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An artful table arrangement will make the Thanksgiving holiday special.

Create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece at Flanders

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invites people to join them on Wednesday, November 12 at 10AM to create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece basket perfect for the table or mantle. Judy Grabarz a professional floral designer will lead the program. She will discuss the elements of a basket arrangement […] [Read More]
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]
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Accused burglar arrested in Shelton

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SHELTON – A city man is being detained on $92,500 bond after police arrested him on five separate warrants Wednesday. Kyle Eckweiler, 21, is charged with theft of four count of burglary, three counts of sixth degree larceny and individual charges for fourth-degree larceny, theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm and violation […] [Read More]

Last chance to hear about Derby’s sewage

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DERBY-City residents will get one last chance to learn about the $31.2 million request to renovate the sewage treatment system. Residents are invited to attend the session on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle School, 10 Nutmeg Avenue. There will be a referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot asking residents to vote […] [Read More]
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An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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From a press release: Woodbury — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of November and December. On Thursday, November 13 at 7 PM, the featured kit will be […] [Read More]
The cardinal is a frequent visitor to feeders during winter months in the Northeast

Flanders talk topic: Winter birds

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From a news release: Which birds will stay with us through our Connecticut winter? What are their habits, habitat and food needs? Where can we view them? On Sunday, November 9th, Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will be hosting Margaret Robbins for an information-packed discussion on birds and how best to foster them through […] [Read More]
Leafs to pile up soon

Shelton announces curbside leaf pickups

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SHELTON-It’s fall so leaves are gently dropping down. So get out the rakes and the brown bags. The city will begin curbside collections on Nov. 3. That first pickup will run from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7. A second pickup will take begin on Dec. 8 and end Dec. 132. Only brown paper bags of […] [Read More]

Fundraiser for Derby Senior Center director’s infant

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DERBY-It’s been nearly a month since a tumor was removed successfully from the brain of infant Anthony Michael Muoio at Yale New Haven Hospital. His mother, Sarah Muoio is the director of the Derby Senior Citizens Center. A fund-raiser is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the AM Club, 30 Hawthorne Avenue, where a family style […] [Read More]
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The Downs House in Milford, Connecticut

Ghosts to haunt Downs House in Milford on Halloween

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From a press release: The Milford Preservation Trust will introduce the ghost of 18th century diarist and minuteman John Downs as well as the ghost of Elijah Bryan, a fellow militia member, to trick or treaters between 4-7 at the Downs House (also known as the Minuteman House) at 139 North Street on Friday, Oct. […] [Read More]