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  1. Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    SHELTON, Conn. — Romance was in the air as Celebrate Shelton held its Downtown Handmade Market in honor of Valentine's Day at a special location — the Valley United Way building at 54 Grove St.    Visitors to the market were greeted by red heart-shaped balloons and a room filled with many tasty-looking goodies. Chocolate-covered pretzels, cherry pies, and brownies were among the popular ...

  2. Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    SHELTON, Conn. – It was cold on Saturday, but the sun was out and so were the vendors from local farms as the Shelton Farmers Market opened the doors for its indoor event.There were lots of goodies to choose from, ranging from fresh vegetables, pies, jarred tomato sauces, wine, and much more. If you arrive early, breakfast food is made fresh to order, and sometimes there is even live ...

  3. Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offered up a sweet deal last weekend as it hosted the annual Chocolate Expo, where 40 vendors served up tasty treats to thousands of visitors. Every corner of the aquarium was packed to the gills as visitors searched out their chocolate fix — trying out samples and making purchases — all under the watchful eyes of the fish, sharks and ...

  4. Tip Of The Hat: Danbury Museum & Historical Society Marks 75 Years At Ball

    Tip Of The Hat: Danbury Museum & Historical Society Marks 75 Years At Ball

    DANBURY, Conn. — The Danbury Museum & Historical Society made history Friday as it celebrated its 75th anniversary at the annual Hat City Ball at The Amber Room.Guests arrived dressed to impress in their finest clothes — and decorative hats to accessorize. "It is so wonderful to be here for such a wonderful occasion," said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. "I am honored to ...

  5. Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Nearly 50 excited swimmers gathered on Westport's Compo Beach on New Year's Day, ready to plunge in the freezing waters of Long Island Sound — and all for a good cause.This is the 10th year for the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge, a charity event held by Temple Israel of Westport.The plunge began promptly at 11 a.m. as the crowd braved the cold, and when it was ...

  6. Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    MONROE, Conn. – It may have been cold and drizzly, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the faithful who gathered Sunday, Dec.18., on the Monroe Town Green to welcome the Christmas season and bless a Crèche set up on the Monroe Town Green. This year marked the second annual celebration of the blessing of the Crèche, which was presented by the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the ...

  7. Bethel Author Finds Her Voice In Creative Career Choice

    Bethel Author Finds Her Voice In Creative Career Choice

    BETHEL, Conn. — The word “writer” alone fails to fully describe author Karen Romano Young. She is also an “artist, and a deep-sea diver who is crazy about books, science, and kids.”Young, a Bethel resident, can always be seen around town — from the local bookstore, to the schools, and just about anywhere downtown. She often teaches the young writer's workshop at the Bethel ...

  8. Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In a time when money can be tight and it can hard to find a place to live, sometimes you just need to have a little faith. It worked for Xiomara Franco of Bridgeport and her kids.  Franco and her kids have been through some rough times, especially when their previous apartment became a health and safety hazard after the bathroom ceiling caved in. But on Saturday, ...

  9. Redding's Trunk Or Treat Offers A Safe Twist For Kids On Halloween

    Redding's Trunk Or Treat Offers A Safe Twist For Kids On Halloween

    REDDING, Conn. — Kids agree that trick-or-treating is the best part of Halloween. But it can be tough to go door-to-door safely in rural areas such as Redding.  On Saturday, kids of all ages got decked out in their costumes and headed to the Redding Community Center for Trunk-or-Treating in the parking lot.    The cost to take part was one bag of candy per child. That candy was handed ...

  10. Trick-Or-Treaters Hit Main Street In Ridgefield For Halloween Fun

    Trick-Or-Treaters Hit Main Street In Ridgefield For Halloween Fun

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Main Street in Ridgefield was jammed on Saturday morning — but it wasn't due to traffic. The street was filled with hundreds of children and their families who were getting a jump on Halloween as businesses hosted trick-or-treating on Main Street. The costumes included everything imaginable from "The Incredibles," to bumblebees, and lions, and even dogs ...

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