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Mathew M. Duman

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

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

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

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]
Lorraine Warr

Lorraine Warren to visit Lauralton Hall Oct. 3

From a press release: Milford — The Ghost Hunters are coming! As part of Lauralton Hall’s series of events celebrating the 150 Year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera will visit Lauralton Hall on Friday, October 3, 2014. All in the community are invited to attend this fundraising event. Proceeds will […] [Read More]
The Tingue Dam in Seymour, along the Naugatuck River. A fish ladder was recently installed there.

DeLauro, Blumenthal Unveil First Step in Designating Naugatuck River Valley a National Heritage Area

From a press release: NEW HAVEN, CT— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Senator Richard Blumenthal today announced they have introduced the Naugatuck River Valley National Heritage Area Study Act, which is the first step towards designating the area as a National Heritage Area. The legislation directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study […] [Read More]

Milford college fair set for Sept. 18

From a press release: MILFORD – Students and parents throughout Milford searching for information on prospective colleges or careers are invited to attend the 41st Annual Citywide College and Career Fair to be held on Thursday, September 18th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Parsons building in the gymnasium. Admissions representatives from 85 […] [Read More]
Photo: Black Star

Joyce Carol Oates to be guest on WSHU’s “Join the Conversation”

From a press release: Fairfield — Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates will be a guest on WSHU’s  author event  “Join the Conversation” at New Haven’s The Study at Yale on October 9 at 7 p.m. Insightful, disturbing, and breathtaking in their lyrical precision, the stories in her new book, LOVELY, DARK, DEEP, display Joyce Carol […] [Read More]

Children’s Snapper Derby planned for Sept. 13

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]

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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

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]