Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Nov 22, 2018 11:15 pm

The highlight of this weekend is Branford’s tree lighting and parade. Don’t forget to bundle up! In lieu of the malls, be sure to take part in Small Business Saturday and shop local. And, in this season of giving, think about supporting the local animal shelters – Cosgrove Animal Shelter and Branford Compassion Club. They’re both having fundraisers coming up.

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Building Commissioners Critical of Community Center Delays

by Sally Bahner | Oct 23, 2018 7:59 pm | Comments (1)

Photos by Sally BahnerOnce again, Quisenberry Arcari Architects, the architect for the Community House/Senior Center, came under fire by the Public Building Commission for delays in the project.

Commissioners grilled Project Manager Brian Park at last week’s meeting held at Fire Headquarters. Leonard Tamsin, Jr. said that the project is “lagging on critical paths.” He expressed concern that the building would not be fully enclosed, with roof and exterior walls, before winter.

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Oct 11, 2018 8:41 pm

Music! Music! Music! There are various opportunities coming up, depending on your taste – folk/bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, classical, and even the Whiffenpoofs. There are outdoor events as well – bird lovers will remember Dr. Noble Proctor – an artists’ reception, and events that celebrate the spirit of the season. If you have kids, don’t forget the OPEN event at Branford High School with BMX pro Tony Hoffman. Got a cool event? Email sebahner@snet.net. 

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Cool Events This Week, Here and Beyond

by Sally Bahner | Sep 21, 2018 7:06 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 6, 2018 6:54 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 17, 2018 6:45 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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Cool Events This Weekend, Here &  Beyond

by Sally E. Bahner | Jun 8, 2018 1:02 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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Dog Frisbee Contest Draws Record Number of Entrees

by Bill O'Brien | May 9, 2018 7:47 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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