Housatonic Community College Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) on Monday announced the addition of four new board members who will help support the organization’s work to improve Housatonic Community College (HCC) students’ access to quality postsecondary education. “We are fortunate to welcome this strong and distinguished team of new board members who bring diverse…

DANBURY, CT – Ericka Griggs, a graduate student at Western Connecticut State University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her thesis proposal and work on loon biology and conservation. Griggs is entering her second year pursuing a master’s degree in Integrative Biological Diversity at WCSU. Griggs, a resident of…

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts “Connecticut Comedy Festival,” in Partnership with Fairfield Comedy Club, from June 18-25

The state’s summer-long Festival visits Westport for one week of live, in-person performances by stand-up comedians Mike Birbiglia, Jessica Kirson, and more Westport Country Playhouse will present a week of live, stand-up comedy in partnership with Fairfield Comedy Club’s third annual “Connecticut Comedy Festival,” happening across the state this summer. Taking the Playhouse stage, from…

Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan Program Promotes Education for Pre-Teens and Teens about the HPV Vaccine

NORWALK, CT – The Norwalk Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Program ran another successful campaign to promote the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to young people in the Norwalk area. As part of the Win/Win/Win initiative, IAP staff encouraged health care providers to discuss this anti-cancer vaccine with their teenage and preteen patients in Norwalk,…

Ridgefield Theater Barn to open on June 11

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is ready to celebrate the return of live performing arts in front of audiences with “An Evening of One-Acts” beginning June 11. The Barn, set up with cabaret-style seating, will start its 2021 season, featuring local, national and international unpublished playwrights’ scripts. They closed in early March 2020 due to the…

Westport Country Playhouse’s “Story Hour with Jenny” Presents In-Person, Interactive Reading of “Lubaya’s Quiet Roar”

Westport Country Playhouse’s “Story Hour with Jenny,” a live, in-person series to engage children, grades K-3, will present an in-person, interactive reading of the picture book, “Lubaya’s Quiet Roar,” on Sunday, June 6, at 11 a.m., on the Playhouse campus. Written by Newbery Honor winner Marilyn Nelson, with paintings by Philomena Williamson, ©2020, “Lubaya’s Quiet…

Westport Country Playhouse Presents “Cabaret in the Robards”

Westport Country Playhouse will present “Cabaret in the Robards,” a series of live, in-person, on-stage performances headlined by Broadway musical talents, beginning in June. The three-show series will benefit the safe reopening of the Playhouse campus, closed since March 2020 due to the global pandemic. “Cabaret in the Robards” will include “An Evening with Brad…