Tuesday, Aug 04
QU Poll: American voters oppose Iran deal 2-1
American voters oppose 57 – 28 percent, with only lukewarm support from Democrats and overwhelming opposition for Republicans and independent voters, the nuclear pact negotiated with Iran, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
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The Beyond Limits Academic Program Announces Summer Tutoring and Enrichment Events
AmeriCares Supports Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
Five-time World Series Champion Paul O’Neill will be skipper of Bridgeport Bluefish for one game

"HOME" Interactive Public Art Project Kicks off Aug. 5 in Stamford
Cultural Alliance seeks nominees for 2015 "Business Supports the Arts" awards
Register Now for Free Teen Impressionist Painting Workshop at Weir Farm

It’s a night of Cuban Jazz under the stars with Chuchito Valdés and Quartet on August 15 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
August 5th Jazz on the Rocks Benefit for New Neighborhoods, Inc, Affordable Housing
Dickens-based musical, OLIVER, opens August 5 in Stamford

Stamford Public Schools named Rafael Escobar and Matthew Laskowski assistant principals at Stamford High School
Stamford Teens Awarded Leadership Opportunities
Larry Kirwan of Black 47 to perform at Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University

Real Estate
Associated Construction/A.P. Construction Completes 66 Summer Street
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Historic Farmhouse in North Stamford
Two Suburban CT Multifamily Properties Sell for $2.9 Million

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Tuesday, 04 August, 2015

It’s a night of Cuban Jazz under the stars with Chuchito Valdés and Quartet on August 15 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Experience an evening of Cuban culture – the music, the food, the rum, the art - with a night in Havana at Festival Cubano featuring Chuchito Valdés Quartet at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, August 15. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. under the tent on the field next to the Playhouse with a wine tasting, specialty Rum drinks and Cuban inspired food tastings from Babaloo Cocina Latina. A special Cuban art exhibit will be showcased courtesy of DiscoveriesInArt.com and collector Terri and Steven Certilman. At 6:30 p.m. the heir to the Cuban Jazz Piano dynasty, Chuchito Valdés and his Quartet take the stage with an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild! This show is part of No. 109 Cheese & Wine Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series and the Palm Bay International World Beat Series. This concert is produced with the founder of the Caramoor Jazz Festival, Jim Luce of The Luce Group.
Aug 3, 2015 - 7:10:53 AM

August 5th Jazz on the Rocks Benefit for New Neighborhoods, Inc, Affordable Housing
The non-profit organization New Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI) has launched a new signature summertime fundraiser, NNI Jazz on the Rocks, taking place on Wednesday, August 5th, from 6-9 pm overlooking the Sound at Harbor Point at 2200 Atlantic Street in Stamford. All proceeds from ticket sales, ads, and raffles will go towards much-needed building affordable housing throughout Fairfield County. Tickets include whiskey, beer and wine tastings, an artist-led “Home Making” public participation art project about the meaning of home, light bites from local chefs/restaurants, boardwalk games, raffles, and non-stop live jazz, Latin, folk, pop, and indie music. Tax-deductible tickets purchased online by July 25th include free raffle tickets; ‘six pack’ savings (6 tickets for just over the price of 5) are also be available for purchase online at www.nnijazzontherocks.com.
Jul 31, 2015 - 11:30:45 AM

"Stuff the MINI" School Supply Drive Expands with "Backpacks in a Beemer"
Last year, auto dealer New Country Mini Cooper created the “Stuff a MINI to the Max” campaign that provided Hartford’s brightest students with necessary school supplies, and later with warm winter clothing. This year, the company is expanding the program to include “Backpacks in a Beemer”. From August 1st through August 22nd, New Country MINI will accept donations in one of their vehicles in the showroom, and New Country BMW will have empty backpacks in their showroom to fill with donations for Hartford Public School children when they go back to class on August 25th.
Jul 30, 2015 - 5:26:53 PM

30 Years Of Providing Shelter For The Homeless
Last Friday volunteers, supporters, and government representatives gathered together to mark the 30th anniversary of the Shelter for the Homeless organization. On July 24, 1985, Shelter for the Homeless officially began operating as a Stamford non-profit homeless shelter organization in response to the area’s visibly homeless population. Today, with an expanded mission and progressive programs, the organization is an innovator in transforming lives, helping clients become more self-sufficient and lead more productive lives by finding them employment and permanent supportive housing.
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:44:09 AM

Malloy signs new law to combat domestic minor sex trafficking
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law a bill that gives law enforcement an additional tool to investigate domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) and also expands access to services to victims of child exploitation. In addition, the Governor on Wednesday announced the launch of a new law enforcement education initiative that will enhance the effectiveness of investigations and prosecutions of this crime.
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:42:19 AM

DMV Releases Report on 2015 Teen Safe Driving Conference
The Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday released the final report on the 2015 teen safe driving conference entitled, “Are We There Yet?” It is a collection of comments and observations of safety advocates from around the state who met to discuss progress and challenges ahead for safety of teen drivers and their passengers.
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:40:34 AM

Governor Malloy Signs Retiree Pension De-Risking Protection into Law
In July, Governor Dannel Malloy signed retiree pension de-risking protection legislation into law. The new law, Public Act 15-167, will restore creditor protections to retirees in the state who lost those protections because of pension de-risking transfers and forever protect Connecticut retirees from creditor claims in the future.
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:37:18 AM

Dickens-based musical, OLIVER, opens August 5 in Stamford
At some time in our lives, we all want some more. More money. More friends. More toys. But in 1800s England, there were many wants…especially for orphans like the fictional character, Oliver Twist, who wanted - among other things - some more gruel.
Jul 30, 2015 - 1:03:07 AM

Connecticut delegation announces $12.4 million in emergency preparedness funding
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Congressmen John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the State of Connecticut over $12 million in federal funding to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from potential terrorist attacks, major natural disasters, and other emergencies.
Jul 29, 2015 - 11:46:00 PM

"HOME" Interactive Public Art Project Kicks off Aug. 5 in Stamford
“HOME,” a creative, interactive and personal public art installation to highlight our community’s need to combat homelessness and provide affordable housing, right here in Fairfield County, will be officially launched at the first “HOME-MAKING” site on August 5 at 2200 Atlantic Street, Stamford (Harbor Point) between 6 and 9 pm. When completed later this year and assembled, the 8-foot walk- through house will be installed in the lobby of the Stamford Government Center for a month. The public is invited and encouraged to participate.
Jul 29, 2015 - 11:33:21 PM

Global Lyme Alliance to Host 4th Annual Golf Outing To Raise Funds for Lyme Disease Research
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the nation’s leading Lyme and tick-borne disease nonprofit devoted to research and education, has announced that its fourth annual golf outing will take place Thursday, September 10 at the exclusive Stanwich Club in Greenwich, CT. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund research and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Jul 29, 2015 - 11:21:21 PM

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