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Mayor Ben Blake, right, has announced that “Milford Day at the Zoo” will take place on Saturday May 31, 2014, during which Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will host all residents of Milford from 10 am to 4 pm.  All Milford residents will get in for only $5.00 each with ID.  Spend the day at the zoo seeing all the new faces, riding the carousel and enjoying the entertainment.  Meet and greet local officials as well as business and civic leaders, your friends, and your neighbors.  On Tuesday, Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, stopped by City Hall today with a skink to show Mayor Blake and his daughter, Caroline.

Milford’s Day at the Zoo: May 31

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Angela McMinn, of Waterbury, does some sun bathing at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn. on Saturday September 28, 2013.

Milford lifeguards to start Memorial Day

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A note from the Milford Recreation Dept.: The Milford Recreation Department announces that Lifeguard Service will begin on Memorial Day Weekend. Lifeguards will be duty at Anchor, Gulf, Hawley, and Walnut beaches from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24th; Sunday, May 25th; and Monday, May 26th. After the Memorial Day weekend the […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford, Shoreline

Fairfield U. MFA candidates will read original works

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for “An Evening of Poetry and Prose” at the Stratford Library on Monday, May 19 at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by award-winning authors and poets lead the MFA […] [Read More]
Robert E. Clark

Learn about our 6-legged friends at Flanders June 1

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From a press release: WOODBURY — When naming the most important organisms in forests, insects are often forgotten. However they do play a central role in plant reproduction, soil fertility, sustained forest health and diversity. Entomologist/ecologist Robert E. Clark, a third year Ph.D. student from Wesleyan University will be holding a program at Flanders on […] [Read More]

Chip’s in Orange to host Parkinson’s fundraiser June 10th

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From a press release: ORANGE — The 3rd Annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper is set at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road in Orange, on Tuesday June 10th with four seatings for diners at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Price is $12 per person. There will be a raffle with many prizes Including an […] [Read More]
Categories: Health, Orange

Goux earns Nightingale award

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From a press release: WALLINGFORD — Kimberly Goux, LPN, with Masonicare Primary Care Physicians, was recently awarded a Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing at a statewide awards program held on Thursday, May 8. Ms. Goux was one of 12 nurses nominated by Masonicare, Connecticut’s leading not-for-profit provider of senior healthcare and retirement living. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Wallingford, West Haven
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DeLauro: Columbia trade pact hasn’t helped the working class

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement marking the two year anniversary of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. The anniversary comes as negotiations over a potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement are ongoing in Vietnam, where workers face many of the same exploitative conditions […] [Read More]
Lieny Jeon

Difficult kids, low pay seen causing depression in preschool teachers

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We received this note from Ohio State University: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests. The study identified one contributing factor to this link: a poor-quality atmosphere in the child care setting that exists as a […] [Read More]
Pictured here (left to right) are: WSHU’s Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma; local host of “All Things Considered” Mark Herz; Fairfield County Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita James; and WSHU General Manager George Lombardi.

WSHU awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation grant

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From a press release: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, www.wshu.org) has been named the recipient of a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF, Norwalk, CT, www.FCCFoundation.org). The grant, in the amount of $12,500, will be used to support WSHU’s award-winning Fairfield County New Reporter Kaomi Goetz, who covers breaking […] [Read More]
The Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps pay tribute to the wonder and amusement of the circus which Americans have enjoyed since the late 18th century. This pane of 16 self-adhesive stamps features reproductions of eight vintage circus posters.

Postal Service unveils circus poster stamps

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From a press release: The U.S. Postal Service and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have teamed up to create limited edition stamps featuring vintage circus posters. “P.T. Barnum, the great American showman, businessman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, once wrote that ‘the noblest art is that of making others happy.’ At the […] [Read More]