Cover / September 20, 2018 New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

By Tribuna Staff

According to the 2018 ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40 percent of households in our state have income that falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is a United Way acronym to describe hard-working, struggling households...

News / September 20, 2018 A Two-Man Debate with Room for a Third, Dannel P. Malloy

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.com

The first head-to-head debate by Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski ended on the night of September 12 without Connecticut voters learning how either man would close a $2.1 billion deficit or how Stefanowski would begin to deliver on his audacious promise to eliminate the state income tax. Over the course of a contentious...

News, Public Service Announcements / September 20, 2018 Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

By Tribuna Staff

Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy this flu season. Now in its fourth year, the partnership annually vaccinates nearly 700 Fairfield County residents who cannot afford a flu shot. “The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu begins spreading...

Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet will hold its annual benefit performance for Khalda Logan Dance Scholarships, awarded to talented middle and high school youth from greater Danbury, on Sunday, March 19 at 4:30pm at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Avenue, Danbury. All members of the community are encouraged to attend this collaborative performance featuring dance styles from ballet…

Golden Milk Oatmeal

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Culinary // Food

Golden Milk Oatmeal

By Alicia Ghio

Golden milk is one of those trendy items in the food blog world. However, it’s not really a new creation. It comes from Ayurvedic practice and medicine in Indian cultures. It’s a tonic made with milk, turmeric and other warming spices like cinnamon. Turmeric is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Among its many reported health…

2018 Exchange Plans Could Cover Fewer Hospitals, Doctors, Drugs

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Health

2018 Exchange Plans Could Cover Fewer Hospitals, Doctors, Drugs

By Arielle Levin Becker | CT Mirror

Insurance companies that sell coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange next year will be allowed to cover fewer hospitals, doctors and prescription drugs under changes the exchange’s board approved Tuesday (02/28). Officials hope those changes could help offset rate increases that would otherwise be required because of the increased price and use of medical…

Kindergarten 2017-2018 Begins in Six Months: Part 2

Kids & Family

Kindergarten 2017-2018 Begins in Six Months: Part 2

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In the last edition of Tribuna, I wrote about how to help prepare your child for kindergarten. In this edition, I am focusing on developing your child’s social, emotional and self-help skills. These skills are perhaps the most important for success in school. Students who have high self-esteem and a positive self-image, combined with excellent…

To Bring More Peace in the World: A Public Talk with Noble Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

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Community In Focus

To Bring More Peace in the World: A Public Talk with Noble Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

By Angela Barbosa

On February 24, Western CT State University held a public talk with Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, offering a crowed auditorium the opportunity to listen to inspiring stories of continuous efforts in pursuit of peace and conflict resolution. The event was the first PeaceJam Conference for WCSU, which became a PeaceJam Chapter…

The Story of Talline Carvalho

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American Dream Series

The Story of Talline Carvalho

By Mariana Silva

For Talline, the United States represents her home and a place where she can be anything she wants to be as long as she is willing to pursue it.    Talline Carvalho, a Brazilian business owner in the insurance industry, is Tribuna’s interviewee for the American Dream profile in this issue. Born in Criciuma, Santa…

Countdown to Summer: Now Is the Perfect Time to start Esthetic Skin Treatments

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Health, Wellbeing

Countdown to Summer: Now Is the Perfect Time to start Esthetic Skin Treatments

By Mariana Silva

It has been a long time since esthetic skin treatments have been associated only with worshiping beauty and vanity. With treatments being performed at estheticians’ offices by skilled professionals, such treatments have become an ally to well-being and are beneficial to health in general. Body esthetics treatments can relieve everyday tension, boost the immune system…

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