Benefits of Girl Scouting

To the Editor: Today, we acknowledge International Day of the Girl Child. Since 2012, the world has celebrated this day to highlight global progress in female achievement and raise up issues regarding the unique needs of girls and special challenges they face in our complex world today. While we celebrate many advances girls and women have made in society, our current social climate includes conversations from sexual harassment and aggression to gender boundaries, body safety, inclusiveness, and gender equity. Girls and young women may be viewing these headlines and finding themselves uncertain with the state of our nation and the … Read more

Connecticut Audubon Society hosts Enchanted Forest

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield will host their annual Enchanted Forest event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. An alternative, nature-themed Halloween celebration, the Enchanted Forest also introduces educational information about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Children are encouraged to wear costumes for this unique and fun — not scary — event. Experience the Larsen Sanctuary at night while being escorted along the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights. The festivities also feature fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center’s creepy, … Read more

Housatonic Museum of Art hosts Night at the Museum

Housatonic Museum of Art invites the community to a grown-up Night at the Museum event on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m., in the Burt Chernow Galleries at Housatonic Community College. In addition to a scavenger hunt, there will be jazz music by Chat Noir and sweet treats and craft cocktails throughout the evening, with cupcakes offered by Baked and Sauced from 7-8. A silent auction, raffles, prizes, as well as a ‘wine toss,’ tarot card readings, caricatures and fortune telling will round out this evening. Tickets are $50, with proceeds supporting museum programming and the collection. This event is … Read more

Tiny Miracles Foundation hosts gala to help premature babies

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) will hold their 13th annual gala, Journey Through a Miracle on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Country Club of Darien. This year’s dinner event, which is co-chaired by Ashley Dineen of Darien and PJ Marcella of New Canaan will feature entertainment by Billy Joel band member/Recording Artist Mike DelGuidice. The event raises funds to benefit the families of premature babies in Fairfield County and beyond with one on one parent mentoring, financial assistance services, and continued emotional and personal support of parents and preemies post NICU. Co-chair, PJ Marcella, said, “Our hope … Read more

Walk/Run for Abilis Oct. 14

Registration is open for the Oct. 14 Walk/Run for Abilis being held at Greenwich Point Park. The event includes a 3-mile run for runners of all levels and a 1-mile walk that is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. This year, a larger children’s area with carnival games, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting and Bubble Bus will be featured. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, with the run at 9 a.m. and the Walk beginning at 10 a.m., from the Clambake Area at Greenwich Point Park in Old Greenwich. There is a $45 registration fee … Read more

Flags to be half-staff for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Oct. 7, in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, an annual observance honoring the sacrifices of fallen firefighters throughout the country. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags — including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise — should also be lowered during this same duration of time. Governor Malloy said, “The men and women who have joined fire departments throughout each of our communities put their … Read more

DMV expands license and ID services in Fairfield, New Haven counties

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced today the expansion of its DMV Express license and ID card renewal program focused on bringing convenience to residents seeking these services. The agency and its partners plan to soon open new locations in Southington and North Haven as well as expand service times in Stamford. This follows the start earlier this year of DMV Express offices in Milford and West Haven. This customer-convenience driven program is designed to make services more available in New Haven and Fairfield counties while also enhancing existing partner AAA Club Alliance’s current locations elsewhere in the state. The … Read more

HomeFront offers free home repair for low-income families

HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming 32nd annual repair blitz in spring 2019. Interested homeowners must apply before Nov. 16 in order to be considered for help in the 2019 season. HomeFront offers help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs at no cost to qualifying, low-income homeowners. Help is available throughout most of Connecticut, as well as Westchester County, New York. All inquiries are kept confidential. Information on how to apply for help, how to volunteer for HomeFront, or how to make a donation can be … Read more

Hartford HealthCare to acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has signed a definitive agreement with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) for HHC to acquire substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s and its related operations. The transaction is subject to required governmental approvals. St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system. “We are delighted to have reached an agreement whereby St. Vincent’s associates, physicians and volunteers will continue … Read more

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