Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 22, 2018 8:00 am

This year has been a big one for 50th anniversary events, and there’s a special one right in our front yard: the Branford Land Trust. The land trust is the ever-vigilant custodian of Branford’s open space, overseeing more than a 1,000 acres in over 130 parcels. The organization, which is run by volunteers and supported by more than 500 members, also holds easements on an additional 400 acres in Branford. Celebrate with them on Saturday. And don’t forget Saturday night’s fireworks, held this year at Foote Park. 

Saturday, June 23

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Want to Play A Tune on the Green? Meet Your Rescue Piano

by Diana Stricker | Jun 21, 2018 7:18 am

Sam Stricker PhotoGreg Nobile thinks “we’re all in the mood for a melody,” as the Billy Joel song goes, so he’s placing 8 creatively painted pianos outdoors in public venues in Branford, Guilford and Madison.

“The purpose is twofold, to create spontaneous moments of expression and to take music to the streets and make it accessible to everyone,” Nobile told the Eagle.

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Branford Festival: Perfect Weather, Big Crowds, Great Food

by Bill O'Brien and Diana Stricker | Jun 20, 2018 9:00 am

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe annual Branford Festival is always a crowd-pleaser, and this year it was over-the-top with perfect weather, plenty of music, sumptuous food, politicians greeting constituents, the Craft and Business Expo, and Sunday’s Road Race. 

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe 39th Branford Father’s Day Road Race brought out 2,500 runners and walkers in the Kids’ Fun Run, 2 Mile Health Walk and 5 Mile Race.The first male finisher in the 5 Mile race was Sean Furgeson (pictured) of Shelton with a time of 25:07 .

Kris Klarman had a big smile on her face this weekend. As chairman of the 34th annual Branford Festival she had that perfect weather over the three days, and as a result the crowds came for all the planned activities, which made her sponsors and food vendors very happy.

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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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Cool Events This Weekend, Here &  Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 8, 2018 2:02 pm

Some fun events leading up to the 34th annual Branford Festival. If you haven’t checked out either of the town’s breweries – Thimble Island and Stony Creek –now’s a good time. There are always some fun events held in conjunction with some great brews to sample. Farmers’ markets are reving up for the season and the Dudley Farm in Guilford has locally made goodies along with fun activities – check it out. And don’t forget the Strawberry Festival in Stony Creek! Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Saturday, June, 9


Strawberry Festival

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 1, 2018 8:48 am | Comments (1)

Is it summer yet? We had a taste last weekend. Summer activities are lining up, so all we need is the accompanying weather. In the lineup, however, are trifecta of town favorites… the Branford Festival, Fireworks, and Branford Jazz on the Green. If you’ve wondered what goes on at the state-of-the-art Fire Headquarters, now’s your chance. The open house on Saturday includes a full tour of the facility. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net.

Friday, June 1

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 25, 2018 8:15 am

Memorial Day weekend is the gateway to summer. According to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 558,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were alive in 2017. Branford is lucky to have six of them participating in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. Head into town and pay your respects to these heroes. In Stony Creek, the tribute begins at 8:30 a.m. In town, people will gather on the green at 10 a.m.

Ongoing

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 18, 2018 11:00 am

If you haven’t yet explored the Stony Creek Quarry, you have a chance on Saturday. Former First Selectmen Unk DaRos (Branford) and Carl Balestracci (Guilford) will lead the group and share the quarry’s fascinating history. Then, kick back and enjoy some Sunday jazz at Home’s Living Room on Main Street. Check out our other listings for many other art- and music-related events.

Friday, May 18

Poetry with the Branford Land Trust

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | May 4, 2018 8:59 am

This week and looking ahead, we have a diverse collection of events that reflect our connection to land and sea, art and music. Boats and water safety for sailors. Birding walks for bird lovers – this is a great time to spot them, before all the leaves are out. Music of all genres. Thought-provoking films. Poetry. Food. A feast for the body and soul, all within a short drive. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net by Wednesday noon.

Friday, May 4

 

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Cool Events This Weekend, Here & Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 20, 2018 9:23 am

A bit of a history lesson. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 as a national day to focus on the environment. According to earthday.org, Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded the event in response to a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. People were driving gas guzzlers and there was an increasing awareness of the problems associated with air and water pollution. Twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970, in a movement that led to environmental concerns gaining national attention and resulting in protective legislation. Those concerns from 48 years ago are still in the forefront today as policy rollbacks are underway at the EPA. Make a difference this weekend by taking part in some of the local events listed below. 

Saturday, April 21

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