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Dramatic comedy plays limited run at Curtain Call
A wonderful combination of laughter and heart, The Boys Next Door is about four intellectually disabled men living with their social worker in a group home. Curtain Call’s production will play for two weeks in The Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, February 22 through March 4.
Feb 19, 2018 - 5:49:43 AM

Multidisciplinary Care Team Expanding at Hospital for Special Care’s Autism Center
The Hospital for Special Care (HSC) has expanded the multidisciplinary care team at the Autism Center to respond to growing community need for services as the center marks five years of service to children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. “We are pleased to continue to develop our highly specialized, multidisciplinary team,” said Lynn Ricci, FACHE, president and CEO of HSC. “The need for these services continues to grow across Connecticut and our integrated team approach integrates a range of specialties to address the unique needs and strengths of each child and family.”
Feb 19, 2018 - 5:38:23 AM

Wolf Pack remain scoreless in loss against Sound Tigers
Christopher Gibson stopped 22 shots for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday, to shut out the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-0, at Webster Bank Arena, in the last of six straight road games for the Wolf Pack.
Feb 18, 2018 - 9:28:05 PM

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (24-20-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, snapped their five-game slide in a big way on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack (25-23-4-3) at Webster Bank Arena.
Feb 18, 2018 - 9:26:41 PM

For the second time in less than a month, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (23-20-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, found themselves in the midst of a double shutout after 65 minutes, but Friday’s contest ended in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Providence Bruins (29-16-3-2) at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Feb 17, 2018 - 1:05:59 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Romantic Comedy “Better Late” by Larry Gelbart, “M*A*S*H” Creator
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “Better Late,” a romantic comedy by Larry Gelbart, on Monday, February 26, at 7 p.m. Gelbart was a creator and producer of the television series “M*A*S*H,” and a co-writer of the film “Tootsie” and the Broadway musicals “City of Angels” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
Feb 16, 2018 - 2:47:38 AM

The Westport Farmers’ Market, Fleishers Craft Butchery, and Patagonia Provisions to Sponsor a Special Showing of the Sundance Film LOOK & SEE: A CINEMATIC PORTRAIT OF WRITER, FARMER, AND ACTIVIST WENDELL BERRY
The Westport Farmers’ Market, Fleishers Craft Butchery, and Patagonia Provisions will present a screening of the award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers. The film will be screened on March 5th at Fairfield Theater Company.
Feb 16, 2018 - 1:56:02 AM

Maritime Aquarium "Strive for the Gold Weekend" Feb. 17-19
Amid the world competition occurring in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there also are medals to be won Feb. 17-19 during “Strive for the Gold Weekend” at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Feb 15, 2018 - 2:25:00 AM

Norwalk Historical Society Celebrates Earth Day With Lecture on Connecticut Town Greens by Author Eric D. Lehman
Celebrate Connecticut’s first open green spaces! Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Earth Day Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at Mill Hill Historic Park for a look at the history of the town greens of Connecticut. Author Eric D. Lehman will lead a lively lecture: “Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens”. Town Greens are thought of as relics of another time, but as residents of Connecticut they are part of our lives. In fact, over 170 public spaces remain on which we can walk where our ancestors and predecessors walked. Author Eric D. Lehman will tell the remarkable story of these time machines that put us in touch with thousands of people over hundreds of years, from the past to the future. Mr. Lehman will also be selling and signing copies of his book, “Connecticut Town Greens”. If weather permits, a stroll to Norwalk’s Historic Green for refreshments will conclude the event. Tickets are $5.00 are can be purchased at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 203-846-0525. Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Limited parking on site. Additional parking follow signs to overflow parking across the street.
Feb 15, 2018 - 2:04:44 AM

State Program Pays CT Families to Care for Elderly Relatives from Puerto Rico
Carmen Minchoff is grateful that she can personally provide the care that her mother Maria Perez, age 90, needs. Carmen is actually paid to be a caregiver because her mother qualifies for the CT Adult Family Living / Foster Caregiver (AFL) program. Carmen received the required training through Assisted Living Services, Inc. in Meriden, a credentialed provider of the program. Carmen shared her appreciation in a note to Ron D’Aquila, RN, Co-Founder and Vice President of Assisted Living Services (ALS):
Feb 14, 2018 - 3:33:47 PM

CLASP Homes is feeling the love of Drew Friedman’s commitment to the arts
CLASP offers much enjoyed art classes to their Westport and Weston underserved clients thanks to the Drew Friedman Community Center, (DFCAC). With Nick Visconti, the chairman and Miggs Burroughs, a board member, both at the helm, the Foundation’s financial generosity has allowed CLASP to hire teachers and provide materials for this exciting creative endeavor.
Feb 14, 2018 - 6:55:06 AM

Grace Community Church Hosts Second Tim Tebow “Night to Shine”
The Tim Tebow Foundation once again selected Grace Community Church in New Canaan, collaborating with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, to be one of over 550 locations in sixteen countries to host simultaneously an unforgettable prom night for young adults with disabilities and their “buddy” peers. The event was Friday evening February 9 from 6-9 p.m.  Over 114 Guests were crowned as kings and queens, supported by 127 of their peers and over 250 event volunteers for assignments including red carpet greeting, crowning ceremony, decorations, food & beverages, paparazzi, photography, parking, safety and more. Over 200 parents observed with broad smiles and glistening eyes as their young adults danced their hearts out and lived their prom dreams.
Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30:33 AM

“The Emerging Goddess” Work by Christa Forrest - Solo Exhibition at Stamford Loft Artists Gallery
“The Emerging Goddess” will showcase the work of Stamford Artist, Christa Forrest in the Phillips Gallery at 575 Pacific Street from March 16 to April 22, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, March 23 from 6 to 9 PM.
Feb 14, 2018 - 1:15:52 AM

Norwalk Hospital Association Announces New Board Leadership
Mark Gudis of Westport announced as new chair; Amy Schafrann of Westport as vice chair; and the addition of Patricia S. Bam of Wilton as a new director

As the Norwalk Hospital Association (NHA) prepares to celebrate its 125th Anniversary, it is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Gudis of Westport as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Gudis succeeds Edward Mahony who completed his term as Chairman. The NHA also announced the appointment of Amy Schafrann of Westport as Vice Chair, and the addition of Patricia S. Bam of Wilton to the Board of Directors.
Feb 13, 2018 - 5:11:55 PM

Norwalk Health Department Offers Free STD Testing on Valentine's Day
In an effort to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Norwalk Health Department will offer free STD testing on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm. No appointment is necessary.
Feb 13, 2018 - 7:16:47 AM

Heart of Gold Scholarships Available for High School Seniors in Stamford
United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications from seniors attending a Stamford high school (public or private) for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to recognize students who have committed to volunteering in the Stamford community over the course of their high school career.
Feb 13, 2018 - 1:10:21 AM

AVANGRID Offers 2018-2019 Scholarships
AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy company, announced it will provide scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year for postgraduate studies at universities in the United States continuing the company’s commitment to financially support students who are pursuing studies in the fields which help to create an innovative and sustainable future for the sector.
Feb 12, 2018 - 12:50:02 AM

NRVT finishes latest Wilton Loop extension, heads south for next section
The Norwalk River Valley Trail’s trail builder, Timber & Stone, has completed the boardwalk crossing sensitive wetlands near Skunk Lane. With completion of this section, the Wilton Loop now runs 2.4 miles from the trail head at Rt. 7 and Wolfpit Road north to the boardwalk near Skunk Lane. More
Feb 12, 2018 - 12:45:14 AM

Global, government, and nonprofit leaders gather at the First Annual Regional Convening For Sustainable Development
Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut welcomed global, government, and nonprofit leaders to Grace Farms on February 7 to participate in a comprehensive regional convening on sustainable development. As snow fell around the glass walls of Grace Farms’ Sanctuary, speakers and panelists shared insights, projects, goals and new ideas, with an eye toward future progress through collaborations with one another. The day was organized in support of the global effort of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Feb 12, 2018 - 12:36:01 AM

10th Annual Pacific House Close To Home Dessert Tasting & Youth Concert Raises Funds For Homeless Young Adults; Javier Colon To Perform
The 10th Pacific House Close to Home Dessert Tasting and Youth Concert will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 7-10pm at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Tickets are now on sale for this spectacular community tradition that offers incredible desserts and live music while raising funds for homeless youth. Talented student musicians from area high schools will join together in a night of music to help their homeless peers.
Feb 11, 2018 - 1:57:53 PM

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (23-18-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 3-1 loss to the Providence Bruins (28-16-3-1) on "Pink in the Rink" Night at Webster Bank Arena Saturday.
Feb 10, 2018 - 11:17:58 PM

City of Bridgeport, City Council to Host Free Health Screenings to Raise Awareness for Heart Disease and Diabetes
The City of Bridgeport City Council members and The Greater Bridgeport Primary Care Action Group will host the fifth annual “Know Your Numbers” campaign with free health screenings today, February 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In an effort to raise awareness for heart disease and diabetes during American Heart Month, the Greater Bridgeport Primary Care Action Group, a regional collaborative that includes Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and other healthcare, government and social service agencies will provide free community health screenings in Bridgeport and throughout the region until February 28th.
Feb 10, 2018 - 10:03:52 PM

Malloy: Proposed budget protects CT residents from negative effects of Trump's tax law
Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s FY19 budget adjustment proposal contains two specific provisions to protect Connecticut residents and employers from the negative effects of the federal Republican tax law that was adopted by Congress late last year and signed by President Trump.
Feb 10, 2018 - 9:45:33 PM

Critically Acclaimed Calidore String Quartet To Perform at Westport Arts Center March 2
The Westport Arts Center is thrilled to present the Calidore String Quartet, one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets, on Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm at the Arts Center.
Feb 10, 2018 - 5:56:20 PM

Bearded villains raise over $10,000 for FOCUS Center for Autism
The second annual Pasta & Meatball Benefit Dinner for FOCUS Center for Autism was an outstanding success, surpassing last year’s fundraiser by thousands of dollars. Organized by Ric McAllister and the Bearded Villains of New England, the event took place on Sunday, January 28th at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington, CT.
Feb 10, 2018 - 4:16:07 PM

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Dramatic comedy plays limited run at Curtain Call
Multidisciplinary Care Team Expanding at Hospital for Special Care’s Autism Center
Wolf Pack remain scoreless in loss against Sound Tigers
Dramatic comedy plays limited run at Curtain Call
Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Romantic Comedy “Better Late” by Larry Gelbart, “M*A*S*H” Creator
Critically Acclaimed Calidore String Quartet To Perform at Westport Arts Center March 2
Brian Culbertson brings his new album, Colors of Love, to life at The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 3
First area theatre presentation of Newsies coming to Stamford

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