It’s Here – Branford Festival Weekend

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am

File PhotoThis weekend, there is only one cool event, the Branford Festival. For the 34th year, townspeople, businesses, craftspeople, food vendors, and entertainers will fill the Branford green over three days. Chair Kristine Klarman and her committee have been hard at work finalizing all the details; it’s a process that starts almost immediately after the previous year’s festival. The Branford Eagle will be on hand – be sure to stop by and say hello.

Here’s the schedule.

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Dog Frisbee Contest Draws Record Number of Entrees

by Bill O'Brien | May 9, 2018 8:47 am | Comments (2)

Bill O'Brien PhotoOn the first Saturday of May for the past 15 years, Young’s Pond Park has been the site of the annual “Skyhoundz Dog Frisbee Contest,” organized by Victor Amatori, program supervisor of the Branford Recreation Department.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThis past Saturday, 23 canines were registered by their owners for this year’s competition. “That’s the most we ever had. It’s getting bigger and more competitive each year,” Amatori said. Here Jack, an 11-year-old Aussie, makes a great catch of his Frisbee.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 27, 2018 9:59 am

There’s music in the air. Concerts and performances for every taste are on the agenda – from traditional Italian melodies to Bernstein’s Broadway hits to classical guitar. In case you didn’t get to see it in the theater, The Post will be shown at the Willoughby Wallace Library. Note: It’s Branford Eagle endorsed. Mother’s Day is coming up and we’ve listed some mom-friendly events. Be sure to check our Facebook page – we often list upcoming events there, too.

Saturday, April 28

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 12, 2018 8:17 am

We’re still waiting for spring. The teaser at the end of this week will morph back into the chilliness that we’ve come to expect. But there are signs: Earth Day is coming up and there are events that call attention to the need to protect our resources. Speaking of protecting, LWV and Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible will hold a forum Saturday on protecting our right to vote. (Are you registered?) Read on – there’s more! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 26, 2018 9:19 am

Are we out of the woods? Seems that the spate of snowstorms we experienced have ceased. Time to venture outside for some fresh air. The Branford Land Trust has animal tracking classes and is hosting a lecture on Long Island Sound. The eagles along the Connecticut River can viewed courtesy of the Audubon Shop in Madison. Plus there are opportunities for live music, art classes, and cooking – yes, break out those pots and pans. Got a cool event? Email sebahner @snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Friday, Jan. 26

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jan 19, 2018 10:17 am

The winter chill continues, but there are plenty of activities to warm the heart. For those missing the fruits (and veggies) of summer, there’s a farmers market. Activists can take part in the Women’s Marches in Hartford and in New York City. And there are cool events for book lovers, would-be artists, film buffs, and music lovers, and much more. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Through March 31

Cityseed Winter Market

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Home Is Lost, But Kitty Is Saved in Branford Fire

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 28, 2017 9:01 am | Comments (1)

Branford Fire DepartmentA specially designed feline oxygen mask was instrumental in saving the life of a cat caught up in a house fire this week.

Firefighters responded to a heavy fire at 19 Leetes Island Road, Paved Lane Trailer Park, on Tuesday afternoon after the occupant called 911 to report a fire coming from behind the furnace. The occupants were trying to save their three cats but had to leave the house due to heavy smoke.

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New Veterinary Facility Pays Homage to Old Roots

by Sally E. Bahner | Dec 6, 2017 10:05 am

Sally E. Bahner PhotoIt’s fitting that an 80-year-old veterinary practice built on caring for farm animals is reinventing itself on the site of a well-known Branford farm.

Sally E. Bahner PhotoBranford Veterinary Hospital, the oldest veterinary practice in Branford, will soon relocate to a new facility in a former cornfield adjacent to the former Bahnsen farm on Route 139. Site work is now underway and a July 2018 opening is expected.

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Tree Lighting Parade Brings Out Huge Crowd

by Bill O'Brien | Nov 29, 2017 8:12 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoIt couldn’t have been a better night. On Saturday, the 19th Annual Branford Tree Lighting Parade stepped off from Branford High School and headed to the Town Green with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus on a vintage fire truck to light the town’s Christmas tree.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe temperature was in the low 50s and that had a lot to do with the several thousand residents and friends that were lined up to 6-to-10 deep on sections along Main Street. They had waited for this moment. Especially the kids.

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