CT Coalition to End Homelessness seeks volunteers

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) seeks volunteers across the state to help with the annual Youth Outreach & Count of homeless and unstably housed youth in the state. The count of homeless/at-risk youth starts Wednesday, Jan. 23, following the annual Point-In-Time Count. CCEH facilitates the count alongside the Youth Engagement Team Initiatives and hundreds of volunteers across the … read more

Girl Scout Daisy signups

Girls who are in kindergarten through first grade may sign up to become a Girl Scout Daisy by visiting  gsofct.org/daisy or calling 800-922-2770. As a Girl Scout Daisy, girls can make new friends, earn petals and badges while trying new things, sell cookies, gain leadership skills, explore nature and the outdoors, and learn to appreciate and care for the environment.

Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice. In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, causing life-threatening injuries. He needed 11 units of blood during emergency surgery and another seven units to treat … read more

Sunday: Typeset to Twitter — Investigative reporter Mike McIntire to speak at Darien Historical Society

Ridgefield resident Mike McIntire, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and reporter for The New York Times, will talk about changes and trends in the newspaper business over his 30-year career on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. A member of the investigative unit at The Times, McIntire got his start in journalism right out of college in 1985, when he … read more

Tiny Miracles Foundation hosts gala to help premature babies

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) will hold their 13th annual gala, Journey Through a Miracle on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Country Club of Darien. This year’s dinner event, which is co-chaired by Ashley Dineen of Darien and PJ Marcella of New Canaan will feature entertainment by Billy Joel band member/Recording Artist Mike DelGuidice. The event raises … read more

HomeFront offers free home repair for low-income families

HomeFront is looking for residents in need of home repairs for its upcoming 32nd annual repair blitz in spring 2019. Interested homeowners must apply before Nov. 16 in order to be considered for help in the 2019 season. HomeFront offers help with faulty windows, doors, steps, railings, leaky roofs, painting, plumbing and electrical needs at no cost to qualifying, low-income … read more

Operation Fuel preparing for winter energy assistance program

Despite relatively mild temperatures, Operation Fuel is already preparing for its winter energy assistance program as more than 300 people attended its annual Energy Assistance Conference Tuesday, Sept. 25. Operation Fuel held the meeting in partnership with Eversource Energy and Avangrid subsidiaries: United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Connecticut Natural Gas. There were representatives from fuel banks throughout Connecticut and … read more

Successes & weird finds at International Coastal Cleanup Day

Foam and tires at Seaside Park, Bridgeport

An estimated 900 Save the Sound volunteers hit 31 Connecticut beaches last Saturday and Sunday for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Local land trusts and conservation groups, a SCUBA club, Bridgeport’s US District Court, businesses, and hundreds of high school and college students came out to pick up trash from their favorite spots across Connecticut’s shoreline. Unusual finds included a carburetor … read more

Maritime Aquarium offers marine science series for homeschool students

Avalon Bunge, STEM education specialist for The Maritime Aquarium, lets students touch a flounder during a recent Marine Life Encounter Cruise on Long Island Sound.

Homeschool students can explore the marine world in a new weekly series of standards-based programs utilizing the vast educational resources of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. A Marine Animal Adaptations series for ages 7 to 9 and a Marine Biology series for ages 10 to 13 will meet on Monday mornings from Sept. 24 to Nov. 12. Each session in … read more

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