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Mystic Aquarium reaches cleanup goal for 2019
On Tuesday, October 22, Mystic Aquarium is proud to join thousands of partners in the Earth Day Network in launching the six-month countdown to the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Mystic Aquarium marks the launch with a milestone of its own. Through its Ocean Ambassadors program, Mystic Aquarium engaged thousands of conservation-minded individuals in cleanups around the region.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 5:51:47 AM

A Spicy Success! Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge Draws Record Crowd
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A spirited crowd of more than 3,000 enjoyed red hot chili on a beautiful fall day at the 5th Annual Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge on Sunday, October 20th. The outdoor Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center was filled with families enjoying music, trick-or-treating and entertainment along with plenty of beer and chili sampling.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 5:46:17 AM

SHU business students benefit from Barron's in Education program
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Students and faculty at Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology will receive complimentary access to Barron’s digital and weekly market leading financial magazine, along with access to weekly reviews that highlight top events and articles, the opportunity to visit the magazine’s Dow Jones headquarters in Manhattan and other experiential learning benefits.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 5:31:01 AM

Bysiewicz launches 2020 Census jobs recruitment campaign in Connecticut
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On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, joined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Sibongile Magubane, Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera, and Representatives Pat Wilson Pheanious, Hilda Santiago and Toni Walker, launched a statewide 2020 Census Jobs Recruitment Campaign at the DMV Main Office in Wethersfield.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 5:02:30 AM

Steve Martin comedy to play in Stamford in November
When one wild and crazy guy – Steve Martin – takes on a 100+ year old German farce, you know you’re in for an evening of laughs, and that’s you’ll find in THE UNDERPANTS, playing in Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, beginning November 1.
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Oct 23, 2019 - 4:21:59 AM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Presents Key to the City to the Quantico Marine Corps Band
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim presented the Key to the City to the well-known and prestigious Quantico Marine Corps Band in celebration of their thirty years performing at the annual Vincent Vizzo Columbus Day concert.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 10:43:58 PM

Exploring Our Natural World Lecture Series Debuts at Norwalk PL November 2
Norwalk Public Library is pleased to announce a new lecture series, Exploring Our Natural World, which will begin on Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m., with the presentation, “We Hold the Key to Keeping Our Water Clean: Protecting Water Quality in the Norwalk River,” delivered by Louise Washer. The lecture will take place in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the library.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 5:28:43 AM

Auditions this week for area premiere of Something Rotten
Curtain Call will hold open auditions Tuesday and Thursday, October 22 and 24, for its February production of the recent Broadway musical comedy, Something Rotten.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 5:20:25 AM

Five Inducted into American Manufacturing Hall Of Fame at Housatonic Community College
On Thursday, October 10, Housatonic Community College (HCC) hosted the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame (AMHoF), celebrating the innovative history of American manufacturing, honoring the success of manufacturers in Connecticut and raising funds for HCC student scholarships.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 5:11:17 AM

Nathalia Edenmont "Fruitfulness" at SM&NC until November 3
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In late September, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center welcomed internationally recognized Swedish artist, Nathalia Edenmont, for the opening reception of her solo exhibition, “Fruitfulness.” Organized by the Flint Institute of Arts of Michigan and the Nancy Hoffman Gallery of New York City, “Fruitfulness” features twenty arresting photographs created over the last twelve years.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 4:15:27 AM

Blumenthal urges FDA to halt sale of hidden vaping products
On Monday, in a letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the agency to take immediate action to stop the sale of products designed to conceal vaping devices by disguising them as smart watches, sweatshirts, phone cases, backpacks, and more.
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Oct 22, 2019 - 4:11:24 AM

Jewish Participation in the American Revolution Explored by Local Historian on Veteran’s Day weekend at Norwalk Historical Society
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In honor of Veteran’s Day, local historian Eric Chandler will do an encore presentation of his lecture entitled: “Jewish Participation in the American Revolution – Red, White and Jewish” on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse – 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased in advance at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or can be purchased at the door. Handicapped and Limited Mobility parking on site only. For general parking, please follow signs to parking across the street.
This event is co-sponsored by the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County: http://humanisticjews.org/
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Oct 22, 2019 - 2:43:40 AM

Connecticut DPH releases 2018-2019 CT School-based Immunization Rate Data
Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) released the 2018-2019 school-reported kindergarten student immunization data for all
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Connecticut schools with more than 30 kindergarten students. The data, which are available on the DPH website, reveal that there are now 134 Connecticut schools where the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination rate for kindergarten students falls below the federally recommended guideline of 95%. Significantly, these immunization rate data show a 31.1% increase in the number of schools that fell below the 95% kindergarten MMR vaccination rate guideline. There are a total of 47 schools that were below the 95% threshold in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.
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Oct 21, 2019 - 2:30:41 PM

Joan Lunden Shares Advice for Caregivers and Cingari Family Honored at SilverSource Inspiring Lives Luncheon
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Joan Lunden, award-winning journalist and author, received a standing ovation from a packed house at the SilverSource Inspiring Lives Luncheon on Wednesday, October 16 for her thoughtful advice and insights on caring for older family members, and her compelling articulation of the SilverSource mission – providing a safety net to older residents in crisis.
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Oct 21, 2019 - 11:40:56 AM

GasBuddy: Average CT gas prices drop slightly
Connecticut gas prices have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 stations. Gas prices in Connecticut are 6.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 37.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
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Oct 21, 2019 - 11:39:44 AM

American Red Cross Seeks New Disaster Volunteers in Fairfield County
The American Red Cross needs your help! The Red Cross is looking for new disaster volunteers in Fairfield County to join their Disaster Action Team (DAT.)
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Oct 15, 2019 - 10:05:08 AM

Vedas Indian Cuisine - Norwalk and New Westport Location
Restaurateurs/husband and wife team of Dipika Behera and Jaiprakash Agarwal (JP), bring a combined 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry to their latest venture, Vedas Indian Cuisine. Recognizing the gain in popularity of Indian cuisine and the upwards trend of take-out and delivery, the talented duo opened Vedas in Norwalk in 2015 and recently opened their second location in Westport, small eateries and kitchens that focus on take-out and delivery service for this bold, flavorful, and healthy cuisine.
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Oct 15, 2019 - 10:03:19 AM

Norwalk Health Department Announces its 2019 Community Flu Clinics
Fight the flu this Fall, and get your flu shot from the Norwalk Health Department! The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get a flu shot. The Health Department’s trusted professionals are here to help with our 2019 flu clinics and walk-in hours.
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Oct 15, 2019 - 10:01:28 AM

Rochester Americans 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (SO)
The Rochester Americans battled back from a 2-0 third-period deficit to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 in a shootout Sunday at the XL Center, denying the Wolf Pack a fourth straight win to start the season.
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Oct 13, 2019 - 10:27:30 PM

Stepping Stones Museum for Children to Host a Wickedly-Fun Week of Tricks and Treats from Oct. 25 - 31
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It will be a week of tricks and treats as Stepping Stones BOO-seum for Children welcomes all into its cauldron of play. This year, the museum’s Halloween festivities are bigger and better as the Stepping Stones Boo Squad has conjured up a week’s worth of fun, exciting experiences that are sure to inspire and delight. During Tricks and Treat Week from Friday, October 25 – Thursday, October 31, ghoulish games, face-painting, make-believe monsters, household wizardry, cosmic night painting, haunting hues artwork, bone-analyzing investigations and so much more. You’re sure to have a monstrously-good time!
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Oct 9, 2019 - 4:55:13 AM

Space Available in October 26 Stamford EMS Safe Sitter Class
Limited seats remain for the next Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on Saturday, October 26th. Pre-teens and teens will learn the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place from 9am to 2pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. To register visit http://stamfordems.org/program/safe-sitter/ or call 203-252-2193.
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Oct 7, 2019 - 5:39:29 AM

Norwalk Health Department's tips to avoid mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are front of mind right now, especially with recent news reports of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in other parts of the state. The Norwalk Health Department is aware of the recent EEE-positive mosquito found in Stamford. Recent mosquitos trapped and tested in Norwalk on September 18 and 19 did not test positive for EEE. The Health Department remains in communication with City and State officials to monitor the situation.
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Oct 4, 2019 - 3:15:22 AM

Lamont announces four CT public schools earn National Blue Ribbon School award
Governor Ned Lamont last week announced that the U.S. Department of Education is recognizing four Connecticut public schools as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an annual award given to select schools across the nation for demonstrating overall high achievement or success in closing achievement gaps. The schools include:
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Oct 3, 2019 - 5:41:46 AM

Weston's Conservation Legacy and Future
Take a closer look at Weston’s natural environment and the efforts made to preserve it at “Weston’s Conservation – Legacy and Future,” on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm at the Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston CT. The event is free and open to the public.
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Oct 2, 2019 - 5:44:37 AM

Lamont announces $13M in small cities grants awarded to modernize and rehabilitate housing
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno last week announced that $13 million is being awarded to 13 municipalities in Connecticut to provide infrastructure upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals.
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Oct 2, 2019 - 5:39:15 AM

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Mystic Aquarium reaches cleanup goal for 2019
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A Spicy Success! Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge Draws Record Crowd
Steve Martin comedy to play in Stamford in November
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Stepping Stones Museum for Children to Host a Wickedly-Fun Week of Tricks and Treats from Oct. 25 - 31


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