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Eminent domain hearing still on in Stratford, despite storm

STRATFORD — The weather outside is not fit for man nor beast, but apparently it’s fine if you’re on the Town Council. The council’s Ordinance Committee will meet tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, 2014, despite a state of emergency ordered by both Mayor John Harkins and Gov. Dannel Malloy owing to a blizzard bearing down on […] [Read More]

Humanists & Freethinkers list winter schedule

Here’s the latest schedule from the Humanists & Freethinkers of Fairfield County: Mon, January 12: A showing of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”, followed by a conversation with Tim Appleton, Manager of Compassion & Choices – Connecticut about aid-in-dying. Wednesday, January 28 Book Club HFFC top choice based on suggestions […] [Read More]
Original poster designs by Jim Duffy for the Square One Theatre Company will on display at the Stratford Library throughout the month of November.  The theatre is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in Stratford.

Square One celebrating 25 years in Stratford

From a press announcement: “Square One Theatre at 25!” is the November art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original poster designs and production photos from the Stratford theatre’s 25 year history will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Since 1990, the Square One Theatre has been […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features, Stratford, Theatre
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

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

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

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]
moss photo

Explore the world of mosses at Flanders

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

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

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

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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