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From Norwalk to NASA research: Emma Dolan’s WCSU degree helps her reach the stars

DANBURY, CT – When SpaceX-30 launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in March 2024, all eyes will turn skyward as the rocket ascends toward the International Space Station.  Western Connecticut State University 2021 Biochemistry graduate Emma Dolan might be watching more closely than most, because her research on fluid dynamics will be onboard in the mission’s…

Impact Fairfield County Hosts “Impactful Conversations: No Place Like Home”

With an increasing number of families lacking security in their housing, local organizations confront ever-changing challenges to support this at-risk community DARIEN, CT – Impact Fairfield County (“Impact FFC”) recently held its first Impactful Conversation of the 2023-2024 grant year on the topic of “No Place Like Home,” addressing the urgent and increasing needs of…

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” opens with an all-adult cast at Crystal Theatre on Friday

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon and adapted into a Tony-award winning play by Simon Stephens, opens this Friday at Crystal Theatre in Norwalk CT. The acclaimed non-profit performing arts center with a 35-year legacy of children’s productions is now entering its second year…

Nuvance Health first in Connecticut to perform new spine surgery for spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis

A new procedure for lower back problems can stabilize the spine and preserve motion without fusing vertebrae together. The first person in Connecticut to have the procedure said, “I have regained my life.” DANBURY, CT – A Nuvance Health neurosurgery team performed the first joint replacement spine surgery in Connecticut on September 5, 2023, at…

Point72 Returns as Sponsor of Giant Balloon Inflation Party for the 2023 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular in Stamford

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Downtown is proud to announce that Point72, a global asset management firm headquartered in Stamford, will be returning as sponsor of the Point72 Giant Balloon Inflation Party on November 18. On the eve of the 30th annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular, those wishing for a behind-the-scenes look at how the parade’s…

A Beautiful Season At Curtain Call

Planning a theatrical season can be similar to a bride planning her wedding day by following the old adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” At least that’s how Curtain Call’s executive director, Lou Ursone, explains it as the busy theatre company launches its new season. “With 12 full-scale, diverse productions spanning 40…

Norwalk Public Schools Secures $135,000 Grant to Continue Providing Mental Health Services For Students Throughout the Summer

Norwalk, CT – The need for mental health supports for school-aged children doesn’t disappear when the bell rings on the final day of classes. Norwalk Public Schools was recently awarded $135,000 in state grants funded through the Summer Mental Health Supports Grant Program to provide necessary mental health services for our students outside of the…

Greenwich Communities Announces Dedication of the Winston A. Robinson Community Room at Armstrong Court 

Greenwich Communities will host a ceremony dedicating the new community room at Armstrong Court to the late Winston A. Robinson, a former resident, civil rights, community, church leader, and an outstanding human being. The dedication will be in Greenwich on Saturday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m., as announced by Anthony L. Johnson, CEO and Executive…

NHD Celebrates a Successful Summer with the Growing Gardens, Growing Health Program

NORWALK, CT – Earlier in August, the Norwalk Health Department and UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) hosted a harvest party celebrating the families who completed the annual Growing Gardens, Growing Health Program at Fodor Farm. Growing Gardens, Growing Health is a multicomponent program including gardening instruction and lessons on nutrition and…