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Posted on March 13th, 2017

Posted on March 13th, 2017

Posted on March 8th, 2017

​Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists 2017

Deadline Extended to April 18

The Shoreline Arts Trail announces its 16th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 11 and 12, 2017. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend.

Artists with media such as ceramics and pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and originality of concept. All considered art must be handmade by the artist.

Among the benefits of becoming a member are: inclusion on the ArtsTrail map and website; statewide publicity via print and online; 13,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut; and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities.

To apply for this Call for Entry, please register at by creating a free profile, filling out all the requested information, and uploading three high-resolution images. The entry deadline is April 18, 2017. Jurying will take place from April 18-21, and artists will be notified by April 21, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Posted on March 8th, 2017

​BRANFORD EXCHANGE CLUB – Serving the Community Since 1949
We provide diaper bags to new parents?We offer scholarships to needy grads?We have a ‘Prevent Child Abuse’ program?We have a program that honors Shoreline heroes? 
Become a member today, or ask for more information – contact Jack Mushin:

Posted on March 8th, 2017

​New Haven 
St Patrick's Day Parade

Join us for Breakfast on Sunday, March 12th 
8:30 ~ Noon 
and enjoy our Irish Breakfast Specials! 
Then hop over to the Branford Train Station hassle free parking and catch a ride to New Haven.  Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade and come back to Nellie's for our traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage.  

March 16th ~ 18th
St Patrick's Day Irish Specials
Our Special Irish Menu is being served Thursday through Saturday.  
Take a peek at our Special Irish Menu
Make your reservations to join us
203 483-8400

Special Irish Menu (click here)

Irish Breakfast Specials (click here)

Posted on March 7th, 2017

​Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Art Program Registration Now Open
Guilford, CT —Registration is now open for the summer youth programs at Guilford Art Center.  The summer sessions runs from June 19 – August 11, 2017.  Half-day and full-day classes are offered; different art themes and media are offered each week.  
The summer program is open to children ages 3 ½ and older.  “Bridge care” is available for children who are interested in the full day program.  Financial aid is also available.
Classes cover a range of media and themes, including comic books, super heroes, American Girl Doll crafts and cooking, “Maona Mania”, Introduction to Throwing on a Potters Wheel, garden crafts, princesses & dragons, sewing, painting, puppets, Star Wars and photography.  GAC also offers a summer teen blacksmithing class, open to ages 13+.  All classes can are currently posted on the GAC website with full descriptions and pricing information.
Registration is available online at or by calling (203) 453-5947.  
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at or 203-453-5947.

Posted on March 7th, 2017

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library​

Posted on March 7th, 2017

Posted on March 7th, 2017

In partnership with East Shore Region Adult & Continuing Education (ERACE), Welcoming Branford is an opportunity for you to share a little about yourself and learn about the many different people that make up our community. Responding to a prompt, share something that has meaning to you - your hopes and dreams, a story about a family member (or pet!), something that makes you, you. You may also submit a photo that illustrates your story – a portrait, object, or landscape. Big and small, our stories are what make us who we are. This is a chance for you to share, and connect, with the people in your hometown. Your stories and photos will be displayed anonymously in the library rotunda throughout the month of April.
Writing prompts and program details are available at or at any service desk in the library. Welcoming Branford submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Please email your entry to, and include a photo (portrait, object, landscape) to accompany and illustrate your story. You may also register to have a professional picture taken for free at the library on March 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For information about the project please contact:
Carly Lemire
James Blackstone Memorial Library
758 Main Street
Branford CT 06405
203-488-1441, ext 323

Posted on March 3rd, 2017