Best of Spring: Public golf courses in southwestern Connecticut

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UPDATE: And the winner is…Richter Golf Course in Danbury! Golfweek recently released its annual ranking of Best Courses You Can Play State-by-State, and four southwestern Connecticut golf courses made the top 10: Great River Golf Course in Milford at No. 4, Oxford Greens at No. 6, Richter Park in Danbury at No. 8 and Longshore […] [Read More]
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Meet best-selling author Marie Bostwick when she comes to the Hickory Stick Bookshop to sign copies of her new novel

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Best-selling author Marie Bostwick will be in Washington Depot on Saturday, April 4, to discuss and sign copies of her new novel, “The Second Sister.” Bostwick, who lives in Litchfield County, will be at The Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2 p.m. The novel, from Kensington Books, is an emotionally rich and inspiring story about family, […] [Read More]
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Palm Sunday concert offers jazz & Schubert

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The 73rd annual Palm Sunday Concert, at First Congregational Church of Stratford, will bring together an impressive array of area talent, under the director of noted composer and jazz pianist Dr. Joe Utterback. The event takes place on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. at the Stratford landmark. Schubert’s Mass in G and Utterback’s […] [Read More]
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Musicals at Richter to hold auditions for 2015 season April 2, 3 and 4

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Auditions for this summer’s Musicals at Richter (MAR) shows will be held April 2, 3 and 4, at the Richter Arts Center in Danbury. This year’s main stage productions will be “Once Upon A Mattress,” “Hairspray,” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” (The photo above is from a previous production of “Oliver.”) Auditions will be Thursday, […] [Read More]
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Lonely hearts: Stamford’s Avon Theater celebrates Oscar-winning ‘Marty’ with special event

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Above, Ernest Borgnine stands behind Betsy Blair in a scene from the film ‘Marty,’ from 1955. The film will be screened at the Avon Theater in Stamford, Conn., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) Will the butcher and schoolteacher find love? In the film “Marty,” it is up to Ernest Borgnine […] [Read More]
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Bruce Museum’s ‘worms’ are on the move this summer

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Above, Bruce Museum exhibit preparator Sean Murtha installs The Deep Sea, a new exhibit at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI) Ocean Science Exhibit Center in Massachusetts. It was originally on display in 2014 at the Bruce as part of a show on the habitat and creatures of the deep sea. (Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole […] [Read More]
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Family politics: Hager, Pelosi to share tales of growing up in public eye

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Political scions Jenna Bush Hager and Alexandra Pelosi are set to make a stop at Fairfield University for the talk “Growing Up in the Political Eye: Private Lives in Public Spaces” as part of the school’s Open Visions Forum series. Hager, whose father is former President George W. Bush, and Pelosi, whose mother is House […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport’s history gets banner treatment in new show

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Until the end of March, three artists will share their visions of Bridgeport’s legacy of innovation and industry at an exhibition at McLevy Hall in Bridgeport. The work includes Norwalk artist Jackie Lightfield’s “Buy Bridgeport” collage (above), “Incandescent History,” by Willimantic artist June Bisantz and “First in Flight,” by another Willimantic artist, Harrison Judd. The […] [Read More]
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