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Years Later, Junior Volunteers Continue to Nurture Intergenerational Progam at Waveny
Six years ago, two friends, Caroline Callahan and Emma Chivily, set up shop in the General Store on “Main Street” at The Village at Waveny, Waveny LifeCare Network’s award-winning assisted living residence dedicated to memory care. Then both 10 years old, the girls took the lead in a unique intergenerational effort started in 2008 by the Bruno and Zehner families, designed to provide Waveny’s residents and Adult Day participants with the experience of shopping for small items and toiletries for themselves and their loved ones.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 3:17:06 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants SPEF $3,500 For Its Nationally-Recognized Mentoring Program
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The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) on Thursday announced it has been granted $3,500 from First County Bank Foundation to support its Stamford Mentoring Program, which was launched in 2010. This program provides students who need additional academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance required to be successful during middle school, high school and in all college/career endeavors.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 3:12:48 AM

DEEP Announces Adjustments at CT State Parks Steps Being Taken to Reduce Operating Costs
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is taking steps to reduce operating expenses at state parks by using resources more efficiently and focusing on the days and times of greatest public use of park campgrounds, beaches, museums, and nature centers.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 2:27:08 AM

Attorney General Issues Proposed Final Decision in Greater Waterbury Health Network, Prospect Hospital Conversion Application
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General on Friday issued its proposed final decision on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 2:19:16 AM

Malloy announces $4.3 Million in state grants to help municipalities cut costs through regionalization of services
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on Friday that $4.3 million in funding is being awarded to nine regional councils of government and a regional economic district to assist towns and cities throughout the state in reducing costs and burdens by providing support for their efforts to regionalize services and coordinate essential functions of government.
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Jun 26, 2016 - 8:43:44 AM

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers fireworks cruises
Enjoy a unique water view of municipal holiday displays – times two, thanks to reflections on the surface – and avoid the crowds and traffic aboard Fireworks Cruises with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jun 26, 2016 - 2:59:09 AM

STAR Partners with Sports Buddies Athletics Program for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in New Canaan
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is proud to partner with Sports Buddies, a recreational exercise and athletics program for young people with developmental disabilities. The program meets at New Canaan High School on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. and was created by Howie Berg and Josh McDonald, two New Canaan public school teachers, to provide a recreational outlet for students with developmental disabilities. Program participants play recreational games while working together with volunteer “Sports Buddies” who encourage them and help them to build skills. Many of the buddies are special education teachers or advisors, while others are students and adults in the community. They work with the students on skills like teamwork, general exercises, stretching, running, calisthenics, group play (such as parachute play), skill development such as shooting, dribbling, arm and leg movements, and pick-up basketball games.
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Jun 22, 2016 - 9:48:06 AM

QU Poll: Clinton inches up in FL, OH, PA
Democrat Hillary Clinton opens an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, the largest of the presidential swing states, and erases a small Trump lead to create a dead heat in Ohio, while Pennsylvania remains too close to call, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
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Jun 21, 2016 - 9:35:38 AM

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for First County Bank new branch in Westport
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First County Bank celebrated the opening of its new branch at 1135 Post Road, Westport, CT with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 14, 2016. L to R in photo: Todd Malizia, AVP, Branch Manager, First County Bank; Ryan Moran, Coastal Construction; Richard Taber – former Chairman, First County Bank; Reyno Giallongo, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank; Nicholas DuBiago, Board of Directors, First County Bank; James Marpe, First Selectman, Westport; Robert Granata, President and COO, First County Bank; Denise Doria, Board of Directors, First County Bank; Matthew Mandell, Executive Director and President, Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.
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Jun 21, 2016 - 12:30:14 AM

Strut Your Mutt event raises $4,600 for Animal Rescue
Pampered pooches and their owners hit the runway at the Strut Your Mutt charity fashion show at Evergreen Walk Park in South Windsor on June 12th in support of Our Companions Animal Rescue. New Country Mercedes-Benz in Hartford served as the presenting sponsor of the entertaining event that raised over $4,600 for the Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that goes to extraordinary lengths to help animals in need. More
Jun 21, 2016 - 12:27:29 AM

Stamford Mayor announces details of 2016 fireworks show
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials have announced the details of the 2016 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Friday, July 1st (rain date of Saturday, July 2nd). Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
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Jun 17, 2016 - 11:44:00 PM

Norwalk Health Department's Mosquito Management Program helps control mosquitoes
The Norwalk Health Department recently launched its annual larvicide application program to reduce the mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Workers from All Habitat Inc. applied larvicide to various standing water locations around the city. Larvicide prevents mosquito eggs from hatching. More
Jun 16, 2016 - 2:40:12 AM

Call For Art for Maritime Garage Gallery for Fall 2016 Exhibit
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists, 18 and over, for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage. The exhibit will run from September 21 through December 2, 2016.
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Jun 16, 2016 - 2:28:59 AM

Chelsea Piers hires lax coach from NCAA powerhouse University of Denver
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is pleased to announce that Chace Calkin has joined the staff at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. Calkin comes to Chelsea Piers after playing in college for DI powerhouse University of Denver.
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Jun 15, 2016 - 7:17:43 AM

Stamford Public Schools Releases 2014-2015 Annual Report to the Community
The Stamford Public Schools (SPS) 2014-2015 Annual Report to the Community is now available on the SPS website and in many mailboxes across the city. Each year the district looks back at what has been accomplished over the previous year and reports out on the progress, successes, and challenges. In addition to being posted on the SPS district website, the report is also being distributed with the summer edition of Stamford Plus magazine.
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Jun 15, 2016 - 6:15:57 AM

Eli Whitney Technical High School Teacher Honored as District Teacher of the Year
Dr. Nivea Torres, Superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS), announced and recognized Aimee Correa, Hairdressing Instructor at Eli Whitney Technical High School in Hamden, Conn., as the District Teacher of the Year.
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Jun 15, 2016 - 6:09:32 AM

New Canaan Community Foundation Supports the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s Peer Networking Programs
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the arts & cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses in Fairfield County by providing promotion, professional development opportunities and advocacy. CAFC currently has 450 members, encompassing the vast majority of nonprofit arts & culture organizations in the County. The peer networking programs, offered to CAFC members, provide valuable knowledge, insights and opportunities for networking and collaboration.
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Jun 15, 2016 - 6:07:27 AM

50 things to do and places to see this summer in Fairfield County and well beyond
We've compiled a list of ideas with 50 things you can do, see and experience this summer. For many we can vouch for ourselves, while for others we share what we've heard from the grape vine. You will find ideas for everyone. From singles to families with small and grown up kids alike. From venues requiring formal attire to places where no attire is needed at all. Things for the staunch conservative and for the most liberal of souls out there. And don't even try to find a rhyme or reason in how we listed these things. Just like travel and exploration brings the thrill of adventure and discovery, that's how our selection of seemingly unconnected things to consider for this summer brings the element of excitement and surprise. Enjoy! More
Jun 15, 2016 - 5:39:55 AM

See James Corden’s Tony Award-winning performance, when One Man, Two Guvnors comes to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast at The Playhouse Live in HD Series, bring an encore presentation of National Theatre of London’s comedy sensation One Man, Two Guvnors - winner of the Evening Standard Award and the Critics' Circle Award. This HD screening is on Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m. and features a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden. The uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Now you can catch it for just a fraction of the cost! Shot in high definition, you can experience the best of British theatre up close and personal, shown in high definition on the Big Screen at the Playhouse – where you’ll have the best view in the house! Support for this programming comes from The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery and is underwritten by Lori and John Berisford, Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Sabina and Walter Slavin?
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Jun 10, 2016 - 5:52:04 AM

United Way of Western CT Honored Tracie Wilson, Senior Vice President, Programming & Development, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution at 22nd Annual Heart of Gold Event
AITE High School senior Alexandra Bergman is the recipient of this year’s scholarship

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United Way of Western Connecticut hosted its 22nd annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Stamford Marriott. More than 250 people attended to recognize this year’s honoree, Tracie Wilson, Senior Vice President, Programming & Development, of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
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Jun 3, 2016 - 3:06:09 PM

Kids in Crisis announces Honorary Chairs for Navigators Stamford KIC IT Race Weekend
Kids in Crisis has announced its co-chairs for the Navigators Stamford KIC IT Race Weekend, set to take place the weekend of June 11 and 12: Ernie Orgera, Director of Operations for the City of Stamford, and Assistant Chief Tom Wuennemann of the Stamford Police. Orgera and Wuennemann have accepted the honorary chairmanship on behalf of the Stamford Police Department and the Stamford Department of Operations.
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Jun 3, 2016 - 3:03:10 PM

Mystic Seaport to Host the WoodenBoat Show June 24-26
The largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England will converge at Mystic Seaport for the 25th annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 24-26.
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Jun 3, 2016 - 5:18:34 AM

STAR Employee Linda Snell Celebrates 25+ Years of Service With Local Agency Serving People with Disabilities
STAR employee Linda Snell recently celebrated a milestone work anniversary. The official anniversary is 25 years but in actuality, Ms. Snell has worked with the agency approximately 34 years. “I resigned and took off time briefly after the birth of my daughter,” Snell said. “But I came back about a year later!”
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Jun 2, 2016 - 5:01:02 PM

Housatonic Museum of Art Awarded $15,000 from National Endowment for the Arts
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The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is proud to announce that it received a $15,000 Art Works award to support its HMA Peer Docent Program. The award is part of over $82 million approved by the National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu to fund local arts projects and partnerships. The HMA Peer Docent Program introduces Bridgeport middle school students to art and art history, teaching them to look at art critically and guide classmates during tours. The grant will allow HMA Museum Educators to train ninety students to be docents who will guide 600 classmates on tours of Downtown Bridgeport, CT. Through the program students develop visual, analytical and critical thinking skills that will assist them across academic disciplines and throughout their lifetimes.
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Jun 2, 2016 - 8:15:12 AM

Voters don't believe Clinton, Trump promises QU Poll finds
American voters do not believe Republican Donald Trump will build a wall on the Mexican border or expel 11 million illegal immigrants, if he’s elected president, and voters don’t believe Democrat Hillary Clinton will even try to limit secret money in politics or reign in the power of Wall Street, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. More
Jun 2, 2016 - 6:04:34 AM

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