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Silvermine celebrates the season with two weekends of holiday sales—and beautiful, unique items from artists and artisans
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Silvermine Arts Center is celebrating the holiday season this year with two weekends of holiday sales. The first, opening the day after Thanksgiving and running Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Nov. 23-25) is a Holiday Trunk Show featuring fifteen artists and craftspeople with unique handmade items. The School of Art Annual Holiday Sale, showcasing work by Silvermine’s faculty and students, will follow on the weekend of December 1st and 2nd. Both sales will offer beautiful and practical gifts not to be found anywhere else.
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Nov 14, 2018 - 5:47:50 AM

Former Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara joins Sacred Heart University
Former Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara has joined Sacred Heart University in the role of executive director for public safety and government affairs. He comes to the University after spending the past 18 years as chief of the Fairfield Police Department. During his tenure, the Fairfield Department has had one of the best reputations in the state.
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Nov 13, 2018 - 5:58:39 PM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $31,427 to Greenwich Nonprofits
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First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded Greenwich-based nonprofit groups a total of $31,427 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.5 million since its inception in 2001.
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Nov 13, 2018 - 5:46:03 AM

LAA presents annual new members show
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The Loft Artists Association is hosting its annual new member show, “New Year - New Artists” in the Phillips and West Galleries at 575 Pacific Street from Friday, January 4 through Sunday, January 27, 2018, with an Opening Reception on Friday, January 11, from 6-8 PM.
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Nov 13, 2018 - 5:27:05 AM

4 Millionth Visitor at Stepping Stones Museum Gets Royal Treatment
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Amid the fan-fare of music, balloons, excited staff members, cheering guests and a live broadcast from WEBE 108, Stepping Stones Museum for Children welcomed Charmay Recana, age 5, of Norwalk, as the museum’s 4 millionth visitor on Saturday. Charmay accompanied by her grandmother, Nayflor Juodaitis, was awarded the museum’s third-ever Lifetime Family Membership to Stepping Stones. Rhonda Kiest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stepping Stones Museum for Children, presented to complimentary Lifetime Family Membership, a beautiful basket filled with museum swag and gift certificate to the Healthyville® Cafe to Charmay and her grandmother. Following the membership presentation, it was party time as all visitors were invited to celebrate the museum’s milestone with a make-your-own crown activity.
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Nov 12, 2018 - 5:35:50 AM

Office of the Chair created at Silvermine Arts Center; new Board members announced at annual meeting
Silvermine Arts Center announced new leadership with the creation of the Office of the Chair led by Rose-Marie Fox, Board Chair. The Office of the Chair (“OC”) is being created to enhance Silvermine’s ability to support its growth and strategic initiatives as it nears its Centennial—while continuing to carefully manage the operations and financial performance.
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Nov 12, 2018 - 5:24:51 AM

New condition approved for Medical Marijuana program
Yesterday, the Regulations Review Committee of the General Assembly approved a new condition for our state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The condition is Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders.
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Nov 12, 2018 - 5:21:10 AM

Sound Tigers 4, Checkers 2
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (9-5-1-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, stayed hot at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday, winning their fifth straight game and seventh in a row at home with a 4-2 victory against the first-place Charlotte Checkers (11-3-0-0). More
Nov 11, 2018 - 8:34:34 PM

Global Lyme Alliance Partners with Manus Bio to Develop Environmentally-Friendly Tick Repellent
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, announced today that it has partnered with Manus Bio Inc. (Manus Bio), a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Augusta, Georgia, to accelerate the development of an environmentally-friendly repellent that not only keeps ticks away, but kills them in seconds.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:33:49 PM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $18,000 to Westport Nonprofits
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First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently awarded Westport-based nonprofit groups a total of $18,000 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.5 million since its inception in 2001.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 12:41:47 PM

Westport Country Playhouse Offers Discounted Tickets to First Responders for World-Premiere Drama “Thousand Pines”
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Westport Country Playhouse is offering $15 tickets to First Responders to attend the world-premiere drama, “Thousand Pines,” playing now through November 17. Written by Matthew Greene, and directed by Austin Pendleton, the production is a story of common humanity, healing, and forgiveness. First Responders include police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and healthcare professionals. First Responders’ discounted tickets are available only by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 12:18:55 PM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Announces Search for Chief Administrative Officer
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced Tuesday that planning has begun in search for a Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Bridgeport. Kimberly Staley who currently holds the position has accepted the responsibility of Chief Administrative Officer with Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford and will resign from her role with the city as of November 30, 2018. Kimberly has served Mayor Ganim and the City of Bridgeport for more than two years and will stay on through the end of the month to assist with the search and preparations for the new hire.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 10:02:42 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $20,500 to Fairfield Nonprofits
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First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded Fairfield-based nonprofit groups a total of $20,500 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.5 million since its inception in 2001.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 9:55:32 AM

Ganim: 2018 Gubernatorial Election Voter Turnout in Bridgeport Hits 8-Year High
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is proud to announce today that the 2018 gubernatorial election produced the highest number of Bridgeport resident voters than in the last two prior elections. Over 25,000 Bridgeport residents who are registered voters headed to the polls for the 2018 election to decide who would become Connecticut's next governor. This year's election demonstrates a more than 25% increase from 2014 and 19% increase from 2010 when Governor Malloy was first elected into office.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:17:30 AM

Stamford Exhibit Celebrates American Patriotism Through the Arts
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is displaying an exhibit of American patriotic art featuring works from some of the 20th century’s most beloved artists, including hundreds of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Saturday Evening Post covers, which helped the nation define its self-image for nearly 50 years.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:08:26 AM

Creativity and can-do come together at opening of local Board & Brush Creative Studio
From the outside, it looks like a charming shop with an artsy feel. Once inside, there’s no mistaking this is a place for creativity to blossom, DIY confidence to take hold, and memories to be made. The Norwalk, Conn., Board & Brush Creative Studio, located at 68 Water Street, Suite E, is holding its grand opening Monday, Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. with gift bags for the first 30 people, raffle prizes, and a chance to win a free sign-making workshop for six valued at $390. Attendees will also have the chance to create mini-signs during the evening. Workshops start the day prior, Nov. 18. The grand opening event is free and open to the public. For more on the new studio and to register for a workshop to create your own home décor piece of art, log on to boardandbrush.com/norwalk.
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Nov 9, 2018 - 5:02:39 AM

Section of Tresser Boulevard in Stamford to be Closed for Pedestrian Bridge Demolition This Weekend
Tresser Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Atlantic Street in Stamford will be closed this weekend due to the demolition of the St. John pedestrian bridge. Traffic and pedestrian detours are planned to go into effect this Saturday, November 10th at 12:00 a.m. and end Monday, November 12th at 5:00 a.m. Atlantic Station and St. John Towers will have limited access to Tresser Boulevard.
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Nov 8, 2018 - 9:37:16 PM

Stamford Veterans Day Committee Announces Sergeant Ted Ogonek as 2018 Grand Marshal
Stamford Mayor David Martin and the Veterans Day Parade Committee proudly announce that local veteran Sergeant Ted Ogonek will be the 2018 Grand Marshal.
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Nov 8, 2018 - 9:16:09 PM

Senate Democrats Unanimously Re-elect Martin Looney & Bob Duff as Leaders
Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today were unanimously re-elected by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus to lead them in the 2019/2020 legislative sessions.
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Nov 8, 2018 - 9:13:40 PM

WCSU theatre arts department to stage ‘The Wild Party’
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Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem, the musical “The Wild Party” will come to the stage at Western Connecticut State University for the first two weekends of November. Presented by the WCSU Department of Theatre Arts, the first round of performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The following weekend, performances will be at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.
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Nov 8, 2018 - 5:52:10 AM

ELF, The Musical coming to Stamford for the first time
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Stage plays have dealt with adoption in many ways over the years. From the gut-wrenching moments of Miss Saigon to the warm-hearted scenes in Annie, audiences have enjoyed many stories with adoption as a major plot point. Now, a new stage adaptation of popular film brings holiday cheer amidst the tale of one man seeking his birth father: Elf The Musical.
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Nov 5, 2018 - 5:31:36 AM

Stamford Fire Department Ensuring Appropriate Water Supply City Wide
As the City of Stamford prepares for the winter months, the Stamford Fire Department on Monday evening commenced a water tanker drill to ensure fire water supply throughout the City of Stamford. The drill was held at the Scofield Magnet Middle School and was comprised of both career and volunteer units working together with Stamford’s Mutual Aid partners from adjoining municipalities.
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Nov 1, 2018 - 9:02:48 AM

Maritime Aquarium presents a night of short films about the oceans on Thurs., Nov. 15
Enjoy a night of edge-of-your-seat storytelling through a series of inspiring short films all focusing on the big blue, as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk welcomes “The International Ocean Film Tour” on Thurs., Nov. 15.
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Oct 31, 2018 - 9:04:16 AM

City of Stamford Forms Mold Task Force
The health and safety of Stamford Public School students, faculty and administrators is our number one priority. Building on significant investigative and remediation work that has already been completed in 15 of Stamford’s public school sites, Board of Education President David Mannis, Superintendent Earl Kim and Mayor David Martin have announced the formation of a Stamford Public School Mold Task Force. Recognizing that the mold conditions in our public schools require the focus of a dedicated team, the task force has been charged with investigating, developing and implementing comprehensive remediation efforts, and on-going monitoring programs. Immediate emergent needs will continue to be addressed; but, long-term permanent solutions will be identified and implemented as well.
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Oct 31, 2018 - 9:01:24 AM

Child Guidance Center Receives Grant Award from New Canaan Community Foundation
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) was one of 80 local non-profit organizations to receive funding from New Canaan Community Foundation. The $16,600 grant will support CGC’s services for children who are struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, abuse, or suicidal thoughts.
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Oct 31, 2018 - 9:00:00 AM

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Silvermine celebrates the season with two weekends of holiday sales—and beautiful, unique items from artists and artisans
Former Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara joins Sacred Heart University
First County Bank Foundation Grants $31,427 to Greenwich Nonprofits
LAA presents annual new members show
4 Millionth Visitor at Stepping Stones Museum Gets Royal Treatment
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WCSU theatre arts department to stage ‘The Wild Party’
ELF, The Musical coming to Stamford for the first time
Maritime Aquarium presents a night of short films about the oceans on Thurs., Nov. 15
Community Events Surround Westport Country Playhouse’s World-Premiere Drama “Thousand Pines”
Comedy thriller takes stage at Curtain Call in Stamford beginning November 1



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