Unique Everyone Orchestra will jam at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, May 10, with Bobby Paltauf Band opening
The edge-of-your-seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of the Everyone Orchestra. Featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robert Mercurcio (Galactic), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Ivan Jackson (High and Mighty Brass Band) and Todd Stoops (Kung Fu), Everyone Orchestra will be conducted by multi-instrumentalist Matt Butler on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 10, at 8 p.m. with the audience actually becoming part of the rock, improvisational/jam band performance. At this one-of-a-kind improvisational musical project, the musicians create completely different music at every performance through conducted improvisational musical exploration and audience participation.
Apr 24, 2015 - 5:30:56 AM

Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Team Releases Harp Seal
This morning at 10am Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Dill, a young harp seal, at Blue Shutter Beach in Charlestown, RI. The event came after a month of specialized care for Dill in Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic and featured everything from sunshine to hail.
Apr 23, 2015 - 3:20:14 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Providence Bruins 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Providence Bruins in Game One of their best-of-5 series Wednesday night at the XL Center by a score of 3-1.
Apr 23, 2015 - 9:18:46 AM

Stamford Dollars for Scholars and Global Organization of People of Indian Origin Team Up for Scholarship
Stamford Dollars for Scholars announced today that the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will sponsor a merit-based renewable scholarship with a potential value of $4,000 for a local 2015 high school graduate.
Apr 23, 2015 - 9:16:19 AM

UIL Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
As the nation celebrates Earth Day, UIL Holdings Corporation announced today that it has reduced harmful greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15,000 tons since 2011. More
Apr 22, 2015 - 5:01:14 PM

Red Cross launches 2015 Blood Donor of the Game(TM) program
The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in honoring lucky presenting donors through the Blood Donor of the Game program. Fans are invited to enter to win by volunteering to donate blood to help patients in need.
Apr 22, 2015 - 10:36:07 AM

On Earth Day, State Officials Offer Advice on Solar Energy Promotions and Installation
On Earth Day 2015, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris and Connecticut Green Bank President Bryan Garcia are urging consumers to do their homework when considering whether to purchase or lease solar photovoltaic panels, also known as solar PV or solar power.
Apr 22, 2015 - 10:34:28 AM

ACGT’s Inaugural Innovative Leadership Award Gala Raises $750,000 to Fund Early Stage Cancer Research
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) — the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer — announced Tuesday that its inaugural Innovative Leadership Award Gala, held at The Harvard Club in New York City, raised $750,000 to fund cell and gene therapy research which aims to make cancer a manageable and treatable disease.
Apr 22, 2015 - 9:28:16 AM

DMV, Police Chiefs and State Police Remind Motorists That Handicapped Parking Spaces Are Only for Those Disabled
The Department of Motor Vehicles, the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association would like to remind motorists that handicapped parking spaces are only for those with disabilities qualifying them for the handicapped parking placard.
Apr 22, 2015 - 9:20:37 AM

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley to speak at Ferguson Library
The Friends of The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host Pulitzer-prize winning author Jane Smiley Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at The Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of the Ferguson Library, located at Bedford & Broad Streets, Stamford. Tickets are $15, with proceeds to benefit the Library. This will be Ms. Smiley’s only Connecticut appearance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a wine reception with appetizers generously provided by Amore Restaurant and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Program is at 7 p.m. Book sale and signing to follow. Register online at fergusonlibrary.org.
Apr 22, 2015 - 9:17:43 AM

Stamford High School Receives Continued Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Stamford Public Schools announced today that the Committee on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has recommended that Stamford High School receive continued accreditation in the Association. The Committee's decision was based upon review of an evaluation report prepared by a visiting committee in October 2014.
Apr 22, 2015 - 9:16:23 AM

Yale joins new NASA team searching for life outside the solar system
NASA is enlisting teams of scientists around the nation, including a group from Yale, to collaborate on a new approach for finding life on planets outside our solar system.
Apr 22, 2015 - 9:13:34 AM

Bluefish sign four
The Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday announced that Tim Gustafson has been named player/Pitching Coach. The team has also announced the signings of outfielder James Simmons, and former big league pitchers Luis Perdomo and Sam Gervacio. In a corresponding roster move, pitcher Greg Smith had his contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization and will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. More
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:59:22 AM

UIL Provides ‘Energy Assistance’ to TEAM, Inc.
On the eve of Earth Day, UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE: UIL) and TEAM, Inc. announced their collaboration on a project that will help bring essential services to families in the Naugatuck Valley while benefiting the environment. More
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:57:15 AM

STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport
The 10th Annual STAR Walk, Roll and Stroll will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The Walk and Family Fun Day is a celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m. and the Walk kick-off is 11:15 a.m., with a walking route suitable for any ability (walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and baby joggers are welcome!). Attendees can enjoy the demonstrations, cultural and community activities, continental breakfast and lunch as well as the walk itself—all to benefit STAR. Approximately 800 walkers and volunteers are expected to attend. The event raises funds for programs serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Southwestern Connecticut. STAR, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been based out of Norwalk since 1952. The agency serves families in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien.
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:55:12 AM

Jessica Chaapel, Davenport Ridge Elementary School Third Grade Teacher, Named 2015-16 Stamford Teacher of the Year
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced Monday that Jessica Chaapel, Davenport Ridge Elementary School, Grade 3 teacher, is the 2015-16 Stamford Teacher of the Year. Chaapel will be presented with the award on Thursday, May 7, at SPS 14th annual Teacher of the Year and Spotlight on Teacher Award Program celebration. The event, which will be held at UConn, Stamford, from 5-7 p.m., coincides with Teacher Appreciation Week and provides SPS the opportunity to celebrate its outstanding teachers with a reception and awards
Apr 21, 2015 - 9:13:20 AM

Greenwich “Time for Lyme” Gala Raises Over $850,000 for Tick-Borne Disease Research
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) announced Monday that its “Time for Lyme” Gala, held last Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, raised over $850,000 to fund research and ultimately a cure for Lyme and other debilitating tick-borne diseases. More
Apr 21, 2015 - 8:43:28 AM

Young Mariners Foundation gala honors David and Judy Martin
The Young Mariners Foundation (YMF) honored Judy Martin and Stamford Mayor David Martin, founders of Starfish Connection Inc., a partner of YMF, at its fourth annual Keeping Kids on Course gala last Thursday.
Apr 20, 2015 - 7:53:37 AM

Wolf Pack to Face Providence Bruins in First-round Calder Cup Playoff Series
Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced on Sunday the schedule for the Wolf Pack’s first-round Calder Cup playoff series, which will feature the Wolf Pack against the Providence Bruins. More
Apr 20, 2015 - 7:35:51 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack ended their regular season in winning fashion Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 2-1.
Apr 20, 2015 - 7:34:04 AM

Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack 2-1 Sunday afternoon in the Sound Tigers’ season finale. More
Apr 20, 2015 - 7:33:06 AM

SoNo STARS Resume Their Clean Up of Norwalk Neighborhoods
Members of the SoNo STARs from STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way gladly resumed their clean-up efforts of Norwalk neighborhoods last week, following recent review of their program by the Common Council and confirmation that the program will continue by Mayor Harry Rilling. The group works on cleaning up areas that are reported to the city for litter or graffiti. They was photographed cleaning up Liberty Square in Norwalk last week, during which time they picked up twigs and branches, hundreds of empty bottles, broken glass, food wrappers and other debris from the grassy areas, sidewalks and parking lot areas of Liberty Square.
Apr 17, 2015 - 10:25:02 AM

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves Two 2015 Best of Stamford Awards
Named Best Residential Real Estate Company with the Best Residential Real Estate Team

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced Thursday that Stamford Plus magazine has recognized the firm’s Stamford brokerage with its Best Residential Real Estate Team award for Malloy Realty Group, as well as its Best Residential Real Estate Company award. Both awards were given as part of the 2015 Best of Stamford awards.
Apr 17, 2015 - 10:19:48 AM

UConn Parade Goers Catch Husky Fever in a Beemer
New Country Motor Car Group in Hartford showed their Husky pride by providing the official vehicles for the UConn women’s basketball team victory parade in Hartford on Saturday, April 11th. Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, and other state and education officials got a lift in stylish BMW convertibles from New Country. There were a total of six vehicles in the parade; four BMW 650i xDrive black convertibles and two BMW 428i xDrive UConn blue convertibles.
Apr 16, 2015 - 12:02:47 PM

Stamford Police Association Hosts 21st Annual Bike Helmet Giveaway, April 25th
The Stamford Police Association will host its 21st annual bike helmet giveaway for children ages 4-16 on Saturday, April 25th from 9 am - noon at the Fairway Market at 699 Canal Street in Stamford, CT. A limited number of toddler size helmets will be available.
Apr 16, 2015 - 11:31:06 AM

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