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We have a whole meal that is made from farm fresh foods

Who doesn't like a meal made with farm fresh foods? Today Chef Hunter from Max's Oyster Bar is here to talk about his Chef to Farm event and shows us how to make a meal with fresh foods. Click here to read more on Max's Oyster Bar and click here to get tickets for the chef to farm event.

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A segway tour around New London!

Scot went along with Dawn from Wheeling City Tours to take a segway tour of New London!  It's a blast, check it out and click here for more information about booking your trip.

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Take 'Better' on vacation with you!

We want to see where you're going on vacation this year!  Click here for the printable, fill in your vacation destination on the bottom line, snap a picture of you and/or your friends and family holding it up and then send the photo to us at betterct@betterct.com.  We plan to share your fun photos on the show and/or post them online throughout the summer and early fall.

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Take Better Connecticut on vacation with you this summer!

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There are heros all around us, and today we are talking to one

Everyone has a hero whether it's a superhero or just an everyday person. Remi Adeleke spoke with us about what he is doing to make a difference in this world. Click here to see more about his campaign.

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Better Foods

Cold summer soup is the perfect meal to make when it's hot outside and you need something refreshing

With July just days away, the weather is only going to get hotter. So why not try some cold summer soup recipes made by Laura Grimmer. Click here to read more about Laura and events she is holding.

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If you're a Peanut comic fan we have an exhibit for you to check out!

Many people grew up reading the Sunday Morning Peanut comic or watching the Charlie Brown Christmas. Well if you need some more Peanut's in your life head on over to Mattatuck Museum and check out their new exhibit. Click here to see more regarding the Peanuts Exhibit. 

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Summer is here and we have some "cool" toys for you

Do you need new water toys for your kids? We have a variety of toys for all ages! To see more of their toys click here.

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Take a trip this summer and visit 37 different vineyards in Connecticut

Do you need something to do this summer with your significant other or maybe a girls trip? Why not take a trip around our state and visit all the different vineyards! Click here for all the different locations

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Today's Headlines

Prince Harry wanted to give up crown, Mariah Carey not liked, lobster found in a carry on bag.

In today's headlines Prince Harry wanted to give up crown, Mariah Carey not liked, lobster found in a carry on bag and more!

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Better Organized

Organizing collectables is easier than you think

Many people collect different things, however do you know where and how to store them or do you know where you can donate them?  We're also announcing the winner of the NAPO CT Contest!  Click here if you need help organizing your house and click here for more information about Mike Dolce.

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A treatment for anyone who struggles with attention or behavioral issues

Many people have a hard time with attention and behavioral issues, however there may be a solution. Dr. Robert Reynolds is here to discuss a treatment he uses called Neurofeedback Training. Click here to see more information regarding the treatment.

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Products made by moms for moms to use during the summer for your kids

We have some products that would come in handy for mom’s when you are going to the beach or camp or on a trip. Plus check out these stickers that are great to show how old your child is. Click here to see more of Spbang products and click here to see more of Sticky Bellies products. 

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Better Foods

A classical breakfast dish with a seafood twist

Trying to amplify your eggs benedict dish? Take a look at this recipe that includes crab. Click here for more from the restaurant.

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Better Books

Books to read this summer while relaxing outside

Need a good book to read this summer while lying on the beach or by the pool? We have some suggestions from the RJ Julia Bookstore. Click here to find more books to choose from.

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Today's Headlines

20 years of Harry Potter, meteorologist blown away, fidget nail spinners

In today's headlines... 20 years of Harry Potter, Meteorologist blown away, fidget nail spinners and more!

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Better Travel

See what’s new in Disney!

If you haven’t been to Disney World in a while, you’ll be amazed at all the new, fun rides and exhibits!  The littlest Disney expert, Keaton Evans, is giving us a virtual tour.  Click here to see more from Keaton’s mom, Kim-Marie Evan!

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Where to go for a natural looking facelift

We visited Dr. Paul Stanislaw in Avon to learn more about facelifts and to follow the journey of a woman who got a facelift.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Money

Joel answers viewer questions 6/17

Joel Johnson with Johnson Brunetti answers viewer questions on the 6/17 edition of Better Money. 

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Better Laughs

Comedian Rob Little in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Rob Little will be at Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow, he’s stopping by our studio before his performance!  Click here for more details.

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Better Weekends

Fun Father’s Day weekend plans!

Renee DiNino from the River 105.9 has some great ideas for things you might want to do with dad this Father’s Day Weekend.  Click here to see Renee’s Blog.

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Better Music

Crystal Bowersox and David DePrest perform for us!

Crystal Bowersox and David DePrest are in in the studio to tell us about their journey as a successful band.  David is our Chief Meterologist Bruce DePrest’s son!  Click here for more information about Crystal’s next performance. 

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Better Health

The new conversation gynecologists will have with patients

Dr. Tracy Brennan from Women’s Health CT is telling us how gynecologists are opening up the conversation about domestic abuse.  Watch to learn more and click here for more information.

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Better Sports

Putting our way to the Traveler’s Championship

The Traveler’s Championship starts next week and Connecticut will be home to celebrities and PGA golfers.  Here’s a look at what you can expect.  Click here for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Where does chocolate milk come from? Bat Signal lights up to honor Adam West, and the soup Nazi is bankrupt!

In today's headlines...where does chocolate milk come from?  Bat Signal lights up to honor Adam West, and the soup Nazi is bankrupt!

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Get whiter teeth with Power Swabs

Scott DeFalco from Power Swabs is showing us how to get whiter teeth in just 5 minutes.  Click here for all the details on a special offer.

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Better Music

Glen Campbell’s family talks about his final album

Glen Campbell is one of the greats of country music, he was inducted into the country music hall of fame.  He was diagnosed with dementia and his family helped him release an emotional final album called “Adios.”   Watch our interview and click here to learn more about Glen Campbell.

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Better Pets

All natural, custom made pet food

You look at the nutrition facts and ingredients in your food, so wouldn’t you do the same for the food your pets eat?  Lynn Felici-Gallant helps run a business that makes all natural custom made pet food!  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Yoko Ono to get songwriting credit, Gene Simmons wants to trademark rock sign, and Yard Goats save the day

In today's headlines, Yoko Ono to get songwriting credit, Gene Simmons wants to trademark rock sign, and Yard Goats save the day!

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Better Movies

Our conversation with actor Sam Elliott

You’ve seen Sam Elliott opposite Cher in “Mask” and as the dad in “Prancer,” now the actor is telling us about a new movie he’s in!  Click here to find a theater near you showing “The Hero.”

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Better Fitness

How much water should you really be drinking?

With the hot weather, we know it’s important to stay hydrated…but do you really know how much water you need?  Joe Carabase of m.e.l.t. Fitness is giving us the lowdown.  Click here to learn more about m.e.l.t. Fitness.

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Transitions

The big reveal of Cynthia Washburn's makeover!

We’re revealing the final results of Cynthia Washburn’s transition make over with Dr. Lori Greenwald.  Click here to learn more.

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The MDA Ride and Concert

The Motorcyclists Driving Awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Association is holding their annual event.  Watch to learn more and click here for all the details.

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Where to get rid of sensitive documents

If you have sensitive documents and you don’t want to throw them in the garbage, consider heading to the Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union event, Shred It!  Click here to learn more.

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Looking for a fun and educational summer camp? Check this out!

If you’re still looking for summer camp, we may have found one for you!  Students at Milestone C Camp learn about aviation and engineering, including building drones!  Watch to learn more and click here for all the details.

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Better Food

Fun and simple dishes for your next cookout!

David Clemmens of Cucina di Carla is sharing some fun and easy recipes to add flair and flavor to your 4th of July picnic!  Click here to learn more about Cucina di Carla and be sure to find the recipes in the recipe section of our website.

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Better Fashion

4th of July fashion trends

Look good while you enjoy 4th of July parties and cook outs!  Debbie Wright is showing us some of the patriotic trends this year.  Click here  to learn more about Debbie.

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Better Wines

Get patriotic with your wine!

Renee Allen of the Wine Institute of New England is showing us some red, white, and blue wines to celebrate flag day and the 4th of July!  Click here for more information about the Wine Institute of New England.

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3 Things

Three things to keep in mind during the college search

Motivational speaker Michael Miller is sharing three things students and parents should keep in mind as they search for a college this summer.  Click here to learn more about Michael.

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Better Pets

Protect your furry friends from noise anxiety

Dr. Andrea Dennis from the Bloomfield Animal Hospital is here to talk about noise anxiety in pets and how to prevent it.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Dennis.

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Better Living

Fun ways to celebrate International Bath Day

Maybe you didn’t know, but tomorrow is International Bath Day!  Family and lifestyle blogger, Julie Kieras, is showing us some bath toys and products to make bath time more like play time!  Click here to learn more about Julie.

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Better Preview

Charlie Brown and the gang make their way to Connecticut!

The Peanuts are still with us today, and there’s an awesome exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury all about Charlie Brown and the gang!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

Fun and simple summer time snacks

Ellie Krieger is a registered dietitian and Food Network host, she’s showing us some fun summer time snack ideas!  Click here to learn more about Ellie.

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Made in CT

Wear your CT pride: clothes from The Two Oh Three!

Tory and Roscoe Brown are showing us some great clothes and apparel to show your CT pride!  They’re the creators of The Two Oh Three.  Click here to start shopping!

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Today's Headlines

A list of the highest paid entertainers, the new line of Starbucks drinks, and the pregnant mom workout

In today's headlines...a list of the highest paid entertainers, the new line of Starbucks drinks, and the pregnant mom workout!

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Better Manners

The dos and don’ts of a yard sale

Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll want to pay attention to these etiquette tips from Jodi RR Smith!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Health

Health benefits of beer

The next time you pick up a beer, you won’t have to feel so guilty!  Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, Dana White is sharing the health benefits of beer.  Click here to learn more about Dana and click here to see the blog post about beer!

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The ultimate patio umbrella

This isn’t your standard patio umbrella; Ed McDonald the CEO of Sun Garden USA is here to tell us why.  Click here to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

Bachelor drama, former President Carter greets passengers on a plane, and the Tony Awards recap

Bachelor drama, former President Carter greets passengers on a plane, and the Tony Awards recap

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Better Food

Tips to grilling the perfect steak

Grilling is one of the many great things about summer.  David Allard from Big Y is sharing some secrets to picking the right kind of meat and how to grill it!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Safety

Protecting yourself from fraud

It’s difficult to tell if or when someone might be trying to scam you.  Byron Peterson is a volunteer with AARP CT Fraud watch, he’s sharing some useful information with us.  Also here is Connecticut’s Consumer Protection Commissioner, Michelle Seagull.  Click here for more information.

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Get rid of wrinkles

Paul Shilling from Plexaderm is showing us how this skin cream works.  Click here for more information.

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Better Fun

Bring some excitement to your summer with zip lining!

We went to check out zip lining at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center in Middletown!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Laughs

Comedian Jordan Rock in ‘Studio B’

Comedian Jordan Rock just wrapped up Season 2 of his show, “Love” on Netflix!  He also does stand up, and he’ll be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight and tomorrow night if you want to see him!  Click here for all the details.

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Better Food

A sneak peek at the West Hartford Wine and Food Festival

There’s a fun and tasty event happening next weekend, it’s the first annual West Hartford Wine and Food Festival!  Some of the talented chefs participating in the event are here today and have a challenge for us, take a look and click here for more information.

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Better Weekends

Here are some great weekend event ideas!

From movies to events outside, Renee DiNino from the River 105.9 has some great ideas of things to do this weekend!  Click here to see more events on Renee’s Blog!

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Today's Headlines

Barbra Bush turned 92! Britney Spears Instagram hacked? Plus, glow-in-the-dark doughnuts!

In today's headlines...Barbra Bush turned 92!  Britney Spears Instagram hacked?  Plus, glow-in-the-dark doughnuts!

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Better Food

Check out the Good News Wow Salad!

Carole Peck from the Good News Restaurant & Bar is showing us how to make her special Wow Salad!  Click here for more information about The Good News Restaurant & Bar.

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Better Health

Clothes that can protect you from the sun

We all know sun block is a huge help when it comes to protecting yourself against the sun, but what about clothes?  We met up with dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Pennoyer to see what’s new in clothing to protect against the harmful rays of the sun.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Pennoyer.

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Better Boxed

Subscription boxes moms and kids will love!

Mommy and lifestyle blogger Cori Ingrassia is showing us some of her favorite subscription boxes for moms and kids!  Cori runs the blog Everyday Cori.  Click here to check it out!

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Better Crafts

Learn how to make a pallet garden

Pallet gardens are a beautiful way to get your plants growing!  Jen O’Connell from Blaze and Bloom Vintage in West Hartford is showing us how it’s done.  Click here to learn more about Blaze and Bloom.

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Better Food

A nurse practitioner turned farm owner talks salami

Matthew Browning graduated from Yale University to be a Nurse Practitioner, but he’s also a working farmer!  He wanted better food for his family.  Matthew is the owner of Oui Charcuterie in Woodbridge and makes his own all-natural salami!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Products

The Grommet: helping inventors get their products discovered

Mike Lovett from The Grommet is telling us about the kinds of products you’ll find on their website and brought in some unique grilling tools!  Click here to learn more.

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Better Health

How to cope with bad news

Dr. Lori Stevic Rust is giving us some advice on coping with the bad news that surrounds us.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Lori and her new book.

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Today's Headlines

Catfish in the gutter, CMT coverage, an outdoor hotel room, and a new study about milk

Catfish in the gutter, CMT coverage, an outdoor hotel room, and a new study about milk...all that and more in today's headlines.

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The Petit Family Golf Tournament

Dr. Bill Petit is here to talk about the Petit Family Golf Tournament happening on Monday June 19th.  We’re playing a little golf ourselves!  Click here to learn more about the tournament.

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Better Living

Cool off with some great fans!

CT Lighting isn’t just about lights, they also sell fans!  Scot went to check out some of the neat styles.  Click here for more information.

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Made in CT

Wear your CT pride: clothes from The Two Oh Three!

Tory and Roscoe Brown are showing us some great clothes and accessories to show your CT pride! They’re the creators of The Two Oh Three.  Click here to start shopping!

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Better Hair

Tips on how to get all-star curls

Half the battle of curling hair is knowing how to use a curling iron the right way.  Watch to get some terrific tips!  Click here to learn more about Blades Salon.

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Better People

Meet an 11-year-old who started a lemonade stand business

11-year-old Jack Bonneau is telling us how and why he started a lemonade stand business and his message to encourage other youngsters to do something this summer.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Food

An Italian dish that’s perfect to eat outside!

Chef Francesco D’Amuri is the owner of L’Orcio in New Haven.  Today he’s showing us how to make handmade ricotta gnocchi tossed in a tomato basil sauce with burrata!  Click here to learn more about L’Orcio.

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Better Music

Ziggy Marley on bringing back his dad’s music

Bob Marley is known for several big hits, and now his son, Ziggy Marley is following in his footsteps.  He’s telling us about his career.

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Better Wedding

How technology is changing weddings

Technology has changed a lot in the past decade.  Today we’re talking about how technology is playing a role in the wedding world.  This segment is sponsored by godaddy.com, check out the website to create your own domain.

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Today's Headlines

The record-setting home run, Cher the musical, a baby gorilla is born, and a peacock disrupts a liquor store

The record-setting home run, Cher the musical, a baby gorilla is born, and a peacock disrupts a liquor store...all that and more in today's headlines. 

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Better Living

How to rid your yard of ticks

Allegra Lowitt is the General Manager in the Tick Division at Thermacell.  She’s telling us more about the tick tube that will rid your yard of ticks.  Click here to learn more.

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Better Gardens

A hidden gem of vibrant flowers and plants

Melissa Cole went to check out the Hollister House Garden in Washington.  Check out the beautiful maze of flowers and plants and click here to learn more.

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Pretty Gritty Girls

Mom hacks for the summer ahead

If you have little ones at home, you know the summer can be more challenging than relaxing at times.  Pretty Gritty Girls Johanna Peck and Melissa Harhay are showing us some great mom hacks to get you through the summer.  Click here for more information.

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Better Living

Time to plant that rose garden

Nora Murphy is showing us how to plant beautiful roses!  Be sure to check out her online magazine, Nora Murphy Country House for more gardening tips! 

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Better Toys

Toys for the rainy days

Ali Mierzejewski from The Toy Insider is showing us some awesome toys for those rainy summer days.  Click here for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Man pulls snake out of gas pump, a win for Wawa, and Top Gun's new name

Man pulls snake out of gas pump, a win for Wawa, and Top Gun's new name...all that and more in today's headlines.

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Actress Diane Lane talks about new film, “Paris Can Wait”

Diane Lane talks to us about what it’s like to work with Alec Baldwin in her new film, “Paris Can Wait.”

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Better Health

Summer safety tips for kids

Dr. Belachew Tessema is giving us summer safety tips for the kids.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Tessema.

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Better Money

Tips on how to pay for college

Joel Johnson is a financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he’s giving us some tips on how to pay for college.  Click here for more information.

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Justin Sight Magic!

If you love magic, you’re going to love Justin Sight.  He’s a magician from Connecticut, and he’s legally blind.  Check out his incredible work and click here to learn more.

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Better Products

A unique way to reward children

Amanda Naqvi is the mom behind great personalized products, and now she’s created something new to reward your children!  They’re called Kudo Banz, check it out and click here to learn more.

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Better Food

A preview of The Taste of Mystic

If you’re looking for new places to eat, you’ll want to head to The Taste of Mystic!  Chris Regan of Old Mistick Village and a chef from Jealous Monk are showing us some of the great eats.  Click here for more information.

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Better Living

Gift ideas for the special graduate in your life

Our favorite lifestyle blogger Limor Suss is here with some great ideas for any graduate in your life.  Click here to see craft ideas, recipes, and tips from Limor!

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    6.26.17 Crab cakes with eggs benedict

    6.26.17 Crab cakes with eggs benedict

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:34:50 GMT
    Crab cakes with eggs benedict From Trace Alford at the Sur La Table  Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise Yield: 4 servings Here is a restaurant trick to making poached eggs in advance. Poach the eggs just until the whites are barely set and place them directly into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. When ready to serve, warm the eggs in a simmering pot of water for about a minute. Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving. Crab cakes: ...More >
    Crab cakes with eggs benedict From Trace Alford at the Sur La Table  Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise Yield: 4 servings Here is a restaurant trick to making poached eggs in advance. Poach the eggs just until the whites are barely set and place them directly into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. When ready to serve, warm the eggs in a simmering pot of water for about a minute. Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving. Crab cakes: ...More >
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    6.27.19 Chilled Summer Soup

    6.27.19 Chilled Summer Soup

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:24:29 GMT
    Chilled Summer Soup From Laura Grimmer at The Perfect Pear (Shh! It’s) Chilled Beet Soup Adapted from Craig Claiborne’s The New York Times Cookbook Ingredients 1 cup cooked or roasted beets, sliced* ½ small onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 medium boiled potato, peeled and cut into cubes* 1 cup water 1 cup plain non-fat or regular yogurt Additional yogurt,...More >
    Chilled Summer Soup From Laura Grimmer at The Perfect Pear (Shh! It’s) Chilled Beet Soup Adapted from Craig Claiborne’s The New York Times Cookbook Ingredients 1 cup cooked or roasted beets, sliced* ½ small onion, chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 medium boiled potato, peeled and cut into cubes* 1 cup water 1 cup plain non-fat or regular yogurt Additional yogurt,...More >
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    6.27.17 Fresh vegetable slaw with dressing and steak sauce

    6.27.17 Fresh vegetable slaw with dressing and steak sauce

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-06-28 15:18:13 GMT
    Fresh vegetable slaw with dressing and steak sauce From Chef Hunter Morton at Max's Oyster Bar Farmer’s market vegetable slaw 2 oz shredded kohlrabi 2oz sliced sugar snap peas 2oz sliced kale 2 oz Squash, fine julienne 2 oz carrot, shredded Dressing 3 oz sliced green onion ¼ cup assorted herbs- whatever you have basil, parsley tarragon, mint, 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard ¼ c cider vinegar ½ c olive oil Strawberry Balsamic Steak Sauce 1 cup car...More >
    Fresh vegetable slaw with dressing and steak sauce From Chef Hunter Morton at Max's Oyster Bar Farmer’s market vegetable slaw 2 oz shredded kohlrabi 2oz sliced sugar snap peas 2oz sliced kale 2 oz Squash, fine julienne 2 oz carrot, shredded Dressing 3 oz sliced green onion ¼ cup assorted herbs- whatever you have basil, parsley tarragon, mint, 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard ¼ c cider vinegar ½ c olive oil Strawberry Balsamic Steak Sauce 1 cup car...More >
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    Better Connecticut is holding a contest where you can nominate a teacher who is currently teaching who has made a difference in your life or the life of your child. Each day from Monday, May 1st – Friday, May 4th, we'll draw a name and that teacher will receive a gift certificate to one of several great Connecticut restaurants.

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