Safety first: Some tips to remember in your home

Safety first: Some tips to remember in your home

Summer is notorious for bringing a host of unexpected emergencies — from blackouts to floods and electrical storms. The problem: nine out of 10 people either panic or freeze during an emergency instead of taking effective action. To boot, the best plan of action is often counter-intuitive. To help you...
Waiting and waiting to go home

Waiting and waiting to go home

“We just want to get home,” said Joe Mirmina, one of Storm Sandy’s victims. Mirmina and his wife, Ann-Marie, are two of many Milford shoreline residents still struggling through red tape to get the government money they’ve been promised to fix their storm-damaged houses and move back home. Their stories...
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Concrete problems can arise with your real estate

Concrete problems can arise with your real estate

Concrete is a popular structural material among homeowners. One of the more affordable options for patios and other structures, concrete also can be durable and attractive. However, because no material is impervious to damage, concrete will need to be maintained, and certain problems can arise when concrete is not properly installed. Though an excellent material,...
Coldwell foundation donates to Newtown children’s museum

Coldwell foundation donates to Newtown children’s museum

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Foundation donated $5,000 to the EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown. The donation was made through a request by the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Newtown and the other Coldwell Banker offices in Fairfield and Litchfield counties. “We wanted to find a way to show our commitment to the...
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,...
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 directed by Louie Schwartzberg and...
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...