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Chicken Is King On Yardbird Food Truck

The "better burger" craze is still going strong in Connecticut, but Eric Stagl thinks it's time for chicken to have its turn in the spotlight. "Everybody loves chicken," he says. "You can do so many different things with it. … And why not? Who doesn't love the yardbird?" Stagl, a longtime Connecticut...

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  • Bristol Central High Senior Prom

    Bristol Central High Senior Prom

    Bristol Central High School held their 2016 senior prom at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

  • Made In CT Expo

    Made In CT Expo

    The 2nd annual Made In Connecticut Expo brought more than a 300 vendors from around the state  to the Farmington Polo Grounds Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. 

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  • A Peek At Summer's Arts Scene

    A Peek At Summer's Arts Scene

    The temperatures may be taking awhile to rise, but the list of music festivals, concerts, new exhibits, theater shows at Connecticut venues has never been hotter, which makes for a very cool summer season.

      • 'Vaults Of Heaven' At Bellarmine

        'Vaults Of Heaven' At Bellarmine

        Turkey is a predominantly Islamic country, but that wasn't always the case. For more than 1,000 years during the Byzantine Empire, Eastern Orthodox Christianity thrived. That empire ceased to exist in 1453, but it left a legacy, in the form of elaborately decorated churches An exhibit up all summer...

          • Shakespeare, Naked Magic To Set Summer Stages Ablaze

            Shakespeare, Naked Magic To Set Summer Stages Ablaze

            "Summer's lease hath all too short a date," according to a Shakespeare sonnet. The Bard of Avon is well represented on the summer theater schedule, but so are many contemporary playwrights and composers, from Kander and Ebb to Yorkey and Kitt. Art & Our Ladies: The International Festival of Arts...

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              • Meet The Butterflys

                Meet The Butterflys

                The riverfront courtyard at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will turn into Flutter Zone from May 28 to Sept. 5, with dozens of exotic tropical butterflies flying free. Also, "Flight of the Butterflies" is one of the movies showing at the aquarium's IMAX theater. Guests can purchase a milkweed...

                  • Eclectic Exhibits For Summer Viewing

                    Eclectic Exhibits For Summer Viewing

                    Wherever you travel in Connecticut this summer, there will be a new museum exhibit to strike the fancy. In the southwest corner, the Bruce Museum will show photography that studies motion. In the southeast, the Lyman Allyn salutes the civil rights era and LGBT artists. In the heart of the state,...

                      • University Of Hartford Students Create Sculpture Trail At Farmington's Hill-Stead

                        University Of Hartford Students Create Sculpture Trail At Farmington's Hill-Stead

                        FARMINGTON — A new feature at the Hill-Stead Museum is aimed at creating a crossroads of history and contemporary art. The sculpture trail, which wrapped up installation Thursday, was created by seven students who recently graduated from the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School's sculpture...

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                      • Summer's Diversity On The Big Screen: From Film Fests To Drive-Ins

                        Summer's Diversity On The Big Screen: From Film Fests To Drive-Ins

                        Summertime is the season of superheroes in the cinemas, but for those with a taste for a different kind of movie, local venues and festivals will deliver. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art shows comic romance "Barcelona Christmas Night" June 24-26; Italian comic drama "The Complexity of Happiness"...

                          • French 1946 'Beauty And The Beast' At Cinestudio

                            French 1946 'Beauty And The Beast' At Cinestudio

                            People who have never seen "La Belle et la Bete" owe it to themselves to go to Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford, sometime between Sunday and Thursday, May 29 to June 2, to feast their eyes on Jean Cocteau's visually splendid 1946 adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast." The French filmmaker adapted...

                              • International Independent Film Series In West Hartford

                                International Independent Film Series In West Hartford

                                For the next eight months, the main branch of the West Hartford Library, at 20 S. Main St., will show a series of independent films from around the world. Each will be shown the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the library's meeting room. Admission is free. The schedule is as follows:...

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                                  • Rock Climbing, Robot Olympics Among Summer Camps, Workshops For Kids

                                    Rock Climbing, Robot Olympics Among Summer Camps, Workshops For Kids

                                    Summer is coming fast, so it's time to find the kids something to do while we're at work. Central Rock Gym, Glastonbury: During weeklong vacation camps, children learn to belay and improve their climbing skills under the supervision of specially trained staff. At the end of each week, there will...

                                      • Where (And When) Are The Memorial Day Parades

                                        Where (And When) Are The Memorial Day Parades

                                        If there isn't already a parade in your Memorial Day weekend plans, we've lined up this short list for you to choose from. New Britain's parade is an evening affair, beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, May 30, at the top of Broad and Burritt streets. The 2.2-mile march heads east on Broad Street to South...

                                          • Revolutionary War Encampment In Wethersfield

                                            Revolutionary War Encampment In Wethersfield

                                            History buffs can interact with the 5th Connecticut Regiment in full colonial dress and watch battle re-enactments during the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum's Revolutionary War Encampment in Wethersfield beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. This year will have two sword-wielding, 18th-century horsemen...

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                                              • Liquid Sundays: Whole Lotta Drinking, Dancing Going On

                                                Liquid Sundays: Whole Lotta Drinking, Dancing Going On

                                                Foxwoods kicks off its summer of Liquid Sundays on Memorial Day weekend, when partiers swim and dance in the casino's Vegas-style pool while listening to live beats played by celebrity DJs. The 21-plus pool parties run through Labor Day on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.This season’s themed Sundays...

                                              • Staging Of 'Dirty Dancing' Incorporates A Story With Meaning

                                                Staging Of 'Dirty Dancing' Incorporates A Story With Meaning

                                                "It's NOT my life by the way. Thanks for not asking that." Eleanor Bergstein explains how she went about turning her screenplay for the classic romance "Dirty Dancing" into a stage show. "I mean," Bergstein continues, in a phone conversation last week, "my father was a doctor, and we did go to...

                                              • Moving, Day Lily Sales Among Weekend Deals

                                                Moving, Day Lily Sales Among Weekend Deals

                                                >>BK&CO, 64 LaSalle Road, in West Hartford, is planning a summer move to another West Hartford location and the moving sale, with savings of up to 50 percent, is on. Information:860-232-6225. >>Connecticut Daylily Society holds a daylily and plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at...

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                                              • TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

                                                TSA Pre-Check Will Shorten Your Time In Security Checkpoint Lines

                                                Having just returned from vacation, I can confirm reports of backed-up lines and longer-than-usual waits at airport security checkpoints — and officials say it's not going to get better any time soon. In fact, it's going to get worse. A record number of passengers flew during the spring, and summer...

                                              • Cats Reign In Growing Cafe Trend

                                                Cats Reign In Growing Cafe Trend

                                                NEW YORK CITY — Frances Clift always dreamed of finding true love in a coffee shop. On a Saturday afternoon in March, her wish came true when she met Sherry. "It was something magical," she said. "Something you can only imagine happening to you in New York. You walk into a café with the intention...

                                              • Connecticut Celebrates A Century Of Submarine History

                                                Connecticut Celebrates A Century Of Submarine History

                                                Crossing the Thames River on I-95, you can't miss a submarine-shaped billboard proclaiming Groton the "Submarine Capital of the World." That's no hyperbole. Groton is home to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, the Naval Submarine School, the Submarine Force Library and Museum; the world's...

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