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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Stratford?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Stratford?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. Center For Family Justice Serving Stratford Receives Mary Kay Grant

    Center For Family Justice Serving Stratford Receives Mary Kay Grant

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- As part of the Mary Kay Foundation's annual shelter grants program, the Center for Family Justice (CFJ) has received a $20,000 grant to further the center's efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. The grant awarded to CFJ is part of $3 million in funding that the ...

  3. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Stratford

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Stratford

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  4. Villa Pizza Expanding, After Bringing Italy To Stratford For Three Decades

    Villa Pizza Expanding, After Bringing Italy To Stratford For Three Decades

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- Villa Pizza has provided its homemade pizzas, pastas and desserts to Stratford since Mello Lubrano and his wife immigrated 31 years ago -- and the popular restaurant is now undergoing an expansion."We're not a big restaurant," Michael Lubrano told Daily Voice. "We've bought out the store next door, and we're going to put a bar in." He estimated ...

  5. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  6. Uberti's Fish Market Lures In Loyal Customers In Stratford

    Uberti's Fish Market Lures In Loyal Customers In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Uberti's Fish Market of Stratford has been selling fresh fish and serving up a full menu of delights from the sea for two decades now, and Rob Uberti has taken the reins from his father.Rob Uberti told Daily Voice that his father, Bob, opened the shop in 1996, having had an earlier location in Milford, in the early '80s.Now the Stratford store is entirely in Rob's ...

  7. Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, and Connecticut residents should consider really taking the theme to heart. On Wednesday, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub released its "2016's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud" -- and Connecticut has more identity-theft complaints per person than any ...

  8. Welcome Relaxation In Downtown Shelton Approaches First Anniversary

    Welcome Relaxation In Downtown Shelton Approaches First Anniversary

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Last January, Tish Solis opened Welcome Relaxation in Shelton's Conti Building, and, with her mission of providing a calm, personalized experience, the business continues to grow.Solis is a licensed massage therapist, certified aesthetician and reiki master. She worked for the now-shuttered Simply Body, in Shelton, for seven years. "I decided to branch off on my ...

  9. Sacred Heart University's Theater Program Seeks Teen Playwrights

    Sacred Heart University's Theater Program Seeks Teen Playwrights

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield's Sacred Heart University is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others -- by offering both a playwright competition and internships.The university's theater arts program is hosting its inaugural National Playwriting Competition for ...

  10. Need Help With Your Decorations, Stratford? Call Holiday In A Box

    Need Help With Your Decorations, Stratford? Call Holiday In A Box

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- ‘Tis the season when millions of holiday enthusiasts pull out the stops to decorate their domains.Launched Nov. 1, the Fairfield-based online retailer HolidayInABoxShop.com is tapping into a growing craze for all things curated.The company offers a selection of holiday décor collections aimed squarely at those seeking relief from their to-do lists during the busy ...

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