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NASA chief engineer of Mars Rover project to speak at Housatonic Community College’s fifth annual Alumni Hall Of Fame Gala

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The black-tie event will be held in the Beacon Hall Events Center on the College’s Bridgeport campus. Tickets are $250 per seat, and include dinner, the Hall of Fame induction, the guest speaker, a live band, dancing and an auction. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, which distributes between $150,000 and $200,000 annually to deserving HCC students. [Read More]

Look Up in the Sky…it’s a bird, it’s a…waxing gibbous moon

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By MariAn Gail Brown Look up. It’s a bird, it’s a…(you were expecting plane, weren’t you?). Actually, it’s a waxing gibbous moon in the night sky, an especially bright moon that will be apparent tonight and tomorrow. According to the web site lunaf.com, the moon is in Pisces right now. It’s a creative, introspective time […] [Read More]

Historical Society’s Yankee Peddler Fair set for Milford on Oct. 19

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MILFORD — Colonial crafts will be the focus of the Milford Historical Society’s Yankee Peddler Fair on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. (rain or shine) at society headquarters, 34 High St. See how early setters made lace, hooked rugs and quilted. Wooden stocks will be set up, organizers say. City Historian Richard […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features, historic, Milford

‘Dick Van Dyke’ & ‘Seinfeld’ Writers to discuss their craft at UNH Nov.15

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WEST HAVEN, CONN — Two men responsible for making people laugh for decades, writing some of the most beloved situation comedies in American history, will share a conversation on the University of New Haven stage Nov. 15. The UNH Theater Department will host a conversation between Bill Persky, a five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, who co-created […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, New Haven

UNH prof hopes ‘Gravity’ will get people thinking about this mysterious force

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We received this note from the University of New Haven: WEST HAVEN, CONN. — Deep space is something that physics professor Nikodem Poplawski spends a great deal of time thinking about. So he’s not at all surprised that the film “Gravity” has broken box office records. Alfonso Cuarón’s film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, […] [Read More]

Yale’s Beinecke Library celebrating its 50th

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NEW HAVEN — The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s 50th anniversary celebration will come to a close next week with a talk by renowned Italian author Umberto Eco and three musical events that will pay tribute to the rich resources in the library’s collections and archives. The musical events — a musical setting of […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts

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By MariAn Gail Brown Stratford native Carol Koty, a kitchen supervisor at the Waterview in Monroe,  has her sights set on the World Food Championship’s gourmet cooking contest in Las Vegas. Koty’s signature dish for this event are her bacon-St.Andre triple cream cheese and potato pierogies with a bacon-infused dipping sauce. Mmmmmm….Wouldn’t you like to […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Monroe, News, Stratford

Niedermeier joins MSNBC’s ‘Brain Trust’

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“You really have to think on your feet — a lot of times, I don’t know the issue until I get in the car to go to the studio,” she said. The show is aired live from MSNBC’s New York studios. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, General, News, Politics

Tonight in Bridgeport: GBS opens 68th season at Klein

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So what’s new at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony? A lot. The GBS opens its 68th season tonight (Saturday, Sept. 28) at a new time: 7:30 p.m. And without Maestro Gustav Meier at the helm. Following Meier’s retirement in April, the orchestra set about to find a new music director/principal conductor. More than 150 conductors applied […] [Read More]

Violinist Markov to perform at Lincoln Center Sept. 10

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Noted Russian-American violinist, Alexander Markov, whose parents reside in Norwalk, is one of the featured performers at the World Peace Orchestra’s upcoming concert at Lincoln Center. Markov, a long-time favorite with Greater Bridgeport Symphony audiences, will join 134 young musicians from 50 countries for the “Play for Peace” Concert, Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. […] [Read More]