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The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) Annual Luncheon

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The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) Annual Luncheon

By Daniel Trock

The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) held their 2017 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury, CT. The luncheon’s centerpiece was a fashion show presented by Workspace Collective, a retail and design co-op located in Danbury, CT, specializing in locally made sustainable clothing as well as candles,…

An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

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An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

By Tribuna Staff

Sérgio Mendes is the most internationally successful Brazilian artist of all time. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, Mendes established his legend by taking numerous albums and singles, such as “Brasil 66,” “Mas Que Nada” and “The Look of Love,” to the top of the pop charts. The Ridgefield Playhouse and the Moffly Media…

TV Pilot Filmed in Danbury Selected as Finalist in Film Festival

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TV Pilot Filmed in Danbury Selected as Finalist in Film Festival

By Tribuna Staff

Local production company, RmediA, credits businesses downtown for support in creating TV Pilot Danbury, CT – The Jeskid TV Show pilot, shot and co-produced by Danbury’s RmediA, was recently selected as a “TV Comedy” finalist at ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival). As members of the downtown Danbury business community, Renato and Alicia Ghio, of RmediA,…

The Awakening of The Real Me

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The Awakening of The Real Me

By Eric Faria

This is a deeply personal column for me. Here’s what I want to share with you all: the word discipline has haunted me for a long time. Putting in the work so that you can sow the rewards later was not something that was instilled in me from a young age. Rather, I learned how…

Immigration and Social Integration

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Immigration and Social Integration

By Karla Rensch

Editor’s Note: In line with Tribuna’s tradition of building bridges and joining cultures, we introduce a new column – “Little Brazil” – with the purpose to offer a peek into the lives of Brazilians living in Connecticut, written by Karla Rensch, the woman behind the curtain of one of the largest online communities of Brazilians…

Grilled Italian Corn Salad

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Grilled Italian Corn Salad

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August is here and we are taking full advantage of summer’s bounty – filling our farmers’ market bags and bellies with amazing local produce. At peak flavor right now are two favorites – corn and tomatoes. While I adore sweet and crunchy local corn, I’m one of those people that hate to eat it on…

Taste of Greater Danbury!

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Taste of Greater Danbury!

By Tribuna Staff

Do you enjoy free music and entertainment?  Enjoy delicious food? Enjoy discovering all that makes Danbury a great place to live and the historic downtown a great place to visit? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, check out the “Taste of Greater Danbury,” the downtown celebration that includes live music, family entertainment, games and local food…

Frank Abagnale in Connecticut: Catch Him if You Can!

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Frank Abagnale in Connecticut: Catch Him if You Can!

By Nora Duncan

In a joint collaboration, AARP Connecticut and the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Office of Continuing Education will host a free fraud prevention event featuring Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, on Wednesday, September 27. Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart…

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…

How to Be More Confident in Your Daily Life

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How to Be More Confident in Your Daily Life

By Eric Faria

When others tell you to be more confident, you think: “If only it were that simple.” In truth, it is. Take the belief that you are valuable, worthwhile and capable, also known as self-esteem, add in the optimism that comes when you are certain of your abilities and then, empowered by these, act courageously to…

Black Sesame Ice Cream

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Black Sesame Ice Cream

By Alicia Ghio

If there is one thing I completely indulge in with abandon in the summer, it is ice cream. While I appreciate straight up vanilla, I love to try unexpected flavors. Even better, however, is trying to replicate unique flavors at home myself. That’s why instead of going savory with a jar of black sesame seeds…

This Summer’s Last Hurrah! Top 6 CT Family Fun Spots of 2017

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This Summer’s Last Hurrah! Top 6 CT Family Fun Spots of 2017

By Emanuela Palmares

With amusement parks, museums and nature centers, there are enough family activities in Connecticut to keep everybody entertained during the last month of summer. Here are a few Indoor and outdoor options that are guaranteed fun for the whole family. INDOOR FUN It Adventure Ropes Course 40 Sargent Dr. Long Wharf New Haven, CT 06511…

Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

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Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

By WCSU

  Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Spin Doctors on July 22 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219. For more information,…

Speed & Agility Camp 2017

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Speed & Agility Camp 2017

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization offers a Speed and Agility Camp in the month of July for girls and boys from kindergarten age to incoming ninth graders. It is a way to increase coordination, improve speed and work on footwork. Athletes from all sports and children that are not involved in sports can participate. They…

Orzo Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto

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Orzo Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto

By Alicia Ghio

No summer cookout or picnic feels complete without a little pasta salad. This one takes full advantage of a short-lived early summer ingredient – garlic scapes. Scapes are the curly green shoots that grow from hard-beck garlic varieties. You clip them off so the plant nutrients and energy refocus on the bulb and create a…

Korean Barbecue Turkey Burgers

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Korean Barbecue Turkey Burgers

By Alicia Ghio

Turkey burgers have a bad reputation, typically characterized as bland and dry. I am a fan of the humble turkey burger. It’s all about seasoning and bold flavor combinations. These Korean BBQ turkey burgers are the perfect example. They are packed with flavor, a little heat and fresh vegetable crunch. In this recipe, the flavor…

U.S. Brahma Kumaris Welcomes Sister Shivani to a Tour on “Awakening” in Danbury

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U.S. Brahma Kumaris Welcomes Sister Shivani to a Tour on “Awakening” in Danbury

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On June 20, Sister Shivani, an internationally renowned inspirational speaker, began a 14-city speaking tour of North America with the theme of “Awakening.”  Sister Shivani presents spiritual solutions to the complex problems of contemporary life through a TV program called Awakening with Brahma Kumaris and a YouTube channel with over 33 million views and over…

Amaretto Mint Rose

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Amaretto Mint Rose

By Alicia Ghio

When we bought our house, I didn’t have time to tend to flowers and wanted something easy and pretty to fill an empty garden bed around our patio. I thought something low-maintenance and edible might be fun. So, I planted two types of mint that year. Most gardeners only recommend planting mint in container gardens because…

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot

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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot

By WCSU

Ives Concert Park will present Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets can be purchased at  www.ticketfly.com/event/1453533. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.  

The Ciclismo Classico: Bike Travel Film Festival

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The Ciclismo Classico: Bike Travel Film Festival

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What’s better than descending Italy’s legendary Monte Stelvio Pass… at an elevation of 9,048 feet/ 2,758 meters… with all of its 48 hairpin turns… on a bike with no handlebars or brakes… at night illuminated only by a torch and moonlight!?  Watching someone else do it! On Friday June 16, The Palace Danbury will present the…

Brazilian Medium Divaldo Franco to deliver a series of seminars in the TriState are

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Brazilian Medium Divaldo Franco to deliver a series of seminars in the TriState are

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The TriState Spiritist Federation has the honor to host the seminar “Be Happy Today” presented by Brazilian famous medium Divaldo Franco in New York and Danbury, CT.   Divaldo Franco is recognized as one of the most influential and greatest contemporary mediums. He has psychographed over 200 books and lectured at more than thirteen thousand…

Baja Style Fish Tacos

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Baja Style Fish Tacos

By Alicia Ghio

We love tacos and our obsession continues with this lighter take on Baja-style fish tacos. Traditionally, Baja fish tacos feature fried pieces of fish topped with crunchy slaw and zippy crema in a corn tortilla. At home, I modify a few ingredients in an effort to keep things a little fresher and lighter. First, instead…

Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

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Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

By Estela Camacho

The social stigma of what sports girls should be playing is slowly socially changing, opening opportunities for them to try different sports. Being physically active positively promotes the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of an individual. Not only it gives a girl(s) a sense of belonging and safety, but it also builds on self-esteem and…

Blood Orange and Asparagus Chicken Salad

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Blood Orange and Asparagus Chicken Salad

By Alicia Ghio

A well-stocked pantry is something I always try to have regardless of what my schedule throws at me. Quick staples I usually have on hand include assorted grains, pasta, various canned beans and canned tuna. Well, I recently discovered a new go-to pantry item. It’s canned chicken breast from the brand Wild Planet. It is USDA-certified,…

Chorizo and Spinach Soup

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Chorizo and Spinach Soup

By Alicia Ghio

As the weather begins to warm, the foods I crave start to become lighter. But I have to tell you; on a rainy spring day, I still enjoy a comforting hot, hearty meal. I’ll keep dinner easy. And, soup is especially easy when you have ready-made stock or broth on hand. This soup earns high…

Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

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Going the Distance – D.A.Y.O.’s Alum Terrell Cunningham Is on the Fast Track to Success

By Walt Gunter

Terrell Cunningham began his track and field career back in the 4th grade at Danbury’s Field Day, a track & field meet featuring some of the town’s best elementary school runners. He continued by joining the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (D.A.Y.O) Lightning Youth Track & Field team in the 6th grade. By the time he…

Theater Production: Dancing at Lughnasa

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Theater Production: Dancing at Lughnasa

By WCSU

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” on the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 28 and 29, with 2 p.m. matinees on April 29 and 30. The…

2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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Winter is over, so come on down to enjoy some family fun with great rides, games and carnival food, while supporting the Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The association is hosting its annual five-day carnival, at the parking lot of Best Buy at 2 International Drive. The event will feature a food tent and rides by…

Festival de Jazz

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Festival de Jazz

By Western Connecticut State University

The 22nd Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Thursday, April 20, will feature big band music performed by the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, select faculty and the Berkshire Jazz…

Lemon Butter Penne with Chard

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Lemon Butter Penne with Chard

By Alicia Ghio

The end of March and the beginning of April is what I think of as a bridge between seasons. It’s officially spring but winter always tries to hold on a bit longer. With dark greens, butter, fresh lemon and basil, this recipe unites winter and spring in one fresh, creamy and comforting bowl. Lemon Butter…

Become Who You Are

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Become Who You Are

By Eric Faria

Authenticity is a strong word. It can elicit conflicting emotions. Should I do it? Should I not do it? Why is it so difficult for us as human beings to be true to ourselves? The answer may be in thinking that perfection is something tangible and that in sharing our true selves with the world,…

Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats

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Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats

By Alicia Ghio

The words low-carb and Italian don’t necessarily sound like they should be said together, at least in my mind. This time, however, spaghetti squash loaded with roasted garlic and fennel sausage, will give you all the Italian flavor you want in a low-carb package. Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats Serves 2 Ingredients 2-lb spaghetti squash 1…

Theatre Production: “Violet”

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Theatre Production: “Violet”

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The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Violet” in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 31, April 1, 7 and 8; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 1, 2, 8 and…

A Grand Night for Singing with Mad Hatter Chorus

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A Grand Night for Singing with Mad Hatter Chorus

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The Mad Hatter Chorus announced that its 52nd annual show, “A Grand Night for Singing,” will take place Saturday, April 1, at Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury. The evening will spotlight Broadway tunes by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), one of America’s most beloved composers. The program is…

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…

Second Annual Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show

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Second Annual Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show

By Western Connecticut State University

The Friends of the Ives nonprofit organization will present the second annual Art at Ives Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, CT. This three-day event will feature high-quality original works in a diverse scope…

Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet will hold its annual benefit performance for Khalda Logan Dance Scholarships, awarded to talented middle and high school youth from greater Danbury, on Sunday, March 19 at 4:30pm at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Avenue, Danbury. All members of the community are encouraged to attend this collaborative performance featuring dance styles from ballet…

Golden Milk Oatmeal

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Golden Milk Oatmeal

By Alicia Ghio

Golden milk is one of those trendy items in the food blog world. However, it’s not really a new creation. It comes from Ayurvedic practice and medicine in Indian cultures. It’s a tonic made with milk, turmeric and other warming spices like cinnamon. Turmeric is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Among its many reported health…

Countdown to Summer: Now Is the Perfect Time to start Esthetic Skin Treatments

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Countdown to Summer: Now Is the Perfect Time to start Esthetic Skin Treatments

By Mariana Silva

It has been a long time since esthetic skin treatments have been associated only with worshiping beauty and vanity. With treatments being performed at estheticians’ offices by skilled professionals, such treatments have become an ally to well-being and are beneficial to health in general. Body esthetics treatments can relieve everyday tension, boost the immune system…

Lemony Kale Pistachio Pesto

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Lemony Kale Pistachio Pesto

By Alicia Ghio

Pesto is a great go-to, no-cook sauce when you are pressed for time. Traditionally, people think of herbs, like basil, when they think of pesto. However, there are so many variations on this easy, healthy sauce. For my all my pesto recipes, I stick to the formula of greens + garlic + nuts + extra…

Art in Downtown Danbury

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Art in Downtown Danbury

By P.J. Prunty

Art and culture play a critical role in CityCenter Danbury’s mission. We realize the importance that these two factors have in the overall vibrancy of Downtown Danbury. That said, we are excited to announce several projects for the upcoming year that are focused around art and culture. In the springtime, CityCenter Danbury will be launching…

PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

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PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

By WCSU

WestConn will host the 2017 PeaceJam Connecticut Conference from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, in multiple locations on the University’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. This two-day event will feature Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and hundreds of engaged students from…

Beet & Berry Smoothie

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Beet & Berry Smoothie

By Alicia Ghio

Get your day off to a colorful start with this vibrantly hued smoothie that also happens to be packed with nutrients. Green vegetables, like kale, spinach and celery, aren’t the only smoothie-friendly vegetables out there. Somewhat more unusual, yet equally delicious and nutritious, are beets. There is a bit more work involved to use them,…

Elizardi Castro’s: LAW & DISorder

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Elizardi Castro’s: LAW & DISorder

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Comedy comes to Bridgeport on February 11, when popular funny man Eli Castro returns to The Klein in his all-new show, Law & Disorder. Combining his Puerto Rican heritage with American culture, Eli reveals his tumultuous journey of a prosecutor, turned defense attorney, turned comedian! Proceeds from this performance will benefit arts education in Bridgeport!…

Time to Reflect on What Changes We Want to Make for Ourselves on an Individual Basis

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Time to Reflect on What Changes We Want to Make for Ourselves on an Individual Basis

By Estela Camacho

Happy New Year to our Tribuna readers! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tribuna publisher and editorial staff for encouraging and allowing us to write in the sports section for the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO). We appreciate the opportunity given to us! The beginning of every year is a time…

Steven Seagal Blues Band

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Steven Seagal Blues Band

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Most of us know Steven Seagal for his roles as an action hero in films like Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice, Above the Law, Under Siege, Executive Decision, The Glimmer Man, and Exit Wounds to name a few.  What most aren’t aware of, is his lifelong love of the blues. Steven…

Peppercorn Chai Mixed Nuts

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Peppercorn Chai Mixed Nuts

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Nuts are one of my go-to snacks. Loaded with protein and healthy fats, they can help curb your hunger pangs without making you feel guilty about having a little snack. Plain nuts are good, but I like a little more flavor. The only problem is that I find most flavored nuts you buy in the…

Exhibition Opening: “Women’s Work”

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Exhibition Opening: “Women’s Work”

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The Gallery Opening for “Women’s Work” will take place on January 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1…

Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

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Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

By Eric Faria

1.Eliminate your habit of thinking it’s all about you. People are thinking about themselves and their own problems. Not you. I promise. It’s not about you. Run on that assumption when dealing with every human interaction in your life, and you’ll be much happier. 2. Kill your habit of multi-tasking. Do this instead: when attempting…

Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente, Jr. and his Latin Jazz Band are coming to The Palace Danbury with their high voltage celebration of jazz and Latin beats. Heir to the throne of  El Rey—The King of Latin Music, he is unmistakably the son, physically, spiritually and musically, of Tito Puente, the 10-time Grammy winner, percussion superstar, veteran bandleader…

MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS is a rousing, feel-good film about one the world’s most extraordinary chess players— 26-year-old Magnus Carlsen. This “Mozart of Chess,” who checkmated Bill Gates in nine moves, became a chess grandmaster at the age of 13. As a young boy, Magnus Carlsen was very different from his peers. Bullied by the other children, he usually…

Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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A bridal expo, Wedding Steps Bridal Show, will be held on January 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Vendors will include photographers, videographers, suppliers of transportation, bridal fashions, invitations, jewelry and more. Admission is $9….

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Pilaf with Orange Honey

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Cranberry Apple Quinoa Pilaf with Orange Honey

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Cooking with fresh cranberries at this time of year just feels right. Their vibrant ruby color creates a festive mood. In this case, paired with tri-color quinoa, apple and a touch of honey, they help create a healthy, protein-packed dish that is not only a delicious side dish for your dinner or holiday table, but…

BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

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BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) has been operating weekly bingo games for over thirty years and during this time, many people have participated, winning money, meeting new friends and knowing they are supporting a youth organization dedicated to helping children in the Danbury community. The proceeds from the bingo games help support Track &…

Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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Murphy Statement on the Brazilian Plane Crash

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on Tuesday (12/29) expressing condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team from southern Brazil that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people. Connecticut is home to over 60,000 Brazilian-American residents and the positive influence of the…

Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

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Play Organized Competitive Basketball in the Winter

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization’s middle school and high school basketball program offers boys and young men in grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to play organized competitive basketball in the winter months. The Organization offers league teams that play each other in their respective divisions and eventually play against each other during the championships….

Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

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Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

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On December 10, at 12pm, Bruce Bennett Nissan on Rt. 7 in Wilton, CT, will be hosting a holiday party and fund-raising event with all donations going to the Dorothy Day House. Donations can include new orgently used coats and unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Santa will be attending the party and posing for pictures FREE of…

The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

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The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

By Sarianna Sabbarese

Local nonprofit, Danbury Music Centre, is thrilled to announce its annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 9, 10 & 11. This production will be performed in conjunction with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, boasting some of the most virtuosic talent in Greater Danbury. Additionally, it is the sole full-scale production of The Nutcracker Ballet…

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

By Tribuna Staff

  The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the Prohibition Tree…

Fall Apple Noodle Salad

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Fall Apple Noodle Salad

By Alicia Ghio

    Vegetables aren’t the only thing you can turn into a noodle. It never dawned on me, until now, that fruit would be a fun twist on the “faux noodle” trend. And, as I discovered, apples are the perfect fruit to turn into a noodle. If you are using a spiralizer, like I do, leave the core intact and when lined up…

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

By Tribuna Staff

The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the…

WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

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WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

By Tribuna Staff

Richter Association for the Arts closes its fall season on Sunday, Oct. 30, with a 3 p.m. jazz concert at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. WCSU students Anthony Pellegrini on saxophone, Niles Spaulding on bass and Larry Davis on drums comprise the trio. Anthony Pellegrini began his musical experience at the age of eight with the clarinet. He now…

Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

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Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

By Alicia Ghio

    There are many wonderful cool-weather squash varieties from the most commonly known like butternut and acorn to lesser-known ones like kabocha. Among the lesser known, but incredibly delicious and versatile, is the delicata squash. It’s often called the “sweet potato squash” for its mild, brown sugar flavor. It’s a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. It’s compact size and thin, edible skin means it is the…

Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

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Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

By Estela Camacho

  The D.A.Y.O. organization provides a cheerleading program in which both girls and boys can participate. We offered three competitive teams this year: Jr. Pee Wees, Pee Wees and Jr Varsity. They do not have to try out to be part of any of the teams. All the teams are set depending on the birth dates. This year we have five cheerleading teams: The Tiny Mites/Mitey Mites, Jr…

Lemon Curd Grilled Chicken Skewers

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Lemon Curd Grilled Chicken Skewers

By Alicia Ghio

To many people, lemon curd is for dessert or a sweet treat. Instead, why not go savory? It gives delicious life to “boring old chicken.” Chicken is the perfect canvas for tangy lemon matched with bright, fresh herbs and robust garlic. And, what better way to cook it than on the grill? The chicken stays juicy…

The Rat Pack Together Again

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The Rat Pack Together Again

By Tribuna Staff

The Rat Pack Together Again will take you back to a time when seeing Frank, Dean and Sammy in Las Vegas was the ultimate event in show business! Starring Tony Sands, Johnny Petillo and Geno Monroe—these three acclaimed performers embody the music, comedy and camaraderie of the legendary trio. The show has gotten great reviews! The New York Post raved, ”The vocals…

Etiquette in Youth Sports

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Etiquette in Youth Sports

By Estela Camacho

Have you experienced sideline coaching by other parents? It can be very distracting when you are trying to watch your child’s game. While most parents try to keep comments positive, we do have some parents that are overly passionate about their child’s play and tend to call out their own child if mistakes are made. Most of the time, children already know they…

Italian Plum Crumble

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Italian Plum Crumble

By Alicia Ghio

Crumbles and crisps are among our favorite desserts, but especially in the fall. Filled with seasonal fruit and warming spices, they are such a comforting treat. They are simple to put together and a great way to use a lot of very ripe fruit at once. At this time of year, most people turn to apples for fruity desserts, but there are plenty of…

Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

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Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

By Angela Barbosa

  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you want to work to end the violence by walking to promote safety at home, school and everywhere in between, join the community for the Women’s Center 10th annual 4k “SafeWalk” on Sunday morning, October 2, inside the Danbury Fair. More than an opportunity to unite the community in the organization’s mission to…

Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

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Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

As part of his travels through the United States, Brazilian country music singer Gian will perform this Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m., at the Brazilian steakhouse Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill in Danbury. Singer Doug will join in and the Brazilian community can expect a great performance by the friends and the duet. Brazilian admirers will have an opportunity to listen to the…

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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One of the first posts I wrote on Local Food Rocks was about making grilled stuffed poblano peppers. This year I decided not only to grow my own poblano peppers, but also to revisit my original recipe. Poblano peppers have thick walls, making them perfect for stuffing and grilling. They get a wonderful smoky flavor when grilled and their mild heat also adds another dimension to a…

You Be The Judge

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You Be The Judge

By Renato Ghio

Thumbs up or thumbs down? The Manhattan Short Film Festival gives you a chance to indulge your inner film critic. Film lovers in Danbury can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs across six continents in over 250 cities, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September…

Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

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Chunky Tex-Mex Vegetable Salad

By Alicia Ghio

Summer produce is coming in strong from my garden and this salad is an easy way to enjoy it. No cooking, just a lot of chopping. I decided to use corn, zucchini, tomato and scallion, but you can easily add or substitute other vegetables, like cucumbers, bell peppers or even yellow squash. Or kick up…

Brazilian Independence Day Celebrations in CT

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Brazilian Independence Day Celebrations in CT

By Tribuna Staff

DANBURY, CT 2016 Brazilian Day Festival  When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2pm-8pm Where: Cellar Lounge at the Portuguese Cultural Center at 65 Sand Pit Road A celebration of Brazilian culture through live music performances, food, arts and dance and much more. More information: Visit the Brazilian Day Danbury 2016 Facebook page. Brazilian Flag-Raising Ceremony in Danbury When: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 10am Where: Danbury City Hall at 155 Deer Hill Avenue Come celebrate the independent…

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Bowl

By Alicia Ghio

Smoothie bowls bring a delicious and healthy “pudding” option to the breakfast table. A creamy chocolaty pudding seems like a pretty great way to start the day. As opposed to a regular smoothie that you drink with a straw, smoothie bowls are thicker, creamier and wonderfully pudding-like. With some crunchy toppings, it’s a pleasing balance of textures and a limitless combination of…

62nd Annual Bridgewater Country Fair

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62nd Annual Bridgewater Country Fair

By Tribuna Staff

The Bridgewater Country Fair is a long-standing tradition that preserves the character of the quintessential country fair. The fun kicks off with the annual Bridgewater Fair Parade. This fair is a major agricultural fair, featuring a midway, animal competitions, exhibits, home arts competitions, a tractor pull, food and bandstand entertainment. New attractions include a NASCAR style…

Hispanic and Portuguese Sport Participation in DAYO Programs on the Rise

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Hispanic and Portuguese Sport Participation in DAYO Programs on the Rise

By Estela Camacho

Hispanic and Portuguese youth are our largest local minority group, which is rapidly growing, along with their involvement in various sports. Tribuna has given the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization an opportunity to inform our Hispanic and Portuguese families about sports that they may not have been previously exposed to and now, we are seeing families…

CT Surgeons Gives Patients Pain Relief with an Innovative Procedure to Treat Stress Fractures

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CT Surgeons Gives Patients Pain Relief with an Innovative Procedure to Treat Stress Fractures

By Danbury Hospital / WCHN

-WCHN Decreases the Need for Knee Replacement with New Injectable Bone Filler When his knee quickly swelled to three times its normal size after falling on the stairs, Nicholas Saccone of Carmel, NY knew something was seriously wrong. Saccone, 69, wasn’t able to walk or bend his knee and pain radiated throughout his leg. He…

Strawberry Elderflower Gin Fizz

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Strawberry Elderflower Gin Fizz

By Alicia Ghio

Having a cocktail on the patio while we make dinner is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a busy day. In summer, I love a cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage that reflects the summer season. It’s usually something with fruit, that’s not too strong and just a little bit sweet. The very ripe strawberries…

Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

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Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

By Tribuna Staff

Hundreds of people from the region’s Ecuadorean community are expected to turn out for the annual Ecuadorean Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus. The annual event, planned from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., features food booths, games, music and dancing in celebration of Ecuadorean culture. The festival…

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