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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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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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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 29, 2018 8:38 am

If this weekend’s heat and humidity are getting to you, cool off with the classic film, “Rebecca,” which is part of Blackstone Library’s Great American Read, shown at Fire Headquarters. Art and music take the stage with an opening of works by Diana Wells at the Willoughby Wallace Library. The much-anticipated opening of the Branford Jazz on the Green series – was, sadly, rained out! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, June 30

Saturday Cinema: “Rebecca”

Celebrate summer reading by watching movies based on The Great American Read, a list of America’s 100 most loved books. The Blackstone Library will sponsor a series of films based on the books.

This month, the 1940 film, “Rebecca,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on the 1938 book by Daphne DuMaurier, will be shown at Branford Fire Headquarters, 45 N. Main St., Saturday, June 30, 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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Eagle Wins 11 Awards in State Journalism Contest

by Staff | May 29, 2018 4:34 pm

Sam Stricker PhotoThe Branford Eagle took home 11 awards last week at the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards for 2017. The Eagle’s stories covered a range of topics, including affordable housing, politics, the opioid crisis, and the death of a Branford boy.

The Eagle’s Diana Stricker won first place in the hyperlocal category for continuing coverage of Branford’s Housing Authority efforts to rebuild an outdated housing complex that houses low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

Eagle Editor Marcia Chambers took first place for audio storytelling. Her story “Klau: We Need Leakers” centered on an interview with Attorney Dan Klau who voiced concern when President Donald Trump called journalists “the enemy of the people.” Klau made his observation on WNHH radio’s “Legal Eagle” program.

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State Bond Commission Approves $1M Grant for Blackstone Library

by marcia chambers | Apr 14, 2018 8:56 am

With PermissionFor Blackstone Library leaders, Friday was one of those great days. In the morning, Library Director Karen Jensen and Blackstone Board Chair Andy McKirdy were on hand in Hartford with State Rep. Lonnie Reed (pictured) when the State Bond Commission formally approved a $1 million library construction grant.

Bill O'Brien PhotoIn the afternoon, they were back at the Blackstone to announce that individual donations to the library’s capital campaign reached the amount needed to qualify for the Branford Community Foundation’s (BCF) match of $100,000. The $100,000 grant, to be distributed over four years, is the largest single contribution to an organization in the history of the BCF.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 5, 2018 8:30 am

Spring is in the air – musically. Walsh kids have been preparing for their spring musical, “The Little Mermaid.” And on Sunday, jazz aficionados and friends of Stan Wheeler will flock to the Levinson Auditorium at Yale Law School for an afternoon of great jazz. Looking ahead, there are various art- and film-related events, along with opportunities to help you navigate these complicated times. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Feb 2, 2018 9:36 am

While much attention this weekend is on the Super Bowl, there are plenty of activities for those who prefer not to see the pigskin being tossed about. Along with a new art exhibit at Willoughby Wallace, there’s a Branford Forum discussion on race relations with Yale sociology professor Elijah Anderson (pictured) at the Blackstone. Or you can clean your closet, go to the movies, take a nap, explore your neighborhood. Flu season hasn’t reached its peak, so the East Shore District Health Department encourages everyone to get a flu shot; there’s one in East Haven on Saturday. Read on – there are more cool events.

Saturday, Feb. 3

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