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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

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]

1st Flag of Milford framed, to hang soon in City Hall

Kelly Kahyaoglu, former Prendergast School PTO

Ex-Ansonia PTO head gets more time to make restitution

ANSONIA-The sticky-fingered former head of the Prendergast School Parent-Teacher Organization was given two more months to repay the $21,676 she stole to make purchases from such merchants as Packers’ Pro Shop, Team Fan Shop, Toys-R-Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petland Discounts, Sterling Pools and Comcast. Public Defender David Egan told Milford Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti […] [Read More]
The Joshua Hempsted House

Hempsted Houses to host Kids’ Day on Sat. July 26

From a press release: New London – What was it like to be a kid in Connecticut 300 years ago? Visit Connecticut Landmarks’ Hempsted Houses on Saturday, July 26 and find out. Kids are invited to bring their family and travel back to the 1700s. They can write with a quill pen, make rope the […] [Read More]
Scouts and thair moms arrange Girl Scout Cookies on a table just outside of the Fairfield Ludlowe High School polling place on Election Day, November 2, 2010 in Fairfield, CT.   Yale researches found that if a group is excluded from the voting process, selfishness will prevail.

Yale: Democracy good for the planet, but only if everyone votes

From a press release: NEW HAVEN –Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn’t so lucky. “People want to […] [Read More]
The cover to Jack Chisholm's report, "Why I Like Space!"

Lordship School 1st grader likes space, and gets an award

We received this note from Lordship School in Stratford:   STRATFORD — Competing against all first-place winners from schools across Connecticut, Lordship Elementary first grader Jack Chisholm placed 2nd in the Primary (K-2) division of the 2013-2014 Connecticut State PTA Reflections contest for his Literature entry, entitled “Why I Like Space!”. This year’s theme was […] [Read More]

Woodland High Graduation in Beacon Falls tonight

BEACON FALLS-Woodland High will say goodbye to 174 students tonight during graduation ceremonies at 6 in the Media Center Courtyard, 135 Back Rimmon Road, Beacon Falls, weather permitting. Rain will move the ceremonies to the gym. The valedictorian is Alexa Kiernan and the salutatorian is Salma Shitia. Kiernan will attend UCONN in the fall while […] [Read More]
From left to right are Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, GSOFCT Board President Caroline Sloat, Milford resident Rita Dering, Milford resident Mary Tesla, and GSOFCT CEO Mary Barneby.

There’s new pool and shower house at Camp Katoya

From a press release: MILFORD — Approximately 75 people celebrated the opening of a new pool and renovated shower house at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, June 14. The ribbon cutting was also attended by Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, Inland Wetlands Agent Mary Rose Palumbo, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Board President Caroline Sloat, […] [Read More]
The Schooner Amistad

Amistad schooner to visit Captain’s Cove in August

BRIDGEPORT — The tall ship Amistad will be at Captain’s Cove Seaport from Sunday, August 3, to Sunday, August 17, it was announced recently by seaport officials. The ship, which recalls the history of the North American slave trade era, will at first be open to youth programs. After that, it’s expected that the ship […] [Read More]
Students from Platt Tech recognized at the first-ever Connecticut Clean Trades Summit. Pictured with them are Connecticut Technical High School System Superintendent Dr. Nivea Torres, United Illuminating’s Marissa Westbrook, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Tracy Babbidge, CBIA’s Judy Resnick and CL&P’s Rebecca Meyer.

Milford’s Platt Tech Participates in Clean Trades Summit

From a press release: New Britain – June 16, 2014 – Hundreds of students from five Connecticut Technical High School System schools recently participated in the first-ever Connecticut Clean Trades Summit, held at Central Connecticut State University on May 29. The students presented their findings and recommendations from a year-long investigation of their school’s energy […] [Read More]