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Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Lisa White Memorial Set for Nov. 1; Vernon Girl Vanished 40 Years Ago

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pockett, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

5 ‘Terrifying’ and True Connecticut Tales for Halloween: Annabelle & Beyond

Tis’ the season for terror. To help you get in the spirit of things we’ve compiled a list of our most terrifying true stories from Connecticut.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

Jonathan Cartwright’s Food Dazzles at Mayflower Grace in Connecticut Countryside

British-born chef Jonathan Cartwright has not just maintained but eclipsed the Mayflower’s traditional brilliance with seafood, while also mining the regional landscape for duskier flavors that emerge from things like local squash, leeks, corn, blackberries and heirloom tomatoes.

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Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Connecticut BYOB Gourmet Dining Destinations

Nothing takes a bite out of late fall better than sharing a good bottle of wine over a gourmet dinner in a warm, welcoming place.

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Connecticut Politics

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

Chris Christie, Back in Connecticut, Says Malloy's 'Days Are Numbered'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks Monday to stump for Republican Tom Foley, the GOP candidate trying to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.

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Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

Secret Donors Give $1.2 Million to PAC Backing Foley for Connecticut Governor

A “dark money” group, which keeps its donors secret, has put almost $1.2 million into Grow Connecticut, an independent expenditure political action committee helping to elect Republican Tom Foley as governor.

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Arts & Entertainment

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

Connecticut Photographer Creates Silver Bells Holiday Stamp for USPS

New Milford photographer Sally Andersen-Bruce shot the image used in the United States Postal Service’s “Silver Bells” holiday stamp, which was released Thursday.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Rocky Horror, Zip Line at Night …

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

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Style & Shopping

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

American Crafts for the Holidays Show Opens at Guilford Art Center

‘Tis the season for Guilford Art Center’s annual Artistry: American Crafts for the Holidays exhibition. Beginning on Nov. 1 and running through Jan. 4, 2015, hundreds of handmade crafts will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

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Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Former Pandora Executive’s New Endless Jewelry Makes Splash in Mystic

Endless Jewelry, the newest collectible jewelry line by former Pandora executive Jesper Neilsen, will be sold exclusively at Simply Majestic in Mystic and be featured at a launch party at the Mystic Aquarium on Tuesday, October 28.

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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

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

Ghosts to 'Haunt' John Downs House in Milford on Halloween

The historic Milford house, long rumored to be haunted, will be open on Halloween. "Ghosts" are certain to appear.

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Education

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

Connecticut Standard Oil Heiress Leaves $40 Million to Virginia School

With a transformative parting gift of $40 million, alumna Ruth Bedford expressed her enduring affection for Foxcroft School, the girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia where she spent her high school years, from 1928 – 1932.

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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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Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, November 2 Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 2 for the 13th season of the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County, featuring the very best of current Jewish film, literature, and the very best of Jewish arts and culture that you’ve come to enjoy! For more information, visit www.stamfordjcc.org, contact...

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Halloween Party w/ Soul Sound Revue

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Halloween Party w/ Soul Sound Revue. Come and join us with the #1 Dance & Show Band in New England. Large Cash Prizes for the best costumes. Cash bar with very cheap drinks and you can bring your own snacks. Friday Oct 31st

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Evelin Velasquez: Transfigurations

Oct 31, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014

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

Evelin Velasquez's 1st U.S. solo exhibition, Transfigurations, is open now through December 11, 2014. Velasquez uses canonical imagery, with the backdrop of abandoned space, in her work to bring forth a narrative that compromises the feminine body in states of distress. A mother clutching her deformed children, a woman abandoned in the salt desert, the Virgin Mary grasping the broken...

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1 to 5pm. For more information on exhibitions, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, call 860-434-7802 or visit www.lymeartassociation.org.

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Nelson Agustus Moore: Connecticut Water, Hills, and Sky

Oct 31, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

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

Nelson Augustus Moore’s exquisitely beautiful 19th-century paintings of the Connecticut landscape reveal the mastery of this Kensington artist. During the 19th century, photography was positioned to compete with the efficacy of naturalistic painting. Nelson Augustus Moore (1824–1902) embraced both mediums to capture his beloved hometown of Kensington, Connecticut, where...

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“Faces of Music Haven” Photography Exhibit

Oct 31, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

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

Enjoy Claire’s fabulous vegetarian fare as you view inspiring images of our musicians taken by Music Haven’s Communications Manager, Kathleen Cei.    Claire’s Corner Copia   1000 Chapel St., New Haven, CT   Admission: Free  

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Exposition of Place – Paintings and Drawings by Tiffany Johnson

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014

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

The foundation of Tiffany Johnson’s work reflects her ideas. She is drawn to narrative influences, as she is to the subject of landscape. What Ms. Johnson is intrigued by are how both rural and cityscape environments are always changing. These environments also come out of her experiences growing up in the New England and Tri-state areas. The artist’s inspiration of literature and...

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Wee Faerie Village

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

The artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.  Times: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm & Sun. 11am – 5pm Open Mad Hatter Monday (October 13)...

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NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar The Vesper Project

Oct 31, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Opening Reception Nov 1., 2014 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  ‘The Vesper Project’ is a massive sculptural statement— an encompassing installation, in which Titus Kaphar’s own work is seamlessly woven into the walls of a 19th-century American house. It is the culmination of an intense five-year engagement with the lost storylines of the Vesper family, a 19th-century...

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CHEM 101: The Science of Photography

Oct 31, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

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

Since the medium’s invention in 1839, photography has often had one foot in the lab and the other foot in the studio, combining the science of image-making with the aesthetics of art-making. “CHEM 101: The Science of Photography” celebrates both sides of the photographic process. This exhibition features the work of contemporary photographers who experiment with...

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