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On Tuesday, kids can try their hand at being a farmer for the day at Flanders North Barn. They will help with “farm chores” like feeding the sheep, goats, horse and pigs and collecting eggs from the chickens.

Flanders plans week of activities for Spring vacation

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Spring is in the air and Flanders is offering programs for Region 15 school kids, (March 30 to April 3), Watertown Public School (April 6-10) and Region 14 and Litchfield school kids (April 13-17) during their Spring break weeks. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy a week […] [Read More]
Nearly everything at the natural playground at Leonard Schine Preserve was made with materials found in the woods.

Aspetuck Land Trust has 2 new family study-play programs

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From a press release: Outdoor playtime for children and learning from nature will be the focus of two new family programs beginning this spring. They are free and open to the public at the Aspetuck Land Trust’s 20 acre Leonard Schine Preserve in Westport. Starting Saturday April 18 at 8 am and continuing thereafter, families […] [Read More]
Mayor Ben Blake

Nominations sought for Milford youth award

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From a press release: MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin G. Blake in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, will present the 27th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony scheduled on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Each year, the Mayor and Milford Youth and Family Services acknowledge […] [Read More]
Bruce T. Silverstone

Silverstone receives HCC award for ‘tireless service’

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 11, 2015 – The Housatonic Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that Aquarion Water Company Vice President of Corporate Communications and Trumbull resident Bruce T. Silverstone as its 2015 “Distinguished Citizen” award recipient. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of Housatonic […] [Read More]
Kelly Aarons

Lauralton’s Kelly Aarons wins President’s Volunteer Service Award

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From a press release: Milford — Kelly Aarons of Bridgeport and a student at Lauralton Hall, Class of ’16 has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their […] [Read More]

Valley parents invited to Internet Safety Night at Seymour MS

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SEYMOUR-Want to know how to protect your kids from the Internet? The Seymour Public School System is presenting an evening discussion for parents on internet safety. The program which will take place at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to any parent from Ansonia, […] [Read More]
Jeffrey Sload, a senior at Darien High School, talks with judge Christina Zito, a professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of New Haven, during judging for the 2013 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair to be staged at Quinnipiac March 12-13

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From a press release: HAMDEN,  – Now for the 67th year in a row, volunteers with the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair (CSEF) will provide a forum for middle and high-school students to showcase their scientific prowess. Almost 700 students from 126 schools across Connecticut will go to the Fair, from which about 150 students […] [Read More]
A 1923 map of Connecticut.

Connecticut Historical Society wants kids to submit objects that represent their Connecticut experiences

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From a press release: Hartford – While adults’ Connecticut experience may be represented by a family heirloom, a community symbol or a meaningful document, product or photo, kids have their own great ideas of what makes our state special. As part of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories, its crowdsourced history treasure hunt and upcoming exhibit, the […] [Read More]

Milford opens kindergarten registration

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We received this note from Milford Schools: MILFORD — If you or someone you know has a child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall, we have some news for you! Kindergarten Registration for the Milford Public Schools will be held centrally this year at the Parsons Complex (70 West River Street) from March […] [Read More]
Third grader Cassie Ferraro is excited to meet Katie Douglas.

WNBA’s Katie Douglas visits St. Mark School

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From a press release: STRATFORD — WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball player Katie Douglas recently visited St. Mark School in Stratford. Katie met with grades 3-8 and spoke to them about her personal life and playing professional basketball. She offered the students advice on how to achieve success on and off the court. She told them […] [Read More]