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Winning Milford 375th parade units announced

We received this note from Milford City Hall: MILFORD — The Milford 375th Parade Committee wishes to thank everyone who came out on Sunday, June 15th, to celebrate Milford’s past, present and future and extends a special thank you to all those who participated in the Grand Parade. While every parade unit was spectacular in […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford
The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Director” Oscar winner, “Gravity” on July 14.

‘Gravity’ at Stratford Library July 14th

From a press release: Stratford: The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Director” Oscar winner, “Gravity” on July 14. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon from June-August. The film showings are free and open to the public. “Gravity” wowed audiences upon […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford
Stratford’s Alisson Wood (left) and Janet Rathert (New Canaan) share a scene in the Square One Theatre Company’s March production of TIME STANDS STILL, recently nominated for top awards by its subscribers.

“Olive” tops subscriber votes for best Square One production

From a press release: Stratford’s Square One Theatre Company has announced the Subscriber Award nominees from their twenty-fourth anniversary season. The company recently completed its 2013-2014 season with Charles Busch’s New York comedy, OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS which leads with six nominations including five for its cast members. The season also included critically praised […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford, Theatre
The Joshua Hempsted House

Hempsted Houses to host Kids’ Day on Sat. July 26

From a press release: New London – What was it like to be a kid in Connecticut 300 years ago? Visit Connecticut Landmarks’ Hempsted Houses on Saturday, July 26 and find out. Kids are invited to bring their family and travel back to the 1700s. They can write with a quill pen, make rope the […] [Read More]
Scouts and thair moms arrange Girl Scout Cookies on a table just outside of the Fairfield Ludlowe High School polling place on Election Day, November 2, 2010 in Fairfield, CT.   Yale researches found that if a group is excluded from the voting process, selfishness will prevail.

Yale: Democracy good for the planet, but only if everyone votes

From a press release: NEW HAVEN –Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn’t so lucky. “People want to […] [Read More]

Stratford: No trash pickup July 4th

A note from Town Hall in Stratford: There will be NO refuse, recycling or yard waste collection on Friday, July 4th in observance of July 4th. All routes will be collected one day late with Friday’s route to be picked up on Saturday. The Transfer Station on Watson Boulevard will be CLOSED on July 4th. […] [Read More]
Categories: Lordship, Stratford
The cover to Jack Chisholm's report, "Why I Like Space!"

Lordship School 1st grader likes space, and gets an award

We received this note from Lordship School in Stratford:   STRATFORD — Competing against all first-place winners from schools across Connecticut, Lordship Elementary first grader Jack Chisholm placed 2nd in the Primary (K-2) division of the 2013-2014 Connecticut State PTA Reflections contest for his Literature entry, entitled “Why I Like Space!”. This year’s theme was […] [Read More]

Newsletter from the Stratford Library

The Stratford Library is happy to offer best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to its patrons available 24/7 from the Library’s digital collection, []. We received this information from the Stratford Library: In addition to titles that are available for users to borrow or join a wait list, the Library is providing visitors […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts , Film , Literature , Music , Poetry | More
From left to right are Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, GSOFCT Board President Caroline Sloat, Milford resident Rita Dering, Milford resident Mary Tesla, and GSOFCT CEO Mary Barneby.

There’s new pool and shower house at Camp Katoya

From a press release: MILFORD — Approximately 75 people celebrated the opening of a new pool and renovated shower house at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, June 14. The ribbon cutting was also attended by Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, Inland Wetlands Agent Mary Rose Palumbo, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Board President Caroline Sloat, […] [Read More]

DeLauro applauds executive order protecting LGBT employees

We received this note from the office U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: NEW HAVEN, CT—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has issued the following statement applauding President Obama’s Executive Order protecting LGBT employees. The Executive Order will prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. “This Executive Order is an important […] [Read More]