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John Burgeson

Boys & Girls Club of Milford fundraiser set for May 15

From a press release: MILFORD — The Milford Boys & Girls Club‘s Fourth Annual Getaways Galore Dinner and Auction will take place next Friday, May 15, 2015 at Costa Azzurra Restaurant (72 Broadway, Milford, Conn.). The event begins at 6:30PM and tickets are $25 per person. All proceeds to directly support various Boys & Girls […] [Read More]
Categories: Charity, Milford
In this 2012 photo, a "No Trespassing" sign is shown in front of a house in Lake Worth, Fla. Thrashed by the mortgage and foreclosure disaster, Florida has thousands of distressed properties.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study finds foreclosures fueled racial segregation in U.S.

From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis of the crisis. Led by […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students qualifty for National Competition

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ten student teams from the Northeast, including several from Platt Technical High School, will compete in the Bright Minds Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge, organized by SME, a leader in workforce development and knowledge within the manufacturing industry. Students compete in a team or individual manufacturing project tackling real-life challenges manufacturers’ […] [Read More]
Gala emcee, FoxCT News Anchor Tim Lammers and Beth-El Executive Director Toni Dolan enjoyed last year's event festivities.

Beth-El Center to stage gala and auction May 30

MILFORD — The annual ‘Light Up the Harbor’ Spring Gala and auction to benefit the Beth-El Center will be held at the Milford Yacht Club on Saturday, May 30th from 6:00 to 11:00pm. The evening’s emcee is FoxCT Morning News Anchor Tim Lammers. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour, dinner, music and both live and silent […] [Read More]
Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., cemented Johnson's reputation and is considered a modernist classic

Glass House has a new website

From a press release NEW CANAAN — The new Glass House website features expanded content and streaming media related to architecture, art, conservation, special exhibitions, and works from the permanent collection. The website redesign incorporates new navigational tools including an interactive map and 360° tours of many areas of the 49-acre historic site. The new […] [Read More]
In 2014, Amy Ruman  captured the 2014 season finale at Daytona and the 2015 season opener at Sebring. She won again at Homestead-Miami.

Ruman after her fifth consecutive victory at Lime Rock

We received this note from Lime Rock Park: LAKEVILLE — The racing world would be in an even better place if what we’re about to tell you wasn’t news, but it is: For possibly the only time in the history of professional road racing in America, a woman has won three major league sports car […] [Read More]
Categories: Lakeville, Sports
The hit sequel, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, takes place ten years after a pandemic disease when apes, who have survived it, are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors.

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ at Stratford Library May 11

From a press release: STRATFORD —  The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on May 11. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free and open to the public. The hit sequel, “Dawn of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Film, Stratford
Jessica Gosney digs out her car after rocks and mud inundated her home in the mountain community of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Stop treating soil like dirt, scientists say

From a press release: In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout to educate the public about the importance of soil. May’s theme is “Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure.” According to May’s IYS monthly leader Larry Baldwin, “No matter […] [Read More]