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Ready for Local Fresh Produce? Danbury Farmers Market Opens on June 22

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Ready for Local Fresh Produce? Danbury Farmers Market Opens on June 22

By Angela Barbosa

Wait no longer to start bringing fresh and healthy food to your table. Every Saturday from June 22 through October 19, CityCenter Danbury will be hosting a Farmers’ Market at the Danbury Green on National Place from 10 am to 2 pm, except July 20 and September 7.   Held by the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), the eleven-year event features…

FAVI Lunches & Deli: A Local Family Business Providing the Best of Brazil’s Iconic Sandwiches

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FAVI Lunches & Deli: A Local Family Business Providing the Best of Brazil’s Iconic Sandwiches

By Angela Barbosa

One of the things that make certain kinds of food extra-special for me is the ability to bring me mouth-watering memories. Who doesn’t appreciate a tasty sandwich, prepared with fresh and quality ingredients? That is why when I miss my favorite snack foods from Brazil, I stop at FAVI Lunches & Deli for a made-to-order Brazilian X-tudo burger.  FAVI Lunches & Deli is a family-owned and operated business…

Governor Lamont Signs $15 an Hour  Minmun Wage Into Law

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Governor Lamont Signs $15 an Hour Minmun Wage Into Law

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Gov. Ned Lamont channels Joe Biden: “This is a big…deal.” He is flanked by a smiling Sen. Julie Kushner and a nonplussed Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz.  Gov. Ned Lamont went to a Hartford nursing home on May 28, to sign a copy of legislation raising the $10.10 minimum wage in five steps to $15, a…

The Emotionally Intelligent Life

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Put simply, we far too often find ourselves stuck fretting over the small stuff. Here’s the thing: as human beings we are not taught how to be emotionally intelligent. Think about it: we learn how to read and write in school, we study different kinds of sciences, learn about our history and that of the…

Building Your Financial Stability by Building Your Credit Score

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Building Your Financial Stability by Building Your Credit Score

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For many of us, building and maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge. The stakes are higher for people who may have little or no credit history. You can, however, take positive steps for yourself and your family by building your credit score in a way that helps you create financial stability.  Before diving deeper into this issue, it’s important to understand what credit…

A+ Driving School Helps Community Members Become Safe Drivers

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A+ Driving School Helps Community Members Become Safe Drivers

By Angela Barbosa

I believe that driving is one of the most useful skills in the world. It may not always be needed if you have access to good public transportation, but it certainly facilitates life in many different aspects. Finding the ideal driving school can sometimes be challenging and identifying a driving school that can meet your needs is crucial…

In-State Tuition Draws NY, NJ College Students to Danbury

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In-State Tuition Draws NY, NJ College Students to Danbury

By Bernard Kavaler | CT by the Numbers 

If you build it, they will come.  That was the theory behind a two-year pilot program to offer incoming college students from New York and New Jersey the opportunity to attend Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) as if they were natives – of Connecticut.  The offer of in-state tuition to all full-time undergraduate students who…

A New Group of Women Entrepreneurs is Launched in Connecticut

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A New Group of Women Entrepreneurs is Launched in Connecticut

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At a time when women are more than 50 percent of the world’s population but are still a minority in positions of political and economic power, according to Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, initiatives have surfaced around the globe that continue to reveal the need for gender parity in the business sector. On May 4, over 100 women gathered at Emmanuel Church of Danbury for a cocktail to launch the Association of Women…

American Family Care Earns Accreditation from the Urgent Care Association

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American Family Care Earns Accreditation from the Urgent Care Association

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Seven Connecticut Locations Achieve Highest National Industry Distinction for Quality Care American Family Care (AFC) locations in Danbury, West Hartford, New Britain, Vernon and Torrington have achieved Accreditation through the Urgent Care Association (UCA). This is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers in the nation.  AFC’s urgent care facilities met the stringent UCA criteria and established standards for…

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