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24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

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

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

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]
Categories: Literature, Stratford
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: 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

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

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

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

Categories: Arts, Easton, Sports

What made those tracks in the snow?

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury: Flanders invites people on Saturday, February 22nd at 10AM to come out to learn about the fascinating world of animal tracking from area Naturalist Russ Naylor. Russ will introduce his talk in the Flanders Studio located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury and […] [Read More]
Johnny Romero, 11, of Bridgeport, throws bread to the geese and ducks Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Beardsley Park in Bridgeport. Post file photo.

Study: Green space can make people happier for years

From a press release: Nearly 10 years after the term “nature deficit disorder” entered the nation’s vocabulary, research is showing for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way. The report, which appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, gives urban park advocates another argument […] [Read More]

Derby Library Board Meeting Cancelled

DERBY-The Library Board of Directors meeting scheduled for tonight at the library has been cancelled, according to Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo. The Board will not meet until their next regularly scheduled session on March 19 at 7 p.m. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Derby, Derby, Town