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  1. Connecticut Officials Advise Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika Virus Regions

    Connecticut Officials Advise Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika Virus Regions

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- State health officials continue to monitor for the Zika virus and alert the public of the potential to contract the virus while traveling abroad. Pregnant women especially are being advised to postpone travel to affected areas.“Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the ...

  2. Waveny LifeCare Network’s Adult Day Program Participants Celebrate Broadway

    Waveny LifeCare Network’s Adult Day Program Participants Celebrate Broadway

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Waveny LifeCare Network’s adult day program participants recently celebrated the scenes and songs of Broadway. Members of the program spent a day exercising to show-tunes, discussing their favorite musicals and taking a look back at the Great White Way’s most iconic costumes, sets and moments. Ladies in the adult day program also enjoyed a bit of star treatment and ...

  3. New Canaan High Theatre Students Perform 'Magic To Do' For Fundraiser

    New Canaan High Theatre Students Perform 'Magic To Do' For Fundraiser

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan High School Theatre Department is hosting a fund-raising gala featuring music from the "Magic To Do" songbook of Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz. The event will beheld on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.The evening will include music and dance performed by New Canaan drama students, along ...

  4. Malloy Celebrates Drop In State Unemployment

    Malloy Celebrates Drop In State Unemployment

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that U.S. Department of Labor statistics over the past year show that Connecticut experienced the sixth largest decline in unemployment of any state in the nation. According to the most recent federal and state data, jobless numbers dropped from 6.3 percent in November 2014 to 5.1 percent in November 2015. That 1.2 percent ...

  5. New Canaan's Grace Farms Offers Assault Prevention Courses For Women

    New Canaan's Grace Farms Offers Assault Prevention Courses For Women

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Grace Farms Foundation is hosting a course designed to educate women and girls on how to reduce their chances of becoming victims of assault and domestic violence. The class, which includes a self-defense demonstration, will address the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, and the impact drugs and alcohol have on student behavior. The course will ...

  6. New Canaan High School Theatre Department Hosting Fundraising Gala

    New Canaan High School Theatre Department Hosting Fundraising Gala

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan High School Theatre Department is hosting a fund-raising gala featuring music from the "Magic To Do" songbook of Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.The evening will include music and dance performed by New Canaan drama students, along with students and ...

  7. Connecticut Restricts Work On Roads, Highways For The Holidays

    Connecticut Restricts Work On Roads, Highways For The Holidays

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that there will be no maintenance or construction activities on major highways over the Christmas and New Year holiday periods. The dates in which these activities will cease run from Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 a.m. until Monday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m., and on Thursday, Dec. 31, at 6 a.m. until Monday, ...

  8. Dancers Perform "The Nutcracker" At Waveny LifeCare Venue In New Canaan

    Dancers Perform "The Nutcracker" At Waveny LifeCare Venue In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New England Dance Theater recently gave a live ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” on “Main Street” at The Village for residents, patients and adult day program participants throughout Waveny LifeCare Network's expanse of services. Director Ginna Ortiz narrated the program by introducing the main characters and describing each scene to the audience. After the ...

  9. New Canaan's Fjord Fish Market Opens New Location In Darien

    New Canaan's Fjord Fish Market Opens New Location In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Seafood lovers will be delighted to know that Fjord Fish Market recently opened a new location in downtown Darien, at 1015 Post Road. In addition to fresh fish, Fjord offers sushi rolled daily in-store, hot soups and dips and a takeout menu that includes sandwiches and lobster. The market, which also has an outlet in Greenwich's Cos Cob neighborhood, also has seafood ...

  10. New Canaan High School Senior Michael Collins Named News 12 Scholar Athlete

    New Canaan High School Senior Michael Collins Named News 12 Scholar Athlete

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Michael Collins, a senior at New Canaan High School, was recently named a News 12 Connecticut Scholar Athlete. A record-setting quarterback for the football team, Collins’ achievements on the gridiron include a nine-touchdown pass performance against Trumbull.Collins is also a standout student, and a volunteer with “Staying Put New Canaan,” an organization that ...

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