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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Oct 18, 2018 5:45 pm

Looks like we’ve gone from August to November, bundle up for Broadway in Branford tonight! Bring a cup of coffee and a blanket and settle in for some great music to benefit Legacy Theatre. And, with the colder weather comes the importance of caring for the community cats in our midst. Take some time to stop by Branford Compassion Club and help them stock up on their supplies for winter. 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 | Oct 11, 2018 9:41 pm

Music! Music! Music! There are various opportunities coming up, depending on your taste – folk/bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, classical, and even the Whiffenpoofs. There are outdoor events as well – bird lovers will remember Dr. Noble Proctor – an artists’ reception, and events that celebrate the spirit of the season. If you have kids, don’t forget the OPEN event at Branford High School with BMX pro Tony Hoffman. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net. 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Oct 5, 2018 7:38 am

Animal Awareness Day on the Branford Green Sunday with its Blessing of the Animals is a favorite among all pet lovers. Somehow, it seems that the pets are aware of the how special the occasion is and are always well behaved. The day features lots of other educational activities and vendors with all sorts of information. Fall activities abound with plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit of the season. 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Sep 28, 2018 7:37 am

This is the weekend bibliophiles have been waiting for. The Friends of Blackstone Library’s book tents will anchor the green through Sunday. The Friends collect books all year long just for this event. Come for the book sale, and stay for a whole host of other family-friendly activities – pumpkin decorating, food, the Trinity Church Fair, and did we mention the food? And the books?

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Restoring a Theatrical Legacy at the Legacy

by Diana Stricker | Sep 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Photo by Diana Stricker“It’s going to be amazing,” said Keely Baisden Knudsen, artistic director of the soon-to-be restored Legacy Theatre in Stony Creek.

Knudsen met with the Eagle to announce a $1.2 million donation that will kickstart their capital campaign. Plans call for restoring the theater to its 1930s look when Orson Wells and Sinclair Lewis made history there.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Sep 21, 2018 8:06 am

Fall has officially arrived and there is a virtual cornucopia of events to herald its arrival. Just within the stretch from Guilford – the Guilford Fair – to East Haven – Trolley Museum – there’s a bumper crop as plentiful as the pumpkins at Bishop’s! Paddle your own canoe (or kayak), ride the Super Hero trolley, pedal your bike, or party at the pond. 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 | Sep 14, 2018 7:46 am

What’s on your agenda this weekend? Good local offerings at the Dudley Farm Market, a new season of folk music, and an opportunity for activism. Looking ahead, there’s a bumper crop of activities – paddle with BLT, party with the Rotary, celebrate with the Elks, and, of course, the Guilford Fair. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Run N’ Fly: Worth The Wait

by Bill O'Brien | Sep 7, 2018 7:44 am | Comments (1)

All photos by Bill O'BrienThe jazz series was very busy this past week with three concerts in seven days. First was the regularly scheduled Andy Snitzer group on Aug. 23, then came the postponed Run N’ Fly concert, originally scheduled to open this seasons series back on June 28, that was rained out. They made up their concert on Sunday Aug. 26, and that was followed by the exciting Elan Trotman and Tropicality concert to close out this year’s outstanding series this past Thursday. The audience showed early approval for music.

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