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An evening with Pink Martini featuring vocalist China Forbes, plus art & wine, at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, September 25
"[Pink Martini] delivers a knowing sophistication backed by skillful arrangements … Ms. Forbes is an unpretentious, pitch-perfect chanteuse who can be breathy and girlish or sultry … she tempers heartbreak with savoir-faire," writes The New York Times. An entertainment feast, Pink Martini aka “little orchestra”, will deliver a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure featuring a dozen musicians on Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. Special guests are The von Trapps, great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria, who will sing with China Forbes. No. 109 Cheese & Wine will serve wine tastings in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. for the reception with local artist Florence Notté, courtesy of Watershed Gallery. Tom Tom's (417 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of wine with dinner the night of the show when ticket is presented. This event is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret and No.?109 Cheese & Wine “Art, Wine and Jazz” Series.
Sep 19, 2014 - 10:28:34 AM

Ballet Etudes Accepting Donations for October Tag Sale
Clean out your closets and bring your gently used treasures to Norwalk’s premier dance school, Ballet Etudes Company (BEC) & The Studio Ballet School (, 509 Westport Avenue, Norwalk. Ballet Etudes invites the Norwalkers and beyond to take part in both donations -- and great deals -- at their Tag Sale fund-raiser Friday, October 3 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and Saturday, October 4, from 10:00 - 4:00 pm, rain or shine.
Sep 19, 2014 - 6:20:58 AM

Broadway's longest-running comedy mystery playing in Stamford
Amidst screams of laughter and gasps of fear, Curtain Call opened its new season of productions in The Dressing Room Theatre, with Broadway’s longest-running comic thriller - Deathtrap. Stamford's only producing theatre company offers this four-week run in the cabaret-style performance space at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford.
Sep 19, 2014 - 6:07:25 AM

Duff: $161M federal grant for Norwalk rail bridge is welcome news
State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) on Wednesday hailed Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement Connecticut has received a $161 million federal grant to fund the design and replace of the New Haven Line’s Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk.
Sep 18, 2014 - 5:40:22 PM

The Ridgefield Playhouse receives Connecticut Humanities grant to support The Big Read coming this fall
The Ridgefield Playhouse announced that it has received a Connecticut Humanities (CTH) grant, in partnership with the Ridgefield Library, to support The Big Read project in Ridgefield. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. The Big Read in Ridgefield will focus on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Ridgefield Playhouse will kick off the town-wide initiative with the Cab Calloway Orchestra playing the iconic music from the Gatsby jazz era on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. Both the 1974 film starring Robert Redford and the 2013 version with Leonardo DiCaprio will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, November 23, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sep 18, 2014 - 11:26:26 AM

Malloy: Federal funding will help replace the walk bridge and improve reliability along the New Haven line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday announced that Connecticut has received a $161 million federal grant to be used to fund the design and replacement of the New Haven Line’s Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk. Over the summer, the 118-year-old bridge malfunctioned in two separate incidents within a two week period, causing train delays and commuter frustration on Metro-North’s commuter line.
Sep 18, 2014 - 11:24:11 AM

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Holds Grand Opening for Newly Renovated North Stamford Brokerage
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that the firm is hosting a grand opening celebration at its newly remodeled brokerage in North Stamford, Conn. During the celebration, the company will unveil a sign dedicating the newly landmarked site of the brokerage as the Historical Juner Real Estate Corner. The firm will host the event at its expanded and renovated brokerage at 3 Roxbury Road on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 4-7pm.
Sep 18, 2014 - 10:26:41 AM

New Haven Apartment Portfolio Sells for $6.7 Million
Investment sales broker Northeast Private Client Group has announced the sale of 457 Whalley Avenue and 25 Springside Avenue, an 88-unit multifamily portfolio in New Haven, CT. David Almeida, senior associate in the firm’s Connecticut office, represented the seller and Bradley Balletto, the firm’s regional manager for Connecticut, represented the buyer in the $6,712,500 off-market transaction, which closed on September 10.
Sep 18, 2014 - 10:17:32 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $109,000 to Norwalk Nonprofits
First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce that it recently awarded 19 Norwalk-based nonprofit groups a total of $109,000 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in local communities.
Sep 18, 2014 - 9:51:49 AM

Crime and Punishment: Justice for All?
“Crime and Punishment: Justice for All?” will be presented on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The seminar, which is open to the public, costs $40 per person and includes lunch.
Sep 18, 2014 - 9:27:56 AM

West Nile Virus Human Case in Stamford
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) has confirmed that a resident of Stamford has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. This is the second human case of WNV in Connecticut for this season. The patient was admitted to the hospital and has been released. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has trapped and identified mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in several areas of the state.
Sep 18, 2014 - 6:43:35 AM

CDC Confirms First Case of EV-D68 in Connecticut Child
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68) involving a Connecticut child. The child, who was recently hospitalized, has since improved and been discharged.
Sep 17, 2014 - 9:38:02 PM

Human Services Council presents KIDZFEST 2014
Human Services Council’s 3rd Annual KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Connection will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am – 3pm at Taylor Farm Park, located on Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk. A hands-on interactive family event with Real Vehicles that dig, climb, rescue, crunch, honk and fly! Cost is $5 per person.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:06:32 AM

Older Adults Give CT Communities High Marks for Livability
How livable is your community? As New England celebrates “Connecticut Day” at the Big E, a new AARP survey of Connecticut residents age 40 and older finds a lot to like about living in Connecticut, as well as areas that need improvement to help residents remain in their homes and communities as they age.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:04:08 AM

Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2014 federal income tax returns.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:22 AM

Stamford Nonprofit COO Presents at The Economist’s Annual Health Care Forum in Boston
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut’s (CGC) COO and Director of Quality and Operations has been selected as a panelist for The Economist’s second annual Health Care Forum in Boston. Kimberly DiBella-Farber, MSW will be tackling the issue of future developments in health care alongside executives from CVS Pharmacy, Boston Children’s Hospital and Beacon Health Strategies.
Sep 16, 2014 - 5:58:52 PM

Multi-Million Capital Improvement Program at Stamford’s 700 Canal Street completed
CBRE Group’s Westchester/Fairfield office today announced the completion of the multi-million dollar capital improvement campaign at 700 Canal Street, a 90,000-square-foot historic office building located along the waterfront in Stamford’s South End.
Sep 16, 2014 - 1:49:58 PM

Rep. Elizabeth Esty Introduces Legislation to Prevent Child Nicotine Poisoning
Bill calls for child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers

Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014 to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers.
Sep 16, 2014 - 9:57:29 AM

Norwalk Hospital Honors McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift
Proceeds from Annual Gala to Support New Ambulatory Surgery Center

Norwalk Hospital will honor prominent Connecticut philanthropists, the McGraw family, at its Gala on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The Gala will be held at the Sono Field House, 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Norwalk, 6:30-11:00 p.m.
Sep 16, 2014 - 9:44:36 AM

ABRAZOS Screening with Director Luis Argueta at The Avon Theater
ABRAZOS, a new documentary by director Luis Argueta, will be screened at The Avon Theater Film Center in Stamford on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. The 45-minute film narrates the transformational journey of a group of children who are U.S. citizens as they travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to visit their parents’ homeland and meet their grandparents for the first time. Sharing time together, these families strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.
Sep 16, 2014 - 12:23:37 AM

National Public Lands Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site
On Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 am, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a habitat restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in removing invasive plants such as Garlic Mustard and Japanese Barberry from the woodlands. Join your local national park in an effort to maintain the habitat along park trails in celebration of National Public Lands Day!
Sep 15, 2014 - 6:49:24 AM

Malloy: ConnDOT exceeds goal of advertising transportation projects for bids by 20 percent
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has exceeded its goal of advertising $1 billion worth of bids on construction projects in the current federal fiscal year by 20 percent. At the end of the fiscal year on September 30, ConnDOT will have advertised bidding on $1.2 billion for 107 individual projects across Connecticut.
Sep 15, 2014 - 6:47:09 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Presents Farm to Table Supper with Chef Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant
Celebrate the bounty of the summer at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s first Farm to Table Supper with four courses of delicious seasonal foods paired with exquisite wines featuring Chef Brian Lewis of elm restaurant. This exceptional dining experience will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. amidst the permanent collections of the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
Sep 12, 2014 - 8:46:52 AM

Mystic Aquarium CEO Receives Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Stephen M. Coan, president and chief executive officer of Sea Research Foundation, which operates Mystic Aquarium, is the recipient this year of the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award.
Sep 12, 2014 - 6:46:22 AM

Doctors Express Tackles Health Questions at Transitions Expo for Seniors
In order to help senior citizens better manage their health, Doctors Express Urgent Care Center recently hosted the “Ask the Doctor” seminar at the Transitions Expo on Sunday, September 7th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Sponsored by CT1 Media, The Transitions Living and Planning Expo for Active Adults and Seniors brought together experts to provide families and individuals information about planning their own future or the future of their loved ones. Dr. Tom Brown, Medical Director at Doctors Express in West Hartford, answered attendees’ questions about heart disease, stroke and diabetes in his half hour Q&A session.
Sep 11, 2014 - 10:49:17 PM

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An evening with Pink Martini featuring vocalist China Forbes, plus art & wine, at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, September 25
Ballet Etudes Accepting Donations for October Tag Sale
Broadway's longest-running comedy mystery playing in Stamford
Duff: $161M federal grant for Norwalk rail bridge is welcome news
The Ridgefield Playhouse receives Connecticut Humanities grant to support The Big Read coming this fall
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
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