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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…

A New Soccer Store Finds in Danbury History His Place

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A New Soccer Store Finds in Danbury History His Place

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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…