<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/the-scene/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut https://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usSat, 16 Dec 2017 17:35:15 -0500Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:35:15 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Justin Bieber to Play Sold-Out Show at XL Center ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:19:26 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Justin-Bieber-Sing-Hard.jpg
Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour will make a stop at XL Center in downtown Hartford on July 18 and tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Gabby Douglas Book Signing in Madison]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:47:07 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gabby-douglas-bars-p21.jpg
Gabby Douglas has also written an autobiography and that is bringing her to R.J. Julia in Madison tonight.

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<![CDATA[Future Chefs Cooking Up a Cure]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:55:26 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/chef+dicing+generic.jpg
One organization is cooking up something different to help young children with cancer.

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<![CDATA[Bon Jovi to Kick Off Tour at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:59:26 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Sandy+Concert+Bon+Jovi.jpg
The Saturday, Feb. 9 concert will be the start of the five-month worldwide tour.

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<![CDATA[Mark Twain Property Up for Sale in Redding]]> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:00:57 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clemens+house+in+Redding.jpg

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<![CDATA['Live Your Dream' Westport House for Sale]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 11:57:54 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Main+Picture+Judy+Point+Home.png

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<![CDATA[Dazzling Rockefeller Tree Lighting Is Tonight! What to Know]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:13:19 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rockefeller+center+tree+2016_before+lighting.jpg
The Rockefeller Center tree is set to be illuminated Wednesday in a festive ceremony, but spectators should expect some security restrictions, be aware of street closures and prepare for possible rain.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Store Hours]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:08:49 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-72639925.png
Stores throughout Connecticut opened early the Friday after Thanksgiving. Most stores are planning to stay open late for the popular shopping holiday known as Black Friday.

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Recipes to Add Irish Flavor]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:40:04 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stpattysfoodtoday-food-al-roker-150313-04.jpg
Celebrating St. Patrick's is the perfect excuse to throw an Irish-themed party.These food and drink recipes will help you add some authentic and modern flavor to your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

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<![CDATA[Mark Twain House Decorated for the Holidays]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:26:01 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mark+twain+christmas_1200.jpg
The trees have been trimmed, garland has been strung, and the Mark Twain House is beginning to look at lot like Christmas.

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<![CDATA[Local Students Can See "Selma" for Free]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:31:45 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/%27Selma%27-Best-Drama.jpg
From Jan. 16 through Jan. 19, Martin Luther, King Jr. Day, Connecticut students in grades seven, eight and nine have the chance to see the movie "Selma" for free at select theaters around the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Idina Menzel To Perform at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:31:39 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/idina+menzel_1200.jpg
Broadway and film star, Idina Menzel, is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on July 11, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Join Us for A Halloween Party in Hartford on Thursday]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:03:32 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
Wear your best costume and come celebrate Halloween with us at NIXS at 40 Front Street in Hartford on Thursday, October 30.

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<![CDATA[Record Turnout Expected at 5K Race in Madison]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:42:45 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/running+generic.jpg
Madison's annual Denali Run the Gantlet race is expecting a record turnout Sunday, and an extra heat is being added to accommodate more runners.]]>
<![CDATA[Annual Food Drive Coming Up in Southington]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:41:09 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/canned-food-2013.jpg
Miss Tri-State Connecticut and other pageant titleholders will come together in Southington on Oct. to support the town’s fifth annual toy, coat and non-perishable food drive.]]>
<![CDATA[Lady Gaga to Perform at Mohegan Sun]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:32:47 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gagafashionthumb1.jpg
Lady Gaga will bring her Born This Way Ball to Connecticut March 3, 2013.

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<![CDATA[Adelbrook's 11th Annual Taste of Cromwell]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:10:03 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine-glass-generic.jpg
Head over to Adelbrook's 11th Annual Taste of Cromwell at the Courtyard Marriott on Friday, Oct. 17 for food and wine tasting and a silent auction.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Pumpkin Breaks State Record]]> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:47:10 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/record+pumpkin_1200.jpg
A pumpkin weighed at the Durham Fair on Wednesday came in at 1,766.6 lbs., a new Connecticut record.

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<![CDATA[ConnectiCon 2013]]> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:20:17 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/2013Connecticon_twins.jpg
Photos from Connecticon 2013 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, July 11-14.

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<![CDATA[Pearl Jam to Play XL Center ]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:45:58 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/eddie+vedder+pearl+jam_722.jpg
Pearl Jam will perform Oct. 6 at the XL Center in Hartford. It's the band's first stop in Hartford since 2010.

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<![CDATA[Gathering of the Vibes Returns to Bridgeport]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:55:11 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/vibes+for+web.jpg
The Gathering of the Vibes will draw a crowd of 20,000 to Bridgeport’s Seaside Park for its 18th year of music, entertainment, camping and activities, held July 25 to 28.

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<![CDATA[West Hartford 6th Best Place for Families]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:33:33 -0500
West Hartford is the sixth-best place for families to live, according to Family Circle Magazine's “10 Best” list.]]>
<![CDATA[Maritime Cruise & Cuisine Returns to Norwalk]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:00:53 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cruise-Ship-Generic-San-Die.jpg
The Maritime Cruise & Cuisine Fridays in Norwalk offers a sunset cruise followed by a three-course meal.

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<![CDATA[No Shortage of Ways to Celebrate Father's Day]]> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:30:17 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fathers+day_722.jpg
Celebrate Father's Day at fairs and special events around the state. Weekend activities include the Goshen Stampede, Open Cockpit Day at the New England Air Museum, Cocktails with the Whales at Mystic Aquarium...]]>
<![CDATA[Travelers Championship in Full Swing]]> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:23:23 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-AP803481783729.jpg
A handful of U.S. Open champions, including current champion Justin Rose, several well-known international tennis players and a Connecticut native are in Cromwell for the Travelers Championship.

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<![CDATA[Feast: Bean and Leaf]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:33:57 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/FeastBeanandLeaf.jpg
Jason Hawkins takes you to the Check out this Bean & Leaf Café in New London where they treat their coffee like high-end wine.]]>
<![CDATA[Must See Concerts]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:42:51 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*123/AP_408428564696.jpg
Several acts are coming to Connecticut. Here's what you need to know about who is coming, when and where.

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<![CDATA[Pepe’s Pizza Plans West Hartford Location]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:38:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Frank+Pepe+722.jpg
On the agenda for the Nov. 27 West Hartford Town Council meeting is an application for Pepe’s Pizza to open in Elmwood Plaza 1126-1148 New Britain Ave. and use 3,200 square feet of the existing Puppy Center. ]]>
<![CDATA[55 Cent Whoppers]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:16:41 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BURGER-KING.gif
Between Dec. 6 and Dec. 9, a Whopper will cost you a measly 55 cents.]]>
<![CDATA[Coldplay Coming to Mohegan]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:10:48 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/208*120/COLDPLAY+LALA.jpg
The tickets go on sale on November 16.]]>
<![CDATA[Yale Art Auction to Benefit Sandy Victims]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:44:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/art_generic.jpg
Yale students and faculty created and donated all works of art, including Rochelle Feinstein, a New York-based award-winning artist who has done many solo and group exhibits, as well as David Humphrey. ]]>
<![CDATA[Write Your Way to Free One Direction Tickets]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:40:43 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/151389305+copy.jpg
Write in 250 words why you should get luxury skybox tickets to One Direction.

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<![CDATA[Free Burger on Jim Day]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:43:08 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Red+Robin+Sweet+Jim+Beam+Bacon+Swiss+Burger+722+b.jpg
If your name is Jim, James, Jamie, Jaime, Jaimie, Jami, Jamey, Jameson, Jimmy, Jimi, Jim, Jimbo or some variety, you are in luck.

Photo Credit: Red Robin]]>
<![CDATA[White House Holiday Decorations ]]> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:14:26 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Michelle-Obama-Christmas.jpg
With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas trees and piles of present decorate the White House. Take a look at some of its best decorations.

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<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Loses Bid to be Called "Best Coffee in America"]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:08:46 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dunkin+donuts_722.jpg
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected an application by the restaurant chain to trademark "Best Coffee in America"

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<![CDATA[Wing Wonderland]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:41:57 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHICKENWINGSTHUMBNAIL_722x406.jpg
Enjoy some of the areas best wings at the annual Wing Fest in Southington.]]>
<![CDATA[Cyber Monday: Who Has the Best Deals?]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:51:00 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/107176992.jpg
Cyber Monday is the biggest online-shopping day of the year. Online shoppers are expected to spend about $1.5 billion -- the most ever in one day. Find all the best deals, from retailers like Express.com, Joseph...

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<![CDATA[Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:39:00 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/93446410_10.jpg
Retailers invest a lot of hope in Black Friday because it can be used to build momentum for the six-week holiday shopping season, their most profitable time of year. But Black Friday isn’t the economic...

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:47:23 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/black+friday+target.jpg
Black Friday — it's the mother of all shopping days. A day when millions of people wielding billions of dollars scratch and claw for the biggest bargains. So what's the best plan of attack?

<![CDATA[Towns Postpone Trick or Treating Again]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:44:56 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
Fairfield will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Nov. 10., Milford on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams and More]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:59:43 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BD154851620thumbnail.jpg
Hollywood's best dressed — from Emily Blunt to Jennifer Aniston to J. Lo — hit the red carpet this week.

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<![CDATA[Dave Matthews Band to Play Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:52:39 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dave+Matthews+335C6466+722.jpg
The Dave Matthews Band will make their first ever appearance at Mohegan Sun Dec. 8.

Photo Credit: John Hancock]]>
<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:46:06 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg
This February, Italian retailer, Marni, will launch its first-ever fragrance.

Photo Credit: Marni]]>
<![CDATA[Year in Review 2012: Red Carpet Fashion Highs & Lows]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:08:12 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sofia-vergara1.jpg
2012's been filled with red carpet rock stars and frumpy fashion faux pas. Find out where your favorite celeb fits in.

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<![CDATA[Sandy Impacts Halloween]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:49:39 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/163*120/ee1e8df025c34747bb403df0bedfa8f1.jpg
Superstorm Sandy is postponing Halloween in some towns, while other are holding activities.]]>
<![CDATA[Zombie Pub Crawl to Benefit Puppies]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:58:31 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zombie-generic.jpg
Dress like a zombie, enjoy some pubs and raise money for a dog park.]]>
<![CDATA[Halloween Events]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:53:59 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LegolandBrickorTreat.jpg
Several cities and towns across the state are holding Halloween events.

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<![CDATA[$3 Million Estate Jewelry Sale in West Hartford]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:35:04 -0500 https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/BECKERSSTILL100812.jpg
Earrings from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor are included in the sale.]]>
<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:01:49 -0500 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> https://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg
Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

Photo Credit: Catherine Blair Pfander]]>