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,...

September is Attendance Awareness Month

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Columns, Kids & Family

September is Attendance Awareness Month

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Students who attend school on a consistent basis have better grades, become academically proficient and are on a trajectory to high school graduation. One would think that consistent attendance is the norm for most students; however, this is not the case. Though Danbury Public Schools has one of the lowest chronic absenteeism rates in the…

AARP Connecticut Launches Livable Communities Grant Program to Fund Local Projects

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News

AARP Connecticut Launches Livable Communities Grant Program to Fund Local Projects

By Nora Duncan

Program open to 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) non-profits and government entities located in Connecticut Projects must be completed within 12 months Application deadline is September 24, 2018 AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The…

Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

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Opinion

Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

By Amy Faith Lionheart

This is quite a busy summer in Volunteer Services at Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. We have some upcoming needs for which you might be interested in volunteering! Mission Health Day 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018! We are looking for volunteers aged 18 and over to assist on the…

Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle

Manhattan Short Film Festival

By Tribuna Staff

Film lovers in Danbury will unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs, across 6 continents, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm. Manhattan Short is not a touring Festival; it’s a celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues…

The Danger of Synthetic Drugs

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Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On

The Danger of Synthetic Drugs

By Catherine Blinder

Have you noticed something new on the counters at your local gas station, bodega or convenience store – innocent-looking little foil packages, no bigger than a teabag, often with bright colors and cartoon characters? Often marketed as “incense,” they have names like K2, Spice, Pep Spice, Spice Silver, Sence, Skunk, Yucatan, Fire, Bliss, Black Mambo,…

New Owner to Two-Step Arthur Murray Into New Direction

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Columns, Community In Focus

New Owner to Two-Step Arthur Murray Into New Direction

By Tribuna Staff

Andy Cabell never saw himself owning a dance studio but now that he does, he has big plans for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Danbury. An instructor at the Danbury studio at 345 Main Street since 2009, Cabell, of New Milford, set aside plans to attend grad school and instead started teaching dance. When…

Celebrating the Independence of Brazil in Connecticut

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Columns, Little Brazil

Celebrating the Independence of Brazil in Connecticut

By Karla Rensch

“… They heard from the placid shores of the Ipiranga The resounding shout of a heroic folk…” This is how the Brazilian National Anthem begins, uplifting the proclamation made by then Prince Regent Dom Pedro’s famous cry: “Brazilians, Independence or death!” This historical event is remembered as the “Cry of Ipiranga,” which took place at…

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