National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 5-11

Reminder: It’s not too Late to get Your Flu Shot! NORWALK, CT – National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), a national public health awareness campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of getting the influenza vaccine, is this week: December 5 – 11, 2021. In honor of this annual observance, the Norwalk Health Department reminds residents that…

Norwalk Health Department Encourages Eligible Individuals to Get a COVID-19 Booster, Announces Upcoming Booster Clinic

NORWALK, CT – On November 22, 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened their COVID-19 booster guidance, recommending that everyone 18 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Under the updated booster guidance, anyone age 18 and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their second…

Governor Lamont provides update on executive branch state employee compliance with COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released updated data regarding compliance with his order requiring executive branch state employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive weekly testing for the virus. Overall compliance remains high with 95% of executive branch state employees either fully vaccinated or current in their weekly testing. The overall…

Darien church receives grant for preschool music program

Darien, CT — November 15, 2021– A $10,000 grant is going to Saint John Catholic Church to benefit the music program at Saint John Preschool. The grant, which will be renewed annually, will be applied exclusively toward implementation of Music Together©, an internationally recognized program of music and movement that supports the social, emotional, cognitive…

WCSU offers Watercolor Workshop on Nov. 19

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Art offers an Art Workshop to the public from 3 – 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at the university’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury. The watercolor painting workshop “Painting Winter Barn Light” is led by professional artist and WCSU alumna…

Cinderella on stage in Stamford for five weeks

A story hundreds of years old comes to life on the Kweskin Theatre stage, Stamford, when Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella opens November 19. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. This latest adaptation of the story that has roots in ancient…

WCSU celebrates First-Generation students with fourth annual ‘I’m First’ celebration

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University will host the fourth annual “I’m First,” celebration of First-Generation college students, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, at the Higgins Hall Patio on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. During the event, WCSU will join in celebration with other colleges…