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Michael Mills and Brian Jarawa perform at last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Peabody Museum in New Haven.

Make plans for Peabody’s 18th annual MLK celebration

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We received this note from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: NEW HAVEN — A teen summit, invitational poetry slam, keynote speaker and World Stage performers will highlight the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s 18th annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and his vision of environmental and social justice for all, […] [Read More]
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center seeking writing contest entries: Deadline nears

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From a press release: The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is staging a writing contest in which a two students — one in high school and the other in college — will each win a prize for excellence in writing to advance social justice. Entries are due January 10, 2014 Student Stowe Prize for High School […] [Read More]

Comic pro to teach art class at the Sterling House

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STRATFORD — The Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main St.,  has announced that it will offer cartooning classes this winter. Nationally syndicated cartoonist Frank McLaughlin, a Stratford resident, will teach six-week cartooning courses for youths and teens, beginning in January. During his career, McLaughlin drew Gil Thorp, Brenda Starr, Nancy and The World’s Greatest Superhero […] [Read More]
State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford)

Council awarded state grant to help sustain the arts in Milford

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 We received this note from the office of State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg: HARTFORD, CT – Thanks to a helping hand from the State, the fine arts in Milford will continue to flourish. State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) today welcomed news that the Milford Arts Council was one of more than 100 arts organizations […] [Read More]
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Make plans for the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

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From a press release: HARTFORD — The 33rd annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show — one of the largest and most prestigious in New England — will take place on Thursday, February 20, through Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. Hours: Thursday, February 20 from 10 a.m. […] [Read More]
Richard Doyle

Taft School Theater Teacher

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HARTFORD-A popular theater teacher who worked at the exclusive Taft School in Watertown pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to receipt and distribution of child pornography. Richard Doyle, 64, of Litchfield, now faces anywhere from five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced March 10 by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant. “This […] [Read More]
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A look back at Brigadier Gen. George W. Baird

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MILFORD — George W. Baird  was an Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He rose from the rank of private to Brigadier General. He was presented the Medal of Honor in 1894 for his actions at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana on September 30, 1877 against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. His MOH citation reads, […] [Read More]

Holiday concert in Milford set for Saturday night

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From a press release: Get into the holiday spirit with members of the community as the Milford Concert Band presents its annual holiday concert, “A Sleighing Song Tonight,” at Milford City Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Under the direction of city resident Steven L. Saunders, the band will play a selection of […] [Read More]

Tonight’s reception canceled in Trumbull for Jacobsen

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The Tuesday evening (12/10) reception in Trumbull for Eric Jacobsen, the third candidate for the post of conductor/music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, has been canceled because of the snow storm. Jacobsen will be in Bridgeport for GBS rehearsals for the remainder of the week in preparation for Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. concert at the […] [Read More]

A reading of the ‘Night Before Christmas’ at the Barnum Museum Wednesday

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Here are the remaining holiday events at the Barnum Museum: On Wednesday, December 11, at 11 a.m, there will be a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Sonya Finch Bridgeport’s First Lady. Mrs. Finch will read Clement Clarke Moore’s timeless holiday tale, the enchanting The Night Before Christmas, under the twinkling lights of a […] [Read More]