The Young Demographic

Fairfield County for those 18-35

Frozen fervor

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I’ve been wanting to go to the Pinkberry in Fairfield ever since it opened in October. So last night, when my friend Meghan suggested going there, I agreed. Yes, it was 20 degrees outside. You’d think we’d rather go to Starbucks for some hot cocoa. If you were thinking that, you’re a sane person, not […] [Read More]
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Would you live in Monroe?

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The draft version of Monroe’s Plan of Conservation and Development recommends the town create more housing suitable for young professionals. If the town adopts these recommendations, would you consider staying/ living in Monroe? …the vast majority of Monroe’s housing stock is comprised of single family homes on relatively large lots. As the shares of young […] [Read More]
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Happy Hour at Terminal 110 will benefit toys for tots

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The Young Emerging Professionals, the New Haven Young-Pros, and Shoreline Young-Pros are three of the many organizations that are hosting the Toys for Tots Holiday Networking Happy Hour at Terminal 110 in New Haven Thursday. If you bring a toy donation to the event, you get a free drink at the bar. Doing good and […] [Read More]
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Westport Playhouse caters to young professional crowd

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A night at the theater? Sounds…kinda boring. I mean, what do they have at the theater? Opera? Maybe if I was 50, I’d put on a ball gown and go. That’s my gut reaction when I considered spending a night out at The Westport Playhouse. The Playhouse does have a little bit of an image […] [Read More]
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Spotlight on Quintin Gelderman: fostering the local music scene

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The Danbury area has a strong local music scene, thanks to one man: Quintin Gelderman. “He’s trying to push and grow this community,” Danbury musician Scott Elliott said. “He’s trying to get the scene going. He is the center of the music scene.” A musician himself, Gelderman organizes a network of open-mic nights around Danbury and supports […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport area YP group making its mark with community service

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There’s a certain amount of pride that comes along with being from “The Valley,” but when you’re young, you can’t wait to get out of there. Dan Onofrio, for example, grew up in Derby, and when he got the professional opportunity, he high-tailed it out of there and headed to Manhattan and later Philadelphia. It […] [Read More]
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Young professional event in Danbury tonight

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This  is really short notice, but there’s a young professional event tonight in Danbury. If anyone goes, send me photos and I’ll put them up. Date: Thursday, November 11, Place: Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Road, Danbury Phone: 203-270-0051 Time: Networking from 6-9 p.m., with a speaker presentation at 7 p.m. Cost: $10/pp, appetizers included Speaker: […] [Read More]
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Opportunity for CT young professionals to voice housing concerns

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The Partnership for Strong Communities is conducting a survey on what factors Connecticut young professionals consider when choosing where to live. “We chose this topic for research because we have found that the cost of housing in Connecticut outpaces Median Income, making it very difficult for people to find housing that works for them,” said […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport apartment rents decrease in the third quarter

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The average rent for an apartment in Bridgeport has decreased by $15 to $1,247 (a decrease of 1 percent) during the third quarter, according to a press release from Rentjungle.com, an apartment search and market research website. Nationwide, average apartment rents increased by 5 percent over the same period. “The Bridgeport market looks like it is still […] [Read More]
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Young Professional networking event in Danbury on Oct. 14

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The Northern Fairfield Professionals is inviting all Connecticut young professionals to “Everything you always wanted to know about a job search but didn’t know who to ask!” Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 Place: Holiday Inn, 80 Newtown Road, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 792-4000 Time: Networking from 6-9pm, with a speaker presentation at 7pm Cost: $10/pp, appetizers included Speaker: Ron […] [Read More]
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