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Raising Chickens Has Never Been So Easy



For those who have always wanted squawking chickens in the yard but haven’t the energy to build the proper coop, your problems are solved. The Front Yard Coop is a solar-powered, self-propelled home for chickens.

 The device is made of a welded aluminum frame covered in painted bead-board siding. The generated electricity juices up the exterior to shock away attacking foxes or other predators. It also propels the four-by-eight-foot pen around the yard. “This unique feature distributes the flock’s impact on your lawn and spreads its beneficial manure, and constantly offers your birds fresh forage,” says Nancy Zander, who runs the business with husband Peter Zander, creator of the device, which retails starting at $1,700 at frontyardcoop.com (the Benjamin Moore paint selection to match your main house is extra). “Front Yard Coop also has a food and water system—it can store several days worth of food and water and dispense them automatically.”

“Your children will enjoy the responsibility of caring for their animals,” says Zander. “They will understand where their food really comes from.”

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December 2016

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

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Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

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Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Dr. Millicent Marcus. Professor of Italian and Film Studies at Yale University, presents a lecture entitled "The Films of Nanni Moretti: The Restless Priest and the Reluctant Pope - From The Mass...

Cost: Free

Where:
DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Fairfield University Art Museum
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Lauren Williams
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Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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Mondays, November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 4pm – 5:30pm. Ages 7 – 9. Members: $90; Non-Members: $110. Click here for more information and to register:...

Cost: $90-110

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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You don't have to live with back pain! Learn about treatment options from ONS pain and rehabilitation experts, Christopher Sahler, MD and Alicia Hirscht, DPT, SCS, CSCS. The program...

Cost: Free

Where:
Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Greenwich Hospital
Telephone: 203-863-4444
Contact Name: Brigitte Lundgren-Foscante
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Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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Ages 8 – 13. Click here for more information and to register: http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/programs-events/after-school-art-more/ Join other creative kids to learn art, design, and...

Cost: Members: $110; Non-members: $125. In addition, there is a $25 supply fee.

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Clear Vision Productions Presents the Social Shopping Event of the Year ~ The “Fun Girls Night Out” @ Lord & Taylor. Wednesday, December 7, 6-9pm.  Ladies will enjoy NYC Style...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Lord & Taylor
110 High Ridge Rd
Stamford, CT  06905
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Sponsor: Lord &Taylor
Telephone: 203-745-4946
Contact Name: Charlene Chiaro
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The GUERRILLA GIRLS are anonymous feminist activists who expose inequity in the art world.  After shaking up institutions from Shanghai to London, these activists are taking on the...

Cost: $50 - $95

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
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Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Website »

More information

Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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Website »

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Website »

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It’s designed to celebrate all things Harry Potter and we’re hoping for lots of costumes, dancing and music. There will be activity/coloring stations, crafts, photo ops. The store will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble Westport
1076 Post Road East
Westport, CT
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Telephone: (203) 221-9192
Contact Name: Tricia Tierney
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MTC MainStage's Moss Hart Award-winning production "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," adapted for the stage by Joe Landry. The holiday classic brought to life as a live...

Cost: $30-$55

Where:
Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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Website »

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich received a significant gift of fifty black-and-white photographs by Brett Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection in 2015. These are the first images by Weston in...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Website »

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On Saturday, December 10, 2016 stop by the Norwalk Historical Society Museum between10:00am and 6:00pm for some Holiday cheer! Enjoy warm apple cider and holiday cookies as you make your way around...

Cost: Free

Where:
Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Sponsor: Norwalk Historical Society
Telephone: 203-846-0525
Contact Name: Samantha Kulish
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Food and cookbooks are part of every holiday! Bring the family to enjoy this exhibition of rare books on display in Cooking Down the Ages. As part of the ongoing series of changing exhibitions...

Cost: free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Front Desk
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MTC MainStage's Moss Hart Award-winning production "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," adapted for the stage by Joe Landry. The holiday classic brought to life as a live...

Cost: $30-$55

Where:
Music Theatre of Connecticut
509 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT  06851
View map »


Website »

More information

Only yesterday, it seems, one was hard-pressed to name more than a handful of successful women artists; now the list would be extensive, and the choices rich and varied. Although numerous recent...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich , CT
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BEER CONN is the 3nd annual beer tasting festival taking place at the Webster Bank Arena. The event will host over 50 local brewers and over 100 brews. The purchase of a ticket allows samples from...

Cost: $40 in advance, $50

Where:
Webster Bank Arena
600 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
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Food and cookbooks are part of every holiday! Bring family and friends to enjoy this exhibition of rare books on display in Cooking Down the Ages. Join us to explore the history of culinary...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Pequot Library
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This year’s New Canaan Historical Society Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday, December 10th and offers a full day of fun, festive, family activities.  Deborah O’Connor will be back...

Cost: Price varies by activity.

Where:
The New Canaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT  06840
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Sponsor: The New Canaan Historical Society
Contact Name: Donna Dearth

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