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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Stratford Library to hold a 'Fairy Magic' Party for kids
First Day Hikes in Connecticut parks
“Last year, we hosted 28,000 people who hiked 66,811 miles in our state parks across the country when we launched America’s State Parks First Day Hikes,” said Priscilla Geigis, president of the National Association of State Park Directors. “Think of it as the start of a new and healthy lifestyle, for the whole family. Whether you’re staying close to home or traveling, join us at one of America’s State Parks on New Year’s Day.”
Monday, December 29, 2014
Orange Historical Society holding sale of Christmas items
The antique shop is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and this winter’s feature is 19th century oil lamps and furniture. The society also encourages the curious to "come see the unusual carved chair fit for a ‘king.’" For more information call 203 795-3106.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Audubon: Snowy Owl back in Connecticut
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Monday, December 15, 2014
'ZDough—Made in New Haven and Now Sold There, Too'
Saturday, December 13, 2014
New Haven Black and Hispanic Caucus's Annual Kwanzaa Celebration set
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Read the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA here
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
SOHU of New Haven donates 'Stockings for Soldiers' to VA hospital
NEW HAVEN - The SOHU, or South of Humphrey Street Association in the East Rock neighborhood, delivered 204 stockings this week to the West Haven Veterans Affairs medical center, said Lisa Siedlarz block captain.
The effort is in its seventh year. The 204 stockings "is the most we every had," Siedlarz said.
"A huge thank you to all who contributed!"Siedlarz said, noting help from several area groups and individuals.
Donations for the 2014 Stockings for Soldiers Drive were collected through Dec. 8.
Siedlarz started sending stockings to those in the military six years ago.
Items organizers collected included: white socks, knit caps, scarves, candy (sugar-free or diabetic approved), deodorant, baby powder, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, hand lotion, lip balm, hot cocoa mix, small boxes of tea, pens, puzzle books, CDs, snack-size crackers, cookies and pretzels, soaps, body wash, razors, shaving cream, decks of cards, paperback books, magazines and books on CD for the visually impaired.
Organizers had said that they hoped area residents who consider giving will keep in mind that veterans “gave up a part of their lives to serve this country and defend our freedom.”
Labels: Veterans Affairs medical center
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
New Haven's State Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney announces committee assignments
State Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, in a release announced the Senate Democrats’ legislative committee assignments for the 2015-16 legislative session that begins Jan. 7.
Read them here:
Monday, December 8, 2014
New Haven Symphony Orchestra to present 4 performances of Handel’s 'Messiah'
"'Messiah' features such well known songs for solo vocalists with the orchestra as 'Every Valley Shall Be Exalted' and 'He Shall Feed His Flock,'' as well as monumental choruses like 'For Unto Us a Child is Born' and, of course, the 'Hallelujah Chorus,'" the release said.
School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park
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Daily from December 26-28 and 30-31 and January 2-4:
Park staff will present a “Track Talk” or an Animal Demonstration
Visitors will be able to make a craft to take home (free with admission)
Friday, December 26