Stories By Jailene Cuevas

  • Top 50 celebrity sightings and news in and around CT in 2022 From the stars of "Breaking Bad" doing shots with their fans in Stamford, to Martha Stewart running around tag sales and Kelsey Grammer shooting a movie in Mohegan Sun, we've rounded up the top celebrity news in the state this year. 
  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds visit CT's Essex Steam Train Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hung out at the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat's North Pole Express with friends and family Saturday.
  • Frozen's Idina Menzel reads to kids at Meriden school Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa in Frozen, was seen at Hanover Elementary School in Meriden with her sister reading their new book, “Loud Mouse.” 
  • With a new Miss Connecticut, Miss America competition returns to Mohegan Sun Sylvana Maria González will represent the Nutmeg State as Miss Connecticut during the three-day competition, performing a Latin dance as her talent. 
  • Menorah lightings around Connecticut for Hanukkah 2022 Hanukkah begins Dec. 18 this year. Celebrate the “Festival of Lights” with menorah lighting ceremonies around the state.  
  • New bakery brings taste of Brazil to Stamford mall A local baker is bringing a taste of Brazil to Stamford with traditional treats like flan, coconut cake, pão de queijo and carrot cake with brigadeiro.
  • Celebrity gossip, sightings in and around Connecticut in November November was jampacked with celebrity news, including influencer Logan Paul making multiple appearances in the state and singer Luke Combs being inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame. 
  • Winterfest returns to Bushnell Park with ice skating and more The 12th annual Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford began Friday and runs until Jan. 8.
  • Connecticut’s 2023 kid governor announced Elisavet “Ellie” Mendez of Monroe will serve as the state's 2023 Kid Governor announced on Tuesday. Her three-point platform focuses on anxiety and depression.
  • CT music critic Anthony Fantano talks life with 2.6M subscribers The Needle Drop's Anthony Fantano, graduated from SCSU, worked at WNPR and is a well-known music critic on YouTube being the “internet's busiest music nerd.”
  • De Beers Jewellers opens pop-up retail boutique on Greenwich Ave. Jewelry brand De Beers Jewellers has a new pop-up boutique on 243 Greenwich Avenue, showcasing a range of diamonds.
  • Ann's Place Festival of Trees celebrates 20 years this weekend Ann’s Place, a community-based cancer support center, will host the 20th annual Festival of Trees from Nov. 18-20 at The Summit in Danbury.
  • Four CT Girl Scouts receive badge from NASA's Artemis 1 mission Four troop members from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut can show off a badge that went to outer space during the the Artemis 1 launch Wednesday.
  • Golf Lounge 18 to open Nov. 25 at the Shops at Farmington Valley The Shops at Farmington Valley on 110 Albany Turnpike in Canton, will open an indoor golfing facility, Golf Lounge 18, on Black Friday, Nov. 25.
  • NBA player Steph Curry seen wearing UConn's Azzi Fudd jersey NBA player Stephen Curry was seen wearing UConn's Azzi Fudd jersey during a Golden State Warriors post game interview Friday.
  • Here are the participating eateries in Norwalk’s restaurant week Norwalk Fall Restaurant Week runs from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20 and includes restaurants like Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant and Blackstone's Steakhouse.
  • Meteorologist Jill Gilardi joins the WFSB weekend weather team Massachusetts native Jill Gilardi is back in the Northeast, joining the WFSB evening team as the weekend meteorologist after nine years of working in Alabama.
  • Here's what's open and closed on Veterans Day in Connecticut Veterans Day is on Friday, Nov. 11 and some business will be closed. Here's what is open and closed on Veterans Day in Connecticut.
  • Election results for Danbury-area races Connecticut 2022 Midterm Election results in the Danbury-area include the 24th Senate District race and 5th District House race.
  • Election results for New Haven-area races Connecticut election 2022 results in the greater New Haven area include a race in the 3rd U.S. House District between Rosa DeLauro and Lesley DeNardis.