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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]

24-hour fundraiser nets $618,230 for Fairfield County nonprofits

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The Fairfield County Community Foundation’s inaugural 24-hour day of giving raised $618,230 for 277 nonprofits throughout Fairfield County on Friday, March 9. The project, named FCGives, offered a pool of $100,000 as an incentive for participants to spread the word via the Internet on their organizations and the benefits of giving to their favorite charities. […] [Read More]

24-hour event to aid 250 nonprofits in region

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My e-mail inbox is full of requests to participate on Friday, March 7, in the Fairfield County Community Foundation’s 24-hour event “to promote awareness about philanthropic organizations in our community.” The FCCF will be awarding a total of $100,000 to the organizations that successfully raise awareness and funds for their causes. A $25,000 grand prize […] [Read More]
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What made those tracks in the snow?

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury: Flanders invites people on Saturday, February 22nd at 10AM to come out to learn about the fascinating world of animal tracking from area Naturalist Russ Naylor. Russ will introduce his talk in the Flanders Studio located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury and […] [Read More]
Some of the sheep at the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

Flanders plans vacation activities

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: While off from school for the President’s Day holiday on Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, , kids in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to experience “Animal Adventures” where they will spend time discovering the wonderful world […] [Read More]

Fiddles, Farms & Food event Saturday in Weston

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From a press release: Legendary dance caller Bill Fischer and his merry group of fiddlers will headline “Fiddles, Farms & Food” Saturday, February 8th at 7pm at the Norfield Grange in Weston. Come to dance, watch, listen, or eat as we spice up the winter with an old-fashioned good time! No experience necessary — Bill […] [Read More]
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The 33rd Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show will take place on Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

Hartford gearing up for Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 21-23

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From a press release: HARTFORD — The 33rd Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show – one of the largest and most prestigious flower shows in New England – will take place on Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. Hours are: Thursday, February […] [Read More]
Make your own beeswax lotion at Flanders.

Make your own beeswax lotion at Flanders

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We received this press release from the Flanders Nature Center: Just in time to provide some relief from the dryness of winter weather, the Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury will be hosting a workshop on how to make lotion from beeswax. Non greasy and super hydrating, beeswax creates a unique moisture barrier to help heal […] [Read More]