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24-hour fundraiser nets $618,230 for Fairfield County nonprofits

The Fairfield County Community Foundation’s inaugural 24-hour day of giving raised $618,230 for 277 nonprofits throughout Fairfield County on Friday, March 9. The project, named FCGives, offered a pool of $100,000 as an incentive for participants to spread the word via the Internet on their organizations and the benefits of giving to their favorite charities. […] [Read More]

Ukrainian Community to Celebrate Taras Shevchenko’s birth

BRIDGEPORT-The Ukrainian-American community throughout Connecticut has scheduled a series of events to celebrate the 200th birthday of Taras Shevchenko, the poet and artist. Two will take place this weekend. Shevchenko was born on March 9 in Moryntsi and spent 24 years as a serf. He died at age 47 in exile for participating in political […] [Read More]
Don't try this at home: Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor at the Biology Dept. of UCONN, and co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” teaches his grandchildren about the hard-working animals.

Flanders to offer lessons on beekeeping

A note from the Flanders Nature Center: Learn backyard beekeeping from Al Avitabile, Emeritus Professor at the Biology Dept. of UCONN, and co-author of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook”. In this five session course Al will give you information on the beekeeping tools and the confidence necessary for you to set up and tend your own hives […] [Read More]

Baldwin Center offering a review of Irish tunes

A note from the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford: Wear your “green” and join the Baldwin Players in singing your favorite Irish tunes! It’s the St. Patrick’s Revue Show, and it’s free at the Baldwin Center, 1000 W. Broad Street in Stratford (203-385-4050) on March 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Music, Stratford
Here's a photo of the 2013 winners, along with Mark Dixon, WFSB Channel 3 Meteorologist and MC; Jamie Howland, Environment Northeast (ENE) and Chairperson, CT Energy Efficiency Board; and Katie Dykes, DEEP Deputy Commissioner for Energy.

Energize Connecticut to stage statewide student contest

From a press release: NEW BRITAIN – Energize Connecticut, in partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the United Illuminating Company, is proud to announce the 10th annual eesmarts contest for students in grades K-12. The annual eesmarts Student Contest invites Connecticut K-12 students to showcase their “energy smarts” about energy-saving, renewable energy, and sustainability […] [Read More]

US Bands Indoor Guard & Drum Line Contest Saturday at Bunnell

STRATFORD — The Bunnell/Stratford Marching Band & Guard will host the US Bands Indoor Guard & Drum Line Competition on Sat., March 8th at Bunnell High School. Doors open at 12 p.m. Admission: Adults-$10, Seniors/Students-$8, Children under 5-Free. Tickets are available at the door and food will be available for purchase.   [Read More]
Categories: Music, Stratford
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

Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford

Mayor Harkins announces Irish flag-raising & soda bread contest

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

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

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]