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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]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: WOODBURY — Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead workshops at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on needle felting, an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool in both the months of July and August. July’s class will […] [Read More]
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1st Flag of Milford framed, to hang soon in City Hall

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Editorial Director Deb Werksman will be the guest speaker at the Stratford Library on July 16th.

Publish your own book: Here’s how

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A note from the Stratford Library: The Stratford Library Reference Department will present “Publishing 101”, a how-to for potential authors on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:30-8 pm. The program, hosted by Editorial Director Deb Werksman, is free and open to the public. The Library program will reveal how a novel is acquired by a publisher, […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Stratford