Dancing with the Stars event in Stamford rocks with marriage proposal
Amidst noise-makes, placards and banners akin to the state-wide Democratic nominating convention held the same day, a crowd of more than 900 jumped to its feet in appreciation of 11 community leaders stepping out of their comfort zones at Curtain Call's Dancing With The Stars on Saturday, May 19. And the dancing was not the only thing that garnered cheers!
May 21, 2018 - 8:21:19 AM

Eversource Restoring Power for Customers after Tuesday’s Destructive Storm
Facing difficult conditions, Eversource tree and line crews are working non-stop to repair the extensive damage caused by straight-line winds, lightning and hail that ripped through Connecticut Tuesday afternoon. Power restoration efforts are being impeded due to challenging travel conditions caused by hundreds of fallen trees blocking roads. Working alongside Eversource lineworkers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, crews have restored power to more than 71,000 customers since the storm hit. The company is advising customers in the hardest hit areas near Danbury and Newtown that they may be without power for multiple days. Town-by-town restoration estimates are now available at Eversource.com.
May 16, 2018 - 5:26:38 PM

Old Fashioned Fun at French Farm in Greenwich
Round up the kids and grandkids for an afternoon of games, activities, and plein-air painting on Sunday, June 10, 1-4pm.
May 15, 2018 - 2:47:17 PM

Waterbury's Palace Theater looking for inspiring people over 50 to tell their stories
Second Act, the new monthly series set to debut in September at Waterbury’s Palace Theater, is looking for people who have an inspiring story to share about their own over fifty “Second Act”. “We are particularly looking for people who are engaging and charismatic with a story that will inspire others of how they pursued a passion, dream or championed a cause after the age of fifty and can share it in a presentation style with an audience”, stated Sheree Marcucci, Palace Marketing and Public Relations Officer and the creator of the series. Speakers are being sought now for the series meant to stimulate the intellect, as well as those sometimes more elusive life elements: purpose, hope and joi de vivre as we age. Deadline to submit a bio for consideration is July 1.
May 15, 2018 - 1:45:06 PM

Maritime Aquarium eliminates nearly all single-use plastics from its operations
As a leader in Long Island Sound and ocean conservation, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is doing its part for the environment by significantly reducing its employ of single-use plastics.
May 15, 2018 - 8:41:17 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the autumn production of Matthew Greene’s “Thousand Pines,” a world premiere from the Playhouse’s New Works Circle Initiative. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the drama will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 17.
May 14, 2018 - 10:24:16 AM

Patriot Completes Acquisition of Prime Bank
Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNBK), the parent company of Patriot Bank, N.A. (“Patriot”) announces that it has completed its acquisition of Prime Bank (“Prime”). The closing of the transaction, which became effective upon the close of business, Thursday, May 10, 2018, adds a second branch in New Haven County for Patriot, bringing its total branch and ITM kiosk count to 11 and total assets to $928 million, on a pro forma basis as of March 31, 2018.
May 14, 2018 - 5:16:17 AM

Bridgeport Recognized as “Flagship Place” in 4th Regional Plan for New York Metropolitan Region
As a part of its Fourth Regional Plan, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) has identified the city of Bridgeport as one of nine Flagship Places, a distinction given to areas within the New York Metropolitan region that represent significant opportunities for growth while making strides towards a positive transformation in quality of life.
May 9, 2018 - 7:23:41 AM

TFI Envision Develops Ad Campaign for NAPA® Echlin®
TFI Envision, Inc. was selected to develop an advertising campaign for NAPA® Echlin® and NAPA® Belden® automotive aftermarket parts.
May 8, 2018 - 3:43:27 PM

The Loft Artists Association Announces Summer Art Saturday Workshops
The Loft Artists Association in Stamford, CT invites children ages 7 to 14 to again spread their creative wings this summer at a series of creative art workshops. The fifth annual Summer Art Saturday Workshop Program runs each Saturday 10 AM – 12PM from June 23 to August 11 and will feature explorations in Fimo clay, robot recyclables, poured and dripped painting, collage, watercolor, pressed flowers, cubist portraits and more — all taught by the LAA’s professional, award-winning artists.
May 8, 2018 - 7:21:02 AM

First Candle to Host Memorial Event in Honor of Mother’s Day
On Saturday May 12th First Candle will hold a flower planting ceremony at Calf Pasture in Norwalk, CT to honor mothers who have lost babies due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths, stillbirth and miscarriage. First Candle is the national non-profit based in CT that strives to end SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths, while providing bereavement support to anyone who has lost a baby to these tragedies.
May 8, 2018 - 5:20:35 AM

May is American Stroke Month and High Blood Pressure Education Month
May is American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month. The American Heart Association/Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is on a mission to help people control their blood pressure and reduce stroke incidence. Get free resources online at www.strokeassociation.org/strokemonth.
May 8, 2018 - 2:40:15 AM

DPH: Third Case of Measles Confirmed in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) last week announced that it has confirmed a case of measles in a Hartford County adult, the third confirmed case this year in the state. The infected individual did not have contact with the 2 cases reported in April from New Haven County, and acquired their infection out of state. DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. 
May 7, 2018 - 7:30:53 AM

JLSN grows Read 2 Succeed with new grant
The Junior League of Stamford Norwalk’s signature Read 2 Succeed program will continue to grow with help from a $15,000 grant from Entergy Corporation and its Indian Point Entergy Center facility in northern Westchester.
May 7, 2018 - 7:27:51 AM

New Post Secondary Occupational School Opens Downtown Stamford
On Monday, April 30th over fifty people gathered to celebrate the opening of a new post-secondary occupational school in downtown Stamford. The Northeast Medical Institute is located at 29 Bank Street in the heart of Columbus Park with easy parking all around. Community leaders from the City of Stamford, Building One Community, the Family Centers, the Stamford YMCA, Stamford Hospital, DOMUS, Stamford Academy and the J.M. Wright Tech School gathered to learn more about the certification programs being offered that are geared to help jump start healthcare careers for individuals in transition and those seeking new career opportunities. The school can serve up to 60 students per month during the day and evening courses. They expect to graduate 200 students per year as certified nurse’s aides and phlebotomists.
May 7, 2018 - 7:08:48 AM

Two WCSU students receive Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award
Western Connecticut State University seniors Sarah Hoegler and Melanie Jones are the recipients of this year’s Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award for their outstanding academic achievement, on-campus participation and dedication to community involvement. Each year, 12 graduating seniors enrolled in Connecticut state universities (Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University and WestConn) are presented with the prestigious award.
May 7, 2018 - 7:05:52 AM

GasBuddy: CT gas prices rise 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.80/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
May 7, 2018 - 6:56:06 AM

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 SilverSource Awards
SilverSource – the leading resource for older adults and their families– announced today that it is now accepting nominations for the 2018 SilverSource Awards. The awards celebrate the exceptional advancements and meaningful contributions made in improving the lives of adults over age 60 throughout Fairfield County by volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations. There is no cost to enter. Nominations may be made by visiting https://silversource.org/awards/ and are due by June 1, 2018. Awards will be presented during the 4th Annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast to be held this fall.
May 3, 2018 - 9:08:27 AM

Getting the clues: scavenger hunt to take place at Mathews Park
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch a Scavenger Hunt in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and Stepping Stones Museum for Children on Sunday, June 3, 2-4 p.m. at Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT.
May 1, 2018 - 5:37:39 AM

Fanciful farce finishes Dressing Room Theater season
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? Find out when Curtain Call’s production of A COMEDY OF TENORS plays in The Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, May 3 through 20.
May 1, 2018 - 1:46:24 AM

Fairfield County’s Advocacy Day Registration Open to All Nonprofits
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) is offering an exciting, interactive and collaborative Advocacy Day on the morning of Thursday, May 31st at Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT. As the culmination of their Advocacy Series, FCCF is offering a half-day seminar that will highlight the opportunity to learn how to elevate one’s voice and viewpoint to create impactful change with seminar partner, Grace Farms Foundation. From 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, participants will hear from experts, join a panel discussion and participate in break-out workshops.
Apr 30, 2018 - 3:53:04 PM

Crowd Attends Screening of Oscar-Nominated Film Edith + Eddie and Discusses Caring For Aging Parents and Need For Appointing A Conservator
A full house gathered at Stamford’s Ferguson Library on a rainy Wednesday night last week to view the 2018 Oscar nominated film “Edith + Eddie” and to learn about issues surrounding appointing a conservator and caring for an aging parent. Presented by SilverSource and the Library, the screening was followed by a panel discussion with experts in the fields of estate planning, probate, geriatric health, faith and social services.
Apr 30, 2018 - 9:40:04 AM

Housatonic Community College Foundation’s Gala Raises More Than $53,500 For Student Scholarships, Advising and Academic Programs
On Saturday, April 21, the Housatonic Community College Foundation held its 9th Annual Gala. More than 250 guests gathered together to raise over $53,500 to support student scholarships, advising and academic programs. The Gala, which is the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, was held in connection with the 50th anniversary of the College.
Apr 30, 2018 - 5:37:54 AM

Author Jeff Benedict discusses Tiger Woods at Wilton Library April 30
He was known for picking up a golf club at age two and becoming a powerhouse player as a teen and young adult. He was hailed by all in the golf world; everyone knew the phenom Tiger Woods – or did they? Bestselling author Jeff Benedict visits Wilton Library on Monday, April 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to let the audience discover what he and his co-author Armen Keteyian have uncovered in their thoroughly-researched biography, Tiger Woods. The book has just been placed on the New York Times bestseller list.
Apr 28, 2018 - 12:14:03 AM

Travel photography, maps, rare objects, Victorian era jewelry, and curiosities of the natural world to be featured in new exhibit at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
A new exhibit entitled, Collecting in Victorian America: The Great Divide of the Gilded Age, curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz will open at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum on Wed., July 11, 2018, 12-4 p.m. with a reception on Thurs., July 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is included with the Mansion’s tours: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students 8-18 years old/45 minute tour; $20 adults, $18 seniors, $16 students 8-18 years old/90 minute tour. Reception: $10 non-members, $5 members.
Apr 27, 2018 - 3:42:17 PM

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