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Art in Graphite

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Columns, Little Brazil

Art in Graphite

By Karla Rensch

Art nurtures the soul and it is the direct way artists come into contact with their innermost, sacred selves. As regards Brazilian art in Connecticut and the surrounding area, an interesting and highly renowned profile in social media comes to mind, a charismatic artist who disseminates her art through graffiti anywhere she goes. Veronica Martins…

Marian Pabón and AARP Connecticut Bring FREE Food and Laughter to Danbury

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Columns, What's Next In Your Life

Marian Pabón and AARP Connecticut Bring FREE Food and Laughter to Danbury

By Nora Duncan

In life, things are not always as they seem. Sometimes an offer is too good to be true. Sometimes a person is not who they seem to be. While these situations can come to a harmless – or hilarious – end, they can also lead to devastating consequences. AARP Connecticut invites you to a FREE…

2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

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2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

By Emanuela Palmares

There are those among us in our immigrant community who have overcome great challenges to provide for their families, yet they persevere. There are those among us who are students, immigrants or the children of immigrant parents, who juggle their studies, help at home with translation and hold down a job, all while still in…

Feds Give Two Immigrant Children in Connecticut a Year’s Reprieve

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Immigration

Feds Give Two Immigrant Children in Connecticut a Year’s Reprieve

By Clarice Silber | CT Mirror August 30, 2018

Two immigrant children who were reunited with their parents in Connecticut after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been granted temporary legal immigration status, the youths’ attorneys said. The federal government granted the nine-year-old Honduran boy identified as J.S.R., and a 14-year-old Salvadoran girl, a year of humanitarian parole. The children’s parents received six…

September is Attendance Awareness Month

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Columns, Kids & Family

September is Attendance Awareness Month

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Students who attend school on a consistent basis have better grades, become academically proficient and are on a trajectory to high school graduation. One would think that consistent attendance is the norm for most students; however, this is not the case. Though Danbury Public Schools has one of the lowest chronic absenteeism rates in the…

AARP Connecticut Launches Livable Communities Grant Program to Fund Local Projects

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AARP Connecticut Launches Livable Communities Grant Program to Fund Local Projects

By Nora Duncan

Program open to 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) non-profits and government entities located in Connecticut Projects must be completed within 12 months Application deadline is September 24, 2018 AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The…

Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

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Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

By Amy Faith Lionheart

This is quite a busy summer in Volunteer Services at Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. We have some upcoming needs for which you might be interested in volunteering! Mission Health Day 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018! We are looking for volunteers aged 18 and over to assist on the…

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