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Seniors Group Endorses Elizabeth Esty for Connecticut’s 5th District
On Thursday, the National Alliance for Retired Americans announced their endorsement of Elizabeth Esty for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. The endorsement was announced at a celebration of Social Security’s 79th anniversary at the AFSCME Council 4 office in New Britain. The Alliance for Retired Americans represents over 4.3 million retirees and community activists across the country, including more than 72,000 in Connecticut.
Aug 29, 2014 - 5:26:07 PM

Yale study looks at how global conversion of forests to cropland affected climate
The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study.
Aug 29, 2014 - 10:24:39 AM

PPSNE Recognizes Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
September is both National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) encourages women of all ages to schedule a preventive health screening.
Aug 29, 2014 - 8:22:58 AM

Pete Rose to return as Bluefish manager for "Ken Shepard Day"
The Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday announced that Pete Rose will return as manager of the Bluefish for “Ken Shepard Day” on Sunday, September 14th. Rose previously managed Bridgeport this season for one game on Monday, June 16th, leading the ‘Fish to a 2-0 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Aug 29, 2014 - 8:19:50 AM

Homeowner's Mortgage Assistant Event - Conference Center at CoCo Key in Waterbury
A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at CoCo Key, 3580 East Main Street, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Free parking is available for attendees.
Aug 27, 2014 - 2:15:54 PM

Labor Day Weekend Sees Fewer Lifeguards at Connecticut State Parks Swim Areas
Last weekend for lifeguards at park beaches

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today reminded state residents and out of state visitors that the number of lifeguards at state park swimming areas will be significantly reduced over Labor Day weekend.
Aug 27, 2014 - 2:05:05 PM

AmeriCares Joins Humanitarian Airlift for Ebola Outbreak
Critical medicines and protective equipment for health workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic left AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut, headquarters Monday afternoon destined for Liberia. The shipment contains antibiotics, medical supplies and desperately needed safety equipment that offer the only protection for health workers fighting the outbreak, including 15,000 pairs of gloves and nearly 10,000 protective masks.
Aug 27, 2014 - 12:56:46 AM

Red Cross and VolunteerSquare Offer Disaster Boot Camp on September 27
The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, Saturday, September 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard in Stamford.
Aug 27, 2014 - 12:51:06 AM

Following a ‘spectacular’ restoration, a treasured Yale landmark reopens to the public
The majestic entrance nave in Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library (SML) reopens to the public on Monday, Aug. 25, marking the completion of a major restoration project that has returned the nave to its original architectural splendor and brought about improvements that will better serve the needs of library users in the 21st century.
Aug 26, 2014 - 5:08:56 AM

Norwalk Awarded $50,000 for Lexington Avenue Feasibility Study by Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Local leaders on Monday announced that Norwalk has been selected as one of five municipalities to be awarded a grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation through the Vibrant Communities Initiative.
Aug 26, 2014 - 5:05:04 AM

New statin guidelines are an improvement, Yale study shows
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.
Aug 25, 2014 - 3:31:24 PM

First Niagara Donates $100,000 in Support
The First Niagara Foundation, the charitable entity of First Niagara Bank, on Wednesday announced it has provided a partnership grant of $100,000 to the Norwalk Education Foundation ($50,000) and Norwalk Community College Foundation ($50,000) in support of a joint initiative to establish the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) at Norwalk High School.
Aug 25, 2014 - 1:24:15 PM

First County Bank Employees Donate Over 95 Backpacks to the Human Services Council for Needy Children in Norwalk
First County Bank employees rallied to donate backpacks for school children in Norwalk through the Human Services Council’s Community Prevention Task Force Family Day celebrations held August 22 at Washington Village and August 23 at Meadow Gardens, Norwalk. First County Bank employees collected over 95 backpacks and bundles of school supplies to fill the backpacks donated by colleagues. Additionally, employees donated over $200 for the Human Services Council to purchase any additional supplies needed for the children’s backpacks.
Aug 25, 2014 - 9:46:46 AM

Merrill Announces 9 Candidates Qualified for Regional Office
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Thursday announced that her office has approved the nominating petitions of nine candidates to appear on the ballot for various regional and local offices. Five candidates have qualified for the office of state representative, one candidate has qualified for the office of judge of probate, and three candidates have qualified for the office of registrar of voters.
Aug 25, 2014 - 8:11:19 AM

United Way of Western Connecticut Announces $25,000 Grant from Walmart for The Danbury Food Collaborative
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Team has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Danbury Food Collaborative (DFC), a group spearheaded and led by United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC). The DFC is comprised of twelve non-profit agencies, including Danbury’s food pantries and soup kitchens, working together with a common mission to improve access to food, quality of food and sustainability of food for residents in greater Danbury.
Aug 25, 2014 - 4:07:28 AM

Sarah E. Edgar, DPM, Appointed to the Norwalk Hospital Medical Staff
Dr. Sarah E. Edgar of Greenwich, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, was recently appointed to the Norwalk Hospital medical staff.
Aug 25, 2014 - 4:04:55 AM

Announcing "Cybersecurity: A Business Tool Kit" Panel discussion September 18
In response to growing concerns in midsized businesses regarding Cybersecurity, three leading experts in the field have joined forces to present “Cybersecurity: A Business Tool Kit”. The presentation and panel discussion will provide a solid foundation and understanding of Cyber Security for professionals who participate in information intensive and compliance sensitive markets. Presented in conjunction with the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held on September 18 at the Even Hotel, 426 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 068501, starting at 7:30 am with the formal program beginning at 8:00.
Aug 21, 2014 - 8:21:49 AM

Wilton Library’s September artists share their views of the world September 5
Lifelong passions in different mediums mark this month’s art exhibition at Wilton Library entitled “Aerial Grace & Altered Views: Karen E. Gersch and Pam Rouleau,” opening Friday, September 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. As a painter, Karen E. Gersch captures the dynamics and poetics of life under the big top with her portraits and scenics of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns. Award-winning photographer Pam Rouleau strays from conventional image-making, exploring historical and alternative photographic processes. Together their works bring a rich palette of color and texture to the walls of Wilton Library.
Aug 21, 2014 - 7:11:50 AM

Stamford Mayor Designates Veterans’ Service Coordinator, Announces Plan to Open Veterans’ Resource Center
Stamford Mayor David Martin announced on Wednesday the appointment of Citizen’s Service Supervisor Frank Fedeli to serve as the veterans’ service contact person for the City of Stamford. Fedeli will be charged with assisting local veterans in gaining access and information to services and leading the newly-established Veterans’ Resource Center once open this fall.
Aug 21, 2014 - 7:08:47 AM

Spin at JoyRide on Friday, September 5, to help The Ridgefield Playhouse’s Arts for Everyone
Shouldn’t the arts be for everyone? On Friday, September 5, for a minimum donation of $50 to ride a 50-minute indoor cycling class featuring DJ Yosif who will mix music of artists featured at The Ridgefield Playhouse both past and present, spinners will be making a contribution that goes directly to the Arts for Everyone and Arts in Education programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse, a not-for-profit performing arts center. These programs allow low-income children and families in surrounding towns of Bridgeport, Stamford and Danbury to have the exposure to the arts that they otherwise would not have. All riders are invited to stick around for a post-spin party of complimentary nibbles and drinks supplied by No. 109 Cheese & Wine.
Aug 21, 2014 - 5:06:24 AM

WCSU Alumni Association to offer regional networking opportunities
One of the advantages of residing relatively near to one’s alma mater is the ability to interact with fellow graduates who share a common set of experiences. With that in mind, the Western Connecticut State University Alumni Association has launched a series of networking opportunities, called “WesterNetwork,” so graduates can strengthen their ties to Western and to each other in a relaxed, social environment.
Aug 20, 2014 - 8:03:29 AM

Ferguson Library to add hours
Thanks to a 4.2% increase in city funding, Stamford's Ferguson Library will open an additional 28 hours a week systemwide beginning September 2, a 21% increase in hours of service.
Aug 20, 2014 - 5:13:12 AM

Black Experience in Fairfield County - discussion at Stamford's Ferguson Library
STAMFORD, CT - In celebration of Freedom Trail Month, on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.), The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host a community conversation about the black experience in Fairfield County. The program will take place in the Main Library’s Third Floor Auditorium, located at the corner of Bedford & Broad Streets, Stamford.
Aug 19, 2014 - 5:36:10 AM

UConn Stamford Art Gallery presents STILL
The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is pleased to present the art works of Monique Luchetti and James Mullen, entitled “STILL” The exhibit will show from September 8th through October 16th 2014. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.
Aug 18, 2014 - 7:31:16 AM

Auditions set for Sherlock Homes mystery August 18 & 19
Sherlock. Much like one-name celebrities Cher, Beyonce or Madonna, say Sherlock to anyone almost anywhere in the world, and there’s immediate recognition.
Aug 16, 2014 - 2:23:02 PM

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