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Author: John Burgeson

Addi Lawlor, 4, of Milford, and her sister, Cali, 3, paint rocks at "Rock On Creations" table in downtown as part of a pirate event in Milford, Conn. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Milford Library will host a rock-painting event for children on July 22nd.

Rock-painting event for children set for July 22nd

From a press release: MILFORD — Fun for the whole family!   Milford Library is holding a rock painting workshop on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 PM.   We’ll supply the paints, brushes, and markers.  

Mental Health Assn. changes name

From a press release: WEST HARTFORD — Effective July 1, the Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC) will change its name to Mental Health Connecticut.   Established in 1908, MHAC has been
Categories: West Hartford
A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July
Categories: Fire, Firen Safety
In this April 29, 2015 picture, birds take flight from the Salton Sea near Niland, Calif. Located on what is called the "Pacific flyway," heavy migrations of waterfowl, marsh and seabirds take advantage of the Salton Sea during spring and fall.  For them, the lake is a desert oasis from vast stretches of rock and sand. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yale: Changes in birds’ ranges may greatly affect ecosystems

From a press release: NEW HAVEN — As changing climate reshapes the geographic range of thousands of bird species in the coming decades, ecosystems across wide swaths of the planet may be compromised,
Twenty-five students from Milford received a Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust Scholarship at the 2015 Trust Scholarship Presentation and State of the City Event, Friday, May 29th.

25 Milford students awarded Milford Chamber scholarships

From a press release: Milford  – Twenty-five Milford students were presented with scholarships at Milford’s 2015 Chamber Trust Scholarship Presentation and State of the City Address, held by the
Members of the Milford Concert Band, conducted by Steve Saunders, perform Christmas songs during the annual Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting on the historic Milford Green in Milford, Conn. on Friday November 29, 2013.

Milford Concert Band to present “Star Spangled Spectacular” at Fowler Field

From a press release: MILFORD: The Milford Concert Band, under the direction of Duane Berge, will kick off the 2015 Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert Series with “Star Spangled Spectacular” in
Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake in his office at City Hall earlier this year.

Connecticut Young Professionals to host “Meet the Mayor” event in Milford

From a press release: MILFORD — The Connecticut Young Professionals (CTYP) will host “Meet the Mayor” on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 PM at Stonebridge Restaurant featuring Milford Mayor Ben Blake.  Mayor
Categories: Milford
Identical twins and Yaritza, left, and Yanitza Casillis celebrate outside of The Klein in downtown Bridgeport after commencement ceremonies for the Bridgeport Department of Adult Education Tuesday night. Both graduates received achievement awards.

Bridgeport Adult Education awards diplomas to 117

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Dept. of Adult Education on Tuesday night awarded 117 high school diplomas to seniors at a cap and gown ceremony that took place at The Klein in downtown Bridgeport The
This year, the event has expanded to Pirates Week. Visit participating Treasure Shop Stops (look for the Pirates Flat!) from Monday, June 8 to Saturday, June 13 to find unadvertised treasures, and register to win a trip aboard the Pirate Ship ‘Oz.’

Pirates will plunder Milford June 8-14

From a press release: Milford – Join Captain Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor and “take over” downtown Milford.  This Pirate’s Week event is presented by the Downtown Milford
Categories: Arts, Folk Art, Milford
"Rising Stars" drew big crowds at the Stratford Library in previous outings.  The latest will take place on June 13th.

Rising Stars event for teens at the Stratford Library June 13

From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department will hold its semi-annual “Rising Stars @ SLA” program on Saturday, June 13 from 1-5 pm in the Lovell Room. A