Cover, News / December 5, 2018 Better Organized Latinos Try to Shape Lamont Administration

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.org

One measure of the larger role Latinos are trying to play in Connecticut politics is the creation of a group announced on November 20 that will work with Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to ensure the representation of Latinos in the incoming administration. Eight years ago, Latinos made no similar effort as Dannel P. Malloy was assembling...

Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle / December 5, 2018 Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

By Tribuna Staff

For the second consecutive year, Danbury Peace Light Coordinators, Gary Allen Prybylski and son Gary Allen Prybylski Jr., are bringing the light to Danbury and hoping to expand its reach. This year’s local Peace Light service event will be held at Saint Peter Church on Main St., Danbury, on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / December 5, 2018 Are Those Robocalls Driving You Crazy?

By Catherine Blinder

ro·bo·call   noun: an automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company.   That is the official definition, but we all know what they are – annoying and persistent calls that either want to sell us something we don’t need or solicit support for someone...

Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

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Lions Club KidSight Program Helps Treat Children’s Vision Problems

By Angela Barbosa

    Several eye conditions can affect kids. Most are detected by vision screening using an acuity chart during the preschool years. The Lions Club Eye Health Program – KidSight – has changed the lives of many children, one eye screening at a time. The American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists recommend a child have his or her first eye examination…

European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

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European Wax Center Helps You Find Your Own Version of Beauty

By Angela Barbosa

For both women and men, revealing beautiful skin is no longer a dream. European Wax Center (EWC) has joined the Danbury business community to offer a high-quality waxing experience that is comfortable, easy and unforgettable. The new center opened in May, and according to COO and co-founder David Coba, “EWC is the premier destination for…

WE ARE DOWNTOWN

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WE ARE DOWNTOWN

By P.J. Prunty

  Social capital is a term I came across while studying political science during my years at Hartwick College. I was so intrigued by the concept, I decided to write my senior thesis about social capital in the United States. Social capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which social networks are central, transactions are marked by reciprocity, trust and cooperation, and market agents produce goods and services not mainly for themselves, but for the common good. Some examples of social capital range…

The Story of Jorge Lopez

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The Story of Jorge Lopez

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  Our interviewee was born in the United States, but his parents are originally from the State of Sonora in the Republic of Mexico. Like the State of Sonora, his life has been marked by being at the border of two cultures. His parents came to this country in 1993, hoping to start a family in an atmosphere of prosperity, security and…

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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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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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…

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