The Stories We Tell

By David Wright Town Historian Angels Among Us Undoubtedly one of Stratford’s most moving Christmas stories could be entitled “I Believe There Are Angels Among Us”, after Alabama’s hit country song of December 1993. Whether or not you believe there are angels among us, the Mackes family certainly did on Christmas Day, 1943. Weather in […]

The Poetry Corner

By Norah Christianson Otherwise  By Jane Kenyon I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise. I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. I took the dog uphill to the birch wood. All morning I did the work I love. At noon I lay […]

Announcement!  Announcement!

The Stratford Volunteer Corps is now live! Give the Gift of Time The Stratford Volunteer Corps (SVC) is a program supporting the volunteer needs of the Stratford Public Schools and other entities. A division of Stratford Forward, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting and connecting our community, Stratford Volunteer Corps matches volunteer’s talents with community […]

Why We Love to Hate I-95

“Talking Transportation” By Jim Cameron Cover Photo by Stamford Advocate Someone recently described me as “the Lewis Black of transportation”:  angry, cynical and sarcastic.   That’s high praise, in my view.  So imagine my surprise that when Lewis performed recently in Waterbury and New London he riffed on the highway we love to hate:  I-95. “I […]

Our World Is Kind Contest Winners

Learn more about the finalist photos including the award winners here: The 2023 Our World is Kind Photography Contest received thousands of submissions from photographers from around the globe. Thanks to all of the photographers who submitted these inspiring portrayals of kindness to the contest! It was very hard for the judges to choose […]

Mark Your Calendar

Saturday December 9th, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Stratford Historical Society will host the Fire and Ice Festival with fun for the whole family. Welcome the holidays and celebrate the traditions of the season and the history of Stratford than at the bedecked Captain David Judson House.  There will be a historic fire truck on display for […]

Night Safety Program

Sign Up and Stay Safe To register go to: the website. The Night Safety Program is slated to be an annual program encouraging pedestrian visibility and promoting night safety town wide. Stratford residents are invited to sign up for free reflective armband or dog collar and asked to help promote night safety in their communities. Reflective […]

Advent Concerts

Wednesday, December 13th and December 20th at 3 p.m. First Congregational Church Sanctuary Free First Congregational Church of Stratford presents one-hour Advent concerts, featuring pianist and organist Dr. Joe Utterback. The concerts are held in the church sanctuary, 2301 Main Street, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13th and 20th. There is no admission fee. Come and […]

If you ask me…

“The Salvagers”” Yale Reperory By Tom Holehan Connecticut Critics Circle “The Salvagers”, A World Premiere at Yale Rep “The Salvagers”, Harrison David Rivers’ domestic drama about father/son conflicts, is currently having its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre. The play begins with a stunning tableau of falling snow as a young man shoveling a […]

Bunnell First Ever Holiday Fair

Shop Till You Drop for the Holidays Saturday, December 9th from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bunnell High School Cafeteria Come to our 1st ever Holiday Fair! It will take place Saturday, December 9th, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Bunnell High School Cafeteria. The fair will have 34+ vendors for your holiday shopping! Entry is […]