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Milford historian Richard Platt holds up a Revolutionary War musket in front of the historic John Downs house in Milford at one of the many historic events he's attended over the years.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Richard Platt

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake, representatives of the city’s 375th Anniversary Committee and a host of other city officials will dedicate a bench  in honor of our former City Historian Richard Platt on Wednesday, July 30th at 2 p.m. at the North Street Duck Pond across from the Sanford-Bristol House. “It has been honor to […] [Read More]
Mayor David Cassetti

Baseball, hotdogs and fireworks in Ansonia today

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ANSONIA-The city will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding with a family-oriented Summer Festival today beginning at 2 p.m. on Nolan Field. The day will start with a blast featuring a baseball game between the Ansonia Coppermen and Derby Osborndales. But it won’t be just any ballgame. Players will use vintage 1890s equipment […] [Read More]
In addition to faerie house displays and costumed participants, the festival also includes a full day of entertainment, activities, vendors and food. This is a scene from the 2013 event.

Forest, Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival set for July 19

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will present its annual Forest Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM. (Rain Date: Sunday, July 20th). This magical festival is held at Flanders Sugar House and Trail House grounds, which is located off […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: WOODBURY — Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead workshops at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on needle felting, an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool in both the months of July and August. July’s class will […] [Read More]
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1st Flag of Milford framed, to hang soon in City Hall

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Editorial Director Deb Werksman will be the guest speaker at the Stratford Library on July 16th.

Publish your own book: Here’s how

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A note from the Stratford Library: The Stratford Library Reference Department will present “Publishing 101”, a how-to for potential authors on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:30-8 pm. The program, hosted by Editorial Director Deb Werksman, is free and open to the public. The Library program will reveal how a novel is acquired by a publisher, […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Stratford
The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Director” Oscar winner, “Gravity” on July 14.

‘Gravity’ at Stratford Library July 14th

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From a press release: Stratford: The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Director” Oscar winner, “Gravity” on July 14. The series presents recent, popular films twice monthly on Monday afternoons at noon from June-August. The film showings are free and open to the public. “Gravity” wowed audiences upon […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford
Stratford’s Alisson Wood (left) and Janet Rathert (New Canaan) share a scene in the Square One Theatre Company’s March production of TIME STANDS STILL, recently nominated for top awards by its subscribers.

“Olive” tops subscriber votes for best Square One production

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From a press release: Stratford’s Square One Theatre Company has announced the Subscriber Award nominees from their twenty-fourth anniversary season. The company recently completed its 2013-2014 season with Charles Busch’s New York comedy, OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS which leads with six nominations including five for its cast members. The season also included critically praised […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford, Theatre
The Joshua Hempsted House

Hempsted Houses to host Kids’ Day on Sat. July 26

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From a press release: New London – What was it like to be a kid in Connecticut 300 years ago? Visit Connecticut Landmarks’ Hempsted Houses on Saturday, July 26 and find out. Kids are invited to bring their family and travel back to the 1700s. They can write with a quill pen, make rope the […] [Read More]

Newsletter from the Stratford Library

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The Stratford Library is happy to offer best-selling and classic eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to its patrons available 24/7 from the Library’s digital collection, [http://tratford.lib.overdrive.com]. We received this information from the Stratford Library: In addition to titles that are available for users to borrow or join a wait list, the Library is providing visitors […] [Read More]
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