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Jessica Myers and Brian Michael Riley are featured in the Square One Theatre production of the David Lindsay-Abaire play opening at the Stratford Theatre on March 6.

“Marshmallow Man” guest on WPKN Friday at noon

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT — Brian Michael Riley, one of the featured actors in Square One Theatre’s upcoming production of Good People, will be a special guest on WPKN’s State of the Arts radio show (89.5 on your FM dial) this Friday, February 27 from 12noon-1pm. Brian is scheduled to talk about his role […] [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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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A scene from last year's Connecticut Flower & Garden Show.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show opens Thursday in Hartford

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From a press release: HARTFORD – “Spirit of Spring” is the theme of the “34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” to take place this Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New […] [Read More]
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Strayed’s “Wild” topic at Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2015 winter/spring series with a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s moving memoir, “Wild,” on Wednesday, February 25th at noon. “Books Over Coffee” is hosted by Stratford educator and author Kathleen Faggella. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In […] [Read More]
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A "Fairy Magic Party" held at the Stratford Library in Stratford, Conn. on Saturday Jan. 17, 2015. Rainbow Magic Fairies is a popular children's book series by author Daisy Meadows. The annual book sale helps support programs such as this one.

Stratford Library seeks donations for annual book sale

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale. Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time. The book sale fund-raiser is being organized this year by […] [Read More]
Marc Garofalo as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Derby’s former mayor will play Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha

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SHELTON-Last year he played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. This year, Marc Garofalo, Derby’s City/Town Clerk and former mayor will be Sancho Panza in Center Stage Theater’s performance of Man of La Mancha. The Theater, located at 54 Grove Street, in Shelton, will perform the play Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 6, 7, 12, 13, […] [Read More]