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Conductor/cellist visits Bridgeport schools on Wednesday

THIS JUST IN FROM MARK HALSTEAD, executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony: Eric Jacobsen, conductor of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony (GBS) and a world-renowned cellist, visited two
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Beardsley Zoo issues invitation to ‘Wild Side’

Here’s an invitation sent by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport — for what sounds like a fun event: Tap Into Your Wild Side! Don’t miss Brew at the Zoo hosted by GlenRo Spirit Shoppe. Sunday,
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Portuguese Holocaust rescuer honored with film in Stamford

HOLOCAUST RESCUER ARISTIDES DE SOUSA MENDES TO BE HONORED IN STAMFORD Here’s a press announcement from the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, 1035 Newfield Avenue –
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New Haven hosts inaugural Chalk Art Festival

Not all of the art in downtown New Haven is within the walls of Yale University’s museums and galleries. Come Saturday, some will be on sidewalks. The first New Haven Chalk Art Festival takes place
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Fairfield Counts big band to give free concert at Levitt Pavilion

The Fairfield Counts, a 19-member big band founded in 1976, will give a free concert on Wednesday, Aug. 23, as part of the Levitt Pavilion’s summer season. Based in Fairfield County, the band performs

Three-day Mystic Blues Festival this weekend

Mystic Blues Festival: 3-day event moves to North Stonington fairgrounds By Phyllis A.S. Boros The fourth annual Mystic Blues Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 12, with its signature blend of blues and

USA Gold Medal gymnasts coming to Webster Bank Arena

The Rio Olympics are still underway, but we have already learned that the USA women’s gymnastics team, which won a team Gold Medal on Tuesday night, is scheduled to visit Bridgeport on Saturday, Nov.
More than 300 volunteers will be needed to run the four-day St. Jude Italian Festival, Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 20-23, in Monroe. The fair, which attracts about 10,000 visitors annually, features a section with amuseument rides, above.

St. Jude Italian Festival set for Aug. 24-27 in Monroe

YUMMY! Every August, we hear from Peter Lucia, spokesman for the St. Jude Italian Festival, which attracts thousands each year. The 2016 edition will run Aug. 24-27 at St. Jude church, 707 Monroe