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Youth-run dance show returns to Darien this weekend

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It began with a quick idea hatched during a train ride home, and, three years later, a popular dance showcase is still going strong. “We have really enjoyed working on it,” said Jordan Cassetta of “So We Think We Can Dance,” a two-day event that Jordan, her sister Ashley and fellow dancer Hanna Kahlert first […] [Read More]
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Best snow day movie picks from the Avon’s Adam Birnbaum

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Yeah, you’re not going anywhere tonight. The National Weather Service is predicting six to 10 inches of snowfall in the region, meaning that many local residents are going to find themselves snowed-in this evening. So, why not go ahead and fire up your Netflix and enjoy a movie (or two or three … it could […] [Read More]
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Johnny Winter to appear at Exile on Main Street in Branford

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Blues legend and Easton resident Johnny Winter will be on hand for a meet and greet at Exile on Main Street, 267 E. Main St., Branford on Friday, Jan. 17,  5-6 p.m. Winter will sign autographs for fans who purchase his latest album, “Roots.” Recorded at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, the LP features covers […] [Read More]
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Conn. Audubon guide helps eagle eyes spot new arrivals

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You might not have known that Ipswich Savannah sparrows, yellow-bellied sapsuckers and long-tailed ducks have been visiting Connecticut in recent weeks, unless you have been following a new guide that was recently launched by Connecticut Audubon Society. The aptly named Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder, which can be found as a blog on the organization’s website, […] [Read More]
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Start off 2014 with a ‘First Day Hike’ at a Conn. state park

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Late-night revelers may not be keen for a walk outdoors today, but with hikes set from late morning into early afternoon, even night owls might be willing to participate in the national “First Day Hikes” initiative taking place at four Connecticut state parks. The program is part of a program organized by America’s State Parks, […] [Read More]
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What will you do for New Year’s Eve 2013?

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There are but a few mere hours before some of the biggest New Year’s celebrations kick off in Connecticut. There will be three First Night festivities taking place this year, including those in Westport, Danbury and Hartford. If you are looking for a place to bring the kids, enjoy a low-key and affordable holiday eve, […] [Read More]
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Art of the Brick enters final days at Discovery Times Square

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In November, the public was asked to help Nathan Sawaya make one more piece for his show “The Art of the Brick” at The Discovery Times Square. The end result was a rendering of the new One World Trade Center, all in LEGOs. At the time he unveiled his work Sawaya had this to say: […] [Read More]
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Concert series begins a new season in New Canaan

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Westside Wind and Piano Trio will be the first musical act in the 30th anniversary season of “Notes in Midwinter,” a concert series presented by the New Canaan Library. The free series lasts every Sunday from Jan. 5 to Feb. 2. Multiple genres will be represented through the season, including chamber music, classical compositions, jazz […] [Read More]
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