The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14, 10-4 p.m., on the Town Hall Green, 5866 Main Street. The festival is a multi-media event that includes juried fine artists and crafters, food, a children’s creative center, community groups and entertainment. Free admission. For more information, call Emily...
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Behind on your mortgage? Don’t just sit idly by

Behind on your mortgage? Don’t just sit idly by

You’re behind in your mortgage and you know it is going to happen very shortly. You don’t have any idea how you can pay it. You don’t even want to think about it. You try to put it out of your mind, but it just won’t go away. You don’t want to talk to anyone...
Pre-qualified vs. pre-approved — what’s the difference?

Pre-qualified vs. pre-approved — what’s the difference?

Buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming and the right mortgage can make all the difference when transforming your dream of homeownership into a reality. You may hear the terms “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification” as you prepare to buy a house, and although many people confuse them, these terms are not one in the...
Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course, led by nutrition professional Samantha Heller. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a series of classes. Heller is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, and a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist. The...
Events occurring Aug. 28 and beyond

Events occurring Aug. 28 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. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall;...
Participants needed to help cancer patients

Participants needed to help cancer patients

Area businesses and community groups are needed to take part The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. [wide] [/wide] The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby, and draws runner and walkers from...
Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Sept. 3,  5:30–6:30 p.m. for its caregiver “Sandwiched” education series. The topic for this session is called “The Top 3 Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources and Stress Management.” Learn a easy language change to improve the emotions of you and the person for whom you care. Pamela...
Events occurring Aug. 21 and beyond

Events occurring Aug. 21 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. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall;...
DeLauro wants calorie counts on the menu

DeLauro wants calorie counts on the menu

  U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called on the Obama Administration to issue a final rule on menu labeling. DeLauro and Harkin were the chief sponsors of menu labeling legislation for nearly a decade, and authored the provision in the Affordable Care Act that is resulting in chain restaurants across the...
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 be part of that survival-ready...
Home briefs: Craft fairs, garden club and all about bees

Home briefs: Craft fairs, garden club and all about bees

Home briefs includes craft vendors, a garden club, arts vendor needed, the Snowflake Fair and all about bees. Craft vendors wanted Platt Technical High School seeks craft and food truck vendors for its annual fall festival and car cruise fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-3 p.m. at 600 Orange Avenue, Milford. Vendor fee is $50, spaces...
So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

It’s doable, with a routine, boundaries and lots of fun

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children’s faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility. It’s about balance and choosing what’s right for you and your family. Some pets require more attention than others, so heads of a family should consider...
Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

The Trap Falls Kennel Club will hold dog obedience training classes beginning in September. Both will start Thursday evening, Sept. 11, and will take place at 109 Old Mill Road, Shelton. A STAR puppy class runs for six weeks and costs $140. A Canine Good Citizen class runs for eight weeks, includes the test and...