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A Mother’s Day gift that gives back: For every baby blank...is Cromwell business sells, it donates one to a mother in need

After five years of building her custom baby blanket business, A Great Baby, Mary Zimmer of Cromwell has launched a program called A Great Hope. For every blanket sold, Zimmer gives a blanket to ...

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In Our Midst: Dancing for kids at an 18-hour HuskyThon, UConn students show their Husky power

At 5 p.m. on a late-winter weekend, cacophony ruled UConn’s Greer Field House, where 3,300 students in T-shirts emblazoned with “Brighten Tomorrow for the Kids!” prepared to dance the night...

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Local eco-friendly company Whole Weddings helps couples be less wasteful, one invitation at a time

Guided by her mantra of “less waste, more love,” 34-year-old Kendra Meany of Lebanon designs customized wedding stationery that blooms. Using handmade wildflower and herb seed paper, she prov...

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New research at Hartford’s Institute of Living shows cogn...therapy can improve the lives of people with hoarding disorder

An innovative group cognitive-behavioral therapy program has been shown to be an effective treatment for hoarding disorder, according to a paper recently published in the Journal of Consulting an...

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Review: Whitecrest Eatery, a rewarding new restaurant in Stonington, reflects a love of culinary experimentation

Sometimes the slapdash look and feel of a restaurant is so sharply at odds with the quality of its food that you find yourself startled — sampling each inventive and delicious dish with mountin...

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Rediscover the Connecticut River: Picture a waterfront prom.... Cross those bridges. Grab an oar. Learn more about the lore.

For decades, the Connecticut River, like rivers across the nation, was a place to dump raw sewage. That began to change in 1972, when the federal Clean Water Act was established, to restore water...

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Spring means it’s time for dancers, musicians and other a...iding. Check out the performances in Connecticut this season.

Spring is a time when dance companies, touring rock bands and other artists emerge from their hibernations in caves or studios and hit the road again. It’s also a time of innumerable choices. T...

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Visiting St. Lucia: This alluring Windward Island is called the 'most fought-over place on Earth’

St. Lucia is indeed a desirable isle, clad in lush greenery, accented by volcanic peaks and warmly embraced by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Where once sugarcane and later bananas ruled,...

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Abuzz about bees: Novice beekeepers’ reasons range from honey or a new hobby to their gardens and connecting to nature

The challenges to becoming a competent keeper of honeybees are many. Yet come late March through June, hundreds of novice beekeepers across Connecticut don their veils and head to their yards, ro...

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Creatives: Hartford performance artist Constanza Segovia creates murals of lively visual note-taking

Hartford artist Constanza Segovia uses her artwork, which she calls performance art, to address issues of equality and justice. Her medium is unusual. She takes visual notes at events to create m...

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So you think you know the royals? ‘The King’s Speech’...h. Get ready for the show with our quiz about the royal family

To get in the mood for Hartford Stage’s upcoming production (March 19-April 19) of “The King’s Speech” — David Seidler’s play on which the 2010 film and his Oscar-winning screenplay a...

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Review: Uncle Chow Asian Bistro in West Hartford, an eclectic mishmash but food is on target

Uncle Chow's Asian Bistro in West Hartford is an exciting addition to Hecheng Chen’s eclectic and rapidly growing list of eateries. The vibe may be a little bit off, but the food is right on ta...

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Jeanine Basinger, the ‘Professor of Hollywood,’ is Wesleyan University’s homegrown screen legend

This year will mark Jeanine Basinger’s 60th year at Wesleyan University and the 50th year since she created its film program, which has grown into the College of Film and the Moving Image. It i...

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Review: Recently expanded, Viron Rondo Osteria in Cheshire is a 5-star blockbuster, one wow after another

Viron Rondo Osteria is the blockbuster of restaurants. Everything is bigger than life. From the vast parking lots, to the giant chandelier, to the colossal chop on your plate, VR is one wow after...

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Big ideas for remodeling a little kitchen: space-saving cabinetry design, a neutral palette, functionality

Homeowners who have small, cramped kitchens often think they’ll need to have an addition built. That’s usually not necessary, says Lorey Cavanaugh, owner of Kitchen & Bath Design + Constructi...

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Journeys of hope: Tree of Life’s leader seeks Mideast peace and understanding

Ghoufran Allababidi, who became president of the Tree of Life Educational Fund and its first Muslim leader in 2017, leads trips to Israel and Occupied Palestine, in hopes of fostering greater pea...

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In Our Midst: Chef’s night out: Restaurateur Dorjan Puka caters a party in NYC for U.N. diplomats

It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and Dorjan Puka, chef-owner of three popular West Hartford restaurants, is heading to Manhattan to cater a party for two dozen international diplomats at the apartme...

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Review | We head to Glastonbury’s new Square Peg Pizza to check out its compact menu, visual pow and classic arcade games

Square Peg Pizza in Glastonbury, the new collaboration between Tyler Anderson and Dante Cistulli, offers a compact menu. Pasta. Pizza. Sandwiches. Salad. Something to drink. Boom, you’re done.

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Making Hartford a high-tech hub: Some visiting startups put down local roots

The Stanley+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator program at 1 Constitution Plaza in Hartford helps budding businesses like Ukraine-based Kwambio 3D Printing, which manufactures products, ...

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The vibrant, growing Nepalese community in West Hartford is the state’s largest

The state’s largest Nepali community is in West Hartford, where Nepali leaders say more than 600 families reside, mostly in the town’s Elmwood section, with more than 80 homeowners. An estima...

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Love the Chippendale, hold the Pledge. Talking with Yale’s furniture study center curators

Works of furniture art and craftsmanship as well as pieces that represent the design eras of American life have found a new home of their own at the Leslie P. and George H. Hume American Furnitur...

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Hang Time: Discussion program aims to help former inmates rebuild lives outside prison

“Why are you mad or glad?” asks Cassie Volcy, facilitator of the nonprofit Hang Time, which provides formerly incarcerated men and women an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings, eat a m...

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West Hartford native and ‘The Good Place’ creator Micha...ats about the show’s Connecticut roots, and life after death

Michael Schur, who grew up in West Hartford, created the award-winning NBC series, “The Good Life,” which ends its fourth and final season in January. Schur talked about the show’s Connecti...

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Digital advances in dentistry: Practicing skills with a simulator, creating 3D-printed crowns

Over the past three years, Dr. Geraldine Weinstein and Dr. Sergio Sánchez Velasco have been guiding dental residents and dental students at UConn School of Dental Medicine through the high-tech ...

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Ladami Designs: Farmington designer handcrafts boisterously sparkling statement jewelry

For sparkling jewelry with an effervescent vibe — from everyday bracelets, buckles and earrings in happy colors to chunky, even boisterous statement necklaces — seek out Ladami Designs of Far...

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