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John Burgeson

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]
Bethlehem pastor Rev. Joseph Bellamy built the house around 1754. In 1912, New Yorkers Henry and Eliza Ferriday acquired it as a summer residence.

Six landmark homes to open for the season May 2nd

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From a press release: Hartford, CT – Time travel really is possible – thanks to Connecticut Landmarks! For more than 75 years, CTL has preserved and presented the very best of Connecticut’s history, with something for everyone: from programs and events, captivating house tours, lovely historic gardens, history celebrations, and remarkable collections of art and […] [Read More]
Americans, on average, eat about 2 kilograms of shrimp a year.

DeLauro: TPP would make it more difficult to inspect shrimp

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd) released the following statement on a new Consumer Reports study finding potentially harmful bacteria and illegal antibiotic residues in frozen shrimp. DeLauro is former Chairwoman, and current member, of the subcommittee that funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for ensuring […] [Read More]
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Worry for casinos: Card-counter app for the Apple Watch

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From a press release: BRISBANE, Australia – Apr. 24 2015 – With the Apple Watch being released today worldwide developers are madly trying to finish their Apple Watch Applications in time for the predicted boom. Webtopia Mobile Applications is no exception with their first Apple Watch App “A Blackjack Watch Counter” due for release any […] [Read More]
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