Holidays
Family traditions — from heart to hand — Christmas gifts

Family traditions — from heart to hand — Christmas gifts

Learning about the different ways families exchange gifts is always fascinating. While one family picks names out of a hat to purchase a special gift for one person, other families do a Yankee Swap. However, this just might be the right year to start a family tradition by making handmade gifts straight from the heart....
Christmas Village open through Dec. 23

Christmas Village open through Dec. 23

Bridgeport P.A.L. Christmas Village through Monday, Dec. 23, from 1-8 p.m., daily, located at 7 Quarry Road, Trumbull. Opening day event will include a holiday parade for children ages 11 and under, beginning at 12:30 p.m., with registration from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Children can wear a costume, make a float. Prizes for registered participants. The Christmas...
Holiday shop and craft fair through Dec. 18

Holiday shop and craft fair through Dec. 18

The Holiday Shop at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, located at 536 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull, runs through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Hours are weekdays 9-3 p.m.; weekends 10-4 p.m. Sale features wreaths, poinsettias, and other plants. Most items are grown or made by the students. For further information, call 203-452-4200.
Keeping Christmas traditions alive at home

Keeping Christmas traditions alive at home

Drew Cucuzza of New Haven, formerly of Milford, helps keep the family traditions of his grandparents alive during the holidays. “When my grandparents moved into their house in the mid-50s, they bought a tabletop aluminum Christmas tree and decorated it with glass ornaments. While the color wheel spun its last sometime in the ’70s, they...
Christmas tree basics

Christmas tree basics

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start putting up the tree and digging out those boxes of lights and decorations. To help save some stress and maintain merry spirits, The Family Handymanoffers the following tips: ·Christmas trees can be extremely difficult to handle: It’s important to first check the height of the...
Wreath-making session set in Shelton

Wreath-making session set in Shelton

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will be meeting Monday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m., at the Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street, Shelton. Live wreaths will be made for city buildings as well as for attendees’ use. Greens, pine cones, berries, nuts, wire cutters and gloves are needed for this project. Everyone welcome. For more...
Trumbull Historical Society holds annual Holiday House Tour

Trumbull Historical Society holds annual Holiday House Tour

The Trumbull Historical Society annual Holiday House Tour, Saturday, Dec. 14,  will include five historically and architecturally significant Trumbull homes including a reproduction antique Gunther home, Civil War era Italianate, late 18th century Georgian, an 1850’s carpenter gothic, and a reproduction saltbox with antique barn. Also, stop by the Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke., in Trumbull,...
Holiday craft fair, plant sale in December

Holiday craft fair, plant sale in December

The Trumbull AgriScience Center is hosting their annual holiday craft fair and plant sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Trumbull AgriScience Center at Trumbull High School, 536 Daniels Farm Road. Get your holiday shopping done. This event showcases cash and carry arts and craft vendors from the local area, as...
Nichols Garden Club will hold its annual Holiday Boutique

Nichols Garden Club will hold its annual Holiday Boutique

  The Nichols Garden Club is preparing for its annual Holiday Boutique which will take place Friday Dec. 6 from noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Boutique will be at the Starkweather House, located at 1773 Huntington Tpke, in the Nichols area of Trumbull. The club will have fresh decorated...
Thanksgiving misgivings

Thanksgiving misgivings

Since George Washington’s time, Thanksgiving was celebrated on the last Thursday of November. It continued this way until 1939, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt broke with tradition and delegated it to be held on the fourth Thursday; seeing as some Novembers (like the one last year) have five Thursdays, this earlier date is significant. Roosevelt...
Holiday table design lessons

Holiday table design lessons

The Nichols Garden Club will hold a meeting on holiday table designs at the Starkweather House, 1773 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Gary Zinsmeyer is the guest host who will demonstrate holiday table designs complete with several arrangements, table linens and place settings. For more than 30 years, he has...

Auditions for Conn. Chamber Choir

Conn. Chamber Choir will audition experienced choral singers in all voice parts by appointment on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 10 and 24. Rehearsals are held in Trumbull. Performances are Jan. 12, 2014, Sublime: works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Fauré for chorus, organ and strings; May 4, 2014, American Made: Recent works by American composers...