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Bringing Brazilian Fashion to Danbury

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Bringing Brazilian Fashion to Danbury

By Tribuna Staff

Whether dressing for business, casual occasions or the beach, fashion in Brazil is often synonymous with vibrant colors. And you don’t have to travel abroad to add a few pieces of trendy Brazilian clothing to your wardrobe. On September 7, as the community celebrated the Independence Day of Brazil, Mayor Mark Boughton and members of…

ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

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ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

By Tribuna Staff

The Association of Religious Communities (ARC) is pleased to collaborate with the Danbury Public School system by helping to meet the need for volunteer mentors through the KIDS (Kids In Danbury Schools) program. This program has been operating under the guidance of ARC for the past four years. During this time, the program has expanded…

New Owner to Two-Step Arthur Murray Into New Direction

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New Owner to Two-Step Arthur Murray Into New Direction

By Tribuna Staff

Andy Cabell never saw himself owning a dance studio but now that he does, he has big plans for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Danbury. An instructor at the Danbury studio at 345 Main Street since 2009, Cabell, of New Milford, set aside plans to attend grad school and instead started teaching dance. When…

Danbury Philadelphia Assembly of God Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

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Danbury Philadelphia Assembly of God Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

By Angela Barbosa

The Danbury Philadelphia Ministry Assembly of God invites the community to celebrate its 30th anniversary in a four-day worship gathering at its location on 45 New Street. Thirty years ago, Pr. Manuel de Melo saw himself preaching to a small group of 12 members at the Philadelphia Church in Danbury. What was supposed to be…

Sanchez Repair Services Partners with Ferris to Offer the Best Mowers for Max Productivity

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Sanchez Repair Services Partners with Ferris to Offer the Best Mowers for Max Productivity

By Angela Barbosa

Whether you are a landscape contractor or a large estate owner, when it comes to accomplishing more with ease and without sacrificing a quality cut, the Ferris line of commercial landscaping and turf care equipment offers many high-quality machines and new products with innovative and industry leading designs. And they are available in Danbury now!…

Ferraz Services: Cleaning Services Done Professionally, On-Time and On-Budget

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Ferraz Services: Cleaning Services Done Professionally, On-Time and On-Budget

By Angela Barbosa

Driving up to an office, manufacturing facility, residential complex or even a retail outlet with a clean exterior will not only impress visitors and customers, it will also give a sense of pride to employees and residents. If you want to give your home or your commercial building more curb appeal, one great way to…

Ventura Law Donates $20,000 in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in our Communities

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Ventura Law Donates $20,000 in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in our Communities

By Angela Barbosa

Connecticut once again saw a year-over-year increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses, with 1,038 in 2017, compared to 917 in 2016. It was the first time the state had more than 1,000 accidental overdose deaths in a single year and nearly triple the amount in 2012, according to the Connecticut Office of the…

Danbury Farmers Market Brings Fresh Food to Local Community

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Danbury Farmers Market Brings Fresh Food to Local Community

By Angela Barbosa

The weather was not that promising this past Saturday, but I decided to take a stroll through downtown Danbury and visit the so-anticipated Farmers Market at the Danbury Green. Cloudy or not, residents were not shy to come out to check the seasonal food and other items available from local farmers. With their fragile, seductive…

Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

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Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

By Tribuna Staff

On June 8, the Danbury Westerners held their 24th annual celebrity breakfast, featuring speaker Chris Chambliss. Chambliss played for the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, and the Atlanta Braves; he was also 1971 Rookie of the Year. He is a two-time World Series Champion as a player, and won four as the New York…

TBICO and WERACE Team-Up to Empower ESL Student Population

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TBICO and WERACE Team-Up to Empower ESL Student Population

By Angela Barbosa

A four-month partnership between services provided by The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBICO) and Western Connecticut Regional Adult and Continuing Education (WERACE) offered 20 participants a class that combined English language instruction, civics education, workforce readiness and job-training skills. “The funding for the program was provided through a federal Program Enhancement Project federal grant….

AFC Urgent Care Celebrates Milestone in Danbury

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AFC Urgent Care Celebrates Milestone in Danbury

By Tribuna Staff

American Family Care (AFC) is celebrating its fifth year of providing medical care to the residents of Greater Danbury. AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine. In addition to providing high quality health care, AFC has created dozens of new jobs for the community. Independent owner and operator Tom Kelly says…

Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Supports New Healthy Living Community-Wide Website

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Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Supports New Healthy Living Community-Wide Website

By Tribuna Staff

Age Well Community Council members gather at the Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Partner Breakfast to accept the Foundation’s contribution for development of an online audio/visual informational tour of the new Age Well CT community-wide website, www.agewellct.org. Pictured are council members: June Renzulli, Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation (front left) and Probate Judge and…

Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

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Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

By Tribuna Staff

Eight students from the Westside Middle School Academy STEM program took home prizes at the CT Science & Engineering Fair held on March 11 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. For the past three years, WSMSA, led by science teacher and theme coach Jon Neuhausel, has been one of the top three middle school in the…

OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

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OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

By Tribuna Staff

The physicians at OrthoConnecticut have once again been honored with some of the country’s most prestigious awards. Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., has recognized Dr. Andrew Bazos, Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. Ross Henshaw, Dr. John G. Lunt and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian as Top Doctors for 2017. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors awards are given to leaders nominated by…

New Danbury Business Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Multiple Services

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New Danbury Business Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Multiple Services

By Tribuna Staff

On March 10, the City of Danbury welcomed a new and locally owned business to the community -Integrity Insurance, Taxes and Services, LLC (IITS). Sandra Sanchez, owner and insurance agent, is taking on her first endeavor as a business owner. “Integrity Insurance Taxes & Services aims to provide the community of Danbury with quality services…

Dominican Community Celebrates Independence Day

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Dominican Community Celebrates Independence Day

By Tribuna Staff

Shouting, “Viva la República Dominicana!” three dozen Dominican Americans celebrated the 174th anniversary of the country’s independence by raising the Dominican Republic’s red, white and blue flag at Danbury’s city hall. Dominican Independence Day commemorates the country’s break from Haiti in 1844. The holiday’s activities include a major presidential address to the National Assembly, a…

Bethel Native Receives “Wings of Gold” Graduating From Naval Flight School 

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Bethel Native Receives “Wings of Gold” Graduating From Naval Flight School 

By Lt. Veronica Bildzukewicz, Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Public Affairs Officer

A Bethel High School graduate and Bethel, Connecticut native recently completed naval flight school to receive the flight officer insignia known as “Wings of Gold” during a Winging Ceremony held at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.  Ensign Matthew Correnty, a naval aviator, received his “Wings of Gold” serving with Helicopter Training (HT)…

Local Small Business Owner Wins National Award

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Local Small Business Owner Wins National Award

By Tribuna Staff

Charis Wipfler, APRN-FNP, has been named “Top 25 Most Loved Injector” in the nation, courtesy of RealSelf and Grace Medical Aesthetics’ supportive clientele. Charis Wipfler is the owner/operator and lead injector of Grace Medical Aesthetics, an anti-aging medical aesthetics practice in Southbury, CT and New York City, specializing in injectable dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers and…

Malloy Names Danbury’s Thomas J. Saadi to Lead Veterans Affairs

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Malloy Names Danbury’s Thomas J. Saadi to Lead Veterans Affairs

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.org

On January 16, Thomas J. Saadi, an Army Reserve officer who has held senior jobs in the state Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly three years, was named by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as his choice to lead the department as commissioner.  Saadi, a former general counsel and chief of staff at the department, has…

The Benefit of Private Education with the Added Comfort of a Religious Community

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The Benefit of Private Education with the Added Comfort of a Religious Community

By Angela Barbosa

Selecting the right school for your children is challenging and yet can make an extraordinary difference in their moral and social development, in addition to their academic success.  Each private school has its own set of standards, and will vary in its ideology, practice and pedagogy. St. Mary School, for instance, a pre-K through eighth grade school, is known for its excellent academics as…

State-of-the Art Orthopedic Center is Now Open in Danbury

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State-of-the Art Orthopedic Center is Now Open in Danbury

By Tribuna Staff

Danbury is now home to the region’s premier orthopedic care center providers. On December 7, Mayor Mark Boughton, joined by local dignitaries and community members, welcomed a team of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, physician assistants and therapy specialists while celebrating the opening of OrthoConnecticut I Danbury Orthopedics Center at 2 Riverview Drive in Berkshire Corporate Park….

Taste of Greater Main Street

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Taste of Greater Main Street

By Daniel Trock

On September 13, 2017, Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Danbury branch held an event entitled “The Taste of Greater Main Street.” For this event, the school invited several restaurants and eateries from Main Street, White Street, West Street and Liberty Street to bring samples of their food to the Danbury branch building for the students to…

A Holistic Approach to Nurturing Children at St. Mary School

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A Holistic Approach to Nurturing Children at St. Mary School

By Greg Viceroy, St. Mary School | Principal

Founded in 1963, St. Mary School in Bethel has provided a high-quality academic education to thousands of graduates. Building upon our rich history of excellence, we nurture and mold each child from Pre-K through 8th grade, spiritually, academically and socially. Our academic curriculum is designed to exceed local and national standards, providing a rigorous and…

Hacienda Don Manuel Offers a Taste of Mexico in Brookfield

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Hacienda Don Manuel Offers a Taste of Mexico in Brookfield

By Alicia + Renato Ghio

Owning a restaurant is a risk, even more so when you step into an existing business with a beleaguered reputation. However, Edgar Romero decided he was ready for the challenge, seizing the opportunity to move from management to owner. Romero, who has 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having worked his way up…

Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Transform Facebook into a Global Community to Connect the World – Some have a Head Start

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Transform Facebook into a Global Community to Connect the World – Some have a Head Start

By Mariana Silva

A recent and rare interview with Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new mission of his social media enterprise that has 1.9 billion users on a monthly basis, namely, “to give people the power to build a community and connect the world.” According to Zuckerberg, Facebook is not just a technology and media…

Inspiring Achievement: WERACE Class of 2017 Graduation

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Inspiring Achievement: WERACE Class of 2017 Graduation

By Angela Barbosa

A crowd of hundreds of family members and friends stood up to honor over 50 Western Connecticut Adult & Continuing Education (WERACE) graduates as they walked down the steps of the WCSU Visual & Performing Arts Center during their commencement processional. Led by Mr. Terence Cunningham, WERACE regional director, the ceremony began with the Pledge…

Urban Sculpture Park Enhances Danbury Downtown Streetscape

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Urban Sculpture Park Enhances Danbury Downtown Streetscape

By Angela Barbosa

Working in downtown Danbury, I have seen project after project being implemented with the intent to enhance the streetscape and make our business district even more appealing, not only to our residents and business owners, but also to visitors and possible startups. The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Downtown Danbury Sculpture Park was held on…

Danbury Police Department Launches Innovative Recruitment Campaign

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Danbury Police Department Launches Innovative Recruitment Campaign

By Emanuela Palmares

The City of Danbury Police Department has launched a recruitment campaign with the release of application dates, informational sessions and a new action-packed and humor-filled hiring video that takes a light-hearted approach to give potential applicants a glimpse at the hard work that goes into joining the Danbury police force and serving the community. The…

Samba Fest’s 11th Annual Brings Diverse Attractions to Hartford

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Samba Fest’s 11th Annual Brings Diverse Attractions to Hartford

By Mariana Silva

In early May, the Connecticut capital exhibited several artists and elements of Brazil in a festival dedicated to samba. The event, which takes place annually, was held at the Trinity College campus in Hartford on Saturday, May 6, from 11am to 6pm. The program was filled with exciting Brazilian attractions. This year, the program included…

Workshop on Safety Planning Provides Valuable Information for Immigrant Families

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Workshop on Safety Planning Provides Valuable Information for Immigrant Families

By Tribuna Staff

On May 21, Tribuna Newspaper, in partnership with The New American Dream Foundation, The Ecuadorian Civic Center, Emigrantes Brasil & Wide Focus Video Productions hosted a Community Dialogue & Workshop on Safety Planning for Immigrant Families. Danbury Probate Judge Dianne Yamin provided a detailed presentation on standby guardianship, and Attorney Lisa Rivas, from Cramer &…

Brazilian Students of Caxiuanã Forest Partake in Cross-Cultural Exchange in Connecticut

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Brazilian Students of Caxiuanã Forest Partake in Cross-Cultural Exchange in Connecticut

By Mariana Silva

A delegation of eight teenaged students, of San Sebastian Community High School in Portel, at Caxiuanã Bay on the outskirts of Pará in Brazil, joined by their teachers and staff of the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, participated in a 14-day exchange program with students at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet Schools in Bridgeport. Through Museums…

Finding Ways to Live with Autism: The Struggles of a Mother Looking for Alternative Treatments for Her Daughter

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Finding Ways to Live with Autism: The Struggles of a Mother Looking for Alternative Treatments for Her Daughter

By Mariana Silva - Tradução: Angela Barbosa

Vania Guerra’s story represents one of thousands of mothers who fight against the public authorities’ neglect and lack of accomplished professionals to deal with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders that do not have a cure. When Nicole, Vania’s oldest daughter, was diagnosed with autism at the age of…

DHS Students Organize Prom for Teen with Special Needs

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DHS Students Organize Prom for Teen with Special Needs

By Mariana Silv

The end of the academic year is imminent, and the approach of the prom season enlivens teens’ routines. Prom is a very traditional event and highly anticipated by the youth. The tradition that marks the passage of adolescence to adulthood is unforgettable and because it involves teenagers, everything becomes a bit more distressing and nerve-wracking….

Family Camp “Together We Can Achieve More” Integrates School and Family

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Family Camp “Together We Can Achieve More” Integrates School and Family

By Mariana Silva

The Family Camp, “Together We Can Achieve More,” organized by Danbury Public Schools, Danbury Family Learning Center, Inc. and Sodexo, Inc., will be held on April 1 at Rogers Park Middle School. The goal is to share strategies, perspectives and ideas that benefit our families, children, teachers and the community. The idea is to have…

To Bring More Peace in the World: A Public Talk with Noble Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

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To Bring More Peace in the World: A Public Talk with Noble Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

By Angela Barbosa

On February 24, Western CT State University held a public talk with Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, offering a crowed auditorium the opportunity to listen to inspiring stories of continuous efforts in pursuit of peace and conflict resolution. The event was the first PeaceJam Conference for WCSU, which became a PeaceJam Chapter…

St. Peter School is a Portrait of the Cultural Diversity in Danbury

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St. Peter School is a Portrait of the Cultural Diversity in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

“We are convinced that the Catholic school is called to foster the harmony of diversities.” It is with that stance that Pope Francis teaches us to discern what makes a school truly Catholic. To offer a humanitarian education rooted in Christian principles that is inclusive and guarantees the development of citizens who are critical, responsible…

First Brazilian Business Owners Prayer Meeting Breakfast in Danbury

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First Brazilian Business Owners Prayer Meeting Breakfast in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

The Danbury Council of Pastors (CONPAS) gathered in the morning of January 17 with local business owners to pray for the city’s prosperity and, therefore, to plant the seed of unity among business entrepreneurs in Danbury. The meeting was held at the Assembly of God Church, with the attendance of many local and regional religious leaders….

Brazilian Doctor Is the Newest Primary Care Physician of the Alliance Medical Group in Naugatuck

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Brazilian Doctor Is the Newest Primary Care Physician of the Alliance Medical Group in Naugatuck

By Mariana Silva

At some point in life, people may need to see a doctor for a simple routine visit, due to an illness or, perhaps, an accident. For a foreign patient, however, who does not speak English, that simple appointment may be very complicated. When the health problem is more delicate, even those who speak English often…

The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Announces New Name as “Ventura Law”

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The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith Announces New Name as “Ventura Law”

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The Law Firm of Ventura, Ribeiro and Smith announced on December 5 it is changing its name to Ventura Law, effective immediately. Although the firm will continue to operate with the same attorneys and staff, its new name represents an important milestone as it sets the course for its future.  “We’ve seen many changes to the…

Book Offers Tools to Help You Master Your Inner Critic

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Book Offers Tools to Help You Master Your Inner Critic

By Danniella Maria Gutiérrez-Salem

Chris Salem is an accomplished international keynote speaker, author, wellness advocate and change facilitator focused on resolving root causes that block sustainable success among individuals and businesses. He has a special passion for empowering business leaders, entrepreneurs, sales executives, coaches, authors and speakers to take their business and life to another level by operating in the solution…

A Heartfelt Welcome to a Spiritual Leader

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A Heartfelt Welcome to a Spiritual Leader

By Angela Barbosa

The synergy was felt from a distance. As I approached the long family-style table set at the Caravela Restaurant in Danbury to celebrate Father Pedro Diniz’s visit, there was no doubt about the marks his spiritual leadership had left while ministering to the Brazilian community at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, the third oldest parish in…

Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

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Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

By Angela Barbosa

    Several eye conditions can affect kids. Most are detected by vision screening using an acuity chart during the preschool years. The Lions Club Eye Health Program – KidSight – has changed the lives of many children, one eye screening at a time. The American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists recommend a child have his or her first eye examination…

European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

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European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

By Angela Barbosa

For both women and men, revealing beautiful skin is no longer a dream. European Wax Center (EWC) has joined the Danbury business community to offer a high-quality waxing experience that is comfortable, easy and unforgettable. The new center opened in May, and according to COO and co-founder David Coba, “EWC is the premier destination for…

Xchange Fest Connects Skate Community to Faith

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Xchange Fest Connects Skate Community to Faith

By Angela Barbosa

  Food, live music, a DJ, a pro skating show and gospel preaching, a combination that it is unusual to find, was offered at the Getsêmani Church Xchange Youth group festival in Danbury, showing an innovative way the local skate communities can connect to Jesus. The three-day fest was held at the Danbury Green, with the special participation of Christian pro skaters Shaun Hover, Christian Hosoi and Jud Heald, who arrived earlier to build the skate ramp for…

Martin g. Morgado Promoted to Savings Bank of Danbury President and CEO

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Martin g. Morgado Promoted to Savings Bank of Danbury President and CEO

By Tribuna Staff

Savings Bank of Danbury announced the appointment of Martin G. Morgado to president and chief executive officer. Mr. Morgado joined Savings Bank of Danbury in July 2001 as Vice President of Retail Lending, and in 2007, assumed management responsibility for the mortgage banking division. He played a key role in the Bank’s acquisition of Stamford…

The Universe Club Celebrates the National Pathfinder Day

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The Universe Club Celebrates the National Pathfinder Day

By Mariana Silva

  The Universe Pathfinder Club celebrated National Pathfinder Day on September 24. Pathfinders is a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has worked since 1950 to promote the cultural, social and religious education of children and teenagers ranging from 10 to 15 years old. Children, youth, adults and special guests like Representative of the Consulate General of Brazil in…

Miracelly Salon & Spa Launches Beauty Everyday Membership Special

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Miracelly Salon & Spa Launches Beauty Everyday Membership Special

By Angela Barbosa

With all lengths of hair, keeping it healthy and beautiful at all times can be time consuming and not an easy task. It was thinking of the men and women who are always on the run, and need to make sure their hair always looks impeccable, that Miracelly Salon & Spa launched the Membership Special with unlimited options according to your beauty needs. With long experience in the…

‘Mamulenga Presepada’: Brazilian Puppet Theater Performance in Danbury

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‘Mamulenga Presepada’: Brazilian Puppet Theater Performance in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

  “To give your best, be mindful and responsible of the legacy inherited from the masters of the popular tradition of puppet theater in Brazil,” is what Chico Simões, actor and creator of the Mamulenga Presepada Group, said about the main reasons he has experienced success in his journey for more than 30 years. Touring the United States, the Mamulengo performances – a kind of puppet from northeastern Brazil – have brought life and movement to rag dolls. The Mamulenga Presepada performance was held in Danbury…

Danbury’s Newest Early Childhood Education Center Has Opened Its Doors

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Danbury’s Newest Early Childhood Education Center Has Opened Its Doors

By Eric Palmares

Danbury’s newest early childhood education center has opened its doors. On August 25, ABC Early Learning Center of Danbury located at 31 Miry Brook Road just south of the Danbury Mall and Airport, had its ribbon cutting ceremony in co-hosted by the Danbury Chamber of Commerce and with the presence of Mayor Mark Boughton. The school enrolls children who are 3…

17th Annual Brazilian Flag Raising in Danbury

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17th Annual Brazilian Flag Raising in Danbury

By Angela Barbosa

Celebrating Our Patriotism for the Land We Left and the Land We Call Home Dignitaries, residents and members of the local business community gathered on the morning of September 4 to celebrate the 194th anniversary of Brazil’s Independence from Portugal at the Heritage Plaza, located at Danbury City Hall. Celia Bacelar Palmares, founder of Tribuna Newspaper, who initiated the Brazilian flag-raising ceremony in the…

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You must have spent much time in downtown Danbury. But have you noticed that White Street has a red brick building? There, right near the Danbury train station, is Meeker’s Hardware, built in 1883. It is also known as the Red Block, which since its opening in 1885 has belonged to the Meeker family. The historic center of Danbury has several important places related to the history of the city and still retains the…

Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

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Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

By Manuella Bacelar

A smile, a hopeful look, a gesture full of gratitude. A happy heart before an act embodying one of the noblest sentiments, known by the name: solidarity. It was with this feeling that the Brazilian communities of Danbury and Bridgeport joined forces and organized a fundraising Festa Junina (hillbilly party), a typical Brazilian party, on…

Having Faith in the Marketplace: “We Believe that We Are Better Together”

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Having Faith in the Marketplace: “We Believe that We Are Better Together”

By Angela Barbosa

Hundreds woke up to an inspirational morning of faith, love, compassion and a call for action as they gathered at the Amber Room Colonnade on July 14, to partake in the Jericho Partnership’s Faith in the Marketplace breakfast. “Jericho Partnership seeks to be the service arm of the local church to be able to funnel…

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

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WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University’s Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies was named a 2016 Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water at an awards ceremony at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in early June. The public water supply company selected winners from entrants whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources: air, water, soil, or…

Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

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Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

By Tribuna Staff

Ten graduating high school students received $28,000 in scholarships as the Latino Scholarship Fund provided financial support to local Latino students for the 21st year in a row. The students all demonstrated excellent academic achievement and they have participated in extra-curricular activities. “The students who earn LSF scholarships are well-rounded and meet all of our…

The Heritage Plaza: Celebrating Danbury’s History and Cultural Diversity

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The Heritage Plaza: Celebrating Danbury’s History and Cultural Diversity

By Angela Barbosa

Danbury’s prominent role in the 20th century American hat-making industry was marked by the unveiling ceremony of the Hatter’s Monument on June 20 at Heritage Plaza, led by the City Council’s Democratic minority leader and a member of the Hat City Monument Committee. The Heritage Plaza is the culmination of various projects at City Hall…

Farewell Ceremony to the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers

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Farewell Ceremony to the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers

By Angela Barbosa

  More than a deployment ceremony, family members, friends, military staff, community leaders and dignitaries gathered at the Veterans Armed Forces Reserve Center in Danbury to celebrate, recognize and honor the courage and dedication of the Charlie Company of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) 34 soldiers as they prepared to leave for over…

Protesters Block Hartford’s Main Street Over Immigration Ruling

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Protesters Block Hartford’s Main Street Over Immigration Ruling

By Kyle Constable – CT Mirror

  Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated a White House plan to protect millions of immigrants living in the United States from deportation, more than 150 protesters gathered outside the state’s federal immigration enforcement office in Hartford and blocked a portion of Main Street. Protesters hoped to send a message to federal…