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Females Playing Intense Youth Sports- Football & Wrestling

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Females Playing Intense Youth Sports- Football & Wrestling

By Estela Camacho

Have you ever watched a youth sport and you find yourself amazed at what has just transpired? It wasn’t the score or the win or the loss. It wasn’t the reactions of the coaches or spectators but what really grabbed your attention was the diverse participation of an unexpected athlete, a female. Yes, we absolutely…

Cheerleading Is a Sport

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Cheerleading Is a Sport

By By Estela Camacho

If you ever want to get a rise out of a cheerleader, just ask if cheerleading is a real sport. There is nothing more that gets these athletes fired up than the never-ending debate about whether cheerleading is indeed a sport. There are cheer programs that are available for boys and girls as young as…

Easy Quinoa Salad

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Easy Quinoa Salad

By Alicia Ghio

Healthy, light, delicious and really easy to make are all the requirements necessary for a great late summer meal in my book. This recipe fits the bill. This salad is perfect for lunch, picnics and potlucks, as well as a light dinner side dish. It’s vegan/dairy free, gluten free and nut free. Easy Quinoa Salad…

What You Need to Know About Peanuts

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What You Need to Know About Peanuts

By Cristiana Menichelli / Photos By Juliana Amselem

Some foods are so common in our diet that we tend to forget about the importance they really represent in our nutrition. The peanut is one of them. This leguminous raw bean and soybean’s cousin has been known and cultivated since pre-Incan times, when it was discovered. European explorers spread the peanut to all parts…

State Encourages Families to Take Steps to Prevent Addiction and Overdoses on International Overdose Awareness Day

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State Encourages Families to Take Steps to Prevent Addiction and Overdoses on International Overdose Awareness Day

By Tribuna Staff

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, the Departments of Consumer Protection (DCP), Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Public Health (DPH) are encouraging families to take steps to prevent opioid addiction and overdose. It’s easy to take small steps to learn about those living with opioid use disorder in your community,…

The State’s New Education Commissioner: Collaborator, Listener, Hard Worker

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The State’s New Education Commissioner: Collaborator, Listener, Hard Worker

By Kathleen Megan / CT Mirror

When he was assistant superintendent of schools in Meriden, Miguel Cardona — the state’s new education commissioner — would take new teachers on a tour of the city’s neighborhoods. He did it because he wanted the teachers to understand the diversity of their students — from those living in half-million-dollar homes to those from housing projects….

Spicy Rigatoni Pie

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Spicy Rigatoni Pie

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What’s not to love about pasta filled with creamy ricotta and fresh spinach baked in a spicy marinara sauce and topped with bubbly, gooey mozzarella? This is a baked pasta dish that only looks fancy. There are three key areas to making a really good baked pasta dish.   Cheese You need good quality cheese…

Danbury Schools begin on Wednesday, August 28. Are you ready???

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Danbury Schools begin on Wednesday, August 28. Are you ready???

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

It’s hard to believe that it’s back to school time. On Wednesday, August 28, 11,600 students will begin the school year in Danbury with a full–day schedule. As school returns, we want to think about what routines we need to slide back into. The school schedule includes early bedtimes, homework and packing lunches. Routines put…

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