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“12 Years a Slave” starring Chiwetal Ejiofor (left) and Michael Fassbender, will be shown at noon on Monday, June 30 at the Stratford Library.

’12 Years a Slave’ at Stratford Library June 30th

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From a press release: The Stratford Library’s “Monday Matinees” series continues with a screening of the 2013 “Best Picture” Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave” on June 30. 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. “12 Years […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, Stratford
The Schooner Amistad

Amistad schooner to visit Captain’s Cove in August

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BRIDGEPORT — The tall ship Amistad will be at Captain’s Cove Seaport from Sunday, August 3, to Sunday, August 17, it was announced recently by seaport officials. The ship, which recalls the history of the North American slave trade era, will at first be open to youth programs. After that, it’s expected that the ship […] [Read More]
Charles Lane

WSHU’s Charles Lane receives Fair Media Council award

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We received this note from WHSU in Fairfield: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, www.wshu.org) has announced reporter Charles Lane has earned a 2014 Fair Media Council (FMC, www.fairmediacouncil.org) Folio Award for his report titled, “NY County Outsources Job of Monitoring Sex Offenders.” The Folio awards, which recognize the best in local […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Fairfield

Derby Day Today

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DERBY-You can dash along the Greenway, race a duck down the Housatonic or just listen to music and eat on the green. The annual Derby Day celebration begins today with the 5K Derby Dash at 8 a.m. along the Greenway. The Duck race will begin at 3 p.m. near the Derby-Shelton bridge. Ducks are $5 […] [Read More]

Derby City Hall is Moving June 14

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto is moving out of City Hall. But only for one day. On June 14 as part of the annual Derby Day Celebration, Dugatto and her staff will be holding court in a party tent on Elizabeth Street. So bring your compliments, complaints and a rose for the city’s first female mayor. The […] [Read More]
Denise Corcoran and daughter Phoebe march in the Memorial Day parade with Harold and his Purple Crayon.

Rowayton celebrates the Purple Crayon

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From a press release: ROWAYTON –  On Memorial Day weekend, friends, neighbors, generous donors and supporters celebrated a very special part of Rowayton’s heritage by attending the opening of the Rowayton Historical Society’s newest exhibition, Rowayton and the Purple Crayon: Celebrating the Creative Culture of 1950s Rowayton. On Thursday, May 22nd a preview reception was […] [Read More]
If you want to celebrate Milford's 37th birthday, head to the steps of City Hall in Milford on Friday, June 6th at 6 p.m., and line up to march down to Stonebridge Restaurant with one of the hottest brass bands in the country, UConn’s Funky Dawgz Brass Band.

Funky Dawgz to get Milford’s 375th in motion

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From a press release: MILFORD – Have you ever wanted to be part of a second line and walk the streets New Orleans style with a brass band? Yes! Well, head to the steps of City Hall in Milford on Friday, June 6th at 6 p.m., and line up to march down to Stonebridge Restaurant […] [Read More]

Stratford Library’s book sale begins Thursday

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized this year by the SLA Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Karla Glad and […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Poetry, Stratford

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]
Sarah Parlato ‘14 modeling her skirt created from cereal boxes.

Lauralton Hall’s Eco-Fashion Show trashes the runway

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We recently received this note from Lauralton Hall: Milford, CT – Lauralton Hall’s Environmental Club wowed the crowd again this year with innovative outfits that turned trash into treasure at their annual Eco-Fashion Show. Now in its ninth year, Trash the Runway is the club’s most popular activity aimed at promoting sustainable living and good […] [Read More]