: Wethersfield Witch Trials, Ancient Burying Grounds & a 19th-Century Wake at WDS

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

It is a little-known fact that the witchcraft cases of Wethersfield, Connecticut, preceded those in Salem, Massachusetts, by 30 years. Indeed, the confession of witchcraft by Wethersfield resident Mary Johnson in 1648 was the first of 43 Connecticut cases, with 16 ending in execution. The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum “Witches and Tombstones Tours” begin with these chilling facts and...

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ART EXPLORERS (Ages 6-8)

Oct 25, 2014 - Jun 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on 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 Art Explorers...

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