February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

02/27/15

February Was Coldest Month Ever in Connecticut; Snowfall Total No Record

This may not be a record-setting snowfall season, but it is for freezing temperatures. If the current pattern continues, this February could break the record and be the coldest winter month in Connecticut history.

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Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

02/26/15

Mystic Mom Raises Awareness of ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

Lisa Saunders never heard of congenital cytomegalovirus—a lot of people haven’t—and for pregnant women that lack of knowledge can be dangerous and sometimes tragic.

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5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

02/26/15

5 Best Things to Do: Chowder Competition, Chili Festival & Irish Music

The five best things to do this weekend include two great food festivals, an Irish music festival and shopping options.

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Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

02/26/15

Hartford’s Double-A Baseball Team Could Get a Craft Beer-Inspired Name

The New Britain Rock Cats are running a “Name the Team” contest that will help decide the team’s new moniker and one fan is lobbying for a name that pays homage to Connecticut’s brewing industry.

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Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

02/24/15

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Turns Lens on Native American 'Tribal Justice'

Award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace is turning a lens on a “different kind of justice” in her latest project. The documentary in progress, whose working title is “Tribal Justice,” explores collaboration involving state courts and Native American tradition in pursuit of a more positive outcome.

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Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

02/23/15

Top Connecticut Chefs Plan Amazing Dishes for Savor Fine Wine & Food Celebration

Connecticut's top chefs will be bringing delicious dishes to Savor, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, at the Connecticut Convention Center in April.

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Restaurant Review: La Foresta, Killingworth

02/23/15

Restaurant Review: La Foresta, Killingworth

★★★ [Superior] ​When it comes to fine dining, Killingworth is one of the most underserved towns in the state, not because it’s hard to get to but because it’s so easy to zip through without looking right or left as food and wine connoisseurs have done for years, simply asserting that “there’s nothing there.” That changed when a man with vision looked at a bulky, barn-like building, vacant for years on Route 81 in Killingworth, and saw Tuscany.  A wine bar and ristorante in the Florentine hills. Persian rugs on polished hardwood floors. Rough-hewn rafters overhead. Oil paintings on the walls. Fine Italian wines. Garden-fresh, ingredient-driven Northern Italian cuisine. Francesco Lulaj, visionary and Killingworth resident, saw it all...

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'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

02/23/15

'Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney' Makes Stamford 'A Land Apart'

Best known for The New York Times bestselling fantasy series Dinotopia—a utopian island where humans and dinosaurs coexist—artist and author James Gurney created a fantastical world rendered in realistic detail for readers. He published the first novel, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, in 1992 and followed it with three more installments. He also invited other artists to explore the world, creating their own stories with their own characters.  Gurney’s original Dinotopia oil paintings will be on display at the Stamford Museum through May 25, and he will work with aspiring artists in a fantasy drawing workshop, “How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist” on March 1.  When did you become interested in art? I loved to draw since I was about...

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Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

02/20/15

Hazel & Harmony's Hashtag Bracelets Go to Hollywood in Oscars Swag Bags

Bracelets by the Connecticut jewelry brand Hazel & Harmony will be included in the gift bags and the celebrity gift suite at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

02/20/15

More Earthquakes in Plainfield; 14 & Counting, 70+ With Micro Quakes

Information gathered from four portable seismographs set up in Plainfield during January’s earthquake swarm reveals more earthquakes then previously recorded and gives insight into the source of the disturbances.

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