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  1. LaKota Oaks Honors Norwalk's Former Mayor Frank Zullo

    LaKota Oaks Honors Norwalk's Former Mayor Frank Zullo

    LaKota Oaks (see Lakota Oaks Is More Than A New Name) hosted its inaugural ribbon-cutting and tree-planting ceremony in honor of former Norwalk Mayor Frank Zullo. More than 50 people attended from Norwalk and the surrounding communities to celebrate the new ownership and management of LaKota Oaks, Southern Connecticut’s Event and Conference Center, as well as the long and successful ...

  2. Primaries Fast Approaching: Here's How To Get An Absentee Ballot

    Primaries Fast Approaching: Here's How To Get An Absentee Ballot

    Connecticut Primaries are Tuesday, Aug. 14 with elections Tuesday, Nov. 6. Statewide – including governor – and local positions will be decided. Make your opinion count by voting.If you haven't registered to vote or can't make it to the booth, consider a Connecticut Absentee Ballot.Your vote matters.Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back ...

  3. Wall Street Theater Artistic Director Billy Blanks, Jr. Has Learned To Fly

    Wall Street Theater Artistic Director Billy Blanks, Jr. Has Learned To Fly

    Billy Blanks. You’ll recognize the name if you caught any infomercials for Tae-Bo several years back. And while Billy Blanks, Jr. does offer a fitness/dance program at his Greenwich studio, Blanks Studio  (his father, Billy Blanks, Sr., created Tae-Bo), that’s not what brings him to Norwalk and that’s not why you’ll remember his name.The Erie, Pa.-born fitness guru and entertainer who ...

  4. LaKota Oaks Is More Than A New Name for Norwalk's Dolce Conference Center

    LaKota Oaks Is More Than A New Name for Norwalk's Dolce Conference Center

    The former Dolce Norwalk property, located on 66 bucolic acres in West Norwalk with 120 guest rooms, outdoor terraces, wide green lawns, scenic ponds and a 10,500-square-foot event space, somehow hasn’t always made it on the personal and business events and celebrations radar.That’s about to change. “We are thrilled to take on the management of this great property and we are extremely ...

  5. Free Startup Summer Camp For Connecticut's Student Entrepreneurs

    Free Startup Summer Camp For Connecticut's Student Entrepreneurs

    If you’re a high school or college student or even a recent graduate (or know one!) with plans for the Next Big Thing in hand but unsure about how to get your business off the ground, you might want to consider Startup Summer Camp. Student entrepreneurs from throughout the state will descend on Hamden beginning Saturday, June 2 for a free startup acceleration program offering more than ...

  6. New Fairfield Nursery Specializes in Local Plants

    New Fairfield Nursery Specializes in Local Plants

    For NATIVE, a new plant nursery in Fairfield, “locally grown” are words to live by. Ideal for novice to expert gardener, the new nursery promises plants that beautify, satisfy, and keep the environment healthy.Owner William L. Kenny has lived or worked in Fairfield for more than 20 years and has more than 30 years of experience in site and environmental planning and construction. Kenny ...

  7. Stamford's Crashcode Believes Progress Starts With A Simple Line of Code

    Stamford's Crashcode Believes Progress Starts With A Simple Line of Code

    Creating a website is not rocket science. And it sure can make you more valuable as an employee. “There’s a perception that it’s hard,” said Michael McClure, a New Canaan native and founder and managing director of Stamford-based Crashcode, a nonprofit coding bootcamp looking to up the digital literacy quotient of Fairfield County. “When you write your first line of code, it opens up ...

  8. Norwalk High School Students Launch Petition Protesting GPA Calculation

    Norwalk High School Students Launch Petition Protesting GPA Calculation

    More than 455 people have signed the petition Request an Equitable GPA/Ranking System at Norwalk High School started by Norwalk High School Senior Chaz Bethel-Brescia as of Friday morning May 18. The point of it? To have the Norwalk Board of Education re-examine how grade point average (GPA) is calculated at Norwalk High School.A good GPA is something high school students strive for and ...

  9. New Canaan's Roger Sherman Inn Invites You To The Royal Wedding

    New Canaan's Roger Sherman Inn Invites You To The Royal Wedding

    Everyone loves a wedding. And if past TV viewership is any indication, Americans definitely love royal weddings. If your invitation to Saturday’s celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry and his American bride-to-be Meghan Markle got lost in the mail, New Canaan’s Roger Sherman Inn  has a unique viewing party in the works, featuring special guest Chris Ely, former Footman to Queen ...

  10. Remembering Moms, Babies They Grieve In Norwalk

    Remembering Moms, Babies They Grieve In Norwalk

    Do you have to stop identifying yourself as a mom if your child dies? No.“In 1997 I lost my son to SIDS,” said Alison Jacobson, CEO of New Canaan-based First Candle. “One year I had a baby and was celebrating Mother’s Day and the next year my son was gone. “Even though I was still a mom, people were hesitant to wish me Happy Mother’s Day because they didn’t want to upset me. Every ...

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