Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 23, 2017 8:36 am

Mary Johnson Photo The second and third installments of Branford’s Trifecta continue this week with the annual fireworks display launching off Branford Point on Saturday evening and the kick off for the summer Jazz Festival on Thursday. Everyone may be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but you’ll also have a chance this weekend at the Connecticut Irish Festival at the North Haven Fairgrounds. And, girls, Nick Fradiani, will perform Saturday night. Read on for our other cool events.

Saturday, June 24

 

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen 33rd Annual Festival

by Bill O'Brien | Jun 22, 2017 8:20 am

Bill O'Brien Photo Although the weather wasn’t perfect, thousands still flocked to the Town Green on Saturday and Sunday to be part of the 33rd Annual Branford Festival on the Town Green.

Bill O'Brien Photo “We were all disappointed that we had to cancel the entertainment on Friday,” said chairperson Camille Linke (pictured.) “Residents were looking forward to seeing the Bon Jovi Tribute band and enjoying the great variety of food being offered by our vendors along the food court.”

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RTM Approves Limited Parking Plan for Legacy Theatre Neighbors

by marcia chambers | Jun 16, 2017 9:46 am | Comments (1)

Marcia Chambers Photo The Representative Town Meeting (RTM) agreed Wednesday to allow limited special resident parking on a public road at certain times and for certain months as part of a four-way legal agreement that is expected to enable the Legacy Theatre to finally open its doors. 

Despite a last minute development that nearly derailed an agreement that took several years to work out, the RTM, in a 21-1 bi-partisan vote, overwhelmingly approved the agreement. The parties include the Legacy Theatre, the town of Branford, the Stony Creek Association (SCA), and a separate group of neighbors who live adjacent to the theater on Thimble Islands Road.

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Branford’s Coolest Event

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 15, 2017 9:05 am

Branford’s Trifecta

File Photo We’re heading into the three biggest events of the summer – the Branford Festival, the annual fireworks display, and the beginning of the Jazz series on the Branford green. They all prove that you don’t have to roam far to have a great time.

Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18

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Musical Tribute to Cathyann Roding Hits a High Note

by Bill O'Brien | Jun 13, 2017 7:21 am | Comments (2)

Bill O'Brien Photo In a tribute to a great and wise music director, a cast of more than 250 current and former high school students returned to their alma mater a weekend ago to pay tribute to Cathyann Roding, a loving teacher who is retiring after 38 years, the last 32 at Branford High.

Bill O'Brien Photo It was a very special afternoon as the high school auditorium filled up, about 500 in all, to give thanks and say farewell to Roding, who as music director has performed before audiences of thousands, here and in many countries in Europe, even a performance before Pope John Paul at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. She always handled these concerts professionally, showing little anxiety.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 9, 2017 8:00 am

We’re heading into the three biggest events of the summer – the Branford Festival, the annual fireworks display, and the beginning of the Jazz series on the Branford green. They all prove that you don’t have to roam far to have a great time. In the meantime, take care of some housekeeping. We’re just going into hurricane season and so learn how to prepare. Update your pets’ vaccinations, and enroll the kids in summer camp. Don’t forget to head outdoors and help the Branford Land Trust celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Saturday, June 10

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 2, 2017 9:15 am

Many have been lamenting the lack of sunshine and warm weather, but take heart, the heat will be here soon enough – most likely in time for Branford Festival weekend, June 16 to 18 (details to follow). In the meantime, take part in Connecticut Trails Day with a hike sponsored by the Branford Land Trust, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Shutterbugs will enjoy the Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance exhibit and arts lovers should check out New Haven’s Festival of Arts and Ideas, which kicks off this weekend.

Friday, June 2

Photography At The Academy

More than 20 Branford photographers will take part in the 2017 exhibition at the Academy on the Branford Green, which is expected to be the largest show of photography sponsored by Branford Arts & Cultural Alliance.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 25, 2017 12:00 pm

File Photo It’s Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer. Time to clean off the deck furniture, fire up the grill, and plant some veggies. But do take some time to enjoy some of Branford’s treasures, the Stony Creek Museum and the Memorial Day Parade. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, around 620,000 American veterans from World War II are estimated to still be alive as of 2016. World War II veteran, 96-year-old U.S. Army Sergeant Bill Brody, who served in the Army Corp of Engineers, will give the address.

Sunday, May 28

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 19, 2017 8:10 am

We’re going to the dogs and cats this weekend. Branford Compassion Club is holding its gala at the Pine Orchard Club (tickets are still available) and there’s a Dog Parade at Evergreen Woods. Plenty of opportunities to enjoy the arts at the Branford Arts Center and concerts at our local libraries, not to mention a heavy dose of the arts coming up in June at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Expand your horizons! 

Friday, May 19

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 12, 2017 8:28 am

It’s Mother’s Day weekend. Time to give mom a break from the kitchen and household duties. You can’t go wrong with brunch – there are lots of good places in town. Pet moms count, too, so dad… scoop the litter box or walk that pup! You’ve had a couple weeks notice to excavate all that old paperwork – now’s the time to bring it all to the Stony Creek Brewery and have it shredded securely. Many other events, as well, for pet lovers, music lovers, book worms, Creek buffs, and those would like to contribute to the community!

Saturday, May 13

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