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,...

WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

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WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

By Tribuna Staff

Richter Association for the Arts closes its fall season on Sunday, Oct. 30, with a 3 p.m. jazz concert at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. WCSU students Anthony Pellegrini on saxophone, Niles Spaulding on bass and Larry Davis on drums comprise the trio. Anthony Pellegrini began his musical experience at the age of eight with the clarinet. He now…

Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

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Culinary // Food

Quinoa, Apple + Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash

By Alicia Ghio

    There are many wonderful cool-weather squash varieties from the most commonly known like butternut and acorn to lesser-known ones like kabocha. Among the lesser known, but incredibly delicious and versatile, is the delicata squash. It’s often called the “sweet potato squash” for its mild, brown sugar flavor. It’s a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. It’s compact size and thin, edible skin means it is the…

Rental Car Billing Surprises

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Rental Car Billing Surprises

By Catherine Blinder

  Whether we need to drive to or from the airport, to an event or when our own car is in the shop for repairs, we trust rental car agencies to put us in a car that will bring us where we need to go, and do so safely and legally. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as smoothly as we want them…

Get In On Some Halloween Fun

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Hat City Centric

Get In On Some Halloween Fun

By Renato Ghio

Nowadays, you can enjoy Halloween festivities well beyond Oct. 31. The entire month is filled with activities for all ages. Here’s a run-down of what’s going on in and around the Hat City. One of the most popular family-friendly traditions is, of course, Halloween on the Green, which is Saturday Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 pm. The first 500 costumed children get goodie bags, and there’s a costume contest with…

Preparing for Your Child’s School Conference: Tips to Having a Joint Conversation

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Kids & Family

Preparing for Your Child’s School Conference: Tips to Having a Joint Conversation

By Anne Mead

Each November, teacher-parent conferences are held. They are a joint meeting between parents and their child’s teacher to find out how the child is doing academically, socially and behaviorally. I remember my children’s conferences well. First, we would wait in the chair outside of my child’s classroom for our turn. The teacher would then welcome my…

It’s Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

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Op-Ed, Opinion

It’s Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

By Neal Galinko

Fall signals the start of many annual traditions – a new school year, football season and holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall is also the season for another important annual tradition: open enrollment, when many people have an opportunity to select or change their health benefits for the following year. With the vast majority…

Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

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Sports

Cheerleading as a Competitive Sport

By Estela Camacho

  The D.A.Y.O. organization provides a cheerleading program in which both girls and boys can participate. We offered three competitive teams this year: Jr. Pee Wees, Pee Wees and Jr Varsity. They do not have to try out to be part of any of the teams. All the teams are set depending on the birth dates. This year we have five cheerleading teams: The Tiny Mites/Mitey Mites, Jr…

Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

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WCSU

Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University is offering in-state tuition to residents of seven New York counties starting with the Fall 2017 semester. Students from Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland and Ulster counties will be able to enroll at WCSU at the annual rate of $10,017, the same amount paid by Connecticut residents. Out-of-state tuition and fees for these students has been…

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