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Stamford’s Americares Marks One Year of COVID-19 Response

Stamford, CT – As COVID-19 infected millions around the world and forced families into isolation, Americares launched into action, responding in more than 30 countries with critically needed protective gear and training for frontline health workers. Since launching its response last February, the health-focused relief and development organization has dedicated every resource to ensure health workers stay…

Actor Christopher Atkins celebrates 60 at Wake-Cup-Coffee in Fairfield

Actor Christopher Atkins celebrated his 60th birthday this past Sunday with a special private event at Fairfield’s Wake-Cup-Coffee, located on the southbound side of the Fairfield Metro Train station. Close friends, family and honored guests attended the special occasion both in person and virtually. Among the attendees was Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang. Some of…

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 – he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to…

Sacred Heart University adds new master’s degree in Human Clinical Nutrition

FAIRFIELD, CT – Sacred Heart University will offer an online master of science degree in human clinical nutrition beginning this fall. Jobs related to nutrition are increasing because of an increased focus on disease prevention and integrative health care. With only about 30 online master’s degrees in clinical nutrition available nationwide, the new degree makes…

CT DPH: First case of “South African” variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Connecticut resident

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Lamont and state public health officials today announced that the B.1.351 variant of the COVID-19 virus, the so-called “South African” variant, has been detected in a Connecticut patient who is currently hospitalized out of state with the virus. The individual’s condition is improving. This is the first known case of the…

FCA Corporate Partnerships Help 300 Families

Each year, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) hosts holiday events for clients sponsored by generous corporations and donors in the community. From parties for children to a holiday bazaar where clients can “shop” for basic care needs at no cost, these events bring our community together and create special holiday memories. In 2020, due to…

Opinion: CARES act leaves out some community theaters, vital for our local economy

As currently written the latest round of federal stimulus through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, (SVOG), with its original and admirable goal of providing a lifeline to live music venues shuttered for many months by a deadly pandemic, excludes thousands of community theaters from accessing aid needed to keep afloat the cultural lifeblood of many…