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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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Clocks: Objects of Art, Keepers of Time

May 30, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016

To coincide with the 2016 Connecticut Spring Antique show, the CHS is organizing a display of shelf clocks from its collection. The exhibit will feature early models made by Eli Terry and Seth Thomas, including the prototype of Eli Terry’s shelf clock patented in 1816.

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The Mayor's Gallery presents

May 30, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Mayor’s Gallery presents                     Information: 203 858 3082           Maureen Renahan Krinsley, “FLOW IN LIGHT”          Abstract landscapes inspired by memories and experiences...

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Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!

May 30, 2016 - Jun 1, 2016

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible scheduling and extended days. Set on the spacious, park-like grounds of Temple Sinai in North Stamford, our nursery school is recognized for its outstanding Jewish curriculum, its excellent staff, and its commitment to the highest educational and...

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115th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop

May 30, 2016 - Jun 10, 2016

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

This New Haven Paint and Clay Club exhibition features 60 works created by artists from Connecticut and New England. The juror for the exhibition is Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter and photographer best known for his realist and post-modern portraits who recently exhibited at the Jack Shaman Gallery, NYC.  Opening reception on Friday, May 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Awards will be presented...

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

May 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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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21st Century Works

May 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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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