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The Best Places For Your Home And Family In Connecticut

November 17, 2012
Located on Connecticut's scenic Long Island Sound, New Haven is a thriving metropolitan center that makes it one of Connecticut's best cities for your home and family. New Haven had the first public tree planting program in America that gave New Haven its distinctive character nicknamed "The Elm City." Education, arts and culture, social activities, manufacturing, corporate enterprises, commerce, and world-class health care all flourish. New Haven is unique in the wealth of cultural amenities and high learning to residents, visitors and students from across the globe for its rich history of fine colleges and universities. Arriving in New Haven in 1716, Yale University established itself as an important academic and cultural influence. In addition to its unsurpassed undergraduate and graduate programs, Yale maintains the Peabody Museum, which features highly informative and entertaining anthropology and dinosaur exhibits. The outstanding natural history museum is the only museum in Connecticut that has fossil dinosaur material on permanent display. The Pulitzer Award winning "The Age of Reptiles" mural depicts 300 million years of our planet's prehistoric animals. Explore the cultures and peoples of the world through exhibits on Ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica, the Andes, the American Great Plains and more. New Haven's also home to the renown Yale Center for the British Art. This museum boasts the most comprehensive collections of British art outside the UK, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and rare books that chronicle British life from the Elizabethan period to the present. The University is an integral part of the city's economy and is New Haven's largest employer. Few cities in the world have so many art exhibits at such a variety of colleges as New Haven. Additional art venues around New Haven include downtown's Shubert Theater, Albertus Magnus College, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of New Haven and nearby Quinnipiac University, also offer fine art galleries, traveling art displays, science shows, enrichment and learning opportunities. Culture abounds on quite Audubon Street known as the Audubon Arts District where you will find a variety of galleries including Artspace, Small Space Gallery, performance spaces like the Arts Hall, and arts organizations and art schools. The city green is one of Connecticut's oldest established in 1638, and is surrounded by stunning 17th century churches. It is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in New England. Trinity Church standing on the northwest corner of the historic green was founded in 1752 and has been a tourist attraction from its opening. Trinity is an exceptional example of medieval architecture. The beautiful Tiffany window in the Center Church depicts the Rev John Davenport leading the first service in the new colony of Connecticut. New Haven's Colony Historical Society has exhibits of fine art, everyday artifacts, furniture, genealogical records, and maritime displays. There are rotating exhibits drawn from the museum special collection, such as the Amistad Incident in which captured African slaves who went on trial in New Haven in 1839 after they mutinied and took control of their slave ship. This was the first human rights case ever to be argued in an American courts on behalf of Africans. The public school system in New Haven is rich with unique specialties and opportunities. New Haven has almost fifty public schools, including a wide variety of specialized academies, interdistrict magnet schools and charter schools. Private school opportunities are plentiful. The Connecticut Children's Museum showcases many different theme rooms, with one designed to resemble the always popular Goodnight Moon storybook. New Haven's active recreation department utilizes fully the city's 2,300 acres of beautiful parks. Long Island Sound offers a beautiful setting for swimming, fishing, boating, and peaceful harbor cruises - predominantly around the panoramic Long Wharf Drive and Lighthouse Point Park. Throughout the city exists fine restaurants and abundant shopping, including unique shops, specialty boutiques and major department stores. Since 2000, downtown has seen a dramatic increase in new restaurants, nightlife, and specialty retail stores. The area has experienced an influx of hundreds of new and renovated apartment units and condominiums, and a significant number of upscale restaurants and nightclubs have opened. Supplemental to the downtown offerings are suburban malls. New Haven's rich cultural and educational environment on the scenic Long Island Sound makes the "Elm City" one of Connecticut's best cities for your home and family.
 

A Kind of Decorative Painting

November 17, 2012
Perhaps you may not have really heard of it yet, but Tole Painting is another form of Decorative Painting. Oil painting books would mention that Tole painting has been in existence since the 18th century. You may wonder what Tole means. The word is actually a French word that means varnished or polished metal ware often painted in gold. It can also refer to as a table or board. In the current times that we are in, tole painting is done on any metallic things such as coffee pots, tin pots and ...
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Using Native American Painted Drums for Southwestern Decor or Drumming

November 9, 2012
Native American drums are so much more than just instruments. They make a statement that carries the weight of an entire culture in their meaning. Owning a hand painted drum is a very personal opportunity. It gives you the chance to connect with another person in a different place or time. It is thrilling to hold one of the older drums from years ago and to imagine what it must have been like for the artist. How did they live? What were their dreams and desires or maybe their difficulties and...
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Oil Paintings For Sale Artwork

November 9, 2012
Making little fixes to a property can make a home look as if it were brand new. The home improvement tips in the following article will help you get started on your own home improvement projects. Before removing wallpaper from a room as part of a home improvement project, be sure to determine what type of wallboard is underneath the paper. Generally, you will find either plaster or drywall. Drywall requires much more care when removing wallpaper, as it can be damaged by over-wetting or scrapi...
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Office Relocation Solutions For Los Angeles

November 8, 2012
Los Angeles is a Mecca for the entertainment industry, those who love fine dining and shopping, and for people who love outdoor activities. Twelve million people call the area home, or head there for work each day. Downtown features eye-opening high rises and an over-abundance of industry, while the suburbs provide unbelievable homes and welcoming communities. Regardless of whether it's for pleasure, or work, Los Angeles is an incredible place to be. As the city continues to grow, more and mo...
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The Beauty Of Oil Paintings

November 8, 2012
Possessing celebrated oil paintings by a renowned painter like Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, or Thomas Cole is an artist's dream. Not only artists, most people with esthetic leanings prefer beautiful oil paintings to embellish their collection. Visiting an online oil painting gallery is one option that such individuals could try out in order to satiate their esthetic wants. In fact, nowadays replicas of famous paintings by distinguished painters are sold on many websites online. Such paintings...
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Esteem in Children LadyPens

November 7, 2012
Children have trouble establishing their self worth just like adults. They wonder if they are good enough for friends, teachers, and even their parents. Work with your child to help them create a healthy self portrait for a healthy life. Find out what interests them. Activities that build them up should stem from what they most like to do. If this is sports, then ask which sport they most enjoy. Before they join a team though, let them start out by getting some practice with the family. If th...
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Is healthy food really more expensive

November 7, 2012
In fact, a new government report finds that nutritious foods such as grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy typically cost less than items high in saturated fat and added sugars. Researchers from the USDA compared the prices of 4,439 and healthy foods commonly available in supermarkets around the country, examining price of edible weight, price per average portion, and price per calorie. John A. Rizzo / Getty Images stock It can be cheaper to eat a healthier cereal than a more sugary one. When p...
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Painting Syllabus

November 7, 2012
Painting is a graded course where students are evaluated on work habits, creativity, and overall effort. This 12 week course will have students explore many different types of painting, and go in depth with control and skill building strategies with these materials. Students will have the opportunity to find areas of painting that are interesting to them, and also try other materials that they may have little experience. The students' responsibilities are as follows: Be on time for class. If ...
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Tablet Market And Smartphones Market

November 7, 2012
(Report will be available in Excel Format) Global Tablet sales to end users reached 67.0 million units in 2011 and is expected to reach 248.6 million units by the end of 2015, growing at a CAGR of 38.8% from 2011 to 2015. Asia - Pacific (including Japan) is expected to enjoy the highest share of overall global shipments and end user sales of Tablets at 36.1% and 35.3% respectively in 2015. The Smartphone sales to end user are expected to reach 1,048.0 million units by 2015 with Asia - Pacific...
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