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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Celebrate Statewide Connecticut Open House Day on June 8
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk will participate in the 15th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on June 8, 2019, 12-4 p.m. at 295 West Avenue Norwalk, CT. During this one-day event, the Museum, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special $5 Mini-Tours to visitors. This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends. Visitors will have a chance to view two new exhibitions, From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers, which features the efforts of local women and men towards the fight for women’s right to vote, and Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens, a juried contemporary art exhibition.
May 25, 2019 - 5:49:41 AM

Mystic Seaport Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Sea Music
Mystic Seaport Museum will host its 40th annual Sea Music Festival June 6-9, featuring concerts, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and a scholarly symposium – all celebrating the music of the sea. From songs of the golden age of sail to contemporary compositions, the festival includes a wide variety of sea music both modern and traditional, a children’s stage with special performances for families, and demonstrations of maritime work songs – or chanteys – aboard the Museum’s historic vessels.
May 25, 2019 - 5:40:49 AM

Silvermine establishes Fulbright residency and announces first artist in residence
Residency funded by artist and philanthropist Jan Dilenschneider through the International Institute of Education in support of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program

Silvermine Arts Center has established a new Fulbright residency program, initiated and funded by artist and philanthropist Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider and Robert Dilenschneider, and managed by the International Institute of Education (IIE). The IIE supports flagship exchange programs, including Fulbright, “to make the world a more interconnected place.”
May 25, 2019 - 5:02:40 AM

Lamont directs flags lowered to half-staff Monday for Memorial Day
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff on Monday, May 27, 2019 from sunrise until noon in observation of Memorial Day. As is customary for the holiday, flags are lowered throughout the morning and then raised to full-staff at noon. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
May 24, 2019 - 11:47:26 PM

Lamont selects Dr. Deidre Gifford to serve as commissioner of the Department of Social Services
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is selecting Dr. Deidre Gifford to serve as commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS).
May 24, 2019 - 10:54:40 PM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Announces All Parks to Open for the Season this Weekend
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announced today that the City of Bridgeport public parks officially open on Saturday, May 25th for the season. Seaside Park, Beardsley Park and Pleasure Beach will be open for Memorial Day weekend for residents and visitors with the purchase of a park sticker or day pass. The Mayor is encouraging all residents to advantage of all that the city has to offer with its vast waterfront and more than 1,300 acres of public parks.
May 24, 2019 - 10:45:34 PM

Skin Health: Importance of Practicing ‘Safe Sun’ Every Single Day
Forty-two billion dollars – just last year alone. That’s the price tag put on anti-aging products and procedures, according to market analysis company Orbis Research. “Treatments certainly can help,” notes Angie Seelal, a certified registered Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “but for our skin, there’s free super-potent anti-aging care available: It’s called preventing damage from the sun’s rays.”
May 22, 2019 - 5:59:54 AM

The Connecticut State Medical Society Joins Fund to Improve Health Information Exchange
The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) in association with five other state medical societies and The Physicians Foundation, on Thursday announced the formation of the first of its kind $500,000 interoperability fund, known as The Physicians Foundation Interoperability Fund, which will assist medical practices in effectively sharing clinical information with other physicians and hospitals through health information exchanges (HIE). Funding is available for physicians in participating states with an electronic health record system (EHR) and will be allocated to practices on a first come basis.
May 22, 2019 - 5:56:05 AM

Norwalk Hospital’s New Telestroke Program Delivers Critical Stroke Care Faster than Ever
When someone has a stroke, minutes count, and delivering treatment as fast as possible is critical to preventing severe brain damage and death. That’s why Norwalk Hospital — a nationally accredited Primary Stroke Center — recently launched a telestroke program. With telestroke, neurologists can remotely consult with emergency medicine clinicians to evaluate patients, rapidly diagnose stroke, and order treatment.
May 22, 2019 - 5:42:21 AM

Housatonic Museum of Art Receives $70,000 Donation From Werth Family Foundation
The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport–home to treasures by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Alex Katz and more–said today that it has received a $70,000 donation from the Werth Family Foundation.
May 21, 2019 - 5:22:27 AM

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CT House passes major mental health insurance bill
Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford), House chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, led the House Monday in a unanimous vote to approve legislation mandating insurance coverage for mental health and treatment of substance abuse.
May 20, 2019 - 10:11:31 PM

GadBuddy: CT gas prices down 1.7 cents in past week
Connecticut gas prices have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.99/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 stations. Gas prices in Connecticut are 10.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 11.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
May 20, 2019 - 10:25:05 AM

Stamford Downtown Announces Summer Concert Lineup 2019
Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live in partnership with BDO USA and City Carting & Recycling on the Dental365 Stage and Alive@Five in partnership with Reckson and BevMax on the Dental365 Stage and kick off on Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11 respectively in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
May 20, 2019 - 9:38:04 AM

Boys & Girls Village Hosts Appreciation Dinner For Foster and Adoptive Parents
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) hosted their annual foster and adoptive parent appreciation dinner on Friday, May 10th at Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT to honor the dedication and commitment made by the 88 families in attendance.
May 20, 2019 - 3:29:56 AM

SHS Senior Ivy Zingone Wins 4th District Congressional Art Competition
Stamford High School (SHS) Senior Ivy Zingone was chosen as the winner of this year’s 4th District Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congressman Jim Himes. Congressman Himes’ office announced the winners and those receiving honorable mentions in a release issued earlier this week. Zingone’s winning artwork, “Counting Screens,” is a graphite and colored pencil drawing featuring a baby in a crib reaching for a mobile of screens.
May 20, 2019 - 2:47:36 AM

Lamont says he looks forward to signing minimum wage increase bill in the coming days
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz are cheering the Connecticut State Senate for giving final approval to legislation that will raise the minimum wage in the state to $15.00 through a series of gradual increases over the next several years. The minimum wage will then grow with the economy, so everyone can share in Connecticut’s prosperity.
May 20, 2019 - 2:27:19 AM

Several local celebrations of art, innovation and music on June 1 in Danbury
The first weekend in June will provide a wide variety of arts, music, food, entertainment, innovation and hands-on opportunities in Danbury. The Fourth annual Art at Ives, Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show will be from 1 to 7:30 p.m. with a concert by flutist Sherry Winston at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Ives Concert Park on Danbury’s west side. Saturday also will feature CityCenterDanbury’s Street Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. downtown on Main Street, and the Customer Appreciation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 51 Austin St. in Danbury.
May 20, 2019 - 1:58:18 AM

Hundreds Support Fairfield Heart Walk & 5K Run at Sherwood Isle
Hundreds of Fairfield County residents came out for the May 19th Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5K Run at Sherwood Island State Park on Sunday. The event benefits the programs and research of the American Heart Association. Donations are still being accepted at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.
May 20, 2019 - 1:51:34 AM

Community leaders kick up their heels for local theatre
Not since Cain and Abel has there been a fraternal rivalry like the one at Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars event, Saturday night, May 18. And though there was a casket onstage later in the evening, there was no bloodshed, and one brother came out on top when Chris Carozza of the Carozza Realty Group, bested his brother, Michael Carozza of Carozza Fitness, by winning the Judges’ Choice Award (male division). Chris’ professional partner was Iraida Volodina of Arthur Murray Greenwich.
May 19, 2019 - 1:03:59 PM

Westport Country Playhouse Stages “Skeleton Crew,” Powerful Drama by Dominique Morisseau, 2018 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow
Westport Country Playhouse will stage the gripping drama, “Skeleton Crew,” written by 2018 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by LA Williams, from June 4 through June 22.
May 18, 2019 - 8:37:58 AM

Stepping Stones Honors Active-Duty Military Families with Blue Star Museums Program
Today, Stepping Stones Museum for Children announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Since 2012 when the award-winning children’s museum first joined the nationwide program, Stepping Stones has not only offered free admission during the summer months, but thanks to tremendous local support, it has extended the free offer all year long.
May 17, 2019 - 8:36:04 PM

Lamont: 41 CT high schools receive 2019 college success award
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that 41 high schools in Connecticut have won the 2019 College Success Award by GreatSchools, a national nonprofit organization that provides information on educational opportunities to parents. The award recognizes 1,722 schools across 25 states that have a successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year.
May 17, 2019 - 5:37:39 AM

ACT of Connecticut announces cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
To conclude its wildly successful inaugural season, ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is excited to present the hit Broadway musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE with performances from May 30 - June 23, 2019.
May 17, 2019 - 5:12:04 AM

The Fairfield County Bar Association Awarded 14 SPS Students at Law Day Art and Essay Contest
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that 14 SPS students were recognized for their writing or artistic talents by the Fairfield County Bar Association at its “Law Day” ceremony, which was recently held at the Stamford Superior Court. Thirteen judges, representing the Superior Court of the Judiciary of Stamford and Norwalk, greeted the winning students and more than 50 family and community members.
May 16, 2019 - 5:55:23 AM

The Loft Artists Association Announces Summer Art Saturday Workshops for children ages 7-14
The Loft Artists Association in Stamford, CT invites children ages 7 to 14 to spread their creative wings this summer at our series of creative art workshops. The sixth annual Summer Art Saturday Workshop Program runs Saturdays 10 AM – 12PM from June 22 to August 10 and will feature explorations in FIMO clay, robot recyclables, poured and dripped painting, collage, watercolor, pressed flowers, self-portrait, and drawing — all taught by the LAA’s professional, talented and award-winning artists.
May 15, 2019 - 5:21:24 AM

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