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  • Volunteers Sought For Handmade Blanket Event

    TRUMBULL — The Binky Patrol of Southern Connecticut (BPSC) is planning a Binkathon, a one-afternoon event during which hundreds of binkies will be produced for future distribution.

  • Renaissance 'Symphony Of Light' Tour Will Debut, Conclude In Connecticut

    Annie Haslam, the only sustaining member of the progressive rock band Renaissance and a popular painter, is pictured with a guitar she decorated. Haslam has chosen The Ridgefield Playhouse as the launching point for her band’s latest tour debuting their newest album, Symphony of Light. The tour opens in Ridgefield October 23, and will end at Hartford’s Infinity Hall November 5.

  • John Voket Named A National Ambassador Of Hope

    John Voket was presented with a 2014 National Ambassador of Hope Award on October 15, during the monthly Hearts of Hope-Newtown painting party.

    Hearts of Hope (HOH) Founder and Executive Director Judy Pederson said Wednesday morning that “An Ambassador of Hope is awarded to someone who goes above and beyond in service to others.”

  • Snapshot: Kate Sheehan

    Occupation: I’m the head of technical services and systems librarian at C.H. Booth Library.

    Family: My husband is Gary. We’ve been married for seven years. We have a son, Adrian, who is 2 years old.

    Pets: We have a dog named Cooper. He is an elderly Collie, 12½ years old. And we have some fish.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    FAITH Food Pantry has joined the social network world, thanks to the efforts of Sandy Hook resident Gary Jeanfaivre, along with FAITH volunteer Nancy Taylor. “I have just helped the FAITH Food Pantry set up a Facebook page, as the volunteers are looking to use it as a way to connect with the community,” Gary tells us. His grandmother, Laura Hewitt, has been a longtime pantry volunteer, says Gary, so he is pretty familiar with what a wonderful group of people operate the local food pantry.

  • The Way We Were

    October 20, 1989

    Picture the night of Friday, December 8. People will gather in the Ram Pasture to hear the school bands, sing Christmas carols, and watch the Christmas Tree get turned on. Around Hawley Pond will be luminarias (or candles in white bakery bags). Unlike previous years, the plan for this year’s tree lighting ceremony also calls for luminaria candles to be burning on Main Street, Currituck Road and the end of the Ram Pasture, as well as on Elm Drive properties.

  • Sunday Cinema Series: Student Film, Art Display To Be Part Of Film Screenings At Edmond Town Hall

    As the Sunday Cinema Series continues into autumn, a collection of classic horror films will be offered on Sunday, October 19, at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Continuing Education Classes To Focus On Women And Finances

    No matter how intelligent they may be, no matter what their status in the work world, Jean Leonard knows that women tend to put financial matters on the back burner.

    “A lot of women don’t have the time to focus on learning about investments and finances,” she said.

    The president of Jean Leonard Wealth Management in Newtown, and a financial advisor and strategist since 1996, she hopes to remedy that deficit through a series of Newtown Continuing Education classes she will lead in October and November.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • Ridgefield Playhouse Exec Allison Stockel Honored For 10 Years Of Leadership

    RIDGEFIELD — As the mother of two young children who had recently moved to Ridgefield, Allison Stockel said she was first drawn to the intimate environment of The Ridgefield Playhouse after reading about the venue. At the time, the former high school auditorium was being utilized for discount movie shows, occasional community events, and concerts.