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The Sibling Secret: Looking Back and Changing Lives

BY KATIE SETTEL
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Katie Settel relates her personal story about her family's secret -- a brother she did not know about for 25 years! "The Sibling Secret" is her dream -- a photo essay to share with the world.

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The Hairy Bison: Creating an Offbeat, Insanely Great Trail Running Community

BY DEAN SCHUSTER
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Born in Bridgeport, CT and now the co-organizer of the Harbison Trail Runners in South Carolina, Dean Schuster shares the story of growing a crazy group of runners from a couple of people to a massive club. The free trail running event (The Hairy Bison) is part theater of the absurd, part race, and part community fair -- and now one of the largest trail-runs in the state. The T-shirts have become instrumental in creating a huge following!

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Bridgeport Legacy of Innovation

BY MIKE ROER
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Mike Roer shares about some of the notable inventions and inventors from Bridgeport, CT. Be prepared to be surprised!

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Make Way for Ducklings!

BY RAE ANNE LOCKE
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Rae Anne Locke's elementary school has a long-standing tradition of ducklings being born in the courtyard. As the librarian, she has been part of the staff "duck squad" to escort the ducklings through the school to the river. This yearly tradition has provided many universal truths for students, staff and YOU!

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National Parks from A-Z

BY ELLEN HARDY
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Ellen Hardy loves National Parks and on her many cross-country adventures, she has been to many -- well known and not so well known. Experience the parks through her images and family stories.

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Uncovered

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Nina Lesiga lives life to the fullest and loves interactive art, playing the ukulele and engaging in unique experiences! Join Nina as she enters the world of the no-pants subway ride in New York City!

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From Fear to Love of Forests

BY BETH LAZAR
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

When Beth Lazar moved to rural Ct. from Philadelphia, PA., her cousin scared her into thinking she'd be eaten by lions, and tigers and bears! She grew to love forests and now wants to preserve forests and open green space, especially 400 acre Remington Woods in Bridgeport, CT.

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Stir Up Some Joy!

BY JEANETTE HARRIS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 12, 2018

Joy is often overlooked in our often tedious and stress-filled lives. Join Jeanette Harris in "Stirring up some joy" using commonplace, everyday items that are readily available.

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The Kitchen Table

BY RAQUEL RIVERA-PABLO
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Raquel Pablo-Rivera is a chef instructor and small business owner who provides cooking instruction in Bridgeport.  She describes how she promotes healthy food and the preparation of delicious meals that are cost effective and require little ingredients or equipment.  She provides services to local lighthouse programs, farmers markets, senior centers and food pantries and this passion comes through in her story of how food connects people of all ages, regardless of income, race, or education level 

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Making of “Heaven Stood Still:” A Work in Progress

BY LARRY LOCKE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Larry Locke has been working on a new film for over seven years and it is not finished yet. The key parts are the subject- singer Willy DeVille and his life story and the people he has met in the process  (like the late Ben E King, Peter Wolf from J Geils band, Marshall Crenshaw and many others). His story explains how the making of the movie has become its own story full of ups and downs spread across three continents with a deep connection to Connecticut.

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How “YouTube University” Changed My Life

BY DANIEL RECINOS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Daniel Recinos quit his job to document his life. As a first generation American from two Quatemalan parents he shares how his travels, his discovery of self-value and his education from "YouTube University" changed his life!

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The Indian Trail

BY MIA LIPSTICK
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Mia Lipstick has strong roots in Bridgeport, especially to Beardsley Park. She tells the story of two kids enjoying the natural beauty of a trail along the water in the park, accompanied by Native American ghost spirits who encourage them to take care of the earth. 

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