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...

Summer Fun in the Sun

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Columns, Kids & Family

Summer Fun in the Sun

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Summer is a wonderful time to try new things and visit unknown locations, and it offers time to improve our skills. Everyone has heard that summer learning loss causes students to return to school the next year having lost skills they had previously mastered. Summer reading is one of the best ways to combat summer…

Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

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Culture & Lifestyle, Sports

Danbury Organized Youth Sports Choices Are on the Increase

By Estela Camacho

Our town of Danbury is rich in many areas, from cultural diversity, schools of excellence, amazing visual and performing arts, and exceptional athletic accolades, commencing with youth sports and culminating in the high schools and beyond. While I would like to comment on all of the above, my concentration is in youth sports. If you…

Rhubarb Crisp

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Culinary // Food, Culture & Lifestyle

Rhubarb Crisp

By Alicia Ghio

Most of the time, rhubarb is paired with wonderfully sweet strawberries. This recipe, however, highlights just how delicious rhubarb can be all on its own. I keep this crisp on the tart side, which, to me, really lets the rhubarb shine. If you have more of a sweet tooth, you can always add more honey…

CT Home Prices and Job Recovery Lagging Behind

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CT Home Prices and Job Recovery Lagging Behind

By Jamie Kasulis | CTMirror.org

Connecticut home prices continue to rise at a much slower rate than those across the rest of the nation, according to recent data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Connecticut home prices appreciated 3.6 percent over the last year. With a national average appreciation of 6.9 percent between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018,…

‘Festa Junina” in the United States

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Columns, Little Brazil

‘Festa Junina” in the United States

By Karla Rensch

It’s no secret that Brazilians are very enthusiastic people by nature, who love to rejoice. What many people may not know is that during the month of June, the “Festa Junina” (June Festival), also known as the “Festa de São João” for celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24), is celebrated nationwide. It is…

O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

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Politics

O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

By Ana Radelat | CTMirror.org

Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics. “Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both,” O’Neill said. “I am a package deal.” An immigrant from Honduras, O’Neill, 65, was once a single parent who had to begin her life anew after a contentious divorce….

2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest! The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant, “The Singing Principal,” packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading…

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