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Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Historic Litchfield Jail: Meet the Folks Planning a Restaurant, Shops & Lofts

Plans for the former Litchfield Jail include developing sites for a restaurant, coffee shop, small retail shops, office space, and three loft apartments on the top floor

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Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Stamford Students Worry Proposed FAA Regs May Sink Drone Water Rescue Device

Under the proposed regulations drone operators would have to be 17, which could eliminate drone innovations like Project Ryptide at King Low Heywood Thomas School in Stamford.

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Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Gov. Optimistic About State’s Draw at Tourism Conference

Despite a looming budget battle over state funding for tourism, optimism was the theme of the day earlier this week at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

June Craft Beer Events: More Than A Dozen Hoppy Connecticut Happenings

In June there are a variety of craft beer events, ranging from major festivals to intimate beer dinners and everything in between.

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Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

Great Connecticut Burgers for National Burger Day: Shake Shack

May is National Burger Month, and May 28 is National Burger Day. We confess we're not entirely sure about the how or why with regard to those designations, but since Connecticut loves (and has lots of) great burgers, we decided to showcase some of our favorites In the spirit of burger month.

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Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Café a Delicious Day Trip (and Connecticut Story)

Visting Harney & Sons tea shop and café in Millerton, N.Y., and touring the tea production facility is a perfect summer day trip.

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Arts & Entertainment

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

Southeastern Connecticut & Quiet Corner Get Loud with Big June Events

The northeast portion of the state may have to be renamed the Not-So-Quiet Corner, at least for the month of June.

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Style & Shopping

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

The designer swimwear label Letarte is holding its annual warehouse sale in June in Fairfield.

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Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets’ Paradise for Stylish Savings Opens at Foxwoods

Discerning shoppers, unleash your wallets. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is officially open for business, which means discounts and deals at stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors,...

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Health & Wellness

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Two Connecticut Hospitals Put Fresh Food at Forefront of Wellness Initiatives

Griffin Hospital in Derby and New Milford Hospital completely revitalized their food programs, tossing out the fryers and bringing in the fresh produce, in an effort to improve health and wellness through nutrition.

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OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

OptiCare Prosthetic Cornea Transplant Helps 'Blind' Naugatuck Artist See Again

Ten years ago, Mia Ekbergh, an artist who lives in Naugatuck, developed a bad infection in her left eye, possibly from a contaminated contact lens.

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History

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

The CT Files: The Long Strange Journey of Capt. Gray

During the 19th century, dying at sea wasn’t unusual, but what happened to Sluman Gray afterward was.

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Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

Historic Mayflower II Docked at Home in Plymouth, Via Mystic Seaport Restoration

The historic reproduction of one of history’s most famous ships has returned to its home port after undergoing several months of restoration work in Mystic.

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Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

Ghosts? Paranormal Investigators Visit Hempsted Houses in New London

The Ghosts of New England Research Society prepares to investigate the historic houses this weekend.

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NEW/NOW: Karl Lund

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Lund’s exhibition, Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain, features narrative paintings that depict a world where robots fight giant squids and exterminate countless enemies with powerful laser beams. Lund’s early career as a stop-motion animator often involved the process of creating unique characters for animated short films. Character design is still a passion that has carried over...

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New Exhibit: Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights

May 30, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015

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

2015 marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States. To commemorate this landmark event that extended the right to vote to women, the Litchfield Historical Society will be presenting a new temporary exhibition examining the topic. Opening April 18th at the Litchfield History Museum, Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights will explore the...

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Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons

May 30, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015

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

KMR Arts: Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Showcases Established and Emerging Photographers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons” Opens with a reception Saturday May, 2, 2015. Aril 11, 2015-- Photography dealer Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly announce the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Sze Tsung Leong entitled...

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 30, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5) 
Saturdays 11-11:45 a.m. (Sept.–June)
 Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m. (July & Aug.) 
Drop-in students are welcome No charge for chaperones, who must remain with the class   This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other...

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David Burdeny: Wanderlust. Photography Exhibition

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

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

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition David Burdeny: Wanderlust, on view from April 18th through May 30th.  This is Burdeny’s first solo exhibition at HGFA and will feature photography from his “Saudade” series.  The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist to be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 4-6pm....

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Art Start for Preschoolers (Ages 3–5)

May 30, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade classrooms...

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Essex Steam Train is OPEN FOR THE SEASON

May 30, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Starting on National Train Day - May 9th- Essex Steam Train will be open for the season! Step into another era when you board The Essex Steam Train at Essex Station of 1892. For an in-depth exploration of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley - deemed “one of the last great places on earth” by the Nature Conservancy - look no further than the STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT CONNECTION!...

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SOL LEWITT IN CONNECTICUT

May 30, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

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

James Barron Art / Kent is pleased to announce an exhibtion of works by Connecticut native Sol LeWitt. LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #701 will be on view for only the second time in over 20 years - this particular work was installed only once before, at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.  “We are thrilled to bring it back to its home state of...

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Grove Street Cemetery Historical Tours

May 30, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One Hour Walking Tour of Famous Persons Eli Whitney Inventor

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Demo Day at the LAA! with Bernie McTigue

May 30, 2015

Mark your calendars! Bernie McTigue enjoys painting on location, he travels throughout New England, and also as far as Nova Scotia and Maryland. Bernie participates in Plein Aire competitions and events, both locally and across the country. Currently an Elected member of the Connecticut Plein Aire Painters Society (CPAPS), and the Lyme Art Association, he has displayed his work in various...

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