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  1. Connecticut Legislators Weigh Bill To Improve Conditions At Animal Shelters

    Connecticut Legislators Weigh Bill To Improve Conditions At Animal Shelters

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 2012 case in Bethlehem involving 63 dogs that were saved from deplorable shelter conditions has led a group of lawmakers to introduce a bill to improve the conditions at shelters throughout Connecticut.The bill was introduced by State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield along with House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Reps. Nicole Klarides-Ditria of ...

  2. Gear Up For Fly Fishing Anywhere In World At The Compleat Angler In Darien

    Gear Up For Fly Fishing Anywhere In World At The Compleat Angler In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — Fly-fishing gear is the specialty at The Compleat Angler in Darien, where local enthusiasts head to outfit for their trips to such far-flung places as New Zealand, where trout is now in season.Hearing about their customers' trips is a highlight of doing business, says manager Scott Bennett, who has his own fish-travel story to tell. "I was on a boat in San Andros ...

  3. Danbury Music Centre Tunes Up Campaign To Keep Summer Program Alive

    Danbury Music Centre Tunes Up Campaign To Keep Summer Program Alive

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Music Centre is appealing to the public to help fund its popular summer program, which fell on hard times last year.The nonprofit Music Centre has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $10,000.The Music Centre, which is responsible for helping a number of local musicians get their start, depends on donations to keep the doors open. Most of ...

  4. Grab A Slice Of NY-Style Pizza At Bronx House In Stamford

    Grab A Slice Of NY-Style Pizza At Bronx House In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- You can grab a slice to go or sit down at a red booth to dive into New York-style pizza at Bronx House Pizza, which opened recently in Stamford. “Coming from a New Yorker: this will surely be one of my go-to spots in Stamford for good NY pizza," one customer wrote on Yelp.CT Bites called the news Springdale establishment a "gem.""Food Network Judge ...

  5. Join Urban Enthusiast On Danbury Walking Tour

    Join Urban Enthusiast On Danbury Walking Tour

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Do you know where the hidden murals in Danbury are? Have you ever met a hatter? Like to eat and shop? Joine urban and arts enthusiast Ted Kilmer when he leads a free walking tour Saturday March 25 in the city's downtown area.The tour and others are offered through is endeavour called DisH Liv(ing), which stands for "Downtown is Happening." TKillmer plans the ...

  6. Stratford Woman Stands Tall By Growing Her Own Tree-Care Firm

    Stratford Woman Stands Tall By Growing Her Own Tree-Care Firm

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Three weeks after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in horticulture, Stacey Marcell drove east to take a job in Bridgeport."I was recruited by SavATree right after graduation,” said Marcell, who went on to grow her own company, Northeast Horticultural Services, in the usually male-dominated field of tree care. This year marks her 10th ...

  7. Log In On 'Giving Day' To Help Your Favorite Fairfield County Charity

    Log In On 'Giving Day' To Help Your Favorite Fairfield County Charity

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Want an easy way to support a favorite nonprofit in your Fairfield County town or city?  Log into the Fairfield County Community Foundation website on Giving Day Thursday, March 9. You have 24 hours to support any one of 431 participating nonprofits, said Development Director Kristy Jelenik."We created Giving Day four years ago to shine a bright light on ...

  8. Norwalk Mom, Kids Find 'Courage To Speak' On Drug Prevention Night

    Norwalk Mom, Kids Find 'Courage To Speak' On Drug Prevention Night

    NORWALK, Conn. — An annual drug prevention night led by a Norwalk mother whose son died from an overdose is returning to Norwalk on Monday, March 13.Residents of Norwalk and beyond are invited to the 13th annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to Be Drug-Free Family Night at West Rocks Middle School.The initiative was started by Ginger Katz in 1996 soon after the death of her son Ian, ...

  9. Love Art? Parks? Weir Farm National Historic Site Is Looking For Volunteers

    Love Art? Parks? Weir Farm National Historic Site Is Looking For Volunteers

    WILTON, Conn. -- Passionate about parks? Do you love art? Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton and Ridgefield needs volunteers who are friendly, reliable people for its Volunteers-In-Parks program this summer.The VIPs will work outdoors with park employees in the park's historic gardens and help staff the Weir and Young Studios to share the stories of Weir Farm with ...

  10. Locally Sourced Food Makes The Plate At Westport's Pearl At Longshore

    Locally Sourced Food Makes The Plate At Westport's Pearl At Longshore

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Platefuls of imaginative seafood and locally sourced food, when possible, are the hallmark of Pearl at Longshore Restaurant & Bar.Owner Antonio Ninivaggi and Marc Backon with Chef Michael Hazen source ingredients from local farms. These include Sport Hill Farm in Easton and River Bank Farm in Roxbury.In addition, the establishment, opened in 2016 at Longshore Club ...

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