Dinosaur State Park Celebrates Dino-Tots on February 13th & 17th
As part of the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in Rocky Hill, Dinosaur State Park is offering two special programs for young visitors called Dino-tots.
Feb 5, 2016 - 9:56:04 AM

STAR Partners with New Canaan Mounted Troop in Program To Benefit Neighbors with Intellectual Disabilities
Adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities from STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way began their Winter Session in Equine Care this week at New Canaan Mounted Troop. The thirty-two people participating in the Winter Session are ecstatic about the opportunity which will run for six weeks, followed by an 8-week Spring Session that will include riding skills and is anticipated to attract another 35 or more participants. Now in its fourth year, this very special collaborative program between STAR and New Canaan Mounted Troop continues to grow and is in great demand as one of many community-based programs that fosters social engagement, confidence-building, care-giving, inclusion and independence for young adults to seniors in New Canaan, Norwalk, Darien, Westport, Weston and Wilton.
Feb 5, 2016 - 5:33:11 AM

Connecticut Technical High School Students Compete in SkillsUSA Regionals
On Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, students from the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) will showcase their skills from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the regional SkillsUSA competition to be held at CCSU's Institute of Technology & Business Development (ITBD) in hopes of advancing to the state competitions slated for March.
Feb 4, 2016 - 5:06:13 PM

Trinity Catholic High School Introduces St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars Program Beginning Fall 2016
Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford is excited to announce its new St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars Program beginning with its Fall 2016 semester. The Scholars Program will combine accelerated academics with cultural enrichment and leadership development.
Feb 4, 2016 - 5:04:09 PM

Linda McMahon, partners launch new startup promoting women in leadership
Linda McMahon, co-founder and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has partnered with Stacey Schieffelin, founder and president of ybf Beauty; and social media strategist Debbie Saviano to launch a new company aimed at promoting leadership opportunities for women.
Feb 4, 2016 - 3:12:08 PM

Sunday Jazz Program to Celebrate Black History Month at Norwalk Public Library
Celebrate Black History Month with the smooth sounds of Jazz at the Norwalk Public Library on Sunday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium, when world-class saxophonist Jim Clark will present Ten Greatest African American Jazz Saxophonists, in a salute to the contributions of these African American saxophone masters, and how they shaped our distinctly American art form – Jazz. More
Feb 4, 2016 - 9:52:15 AM

CCADV Applauds Governor's Call to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) applauds Governor Dannel P. Malloy's call on Wednesday to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence who seek civil restraining orders. The time that a victim is taking steps to leave an abusive relationship is the most dangerous time and a time in which the state has a vested interest to protect them. These unique circumstances call for offering the greatest possible protections to keep victims safe.
Feb 4, 2016 - 5:42:26 AM

Lawrence Cafero Jr and Gail Candlin Join the LMMM Board
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Gail H. Candlin and Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. have joined the Board of Trustees. More
Feb 4, 2016 - 5:29:45 AM

Wolf Pack Return Defenseman Kodie Curran to ECHL Greenville
Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has returned defenseman Kodie Curran to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Feb 3, 2016 - 10:13:42 PM

AARP CT: Cost-effective home care, family respite must be budget priority
AARP Connecticut, on behalf of more than 600,000 Connecticut members age 50+, is encouraged that today’s announcement by the Malloy Administration identified ‘promoting and supporting [an individual’s] choice to live with dignity in one’s own home and community’ as a critical core service in the state.
Feb 3, 2016 - 9:54:57 PM

Connecticut Food Bank to Host Open House in Wallingford
The Connecticut Food Bank is inviting the public to tour its new, state-of-the-art headquarters and distribution center at an open house event on Thursday, February 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Connecticut Food Bank is located at 2 Research Parkway in Wallingford. The event is free of charge.
Feb 3, 2016 - 12:54:40 AM

Dr. Joshua Frank Receives Sports Medicine Certification
Coastal Orthopaedics of Norwalk is proud to announce that Dr. Joshua B. Frank has earned one of the most highly recognized certifications in the industry - a credential that is known as the Gold Standard around the world – the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. This award is a valuable way to demonstrate commitment to the highest quality care and recognition for the many long years of work put into achieving expertise. This sets Dr. Frank apart as a recognized specialist in the eyes of patients, hospitals, employers and insurers.
Feb 2, 2016 - 3:46:57 PM

10th Annual No Child Left Inside® Winter Festival
Grab your winter gear, bundle up your children and join us for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® 10th annual FREE Winter Festival at Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Road, Torrington. A full range of fun, outdoor winter activities for the entire family will be happening on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Feb 2, 2016 - 12:53:30 AM

Ten/Forty: Collecting American Art at the Florence Griswold Museum
The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, presents Ten/Forty: Collecting American Art at the Florence Griswold Museum, on view February 12 through May 29, 2016. This exhibition commemorates the fortieth anniversary of Jeffrey Andersen’s tenure as Director of the Museum, and the tenth anniversary of Curator Amy Kurtz Lansing. Ten/Forty reflects on the evolving nature of how the Museum has approached building and stewarding a collection of American art. Recent acquisitions and selections from the permanent collection are placed in the context of new scholarship and examined in terms of how museums have changed their approach to the subject over the past forty years. Ten/Forty looks back over decades of transformation and contemplates avenues for future growth in telling the story of art in Connecticut.
Feb 2, 2016 - 12:51:35 AM

Gowrie Group Raises Over One Million Dollars to Benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries
The Gowrie Group Challenge has passed the "Million Dollar Mark"! Over the past 12 years the annual Gowrie Challenge has raised over one million dollars for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. Donations from this year's challenge (which ended 1/15/16) reached over $150,000, breaking all previous records for total dollars raised. Hitting the million dollar mark means over 3 million meals in total have been provided for those in need through the Gowrie Group Challenge.
Feb 1, 2016 - 1:17:42 AM

Senate Democrats Propose Bill to Support Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Senate Democrats on Friday announced their plans to give additional support to veteran-owned small businesses. The proposed bill would give veteran-owned businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws and waive the first year’s business entity tax for start-up veteran-owned businesses.
Feb 1, 2016 - 1:07:39 AM

Malloy announces $17.5 Million in funds for upgrades to improve service on the Danbury branch line
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that an allocation of $17.5 million in state funding for the design, engineering, and construction of a new rail yard on the Metro-North Railroad Danbury Branch Line in Norwalk was approved at today’s meeting of the State Bond Commission. The funding comes under the Governor’s “Let’s Go CT!” initiative, which is making unprecedented investments to upgrade and modernize the state’s transportation system.
Feb 1, 2016 - 1:03:19 AM

Congresswoman Esty Details Visit to Afghanistan
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) spoke to reporters and shared details from a recent bipartisan Congressional Delegation (CODEL) visit to Afghanistan and Kuwait with the U.S. Marine Corps. She met personnel originally from Waterbury, Cheshire, and Washington Depot. Regarding her visit, Rep. Esty released the following statement:
Feb 1, 2016 - 12:59:47 AM

Stamford Public Schools Posts Independent Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact Regarding Termination Proceedings
To ensure transparency of an issue that has drawn considerable public concern and discussion, Stamford Public Schools (SPS) has posted the full findings of the impartial hearing officer in the recent Stamford Board of Education (BOE) termination proceeding concerning Dr. Donna Valentine. The report can be found at www.stamfordpublicschools.org
Feb 1, 2016 - 12:56:05 AM

OPINION: Newtown High School Sexting Case…scary, but worth understanding
When tragedies hit our communities, there are two ways of looking at things. We can sit back and think how terrible it is that this is happening, or we can use the experience as a learning moment and an opportunity to work towards change. On January 27th news was released about an alarming sexting case at Newtown High School. The story talks about how, in May last year, more than twenty students were involved in the distribution of nude and sexually explicit photographs of classmates. It also specifies that three of those students have been charged with child pornography as a consequence of possessing and selling those pictures. For The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education this is a tragedy, because we understand the permanent life consequences not only for those who have been charged, but also those whose pictures were distributed.
Feb 1, 2016 - 12:48:06 AM

Chocolate Expo smashes single-day attendance mark at Maritime Aquarium
The Chocolate Expo’s combination of sea turtles and chocolate turtles, frogs and fudge, and seals and celebrity chefs on Sun., Jan. 31 drew the largest single-day attendance in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s 28-year history.
Feb 1, 2016 - 12:35:20 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, St. John’s IceCaps 1
Chad Nehring scored twice, and Ryan Bourque had a pair of assists Saturday night at the XL Center, to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-1 win over the St. John’s IceCaps, in both teams’ last game before the AHL All-Star break.
Jan 30, 2016 - 10:54:55 PM

Mike Halmo’s first professional hat trick pushed the Sound Tigers win streak to four with a 4-1 victory over the Albany Devils.
Jan 30, 2016 - 10:11:28 PM

Taylor Beck scored twice and the Sound Tigers won their third straight game, defeating the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-1 on Friday night at XL Center.
Jan 29, 2016 - 10:56:23 PM

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack’s eight-game winning streak, the second-longest in team history, was snapped Friday night at the XL Center in a 4-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Jan 29, 2016 - 10:55:41 PM

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