Endorsements Matter — Vote McCabe for State Senate

To the Editor: Have you noticed that every political candidate out there makes a point of letting you know who endorses them? That’s because a strong endorsement from a well-respected organization says a lot. Of course quantity matters too, so having lots of endorsements is better than one or two, but the organizations doing the endorsing is incredibly meaningful. It tells voters about the principles & values of the candidate being endorsed. So when an organization I respect and believe in endorses a candidate, I pay attention. And if SEVERAL organizations I hold in high regard support the same person, … Read more

Connecticut REALTORS endorse Hwang

Connecticut REALTORS (CAR) announced that their Association has voted to endorse Senator Tony Hwang’s candidacy for re-election to a third term in the State Senate. Sen. Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senate District which includes Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Newtown and Sandy Hook. CAR carefully evaluated candidates to determine who would best ensure a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut.   “As a realtor, I am truly honored to earn this endorsement from my colleagues in the profession,” said Sen. Hwang, who Co-Chairs the legislature’s Housing Committee. “Real estate as an industry and its members are the … Read more

Operation Hope thanks community for supporting annual tag sale

To the Editor: We at Operation Hope of Fairfield express our thanks to the community for its support of our 29th annual Tag Sale, which took place August 18-19. Your generosity helps us provide food, clinical support, affordable housing and hope for the future for so many. Thanks to First Church Congregational for loaning the space to hold our largest annual community-wide event. From the nearly 300 donors who contributed merchandise to nearly 1,800 shoppers and over 350 volunteers of all ages, thank you! We are honored to work with you to support our neighbors in need. Deep appreciation for … Read more

US House authorizes $65 million for Long Island Sound

In the continuing effort to preserve and protect Long Island Sound, the House of Representatives passed a Water Resources bill last week authorizing up to $65 million for monitoring, planning, and restoration of Long Island Sound for each year over the next five years. The Water Resources bill now moves on to the Senate, where it is expected to pass quickly and be signed by the president by the end of the month. “This is an important step toward funding healthy waters along with clean, restored, and resilient rivers, marshes, and dunes all around the Sound,” said Curt Johnson, president … Read more

Taste, Sip & Support fund-raiser to help end hunger

The 1st annual Taste, Sip & Support fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The 1st annual Taste, Sip & Support fundraiser to help end hunger will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon-4 p.m., at Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Avenue in Bridgeport. With a motto of ‘ending hunger one taste bud at a time,’ the event is open to the public and will raise funds for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Foodshare and Operation Hope, as well as scholarships to the CT Chefs Association, and Lincoln Culinary Institute. The event features signature dishes from award-winning chefs, beers presented by Aspetuck Brew Lab and cocktails featuring selections by Asylum Distillery. Tickets are … Read more

International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday

More than 1,000 Save the Sound volunteers are expected to hit Connecticut beaches this weekend for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Individuals and community groups ranging from a SCUBA club to Bridgeport’s US District Court will #SuitUpToCleanUp their favorite spots across the full width of Connecticut’s shoreline. Each September, the International Coastal Cleanup, founded by Ocean Conservancy 33 years ago, brings together about 11 million volunteers to remove trash from coastlines around the world. Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, has been Connecticut Coordinator for the event since 2002. In the past seven years alone, … Read more

Walsh’s Wonderings — The beauty of sport

The U.S. Women’s National Basketball team came through Bridgeport last Saturday night, allowing our region the opportunity to see some of the best athletes in the world as they prepared for next week’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Tenerife, Spain. However, those lucky enough to catch the squads from Canada and Japan the night before were treated to everything that is good about sports. The outcome was never really in doubt; the Canadian team is led by several WNBA stars including UConn’s own Kia Nurse, the engine of four Final Four teams. The Japanese team looks like high schoolers … Read more

Lost dog last seen on Stevenson Road

Finn is a male neutered beagle mix, about 37 pounds, tan/white, and about 7-years-old. He is very friendly. He does not have his tags or collar on. He is microchipped. He is terribly missed by his elderly owners.  Finn was last seen on Stevenson Road in Fairfield, borderline of Easton and Trumbull, but he could be anywhere. If you see him or think you may have seen him, please call 203-414-1298, anytime. There is a reward. [wide] [/wide]

Maritime Aquarium offers marine science series for homeschool students

Avalon Bunge, STEM education specialist for The Maritime Aquarium, lets students touch a flounder during a recent Marine Life Encounter Cruise on Long Island Sound.

Homeschool students can explore the marine world in a new weekly series of standards-based programs utilizing the vast educational resources of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. A Marine Animal Adaptations series for ages 7 to 9 and a Marine Biology series for ages 10 to 13 will meet on Monday mornings from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Each session in the eight-week series runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Times may vary on the days of a coastal beach exploration and a study cruise onto Long Island Sound). “We’re happy to include and involve homeschool students in these unique explorations … Read more

Maritime Aquarium seeks volunteers

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking volunteers to help interpret the “Intertidal Touch Tank” and other animal exhibits for visitors. Interviews will be held Sept. 12 and 19 — choose one — for anyone over age 15 interested in signing up for a four-week Volunteer Training Course that begins Oct. 2. For details and to sign up, visit maritimeaquarium.org/volunteer or call 203-852-0700, Ext. 2225. —Photo provided by Maritime Aquarium.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is conducting interviews for potential volunteers — with details provided about an October training course — on Wednesday, Sept. 12 or Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. Volunteers only need to attend one session. “Volunteering here is fun and personally rewarding, and it’s also vital to fulfilling The Maritime Aquarium’s mission of educating and inspiring guests about Long Island Sound,” said Lisa Slinsky, assistant director of Volunteers and Community Service. “If you’re retired, the Aquarium offers a great way to stay active and connected. A weekday-morning shift could be perfect for stay-at-home parents after they … Read more

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