Mercy Learning Center offers free life skills training

Mercy Learning Center (MLC), is celebrating its 31st year of educating and empowering women, and have touched the lives of more than 12,000 women. Their mission is to provide basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or … read more

Applicants wanted: Community Companion Home program launches

An innovative residential program is aiming to connect individuals with disabilities to families interested in opening their homes and their lives. Applicants of all backgrounds in Fairfield and Litchfield counties are wanted for The Kennedy Center’s new Community Companion Home program, offered through the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Community Companion Homes provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity … read more

DEEP designates Saturday, Aug. 11 as ‘Free Fishing License Day’

Get a free one-day fishing license to spend time outdoors with friends and family catching great memories (and a fish or two). Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, Aug. 11, “Free Fishing License Day.” The 7th Annual Saltwater Fishing Day event will be held Aug. 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Fort Trumbull … read more

Walsh's Wonderings — The importance of silly

In what was the most expensive act of littering in the history of our planet, Elon Musk launched his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space last week. Because ’Merica. The enduring image was of the mannequin in the spacesuit lounging behind the wheel of the open convertible while Earth looms in the background. The incongruity of a car in space … read more

Host families sought for Fresh Air Fund

Kasim Cisse, David Hays, Maureen Hays and Ryan Hays — Photo by Kelly Anne Photography

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. During the summer, children visit host families in suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and in southern Canada. Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the … read more

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