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Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops  Become a New Cash Crop?

Bitter Harvest: Can Connecticut Hops Become a New Cash Crop?

Hops were once a major crop in Connecticut. Now a new generation of farmers is hoping to regain that standing and help fuel the craft beer movement.

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CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

CT Man Honors Fallen 9/11 Firefighter at Freedom Tower Stair Climb & Run

On 9/11 Stephen Siller died in the South Tower after running through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. His New Fairfield cousin has helped make sure his and other sacrifices that day have not been forgotten.

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The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

The CT Files: The 'Unsolved' Murder of Mary Stannard

Unfortunately, “CSI” was about a century too late to help one murder victim receive justice.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

One Dish: The Chicken and Waffle Sandwich, Shoreline Diner, Guilford

A soul food specialty can be found along the Connecticut shore.

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Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Restaurant Review: Sayulita, Glastonbury

Sayulita in Glastonbury offers savvy, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in a hip, relaxed atmosphere.

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Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

Sweet Treat Truffle Shots Heads to London for International Chocolate Awards

The ganache-filled shot glasses of Essex-based Truffle Shots will go up against formidable chocolate competitors in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards in London in October.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Weekend Best Bets: Goshen Fair, Lime Rock Historic Fest, Odyssey Greek Fest & More

Big three-day Labor Day weekend ahead, with lots of sunshine and good weather in the forecast—the last gasp of summer for most. Here's some of what's going on around Connecticut... Fair Days A staple of the long Labor Day weekend, the Goshen Fair features a variety of...

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Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

Weekend Best Bets: CT Open, Hot Air Balloon Fest & Country Fairs

The next few days are jam-packed with an array of activities that will help you forget it’s the last weekend in August.

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Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Mattatuck Museum Renovations Revamp Galleries and Art Exhibits

Major renovations to the Mattatuck Museum's gallery spaces transform the viewing experience and usher in three great exhibits running now.

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Style & Design

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

All Aglow: Stonehill Design Turns Antiques into Modern Treasures

Jason Aleksa transforms antiques into modern lamps and home décor through his Fairfield-based company, Stonehill Design.

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Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Lilywork Artisan Tiles; Connecticut Made, Internationally Inspired

Esther and Paul Halferty pull inspiration from around the world in the creation of their handmade, specialty tiles through their flourishing company, Lilywork Artisan Tile in Stonington.

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Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

Ward Castle on Greenwich Border is Rich with History

The first known reinforced concrete building is a sight to behold and was once a museum of cartoon history owned by the creator of the comic strip Beetle Bailey.

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Health & Science

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares Aids Those in Need, Nearby and Around the World

AmeriCares provides aid to its neighbors from Fairfield County and around the globe.

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UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

UConn Professor Seeks Funding for Time Machine Feasibility Study

Inspired by his father’s untimely death, physicist Ron Mallet has dedicated his life to studying time travel. Now he’s seeking funding to help prove his equation showing how time could be twisted with lasers.

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Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

Ghosts of Science Past: Yale’s Underground Atom-Smashing Lab Converted for Next Generation of Scientific Exploration

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the lab will make it ground zero for Yale researchers currently conducting experiments across the globe aimed at studying the invisible universe.

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Speak Up! Speak Out! Bread & Puppet Theater

Sep 4, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015

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

The William Benton Museum of Art is pleased to be collaborating with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn to present Speak Up! Speak Out!, an exhibition of puppets ranging in height up to 20 feet, masks, paintings, and other works from Peter Schumann’s Bread & Puppet Theater, which has left an indelible stamp on the world of theater...

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Westport Historical Society Honors Howard Munce at 100

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 14, 2015

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

Westport artist Howard Munce, a longtime leader in the town’s arts community, is turning 100 this year and the Westport Historical Society will honor him with a “Centennial Celebration” not only of his work but also of his 80 years of living in and giving his talents to the town of Westport. Curated by Leonard Everett Fisher and dedicated to the artist’s late wife,...

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"SPLASH"

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite.   “SPLASH” a group exhibition celebrates the wondrous days of summer. Selected members of the gallery’s roster in conjunction with several guest artists use both traditional iconography and contemporary metaphor to explore...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Program

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Are you looking for a new way to get out and connect with the Connecticut River? Rent a canoe or kayak and explore the coves of Essex.  Friday – Sunday, canoes, tandem kayaks and single kayaks are available for rent at the Connecticut River Museum. Boats will be put in at the launch right next to the Museum, offering easy access to North, Middle & South Coves. Rental Rates:...

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21st Century Works

Sep 4, 2015 - 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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The Shakers: Focus on: Enfield, Connecticut

Sep 4, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015

As part of the Museum’s Art & Education Expansion and reinstallation of the permanent collection the NBMAA recently unveiled a new permanent Shaker Gallery, one of only three found in U.S. art museums, alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gallery was the brain child of Trustee and Shaker authority Steve Miller, who curated the standout...

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New Media: Julie Orser

Sep 4, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016

Inaugurating the new, larger New Media & Digital Art space in the McKernan Gallery will be Los Angeles-based contemporary video artist Julie Orser, who will screen Always Green, Ever-Living. Orser utilizes a series of point-of-view shots coupled with a section of repeating dialogue extracted from the film Vertigo. As the video loops, alternating times of day, the camera wanders...

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NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams?

Sep 4, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015

Upcoming NEW/NOW artist Katja Loher is regarded as a leader amongst the next generality of video artists, exploring and questioning the consequences of living in a globalized world. Through her wall-mounted video portals and hand-blown glass bubbles, the viewer enters a parallel universe in which Loher displays costumed dancers in choreographed routines filmed by the artist herself. As the...

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New Fashion Exhibit on View at the Litchfield Historical Society

Sep 4, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015

On Saturday, August 29 the Litchfield Historical Society's new exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield will open to the public.  This exhibit will highlight fashion designs from the house of Worth and feature hand-colored sketches with fabric swatches sent to a client spending summers in Litchfield. In conjunction with the exhibit, Dover Publications is publishing...

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August Flowers

Sep 4, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015

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

Opening Reception, Saturday August 8th 5-8 PM   “August Flowers.” The title has a double meaning: it is not just the flowers of the eighth month of the year, signifying the end of summer, but also ôˈgəst deriving from the Latin meaning, ‘consecrated, venerable.’  In this exhibition, flowers play a multitiude of roles.   ...

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Here's our annual roundup of the best food and drink, entertainment, shopping and more from around Connecticut.