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TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., will open three concurrent exhibitions, “True Blue,” a group show; “Helpless,” a mixed-media installation by Ellen Hackl Fagan; and “Water and Light,” photographs by emerging artist Clark Leonard. The three exhibits run from July 17 to Aug. 22.

This is the time of year I feel like a kid in the ice cream shop wanting to try all of the innovative newfangled flavors: French toast bacon, lavender coconut with black sesame seeds, Earl Grey tea with shortbread cookies, Black Forest licorice, “everything but the kitchen sink,” and even “M…

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WATERTOWN — The Sunset Grille in Watertown has several advantages: It is a two-story restaurant overlooking Merriman Pond, perfectly sited to enjoy a summer sundown, and an 18-hole golf club ranked third highest in Connecticut, both on a beautifully landscaped 236-acre park.

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WOODBURY — After passing through the hands of a diverse cast of owners since its establishment in 1754, Michael Bates-Walsh has breathed new life into the historic inn now known as the 1754 House.

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SOUTHBURY — The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Library will host artist Theresa Bates on-line from Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31 according to an email from the library. Visit at www.southburylibrary.org to view this virtual exhibit.

MORRIS — It’s pleasant, indeed, rewarding when good things come at a later stage in one’s life. Just ask Stephen Drew of Morris. At 64 he has had his first book published, “Into The Thin, A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain,” in which he talks about baring his soul and seeking redemption…

PLEASANT VALLEY — Seventy-three years have come and gone, but there has been no force strong enough to stop the Pleasant Valley Drive-in Movie Theater from providing its customers with a sense of nostalgia and good old-fashioned family entertainment.

WASHINGTON — Since the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic and subsequent mass closures of businesses, schools and other facilities, many of us have been adjusting to life during the era of social distancing. Online methods of communication and interaction have become the norm as we strive to a…

ROXBURY — Sterett-Gittings Kelsey and her twin sister, Easy, were raised in the countryside of Glencoe, Maryland, where she used river clay from a nearby stream to create pots and plates. When the family moved to Greenwich, at the age of seven she fell in love with the world of ballet after …

LITCHFIELD COUNTY — Melissa Davilio Hart of Bristol recently visited a Facebook group page titled Friends of Little Free Library, posting that she had written a children’s book that would be dropping in a few weeks. She wanted to share copies with stewards of as many of those book boxes as s…

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KENT — Tall and handsome Clinton Kelly is always smiling and that smile can light up a room — or certainly a television screen. Even during these troubled times and concern about the pandemic we are facing, Kelly has been doing his best to keep his — and our — spirits up.

TORRINGTON — Five Points Gallery is offering its variety of exhibitions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as its website, www.fivepointsgallery.org, with virutal tours and updates on future shows in 2020.

GUILFORD — The necessary restrictions placed on physical gatherings in recent weeks may have led some to believe that IMAGES, Connecticut’s oldest statewide photography competition, will be postponed or cancelled this exhibition cycle. But the show must go on, and for the show’s 39th year Sh…

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FALLS VILLAGE — It is quite remarkable to consider that less than a year after the guns fell silent when World War I ended, Music Mountain in Falls Village began filling the air with sweet sounds for a country longing for a peaceful existence and to forget the horrors of “The War to End all Wars.”

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KENT — Peeps, the multi-hued marshmallow bunnies that pop up at Springtime, are not just fluffy candies in an Easter basket. At the Kent Memorial Library, from the beginning of March through to April 8, a competition will feature the iconic sweets.

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KENT — Patti LuPone, Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Katherine Hepburn, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand, Mary Martin — these are but a few of the extraordinary actresses who Bob Avian has danced with or choreographed for Broadway shows. The full list includes practically every major actor who h…

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BURLINGTON — Acting is a tough gig. You’re feeling the rush of being on stage in front of an audience one night and looking for work the next day. But there are always new opportunities in the field and AspenDream Productions is, well, as the company’s name proclaims, making the dreams of ac…

WINSTED — The American Mural Project is hosting an open mill event March 15, allowing visitors to view the mural installation progress. Tours are offered at 1 and 2 p.m., eacih lasting about 45 minutes, at 90 Whiting Street in Winsted.