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Experts say that Halloween costumes should not interfere with the child's ability to see, nor present a tripping hazard.

On Halloween night, it’s safety first

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We received this timely note from the Milford Police Dept.: The Milford Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering the following tips to help prevent accidents and incidents of crime during the Halloween time of year. Halloween night has increasingly become more of a child safety concern. Developments such as foreign objects found in treats, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Health
Original poster designs by Jim Duffy for the Square One Theatre Company will on display at the Stratford Library throughout the month of November.  The theatre is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in Stratford.

Square One celebrating 25 years in Stratford

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From a press announcement: “Square One Theatre at 25!” is the November art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original poster designs and production photos from the Stratford theatre’s 25 year history will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Since 1990, the Square One Theatre has been […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features, Stratford, Theatre
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DeLauro in Hospital Roundtable today

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From a news release: NEW HAVEN — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) will hold a roundtable discussion with representatives of a dozen hospitals from across the state today, October 24 at 11:00 am. They will be discussing the impact of cuts to hospital preparedness programs funded by the federal government. The devastating impact of these cuts […] [Read More]
Categories: Business, Health, New Haven
An artful table arrangement will make the Thanksgiving holiday special.

Create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece at Flanders

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invites people to join them on Wednesday, November 12 at 10AM to create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece basket perfect for the table or mantle. Judy Grabarz a professional floral designer will lead the program. She will discuss the elements of a basket arrangement […] [Read More]
John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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From a press release: Woodbury — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of November and December. On Thursday, November 13 at 7 PM, the featured kit will be […] [Read More]
The cardinal is a frequent visitor to feeders during winter months in the Northeast

Flanders talk topic: Winter birds

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From a news release: Which birds will stay with us through our Connecticut winter? What are their habits, habitat and food needs? Where can we view them? On Sunday, November 9th, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be hosting Margaret Robbins for an information-packed discussion on birds and how best to foster them through […] [Read More]
The Downs House in Milford, Connecticut

Ghosts to haunt Downs House in Milford on Halloween

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From a press release: The Milford Preservation Trust will introduce the ghost of 18th century diarist and minuteman John Downs as well as the ghost of Elijah Bryan, a fellow militia member, to trick or treaters between 4-7 at the Downs House (also known as the Minuteman House) at 139 North Street on Friday, Oct. […] [Read More]
Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden sets entrance exam date

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From a press release: HAMDEN — The Sacred Heart Academy Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 8 am until noon on the school’s campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. All students applying for grades 9 and 10 are required to take the entrance exam. To register for the exam, candidates […] [Read More]