Columns, Community In Focus / August 15, 2019 Association of Women Entrepreneurs Expands Professional Network in Connecticut

By Angela Barbosa

From attorneys to real estate brokers to personalized handcrafted soap makers, women have redefined power by not only building their own businesses against all odds, but also continuing to accomplish their roles as mothers and spouses. This scenario was well-exemplified at the second business network gathering of the Connecticut Association of Women Entrepreneurs (AME CT)...

Columns, What You Should Know / August 14, 2019 No Sport Needs to Be Played Twelve Months per Year

By Dr. Lee Day

When I was young, I was privileged to grow up with many boys and girls who were extremely athletic. We ran and played ball as much as we could and one thing that stands out in my memory is that none of us ever complained of being injured. Never did any one of my teammates...

Cover / August 12, 2019 The 2019 American Dream Students of the Year Finalists Announced

By Emanuela Palmares

For the past six years, The New American Dream Foundation (TNADF), through its American Dream Awards Gala, has served as reminder that we are all immigrants, by telling the stories of those who have come to America generations ago and, in the same breath, those who have recently arrived in our country in search of...

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…

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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…

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…

Mexican Acoustic Rock Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Mexican Acoustic Rock Duo Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela made their mark with flamenco-style covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” and Metallica’s “Orion.” With the release of the most ambitious music in their twenty-year career together, their new LP Mettavolution, brings together Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and…

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