Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry still going stong

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The Handy Dandy Handyman Ministry was founded some 15 years ago, and is still going strong today. I applaud founder Peter Brady of Brookfield who had the passion, conviction and determination to do good for others for making this non-profit organization what it is today: a gift to those who need a helping hand. Beyond […] [Read More]
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Olive Garden offers tasty treat for parents/kids

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Olive Garden Restaurants will honor Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation and its mission to show children the value of their education and inspire their future. To do so, the restaurant chain is inviting families on April 24, “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day,” to come and dine at their facilities […] [Read More]
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Good Friday walks a chance for faith reflection

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For many area Christians, Good Friday is a solemn holiday that commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ’ life before he is marched to his Crucifixion. In our region, there will be several Good Friday walks to allow people to reflect on Christ’ final journey; to recite scripture, sing familiar hymns and consider the meaning […] [Read More]
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Tips to keep pets safe at holidays

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Never give your pets chocolate. Chocolate can be life-threatening to cats and dogs Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats. Easter basket grass can be fatal if swallowed. Cats and dogs may eat the grass and it can become lodged in the intestines. Keep your pets on their normal diets. Many spices and foods that […] [Read More]
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Bethel High teens enjoy their Quebec peers

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Thirteen Bethel High School students and their French teachers, Alisa Trachtenberg and Yilber Beshi, just returned from a week-long home-stay exchange trip to Quebec from April 3-11. This was the Bethel’s fourth consecutive year participating in the international exchange program organized by Bethel French and Spanish teacher Trachtenberg. The first exchange was a 17-day exchange […] [Read More]
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Bethel Library hosts patriotic sing along

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The Bethel Public Library offers a free music program May 1 at 7 pm in the Library’s Community Room. The show will feature the Senior Melodiers, known as the oldest (age-wise) performing band in Connecticut. The band members average in their eighties, and they play accordions, guitar, banjo, violin, drums, and washboards and washtubs with […] [Read More]
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Cartus to get $6.5 million state loan

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to make an announcement this afternoon that Danbury based Cartus will receive a $6.5 million forgivable loan to retain and create jobs in the region, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources said the company was considering moving out of state and had considered locations both […] [Read More]
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Three Western professors honored today

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Three professors from Western Connecticut State University will be honored by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education today for their exceptional performance as educators. JC Barone, associate professor of communication and media production; Barone has worked hard to create a state-of-the-art video editing facility on campus and his nationally recognized “Election Connection” live […] [Read More]
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