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NYC’s Governor’s Island continues a season of activities with poetry festival this weekend

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Pictured: Visitors stroll past Castle Williams, a 19th century fort located on Governors Island in New York City, in June. The island is open daily to visitors through the summer. It’s dotted with green lawns, outdoor art and historic buildings and it offers a variety of events and activities, along with scenic views of Manhattan. […] [Read More]
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Get in free to Connecticut state parks this weekend

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Pictured: Two boys watch a horseshoe crab makes its way back into Long Island Sound after being tagged Saturday morning at Sherwood Island in Westport, Conn. The site should be busy this weekend, as parking fees and admission will be waived in celebration of the state park’s centennial. File photo The centennial celebration at Connecticut […] [Read More]
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John Popper enjoys Stamford homecoming at Alive@Five

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Last night’s Alive@Five concert marked a homecoming for Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, who spent his formative years a mere miles away from Stamford’s Columbus Park. Popper, who lived in the city’s Newfield neighborhood until he was 17, attended Stamford Catholic (now Trinity Catholic) High School and Davenport Ridge School. Check out photos of the […] [Read More]
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Stamford comic Dan Naturman advances to quarter finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Well, that’s a relief. After impressing judges with his audition on “America’s Got Talent” in April, Dan Naturman got the green light to move onto the competition’s quarterfinal round at Radio City Music Hall July 29 and 30. The free pass means he got to avoid performing on Judgment Week, which is airing this week. […] [Read More]
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Milford’s Beach Avenue performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judgment Week

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The initial reviews were mixed. Howie Mandel wasn’t too crazy about the performance. Howard Stern said that, had there been a crowd watching, “They would’ve been on their feet.” On last night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Beach Avenue played another original song. It was a risky move. The performance of their first original went […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: French Fries in Southwestern Connecticut

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Summer, more than any other season, engenders a craving for fried food. And what better way to satisfy that craving than with crunchy-on-the-outisde, fluffy-on-the-inside sticks of deep-fried potato? For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place to get french fries. If you don’t see your […] [Read More]
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Which Halloween film do you want to see in Stamford?

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Halloween is pretty far off at this point (Or, is it?! …  how can it already be August ?!) But the Avon Theatre is already making plans for its fright night film screening, and they need your help to decide which scary flick to play on their big screen. The list is packed with such […] [Read More]
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House and garden tour in New Fairfield

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People often view a house in terms of its practicality, its size, the view it offers, or how much it costs. But rarely do they see that a house’s true value lies in the stories it holds, what it can tell you about the past and about the families that lived there. Preserve New Fairfield […] [Read More]
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