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The SoundPublished April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Every semester, adult students from across the globe take Carla Cerino’s class to learn English academic reading and writing skills, but by the time they leave, they always manage to teach Carla new lessons about the human spirit.
The SoundPublished April 10, 2019 08:30 a.m.
When Meghan Scanlon first joined Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) as its executive director about nine months ago, she went out into the community on a fact-finding mission.
The SoundPublished April 03, 2019 08:30 a.m.
The doors to Spark Cycleworks officially opened on March 30, and the buzz is already building about Matt Schell’s unique Branford business.
The SoundPublished March 20, 2019 08:30 a.m.
In 2013, Rebekah DeVivo’s voice launched her to Hollywood to compete in television’s American Idol. But when her journey was detoured by a battle with a rare spinal tumor that took years to overcome, she kept her faith, and found a new creative outlet in one of the world’s oldest art forms—felting.
The SoundPublished March 13, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Jackie Thurston is about get North Branford thinking globally and acting locally.
The SoundPublished March 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.
She’s on the books to volunteer once a week at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, but that’s never stopped Jackie Crosby from coming in to help four afternoons a week, every week.
The SoundPublished Feb. 20, 2019 08:30 a.m.
A beautiful collection of watercolors on display at Northford’s Edward Smith Library frame is just a tiny segment of the vast creative inventory generated by artist Arthur Guagliumi. The display is on view through the month of February at the Smith Library.
The SoundPublished Feb. 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.
Since the first day Kathy Granfield began captaining a 34-foot vessel and offering free charter fishing trips to veterans, she only wanted one thing: to give active duty, retired, wounded and recovering veterans the solace and healing she knows comes with being out on the water.
The SoundPublished Jan. 30, 2019 08:30 a.m.
In her job, it’s not unusual for Nancy Cohen to join senior citizens suited up to fly like skydivers or zipline through the open air.
The SoundPublished Jan. 23, 2019 08:30 a.m.
In her 10-year career as Branford’s 102nd District State Representative, Lonnie Reed built a remarkable track record of working to protect and enhance her community—but the work didn’t start on her first day in office, and it won’t end now that she’s officially retired from the post.
The SoundPublished Jan. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.
For the past decade, the Branford Forum, which was founded by Marc Schwartz, has hosted a free public education series for residents. The presentations and subsequent discussions are held monthly on Sundays at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library. Five years ago, Dan Rabin discovered the series and began attending on a regular basis.
The SoundPublished Jan. 09, 2019 08:30 a.m.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Phoebe Chandler’s 34-year-connection and decades of humble work supporting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Breakfast will celebrate a full circle moment when her daughter, Beth Chandler, returns to Branford as this year’s MLK breakfast keynote speaker.
The SourcePublished Dec. 19, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Following a productive four years as a state senator, Ted Kennedy, Jr., says his decision to step away from Connecticut’s legislative landscape at the end of 2018 was difficult, but allows him to fully focus on helping to protect disability rights at very critical point in the nation’s history.
The SoundPublished Dec. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.
She’s broken glass ceilings here and abroad; now, Patricia “Pat” Sanders is about to break new ground as incoming president of Branford Garden Club (BGC). Pat will be inducted to the BGC post for a two-year term on Friday, Dec. 7.
The SoundPublished Nov. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As director of retail operations for Zane’s Cycles, Tom Girard has helped tie the Branford-based company into plenty of feel-good events.
The SoundPublished Nov. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Once upon a time, there were three very creative Christmas Fairies—let’s call them Judi, Jennifer, and Ramona—and one very busy Elf Mother—let’s call her Jill. For two years, they’ve been planning a very special event, and now, it’s nearly time for the big reveal.
The SoundPublished Nov. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Somehow, Community Dining Room (CDR) Volunteer Coordinator Courtney Rosenberg never fails to rise to the challenge of rounding up enough volunteers to staff and/or help donate to ever-expanding programs; fill CDR’s kitchen crew with prep, cook, service, and clean up volunteers dishing up 50 to 90 meals per day (365 days a year); and line up drivers for 70 to 75 home deliveries sent out several days a week.
The SoundPublished Nov. 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
In October 1962, just months after graduating high school, Radioman First Class Don Langlois found himself in the middle of the Atlantic blockade of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Don’s main job was fielding top-secret clearance communications aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain.
The SoundPublished Oct. 31, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As the new resident potter for Guilford Art Center (GAC), Dana Lofink is going hands-on to help a great cause, GAC’s sixth annual Soup for Good. She’s had a hand in making many of the unique pottery bowls that will be given away as part of the event.
The SoundPublished Oct. 24, 2018 08:30 a.m.
John Heine has built an impressive career at Yale University’s collegiate printing facility, but not even he could have predicted the award that came his way this week. Let’s just say it was one for the books.
The SoundPublished Oct. 17, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Every time a pet goes to the vet, valuable information could be gathered and shared to help save other pets’ lives. It’s happening now in the United Kingdom (UK), yet no nationwide surveillance exists in the United States.
The SoundPublished Oct. 10, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Call it a full-circle moment. On Thursday, Oct. 18, Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA) invites appreciators of local art, music, and craft beer to come out and enjoy BACA at the Brewery at the Stony Creek Brewery (SCB), 5 Indian Neck Avenue, Branford, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The SoundPublished Oct. 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.
“One of my favorite graphics is a picture of a kitten looking into a mirror and seeing a lion reflected back,” says Rachel Sexton, Branford’s new assistant superintendent of schools.
The SoundPublished Sep. 26, 2018 08:30 a.m.
There’s no simple way to describe the divisions, displays, education, delights, and surprises being readied for an exclusive tour of gardens, flower displays, and more for the The Sound and The Flora of Stony Creek—but if anyone had to attempt, Branford Garden Club (BGC)’s Doreen Larson Oboyski is the best person for the job.
The SoundPublished Sep. 19, 2018 08:30 a.m.
She may be a college professor by day, but on the evening of Friday, Sept. 28, Carol Stewart will put on a flapper outfit and pull out all the stops to help Feed Branford Kids (FBK).