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What made those tracks in the snow?

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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

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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

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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]
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Black History Month events at Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD –  To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, the Stratford Library will take part in the annual, nationwide celebration of “Black History Month” with a film, book and speaker series highlighting the Civil Rights movement in America. Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an […] [Read More]

Ansonia names new cultural commission members

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ANSONIA-The city’s Cultural Commission will consist of the following members: Judy Larkin-Nicolari, the city’s treasurer who resides on Pulaski Highway; Christine Collicelli of Lindgren Terrace; Janet Waugh of Prospect Street; Melissa Torres of Sharyl Drive and Ralph Villers of Upland Terrace. The five memebers were approved unanimously by the Board of Aldermen during their Feb. […] [Read More]
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Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of “needle felting” at Flanders

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WOODBURY — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of February and March. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool […] [Read More]

CBS repeats its BEATLES tribute tonight

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CBS is repeating its tribute to the Beatles first American performance 50 years ago. The show which aired Sunday is being repeated tonight at 8;30 p.m. It features a performance by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as clips from those long ago Ed Sullivan shows. [Read More]
Some of the sheep at the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

Flanders plans vacation activities

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: While off from school for the President’s Day holiday on Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, , kids in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to experience “Animal Adventures” where they will spend time discovering the wonderful world […] [Read More]
Everett Raymond Kinstler in his studio.

Presidential portrait artist to speak tonight at HCC

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We received this note from HCC: Bridgeport, CT …The Art Department of Housatonic Community College presents nationally renowned artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler to speak in the Events Center in Beacon Hall, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, on Monday, February 10, 2014, 5 – 7 pm, free and open to the public. Kinstler will talk about a […] [Read More]
A scene from the 2013 show in Hartford.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show to open Feb. 20

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We received this note from the people at the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show in Hartford: HARTFORD, CONN., January 30, 2014 – Tired of this Winter’s deep freeze? The “33rd Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” – one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England – will take place on Thursday, […] [Read More]