Stepping Out: July 2016

07/18/16

Stepping Out: July 2016

Dancing & Dining in the Dark in Hartford's Bond Ballroom, Anything Goes at The Goodspeed, The Bridge Family Center hosts its 17th annual Children's Charity Ball, and more.

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One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

07/15/16

One Drink: Wild Blue Too, a Blueberry & Apple Wine from DiGrazia Vineyards

This unusual wine is perfect for summertime sipping.

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CTBites: The Nook in Black Rock, Communal Private Dining...The Secret's Out

07/15/16

CTBites: The Nook in Black Rock, Communal Private Dining...The Secret's Out

The secret is about to get leaked. Many who’ve visited The Nook can’t stop singing its praises.

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Review: Bread & Water in Middletown Serves Up Curated Menu in Historic Jail

07/15/16

Review: Bread & Water in Middletown Serves Up Curated Menu in Historic Jail

Middletown's new fine dining restaurant, Bread & Water, is Chef Carl Ciarcia III's passion project.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

07/14/16

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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Craft Cruising: 10 July Beer & Wine Events That Will Help You Celebrate Summer

07/14/16

Craft Cruising: 10 July Beer & Wine Events That Will Help You Celebrate Summer

July is heating up with a variety of craft beer and wine events.

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Alice Washburn Awards 2016: Quaint Washington Cottage Takes Home Top Prize

07/14/16

Alice Washburn Awards 2016: Quaint Washington Cottage Takes Home Top Prize

Top prize in the 2016 Alice Washburn Awards was given to a quaint cottage in Washington, while a stone farmhouse in Washington and a shingle-style home in Darien received honorable mentions.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

07/13/16

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

07/12/16

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

07/12/16

Rethinking Connecticut’s First War

Research conducted by Mashantucket Pequot Museum reveals that much of what we thought we knew about the conflict is wrong.

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