Culture & Lifestyle, News / October 16, 2017 The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) Annual Luncheon

By Daniel Trock

The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) held their 2017 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury, CT. The luncheon’s centerpiece was a fashion show presented by Workspace Collective, a retail and design co-op located in Danbury, CT, specializing in locally made sustainable clothing as well as candles,...

American Dream Series, News / October 16, 2017 The Story of Vera Bourjeili

By Daniel Trock

Our interviewee for this issue is Vera Bourjeili, originally from Beirut, Lebanon. Tell me your story as an immigrant. I came from Lebanon about twenty-five years ago. My husband immigrated in 1993 to be with his family in the USA, who had immigrated a few years earlier. We had been engaged for about a year,...

Columns, Little Brazil / October 15, 2017 Marriage, From Primordial to Current Times

By Karla Rensch

Among all the institutions, family and marriage are the only ones that have survived progressively and indestructibly the inevitable march of humanity. Ancient societies needed a safe and suitable ambiance to perpetuate our species, as well as a system of rules that would address property concession and protect the blood lineage. Marriage was the institution...

“Adeus” to a Dear Friend of this Publication

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“Adeus” to a Dear Friend of this Publication

By Tribuna Staff

  Americo S. Ventura (1927 – 2017) Americo S. Ventura of Brookfield, Connecticut passed away on September 1, 2017, at the age of 89, at Danbury Hospital. He was a well-known lawyer in the City of Danbury and an icon in the Portuguese community for decades. Mr. Ventura was born on 21 Comstock Street in…

TV Pilot Filmed in Danbury Selected as Finalist in Film Festival

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TV Pilot Filmed in Danbury Selected as Finalist in Film Festival

By Tribuna Staff

Local production company, RmediA, credits businesses downtown for support in creating TV Pilot Danbury, CT – The Jeskid TV Show pilot, shot and co-produced by Danbury’s RmediA, was recently selected as a “TV Comedy” finalist at ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival). As members of the downtown Danbury business community, Renato and Alicia Ghio, of RmediA,…

The Awakening of The Real Me

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Wellbeing

The Awakening of The Real Me

By Eric Faria

This is a deeply personal column for me. Here’s what I want to share with you all: the word discipline has haunted me for a long time. Putting in the work so that you can sow the rewards later was not something that was instilled in me from a young age. Rather, I learned how…

Enhancing Children’s Emerging Skills

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Columns, Kids & Family

Enhancing Children’s Emerging Skills

By Anne Mead

Spoken language is one of the things unique to humanity. Infants and toddlers, as they rapidly acquire important language skills, are “evolving” every day as they increase their communication skills and their understanding of the world around them. Providing an environment that capitalizes on these traits and immerses them in language is key to helping…

Secure Your Internet Purchase Exchanges

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Secure Your Internet Purchase Exchanges

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Many people have become accustomed to buying and selling online, and there are many benefits. On websites such as Craigslist, Oodle, eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Sell.com, you can find anything from apartments and cars to clothes and appliances. As the seller, you can reach a broad range of potential buyers. And as an online buyer,…

Matters of the Heart: An Integrative Approach to Cardiovascular Health

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Columns, What You Should Know

Matters of the Heart: An Integrative Approach to Cardiovascular Health

By Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, DACM, L.Ac.

I often hear from my patients about the health assessment done at milestone years, such as colonoscopies, mammograms, blood tests, stress tests, PSA testing and the list goes on and on. The purpose of this testing is early detection of disease and disease prevention but I have learned some sobering facts about the effectiveness, or…

Orthopedic and Pain Care Practices announce new name: OrthoConnecticut

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Orthopedic and Pain Care Practices announce new name: OrthoConnecticut

By OrthoConnecticut

Four large, well-known practices are uniting under the new name: OrthoConnecticut. Coastal Orthopedics, Danbury Orthopedics, New Milford Orthopedics and Connecticut Pain Care have merged their practices and expertise to provide improved patient-centered care for the full range of musculoskeletal issues. The new group has the strength of thirty-one Board-certified orthopedic and pain management specialists in…

Immigration and Social Integration

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Columns, Culture & Lifestyle, Little Brazil

Immigration and Social Integration

By Karla Rensch

Editor’s Note: In line with Tribuna’s tradition of building bridges and joining cultures, we introduce a new column – “Little Brazil” – with the purpose to offer a peek into the lives of Brazilians living in Connecticut, written by Karla Rensch, the woman behind the curtain of one of the largest online communities of Brazilians…

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