Project Feederwatch is looking for a few good photographers

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Above, this photograph of a male pine grosbeak earned Catherine Diehl-Robbins of Alaska the grand prize in last year’s BirdSpotter photo contest. Will this year be your turn? Did you know by simply looking out your window and watching the birds land at your feeder, you could have a global impact on how scientists are […] [Read More]

Fairfield’s Kristen Graves to perform with Pete Seeger in NYC

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Long a fan of Pete Seeger‘s music and community activism, Fairfield singer and songwriter Kristen Graves now has a chance to share the stage with this American folk singer during a benefit concert in New York City. “I look up to him as a musician, and I appreciate him even more as a human being,” […] [Read More]

Cole, Kole next up in ‘Perfect Pairs’ at Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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With the latest pairing in the “Perfect Pairs” series at Stamford’s Palace Theatre billed as “old world jazz meets the next generation,” veteran musician Freddy Cole and Hilary Kole, whose star rose with her debut album, “Haunted Heart,” which came out in 2009, stand ready to deliver that promise. Cole, who is the younger brother […] [Read More]

Snap up decorating ideas at Southport showcase this weekend

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Above, celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia will be in Southport this weekend serving as honorary chairman of the designer showcase “Rooms with a View.” Was this the weekend you were finally going to pull that living room together, maybe the den? Have you been canvasing your favorite home decor store, looking for the accessories that […] [Read More]

UConn Stamford grad Anna Lakomy takes a shot at film career

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Anna Lakomy, a 2010 UConn Stamford graduate, may have studied psychology at the school, but for the past year or so, her time and efforts have been less about studying real people and more about exploring the minds, motives and behaviors of fictional characters. Since March 2012, Lakomy of Shelton has been pursuing an acting […] [Read More]

Local cookbook authors serve up evening of talk, treats

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You can make your dinner, eat your pie and have your honey, too, when a trio of local cookbook authors visits the Ferguson Library tonight for an evening of tips, talks and tastings. Presented by the Friends of the Ferguson, this panel of culinary whizzes will feature Debra Ponzek, Michele Stuart and Marina Marchese. Guests […] [Read More]

Acclaimed pipa player to join Greenwich Chamber in concert

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Min Xiao-Fen may have spent years studying and practicing the classical techniques that have made her such an accomplished pipa player. But, that doesn’t mean she isn’t open to some improvisation. Min will be showing off some of those skills when she joins the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra for a pair of […] [Read More]

What should LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya build next?

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Area residents may remember Nathan Sawaya‘s work back in 2008 when he put on “Architecture of the Imagination: The Lure of the LEGO Brick” at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. A year later, his work was featured at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich. You can see Sawaya’s work these days, at least the pieces […] [Read More]

From ‘Trail’ to ‘Harvest,’ art will be explored, cultivated this week

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Every week typically offers fans of visual arts a chance to criss-cross Fairfield County in search of new shows and events. And, this week, and weekend, is no exception. In particular, Bridgeport’s Art Trail opens on Thursday and will run through Sunday with multiple events and locations highlighting the work of artists from the greater […] [Read More]

Band Together comes together for CT Challenge Bike Ride

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For the past nine years, the CT Challenge Bike Ride, which attracts riders from all over, has raised funds for cancer survivorship programs and other events. From as little as 10 miles to two-day treks, the cyclists pledge time and money to the effort. In 2011, a record $1.5 million was raised. CT Challenge, which […] [Read More]