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Fairfield University MFA candidates, profs to read original works

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We recently received this note from the Stratford Library: STRATFORD — Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for “An Evening of Poetry and Prose” at the Stratford Library on Monday, May 19th, at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by award-winning authors […] [Read More]

Hairspray at Ansonia Middle School

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ANSONIA-Hairspray, the theatrical humerous and innane look at our world in the 1960s, will be performed by Ansonia Middle School students May 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Further information can be obtained by call the Middle School at […] [Read More]
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David D. Reed, a developer and long-time theater advocate, will soon be submitting his plan for the American Shakespeare Theatre to officials in Stratford. Reed's plan will leave the existing theater building intact while constructing a hotel on the grounds of the former theater on Elm Street in Stratford.

Save Our Shakespeare forum tonight in Stratford

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Note: For more on David Reed’s plan, buy today’s Connecticut Post. [Read More]
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Flanders offers “Drawing People” program with Marc Chabot

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Learn to draw faces and features in graphite with inspiration from accomplished artist Marc Chabot. This two session class is 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 […] [Read More]

Milford Chamber announces “Summer Nights” concert series

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We just received this note from the Milford Chamber of Commerce: MILFORD, CT May 7, 2014 — The Milford Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is pleased to announce their annual “Summer Nights by Harbor Lights” Concert Series for 2014, sponsored by Kapusta, Otzel & Averaimo, Attorneys at Law. The concerts are free to attend and will […] [Read More]
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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]
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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]