Retired Stamford Firefighter Putting out different kinds of fires for Community
Putting out fires for 32 years is what Stamford resident, Tom Hadden did for his community. (His father had done the same for many years as well.) And now, in retirement, Tom continues to put out fires of a different kind while volunteering for the area's busiest nonprofit theatre organization - Curtain Call. On Sunday, October 23, Hadden was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by the organization. With a crowd of early 100 in attendance, Hadden was noticeably moved and incredibly humbled by this recognition.
Oct 25, 2016 - 7:12:43 AM

St. John’s IceCaps 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their first home-ice loss of the season Sunday at the XL Center, falling 5-2 to the St. John’s IceCaps.
Oct 24, 2016 - 2:00:39 AM

Sound Tigers 5, Phantoms 2
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2-1-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored three times in the second period and twice in the third to storm past the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1-1-0-0) at PPL Center on Friday. Carter Verhaeghe (1g, 1a) and Bracken Kearns (2a) each recorded two points as the Sound Tigers won their first road game of the season.
Oct 22, 2016 - 5:57:41 AM

Veterans, Zombies & Families Come Together for A-Maze-ing Fun
Conquering a corn maze is one of Connecticut’s time honored fall traditions. Now Brown’s Harvest, a family farm in Windsor, adds a new dimension with the nighttime flashlight maze challenge and even a zombie battle! Kathi Martin, co-owner of the farm, has been designing intricate corn mazes for the past four years.
Oct 20, 2016 - 7:15:45 AM

Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz named state broadband champion of the year
Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz, who has led an effort to educate municipalities and consumers on the potential benefits of ultra-high-speed gigabit internet access, on Tuesday received the 2016 “Local Internet Choice State Champion Award,” a national honor awarded by the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC). CLIC stated the award recognizes Katz’s “singular and exemplary leadership at the state level on behalf of the state of Connecticut’s consumers, businesses, and localities, to accelerate the emergence of advanced communications networks for community and economic development throughout Connecticut.”
Oct 19, 2016 - 7:12:57 AM

Cornerstone Community Church Announces 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon for Norwalk Citizens
Cornerstone Community Church is excited to announce that it will host the 17th Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 12p to 2p at Cornerstone Community Church (718 West Avenue, directly across the street from the main library). The Luncheon will be preceded by worship service beginning at 10a and arts and entertainment, including children's activities, will go on throughout the day. All are welcome to share in this Thanksgiving celebration.
Oct 19, 2016 - 7:08:56 AM

Two SHU professors receive Naclerio awards for research
Sacred Heart University professors Robin L. Danzak and Jessica Samuolis recently received the 2016 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Awards for upcoming research projects.
Oct 19, 2016 - 7:04:30 AM

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and Music Department present Derek Gripper
The 42nd annual Crowell Concert Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Music Department continues with a concert by South African guitarist Derek Gripper on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. This concert is also be part of the sixth annual Performing Arts Series.
Oct 18, 2016 - 6:29:56 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their first loss of the 2016-17 season Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, falling 6-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who were playing their first game of the year.
Oct 17, 2016 - 6:24:40 AM

International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will make an audio-visual presentation in Westport
International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will make an audio-visual presentation entitled “Into the Heart of Cuba" to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) on Wednesday, November 9 in Westport.
Oct 17, 2016 - 6:21:13 AM

Sound Tigers score late in 2-1 loss to Springfield in second game of season
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, received a late goal from Kane Lafranchise in the third period, but fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:21:27 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 6, St. John’s IceCaps 3
In front of an energized home crowd of 6,971, the Hartford Wolf Pack began their 20th-anniversary 2016-2017 campaign with a 6-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at the XL Center.
Oct 15, 2016 - 3:45:55 AM

Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa of Darien Donates Personal Image Sessions to Ladies with Disabilities
Seven ladies with intellectual and developmental disabilities from STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way recently completed a series of personal image sessions courtesy of Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa of Darien. The ladies received haircuts and styling, facial treatments, manicures and professional make-up applications from the salon during “beauty retreats” that were scheduled once a week over the past four weeks. They were also treated to goodie bags with makeup and beauty samples upon completion of the program.
Oct 11, 2016 - 5:29:46 AM

CityCenter's Halloween on the Green offers "good boos" on Sat, Oct 29
A popular downtown Danbury tradition, Halloween on the Green draws hundreds of costumed revelers - mostly kids, but sometimes the adults play dress up, too - to compete for prizes for Most Original, Scariest, Cutest, Funniest, and "Best of the Best". Celebrating its 25th year on Saturday, October 29th on the CityCenter Danbury Green (at Ives Street), Halloween on the Green will provide good boos for all. The FREE event, beginning at 2:00pm, is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury, the Danbury Jaycees, and CityCenter Danbury.
Oct 9, 2016 - 5:31:39 AM

DEEP’s Environmental Conservation Police Promote Two Officers to Sergeant & Announces New Addition to K-9 Unit
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) said on Wednesday that its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have promoted Officer Greg Ulkus and Officer Matthew Stone to the rank of Sergeant.
Oct 7, 2016 - 5:10:22 AM

Women's Business Council Names Annual Award Recipient
Founder and long-time owner of DPZ Dawns Pizzazz, Dawn Blom, has been selected by the Women’s Business Council as the recipient of its annual Heart of Women Award. Dawn, one of dozens of nominations submitted, will receive the award dedicated to women in the Greater Danbury region who have made a difference.
Oct 6, 2016 - 8:03:01 PM

CT Mom Inspires New Law Requiring Schools to Teach Breast Health Education
During her own battle with breast cancer, Mary Ann Wasil of Milford created the nonprofit Get In Touch Foundation (GIT) to educate girls about breast health. As an all-girls’ high school, Lauralton Hall has had a strong GIT school chapter for ten years and active youth ambassadors who help raise awareness about the cause. In recognition of the students’ support, GIT President Betsy Nilan and Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-Milford) recently held a press conference at Lauralton Hall on Oct. 5th to announce the passage of a new law inspired by Wasil.
Oct 6, 2016 - 11:12:35 AM

SHU to host NEACAC regional college fair
Sacred Heart University will host the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) Regional College Fair on Tuesday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center on the University’s Fairfield campus. This is the fifth year SHU has hosted the regional fair.
Oct 6, 2016 - 11:11:31 AM

Norwalk Health Department Announces its Flu Clinic Dates
The leaves are changing, and the air is getting cooler—that must mean flu season will be here soon! Never fear, the Norwalk Health Department has the information and services you need to protect yourself and your family.
Oct 6, 2016 - 9:28:52 AM

Thompson Family Foundation Gives $1 Million to Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport announced on Wednesday it has received a $1 million gift from the Thompson Family Foundation to support the Thompson Exhibition Building, the Museum’s first new exhibition building in more than four decades. The Thompson Building opened to visitors on September 24, 2016.
Oct 6, 2016 - 8:35:11 AM

Chelsea Piers squash director wins Masters World #1 title
Natalie Grainger, Squash Director at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, added another World Squash Federation (WSF) World Masters title to her resume this week. Representing the United States in the 2016 World Masters Squash Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa, Grainger came in first in the Women’s Over 35 Division defeating England’s Lauren Briggs in four games.
Oct 6, 2016 - 8:00:51 AM

Duff announces major state investment in Norwalk housing
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) has announced that $7 million has been awarded that will be used revitalize several of Norwalk’s affordable housing buildings. These buildings provide housing opportunities for dozens seniors and families in Norwalk. This funding will be used to make needed repairs and upgrades.
Oct 6, 2016 - 7:59:08 AM

SHU establishes new School of Computing
Sacred Heart University is establishing a new School of Computing. The School will house two graduate programs—master’s in computer science and information technology and master’s in cybersecurity—and four undergraduate programs: computer science, information technology, game design and development, and beginning in the fall of 2017, computer engineering.
Oct 6, 2016 - 5:51:23 AM

WEB Realty Company Makes a Powerful Statement with a $10,000 Donation in Support of Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s Blue Star Museums Program Participation
Norwalk-based WEB Realty Company, a multifaceted, full service real estate firm, has donated $10,000 to Stepping Stones Museum for Children. The contribution, made in the form of a challenge grant to the rest of community will go to support the firm’s role as lead sponsor of the museum’s participation in the Blue Star Museums program and its sponsorship of seminar about home mortgages and other benefits for veterans, which was presented in August and is a part of the museum’s Cocktails and Conversations series.
Oct 6, 2016 - 5:16:48 AM

Malloy announces funding to upgrade the DMV customer contact center
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding to upgrade and improve the Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) outdated customer contact center into a modernized system that will give customers even more convenient options when conducting business in an effort to decrease the amount of time customers may often experience on hold when making telephone calls to the center.
Oct 5, 2016 - 11:34:00 PM

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