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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).
The SoundPublished Sep. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Branford Rotary Foundation is set to make a splash with its first major event, Party at the Pond. Proceeds will benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital and Branford Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund.
The SoundPublished Sep. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Twenty years after he first came to America, Dr. Dut Malek, DVM, is about to realize a dream: opening his own veterinary clinic.
The SoundPublished Aug. 29, 2018 08:30 a.m.
If you’re coordinating 50,000 nutritious, delicious meals a year served up by an all-volunteer crew seven days a week, it helps to be organized, to be educated in health sciences, to hold a bakery and pastry certification, and have decades of kitchen experience.
The SoundPublished Aug. 22, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As someone who makes it her job to assess and address the public health of Branford, North Branford, and East Haven, Barbara Naclerio was tuned in more than most last week when an outbreak of at least 76 overdoses hit drug users on the New Haven Green in a single, 24-hour period.
The SoundPublished Aug. 15, 2018 08:30 a.m.
You could say 10 percent of every peach Diane Powers peels in the wee hours of Saturday, Aug. 18 will make an impact across the world, in Tanzania.
The SoundPublished Aug. 08, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Amy Johansson’s son needed a local transitional facility where young adults could receive comprehensive, supportive post-rehabilitation assistance for their new, sober lifestyle, there was none to be found.
The SoundPublished Aug. 01, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Whether she’s out tracking bobcats, home rehabilitating foundling gray squirrels, traveling highways and back roads to transport animals of all stripes, or advocating for animal rights with Desmond’s Army, Anna Martino will answer any call to help all animals.
The SoundPublished July 25, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Think about this: Almost every baked potato or ear of corn consumed at North Branford’s Potato and Corn (PoCo) Festival arriving piping hot or freshly roasted will be thanks to volunteer Rich Denardis.