The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

08/18/16

The Birth of Smirnoff & American Vodka

The drink entered U.S. markets thanks to a Bethel distillery and the Hartford businessman who invented the Moscow Mule

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The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

08/17/16

The Shops at Yale Presents Inaugural New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Chalk It Up to Creativity

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Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

08/16/16

Greenwich Latest District to Consider Later School Start Times

Are high school students too tired to learn?

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The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

08/15/16

The CONNsumer: Save Money by Controlling Your Home on Your Phone

Smartphones have inspired a new generation of app-controlled remotes, adding internet (or Bluetooth) connectivity to basic household items.

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CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

08/12/16

CTBites: A Taste of Boothbay Lobster Company In Stamford's Harbor Point

Boothbay Lobster Company brings the “wicked fresh" Maine seafood shack experience down the coast to Harbor Point in Stamford.

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Openings: Beloved Italian Spot Gets a New Wilton Home, Bagel Burgers Come to Hartford & More

08/12/16

Openings: Beloved Italian Spot Gets a New Wilton Home, Bagel Burgers Come to Hartford & More

Our monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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One Dish: Raw Tacos at G-Zen in Branford

08/11/16

One Dish: Raw Tacos at G-Zen in Branford

Nothing here is “cooked,” but you’d never know it. There’s a distinct spice that relates to more traditional varieties. The lettuce leaf provides the crunch of a taco shell minus the salt (and guilt), and the walnut pâté gives the texture of refried beans with a distinct, pleasant nutty flavor.

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Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

08/10/16

Community: Girl Scouts of Connecticut

In Connecticut, Girl Scouts serve nearly 35,000 girls between kindergarten and 12th grade. It also works with more than 17,000 adults, making the Girl Scouts the largest leadership-development program for girls in the state.

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At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

08/09/16

At The Barn Sale in Hamden, Volunteers Keep on Dealing

Perhaps the reason The Barn Sale has endured for a half-century is that there’s no other place quite like it. The prices are reasonable for such a wide array of items. Besides, customers can feel good about supporting a place that donates 50 percent of its proceeds to local charities such as the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and the Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven.

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Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

08/08/16

Jim Calhoun’s Celebrity Charity All-Star Game

For the last 18 years, Calhoun has hosted his annual Jim Calhoun Celebrity Classic Charity All-Star Game with all proceeds going to support the cardiology center the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health in Farmington.

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