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Tickets Announced for Spring for Abilis Gala
Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by ETA Music. Funds raised at the Spring for Abilis Gala will help Abilis provide essential services and support for more than 700 individuals of all ages with special needs and their families. The tax deductible tickets start at $350 and can be reserved online at 501auctions.com/spring4abilis.
Feb 19, 2019 - 5:11:02 AM

The New Blue - Yale's oldest female a cappella group to perform at the Pequot Library
Mark your calendars to enjoy a dynamic repertoire and wide variety of musical styles performed by The New Blue at Pequot Library on February 28, 2019, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hear the fresh and innovative sounds of Yale’s oldest female a cappella group. From contemporary pop and rock arrangements to jazz and swing standards, New Blue’s range has something for everyone! Registration suggested at pequotlibrary.org. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/students.
Feb 19, 2019 - 5:03:46 AM

New Trustee Joins the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Board of Trustees. Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “We are thrilled that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Dujardin’s knowledge of the arts, design expertise and community outreach will be of great service to the Mansion and the Board as we continue to build support for this National Historic Landmark.” Ms. Dujardin is a longtime member of the Mansion and was previously on the Board of Trustees. “She will be an asset to the institution,” said Ms. Brescia, “as we continue to restore this landmark to its original glory.”
Feb 18, 2019 - 3:29:30 PM

TFI Envision works with Building One Community on Immigrant Rights Informational Materials
In October 2018, Building One Community™ – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity hosted a panel discussion on immigrant rights. 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. The panelists explained community support and effective community activism, highlighting cases in which the team support model implemented by Building One Community™ was effective. More
Feb 18, 2019 - 3:27:51 PM

Housatonic Community College Foundation Participates in Fairfield County Giving Day
With a goal of helping low-income students to open doors through education, the Housatonic Community College Foundation will participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on February 28th. As a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement, Housatonic Community College is assisted by the Foundation, which provides student scholarships, student emergency assistance, child care assistance for parents enrolled at Housatonic, program enhancements and support of the Housatonic Museum of Art.
Feb 18, 2019 - 11:20:44 AM

Volunteers sought to help with ongoing frog census
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods.
Feb 18, 2019 - 5:57:02 AM

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors in Stamford
United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes seniors attending any Stamford high school (public or private) who have volunteered extensively in the Stamford community over the course of their high school careers.
Feb 17, 2019 - 5:40:54 PM

106 Area Nonprofits Receive Over $1.3 Million in Grants from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced the details for its current grantmaking cycle. Competitive grants totaling $1,330,037 were awarded to 106 nonprofit organizations who align with the Community Foundation’s result areas and its vision to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health.
Feb 17, 2019 - 5:06:35 PM

Norwalk Symphony Young Artists Festival
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the winner of its 7th Annual Young Artists Concert Competition! Twelve-year-old pianist Hudson Ragins won the event with his expressive performance of the third movement of Beethoven’s Concerto in C Major, No. 1 for piano. Hudson began piano study at age seven and has studied with Wilton teacher Yoshie Akimoto, Steinway Artist, since he was 9. He is home schooled.
Feb 17, 2019 - 11:43:30 AM

Applications Open for Students to Apply for the Abilis 32nd Annual Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award Award Honors Middle and High School Students for their Leadership for People with Disabilities
Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, has opened its application process for the Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award for graduating middle and high school students. The award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrates an outstanding level of sensitivity toward people with disabilities through leadership, involvement and participation in activities that benefit citizens with disabilities. Nominations are due to Abilis by March 4, 2019, and winners will be announced at the Abilis Annual Meeting on April 3, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. The application is available at www.abilis.us. Applications must be mailed or delivered by March 4, 2019, to Lisa Bria, Abilis, 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich CT 06831. Questions on the Abilis Peter Bloomer Citizenship Award may be directed to Lisa Bria at Abilis at 203-531-1880 ext. 162.
Feb 17, 2019 - 10:53:57 AM

Relief for Extremely Dry Skin During the Winter
In the climes of Africa, the elephant’s dry, cracked skin is a boon, warding off heat and pests. But for humans, especially those subject to cold winters, dry skin can be a serious problem. “Once our skin gets really dry,” explains Rebecca Sklar, a certified registered physician’s assistant specializing in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “we’re faced not only with discomfort, but also with the possibility that serious conditions and infections may develop.”
Feb 17, 2019 - 9:25:11 AM

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