New Orleans style band to play Harry Bennett branch Aug. 13

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STAMFORD—The Ferguson Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style band on Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harry Bennett branch, 115 Vine Road. The six-piece band will play music of Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Leon Russell and others. […] [Read More]
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Vendors sought for St. John’s church tag sale

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The St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold a tag sale at the Canterbury Green on Broad Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. Sell those items in your attic or basement that you have not used in years. Tables will be available for $35 each. You keep the proceeds of the sale […] [Read More]
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Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

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Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]
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Stamford’s master plan

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A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Mobile wellness center offering mammograms Aug. 1

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NORWALK — Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Wellness Center will be at the American Cancer Society Regional Center  at 38 Richards Ave. on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mobile Wellness Center will be offering fast and private digital mammograms. Appointments can be made by calling 203-276-PINK. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of […] [Read More]
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SHS Class of ‘47 to collectively celebrate their 85th birthdays

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Stamford High Shcool’s Class of 1947 will hold a collective 85th birthday party for the class from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 Giovanni’s Water’s Edge in Darien. The class members were born in 1929. The cost of the event is $35. Make checks payable to SHS Class of ‘47 and mail to Earle King, […] [Read More]
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SHS Class of ‘49 reunion Oct. 5

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Stamford High School Class of ‘49 will hold its 65th reunion on Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave. Price is TBA. For more information, call Carmine Vaccaro at 203-322-9238. [Read More]
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Stamford police stretched thin for Alive@Five

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STAMFORD — More than 9,000 people crowded Columbus Park and the surounding downtown area for Thursday night’s Alive@Five concert featuring a trio of 1990s bands that stretched the city’s police force to its limit and has officials reevaluating how to handle the crowds. Stamford police Capt. Tom Wuennemann said additional officers had to be called […] [Read More]