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Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

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Top 6 Reasons for Families to Explore the Other Side of the State this Summer

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut spans just 110 miles from east to west. And 70 miles from north to south. There is plenty to see right in our state for those who do not have big summer travel plans.   Here are a few family fun options on the other side of state (from trills and beaches to dinosaurs) that we recommend “Western Connecticutians” explore and make the best of the summer “staycations.”    Lake Compounce Theme Park  New England’s Family…

Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

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Café on The Green: Danbury’s Hidden Treasure

By Angela Barbosa

Ranked one of the top 25 public courses in the United States, the Richter Park Golf Course is home to one of Danbury’s hidden treasures, Café on the Green. Surrounded by huge picture windows, the three sides of the restaurant offer a breathtaking view that invites you to sit down and contemplate it while enjoying a casual or formal meal.  For…

Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

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Autism Diagnosis: Latinos Face Obstacles

By Annika Darling | CTLatinoNews.com

Latinos represent the largest growing population in the United States, yet they have the lowest autism diagnosis rate. And, according to Dr. Lauren Herlihy, who works at the Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut, when Latino children are diagnosed with autism, they tend to be diagnosed, on average, 2.5 years older than non-Latino children.  The earlier a child…

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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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…

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