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  1. Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    SHELTON, Conn. — Romance was in the air as Celebrate Shelton held its Downtown Handmade Market in honor of Valentine's Day at a special location — the Valley United Way building at 54 Grove St.    Visitors to the market were greeted by red heart-shaped balloons and a room filled with many tasty-looking goodies. Chocolate-covered pretzels, cherry pies, and brownies were among the popular ...

  2. Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    SHELTON, Conn. – It was cold on Saturday, but the sun was out and so were the vendors from local farms as the Shelton Farmers Market opened the doors for its indoor event.There were lots of goodies to choose from, ranging from fresh vegetables, pies, jarred tomato sauces, wine, and much more. If you arrive early, breakfast food is made fresh to order, and sometimes there is even live ...

  3. Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offered up a sweet deal last weekend as it hosted the annual Chocolate Expo, where 40 vendors served up tasty treats to thousands of visitors. Every corner of the aquarium was packed to the gills as visitors searched out their chocolate fix — trying out samples and making purchases — all under the watchful eyes of the fish, sharks and ...

  4. University Of Bridgeport Students Volunteer In Community To Honor MLK

    University Of Bridgeport Students Volunteer In Community To Honor MLK

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As they headed out to complete community projects for the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the students from the University of Bridgeport were emblazoned and emboldened by the words of the civil rights leader.  A graphic design of a famous King quote — “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” — was printed ...

  5. Choirs Lift Voices In Song At MLK Tribute At Westport Country Playhouse

    Choirs Lift Voices In Song At MLK Tribute At Westport Country Playhouse

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Country Playhouse hosted its 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, complete with many speakers and performances as well as a keynote address titled “WWMD: What Would Martin Do: What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?”The keynote address came from Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University. The celebration was presented in ...

  6. Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Nearly 50 excited swimmers gathered on Westport's Compo Beach on New Year's Day, ready to plunge in the freezing waters of Long Island Sound — and all for a good cause.This is the 10th year for the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge, a charity event held by Temple Israel of Westport.The plunge began promptly at 11 a.m. as the crowd braved the cold, and when it was ...

  7. Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    MONROE, Conn. – It may have been cold and drizzly, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the faithful who gathered Sunday, Dec.18., on the Monroe Town Green to welcome the Christmas season and bless a Crèche set up on the Monroe Town Green. This year marked the second annual celebration of the blessing of the Crèche, which was presented by the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the ...

  8. Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In a time when money can be tight and it can hard to find a place to live, sometimes you just need to have a little faith. It worked for Xiomara Franco of Bridgeport and her kids.  Franco and her kids have been through some rough times, especially when their previous apartment became a health and safety hazard after the bathroom ceiling caved in. But on Saturday, ...

  9. Fright Night Scares Up Halloween Fun For Kids At Wilton's Ambler Farm

    Fright Night Scares Up Halloween Fun For Kids At Wilton's Ambler Farm

    WILTON, Conn. -- Not everything was scary at the sold-out Fright Night at Ambler Farm in Wilton over the weekend. In fact, the bonfire for roasting marshmallows for s'mores was downright heart-warming — and warm — on a chilly night as a crowd of kids turned out to celebrate Halloween.  "We've had a lot of kids, I think it's fabulous," said Margot Silvian, a new volunteer this ...

  10. Trick-Or-Treaters Hit Main Street In Ridgefield For Halloween Fun

    Trick-Or-Treaters Hit Main Street In Ridgefield For Halloween Fun

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Main Street in Ridgefield was jammed on Saturday morning — but it wasn't due to traffic. The street was filled with hundreds of children and their families who were getting a jump on Halloween as businesses hosted trick-or-treating on Main Street. The costumes included everything imaginable from "The Incredibles," to bumblebees, and lions, and even dogs ...

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