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Safe Travel tips from the NFD
With winter in the rearview mirror, families across the area are leaving home for summer vacations. While tropical beaches and other family-friendly destinations can be relaxing, dangers persist. The Norwalk Fire Department encourages residents to be safe and prepared while at home or away. Check out these summer travel safety tips to ensure that you have a safe, healthy, and fun vacation experience. Residents can also download the American Red Cross ‘Emergency’ App for free. This helpful app, will let you stay updated on weather threats and emergency shelters while you’re on vacation and will also help you notify your family and friends if your vacation spot is impacted by severe weather.
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Tuesday, 30 June, 2015



The Mead School Appoints New Interim Director
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The Mead School in Stamford is pleased to announce the appointment of new Interim Director,  Stephanie B. Whitney, who will serve for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 12:55:32 PM

Master songwriter Steve Earle and The Dukes with their new blues album perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 16
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Steve Earle has been described as having mastered and making the most of his voice – a voice weathered by hard touring over the decades. It should come as no surprise that nearly 30 years into his distinguished recording career, Steve Earle has made a blues record. With the new album Terraplane, the Americana songwriter supreme and his longtime band (Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore) have delivered a compact, 37-minute bluesy growler that drags us through the dirt and enlightens us at the same time. “He sounds raw, ragged and real, backed by a band whose time on the road hasn’t worn away a looseness that seems to suit these new tunes,” Rolling Stone writer Andrew Leahey writes of Steve Earle and The Dukes sixteenth studio album, “Terraplane” (released February 2015).
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Jun 30, 2015 - 5:44:38 AM

A Lecture at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Explores the Restoration of a Newport House with Enticing History
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On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT, Ronald Lee Fleming will give a talk entitled, Bellevue, Newport: the Restoration of the 1910 Ogden Codman Jr. House and Gardens.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 5:33:52 AM

Two Norwalk Residents Receive CCFSA Family Champion Awards
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Each year, the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) recognizes exemplary volunteers and human service professionals with the Family Champion Award. On June 8, Richard Zaremski, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) Board of Directors member, and Janeen Reid, Supervisor of Adolescent Services for FCA Specialized Foster Care, were honored with this award.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 1:45:14 AM

Human Services Council thanks First County Bank for continued support of Norwalk Mentor Program
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On Thursday, June 11, 2015, representatives of First County Bank, David Van Buskirk, AVP and Business Development Officer and Wendy A. Macedo, AVP and Branch Manager presented a check for $10,000 to the Human Services Council in support of the Norwalk Mentor Program.  Since 2009, First County Bank has been a proud partner and supporter of the Norwalk Mentor Program.  In a statement from Program Director, Nancy Pratt: “Without local organizations like First County, our programs would not be sustainable or have the opportunity to grow.  We are grateful for the support of First County Bank and their generosity”.  Executive Director, Anthony DiLauro said, “For several years, we have been fortunate to have the dedication and commitment of the employees of First County; the funding they provide to this program truly makes a difference to the greater Norwalk community.  We look forward to a continued close relationship for many years to come!  It is really inspiring to work with First County Bank over the years because they care about the community, the quality of their products and services and have helped us with many of our financial needs.” 
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Jun 30, 2015 - 1:42:22 AM

OPINION: Why are our children playing on toxic playgrounds and athletic fields?
Why is it when PCBs are found in a school, the school is closed while they remove it? No one says - we know it is a carcinogen but we do not know whether the children will be exposed at a level that will harm them. Instead, the carcinogen is removed before the children return.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 9:07:33 PM

Stamford Lions Club Celebrates Accomplishments and Installs New Leadership Team
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The Stamford Lions Club, a recognized Lions International Club of Excellence in 2014, recently elected and installed a new leadership team while celebrating two years of accomplishments serving the Stamford community.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 10:19:24 AM

Norwalk Resident Retires From STAR After 33 Years
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After over 30 years of service with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a local non-profit agency serving people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mid- Fairfield County since 1952, Norwalk resident Lorraine Santo has retired from her position in Accounts Payable.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 9:41:30 AM

Franklin Street Works Presents: Panel Discussion in conjunction with “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States”
Stamford's Franklin Street Works is proud to present a panel discussion in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States.” The exhibition, which is curated by Yaelle S. Amir, is on view through August 30. This free, public panel takes place at Franklin Street Works on Saturday, July 11th at 5:00 pm.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 9:19:04 AM

Citrin Cooperman Presents 2nd Annual CEO Evolution, in Partnership with UConn’s School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal
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Citrin Cooperman, one of Fairfield County’s leading accounting and business consulting firms, presented the second annual CEO Evolution on June 15, in parthership with the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal. Moderated by Mark L. Fagan, CPA, managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Connecticut office, the event featured three leading and iconic business executives.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 5:26:08 AM

East Norwalk Railroad Station Commuters Get Extension on Parking At St. Thomas Lot
Commuters who take the East Norwalk Railroad Station will have an additional two months to park at the St. Thomas School parking lot at 203 East Avenue. Thanks to the collaboration between Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk Parking Authority, the owners of the lot have agreed to extend the parking availability through August 31st for up to 25 parkers.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 5:17:07 AM

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