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Explore the world of mosses at Flanders

From a press release: On Saturday, October 11 at 10AM Flanders welcomes UConn Ph.D. candidate Lily Lewis for a talk and walk focusing on mosses and other bryophytes. Bryophytes include the world of mosses and liverworts, small organisms which can have a big impact on our understanding of the natural world. Come find out how […] [Read More]
From a press release: To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The WSHU Public Radio Group reached out to fans and loyal members, asking them to share their stories of what WSHU’s various programs, hosts and personalities have meant to them. In return, each month, WSHU is selecting the best story and rewarded its author with a $30 Amazon gift card. The first winner has now been selected and she is Roberta Reese of Danbury, Conn. 
Roberta’s story paid homage to the valuable reporting WSHU does especially during weather emergencies.  Roberta is pictured here (3rd from left) at the WSHU studio which she toured joined by (left to right) WSHU news team members Mark Herz, Dan Katz, Craig LeMoult, Ebong Udoma and Cooper McKim.

Roberta Reese is WSHU’s 1st “Share Your Story” winner

Categories: Arts, Broadcasting
Supporters of Sunday's Superhero Fun Run in Milford met recently at Alternate Universe, 398 Bridgeport Ave, Milford.

Superhero Fun Run in Milford Sunday

From a press release: Transform into your inner Superhero! Join the Milford Prevention Council and The Woodruff Family YMCA’s Superhero 5k Fun Run and Family Day at 631 Orange Avenue in Milford (The Woodruff Family YMCA) on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is family friendly and all ages […] [Read More]
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Jeff Gordon to visit Lime Rock for charity event Sept. 18

We received this note from Lime Rock Park: LAKEVILLE — Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, will be at Lime Rock Park Thursday, Sept. 18, to help raise money for the track’s official charity, AARP Foundation, to support Drive to End Hunger, […] [Read More]
The target of the fundraising for this event is the village of Nganiko where a new medical clinic with a maternity ward will benefit immensely for the clean water.

5k run in Milford to help bring clean water to Ugandans

From a press release: MILFORD – Uganda Farmers Inc. is seeking community support for the fourth annual 5K run and walk fundraiser in September. The nonprofit UFI brings water to remote villages in East Africa. “We want to raise awareness and money to continue to provide the rural areas with the precious gift of clean […] [Read More]
Categories: Agriculture, Charity, Milford

Fire on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport

10:35 PM UPDATE: The Red Cross is providing drinks and snacks to emergency crews on the scene. 9:25 PM UPDATE: The blaze ravaging an East Side warehouse is now a three-alarm fire. Some residents from homes as far north as Central Avenue were being evacuated and sent to Saint Ambrose Church due to the proximity with […] [Read More]
Categories: General
The USS Connecticut SSN-22 was commissioned on Dec. 11, 1998.  Here, the Seawolf-class attack submarine arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during its deployment to the western Pacific Region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Lara Bollinger/Released)

USS Connecticut has a new commander

We received this note from the Navy: KEYPORT, Wash. – The USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, CDR Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, September 5, 2014. With the traditional reading of orders and a motivational battle cry “Hooyah Two Two” from the Sailors […] [Read More]
Categories: Navy
This hadrosaurs mount is in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. They are also known as duck-billed dinosaurs, owing to the appearance of their bills, although, unlike ducks, they did have teeth.

Yale: Mild-mannered plant-eating dinosaur had toughest skin

We received this note from Yale University: New Haven— In life, Tyrannosaurus rex usually got the best of the less fearsome duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs: T. rex ate them. But in death, the plant-eating hadrosaurs have proved more resilient than their carnivorous predators — and apparently all other dinosaurs — at least by the measure […] [Read More]

Milford college fair set for Sept. 18

From a press release: MILFORD – Students and parents throughout Milford searching for information on prospective colleges or careers are invited to attend the 41st Annual Citywide College and Career Fair to be held on Thursday, September 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Parsons building in the gymnasium. Admissions representatives from 85 […] [Read More]

Stratford RTC to open HQ at 3333 Main St.

From a press release: On Thursday, Sept. 18th, the Stratford Republican Town Committee will host an open house at the Grand Opening of Headquarters located on 3333 Main Street, two blocks south of Paradise Green. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the Republican candidates running in the November 4th Election. Light refreshments will be […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Stratford