Trumbull Arts Festival set for Sept. 16

The 40th annual Trumbull Arts Festival takes place on Sunday Sept. 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the Historic Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St., Trumbull, rain or shine; free admission. The festival features more than 30 juried crafters, 20 fine artists, authors, community booths,  food trucks and vendors, and a Children’s Creative Center. Entertainment  begins at 11:30 a.m., by Trumbull’s own Smile Awhile, featuring songs from Broadway and the movies. At 1 p.m., The Red Hots take the stage, followed by a performance by Fairfield Center Stage at 2:15 p.m., highlighting music from their new season. Closing out the … Read more

DEEP designates Saturday, Aug. 11 as ‘Free Fishing License Day’

Get a free one-day fishing license to spend time outdoors with friends and family catching great memories (and a fish or two). Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, Aug. 11, “Free Fishing License Day.” The 7th Annual Saltwater Fishing Day event will be held Aug. 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Fort Trumbull State Park on the Fishing Pier in New London, sponsored by DEEP’s No Child Left Inside® and the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) programs. There will be fishing and crabbing opportunities for the entire family. State agencies and other organizations … Read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Spam feels good!

Most people make the mistake of avoiding their email spam folder. I view it as a quick pick-me-up on those days when it seems the world’s against me. It’s a lot like the “Little House on the Prairie” in that nothing bad ever happens there. (Unless you’re a deposed Nigerian ruler who’s been unfairly kicked out of his country and forced to live on the kindness of American strangers.) Just browsing through the subject lines of each message makes me feel special: “I’ve been looking for you all my life,” or “To my dearest friend I haven’t met,” or “You’ve … Read more

Retired teachers association offers scholarship

Members of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association (GBRTA), raised money for scholarships, to help graduating public high school seniors further their schooling to become professional educators. Scholarships in the amount of $1,100 each will be awarded to 16 seniors, one from each of the public high schools in the greater Bridgeport area, who express intention to pursue a career in education.This includes an $1,100 scholarship to a Trumbull High School senior. Retired teachers from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull will attend many of the high school awards ceremonies to present the scholarships. Interested seniors should … Read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — The importance of silly

In what was the most expensive act of littering in the history of our planet, Elon Musk launched his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space last week. Because ’Merica. The enduring image was of the mannequin in the spacesuit lounging behind the wheel of the open convertible while Earth looms in the background. The incongruity of a car in space captures both the audacity and absurdity of Mr. Musk’s latest effort to monetize the final frontier. It was at once silly and significant. As ridiculous and admittedly useless as firing a car into orbit around the sun is, the act … Read more

Two-year-old Diamond available for adoption

Joshua Fisher photo

Diamond Diamond is a 2-year-old spayed female Pit Mix.  She came to the shelter last year pregnant and raised her pups which have all been adopted. Now Diamond is hoping for her new home. She needs some more obedience training and would be best in an adult home. Visit Diamond and other cats and dogs available for adoption at the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road, or call 203-452-5088 for more information. Seeking donations The Trumbull Animal Shelter is always in need of the following items: Canned cat food, clay cat litter, large rawhide, Kong or Nylabones for larger … Read more

Trumbull Agriscience & Biotechnology Center to hold holiday boutique and plant sale

Argiscience Center.

Trumbull Agriscience & Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, will hold their holiday boutique and plant sale, on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for holiday shopping needs. There will be up to 20 artisans, hand crafters and vendors to help you cross those names off your holiday shopping list. The agriscience student entrepreneurs will be there selling a variety of items from handmade soaps and handmade wooden bowls to dog walking services. Wreaths, Cyclamen, Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus will be available for purchase on site. Special order arrangements will also be available.

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