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National Endowment for the Arts awards $379,000 in grants to CT organizations

As part of a first round of 2023 grants, The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that 18 organizations in CT will split $279,000 in grants. → Read More

Rod Stewart to play show at CT's Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater

Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sir Rod Stewart is bringing his upcoming tour to CT's Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater. → Read More

Meet the 9 CT pups playing in Puppy Bowl XIX on Super Bowl Sunday

The annual Animal Planet event announced its lineup featuring Connecticut rescue dogs from five shelters. → Read More

‘The Noel Diary,’ filmed and set in CT premieres on Netflix Nov. 24

More than a year after wrapping filming in Connecticut, “The Noel Diary'' is finally set to hit Netflix on Nov. 24. → Read More

Rose’s Berry Farm in Glastonbury closes after owner's retirement

After years of being a premier farm for picking and homemade goods, Rose's Berry Farm in Glastonbury has closed down. → Read More

'The Conjuring 4’ based on CT’s Ed and Lorraine Warren officially in development

"The Conjuring 4" is in development and will follow a yet-to-be-announced case investigated by CT paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren. → Read More

The Judds to perform in Bridgeport as part of final tour

Wynonna Judd will bring the music of The Judds to Bridgeport's Total Mortgage Arena on Jan. 28 in celebration of the life of her mother, Naomi Judd. → Read More

A Spooky Punk Rock Flea Market is in Southington this weekend: What to know

After the success of its first Punk Rock Flea Market, the Hardcore Sweet Bakery is bringing back the "Spooky Punk Rock Flea Market" on Oct. 23 in Southington. → Read More

$2 million Powerball ticket claimed in Connecticut last week

After a Bristol resident claimed a $2 million Powerball prize through the Connecticut Lottery three weeks ago, a Prospect resident has done the same. → Read More

'Candlewood' movie explores urban legends of New Milford

Inspired by real events, "Candlewood" is New Milford-filmed horror movie that follows a couple as their new town is shaken up by grisly murders. → Read More

Connecticut’s annual garlic festivals: What you need to know

CT offers two different garlic festivals: the Annual Garlic Festival in Olde Mistick Village and Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival in Bethlehem. → Read More

Greenwich-owned frisbee team, New York Empire, wins championship

New York Empire, a professional ultimate frisbee team based in New Rochelle, N.Y., won its second national championship on Saturday with a win against the Chicago Union. → Read More

CT Lottery's largest prize awarded in August was more than $2M

The largest Connecticut Lottery prize claimed in Connecticut in August was a $2,000,012 prize off of a Powerball ticket. → Read More

Bridgeport's Sound On Sound music festival announces daily set times

See when Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews and more are performing at the inaugural Sound On Sound music festival in Bridgeport. → Read More

Annabelle, other 'haunted' items of Ed and Lorraine Warren at center of viral TikTok: 'Where are you taking them'

Annabelle, the famous "haunted" doll discovered by Ed and Lorraine Warren, has become the topic of a recent viral TikTok. → Read More

Rob Gronkowski to host official retirement party at Mohegan Sun

Four-time Super Bowl champion and NFL legend Rob Gronkowski will be celebrating his retirement in style at Mohegan Sun next month. → Read More

'Beyond Van Gogh' to open first CT exhibit in Hartford next week

"Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" will open at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Aug. 10. The exhibit will run until Oct. 2. → Read More

Nelly, Lynyrd Skynyrd among musicians to perform at Big E this fall

Other musicians announced for the Big E include the Dropkick Murphys, Chase Rice and Jimmie Allen, Sublime with Rome and American Authors. → Read More

$825K prize was Connecticut Lottery’s largest in June

Three people around the state won prizes of $300,000 or more playing the Connecticut Lottery in June. → Read More

These are Connecticut's 'abandoned' boats as of June 2022

An abandoned boat in Connecticut is not forgotten - in fact, the DEEP tracks these unattended vessels. → Read More