Acclaimed TV Journalist and Female Empowerment Advocate Gretchen Carlson to Emcee Greenwich Gala for Lyme Disease Awareness
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading private nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme disease through research and education, announced that TV journalist and host Gretchen Carlson will serve as the emcee for its annual Greenwich Gala, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. More
Feb 22, 2017 - 3:32:18 AM

Stamford Public Education Foundation Honors Community Volunteers during National Mentoring Month
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The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), a non-profit organization that has served thousands of students and their families since 1996, recognized the dedication of its mentors and mentees this week in honor of National Mentoring Month. SPEF honored college, corporate, and community volunteers for their service to the students of Stamford Public Schools. With the help of these volunteers, SPEF’s nationally-recognized Stamford Mentoring Program was able to serve nearly 750 students in the 2015/2016 academic year.
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Feb 21, 2017 - 5:56:54 AM

Duff: Norwalk Wins State Grant to Clean Up SoNo’s Ryan Park
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today hailed the news that Norwalk has been selected to receive a $2 million state grant to remediate the 2.2-acre Ryan Park in South Norwalk. The park, which has been closed since contamination was discovered that was not addressed when the park was built on former industrial land. More
Feb 21, 2017 - 2:06:53 AM

Webster Bank Receives Healthy Workplace Award
Webster Bank is pleased to receive a Healthy Workplace Award. The Gold Award for outstanding achievement in implementing employee wellness programs was presented by The Business Council of Fairfield County.
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Feb 20, 2017 - 5:46:16 AM

Mystic Aquarium honored By Business Council Of Fairfield County
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Earlier this week, Mystic Aquarium was recognized by the Business Council of Fairfield County as a gold winner for its successful efforts in promoting a healthy workplace. On February 14, Kateri Wheeler, SPHR, Senior Director, Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of Mystic Aquarium during the Healthy Workplaces Best Practices Award Ceremony held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel. Healthy Workplace winners were celebrated for their commitment to employee health and well-being.
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Feb 20, 2017 - 5:43:11 AM

SOUND TIGERS 5, BEARS 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-16-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, won their seventh straight game on Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Hershey Bears (26-16-8-3) at Webster Bank Arena.
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Feb 19, 2017 - 7:53:43 PM

SOUND TIGERS 3, DEVILS 2
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (32-16-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored twice in the second period and held on late for a 3-2 win over the Albany Devils (30-22-1-1) at Times Union Center on Saturday afternoon.
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Feb 18, 2017 - 4:33:40 PM

It was a night to remember at The Ridgefield Playhouse Valentine’s Day Gala
The Valentine’s Day Gala at The Ridgefield Playhouse was a date night to remember, including champagne, tasty desserts, and fantastic live music from Motown legends, The Commodores. Sponsored by Lori and John Berisford—with support from Adam
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Broderick Salon & Spa, BMW of Ridgefield, and Craig’s Fine Jewelry—the evening began with mingling in the lobby, toasting the evening with prosecco from Chloe Wine Collection and enjoying treats from Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe, Elizabella’s Bake Shop, The Cake Box, and Whistle Stop Bakery. A live auction followed, as well as a raffle. Three winners were invited on stage to pick up their prizes: Mike Dagostino from Cheshire won a $750 gift certificate to Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Cally Adl from New Canaan picked up an Honora pearl necklace from Craig’s Fine Jewelry, and Jay Cohen from Wilton won a “Night Out on the Town” courtesy of BMW of Ridgefield, including a chauffeur-driven BMW, dinner and tickets to a Ridgefield Playhouse show.
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Feb 18, 2017 - 3:36:31 AM

Sacred Heart University will Honor Benefactors, Celebrate with Bernie Williams at 28th Discovery Gala
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Sacred Heart University will honor benefactors Frank and Marisa Martire at the 28th annual Discovery Gala Friday, April 21. The event, which raises funds for student scholarship programs, will take place at SHU’s new West Campus, the former General Electric corporate headquarters, and will include a special performance by baseball-great-turned-musician Bernie Williams.
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Feb 17, 2017 - 5:25:14 AM

Legendary Band Chicago Headlines 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala at The Palace Theatre
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On Tuesday, March 14, The Palace Theatre in Stamford welcomes Chicago, one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, for the nonprofit’s 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala. The Spotlight Soirée is The Palace’s largest annual fundraiser, this year also marking the organization’s 90th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event will support The Palace Theatre and its education programs.
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Feb 16, 2017 - 5:21:44 AM

World Renown Photographer Steve McCurry Donates Photograph To Housatonic Museum of Art
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World renown photographer Steve McCurry generously donated one of his favorite photographs to the Housatonic Museum of Art. The piece, which was part of the museum’s recent exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, is named ‘Dust Storm.’ The photograph depicts a group of women huddling together during a sudden dust storm, protecting themselves against blowing wind and sand. Taken in Rajasthan, India in 1983, the picture appears in his book, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs, which gathers many of his most beautiful photographs from around the globe.
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Feb 16, 2017 - 5:09:07 AM

First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award
The 2017 First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award application is now available online. High school seniors can see the information required and apply at www.firstcountybank.com/scholarship.
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Feb 16, 2017 - 4:32:01 AM

Grace Community Church Hosts Hundreds of Guests and Volunteers at Tim Tebow “Night to Shine”
image1The Tim Tebow Foundation “Night to Shine” event held at Grace Community Church in New Canaan, partnering with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, brought young adults with special needs (our guests), their “buddy” peers, parents and volunteers together for an extraordinary evening of fun and celebration.
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Feb 14, 2017 - 4:18:02 AM

Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars returns for 10th year
Which Star Dancer has "designs" on the Judges' Choice Award? Which dancer is "cooking" up a recipe for success? And who's most likely to "construct" the perfect routine to wow the judges? These three and eight other self-proclaimed two-left footed volunteers are gearing up for Stamford’s longest-running community theatre – Curtain Call!
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Feb 14, 2017 - 3:19:17 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center to Host Annual Maple Sugar Festival Weekend, March 4 & 5
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Presented by First County Bank, Maple Sugar Festival Weekend returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, 11 am to 3 pm each day.
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Feb 13, 2017 - 5:22:22 AM

SOUND TIGERS 5, BEARS 4
Carter Verhaeghe scored twice and Jaroslav Halak set a franchise record with his 10th straight victory as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (30-16-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, topped the Hershey Bears (25-14-8-3) for the second time this season, 5-4, at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday.
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Feb 12, 2017 - 7:45:44 PM

Hershey Bears 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack fell behind 2-0 to the Hershey Bears Saturday night at Giant Center and never quite recovered, losing 4-2.
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Feb 12, 2017 - 3:52:33 AM

Citizen’s Public Safety Academy Holds Graduation in Stamford
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The City of Stamford held the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy graduation ceremony this week. Twenty six residents completed the nine-week program for Stamford residents to learn all about Stamford’s Police, Fire, Health, EMS, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, Social Services departments, and the Community Emergency Response Team. The Public Safety Academy was a unique program and the first of its kind here in Stamford.
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Feb 11, 2017 - 7:42:49 AM

SOUND TIGERS 1, BRUINS 0
Jaroslav Halak (9-1-2) turned back all 42 shots he faced and Ryan Pulock scored the only goal as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (28-16-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, earned a 1-0 win over the Providence Bruins (27-13-5-3) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday.
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Feb 11, 2017 - 6:20:44 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Thunderbirds 2
Adam Tambellini scored all three Hartford Wolf Pack goals, for his first professional hat trick, Friday night at the MassMutual Center, in a 3-2 Wolf Pack victory over the Springfield Thunderbirds.
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Feb 11, 2017 - 6:19:50 AM

Ganim Touts Accomplishments of First Six Months of Mayor’s Initiative on Re-entry Affairs (MIRA)
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday is touting the substantive accomplishments of the Mayor’s Initiative on Re-entry Affairs (MIRA), a comprehensive city government program launched by Mayor Ganim in August 2016 to help formerly incarcerated individuals in Bridgeport advance their careers and establish new lives. When the program launched, city officials managing the MIRA program estimated they would reach 50 returning citizens in the first few months. Instead, MIRA has engaged with more than 155 returning citizens from Bridgeport more than doubling this prediction by engaging with 139 returning citizens from the City of Bridgeport, and enrolling more than 120 into the program. MIRA has successfully referred nearly 70 returning citizens for employment, and successfully placed more than 55 individuals in jobs with bona fide employers. In addition, MIRA – under the leadership of program director Louis Reed – has entered into new partnerships with Bridgeport area employers, non profit organizations, and Connecticut state government agencies to provide comprehensive levels of service for returning citizens to put them on the path of permanent employment post-incarceration and provide treatment for any challenges faced such as mental health and/or substance abuse.
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Feb 8, 2017 - 5:58:02 AM

QU Poll: American voters oppose immigration ban
American voters oppose 51 – 46 percent President Donald Trump’s order suspending for 90 days all travel to the U.S. from seven nations, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
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Feb 7, 2017 - 3:59:13 PM

CT High School Students Transform Senior Citizens into Cyber-Seniors®
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When Lauralton Hall High School faculty member Peg McGowan happened to see a documentary called Cyber-Seniors® on YouTube, she instantly thought it would be a great fit for her students. The Canadian film followed senior citizens who discovered the world of the Internet with the guidance of tech-savvy teenaged mentors.
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Feb 7, 2017 - 4:07:41 AM

Sign up for "FrogWatch" training at The Maritime Aquarium
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will … leap at the chance to participate in a new “FrogWatch” census this spring and summer.
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Feb 7, 2017 - 3:52:02 AM

2017 Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund Open for Student Applications through April 1
Scholarship America announced Friday that the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, which assists outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to pursue postsecondary education, is now open for its fourth year of student applications. More
Feb 6, 2017 - 5:46:49 AM

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