Darien Rowayton Bank hosts local artist Peter Saverine
Darien Rowayton Bank will host the artwork of local artist and writer Peter Saverine during the month of August in their Darien branch located at 1001 Post Road. Peter will donate 20% of all sales to support the Darien Arts Center. In addition, a special collection of his original miniature paintings will be on sale at $20 each with $10 going to support Darien Arts Center.
Jul 26, 2016 - 8:33:13 AM

CT DPH to workers: Take precautions during summer heat
With temperatures anticipated to peak well into the 90’s during the next several days, the State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges workers to be cautious during periods of intense heat.  In 2013, the last year that statistics are available, there were 56 work-related emergency department visits to Connecticut’s hospitals for heat-related events.
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Jul 25, 2016 - 8:58:36 AM

Bridgeport Police Department’s Own, Kateema Riettie Wins Jamaican National Javelin Title
Bridgeport Police Officer Kateema Riettie, an instructor at the
Bridgeport Police Training Academy, recently won her seventh Jamaican National Championship in javelin. Officer Riettie, a native of Jamaica, won the national title on July 3, 2016, the final day of the Jamaican national Olympic trials in preparedness for the 2016 summer games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Her winning javelin throw sailed 49.89 meters, beating the national record holder, Olivia McKoy, who threw for 47.29 meters. Riettie, 42, threw her javelin just 12 meters short of qualifying for the Jamaican Olympic Team, which requires a score of 62.00m.
Jul 25, 2016 - 8:54:18 AM

Back to School Shop-- Second Annual Event Community Event Serves Stamford’s Neediest Children
The Back To School Shop, a community event organized to provide new school clothes and supplies to economically disadvantaged elementary school children, will have its 2nd annual event on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. Over 200 children from kindergarten through fifth grade, who have been identified by elementary school social workers in the Stamford Public School System, will be able to select their own brand new items in a department store environment created just for them. This represents nearly a 70% increase in children served vs. the inaugural event last year. Over 50% of Stamford students are considered economically disadvantaged and many return to school each year without basic clothing and school supplies. The mission of the Back to School Shop is to help build the confidence and enthusiasm these children need to have a successful start to the school year, by providing new school clothes and supplies.
Jul 25, 2016 - 8:41:56 AM

New Country Sponsors Channel 3 Kids Camp Golf Tournament on Aug. 31
The New Country Motor Car Group in Hartford will do a different kind of driving as the Platinum Sponsor of the 19th Annual Channel 3 Kids Camp Golf Tournament on Weds. August 31st at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Uncasville. Tim Parker, Vice President of New Country, will once again serve as the Honorary Chair of the event. New Country has sponsored the event for 3 years.
Jul 25, 2016 - 8:38:40 AM

Fine Art Exhibition Featuring Stamford Artist Lolita Valderrama Savage Opens September 17 at SM&NC
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to present “The Art of Lolita Valderrama Savage: Nature of Tuscany, Stamford & Beyond,” an exhibition of 50 Impressionist-style artworks by internationally recognized artist and Stamford resident Lolita Valderrama Savage.
Jul 22, 2016 - 5:23:54 AM

Don’t Miss the Funkiest Band out of New Orleans - Galactic featuring Erica Falls at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 24
“It's hard to overstate the infectious energy and thrill of a live performance by the New Orleans band Galactic” raves NPR Music. For 20 years they have explored musical experimentations that have led to a unique sound. Galactic does something that's unusual in rock but common in the world of hip-hop and progressive jazz, creating something that's a little like a revue - a virtual show featuring different vocalists (mostly from New Orleans) and instrumental soloists, each taking their turn on stage in the Galactic sound universe. More
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:14:09 AM

DMV Recognized for Community Service Efforts
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was recognized today for its community service efforts by U.S. and Canadian motor vehicle administrators.
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:07:18 AM

Mayor Martin, Public Safety Officials Honor 911 Communication Dispatcher for Life Saving Actions
Stamford Mayor David Martin was joined by Director of Public Safety Ted Jankowski, the Chiefs of Stamford’s Police, Fire and EMS and other public safety officials to honor Public Safety Dispatcher (PSD) Courtney Lawler.
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:06:36 AM

Sean Cullen Joins Colliers International in Stamford as Research Director
Sean Cullen has joined Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) as director of research in the global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford office. A local resident, Cullen is focused on tracking and analyzing regional office statistics, producing quarterly market reports, and assisting the company’s brokerage professionals with business development and client service; he also specializes in property valuation.
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:04:50 AM

Malloy applauds WH announcement of new initiative increasing access to solar energy for all communities
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is applauding an announcement made on Tuesday by the Obama Administration to form a new cross government partnership – the Clean Energy savings for All Initiative – that aims to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the United States, particularly in low and moderate-income communities.
Jul 20, 2016 - 9:14:38 AM

Mayor Ganim Signs Concession Agreement with Two Municipal Unions
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday signed concession agreements with the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) and the Bridgeport City Supervisor Association (BCSA) that freeze wages and guarantee no layoffs until June 30, 2018. Assumed in the current fiscal year 2017 budget is $4,000,000 in savings from union concessions. The agreement is expect to save tax payers approximately $500,000 in the next fiscal year. As result of this agreement, layoffs for 27 employees have been rescinded. The no layoff clause covers nearly 1,000 members in both unions.
Jul 20, 2016 - 8:13:42 AM

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut Welcomes New Psychology Training Program Director
To expand and enhance their Psychology Training Program, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) hired Julie Ringelheim, PsyD as their Psychology Training Program Director. Dr. Ringelheim earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Skidmore College, and both her Master of Arts and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Jul 20, 2016 - 8:09:37 AM

Hops for Hunger on August 14 Will Support Connecticut Food Bank
Sample locally brewed craft beer, popular area food truck cuisine and enjoy the great outdoors at the Two Roads Brewing Company Hop Yard at Hops for Hunger, an event to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank, on Sunday, August 14, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The event will also feature brewery tours and lawn games. Admission is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Tickets and more information are available at www.ctfoodbank.org/hopsforhunger.
Jul 13, 2016 - 12:26:08 AM

DPH announces new rabies testing guidelines
Starting July 1st, the state Department of Public Health’s (DPH) State Laboratory in Rocky Hill no longer provides state-funded testing of rabid wild animals suspected of infecting domestic pets but where there was no human exposure. DPH’s State Lab will continue to provide and pay for rabies testing of any wild or domestic animal suspected of carrying rabies if humans have been exposed.
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:28:20 PM

Avison Young Arranges Sale of 100 Trap Falls Ext. in Shelton
Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, today announced that its Fairfield/Westchester office has arranged the sale of 100 Trap Falls Extension, an 82,000-square-foot flex/industrial building in Shelton, CT for $9.2 million.
Jul 12, 2016 - 12:23:05 PM

“The American Band” Grand Funk Railroad returns with a night of classic rock hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse
In the early 1970s Grand Funk Railroad ruled the world with raw, real, rock. They rocketed to the top of the rock world in 1970. Speak to just about any Vietnam vet and he will tell you that “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” was his anthem during his lonely tour of duty. From there a string of hit singles and albums landed them in some rarified company: at one point, the band equaled the Beatles attendance record by selling out New York City’s famed Shea Stadium in just 72 hour period!
Jul 12, 2016 - 9:26:48 AM

Darien Artist Jan Dilenschneider to Exhibit in Monaco
Jan Dilenschneider, who has had three successful solo exhibitions of her work at the Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier in the historic Le Marais district in Paris, and whose work was featured this Spring at the Art Paris Art Fair at the Grand Palais, will show 14 new works at the European Art Fair in Monaco opening on July 19.
Jul 11, 2016 - 9:03:25 AM

City of Stamford Selects New Health Director
Stamford Mayor David Martin and Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare Ted Jankowski are pleased to announce that Jennifer A.M. Calder, D.V.M., M.P.H., Ph.D., CHSV has been selected by the Mayor, based on a recommendation by the Health Director Search Committee, to be the City’s new Director of Health. The rigorous interview process had input from the Mayor’s Office, Health Department, HR Department, Stamford Hospital and the Health Commission.
Jul 11, 2016 - 5:30:23 AM

Steven J. Ferguson of First County Bank, named as one of Fairfield County’s 40 Under 40
First County Bank is pleased to announce that Steven “Steve” G. Ferguson, assistant vice president, Business Development Officer, was recognized by Fairfield County Business Journal as one of Fairfield County’s 40 Under 40 at the June 21 awards celebration held at Dolce Norwalk. Ferguson has over 20 years of experience in business banking and is responsible for business development and the origination of small business and commercial loans.
Jul 6, 2016 - 12:16:38 PM

Raising Sails and Dollars to Support Local Cancer Patients and Their Families Through the 15th Sail Park City Regatta™
For 15 years, sailors from the greater Bridgeport area have participated in one of the oldest and largest independent fundraising regattas on Long Island Sound - the Sail Park City Regatta™. This major fundraising event will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Fayerweather Yacht Club (FYC) in Bridgeport, CT. The Regatta will be hosted by FYC and Black Rock Yacht Club in Bridgeport. Proceeds will benefit St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound, Connecticut's premier cancer charity.
Jul 5, 2016 - 3:25:24 AM

Art of the Northeast 2016 opens Saturday, July 9 Steven Sergiovanni, curator
Art of the Northeast, Silvermine’s signature juried show, now in its 66th year, creates each year a new map of the themes, explorations, and preoccupations of the contemporary art world. 2016 AoNE curator Steven Sergiovanni is an art advisor & curator based in New York City and a former director of Mixed Greens, a gallery established in the late 1990s to support emerging artists so they could gain a wider audience. Mixed Greens was known for its approachable and inventive presence in the art world. Art of the Northeast will open on July 9 and will run through August 20. The opening reception is Saturday, July 9, 6-8 pm.
Jul 5, 2016 - 3:22:59 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, Courtney, DeLauro announce more than $1 Billion Air Force contract for Pratt & Whitney
On Friday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), along with U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), and Rosa DeLauro (D-3) announced a more than $1 billion contract from the Air Force to Pratt & Whitney to develop next generation military fighter engine technology. As part of the Air Force’s Adaptive Engine Transition Program (AETP), Pratt & Whitney will design, develop, fabricate, and test complete adaptive engines. For more information on the contract, click here.
Jul 3, 2016 - 3:42:16 AM

DEEP Bans Alcohol at Burr Pond State Park, Torrington, Beginning Saturday, July 2
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has banned the possession and consumption of alcohol at Burr Pond State Park, to address public safety issues at that location.
Jul 3, 2016 - 3:40:53 AM

5th Annual Hooks for Heroes Charity Fishing Tournament Raises Over $10,000 in 2016 For Injured Veterans
Over 200 fishermen, disabled veterans and their families joined the 5th annual Hooks for Heroes fishing tournament, raising more than $10,000 for severely wounded U.S. military veterans at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. The event, hosted by the Halloween Yacht Club in Stamford on June 25, brought out anglers, veterans and local businesses from across the region for a day of fishing and festivities to honor those who have defended our country.
Jun 30, 2016 - 2:43:55 AM

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