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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 8, 2016 9:05 am

Attention music lovers! This one’s for you! Holiday concerts abound and Messiah lovers should be in their glory. There are several opportunities to both listen and take part in Handel’s beloved oratorio. In between, stop by the Branford Arts Center for its new exhibits and nature lovers – in lieu of a hike in the woods – can take in a talk on “water babies.”

Friday, Dec. 9

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 2, 2016 8:24 am

This month is all about the holidays. There’s music, art, fairs, and train and trolley rides, and the downtown shops are bursting with holiday goodies. Branford is the type of town where the holiday spirit is alive and well.  Take some time amid all the activities to enjoy family, friends, music and the beautiful tree on the Branford Green.

Family Fun for the Holidays This Month

Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 25, 2016 8:03 am

Now that the turkey is headed for leftovers and the soup pot, the town is turning its attention to holiday activities. Branford has lots of great stores and the merchants will even take time to have a conversation with you. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy music and art in the next couple of weeks – including the Community Messiah if your vocal abilities are up to it. And, of course, what would the holidays be without a visit from Santa at this Saturday’s tree lighting.

Friday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 18, 2016 8:11 am

Yes, it’s barely Thanksgiving and already 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 dancing shoes and check out the Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard Dance Bank concert, and take a walk in the Van Wie woods, and play a little golf to benefit the Blackstone. Then, take a deep breath and prepare for the next round of holiday activities. 

Friday, Nov. 18

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Legacy Theatre Gets Green Light

by marcia chambers | Nov 16, 2016 7:30 am

File Photo It was a drama worthy of a new play, the long, often contentious story of trying to restore and re-open a dormant theater in Stony Creek. At one point it appeared that everyone would have to face off in Superior Court in New Haven in what was described as a protracted legal battle that was scheduled to start next month.The final climax, a fight over parking spaces, was resolved by the chair breaking a tie vote.

These events unfolded at a meeting last week of the Stony Creek Association (SCA). Before it ended, the SCA board voted 6-5 to work out a stipulated agreement with the Legacy theater, with a group of abutting co-plaintiffs new to the table and with the town of Branford. After two long years of mediation, the reality of a new Legacy Theatre arising from the old Puppet House in Stony Creek appears to be in sight.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Nov 10, 2016 12:41 pm

Seek out music, arts, and the great outdoors, if you’re looking to recover from the madness of this presidential election season. There are also opportunities to learn about Branford’s emergency services and its important role in the community, and the story behind Japanese-Americans’ fight for citizenship. But then, there are plenty of leaves to be raked and football games to watch!

Saturday, Nov. 12

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Branford’s Sheehan Reaches Out to Orlando Once More

by Emily Patton | Nov 5, 2016 6:55 am

When Colin Sheehan began planning #Branford4Orlando last June, he had no idea where his message of solidarity was about to take him. He also had no idea there was a North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA).

“I never knew there was a NAGVA,” he recalls, referring to the association’s peculiar-sounding acronym. So when a member of the association, Martha Leshine, approached him asking for help with an upcoming tournament in Orlando, Sheehan was momentarily confused.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 28, 2016 7:58 am

Did you catch a glimpse of the snowflakes Thursday morning? Did you turn on your heat when the temperature hovered in the 30s? It’s that time of year. We’re sure to have some warmer temperatures, and after our long, hot summer, the cooler weather is welcomed by many. There still time to enjoy outside activities (including trick or treating for the kids and a tour of the Stony Creek Quarry) – just be sure to add a layer or two! 

Friday, Oct. 28

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Oct 20, 2016 7:17 am

If you’re a fan of Halloween, your time draws nigh! Pumpkins are everywhere and farm markets such as Rose’s Orchard in North Branford and Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market in Guilford are offering wagon rides and corn mazes. There’s still time to pick your own apples. The Stand in Indian Neck is decked out and there’s still one more week for the Branford Alps Farm Market – its last hurrah for the season is Thursday, Oct. 27. Check out our listings for additional fall-inspired activities.

Saturday, Oct. 22

 

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