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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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Sep 6, 2018 7:54 am

Head over to East Haven this weekend for its Fall Festival. Nostalgia is on tap, especially when it comes to music. Local vendors will showcase their services, school musicians will perform, plus there a road race and classic car show. Dudley Farm in Guilford is open to fairies and elves, something surely to delight the kids. Looking ahead… there’s a fall bonanza of activities. Read on! 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 | 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 | 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 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 Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jul 13, 2018 8:15 am

It’s a beautiful evening to honor Branford’s volunteer extraordinaire, Eunice Lasala. Hometown Harmonies, which includes musical selections from local groups, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Owenego. Everyone is invited. Branford is brimming with center-centric activities with StoryWalk on Main and the weekly jazz concert on the green. Read on… there’s much more ahead.

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jul 6, 2018 9:48 am

Did you survive the heat wave? By the time you read this, we should have a break, and the only things that should be hot are the Corvettes at the 26th annual Corvette Show on Sunday. Lots of other outside activities on offer, too, including the Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market, the Camp Rising Sun Night Out, and Branford Jazz on the green. Music and art are at the forefront. Check out the Branford Art Center and the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance. Looking ahead, there are two interesting activities to engage residents and merchants. Read on!

Saturday, July 7

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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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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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