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Stamford Museum Holiday Exhibition, Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys Opens November 17
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The ingenious inventions of sculptor – and SM&NC favorite – Steve Gerberich will return to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for a totally re-imagined Winter Exhibition. Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys.”
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Oct 20, 2017 - 7:20:40 AM

CT Marathon Runners Get a Leg Up Using Natural Therapy
As Hartford Marathon runners rejoice in their accomplishment last weekend, many already have their eyes on the next long distance race. For a true competitive edge, Matt Maneggia, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Connecticut Family Acupuncture, says look no further than the tip of a needle.
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Oct 20, 2017 - 7:14:53 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $96,500 to Norwalk Nonprofits
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First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded 17 Norwalk-based nonprofit groups a total of $96,500 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.2 million since its inception in 2001.
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Oct 18, 2017 - 3:35:49 AM

First Norwalk Chick-fil-A opens Oct. 19
Franchise owner Archer Bullock will open Norwalk’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant on Oct. 19 with a community celebration that includes the chance for 100 adults to participate in a grand opening Chick-fil-A First 100 campout and a children’s book drive for the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford.
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Oct 17, 2017 - 5:58:11 AM

Pioneering Care Delivery Model Connects Patients to Latest Cancer Care Advances
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Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cancer program at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.
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Oct 16, 2017 - 9:08:44 AM

WWII Pilot Shares Stories from Front Lines at Veteran's Meeting
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94-year-old Walter Hushak of Southington has a story to tell. Hushak always had dreams of flying high so when duty called he was eager to enlist in the Air Force. He was just 19 years old when he entered the military and it was clear his destination would be across the ocean fighting in World War II.
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Oct 16, 2017 - 9:05:04 AM

Congressman Jim Himes to open UN Day Forum on North Korea in Norwalk
North Korea will be the focus of this year's United Nations Day program at Norwalk Community College (NCC) at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 19th. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut (UNASWCT) and the Norwalk Community College Model UN Club and Peace Club, the event will take place in the GenRe Forum on the East Campus, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
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Oct 16, 2017 - 9:03:36 AM

Rock Legend Mary Wilson performs a night of The Supremes hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 20
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It’s a night with Rock Royalty when Motown Legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 20 at 8pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the founding members and the only singer to stay in the group for its entire run! Motown’s prime girl group in the ’60s had no problem reaching first place on the Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes did it 12 times, beginning with their breakthrough single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” in 1964. Fans can hear Mary Wilson perform their greatest hits including “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Love” and many more! In addition to being a singer, Mary Wilson is also a motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, humanitarian and best-selling author. Wilson’s most recent book, Eat Like a Rock Star, is a collaboration with Mark Bego. Together they gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit The Village Tavern (378 Main Street, Ridgefield) and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket!
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Oct 13, 2017 - 9:48:33 AM

Colliers Reports Office Availability Unchanged in Westchester, Down in Fairfield
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) on Tuesday released its third-quarter 2017 Office Market Snapshots for Westchester and Fairfield counties. The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team reports that office space availability remained unchanged in Westchester despite healthy leasing activity, while Fairfield County ended the quarter with less available space even though leasing activity was off almost 10 percent.
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Oct 11, 2017 - 4:18:33 AM

Women’s Center Leader to Receive Women’s Award
For almost twenty-five years as the President & CEO of the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Patricia Zachman has been working towards “ending the violence.” You may not know her face or even her name, but because of her, during the past fiscal year over 33,000 women, men and children were helped in their darkest hours. This year, the Women’s Business Council (WBC) will honor Pat for her compassion and dedication as the recipient of its annual Heart of Women Award.
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Oct 11, 2017 - 4:16:11 AM

Classic Western to play on stage in Stamford
One of the greatest tales from the American West – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - will play on stage for the first time in Stamford beginning Thursday, October 26.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set in the Wild West, 1890. This is the story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun, and of one man versus Liberty Valance.
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Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55:30 AM

Stamford Symphony to Open the 2017-2018 Season with Gala Weekend Honoring Barbara Smith-Soroca
At the Stamford Symphony’s opening concert on October 14, 2017, the Orchestra and Stamford community will pay tribute to CEO and President Barbara Smith-Soroca, who has announced her retirement from the leadership position she has held for 39 years. Ms. Soroca came to the organization in 1979, when Skitch Henderson was music director, the orchestra was comprised of passionate, accomplished amateur musicians, and performances were held at West Hill High School. Under Ms. Soroca’s steadfast leadership the Orchestra has grown to be the pre-eminent music ensemble in the region, employing top professional musicians from the New York City metro area, boasting robust music education and community engagement programs, and performing at the Palace Theatre’s beautifully restored venue. The organization has announced that Russell Jones, who has specialized in orchestra administration throughout his career both in the United States and Great Britain, has been selected as Ms. Soroca’s successor. The two administrators will overlap until Ms. Soroca’s departure in January, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.
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Oct 9, 2017 - 8:27:25 AM

Talk on Civility at an American School in a Muslim Country
Jonathan Starr, founder of The Abaarso School, an American style boarding school in Somaliland, will give a talk on “Civility at an American School in a Muslim Country” October 23 at 6 p.m. at The Ferguson Library, 96 Broad Street, Stamford, CT.
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Oct 6, 2017 - 9:17:45 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Receives Prestigious National Award in Austin, Texas
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On September 8, 2017, The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum’s Executive Director Susan Gilgore, traveled to Austin, Texas to receive, on behalf of the Museum, a prestigious Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History.
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Oct 5, 2017 - 6:28:27 AM

Pirate-Themed Fundraiser Raises $15,000 for the Housatonic Museum of Art
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On Friday, September 29th, the community turned out in force to participate in a fun, pirate-themed who-dun-it mystery party to support the Housatonic Museum of Art. Over 120 people attended the event, which was held at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl in Bridgeport, and raised $15,000 for the museum’s collection, programs and exhibitions.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 9:34:53 AM

Robinson+Cole Makes Contribution to Legal Aid Organization in Honor of Former Partner
The second annual George C. Hastings Community Service Award was presented to the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation during Robinson+Cole’s alumni reunion on September 19, 2017 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The award bears the name of the firm’s former partner, George C. Hastings, who practiced at Robinson+Cole from 1957 until his retirement in 1995.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 9:32:37 AM

Limited Seats Remain For The 3rd Annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast On October 17th
Limited seats remain for the SilverSource Autumn Breakfast. Registration is still open for the event, which takes place from 7am – 9am on Tuesday, October 17th at the Crowne Plaza Stamford hotel. The annual breakfast event is the primary fundraiser for SilverSource, which serves older adults and their families in Fairfield County.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 9:31:33 AM

Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell November 16
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Connecticut Forum are pleased to announce an appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” go on sale to the general public Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 6:24:32 AM

Norwalk Public Library Presents Connecticut Indie Author Day
On Saturday, October 14, from 9 – 5 p.m., the Norwalk Public Library will participate in Indie Author Day 2017, by hosting more than 40 authors from Norwalk and other Connecticut towns. Indie authors will have the opportunity to come together in the library to help local self-published and independent authors get discovered, and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. Readers will be able to chat with authors, who will do brief readings and presentations. Copies of books will be available for sale and signing.
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Oct 3, 2017 - 6:22:02 AM

Western Connecticut Health Network Presents Breast Cancer Awareness Month Programs and Special Events, Discussions on Aromatherapy and Caregiver Burnout
A Breast Cancer Awareness Program will be held on Tuesday, October 3, at the Regional YMCA, Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield at 12 pm. The featured speaker will be Danbury Hospital breast surgeon Zandra Cheng, MD. Registration is required and can be made by contacting Debbie Nichols, Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut at 203-775-4444, ext. 136.
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Oct 2, 2017 - 6:19:31 AM

Sound Tigers Reduce Training Camp Roster
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced on Sunday the club has trimmed four players from its training camp roster. Twenty-five players remain with the club including 15 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders.
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Oct 2, 2017 - 5:58:06 AM

Gateway Classical Music Society and its Gateway Bridgeport Initiative bring opera back to Fairfield County, The Klein Memorial Auditorium and the Bridgeport Region
A benefit event in support of the Gateway Bridgeport Initiative will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at an historic private home in Black Rock, CT. The event, hosted by Bridgeport residents Ashley and Steven Sikora, will feature a concert of famous opera arias, duets and virtuoso violin works by outstanding Gateway artists and will include hors d’oeuvres and wine. More
Oct 2, 2017 - 5:38:28 AM

Connecticut Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook from GasBuddy
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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Oct 2, 2017 - 5:36:17 AM

Trailblazer Billie Jean King Featured as Keynote Speaker at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon
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On April 5th, 2018 Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls will celebrate its 20th anniversary of making a difference for women and girls throughout Fairfield County. The Annual Luncheon will feature an inspirational champion for social justice and equality, Billie Jean King as their keynote speaker. The Luncheon is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Sep 28, 2017 - 8:56:05 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2018 Season
Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are “big for the soul,” according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two comedies, one modern and one classic; a drama; a musical; and a world premiere, running from May 29 through November 17. 2018 season tickets are now on sale.
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Sep 28, 2017 - 5:05:30 AM

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MORE LOCAL HEADLINES
Stamford Museum Holiday Exhibition, Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys Opens November 17
CT Marathon Runners Get a Leg Up Using Natural Therapy
First County Bank Foundation Grants $96,500 to Norwalk Nonprofits
First Norwalk Chick-fil-A opens Oct. 19
Pioneering Care Delivery Model Connects Patients to Latest Cancer Care Advances
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Stamford Museum Holiday Exhibition, Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys Opens November 17
Rock Legend Mary Wilson performs a night of The Supremes hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 20
Classic Western to play on stage in Stamford
Stamford Symphony to Open the 2017-2018 Season with Gala Weekend Honoring Barbara Smith-Soroca
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Receives Prestigious National Award in Austin, Texas


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