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Robert Dilenschneider of Darien offers career advice to those over fifty
As the population ages, older workers are facing new challenges at their work. Robert Dilenschneider of Darien has written a book that is a blueprint for how to navigate the new technologically driven workplace, work with younger colleagues, find a new job or become an entrepreneur. The New York Times called his book 50 Plus! Critical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life “Practical…with an inspirational flair… (Dilenschneider) offers wise words. Valuable reading.”
Oct 9, 2015 - 5:54:18 AM

United Way of Western Connecticut Accepting Nominations to Honor Local Heroes
United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is accepting nominations to honor local individuals and groups at its 3rd Annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. Nominations may be submitted from the following towns: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren and Washington.
Oct 9, 2015 - 5:01:01 AM

Renovated Athletic Complex celebrated in Norwalk
Thanks to a $3.2-million project, Norwalk athletic teams no longer must wait until the fields at Nathan Hale Middle School to dry out after a rain storm before they can play or to end a game because of darkness.
Oct 8, 2015 - 5:39:30 AM

TFI Envision, Inc. Delivers Goodwill Again
Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut, Inc. asked TFI Envision, Inc. to extend the award winning “The stuff good is made of” campaign they created to include 2 new billboards.
Oct 8, 2015 - 5:37:44 AM

Waveny Walkers raise $4,000 for Alzheimer's disease research
Waveny LifeCare Network staff, volunteers and family members helped fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising $4,000 in sponsorships for this year’s annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Sunday, October 4th. Held annually at more than 600 sites nationwide, the Association’s Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Oct 8, 2015 - 5:25:24 AM

Student Support Fall Open House
The Collaborative Center for Learning and Development and Links Academy One-to-One Learning (both part of ?Greenwich Education Group), are pleased to announce their Fall Open House on ?Monday, October 19 from? 5:30-7:00pm, held ?at 78 Harvard Avenue, Suite 330, Stamford, CT. These dynamic community-focused organizations ?will showcase their integrated and customized approaches to providing ?student assessment, coaching, tutoring, and related services to students of all ages and capabilities.
Oct 7, 2015 - 2:28:52 PM

Emerald as borer likely in Norwalk
Has anybody in Norwalk seen the emerald ash borer? The EAB--as the invasive beetle is commonly abbreviated-- is ravaging ash trees across the Eastern U.S. At an official level, the EAB has not been detected in Norwalk.
Oct 7, 2015 - 6:47:48 AM

QU Poll: Biden, Carson hot in FL, OH, PA
Donald Trump is ahead among Republicans in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds her leads but loses ground among Democrats in all three states, but Vice President Joseph Biden and Dr. Ben Carson are the best general election candidates in these key swing states, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
Oct 7, 2015 - 6:13:06 AM

CT Public Transportation Commission to hold public hearing in Stamford
The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at the Western Connecticut Council of Governments conference room on the third floor of Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford on Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 P.M. This will be the last of four hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the operation of public transportation services, dial-a-ride and ADA transportation and other issues. The Commission seeks public comment on the extent to which existing services are meeting public needs and on improvements or new services to address unmet travel needs. Local and regional issues of particular interest include rail station parking, both at Stamford and other New Haven Line stations, planned expansion of rail service under Let’s Go CT, potential bus rapid transit service in Fairfield County, connectivity and integration between transit modes and operators, mixed use transit-oriented development at Stamford Station, attaining a state of good repair for rail infrastructure and other topics of interest to the public.
Oct 7, 2015 - 5:28:20 AM

Human Services Council presents KIDZFEST 2015 A Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser Slated for October 10th
Human Services Council’s 4th Annual KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck & More Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Connection will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10am – 3pm at Taylor Farm Park, located on Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk. This hands-on interactive family event has Real Vehicles that dig, climb, rescue, crunch, honk and fly! Cost is just $5 per person. KIDZFEST offers the unique opportunity for families to get in and explore construction, emergency and recreation vehicles of all sizes that are typically off limits to the public. Emergency vehicles include: police vehicles, crime scene investigation trucks and ATVs (from local police departments), ambulance, scuba boat, Norwalk fire trucks; construction vehicles: excavator, wheel loader, skid steer, dump truck, cement mixers and race car and just to name a few. Attendees can ride the Roaming Railroad, and participate in other activities including face painting, music, games, and much more! The Meltmobile, as seen on the Food Network, will be serving up some fabulous gourmet grilled cheeses, Hot off the Grille will be serving the best burgers around and Mister Softee’s Ice Cream will be sure to impress with their sweet treats.
Oct 6, 2015 - 5:46:59 AM

Wildly Popular Brew at the Zoo to Benefit Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Animal lovers, craft beer aficionados, and food truck fans from near and far will tap into their wild side for the 3rd annual "Brew at the Zoo" benefiting Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM (rain or shine). The last ticket to the zoo will be sold at 1:00 PM with the zoo closing at 2:00 PM for this special, adults-only event (must be 21 or older to attend). The event will include live entertainment and a fabulous silent auction. Delicious fare will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks offering something for everyone. Guests also will enjoy an exclusive preview of the zoo's spooktacular Howl-O-Ween event from
7-8:00 PM.
Oct 6, 2015 - 5:44:42 AM

Story Barn: By Chance or By Choice? at Greenwich Historical Society
Life leads us down many roads--some by chance and some by choice. Based on that theme, a very talented group of local raconteurs will present short, unscripted, live stories based on the premise that careful planning, blind luck--and sometimes both--can take us to completely unexpected destinations. In fact, sometimes, unlikely detours make for the most memorable events and the best stories. Sit back, let these tales draw you in, and soon you'll find yourself pondering whether it was free will or a quirk of fate that landed you where you stand today!
Oct 6, 2015 - 5:43:18 AM

Congressman Courtney announces $3M grant to Mystic Aquarium from the Department of Justice
Congressman Joseph Courtney (D-CT) announced on Monday Mystic Aquarium’s receipt of a $3-million competitive grant from the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to develop and implement an innovative, conservation-based, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) group mentoring initiative for youth.
Oct 6, 2015 - 5:31:11 AM

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Recognizes Latino Leaders
On Monday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring five individuals from across northwest and central Connecticut for their hard work and commitment to their communities. Esty’s inaugural Latino Leaders Award Ceremony was held at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, and was attended by high school students, educators, community activists, and local elected officials.
Oct 6, 2015 - 5:30:13 AM

New Foundation in CT Aims to Boost Recycling State-Chartered Organization Comes to Life to Play Key Role in Doubling State’s Recycling Rate
The RecycleCT Foundation is ready to begin promoting the importance of recycling and encouraging people, government entities, businesses, and organizations to adopt recycling as part of their everyday lives or operations.
Oct 5, 2015 - 5:42:23 AM

Picture That Completes Major Art Consulting Project For Sacred Heart University’s New Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center
With the start of the fall semester, students and faculty have taken advantage of numerous state-of-the-art features of Sacred Heart University’s new Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. This 120,000-square foot, three-level facility houses the renowned Jack Welch College of Business, the recently announced School of Communications and Media Arts and includes a trading floor and advanced Media Studies Center.
Oct 5, 2015 - 5:17:09 AM

Wolf Pack preseason: Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1
Marek Hrivik had a goal and two assists, and Petr Zamorsky added a goal and an assist, to power the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 3-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday night in AHL preseason action at the PPL Center.
Oct 4, 2015 - 12:27:02 AM

City Reminds residents to be Flood Smart
Although the tracks of Hurricane Joaquin continue to move it further away from the East Coast, the City of Norwalk continues to monitor the storm. However, another weather system, unrelated to the Hurricane, is expected to bring rain, winds and mild to moderate coastal flooding to our area. Just as the City Departments met this morning to discuss preparations for potential flooding, residents are encouraged to continue to monitor the local weather over the weekend, especially those residents living in low-lying areas.
Oct 2, 2015 - 8:59:36 PM

With Hurricane Joaquin Potentially Threatening the East Coast, Senate Democrats Warn Consumers of Price-Gouging Dangers
With the track of Hurricane Joaquin uncertain but threatening the East Coast, Senate Democrats joined with first responders in the New Haven Emergency Operations Center today to warn consumers of the dangers of price gouging and serve notice to anyone seeking to exploit vulnerable consumers.
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:38:15 AM

UIL Tracking Hurricane Joaquin, Making Preparations
The United Illuminating Company (UI) and its sister companies, Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) and Berkshire Gas are monitoring weather forecasts and making preparations in advance of Hurricane Joaquin, which could bring high winds and heavy rain to the region this weekend and early next week. UI, SCG, CNG & Berkshire Gas are subsidiaries of UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE: UIL).
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:24:27 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack top the Sound Tigers
Kodie Curran’s goal at 3:49 of 3-on-3 overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Thursday night at Wonderland of Ice, in the AHL preseason opener for both teams.
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:24:19 AM

Touring together for the first time, husband and wife banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 9
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have performed as a duo since they first met, trying impromptu duets at picking parties, doing a few tunes at benefits, and occasional radio shows together, but the duo- who are now married to each other- never took their act on the road – until now. The Ridgefield Playhouse brings “the unofficial First Family of the Banjo” (NPR), Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to the playhouse stage on Friday, October 9, at 8 p.m. The one-of-a-kind banjo duo performs as part of the Mountain Dew Country Series and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity. Merchandise profits from this show will be donated to The Ridgefield Playhouse Arts for Everyone Initiative.
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:24:05 AM

Sound Tigers fall to Wolf Pack in OT
Scott Allen and Sebastien Sylvestre each found the back of the net while Carter Verhaeghe had two assists, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers drop a 3-2 decision to the Hartford Wolf Pack on Thursday night at Wonderland of Ice.
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:24:01 AM

Danbury Farmers' Market closes out 6th season
The Danbury Farmers' Market, which runs every Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, through October 30th at Kennedy Park (Main & Elm Streets), celebrates World Food Day on Friday, October 16th. "It’s fitting that World Food Day falls on the same day as our Danbury Farmers' Market here in CityCenter," notes PJ Prunty, recently signed on as Executive Director of CityCenter Danbury, which manages the Market. "The Danbury Farmers' Market has been an absolute catalyst in increasing the access to fresh, healthy and local food to our residents. Just stop by each Friday during the Danbury Farmers' Market season and you'll see the positive impact it has throughout the Danbury community." More
Oct 2, 2015 - 6:09:36 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy announce $46 Million contract to Manchester business
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced a $46,388,901 multi-year Department of Defense contract for Timken Aerospace Transmissions in Manchester for the maintenance and overhaul of the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter main transmission. In May, Blumenthal and Murphy wrote a letter urging the Department of the Army to avoid foreign sourcing and ensure a qualified domestic manufacturer for the proposed multi-year acquisition of approximately 240 AH-Apache helicopters.
Oct 1, 2015 - 8:45:39 AM

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Robert Dilenschneider of Darien offers career advice to those over fifty
United Way of Western Connecticut Accepting Nominations to Honor Local Heroes
Renovated Athletic Complex celebrated in Norwalk
TFI Envision, Inc. Delivers Goodwill Again
Waveny Walkers raise $4,000 for Alzheimer's disease research
Wildly Popular Brew at the Zoo to Benefit Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Story Barn: By Chance or By Choice? at Greenwich Historical Society
Touring together for the first time, husband and wife banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 9
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