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Stamford scene captures spot in ‘Revolutionary Views

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Pictured, a scene from Cove Island Park in Stamford, Conn. File photo/Jason Rearick Are you already making plans for those fall trips? Connecticut’s Office of Tourism is a step ahead, with a new fall marketing campaign that features new ways to get a view of the state’s many treasures, opportunities to share with others your […] [Read More]
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New date, new place (Norwalk) for 2014 Chowdafest

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Pictured, some of the chefs and organizers of Chowdafest, as well as local officials, enjoyed a sunny morning aboard an oyster boat, during a news conference last week announcing this year’s events. Mike Lauterborn/Contributed photo It started to simmer in Westport, it got to a boil in Bridgeport and now Chowdafest is about to spill […] [Read More]
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Family festival features birds of prey, music, more

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The Audubon Center at Bent of the River in Southbury will host its annual Bentfest fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. This annual family festival will feature a Birds of Prey demonstration at 3 p.m., a bird banding demonstration at 4 p.m., river and nature walks, an insect safari, a bird-watching […] [Read More]
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Levitt Pavilion’s children’s music series finishes season tonight with Monkey Monkey Music

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If you have been meaning to catch one of this year’s performances in the Melissa and Doug Children’s Series in Westport, time is of the essence. The final concert in the series takes place tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts with an appearance by Monkey Monkey Music at 7 p.m. (come early, […] [Read More]
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Artists labor to present weekend of creativity in Mystic; look for zombies, too

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Pictured, Mike McCarthy carving shorebirds at a previous Meet the Artists and Artisans Labor Day weekend show in Mystic at Olde Mistick Village in Connecticut. Contributed photo If your travels find you in the southeast corner of Connecticut this weekend, then you may want to make a stop on the green of Old Mistick Village, […] [Read More]
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Best of Summer: Places to hike in Southwestern Connecticut

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With it being so nice out, your first inclination — and who can blame you — is to head to the beach. But after your done soaking up the sun, try taking in some nature as well. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place […] [Read More]
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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan is bound for home

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During the past three months, the Charles W. Morgan has pulled into numerous ports up and down the Northeast coast, but this week it is headed home. The last wooden whaleship in the world, at the tail end of its 38th voyage, is set to dock at Mystic Seaport’s Chubb’s Wharf on Aug. 6, when […] [Read More]
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Music will sound from parks, lawns and other outdoor spaces tonight

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Tonight, music will be drawing people to Stamford, Ridgefield, Bridgeport and Wilton. But it is in Norwalk that you will have an option of checking out two different venues. While the Super Monkey Death Grip will be at Freese Park, Nina Et cetera (pictured) will be bringing its roots-inspired music to the lawn of the […] [Read More]
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New Canaan venue takes a turn for ‘Route 66′ tonight

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Pictured: Jerold Goldstein, Fred Stark and William Squier, the creative team behind the musical “Route 66.” New this year at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan is a series of new works, “Under the Stars,” and the next one up is “Route 66,” a musical romantic comedy that boasts the talent of several local writers […] [Read More]
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‘Pork in the Park’ returns to Stamford’s Mill River Park

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After a successful first run last year, Stamford’s “Pork in the Park” barbecue festival will be returning to Mill River Park Saturday and Sunday, with the heat centered along Washington Boulevard and West Broad Street. (You can see some of the 2013 event Some of this year’s features include the crowing of the state barbecue […] [Read More]