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Past articles by Sophia:

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, June 22-24

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, June 22-24 Looking for plans for this upcoming weekend? Here are 50 things to do around Connecticut. By Sophia Tewa on June 20, 2018 9:39 AM → Read More

Best places to retire in Connecticut in 2018

Greenwich is the best place to retire in Connecticut, according to a recent study, thanks in part to the city’s high concentration of doctors' offices and recreation centers. It’s closely followed by Ridgefield, New Milford, and Westport. For those planning to retire in the sun at an affordable price, Florida may still be the place to go and for good reasons, according to SmartAsset, a financial… → Read More

New on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Hulu June 2018

As May winds to a close, streaming services have announced an eclectic line-up of new films, ranging from 90s classics to some of the most-anticipated releases of the summer. Several Academy Award-nominated movies will debut on Hulu next month, including "Precious" and "Brokeback Mountain." The platform is also making the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy available for streaming on June 1. HBO… → Read More

History Channel's 'American Pickers' returns to Connecticut

Get ready to dust off your family heirlooms and other artifacts tucked away in the attic. The History Channel's 'American Pickers' are coming to Connecticut and are looking for valuable antiques with fascinating stories. Antique buyers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz plan to film episodes of the television show throughout the state in June. "American Pickers" follows the duo on the hunt for forgotten… → Read More

Connecticut condo sales on the rise in February

Sales of condominiums were hot in Connecticut in February while single-family home sales were not, according to data released Monday by the Boston-based Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. There were 496 condominium sales in Connecticut during February, up by 9.3 percent from the same period in 2017. Single-family home sales in Connecticut during February were off 3 percent in… → Read More

How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced MLK's life

King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view of racial equality and his desire to become a minister. → Read More

5 speakeasy-themed restaurants in southwestern Connecticut

There may be no need to whisper a password to enter a speakeasy these days, but a few local spots still find ways to maintain the feel of old-timey underground bars. Today, sophisticated cocktails and dimly-lit rooms are meant to evoke unlicensed saloons of the Jazz-era. And yet modern-day speakeasies are not all for show. Under Prohibition, secret bars flourished in the state and many of these… → Read More

Meet the Connecticut women who blazed trails

Connecticut women have achieved many firsts in fields that were once reserved for men, oftentimes breaking convention and taboo. As recently as 2016, a military graduate from Woodbridge, Conn., Kristen Griest, became the first female infantry officer in the U.S. Army. She was inducted in the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame last year, joining the likes of abolitionist Prudence Crandall, explorer… → Read More

Barbie releases new dolls to mark International Women's Day

A trailblazing film director. A snowboarding champion. A pioneering mathematician for NASA. An iconic artist. Barbie is marking International Women's Day by honoring some of the inspiring women of the present and the past. The brand announced on Tuesday - a day before International Women's day - that it has chosen 17 modern-day and historic role models to honor with a doll in their likeness. → Read More

Building fire breaks out in Westport

A building with a large garage and an apartment caught fire on Remlin Court in Westport on Friday afternoon, a fire department official said in a statement. The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck, and the shift commander at 3.40 p.m. The crew worked to contain the fire to the unoccupied building, and the surrounding structures were evacuated. Firefighters… → Read More

Peek inside the coolest coworking spaces in Fairfield County

As technology advances, working from home is becoming more and more common, though being isolated in your home can be a bit lonely. To address this, it's understandable that co-working spaces have become more popular throughout the country and Fairfield County is home to several great options. A dozen of companies are offering shared office spaces in Fairfield County, including Stamford,… → Read More

Unattended bag at train station causing lengthy delays on Metro-North

An unattended bag found on a Metro-North train leaving the New Canaan station is causing delays of up to 65 minutes on southbound trains on the New Canaan branch. Spokesperson Nancy Gamerman said the Stamford Police Department is investigating. "A canine unit is checking it out," Gamerman said, "This is standard procedure." → Read More

The most anticipated concerts in Connecticut for 2018

More than a year after its first performance in Connecticut, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is more popular than over. The critically-lauded orchestral concert, which recreates musical moments and special effects from HBO's "Game of Thrones" fantasy series, returns next year for another North American tour, stopping at Mohegan Sun on September 28. A tribute to the TV show's epic… → Read More

Connecticut stars returning to TV in 2018

Fairfield-born Meg Ryan will star next year in her first major TV role in more than 30 years. She plays a suburban mom whose vacation to Paris goes awfully awry in the new Epix comedy series "Picture Paris." Riding high from her success in the blockbuster hit "Get Out," New Canaan native Allison Williams is also returning to the small screen next year opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the… → Read More

New on Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu January 2018

With the new year nearly in sight, streaming services are getting ready to ramp up their supply of new and classic films. In January, Hulu will debut on its streaming service some of the most-anticipated movies of the year, including “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” with Vin Diesel, and “Ingrid Goes West,” featuring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. On New Year’s Day, HBO is streaming 90s comedy… → Read More

The Impossible Burger debuts at Plan b

Plan b Restaurants are rolling out the much-talked about Impossible Burger in Fairfield, Milford, and Stamford this week. More than 100 U.S. restaurants including Bareburger franchises, already offer the juicy vegan burger created by plant-based food startup Impossible Foods. Their meat-like burger has gained popularity among plant-based food lovers who enjoy its meaty taste and texture. It owes… → Read More

What Connecticut was like in 1941, the year of Pearl Harbor

Few Connecticut veterans who served at Pearl Harbor are still alive to tell the story of the battle that pulled the United States into World War II. But in the last few years, some have shared their account of what happened with Hearst Connecticut Media. The year was 1941. More than 350 Japanese planes attacked the Hawaii military base in the early hours of Dec. 7. By 10 a.m., the Japanese… → Read More

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Dec. 1-3

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, Dec. 1-3 Looking for plans for this upcoming weekend? Here are 50 things to do around Connecticut. By Sophia Tewa on November 30, 2017 9:51 AM → Read More

Quirkiest Airbnbs in Connecticut

When tourists come to Connecticut on vacation, if they opt to stay at an Airbnb, the options are as diverse and colorful as the state itself. From a converted pontoon boat to a geodesic dome, travelers have a wide variety of accommodations to choose from when planning a trip out of town. Click through the slideshow above to see some of the quirkiest Airbnb listings in the state. The San… → Read More

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, November 10-12

50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, November 10-12 Looking for plans for this upcoming weekend? Here are 50 things to do around Connecticut. By Sophia Tewa on November 9, 2017 9:23 AM → Read More