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City to Hold Free Flu Vaccination Clinic Saturday
In response to the widespread flu outbreak with enhanced influenza activity, State Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino has launched a statewide influenza vaccination campaign. Influenza Vaccination Clinics will be held by participating local Health Departments on January 27, 2018.
Jan 22, 2018 - 3:15:07 PM

First County Bank Announces Expansion Into the Town of Fairfield
First County Bank is proud to announce it is expanding its footprint and opening a full service branch in the Town of Fairfield. This will allow the bank to provide more convenient full-service banking services to its customers within Lower Fairfield County. The new First County Bank branch is located in downtown Fairfield at 1312 Post Road, diagonally across from the Fairfield Library, steps away from the train station, and it provides plenty of on-site parking. It will be open for business in early February, after some renovations are completed.
Jan 22, 2018 - 2:32:07 PM

WCSU hosts competition for artists to perform, exhibit on campus
The Western Connecticut State University School of Visual & Performing Arts will host a competition in support of art and artists this spring. Artists of all disciplines (theatre, dance, art, music and film) — from up-and-coming artists to seasoned professionals — are encouraged to apply with either large- or small-scale projects and in various stages of completion. Through an application process adjudicated by the VPArts Commission, the selected artists will be awarded the opportunity to collaborate and present work in the university’s state-of-the-art Visual and Performing Arts Center free of charge. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 1, and finalists will be notified by Thursday, Feb 15. There is an application fee of $30.
Jan 22, 2018 - 6:42:53 AM

Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents Eiko Otake and William Johnston: “A Body in Fukushima—Recent Work”
Eiko Otake and William Johnston’s latest exhibition "A Body in Fukushima: Recent Work" will be on view in the South Gallery at Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, located at 283 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, Connecticut, from Thursday, January 25 through Thursday, February 15, 2018. New extended gallery hours are Tuesday from Noon to 7pm, and Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jan 22, 2018 - 6:39:01 AM

Volunteers from APTMetrics Create 600 Hygiene Kits for Pacific House Shelter Clients
Employees from APTMetrics kicked off their annual nationwide meeting at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien yesterday with a volunteer effort to support Pacific House emergency shelter. Employees from across the country gathered together and assembled hygiene kits filled with essential toiletries for the shelter’s clients.
Jan 22, 2018 - 6:32:44 AM

Top-notch goaltending and terrific defense was on display Sunday night as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (20-15-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, defeated the first-place Toronto Marlies (30-11-0-1) with a 1-0 shootout victory at Webster Bank Arena.
Jan 21, 2018 - 8:51:15 PM

State Senate Democrats Slam Trump Administration’s Decision to Limit Access to Women’s Health Care Providers
Members of the Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus blasted Friday’s Trump administration directive allowing states to block women’s health care providers from receiving Medicaid funding.
Jan 21, 2018 - 6:37:47 AM

Esty to Refuse Salary for Duration of Government Shutdown
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) announced she will donate her federal pay to local Connecticut charities for the duration of the government shutdown.
Jan 21, 2018 - 6:29:16 AM

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (19-15-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, received goals from Casey Bailey, Josh Ho-Sang and Kyle Schempp on Saturday and held on to a narrow lead down the stretch, earning a 3-2 win against the Providence Bruins (23-13-3-1) at Webster Bank Arena.
Jan 21, 2018 - 6:27:10 AM

Norwalk Land Trust starts drive to preserve the historic White Barn property
The Norwalk Land Trust (NLT) has launched a campaign to raise $4 million to purchase the White Barn Property and preserve the 15.4-acres as woodlands, wetlands and meadows with the eye-catching Stony Brook running through it. The historic property is located on the Norwalk/Westport border and plays an important role protecting both the quality and quantity of drinking water for the local watershed.
Jan 18, 2018 - 2:18:51 AM

Red Cross Announces 2018 Community Impact Award Recipient
The American Red Cross will honor the brave, selfless and strong humanitarians who supported the Red Cross during the 2017 hurricanes with the 2018 Community Impact Award. These hurricane heroes will be honored at the Red Cross Heroes Ball on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Jan 17, 2018 - 1:39:44 AM

Murphy Announces Winners of 2nd Annual ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge’
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were selected as winners of his second annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ Approximately 700 students submitted essays to Murphy’s office reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. Murphy invited the winners to attend a pancake breakfast celebration. The winning essays will be displayed in Murphy’s office. All students who submitted essays by the January 10, 2018, deadline will receive a Congressional gold seal note from Murphy’s office thanking them for their participation.
Jan 16, 2018 - 1:35:45 AM

Springfield Thunderbirds 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
A three-goal second period propelled the Springfield Thunderbirds to a 5-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Monday at the MassMutual Center, in a Martin Luther King Day holiday matinee.
Jan 16, 2018 - 1:34:42 AM

PPSNE recognizes cervical health awareness month in January
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is urging people in Connecticut and Rhode Island to start the New Year off right by taking charge of their health by scheduling important preventive screenings, such as a Pap test, which can detect irregularities that lead to cervical cancer.
Jan 13, 2018 - 12:23:36 AM

Valentines For Veterans Card Making Day at Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Join the Norwalk Historical Society at the Museum on Sunday, January 28, 2018 for a fun afternoon making Valentines for Veterans! Drop in any time between 1:00pm – 4:00pm to make cards for the brave men and women who fought to keep our country safe. The event is free and supplies as well as light snacks will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cards made at the event will be sent to Congressman Jim Himes’ office and then distributed to various Veterans organizations and hospitals in Connecticut. Register at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.
Jan 13, 2018 - 12:15:38 AM

Legislators Call on State Department of Education to Implement Cost-Saving Measures
State Reps. Michelle Cook (D-Torrington), Linda Gentile (D-Derby/Ansonia), and Michael D’Agostino (D-Hamden) sent a letter to the State Department of Education recently requesting a progress report on the implementation of cost-saving measures related to special education.
Jan 12, 2018 - 6:46:54 PM

Colliers CT: Healthy Leasing Activity in Fairfield; Early Momentum Slows in Westchester Firm Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 Regional Office Market Snapshots
Annual office leasing activity in Fairfield County reached the second highest total on record, while early momentum in Westchester County slowed by year’s end, according to Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG). The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team today released its fourth quarter 2017 Office Market Snapshots for the two regions.
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:22:16 AM

DPH:  Food Stores and Pharmacies May Apply to Become Authorized WIC Vendors
The Department of Public Health (DPH) on Wednesday announced that grocery stores and pharmacies can apply through the month of January to participate in the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). More
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:19:46 AM

Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society bring innovations to Scholarly Series beginning January 28
Yankee ingenuity is an expression that’s been around since the Industrial Revolution, so it’s fitting that the eleventh collaboration of Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society’s Scholarly Series takes on “Yankee Innovators – Steamships to Silicon Chips.” The four-part series will explore the insights, innovations, ingenuity and inventiveness of forward-thinking people, organizations and projects in America’s and Connecticut’s history. The first lecture is on Sunday, January 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the library entitled “Building the First Steamship in History” with speaker John Laurence Busch. The series is made possible by The Wilton League of Women Voters and Friends of Louise Herot.
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:14:18 AM

Bridgeport records 47 shots and extends unbeaten in regulation streak at home to five games
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (16-13-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, fired 47 shots at Marek Mazanec and the Hartford Wolf Pack (15-17-3-3) on Wednesday, but suffered a 2-1 shootout loss at Webster Bank Arena.
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:33:42 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 (SO)
Marek Mazanec made a team season-high 46 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena, in a 2-1 shootout win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:32:13 PM

Connecticut Food Bank Receives Morgan Stanley Award to Expand Program Providing Weekend Meals for Children
The Connecticut Food Bank on Monday announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its Kids’ BackPack Program, which helps to ensure students who are at risk of hunger continue to receive nutritious food on weekends, when they do not have access to school meal programs.
Jan 10, 2018 - 5:35:26 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
First County Bank Foundation announces the availability of its 2018 grant application for nonprofit organizations in lower Fairfield County. New for 2018, the First County Bank Foundation will only accept applications submitted online. The deadline for submitting standard grant applications is March 31, 2018.
Jan 9, 2018 - 5:38:34 AM

Avison Young Fairfield/Westchester Office Arranges New Lease at Commerce Plaza in Stamford, CT for Connecticut Counseling Centers
Sean Cahill, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Fairfield/Westchester office, announced the closing of a new 6,700 square-foot lease for Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. consisting of the entire ground floor of Commerce Plaza at 15 Commerce Road in Stamford, CT
Jan 9, 2018 - 5:33:44 AM

CT Veterans Invited to Free Monthly Coffee House Gathering
Military veterans of all ages will receive a warm welcome at the monthly Veteran’s Coffee House hosted by Assisted Living Services at the Wallingford Senior Center on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00am. Speaker Ken Duncan from Wallingford will share his experience as a Merchant Marine Officer and U.S. Navy Officer during World War II. A member of American Legion Post 187 in Wallingford, 95-year-old Duncan and fellow WWII Veteran Oyarma Tate will be the Grand Marshals of the Wallingford Memorial Day Parade 2018.
Jan 9, 2018 - 5:30:24 AM

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City to Hold Free Flu Vaccination Clinic Saturday
First County Bank Announces Expansion Into the Town of Fairfield
WCSU hosts competition for artists to perform, exhibit on campus
Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents Eiko Otake and William Johnston: “A Body in Fukushima—Recent Work”
Volunteers from APTMetrics Create 600 Hygiene Kits for Pacific House Shelter Clients
Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents Eiko Otake and William Johnston: “A Body in Fukushima—Recent Work”
Hear your favorite ABBA songs when ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 2nd
Westport Country Playhouse Presents Under-the-Sea Musical “Nugget and Fang” as Part of Its Family Festivities Series
Mark Twain farce to play in Stamford
Ana Márquez-Greene remembered at her father’s ‘Love Wins’ scholarship concert at WCSU

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