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Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Canning Ruickoldt

New Haven’s St. Patrick’s parade honorees listed

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From a press release: There is no greater place to be Irish than New Haven. Since its inception in March of 1842, The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade has held fast to Irish pride, tradition and family. Before the parade hits the streets on March 16, 2014, a long-celebrated event preceded its pageantry; […] [Read More]
The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of spring” as they hike the meadows, forest and around the ponds of the Flanders property to find mammals and see what birds are back to nest.

Flanders offers March 17 program for Region 14 students

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 17 while enjoying the long weekend off from Region 14 students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of […] [Read More]

Baldwin Center offering a review of Irish tunes

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A note from the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford: Wear your “green” and join the Baldwin Players in singing your favorite Irish tunes! It’s the St. Patrick’s Revue Show, and it’s free at the Baldwin Center, 1000 W. Broad Street in Stratford (203-385-4050) on March 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Music, Stratford
Woody Allen's recent hit drama, "Blue Jasmine", starring Cate Blanchett in her Oscar-winning performance, will be shown at the Stratford Library as part of the "Monday Matinees" series on Monday, March 10 at noon.  The film, rated PG:13 and shown in the Library Lovell Room, is free and open to the public.  Call: 203.385.4162 for further information.

‘Blue Jasmine’ to screen at Stratford Library Monday

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Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford

Guide to secular groups at meeting of Humanists

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From a press release: NORWALK — HFFC? SCA? SSA? CTCoR? Sunday Assembly? Who and what are all these secular organizations, representing different approaches, ages, or geographies of people who have a naturalistic view of the world? Find out at “ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Secular Organizations,” sponsored by the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County […] [Read More]

Movie on the plight of the honeybee at Flanders

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From a press release: On Saturday, March 15th New Morning Market and Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invite the community to a viewing of the film, “More than Honey” while dining on a freshly prepared meal that celebrates the importance of honey bees in our environment. The film focuses on the plight of the […] [Read More]
This biathlon figure is one of the final pieces to be added to Craig Smith's 'Sochi' sculpture, now on display at Silverman's Farms in Easton, where it will be for another two weeks. He hopes to send it to President Vladimir Putin.

Craig Smith completes ‘Sochi’ sculpture

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Categories: Arts, Easton, Sports

Malloy: Crime in Connecticut is down

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We just received this note from Gov. Malloy’s office in Hartford: HARTFORD – Citing a memo from the Office of Policy and Management’s Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported 97 murders last year, down from 146 in 2012, and the […] [Read More]

600 pink slips at Sikorsky Aircraft

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STRATFORD — Sikorsky Aircraft officials announced Friday that the company would be laying off 600 employees, and that both salaried and hourly workers will be affected. “Today we notified employees that the company will undertake further restructuring amid the challenging and unstable economic conditions that continue to affect our industry,” said company spokesman Paul Jackson. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Two small fires in Stratford Thursday morning

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STRATFORD — The Fire Department responded to two pesky fires Thursday morning. The first occurred just after midnight at General Linen Services, 895 Woodend Road in the town’s South End. Firefighters discovered that a portion of the building that contained linens had caught fire, and they were successful in containing the blaze to that part […] [Read More]