<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usWed, 23 Aug 2017 09:45:15 -0400Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:45:15 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cyndi Lauper Drops Asking Price for Stunning Stamford Home]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:25:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg
Cyndi Lauper appears to have dropped the asking price for her gorgeous home in Stamford, Connecticut, from $1.25 million to $935,000, according to the updated listing. The French Country Colonial-style...

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<![CDATA[The Best Times to View the Solar Eclipse in Connecticut]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:15:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-144916846.jpg
The solar eclipse will be partially visible in Connecticut on Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Best CT Towns to View the Solar Eclipse]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:51:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Viewing_the_Eclipse_in_San_Diego.jpg
Eclipse viewers in the western and southern parts of Connecticut will have the best chance to Monday's solar eclipse.
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<![CDATA[Sights From Clear The Shelters 2017]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:57:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/happiness+adoption.jpeg


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<![CDATA[Pets Adopted at Clear The Shelters 2017]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:36:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*213/austin+and+mikka.jpeg


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<![CDATA[How to Make Apartment Living Work for You and Your Pup]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:39:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bergs-dog.jpg
Living in an apartment with your canine companion isn’t much different from living with a human roommate: They don't clean, they don’t pay for groceries and you're starting to suspect they don't even have...

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<![CDATA[The Luxurious Lifestyle of New York's Poshest Pooches]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:57:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1LK_3334_NYCDogs_WEB.jpg
Ashley and Cooper get a taste of the high life, New York style. From a five-star hotel exclusively for dogs to a puppy pool party in the Hamptons, it's clear that NYC really has gone to the dogs!]]>
<![CDATA['Captain Jack Sparrow' Visits Children's Hospital]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Johnny+Depp+11.jpg
Actor Johnny Depp visited BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia for five hours on August 14

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<![CDATA[Yard Goats to Hold Brew Fest at Dunkin' Donuts Park in October ]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:12:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dunkin-Donuts-Park-Hartford.jpg
Dunkin’ Donuts Park will transform from the home of the Hartford Yard Goats to the home of the “G.O.A.T. ‘Greatest of All Time’ Brew Fest” in October.

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<![CDATA[Beth Stern, Katie Lee Talk Clear the Shelters and 'Pethood']]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:53:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/215*120/Katie+Lee+Beth+Stern.jpg
Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive to help animals in need finding loving homes, will take place on Saturday, August 19. This year's event hosts, celebrity chef Katie Lee and Beth Stern...

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<![CDATA[6 Free Apps for Pet Owners]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:47:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77541854.jpg
Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable. From finding a pet sitter and setting up play dates to handling medical emergencies and training your pet, there’s an app for...

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<![CDATA[Let's 'Clear the Shelters' on Saturday, August 19!]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:46:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2017+CTS+Collage+TopLine+2083x854%5B1%5D.jpg
Every summer, animal shelters and rescues are filled to the brim with new spring litters and homeless pets. Shelters run on all cylinders to match pets with new forever families.

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<![CDATA[Simsbury Home for Sale Perfect for Entertaining]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:51:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/188*120/19+Cobtail+infinity+pool.png


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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Pikachus Parade Through Yokohama, Japan]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:58:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pikachuparade.jpg
More than 100 Pikachus, a character from the game Pokemon, paraded through the streets of Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 14.]]>
<![CDATA[Foxwoods to Add Thrill Rides]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Foxwoods+external+photo.jpg
Two thrill rides are coming to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashanutucket. The casino announced Monday that it will open the Thrill Tower at Foxwoods, which will include the Sky Drop and Sky Launch.]]>
<![CDATA[Cream or Sugar? Our Favorite Local Coffee Spots]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:07:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*122/PEABURY%27S+CAFE+SIMSBURY.JPG


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<![CDATA[State Police Want Your Help in 'Best Looking Cruiser Contest']]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:03:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/State+Police+car.jpg
Connecticut State Police troopers are asking for the public's help, but not in the search for a suspect or a missing person. Connecticut's troopers are competing in the "Best Looking Cruiser Contest" against...

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<![CDATA['SNL' Alum Rachel Dratch Gets 20-Year-Old Parking Ticket From Chicago]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:50:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Rachel+Dratch+2007+Tribeca+Film+Festival+Bryan+Bedder.JPG
"Chicago does not f around," the New York City-based comedian wrote on Twitter. "I received this parking ticket in the mail today. Look at date. It's from TWENTY years ago"
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<![CDATA[What Kind of Dog Best Fits Your Lifestyle?]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:03:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dogs-GettyImages-180680638.jpg
There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out...

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<![CDATA[Tips for Traveling Safe With Your Pet]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:28:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-454008386.jpg
One of the most stressful parts of pet ownership is what to do with your four-legged companion when you travel. While some pet owners opt for boarding, others choose to bring their furry family members...

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<![CDATA[Starbucks' Latest Frappuccino 'Inspired' by Horchata Drinks]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:24:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*128/starbucksfrap0809.JPG
From unicorns to horchata. Starbucks announced Tuesday its new Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino is now available in participating U.S. and Canada stores, in a move that is getting a mixed reception from...

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<![CDATA[Mario Lopez, Melissa Joan Hart Film Christmas Movie in CT]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:12:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mario+lopez+new+britain.jpg
Filming is underway for a Christmas movie in New Britain and Mayor Erin Stewart is getting some attention from Hollywood for being the youngest female mayor in the country.

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<![CDATA[Wine Festival Celebrating Connecticut’s Vineyards Kicks Off This Weekend]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:00:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/white-wine-generic-186205780.jpg
The 11th annual Shoreline Wine Festival will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market and Winery in Guilford.

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<![CDATA[DEEP Sponsors Free Fishing License and Saltwater Fishing Day]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:39:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fishing+generic.jpg
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will allow anyone 16 or older to obtain a free one-day fishing license this Saturday, Aug. 12.]]>
<![CDATA[For Sale: House That Inspired Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:35:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stephen-king.jpg
In the market for a haunted house? The Orrington, Maine, home that inspired Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" is currently on sale for $255,000, 'Today' reported. King came up with the idea for the novel in...

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<![CDATA[Moscow Mules in Copper Mugs Won't Kill You: Officials]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:31:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/moscow-mule-copper-mug.jpg
Don't worry, Moscow Mule fans: Those solid cupper mugs often used to serve the popular alcoholic drink probably aren't going to kill you. Contrary to reports last week that Iowa was banning copper mugs...

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<![CDATA[Sold: Someone Bought Obama's One-Time Brooklyn Brownstone]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:03:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+house+bhs.jpg
It looks like former President Barack Obama's one-time Park Slope brownstone has a buyer. The Brooklyn home on Second Street hit the market in late April for $4.295 million. It was listed by Brown Harris...

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<![CDATA[Beach Compound and Part Ownership of a Lighthouse for Sale]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:28:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/170*120/101+3.jpg


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<![CDATA[Connecticut Fall Fairs 2017]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:18:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice1.jpg
A list of the Connecticut agricultural and country fairs soon approaching this fall.

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<![CDATA[Mural Honors Late Linkin Park Frontman]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:00:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-02+at+6.33.03+PM.png
Los Angeles artist Jonas Never painted a mural of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington on the wall of a Sherman Oaks, California, pizzeria. Never, who has painted many murals around Los Angeles,...]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Season Has Already Started]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:04:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice1.jpg
Pumpkin spice mania is upon us -- and it's barely August. World Market released its annual pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee Tuesday, according to Today.com, joining plenty of other fall-themed products in grocery...

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<![CDATA[Surf Up!: Hounds Ride Waves at Annual Competition]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:45:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/giphy4.gif
The World Surf Dog Competition will return to the Bay Area August 5, bringing with it a sea of hounds who can hang ten and a few who will wipeout. The competition, hosted by TasteTV, is open to amateurs...

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<![CDATA[World's Largest Suspension Bridge Opens in Switzerland]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:04:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SUSPENSION_BRIDGE_073117_1-150154379559800001.jpg
Hikers can now travel more than a quarter mile on the world's largest pedestrian suspension bridge in Switzerland. The new bridge is part of the two-day Eueopaweg hike.]]>
<![CDATA[Luxury Bed and Breakfast House for Sale in Wethersfield]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:11:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/srFront1.jpg


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<![CDATA[MAC Giving Away Free Lipstick on #NationalLipstickDay]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:07:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MAC-Generic.jpg
One of the world's most popular makeup brands is giving away free lipsticks in celebration of National Lipstick Day on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Boston's 'Skinny House' Was Built on Betrayal and Spite]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:43:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Skinny+House.JPG
Sandwiched between two brick and mortar buildings in Boston's North End is the city's famous “Skinny House,” a structure built on betrayal and trust. The property is said to have belonged to two brothers...]]>
<![CDATA[25 Pet-Friendly Colleges in America]]> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:21:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/189*120/Stetson1.jpg
Heading off to college for the first time and leaving the comforts of home can be a difficult transition. And for students leaving an animal companion behind, the move can feel even more difficult. While...

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<![CDATA[CT Residents are Hoppy over Craft Brewery Spike]]> Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:49:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Stony-Creek.jpg
Craft breweries are finding a hoppy success in Connecticut, bringing business and a good time to the local community.

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<![CDATA[Coke Zero is Getting a New Recipe, New Name]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:32:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/231*120/coke+zero+sugar.JPG
Coca-Cola is giving "Coke Zero" a new name, a new look and a new recipe. The new beverage is "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar" and it'll replace "Coke Zero." The company says the new name is intended to make it...

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<![CDATA[Places to Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day in Connecticut]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:42:42 -0400 Visit J. Timothy's website ]]> Visit J. Timothy's website ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/WingsMannyLarge.jpg


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<![CDATA[Yard Goats to Host 'What If' Night on Thursday]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:01:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/what+if+night+2.jpg
The Hartford Yard Goats will become the Praying Mantis for one night. On Thursday, July 27, the Goats will host "What If" night celebrating the name Praying Mantis, one of the five finalists when the team...

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<![CDATA[Wags to Riches: Rescue Dogs Living the Good Life]]> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:10:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-520304204-marnie.jpg
Which Instagram celebrity has garnered 2.1 million followers, gone backstage at a Demi Lovato concert, and snapped a picture with Taylor Swift at a Grammy Awards after-party? Marnie the Dog. Instagram-famous...

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<![CDATA[Pet-o-nomics: The Cost of Owning a Dog or Cat]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:22:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-112705133.jpg
Dogs are known to help reduce stress and teach family members lessons in responsibility — but dog ownership demands fiscal responsibility, too. The costs of bringing an animal into your home go far beyond...

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<![CDATA[Unique Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher Items on Display at Comic-Con]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/leisphone.jpg
An auction house is showcasing some unique personal items belonging to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. The items will go to auction on Sept. 23.]]>
<![CDATA[Guns N’ Roses Tour Is Coming to Hartford]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:47:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Guns+n+Roses+Getty+images.jpg
Hartford will be one of the stops rock band Guns n’ Roses will make during the 2017 Not in This Lifetime tour.

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