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  1. Passover Begins For Fairfield County Jews

    Passover Begins For Fairfield County Jews

    Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 22 and is a holiday celebrated by people of the Orthodox, Reform and secular Jewish faith.It's not a federal holiday in the United States but some Jewish businesses may be closed for some or all of the Passover period, which is typically eight days.Passover commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery some 3,000 years ...

  2. Smokers Unite In The Tri-State Area For National Weed Day

    Smokers Unite In The Tri-State Area For National Weed Day

    It's National Weed Day on Wednesday, April 20.Pronounced "four twenty," it's a code-term that refers to the annual consumption of cannabis, AKA weed, as a way to identify oneself with cannabis culture. Observances based on the number 420 include smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m., as well as smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20.It actually has nothing ...

  3. Red Flag Warning Issued As Brush Fire Threat Grows In New Canaan

    Red Flag Warning Issued As Brush Fire Threat Grows In New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A red flag warning for brush fires will go into effect Tuesday afternoon due to dry weather conditions across Fairfield County.The warning will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. April 19, according to the National Weather Service .A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. Strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels ...

  4. 'Property Brothers' Filming In Westchester, Casting In Fairfield

    'Property Brothers' Filming In Westchester, Casting In Fairfield

    New Westchester County residents are getting a chance to be on television, earn $20 grand and get a panel of experts to renovate their fixer-uppers into dream homes.Drew and Jonathan Scott, twin brothers and stars of the popular HGTV show, "The Property Brothers," started shooting on Monday, April 18 and will feature 16 Westchester County homes. Additional Westchester County ...

  5. Here's How We Really Feel About The IRS, New Canaan

    Here's How We Really Feel About The IRS, New Canaan

    Tax Day got bumped to April 18 this year, but that doesn't take the sting out of having to pay Uncle Sam. The results of a 2016 Taxpayer Survey by WalletHub indicate that even though almost half of us will get a refund, more than a quarter of us would get an "IRS" tattoo to have a tax-free future, and 11 percent of us would clean toilets at Chipotle for three years.Some other ...

  6. Mystery Of Baby Carrots Revealed

    Mystery Of Baby Carrots Revealed

    There's no such vegetable as a "baby" carrot despite what the bag says, according to the Huffington Post.Baby carrots are actually diced grown-up carrots that have been molded into little spheres, according to the Huffington Post.The Carrot Museum says they were invented in the 1980s because supermarkets started rejecting ugly carrots, according to the Huffington Post.Click ...

  7. The Holy Bible Ranks Among One Of The Most Challenged Books In America

    The Holy Bible Ranks Among One Of The Most Challenged Books In America

    "The Holy Bible" is one the American Library Association's most challenged books, reports the Huffington Post.The bible ranked number six in 2015 out of 275 challenges to books, reports the Huffington Post.The ALA says books are challenged for inappropriate content, offensive language, religious viewpoints or being sexually explicit, reports the Huffington Post.The top three ...

  8. Connecticut's First Round Of Layoffs Affects Mentally Ill, Homeless

    Connecticut's First Round Of Layoffs Affects Mentally Ill, Homeless

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The first round of state layoffs began at the end of the workday on Monday, hitting the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, reports the Connecticut Mirror.Those departments lost 165 employees and with it, programs for the mentally ill, those in recovery, the homeless and more, reports the Connecticut ...

  9. Celebrate Your Pet On National Pet Day, New Canaan

    Celebrate Your Pet On National Pet Day, New Canaan

    Raise a paw for National Pet Day on Monday, founded to highlight the importance of adoption and celebrated to give our animal buddies extra love.Celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige founded the holiday in April 11, 2005, according to punchbowl.com and petdayusa.com. The motto of the holiday is “Don’t shop! Adopt!” It's sponsored by the Animal Miracle ...

  10. Next Stop, White House: Greenwich Teen Scientist Adds Another Accolade

    Next Stop, White House: Greenwich Teen Scientist Adds Another Accolade

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- An up-and-coming scientist from Greenwich High who already snagged the Google Science Prize and sat down on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert," is headed to the White House.Olivia Hallisey, 17, will exhibit her Ebola diagnostic test at the 2016 White House Science Fair on Wednesday.The White House will transform into a hands-on showcase of student ...

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