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Roland Olander, 1, plays in the snow at Daskam Park in Stamford on Friday, January 3, 2014.

Tourism district looking for your ‘winter wonderland’ photos

 From a press release: HARTFORD – With its snow-covered landscapes and crisp, sparkling cityscapes, many believe that winter in Connecticut is the most beautiful season of all. Now, the Central Regional Tourism District invites photographers of any skill to show why they love this time of year by entering a region-wide “Winter in CT” contest. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Hartford, Travel

Derby Summer Concerts to take place on Green

DERBY- The Board of Aldermen is expected to approve plans Wednesday night for a summer concert series on the city’s Green. The series will run Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 17 to August 19. Wednesday will serve as the make-up date for any postponements due to rain. [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia , Arts , Derby , Music , Shelton | More
Hamilton Avenue School kindergarten teacher Lisa Cutler compares the number of pieces in her tower to her student's during a counting and cardinality exercise. The school is in Greenwich, Conn. (Post file photo)

Study: Nature vs. nuture? The brain needs both to develop

We received this note from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center: As parents have long observed, children learn with ease, rapidly absorbing information in their environment and picking up new skills and knowledge at a rapid pace. Things are not so easy for most adults — in particular, they have more difficulty learning languages — […] [Read More]

Bethel Public Library to present ‘Petticoats at Sea’

From a press release: BETHEL — Join us Saturday January 18, 2014, 2 pm, at the Bethel Public Library and meet a remarkable 19th century American woman! In a dramatic performance entitled “Petticoats at Sea,” storyteller Joan Gatturna introduces us to Johanna, a character representative of the women who experienced both the romance and perils […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bethel, Theater, Theatre
A work by Susan Frey of Stamford.

Works for ‘Accessible Art’ series chosen

From a press release: The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut has selected fourteen artists to exhibit in its 2014 Accessible Art series, an annual year-long , multi-site program of visual art exhibitions. Entering its 6th year, the Accessible Art program is intended to make the work of visual artists accessible to new audiences by providing, […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Charity
There will be a volunteer information meeting on Thursday evening January 9th  at 7 PM at The South Farmhouse administrative offices located at 596 Flanders Road in Woodbury.  There will be an overview of the 2014 season and details on the many interesting volunteer opportunities.

Flanders maple sugar season seeks volunteers

From a press release: WOODBURY — Maple sugaring time, a New England tradition, will be starting soon! Each year Flanders taps and collects sap from dozens of trees both here at the nature center and around Woodbury and invite anyone with an interest in maple sugaring with us this year to attend a volunteer information […] [Read More]
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

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

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

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

 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]
Categories: Arts, Charity, Milford