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The SoundPublished April 18, 2018 08:30 a.m.
At 28, Susan Kocaba was standing at a food market in a small Polish town using her limited knowledge of the native language to ask for walnuts, a key ingredient in her mother’s banana bread recipe.
The SoundPublished April 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When it comes to hearing about hardships, perhaps no North Branford town-appointed official has heard more of them than Steve Kenning.
The SoundPublished April 04, 2018 08:30 a.m.
In terms of helping lead Branford’s Blackstone Library into the future, it’s been an eventful eight years for Andy McKirdy and the Blackstone Library Board of Trustees.
The SoundPublished March 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
This is a busy time of year for Joanne Fresco, but that is true all year round for this Branford resident, who is a supporter of both St. Mary Church and St. Mary School.
The SoundPublished March 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
If you visit Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter on Wednesday afternoons, you might come across Tom Cherry quietly going about his volunteer work to assist an organization he feels is full of heroes. What you may not know is this volunteer is a bit of a champion for animals, in his own right.
The SoundPublished March 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Offering shoreline kids and adults options to participate in skillfully-led productions, creative camps, and crowd-pleasing cabarets—those are just a few of the many reasons Sean Jeffery is proud to shine a spotlight on the energized programming of Tabor Arts in Branford.
The SoundPublished March 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When she’s not shutting down opponents on Gaelic football fields or soccer fields, Branford’s Bridget Judd leads a busy life, as a para-professional educator at her hometown’s Sliney Elementary School and assistant coach of girls’ soccer for Branford High School (BHS).
The SoundPublished Feb. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As the longest-serving executive director of Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) and now, in retirement, a pivotal member of the ACES Education Foundation board, Peter C. Young has dedicated himself to helping ACES help children.
The SoundPublished Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Even as domestic violence is making national news, “domestic violence is not new; it’s always happening,” says Esperina Stubblefield, director of BHcare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS).
The SoundPublished Feb. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Mike Martone, Jr., was a student at Branford High School (BHS, Class of 2001), “I was one of those few people who thought, ‘I would love to teach music in a high school, but not just in a high school—my high school.’”
The SoundPublished Feb. 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Even though she helped provide supplemental diapers to families through Branford Counseling Center (BCC), it wasn’t until Jennifer Sylvia became a new mom that she truly recognized the importance—and the sheer number—of disposable diapers affecting a child’s health and happiness, and the family budget bottom line.
The SoundPublished Jan. 31, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Running a CPA organization during tax season might seem like enough of a challenge; but with her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm, Camille Murphy has ramped up her volunteer workload to offer a wealth of valuable commitments to her community.
The SoundPublished Jan. 10, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Sheri Cote may have arrived for her first day on the job just last week, but true to her proactive style, she had already hit the ground running.
The SoundPublished Jan. 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Dorothy Goldberg witnessed a car accident in the Short Beach area last year and, while no one in that accident was severely hurt, she realized she didn’t know what to do if someone had been hurt in that scenario. So she enrolled in a first aid/CPR course with the Red Cross.
The SoundPublished Dec. 20, 2017 08:30 a.m.
When Branford Messiah celebrates its 30th performance on Friday, Dec. 22 at Branford First Congregational Church, organizers of the shoreline’s musical holiday rite will honor the artistry and dedication of Dr. Edward “Ed” Hull, who not only helped bring this amazing gift to the community, but has been the tenor soloist for every performance.
The SoundPublished Dec. 13, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Jan. 31, 2018 will be Carol Cornachini’s final day of business for Shoetique, the shoe shop she established in Branford 31 years ago. It will also mark about the third month Carol will have been in business with her latest venture, IM=X, a North Branford Pilates studio.
The SoundPublished Dec. 06, 2017 08:30 a.m.
In 2016, Colin Sheehan brought the community together by organizing #Branford4Orlando.
The SoundPublished Nov. 29, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Upcoming Events on Dec. 9 include Holiday Market & Open House and Christmas with Tiffanies
The SoundPublished Nov. 22, 2017 08:30 a.m.
With leading-man looks and loads of talent, Laurent Mullen cuts a dashing figure on stage, screen, and the dance floor. On Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, the Branford resident reprises his role as the American Father (and also as Master of Ceremonies) in Starship Dance Theatre’s production of The Magic Toyshop at East Haven High School (EHHS).
The SoundPublished Nov. 15, 2017 08:30 a.m.
She’s North Branford’s first new library director in over 40 years, but Lauren Davis may be a familiar face to many. Just a few weeks into the role, the North Branford native is looking forward to pulling in the community to learn, create, and participate in offerings at the town’s two-building library system, Atwater Library (North Branford) and Smith Library (Northford).
The SoundPublished Nov. 08, 2017 08:30 a.m.
While many people organize a baby shower for their sister or their best friend, Alison Tyliszczak is planning the shoreline’s biggest baby event.
The SoundPublished Nov. 01, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Tim Dinneen was 15 years old when he first volunteered as a mentor for Camp Totokett in Branford at Killam’s Point. To date, he’s given 16 years, one week each year, including 13 seasons (and counting) as co-camp director, leading other local teens on their mentoring journey with campers.
The SoundPublished Oct. 25, 2017 08:30 a.m.
As Jennifer Walker unveils the oversized, newly-minted Stony Creek game version of the classic board game Monopoly, a familiar face—let’s call him Captain Creeker—holds court on cards and spaces.
The SoundPublished Oct. 18, 2017 08:30 a.m.
When Steven Fernicola was diagnosed with cancer, his brother Robert (Rob) helped take action by not only helping organize a motorcycle ride fundraiser, but also doing anything he can for his brother while he fights against the disease.
The SoundPublished Oct. 04, 2017 08:30 a.m.
No doubt about it, Jen Payne has a way with words. From her volunteer “pet project” as web designer for the Branford Land Trust (BLT) website for nearly 20 years to her newest book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the Branford author and artist brings together words and images to champion the natural world and remind us of what she terms “our divine and innate connection with nature.”
The SoundPublished Sep. 20, 2017 08:30 a.m.
For Branford native Callista Stoddard, helping the community runs in the family—and helping the James Blackstone Memorial Library is a passion.