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47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

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STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]

“Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!” back at Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library has announced its selections for the Fall 2014 series of “Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!”, the monthly book and play discussion programs that have been a popular staple at the library for over 28 years. As part of its long-range plan, the library continues to […] [Read More]
The class sessions will be packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses.

Flanders to offer course on drawing faces

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Accomplished artist Marc Chabot will be offering a series of Wednesday night classes on the drawing of faces and features in graphite at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. These two class sessions are packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill […] [Read More]

Simply Swing performs in downtown Ansonia tonight

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ANSONIA-The last of the city’s summer concert series will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in Veteran’s Park next to City Hall. Simply Swing, a 10-piece Newington-based band specializes in the music of Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. It features Joe LaRosa as the drummer, his wife, Vivian as the lead vocalist and […] [Read More]
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The Sterling Memorial Library was built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930.

Yale’s Sterling Library celebrating renovation

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The Sterling Memorial Library
Built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930. In designing the building, Rogers wanted the library to be centrally located on the Yale campus. He chose to incorporate the Collegiate Gothic style that was prevalent on campuses throughout the United States. The architectural elements in the entrance nave are reminiscent of gothic cathedral architecture. The windows of the nave, which were designed by G. Owen Bonawit, illustrate important events from the history of Yale and of New Haven. [Read More]

Square One Theatre to stage auditions Sept. 4

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Square One Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its gala 25th Anniversary 2014-2015 season on Thursday, September 4 at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT. Auditions will be held in the Board Room located in the lower level of the library from 6-8 pm. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, General, Stratford, Theatre
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‘Pericles’ at Stratford Library Saturday

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From a press release: STRATFORD – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford for its ninth annual season last June with a program of […] [Read More]

Hispanic Heritage Celebration festival set for Sept. 14 on Paradise Green

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From a press release: The Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee will present its ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, this year again. This will be part of “Celebrate Stratford 2014″ — a group of various festivals in Stratford. The Latin Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be […] [Read More]
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Walter J. Sova, of Milford, shows off his classic 1967 Schwinn Twin Deluxe tandem bicycle, one of fourteen Schwinns that he owns, at Silver Sands State Park in Milford  on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

More bike racks coming to Milford, Mayor Blake says

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From a press release: Milford — Mayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance our Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the Mayor is seeking the assistance of […] [Read More]
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Vendors sought for Ansonia’s Harvest Festival

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ANSONIA-The city is preparing for its 11th Annual Harvest Festival on Oct 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along Main Street and seeking additional vendors. Already signed up are street corner performers including strolling musicians, Mary Poppins and other characters; Brian Lizzotte will create balloon creatures and a “Roaming Railroad will offer $3 rides […] [Read More]