The Holiday 5K Run/Walk For Toys

Sunday, December 10th at 9 a.m. Lordship Sea Wall The Holiday 5K Run/Walk For Toys is a family-friendly event with a simple goal-to make as many kids as happy as we all can! To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable […]

Want to Understand Your Neighbors? Go to a Municipal Meeting.

Part theater, part dirge, occasionally part circus, the meetings on any given night fill with people united by a common cause. By Jessica Stolzberg, New York Times Last winter, spurred by discontent, I made my way to the town hall. I didn’t know where to stand, where I would find the sign-up sheet or quite where […]

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us at the Stratford Crier wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for your readership, and the opportunity to serve our hometown with the best in local journalism. Sincerely, The Editorial Board David Chess, Board Chair; Barbara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief; Andy Byrne, Board Member, Copy Editor; Tucker Chase, Board Member; Thomas Newman, Board Member, […]

Stratford: The Stories We Tell

…..And Now For The Weather By David Wright Stratford Town Historian …And Now for the Weather Stratford’s longest serving lighthouse keeper was also Stratford’s most revered storyteller. Born in 1849, Theodore Judson (aka “Thene” or “Thede” to his friends) became the eighth keeper of the light in 1880. During his 41 years of service, he […]

Toys for Tots 5K Run

Sunday December 10th Kicks off at Little Pub in Lordship Sponsored by Dr. Thomas Kennedy Family & Bridgeport Hospital Foundation For the 4th year the Toys for Tots 5K Run sponsored by the Dr. Thomas Kennedy Family & Bridgeport Hospital Foundation will take place.  Join us to run, walk, stroll or just hang out- bring […]

Stratford’s 10th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

Contest Runs from November 24th – December 13th Judging Monday, December 18th Stratford Beautification Committee Do you decorate your house for Christmas?  Does your favorite business go all out and decorate for the holidays?  Have you pasted a house in Stratford decked out for the holidays that made you stop and look? If so, nominate […]

Victorian Holiday Splendor

Friday December 1st to Monday December 4th Boothe Holiday at the Homestead The Historic Boothe Homestead at Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, will be decked out in its finest splendor, Dec 1st-4th for tours. Many of the buildings will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. The proceeds will benefit our school program. The Homestead […]

Climate, Coffee, and Conversation

Join Stratford state lawmakers Thursday, November 30th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Stratford Public Library Join the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for a conversation on climate and environmental issues with lawmakers and community leaders. On Thursday, November 30th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Stratford Public Library, you will have the opportunity to chat with Representative Joe […]

Night Safety Program

Program to Promote Pedestrian Visibility Dog Walkers, Joggers, and Pedestrians As the clocks change for fall, daylight shortens and dark come earlier, it’s important for walkers, joggers, bike riders and everyone on the streets to be seen by motor vehicles. The Night Safety Program is slated to be an annual program encouraging pedestrian visibility and […]

Toy Sponsors Wanted

South End Community Center Sponsor a Stratford Child in Need Today South End Community Center Holiday Toy Drive 2023 (For Children Who Participate in SECC Programs) Season’s Greetings; The South End Community Center in an effort to meet the needs of the children and families we serve are preparing for our annual Holiday Gift Program, which is […]