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Cousins Maine Lobster Rolling Into Southern Connecticut

Cousins Maine Lobster, which earned national recognition after a successful run on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2012, is expanding to the southern Connecticut market. The lobster-centric brand, with both food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants in more than 20 U.S. cities, will launch its first food...

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  • CT Horrorfest 2018

    CT Horrorfest 2018

    Horror fans from across Connecticut and beyond gathered at Danbury Ice Arena for the annual CT Horrorfest Saturday, Sept. 15.  The event included meet and greets with horror-movie stars, live panels and adult and children's costume contests.

  • Berlin Fair 2018

    Berlin Fair 2018

    The Berlin Fair celebrated its 70th fair, from Sept. 14 to 16, 2018.

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  • New London Artist Weaves Spider Webs, Poetry Into Her Paintings On Display At Franciscan Center

    New London Artist Weaves Spider Webs, Poetry Into Her Paintings On Display At Franciscan Center

    A statue of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, stands in the center of the Clare Gallery in Hartford. This is appropriate: The current exhibit features artworks made, at least partially, by animals. “The Webs We Weave” is a show of paintings created by Amy Hannum, whose works all have...

      • New Britain's Abandoned Shopping Carts Turned Into Works Of Art

        New Britain's Abandoned Shopping Carts Turned Into Works Of Art

        The subjects of Margaret Vaughan’s photographs are cast-off, abandoned, unloved. They lay in the snow, lean against trees, hang out on the sidewalk at all hours of the day and night. They’re shopping carts. Vaughan started noticing discarded carts in 2016, while walking every day from her home...

          • 'What's The Alternative?' At Benton In Storrs

            'What's The Alternative?" At Benton In Storrs

            The new exhibit at The William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs is not for children. There are dozens of images of nudity, sexuality, adult language and violence, including one unforgettably horrifying photo of a soldier in Southeast Asia with half of his head blown off. This imagery was necessary,...

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              • Pianist Angelica Sanchez At Firehouse 12

                Pianist Angelica Sanchez At Firehouse 12

                Pianist Angelica Sanchez plays with a rhythmic complexity and confidence. Listen to “514,” the opening track off of her 2008 record “Life Between.” The playing can seem to ruminate and ramble, evoking early-’70s Sun Ra for moments before clicking into acute-angle overdrive. Sanchez has performed...

              • Middletown International Film Festival Runs Through November

                Middletown International Film Festival Runs Through November

                The 10th annual Common Ground Annual Middletown International Film Festival runs Oct. 2 to Nov. 26, showing a variety of films from around the world, with film experts giving presentations. All screenings are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The festival is a collaboration among Middlesex...

              • Aziz Ansari Announces Pop-Up Show At College Street Music Hall

                Aziz Ansari Announces Pop-Up Show At College Street Music Hall

                Aziz Ansari was doing stand-up comedy long before he became a household name thanks to the sitcoms “Parks and Recreation” and his own “Master of None.” Like many comedians, Ansari uses club and theater appearances to hone new material for national tours and TV comedy specials. His 7 p.m. Sept....

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              • A Sailing Adventure Along The Coast Of Maine Aboard A Historic Schooner

                A Sailing Adventure Along The Coast Of Maine Aboard A Historic Schooner

                The unspoiled beauty of Maine, the freedom of sailing on open water and relaxation is what my wife Terri said for years would make for the perfect vacation. The enviable troika are finally checked off the bucket list as she experienced her favorite trip ever when we traveled throughout Maine’s...

              • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

              • Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                An inordinate amount of confetti lined the streets of Philadelphia this winter after two championship parades celebrated the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win and the Villanova Wildcats’ victory as champions of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. The title-starved masses were sated. The nation’s...

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