The reluctant president

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James Abram Garfield never intended to become the 20th President of the United States and, after his inauguration, he had little opportunity to show his brand of leadership. But his life and death offer the story of a man who both shaped his era while falling victim to its limitations.

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Celebrating the sea

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One of the most highly anticipated art exhibitions to open this fall is “J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors From Tate,” comprising 90 works by the British artist – including paintings that have never been shown on the side of the Atlantic. And Mystic Seaport has got them.

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Sail on

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Today, the Stamford Yacht Club finds itself in a unique balance, preserving its history and traditions while responding to contemporary values and perceptions with an array of offerings that range from tennis to a variety of aquatic activities.

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True giver

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Prior to sitting down for her WAG interview, Juanita T. James returned to her office at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation as the newly minted winner of the Martha S. Newman Award, the highest honor presented by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. 

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Monkee business

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In November 1968, Columbia Pictures released “Head,” a feature film starring The Monkees. The film was produced on a low budget of approximately $750,000 and, after a wave of withering reviews from the New York and Hollywood media, it was quickly withdrawn, grossing a mere $16,111 during its brief theatrical run. Fast-forward a half-century and “Head” is now considered to be among the most innovative works of the late 1960s.

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