Norwalk Public Library Offers Creative Writing Workshop in July
Challenge your imagination in a five-week summer creative writing program at Norwalk Public Library, led by author and writing teacher Kim Kovach. New and experienced writers can try a fresh approach to writing concise, descriptive flash fiction stories, dialogue, a group story in monologue, and more! Sessions will meet Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, from 10:30 - 12 noon. Sign-up today for this fun, creative writing experience.
Jun 25, 2019 - 5:25:42 AM

Four Local Organizations Partner This Summer to Tackle Food Insecurity for Local Children and Families in Need
Stepping Stones Museum, Children’s Learning Centers of Connecticut (CLC), Filling in the Blanks, and Wholesome Wave are proud to announce their new collaboration titled Fueling Families. This five-week pilot program provides food, nutrition education and literacy support services for preschoolers in need in Stamford and Norwalk.
Jun 24, 2019 - 5:23:02 AM

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Offers Free Rapid HIV Tests on June 27, National HIV Testing Day
June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) will offer free rapid HIV testing services at every health center in Connecticut. Rapid HIV tests are quick and simple and can provide results in as fast as 20 minutes.
Jun 24, 2019 - 5:13:46 AM

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Thanks AAA for generous grant
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is honored to have been awarded a generous grant of $1,500 from the AAA Northeast Charitable Giving Committee. These monies will directly support the not-for-profit organization’s operations and mission to promote creativity, self-discovery, and environmental stewardship within the community.
Jun 24, 2019 - 5:08:33 AM

Blumenthal and Pappas push for bicameral legislation to improve recruitment and retention of women in U.S. Coast Guard
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), introduced the Fair and Equal Treatment of Women in the Coast Guard Act to improve recruitment and retention of women in the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (D-NH) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in April. The bills stem from a RAND study, commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard that identified barriers to attracting, recruiting and retaining women and recommended ways to improve gender diversity in the service. More
Jun 22, 2019 - 12:27:56 AM

Stepping Stones Museum for Children's Latin Dance Night Moves to a New Date - Fri. 6/28
Due to weather concerns, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is moving the outdoor portion of Latin Dance Night @ 303 in the Park to a new date, Friday, June 28 from 8:00 pm - midnight. But we’re not letting this news rain on our parade. Latin Dance Night’s indoor VIP reception is still on for Friday, June 21 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. So, we’re still heating up the first night of summer with a spectacular, 21-and-older Latin dance party. Now, we’ll just get to have our fun on two consecutive Fridays as next week brings the outdoor component of the event.
Jun 22, 2019 - 12:20:41 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy, Schumer & Gillibrand file amendment to defense bill to protect Plum Island
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, led U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), in filing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect the environmental integrity of Plum Island. The amendment, which is identical to the Plum Island Conservation Act that Blumenthal, Murphy, Schumer and Gillibrand introduced in February, would permanently repeal a law requiring the General Service Administration (GSA) to abandon its traditional process for disposing of excess federal property and mandate sale of the island to the highest bidder.
Jun 22, 2019 - 12:17:32 AM

Maritime Aquarium cruises offer a variety of ways to get out onto Long Island Sound this summer
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk invites you to come out onto Long Island Sound this summer with the Aquarium to meet live marine animals or to see lighthouses, sunsets and even holiday fireworks.
Jun 20, 2019 - 3:20:25 AM

Greenbomb Studios creative director and artist for Space Invasion in Stamford Downtown
Mark Greenbaum, owner of Greenbomb Studios, is the Creative Director of ‘Space Invasion!’ - An Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit currently on display in Stamford Downtown. Mark runs a small design company just outside of Boston and has had designs chosen for the past five sculpture exhibits for the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. This year, he was hired as the Creative Director and Graphic Designer for the exhibition. He was tasked with creating the theme of the exhibit, designing the casts and producing the branding and marketing material.
Jun 20, 2019 - 3:01:55 AM

Stamford Public Schools Released 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community
Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court Richard Robinson Westhill High School Alumnus Among Those Featured

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community, which is now available on the SPS district website and soon will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition, which features a cover story interview with Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero.
Jun 18, 2019 - 11:51:31 AM

Wolf Pack's Summer "Hockey in the Streets" Program Returns June 27
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, on Friday announced the return of the Wolf Pack’s “Hockey in the Streets” program, starting Thursday, June 27. More
Jun 18, 2019 - 2:13:18 AM

Details for Stamford’s 2019 Independence Day Fireworks Show
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials have announced the details of the 2019 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Saturday, July 6th (rain date of Sunday, July 7th). Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
Jun 17, 2019 - 5:28:25 AM

Wilton Library’s summer concert series begins June 27
As the June temperatures begin to soar it is a reminder that summer is almost here along with the start of Wilton Library’s nineteenth annual Summer Music & More Concert Series. The opening concert is Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with the delightful trio, Over Easy. The concerts continue on three consecutive Thursday nights, July 11, 18 and 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with performances that evoke the ’40s through the ’70s and beyond. The Village Market is sponsoring the library’s four-part concert series for the nineteenth year in a row.
Jun 17, 2019 - 5:20:47 AM

Lamont announces departure of Consumer Counsel Katz
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that the state’s Consumer Counsel, Elin Swanson Katz, has chosen to leave her position with the state effective July 5, 2019 to pursue her passion for improving broadband access for Connecticut’s citizens.
Jun 17, 2019 - 1:50:47 AM

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association & Patriot Bank Award $12,000 in Scholarships at Young American Awards
Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) and Patriot Bank joined forces to award 11 Fairfield County high school students with $12,000 in scholarships.
Jun 17, 2019 - 1:02:27 AM

Chelsea Groton Bank Celebrates 165 Years of Serving the Community
On July 3, Chelsea Groton Bank will mark 165 years of serving the community. As has always been central to the Bank’s mission, all planned celebrations include opportunities for the Bank and its employees to connect with individuals and organizations in the community.
Jun 17, 2019 - 12:58:30 AM

Lamont signs Ethan's law to strengthen the requirements for gun storage at home
Joined by state lawmakers and advocates for commonsense gun safety laws, Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday held a bill signing ceremony on the Guilford town green to commemorate final passage of a measure closing a loophole in state statutes on the safe storage of unattended firearms in homes. Named "Ethan's Law," the legislation was sought by Kristin and Michael Song, the parents of Ethan Song, 15, who was shot and killed on January 31, 2018 while handling a .357 Magnum pistol at a neighbor's house. More
Jun 14, 2019 - 12:12:20 AM

UCONN Stamford Students Create SPS Promotional Video
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced the launch of its new promotional video designed to build public awareness about the district’s mission to foster productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student. SPS and students from the UCONN Stamford Digital Media & Design Department (DMD) worked together to create a video showcasing students, activities and opportunities offered by the district. Produced by UCONN DMD juniors and seniors through the university’s in-house, pro-bono creative agency, Beachball, the SPS video features vibrant photographs, carefully selected action words and creative design elements. More
Jun 13, 2019 - 8:41:33 AM

Starling Physicians: New Scalp Cooling Treatment Stops Hair Loss Cold
“Am I going to lose my hair?” is often the first question breast cancer patients ask when they initially find out they need chemotherapy. Now Starling Physicians, a recognized leader in cancer care across Connecticut, is offering women a groundbreaking scalp cooling treatment that reduces or eliminates hair loss. Starling is one of the only oncology practices in the area to provide access to the most trusted FDA-approved technology to help patients manage one of the most traumatic side effects associated with cancer treatment. More
Jun 12, 2019 - 5:46:43 AM

Savor the Flavors, Sights & Sounds of Latin America at Stepping Stones Museum for Children during Latin Dance Night and Sabor Together
As the school year winds down and we glide into the summer season, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is heating things up with two separate, special events that will give local adults and families the chance to immerse themselves in and explore cultures south of the border…without leaving Fairfield County. More
Jun 12, 2019 - 5:42:06 AM

Sayaka Ganz scultpure exhibition "Reclaimed Creations" opens June 28 at SM&NC
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present “Reclaimed Creations,” an exhibition of 10 sculptures & collotype prints by Sayaka Ganz. The internationally recognized artist uses reclaimed plastic household objects like brush strokes to give her large-scale sculptures the illusion of form and motion.
Jun 11, 2019 - 8:46:02 AM

CT delegation applauds $600K for brownfield cleanup
On Friday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $600,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
Jun 10, 2019 - 4:34:24 AM

Lamont signs laws banning ghost guns and strengthening firearm storage in motor vehicles
Joined by advocates and legislators at the State Capitol, Governor Ned Lamont this afternoon held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the passage of two new laws that will enhance gun safety in Connecticut, including the banning of untraceable “ghost guns” and improving the storage of firearms in motor vehicles. Today also marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Jun 7, 2019 - 2:49:09 PM

Spirit of FCA Award Presented to Distinguished Wilton Couple
Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) awarded Julene and Simon Greenshields of Wilton the Spirit of FCA Award during their annual benefit, IMAGINE, on Friday, May 31, 2019. The couple has been involved with FCA for more than 16 years, offering leadership, guidance, financial support, and volunteer time.
Jun 7, 2019 - 10:43:37 AM

Connecticut Apartment Association Partnering with American Red Cross
The Connecticut Apartment Association, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, has partnered with the American Red Cross for the second year in a row. As part of the partnership, this year, the Connecticut Apartment Association has contributed in support of the Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Campaign and is entering their second year as a Ready 365 Bronze level supporter.
Jun 5, 2019 - 5:15:21 AM

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