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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 SilverSource Awards
SilverSource – a leader in advocating for the needs of older adults and their families– announced today that it is now accepting nominations for the 2017 SilverSource Awards. The awards celebrate the exceptional advancements and meaningful contributions made in improving the lives of adults over age 60 throughout lower Fairfield County by volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations. There is no cost to enter. Nominations may be made by visiting SilverSource.org and are due by June 1, 2017. Awards will be presented during the 3rd Annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast at the Italian Center of Stamford this fall.
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Apr 21, 2017 - 10:02:52 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party on Saturday, May 6
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Westport Country Playhouse will host a 2017 Season Kick-off Block Party, on Saturday, May 6, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, activities, prizes, music, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse’s “backstage experience.” Admission is free and open to the public.
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Apr 21, 2017 - 7:13:49 AM

200+ Local High Schoolers Compete in Live Stock Market Challenge in Stamford
Over 200 Fairfield County high school students will compete in a stock market challenge competition on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:45 – 11 a.m. at King School (1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT)
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Apr 20, 2017 - 6:53:58 AM

QU Poll: US voters support Syria bombing 2-1, lifting Trump, but are divided on Trumps handling of North Korea
American voters say 61 – 31 percent President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike in Syria was the right decision, giving him a slight lift in his job approval rating, although it still is a negative 40 – 56 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
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Apr 19, 2017 - 2:57:20 PM

The Palace Brings Original Works to Life for Local High School Playwrights
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On May 1, three Fairfield County high school students will experience the joy of live theatre in a whole new way – as playwrights. Darien residents Olivia Falkenrath and Quinn Murphy and Bethel resident Ryan Polistena were named winners of The Palace Theatre’s 2017 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Awards for their writing of an original one-act play. All three will witness their voices and visions come to life with a staged reading by professional actors at The Palace in Stamford.
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Apr 19, 2017 - 7:08:03 AM

Music at Pequot: Music of the Gilded Age featuring Dr. Orin Grossman and barbershop quartet Take 4
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Celebrate Pequot Library’s musical past with pianist Dr. Orin Grossman and friends on Wednesday, May 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with the current Special Collections exhibition, Pequot Founders: Building a Library and a Legacy, “Music of the Gilded Age” will feature music from Pequot Library’s early years (1890-1917). Enjoy popular Ragtime and Stride standards performed by Dr. Orin Grossman, including Irvin Berlin’s “Play a Simple Melody” and “Sidewalks of New York” with singers Michael and Collin Christie, and Brian Goodman tapping to George Cohen’s “Yankee Doodle Boy.” Barbershop quartet Take 4 will lead a group sing-a-long of classic parlor songs, as a slideshow featuring 19th-century photographs of Southport, CT immerses the audience in historic Southport. This program is free and no registration is required. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will follow the concert.
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Apr 19, 2017 - 6:58:00 AM

Weekend Off-Peak Road Closures on South State Street, Atlantic Street and the Exit 8 Northbound Off-Ramp of I-95 in Stamford Beginning on April 21, 2017
To accommodate construction of the new I-95 Exit 8 off-ramp bridge over Atlantic Street - between April 21, through April 24 - South State Street, Atlantic Street and the Northbound Exit 8 off-ramp in Stamford will be closed. Traffic will be detoured around the construction area. Closures will be in effect from 9 PM April 21, thru 6 AM April 24.
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Apr 19, 2017 - 6:56:07 AM

Amore Cucina & Bar to Donate 100% of the Day’s Sales to Susan G. Komen® New England Monday, April 24, 2017
Restaurateur Bruno DiFabio and his entire team at Stamford’s popular neighborhood Italian restaurant and gathering place, Amore Cucina & Bar, are gearing up for a very special lunch and dinner service this Monday, April 24 when 100% of the day’s sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen® New England.
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Apr 19, 2017 - 6:52:13 AM

What will they do with 10 million dollars? The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to launch 2017 Young Writers’ Competition
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its fourth annual writing competition for students attending Fairfield County schools. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum/Ernest Hemingway/Young Writers’ Competition will take place between May 1 and June 9, 2017.
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Apr 18, 2017 - 6:43:18 AM

Best Lawyers announces - Connecticut's Best Lawyers publication
Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, released the 2017 Edition of Connecticut's Best Lawyers last week. The stand-alone publication highlights 675 lawyers recognized for their top legal talent, along with 77 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients from the great state of Connecticut (excerpted from the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America). Additionally, the publication features notable local news and profiles of firms and individuals across the region.
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Apr 17, 2017 - 6:41:32 AM

Electric Cars - and Bikes - at 5th Annual Westport Electric Car Club EV Road Rally
The Westport Electric Car Club will be holding its 5th annual Electric Car Rally, a 35-40 mile event, on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Past rallies have seen many of the newer EVs, such as last year with the Tesla Model X and the second generation Chevrolet Volt. This year the rally will feature a Chevy Bolt, one of the first to be seen in CT, courtesy of Karl Chevrolet of New Canaan. The Bolt is the first entry in the segment of long-range, fully electric vehicles at a mid-market price point.
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Apr 17, 2017 - 6:31:17 AM

Springfield Thunderbirds 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack finished their 2016-17 twentieth-anniversary season with a 5-1 loss to the Springfield Thunderbirds Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.
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Apr 16, 2017 - 6:39:03 AM

PENGUINS 5, SOUND TIGERS 4
Carter Verhaeghe scored twice and added an assist on Saturday, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (44-27-3-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 5-4 loss in their season finale at Mohegan Sun Arena.
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Apr 16, 2017 - 6:37:51 AM

Stamford Ranks in Top 10 in Financial Times’ “American Cities of the Future”
Stamford Mayor David Martin and Economic Development Director Thomas Madden on Monday announced that Stamford has been ranked in the Top 10 in this year’s Financial Times’ fDi “American Cities of the Future 2017/2018” report. Stamford was one of over 200 “small” cities, with populations between 100,000 and 350,000, analyzed by the Financial Times’ Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Intelligence for their report.
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Apr 11, 2017 - 8:16:06 AM

Nutmeg State Opens First Credit Union Location in New Haven County
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has opened its latest location as of April 10, 2017. Inside the ShopRite on Bull Hill Lane in Orange, this is the first branch for the credit union in the New Haven County area.
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Apr 11, 2017 - 8:13:56 AM

Wolf Pack: Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Matt Carey and Dan Catenacci scored in the third period for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena, but the Wolf Pack could not fully recover from giving up three goals in the second, in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
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Apr 10, 2017 - 6:34:33 AM

Sound Tigers: SOUND TIGERS 3, WOLF PACK 2
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (44-26-3-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, used three goals in a span of 2:01 during the second period on Sunday to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack (24-43-4-2) at Webster Bank Arena in the team’s home finale.
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Apr 10, 2017 - 6:33:40 AM

Nine Stamford educators will travel the world for their students
In partnership with Stamford Public Schools and the Dalio Foundation, Fund for Teachers (FFT) named nine Stamford educators as recipients of grants totaling more than $37,457. As FFT Fellows, grant recipients will embark on self-designed professional learning odysseys this summer. This year, Stamford’s FFT Fellows will be traveling to Florida’s Everglades, Las Vegas, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland and Greece. These teachers will return with new insights, connections and tools to benefit their students.
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Apr 10, 2017 - 5:23:07 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Announces Health & Wellness Programs and Special Events
Chaplains from the Department of Spiritual Care at Norwalk Hospital will be available at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles during Healthcare Decisions Week April 17-21, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm to create awareness and provide educational materials about the importance of making healthcare decisions.
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Apr 8, 2017 - 5:25:41 AM

Stamford FC Boys U12 Elite Players Selected for UK's Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Program in London, April 7-14, 2017
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Two players with the Stamford Youth Soccer League’s (SYSL) Stamford Football Club U12 Boys Elite team have been selected to train with the UK’s Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in its player development program in London, April 7 to 14, 2017. Stamford FC players, Darsein Gabriel (#12) and Arian Recinos (#20), were identified by Hotspurs coaches based on their display of technical ability, leadership and overall attitude during the Tottenham America Trophy Tournament on December 2-3, in Ellicott City, Maryland. Both Gabriel and Recinos also received the “Man of the Match.”
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Apr 7, 2017 - 1:21:52 AM

Kelly Corrigan, Author, Philanthropist, and Breast Cancer Survivor to Speak at Caregiver Symposium at Danbury Hospital
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Caregivers, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in caregiving issues are invited to attend the first Caregiver Symposium hosted by the Goldstone Caregiver Center at Danbury Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at Danbury Hospital. This free symposium will begin in the Creasy Auditorium with a keynote speaker and conclude with a Resource Fair in the Robilotti Conference Center. Parking is available in the Rizzo Garage on Hospital Avenue.
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Apr 7, 2017 - 12:53:43 AM

Pour Me on Danbury's Main Street gearing Up
When community entrepreneur, Andrea Gartner, campaigns for her new "concept eatery," Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe, specializing in fast-fine food, she doesn't wait until the doors are open. The former Executive
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Director of CityCenter Danbury, who oozes - yes, pours - with uncontained enthusiasm about Downtown Danbury's potential to grow and prosper, instead entered the Danbury Westerners' 9th annual Chili Winter Warm-Up competition, and snagged 3rd Place in the Restaurant/Caterer Category with her Rocket Fuel Vegan Chili. When the doors open in May at Pour Me, located at 274 Main Street, Danbury, you'll understand what the buzz is all about. This winner represents the best of entrepreneurship: the spirit of enterprise, the spirit of civic virtue, and the spirit of community.
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Apr 6, 2017 - 1:14:13 AM

Insurance Commissioner: Know Your Risk: Changing Weather Patterns Means Homeowners Should Revisit Coverage Needs
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade is reminding homeowners to revisit their policies to ensure they have adequate coverage before disaster strikes.
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Apr 6, 2017 - 12:56:12 AM

Special Concert in collaboration with St Mary’s Church to feature Victorian and Edwardian music at LMMM
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On Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2-4 p.m., in collaboration with Rev. Father Richard Cipolla and the Parish of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, CT, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature, Heavenly Notes: St. Mary’s at the Mansion, a rare fundraising concert highlighting the church’s outstanding professional choir. The event will include a reception with light refreshments and tour of the Mansion’s new exhibits.
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Apr 6, 2017 - 12:48:57 AM

CT Attorneys Form 1st Collaborative Business Dispute Resolution Group
While many industries thrive on constant change, the legal community is not a place where significant change occurs often, particularly here in Connecticut - the land of steady habits. However, a group of Connecticut attorneys are seeking to change that by introducing an entirely new type of business dispute resolution to the Connecticut legal landscape.
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Apr 5, 2017 - 1:09:13 AM

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