Creating Your Own Dream Back Yard: The Essentials

04/17/14

Creating Your Own Dream Back Yard: The Essentials

When building your own backyard oasis, there is a lot to consider.

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Jeff Koons, Tommy Hilfiger, Connecticut Couple Craft ‘Fabergé’ Eggs for Hunt

04/17/14

Jeff Koons, Tommy Hilfiger, Connecticut Couple Craft ‘Fabergé’ Eggs for Hunt

Each Easter Tsar Nicholas II would present his beloved wife, Alexandra, with an impressive bauble. Jewel and gold encrusted, whimsically designed, they were the exquisite “eggs” create by Peter Carl Fabergé. The tradition of the imperial Fabergé eggs died with the Romanovs in 1917 but the Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewelry and which is currently sponsoring the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in New York City. The event, first staged to wild success in 2012 in London, is 100 percent charitable, raising money for children in New York City through Studio in a School, and...

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Restaurant Review: Brushmill by the Waterfall, Chester

04/17/14

Restaurant Review: Brushmill by the Waterfall, Chester

Regulars go to Brushmill by the Waterfall for the food—with plenty of basic, honest, deeply satisfying and unabashedly old-fashioned dishes.

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Restaurant Review: Engine Room, Mystic

04/17/14

Restaurant Review: Engine Room, Mystic

Engine Room demonstrates that all-natural fruit, vegetables and meat from small farms in the neighborhood and fish from the nearby sea can be surprisingly varied, outrageously delicious and a lot of fun.

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Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

04/17/14

Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

After suffering through years of child sexual abuse scandals, wayward priests and waning influence, state catholics are ready for new leadership.

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Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

04/16/14

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

04/16/14

John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

State Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, a GOP candidate for governor, appears to say in a video that, as governor, he would back a legislature that voted to repeal Connecticut's tougher new gun laws.

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04/16/14

Mark Boughton on Lisa Wilson-Foley Donation: 'I would send back the check'

If he could, gubernatorial hopeful Mark Boughton would refund money his exploratory committee received from Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, who pleaded guilty as part of a campaign finance scheme last month. But he can’t, because he spent it already. “If there was a way to return the money, we would,” said Boughton, Republican mayor of Danbury. “The committee’s closed out, you can’t go back, so there’s no money to be able to refund — but certainly, that would be something we would do. If the checked showed up in the mail today, I would send it back.” Campaign finance reports from “Explore Team Boughton,” the exploratory committee created as Boughton tested the waters for a run at governor, show...

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Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

04/15/14

Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

The debate over who first achieved motorized flight may continue elsewhere, but here in Connecticut, there's no question.

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Half Full Brewery in Stamford to Can Beers, Sell Across Connecticut

04/15/14

Half Full Brewery in Stamford to Can Beers, Sell Across Connecticut

Stamford's Half Full Brewery taps into craft beer enthusiasm and launches canning line.

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