Young Shoots, Westport Farmers’ Market’s Popular Kids Photography Program,  Launches June 23 with Who Grows Your Food Photographer Co-chair Anne Burmeister

Westport, CT – Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) in partnership with The Artists Collective of Westport and the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, is pleased to announce the 6th annual Young Shoots Photography Contest. Young Shoots invites three age groups of photographers to demonstrate their love for local food through the digital lens. Budding young photographers,…

Merryall Center for the Arts Receives “Pride in the Hills” Grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation

The grant recognizes the Merryall Center for its support of LGBTQ+ people in the greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills area New Milford, Conn. (May 24, 2022) – The Merryall Center, est. 1951, recently received a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation Pride in the Hills Fund. The Fund awards grants to entities whose work supports,…

Connecticut Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Russell-Tucker announce investments to support aspiring educators

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker last week announced new investments to defray certification-related testing costs for aspiring educators in Connecticut. A total of $2 million dollars of federal, state-level reserve American Rescue Plan Act, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER) funding is being dedicated over a two-year…

Fairfield County Bank continues partnership with CRA Partners Senior Crimestoppers

Ridgefield, CT – Fairfield County Bank joined with CRA Partners to help vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in Augustus Manor in Stamford and the Bridgeport Elderly Apartments. CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that offers banks federally…