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...

Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

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Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

By WCSU

  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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Sports

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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Culinary // Food

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…

Novel Approaches to Lyme

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Novel Approaches to Lyme

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The history of Lyme disease in Connecticut began in 1975 when a cluster of children and adults residing in the Old Lyme area experienced uncommon arthritic symptoms. By 1988, the news of Lyme disease spread and national media attention began. Lyme has now spread to almost every state in the United States, with most cases occurring…

Summer Meals Fill Hungry Little Bellies

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Education, Kids & Family

Summer Meals Fill Hungry Little Bellies

By Anne Mead

Often, children don’t have enough high-quality and healthy foods to eat during the summer. Families’ budgets increase by $316 a month to feed a family of four whose children normally eat lunch at school. Summer Meals Danbury, in conjunction with Danbury Public Schools and its community partners, offer breakfast and lunch throughout many of its…

The Story of Claudio Martins

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American Dream Series

The Story of Claudio Martins

By Mariana Silva

In this issue, our interviewee for the American Dream profile is the financial advisor, Claudio Martins, who shares with us his personal journey to the United States. In 1980, Martins made a decision that changed his life forever: he left the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and moved to New Jersey. He stayed at his…

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