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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 12, 2018 8:17 am

We’re still waiting for spring. The teaser at the end of this week will morph back into the chilliness that we’ve come to expect. But there are signs: Earth Day is coming up and there are events that call attention to the need to protect our resources. Speaking of protecting, LWV and Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible will hold a forum Saturday on protecting our right to vote. (Are you registered?) Read on – there’s more! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 26, 2018 9:19 am

Are we out of the woods? Seems that the spate of snowstorms we experienced have ceased. Time to venture outside for some fresh air. The Branford Land Trust has animal tracking classes and is hosting a lecture on Long Island Sound. The eagles along the Connecticut River can viewed courtesy of the Audubon Shop in Madison. Plus there are opportunities for live music, art classes, and cooking – yes, break out those pots and pans. Got a cool event? Email sebahner @snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Friday, Jan. 26

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am

The winter chill continues, but there are plenty of activities to warm the heart. For those missing the fruits (and veggies) of summer, there’s a farmers market. Activists can take part in the Women’s Marches in Hartford and in New York City. And there are cool events for book lovers, would-be artists, film buffs, and music lovers, and much more. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Through March 31

Cityseed Winter Market

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Home Is Lost, But Kitty Is Saved in Branford Fire

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 28, 2017 9:01 am | Comments (1)

Branford Fire DepartmentA specially designed feline oxygen mask was instrumental in saving the life of a cat caught up in a house fire this week.

Firefighters responded to a heavy fire at 19 Leetes Island Road, Paved Lane Trailer Park, on Tuesday afternoon after the occupant called 911 to report a fire coming from behind the furnace. The occupants were trying to save their three cats but had to leave the house due to heavy smoke.

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New Veterinary Facility Pays Homage to Old Roots

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 6, 2017 10:05 am

Sally E. Bahner PhotoIt’s fitting that an 80-year-old veterinary practice built on caring for farm animals is reinventing itself on the site of a well-known Branford farm.

Sally E. Bahner PhotoBranford Veterinary Hospital, the oldest veterinary practice in Branford, will soon relocate to a new facility in a former cornfield adjacent to the former Bahnsen farm on Route 139. Site work is now underway and a July 2018 opening is expected.

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Tree Lighting Parade Brings Out Huge Crowd

by Bill O'Brien | Nov 29, 2017 8:12 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoIt couldn’t have been a better night. On Saturday, the 19th Annual Branford Tree Lighting Parade stepped off from Branford High School and headed to the Town Green with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on a vintage fire truck to light the town’s Christmas tree.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe temperature was in the low 50s and that had a lot to do with the several thousand residents and friends that were lined up to 6-to-10 deep on sections along Main Street. They had waited for this moment. Especially the kids.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 17, 2017 10:16 am

BLT PhotoYes, Thanksgiving is arriving and the signs of Christmas are evident. Do take some time and enjoy these fall moments – the colors are still vibrant – before the Christmas crush. Put on your walking shoes and join the Branford Land Trust for its annual pre-Thanksgiving walk in the woods.  In this season of giving, there are plenty of good causes to support – the Community Dining Room, the Counseling Center, Branford Compassion Club, Feed Branford Kids, Toys for Tots, the Ben Callahan Memorial Fund, and more. Pick your favorite and lend your support. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

And don’t forget to give a “Give A Cop The Bird” this weekend. Then, take a deep breath and prepare for the next round of holiday activities.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 12, 2017 8:40 am

The days are getting shorter, but there’s no shortage of fun activities and opportunities to support your favorite non-profits. Walk, run, stroll, pick out a pumpkin, listen to some jazz… enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been having. We’ll be buttoned up inside soon enough! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, Oct. 14

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All Creatures Great and Small Are Blessed

by Sally E. Bahner & Mary Johnson | Oct 4, 2017 7:12 am

Mary Johnson PhotoThe animals were aware indeed on Sunday at the Branford Compassion Club’s Animal Awareness Day. The green was alive with critters of all kind – dogs and cats, of course, along with mini horses, goats, guinea pigs, and even turtles. Overall, the animals were quiet, standing in line, awaiting their turn.

Mary Johnson PhotoThe beautiful day drew hundreds, as the green was shared by the Friends of the Blackstone Library, which was holding its annual book sale, and the Trinity Church Fair.

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