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Evening of Events at SM&NC: Nathalia Edenmont Opening and Farm-to-Table Supper
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Stamford Museum & Nature Center invites the public to register for a special evening of events on Thursday, September 19, featuring the exhibition opening reception of Fruitfulness by Nathalia Edenmont, followed by SM&NC’s signature Fall Farm-to-Table Supper ($150/person), prepared by award-winning chef, Alison Milwe Grace.
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Aug 20, 2019 - 5:54:28 AM

Stamford artist Joyce Grasso to show work at Pequot Library in solo exhibition
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Joyce Grasso, the Stamford-based artist who won Pequot Library’s 2018 juried art show, Wet Paint, will be showing her work in a solo exhibition at the Library starting September 6, 2019. Each year, Pequot Library accepts over 100 works to its juried art show, which is entering its 22nd year. Grasso’s show, Coastal Expressions, features abstract seascapes the artist describes as creating a “feeling of place” with “bold colors, multiple layers and varied textures.” This exhibition also highlights Grasso’s mixed media collages with hand-painted acrylic papers on cradleboard. An opening reception for the exhibition is planned for September 5, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Pequot Library.
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Aug 19, 2019 - 5:49:42 AM

Norwalk PL Offers Fall Creative Writing Workshop Series Beginning September 16
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Challenge your imagination in a new six-week creative writing program at Norwalk Public Library, led by author and writing teacher Kim Kovach. Inspiration for this series will be the murals and paintings created by Connecticut artists as part of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) program in the 1920s. Sessions will meet Mondays, September 16, 23 and October 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 11:30 - 1 p.m. Sign-up today for this fun, creative writing experience.
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Aug 19, 2019 - 5:21:20 AM

BBB Tip: Back to School Shopping
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Aug 16, 2019 - 5:48:38 AM

Department of Health Larviciding Mosquitos with West Nile Virus in Stamford
In response to the state’s Mosquito Management Program’s announcement of mosquitoes in Stamford testing positive for West Nile virus, the City of Stamford’s Department of Health is enacting measures to control the local mosquito population and advises residents to address conditions that may attract mosquitos.
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Aug 16, 2019 - 5:47:21 AM

Tickets now available for American Gold Cup in North Salem, NY
Tickets are now available to purchase online for Saturday and Sunday's most prestigious competitions during the 2019 American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, which will be hosted at the historic Old Salem Farm from Sept. 11-15. More
Aug 16, 2019 - 5:10:44 AM

Norwalk Community College to hold Saturday registration on August 24
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Norwalk Community College will hold a Super Saturday registration session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 24 in the East Campus building to help students register for Fall classes. The Fall semester begins August 27.
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Aug 15, 2019 - 5:14:25 AM

The Fall Party @ Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center Supports Schools Throughout Fairfield County
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The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTM&HC) is abuzz with activity for its 2nd not-to-be-missed Fall Party. And although it will be the coolest place to be on September 14th, the underlying reason for the party cannot be overstated.
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Aug 14, 2019 - 7:35:17 AM

59 Area Nonprofits Receive Over $1.2 Million in Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced the details for its most recent grantmaking cycle, which distributed funds to area nonprofits this summer. Competitive grants totaling $1,274,091 were awarded to 59 nonprofit organizations who align with the Community Foundation’s result areas and its vision to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health.
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Aug 14, 2019 - 5:25:53 AM

Stamford Public Schools Named Robert Stacy as Executive Director Human Resources and Talent Development
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Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) named Robert A. Stacy as Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Development, at a Special Board Meeting, held Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Stacy brings more than 30 years’ experience in school district, corporate and U.S. Army Human Resources. He will join SPS in mid-September.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 8:20:46 PM

Savings Bank of Danbury Partners with the Danbury Museum on Rehabilitating the Charles Ives Home to Celebrate Shared History
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In honor of their 170th anniversary the Savings Bank of Danbury will sponsor Phase III of the rehabilitation of the Charles Ives Home, an important piece of Danbury and the Bank’s history.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 6:04:14 AM

Stamford Downtown pop-up art gallery continues through September 15
PALETTE of SISTERHOOD Part 2, a Stamford Downtown Pop-Up Art Gallery will continue through September 15th, 2019. The gallery is located at 96 Bedford Street. The show features ten women artists from diverse backgrounds: Tara Blackwell, Alicia C. Cobb, Samantha Cosentino, Jane Cowles, Anne Gattilia, Laurie A. Guzda, Flavia Moraes Lodato, Amrita Majumder, Amy Oestreicher and Cyn Elise Sterback.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 5:56:21 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Connecticut Humanities Grant for “Mlima’s Tale” Community Engagement Programming
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Connecticut Humanities has awarded a grant of $20,600 to Westport Country Playhouse for education and community engagement programs surrounding the October production of “Mlima’s Tale,” written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos. The series of community engagement events to examine the work on stage will include symposia, panel discussions, a film screening, and a talkback with artists involved. Event dates will be announced soon.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 5:37:02 AM

Housatonic Community College Partners With Bridgeport Public Schools To Provide Middle School Boys With Summer Enrichment Program
Housatonic Community College (HCC) partnered with Bridgeport Public Schools this summer, hosting a four-week enrichment program just for middle school-aged boys and offering unique experiences with modern manufacturing.
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Aug 13, 2019 - 5:09:10 AM

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Old-fashioned Flea Market returns to Mathews Park
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On Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its 12th annual Old-fashioned Flea Market.
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Aug 12, 2019 - 7:33:09 AM

First County Bank Announces New Executive Leadership Team
First County Bank’s Board of Directors announced the promotion of Robert J. Granata, to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Willard M. Miley, to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
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Aug 12, 2019 - 5:31:44 AM

Northeast Volleyball Club launches co-ed club volleyball team program for elementary and middle-schoolers this fall
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Northeast Volleyball Club (NEVBC) is thrilled to announce its launch of the first Fall Volleyball Club Team Program in Fairfield County for Grades 1-8! The new program, based in their state-of-the-art, three court facility in the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, will give young athletes the chance to try club volleyball and get the experience of team training and tournament play at a lower cost and time commitment.
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Aug 12, 2019 - 5:17:06 AM

Lamont takes additional action to move Connecticut Port Authority forward
Furthering his commitment to exercise intrusive leadership and assess the operations and management of the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA), Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced the implementation of several measures by his administration to ensure continued success of the quasi-public state agency under the highest standards of transparency and fiscal best practices; consummate a historic partnership with the offshore wind industry to make Connecticut the hub of renewable energy development in the Northeast; and provide continued access for traditional maritime commerce in New London and throughout Connecticut’s other ports.
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Aug 12, 2019 - 5:07:03 AM

Stamford Receives $65 Million for Capital Projects
The City of Stamford has issued $60 million in general obligation bonds with a 2.32% general interest rate and received approximately $65 million. This money will be used for capital projects across Stamford, with a primary focus on projects that resolve mold concerns in the City’s public school buildings.
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Aug 9, 2019 - 12:37:21 AM

Transportation Committee Chair Senator Leone Announces Date for Informational Forum on Connecticut Port Authority
On Thursday, state Senator and Senate Chair of the Transportation Committee Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) announced the Committee will hold an informational forum on August 20 at 10:30 am in room 1E of the Legislative Office Building to review transitions at the Connecticut Port Authority and how the state’s Port Authority will move forward.
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Aug 9, 2019 - 12:34:37 AM

Norwalk Health Department Offers School Physicals
Back-to-school season is fast approaching, and the first day of school will be here before we know it. If your child needs a physical exam for school this year, the Norwalk Health Department can help.
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Aug 7, 2019 - 10:50:02 AM

Stamford’s “AAA” Bond Rating Affirmed
The City of Stamford is happy to announce its “AAA” bond rating has been affirmed this year by credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. Both agencies commended Stamford’s economy and the City’s financial management.
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Aug 7, 2019 - 10:47:27 AM

SHU changes business school name to Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
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Sacred Heart University is changing the name of its Jack Welch College of Business to recognize the critical synergy between business learning and technology. It is now called the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) reflecting the integration of these two critical fields of study and their collaborative roles in today’s marketplace as well as Jack Welch’s long career leading a business focused on technology.
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Aug 7, 2019 - 5:55:57 AM

ACT of Connecticut’s Second Season Commences with Cult Hit, Little Shop of Horrors
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ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is thrilled to announce the first show of its second season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Following its wildly-successful inaugural season, ACT of CT will kick-off the 2019-2020 lineup with a bang – or shall we say a SCREAM– when this global phenomenon lands in Ridgefield.
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Aug 6, 2019 - 8:52:02 AM

ARI of Connecticut, Inc. to honor Pitney Bowes and Goerge Comfort & Sons, Inc. at 2019 Fall Ball
ARI of Connecticut, Inc. (Always Reaching for Independence) will be having the Fall Ball-Jazz Hands for Independence Celebration to raise funds for programs supporting people with developmental disabilities on Friday, October 25th at The Italian Center in Stamford from 6:00-10:00pm. This fundraising event will celebrate ARI and honor Pitney Bowes and George Comfort & Sons, Inc. for their support to ARI and our consumers. Richard “Cookie” Thomas and his Trio will perform Jazz for the entertainment. Tickets for the event will be $125 per person and $1,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit www.arict.org or contact Gerard Gasparino, Manager of Development and Recreation at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023 or email gasparinog@arict.org.
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Aug 6, 2019 - 8:50:16 AM

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