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Family Centers Opens New School Based Health Center at Cloonan Middle School in Stamford
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Family Centers celebrated the opening of its newest School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Cloonan Middle School on Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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Oct 2, 2014 - 6:24:01 AM

Beauty Blossoms throughout Waveny LifeCare Network thanks to Dedicated Flower Volunteers
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With an unwavering commitment to providing quality care within a healing, soothing and therapeutic environment, Waveny LifeCare Network relies heavily upon a special group of volunteers who dedicate their horticultural talent and knack for beautification throughout the eldercare organization’s main campus in New Canaan.
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Oct 1, 2014 - 6:56:00 AM

Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again encouraging artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the 2016 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. The inaugural contest in 2012 was won by wildlife artist Richard Clifton, whose depiction of three wood ducks appeared on the 2013 Connecticut Duck Stamp. The 2013 contest was won by John Brennan, whose depiction of hooded mergansers graced the 2014 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. Last year’s contest was won by Guy Crittenden with his depiction of northern shovelers.
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Oct 1, 2014 - 6:49:47 AM

Stamford Public Schools Have Opportunity to Receive $1,000 By Rallying Participation at SPEF’s MarcUS for Change 5K on October 5th at Cove Park
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Stamford Public Education Foundation’s (SPEF) will award the Spirit Award, along with $1,000, to the Stamford Public School with the most affiliated participants at 2nd Annual MarcUS for Change 5K. It takes place on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 10:00am at Cove Island Park in Stamford (rain or shine). Funds raised will help provided mentoring services to students in Stamford’s elementary, middle and high schools. Celebrations will include entertainment, food and raffle prizes.
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Oct 1, 2014 - 1:53:20 AM

AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Raises a Record $2 Million
The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014, raised a record $2 million for the emergency response and global health organization. Longtime AmeriCares supporter Tony Goldwyn was the special guest, and featured speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn spoke about giving back, making an impact and their latest book, “A Path Appears.” NBC News’ Weekend TODAY Co-Host Erica Hill served as Master of Ceremonies.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 10:25:09 PM

Malloy: Middletown waterfront redevelopment project will serve as a catalyst for culture and commerce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and other state and local officials, on Monday announced that the state will invest up to $2.6 million to advance the redevelopment of the Middletown Riverfront. Located on the Connecticut River, the City of Middletown has made the creation of a destination riverfront park and a modern boathouse/event facility a priority, and engaged residents and stakeholders in an inclusive, comprehensive place-making process with the help of a leading consultant, Project for Public Spaces.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 5:59:56 PM

Ferguson Library Trustees Choose New Library President
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The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees has appointed Alice Knapp as President of The Ferguson Library. Ms. Knapp, formerly Director of User Services at The Ferguson, had been serving as Interim President since the death of long time Ferguson Library President Erne DiMattia in June.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 12:01:43 PM

Stamford Downtown’s “Street Seats in Stamford Downtown” Auction
Stamford Downtown will be holding an auction on October 8, 2014 for the city’s summer-long public art project, Street Seats in Stamford Downtown.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 10:28:14 AM

PPSNE Supports AAP Recommendations
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) supports the recommendations that were released Monday morning by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is a critical role of health care providers to serve teens as a trusted advisor and source of sexual health information, supporting adolescents and their families to discuss and ask questions about sensitive issues such as sexual health and relationships. As the country’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care and sex education, Planned Parenthood understands how important it is for young people to have access to effective, affordable contraceptive methods, as well as comprehensive sex education. Data shows that contraception and sex education work.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 7:44:13 AM

CDC Confirms Additional Cases of EV-D68 in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Monday said it has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68).
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:52:31 AM

Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest/Open to MS and HS Students
For the seventh consecutive year, Cablevision’s Optimum Community and Olympusat, Inc. are proud to sponsor the “Hispanic Heritage Month” essay contest in recognition of the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans. Open to middle-school (grades 6 through 8) and high-school (grades 9 through 12) students, the 2014 contest asks students to “Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why.”
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:47:51 AM

Second Congregational Church To Host Greenwich CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 5
Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, will host the seventh annual Greenwich CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 5, beginning at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:46:49 AM

Art Garfunkel to perform at The Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Services Gala
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The Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Services will host the 2014 Fall Gala on Thursday, October 23 at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. Highlighting the evening will be a concert by legendary performer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Art Garfunkel. The Gala will pay tribute to Lydia Gerard of Fairfield, for her volunteer work at Jewish Senior Services and presentation of the Louis Lotstein Award for Distinguished Service. Simon Etzel of Madison will also be honored for his outstanding public and community service with the with the Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award. Judy Brown of Fairfield, Jill Isaacs of Westport, and Sheila Merriam of Easton, co-chairs of the Gala, are leading the committee in planning the event and commemorative ad journal.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:46:13 AM

Malloy: Advanced manufacturing programs to launch at community colleges in CT
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation on Monday announced that a consortium of all 12 community colleges in Connecticut and Charter Oak State College have been successfully awarded a $15 million federal grant to launch the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (CAMI) – a project that builds upon the success of the state’s nationally-recognized Advanced Manufacturing Centers that are currently implemented at four state community colleges and expands manufacturing education to every community college in Connecticut.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:42:13 AM

Stamford: Eka Software Solutions Relocates to Two Harbor Point Square
Cushman & Wakefield on Monday announced that Eka Software Solutions has relocated to a 10,872-square-foot office at Two Harbor Point Square in Stamford, Conn. Eka is the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:02:01 AM

More Accolades for Northeast Utilities’ Greater Springfield Reliability Project
Northeast Utilities’ Greater Springfield Reliability Project (GSRP) has earned a significant honor from The Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The project is being recognized for its exceptional achievement in safety after completing nearly 3 million work hours with no lost time incidents. This comes on the heels of the GSRP being awarded the Best Energy/Industrial Project in New England by Engineering News-Report magazine for accomplishments in safety, innovation and teamwork.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 2:58:34 AM

Stamford's AmeriCares Sends 60,000 Pounds of Ebola Aid to Liberia
More than 60,000 pounds of medical aid from AmeriCares arrived on Monday in Liberia for health workers battling the worst Ebola outbreak in history. It includes 80,000 pairs of gloves, 61,000 masks and 23,000 protective gowns for frontline medical personnel, along with intravenous fluids to treat approximately 1,600 Ebola patients.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 2:55:37 AM

Strong Schools, Strong City Achieve Hartford!’s New Attitude
Achieve Hartford! announced recently the launch of its new brand that includes the tagline “Strong Schools, Strong City.”
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Sep 29, 2014 - 9:34:34 AM

Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) Hosts “Sweet Dreams” Documentary Showing at Naugatuck Valley Community College
The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will host a showing of the documentary film “Sweet Dreams” at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Wednesday, October 8 from 6-9 pm.
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Sep 29, 2014 - 6:41:39 AM

STAR Hosts Focus Group with Norwalk Redevelopment Agency STAR Hosts Focus Group with Norwalk Redevelopment Agency
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way was pleased to be invited to host and participate in a focus group about housing issues among people with physical, mental and developmental disabilities led by Dan Cahill & Associates and Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. The focus group took place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. Attendees included clients from STAR’s Self Advocacy Group and Keystone House. Family members and staff members from STAR, Keystone House, Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and Dan Cahill & Associates were also in attendance.
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Sep 29, 2014 - 6:38:49 AM

Maritime Garage Gallery Fall Exhibit Opens September 30
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The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery presents its fall exhibit “Deja New” opening September 30, 2014 and running through January 2, 2015. The gallery is located at 11 North Water Street in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
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Sep 29, 2014 - 6:24:25 AM

Environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lecture at WCSU
Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an internationally renowned advocate for conservation of clean water resources in the Hudson River watershed and worldwide, will discuss “Our Environmental Destiny” in a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Western Connecticut State University.
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Sep 29, 2014 - 1:37:02 AM

Patricia A. Sweeney Joins First County Bank
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First County Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Patricia (Patty) A. Sweeney who joins the Bank’s Commercial Banking Division as an officer and portfolio manager. First County Bank’s addition of Patty demonstrates the Bank’s growth in its commercial banking services to better meet the needs of its customers.
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Sep 28, 2014 - 5:54:04 PM

Gov. Malloy declares Saturday First Responder Day in CT
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, September 27, 2014 as First Responder Day in Connecticut. The date is part of an annual observance by the state to recognize the contributions of first responders in protecting the security and health of our communities.
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Sep 27, 2014 - 1:35:46 AM

Upshaw will not return as Bluefish manager in 2015
The Bridgeport Bluefish have announced that Willie Upshaw will not return as field manager for the 2015 season. A nationwide search for a new manager will commence immediately.
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Sep 26, 2014 - 10:04:31 AM

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Family Centers Opens New School Based Health Center at Cloonan Middle School in Stamford
Beauty Blossoms throughout Waveny LifeCare Network thanks to Dedicated Flower Volunteers
Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
Stamford Public Schools Have Opportunity to Receive $1,000 By Rallying Participation at SPEF’s MarcUS for Change 5K on October 5th at Cove Park
AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Raises a Record $2 Million
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An evening with Pink Martini featuring vocalist China Forbes, plus art & wine, at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, September 25
Broadway's longest-running comedy mystery playing in Stamford
ABRAZOS Screening with Director Luis Argueta at The Avon Theater
National Public Lands Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site
SHU's FTMA film festival showcases student filmmakers and industry veterans



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