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A look back at all the fun from Season 9

Don't worry, we'll be back in September, but for now we're taking a look back at all the fun from Season 9!  We laughed so hard we cried.  Thank you so much for all your support!  See some great episodes from the season while we're away! 

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Summer Games

Scot gets synchronized

Scot gets in the water with some talented swimmers to learn the art of synchronized swimming!

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Better Food

Kick dinner up a notch with this recipe!

Bob and Danita Sulick from The Mulb are here with a tasty seafood dish that’s sure to impress!  Find the recipe in the recipe section of our website and click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Money

Retirement Income Checklist 8/21

Joel Johnson with Johnson Brunetti discusses the retirement income checklist on Better Money for Aug. 21. 

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Summer Games

Dara Torres with the inside scoop on the Summer Games

Dara Torres has participated in 5 summer games!  She’s giving us an idea of what the athletes are feeling as the opening ceremonies get underway.

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Better Wine

Fruit wines in CT

We may not have lots of grapes in CT, but we do have lots of fruit!  Sarah from Bishop's Orchards is telling us about fruit wines made in CT and some upcoming wine festivals!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Resources

See how adoption can change lives

Melissa Cole talks to some families who chose adoption.  Click the link on the video to learn more about Community Health Resources.

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Better Weekends

Ready to heave a good weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with your weekend planner, click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Laughs

Dave Landau in Studio B!

He started making people laugh professionally at the age of 21, and now he’s visiting CT!  You can catch him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Opening ceremony preparation underway, Orlando Bloom, and a panda bath

Opening ceremony preparation underway, Orlando Bloom, and a panda bath…all that and more in today’s headlines.

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Better Museum

Looking for an educational day out?

We’re getting a look inside the New Britain Museum of American Art!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Science

Racing with robots

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna race robots with a cool gadget you can get at the CT Science Center!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Get fresh scallops locally!

Big Y has great seafood, today Sarah Pelland from the Enfield store is showing us how to perfectly sear scallops!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Travelers Championship

Taking you inside the Travelers Fan Zone

The Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell is going on all this week, Kara takes us inside the fan zone to see all the fun activities there are for any age!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Musical

If/Then Star, Jackie Burns

If/Then makes a stop at the Bushnell in Hartford.  Jackie Burns plays Elizabeth, the main character in the show.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

It’s chocolate chip cookie day and Obama’s birthday! Plus an insane whale video

It’s chocolate chip cookie day and Obama’s birthday!  Plus an insane whale video, all that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Living

Treat your windows right

Scot heads to Middlebury Consignment Annex to check out some blinds, shades, and window treatments.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Project Makeover

Update on Project Makeover winners

We’ve been following their stories for a few months, now the two Project Makeover winners are going in for their second procedure.  See how they’re doing!

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Summer Games

‘Better’ takes on badminton

Melissa learns more about the competitive sport of badminton.  You may also be surprised to learn the official names of the equipment.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Lighting

Restoration lighting gallery

Scot heads to CT Lighting to check out the restoration lighting gallery and all it can be used for.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

A neat wedding proposal, the latest on Ozzy Osbourne, and bears cooling off!

A neat wedding proposal, the latest on Ozzy Osbourne, and bears cooling off!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Find a Cure

The Cancer Couch

Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera shares her breast cancer diagnosis journey and how her foundation is helping to fund research.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Supplies

Here’s what’s cool for back-to-school

Stephanie from Staples is showing us some top sellers for back-to-school shopping this year.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Back to School

Back to school spending trends

Shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, Sara Skirboll, breaks back to school shopping down for us.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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CT Baseball

The New Britain Bees' local ties

New Britain has a new baseball team, the Bees!  What you might not know if their local ties.  Check out their story.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Hair

Tips to keep your hair looking good all summer

Kara meets up with Jay from Blades Salon to show us some simple tips and tricks to keep your hair looking good all summer long!  Click the link on the video for more about Blades Salon.

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Better Food

We have the “Cure” in the kitchen!

Greg Marcuson joins us from “Cure” in Unionville, he's making some delicious bacon and a watermelon salad with a secret ingredient!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Solutions

Before you consider plastic surgery watch this!

There’s a new procedure out that has the same effect as a nose job without the risk.  Check it out!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

The Xtreme Eating Awards go to....McDonald's trying to be healthy, and more!

The Xtreme Eating Awards go to.... and McDonald's trying to be healthy.  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Summer Games

Do you have the right aim?

Melissa works to hit the target at Hall’s Arrow indoor archery, check it out!  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Today's Headlines

The new 'Harry Potter' book, poop cafe, and check out this school of fish!

The new 'Harry Potter' book, poop cafe, and check out this school of fish!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Summer Games

Kara’s brother playing an important role in Rio

Kara’s brother, Tracy Sundlun is the head manager of the Men’s Track & Field Team.  He’s leaving for Brazil tomorrow, but first he’s talking to us on the phone.

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Better Food

Authentic Italian Cooking

After making many memories in the kitchen, Imperia DiMascio made her family members a cookbook to remember all the great recipes they worked on together.  Now you can get it too!  Check out the recipe she’s showing us today.  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video to download the “Kindle” version.

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Better Talent

Channeling Elvis Presley

One local man is paying tribute to Elvis with his voice.  Tino Garcia will head to Graceland to pay tribute to Elvis.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

Local Track & Field coach with gold medals

We catch up with the track, field and cross country coach at UConn! 

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Better Fun

Looking for a fun activity?

Kara heads out to the Brownstone Quarry in Portland!  Check out all there is to do.  Click the link on the video to learn more. 

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Mad About Madeline

Keeping Madeline Guarraia’s spirit alive

We had a chance to talk to Madeline Guarraia while she was in remission from cancer last year.  She passed away in April, but her mother, Amie Guarraia is working to keep Madeline’s spirit alive.  Click the link on the video to help.

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Better Reads

Are you ready for more Harry Potter?

Lori Fazio from R.J. Julia’s Booksellers is telling us about the event they’re having on Harry Potter’s birthday to celebrate the release of a new Harry Potter book!  Watch to learn more and click the link on the video for more information on the event!

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Better Food

Check out these awesome food trucks!

The Food For Thought UConn Food Truck and the UConn Dairy Bar Ice Cream Truck are showing us the delicious foods they offer.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Sports

Lindsay Davenport talks tennis

Star tennis player, Lindsay Davenport, tells us what it’s like playing in the U.S. Open and the Summer Games! 

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Better Weekends

Great weekend plan ideas

Renee DiNino is here with some great events and activities you can head to this weekend.  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Pets

How to de-skunk your pet

Dr. Andrea Dennis is here with a recipe to use when your dog or cat gets sprayed by a skunk!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Julian McCullough in ‘Studio B’

Check out our interview with comedian Julian McCullough!  You’ll find him at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Hillary speaks at the DNC, Sesame Street cast members fired, and a sea of ponies!

Hillary speaks at the DNC, Sesame Street cast members fired, and a sea of ponies!  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Fitness

What to eat on the beach

Soaking up the sun can really drain your energy.  Joe Carabase, owner of m.e.l.t Fitness, shows us some healthy snacks to keep us healthy!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

The perfect side dish for any cookout

Big Y is showing us some of the delicious and healthy salads we’ll find at the deli!  Click the link on the video to find a Big Y near you.

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Summer Games

Making history and going for the gold again!

Kayla Harrison tells us what it’s like to be the only American ever to bring home a gold medal in the sport of Judo!  She’s headed to Rio to do it again.  Click the link on the video for more on Kayla.

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Better Reads

Book focusing on having a sibling with Autism

Amy B. McCoy wrote a book called “Little Big Sister.” It’s about having a sibling with Autism.  Click the link on the video to learn more.

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Better Food

Check out this Brazilian food truck!

Izolda Miranda is the chef for Samba’s Cuisine food truck.  She’s giving us a taste of Brazil.  Keep up to date with Samba’s Cuisine by clicking the link on the video!

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Bad Moms

Turn a parent fail into a parent success

We asked you on Facebook for your parent fail moments.  The Pretty Gritty Girls are here with some parent fail scenarios and some solutions.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

Anna Zap fills in for Kara, the DNC continues, and it's national milk chocolate day!

Anna Zap fills in for Kara, the DNC continues, and it's national milk chocolate day!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Care

When your loved ones can’t live alone anymore

Cedar Mountain Commons has lots of activities and care for older folks.  You can give them a call at (860) 665- 7901, or click the link on the video for more information.

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Today's Headlines

The latest in the DNC, Gisele at the Summer Games, and cockroach milk?

The latest in the DNC, Gisele at the Summer Games, and cockroach milk?  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Better Money

What kids should know about money

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti.  Today he’s telling us what kids should know about money.

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Better Hair

Get rid of the frizz

Kara and Jay from Blades Salon in Wethersfield are at the beach with some easy fixes for frizzy hair!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Food

Pasta salad hot or cold!

Carole Peck from the Good News Café is showing us a fresh and easy pasta dish you can eat hot or cold!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link for more information.

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Better Fashion

Back to school fashion

Debbie Wright is here with some models to show us the back to school fashions!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

The art of gymnastics

Kara heads to Express Gymnastics in Newington to talk to some aspiring gymnasts and to get some tips that will make you sound like an expert when you’re watching the games.  Click the link on the video to learn more about Express Gymnastics.

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Better Food

Mahi Mahi fish tacos from CPK

Antonio de la Cruz and Tim Webb from CPK are showing us how to make Mahi Mahi fish tacos!  Click the link on the video for more on CPK.

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Better Music

Gene Simmons from ‘KISS’

KISS will be here, in Connecticut, in September and Gene Simmons is telling us all about it!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Games

‘Better’ tries table tennis

Melissa Cole tries table tennis, another game you’ll see in Rio!  If you’re interested in joining the table tennis club click the link on the video.

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Better at the Zoo

Max the tegu

Roger Williams Park Zoo brought Max to our studios!  He’s a tegu, which is a reptile usually found in South America.  Click the link on the video for more on the zoo.

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Better People

A local middle schooler defying the odds

Paige Drury from Glastonbury is not your average middle schooler.  Paige has and amazing singing voice and she started her summer at the National Braille Challenge in California.  She made it to the finals and she’s telling us all about it!

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On the Water

Meet an 81-year-old rower

At 81-years-old, Jerry gets out on the water twice a week to row on the Connecticut River!  If you’d like to row or learn how, click the link on the video.

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Today's Headlines

The latest from the DNC and the performances and this dog knows how to cool off

The latest from the DNC and the performances and this dog knows how to cool off, that and more in today's headlines!

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NutriMost

An interesting approach to weight loss

Check out this new way to lose weight without medication!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Food

Put all those tomatoes to good use with this recipe

James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us a great tomato salad recipe.  Head to 43 West Street in Litchfield for some great food!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more.

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Better Hair

Protecting your hair from the sun

Check out some tips on how to protect your hair from sun and head damage!  You’ll find Blades Salon at 161 Main Street in Wethersfield, click the link on the video for more.

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Better Organized

The big garage makeover reveal

NAPO CT along with Matt Baier Organizing and more than a dozen volunteers helped turn a cluttered garage into a useful space.  Click the link on the video for a list of volunteers!

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Made in CT

Candy + Cake = Sweet Equation

Sweet Equations is a company run by Sade & Teju Owoye!  They combine the joys of candy and cakes!  They're offering a 25% discount to viewers, just use the code, "betterct".  Click the link on the video to  learn more!

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Summer Games

‘Better’ trains for throwing events

Kara takes on the sport of throwing and talks to a women’s coach hoping to bring home gold from Rio.

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Today's Headlines

The ongoing heatwave, Haddam plane crash, and the DNC starts today

The ongoing heatwave, Haddam plane crash, and the DNC starts today, it’s all in today’s headlines!

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Better Products

Have you heard of the ‘Air Couch?’

Scot tries the trendy ‘air couch!’

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Post University

Earn your degree online

President of Post University in Waterbury, Dr. Donald W. Mroz tells us about the benefits of online education.  We’re also talking about the campus courses!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Safety

How much do you know about grill safety?

Mike Williams from Kenyon International is here to give us some safety tips when grilling.  He’s also showing us a great alternative to an outdoor grill, an electric grill!  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Better Gifts

Adorable handmade gifts for a baby shower

Danielle and Cindy Kindschi operate a business called “Baby Blossom,” they make adorable handmade gifts for a baby or new mom!  Click the link to get shopping!

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Better Weekends

What are you up to this weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with your weekend planner and her movie pick of the week!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog!

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Better Shopping

Check out the deals at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Pretty Gritty Girls are back with some of the great deals you’ll find at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  It’s going on now through August 7th, so get moving!  Click the link on the video for more on the Anniversary Sale!

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Better Laughs

Bert Kreischer in Studio B

Bert Kreischer will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times!

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Today's Headlines

Donald Trump's family, Prince George, and a former 'Bachelor' running for office?

Donald Trump's family, Prince George, and a former 'Bachelor' running for office?  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

So many delayed flights and the latest on the RNC

So many delayed flights, the latest on the RNC, and don't make this mistake when whale watching!

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Better Science

Breaking down toys to their pixels

Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna are breaking down toys to their pixels!  There’s an event coming to the CT Science Center all about Minecraft.  Click the link on the video for more information. 

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Better Food

Not all hot dogs are made equal

Yes, hot dogs that taste great and are good for you!  Nutritionist Dana White explains why hot dogs from Applegate Farms are better than your average hot dog.  Click the link on the video to see all the kinds of hot dogs available.

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Better Beverages

Wine you’ll find in CT

Renee Allen from the Wine Institute of New England tells us where and what kind of wine we’ll find made right here in CT.  Click the link on the video for more about Renee and some wine courses she teaches!

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Better Teaching

Instant gratification in children

Dr. Reynolds is explaining some theories behind the “marshmallow experiment” and why making kids wait for something is a good idea.  Click the link on the video for more on Dr. Reynolds.

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Better Food

A Sweet and Tangy Treat

Maria Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s is back!  She’s teaching us how to make a zesty lemon bar, perfect for a picnic or cookout.  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more on Sweet Maria’s.

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Made in CT

Sea glass Jewelry

Eileen Clark makes beautiful jewelry and home décor out of sea glass!  She shows us how it’s done.  Click the link on the video to see more products!

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Today's Headlines

It's lollipop day! Saying goodbye to Gary Marshall and the latest on the RNC

It's lollipop day!  Saying goodbye to Gary Marshall and the latest on the RNC, all that and more in today's headlines!

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Better Food

Impress guests with this fancy dish

Francesco d’Amuri from L’Orcio, an Italian restaurant in New Haven, is here to show us how to make Pesto Ravioli with Fresh Tomato from scratch!  Find the recipe in the recipe column of our website and click the link on the video for more information.

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Better People

Send a message to our troops

Ryan Bellissimo started an organization sending handwritten letters to troops overseas.  Click the link on the video to see how you can get involved.

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Tree Carving

One man takes woodworking to a whole new level

Meet Ed Crowell, he’s in the business of tree carving, check out his impressive skills!

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Chair Repair

Repairing chairs to save memories

Sue Muldoon has a passion for chairs, so she got into the business of repairing chairs that hold sentimental value to people.  Check out her story!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Vacation

Don’t let social media ruin your vacation

Laura Saunders, a doctor of psychology at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital, is telling us how and why social media can ruin a vacation.  She also has some tips to put an end to it!  

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Better Getaway

Head to Long Island on the ferry

Melissa Cole takes us all aboard the Cross Sound Ferry which leaves from the coast of Connecticut to Long Island.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

A great gluten-free option

For those of us with a gluten allergy, bread is one of the foods that’s hard to enjoy.  The Bread Empire makes a way!  Click the link on the video for locations and purchase online.

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Made in CT

Gluten-Free bread from the Bread Empire

For those of us with a gluten allergy, bread is one of the foods that’s hard to enjoy.  The Bread Empire makes a way!  Click the link on the video for locations and purchase online.

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Nature's Art

Check out this cool antique museum!

This great museum has a little something for everyone!  It’s also part of a larger outdoor dinosaur park.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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Better Food

Try a sizzling spicy dish tonight!

The folks from Bar Louie are showing us a spicy chicken dish paired with a spicy margarita!  Get the recipes on the recipe column of our website!  Click the link on the video for more on Bar Louie.

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Better Fashion

It’s all about what’s underneath

Debbie Wright is showing us how to wear undergarments and some new choices we have.  Click the link on the video for more about Debbie.

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Casting Call

Hear from a former "Survivor"

We’re catching up with Rodney Lavoie, a former “Survivor.”  The casting crew of Survivor will be at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday starting at 2 pm to find the next cast of Survivor.  Do you have what it takes?  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Making life naturally sweet

Dave and Noah Ackert are the minds behind Fruple Ice Pops, the perfect combination of a cold and sweet treat.  They’re showing us a little of what they do.  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Health

Answers to your summer health myths

Dr. Tessema is debunking some of the top summer health myths.  Click the link on the video for more information on Dr. Tessema.

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Today's Headlines

Why people are talking about Melania Trump and grandmothers get to be flower girls!

Why people are talking about Melania Trump and grandmothers get to be flower girls! That and more in today's headlines!

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Jonathan's Dream

Get this special playground back on its feet

Jonathan’s Dream playground was made for kids and families of all ages and abilities.  Sadly it had to close a few years ago, but people are working to see that it reopens.  Visit jonathansdreamreimagined.org or click the link on the video to see how you can help!

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Today's Headlines

It's sour candy day...and what's going on with Kanye & Taylor?

It's sour candy day...and what's going on with Kanye & Taylor?  All that and more in today's headlines!

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Better TV

Watch 50 Cent in a new show

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Omari Hardwick tell us what it’s like starring in the show, “Power.”  Catch previous seasons and watch season 3 available now on Starz Entertainment. 

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Better Banking

Helping you avoid identity theft

Chandler J. Howard is the C.E.O. and President of Liberty Bank.  He’s telling us about new elements of a program called “Know Your Customer.”  Click the link on the video for more.

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Assisted Living

Helping people stay safely in place

Assisted Living Technologies is showing us all the high tech products that can help you or a loved one.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Vinegar made for sipping

Doug Gabler from the Deep River Vinegar Works is here showing us sipping vinegar!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Pets

Old is your dog or cat?

Dr. Andrea Dennis is telling us how to tell how old our cats and dogs really are.  You'll find her at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Bloomfield.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Memories

An innovative way to save family memories

Peter Savigny shows us how he makes family memories more than just pictures.  Check out the incredible work!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fun

Great rainy day activities for the kids

Blogger Julie Kieras is here with some great activities to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day.  Click the link on the video to find these products and more!

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Better Food

Learn to make this fun and healthy breakfast!

Michelle and Aaron Lebel from the Corner Brunch in Milford are making a delicious breakfast quesadilla!  Find the recipe in the recipe column on our website.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Deon Cole in Studio B

Deon Cole will be at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Weekends

Check out all that's going on this weekend!

There's a lot going on this weekend!  Renee breaks it down for us.  Plus find out how you can help by visiting a special lemonade stand!  Click the link on the video for Renee's Blog!

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Better Food

Before you light the grill…

Scott Peterson from Big Y is giving us some tips on how to get the best meat on the grill, and it comes before you light the grill!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fitness

What you need to know when exercising outside

Joe Carabase is the owner of m.e.l.t. Fitness.  Today he’s giving us some tips for exercising outside in the heat.  m.e.l.t.’s Simsbury location is giving away a 6 week transformation!  E-mail burnfat@meltworkout.com for the link to win!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Hair

Easy hair styles for a day at the beach

Jay Roberts from Blades Salon goes to the beach with Kara in Old Saybrook to show us how we can protect our hair and scalp from the hot summer sun.  You’ll find Blades Salon at 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

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Better Food

Make this fruit salad for a better day

James O’Shea from the West Street Grill in Litchfield is showing us a new fruit salad!  See the recipe in the recipe column and click the link on the video for more!

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Better Adventure

What will you find under the sea?

Scot heads to the Connecticut shore to see what he can find under the rocks and in the sand!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Made in CT

Make your home look like a beach house

Drew Ann Mingolello shows us some beautiful projects to make any home look beachy.  Her business, Look and Sea can be found on Etsy, click the link on the video to see more!

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Today's Headlines

Dancing with Bieber, Jennifer Aniston has something to say, and the Rocky Balboa baby

Dancing with Bieber, Jennifer Aniston has something to say, and the Rocky Balboa baby...it's all in today's headlines!

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Better Money

Effective money saving tips for women

Joel Johnson is a certified financial planner and managing partner at Johnson Brunetti, today he's telling us about what women in particular can do to save the money they need for retirement.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Living

Go all out with your fans

Scot checks out fans at Connecticut Lighting!  Click the link on the video for more information. 

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Better Fashion

Summer vacation essentials

If you’re going away soon…Debbie Wright from Project Closet has everything you need to know about vacation fashion!  Click the link on the video for more on Project Closet.

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Better Laughs

A new kind of comedy with Paul Zerdin

No, it’s not Friday, but Paul Zerdin is our comedian of the day!  You can see him on tour in Las Vegas, click the link on the video for more information.

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CT Riverfront

A wonderful view of parks from the water

Scot gets on a boat to preview some of the beautiful parks along the Connecticut River.  To learn more about the non-profit organization, Riverfront Recapture, click the link on the video.

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Project Makeover

The journey to pain-free begins

Dr. Lori Greenwald decided to select 2 winners for Project Makeover.  Theresa Wilcox and Karen Elliott are starting their treatment.  We'll have more on their transformation in September!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Divine Treasures

Known for chocolate, but branching out with cheese & ice cream

That’s right, Diane Wagemann’s shop was just recognized by Onlyinyourstate.com for having the best soft serve ice cream!  She’s showing off that, and another product…cheese!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Best of Summer

Your summer favorites for food and drink

You filled out the survey, and we went to your favorite places to eat and drink!  Thank you to all who filled out our survey. 

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Today's Headlines

We found an Alaskan Bear-Cam…Pokémon is taking over…and you can get a FREE Slurpee today!

We found an Alaskan Bear-Cam…Pokémon is taking over…and you can get a FREE Slurpee today!  All that and more in today's headlines.

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Petit Race

Gearing up for the Petit Family Road Race

This Sunday is the Petit Family Road Race, it’s the biggest fundraiser for the Petit Family Foundation.  Dr. Bill Petit is here to tell us all about it.  Registration starts at 7 am on Sunday!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Drinks

Celebrate National Mojito Day today!

Ola restaurant is here showing us how to make a tasty mojitos!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Art

The Better Crew tries paint nite!

Scot and Melissa head to Scene Art Bar in Unionville to try out paint nite.  See how it came out!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Best of Summer

Your favorite summer destination

If you filled out our Best of Summer survey, it wasn’t forgotten!  We crunched the numbers and we're taking you to your favorite beach, spots to have a picnic, and place to bike ride!

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Better Living

Made in the U.S.A.

Scot went to check out some great furniture made right here in America!  Click the link on the video for more on Middlebury Consignment. 

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Better Adventure

Have Fun and See Some Dinosaurs!

Scot went to check out Nature’s Art Village!  What a cool place to hang out with family.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

The Weekend of All Weekends

Renee DiNino has some great events and activities to consider on this holiday weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog.

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Better Pets

Your Pets and Fireworks, what you need to know

Dr. Andrea Dennis is in the studio to give us some tips on calming pets when fireworks go off this weekend.  We’re also looking at some other issues to be aware of.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

Cocoa Brown in Studio B

Cocoa Brown gets a lot of laughs, watch to see why!  You can see her at the Hartford Funny Bone tonight through Sunday.  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Today's Headlines

Javier Colon Co-Hosts and do the Olympic Medals look like makeup?

Javier Colon Co-Hosts and do the Olympic Medals look like makeup?  All that and more in today’s headlines!

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Today's Headlines

National Sunglasses Day, Blue Wine, and Stuck on a Roller Coaster

National Sunglasses Day, Blue Wine, and Stuck on a Roller Coaster, it's all in today's headlines!

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Today's Headlines

Obama's awkward handshake, this dog sets a balloon record, and a new harmonica trick!

Obama's awkward handshake, this dog sets a world record for popping the most balloons, and a new harmonica trick!  It's all in today's headlines.

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Better Drinks

What are you drinking at your next BBQ?

We've been talking a lot about summer food, but what about the drinks?  Raymond Lathrop is a store manager at Big Y and he's showing us some great beer options for your next get together!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Science

The Science of the Sizzle

We're talking about the chemistry behind grilling with Mark Dixon and TJ McKenna from the Connecticut Science Center!  Click the link on the video for more.

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Better Fitness

Use Your Beach Towel for More Than Just Laying Out!

Joe Carabase from m.e.l.t fitness is here showing us some great workouts, and all you need is a towel!  Click the link on the video for more on how you can have more energy in less time!

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Better Manners

Tips on How to be a Good Summer Guest

Whether you're heading to someone's beach house for the weekend or are going to a summer cook out, manners expert Jodi R.R. Smith has some tips on staying classy.  Click the link on the video for more!

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Better Products

The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Skincare

The Pretty Gritty Girls are back and they're showing us some great exfoliating products to use this summer.  Click the link on the video for more information!

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A Better Cause

Join the ride to stop muscular dystrophy

The MDA Benefit Ride is taking place on Sunday, July 10th at the Sun Valley Beach Club in Stafford Springs. Proceeds from the day-long concert fundraiser will help the fight against neuromuscular disease .

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Better Living

Picking the right retirement home

Holiday Retirement in West Hartford ranges in age from 60 to 102-years-old. They encourage folks to look early, so you can help your parents avoid going to a nursing home and even prolong independence.

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Better Food

Cook out food with 'The Mulb'

For an outstanding meal at lunch, dinner or any time in between, head to The Mulb located at 981 main street in Manchester. 

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Better Hair

Top beauty hacks for your hair

You can visit Blades Salon for your next hair appointment or spa day!  They're located at 161 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

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Better Living

Entertaining tips for your 4th of July party

Entertaining expert, Limor Suss gives us some great tips for any 4th of July Party.

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Better Summer

Scot goes on some wild and mild rides at Six Flags

Six Flags New England has 12 coasters, over 100 attractions, and 33 water slides. It's New England's largest water park and whether you decide to ride wild or mild, the park is a total blast.

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Better Headlines

UConn student known for mac & cheese rant arrested again

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Wednesday, June 29th. 

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Better Summer

Scot Haney takes on paddle boarding

If you would like to try out paddle boarding, head to Three Belles Marina in Niantic and they'll show you the ropes, just like they showed Scot. They are located at Oswegatchie Hills Road. You can also give them a call at (860) 739-6264.

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A Better Cause

Help fight cancer with Relay for Life

There is still time to register. Relay for Life this year is Saturday, July 9th from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. It will be held at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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Better Crafts

Get ready for the 4th of July with these cheap craft ideas

Get ready for your 4th of July party with these patriotic decorations. You can also have your own craft party at Sofia's Arts and Crafts, located at 70 Main Street in East Hampton.

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Better Summer

Scot Haney takes on Quassy Amusement Park

One of the oldest amusement parks in the nation is Quassy Amusement and Water Park, right here in Connecticut. Quassy has been putting smiles on people's faces since it opened in 1908. Don't forget about 50-cent  fabulous Fridays. After 5 p.m. now through September, rides, hot dogs, and small Pepsi's are only 50 cents each.

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Better Health

How to avoid hidden hazards at home

Dr. Belachew Tessema from the Connecticut Sinus Institute is here to share some hidden hazards in your own home, and how to prevent an accident from happening. The CT Sinus Center has locations across the state.

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Better Summer

Treat your kids to an afternoon at the Sundae Spa

Pamper your kids at the Sundae Spa. It's a great new place to bring your kids this summer. Sundae Spa has locations in Milford and Waterbury. 

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Better Headlines

Take a ride on a slide 1,000 feet in the air

Scot and Kara talk about the headlines for Tuesday, June 28th. 

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Better Organized

The Messy Garage Contest Winner Is...

Suzanne Engle and her son Derek are the winners of the Messy Garage contest!  15 professional organizers from all over the state plus Napo CT will transform this garage.  Stay tuned for the transformation.

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Better Health

Learn how to burn fat without skipping meals

Today we're talking about how to live a healthy lifestyle without the use of medication or surgery. Dr. Mitchell Gordon from NutriMost Connecticut is here to help. A special offer for viewers, if you schedule an appointment and body composition analysis, and tell them you saw it on Better Connecticut it will only cost you $27. Just call (855) 778-8446.

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Better Summer

Rock out with these kids at the School of Rock

School of Rock isn't just for kids, there's also an adults program. There are four locations in Connecticut including, Madison, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Ridgefield.

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Better Organized

How to make your car your happy place

To get Matt Baier's expert organizing help call (203) 428-6294.

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Made in Connecticut

How to enjoy cookie dough without the guilt

Eating the cookie dough is part of the fun of making cookies! Unbakeables is a company located right in Connecticut and they came up with the idea to make cookie dough safe to eat!
 

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Better Headlines

Shake up tradition with blue wine

Scot and Kara bring you the latest headlines for Monday, June 27th.

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Seasons Magazine

Why Poetry Matters Now

Deborah berry, editor in chief of Seasons Magazine, Susan Ballek from the Hillstead Museum, and poet Clare Rossini are here to tell us why poetry still matters.  Click the link for more on Seasons Magazine.

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Nutmeg State

Shred-it event this weekend

John Holt from Nutmeg State Financial Union is here to tell us more about the shred-it event this weekend from 9 a.m.- noon!  It’s happening at 521 Cromwell Ave in Rocky Hill and 81 House St in Glastonbury.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Weekends

What are you up to this Father’s Day weekend?

Renee DiNino is here with some great events and activities you might want to consider this weekend!  Click the link on the video for Renee’s Blog.

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Project Makeover

The winner of project makeover revealed!

Today we find out who will receive a medical makeover for free from Dr. Lori Greenwald of Vanishing Veins and Vivesse.  Stay with us as we follow their makeover.

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Better Summer

Check out this family fun museum

Melissa Cole checks out a great museum to visit this summer!  They have brand new exhibits and offer summer camp for kids.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Laughs

From computer programmer to comedian

Comedian Rob Little will be at the Hartford Funny Bone this weekend!  Click the link on the video for tickets and times.

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Better Food

Tacos for a good cause

Ben Burkey is in the Better Kitchen with his personal coach, Tom Holland! Burkey is the line chef at the Mohegan Sun Casino. He’s training for an upcoming Ironman in Lake Placid. Ben is also raising money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Click the link on the video to donate.

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Better Fashion

How to wear shorts this summer

Debbie Wright is here showing us shorts to wear and what lengths are appropriate!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Guardian Pest Control

Get rid of mosquitoes and pests in your yard

Hear from a client of Guardian Pest Control about how their service changed their back yard!  Click the link on the video for more about Guardian Pest Control.

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Better Fitness

How his workout changed his life

Joe Carabase from M.e.l.t. Fitness is here with client Mike Choiniere who’s at the gym 6 times a week!  He shares his inspirational story.  Click the link on the video for more about M.e.l.t Fitness! 

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Better TV

Tori Spelling in the remake of ‘Mother May I Sleep With Danger’

Tori Spelling stars as “Julie,” the mother, in ‘Mother May I Sleep With Danger?’  You’ll catch it this Saturday on Lifetime, check your local listings.  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Better Food

Where’s the best hot dog in CT?

The question you’ve been asking yourself when you want a nice juicy hot dog.  We have 2 contestants and the “Dawg Tour” in our kitchen!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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Summer Essentials

What should be in your bag this summer?

The Pretty Gritty Girls are here with some summer bag essentials.  For more on their blog, click the link on the video.

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    A look back at all the fun from Season 9

    A look back at all the fun from Season 9

    Don't worry, we'll be back in September, but for now we're taking a look back at all the fun from Season 9!  We laughed so hard we cried.  Thank you so much for all your support!  See some great episodes from the season while we're away! 

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    Don't worry, we'll be back in September, but for now we're taking a look back at all the fun from Season 9!  We laughed so hard we cried.  Thank you so much for all your support!  See some great episodes from the season while we're away! 

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    Dara Torres with the inside scoop on the Summer Games

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    Dara Torres has participated in 5 summer games!  She’s giving us an idea of what the athletes are feeling as the opening ceremonies get underway.

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    Fruit wines in CT

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    We may not have lots of grapes in CT, but we do have lots of fruit!  Sarah from Bishop's Orchards is telling us about fruit wines made in CT and some upcoming wine festivals!  Click the link on the video for more information.

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    8.3.16 Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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    Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice From Bob & Danita Sulick at Mulberry Street Yield: 4 servings Ingredients Lime Salmon                 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets                 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for grill              ...More >
    Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice From Bob & Danita Sulick at Mulberry Street Yield: 4 servings Ingredients Lime Salmon                 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets                 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for grill              ...More >
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    8.1.16 Pizza, Bread & Fried Dough

    8.1.16 Pizza, Bread & Fried Dough

    Monday, August 1 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-01 20:00:21 GMT

    Pizza, Bread & Fried Dough From Imperia DiMascio

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    Pizza, Bread & Fried Dough From Imperia DiMascio

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    7.27.16 Ditalini Pasta, Tomato, Corn & Basil

    7.27.16 Ditalini Pasta, Tomato, Corn & Basil

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-07-27 20:00:22 GMT
    Ditalini Pasta, Tomato, Corn & Basil From Carole Peck at The Good News Café in Woodbury 4-6 servings Ingredients: 2 ea. Grilled Corn on the Cob, cut from the cob 3-4 ripe tomatoes (heirloom), cut into wedge or lg. pieces 1 c. feta cheese crumbled 16 ea. black pitted Calamata olives 16 ea. fresh basil & mint leaves, torn into lg. pieces 1 lemon, juice & zest ½ c. olive oil ½ # cooked ditalini pasta, cooked in salt water Directions: Place ...More >
    Ditalini Pasta, Tomato, Corn & Basil From Carole Peck at The Good News Café in Woodbury 4-6 servings Ingredients: 2 ea. Grilled Corn on the Cob, cut from the cob 3-4 ripe tomatoes (heirloom), cut into wedge or lg. pieces 1 c. feta cheese crumbled 16 ea. black pitted Calamata olives 16 ea. fresh basil & mint leaves, torn into lg. pieces 1 lemon, juice & zest ½ c. olive oil ½ # cooked ditalini pasta, cooked in salt water Directions: Place ...More >
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