2013 Norwalk Seaport Association's Oyster Festival coming soon
First County Bank recently announced its sponsorship of the 36th annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival to be held Sept. 6-8, at Veterans Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. More
Aug 2, 2013 - 6:41:14 AM

“Lost Tracks” takes riders on a tour of Norwalk’s vanished trolley routes
Norwalk Preservation Trust’s 3rd Annual Living History Tour brings trolley travel back to Norwalk with a bus tour of some of the old routes and stops around town. In the late 19th and early 20th century, trolleys tied together the towns that eventually became the city of Norwalk. went everywhere in Norwalk. Children rode them to school. More
Jul 31, 2013 - 5:11:50 AM

Greenwich Historical Society announces events and leadership for Antiquarius Fundraiser
The Greenwich Historical Society is pleased to announce that this year's roster of holiday events includes the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show, managed by Frank Gaglio, Inc., on December 7 and 8, 2013, at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Old Greenwich, Connecticut. More
Jul 30, 2013 - 5:52:34 AM

Girls Inc. girls “Sail” Thru summer camp
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Girls Inc. of SWCT- Greenwich Summer camp girls visited the SoundWaters in Stamford and sailed the day away! While learning all about ecology and biology, the girls got to see first-hand the amazing world within our waters. The girls investigated how plants and animals survive daily environmental changes, examine macro and microscopic organisms, raised the sails and more!
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Jul 26, 2013 - 6:11:37 AM

Market "En Plein Air" celebrates again Connecticut’s harvest
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On Saturday, July 27 from 9am to 3pm the abundance and excitement of a French country market comes to Connecticut. For the fifteenth year, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme hosts Market En Plein Air, a place for artisanal bakers, organic farmers, and specialty food producers to show off their delicacies. Last year, over 6,000 people attended this special event that is part of Old Lyme Midsummer Festival. An artisan craft fair, dog contest, Guy Wolff pottery demonstration and book signing, and hands-on activity area round out the food-focused experience!
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Jul 25, 2013 - 12:56:19 PM

Nine piglets born same day as the royal prince
As the world welcomed the birth of the royal prince in England on Monday, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center celebrated the birth of nine piglets – six girls and three boys. The piglets were born late Monday evening. It’s been seven years since piglets were born on Heckscher Farm. More
Jul 25, 2013 - 9:44:06 AM

Flights of Fancy shopping and wine tasting event
Flights of Fancy, Downtown New Haven’s popular wine tasting and shopping event returns on Thursday, July 25th from 4 -8 pm. The event, sponsored by The Wine Thief and The Study at Yale, is presented by The shops at Yale and features in-store wine tastings, special discounts and extraordinary giveaways at over 25 Downtown shops. More
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:28:25 AM

Ferguson Library receives grant
The First County Bank Foundation has awarded The Ferguson Library $11,000 to establish a Small Business Center at the Library. The Center will hold an extensive collection of print and digital materials, and serve as a collaborative space for supporting the informational needs of small businesses. The grant will also allow the Library to expand its programming with specific lectures and workshops geared toward helping small business owners. More
Jul 22, 2013 - 3:23:27 PM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum receives competitive grant
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is expanding its successful Education Program with the support of a $5,000 competitive grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation. With the support of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, the museum is hoping to expand its education program to include a greater population of students such as Norwalk’s middle and high school students within the Public School system, who are currently not an active part of the program. More
Jul 22, 2013 - 1:33:55 PM

Nine-year veteran named Stamford's Police Officer of the Year
Stamford Police Officer Seth O’Brien has been named the Stamford Police Association and Stamford Police Department’s Officer of the Year. Officer O’Brien is assigned to the midnight shift where he works with K-9 partner Cooper, a six-year old German shepherd. More
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:30:14 PM

A fresh look at 21st century terrorism
When Army Captain Ben Hawkins discovers chemical weapons missing from a military research facility, he begins an investigation into preventing a possible terrorist attack. The suspects? Two rogue Iranian agents who blame the deaths of their family members on the United States. What Hawkins doesn’t expect is to find himself forced to decide whether to risk his career—and possible arrest—to stop the attack, even if it means working with a foreign agent. More
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:04:13 PM

Mayor’s Conservation Corps ready to hit the streets
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This week, the Mayor’s Conservation Corps, a group of young adults who go door-to-door in the City talking to homeowners about recycling, energy conservation and savings, storm water management and the importance of planting trees, will begin its fifth year. The Corps, which was created by Mayor Bill Finch, serves as ambassadors of the City’s BGreen 2020 initiative – to create jobs, save residents money and lower the City’s carbon footprint.
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Jul 21, 2013 - 3:23:47 PM

City begins Brooklawn Avenue Streetscape improvements
Mayor Bill Finch announced recently that the City of Bridgeport will begin a streetscape improvement project for Brooklawn Avenue between Villa and North Avenues. More
Jul 21, 2013 - 2:05:56 PM

16th Annual Honorable John P. Maloney CPA Golf Tournament
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Community Partners in Action (CPA), a nonprofit organization committed to building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity and restoration for people affected by the criminal justice system, recently held its 16th Annual Honorable John P. Maloney CPA Golf Tournament, which honored the contributions of longtime supporter, Kevin Grenham President and COO of Future Benefits, Inc., and raised more than $37,000 for the statewide nonprofit.
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Jul 21, 2013 - 1:58:01 PM

2013 Marine Life Study Cruises at Maritime Aquarium
Come aboard The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s research vessel this spring to journey out onto Long Island Sound and discover first-hand “what’s down there?” More
Apr 19, 2013 - 6:10:57 AM

Family & Children’s Agency thanks its 800+ volunteers
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and Family & Children’s Agency is extending its thanks and appreciation to its more than 800 tireless volunteers. The efforts of the Agency’s volunteers help support every facet of the Agency and make a difference the lives of children & families, youth, adults, and seniors every day. More
Apr 16, 2013 - 11:13:29 AM

Award winning children’s author to teach beginner's writing
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Westport children’s author Christine Pakkala, 2013 winner of the Ladies Home Journal essay contest and author of the three-book Last But Not Least Lola (Boyd’s Mill Press) series of children’s books, will lead a workshop designed to teach would-be children’s authors how to launch their own writing careers at the Westport Writers’ Workshop later this month.
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Apr 12, 2013 - 6:34:47 AM

Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. announces initial release of funds
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation (The Foundation) today announced the release of $4 million to be disbursed by an interim advancement committee to 40 families most severely impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The 40 families are those of the 26 victims, the families of 12 surviving children from classrooms directly involved in the shooting, and the families of 2 people injured in the tragedy. The interim advancement committee will also consider disbursements to address immediate needs of first responders and teachers/school personnel in its funding decisions. More
Apr 10, 2013 - 10:18:44 AM

Stamford KIC IT Triathlon to return June 30
Anticipation is building for the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon weekend, slated to take place the last weekend of June. The weekend of family fun – which includes the third annual Kids Triathlon on Saturday, June 29 and the sixth annual Stamford KIC IT Triathlon and Family Festival on Sunday, June 30 – has become a highlight of the summer for locals and visitors alike. Both the Stamford KIC IT Triathlon and the Stamford KIC IT Kids Triathlon raise awareness and funds for Kids in Crisis, a free emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis counseling center for Fairfield County children and families. More
Apr 10, 2013 - 5:57:32 AM

Fairfield County essay contest launched
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Fairfield is accepting entries from area residents from 3rd grade through adulthood for the “Mental Illness: Through My Eyes” Essay Contest. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2013. More
Apr 8, 2013 - 9:27:47 AM

Historic gun legislation passes in the House and Senate
State Representative Christopher Perone (D-Norwalk) was pleased to vote in favor of Senate Bill 1160 last week. The comprehensive, bi-partisan package addresses gun violence, school security and mental health issues. More
Apr 8, 2013 - 8:46:24 AM

Greenwich Reads Together Program at Greenwich Historical Society
As part of the Greenwich Reads Together program, Greenwich resident Catherine Ladnier will explore the experience of Japanese American Mills College students who corresponded from internment camps with Mills College President Aurelia Henry Reinhardt during WW II. Despite their imprisonment far from home, the Mills students strove to make the best of the hand they were dealt while looking forward to a "future day of radiant peace." More
Apr 8, 2013 - 5:37:46 AM

Leone: Merritt Parkway to be resurfaced between Stamford & New Canaan
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Tuesday, State Senator Carlo Leone announced that the State Bond Commission has green-lighted a new road construction project along a stretch of the Merritt Parkway between Stamford and New Canaan.
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Dec 12, 2012 - 4:24:41 AM

The Watermark at 3030 Park holdsToys for Tots holiday collection
The Watermark at 3030 Park is currently collecting toys to benefit Toys for Tots. The toy drive is open to the public and toys can be dropped off at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.
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Dec 10, 2012 - 10:18:09 PM

The Watermark at 3030 Park Hosts Parkinson’s Support Group
On Thursday, December 13, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. More
Dec 10, 2012 - 7:25:30 PM

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