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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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Aug 24, 2018 7:46 am

A bonus jazz concert this weekend: Run N’Fly, who was scheduled to appear at the very first concert of the series, will make up their performance on Sunday. Thursday’s concert with Elan Trotman & Tropicality will be the last of the series, which has drawn hundreds to the green each week. Shutterbugs are invited to the Shoreline Trolley Museum to photograph the vintage trolleys spit and polished for the occasion. Hard to imagine that we’re looking at the end of the summer – but it will go out with a bang – just ask Short Beachers as they get ready for their annual three-day celebration.

One note: Our sister publication, the New Haven Independent, will be on hiatus next week and so will The Eagle. We’ll post any breaking news on our Facebook page, so be sure to check there. We’ll be back the following week.

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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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