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Tesla Accelerates Efforts to Sell Cars in Connecticut

Round 2 set between electric carmaker, state car dealers

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Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with fun events this weekend, including Iliza Shlesinger at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Super Beer Saturday in Ansonia and MacChilifest in Westport

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'Shatner's World' Coming to Foxwoods Casino Feb. 6

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Among his many enterprises, the 'Star Trek' actor brings his unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to the casino this weekend.

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Winter Warmups: 9 Ways to Escape the Cold in CT

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One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion

Pamela Paquin is on a mission to turn the casualties of the open road into high fashion.

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In the last four and a half years the state has invested $138 million in more than 100 redevelopment projects.

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The fast-casual pizza joint opened in Storrs in January.

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Newington’s Rooster Co. Gives  Food Lovers Something to Coo About

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The Rooster Company in Newington has hit a culinary jackpot with a menu firmly focused on poultry.

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Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Yale researchers say head injuries suffered by the legendary monarch likely contributed to his health and behavioral problems later in life.

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A Connecticut Woman’s Tragedy Inspires Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment at Yale

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Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

An award-winning exhibit chronicles the decades spanning quest to determine longitude at sea.

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Westport Historical Society Presents A Tree Grows in Winslow

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Sep 29, 2013
2:00 pm until 3:30 pm

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Westport Historical Society Presents A Tree Grows in Winslow

Learn how to identify and care for the trees on your property while strolling through beautiful Winslow Park on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M.  The walk with professional arborist Ben Sykas is being sponsored by the Westport Historical Society.

Along the way, Sykas will discuss the history of the 29-acre former estate of New York banker Richard Henry Winslow, as well as such tree identification basics as the difference between compound and simple leaves and good versus bad pruning. And if the weather is favorable between now and the end of the month, you will also see some of the trees in their autumn glory. Sykas says one variety in particular, the sweet gum, is spectacular when its leaves turn.

Winslow is especially noteworthy for its lindens, a historically popular city tree, and its stately European beeches, according to Sykas, a licensed arborist with a degree from Eastern Connecticut State University.

So, if you’re among those who mistakenly refer to all evergreens as pines, or are just a tree lover, join the Winslow walk with Sykas. Meet at 1:45 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport. 

Reservations are recommended. Call (203) 222-1424.

And just so you know, pines are a genus of the much larger evergreen group of trees

Cost Suggested donation of $5 per person
Location

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWestport Historical Society
Phone203-222-1424
Contact nameBarbara Brauner
Contact emailbbrauner@westporthistory.org
Websitehttp://westporthistory.org/

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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