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Besides being one of the nation's preeminent organ builders, Austin is one of the longest-surviving. While it may have a low profile locally, it is renowned among pipe organ enthusiasts for its well-built, long-lived instruments and for a patented air chest system invented by John T.
Karen Hussey is not one to let others do for her. With two children, a husband and a full-time job at the state Department of Transportation, life for this 54-year-old Fairfield resident orbits around taking care of others. When she was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in 2011, she reflexively added that to her endless "to do" list.
WESTPORT, Conn.-They have blinking eyes and an unnerving way of looking quizzically in the direction of whoever is speaking. They walk, dance and can talk in 19 different languages. About the height of a toddler, they look like bigger, better-dressed cousins of Buzz Lightyear.
Public libraries have been about more than books for decades, but the digitization of information and head-spinning pace of technological innovation has resulted in an expansion of offerings that Andrew Carnegie, or Jules Verne for that matter, could scarcely have imagined.
CANTON - Josh Bristol is happiest when he's working on his farm. With the arrival of summer, the picking goes on seven days per week at Bristol's Farm. Days start at 7 in the morning and run to 7 at night, except on Saturdays, when Bristol rises at 4 a.m.
When it comes to caring for everyday ailments, your grandmother had it right. Those home remedies she concocted with ingredients from her kitchen cabinet for upset stomachs, bee stings, coughs and a host of other everyday maladies have held up well over the years and are still considered highly effective, medical professionals say.
In just a few years, the local food movement has evolved from a fringe thing into a culinary philosophy that has captivated many. In Connecticut, the proof is in the burgeoning growth of farmers markets, community supported agricultural organizations &mdash; or CSAs &mdash; and restaurants touting farm-to-table cuisine.
Luxury cat "hotels" are catering to owners who don't mind paying a price to pamper their pets while they're away. One such business, the Happy Cat Hotel in Windsor, Conn., just opened in November and features themed "destination" rooms such as Mancattan, Uncity Kitty, and Paris for the Weekend.
Craig and Tanya Bell thought of themselves as big-house, backyard suburbanites until Craig accepted a work-related assignment in Germany. Living in Dusseldorf introduced the couple to the advantages of public transportation and being able to walk to the neighborhood market or bakery.
More than ever, doctors can tailor treatment to the individual. "Every cancer is unique".
When roads are slick or meetings runs late, Joe Hoke and Leesa Lawson don't stress out. Getting to and from work is a matter of walking a few feet for the Canton couple because their home - a 19th-century duplex in the Collinsville section of town - also happens to be their office.
Communications - Higher Education, Healthcare, & More
Since joining the UConn journalism faculty in 2013, Mike Stanton has been imparting the wisdom and insights he gleaned from three decades of covering a beat, first in sports and later as leader of the Providence Journal's investigative team. Stanton admits he was at first hesitant about leaving daily journalism for academia, but four years into the job he has embraced the role.
Chef Jay will graduate with a degree in Philosophy from CCSU in December. (Photo by Stan Godlewski)
When you ask Morton Katz '51 what he learned at UConn School of Law, three lessons top his list: how to be a good lawyer; the importance of preparation; and knowing when to settle a case. Katz has had more time than most to ponder the value of his legal education.
Junior Rosemarie Ayala-Soto a leader on campus and in the community
(From left) Elizabeth Angelillo, Christina Perez-Burby, and Cynthia Rivera are shown here at the EOP 50th anniversary celebration in Alumni Hall on June 29. (Photo by Johnathon Henninger)
The first books Jalal-ud-din Butt remembers reading were about space. He dreamed of becoming an aerospace engineer or maybe an astronaut when he grew up. Now, 20, Butt ’19, still has his eyes on the heavens, but his childhood career goals have evolved a bit. Plasma physics is where he sees his future these days and, if his accomplishments at CCSU are any indication, his future will be a bright one.
UConn plant biologist Pamela Diggle explains the role of evolution, adaptation, and even sex in making the onions, carrots, celery, herbs, and other plants in our favorite holiday dishes tantalizing to out eyes and taste buds.
A woman's recurring battle against colorectal cancer results in a decision that gave her hope and a new perspective on life. Jennifer's Story: Highlights A third colorectal cancer diagnosis in as many years left Jennifer searching for answers. After researching her options, she came to Johns Hopkins for treatment.
In a windowless kitchen on the third floor of UConn's Student Union, Rob Landolphi carefully plates a serving of his award-winning Vegan Crab Cakes. He then places it on a stainless steel table covered with an assortment of other dishes - a delectable array of established campus favorites and new offerings still in development.
The name Ebenezer D. Bassett is a familiar one at CCSU, but the story of this remarkable alumnus is not widely known beyond campus. Christopher Teal, an American diplomat and the author of a 2008 biography of Bassett, is on a mission to change that.
Reading picture books aloud remains a cherished ritual of childhood - one enjoyed by adults and children alike, whether at bedtime, in pre-school, or during story hour at the public library. Little wonder. The brightly illustrated stories evoke happiness, discovery, and loving family relationships. Many of them also feature food, especially ice cream and desserts.
Two years after his surgery, Ted and his daughter enjoyed a visit to Washington, D.C. Ted Klitus was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma - also known as a vestibular schwannoma - and turned to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor removed. Ted's biggest concern was damage to the facial nerve, a potential side effect of the surgery.
Gabriel Mesa has accomplished a lot in his young life. At 16, the math-loving Canton resident has a long list of awards and achievements to his credit that include three inventions, one of which earned him an invitation to a national science fair at the White House in April.
In 2001, Enron rocked the financial world by declaring bankruptcy in the wake of a now infamous accounting scandal. Within months, shares in the energy and commodities giant - the seventh largest corporation in the country at the time - plunged to penny stock levels. Thousands of employees lost their jobs.
Representatives from more than 25 of the nation’s leading health plans gathered in Clearwater, Florida from April 13-15 to network and learn from each other and from top experts in the claims payment accuracy space.
Spring is here and for millions of Americans, that means pulling the ATV out of winter storage. You're probably itching to get rolling, but before you do, make sure your four-wheel friend is in good working order.
If there's one thing that binds business owners and their employees together, it's a mutual disdain for the employee performance evaluation. These alternative ways to size up performance that can help support employees, managers and the goals of your company.
If you woke up tomorrow and learned a major storm was barreling your way, would you be ready? Not "grab the flashlight and emergency preparedness kit " kind of ready, though that's certainly important. We're talking about being able to replace your home should a storm, or other disaster, leave it heavily damaged or in ruins.
Home ownership has long been considered a pillar of the American Dream - a sought-after goal with long-term financial benefits that renting simply doesn't afford. That's what many Boomers were told growing up, anyway. "Paying rent is like pouring money down the drain," was the conventional wisdom passed down from our parents.
At this stage of your career, life insurance is probably not what you'd consider a "must have." You only need it if you have a house, spouse and kids, right? Well, yes and no. While providing for loved ones in the event of your death is the main reason for buying life insurance, it has other uses worth considering that don't involve your demise.
True to their non-conformist reputation, Boomers are breaking with convention even in retirement. Instead of flocking to sunnier states like their folks did, many Boomers plan to stay put, or age in place. How do you go about deciding whether to move on or stay in place?
Average recovery time from rotator cuff surgery is four to six months. Seriously? Yes, seriously, according to the National Institutes of Health. That estimate includes the time you'll need for post-surgical physical therapy and the four to six weeks you'll need to wear a sling, according the agency's National Library of Medicine.
Bed rest: two words that should conjure thoughts of relaxation and renewal can strike terror in the heart of a mother-to-be. Getting that recommendation from your health care provider suggests there are problems with fetal growth or concerns about pre-term labor. Then there's your job.
We all have them: Family members and friends who, despite our repeated urging - pleading even - refuse to use social media. The conversation usually ends with some variation of "I don't have time," or "Nobody wants to know where I went on vacation."