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Activities each day focus on art, farm and nature. Join them this fall as the leaves change color and pumpkins abound. Everyone helps feed the farm animals at the end of the day!

Register now for Flanders’ after-school program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — From exploring the world outdoors to having fun on the farm or interpreting nature in art, children will learn more about the natural world in a series of after-school programs, held at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Sessions beginning September 9. Flanders is now registering students for the […] [Read More]
Jess, the walking, talking mastodon, will hold court in the Mammal Hall of the Yale Peabody Museum with an even more humongous beast: “The Otisville Mastodon,” an 11,000-year-old male mastodon skeleton discovered in 1882 in Otisville, New York. Visitors will learn about mastodons and how childhood dreams really can come true.

Walking, talking mastodon to visit the Peabody Museum

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From a press release: The Yale Peabody Museum welcomes a walking, talking humongous beast on Saturday, August 23, at its sixth annual end-of-summer FREE ADMISSION DAY. It’s Jess the mastodon, on day leave from her regular digs at Hole in the Wall Theatre in New Britain where she’s starring in “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons,” […] [Read More]

Hear Mark Lanzieri in Ansonia tonight

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ANSONIA-His hot dog cart is put away for the night replaced by his crooning voice. Mark Lanzieri, known for the hot dogs he sells outside Derby Superior Court and for his rendition of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin tunes will be singing tonight outside city hall. The concert, part of the Ansonia 125th […] [Read More]

Ansonia Family Campout and Star Party on Saturday

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ANSONIA-It’s planned as a night out under the stars–shooting stars. The Nature Center is conducting a family camping expedition Saturday with the hopes of seeing the Perseid meteor showers. And even if the showers don’t pass by, those who attend will hear about them from Bob Carruthers and the New Haven Astronomical Society. The event […] [Read More]
In the film, Bruce Dern portrays a confused resident of Billings, Mont., who believes he has won a million dollar sweepstakes. Will Forte plays his estranged son who accompanies him on a road trip to claim his prize -- and pieces of his youth.

‘Nebraska’ coming to the Stratford Library Aug. 11th

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From a press release: STRATFORD –The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 Oscar nominee, “Nebraska” on August 11. The series presents recent, popular films on monthly Monday afternoons at noon. The film showings are free and open to the public. Bruce Dern earned some of the best reviews of […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, Stamford
Al Kulcsar (left) and Gabriel Morrow starred in the Square One Theatre production of “Freud’s Last Session” at the Square One Theatre Company last fall.  The acclaimed drama was recently selected by Square One subscribers as the season’s “Outstanding Production”.

Square One Theatre announces award winners

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Stratford’s Square One Theatre Company concluded its 24th anniversary season recently with its annual announcement of the Subscriber Awards. The nineteenth annual awards were announced at a recent Readers Theatre Showcase event held at the Stratford Library. The theatre’s over 1,000 subscribers voted for performers in various acting categories […] [Read More]

Flanders to offer wildflower and tree ID walk

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From a press release: On Sunday, August 10th, Flanders will be hosting Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center who will be giving a program on the wildflowers and trees of the Flanders’ Van Vleck sanctuary. She will lead a guided walk to identify wildflowers and talk about their growing habits and the […] [Read More]
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]