Icy Sunset Jazz & Art Exhibition Brings Diverse Night of Music to Hartford

04/14/15

Icy Sunset Jazz & Art Exhibition Brings Diverse Night of Music to Hartford

“Icy Sunset Jazz and Art Exhibition…In the City” will bring jazz, blues, Latin, R&B, Calypso and more to The Hilton Hotel in Hartford on Saturday, April 25.

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Pollan Women Bring Stories and Recipes from New Cookbook to Litchfield

04/13/15

Pollan Women Bring Stories and Recipes from New Cookbook to Litchfield

The women behind the new cookbook, "The Pollan Family Table: The Best Recipes and Kitchen Wisdom for Delicious, Healthy Family Meals," will bring their family stories and recipes to life in a talk at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield on Thursday, April 23.

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10 Great Places to Take the Kids on Spring Break 2015 in Connecticut

04/13/15

10 Great Places to Take the Kids on Spring Break 2015 in Connecticut

Here’s a list of great opportunities around the state—offered in clusters of two venues close enough they could be experienced in a single day.

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CTbites' Search for Best Burgers Lands at Donovan's in South Norwalk

04/13/15

CTbites' Search for Best Burgers Lands at Donovan's in South Norwalk

My ongoing Burger search continued into South Norwalk and Donovan’s Restaurant. Located on the corner of Washington and Water Streets, Donovan’s is an historic landmark, founded in 1889 by Jeremiah Donovan. Donovan was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, served in the Connecticut Senate as well as the United States House of Representatives, before returning to Norwalk as its Mayor. Rumors abound that a number of presidential candidates were seen "taking a break" while making their tours of New England. When you enter the single dining room, you can understand why. It exudes a relaxed atmosphere with its wood walls, long bar with fifteen stools, a few low tables for a dozen guests, high-top tables for another two dozen and a round table tucked...

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Vietnam Vet Who Lost House in Fire Honored by Robert Irvine at Savor Gala, Has a Great Time

04/10/15

Vietnam Vet Who Lost House in Fire Honored by Robert Irvine at Savor Gala, Has a Great Time

Vietnam veteran Jack Ribera and his wife, Peggy, will be honored at Savor Saturday by celebrity chef Robert Irvine.

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Weekend Best Bets: HSO's 'Sleeping Beauty,' '1984' and Taste of Wethersfield

04/09/15

Weekend Best Bets: HSO's 'Sleeping Beauty,' '1984' and Taste of Wethersfield

Our weekly roundup of upcoming things to do includes classical music, live theater, auto racing and more.

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Nick Fradiani Headed for Top 4 on 'American Idol'

04/09/15

Nick Fradiani Headed for Top 4 on 'American Idol'

Will Nick Fradiani now make the Top 4 on 'American Idol.' Tune in next Wednesday to find out.

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Artisan Food Trucks Taking Center Stage in April 18, 19 Warmup for Meriden Daffodil Festival

04/08/15

Artisan Food Trucks Taking Center Stage in April 18, 19 Warmup for Meriden Daffodil Festival

Close to 25 artisan food trucks with various specialties will converge for what promises to be a tasty weekend.

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New Maya Angelou Stamp’s Quote Is Connecticut Author’s, Not Angelou’s

04/08/15

New Maya Angelou Stamp’s Quote Is Connecticut Author’s, Not Angelou’s

The United States Postal Service released its stamp honoring author, poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday amid a bit of controversy.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Today, we officially dedicated the Maya Angelou Forever stamp. Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey,... Posted by US Postal Service on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Angelou's famous autobiography is entitled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and the quote on the stamp says, "A bird doesn't...

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Proposed Funding for Charter Schools Adds Fire to Ongoing Debate

04/08/15

Proposed Funding for Charter Schools Adds Fire to Ongoing Debate

The debate between charter schools and public schools wages on as the governor announces increased charter funding over the next several years.

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