Free historical bike tour May 19

Sue A. DelBianco, historian/author, will host a Spring historical bike tour on Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Cyclists will meet at the Tait Road commuter parking lot off of Church Hill Road in Trumbull. DelBianco will bring the cyclists back in time on the Trumbull rail-trail, and will be stopping off at many historical landmarks along the way: Remains … read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — Constructive madness

The Madness is upon us. The men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, three-week bacchanals of basketball between the best teams in the nation, is referred to as “March Madness.” There’s something pure and simple in seeding teams in a single-elimination bracket to vie for the title of national champion. It makes one think there must be ways we could use this … read more

Mercy Learning Center offers free life skills training

Mercy Learning Center (MLC), is celebrating its 31st year of educating and empowering women, and have touched the lives of more than 12,000 women. Their mission is to provide basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or … read more

Applicants wanted: Community Companion Home program launches

An innovative residential program is aiming to connect individuals with disabilities to families interested in opening their homes and their lives. Applicants of all backgrounds in Fairfield and Litchfield counties are wanted for The Kennedy Center’s new Community Companion Home program, offered through the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Community Companion Homes provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity … read more

DEEP designates Saturday, Aug. 11 as ‘Free Fishing License Day’

Get a free one-day fishing license to spend time outdoors with friends and family catching great memories (and a fish or two). Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, Aug. 11, “Free Fishing License Day.” The 7th Annual Saltwater Fishing Day event will be held Aug. 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Fort Trumbull … read more

Walsh's Wonderings — The importance of silly

In what was the most expensive act of littering in the history of our planet, Elon Musk launched his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space last week. Because ’Merica. The enduring image was of the mannequin in the spacesuit lounging behind the wheel of the open convertible while Earth looms in the background. The incongruity of a car in space … read more

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