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Credit Cards for People with Poor Credit Scores: 5 Things You Should Know

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Credit Cards for People with Poor Credit Scores: 5 Things You Should Know

By Renata DeOliveira

People who have a poor rating are likely hoping to rebuild their credit score. There are many different reasons for damaged credit, but there is always a way to rebound. One of the best ways to begin the rebuilding process is to open a new loan line. Fortunately, there are credit cards for people with…

Just How Fragile Are We Really? Are We Prepared?

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Just How Fragile Are We Really? Are We Prepared?

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D

Events in Danbury over the past few weeks have shown how fragile we are as victims of situations beyond our control. First, the waterline break at Tamarack Avenue stopped Danbury in its tracks, catching homeowners by surprise and unprepared. Many had no extra water or supplies on hand. Second, the more recent storm last week…

AARP Partners with Local Organizations to Help Shed Light on LGBTQ Aging Community Challenges

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AARP Partners with Local Organizations to Help Shed Light on LGBTQ Aging Community Challenges

By Angela Barbosa

A joint effort by AARP CT, the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn Waterbury gathered over 30 attendees to watch the screening of Gen Silent, a documentary about the challenges the LGBTQ aging community often faces. Screened on the UConn Waterbury campus on May 3, the 70-minute movie shows the…

AFC Urgent Care Celebrates Milestone in Danbury

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AFC Urgent Care Celebrates Milestone in Danbury

By Tribuna Staff

American Family Care (AFC) is celebrating its fifth year of providing medical care to the residents of Greater Danbury. AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine. In addition to providing high quality health care, AFC has created dozens of new jobs for the community. Independent owner and operator Tom Kelly says…

Cachaça – Catching the spirit of Brazil

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Cachaça – Catching the spirit of Brazil

By Karla Rensch

Brazilian cachaça, (a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice), is widely known as a quality alcoholic beverage that has prevailed as an export around the world. In 2017, according to the Brazilian Institute of Cachaça (IBRAC) and the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, the United States is still the main market for…

Winning the Battle Against the Scale

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Winning the Battle Against the Scale

By Karla Rensch

The adult obesity rate in the United States has been growing steadily since 1999, registering at 30.5 percent that year. It currently stands at an alarming level, affecting 39.6 percent of the adult population, according to a government report published in 2017. Experts from around the world are concerned because the condition is associated with…

What Is the Lemon Law?

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What Is the Lemon Law?

By Catherine Blinder

Buying a new car is a major investment, and most of us take a long time to make that decision. And after we compare prices, safety features, options, warranties and guarantees, we agree to pay a considerable amount of money for a vehicle we hope will last years and years. With so much to consider,…

Experience Ichiro

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Experience Ichiro

By Alicia & Renato Ghio

In an unassuming spot on Newtown Road near the Berkshire Shopping Center sits Ichiro Japanese restaurant. Opened in 2005, Ichiro offers a combination of Asian fusion, sushi and hibachi entrees. When it comes to atmosphere, there are two sides to Ichiro. For a boisterous environment with a large group, enjoy the hibachi area. For a…

2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

By Nora Duncan

The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on…

Public Libraries Offer a World of Knowledge for Free

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Public Libraries Offer a World of Knowledge for Free

By Karla Rensch

Nowadays, we notice that one of the biggest global concerns – education – transcends race, religion or cultural boundaries. Education causes constant uncertainty in parents who cautiously consider the planning of their children’s future. After all, children are the future foundation of humanity. It is a known fact worldwide that the United States is far…

Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Supports New Healthy Living Community-Wide Website

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Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Supports New Healthy Living Community-Wide Website

By Tribuna Staff

Age Well Community Council members gather at the Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation Partner Breakfast to accept the Foundation’s contribution for development of an online audio/visual informational tour of the new Age Well CT community-wide website, www.agewellct.org. Pictured are council members: June Renzulli, Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation (front left) and Probate Judge and…

Facebook’s Reach and Your Privacy

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Facebook’s Reach and Your Privacy

By Catherine Blinder

Recently, it was discovered that the private information of 50 million Facebook users was compromised – we don’t know exactly what that means, but we can be assured that at the very least, it means that a lot of personal information is no longer personal. But was our personal information ever personal? Facebook has become…

2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

By Nora Duncan

The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on…

Keeping Our Children Safe

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Keeping Our Children Safe

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

All parents want to provide for and keep their children safe; however, our world has changed. At home, we lock our doors, and teach children stranger danger and how to navigate our community and schools. Inevitably, it has become the responsibility of everyone to ensure our children’s safety. As children go to school, questions arise…

Pianist and Mezzo-Soprano Brazilian Divides Your Musical Passion

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Pianist and Mezzo-Soprano Brazilian Divides Your Musical Passion

By Karla Rensch

Music is one of the passions that accompanies a human being during his or her evolution process. In addition to acknowledging and surpassing cultural and economic boundaries, music is for many people the food that nourishes their soul. We can observe that in both the United States and in Brazil, love for music is widespread…

Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

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Westside Middle School Students Take Top Prizes in CT Science and Engineering Fair

By Tribuna Staff

Eight students from the Westside Middle School Academy STEM program took home prizes at the CT Science & Engineering Fair held on March 11 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. For the past three years, WSMSA, led by science teacher and theme coach Jon Neuhausel, has been one of the top three middle school in the…

OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

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OrthoConnecticut Doctors Honored by Their Peers and Their Patients

By Tribuna Staff

The physicians at OrthoConnecticut have once again been honored with some of the country’s most prestigious awards. Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., has recognized Dr. Andrew Bazos, Dr. Michael Brand, Dr. Joseph DiGiovanni, Dr. Ross Henshaw, Dr. John G. Lunt and Dr. Robert Yaghoubian as Top Doctors for 2017. Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors awards are given to leaders nominated by…

An Entire State Needs to Be a Part of Solution

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An Entire State Needs to Be a Part of Solution

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Connecticut has the 18th largest Latino and Hispanic population in the United States and the 15th largest Latino statewide eligible voter population, according to Pew Research Center. The successes, concerns and struggles of the state’s Latino and Hispanic residents are vital for Connecticut to reach its growth and development potential. Our state budget still has…

Are You a Victim of Cabin Fever?

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Are You a Victim of Cabin Fever?

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

When the weather turns cold, cabin fever sets in. You know the symptoms: feelings of isolation, restlessness and irritation and complaints of boredom. It’s a nasty feeling that everyone tries to avoid. But adults as well as kids can become victims. If you’re stuck indoors and crave a change of scenery, try these home remedies….

The Presence of Wine in Brazilian and American Cultures

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The Presence of Wine in Brazilian and American Cultures

By Karla Rensch

Wine is one of the oldest drinks in the world, with an eclectic historical and cultural background. Its regular consumption is prominent in every corner of the globe. Over the years, Brazilians have been learning to drink and enjoy good wine, while the American is already quite familiar with its peculiarities. Debora Dividino, a well-known…

New Danbury Business Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Multiple Services

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New Danbury Business Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Multiple Services

By Tribuna Staff

On March 10, the City of Danbury welcomed a new and locally owned business to the community -Integrity Insurance, Taxes and Services, LLC (IITS). Sandra Sanchez, owner and insurance agent, is taking on her first endeavor as a business owner. “Integrity Insurance Taxes & Services aims to provide the community of Danbury with quality services…

Funeral Home Scams to Avoid

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Funeral Home Scams to Avoid

By Catherine Blinder

In this column, we usually discuss ways to avoid scams and make smart choices for ourselves and our families regarding day-to-day decisions. But it’s important to talk about things that are difficult too, and nothing is more difficult that losing a loved one. Most of us would rather not think about funerals, and as a…

When You Need Home Healthcare

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When You Need Home Healthcare

By Catherine Blinder

Many of us are caring for, or helping to care for, older members of our extended families. There are over 47 million people over 65 in America today. In 2060, that number will likely double to 98 million. The responsibility can be challenging and difficult for family members caring for several generations at the same…

Your House or Mine: Meeting Families at the Front Door

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Your House or Mine: Meeting Families at the Front Door

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Meet families where they are; at their door, not your door. The phrase “hard-to-reach families” is a misnomer; there are no parents that are hard to reach. Rather, there are false assumptions about families that leads to assuming they are unreachable or don’t have the capacity to engage with their child’s learning. Do hard-to-reach parents…

Brazilian Carnival: An Unforgettable Spectacle

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Brazilian Carnival: An Unforgettable Spectacle

By Karla Rensch

The Carnival of Brazil is renowned worldwide for its splendor, uniqueness and originality. Taking place in a country rich in diversity, Brazil’s carnival is no different, showcasing in diverse ways each state and region of the country. It is no surprise that people in several parts of the globe watch the traditional parade of Rio…

Dominican Community Celebrates Independence Day

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Dominican Community Celebrates Independence Day

By Tribuna Staff

Shouting, “Viva la República Dominicana!” three dozen Dominican Americans celebrated the 174th anniversary of the country’s independence by raising the Dominican Republic’s red, white and blue flag at Danbury’s city hall. Dominican Independence Day commemorates the country’s break from Haiti in 1844. The holiday’s activities include a major presidential address to the National Assembly, a…

Bethel Native Receives “Wings of Gold” Graduating From Naval Flight School 

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Bethel Native Receives “Wings of Gold” Graduating From Naval Flight School 

By Lt. Veronica Bildzukewicz, Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Public Affairs Officer

A Bethel High School graduate and Bethel, Connecticut native recently completed naval flight school to receive the flight officer insignia known as “Wings of Gold” during a Winging Ceremony held at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton, Florida.  Ensign Matthew Correnty, a naval aviator, received his “Wings of Gold” serving with Helicopter Training (HT)…