Cover / August 1, 2018 5th Annual American Dream Awards Gala Dinner to Honor Members of the Immigrant Community

By Emanuela Palmares

The New American Dream Foundation Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, will host and celebrate the 5th anniversary of its Annual American Dream Awards Gala on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The event features four award categories: Lifetime, Leadership, Veteran and the American Dream Awards, recognizing community...

Columns, Community In Focus / August 1, 2018 Ferraz Services: Cleaning Services Done Professionally, On-Time and On-Budget

By Angela Barbosa

Driving up to an office, manufacturing facility, residential complex or even a retail outlet with a clean exterior will not only impress visitors and customers, it will also give a sense of pride to employees and residents. If you want to give your home or your commercial building more curb appeal, one great way to...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / August 1, 2018 Rent to Own or Save for the Unexpected?

By Catherine Blinder

If you’re just starting out and need furniture, or you find yourself suddenly needing to replace a broken stove, refrigerator, television or other electronics, you may be tempted by headlines that say – “No Credit Check!” or “Take it Home Today!” At many of the Rent to Own stores in the state, that’s exactly what...

The Dog Days of Summer

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Columns, Kids & Family

The Dog Days of Summer

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

“I want the rain to stop, Miss Anne,” stated an incoming kindergartener surrounded by children who chimed in singing their version of “Rain, rain, go away.” After the song, we talked about how “it has been raining for too many days” (as the students told me), how showers can start and stop quickly and how…

Today’s Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

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Columns, What You Should Know

Today’s Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

By Dr. Justin Paul

If you suffer from persistent back pain with sciatica or neck pain shooting into the arm, you may be a candidate for a more permanent solution. Advancements in technology, technique and materials make surgery on the spine more effective and easier to recover from. More and more patients are able to leave the hospital quickly…

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

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Health

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

By StatePoint

Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds. Making healthy choices, even…

Tips to Enjoy a Healthy Summer

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Little Brazil

Tips to Enjoy a Healthy Summer

By Karla Rensch

Whether living in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, and regardless of cultural background, human beings share a common behavior – finding the availability to go out and enjoy the sun. In reality, summer is the most anticipated season of the year. In some European countries, as well as in the United States, school vacations last…

Ventura Law Donates $20,000 in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in our Communities

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Ventura Law Donates $20,000 in the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in our Communities

By Angela Barbosa

Connecticut once again saw a year-over-year increase in the number of fatal drug overdoses, with 1,038 in 2017, compared to 917 in 2016. It was the first time the state had more than 1,000 accidental overdose deaths in a single year and nearly triple the amount in 2012, according to the Connecticut Office of the…

Beware the Traveling Pavers

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Beware the Traveling Pavers

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As the summer heats up, you notice things about your house that need repair. Especially if you own an old house, the maintenance seems never-ending! Driveways are one of those major investments that need attention every ten years or so. As the summer advances, you may notice scammers targeting older homeowners in your neighborhood. Every…

The Story of David Ostermayer

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American Dream Series

The Story of David Ostermayer

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Our interviewee today is David Ostermayer. You have a German last name but your Spanish is perfect, tell me why? “My father is a first-generation German, and that is why my last name is German, but I must admit that my German is very basic. As to my Spanish, my mother was born in Bogotá,…

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