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Local theater celebrates 25th anniversary season
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How do you celebrate a Silver Anniversary? That depends. When you’re a nonprofit theatre company, the best way to celebrate is to continue doing what has kept you going and growing for a quarter of a century! And so, Curtain Call, Stamford’s longest-running and only year-round producing theatre company, is kicking off its 25th anniversary season with a musical that the entire community can enjoy: Disney’s Mary Poppins!
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Aug 28, 2015 - 2:07:51 AM

Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season Announced
Lineup includes six productions in five slots: a pair of plays in repertory, two recent Off-Broadway works, a Joe Orton comedy, and a reimagined Lerner and Loewe musical

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Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony Award-winning plays in repertory, an Off-Broadway hit, a new thriller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a witty comedy by Joe Orton, and a reimagined musical by Lerner and Loewe. The works will be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2016 will mark the Connecticut professional theater’s 86th season. 2016 season subscriptions are now on sale.
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Aug 28, 2015 - 1:46:07 AM

Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss ‘Sowing the Seeds of Hope’ at WCSU in September
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As mainstream and social media have been inundated lately with images of African wildlife taken down by trophy hunters, an outspoken voice for the protection of animals has chimed in on the subject. “I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion,” said renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in a statement released on July 29. “… to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with a crossbow ...? I have no words to express my repugnance.”
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Aug 28, 2015 - 1:21:30 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Presents Fall Farm to Table Supper with Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events
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The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will be hosting its Fall Farm to Table Supper on Saturday, September 26 at 6 pm and will feature Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events. This exceptional dining experience, sponsored by First County Bank, will take place in the intimate setting of the Bendel Mansion. The evening will begin with artisanal hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to be enjoyed during an exclusive gallery tour with artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd in her new exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd.
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Aug 27, 2015 - 1:17:12 AM

SHU announces second annual film festival
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In only its second year, the film & television master’s program (FTMA) at Sacred Heart University is attracting some notable recognition. “I've been to a lot of film festivals, big and small, and I have to say I am really impressed by the lineup of honorees who will be attending,” says Justin Liberman, executive director of the festival and co-director of the University’s FTMA program.
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Aug 27, 2015 - 1:01:51 AM

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Former Estate of the Highland Scottish Games in Stamford
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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a restored stone Colonial residence with a rich historic past. Formerly known as Davenport Farm, and later the 68-acre grand Calhoun Estate where the famous Scottish Games were locally held, this property has drawn in a wide audience with its charming appeal through the generations. The home, which is located in North Stamford, Conn., is represented by Stamford agents June Rosenthal and Linda Sentementes, and offered at $2,495,000.
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Aug 26, 2015 - 2:59:16 PM

Wilton Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Presents 50 Trauma Dolls to the Pediatric Department at Norwalk Hospital
Michelle Garvey of Wilton (pictured center) shares the results of her service project to earn a Girl Scout’s Gold Award with staff at Norwalk Hospital.  From left are: Maureen Vita, Carol Bauer, Kathleen Tighe,
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Michelle Garvey, Jill Immermann, and Madeline Eicas.  Michelle graduated last spring from Wilton High School.  The project that she selected to positively impact the community was to make trauma dolls for the Pediatric Department at the hospital.  With the help of Christie's Quilting Boutique and the New Canaan Sewing Group and members of the community, she recently presented 50 dolls to the hospital.  The dolls will be used by staff as education tools and can also be given for recreation purposes to pediatric patients who can draw faces on them with special markers, also provided as part of this project.
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Aug 26, 2015 - 1:00:10 AM

Local Scout Completes Project at AuerFarm to Earn Eagle Badge
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The 120-acres of the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield includes numerous hiking trails. After Boy Scout Samuel Alan Bitzer of Simsbury led a group of 10 Scouts on a hike up the Cider Hill Road Trail on the farm, he gained inspiration for his Eagle Scout community service project.
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Aug 25, 2015 - 1:57:26 AM

CPR Volunteers Visit Capitol for CPR in Schools Bill Signing
American Heart Association volunteers recently attended the ceremonial signing for SB 962, which requires local and regional Boards of Education to provide CPR training to all students before they graduate as part of the health and safety curriculum.
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Aug 25, 2015 - 1:46:13 AM

Wolf Pack announce 2015-16 preseason schedule
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the Wolf Pack’s 2015-16 preseason schedule.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 4:14:40 PM

Sound Tigers announce 2015-16 preseason schedule
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers today announced their 2015-2016 preseason schedule.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 4:12:45 PM

Stamford's Ferguson Library to add hours at Harry Bennett Branch
Thanks to a generous donation, the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library will add Thursday hours beginning September 3, restoring service to the branch five days a week. The donation was a gift from a library user who wishes to remain anonymous.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 10:56:28 AM

State Mosquito Program Reports Increase in Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus
Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

The State Mosquito Management Program announced Friday that an increasing number of mosquitoes trapped and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Residents are cautioned that August and September are generally the months when people are at the highest risk of acquiring WNV infections in Connecticut.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 10:50:25 AM

The Power of a Pumpkin Can Save a Life Sept 26-27
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For six generations, the Brown family has been farming in Windsor, employing countless local young people who have become part of their family. So when lifelong patron of the farm Joe Ferolano received a life-saving kidney transplant 2 years ago, Brown’s Harvest added LifeChoice Donor Services to the numerous charities they support. To encourage Connecticut residents to become organ, eye and tissue donors, Brown’s Harvest is hosting “The Power of a Pumpkin to Save a Life” on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday September 27th from 10 am – 6 pm.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 1:47:37 AM

Auditions set for Curtain Call's production of Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde is a new musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. It will be directed by George S. Croom with music direction by Eric K. Johnston. Auditions will take place at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT, Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 1:46:24 AM

Local Author Nan Rossiter to Speak at New Milford Hospital on September 9th
Community residents are invited to attend the next Community Speakers Series program at New Milford Hospital on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Robison Conference Rooms. The program is free and takes place in conjunction with the Hospital’s Plow-to-Plate® Senior Suppers.
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Aug 23, 2015 - 11:49:55 AM

Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Be Inspired at the Only National Park Dedicated to American Painting

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The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25, 2015 and Weir Farm National Historic Site wants you to join the party by coming to your local national park anytime this month.
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Aug 23, 2015 - 11:37:44 AM

Bluefish Return Home August 24
The Bridgeport Bluefish return to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard to open up a seven-game homestand against the Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers. Tickets for all games are available by visiting the Harbor Yard box office, calling (203) 210-BLUE, or by visiting www.bridgeportbluefish.com. Here is the fun and excitement the Bluefish have in store:
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Aug 23, 2015 - 11:13:40 AM

OPINION: Is America Headed For Nothing At All?
Our congress should immediately put on hold any H-2A agricultural visas and H-2B non-agricultural visas. People are brought in from other countries on these visas to work for as much as 20 - 45% cheaper labor than our own American people. Business owners need to invest in America. They need to hire the American people.
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Aug 23, 2015 - 11:03:37 AM

From Late Night TV to The Ridgefield Playhouse – Craig Ferguson returns with his ‘New Deal Tour’ on Wednesday, September 23
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Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. When he took over the helm of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2005, the show set all-time viewer records in the nine years that it had been on the air. Ferguson stepped down as host of “The Late Late Show” in December 2014.
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Aug 21, 2015 - 5:26:36 AM

SilverSource Autumn Breakfast--A Bittersweet Season: Conversation with Jane Gross Including Elizabeth “Betsy” Ritter, CT Commissioner on Aging
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Jane Gross, expert on the subject of elder care, and founder of “The New Old Age” blog at the New York Times will be the featured speaker at the SilverSource Autumn Breakfast. Gross, with a 30-year career at the Times, is the author of “A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents – and Ourselves.” At the event, Gross will share her findings through years of writing on aging, as well as lessons she learned through her own personal experience as the sudden caretaker for her eighty-five year-old mother. Jane will share her frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately redemptive journey, providing valuable information she says she wishes she had known sooner. Event attendees will learn valuable lessons for managing the emotional toll and demands on time that are part of the caretaking role.
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Aug 20, 2015 - 1:35:58 AM

Hope After Loss hosts walk to remember babies October 11
Hope After Loss, a non-­profit provider of support services to women and men who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or infant, will hold its fifth annual Footprints on Our Hearts Walk at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at East Shore Park in New Haven, Conn.
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Aug 19, 2015 - 12:26:00 AM

Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in May 2015
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Cash sales made up 31.9 percent of total home sales in May 2015, down from 35.1 percent in May 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making May 2015 the 29th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 1.7 percentage points in May 2015 compared with April 2015. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year basis.
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Aug 18, 2015 - 2:32:49 PM

Achieve Hartford! Receives Grant from the Travelers Foundation for Accountability, Community Engagement, and Research Programming
Achieve Hartford! announced Friday that the Travelers Foundation has awarded the organization $150,000 for its strategy: Accountability, Community Engagement, and Research.
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Aug 18, 2015 - 1:19:19 AM

Meet rising country star Jamie Lynn Spears at The Ridgefield Playhouse on August 23
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Jamie Lynn Spears may be an emerging artist in the music world, but she is already a seasoned showbiz veteran in many ways. In addition to being Britney Spears little sister, fans remember her for her first starring role in Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated Zoey 101 for which she also co-wrote and sang the show's theme song. Now is your chance to meet this rising country star!
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Aug 17, 2015 - 5:28:38 AM

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