A crowd of nearly 300 students, family members, guardians and supporters gathered together yesterday in the gymnasium and cafeteria at Charles F. Hayden School in Milford, CT for the annual schoolwide Thanksgiving lunch. More
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Savings Bank of Danbury http://sbdanbury.com), a mutual savings bank headquartered in Danbury with 15 locations throughout Connecticut, is pleased to announce that Robert A. Hagan of New Canaan has joined the bank as Vice President of Commercial Lending. More Feb 21, 2020 - 2:26:38 AM
Stamford Orchestra's Michael Stern unveils the 2020-2021 Season On February 22 & 23, 2020, Music Director Designate, Michael Stern will unveil the program for his inaugural 2020-2021 season at a special pre-concert presentation for all concertgoers attending the weekend’s concerts. It will take place at the Palace Theatre at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 22 and 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 23. Michael Stern commented, “I am excited to reveal our programs for next season, which will be our first year together, highlighting a list of distinguished soloists who will share the stage with us, some of whom are making their overdue debuts with the orchestra. And as well, throughout the musical year, I look forward to previewing the broad mix of great works both old and new that we will present over the course of our series, cherished masterpieces as well as thrilling new discoveries, including large scale works that have been absent from the orchestra’s programming for too long. I cannot wait to further my connections with all the musicians of the Stamford Symphony and the audience in a community in a place that I too, call home” More Feb 21, 2020 - 2:06:36 AM
The Norwalk Public Library is pleased to present another ArtScapades lecture, Pop!: Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Hockney, on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30p.m., in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. More Feb 21, 2020 - 2:03:43 AM
Phantoms 8, Sound Tigers 5 The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (19-29-5-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored five times on Wednesday night but suffered a 8-5 loss in a high-octane affair against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (23-24-1-6) at Webster Bank Arena. Five players notched a multi-point effort, while the Sound Tigers allowed eight goals for the first time since April 5 at Providence. More Feb 19, 2020 - 11:22:33 PM
Man with Genetic Condition Sheds Over 100 Pounds and Gains Independence Early in life, Brian Miguel was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. In addition to intellectual disability and short stature, hormonal symptoms include constant hunger. His insatiable appetite led to obesity and other health issues that confined him to a wheelchair. Then his life was transformed when a team at Ability Beyond guided him through an incredible weight loss of 106 lbs. in two years. Today, Brian, age 51, is self-confident and walking independently. More Feb 18, 2020 - 12:17:37 AM
Bruins 3, Sound Tigers 2 The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (19-28-5-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, saw their four-game unbeaten in regulation streak come to an end on Monday in a 3-2 loss to the Providence Bruins (29-18-3-3) at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. More Feb 18, 2020 - 12:15:58 AM
Sound Tigers 3, Penguins 2 Simon Holmstrom scored twice on Saturday night to lead the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (19-27-5-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, to a 3-2 win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (25-20-3-5) at Webster Bank Arena. More Feb 16, 2020 - 3:57:34 AM
Stamford Mayor David Martin announced today his appointment of Timothy J. Shaw as Stamford’s next Police Chief. Chief Shaw is a former Stamford Police Officer who rose through the ranks from Officer to Assistant Chief over a 28-year career in the department. Since leaving Stamford’s Police Department as an Assistant Chief in 2015, Shaw has served as Police Chief for Easton, Connecticut.More Feb 13, 2020 - 7:22:22 PM
Stamford EMS held its annual volunteer appreciation dinner on January 23rd at Madonia’s restaurant in Stamford, CT to honor the service of their 32 volunteer emergency medical personnel. The group, which is comprised of residents from Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, New Canaan, Fairfield and Bridgeport, logged a total of 9,125 volunteer hours during 2019. More Feb 13, 2020 - 5:06:59 AM
The Pequot Library has announced the opening of its next Special Collections exhibition. Riot, Sedition, Insurrection: Media and the Road to the American Revolution will open to the public on Thursday February 20, 2020 with a cocktail reception and presentation. The exhibition will remain on view through May 3, 2020. In the years preceding the American Revolution, printing presses in the thirteen colonies churned out a wave of seditious literature. A swirl of pamphlets, posters, newspapers, and other print media, not often grounded in fact, fomented a climate of rebellion against the British crown. Looking at the same works that circulated in the streets, coffeehouses, and homes of Revolutionary-era Americans, the exhibition tells the story of how the media environment shifted public opinion from loyalty to rebellion. More Feb 11, 2020 - 5:57:34 AM
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in collaboration with the Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County will feature an a cappella concert by the Princeton University Footnotes on Sat., March 21, 2020, 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be offered in the Billiards Room following the performance. Open to the public. All are welcome.More Feb 11, 2020 - 5:18:19 AM
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Bjorn Swartings of New Canaan, Neil Reilly of Wilton, Paul Pramer of Darien and STAR staff member Annette Clark (contributed photo)
Courtesy of a space grant from Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, STAR clients with developmental disabilities are enjoying the fantastic resources of Grace Farms in New Canaan, including the River building designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Pritzker Prize-winner architecture firm, SANAA based in Tokyo. The River building houses Grace Farm’s activities and includes a library, site of the STAR group’s book club. The entire 1,400 foot building meanders up a gentle slope while blending into the site’s wetlands and woodlands. STAR clients attending their Book Club at Grace Farms are free to enjoy the building and gorgeous 80 acres of Grace Farms designed by top landscape architects to include open meadows, woods, trails, wetlands, and ponds and native flora and fauna.
Left to right Neil Reilly of Wilton, Mark Fowler of Grace Farms, Paul Pramer of Darien, Annette Clark of STAR and Nick Evarts of New Canaan (contributed photo)
Mark Fowler, Nature and Wildlife Ambassador at Grace Farms, personally met with members of the STAR Book Club at Grace Farms and led them on a hike and tour of the grounds with explanations about the trails, ponds, unique birds such as the falcons and kestrel nesting boxes, and different species of trees, shrubs and other sights. Fowler said, “Today, we are more connected than ever in the digital world, but we have also never been more disconnected from the natural world. I believe that with our 80-acre Grace Farms preserve we have a real chance to inspire people from all backgrounds and abilities to reconnect with the natural world which surrounds us and feel the awe and wonder that nature can provide.”
Left to right Nick Evarts of New Canaan, Paul Pramer of Darien, Bjorn Swartings of New Canaan, Annette Clark of STAR and Mark Fowler of Grace Farms (contributed photo)
Katie Banzhaf, Executive Director of STAR said, “This experience with Grace Farms is an amazing opportunity and very positive experience for our clients. Those with intellectual disabilities can build and develop their reading, speech, social and interaction skills in a unique, relaxing and energizing nature-based aesthetic environment. We are so very excited about this opportunity courtesy of Grace Farms Foundation.”
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is a not–for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families. They create opportunities for individuals to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth by providing support, services and advocacy. They inform and encourage the community to recognize and appreciate the value of all individuals. For more information about STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way please visit their website www.starct.org.