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Thousands of slurps have spoken: Chowdafest champs announced

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Of the 30 soups up for accolades, four rose to the top this past weekend. The champs of this year’s Chowdafest, which attracted thousands to Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach during its first year there, include the New England clam chowder from Donovan’s of South Norwalk; Gray Goose of Fairfield’s Manhattan clam chowder; chorizo and shrimp chowder […] [Read More]
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Fall for new art this weekend in Greenwich

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If the Columbus Day holiday weekend has you thinking about exploration, the Bruce Museum will be bringing the discoveries to you. The 33rd annual Outdoor Arts Festival will arrive on the museum’s grounds on Saturday, Oct. 11, and stick around the next day to give treasure hunters a chance to snap up the goods. Nearly […] [Read More]
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Stamford’s ‘Street Seats’ to be auctioned off Oct. 8

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With titles such as “Gnome Place Like Home,” “Cosmic  Couch,” “Birds Of A Feather” and “No  One Is An Island,” a collection of benches are not your typical place to rest while en route, but these, and others, could be yours during an auction scheduled for Oct. 8. Stamford’s Downtwon Special Services District, which presented […] [Read More]
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WPA murals are star of Norwalk tour

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Pictured is one of the many Work Projects Administration murals that can be found in Norwalk, Conn. This one features Alexander Rummler, a resident of South Norwalk, depicting himself in “Mopping for Starfish.” A tour of these artistic works is set for Sept. 28, 2014. If you have ever wondered about the Work Progress Administration […] [Read More]
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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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