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New Canaan’s Santopietro of Silver Hill Awarded National Commendation
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Silver Hill Hospital is pleased to announce that its President and Medical Director Dr. John Santopietro, MD, DFAPA has been awarded the Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The award is given in recognition for enduring excellence in soulful community psychiatry leadership.
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Jun 18, 2018 - 12:09:12 AM

NCC signs a tuition match agreement with Carter Oak
Norwalk Community College is making it more affordable for its graduates to continue on for a bachelor’ degree. NCC and Charter Oak State College have signed a Community College Tuition Match Scholarship Agreement in which Charter Oak will provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to NCC graduates at the community college tuition and fee rates in effect for that year. This agreement goes into effect for the Fall 2018 semester.
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Jun 18, 2018 - 12:01:28 AM

Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach
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Beginning on Wednesday, June 27, there will be a special no smoking and no vaping section at Calf Pasture Beach during the annual Summer Concert Series. The Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department is implementing this policy in response to complaints it received last year.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 1:43:32 PM

Stamford Public Schools Released 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community
Cornell University President Martha Pollack Rippowam Class of 1975 Among Those Featured

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) released its 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community, which is now available on the SPS district website and will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report, as well as the SPS Strategic Plan Overview: Challenging, Inspiring and Preparing Students for the Future, is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 8:17:50 AM

Citizen’s Public Safety Academy Holds Graduation in Stamford
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The City of Stamford held the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy graduation ceremony this week. Twenty eight residents completed the nine-week program to learn all about Stamford’s Police, Fire, Health, EMS, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, and Social Services departments, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Public Safety Academy is a unique program and the first of its kind here in Stamford.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 5:39:20 AM

American Job Center Career Coach at NPL July 2
The American Job Center Southwest Career Coach will be at the Norwalk Public Library on Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and will reopen from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to continue its free Job Search Assistance to the public. The American Job Center staff will provide general assistance with job searching, including resume writing, and online job applications. All services are free. This is a walk-in service; registration is not required.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 5:32:48 AM

Stamford Announces Citywide Audit to Review City Credit and Purchasing Procedures
The City of Stamford announced plans Thursday to conduct an internal review of all City purchasing and procurement practices. While the City has controls in place to protect taxpayer assets, when there is a breach in these controls, there is clearly an obligation to review and upgrade city processes.
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Jun 15, 2018 - 5:29:03 AM

Make Music Day in Stamford Downtown - Thursday, June 21
35 Performances at 12 Venues Held across Stamford Downtown as Part of Annual Global Celebration

The first annual Make Music Day Stamford Downtown, a wild and wonderful mix of over 35 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 12pm to 8pm. Make Music Day Stamford Downtown is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, more than 70 U.S. cities and the entire state of Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music Day performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
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Jun 14, 2018 - 2:06:44 PM

Little Feat Shakes up The Ridgefield Playhouse July 18
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Little Feat have led a storied life ever since they formed in 1969. Their unconventional signature of earthy, organic appeal and polished, first-rate musicianship wrapped around eclectic and memorable songs -- clearly delivered as an authentic labor of love -- has been a lasting fixture on the musical landscape. As American as apple pie--and rock ‘n roll itself--Feat’s music transcends boundaries, a freewheeling fusion of California rock and Dixie-inflected funk-boogie. In the mix as well are strains of folk, blues, rockabilly, country and jazz, inventing a hybrid sound that is truly Little Feat’s own. Through the years, they’ve scored dozens of hits, including “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin,’” “Let It Roll” and “Rock & Roll Doctor.” Little Feat will shake up The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, July 18 at 8pm, part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. Visit The Hideaway (30 Grove Street • Ridgefield) for dinner the day of the show and enjoy a complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with your entree when you show your ticket. Media sponsor for this great night of classic rock is i95, The Home of Rock and Roll.
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Jun 14, 2018 - 1:52:57 PM

Bridgeport Breaks Ground on ‘Green’ Filtration System Designed to Absorb Rainwater
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Bridgeport Mayor Ganim joined the Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) Tom Gill, Director of Planning Lynn Haig, and President of Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) Lauren Coakley Vincent today to break ground on a Main Street bioswale that will bring additional greenery and art to the Downtown area while providing an ecology-friendly rainwater filtration system.
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Jun 14, 2018 - 1:42:55 PM

June 23 is the 12th Annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, more than 300 swimmers and 100 land volunteers, boaters and kayakers will make waves in the fight to against cancer in the 12th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim. The Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America event is held on the border of Old Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut, at 96 Cummings Point Road, Stamford, that is home to the Swim’s beneficiary, the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT). Swimmers, boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders and land volunteers interested in participating in the June 23, 2018, 12th annual Swim Across America Greenwich-Stamford Swim, should register at swimacrossamerica.org/greenwich. For more information, email greenwich@swimacrossamerica.org or call 203-570-9195.
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Jun 12, 2018 - 5:41:21 AM

Bigelow Tea becomes Benefit Corporation
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Bigelow Tea is proud to announce the recently attained distinction of becoming a Benefit Corporation. The family company is the #1 Specialty Tea market leader, manufacturing “Constant Comment”® and more than 150 tea varieties sold nationwide. Now officially registered as a Benefit Corporation, it is one of a select group of companies that has designated corporate social responsibility as a core business goal in the pursuit of a positive social and environmental impact.
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Jun 6, 2018 - 3:08:23 PM

State Bonding Awarded to Women’s Center
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The Women’s Center is pleased to announce we are the recipients of an award from the State of Connecticut bonding commission in the amount of $991,056 for overdue critical repairs to our headquarters. These repairs will include replacement of the rubber roof, new wiring and other electrical upgrades, replacement of damaged HVAC units, installation of energy efficient doors and windows, and increased security measures.
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Jun 6, 2018 - 2:15:14 AM

Norwalk's TFI Envision receives Platinum, Gold and Honorable Mention Hermes Creative Awards
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. They recognize outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.
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Jun 5, 2018 - 2:07:59 AM

CT Humanities awards $20,000 to Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to plan for a new exhibit on Victorian era finance
The Connecticut Humanities has awarded $20,000 to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum for a Public Presentation Grant in support of the planning of the new exhibit, Bulls of Wall Street: High Finance, Power and Social Change in Victorian America.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 8:12:34 AM

The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education Awarded New Canaan Community Foundation Grant
In late May, at an awards ceremony at the New Canaan Library, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) received a $5,000 grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. A recognition that sexual violence is a problem in every community, this generous grant will fund The Center’s prevention education programming in New Canaan and surrounding communities. An ongoing goal of The Center’s education department is to reach different audiences in the community to raise awareness of the problem as well as the resources available to those affected by sexual violence. Part of that initiative includes instructing police officers, social workers, health teachers and parents, in addition to our in-school programs. Prevention education delivered by trained professionals is especially important given that 70% of Connecticut residents report that their parents did not discuss sexual assault with them, and nationally one in four (1:4) women and one in six (1:6) men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:18:15 AM

Malloy, state and local leaders announce significant improvements to a New London marina that will help boost tourism in region
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, along with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Joe Courtney, New London Mayor Michael Passero and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee last week celebrated completion of a project that provides transient dockage for larger recreational vessels at Thamesport Marina in New London. The project, which used a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Boating Infrastructure Grant Program, is intended to encourage people to enjoy boating on the state’s waterways while stimulating tourism and economic development.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:10:03 AM

Summer Tea Party with Abigail Adams
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Have tea with a former first lady! Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00pm for a Summer Tea with Abigail Adams at the Townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park. Abigail Adams reenactor Carol Bielefeld will delight with a lively performance as history’s most fascinating first lady while guests enjoy a unique summer tea party. Instead of hot tea, this summer party will feature a variety of iced teas, including Iced Liberty Tea. Traditional tea party fare of scones, tea sandwiches and sweets will be served along with some Colonial themed surprises. Delightful gift baskets featuring tea and spirits will be raffled off. Reservations required as there is limited seating. Tickets: $40.00 before July 9 and $45.00 after July 9 and at the door. Purchase tickets at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org . Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT. Handicapped and limited mobility parking on site only. For general parking, follow parking signs to lot across the street.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:05:18 AM

Kids can learn to ace the golf course this summer in Hartford
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Everyone in Connecticut seems to catch golf fever when the top players come to town for the Travelers Championship, including kids. Young golfers who are inspired to become the next Jordan Spieth can learn from the best at PGA Junior Golf Camps and Leagues in Hartford. Goodwin Park & Keney Park Golf Courses are two of only four courses in the state offering the official PGA Camp curriculum for children age 6-16. Beginners and advanced players are supported, encouraged and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the course.
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Jun 4, 2018 - 2:02:04 AM

CT Landmarks Hosts Vintage Baseball Game at Nathan Hale Homestead on June 30th
Over a century has passed since the last baseball game was played at the Nathan Hale Homestead, but two teams will take the field once again on Saturday, June 30th at 1 pm! Connecticut Landmarks is excited to welcome the Bouckville Summits and the Providence Grays, two teams from the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, to the Homestead’s playing field. Hay bales will mark the field used by the Coventry Farmers’ Market every Sunday, and the name of this game is authenticity – the rules, uniforms, bats and balls will be true to 1864.
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Jun 2, 2018 - 4:30:46 AM

Pequot Library's Miss Susan's Potluck and Campout kicks off summer reading challenge
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The public is invited to Pequot Library’s Great Lawn on Friday, June 8, 2018, for the 13th annual potluck, outdoor concert, and campout to kick off its summer reading program. This favorite community event is now held in memory of Susan Ei, long-time Children’s Librarian at Pequot Library. It is free, open to all, and takes place on Pequot Library's one-of-a-kind expansive front lawn. Throughout the evening attendees can sit and listen to the music or roast s'mores by a campfire, tell ghost stories, and enjoy fun lawn activities including badminton and playing with a huge spinnaker from a sailboat.
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Jun 1, 2018 - 5:31:30 AM

Malloy announces $7.5 million to fund clean air projects from VW settlement
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday announced that the State of Connecticut is making available $7.5 million dollars from the national legal settlement in the Volkswagen (VW) Corporation emissions cheating scandal to fund clean air projects. Administered through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), eligible projects must reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions across the state and meet other program requirements.
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May 31, 2018 - 5:33:28 AM

National Donut Day, Made Possible By The Salvation Army
As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope. Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of WWI.
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May 31, 2018 - 12:28:09 AM

Enter the Magical World of Fairies on Father’s Day Weekend at the Bellamy-Ferriday Annual Fairy Festival
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Calling all fairies, elves, pixies, and woodland and mystical creatures – as well as regular folk – for a day of enchantment and delight at Connecticut Landmarks’ Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden! Get your passport to the land of magic, art, and music and join us at the maypole on Saturday, June 16th from noon to 4 pm (rain date: June 17th).
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May 30, 2018 - 5:44:58 AM

Deadline Extended To June 15: SilverSource Award Nominations
SilverSource announced last week that it is extending the deadline for 2018 SilverSource Award nominations. All nominations must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, June 15.
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May 29, 2018 - 6:14:22 PM

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MORE LOCAL HEADLINES
New Canaan’s Santopietro of Silver Hill Awarded National Commendation
NCC signs a tuition match agreement with Carter Oak
Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach
Stamford Public Schools Released 2016-2017 Annual Report to the Community
Citizen’s Public Safety Academy Holds Graduation in Stamford
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department announces no smoking area during Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach
Make Music Day in Stamford Downtown - Thursday, June 21
Little Feat Shakes up The Ridgefield Playhouse July 18
Enter the Magical World of Fairies on Father’s Day Weekend at the Bellamy-Ferriday Annual Fairy Festival
Get involved, inspired and dive into Mystic Aquarium's conservation events this June


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