Thursday, Oct 02
Annual Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Artistic Competition Begins
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is once again encouraging artists to enter their waterfowl artwork in the annual Migratory Bird Conservation (Duck) Stamp Art Contest. The winning entry will be featured on the 2016 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. The inaugural contest in 2012 was won by wildlife artist Richard Clifton, whose depiction of three wood ducks appeared on the 2013 Connecticut Duck Stamp. The 2013 contest was won by John Brennan, whose depiction of hooded mergansers graced the 2014 Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp. Last year’s contest was won by Guy Crittenden with his depiction of northern shovelers.
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Thursday, 02 October, 2014



Beauty Blossoms throughout Waveny LifeCare Network thanks to Dedicated Flower Volunteers
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With an unwavering commitment to providing quality care within a healing, soothing and therapeutic environment, Waveny LifeCare Network relies heavily upon a special group of volunteers who dedicate their horticultural talent and knack for beautification throughout the eldercare organization’s main campus in New Canaan.
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Oct 1, 2014 - 6:56:00 AM

Stamford Public Schools Have Opportunity to Receive $1,000 By Rallying Participation at SPEF’s MarcUS for Change 5K on October 5th at Cove Park
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Stamford Public Education Foundation’s (SPEF) will award the Spirit Award, along with $1,000, to the Stamford Public School with the most affiliated participants at 2nd Annual MarcUS for Change 5K. It takes place on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 10:00am at Cove Island Park in Stamford (rain or shine). Funds raised will help provided mentoring services to students in Stamford’s elementary, middle and high schools. Celebrations will include entertainment, food and raffle prizes.
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Oct 1, 2014 - 1:53:20 AM

AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Raises a Record $2 Million
The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014, raised a record $2 million for the emergency response and global health organization. Longtime AmeriCares supporter Tony Goldwyn was the special guest, and featured speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn spoke about giving back, making an impact and their latest book, “A Path Appears.” NBC News’ Weekend TODAY Co-Host Erica Hill served as Master of Ceremonies.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 10:25:09 PM

Malloy: Middletown waterfront redevelopment project will serve as a catalyst for culture and commerce
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and other state and local officials, on Monday announced that the state will invest up to $2.6 million to advance the redevelopment of the Middletown Riverfront. Located on the Connecticut River, the City of Middletown has made the creation of a destination riverfront park and a modern boathouse/event facility a priority, and engaged residents and stakeholders in an inclusive, comprehensive place-making process with the help of a leading consultant, Project for Public Spaces.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 5:59:56 PM

Ferguson Library Trustees Choose New Library President
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The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees has appointed Alice Knapp as President of The Ferguson Library. Ms. Knapp, formerly Director of User Services at The Ferguson, had been serving as Interim President since the death of long time Ferguson Library President Erne DiMattia in June.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 12:01:43 PM

Stamford Downtown’s “Street Seats in Stamford Downtown” Auction
Stamford Downtown will be holding an auction on October 8, 2014 for the city’s summer-long public art project, Street Seats in Stamford Downtown.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 10:28:14 AM

PPSNE Supports AAP Recommendations
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) supports the recommendations that were released Monday morning by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is a critical role of health care providers to serve teens as a trusted advisor and source of sexual health information, supporting adolescents and their families to discuss and ask questions about sensitive issues such as sexual health and relationships. As the country’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care and sex education, Planned Parenthood understands how important it is for young people to have access to effective, affordable contraceptive methods, as well as comprehensive sex education. Data shows that contraception and sex education work.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 7:44:13 AM

CDC Confirms Additional Cases of EV-D68 in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Monday said it has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68).
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:52:31 AM

Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest/Open to MS and HS Students
For the seventh consecutive year, Cablevision’s Optimum Community and Olympusat, Inc. are proud to sponsor the “Hispanic Heritage Month” essay contest in recognition of the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans. Open to middle-school (grades 6 through 8) and high-school (grades 9 through 12) students, the 2014 contest asks students to “Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why.”
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:47:51 AM

Second Congregational Church To Host Greenwich CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 5
Second Congregational Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, will host the seventh annual Greenwich CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 5, beginning at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
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Sep 30, 2014 - 6:46:49 AM

Art Garfunkel to perform at The Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Services Gala
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The Women’s Auxiliary of Jewish Senior Services will host the 2014 Fall Gala on Thursday, October 23 at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. Highlighting the evening will be a concert by legendary performer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Art Garfunkel. The Gala will pay tribute to Lydia Gerard of Fairfield, for her volunteer work at Jewish Senior Services and presentation of the Louis Lotstein Award for Distinguished Service. Simon Etzel of Madison will also be honored for his outstanding public and community service with the with the Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian Award. Judy Brown of Fairfield, Jill Isaacs of Westport, and Sheila Merriam of Easton, co-chairs of the Gala, are leading the committee in planning the event and commemorative ad journal.
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