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

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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

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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]

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]
Hikers at last years Connecticut Trails Day Weekend on the Middletown-Mattabesett Trail. Photo by Chris Woodside.

Take a hike on Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8

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From a press release: ROCKFALL — If you’ve never taken part in Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, you’re missing out. On June 7th and 8th, Connecticut will again host the largest National Trails Day (NTD) celebration in the nation with 258 events in 142 towns throughout the state. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), the […] [Read More]
Girls hula hooping at Camp Katoya last summer.

Create a memorable summer at Camp Katoya

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From a press release: MILFORD — Camp Katoya has a variety of fun and challenging activities like swimming, nature discovery, and hiking for all girls in grades K-12! The camp is located in Milford. Campers at Katoya can enjoy 57 acres of woodlands, two small ponds, a nature hut, and a 40-station nature trail. Programs […] [Read More]
The home on Alvin Street in Fairfield where aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead was demolished Monday, April 28, 2014. Supporters of Whitehead, who may very well have been the first person to fly a heavier-than-air airship, had hoped the home could have been saved and moved to a nearby park, but their efforts to stall the demolition were unsuccessful.

Home that Gustave Whitehead built demolished Monday morning

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Centaur of Tymfi needs holiday rest

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The Barnum Museum People’s United Bank Gallery will be closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. However, folks who have their hearts set on visiting the museum’s new attraction — a half-horse, half-man beast named the Centaur of Tymfi — are invited to do so on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. […] [Read More]
Last year’s first place award-winning ship model by Stratford model builder, Ron Neilson. The Northeast Ship Model Show and Convention recognizes outstanding maritime achievement across several categories.

32nd Annual Northeast Ship Model Show set for April 26th

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From a press release: The public is invited to the 32nd Annual Northeast Ship Model Show & Conference which will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 to 4:00 at the Port ‘n Starboard Convention Center, Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT. The Show, hosted by the Connecticut Marine Model Society, will feature up […] [Read More]

Poems, Songs and Art Commemorate Taras Shevchenko

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Poems, music and art will commemorate the 100th birthday of Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet and artist during a student-production at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and be open to the public. It will consists of select readings in Ukrainian and English with a musical performance by […] [Read More]
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Demise of the passenger pigeon focus of talk Wednesday

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — Nowhere was nature’s abundance more evident in 19th century America than in the incredible number of passenger pigeons. Flocks were so huge that they clouded the sun and took days to pass over villages. These birds fed the colonists and the nation’s westward expansion. They were critical to […] [Read More]