Mission / October 10, 2018 Mission Health Day Connects Community Members to Essential Medical Services

By Tribuna Staff

On October 4, Emanuela Palmares, vice-president of The New American Dream Foundation, presented a donation of $13,800.00, from the proceeds of the 2018 American Dream Awards Gala, to Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, towards Mission Health Day. The event, scheduled for Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., is a special event...

American Dream Awards / October 10, 2018 Fifth Annual American Dream Awards Provides $25,000 in Scholarships and Awards

By Emanuela Palmares

The Fourth Annual American Dream Awards Gala, hosted by Tribuna Newspaper and The New American Dream Foundation Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, was held last month on Saturday, September 22, at the Amber Room Colonnade, with nearly 400 guests and award winners in attendance. Mayor Mark Boughton and TNADF’s Vice-President, Emanuela Palmares, were the co-masters...

Columns, Community In Focus / October 10, 2018 Planeta Brazil Now Open for Breakfast

By Angela Barbosa

The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider stopping at Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill, now opening at 5am for breakfast. Whether you wake up with a big appetite for a hearty breakfast, or a fresh squeezed juice or fruit smoothie to give you that morning boost,...

The Importance of Early Identification, Referral and Services

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Columns, Kids & Family

The Importance of Early Identification, Referral and Services

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Are you concerned about your child’s growth and development? Do you see your child lagging behind children of a similar age at birthday parties or at the park? Is your child 10 months old and not crawling or picking up finger foods or 18 months old and not walking? Some children begin talking right after…

Soccer Injury Prevention

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Columns, What You Should Know

Soccer Injury Prevention

By Dr Lee Day PT, DPT, MS, ATC, CSCS, ITPT

Soccer is by far the number one sport in the world; over 226 countries participate and over 240 million men, women, boys and girls of all ages are players. A typical soccer player will average 7 to 9 miles of running per game, depending on their position. Soccer entails a lot of stop and go,…

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

By Tribuna Staff

Best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” for one night only, the iconic Tony Danza and his four-piece band are bringing their hit show to Ridgefield! Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances,…

ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

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Columns, Community In Focus

ARC Is Recruiting Volunteers to Work as Mentors for Kids in Danbury Program

By Tribuna Staff

The Association of Religious Communities (ARC) is pleased to collaborate with the Danbury Public School system by helping to meet the need for volunteer mentors through the KIDS (Kids In Danbury Schools) program. This program has been operating under the guidance of ARC for the past four years. During this time, the program has expanded…

Art in Graphite

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Columns, Little Brazil

Art in Graphite

By Karla Rensch

Art nurtures the soul and it is the direct way artists come into contact with their innermost, sacred selves. As regards Brazilian art in Connecticut and the surrounding area, an interesting and highly renowned profile in social media comes to mind, a charismatic artist who disseminates her art through graffiti anywhere she goes. Veronica Martins…

Marian Pabón and AARP Connecticut Bring FREE Food and Laughter to Danbury

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Columns, What's Next In Your Life

Marian Pabón and AARP Connecticut Bring FREE Food and Laughter to Danbury

By Nora Duncan

In life, things are not always as they seem. Sometimes an offer is too good to be true. Sometimes a person is not who they seem to be. While these situations can come to a harmless – or hilarious – end, they can also lead to devastating consequences. AARP Connecticut invites you to a FREE…

2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

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2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

By Emanuela Palmares

There are those among us in our immigrant community who have overcome great challenges to provide for their families, yet they persevere. There are those among us who are students, immigrants or the children of immigrant parents, who juggle their studies, help at home with translation and hold down a job, all while still in…

Feds Give Two Immigrant Children in Connecticut a Year’s Reprieve

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Immigration

Feds Give Two Immigrant Children in Connecticut a Year’s Reprieve

By Clarice Silber | CT Mirror August 30, 2018

Two immigrant children who were reunited with their parents in Connecticut after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border have been granted temporary legal immigration status, the youths’ attorneys said. The federal government granted the nine-year-old Honduran boy identified as J.S.R., and a 14-year-old Salvadoran girl, a year of humanitarian parole. The children’s parents received six…

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