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Woody Allen's recent hit drama, "Blue Jasmine", starring Cate Blanchett in her Oscar-winning performance, will be shown at the Stratford Library as part of the "Monday Matinees" series on Monday, March 10 at noon.  The film, rated PG:13 and shown in the Library Lovell Room, is free and open to the public.  Call: 203.385.4162 for further information.

‘Blue Jasmine’ to screen at Stratford Library Monday

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Mayor Harkins announces Irish flag-raising & soda bread contest

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We recently received this note from the Mayor’s Office in Stratford: STRATFORD – This year’s Irish flag raising ceremony is scheduled at Town Hall for 9 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Residents are invited to attend the ceremony which will include remarks from Mayor John A. Harkins, elected officials, and the “Irish Mayor for the […] [Read More]
Teen Librarian Lucretia Duwel (far left) with contest winners from this year’s “Black History Month Essay/Art Contest”, an annual event sponsored by the Stratford Library and South End Community Center.

Stratford Library celebrates BHM contest winners

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library and South End Community Center’s 8th annual “Black History Month Essay/Art Contest” celebrated its winners recently. Congratulations were offered by Teen Librarian Lucretia Duwel and South End Coordinator Evelyn Barbosa at the special event which saw over 125 students, parents, educators and guests in attendance at […] [Read More]

24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

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My e-mail inbox is full of requests to participate on Friday, March 7, in the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s 24-hour event “to promote awareness about philanthropic organizations in our community.” The FCCF will be awarding a total of $100,000 to the organizations that successfully raise awareness and funds for their causes. A $25,000 grand prize […] [Read More]

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ coming to arena

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Tickets are now on sale for “Varekai,” a Cirque du Soleil production that is coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for six performances June 4-8. “Varekai” has been one of the company’s most popular tent shows, offered for the past 11 years throughout the world under its “big top,” according to a company statement. In […] [Read More]
Jennifer Baszile

‘Black Girl Next Door’ author at Stratford Public Library Monday

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From a press release: Author Jennifer Baszile, whose critically acclaimed memoir, “The Black Girl Next Door”, served as the “One Book, One Stratford” selection for the Stratford Library four years ago, will return to Stratford for a special “Black History Month” program on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 pm. The special event has been rescheduled […] [Read More]
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The Stratford Library will host a Fairy Party for children ages 4 and up on Thursday, March 13 at 4 pm. Costumes welcome. Events include games, a craft and a snack. To register, call the Children’s Department at 203.385.4165 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org. Here,  Fairy Queen Tess Back and Elf Caitlin Augusta get ready to welcome children to the Fairy Party on March 13.

Stratford Library planning a Fairy Party for the little ones

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In Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett plays a  New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, who arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her working-class sister.

Coming in March to the Stratford Library

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STRATFORD LIBRARY EVENTS March 2014 Art Exhibit: CAPTURED IN TIME Month of March 2014 Main Lobby Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalism exhibit captures a moment in time with iconic photos whose subjects range from World War II and Vietnam to the Civil Rights era and Hurricane Katrina. Wall text by Eric D. Ort and on loan […] [Read More]
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Celebration of art and poetry at HCC’s BHM event

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From a press release: Bridgeport –  The Housatonic Museum of Art in collaboration with Shanna Melton of Poetic Soul Arts presents Transcending Continents: A Black History Month Celebration in the Performing Arts Center of Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, on Thursday, Febuary 27, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm, free and open […] [Read More]
This biathlon figure is one of the final pieces to be added to Craig Smith's 'Sochi' sculpture, now on display at Silverman's Farms in Easton, where it will be for another two weeks. He hopes to send it to President Vladimir Putin.

Craig Smith completes ‘Sochi’ sculpture

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