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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Emily Patton | Aug 18, 2016 8:28 am

The Shoreline
What’s old is new this week on the shoreline. Experience a blast from our vehicular past at the Shore Line Trolley Museum’s guest operator weekend, or the Working Boats of Stony Creek exhibit at the Stony Creek Museum. Or, dust off your own favorite relics for the Madison Historical Society’s annual Antique Fair, or Branford Rotary’s third annual Classic Car Show.

For a more timeless diversion, check out the Branford Land Trust’s Environmental Camp and the Church of Christ’s annual Peach and Chowder festival. And don’t miss tonight’s Jazz on the Green Act, TIZER Quartet, or next week’s Opius Bliss, rescheduled form their July 7 rain out.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Emily Patton | Aug 11, 2016 12:17 pm

If there’s one thing we know about the shoreline, it’s that we have excellent taste. Luckily, the next few weeks are filled with opportunities to indulge this taste, whether it’s with a relaxing dinner at Burberry Hill Farm or an afternoon of wine at Bishops Orchards.

With Permission For non-edible entertainment, check out the dense lineup of local music festivals (including Woofstock on the Green!). Tonight’s “Saxtet” on the Green has been cancelled because of weather concerns. It is expected to be rescheduled. Or go nature’s way with events from the Branford Land Trust and the Hammonasset Nature Center.

Thursday, August 11

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Dr. Joe and Friends Chill Out Big Branford Crowd

by Bill O'Brien | Aug 8, 2016 7:19 am

Bill O'Brien Photo Dr. Joe Cardinale loved both music and medicine when he was a youngster. His desire to pursue a career in medicine led to a 30-year career as a well-respected, highly regarded radiology oncologist. About 15 years ago he bought a guitar and rekindled his interest in music.

Bill O'Brien Photo Since then his interest and talents led him to form “Dr. Joe and Friends.” The group performs regularly in the area having a steady “gig” each Sunday evening at Ayuthai Restaurant in Guilford.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Emily Patton | Aug 5, 2016 9:46 am

File Photo Lots of Dunkin coming up as in Dunk-a-Cop for the Special Olympics and Dunk- a- Cop and perhaps others at Woofstock next weekend.  Need exercise? Try a potato sack race or a scenic walk at Red Hill Woods or get back into the swing of things at the East Haven Rotary Club’s annual golf tournament in a couple of weeks.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7

Shakespeare on the Shoreline: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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New Orleans Native Dazzles Crowd

by Bill O'Brien | Aug 1, 2016 7:31 am

Bill O'Brien Photo The large crowd on the Green on Thursday was treated to another enjoyable evening of smooth jazz with the soul-searching music performed by New Orleans native Vandell Andrew.

Bill O'Brien Photo The young alto saxophonist hails from the “Birthplace of Jazz.” At the age of 13, he attended a jazz summer camp where he was introduced to the trumpet. A camp teacher suggested he try the saxophone as well, and as they say, “the rest is history.” This couple would agree.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Emily Patton | Jul 28, 2016 2:12 pm

Whether it’s a CD release, a historic anniversary, or some good old fashioned produce, the next few weeks present plenty of opportunities to celebrate the new, the old, and the timeless. This week, check out the famous Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra at College Street Music Hall, or head down to the Shore Line Trolley museum to commemorate the day they opened over 115 years ago.

On the docket for August North Branford’s 15th annual Potato and Corn festival and an upcoming performance of the Two Gentlemen of Verona, which will be coming to the Guilford Green as a part of their annual Shakespeare on the Shoreline event.

Thursday, July 28

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Broadway Boys Take a Branford Bow

by Emily Patton | Jul 28, 2016 8:04 am

Mark Johnson Photo The Broadway Boys traded their usual neon lights for a set of incandescent ones at Seaview Productions’ third annual “pay what you can” Broadway in Branford event, hosted outside at the Owenego Inn on a recent Sunday.

“It’s like Woodstock meets Tanglewood meets Broadway in Branford,” observed Branford native Greg Nobile, looking out over an audience of what he estimates was about 700 people.

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Jazz Organist Draws Crowd to Green

by Bill O'Brien | Jul 26, 2016 7:59 am

Bill O'Brien Photo You couldn’t ask for better weather last Thursday night on the Branford Green when the soulful jazz organist Lonnie Gasperini performed before another large audience.

Bill O'Brien Photo Over 700 attended the fourth summer concert where they enjoyed the sounds of Gasperini on his Hammond B3 organ. He played with guitarist Danny Draher and drummer Jesse Hameen ll, the other members of his trio.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Emily Patton | Jul 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Seize the month one day at a time with this week’s extensive list of cool events, which boasts a host of fun activities for every day between now and the end of July.

While some of these outings may take you outside Branford’s radius (overnight Moby Dick Marathon in Mystic, anyone?) others are closer to home, like this weekend’s Sidewalk Sales on the Shoreline, or next week’s Shakespeare Round Table at the Blackstone Library. Or tonight’s jazz concert on the Green.

Thursday, July 21

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