Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News / August 15, 2017 Why Shop at the Farmers’ Market?

By Peggy Zamore

It’s the height of the growing season here in Connecticut! In the city, it’s so nice to see small yard gardens and tomatoes trellised onto porches that catch the most sunlight. Yet, with such limited space, it can be tough to grow your own produce. Seasonally, the Danbury Farmers’ Market has lots of locally grown...

Agenda, Columns, News, What's Next In Your Life / August 15, 2017 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...

Columns, Culinary // Food, Culture & Lifestyle / August 11, 2017 Spicy Thai Basil Dressing

By Alicia Ghio

Both my Genovese basil and my Thai basil plants are growing incredibly well this year. Recently, I whisked up a Thai basil dressing combination that goes with anything from salads to meats to seafood. I prefer to use Thai basil when it’s fresh. I’ve tried freezing and drying it like other herbs, but I think...

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…

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On

By Elizabeth Patino

As the new school year begins, many high school seniors and their families will begin the long and complicated process of filling out college applications. And many will also be applying for financial assistance and loans to help reach their educational goals. The majority of students applying will find themselves in financial debt after they…

Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Transform Facebook into a Global Community to Connect the World – Some have a Head Start

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Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Transform Facebook into a Global Community to Connect the World – Some have a Head Start

By Mariana Silva

A recent and rare interview with Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new mission of his social media enterprise that has 1.9 billion users on a monthly basis, namely, “to give people the power to build a community and connect the world.” According to Zuckerberg, Facebook is not just a technology and media…

Widow Brown’s Café Celebrates 40 Years

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Widow Brown’s Café Celebrates 40 Years

By Renato + Alicia Ghio

In this day and age, it seems restaurants come and go with the wind. There are others, however, like Widow Brown’s Café on Federal Road that year after year continue to quietly do what they do. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Widow Brown’s Café. It’s had the same name, same location and same…

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…

Danbury’s Working Cities Challenge Needs Your Help

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Danbury’s Working Cities Challenge Needs Your Help

By Anne Mead

The Working Cities Challenge is a competition designed to lead teams within smaller cities to collaborate to solve economic growth issues impacting the lives of low-income residents and all families. Danbury’s design team consists of the Mayor’s office, Danbury Public Schools, the Community Action Agency of Western CT, City Center Danbury, NVCC, WCSU, Danbury Chamber…

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…

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