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  1. Adopt Don't Shop: Furry Friends In Shelton Waiting To Find Forever Homes

    Adopt Don't Shop: Furry Friends In Shelton Waiting To Find Forever Homes

    SHELTON, Conn. — Adopt don't shop is the motto at the City of Shelton Animal Shelter, a state-of-the-art facility where many cats and dogs are waiting to find their forever homes. At an animal shelter, every dog and cat has a story. And you can get to know the animals by sitting down and playing with them before you decide whether to adopt. Shelton's animal shelter at 11 Brewster Lane ...

  2. Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    Shelton's Handmade Market Offers Up A Dash Of Romance For Valentine's Day

    SHELTON, Conn. — Romance was in the air as Celebrate Shelton held its Downtown Handmade Market in honor of Valentine's Day at a special location — the Valley United Way building at 54 Grove St.    Visitors to the market were greeted by red heart-shaped balloons and a room filled with many tasty-looking goodies. Chocolate-covered pretzels, cherry pies, and brownies were among the popular ...

  3. Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    Shelton Farmers Market Sells Fresh Goodies All Through The Winter

    SHELTON, Conn. – It was cold on Saturday, but the sun was out and so were the vendors from local farms as the Shelton Farmers Market opened the doors for its indoor event.There were lots of goodies to choose from, ranging from fresh vegetables, pies, jarred tomato sauces, wine, and much more. If you arrive early, breakfast food is made fresh to order, and sometimes there is even live ...

  4. Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    Chocolate Expo Invades Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium With Tasty Treats

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offered up a sweet deal last weekend as it hosted the annual Chocolate Expo, where 40 vendors served up tasty treats to thousands of visitors. Every corner of the aquarium was packed to the gills as visitors searched out their chocolate fix — trying out samples and making purchases — all under the watchful eyes of the fish, sharks and ...

  5. University Of Bridgeport Students Volunteer In Community To Honor MLK

    University Of Bridgeport Students Volunteer In Community To Honor MLK

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As they headed out to complete community projects for the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the students from the University of Bridgeport were emblazoned and emboldened by the words of the civil rights leader.  A graphic design of a famous King quote — “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” — was printed ...

  6. Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    Polar Plunge At Westport's Compo Beach Makes A Big Splash For Charities

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Nearly 50 excited swimmers gathered on Westport's Compo Beach on New Year's Day, ready to plunge in the freezing waters of Long Island Sound — and all for a good cause.This is the 10th year for the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge, a charity event held by Temple Israel of Westport.The plunge began promptly at 11 a.m. as the crowd braved the cold, and when it was ...

  7. Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    Faithful Gather For Blessing Of Creche Set Up On Monroe Town Green

    MONROE, Conn. – It may have been cold and drizzly, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the faithful who gathered Sunday, Dec.18., on the Monroe Town Green to welcome the Christmas season and bless a Crèche set up on the Monroe Town Green. This year marked the second annual celebration of the blessing of the Crèche, which was presented by the St. John XXIII Council 5987 of the ...

  8. Wesley Village In Shelton Decks The Halls For Annual Festival Of Trees

    Wesley Village In Shelton Decks The Halls For Annual Festival Of Trees

    SHELTON, Conn. — Wesley Village in Shelton was decked out wall-to-wall in the Christmas spirit for last weekend's TEAM Festival of Trees and Wesley Village Craft Fair.For the event, holiday music filled the air, and the hallways were filled with tables of jewelry, handmade goods and other items for sale. A raffle and a bake sale took place, and food trucks were set up outside.Around ...

  9. First Congregational Church In Stratford Gets Jump-Start On The Holidays

    First Congregational Church In Stratford Gets Jump-Start On The Holidays

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The holiday season starts early at the First Congregational Church in Stratford, but the congregation enjoys the extra time for family and friends to get together and spread Christmas cheer. "This is a time where the church really gets into the holiday spirit, and we have people who spend a lot of their time making goods to sell," said Frances Morra, ...

  10. Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    Bridgeport Family Moves Into New Home, Thanks To Habitat For Humanity

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In a time when money can be tight and it can hard to find a place to live, sometimes you just need to have a little faith. It worked for Xiomara Franco of Bridgeport and her kids.  Franco and her kids have been through some rough times, especially when their previous apartment became a health and safety hazard after the bathroom ceiling caved in. But on Saturday, ...

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