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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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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Oct 24, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a...

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Pousette-Dart Band

Oct 24, 2014

“What Can I Say”, “County Line”, “Woman Of My Dreams”, “Freezin Heart”, "And I Know That Its Only Amnesia”….we could go on, but you probably get the point here. Great songs by a great Artist that ruled the airwaves and continues to remain relevant to this very day.

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International Comedic Genius Steve Byrne Invades Comix at Foxwoods For Three Nights Starting October 23

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will play host to stand-up sensation and comedic innovator Steve Byrne starting Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.  Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout his early years into an extremely versatile entertainer that continues to deliver...

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2014 Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014

On View October 8 through November 9, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm Pastel Demonstration by Aline Ordman Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm in the Converse Art Gallery. Demonstration is free and open to the public. The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPSSM programs are funded and run by artists and their...

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 24, 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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NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar The Vesper Project

Oct 24, 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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Wee Faerie Village

Oct 24, 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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Let Me Quilt One More Day

Oct 24, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

American quilting has dramatically been transformed over the past 250 years. Let Me Quilt One More Day showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of this age-old craft. Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an...

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 24, 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. Generously sponsored by Essex Savings Bank and Essex Financial Services.

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New Media: John O'Donnell

Oct 24, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

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

Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation created by John O’Donnell, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the bazaar and mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning. Appearing as a simple representation of a kitchen area or pantry, further inspection reveals there is more happening than food...

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