Culture

New Canaan team going to national competition
10:07 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Synchronized swimmers combine ballet & gymnastics, underwater

The New Canaan YMCA synchronized swimming team
Craig LeMoult

This weekend, nearly 30 teenage girls from Connecticut are headed to Washington state to compete in the national competition of synchronized swimming. The team, from New Canaan, is one of the top in the country in a sport that not many people know much about.

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US Soccer
6:45 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

UK soccer clubs banking on the increasing popularity of the sport in the US

Kids performing soccer drills at the EvertonAmericaCT academy in Norwalk, Conn.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

Everton, the English Premier League Club, has set up academies in Norwalk, Connecticut and Westchester, New York. They're drawing some international attention and other Premier League clubs may be following suit.

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100 gathered at a Southport sports bar
6:24 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup viewing parties proliferate in the region as US advances in Brazil

WSHU's Ebong Udoma talking with US soccer fan Daniel Goldman of Redding, Conn, outside a World Cup viewing party at the Horseshoe Cafe in Southport, Conn, on Thursday June 26, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

World Cup viewing parties filled restaurants and sports bars in the region at lunchtime on Thursday as the U.S. took on Germany in their final group match. 

 

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Book Review
10:05 am
Thu June 26, 2014

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Novel of Suspense

Greenwich, Connecticut Author M.J. Rose has written a new story which, according to arts critic Joan Baum, is well-deserving of its subtitle, A Novel of Suspense.

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World Cup Village in downtown New Haven
12:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

World Cup fever grips New Haven, Conn, at outdoor viewing party at Pitkin Plaza

Soccer fans watching the Brazil Croatia opening match of the 2014 World Cup on TV screens outdoors at Pitkin Plaza in downtown New Haven on Thursday June 12 2013.
Credit Ebong Udoma

As World Cup fever grips the globe, fans in New Haven, Connecticut are watching the matches live outdoors on large TV screens in a downtown courtyard. The courtyard called Pitkin Plaza is now known as New Haven’s World Cup Village.  Host country Brazil took on Croatia in the opening match.

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