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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

By Tribuna Staff

Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” for one night only, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit show to Ridgefield! Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances,…

Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

By Tribuna Staff

Film lovers in Danbury will unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs, across 6 continents, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm. Manhattan Short is not a touring Festival; it’s a celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues…

Taste of Greater Danbury 2018

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Taste of Greater Danbury 2018

By Tribuna Staff

Do you enjoy free music and entertainment? What about a delicious food while 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 which includes live music,…

Parent’s Night Out

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Parent’s Night Out

By Tribuna Staff

What a great night — for kids and parents alike!  You can enjoy some adult time while your kids are supervised by Jericho Partnership’s trained counselors in its state-licensed center! All for a donation of your choosing. And it’s all for a great cause – defraying some of the cost to send their Summer Learning Campers to…

Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

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Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

By Estela Camacho

Our town of Danbury is rich in many areas, from cultural diversity, schools of excellence, amazing visual and performing arts, and exceptional athletic accolades, commencing with youth sports and culminating in the high schools and beyond. While I would like to comment on all of the above, my concentration is in youth sports. If you…

Rhubarb Crisp

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Rhubarb Crisp

By Alicia Ghio

Most of the time, rhubarb is paired with wonderfully sweet strawberries. This recipe, however, highlights just how delicious rhubarb can be all on its own. I keep this crisp on the tart side, which, to me, really lets the rhubarb shine. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you can always add more honey…

2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest! The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant, “The Singing Principal,” packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading…

Strawberry Avocado Salsa

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Strawberry Avocado Salsa

By Alicia Ghio

Strawberry season is finally here in Connecticut. These sweet gems deserve to be enjoyed beyond breakfast or dessert. They provide a wonderful natural sweetness to savory dishes, especially salads and salsas. When selecting strawberries, don’t worry about shape or size; focus on color. Look for bright red. If there’s white around the stem or in…

Nothing Left Unspoken – Leading Christian Rock Band to Play at Ridgefield Playhouse

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Nothing Left Unspoken – Leading Christian Rock Band to Play at Ridgefield Playhouse

By Emanuela Palmares

Unspoken is an American Christian band, with an unapologetically soulful pop sound, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies, mixed with the international influences of the band (guitarist Mike Gomez hails from the Dominican Republic and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico). Their first Centricity Music album sold more than 100,000 physical copies and spawned four…

Bacon & Leek Pasta

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Bacon & Leek Pasta

By Alicia Ghio

Leeks and bacon are a perfect match. Add some pasta to the mix, and you have a salty, savory, slightly sweet, crave-worthy dinner on your hands. If you haven’t cooked with leeks before, it’s important to know that they grow in sandy soil, so they can be gritty and need to be thoroughly cleaned. Here’s…

Let’s Get Fit and Have Fun!

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Let’s Get Fit and Have Fun!

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) Annual Speed and Agility Camp is back for the fourth year! We are an organization that offers a variety of athletic activities to the children in our community and nearby towns. We pride ourselves in conducting constant evaluation of all our programs each year to see where we can…

Community Action Agency Hosts 4th Annual Wine Tasting

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Community Action Agency Hosts 4th Annual Wine Tasting

By Tribuna Staff

The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, Inc. (CAAWC) will host its 4th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 6 PM to 9 PM at Tarrywile Mansion, located at 70 Southern Boulevard in Danbury. This exciting evening will feature exceptional wines and beers provided by New Fairfield’s Heritage Wine & Liquors and…

Creamy Mojo Criollo

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Creamy Mojo Criollo

By Alicia ghio

This recipe is a creamy twist on a traditional Cuban garlic sauce known as mojo criollo. For a traditional mojo criollo, there are a few basic ingredients you can always count on: sour orange juice, fresh garlic, and salt. Optional herbs and spices include oregano, paprika, cumin and black pepper. It can also be made…

Motown: The Musical

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Motown: The Musical

By Tribuna Staff

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown: The Musical is the true American Dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives…

Call for Volunteers

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Call for Volunteers

By Estela Camacho

Volunteering in sports is indispensable and vital. We are very well aware that a good majority of parents are already volunteering at a school, a non-profit, a place of worship, work events or community events. How could we possibly ask for more in addition to what they contribute? It is simple; the Danbury Athletic Youth…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Studdard on his Appreciation of Luther Vandross and Life After American Idol

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Studdard on his Appreciation of Luther Vandross and Life After American Idol

By Emanuela Palmares

In the world of contemporary music, there are just a handful of superstars whose first name alone brings instant recognition. But when it comes to male vocalists, one name towers above the rest in any discussion of black male singers whose impact and influence has been unparalleled – Luther Vandross. He was, and always will…

Low Carb Southwest Steak Burrito Bowls

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Low Carb Southwest Steak Burrito Bowls

By Alicia Ghio

Think of this meal as a deconstructed steak burrito. It’s got the steak, beans, corn and fresh salsa you’d expect, but it’s all placed on top of riced cauliflower instead of being wrapped in the flour tortilla with lots of rice. It’s healthy, low carb and full of flavor. Plus, it comes together in under…

Rock Musical RENT

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Rock Musical RENT

By Tribuna Staff

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway…and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage  in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring…

Stepping Stones Hosts Egg-Stravaganza on March 31!

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Stepping Stones Hosts Egg-Stravaganza on March 31!

By Tribuna Staff

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is throwing their annual Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. We’re not eggs-aggerating when we promise a day filled with family fun. The festivities will be held outdoors in the Celebration Courtyard, or in case of inclement weather, indoors in the Multimedia Gallery. The excitement begins…

Concert for George

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Concert for George

By Tribuna Staff

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and the music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools…

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

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Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

By Alicia Ghio

Minimal prep. Maximum flavor. This vegan curry filled with pantry staples is healthy, hearty and chock full of spices, perfect for eating next to the fireplace on a cold winter evening. I love a good “set it and forget it” dish. Simmered all day in the crock-pot, the aromatic spices and creamy coconut milk form…

Danbury Eats Out

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Danbury Eats Out

By Tribuna Staff

There is a new foodies’ group in Danbury, CT and they are gearing up to eat their way through downtown and beyond. On Friday, March 9, 2018, DEO or Danbury Eats Out will be meeting at El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant, located at 20 White Street, Danbury, CT, 06810, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. El…

Cranberry Almond Scones

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Cranberry Almond Scones

By Alicia Ghio

These dense, crumbly scones are surprisingly filling and perfect for munching on with a hot cup of coffee. This recipe is not your average scone recipe. It doesn’t use dairy, refined sugars and refined grains. You could dare say these scones are healthy, not necessarily low calorie, but certainly full of good-for-you ingredients. You can…

Opening a Door to a Future in the Sports World

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Opening a Door to a Future in the Sports World

By Estela Camacho

Many athletes, along with their parents, dream of receiving a scholarship to go to a top college or university and play a sport. Those fortunate enough to attain that goal believe that it is a path that can ultimately lead to playing a major professional sport. Statistics show very few athletes receive full scholarships to…

Rock, Roll & Soul at The Danbury Palace

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Rock, Roll & Soul at The Danbury Palace

By Tribuna Staff

Get ready for a great big night of Rock, Roll and Soul, when Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez share the stage with legendary drummer Liberty Devitto and his new band, The Slim Kings on Saturday, February 24, at 8PM. Reserved seating only (all seats $40). The Palace is located at 165 Main Street in Danbury. For…

Sesame Ginger Edamame Spaghetti

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Sesame Ginger Edamame Spaghetti

By Alicia Ghio

A spaghetti recipe in January? At a time when of year when people swear off carbs and head back to the gym? Yes, because this is a spaghetti recipe that fits into health goals. The key ingredient is a box of edamame spaghetti by the brand Explore Cuisine. It’s made from organic soybeans. Just soybeans….

Danbury Ice Arena to Celebrate Brazilian-American Figure Skating Champion

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Danbury Ice Arena to Celebrate Brazilian-American Figure Skating Champion

By Tribuna Staff

Danbury, Conn. – Danbury Ice Arena announces its upcoming ice skating spectacular, the “2018 Olympic Dreams Skating Show,” featuring figure skater Isadora Williams, who will represent Brazil at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.   Also performing will be Amanda Kalluf, who recently moved to Junior Level on the Brazilian skating team, and skaters who…

Fourth Annual Hat City Ball

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Fourth Annual Hat City Ball

By Tribuna Staff

The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host their fourth annual Hat City Ball on Friday, January 26, 2018—with a speakeasy theme this year! The gala celebrates the museum’s mission to acquire, preserve and interpret the history of our city.   As part of the festivities, the Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical…

Grown Up Grilled Cheese

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Grown Up Grilled Cheese

By Alicia Ghio

Chances are if it’s a snowy (or way-too-cold-to-go-outside) work-from-home kind of day, we’re making grilled cheeses for lunch. As an adult, my tastes have evolved and so have my grilled cheese making skills. Here are a few of my tips. Use quality ingredients. Use real butter, a quality whole grain bread and real cheese. Use frozen…

Around the World – Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World

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Around the World – Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World

By Tribuna Staff

With colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, Spain and the Bronx, David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. From the enchanting Puerto Rican magician Milomaki to the friendship between young Delgadina and a magical snake, these stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and…

Boozy Rice Pudding

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Boozy Rice Pudding

By Alicia Ghio

I don’t make or even eat rice pudding very often. I am not sure why; it’s certainly easy to make and even easier to eat. There’s something about it that is unpretentious and yet so satisfying. It takes me back to childhood and those simpler times. This holiday season I decided to create a “grown…

The DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team

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The DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team

By Estela Camacho

On November 13, 2017, the DAYO Lightning Track and Field Team embarked upon its first indoor season. The lightning track team started in the spring of 2011, the brainchild of a discussion on a bus ride home from a Pee Wee Trojan football game. Shortly thereafter, it became a part of the Danbury Youth Athletic Organization…

Maple Mustard Roast Pork Tenderloin

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Maple Mustard Roast Pork Tenderloin

By Alicia Ghio

We typically do Sunday dinner as a family. Sometimes it’s fancy, and sometimes it simple comfort food. It doesn’t really matter; it’s more important that we get together, share a meal, talk about our week, and connect. It’s a tradition. At this time of year, as the temperatures fall and we all gear up for…

Tickets to Shows Make Great Holiday Gifts!

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Tickets to Shows Make Great Holiday Gifts!

By Tribuna Staff

The Ridgefield Playhouse has something for everyone on your list, from stocking stuffers to fun family shows like Masters of Illusion on February 13 or Shanghai Acrobats on March 18 or a night out to a concert or comedy show – like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on February 24 and 25, Lewis Black on February 25, LaKisha Jones “With Love…

Funnier Than Your Family

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Funnier Than Your Family

By Tribuna Staff

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend. A time for family, food and football! But once you’ve had enough of all three, come join us at The Palace for a night of comedy… we guarantee they’re funnier than your family! Hosted by comedian and master storyteller Shaun Eli, the evening will present stand-up comedians Andy Pitz and Frank Vignola….

You Are a Gemstone

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You Are a Gemstone

By Eric Faria

We all have deep within ourselves a voice telling us that we are not enough: not smart enough, not good-looking enough, not earning enough money, not thin enough or any variation of that. That voice arrived sometime in childhood and if it goes unchecked, it can take over our lives to the point of paralysis….

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

By Alicia ghio

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

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  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

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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

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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…

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