Yale University's American Cancer Society Relay For Life Set for April 10

04/06/15

Yale University's American Cancer Society Relay For Life Set for April 10

When Aurelious Woolfolk Jr. found out his father had bladder cancer, his first thought was about death. That was more than a decade ago, and his father is alive today. Woolfolk, 38, a New Haven firefighter, has made a personal commitment to do his part to help find a cure for the disease. That’s why he, along with others, will participate in the upcoming Yale University American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. “I come from a praying family and believe that anything is possible, but when you hear cancer, oftentimes death is right around the corner,” said Woolfolk (right, with his father.) “He’s been lucky enough to have caught it early on, before it had a chance to spread, which has been a blessing,” he said. “The relay is...

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Weekend Best Bets: Hip-Hop Beer Tasting, Easter Bunny Train Rides & More

04/02/15

Weekend Best Bets: Hip-Hop Beer Tasting, Easter Bunny Train Rides & More

In between all the Easter holiday festivities there is a lot happening in Connecticut this weekend, from rock concerts to comedy shows.

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Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

04/01/15

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

Stuart D. Hirsch of Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury made a six-day trip to Iraq in early March.

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Luck Is a Lady at Goodspeed; Great Season of Musicals About to Launch

04/01/15

Luck Is a Lady at Goodspeed; Great Season of Musicals About to Launch

Staging first-rate musicals with Broadway-caliber talent is the mission of Goodspeed Musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House on the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and its 2015 season, which begins in April, looks outstanding.

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Actor, Comedian, TV Host JB Smoove Comes to Foxwoods

04/01/15

Actor, Comedian, TV Host JB Smoove Comes to Foxwoods

The comedian, actor and TV host is everywhere—Comix Present Smoove at Foxwoods Resort Casino on April 11.

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BrãeVal Sporting Apparel’s Scottish Roots Inspire Whiskey Distillery in Litchfield

03/31/15

BrãeVal Sporting Apparel’s Scottish Roots Inspire Whiskey Distillery in Litchfield

BrãeVal Distillery expects to launch this spring with its signature product, the BrãeVal Grand American Bourbon.

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Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

03/31/15

Surgical, Medication Errors Doubled at Connecticut Hospitals in 2013; Senators Address Issue

U.S. senators, as well as national analysts, hospital leaders and patient advocates who met Monday at Goodwin College to address the 2013 jump in surgical and medication errors at Connecticut hospitals.

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Magee's Curbside Is New Stamford Hotspot for Great Breakfast & Lunch

03/30/15

Magee's Curbside Is New Stamford Hotspot for Great Breakfast & Lunch

The hot new place to go for a great casual breakfast or lunch in Stamford is Magee's Curbside in the SoTo district of town, below I-95 and the Metro-North tracks.

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Rossiter Gem in Litchfield Hills, Vaillant House, Gloriously Restored and Updated

03/30/15

Rossiter Gem in Litchfield Hills, Vaillant House, Gloriously Restored and Updated

Ehrick Rossiter, though long dead, remains one of the most famous boldface names in Washington, Conn., in which far more than a shaker’s worth of notables are salted among the verdant hills where Bill and Hillary sometimes spend weekends, and where The Rolling Stones famously came to rehearse for the “Steel Wheels” tour. The Clinton family may yield the nation’s next president and the Stones are as eternal as their namesake—but in Litchfield County the brand name Rossiter trumps politics and rock n’ roll. Born in 1854 in Paris to American parents, Rossiter attended what is now The Gunnery private school in Washington, went to Cornell University for a degree in architecture and—via a practice in New York—designed buildings ranging...

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See What Top Chefs Are Cooking for Savor Fine Wine, Food Celebration April 10, 11

03/29/15

See What Top Chefs Are Cooking for Savor Fine Wine, Food Celebration April 10, 11

Chefs demonstrated their culinary magic as part of a special media preview Tuesday for the spring event Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, to be held April 10 and 11 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

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