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Third grader Cassie Ferraro is excited to meet Katie Douglas.

WNBA’s Katie Douglas visits St. Mark School

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From a press release: STRATFORD — WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball player Katie Douglas recently visited St. Mark School in Stratford. Katie met with grades 3-8 and spoke to them about her personal life and playing professional basketball. She offered the students advice on how to achieve success on and off the court. She told them […] [Read More]

Quantum friction offers idea for data storage

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From a press release: New Haven — Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future. The researchers are building upon decades of research, experimentally demonstrating a procedure theorized nearly 30 years ago. The results appear […] [Read More]
The Shakespeare Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 34rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom set for Saturday, March 14th

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From a press release: Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce the 34th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s annual kickoff of the spring gardening season, presenting a full day of free activities and information about horticulture for the gardening public. Gardeners and eco-enthusiasts from Brooklyn and around the New York metro area look […] [Read More]
On March 10th, raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in-depth look at the local owls found west of the Connecticut River.

Owls of Western Connecticut focus of Flanders program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Tuesday, March 10th at 7 o’clock, Flanders will host raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in-depth look at the local owls found west of the Connecticut River. This program, illustrated with slides of owls and owlets, focuses on the species that breed in our area’s backyards and nearby […] [Read More]
These sweet peppers are called Cajun Belle.

2015: The Year of the Pepper

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We received this note from the National Garden Bureau: Sweet peppers bring a rainbow of colors and a plethora of shapes to the table. It is easy to value them for looks and flavor alone, but the sweet pepper is also a nutritional powerhouse. A serving of the most popular type in the USA–the sweet […] [Read More]
Only two Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Coupé models were made: this one with metallised grey paintwork owned by the Alfa Romeo Museum and another one with red paintwork, which belongs to a collector.

Exceedingly rare Alfas and Fiats at the Bremen Classic

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We received this note from Alfa Romeo: The Bremen Classic Motorshow, which took place last week, opened the 2015 classic car show season. Visitors to pavilion 5  admired the special “Eleganza italiana” line-up starring a selection of prized Alfa Romeo and Fiat models, four of which from the museum collections of the two brands. In […] [Read More]
A scene from last year's Connecticut Flower & Garden Show.

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show opens Thursday in Hartford

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From a press release: HARTFORD – “Spirit of Spring” is the theme of the “34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” to take place this Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. One of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New […] [Read More]
Kevin Kelly

Stratford Sen. proposes state holiday for Whitehead

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From a press release: Hartford – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) wants to create a new state holiday. The Stratford lawmaker is proposing legislation to designate August 14 as Gustave Whitehead, First in Flight, Day. Senator Kelly has submitted testimony to the state’s Transportation Committee explaining the importance of his bill. “Gustave Whitehead is an […] [Read More]

Public radio show mentions slice of Bridgeport history

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Miserable weather got you stuck at home today? How about a drink? This weekend, the fun American Public Media radio show/podcast The Dinner Party Download dedicated its cocktails segment — which includes a historical story and an accompanying drink recipe — to the origin of the Frisbee. Since the plaything got its name from a […] [Read More]
On Tuesday, February 17th at 7PM, DEEP Wildlife Specialist Lisa Wahle will present a program detailing the plight of the New England Cottontail, among other species, and explain how we can address this problem.

Flanders to discuss the dwindling cottontail

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Dwindling Connecticut shrub land habitats threaten the wildlife, like the New England Cottontail, whose existence depends on them. Why is this native rabbit now a candidate for federal listing as Endangered or Threatened? What other species are affected? What is being done to improve habitat diversity and how can […] [Read More]