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Black History Month events at Stratford Library

From a press release: STRATFORD –  To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, the Stratford Library will take part in the annual, nationwide celebration of “Black History Month” with a film, book and speaker series highlighting the Civil Rights movement in America. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an […] [Read More]

Ansonia names new cultural commission members

ANSONIA-The city’s Cultural Commission will consist of the following members: Judy Larkin-Nicolari, the city’s treasurer who resides on Pulaski Highway; Christine Collicelli of Lindgren Terrace; Janet Waugh of Prospect Street; Melissa Torres of Sharyl Drive and Ralph Villers of Upland Terrace. The five memebers were approved unanimously by the Board of Aldermen during their Feb. […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, Arts, Town
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of “needle felting” at Flanders

WOODBURY — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of February and March. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool […] [Read More]

CBS repeats its BEATLES tribute tonight

CBS is repeating its tribute to the Beatles first American performance 50 years ago. The show which aired Sunday is being repeated tonight at 8;30 p.m. It features a performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as clips from those long ago Ed Sullivan shows. [Read More]
Some of the sheep at the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

Flanders plans vacation activities

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: While off from school for the President’s Day holiday on Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, , kids in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to experience “Animal Adventures” where they will spend time discovering the wonderful world […] [Read More]
Everett Raymond Kinstler in his studio.

Presidential portrait artist to speak tonight at HCC

We received this note from HCC: Bridgeport, CT …The Art Department of Housatonic Community College presents nationally renowned artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler to speak in the Events Center in Beacon Hall, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, on Monday, February 10, 2014, 5 – 7 pm, free and open to the public. Kinstler will talk about a […] [Read More]
A scene from the 2013 show in Hartford.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show to open Feb. 20

We received this note from the people at the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford: HARTFORD, CONN., January 30, 2014 – Tired of this Winter’s deep freeze? The “33rd Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” – one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England – will take place on Thursday, […] [Read More]
TV Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby, Fat Albert to appear in Hartford Saturday

HARTFORD-You sat in wonderment over his techniques in I Spy, laughed at his exploits as Fat Albert and took notes of his parenting expertise as Cliff Huxtable. Bill Cosby is bringing all of that back to the stage for two appearances today at the Bushnell Theater’s William H. Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Comics, General, Theater

Fiddles, Farms & Food event Saturday in Weston

From a press release: Legendary dance caller Bill Fischer and his merry group of fiddlers will headline “Fiddles, Farms & Food” Saturday, February 8th at 7pm at the Norfield Grange in Weston. Come to dance, watch, listen, or eat as we spice up the winter with an old-fashioned good time! No experience necessary — Bill […] [Read More]
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Sketchbox, owned by Thomas Cole, c. 1835-45, hinged mahogany box with painted landscape, Greene County Historical Society, 64.11.4, on long term loan at Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Griswold Museum looks at the easel, not the painting

We received this note from Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme: OLD LYME, CT – January 17, 2014: On February 7, 2014 the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut opens two exhibitions that focus on artist materials, studio practices, and influences. The Artist’s Easel, on view through March 16, was inspired by the Museum’s […] [Read More]