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Cool Events this Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Aug 17, 2018 7:45 am

Love classic cars? Head over to Van Wilgen’s on Sunday for the Rotary’s annual show. Reminisce with fellow aficionados and know that you’re supporting local veterans. The weather is iffy for Saturday, but Killiam’s Point is a great place to explore with the Branford Land Trust. Rain? Catch the flick, “Ready Player One,” being shown at Fire Headquarters, courtesy of the Blackstone Library. 

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Branford Treated to Night of Soulful Jazz

by Bill O'Brien | Aug 14, 2018 7:49 am

All photos by Bill O'BrienThe large audience on the Branford Green was treated on Aug. 2 to another enjoyable evening of jazz. This time it was a dynamic soulful, performance by accomplished flutist Althea Rene. Here she pauses for a moment before coming on stage.

“She and her group were dynamic tonight,” said jazz committee member Terry Elton, who also serves as the town’s special projects manager. “She puts her heart and soul into every song and it was great when she left the stage to go out into the audience and get them involved.” 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am

Mary Johnson photoBranford goes to the dogs this weekend amid the dog days of summer. Woofstock, the annual fund-raiser for the Cosgrove Animal Shelter, hits the green this weekend. Jane Bouley returns to the library to sign copies of her new book – it’s a fascinating read. Take advantage of local produce at its best at the Dudley market and savor some fruit of the vine at the Shoreline Wine Festival at Bishop’s in Guilford. And, don’t forget to vote in the Primary on Tuesday!

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Anouman Brings Gypsy Jazz to the Town Green

by Bill O'Brien | Aug 7, 2018 8:45 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoCuriosity got the best of this reporter a week ago when I heard, “Anouman,” the group that was performing on the Green, was going to play Gypsy Jazz. Well known jazz genres that come to mind include Cool Jazz, Soul Jazz, Latin Jazz, or even Bebop, Dixieland, Boogie or Ragtime. However, it turns out Gypsy Jazz, which goes back to the 1930s and 1940s, is pretty popular, and after the group’s concert it was easy to see why. They drew about 600 people to the green on the warm summer night.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Aug 3, 2018 8:12 am

Photo by Judith L. BarbosaKeep an eye to the sky! We have activities this weekend that have you covered rain or shine, plus lots more in the weekends ahead. A lot of effort has gone into the production of “Hamlet” by the Shoreline Arts Alliance. If you can’t get to Guilford, be sure to take the kids to the Branford green this morning at 10 a.m. for Hamlet Abridged! 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am

When it comes to cool events this summer, we’re on a roll. If you missed some earlier – Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market, Jane Bouley’s booksigning, and the popular jazz concerts on the green – there are opportunities for a redo. Be sure to catch the Shoreline Trolley Museum’s trolley parade and pencil in Woofstock, always a favorite, and the Rotary Club’s classic car show. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Jul 20, 2018 7:55 am

Storm’s a comin’. This will be a good weekend for inside activities. Take the kids to the library this afternoon – they can learn all about sound, courtesy of the Connecticut Science Center. We’ve been looking forward to town historian Jane Bouley’s new book about Branford’s street names. If you look at old maps of Branford you’ll see many of today’s street names. Bouley will be at the library on Saturday to sign copies of her book. Cuddling kitties is a great indoor activity – Branford Compassion Club is having a food and supply drive. Stop by – you may also find the love of your life. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

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