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...

100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure Performed at Danbury Hospital By Western Connecticut Health Network

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100th Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Procedure Performed at Danbury Hospital By Western Connecticut Health Network

By Western Connecticut Health Network

DANBURY, Connecticut – September 2, 2016 – Ninety-year-old Woodbury Resident Elisabeth Stritzel is looking forward to being able to tend to her vegetable garden and flower beds since having her failing aortic valve replaced at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Stritzel is the 100th patient to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure there. Cardiovascular physicians…

Don’t miss the Danbury Titans’ new season

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Don’t miss the Danbury Titans’ new season

By Renato Ghio

    The second season for Danbury’s pro hockey team, the Danbury Titans, kicks off in just about a month. There’s a lot that is new this season – a new head coach, new players, new team sponsors. What remains the same is the excitement from both the team management and the fans. “We are definitely excited for the season,” said Bruce Bennett, owner…

Italian Plum Crumble

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Culinary // Food

Italian Plum Crumble

By Alicia Ghio

Crumbles and crisps are among our favorite desserts, but especially in the fall. Filled with seasonal fruit and warming spices, they are such a comforting treat. They are simple to put together and a great way to use a lot of very ripe fruit at once. At this time of year, most people turn to apples for fruity desserts, but there are plenty of…

Miracelly Salon & Spa Launches Beauty Everyday Membership Special

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Miracelly Salon & Spa Launches Beauty Everyday Membership Special

By Angela Barbosa

With all lengths of hair, keeping it healthy and beautiful at all times can be time consuming and not an easy task. It was thinking of the men and women who are always on the run, and need to make sure their hair always looks impeccable, that Miracelly Salon & Spa launched the Membership Special with unlimited options according to your beauty needs. With long experience in the…

‘Mamulenga Presepada’: Brazilian Puppet Theater Performance in Danbury

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‘Mamulenga Presepada’: Brazilian Puppet Theater Performance in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

  “To give your best, be mindful and responsible of the legacy inherited from the masters of the popular tradition of puppet theater in Brazil,” is what Chico Simões, actor and creator of the Mamulenga Presepada Group, said about the main reasons he has experienced success in his journey for more than 30 years. Touring the United States, the Mamulengo performances – a kind of puppet from northeastern Brazil – have brought life and movement to rag dolls. The Mamulenga Presepada performance was held in Danbury…

The Story of ABEL TORRES

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The Story of ABEL TORRES

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

What defines our nationality? Is it where we are born or where we grow up? For some, our legal status is the place where we are born but sentimentally, it’s where we grow up. However, our interviewee today is living proof of the convergence of these two definitions. Abel Torres explained: “Even though I was born in the U.S., when I was one month old, my parents moved to the Dominican Republic because that was…

Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

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Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

By Angela Barbosa

  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you want to work to end the violence by walking to promote safety at home, school and everywhere in between, join the community for the Women’s Center 10th annual 4k “SafeWalk” on Sunday morning, October 2, inside the Danbury Fair. More than an opportunity to unite the community in the organization’s mission to…

Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

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Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

As part of his travels through the United States, Brazilian country music singer Gian will perform this Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m., at the Brazilian steakhouse Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill in Danbury. Singer Doug will join in and the Brazilian community can expect a great performance by the friends and the duet. Brazilian admirers will have an opportunity to listen to the…

The Story of LEANDRO DIOGO

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The Story of LEANDRO DIOGO

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez

Being an immigrant is difficult for many reasons. The most common reason is the cultural differences between the country where one is born and the country where one chooses to live. So to find a young man who has managed to coexist between two cultures, I can say that young immigrants leave their mark on the development of this beautiful country. Our interviewee was born in Bello Horizonte, Minas Gerais,…

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