West Nile Virus Human Case in Stamford
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) has confirmed that a resident of Stamford has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. This is the second human case of WNV in Connecticut for this season. The patient was admitted to the hospital and has been released. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has trapped and identified mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in several areas of the state.
Sep 18, 2014 - 6:43:35 AM

CDC Confirms First Case of EV-D68 in Connecticut Child
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68) involving a Connecticut child. The child, who was recently hospitalized, has since improved and been discharged.
Sep 17, 2014 - 9:38:02 PM

Human Services Council presents KIDZFEST 2014
Human Services Council’s 3rd Annual KIDZFEST Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Connection will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10am – 3pm at Taylor Farm Park, located on Calf Pasture Beach Road in Norwalk. A hands-on interactive family event with Real Vehicles that dig, climb, rescue, crunch, honk and fly! Cost is $5 per person.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:06:32 AM

Older Adults Give CT Communities High Marks for Livability
How livable is your community? As New England celebrates “Connecticut Day” at the Big E, a new AARP survey of Connecticut residents age 40 and older finds a lot to like about living in Connecticut, as well as areas that need improvement to help residents remain in their homes and communities as they age.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:04:08 AM

Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2014 federal income tax returns.
Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:22 AM

Stamford Nonprofit COO Presents at The Economist’s Annual Health Care Forum in Boston
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut’s (CGC) COO and Director of Quality and Operations has been selected as a panelist for The Economist’s second annual Health Care Forum in Boston. Kimberly DiBella-Farber, MSW will be tackling the issue of future developments in health care alongside executives from CVS Pharmacy, Boston Children’s Hospital and Beacon Health Strategies.
Sep 16, 2014 - 5:58:52 PM

Multi-Million Capital Improvement Program at Stamford’s 700 Canal Street completed
CBRE Group’s Westchester/Fairfield office today announced the completion of the multi-million dollar capital improvement campaign at 700 Canal Street, a 90,000-square-foot historic office building located along the waterfront in Stamford’s South End.
Sep 16, 2014 - 1:49:58 PM

Rep. Elizabeth Esty Introduces Legislation to Prevent Child Nicotine Poisoning
Bill calls for child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers

Today, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014 to require child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers.
Sep 16, 2014 - 9:57:29 AM

Norwalk Hospital Honors McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift
Proceeds from Annual Gala to Support New Ambulatory Surgery Center

Norwalk Hospital will honor prominent Connecticut philanthropists, the McGraw family, at its Gala on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The Gala will be held at the Sono Field House, 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Norwalk, 6:30-11:00 p.m.
Sep 16, 2014 - 9:44:36 AM

ABRAZOS Screening with Director Luis Argueta at The Avon Theater
ABRAZOS, a new documentary by director Luis Argueta, will be screened at The Avon Theater Film Center in Stamford on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm. The 45-minute film narrates the transformational journey of a group of children who are U.S. citizens as they travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to visit their parents’ homeland and meet their grandparents for the first time. Sharing time together, these families strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.
Sep 16, 2014 - 12:23:37 AM

National Public Lands Day at Weir Farm National Historic Site
On Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 am, Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a habitat restoration event. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in removing invasive plants such as Garlic Mustard and Japanese Barberry from the woodlands. Join your local national park in an effort to maintain the habitat along park trails in celebration of National Public Lands Day!
Sep 15, 2014 - 6:49:24 AM

Malloy: ConnDOT exceeds goal of advertising transportation projects for bids by 20 percent
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has exceeded its goal of advertising $1 billion worth of bids on construction projects in the current federal fiscal year by 20 percent. At the end of the fiscal year on September 30, ConnDOT will have advertised bidding on $1.2 billion for 107 individual projects across Connecticut.
Sep 15, 2014 - 6:47:09 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Presents Farm to Table Supper with Chef Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant
Celebrate the bounty of the summer at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s first Farm to Table Supper with four courses of delicious seasonal foods paired with exquisite wines featuring Chef Brian Lewis of elm restaurant. This exceptional dining experience will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 7 p.m. amidst the permanent collections of the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
Sep 12, 2014 - 8:46:52 AM

Mystic Aquarium CEO Receives Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Stephen M. Coan, president and chief executive officer of Sea Research Foundation, which operates Mystic Aquarium, is the recipient this year of the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award.
Sep 12, 2014 - 6:46:22 AM

Doctors Express Tackles Health Questions at Transitions Expo for Seniors
In order to help senior citizens better manage their health, Doctors Express Urgent Care Center recently hosted the “Ask the Doctor” seminar at the Transitions Expo on Sunday, September 7th at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Sponsored by CT1 Media, The Transitions Living and Planning Expo for Active Adults and Seniors brought together experts to provide families and individuals information about planning their own future or the future of their loved ones. Dr. Tom Brown, Medical Director at Doctors Express in West Hartford, answered attendees’ questions about heart disease, stroke and diabetes in his half hour Q&A session.
Sep 11, 2014 - 10:49:17 PM

Booker T. Washington Academy Opens For First Day of School
Booker T. Washington Academy in New Haven officially opened its doors to students on Wednesday. After a rigorous approval process, the charter school founders received the green light from the state to open, and worked day and night to prepare for the first day of school.
Sep 11, 2014 - 6:56:59 PM

STAR’s Rubberband to Perform at Norwalk’s Historic Town Green on East Avenue Sunday, September 21
Rubberband, a rock group formed from the recreational music activity group at STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, will perform at the Norwalk Historic Town Green on East Avenue on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The group, which was created and is led by STAR staff members Nancy Armstrong and Mark Minnock, is comprised of musicians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sep 11, 2014 - 6:55:18 AM

Tonya Shepard named guest manager for Ken Shepard Day
The Bridgeport Bluefish on Wednesday announced that Tonya Shepard will be the guest manager for “Ken Shepard Day,” in honor of her husband, Ken Shepard, who lost his battle with kidney cancer on Friday, September 5.
Sep 11, 2014 - 6:51:28 AM

WalletHub: Connecticut 4th Best State to have a baby
Connecticut is one of the best states to have a baby, according to a report by WalletHub. Our state came in fourth only after Vermont, Main and Oregon.
Sep 10, 2014 - 9:09:53 AM

SHU's FTMA film festival showcases student filmmakers and industry veterans
Sacred Heart University’s film and television master’s (FTMA) program will host its first film festival in Stamford from September 25-28. This four-day festival, which is free and open to the public, celebrates the cinematic arts with a wide variety of screenings, master classes, workshops and parties.
Sep 10, 2014 - 6:13:33 AM

DEEP: State Parks Centennial Finale Event Saturday
Families invited free of charge for day of outdoor fun with environmental theme

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will conclude the celebration of the Connecticut State Parks Centennial with a grand finale event Saturday called “The Sky’s the Limit” at Haddam Meadows State Park, Haddam.
Sep 10, 2014 - 6:11:35 AM

Residents at The Watermark at East Hill Attend “Senior Patrol Campout” With New Milford Boy Scouts
On Saturday, September 6, eight residents and eight associates from The Watermark at East Hill senior living community in Southbury joined Boy Scout Troop 158 of New Milford for the First Annual “Senior Patrol Campout” at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth.
Sep 9, 2014 - 5:08:14 PM

Westport Woman's Club Buys New Furniture for STAR's Respite Cottage
Westport Woman’s Club awarded a grant of $1,200 to STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way at the club’s annual grants awards presentation breakfast.
Sep 9, 2014 - 12:15:24 PM

Malloy: State to receive $7.6M for recovery initiatives
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut will receive two grants totaling $7.6 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to better address the needs of persons with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
Sep 9, 2014 - 12:06:02 PM

AmeriCares Ebola Aid Shipment Headed to Sierra Leone
A 5,000-pound shipment of medicines, medical supplies and protective equipment is headed to Sierra Leone to aid health workers fighting the Ebola outbreak that has devastated West Africa. The air shipment, which includes over 25,000 pairs of examination gloves and 8,000 face masks, left the AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut, warehouse this morning. The delivery is headed to the region as the death toll continues to rise – the virus has infected nearly 4,000 people in five African countries, and killed over 2,000.
Sep 9, 2014 - 6:49:44 AM

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