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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ambassador Wolf Atka Returns to Peabody Museum in New Haven
Cupcake War 2014 to benefit BHcare
The committee, chaired by Charlotte Mattei, Senior Vice President, Webster Bank, and a BHcare board member, is seeking event sponsors and ad sponsors.
Tickets are currently on sale for $50 each and are selling quickly. Any persons or businesses interested in sponsorship or tickets are asked to call Debbie Soulsby, 203-736-2601, ext. 1321 or visit www.bhcare.org.
White House Fact Sheet: Protecting students from sexual assault
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., released the following statement on the report by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault:
Further, U.S. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, also released a statement on the report:
"I am pleased to see the Administration recognize the continuing crisis of sexual assault on college campuses. But now the onus is on schools and law enforcement to see them through and end this outrage, which happens on campuses all over America. It was not all that long ago, before the Violence Against Women Act, that rape and domestic violence were shuffled under the rug. In the 1970s, ordinary women first took up the reins of activism for those who suffered in violence. Just like thirty years ago, the energy and the change will come from women on college campuses standing up and saying they will tolerate this no longer. I will continue to work with my colleagues and Connecticut's colleges and universities to ensure this conversation is one day a relic of history."
One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Most often, it happens her freshman or sophomore year. In the great majority of cases, it’s by someone she knows – and also most often, she does not report what happened. And though fewer, men, too, are victimized.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation honors volunteers
BLOOMFIELD, – The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation " capped off National Volunteer Month by celebrating its more than 350 volunteers who actively support the nonprofit’s life-changing mission of providing the highest quality guide dogs to men and women who are blind, according to a release
"Fidelco honored its volunteers during an annual Volunteer Recognition Day event on Saturday, which featured powerful and emotional testimonials from some of the organization’s volunteers who help to raise future guide dog puppies in their homes and socialize them in the community as the all-important first steps to becoming highly skilled Fidelco Guide Dogs," the statement said.
"Adding an extra dose of inspiration to the spirited event was Fidelco client and renowned NYC-based musician Frank Senior. Blind from birth, Senior has been a client of Fidelco since 1992, and is currently partnered with his third Fidelco Guide Dog, “Que.” The talented singer crooned for the crowd after delivering an uplifting message of gratitude and hope, describing how his Fidelco Guide Dogs have given him the freedom and independence to pursue his music performance passion and provide for his family."
“It is so important to honor our volunteers, because simply put, Fidelco would not exist without them,” Eliot D. Russman, Fidelco’s CEO and executive director, the release said. “Whether it’s raising a puppy, hosting a fundraiser or helping out behind the scenes in our kennel and administrative office, volunteers are the heartbeat of Fidelco. Their contributions are priceless – and the lives of our clients and their families are forever changed because of our volunteers.”
"Fidelco breeds and trains its elite German Shepherd Guide Dogs for people who are blind across North America. It takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $45,000 to produce each Fidelco Guide Dog, and they are given to clients at no cost. Fidelco offers many volunteer opportunities for people and groups of all ages and it encourages people to bring their passions to Fidelco. For more information visit www.fidelco.org/volunteer."
In the photo l to r: Fidelco client Frank Senior with Fidelco Guide Dog “Que”; Fidelco CEO & Executive Director Eliot D. Russman; Fidelco Volunteer Puppy Raiser Chelsea Cracco with Fidelco puppy “Ella”
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In New Haven, April 30 is 'Scrabble Day" thanks to Literacy Volunteers
In past events, "hundreds of players have competed for bragging rights while raising money to support the efforts of Literacy Volunteer tutors in the community," the release said.
Morning anchor Chris Velardi, of WTNH News 8 will act as host for the event.
Monday Matinees” Series Continues Through June at the Stratford Library
Mishkan Israel to hold Comedy Deli night
Kellogg Environmental Center Presents: Archaeology of Native American Settlements
Blue Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph May 4
Friday, April 25, 2014
'Albertus Magnus to Open Student Veterans Center'
Mass in New Haven to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland
The flag raising event will take place rain or shine. If the need to move indoors arises, it will be held at The Playwright. Tune in to FoxCT or WPLR-99.1 FM on Sunday morning for information.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Connecticut Department of Agriculture receives grant for large animal facility
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Fairfield Public Library to talk household chemical at upcoming talk
FAIRFIELD - Environmental nurse-specialist Linda Russell-Getz will review 10 ways to reduce your exposure to "consumer products we use every day contain toxic chemicals" and show you how you can make your own products in an event at 7 p.m. May 5 in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, according to a release .