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  1. New Canaan Resident Launches Website To Help Readers

    New Canaan Resident Launches Website To Help Readers

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A website to assist struggling readers was launched by a New Canaan resident.Tara A. Clancy, a literacy remediation expert, started NurturingLiteracy.com to help readers, especially those who struggle, get the support they need. “The best way to help a struggling reader is to get help before the child is showing obvious signs of struggle," Clancy said. ...

  2. Solstice Marks Official Start Of Summer, Rare Full Moon

    Solstice Marks Official Start Of Summer, Rare Full Moon

    Everyone can officially say hello to summer on Monday, as June 20 welcomes the solstice, the longest day of the year and a rare full moon.The sun rises to the north of east on the solstice and sets to the north of west, and is visible in the sky for a longer period of time, according to timeanddate.com.'Solstice' is Latin for 'solstitium' meaning 'sun-stopping.' The 2016 North American ...

  3. How Much Did You Spend On Dad For Father's Day, New Canaan?

    How Much Did You Spend On Dad For Father's Day, New Canaan?

    A new survey by The Grommet, conducted by Kelton Global, reveals how much Americans are spending on Father’s Day presents and what they’re looking for in the perfect gift.Research highlights include:More than two in three (67 percent) of Americans buy a Father’s Day gift for somebody in their life.Nearly three in five (59 percent) of Father’s Day gift-givers usually buy a present for ...

  4. Shake It Up For National Martini Day, New Canaan

    Shake It Up For National Martini Day, New Canaan

    Shaken or stirred, made with traditional gin or the more trendy vodka, say cheers to National Martini Day on Sunday, celebrated every year on June 19.The first printed recipe for a “Martinez” cocktail appeared in a bartending manual published in San Francisco in 1887, according to Punchbowl.Bartender Julio Richelieu is said to have made the first martini in Martinez, Calif. in 1874, for ...

  5. Connecticut K9 Dog Hangs Up His Leash For Retirement

    Connecticut K9 Dog Hangs Up His Leash For Retirement

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A K9 dog from Connecticut State Police is hanging up his leash and headed for retirement. After seven and a half years of faithful service with Troop G-Bridgeport, K9 Jorick will retire from the job.For him, that means endless treats, lots of walks and new locations to sniff out. Jorick and his handler, Trooper First Class Horjatschun, worked and played well ...

  6. Broil A Burger On National Hamburger Day, New Canaan

    Broil A Burger On National Hamburger Day, New Canaan

    Fire up the grill and celebrate the unofficial start of summertime: It's National Hamburger Day on Saturday.Celebrated annually on May 28, the origins of National Hamburger Day are unknown.The ground beef patties originated in Hamburg, Germany, but Americans put them on a bun and made them into an iconic food classic, gobbling almost 50 billion a year, according to punchbowl.com.The ...

  7. Raise A Glass On National Wine Day, New Canaan

    Raise A Glass On National Wine Day, New Canaan

    Pop a cork and give a toast to National Wine Day, celebrated annually on Wednesday, May 25.People have been celebrating with wine for thousands of years and it's an important part of many cultures and traditions.Loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols and resveratrol, research shows wine in moderation can increase good cholesterol and reduce the risk of some cancers, according to ...

  8. Binge Watching On Netflix Outranks Other Activities

    Binge Watching On Netflix Outranks Other Activities

    Binge watching is the new American pastime, with Netflix alone boasting more than 75 million subscribers, according to Business Insider. Netflix subscribers stream 125 hours per day, averaging close to two hours per day per subscriber spent watching shows, according to Business Insider. Comparatively, people spend about 38 minutes a day socializing and 17 minutes a day ...

  9. Clean Out Your Pots, Pans, New Canaan, Some Could Pose A Health Risk

    Clean Out Your Pots, Pans, New Canaan, Some Could Pose A Health Risk

    New concerns are being raised over the chemical used in non-stick cookware and the chemicals presence in water supplies, according to Business Insider. Leaders of a nonprofit environmental research organization said to the Environmental Protection Agency in a letter that contamination from PFOA (perfluorooctanoate) is a national health crisis, according to Business Insider.New York is ...

  10. Leave The Car At Home For National Bike To Work Week, New Canaan

    Leave The Car At Home For National Bike To Work Week, New Canaan

    Leave the car at home and bask in the benefits of bicycling to work in honor of National Bike Week.National Bike to Work Week 2016 kicks off May 16 and culminates with Bike to Work Day on May 20.Hundreds of communities have started to join in as a whole, according to Bike League. Among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the ...

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