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Sarah Parlato ‘14 modeling her skirt created from cereal boxes.

Lauralton Hall’s Eco-Fashion Show trashes the runway

We recently received this note from Lauralton Hall: Milford, CT – Lauralton Hall’s Environmental Club wowed the crowd again this year with innovative outfits that turned trash into treasure at their annual Eco-Fashion Show. Now in its ninth year, Trash the Runway is the club’s most popular activity aimed at promoting sustainable living and good […] [Read More]
Shelley Hall unpacks hundreds of books in a scene from last year's book sale at the Stratford Library. This year's sale will take place Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Stratford Library annual book sale June 5-8

From a press release: From a press release: The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized this year by the SLA Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Karla […] [Read More]

Shakespeare Academy to welcome 15 students from US, UK

From a press release: STRATFORD: Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford, a new Shakespeare study and performance program, will welcome fifteen college students for its inaugural season this summer in Stratford, Conn. The students will be resident for six weeks, from July 1 to August 11, as they study Shakespeare and ensemble theater-making with visiting professionals and […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford, Theatre
Stratford Library Children's Librarian Caitlin Augusta (right) with co-winner Nadine Lipman at the recent Connecticut Library Association Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony where she was honored for her development of "Take Your Child To Library Day."

Stratford Library’s Augusta gets state award

From a press release: STRATFORD — Stratford Library Children’s Librarian Caitlin Augusta was honored recently at the Connecticut Library Association Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, Connecticut. Augusta was selected to receive the Faith Hektoen Outstanding Program Award for creating “Take Your Child to the Library Day” […] [Read More]

Downtown Milford Farmers Market to open soon

From a press release: MILFORD — Opening on Saturday, May 31st, for its 8th consecutive year, the Downtown Milford Farmers Market promises to be bigger and better than ever while providing something for every taste and interest. The weekly Market will run on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 11th, in the […] [Read More]
Back Row: Patty Gallagher, Vice President of the Milford Bank; Rep. Laura Hoydick; Sindy Berkowitz, Manager Stratford Shop Rite Office; Sen. Kelly.
Front row: Natalie Sciallo, St. Mark School; Ashlinn Derleth, St. Mark School; Andy Ilie, Wilcoxson School; Connor Bolton, Wilcoxson School; Natalie Gordon, St. James School; Ethan Miller, St. James School; Alejandro McCormick, Lordship Elementary School; Jessica Maldonado, Lordship Elementary School; Kevin DeWit, Chapel St. School

Stratford’s Hartford delegation honors young writers

From a press release: STRATFORD – Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21), Representative Laura Hoydick (R-120) and Representative Larry Miller (R-122) honored nine Stratford students for winning their school essay contests sponsored by the Milford Bank in Stratford. The winning 6th graders from Chapel Street School, Lordship Elementary School, St. Mark School, St. James School and Wilcoxson […] [Read More]

Artists take note: Milford announces “Adopt-a-Hydrant” program

We just received this note from City Hall in Milford: MILFORD — In celebration of Milford’s 375th Anniversary a certain number of Milford fire hydrants are being made available to be decoratively painted. Interested artists may contact Suzanne Cahill at Milford Living magazine for more information and to be assigned a hydrant in town. (203) […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Ansonia looking for a few good 19th Century ballplayers

ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is looking for a few good ballplayers–19th Century-type ballplayers. The players will be divided into two teams–the Ansonia Copperman, named for the city’s historic copper manufacturing plants and the Derby Osbornedales–a name grabbed from that city’s state park and philanthropic family. They will meet at Nolan Field July 19 in the city’s […] [Read More]

Fairfield U. MFA candidates will read original works

From a press release: 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 19 at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by award-winning authors and poets lead the MFA […] [Read More]
Pictured here (left to right) are: WSHU’s Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma; local host of “All Things Considered” Mark Herz; Fairfield County Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita James; and WSHU General Manager George Lombardi.

WSHU awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation grant

From a press release: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, has been named the recipient of a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF, Norwalk, CT, The grant, in the amount of $12,500, will be used to support WSHU’s award-winning Fairfield County New Reporter Kaomi Goetz, who covers breaking […] [Read More]