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  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...
  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. But...
  • Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios

    Upcoming Events: Lighthouse Tours, Solar Home, Open Pottery Studios
    Lighthouse Tours New London Maritime Society's annual celebration of all things lighthouse, Sentinels on the Sound: Summer Lighthouse Weekends, presents four months of lighthouse boat trips through Oct. 26. Includes five different trips, including two...
  • Connecticut's Amy Bloom To Talk About Her New Novel 'Lucky Us'

    Connecticut's Amy Bloom To Talk About Her New Novel 'Lucky Us'
    Amy Bloom, the best-selling Connecticut author beloved by readers and critics alike, will give a free talk on Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, about her new novel, "Lucky Us" (Random House, $26). It's the story of...
  • Malibu Coast vintners gain recognition with new AVA

    Malibu Coast vintners gain recognition with new AVA
    Malibu Coast vintners — all 52 of them — are doing a victory dance right now. Three years after first applying for AVA (American Viticultural Area) status for the Malibu Coast, the vineyards there have been granted their own AVA. What does...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Former Morning Call reporter to appear on PBS' "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?"

     
    A former Morning Call reporter who wrote a book about one of the prime suspects in the death of Teamsters boss killed Jimmy Hoffa, will be featured on tonight's episode of "History Detectives Special Investigation" at 9 p.m. on PBS.......
  • Sweet treats and portraits in Bethlehem

     
    Make a sweet treat and learn about portraits at upcoming family programs presented by Historic Bethlehem Partnership at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Bring your doll and make a fun and simple dessert at “Dolly &...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Next Connecticut State Archaeologist Announced

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn welcome Dr. Brian D. Jones as Connecticut State Archaeologist effective July 18, 2014. He will succeed retiring State...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Smithsonian's The Way We Worked Exhibit Coming to Nathan Hale Homestead

    As part of the year-long Connecticut at Work initiative, Coventry will host The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution that draws on the National Archives' rich photographic collections to document 150 years of changing work...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Museum Field School Offers Archaeology Enthusiasts Opportunity to Work UConn Archaeologist

    The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will conduct an Adult Archaeology Field School Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, 9 am to 3 pm in Killingworth, CT. The field school will...