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by marcia chambers | May 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Marcia Chambers Photo Art?  Let’s welcome a new artists’ co-op in town.  And Crafts? Yes, an arts and crafts fair, along with a community gardens plant sale, is on tap on the Green.  And if you want a chance to Dunk-A-Cop, this, too, can be accomplished this weekend.

Friday, May 15

Branford Art Center Gallery & Workshop Opens

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Cool Events In Branford This Weekend

by marcia chambers | May 8, 2015 7:37 am

Photo by Jen Payne This is the weekend for bird walks and bird calls, for a night of mystery at the Blackstone Memorial Library and for Bingo!

Friday, May 8

Bingo Night in Branford

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Cool Events Here & Elsewhere This Weekend

by marcia chambers | May 1, 2015 9:48 pm

It does look as if spring has finally arrived. So it is time to take a walk in the woods, revisit your favorite May flowers, visit your state senator or check out an event designed to help felines in need.

Saturday, May 2

A Walk In The Woods

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Choral Program Dazzles Crowd At Woolsey

by Bill O'Brien | Apr 27, 2015 12:50 pm

Bill O'Brien Photo For the second time in four years Cathyann Roding and members of her Branford High School Choral Program took their show on the road, providing a dazzling performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall. 

Bill O'Brien Photo On Sunday over 700 attended their ‘Bach to Rock’ concert, a two-part program consisting of Bach’s “Magnificat” as well as 10 rock classics arranged with a 30- piece orchestra and a rock band.

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by Diana Stricker | Apr 13, 2015 3:10 pm

Diana Stricker Photo Sunshine, friends, family and a new sun-inspired beer—all the ingredients converged Saturday for a successful launch of the Stony Creek Brewery along the Branford River.

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the opening of the brewery with its tasting room, celebration room and two decks that overlook the river along Indian Neck Avenue near the heart of town.

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Cool Events Here & Elsewhere This Weekend

by marcia chambers | Mar 27, 2015 2:25 pm

Well, spring is here, but as everyone knows it is in name only. Regardless, it is time to get out. The town green beckons with a Chili race for the best and that happens outdoors, rain or shine. Indoors, check out Maverick or the great Yale Glee Club or meet up with Jen Payne in Stony Creek. Lots to do this weekend.

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28

“Dr. Doolittle”

The Walsh Intermediate School Musical Theatre Productions will present “Dr. Doolittle,” a wonderful musical play this weekend. Students from grades 5-8 will perform. All tickets are $10. Friday’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s performance gets underway at 3 p.m. For tickets call 203-418-PLAY (7529). Walsh is located at 185 Damascus Road.

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Cool Events Here & Elsewhere This Weekend

by marcia chambers | Mar 20, 2015 10:43 am

Mary Johnson Photo Now you never know about the weather and snow is due today, the first day of spring. But as they say, the show must go on. This weekend combines gardens, food and pets. What could be better? 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

March 20, March 21 and March 22

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Celebrating 30 Years of BHS Musicals

by Bill O'Brien | Mar 18, 2015 9:25 am

Bill O'Brien Photo Who would have guessed that when Cathyann Roding and Toni Cartisano produced their first musical in 1986 at Branford High School they would still be doing it 30 years later?

Bill O'Brien Photo That musical – “Pippin” – was the first for this dynamic duo, who have followed with well-known hits as “The Music Man,” “42nd Street,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “West Side Story,” and even “Phantom of the Opera,” just to mention a few.

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Cool Events Here & Elsewhere This Weekend

by marcia chambers | Mar 14, 2015 10:24 am

Bill O'Brien Photo Spring is on the horizon but not before winter gets in its last licks. On this last weekend of the winter season freezing, rainy weather is predicted, but the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven will go on. This is also a weekend to pursue antiques in Guilford and to hear two master musicians right here in Branford.

Saturday, March 14

The 46th Annual Guilford Antiques Show

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Stan’s Gang Takes Five

by Staff | Mar 2, 2015 1:00 pm

A new generation of musicians shared a bill with a four-plus-decade ensemble as jazz replaced legal argument in the Yale Law School auditorium.

The occasion was Sunday afternoon’s eighth annual Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert.

The concert each year brings together the Yale Jazz Ensemble, students conducted by Thomas C. Duffy; with the Reunion Jazz Ensemble, including a number of New Haven area jazz stalwarts.

The two groups have a muse in common: the late Stan Wheeler of Stony Creek, a Yale law professor who spent 30 years playing trumpet with Yale’s ensemble. Wheeler was also a stalwart of the Reunion Jazz Ensemble (including some of New Haven’s most established jazz performers) as well as a pioneering legal thinker and researcher. Both groups have gathered each year since his 2007 death to pay tribute to him—and pick up their horns and guitars and drumsticks to delight the crowd that gathers in the auditorium.

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