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Maggie Gordon

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Stamford Wine Opener toasts for a cure

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MIDDLETOWN, CT, July 31, 2014 — On September 4, 2014, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the Stamford Wine Opener at The Hilton Stamford Hotel, One First Stamford Place, from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Created for wine lovers and foodies alike, the Stamford Wine Opener boasts an unlimited sampling of approximately 30 wines and small plate […] [Read More]
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Retired Saks chairman, CEO joins AmeriCares board of directors

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Retired Saks Incorporated chairman and chief executive officer Stephen I. Sadove has been elected to the AmeriCares Board of Directors. Sadove, a resident of Purchase, N.Y., brings to the board decades of experience in retail and consumer products marketing, as well as extensive board service with nonprofit organizations and publicly traded companies. He joined Saks […] [Read More]
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NCC Memoir Writing Course to be offered this fall

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Starting September 6, Norwalk Community College will offer a 14-week, 3-credit course, “Memoir Writing” on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Open to adults of all ages, “Memoir Writing” will help students gain new insight about the past as they hone storytelling and essay writing skills. Instructor Gail Howard notes that, “Students need only […] [Read More]
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Animal shelter task force to hold public hearing

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The Animal Shelter Task Force, which was set up earlier this summer in the wake of the adoption scandal that resulted in the termination and arrest of former Animal Control Shelter Manager Laurie Hollywood, will hold a public hearing next month. Task Force Head Eileen Heaphy said at the end of today’s meeting that the […] [Read More]
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New Orleans style party band to play at library’s adult summer reading finale

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The Ferguson Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style party band, on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library’s Harry Bennett Branch. (Special reception for members with invitation at 6:30 p.m.) The six-piece band, led by trumpeter Tim Ouimette (Ray Charles, Ray […] [Read More]
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Classical music concert at the Ferguson Library

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Enjoy a summer concert with Lumina String Quartet at The Ferguson Library Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. The Quartet, with guest artist, Phillip Bashor, will perform chamber music from the beautiful city of Prague by Dvorak, Stamitz and Feiner. The concert will take place in Library’s Third Floor Auditorium. The Ferguson Library Main Library […] [Read More]
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Police: $500 worth of vodka and tequila stolen from Zaza Gastrobar

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Police were called to Zaza Gastrobar on Broad Street in Stamford Thursday afternoon after $500 in high-end liquor was found to be missing from the popular restaurant. “Yesterday at about 1 o’clock in the afternoon, they found the back door of the restaurant pried open, and after going through the restaurant, they found a missing […] [Read More]
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Police: City man busted with 14 pounds of synthetic pot

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A city man was arrested by Stamford police after they allegedly found 14 pounds of synthetic marijuana, in addition to a whole host of other drugs at the apartment he shares with his 88-year-old grandmother. Narcotics officers saw Jamie Vadeboncoeur, 28, talking on his cell phone on East Main Street near Quintard Avenue, as he […] [Read More]
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Kids In Crisis hosts second annual TeenTalk Summit

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The state of mental health resources – and the critical need for them – in the region’s schools was the focus of the second annual “TeenTalk Summit,” held at AITE High School in Stamford on July 15. A distinguished panel, including Peter Tesei, First Selectman of Greenwich; Chief James Heavey of the Greenwich Police Department; […] [Read More]
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Breaking: Tino’s night club voluntarily closes down for investigation

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A spokeswoman for the State Department of Consumer Protection’s Liquor Control Division just told The Advocate that Tino’s night club on West Park Place is closed. “The Department and the local police had a discussion today and spoke with the permittee for Tino’s and the permittee agreed to put his permit under temporary voluntary suspension, […] [Read More]
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