Connecticut National Doughnut Day Delights: Neil's Donuts & More

06/03/15

Connecticut National Doughnut Day Delights: Neil's Donuts & More

In our ongoing search for Connecticut’s best handcrafted doughnuts, heightened at the moment in honor of National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5, we’ve discovered a (locally beloved) bakery in Waterbury that fits into the diamond-in-the-rough narrative tradition.

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June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

06/03/15

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month; Longest Day Event Set in Connecticut

The Alzheimer’s Association dreams of a world without this debilitating, progressive disease that affects over five million Americans. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.  Unfortunately, we’re years away from that reality. Today, there is no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, but that only drives the association to push harder for research and policy change, and to provide support to patients and their caregivers. The focus intensifies in June, which is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. The Connecticut chapter, whose main office recently moved to Southington and operates four other offices across the state, works to help the more than 70,000 Connecticut residents affected by Alzheimer’s. The three-pillar...

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Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

06/02/15

Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Considering the Slater Memorial Museum stands prominently at the center of the stately grounds of Norwich Free Academy, it’s remarkable that more people don’t know about this nearly 130-year-old gem of a museum, open to the public year-round. At the heart of the museum (the building itself a gorgeous homage to Romanesque architecture) is a remarkable collection of more than 150 life-sized plaster casts taken directly from original Classical and Renaissance sculpture about a century ago, when such ambitious efforts were commonplace. The result is that you can get within inches of heralded pieces such as Michelangelo’s “Pieta” here, an opportunity not available with the actual work as it is kept behind bulletproof glass in Italy. So rather...

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National Donut Day Appetizer: New Donut Crazy, Shelton ('Fat Elvis' & Beyond)

06/02/15

National Donut Day Appetizer: New Donut Crazy, Shelton ('Fat Elvis' & Beyond)

Our appetizer for National Donut Day June 5 is the new Donut Crazy in Shelton, whose doughnuts are, well, deliciously crazy.

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Meet the Author of ‘100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go’ in Litchfield Talk

06/01/15

Meet the Author of ‘100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go’ in Litchfield Talk

Marcia DeSanctis is giving a talk about her New York Times travel best seller "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go."

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Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

05/29/15

Designer Swimwear at Warehouse Prices in Letarte’s 2015 Connecticut Sale

The designer swimwear label Letarte is holding its annual warehouse sale in June in Fairfield.

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Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

05/28/15

Essex Steam Train’s Gillette Castle Trip (With River Ferry) Is Great

Adventuresome visitors can take a ride on an authentic period steam train from Essex to the road leading to the ferry landing in Chester, walk to the ferry and take it across the river, and then hike up to Gillette Castle.

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Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

05/28/15

Weekend Best Bets: New Haven Food Trucks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Craft Beer Cask Fest …

This weekend there are a variety of events from food to beer, and music festivals to plays that will help you get your good time summer vibes going.

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Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

05/28/15

Treasures for All at Antiques Shop in Kent (Homemade Cookies & Tea Too)

A charming former elementary school teacher from California has several “secret weapons” at her disposal that make Rolling River Antiques successful enough to have marked its fifth anniversary with its own brand of exuberance.

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Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘Stealth Virus’ That Can Catch Pregnant Women Unaware

05/27/15

Mystic Mom 'Overwhelmed' by Governor Signing Law on ‘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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