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47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

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STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]

“Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!” back at Stratford Library

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library has announced its selections for the Fall 2014 series of “Books Over Coffee” and “Script Talk!”, the monthly book and play discussion programs that have been a popular staple at the library for over 28 years. As part of its long-range plan, the library continues to […] [Read More]

Square One Theatre to stage auditions Sept. 4

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Square One Theatre Company will hold open auditions for its gala 25th Anniversary 2014-2015 season on Thursday, September 4 at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, CT. Auditions will be held in the Board Room located in the lower level of the library from 6-8 pm. […] [Read More]
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‘Pericles’ at Stratford Library Saturday

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From a press release: STRATFORD – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford for its ninth annual season last June with a program of […] [Read More]

Hispanic Heritage Celebration festival set for Sept. 14 on Paradise Green

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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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“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

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From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]
This is what the boat ramp area at the foot of Birdseye Street in Stratford looked at high tide Wednesday afternoon (at 2:21 p.m.). This was sent to us by the nice people who operate The Chowder Spot. Don't worry- the food truck is still in operation.

Birdseye Street dock floods with afternoon tide

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Stratford Library director (center with scissors) unveiled a new reading area for patrons recently.  The area, located in the Adult Services Department on the Library's main level, was made possible by relocating several book cases so that the open, sunlit space could be utilized for leisure reading or computer work. Recent Library focus groups indicated the need for more reading space throughout the building.  Assisting Barbara Blosveren with the ribbon-cutting were Teen Department Head Lucretia Duwel (left) and Assistant Director Sheri Szymanski.

New reading area opens at Stratford Library

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Ansonia’s St. Peter and St. Paul to get new pastor

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ANSONIA-Monsignor John Terlecky will celebrate his last Masses at St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 Clifton Avenue during the August 23-24 weekend. The Monsignor served the church for the past six and a half years before suffering health issues earlier this year. He will be replaced by the Very Rev. Archpriest Edward […] [Read More]

Hear Mark Lanzieri in Ansonia tonight

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ANSONIA-His hot dog cart is put away for the night replaced by his crooning voice. Mark Lanzieri, known for the hot dogs he sells outside Derby Superior Court and for his rendition of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin tunes will be singing tonight outside city hall. The concert, part of the Ansonia 125th […] [Read More]