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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]
A late-night scene from a previous Thanks 4 Giving Food Drive.

Milford scouts to camp out for 10th Thanksgiving food drive

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From a press release: MILFORD  — Milford Boy and Girl Scouts will again lend helping hands to collect and sort food over a 48-hour period so at the Milford area’s less fortunate families can celebrate Thanksgiving this year in their 10th annual “Thanks 4 Giving Food Drive.” Troop 1 of Milford will host the event […] [Read More]
Categories: Charity, Features, Milford
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]
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Explore the world of mosses at Flanders

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From a press release: On Saturday, October 11 at 10AM Flanders welcomes UConn Ph.D. candidate Lily Lewis for a talk and walk focusing on mosses and other bryophytes. Bryophytes include the world of mosses and liverworts, small organisms which can have a big impact on our understanding of the natural world. Come find out how […] [Read More]
) Machinery Repairman Fireman Angelica Colon from Bridgeport, Conn., dials-in the desired dimensions for a number-three air-conditioner plug she’s fabricating aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is underway as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and on the ship’s Western Pacific Deployment 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class LaTunya Howard)

Navy Fireman Angelica Colon, of Bridgeport, serves aboard USS Bunker Hill

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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]

Hispanic Heritage Celebration festival set for Sept. 14 on Paradise Green

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From a press release: The Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee will present its ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, this year again. This will be part of “Celebrate Stratford 2014″ — a group of various festivals in Stratford. The Latin Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be […] [Read More]
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Your little doggie will have to stay home if you're going to the Milford Oyster Festival, officials say.

Don’t bring Spot to the Oyster Festival, cops say

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MILFORD — There will be a $136 fine for anyone who brings in any “animals, reptiles or any other nonhuman creatures” into the Milford Oyster Festival, except pets needed for the challenged, the Police Dept. says. Other exceptions include “approved” animals in booths or displays and police dogs. Here is more information from city officials […] [Read More]
Activities each day focus on art, farm and nature. Join them this fall as the leaves change color and pumpkins abound. Everyone helps feed the farm animals at the end of the day!

Register now for Flanders’ after-school program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — From exploring the world outdoors to having fun on the farm or interpreting nature in art, children will learn more about the natural world in a series of after-school programs, held at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Sessions beginning September 9. Flanders is now registering students for the […] [Read More]
The event will take place on the Experiment Station's Lockwood Farm in Hamden.

Make plans for Plant Science Day Aug. 6 in Hamden

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From a press release: Hamden — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) invites you to attend Plant Science Day 2014. This annual event is held at Lockwood Farm, the Station’s 75-acre research farm located in Hamden, CT. It features a day of scientific inquiry, discovery, and updates on research advances in agriculture, food safety, the […] [Read More]