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Child & Family Guidance Center Partners with Read to Grow to Get Books to Bridgeport Children
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The Child & Family Guidance Center is excited to announce its new partnership with the Branford-based nonprofit Read to Grow to bring free books to children in the city.
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Sep 26, 2016 - 7:12:16 AM

Stepping Stones Museum for Children to Host 13th Annual Golf Tournament at Greenwich's Stanwich Club on Oct. 6
It will be day of putts, pars and pitching in to put smiles on the faces of children when golf enthusiasts and supporters of Stepping Stones Museum for Children convene at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 6 to celebrate a special milestone. This year marks the thirteenth anniversary of the museum’s Swing Into It! Golf Tournament. In its twelve year history, Swing Into It! has raised more than $1.2 million. Proceeds from the golf event benefit Open Arms, an initiative to ensure that the museum’s educational exhibits and programs are accessible to underserved communities in the region.
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Sep 23, 2016 - 11:51:56 AM

Harvest Festival Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to Feature 5th CT Regiment Colonial Militia Re-enactors
For many local families, the fall season always peaks with the Harvest Festival Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.
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Sep 23, 2016 - 7:01:26 AM

October 2016 Marks Fifth Annual Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month
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October marks the fifth annual Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month,officially proclaimed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to recognize the importance of the more than 5,000 Connecticut manufacturing companies to the state's economy and to highlight industry career opportunities statewide.
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Sep 23, 2016 - 6:34:16 AM

AEDs Donated by the Gudis Family Installed in Area Towns
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AEDs (automated external defibrillators) have been installed in area towns thanks to the generosity of MaryGrace and Mark Gudis of Westport. The Gudis family partnered with Norwalk Hospital to donate 100 AEDs for distribution in the towns of Westport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Wilton, and Weston. An AED is a portable device that delivers electrical shock to a heart that is not beating with the intent of restoring normal electrical rhythm so that the heart will beat again.
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Sep 23, 2016 - 6:28:19 AM

Connecticut DEEP’s Hunting and Fishing Day
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Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is continuing its celebration of the 150th anniversary of its Bureau of Natural Resources by hosting Connecticut Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 24, at the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area and Education Center in Burlington.
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Sep 22, 2016 - 8:17:39 AM

U.S. Drones Quilt Project to Display Memorial Quilts at Norwalk Public Library
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An exhibition of the U.S. Drones Quilt Project in conjunction with Veterans for Peace, will be on display from Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 30 at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, 06850. An opening reception, featuring noted peace activist Ed Kinane, will take place Monday, September 26 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.
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Sep 22, 2016 - 7:06:43 AM

Stamford Historical Society Celebrates 375 Years of Local History
The Stamford Historical Society invites everyone to visit its new exhibit, Stamford at 375. On Thursday, September 29th from 6 - 7 pm, there will be a reception along with the public opening of the exhibit. At 7 pm guests will attend a premiere screening of the Society's new film, Stamford at 375 Years: A Nostalgic Look Back At Our Town, created by the Historical Society Volunteers Dan and Kathy Burke. Suggested donation for the opening is $15, $10 for members. Contact the Stamford Historical Society at 203-329-1183 or e-mail info@stamfordhistory.org with any questions. The exhibit will be open to visitors Thursday- Saturday, 11 am-4 pm, through June of 2017.
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Sep 22, 2016 - 6:22:11 AM

Paul Reiser Headlines the Ridgefield Playhouse 10/22
The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser Saturday, October 22nd. A seasoned comedian, actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. He co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series “Mad About You” which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. The series is now available in its entirety on DVD. Reiser returned to television in the FX series “Married” and can now be seen on the Amazon series “Red Oaks.” The coming-of-age comedy is set in the "go-go" 80’s and follows a college student enjoying a last hurrah before summer comes to an end and the future begins. Paul plays the club president of Red Oaks, Getty. The second season will premiere on Amazon November 11th.
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Sep 22, 2016 - 5:50:20 AM

Poets in Conversation Series at Norwalk Public Library The Rhythms of Spoken Word Poetry
Norwalk Public Library’s Poets in Conversation series will devote its second program to the spoken word poetry of Shanna T. Melton and Jerry T. Johnson, on Thursday, October 6, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the library’s Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. Co-sponsors for this series are the Norwalk Public Library, the Norwalk Arts Commission, and Laurel Peterson, Norwalk’s Poet Laureate.
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Sep 22, 2016 - 5:29:25 AM

Blumenthal bill to crack down on unfair ticket bots passes Commerce Committee
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced a bipartisan bill he introduced to crack down on unfair ticket scalping passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Better Online Ticket Sales Act, also known as the BOTS Act, will ban “ticket bots” that intentionally bypass security measures on online ticketing websites to outprice individual fans.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 11:53:31 PM

Connecticut delegation urges EPA to reduce dangerous air pollution from neighboring state's coal plant
On Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) along with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congressman John Larson (D-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce dangerous air pollution from the Brunner Island coal plant in Pennsylvania. The Brunner Island coal plant is the largest facility in the Northeast that lacks effective pollution controls for nitrogen oxides. The plant’s emissions cross state borders, spreading throughout the Northeast and greatly contributing to smog pollution in the region. The lawmakers wrote in support of the State of Connecticut’s recent petition to limit emissions from the Brunner Island coal plant and improve air quality in Connecticut.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 5:14:41 PM

Norwalk Land Trust arranges ‘Discovery Day’ Sept. 24 for family fun
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Master falconer Brian Bradley brings his birds of prey to The Preserve at Farm Creek Sept. 24 for the Norwalk Land Trust’s “Discovery Day,” a free afternoon of fun and entertainment for the family.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 2:42:05 PM

DEEP State Parks Announces New On-Line Trail Map
There’s a new, high-tech way to plan your next adventure in Connecticut’s great outdoors: it’s the online CT Rail Trail Explorer.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 2:27:49 PM

Wyman, Teens and Safety Advocates Launch 2017 DMV-Travelers Teen Safe Driving Video Contest
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman on Tuesday joined teens and safety advocates to discuss how one split second in a decision about driving safety could make a difference in the lives of these youngest drivers. “One Split Second…” is the theme for the 2017 DMV-Travelers video contest, which state officials, advocates and teens unveiled this afternoon at AAA Driving School in West Hartford.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 1:09:22 PM

Senate Majority Leader Duff Named Legislative Champion by League of Conservation Voters
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has named Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) as one its “2016 Legislative Champions” as a leader in bringing to the floor of the Senate votes on critical legislation that safeguards our land, air and water for the benefit of our entire state.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 10:16:40 AM

Lord & Taylor announces 2016 Fall Charity Days
Lord & Taylor is proud to announce that its fall 2016 Charity Days will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, and honor cancer survivors and their support communities. All 50 Lord & Taylor stores, including Stamford, and lordandtaylor.com will participate in the effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society®.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 8:55:00 AM

Child guidance center urges community Engagement to prevent suicide
Did you know that in 2015, 27% of Connecticut high school students felt sad or hopeless almost everyday for two weeks? Or that 13% seriously considered attempting suicide? Or that 10% attempted suicide at least once? With suicide being the third leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24, it’s obvious we have an epidemic on our hands.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 7:39:29 AM

CT Broker Joins Top 1% of Realtors Designated as Luxury Specialist
From Hartford to Litchfield County, Connecticut is known for its stately homes with picturesque landscapes. These dream homes often boast unusual amenities that may appeal only to a limited number of buyers, making it challenging to sell when it’s time to move on. Bobbi Mathues, experienced broker and owner of Realty World Hometown in Simsbury, recognized that traditional sales techniques don’t work for today’s luxury properties. This insight led her to train as a Premier Luxury Marketing Consultant, a designation only held by 1% of Realtors nationwide.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 7:37:52 AM

Jagjiwan Singh joins First County Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Development Officer
First County Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Jagjiwan “Singh” Singh, who joins the Bank’s Business Banking Division as assistant vice president, business development officer. First County Bank’s addition of Singh demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to further meet the needs of its commercial customers and the business community.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 7:35:32 AM

Whittingham Cancer Center Oncology Dietitian Bridge Bennett to Present Talk on Healing Cuisine
The Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital will present a talk on “Healing Cuisine – From Prevention through Survivorship” on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The featured speaker will be the new Whittingham Cancer Center oncology dietitian Bridget Bennett, MS, RD. She will discuss how nutrition can help prevent cancer, ease side effects during cancer treatment, and fuel the survivor. The program takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Perkin Auditorium at Norwalk Hospital.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 7:30:24 AM

WCSU Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences to host Dr. Chad Seewagan for research seminar
Dr. Chad Seewagan, ornithologist and executive director of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, will discuss “Evaluating the Quality of New York City Parks as Stopover Sites for Migratory Songbirds” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Room 125 of the Science Building on the Western Connecticut State University
Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 6:59:49 AM

Silver, Petrucelli & Associates Hosts 25th Anniversary Celebration
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As part of the year-long celebration of its twenty-five years of service, Silver / Petrucelli + Associates hosted an Open House for more than 100 clients, colleagues and friends on September 15 on its grounds in Hamden.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 6:57:39 AM

Malloy and Lockheed MArtin reach deal to keep Sikorsky headquarters and jobs in Connecticut
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lockheed Martin, a global leader in security and aerospace, announced on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement, subject to legislative and union approval, to retain and grow approximately 8,000 jobs at Sikorsky Aircraft until 2032, keep the Sikorsky headquarters here in Connecticut, and increase investments in in-state suppliers. Sikorsky, which has been in Connecticut for more than 85 years, was purchased by Lockheed Martin from United Technologies in November 2015.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 6:26:36 AM

Neighbors Link Stamford and Norwalk Community College sign agreement, bringing new educational opportunities to local immigrant population
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Neighbors Link Stamford (NLS) and Norwalk Community College (NCC) have signed an agreement to jointly provide instruction that prepares immigrants for employment in the field of home health care.
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Sep 21, 2016 - 6:24:25 AM

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Child & Family Guidance Center Partners with Read to Grow to Get Books to Bridgeport Children
Stepping Stones Museum for Children to Host 13th Annual Golf Tournament at Greenwich's Stanwich Club on Oct. 6
Harvest Festival Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to Feature 5th CT Regiment Colonial Militia Re-enactors
October 2016 Marks Fifth Annual Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month
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