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Fairfield library offers seed program to promote community gardening

Fairfield library offers seed program to promote community gardening

Fairfield Woods Branch Library has started its Seed-to-Seed Library program to help grow community interest in healthy green living in Fairfield. The library and seed-to-seed program has been added to a free international seed-swapping project, based in Norway, called BioDiverSeed. BioDiverSeed is a mapping project, creating a global database of seed swaps, seed libraries, heirloom...
Designer showcases eco-friendly solutions

Designer showcases eco-friendly solutions

As Earth Day approaches, going green is on the minds of many. Enter Lynn Hoffman, the Stamford-based designer with experience 25 years strong in eco-elegant interiors. Hoffman has recently announced the debut of her updated website, lynnhoffmandesign.com.   Hoffman’s portfolio is showcased on her upgraded site, revamped by DarrylO Web Design, in conjunction with Maida...
Dogwood Festival May 2-4 features crafts, arts and more

Dogwood Festival May 2-4 features crafts, arts and more

A long-time tradition that shepherds in the spring season, Greenfield Hill Congregational Church’s 79th Annual Dogwood Festival will once again take place on the church’s grounds and town square May 2-4. Once again, the festival will take place a week prior to Mother’s Day. “Our 79th Dogwood Festival is a time-honored tradition that has had...
Shelton fire department to sell flowers

Shelton fire department to sell flowers

White Hills Voluntary Fire Company No. 5 of Shelton will hold its annual Easter flower sale Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at the White Hills Shopping Center on Route 110. Hours are Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the last flower is sold. The White Hills Fire Company...
Antique appraising set for April 27 in Bethany

Antique appraising set for April 27 in Bethany

The Bethany Historical Society will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Day on Sunday, April 27, 1–4 p.m., at Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road. Ryan Brechlin and Rick Termini of Nest Egg Auctions will appraise your antiques and collectibles. One item for $10, two items for $20 or three items for $25. Light refreshments will be...
Plant sale at agriscience school

Plant sale at agriscience school

The annual Easter/Spring Plant Sale at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center opens Thursday, April 17, and will continue through Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will feature plants grown by the Agriscience students. The Agriscience Center is located at 536 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull. For further information,...
Store helps you collect glass from the sea

Store helps you collect glass from the sea

Do you like collecting sea glass to display at your home? Do you have some that maybe don’t suit you? Well, in Milford there is a spot for sea glass-collecting enthusiasts to trade their find. The Long Island Sound Sea Glass Trading Post held its grand opening on March 29 at the Beach Gallery, 2...
Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Healthy recipes wanted from our readers

Our recipe category for next month:  “Let’s Get Bathing-Suit Ready!” Please email your favorite healthy main dish, side, salad and dessert recipes to home@acorn-online.com. Please include exact measurements and instructions, and a photo of your creation, if you have one. Also, please include your name, town and company/business name, if applicable.
A coffee table book all about shoes

A coffee table book all about shoes

Jane Gershon Weitzman, wife of shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, has recently authored Art & Sole, a book featuring 150 fantasy art shoes made of unique materials — including feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, even fresh flowers and frosting — that she has discovered and commissioned by artists over the...
Protect your family from a silent danger in your home

Protect your family from a silent danger in your home

Once you become a homeowner, the safety of your home and the loved ones who live there become a main concern. A few common precautions you’ve taken to protect your family from danger include having a security system professionally installed, regularly testing your smoke detectors and creating an emergency escape plan. But you may be...
Garden plots open in Stratford

Garden plots open in Stratford

The Farm at Stratford Community Garden, Connors Lane, has plots available for rent for the 2014 season. The farm includes more than 90 plots which are organically cared for.  Rent a plot to grow vegetables, learn gardening tips from fellow members, and enjoy eating locally grown food. Visit thefarmatstratford.org for applications.

Biggest home seller mistakes

Survey reveals ways to sabotage the sale of your home

Thinking of selling your home this spring? Would you like to hit the listing out of the park? While a savvy, experienced real estate agent should be a top tool in your toolbox, the most common reasons that a house will not sell in a good market are often within the control of the home...