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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]
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Bethlehem gets ready for it’s 90th annual fair

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From a press release: BETHLEHEM: The 90th Bethlehem Fair will be held on September 5th, 6th and 7th. The gates open on Friday evening at 5pm. Enjoy Cruise Night with a 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s car show, along with music by The “Cast” of Beatlemania at the main stage at 7:00pm, and a pony draw. […] [Read More]
Once the letterbox is found people will find a logbook inside of it which they will stamp with their own stamp to record the date and their “trail name”. They will also find a stamp in the box that they can then use to stamp their own logbook.

Become a Flanders ‘letterboxer’

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From a press release: Woodbury — The Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust now offers a network of well-marked and well-maintained trails for year round hiking. Trails at their sanctuaries are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. In an effort to spread the word about and expand the enjoyment of hiking […] [Read More]
Stratford Library director (center with scissors) unveiled a new reading area for patrons recently.  The area, located in the Adult Services Department on the Library's main level, was made possible by relocating several book cases so that the open, sunlit space could be utilized for leisure reading or computer work. Recent Library focus groups indicated the need for more reading space throughout the building.  Assisting Barbara Blosveren with the ribbon-cutting were Teen Department Head Lucretia Duwel (left) and Assistant Director Sheri Szymanski.

New reading area opens at Stratford Library

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Activities each day focus on art, farm and nature. Join them this fall as the leaves change color and pumpkins abound. Everyone helps feed the farm animals at the end of the day!

Register now for Flanders’ after-school program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — From exploring the world outdoors to having fun on the farm or interpreting nature in art, children will learn more about the natural world in a series of after-school programs, held at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Sessions beginning September 9. Flanders is now registering students for the […] [Read More]
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

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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 leave from her regular digs at Hole in the Wall Theatre in New Britain where she’s starring in “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons,” […] [Read More]

Hear Mark Lanzieri in Ansonia tonight

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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, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin tunes will be singing tonight outside city hall. The concert, part of the Ansonia 125th […] [Read More]

Ansonia Family Campout and Star Party on Saturday

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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 if the showers don’t pass by, those who attend will hear about them from Bob Carruthers and the New Haven Astronomical Society. The event […] [Read More]