Month: January 2022

Weston Historical Society Receives Connecticut Humanities “American Rescue Plan” COVID Relief Funding

WESTON, CT – Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded the Weston Historical Society a $10,000 CTH SHARP Capacity Grant to support “Cataloging and Assessment of the Coley Barn Collection”. The Weston Historical Society operates independently from town government and is sustained by generous donations from…

Governor Lamont extends state’s severe cold weather protocol through February 2, urges residents to prepare for below normal temperatures for next two weeks

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to remain in…

January is National Radon Action Month

NORWALK, CT – January is National Radon Action Month, and your state and local health departments urge you to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and test for radon in your home. Through a partnership with the CT Department of Public Health, the Norwalk Health Department can offer 100 radon kits to Norwalk…

Weston Historical Society Receives CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant from CT Humanities

WESTON, CT – Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded the Weston Historical Society a $10,200 CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG). This grant was administered by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to elect new Chairman of the Board Douglas E. Hempstead to succeed Patsy R. Brescia

Norwalk, CT – Douglas E. Hempstead, Vice Chairman of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees, succeeding longtime LMMM Chairman Patsy R. Brescia, who served for over a decade and led the museum during a period of remarkable growth. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Brescia led the fundraising efforts…

Murder on the Orient Express pulls into Stamford

With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Orient Express is the perfect mystery for world famous detective Hercule Poirot. Now Stamford area sleuths will have a chance to see this new stage adaptation of Christie’s masterpiece when it plays in Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre…

Westport Country Playhouse Announces Update on 2022 Season

“Kim’s Convenience,” the play that spawned the multi-season series on Netflix, replaces “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” two new directors come on board, and four plays have shortened runs in 2022 Westport Country Playhouse announces updates to its 2022 season playing from April through October, including a change in the production lineup, the addition of two new directors,…

First County Bank Foundation Now Accepting Annual CommunityFirst Grant Applications

Online Applications due by 3/31/22 STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank Foundation announces that applications for the Annual CommunityFirst grant program are now being accepted. Eligible nonprofit organizations must submit their application online by the deadline of March 31, 2022. To be eligible for consideration, organizations must serve the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield,…

Connecticut’s Changing Coastline Topic of Upcoming Virtual Lecture With Author Patrick J. Lynch

NORWALK, CT – In connection with the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000 BC – 1835,” the Society is hosting the virtual lecture, “Connecticut’s Changing Coastline”, with guest presenter Patrick J. Lynch on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:30pmpm (Eastern Time) via Zoom. The talk will focus on the “recent” glacial geologic…