Staples’ Ben Casparius named Hearst Connecticut Meida Baseball MVP

Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Staples # 5 Ben Casparius fields the ball and throws to first base against Westhill High School in baseball action at Staples High School on Monday May 1, 2017 in Westport Conn. Staples # 5 Ben Casparius fields the ball and throws to first base against Westhill High School in baseball action at Staples High School on Monday May 1, 2017 in Westport Conn. Photo:   Read more of  Staples’ Ben Casparius named Hearst Connecticut Meida Read More …

Three Mantle Series squads loaded with local high schoolers

The Wolcott Storm won the Waterbury Mickey Mantle League this season with a 12-1 record. It will be the host team for the Mickey Mantle World Series, which starts Wednesday in Waterbury. From left: front row, Tommy Marciano, Larry Zapata, Justin Butterworth, Cesar Vasquez, Ricky Burdick; back row, coach Cesar Santana, coach Al Nielson, Ethan Hibbard, Jake Nielson, Griffin Browne, Rob Johnston, coach Bob Warren, Justin Stephens, Daniel Graziano, coach Rob Graziano. BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN After losing in the semifinals of the Mickey Mantle North Atlantic Regional Tournament in Read More …

Danbury's Musicals at Richter presents 'Seussical' opening Friday

DANBURY >> Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with “Seussical,” the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 – Aug. 12. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursdays Aug. 3 and 10. With a book drawn from Dr. Seuss’s popular children’s stories and a score Read More …

Julian Schnabel’s exuberant style on view at Glass House

Photo: Andy Romer / Contributed Photo Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 “Untitled (Los Besos de tu Amor),” by Julian Schnabel, on view at the Glass House in New Canaan. “Untitled (Los Besos de tu Amor),” by Julian Schnabel, on view at the Glass House in New Canaan. Photo: Andy Romer / Contributed Photo Image 2 of 3 Julian Schnabel’s “La Banana e Buona” is on view at the Glass House in New Canaan. Julian Schnabel’s   Read more of  Julian Schnabel’s exuberant style on view at Glass House

Hearst Connecticut Media softball all-stars

Published 6:44 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Pomperaug’s Ashley Antonazzo pitches against Torrington during Class L semifinal softball action in West Haven, Conn., on Thursday June 8, 2017. Pomperaug’s Ashley Antonazzo pitches against Torrington during Class L semifinal softball action in West Haven, Conn., on Thursday June 8, 2017. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 18 New   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media softball all-stars

Thrown Stone Theatre Company presents U.S. premiere of Edinburgh festival hit

Photo: Christopher Setter / For Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/11 Caption Close Image 1 of 11 Thrown Stone artistic directors Jonathon Winn, left, and Jason Peck cross Main Street in Ridgefield. “Ridgefield is a place with many resources, so many performance venues. It’s perfect for a mobile theater,” Winn says. less Thrown Stone artistic directors Jonathon Winn, left, and Jason Peck cross Main Street in Ridgefield. “Ridgefield is a place with many resources, so many performance venues. It’s perfect for a   Read more of  Thrown Stone Theatre Company presents U.S. premiere Read More …

Triad to host free program and luncheon; mental health first aid program offered; DEEP fishing course set in Morris

CANAAN >> Northwest Corner Triad, a non-profit organization for seniors, will host a lunch and speaker regarding loneliness and the elderly on Thursday, July 27 at 12 p.m. The talk will include information on ways to prevent loneliness and help the elderly discover the many local activities available to them at a low or no cost at all. Read More of  Triad to host free program and luncheon; mental health first aid program offered; DEEP fishing course set in Morris

Wilton Quakers celebrate 75 years

At times, people feel overcome with the sense to stand up and share that message or revelation with everyone else in that worship meeting. Michel Loth, of Stamford, was one of the members who attended the 75th anniversary party, which consisted of worship, yoga dance, food and music, and a history lesson from Renda McCaughan. Today, the group gathers at its meetinghouse at 317 New Canaan Road, beside the Connecticut Friends School that exists under the group’s care. Since the meeting is unprogrammed in the Quaker tradition, members gather in Read More …

Woman allegedly embezzles $100K from North Canaan rehab center

NORTH CANAAN >> A woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly embezzling at least $100,000 from a local rehabilitation center. Tara Desjardins, 35, of Brownstone Street, Meriden, was charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.The owner of Eden Hill Recovery Retreat for Woman in Canaan contacted police on Feb. Read More of  Woman allegedly embezzles $100K from North Canaan rehab center

NW Corner Triad to host free program and luncheon; Mulligans presents Jazz & Jams; Civil War Round Table to hold picnic

CANAAN >> Northwest Corner Triad, a non-profit organization for seniors, will host a lunch and speaker regarding loneliness and the elderly on Thursday, July 27 at 12 p.m. The talk will include information on ways to prevent loneliness and help the elderly discover the many local activities available to them at a low or no cost at all. Read More of  NW Corner Triad to host free program and luncheon; Mulligans presents Jazz & Jams; Civil War Round Table to hold picnic

Camaraderie and creativity: Westport Artists Collective has found formula for success

Photo: Tammy Winser / Contributed Photo Image 1of/11 Caption Close Image 1 of 11 Westport artist Tammy Winser is versed in photography, painting, collage and assemblage. She has a series of humorous paintings, including “Come With Me.” She is a founder of the Westport Artists Collective, a group of artists who meet and show their work at the Westport Arts Center. less Westport artist Tammy Winser is versed in photography, painting, collage and assemblage. She has a series of humorous paintings,   Read more of  Camaraderie and creativity: Westport Artists Collective has Read More …