Cover / June 20, 2018 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,...

Columns, Little Brazil / June 20, 2018 ‘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...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / June 20, 2018 Identifying Recalled Food Items

By Catherine Blinder

The weather has been getting warmer and summer is upon us! As we begin to think about cookouts and family picnics and days at the beach, we might find ourselves at the supermarket buying some chicken for the family. That night on the news, you hear that there has been a national recall on a...

Watching Trump in the Sky, As We Stand in CT’S Sinking Ship

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Watching Trump in the Sky, As We Stand in CT’S Sinking Ship

By Emanuela Palmares

The year 2017 will undoubtedly be full of uncertainty at the national level. With every tweet, President-elect Donald Trump makes it hard to fathom what his presidency will look and feel like. Will his bro-mance with Russia’s Vladimir Putin bloom in full force, will millions continue to have access to health insurance, will he continue…

Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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A bridal expo, Wedding Steps Bridal Show, will be held on January 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Vendors will include photographers, videographers, suppliers of transportation, bridal fashions, invitations, jewelry and more. Admission is $9….

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Pilaf with Orange Honey

Culinary // Food

Cranberry Apple Quinoa Pilaf with Orange Honey

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Cooking with fresh cranberries at this time of year just feels right. Their vibrant ruby color creates a festive mood. In this case, paired with tri-color quinoa, apple and a touch of honey, they help create a healthy, protein-packed dish that is not only a delicious side dish for your dinner or holiday table, but…

BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

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Sports

BINGO: Fun while helping support local sports

By Estela Camacho

The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) has been operating weekly bingo games for over thirty years and during this time, many people have participated, winning money, meeting new friends and knowing they are supporting a youth organization dedicated to helping children in the Danbury community. The proceeds from the bingo games help support Track &…

Be Aware: Self Help Scams

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Be Aware: Self Help Scams

By Catherine Blinder

As the old year ends, and the new one approaches, many of us look at it as an opportunity to work on improving our financial or personal situation. New Year’s resolutions are easy to talk about and not always that easy to accomplish! We can be inspired by advertising, websites, self-help books and magazines, but…

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