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Annual International Baccalaureate Conference Spotlights Whitby Educators
Two teachers from Whitby School in Greenwich presented at the annual Guild of International Baccalaureate Schools (GIBS) Conference on October 18 and 19. The conference was hosted by GIBS, an Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools in North America Northeast, in Weehawken, NJ. Educator workshops were hosted by Middle Years Program (MYP) Design Teacher Phil Lohmeyer, of Cos Cob, and Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator Diana Ljepoja, of Stamford. Other Whitby participants included Head of Lower School Silvia Gentile, MYP Coordinator Shelley Castro, and Lower School Teacher Samantha Clark. Trevor Mackenzie, Canadian educator and author Dive Into Inquiry (2019) and Inquiry Mindset (2018), headlined the conference by speaking on the importance of inquiry in the classroom. Mackenzie called the conference “the ideal opportunity to meet and collaborate with IB educators from the northeast.”
Nov 13, 2019 - 5:17:40 AM

Boys & Girls Village Receives $31,000 Grant To Help At-Risk Youth Build Technical Skills And Improve Career Prospects
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) recently received $31,000 from the Werth Family Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the organization’s upcoming Life Skills and Vocational Training Center, which will provide programs to help at-risk youth develop the life, financial and job skills they need to become economically self-sufficient as they become adults.
Nov 11, 2019 - 10:14:58 AM

Lemon Law program in Connecticut reaches record number of cases in 2019
The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced that the state’s Lemon Law Program, which processed 81 cases in 2018, has already seen a record number of 93 cases so far this calendar year.
Nov 11, 2019 - 5:28:29 AM

FCA: After-School Program Volunteers Needed
Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) is in need of volunteers for the ASPIRE after-school program. By providing homework help and guidance to the middle school students in the program, volunteers make a huge impact on these young people.
Nov 11, 2019 - 5:21:59 AM

December 4th Artist Talk With Joseph Saccio at HMA
On Wednesday, December 4th join artist Joseph Saccio for an exclusive walk through of his current solo exhibition: “In a Dark Wood, Wandering,” at the Housatonic Museum of Art. During this free event, which begins at 11am, Saccio will share his artistic process and his interests in mythology, nature and the struggle of bereavement.
Nov 11, 2019 - 5:10:30 AM

Norwalk Community College named one of the Best Colleges and Universities in CT
EdSmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has named Norwalk Community College (in Norwalk, CT) to its 2020 ranking of Best Colleges and Universities in Connecticut.
Nov 11, 2019 - 5:02:25 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Providence Bruins 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack finished a three-game weekend in winning fashion Sunday, defeating the Providence Bruins 2-1 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence.
Nov 10, 2019 - 9:36:15 PM

Senators 2, Sound Tigers 1
Andrew Ladd scored in the final game of his conditioning loan on Sunday afternoon, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (3-9-2-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, fell to the Belleville Senators (6-6-1-0) in regulation, 2-1, at Webster Bank Arena.
Nov 10, 2019 - 9:35:19 PM

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Rank The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum 2020 Best Law Firms Tier 1
The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2020 Best Law Firm in the category of Metropolitan Tier 1 Stamford for family law. This is the 10th consecutive year these rankings have been announced and the 10th year Nusbaum’s firm has earned this recognition.
Nov 10, 2019 - 5:26:06 AM

Holiday Musical makes area premiere in Stamford: A Christmas Story, The Musical
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” That’s likely one of the most widely-recognized lines from filmdom, due in great part to the long-standing marathon TV airing of the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story! Now, for the first time in Fairfield County, A Christmas Story, The Musical, will play at Curtain Call, Stamford, November 15 through December 14.
Nov 10, 2019 - 5:17:51 AM

Mystic Seaport Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Lantern Light Tours
Mystic Seaport Museum is celebrating 40 years of its holiday performance, Lantern Light Tours with a nod to past productions and a return to classic holiday themes.
Nov 10, 2019 - 5:03:48 AM

Lamont: State will illuminate the Q Bridge red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day.
Nov 9, 2019 - 9:57:58 PM

A Taste of Fairfield County November 20, 2019
Each year, Family & Children’s Agency’s food and drink tasting event, A Taste of Fairfield County, brings together community members and area restaurants for a delicious event for a good cause. This year’s event, hosted once again by FCA’s Junior Board of Advisors, will be held Wednesday, November 20.
Nov 8, 2019 - 5:54:16 AM

Stamford Museum welcomes "Chagall for Children" (Opening Event in conjunction with Holiday Market & Book Signing)
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present “Chagall for Children,” an interactive, hands-on exhibition that presents a unique opportunity to introduce children to art through the work of master artist, Marc Chagall, while allowing them to explore their own creativity. The exhibit has traveled the nation since 1996, organized by the Kohl Children’s Museum of Illinois.
Nov 8, 2019 - 5:41:48 AM

Cindi Bigelow receives lifetime achievement award from Character.Org
Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, was honored with the National Workplace Lifetime Achievement Award from Character.Org for inspiring people to good character and for her company’s sustainability efforts, which help protect the environment.
Nov 8, 2019 - 5:25:01 AM

Stamford Health Unveils James Daugherty “New Deal” Mural
Stamford celebrated the official rededication of the James Henry Daugherty mural “The World Outside” at Stamford Health’s Tully Health Center on Wednesday. The rededication ceremony was led by Stamford Health’s Senior Vice President of Strategy & Marketing Ben Wade, along with Stamford Mayor David Martin, special guest Herman Eberhardt — the Supervisory Museum Curator at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum — and other members of Stamford’s community.
Nov 8, 2019 - 5:06:50 AM

Long Ridge School announces new Head of School
The Long Ridge School Board of Trustees are thrilled to announce that Carissa Lewis was named the new Head of School, succeeding current Interim Head of School John Ora.
Nov 8, 2019 - 1:18:47 AM

WCSU to host Military Appreciation Week events
Western Connecticut State University will host and participate in a number of events intended to honor veterans this month during Military Appreciation Week 2019.
Nov 7, 2019 - 2:05:20 PM

Physician to discuss environmental exposures and mental health
The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) will present Integrative Physician Dr. Aly Cohen for a discussion about “Are Environmental Exposures a Danger to Your Mental Health?” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.
Nov 7, 2019 - 2:03:16 PM

SHU hires new executive director of undergraduate admissions
Sacred Heart University alumna Pam Pillo, who formerly served as executive director of graduate admissions, is returning to Sacred Heart to assume the role of executive director of undergraduate admissions.
Nov 7, 2019 - 5:59:35 AM

Stamford Public Schools Named Robert Ayala Assistant Principal Westhill High School
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) recently announced Robert Ayala as assistant principal, Westhill High School, effective December 9, 2019. Ayala will fill the position recently vacated by Chase Dunlap, who left the district in October.
Nov 7, 2019 - 5:36:02 AM

Sound Tigers 1, Thunderbirds 0
Gibson records 10th career shutout, Pierog scores first AHL goal in front of 6,237 fans on Wednesday

Christopher Gibson made 21 saves and Nic Pierog scored his first American Hockey League goal on Wednesday to lift the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (3-7-2-1), AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, to a 1-0 win against the Springfield Thunderbirds in front of 6,237 fans at Webster Bank Arena.
Nov 6, 2019 - 10:26:14 PM

OrthoConnecticut welcomes orthopedic hand and upper extremity specialist Aaron N. Insel, MD
OrthoConnecticut is pleased to welcome Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Aaron N. Insel, M.D., to the practice. Dr. Insel will work in both the Danbury and Southbury office locations.
Nov 6, 2019 - 9:36:56 PM

Cops & Robbers 5K hosted by Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association
The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association (PBA) hosted a unique 5K that benefitted the Women's Center of Greater Danbury on Sunday, November 3rd. The runners got a head start, and then the police officers "gave chase"! Collectively they passed over 1,300 runners, raising funds for the nonprofit on a beautiful morning.
Nov 5, 2019 - 6:52:13 AM

Choyce Peterson negotiates a lease renewal for Carta, McAlister & Moore in Darien
Choyce Peterson, Inc. (www.choycepeterson.com), a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm, announced the successful completion of lease renewal negotiations for Carta, McAlister & Moore, LLC for its 3,875-square-foot office space at 1120 Boston Post Road in Darien, CT. Choyce Peterson Vice President Adam Cognetta and Principal John Hannigan represented Carta, McAlister & Moore in the transaction.
Nov 5, 2019 - 5:55:21 AM

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