Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis

Pretty much anyone who knows Dolly, and most in Easton do, knows that there are no short stop-and-chats with her.  The conversations will be long and Dolly will do most of the talking. Sometimes a listener will wonder where she’s going when she embarks on a magical mystery tour of Continue reading “Conversations with the Irrepressible Dolly Curtis”

Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time

The late actress Bette Davis once dined at a Black Rock Turnpike home in Easton. Carol Mills has the autographed tablecloth to prove it.

Mills’ recollection of hosting the actress is part of the town’s Oral History Project, an effort to interview and preserve the town’s history Continue reading “Recording Easton’s History One Interview At a Time”

Dolly Curtis Is Recipient of Anne Lindquist Award

Dolly Curtis — Tom Rudne Photo

The Easton Public Library Board of Trustees has chosen Dolly Curtis as this year’s recipient of its Anne Lindquist Library Spirit Award. The award recognizes a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the Library. Past winners include Continue reading “Dolly Curtis Is Recipient of Anne Lindquist Award”

Oral History Project at the Easton Public Library

As part of Easton’s 175th Anniversary celebration, the Easton Public Library is hosting an Oral History Project. The purpose of the project is to preserve the town’s history as seen through the eyes of its residents and to celebrate the histories and accomplishments of those who Continue reading “Oral History Project at the Easton Public Library”

Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial

Family and friends gathered on a beautiful spring day at the 9/11 memorial in front of the Easton Public Library to pay their final respects to Easton resident John “Jack” Edwin Curtis, who died May 2 from complications of COVID-19.

The May 11— Mother’s Day —  ceremony took place Continue reading “Mourners Honor Jack Curtis in Easton’s 9/11 Memorial”

Obituary: John Edwin Curtis of Easton, 77

John E. Curtis

John Edwin Curtis, known as Jack, of Easton, CT was a quintessential self-made man who was lucky to find his passion early in life.  A renowned landscape architect with a 50-year career starting in the mid-1960s working with and mentored by landscape architect pioneer Continue reading “Obituary: John Edwin Curtis of Easton, 77”

Traveling Minstrels Raise Holiday Spirits

The singing theater family of Dan and Kimberly Fox, their daughter Annabelle Fox and her husband, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, asked if they could share some Easter music.

They had noticed my car idle in the driveway lately while they walked their dogs and wanted to share some cheer Continue reading “Traveling Minstrels Raise Holiday Spirits”

Flag Display Projects Feeling of Unity

In driving home in Easton I came upon this striking image of a large American flag,  at least 10 feet in size, flying in the wind. It stopped me in my tracks.

What a beautiful sight. It’s on the corner of Sunset and Beers roads. The homeowner is adding a powerful message of strength Continue reading “Flag Display Projects Feeling of Unity”

March Shows Its Lion Side

Easton senior Dolly Curtis, who is dutifully practicing social distancing and staying at home, captured this photo of miniature daffodils in the snow outside her window this morning.

Yesterday’s light snowfall lingers in yards this morning, but it won’t be around for long. The Continue reading “March Shows Its Lion Side”