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  • 'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

    'Simply Splendid' Exhibit At Wadsworth Atheneum

    In 1778, Connecticut Gov. John Trumbull and his wife, Faith, sat for a formal portrait by his son, painter John Trumbull. In the painting, he wears a deep blue banyan, a loose-fitting, Asian-inspired damask dressing gown. That portrait is now hanging at the Wadsworth Atheneum, as part of its new...

  • Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

    Mark Twain House Appoints New Director

    HARTFORD — The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has appointed Pieter Nicholson Roos as its new executive director, it was announced Thursday. The appointment comes six months after Cindy Lovell resigned as the director of the historic home of the legendary writer. Roos will begin at the Twain...

      • 'Heartbreak In Peanuts' At Mattatuck

        'Heartbreak In Peanuts' At Mattatuck

        When Charles M. Schulz was in art school, he had a crush on a red-headed classmate. She didn't feel the same way. Years later, when Schulz was the world-famous creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip, he remembered his youthful heartthrob and created a little red-haired girl to captivate, and repeatedly...

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      • 5 CT-Made Shorts Part Of Greenwich Film Festival

        5 CT-Made Shorts Part Of Greenwich Film Festival

        The 3rd annual Greenwich International Film Festival will be held June 1 to 4, with short and feature-length films, panel discussions, a concert and an awards ceremony at various locations in Greenwich. Celebrities scheduled to appear include Flo Rida, Sophia Bush, Mark Teixeira, Christy Turlington...

      • 'A Whole New Day,' Short Film Starring James Gandolfini, In Ivoryton

        'A Whole New Day,' Short Film Starring James Gandolfini, In Ivoryton

        The village of Ivoryton will play host to actress/artist Kathrine Narducci this week with a screening of a short film and an exhibit of her artworks. "A Whole New Day," released in 1999, stars Narducci and James Gandolfini, with whom she appeared in the show "The Sopranos." The comic short tells...

      • 'Disturbing The Peace,' 'Generation Zero' At Real Art Ways

        'Disturbing The Peace,' 'Generation Zero' At Real Art Ways

        In the Middle East, nothing is more unchanging than conflict, but many in that region are looking forward to a more harmonious future. On Thursday, June 1, Real Art Ways in Hartford is holding a one-time-only screening of a documentary about a group of would-be peacemakers. "Disturbing the Peace"...

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      • Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

        Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

        For nearly 50 years our family has been making the annual summer pilgrimage to the breathtaking National Seashore in Cape Cod, home of the freshest seafood, miles of (hopefully and usually) sunny beaches and high end boutiques and shops that promise to break any wallet. The trouble is I am allergic...

      • 10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

        10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

        A Cape Cod vacation can mean salt air, pretty-as-a-postcard villages, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. It can also mean some big-ticket expenses. A week of lobster dinners, whale watches and souvenir shopping and suddenly your budget is melting faster than a hand-scooped cone at...

      • Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

        Navigating Spirit's 'Bare Fares' Requires Some Homework On 'Extras'

        Flying doesn't get much love these days, and that's especially true for Spirit Airlines. Passengers complain about delayed and canceled flights, poor service, uncomfortable seats and extra fees for nearly everything including a cup of water. The airline ranked last, for the third year in a row,...

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