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Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Cancer at St. Vincent's SWIM Memorial Service
St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound is hosting the 20th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service on Sunday, August 6 at 8:30am at Captain's Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. Registration begins at 8:00am. The event is free of charge, open to all members of the community and will celebrate the lives of family members and friends lost to cancer, regardless of where they received treatment. It will take place rain or shine.
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Jul 25, 2017 - 8:28:06 AM

Connecticut Food Bank Seeks Volunteers for August Mobile Pantry Sites
Connecticut Food Bank has upcoming volunteer opportunities during the month of August at its summer supper mobile pantry sites in New Haven and Fairfield Counties. The following volunteer positions are available:
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Jul 25, 2017 - 8:26:52 AM

10 Tips to Ease Students Affected by Autism Back into the Classroom
Although many kids excitedly prepare for back-to-school by shopping for supplies and new clothes, children on the Autism Spectrum may find it traumatic. Donna Swanson, Executive Director and co-founder of the nonprofit Fresh Start School in Canton, is a respected authority on the behavior of children with Autism. She offers ten ways to help to make your child’s transition into a new school year less stressful for everyone.
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Jul 25, 2017 - 8:22:15 AM

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Koz and Larry Graham and Bernie Williams and His All Star Band Headline a weekend of Art, Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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The Ridgefield Playhouse and Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series presents a Weekend of Jazz with performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Thursday, July 27, Dave Koz and Larry Graham on July 28 and Former New York Yankees Centerfielder Bernie Williams and his All Star Band on Saturday, July 29 in The Concert for IPF presented by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – tickets include an afternoon softball game with celebrity guests. Before each performance, ticket holders can enjoy a complimentary Italian wine tasting in the lobby by Gallo Ristorante along with a three day art exhibit by Andre Chaparro. Spend the day or make it a weekend – enjoy all that Ridgefield has to offer with great shopping and restaurants followed by these incredible jazz artists each night!
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Jul 24, 2017 - 4:22:17 PM

Immigrant Center continues Stamford Public Schools partnership for Summer Reading Program
This month, Building One Community - The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, began its 5th annual Summer Reading Program for children and parents in the Stamford Public Schools system. The program, a joint collaboration with Stamford Public Schools, reduces the achievement gap and “summer slide” experienced by Hispanic children in the Stamford Public Schools.
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Jul 24, 2017 - 3:21:24 PM

The Taste of Litchfield Culinary Event
TownVibe and Litchfield Magazine have announced plans to celebrate Litchfield’s food scene by organizing what’s sure to be the food-lover’s party of the year—Taste of Litchfield—on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 1pm to 4pm, held at South Farms in Morris.
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Jul 24, 2017 - 2:27:02 PM

Source Coffeehouse Wins Latte Art Competition at new Shearwater Coffee Bar
Java junkies and art enthusiasts gathered at the new Shearwater Coffee Bar in Fairfield’s Brick Walk on Thursday night, July 20 for a latte art competition throwdown. There were 4 elimination rounds where dual competitors randomly picked the size (maacchiato, cortado, cappuccino, and latte) and design (heart, tulip, rosetta, and swan) of their latte art creations.
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Jul 24, 2017 - 8:25:22 AM

CT Disability Inclusion Consultants Tapped for National Conference
One of the biggest challenges for Human Resource (HR) specialists is managing a constantly changing regulatory environment. As the leading consultant service for companies seeking to diversify their workforce, Disability Solutions works with employers to attract, hire and retain talent with disabilities, connecting those activities and outcomes to meet and exceed compliance obligations. With their vast Disability & Inclusion experience, the professionals at Disability Solutions (DS) are sought-after speakers for state and national conferences on a variety of diversity, human resources, and workforce development topics.
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Jul 24, 2017 - 8:21:19 AM

Stamford's Back to School Shop-- Third Annual Event
Remember how much fun it was to shop for your back to school supplies? Well, imagine the excitement of 250 economically disadvantaged elementary school students who get to select their own brand new school items in a one day pop-up “department store” where everything is free!
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Jul 24, 2017 - 8:19:31 AM

"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
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Experience “Dunkirk” bigger, brighter and sharper than anywhere else in Connecticut beginning July 20 when Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama premieres in the immersive 70mm IMAX® film format exclusively at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jul 20, 2017 - 5:59:46 AM

Bridgeport Police Dog Rescues Missing Child
The Bridgeport Police Department are praising a valued member of the force who rescued a missing child. Officer Ryan Mullenax led by his partner Zeus, a proud member of the Bridgeport Police K9 Unit was able to locate a missing 9-year-old special needs child who had wandered away from their home. Zeus was provided an article of clothing the boy had worn earlier in the day, he smelled the clothing, picked up the child’s scent, then put his training to work to track the missing boy.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:33:32 AM

DEEP Reopens Swim Areas at Rocky Neck and Mashamoquet
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Tuesday announced that the swim areas at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, and Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret, have been reopened.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:31:30 AM

Connecticut Food Bank Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with ShopRite
Connecticut Food Bank will welcome local family-owned ShopRite stores to celebrate the food bank’s 20-year partnership with ShopRite -- a relationship that has helped provide 8.4 million meals to hungry Connecticut residents.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:30:27 AM

PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
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There's "Magic to Do" at Curtain Call in Stamford, when PIPPIN, the 1972 Tony Award-winning musical, plays in The Kweskin Theatre, August 2 through 12. PIPPIN has been thrilling audiences since then with its unforgettable score by Connecticut resident Stephen Schwartz.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:27:44 AM

Near & Far Aid awards immigrant community resource center $10,000 grant
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Building One Community - The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, a community resource center for immigrants, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the generosity of the Near & Far Aid Association. The award will enable B1C to maintain and enhance its core services that help Stamford-area immigrants gain the job and language skills essential to their economic success, connect with resources that support their personal growth and prepare to contribute their talents to their new community.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:23:18 AM

Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services at Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services
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Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, and the new owners of 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Shelbourne Global Solutions, LLC, announce the signing of a new lease for another legal tenant, Connecticut Legal Services, at the Class A office building in Bridgeport, CT that is now home to more than a half dozen top law firms and other legal tenants.
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Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00:12 AM

Malloy announces special election to fill vacancy for probate judge in New Haven to be held this fall
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is ordering a special election to fill the position of Probate Judge for the New Haven Probate District to be held on the same date of the next general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 12:18:46 PM

DVA congratulates recent state Veteran Service Organization leadership changes
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Commissioner Sean M. Connolly extend sincerest congratulations to the state’s newest Veteran Service Organization (VSO) leadership. Outgoing state commanders of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans recently welcomed new leaders into these important positions as heads of their respective organizations.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 10:04:43 AM

AuthorSpeak for Mystery Fans at NPL August 2
The Norwalk Public Library is pleased to host a special Mystery AuthorSpeak program on Wednesday, August 2, at 12 Noon, when Jean Cullander Krasno, will discuss The Train to Skeleton Coast: A Tale of Murder and the Struggle for Freedom, and Tom Kies, will discuss his novel, Random Road. The program will take place in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 5:48:39 AM

CT Chiropractor Warns Parents About Nintendo Neck
Everyday, people of all ages spend hours hunched over their beloved electronic devices. And while children and teens in particular find many forms of technology entertaining, their bodies do not. In fact, Dr. Cheryl Vincent of Simsbury Chiropractic and Wellness Center is seeing kids as young as elementary school age complaining of Nintendo Neck.
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Jul 15, 2017 - 5:43:57 AM

STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way to Open Office in New Canaan
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Norwalk-based non-profit agency that is celebrating its 65th year serving New Canaan and surrounding towns has announced that it has signed an agreement to lease office and program space at 111 Elm Street in the heart of downtown New Canaan. This move that has the potential to enhance and expand local programs for our neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is being welcomed by local parents, businesses and town officials. First Selectman Robert Mallozzi who was very helpful in STAR’s efforts to find accessible space and parking was thrilled with the news, “After many years of discussions, I am absolutely delighted to have STAR setting up "shop" here in New Canaan.  My friend Katie Banzhaf (Executive Director) and the STAR organization hold a special place in the hearts of many families in New Canaan.  The thought that their caring support and programming will be available hyper- locally to our families is a true comfort to so many. Welcome to the neighborhood STAR; so delighted we could all come together and make this happen!!”
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Jul 14, 2017 - 3:57:17 PM

Whole Foods Market Donates to Outreach Programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Whole Foods Markets partnered with The Ridgefield Playhouse in order to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and adults to attend live theatrical performances for free. Six Whole Foods Market locations in Southwestern Connecticut donated 5% of their net sales from June 20th—a combined total of $26,599.40—to outreach programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse. As part of Whole Foods Market’s mission to serve and support their local communities, stores located in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, and Westport participated in this “5% Day” or community giving day.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:55:23 AM

SHU's Theatre Arts Program presents first-ever summer schedule
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The Theatre Arts Program (TAP) at Sacred Heart University will have no summer lull this year. Instead, for the first time in TAP’s history, it is offering a robust summer showcase with performances, readings and workshops.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:41:55 AM

Pequot Presents Jane Austen Film Series
Building on the popularity of the Pequot Presents: The Oscars Movie Series, Pequot Library announces a special summer film series in conjunction with its Pages from Pequot Special Collections exhibition, Jane Austen: Insights and Influences. The films begin Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. and run through August 30, with a different movie each week.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:40:51 AM

Blumenthal introduces bill to reform military discharge process, aid survivors of sexual assault
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to aid survivors of sexual assault, enhance the military records correction process, and improve military whistleblower protections. The Protecting Military Honor Act builds on years of work by Senator Blumenthal to ensure a fair discharge and appeals process for veterans, particularly those who suffered sexual trauma during their military service. A companion bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA).
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Jul 13, 2017 - 11:05:44 PM

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Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Cancer at St. Vincent's SWIM Memorial Service
Connecticut Food Bank Seeks Volunteers for August Mobile Pantry Sites
10 Tips to Ease Students Affected by Autism Back into the Classroom
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Koz and Larry Graham and Bernie Williams and His All Star Band Headline a weekend of Art, Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Immigrant Center continues Stamford Public Schools partnership for Summer Reading Program
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dave Koz and Larry Graham and Bernie Williams and His All Star Band Headline a weekend of Art, Wine and Jazz at The Ridgefield Playhouse
"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
Whole Foods Market Donates to Outreach Programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse
SHU's Theatre Arts Program presents first-ever summer schedule


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