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Maggie Gordon

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]
Categories: General
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]
Categories: Darien
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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
The kids clothing section at the Uniqlo store at the Westfield Trumbull Mall on Monday, April 6, 2014.

Stamford Uniqlo to host grand opening Friday

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The popular clothing store UNIQLO will host a grand opening at Stamford Town Center on Friday, April 11. Here’s some details about the launch of the store (which also recently came onto the scene in nearby Trumbull) sent over from Stamford Town Center earlier this afternoon: Stamford Town Center shoppers can enjoy exciting opening weekend […] [Read More]
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Kayaks float on the Long Island Sound at Boccuzzi Park on August 10, 2012. The kayaks are available for rent from the Young Mariners Foundation. Photo: Lindsay Niegelberg

Paddleboarding returns to Stamford’s harbor on May 22

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This just in from the Young Mariners Foundation: Beginning Thursday, May 22 through Labor Day Weekend, Kayak & Paddleboarding Rentals are Back! Our concession offers reasonably priced, locally-based, on-the-water activities for individuals and their families and/or friends.  Come celebrate the start of our second summer season on the Harbor Point waterfront, just north of Ponus […] [Read More]
Categories: family, Youth

Lettuce Challenge returns to Stamford

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The Stamford Garden Club announces the Fourth Annual “Lettuce Challenge Contest” May 12th through 16th in the Stamford Government Center Lobby. Fifty-four groups of Stamford students from kindergarten to 7th grade as well as several school garden clubs are growing buttercrunch lettuce for six weeks in the hopes of having their plants chosen by their […] [Read More]
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Connecticut players and fans begin to celebrate in the final moments of the team's 63-53 victory over Florida at their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

UConn game viewing party at Stamford campus tonight

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This just in from the University of Connecticut: March Madness has struck Connecticut once again!  With both UConn men’s and women’s teams playing for the championships this week, students and fans are excited. In addition to the viewing at Gampel Arena in Storrs, UConn Stamford will be hosting viewing parties to watch the teams play. We […] [Read More]
Categories: sports