Category: Connecticut Plus featured

Inclusion, Independence, Individualization create Ideal Residential Options for Many People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ARI, CLASP Homes, and STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way are three Fairfield County non-profit agencies who, for over a half century, share a common mission in their desire to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) the same opportunities as their typical peers. How many of us have dreamed of having our own home…

Housatonic Community College Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) on Monday announced the addition of four new board members who will help support the organization’s work to improve Housatonic Community College (HCC) students’ access to quality postsecondary education. “We are fortunate to welcome this strong and distinguished team of new board members who bring diverse…

WCSU grad student receives NSF Research Fellowship

DANBURY, CT – Ericka Griggs, a graduate student at Western Connecticut State University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her thesis proposal and work on loon biology and conservation. Griggs is entering her second year pursuing a master’s degree in Integrative Biological Diversity at WCSU. Griggs, a resident of…

Hurricane Season Starts June 1st – Salvation Army Prepares

CONNECTICUT – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) is preparing as a part of its recurring initiatives in Southern New England. Regional EDS teams in Connecticut are prepared to respond with immediate feeding, hydration, and other key…

CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

Spring for Abilis Announces 70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Comedy, Music and Dance — Saturday, May 1

The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis’ Giving Garden and live auction appeal — plus so much more! Hosted by entertainer and comedian Brett Walkow, Spring for Abilis is FREE…