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A scene from last year's Connecticut Flower & Garden Show.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show opens Thursday in Hartford

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From a press release: HARTFORD – “Spirit of Spring” is the theme of the “34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” to take place this Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New […] [Read More]
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Strayed’s “Wild” topic at Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library “Books Over Coffee” program continues its 2015 winter/spring series with a discussion of Cheryl Strayed’s moving memoir, “Wild,” on Wednesday, February 25th at noon. “Books Over Coffee” is hosted by Stratford educator and author Kathleen Faggella. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In […] [Read More]
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A "Fairy Magic Party" held at the Stratford Library in Stratford, Conn. on Saturday Jan. 17, 2015. Rainbow Magic Fairies is a popular children's book series by author Daisy Meadows. The annual book sale helps support programs such as this one.

Stratford Library seeks donations for annual book sale

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library is currently requesting donations for its annual June book sale. Contributors are urged to recycle their good books to share with others and help the Stratford Library increase their book purchase fund at the same time. The book sale fund-raiser is being organized this year by […] [Read More]
Marc Garofalo as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Derby’s former mayor will play Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha

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SHELTON-Last year he played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. This year, Marc Garofalo, Derby’s City/Town Clerk and former mayor will be Sancho Panza in Center Stage Theater’s performance of Man of La Mancha. The Theater, located at 54 Grove Street, in Shelton, will perform the play Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 6, 7, 12, 13, […] [Read More]
Terry Backer, here receiving the 2014 CTASLA award.

Olmsted Award presented to State Rep. Terry Backer

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From a press release: New Haven — The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) has presented its 2014 Connecticut Olmsted Award to State Representative Terry Backer of Stratford (D-121). The Olmsted Award, named after Connecticut native Frederick Law Olmsted, who founded the modern landscape architecture profession in the 19th century, is […] [Read More]
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Marc Chagall's 1939 work,  "A Midsummer Nights-Dream."

Chagall’s granddaughter to speak at Congregation B’nai Israel Feb. 6

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT — New York City based floral designer Bella Meyer, granddaughter of renowned Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, will speak about Chagall’s artistic vision and what life was like with an illustrious grandpa on Friday February 6 at 8:15 pm at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. Ms. Meyer was born […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bridgeport, Fine Arts
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Corned Beef Dinner to benefit New Haven’s St. Patrick’s Parade

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We received this note from the people who stage the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Haven: CORNED BEEF DINNER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015 KNIGHTS OF ST. PATRICK GRAND HALL 1533 STATE STREET NEW HAVEN, CT OPEN SEATING FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M. TICKETS SOLD ONLY AT THE DOOR $15.00 ADULTS – $6.00 CHILDREN […] [Read More]
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Conn. Flower Show coming to Hartford Feb. 19-27

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From a press release: HARTFORD – “Spirit of Spring” is the theme of the 34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show to take place on Thursday, February 19th through Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New […] [Read More]