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Little ones in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while they delight in discovering signs of the changing season.

Flanders plans spring vacation activities for children

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 23 while enjoying the long weekend off from school students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. As we wind down the maple  sugaring season come search for signs of […] [Read More]
In this file photo, police officers and Special Olympics athletes took part Friday  in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which started in Greenwich and ended in New Haven, at the site of the 2014 Summer Games.

Special Olympics to honor supporters at Hall of Fame Dinner March 25

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From a press release: Special Olympics Connecticut will hold its annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Wednesday, March 25th to recognize its extraordinary athletes, volunteers and sponsors for their dedication, leadership, spirit and support. The event will take place at the Aqua Turf Country Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., […] [Read More]

Meeting on Shakespeare Theatre canceled

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STRATFORD — A special meeting of the Town Council that was supposed to take Monday night has been canceled, town officials say. A story about the upcoming meeting appeared in today’s paper. The council was supposed to discuss various options for the long-vacant American Shakespeare Festival Theatre on Elm Street. The council, meeting as the […] [Read More]
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The Shakespeare Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 34rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom set for Saturday, March 14th

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From a press release: Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce the 34th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s annual kickoff of the spring gardening season, presenting a full day of free activities and information about horticulture for the gardening public. Gardeners and eco-enthusiasts from Brooklyn and around the New York metro area look […] [Read More]
On March 10th, raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in-depth look at the local owls found west of the Connecticut River.

Owls of Western Connecticut focus of Flanders program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Tuesday, March 10th at 7 o’clock, Flanders will host raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in-depth look at the local owls found west of the Connecticut River. This program, illustrated with slides of owls and owlets, focuses on the species that breed in our area’s backyards and nearby […] [Read More]
Westport fine arts photographer Michael Elsden created this image of the skyline beyond Central Park in New York City with the use of a pinhole camera, a topic he covered in a recent workshop at the Westport Arts Center.  Counterfeits in the field of rare photographic prints is becoming more of a problem today, experts say, as prices climb.

Yale effort to look at authentication of rare photographs

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New Haven — The Lens Media Laboratory (LML), a new research facility that will apply scientific principles to the characterization and conservation of photographs and other lens-based media, has been created as part of the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), a center dedicated to improving the science and practice of conservation […] [Read More]
Today February 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of when the previous Milford town hall burned in 1915. The former town hall was part of a building that was shared with a Baptist church, and it also served as the town schoolhouse. It was built in 1874 and the loss was estimated at $50,000.

Old Milford Town Hall burned down a century ago

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A note from Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake: [Read More]
These sweet peppers are called Cajun Belle.

2015: The Year of the Pepper

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We received this note from the National Garden Bureau: Sweet peppers bring a rainbow of colors and a plethora of shapes to the table. It is easy to value them for looks and flavor alone, but the sweet pepper is also a nutritional powerhouse. A serving of the most popular type in the USA–the sweet […] [Read More]
Everyone is welcomed to drop by on the Saturday and Sundays, of March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 1 – 4 PM as Flanders staff and volunteers will demonstrate turning sap into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories and humor.

It’s maple syrup time at Flanders!

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From a press release: A contingent of volunteers helped Flanders staff tap over 300 trees recently and now the time has arrived to boil down the sap gathered from these trees to make into maple syrup. Everyone is welcomed to drop by on the Saturday and Sundays, of March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and […] [Read More]
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is one of the films nominated for "Best Bicture."

Vote for your favorite Oscar-contender at the Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library is celebrating “Oscar Fever” as it invites its visitors to take part in voting for this year’s Academy Awards. The totally unscientific survey will ask library patrons to cast their own votes as to who they think will win in the major categories when the awards […] [Read More]
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