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Children’s Snapper Derby planned for Sept. 13

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We just received this press release from City Hall in Milford: Milford — Mayor Benjamin G. Blake announced today that the annual Children’s Snapper Derby will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Lisman Landing. Fishing begins at 6:00 a.m. and weigh-ins will be done 7:30 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the City of […] [Read More]
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Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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From a press release: 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 September and October. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to […] [Read More]

Sept. 11th ceremony planned for Milford City Hall

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We received this note from City Hall in Milford: MILFORD — The City of Milford will remember the events of September 11, 2001 on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with a simple but meaningful ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the September 11th Monument on the historic City Hall grounds. Mayor […] [Read More]

Foran High dismissed today: No AC, officials say

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We just received this announcement from Milford Schools: MILFORD – Administrators learned early this morning that the air conditioning system at Foran High School had malfunctioned. Technicians are already at the school to assess and correct the problem. Due to the heightened heat and humidity we are experiencing, coupled with the fact that the windows […] [Read More]
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Watch out for children going to and from school

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We received this timely reminder from the Milford Police Dept.: MILFORD — School buses are back on the roads and students are walking to and from school or waiting at their bus stops. Motorists should be careful when driving near school buildings or in designated drop-off zones for bussed students. If you are approaching a […] [Read More]
The class sessions will be packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses.

Flanders to offer course on drawing faces

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Accomplished artist Marc Chabot will be offering a series of Wednesday night classes on the drawing of faces and features in graphite at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. These two class sessions are packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill […] [Read More]
This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks inside the crowded core of a developing galaxy, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.  NASA, Z. Levay, and G. Bacon (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Yale scientists see the birth of a massive galaxy, hidden by dust

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We received this note from the Yale University: New Haven — Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the cores of the universe’s monster galaxies, obscured behind walls of dust. After years of searching, scientists have observed one such turbulent, starbursting galactic core in the young universe using the […] [Read More]
The Sterling Memorial Library was built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930.

Yale’s Sterling Library celebrating renovation

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The Sterling Memorial Library
Built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930. In designing the building, Rogers wanted the library to be centrally located on the Yale campus. He chose to incorporate the Collegiate Gothic style that was prevalent on campuses throughout the United States. The architectural elements in the entrance nave are reminiscent of gothic cathedral architecture. The windows of the nave, which were designed by G. Owen Bonawit, illustrate important events from the history of Yale and of New Haven. [Read More]
Yale researchers have found that the process of packaging of DNA is very similar in complex organisms, from worms to flies to mammals. Here,  Eli Adjmi, 4, of New Milford and New York City finds a worm to feed the chickens. Post file photo.

Yale: Human gene expression like that of fly, worm

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We just received this note from Yale University: NEW HAVEN — Although separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, flies, worms, and humans share ancient patterns of gene expression, according to a massive Yale-led analysis of genomic data. Two related studies led by scientists at Harvard and Stanford, also published Aug. 28 in […] [Read More]
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‘Pericles’ at Stratford Library Saturday

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From a press release: STRATFORD – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford for its ninth annual season last June with a program of […] [Read More]