Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm

Do all the animals have names?

This and dozens of other questions from visitors to Blue Button Farm are patiently answered by owners Dennis and Holly Pryor before and during goat gambols through the woods on their 8-acre property. Though they sell eggs, sheep & goat fibers and Continue reading “Goat Walks and Animal Talks at Blue Button Farm”

Don’t Forget! June Is Dog Licensing Month

It’s that time again. Eastonites have the month of June to obtain or renew dog licenses.

Below are licensing instructions from Debbie Szegedi, Town Clerk:

Dog License Renewals

Dog license renewals for the 2022-2023 licensing year begin on June 1, 2022. You may purchase your Continue reading “Don’t Forget! June Is Dog Licensing Month”

Sunday Nature Walk–Migration Madness

As the cooler temperatures of an April spring seem like a distant memory amidst a record-breaking heat wave, we are reminded that the month of May brings with it the birth and continuation of nature throughout the region. It also gives onlookers timely opportunities to see birds Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk–Migration Madness”

‘Keepers of the Blue’ Released Online

The latest film from the Courier’s “Sunday Nature Walk” columnist Tomas Koeck has been released online via YouTube. Keepers of the Blue previously premiered at the Bridgeport Discovery Museum and had its theatrical release at the Sacred Heart University Community Theatre.

“Keepers Continue reading “‘Keepers of the Blue’ Released Online”

Sunday Nature Walk – Special Edition: The Great White Shark

Few animals capture our imagination like that of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). The largest predatory fish on the planet, the great white can reach lengths of over twenty feet long and can be found along shorelines regionally and around the world.

Although this Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk – Special Edition: The Great White Shark”

Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten, the ABCs of Bow Wow   

Does your dog bark during a Zoom meeting? Did the new puppy chew up your good pair of shoes?

Jason Hoffman could be the guy to call.

A certified dog trainer, Hoffman teaches dog obedience classes at the Easton Community Center. His six-week adult dog obedience classes and puppy Continue reading “Welcome to Puppy Kindergarten, the ABCs of Bow Wow   “

Skip It or Go on That Hike?

It was our last morning after two nights at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Check-out was at noon, and our breakfast reservation was for 9:30. But Mohonk’s price includes free activities and equipment to guests, and the snowshoe hike with naturalist Michael Ridolfo at 10:30 Continue reading “Skip It or Go on That Hike?”


There are Many Dog Stories in Easton. This Is Mine.

When I was a girl I saw a TV show featuring a talking Basset Hound named Cleo. The show, a sitcom circa 1958, aired on NBC. It was “The People’s Choice” starring Jackie Cooper. Cleo’s observations, wryly critical of her human Continue reading “Knuckles”

Backyard Beekeepers Presents Guest Speaker Evan Abramson

Designing Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: Landscapes and Corridors to Support Wild Pollinators 

Evan Abramson

Join the local Back Yard Beekeepers Association for the first general meeting of 2022. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the website to Continue reading “Backyard Beekeepers Presents Guest Speaker Evan Abramson”

2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages

The Back Yard Beekeepers Association will offer a four-session course in the New Year with two ways to attend.  Classes will be in person, at the Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston (Seating is limited to permit social distancing) or via Zoom.

The class will meet on Mondays, Continue reading “2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages”