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Ole Opry coming to Seymour’s Strand Theater

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SEYMOUR-In its heyday the Strand theater hosted vaudeville and wowed Valleyites with first run movies like the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night and Academy Award Winning West Side Story. On May 17, it will host the Strand’s version of the Ole Opry. The live show will open at 7:30 p.m. It will feature performances by Shannon […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Valley Celebration of Arts Fest on May 8

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ANSONIA-The city will host the annual Valley Celebration of Arts May 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ansonia High School on Pulaski Highway. The show sponsored by the Ansonia and Derby Youth Services will include students from all six Valley high schools. It will also include a concert performed by the Valley Honors Choir conducted […] [Read More]
Maroney’s son, Jay, rolls eggs on the White House lawn.

Maroney family attends White House Easter Egg Roll

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We received this note last week from State Rep. James Maroney (D – Orange, Milford): Representative James Maroney (D – Orange, Milford) and his family attended the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. Rep. Maroney said he and his family were in Washington, D.C., visiting family for […] [Read More]

Oxford 2014 Juried Art Show Opens May 16

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OXFORD-The town’s Cultural Arts Commission will open their 2014 Juried Art Show May 16 at 6 p.m. The opening night will feature music, light refreshments and art at Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be stage readings from Alex Giacin, a local playwright while Sunday from […] [Read More]
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The Easton Garden Club will stage its Annual Garden Mart just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday May 10th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Easton Fire Department Green, 1 Center Road, Easton - on the corner of Sport Hill and Center Roads. This is a scene from last year's event.

Easton Garden Club plant sale set for May 10th

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We received this note from the Easton Garden Club: The Easton Garden Club will stage its Annual Garden Mart just in time for Mother’s Day on Saturday May 10th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Easton Fire Department Green, 1 Center Road, Easton – on the corner of Sport Hill and Center Roads. […] [Read More]
James B. Conroy

Lincoln’s secret visit with CSA leaders topic of Stratford Library talk

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From a press release: The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host former Stratford resident James B. Conroy for a special “Meet-the-Author” program on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm. The author will discuss his recently released book, “Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865”. The […] [Read More]
A work by Natalie Van Vleck.

Van Vleck, founder of Flanders Nature Center, topic of talk

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Don Giroux, an educator, local presenter and Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust board member will be presenting a “History Bites” lecture on Thursday, May 8th at noon. “History Bites” is a free lunchtime lecture series sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation designed to bring topics of […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Folk Art, Woodbury

U.S. Navy Band and Drill Team to perform April 30 in Ansonia

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ANSONIA-The U.S. Navy Band and Silver Dolphin Drill Team will perform April 30 as part of the city’s 125th anniversary celebration. Mayor David Cassetti has put Melissa Torres in charge of coordinating the celebration events. He said the performance will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Emmett O’Brien Technical School, 141 Prindle […] [Read More]

SHS to compete in Robotics World Championship

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SHELTON-The High School’s Gaelhawks robotics team will be in St. Louis this week competing in the FIRST Robotics World Championship. United Technologies Corp. is sponsoring the Shelton team as well the Bobcats from South Windsor High School and NRG from Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted. The three are among 23 finalists teams that UTC […] [Read More]
Boy Scout Billy Smith backed up by Pack 3 Webelos Scouts performs Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender

Derby Scouts Prepare for 90th Annual Show

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DERBY-For 90 years the town’s Scouts have been taking Center Stage and performing for the public. This year will be no different as the show will feature hit songs through the years using the theme “Ain’t We Got Fun.” Performances are scheduled for May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Derby Methodist Church […] [Read More]