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Jess, the walking, talking mastodon, will hold court in the Mammal Hall of the Yale Peabody Museum with an even more humongous beast: “The Otisville Mastodon,” an 11,000-year-old male mastodon skeleton discovered in 1882 in Otisville, New York. Visitors will learn about mastodons and how childhood dreams really can come true.

Walking, talking mastodon to visit the Peabody Museum

From a press release: The Yale Peabody Museum welcomes a walking, talking humongous beast on Saturday, August 23, at its sixth annual end-of-summer FREE ADMISSION DAY. It’s Jess the mastodon, on day
Categories: Arts , Folk Art , General , Natural History , New Haven

Hear Mark Lanzieri in Ansonia tonight

ANSONIA-His hot dog cart is put away for the night replaced by his crooning voice. Mark Lanzieri, known for the hot dogs he sells outside Derby Superior Court and for his rendition of Frank Sinatra,
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Derby , Entertainment , General

Ansonia Family Campout and Star Party on Saturday

ANSONIA-It’s planned as a night out under the stars–shooting stars. The Nature Center is conducting a family camping expedition Saturday with the hopes of seeing the Perseid meteor showers. And even
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Astronomy , Derby , General
In the film, Bruce Dern portrays a confused resident of Billings, Mont., who believes he has won a million dollar sweepstakes. Will Forte plays his estranged son who accompanies him on a road trip to claim his prize -- and pieces of his youth.

‘Nebraska’ coming to the Stratford Library Aug. 11th

From a press release: STRATFORD –The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 Oscar nominee, “Nebraska” on August 11. The series presents recent, popular
Categories: Arts, Film, Stamford
Al Kulcsar (left) and Gabriel Morrow starred in the Square One Theatre production of “Freud’s Last Session” at the Square One Theatre Company last fall.  The acclaimed drama was recently selected by Square One subscribers as the season’s “Outstanding Production”.

Square One Theatre announces award winners

From a press release: STRATFORD — Stratford’s Square One Theatre Company concluded its 24th anniversary season recently with its annual announcement of the Subscriber Awards. The nineteenth annual

Flanders to offer wildflower and tree ID walk

From a press release: On Sunday, August 10th, Flanders will be hosting Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center who will be giving a program on the wildflowers and trees of the
Milford historian Richard Platt holds up a Revolutionary War musket in front of the historic John Downs house in Milford at one of the many historic events he's attended over the years.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Richard Platt

MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake, representatives of the city’s 375th Anniversary Committee and a host of other city officials will dedicate a bench  in honor of our former City Historian Richard Platt
Mayor David Cassetti

Baseball, hotdogs and fireworks in Ansonia today

ANSONIA-The city will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding with a family-oriented Summer Festival today beginning at 2 p.m. on Nolan Field. The day will start with a blast featuring a
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Derby , Entertainment , General
In addition to faerie house displays and costumed participants, the festival also includes a full day of entertainment, activities, vendors and food. This is a scene from the 2013 event.

Forest, Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival set for July 19

From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will present its annual Forest Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM. (Rain
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: WOODBURY — Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead workshops at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on needle felting,