Daffodil Mile in bloom at Willowbrook Cemetery

The "Daffodil Mile" is in bloom at Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport. (Contributed photo)

Willowbrook Cemetery has been planting daffodil bulbs for the past 10 years, creating the “Daffodil Mile.”   Families and friends of Willowbrook’s residents have donated 35,000 bulbs to date, contributing each year to expand ‘the mile’ while memorializing their loved ones in this special way. Bulbs are in the ground throughout the cemetery and when the bloom comes, it’s spectacular. This weekend the blossoms are in full bloom. This year’s cooler weather will keep Willowbrook’s daffodils blooming for a few weeks to come. “In 2019, an additional 10,000 bulbs will be planted with the help of donors. We are counting … Read more

Talk on fishing Lake Saltonstall April 17

You may have wondered about fishing that body of water just beyond New Haven when you drive over it on I-95. Learn the secrets of accessing and fishing Lake Saltonstall from Jeff Yale, program specialist for the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport. The talk, open to all, is hosted by the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All are welcome, free of charge; pizza and beverages can be purchased. Yale will talk about how anglers can get into the property, which hosts only a limited number … Read more

Aspetuck Land Trust holds Earth Day hike

The Aspetuck Land Trust will hold an Earth Day hike, Birding with Jory Teltser on Saturday, April 21, from 8-10 a.m., at the Newman-Poses Preserve, Westport. Attendees will search for and identify local birds. Bring binoculars, camera, water. Jory Teltser, a 17-year-old Staples High School yunior and avid birder has knowledge beyond his years in the area of birding. He currently is working with the Aspetuck Land Trust to collect data on birds on Aspetuck Land Trust properties. This data will be used to improve bird habitats. When he first started birding in 2010, Jory was only 9. Jory is … Read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Musical shame

It happened as soon as I’d started our new car for the first time. I figured it was something left over from the previous owner. “Must have been an ABBA fan,” we chuckled as the first strains of “The Winner Takes It All” wafted unbidden through the speakers that night. It was easy enough to switch to the radio, so we thought nothing of it. When “Take a Chance on Me” popped up without warning the next time we started the car, we wondered if the previous owner had been Swedish, or maybe a distant relative of singer Anni-Frid Synni. … Read more

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