Monthly Archive for September, 2012

: September, 2012

Petco stores to hold pet adoption events Oct. 6 and 7

Saturday, Oct. 6, marks Petco’s second annual National Adoption Reunion where every Petco store nationwide will host adoption events to help find shelter animals loving homes. According to the ASPCA,

Alpinst Conrad Anker to talk about ascent of Meru

What a treat. Renown mountaineer Conrad Anker will talk in New Haven Oct. 17 about one of his most challenging climbs, India’s ice-coated granite fang, Meru. On October 2, 2011, Anker successfully

Hubble, the wonderful

There is a phenomenal picture taken by the Hubble Space  Telescope of deep space at It’s a 10-year compilation of Hubble images taken  of

Fall arrives

The summer officially ends _ and fall begins at 10:49 a.m. this morning. As always, there a mix of emotions. It’s the most glorious season around here, and it has a temperature my large fair-skinned

Albatross surprises boaters on Candlewood

This picture was sent in by Kevin Doherty of New Fairfield, who said he was trying to

Sounds like a fun concert

Bridges of Peace and Hope Concert and Art ShowThere will be work by Kiri and Robbie, artists from Malawi. Proceeds from concert will go to artists and to Bridges of Peace and Hope, a 501c3 working to

Cardiac tech gives update on 30-day hike

Todd Forkin, a cardiac technician at Danbury Hospital, who started a 30-day hike Saturday on the Long Trail in Vermont, sent me an email. I had a bunch of questions and being

Garner Poets

Poetry written by inmates at Garner Correctional Institute was read last weekend at the Newtown Arts Festival. The reading was sponsored by the Newtowner literary magazine, which regularly carries

Dignity wall arrives in Danbury

Pieces of The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall arrived by truck rolling down Main Street in Danbury Tuesday for construction in front of the War Memorial. The foundation already was put in place last

A good year for listening

The past year has been hard for me in a lot of ways _ my wife died last summer. But