The Price of Loyalty – Daniel Morehouse

Growing up in the middle of the twentieth century, when we were taught about the American Revolution, we were led to believe that those who remained loyal to the Crown were the traitorous enemies of the American Patriots who so bravely liberated our country from the tyranny Continue reading “The Price of Loyalty – Daniel Morehouse”

Ludwig Bernhard Goldhorn (1871-1944) – From Convicted Forger to Respected Physician

Practically anyone who has lived in Redding for very long is familiar with the fabulous color images that Dr. Ludwig Goldhorn created in 1937. Many of our oldest structures can be seen in 56 of his crisp, clear, color slides that are now available for viewing on the Connecticut State Continue reading “Ludwig Bernhard Goldhorn (1871-1944) – From Convicted Forger to Respected Physician”

Mark Twain’s Gift to Redding – the library that bears his Name

In the autumn of 1908, most of the folks who called Redding their home had a short commute to work – from their house to their barn. Redding was a farming community, plain and simple. The few people who maintained a store in the various neighborhoods throughout the rural community Continue reading “Mark Twain’s Gift to Redding – the library that bears his Name”

School Daze

Memories are often hard to figure. Why is it that I can remember my first day of school and that first year at kindergarten, yet I can’t recall where I was or what I was doing last Thursday? Was kindergarten that traumatic? Or was I so impressed with the learning experience that Continue reading “School Daze”

Regional Democrats to Hold Campaign Rally in Wilton Aug. 28

Democrats from across the district including Wilton, Weston, Westport, Redding, Ridgefield and Easton will join together on Aug. 28 for a campaign rally. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. (rain or shine) at Merwin Meadows Park, at 52 Lovers Lane in Wilton.

The regional campaign Continue reading “Regional Democrats to Hold Campaign Rally in Wilton Aug. 28”

The Women of Stormfield

Samuel Clemens was lured to Redding by his friend and biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine. Paine owned a home on Diamond Hill Road and a seventy-five-acre parcel just to the south and east of his was available for sale. Paine thought it would be an ideal place for Clemens to build a Continue reading “The Women of Stormfield”

Frog Frolic Festival Features Live Music, Food, Fun

The Mark Twain Library heralds the return of the Frog Frolic after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The fun-filled family festival is making its triumphant return on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road in Redding. Many Continue reading “Frog Frolic Festival Features Live Music, Food, Fun”

Holly Hawthorn Exhibits her Artwork at the Library

Porcelain, Printworks, Painting, Plein Air

UPDATE: Holly Hawthorn’s reception scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday April 30, has been CANCELED.

Holly Hawthorn of Redding is exhibiting her porcelain, prints and “plein air” paintings at the Easton Public Library through May 15. Her Continue reading “Holly Hawthorn Exhibits her Artwork at the Library”

Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age

The parents and educators in Easton and Redding brought the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age” to our community in 2016 to shed a light on the impact excessive screentime is having on our children. As the amount of time children spend on screens has not seemed Continue reading “Special Screening of Screenagers: Growing Up In A Digital Age”

Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation

Dear Friends and Families of ER9:  

Directing a delayed opening or early dismissal or cancellation of schools is the responsibility of the superintendent.

At approximately 4:30 am I made the call to hold a two-hour delayed opening this morning. When I had heard from First Student, Continue reading “Follow-Up Message About Today’s Cancellation”