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Maggie Gordon

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Energy saving light fair coming to Government Center

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Happy Earth Day, Stamford! While you’re thinking about different ways to help the environment, chew on this post on the city of Stamford’s website: The City of Stamford is hosting an Energy Saving Lighting Fair in the Government Center Lobby from 10am-4:30pm on Tuesday, April 29th.Click here to view a flyer with the product details. This is an easy and […] [Read More]
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New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Taylor Bradford coming to Ferguson Library

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STAMFORD, April 21, 2014 –#1  New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Taylor Bradford, will be the featured speaker at The Friends of The Ferguson Library’s Book & Author Tea on Thursday, May 8 at 2.p.m. The elegant high tea, with tea service by the Royal Tea Company, will take place at The Ferguson Library’s Third […] [Read More]
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NCC To Host Rwandan Genocide Talk

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Norwalk Community College will host Rwandan genocide survivors Evelyne Mukasonga and Marie Claudine Mukamabano at the “Amahoro Means Peace – Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation 20 Years after the Genocide” event that will be held on April 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the East Campus Gen Re Forum. They will join Adin Thayer, an […] [Read More]
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Hunter Zampa, of Stamford, competes on "Rachael vs Guy: Kids Cook-Off," a new Food Network web series that premiered on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

Calling all future chefs!

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Local culinary celebrity Hunter Zampa — the Stamford kid dubbed Teen Top Chef Champion — is hosting a cook-off contest on Sunday, June 8 at the Italian Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit several local causes, mainly centered around pediatric cancer. Here’s a bit from Hunter’s Facebook page explaining the event: 10 lucky winners […] [Read More]
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Arthur Selkowitz was the co-founder of Penchina, Selkowitz Inc and became the CEO of D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles, both advertising firms. Photographed in his home in Stamford on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Forbes features Stamford resident Arty Selkowitz

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Former Stamford Citizen of the Year Arty Selkowitz is featured in the April 14 issue of ForbesLife for his quest to build the city’s Mill River Park into a downtown gem. The Advocate has done a fair share of stories on Selkowitz over the years, including a recent profile by business writer Elizabeth Kim in […] [Read More]
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Stamford High School cheerleader Linda Spadaccini cheers the walkers as the March for Babies sets out from Commons Park at Harbor Point in Stamford, Conn., May 6, 2012. Roughly 500 people walked a three mile loop around the south end for the event, which is the March of Dimes walk fundraiser for babies. Funds raised will go to programs that support prenatal wellness programs, research grants and neonatal intensive care units.

March for Babies coming to Stamford May 3

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As the weather warms (or at least tries to), the season for charity walks and runs is coming to town. Among those annual traditions is the Walk for Babies, put on down at Harbor Point to raise money for the national organization March of Dimes. This year, the walk will take place on Saturday, May […] [Read More]
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Calling all aspiring playwrights

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The Darien Library is looking for playwrights to submit short plays by the end of this month for the chance to have their pieces included in the Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights workshops. Here’s some information, sent out by the Library earlier today: The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop is excited to announce that the Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now […] [Read More]
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Spring has sprung in Stamford

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I snapped this photo over the weekend, while walking my dog downtown. Over the last few years, I’ve learned one of the tell-tale signs of spring is the ever-growing line at Summer Street’s Dairy Queen. Do you have a photographic evidence of spring’s arrival? Email it to tips@ctnews.com. [Read More]
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Sandy Hook teacher to speak at King

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King, an independent school in Stamford, is hosting special guest speaker Kaitlin Roig for a community presentation on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. A first grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Roig was at school on Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2012 when 26 students and faculty members were killed in the tragic massacre […] [Read More]
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Participants begin their walk during the Hope in Motion walk/run/ride to benefit Stamford Hospital's Bennett Cancer Center in downtown Stamford on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Happy hour fundraiser for Hope in Motion

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The annual Hope in Motion fundraiser is coming to Stamford on Sunday, June 1, turning the city’s downtown into a living race course in the hopes of raising $1 million for the Bennett Cancer Center. But even though the race is roughly seven weeks away, fundraising teams are already kicking their efforts into high gear.  […] [Read More]
Categories: Fundraisers