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Free Admission, Discounts at CT Museums & Attractions on Saturday, June 10

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Save the date for the popular one-day-only statewide event in which destinations offer free or discounted admission, special activities or giveaways to Connecticut residents. Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 10, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse offering of museums, theaters, historical sites and other attractions across the state. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Join the Walk to Raise Money Against Hunger This Sunday in New Haven

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Online registration is still open for the Connecticut Food Bank 2017 Walk Against Hunger, set for 1 p.m., Sunday, April 23,  at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, rain or shine. (Editor’s note: And it looks like no rain, some shine: partly cloudy, with a high of 61.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Drought Forum Monday Morning in Stamford with Jayme Stevenson, Other Area Government Leaders

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Landscapers and others who use water outdoors will be particularly interested in an upcoming drought forum with local government leaders, including First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, and officials from the state Department of Public Health and Aquarion, starting 9 a.m. Monday, March 6 in Stamford. Here’s the announcement: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Christopher Lloyd Talks About His Childhood at Waveny House Fundraiser

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Christopher Lloyd on Wednesday night stepped toward the limestone fireplace in the grand hall of his childhood home in New Canaan, just over the border from Darien, turned and told 50 town residents gathered there that returning to Waveny House reminds him of his past. (more…) Continue Reading →

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County Foundation: With Coaching, Community College Students 56% More Likely to Graduate

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Norwalk Community College students who participated in Family Economic Security Program academic and financial coaching services, were almost twice as likely to graduate than other students and six times more likely to subsequently enroll in a four-year institution, according to research published by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls. (more…) Continue Reading →

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A Conversation about the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic, 7 PM, Thursday, Oct 27

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Come learn more about opioid addiction and what can be done about it. This 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 event is free and being hosted by The Nantucket Project, located at 123 Mason St., Greenwich. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Shatterproof Hosts Rappeling Event Saturday at Beacon Harbor Point in Stamford

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Shatterproof, a national non-profit dedicated to reducing the devastation that addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol causes to families, will host a public rappel 22 stories off of the Beacon Harbor Point in Stamford on Saturday, Oct. 8. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Aquarion Water Company Asks Customers: Please Conserve Water

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With a lack of significant rainfall, and as a result of the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s advisory for water conservation, Aquarion Water Company is asking its customers to conserve water and reduce non-essential outdoor water use. (more…) Continue Reading →

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