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Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds to cover all expenses. Here, Newtown's Jeremy Doski (3) and Shelton's Rhodric McCurdy (9) both go up for the ball during the boys high school volleyball game between Shelton and Newtown high schools.

Newtown alumni step up to plate for school sports

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From a press release: NEWTOWN, CT (May 21, 2015) – The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) has announced the results of their fundraising challenge to support school sports in Newtown. Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds […] [Read More]
Jay Rowe presents an $8,000 check to Board of Education chair Susan Glennon (center) and Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth E. Feser.

Jay Rowe Donates $8,000 to Milford Schools Music Dept.

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We received this note from Milford Public Schools: MILFORD – To say the audience was ‘jazzed’ is an understatement for those who attended the 13th Annual Smooth Jazz for Scholars benefit concert on April 24th and 25th, created by local jazz aficionado Jay Rowe. And this year, thanks to strong ticket sales and generous corporate […] [Read More]

Manufacturing information sessions May 14 & 27 at NVCC

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From a press release: WATERBURY – Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) is hosting two information sessions in May for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in […] [Read More]
Project topics have covered a diverse number of topics, including the leadership of local icons such as aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky, artist J. Alden Weir and State Hero Nathan Hale – to name a few. Here, Igor Sikorsky, center, stands with his workers during the building of the S-29, a massive bi-plane that was the first aircraft that Sikorsky built in the United States, in 1923.

Top student historians to compete at Connecticut History Day Contest at CCSU

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From a press release: New Britain – More than 400 Connecticut middle and high school students have spent months digging into the history of the state, nation and world in preparation for the Connecticut History Day Contest taking place Saturday, May 9th, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. This year, students will be […] [Read More]
Categories: High School, historic

Platt Tech students qualifty for National Competition

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Ten student teams from the Northeast, including several from Platt Technical High School, will compete in the Bright Minds Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge, organized by SME, a leader in workforce development and knowledge within the manufacturing industry. Students compete in a team or individual manufacturing project tackling real-life challenges manufacturers’ […] [Read More]
Nearly everything at the natural playground at Leonard Schine Preserve was made with materials found in the woods.

Aspetuck Land Trust has 2 new family study-play programs

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From a press release: Outdoor playtime for children and learning from nature will be the focus of two new family programs beginning this spring. They are free and open to the public at the Aspetuck Land Trust’s 20 acre Leonard Schine Preserve in Westport. Starting Saturday April 18 at 8 am and continuing thereafter, families […] [Read More]
Mayor Ben Blake

Nominations sought for Milford youth award

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From a press release: MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin G. Blake in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, will present the 27th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony scheduled on Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. Each year, the Mayor and Milford Youth and Family Services acknowledge […] [Read More]
Bruce T. Silverstone

Silverstone receives HCC award for ‘tireless service’

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 11, 2015 – The Housatonic Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that Aquarion Water Company Vice President of Corporate Communications and Trumbull resident Bruce T. Silverstone as its 2015 “Distinguished Citizen” award recipient. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of Housatonic […] [Read More]