Garden club to screen Disney film focusing on butterflies, bees and more

Garden club to screen Disney film focusing on butterflies, bees and more

The next meeting of the Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton will be Monday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street. The public is invited to attend for a $5 donation. Club members will screen the film Wings of Life, a Disney nature film...
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Events occurring July 31 and beyond

Events occurring July 31 and beyond

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org:   Rainforest Reptiles, July 1-31, Tues-Thur., two shows daily, Fri.-Sun., three shows daily,...

Taking a bike ride will help MovingWithHope

The Down by the River Festival will feature the Bike for Hope, music, a chili cook-off, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors and family activities on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk), in Shelton. The event will raise funds for MovingWithHope, a non-profit organization that provides programming scholarships and adaptive equipment for...
Presentation: Prepping your pup's first aid kit

Presentation: Prepping your pup’s first aid kit

Pet parents looking to create an emergency first aid kit for their dogs are invited to a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Trap Falls Kennel Club will host Dr. Jack Garman, founder of High Ridge Animal Hospital in Stamford at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes, 5 Lake Road, Shelton. For more information call 203-558-5911....
Flower power: Adding more nature to spice up your meals

Flower power: Adding more nature to spice up your meals

As spring unfolds in bursts of peonies, day lilies, and other nascent flowers, the sweet perfume and bright colors of seasonal flora entice the senses. While it is common to appreciate the sight and smell of the warmer season’s blossoms, many will also be indulging in floral tastes. Food enthusiasts, florists, and chefs alike will...
New savings program to help low income residents buy a home

New savings program to help low income residents buy a home

A new matched savings account for residents of the Valley will be available through team to help them purchase a productive asset like a first home, small business, car for employment or post secondary education. Contributions will be matched by Team, Inc., thanks to a grant. Called the IDA Program, it allows participants to deposit...
A car and a story: Vintage car shows attracts crowds to hear and see history

A car and a story: Vintage car shows attracts crowds to hear and see history

Here are scenes from a recent vehicle show in Milford. — photos by Audra Napolitano From rat rods to Camaros and Duesenbergs to Corvettes, there’s a little piece of history rolling into towns and cities across the country, as we’re in the swing of car show season. “These cars are rolling works of art,” said...

Events occurring July 24 and beyond

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org:   Rainforest Reptiles, July 1-31, Tues-Thur., two shows daily, Fri.-Sun., three shows daily,...
Did you know windshield wipers should be changed 90-120 days? Defensive driving means seeing well

Did you know windshield wipers should be changed 90-120 days? Defensive driving means seeing well

Driving defensively is the best way for motorists to avoid accidents and protect themselves and their passengers from the risks of the road. But the importance of defensive driving is magnified when driving in hazardous conditions, especially when drivers’ vision is potentially compromised. Driving when visibility is poor can test the skills of even the...
Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your loved one on the path to better nutrition when you join a special presentation related to caregivers of aging parents. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. for its Sandwiched caregiver education series. The topic for this session is entitled The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your...
Topics to discuss before hiring your next mechanic 

Topics to discuss before hiring your next mechanic 

Few decisions weigh as heavily on automobile owners as their choice of mechanic. A good mechanic goes a long way toward ensuring drivers and their passengers stay safe on the road and that those drivers’ vehicles perform at their peak for years to come. That’s an important role to play, and it’s why many drivers...
Upcoming vintage car shows in the area

Upcoming vintage car shows in the area

Some upcoming vintage vehicle shows from Connecticut Seaport Car Club. Stratford The Fly Meet Charity Car Meet is set for July 27, 11-4 p.m. at the Stratford Army Engine Plant, 690 Main Street. There will be vendors, skate ramps, food, cars and more. Cost: cars, $20, and spectators $5. Children 12 and younger are free....
Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

With the vacation season upon us, many of us have taken the time to make preparations so our trips can go off without a hitch. However, while making these family plans, it’s easy to forget about the four-legged family members who may also be traveling with us. Just like with our kids, a little preparation...