Stepping Stones to host 11th Annual Swing Into It! Golf Tournament
Playing for learning. It’s a “win-win” situation! Participants in the 11th annual Swing Into It! Golf Tournament will enjoy a great game of golf and help Stepping Stones Museum for Children ensure that every child can enjoy the museum’s educational exhibits and programs regardless of financial, language or special needs barriers. Whether you are the next Rory McIlroy or have never picked up an iron, supporters of the museum will rendezvous at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, October 2.
Jul 31, 2014 - 5:05:00 AM

AmeriCares Mobile Clinic Now at Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
The AmeriCares Free Clinic of Stamford now stops at the Boys & Girls Club at 347 Stillwater Avenue, Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The mobile clinic is on the road three days a week, providing primary care services to low-income Stamford and Darien residents without health insurance. The clinic also stops at two other Stamford locations, Neighbors Link on Selleck Street on Tuesdays and Domus on Lockwood Avenue on Thursdays.
Jul 31, 2014 - 5:01:36 AM

USDA Grant Funds Second Phase of Bio-Energy Research Community Economic Development in CT
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) to work on Phase II of a project that will determine the feasibility of implementing an alternative fuels facility in rural north-central Connecticut. USDA Rural Development provided $53,000 for CCAT under the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program for the second phase of the feasibility study in fiscal year 2014.
Jul 30, 2014 - 3:34:20 AM

Grant Funded Summer Camp Program to Host Visit from Alan Katz, Multi-talented Children’s Author and Television Writer
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford Youth to receive special visit

Children from the Stamford community will enjoy a special treat on Friday, August 1st. Alan Katz, a brilliant children’s author for over 10 years, will delight the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford’s Summer Fun Camp with his tremendous humor, kindness and renowned silliness. Mr. Katz will read to the camp’s 6-8 year olds as part of the Clubs’ Summer Learning Celebration. The camp, which is funded in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Bank Of America, Person-To-Person and the First County Bank Foundation provides a fulfilling summer camp experience and helps prevent “summer learning loss” which often plagues our low income children. The children will also enjoy the musical talents of Jay and Ray Music for Everybody. Jay and Ray are a dynamic musical duo that understands what rock & roll means to everybody. When this group performs, expect the unexpected!!
Jul 29, 2014 - 8:04:03 AM

Norwalk Health Department to Provide School Physical Exams
Norwalk public school students will return to classes in just a few weeks. The Norwalk Health Department is helping parents prepare for the upcoming school year by offering affordable school physicals for all children in Kindergarten through grade 12 during the month of August. Examinations include all necessary screening tests, laboratory tests, and vaccines.
Jul 29, 2014 - 5:03:03 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty Announce $358,625 Grant for the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company
FEMA grant will be for a new Pumper Fire Truck

On Friday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) announced that the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company received an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $358,625 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This AFG grant will be for a new Pumper Fire Truck, replacing Northfield Volunteer Fire Company's 33 year old engine-tanker that currently serves as their primary water supply.
Jul 28, 2014 - 5:00:38 PM

Rep. Molgano Sponsors New Law After UConn Sexual Assault Cases
Earlier last week The University of Connecticut announced it will pay $1.28 million in a settlement with five current and former students who filed a federal lawsuit charging that the university mishandled their cases when they were raped or sexually assaulted. State Representative Michael L. Molgano (R-144) co-sponsored a law (PA 14-11) during the session that will give victims of sexual assault and stalking on college campuses clear and concise information on their rights and options for reporting such crimes. Schools must establish an advisory panel that will create an education program for students, faculty, and staff. Schools also must develop relationships with community providers that specialize in either domestic or sexual violence.
Jul 28, 2014 - 7:04:17 AM

Malloy: Bond commission agenda supports nonprofit collaboration, efficiency
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced that the State Bond Commission approved the authorization of nearly $15 million in funding for nonprofit organizations.
Jul 28, 2014 - 5:55:29 AM

Baltimore Comes to Silvermine
Process and materiality are at the center of a new dual exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center, curated by Deana Haggag and Ginevra Shay of The Contemporary Baltimore. The curators bring a perspective that highlights trends in the contemporary art scene as well as new explorations that transcend any “school” or particular region of the U.S.
Jul 28, 2014 - 5:48:14 AM

Grammy Award Winner to Open Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Entertainment
The Norwalk Seaport Association welcomes Grammy award winner Scott Stapp of Creed to the main stage as headline entertainment on Friday night of the 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival, September 5th. The act will be the opening night entertainment for the weekend-long event held this year September 5-7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The musical entertainment continues on Saturday night with the rock and roll talent of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
Jul 25, 2014 - 5:44:25 AM

New Orleans party band to play at Ferguson Library's summer reading club finale
Stamford's Ferguson Library's Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style party band, on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library's Harry Bennett Branch. (Special reception for members with invitation at 6:30 p.m.)
Jul 24, 2014 - 5:32:16 PM

Wyman: $400K for Tollan County mutual fire service on state Bond Commission agenda
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Wednesday announced that the State Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, is expected to support a $400,000 bond item for the Tolland County Mutual Aid Fire Service to upgrade their radio dispatch system.
Jul 24, 2014 - 9:36:19 AM

Danbury Mayor proclaims July 26-27 ‘Beatles Weekend’
DANBURY, CT - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in America, a Beatles-themed music festival, “Danbury Fields Forever,” will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton will be at the festival at 2 p.m. on Saturday to issue a proclamation stating that it is “Beatles Weekend” in the Hat City.
Jul 24, 2014 - 9:30:25 AM

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to Celebrate Centennial of the Cape Cod Canal
The Charles W. Morgan will travel from Boston to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Wednesday, July 23 to take part in the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. The ship will dock at the academy and be open for public boarding on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.
Jul 24, 2014 - 5:09:24 AM

Governor Malloy announces "Free State Parks Weekend" this Saturday and Sunday
All Parking and Museum Fees Waived This Weekend as Part of Celebration of State Parks Centennial

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday – July 26 and 27 – will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut. For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
Jul 23, 2014 - 11:04:55 AM

Young Business Leaders Named to 2014 40 Under Forty
On September 22, 2014, forty-two individuals will be recognized at the 18th annual 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center from 5-9 p.m. The event, produced by the Hartford Business Journal, will honor outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area.
Jul 23, 2014 - 5:55:40 AM

Malloy: Fiscal year ends with $121 Million surplus
Rainy Day Fund Increases to $392 Million

Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced that Connecticut ended Fiscal Year 2014 with an estimated $121.3 million dollar surplus, bringing the state’s Rainy Day Fund to a four-year high of $392 million. The figures, helped by reduced spending $154.8 million below budgeted levels, were reported in the monthly letter by Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes to the State Comptroller.
Jul 23, 2014 - 2:39:12 AM

Four Suggested Priorities at the Crossroads for Hartford Education
Achieve Hartford! today issued its first Annual Open Letter to the Superintendent and Community, urging full community attention to sustain the momentum of Hartford school improvement.
Jul 22, 2014 - 9:58:04 PM

Malloy: Video documents creative approach to I-84 bridge replacement
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday released a time-lapse video of the replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges. The $6 million project to replace the I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue in Southington, which was scheduled for completion in July 2014, was finished ahead of schedule over the weekend of June 28-29 using an engineering and construction process known as ABC – Accelerated Bridge Construction – in which the new bridges are built adjacent to the old ones and are then lifted into place when ready.
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:04:10 PM

DEEP Receives $752,822 Grant from NOAA
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Monday announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the State of Connecticut through an agreement for removal of marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted by debris from the October 2012 Storm Sandy.
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:32:04 AM

Congressman Jim Himes Visits Norwalk Summer Meals Program at Tracey Elementary School
Congressman Jim Himes, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Dr. Manuel Rivera joined volunteers and community advocates at Tracey Elementary School to see Norwalk’s summer meals program in action.
Jul 22, 2014 - 3:29:56 AM

First County Bank Presenting Sponsor of This Year’s
First County Bank today announced its sponsorship of the annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival being held Friday, Sept. 5th through Sunday, Sept. 7th, at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. The Bank has been an ongoing supporter of the festival since 2007, and will once again be the event’s presenting sponsor.
Jul 21, 2014 - 11:38:44 AM

Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor. Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level training in 4-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition.
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:25:14 AM

Bluefish win softball exhibition over Stratford Brakettes
The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Stratford Brakettes in a Battle of the Sexes exhibition softball game played under fast-pitch rules on Sunday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:23:36 AM

Drummer/singer/actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will grace the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1
Micky Dolenz does it all -- actor, musician, television director, radio personality, Broadway star and director! But his claim to fame stems from The Monkees where he shot to celebrity status as lead singer and drummer in the fabulous ‘60s! Dolenz brought us “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer”. The multi-talented Dolenz will entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. offering music lovers of all ages a chance to witness stardom at its finest. The Monkees TV show debuted on NBC and earned an Emmy Award. The Monkees’ hits sold in excess of 65 million units with the first five albums attaining Platinum status. Special guest is The Characters, a 4-member pop/powerpop/rock band from New Jersey who have appeared with dozens of hit makers including The Monkees on their Heart and Soul video. An VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795), which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
Jul 18, 2014 - 9:20:52 AM

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