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Three SPS Students Earn Recognition in the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the Connecticut Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) recently selected Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) Senior Julia Kempton as a Connecticut Affiliate Winner of the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. AITE Teacher Sean Peterson nominated Kempton, who plans to study economics and computer science in college, currently works in the Computer Science department at UCONN Stamford and is a member of AITE’s multi-year, world-qualifying Odyssey of the Mind team.
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Feb 20, 2019 - 5:25:40 AM

WCSU to offer community interpreting classes this summer
The Western Connecticut State University Department of World Languages and Literature (WLL) will present the summer 2019 class, “Community Interpreting.” The 40-hour program will be offered during Summer Session II twice a week, on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:45 p.m., each with a 15-minute recess, from July 2 to August 3.
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Feb 20, 2019 - 5:13:42 AM

Tickets Announced for Spring for Abilis Gala
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Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by ETA Music. Funds raised at the Spring for Abilis Gala will help Abilis provide essential services and support for more than 700 individuals of all ages with special needs and their families. The tax deductible tickets start at $350 and can be reserved online at 501auctions.com/spring4abilis.
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Feb 19, 2019 - 5:11:02 AM

The New Blue - Yale's oldest female a cappella group to perform at the Pequot Library
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Mark your calendars to enjoy a dynamic repertoire and wide variety of musical styles performed by The New Blue at Pequot Library on February 28, 2019, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hear the fresh and innovative sounds of Yale’s oldest female a cappella group. From contemporary pop and rock arrangements to jazz and swing standards, New Blue’s range has something for everyone! Registration suggested at pequotlibrary.org. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/students.
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Feb 19, 2019 - 5:03:46 AM

Blumenthal leads letter urging HHS to curb youth e-cig epidamic
On Friday U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar pressing the department to immediately work to curb the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. The letter urges HHS to further educate the public on the dangers of youth tobacco use, research treatments for youth already addicted to these pernicious products, and remove flavored e-cigarette products that attract kids from the market.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:23:44 PM

CT AG Tong, 15 other states file lawsuit challenging President Trump's national emergency declaration
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress. In the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the coalition alleges that the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration and diversion of funds is unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful. The states seek to block the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration, the unauthorized construction of the border wall, and any illegal diversion of Congressionally-appropriated funds.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:21:21 PM

Blumenthal, Toomey reintroduce bipartisan bill to prevent animal crushing
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reintroduced the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act to outlaw a heinous form of animal abuse known as “crushing,” where deranged individuals maim and torture animals.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 5:43:34 PM

New Trustee Joins the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Board of Trustees. Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “We are thrilled that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Dujardin’s knowledge of the arts, design expertise and community outreach will be of great service to the Mansion and the Board as we continue to build support for this National Historic Landmark.” Ms. Dujardin is a longtime member of the Mansion and was previously on the Board of Trustees. “She will be an asset to the institution,” said Ms. Brescia, “as we continue to restore this landmark to its original glory.”
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Feb 18, 2019 - 3:29:30 PM

TFI Envision works with Building One Community on Immigrant Rights Informational Materials
In October 2018, Building One Community™ – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity hosted a panel discussion on immigrant rights. The discussion was led by Glenn Formica, experienced trial lawyer and immigration practitioner, and Kica Matos, the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change. The panelists explained community support and effective community activism, highlighting cases in which the team support model implemented by Building One Community™ was effective. More
Feb 18, 2019 - 3:27:51 PM

Housatonic Community College Foundation Participates in Fairfield County Giving Day
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With a goal of helping low-income students to open doors through education, the Housatonic Community College Foundation will participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on February 28th. As a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement, Housatonic Community College is assisted by the Foundation, which provides student scholarships, student emergency assistance, child care assistance for parents enrolled at Housatonic, program enhancements and support of the Housatonic Museum of Art.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 11:20:44 AM

GasBuddy: CT gas prices fall 1.8 cents over last week
Gasoline prices in Connecticut have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 stations in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.31/g, according to GasBuddy.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:07:13 AM

Cirque Dream Journey coming to Warner Theatre
The Warner Theatre will welcome CIRQUE DREAM JOURNEY to the Main Stage on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8 pm.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:01:23 AM

Volunteers sought to help with ongoing frog census
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 5:57:02 AM

GasBuddy: Gasoline is More Important Than Healthcare for Americans, Choose Free Gas Over Free Cash, New Study Finds
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Americans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day. GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting drivers with the Perfect Pit Stop, today issued the 2019 Consumer Sentiment on Gasoline Study that finds that the necessity, perception, and price of gasoline adversely impacts Americans across all age groups and income brackets, with a staggering 86 percent of Americans depending on gasoline for their everyday lives.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 5:28:05 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 4 (OT)
The Hartford Wolf Pack stormed back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Sunday at the XL Center, but the Penguins recovered to win 5-4 in overtime.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 9:30:30 PM

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors in Stamford
United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes seniors attending any Stamford high school (public or private) who have volunteered extensively in the Stamford community over the course of their high school careers.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 5:40:54 PM

106 Area Nonprofits Receive Over $1.3 Million in Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced the details for its current grantmaking cycle. Competitive grants totaling $1,330,037 were awarded to 106 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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Feb 17, 2019 - 5:06:35 PM

Norwalk Symphony Young Artists Festival
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winner of its 7th Annual Young Artists Concert Competition! Twelve-year-old pianist Hudson Ragins won the event with his expressive performance of the third movement of Beethoven’s Concerto in C Major, No. 1 for piano. Hudson began piano study at age seven and has studied with Wilton teacher Yoshie Akimoto, Steinway Artist, since he was 9. He is home schooled.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 11:43:30 AM

Applications Open for Students to Apply for the Abilis 32nd Annual Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award Award Honors Middle and High School Students for their Leadership for People with Disabilities
Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, has opened its application process for the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award for graduating middle and high school students. The award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an outstanding level of sensitivity toward people with disabilities through leadership, involvement and participation in activities that benefit citizens with disabilities. Nominations are due to Abilis by March 4, 2019, and winners will be announced at the Abilis Annual Meeting on April 3, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. The application is available at www.abilis.us. Applications must be mailed or delivered by March 4, 2019, to Lisa Bria, Abilis, 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich CT 06831. Questions on the Abilis Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award may be directed to Lisa Bria at Abilis at 203-531-1880 ext. 162.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 10:53:57 AM

Relief for Extremely Dry Skin During the Winter
In the climes of Africa, the elephant’s dry, cracked skin is a boon, warding off heat and pests. But for humans, especially those subject to cold winters, dry skin can be a serious problem. “Once our skin gets really dry,” explains Rebecca Sklar, a certified registered physician’s assistant specializing in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “we’re faced not only with discomfort, but also with the possibility that serious conditions and infections may develop.”
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Feb 17, 2019 - 9:25:11 AM

“Weird Connecticut” Lecture Presented by Connecticut Historical Society at Rowayton Community Center
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The Rowayton Historical Society and the Norwalk Historical Society welcomes Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society for an unusual lecture that explores some of the oddest items in the Connecticut Historical Society's Archives. “That’s Weird” will be presented on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Rowayton Community Center at 33 Highland Avenue in Rowayton, CT. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and free for all RHS and NHS members. Please RSVP at: info@rowaytonhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-831-0136. Light refreshments included. In the event of inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 2.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 5:50:31 AM

Sound Tigers win over Wolf Pack in OT
Otto Koivula scored for the fourth straight game and posted the overtime winner with less than seven seconds remaining on Saturday, giving the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (29-18-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, a 4-3 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack (21-25-4-3) in their final meeting of the season at Webster Bank Arena.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 1:20:27 AM

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3 (OT)
Otto Koivula’s goal with 6.9 seconds left in overtime gave the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 4-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena, in the last of ten meetings on the year between the two Connecticut rivals.
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Feb 17, 2019 - 1:19:03 AM

Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Now Accepting Applications
The Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship provides funding to arts administrators to pursue professional development activities that will advance their careers in arts administration. Arts administration is the field that concerns the business operations of an arts organization, including but not limited to staff management, public relations/marketing, budget management, fund-raising, program development and evaluation and board relations.
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Feb 16, 2019 - 8:46:06 PM

The Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus of The United States Army Field Band to come to Warner THeatre
The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Warner Theatre on Thursday, March 21. The concert, originally scheduled for 8 pm, has been rescheduled for 7:30 pm. The Army Field Bands’ concert is sponsored by Torrington Savings Bank.
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Feb 16, 2019 - 7:50:04 PM

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