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Dreamed up in 1956 by Jim Vaill, the son of the landowner, and with the help of John Fitch and Cornell Aeronautical Labs, Lime Rock was the first road racing track to be engineered and designed using scientific and highway-safety principles. Lime Rock is 1.50- miles of up hill and down dale, a track that looks deceivingly simple but is immensely challenging to drive quickly. Its setting is a village in Connecticut’s Litchfield County, renowned for its vast historical, cultural and recreational resources.

Lime Rock Park opens this weekend

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From a press release: Lime Rock Park’s 2014 Season Opener will take place Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 23-25 rain or shine. Gates open 7:00 a.m. all days What’s Racing: IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (two races Saturday) IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup U.S.A. by Yokohama (two races Saturday) Vintage Sports Car Club […] [Read More]
On Friday, May 16th, the Kindergarten – 2nd grade classes of Lordship Elementary School performed in their own Circus!  Parents, family and friends were invited to see the children participate in activities like, plate spinning, tightrope walking, hoola-hooping and parachute fun!  Along with their classroom teachers, students worked with the Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Pioli and Mrs. Grabowski, their art, music and PE teachers on creating silly hats, ties and clown-like clothing along with learning silly circus songs to sing to the audience and performing their coordinated circus acts!  Smiles were seen wall to wall throughout the 1 hour presentation.

Kids at Lordship Elementary join the circus — sort of

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We received this note from Lordship School in Stratford: [Read More]
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]