Anatomy of the Three Sweep: UConn Men's Basketball Celebration Goes Viral

04/03/14

Anatomy of the Three Sweep: UConn Men's Basketball Celebration Goes Viral

There’s a new dance craze sweep-ing the nation (or at least Connecticut), thanks to the UConn men’s basketball team’s improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. It's called the Three Sweep.

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Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

04/03/14

Aldrich Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with New Exhibits, Open House

In 1981, the board at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield made what for a museum was a radical decision—from that point on it  would no longer be a collecting museum and would remove all the permanent items currently in the collection. The decision was made so the museum could better fulfill its mission of presenting contemporary art. The move also made the museum more unique; it is the only museum in Connecticut, and one of only a handful in the country, without a permanent collection. As a result of the decision, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place this year, is more of a challenge. “How does an institution focused on the present talk about it’s past?” asks Richard Klein, the museum’s...

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Connecticut Nonprofit Helps Veterans and Students Dress for Success

04/03/14

Connecticut Nonprofit Helps Veterans and Students Dress for Success

The Connecticut-based nonprofit Save-A-Suit helps veterans and college students across the country gain employment by dressing them in suits for interviews.

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Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

04/03/14

Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

Former Ukrainian Ambassador Valery Kuchinsky told a Yale University audience Wednesday that Western diplomatic and economic sanctions prevented Russia from occupying other parts of his country.

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'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

04/02/14

'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

Eve Potts was looking through a book of The New Yorker covers and noticed that hundreds had been created by artists who lived in and around Westport, a town where she had lived for many years. Eventually she was to discover that 17 artists who lived in the Westport area produced 767 covers between 1925 and 1989.

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Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

04/02/14

Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

Looking for a different type of Connecticut adventure to greet the arrival of spring? This is it: Crossing the Connecticut river on one of the state’s historic ferry services offers a sense of heritage, a way to connect at waterline-level with a beautiful landscape, a singular charm and an overarching fun factor.

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Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

04/02/14

Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

To borrow from the old E.F. Hutton commercial, when Gretchen Silverman speaks, the girls' hockey team at The Taft School in Watertown listens.

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Connecticut Designer's 'Women That Rock' Initiative Benefits Charities; Ridgefield Event in May

04/02/14

Connecticut Designer's 'Women That Rock' Initiative Benefits Charities; Ridgefield Event in May

Lauren DiNardo's attention is focused on her latest “Women That Rock” installment, to be held at the Ridgefield Playhouse May 16. I will have all the usual show elements and benefit Jane Doe No More, a Connecticut-based non-profit dedicated to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault.

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 A Julia Child Protégé, Sara Moulton, Giving Connecticut Cooking Classes

04/02/14

A Julia Child Protégé, Sara Moulton, Giving Connecticut Cooking Classes

I worked with Julia Child, that was my first experience, and through her I ended up at “Good Morning America” from 1986 to 1996 prepping food.

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Ralph Nader Says U.S. Almost a Police State Under Obama in Yale Talk

04/02/14

Ralph Nader Says U.S. Almost a Police State Under Obama in Yale Talk

Political firebrand Ralph Nader tore into the Obama administration’s claims of transparency Tuesday at Yale University, saying government spying and unchecked executive authority leaves the U.S. teetering on the verge of being a police state.

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