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John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]
The cardinal is a frequent visitor to feeders during winter months in the Northeast

Flanders talk topic: Winter birds

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From a news release: Which birds will stay with us through our Connecticut winter? What are their habits, habitat and food needs? Where can we view them? On Sunday, November 9th, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be hosting Margaret Robbins for an information-packed discussion on birds and how best to foster them through […] [Read More]
Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden sets entrance exam date

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From a press release: HAMDEN — The Sacred Heart Academy Entrance Exam will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 8 am until noon on the school’s campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. All students applying for grades 9 and 10 are required to take the entrance exam. To register for the exam, candidates […] [Read More]
The Oct. 25th talk we will look at what is happening now, what has changed over time, and what the future might hold for them.

Flanders program on amphibians: What’s in store for them?

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From a press release: WOODBURY — What’s going on with Connecticut’s frogs, newts and salamanders? How are changes in the environment affecting them? What is the forecast for the future? Can we help?   Flanders welcomes UConn Professor Susan Herrick for a talk and walk focusing on our amphibian friends on Saturday, October 25 at […] [Read More]
The 1678 Joshua Hempsted House in New London is one of New England’s oldest and most well documented dwellings.

Hempsted Houses to celebrate Halloween

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From a press release: NEW LONDON– Meet the ghosts of eight New Londoners with ghoulish stories to tell as the Hempsted Houses celebrate Halloween from 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 25th. Staff members and local students who performed at the site this summer will tell the stories of a sailor who died at […] [Read More]
A scene from last year's Fiesta Latina.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina at the Peabody coming Sat. Oct. 11

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrates the diverse cultural traditions of the Latin American peoples on Saturday, October 11, when it hosts the 12th annual Fiesta Latina from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cultures featured, among others, include those from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ecuador and […] [Read More]
Mathew M. Duman

Yale’s gargoyles subject of Stratford Library talk Oct. 19

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, will host author Mathew M. Duman for a special Halloween “Meet-the-Author” program on Sunday, October 19 at 2 pm. The author will discuss his book, “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University”. The program is free and open […] [Read More]
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Archbishop Blair to visit Hamden’s Sacred Heard Academy

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From a press release: HAMDEN — Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will preside over Sacred Heart Academy’s annual Enthronement Mass on Friday, October 3, beginning at 8:10 am. Enthronement will take place in the Mount Sacred Heart Chapel on the campus at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. There are three events on the Sacred Heart Academy […] [Read More]
The passenger pigeon or wild pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America. It was hunted to extinction.

Yale to observe demise of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago

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From a press release: New Haven — The 100th anniversary of the extinction of the American Passenger Pigeon will be commemorated on campus on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a daylong symposium and the North American premiere of a symphony to be performed by the Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO). Titled “Extinction: Biology, Culture, and Our Futures,” […] [Read More]