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New Special Collections Exhibition "Egyptomania" the Western Fascination with Egypt" Opens at Pequot Library
Egyptomania: The Western Fascination with Egypt exhibition opens with a reception on November 1, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The exhibition is on view November 1, 2018-January 27, 2019 during regular library hours. Enjoy an opening reception with a gallery tour by archeologist Megan Paqua at 7:00 p.m. Discover how Egypt has captivated the Western imagination from the 19th century until today. From Napoleon’s conquest of Africa to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the 1920s, Egyptomania swept America and Europe and came to symbolize the exotic, romantic, and mysterious. Featuring materials from Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives, including late-19th-century photographs of Egypt and archeological surveys, this exhibition explores the far-reaching influence of Egypt on Western culture. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served at the reception, which is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
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Oct 16, 2018 - 5:46:49 PM

Tracee Ellis Ross Announced as Keynote Speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 4, 2019
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Straight from center stage as the host of the recent American Music Awards to the cover of November’s In Style magazine and the season premiere of ABC’s `black•ish, it was announced today that Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress, producer and activist will be featured as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon. This highly anticipated event will be held on April 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. The 2018 event, featuring Billie Jean King and attended by more than 800 supporters, raised over $700,000.
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Oct 16, 2018 - 7:42:55 AM

31st Americares Airlift Benefit Raises Over $3 Million
The Americares Airlift Benefit on Oct. 13, 2018, raised over $3 million for the health-focused relief and development organization’s programs worldwide. Award-winning journalist and Co-Anchor of NBC 4 New York’s Today in New York, Darlene Rodriguez, served as Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Francisco Murphy, a family physician in Puerto Rico who helped direct Americares emergency medical teams in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, was the featured speaker.
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Oct 16, 2018 - 7:37:06 AM

UConn Stamford Art Gallery presents The Connecticut Pastel Society’s 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, “Renaissance in Pastel”
The Connecticut Pastel Society is celebrating a quarter of a century of glorious pastel exhibitions. The opening reception will begin with a gallery tour from 1:00pm - 2:00pm by award winning artist Karen Israel. Following the gallery tour will be the artists reception from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, with the awards presentation at 3:00pm. The reception and gallery tour are free, and all are welcome!
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Oct 15, 2018 - 4:10:47 PM

AMERKS 3, SOUND TIGERS 2 (OT)
Sislo and St. Denis each score as Bridgeport collects one point on Sunday

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-2-1-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, let a late advantage slip away for the second straight game on Sunday, but collected one point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rochester Americans (3-2-0-0) at Webster Bank Arena.
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Oct 14, 2018 - 7:56:28 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack built a 4-0 lead Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, and then hung on for a 4-3 win over the Providence Bruins, in the second half of a home-and-home set between the two teams.
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Oct 14, 2018 - 12:53:13 AM

Sound Tigers suffer setback to Rochester, 4-3 in home opener on Saturday
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-2-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, received goals from three different scorers in Saturday’s home opener, but ultimately fell to the Rochester Americans (2-2-0-0) in a 4-3 setback at Webster Bank Arena.
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Oct 14, 2018 - 12:51:29 AM

Immigrant Rights Panel highlights ways to provide community support for immigrants
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Building One Community – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity hosted a panel discussion on immigrant rights on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Stamford Yacht Club. 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.
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Oct 12, 2018 - 10:09:33 PM

Wilton Heart Disease Survivor Finishes Chicago Marathon
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Wilton resident, Selina Santos, 42, completed the Chicago Marathon Saturday, her heart beating strong with every stride in the 26.2-mile race. Finishing a marathon is no small feat for any runner, but for Santos, a heart disease survivor, crossing that finish line meant so much more.
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Oct 12, 2018 - 5:21:04 AM

Eversource: Connecticut Achieves Top-Tier Energy Efficiency Ranking
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced last week that Connecticut ranked fifth in its 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, moving up one spot from last year. The annual scorecard benchmarks state progress on efficiency policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting growth.
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Oct 11, 2018 - 5:50:29 AM

Binghamton Devils 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their first loss of the new season, in their first road game of the year, falling 5-3 to the Binghamton Devils Wednesday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
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Oct 10, 2018 - 11:40:27 PM

Laurie Berkner's Festive Holiday Show for Families comes to New London
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Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner loves the holidays so much she's planned a festive solo holiday concert for Connecticut families this year! Laurie invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with her on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT.
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Oct 10, 2018 - 5:45:30 AM

Tunesmith Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on October 19
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Tunesmith, Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on Friday, October 19th at 8pm. The Virginia native is definitely no stranger to a good time, and he makes sure with every performance that his fans feel exactly the same way. Songs like “Carlene,” “Just Another Day In Paradise,” “American Child,” “Last Day of My Life,” “Six Pack Summer,” and “That’s When I Love You” have kept Vassar at the top of the Billboard Country Charts and in the hearts of millions of fans for close to twenty years. This performance is part of the Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass Series and Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer-Songwriter Series and is sponsored by Ridgefield Capital Asset Management, L.P. Opening Act is Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oates. Visit the Ancient Mariner (451 Main Street ~ Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket! Media partner for this show is Kicks 105.5, Today’s Best Country.
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Oct 9, 2018 - 7:43:30 AM

Friendsgiving ensures play is for everyone at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
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At the heart of Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an unwavering commitment to inclusion. That commitment is embodied by the award-winning children’s museum’s Open Arms Accessibility Initiative, which provides thousands of children, caregivers and teachers each year the opportunity to enjoy the museum regardless of financial, language, cultural or special needs barriers. On Thursday, November 8, Stepping Stones will be hosting is 3rd annual FriendsGiving fundraiser at its iconic facility in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park. Proceeds from the event will support Open Arms initiative.
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Oct 9, 2018 - 5:46:53 AM

KeyBank Sponsors Annual Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Academy
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KeyBank on Monday announced its sponsorship of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Academy for fall 2018. Starting October 2 and running through November 13, the free sessions will take place every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.
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Oct 8, 2018 - 9:52:41 PM

Fairfield County Bank Donates Furniture to Norwalk Public Library
In a true example of a public/private partnership for the good of the neighborhood, Fairfield County Bank has generously donated furniture to the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library.
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Oct 8, 2018 - 5:41:06 AM

WCSU Theatre Arts Department to present ‘Uncle Vanya’ in October
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Anton Chekhov’s classic 1898 play, “Uncle Vanya” will come to the stage at Western Connecticut State University this month. Presented by the university’s Department of Theatre Arts, performances will be at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21. It will take place in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. General admission is $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/uncle-vanya-tickets-45385142182?aff=es2 or call (203) 837-8732.
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Oct 8, 2018 - 5:08:27 AM

City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department Receives National Award for Excellent Financial Reports
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded the City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting presented to Kenneth Flatto, the Director of Finance, for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017 completed in January 2018.
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Oct 8, 2018 - 5:07:00 AM

Stamford Honored with Sustainable CT Certification
Stamford is one of the first Connecticut municipalities to achieve certification as a Sustainable CT community. The town met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious Silver certification.
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Oct 7, 2018 - 7:53:33 AM

CT DCP: Medical marijuana brand database available to public
On Thursday, the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced that a medical marijuana brand database is now available to the public through Connecticut Open Data. The database will include medical marijuana brands registered with DCP complete with name, manufacturer, image of the label, image of the medication, dosage type, and strengths.
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Oct 7, 2018 - 7:48:26 AM

Malloy announces partnership to protect CT students with lifesaving violence protection programs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday announced that the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to help train students, educators, and school administrators how to identify, assess, intervene, and get help for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors through its Start With Hello, Say Something, and SOS Signs of Suicide programs. Through the federal STOP School Violence Act, Connecticut is receiving $500,000 to operate the programs, which will allow SHP and DEMHS to train over 116,000 students across the state.
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Oct 7, 2018 - 7:42:00 AM

PHANTOMS 6, SOUND TIGERS 3
Bellows scores first pro goal in his debut Saturday night

Kieffer Bellows scored a goal in his professional debut and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (0-1-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, went 2-for-5 on the power play, but suffered a 6-3 loss in their season opener to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1-0-0-0) at PPL Center on Saturday.
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Oct 7, 2018 - 5:34:45 AM

Secretary Merrill Warns of Possible Fake Voter Registration Phone Calls
After national reports of suspicious phone calls, purportedly to register voters over the phone and to arrange for an absentee ballot, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is warning voters to be alert for these calls. The calls claim to be from a reputable voter registration organization, TurboVote, but the organization has confirmed that the calls are not from their organization.
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Oct 6, 2018 - 5:04:35 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead over the Providence Bruins, and then held on for a 4-2 win Friday night at the XL Center, in the AHL regular-season opener for both teams.
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Oct 6, 2018 - 12:01:28 AM

St. Vincent’s Mobile Mammography Coach Will be in Westport on Sunday, October 14
The St. Vincent's Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its luxurious mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older on:
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Oct 5, 2018 - 3:22:36 PM

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New Special Collections Exhibition "Egyptomania" the Western Fascination with Egypt" Opens at Pequot Library
Tracee Ellis Ross Announced as Keynote Speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon on April 4, 2019
31st Americares Airlift Benefit Raises Over $3 Million
UConn Stamford Art Gallery presents The Connecticut Pastel Society’s 25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, “Renaissance in Pastel”
AMERKS 3, SOUND TIGERS 2 (OT)
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Laurie Berkner's Festive Holiday Show for Families comes to New London
Tunesmith Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on October 19
WCSU Theatre Arts Department to present ‘Uncle Vanya’ in October
Stamford Symphony Brings Classical Music and Beer to Millennials in a Special Event at Half Full Brewery, Stamford
Stepping Stones Hosts Wickedly Fun Halloween Week October 23-31st


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