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  1. No Boat? No Problem! Club Lures Enthusiasts In 3 Fairfield County Locations

    No Boat? No Problem! Club Lures Enthusiasts In 3 Fairfield County Locations

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Why own a boat when you can rent one for a fraction of the cost, says the Carefree Boat Club in Westport.Members get all the privileges of boat ownership without the hassle, said Capt. John Davis, the club's manager."The annual fees are a fraction of what owning a boat would cost when you consider the maintenance, mooring, and fuel," he said. "A new ...

  2. Craftivism & Charitable Knitting Spark Projects At Newtown's Sheep Shoppe

    Craftivism & Charitable Knitting Spark Projects At Newtown's Sheep Shoppe

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A knit and crochet revival is driving all kinds of customers — from age 5 to 102 — to the Sheep Shoppe yarn store in Newtown.One trend in knitting is something called craftivism, which like the word sounds, combines a craft with activism, said store owner Nancy Gould.The Pussy Hat phenomenon that became the signature accessory of the Women's March back in January is one ...

  3. WestConn Writing Teacher Connects With Harlem Renaissance In New Book

    WestConn Writing Teacher Connects With Harlem Renaissance In New Book

    DANBURY, Conn. — Lionel Bascom, a writing instructor at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, puts his own spin on the Harlem Renaissance in his new book, "Harlem: The Crucible of Modern African American Culture.""The book took 18 months to write, but the research has been going on for about 10 years," the New Fairfield resident told Daily Voice.In ...

  4. Uncle Louie G Brings Brooklyn Ice Cream, Illy Swirls To Trumbull Green

    Uncle Louie G Brings Brooklyn Ice Cream, Illy Swirls To Trumbull Green

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Brooklyn ice cream, Italian ices, Illy espressos, or a selection of rich desserts are enough sweet reasons to drive into Long Hill Green next time you're near the new plaza in Trumbull.That's where cousins Mike Pietrunti and Dennis Rotunno preside over a New York ice cream shop, the franchise Uncle Louie G, which they opened this winter."People are coming in, not ...

  5. Help The Poor With Tour Of Designer Homes In Coastal Fairfield, Westport

    Help The Poor With Tour Of Designer Homes In Coastal Fairfield, Westport

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A tour of five unique designer homes in coastal Fairfield, Westport, and Southport will help fund programs for people living in poverty in Fairfield County.The area is home to the largest gap between rich and poor in the United States, according to Near & Far Aid, which is raising funds with the 2017 Designer House Tour on Friday, May 12.Each house represents ...

  6. Moms Can Click 'Grow App' To Get Healthcare Info From St. Vincent's

    Moms Can Click 'Grow App' To Get Healthcare Info From St. Vincent's

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Busy moms and dads who want easy access to healthcare services at St. Vincent's Medical Center are invited to download the new free "Grow App."It allows the user to manage health appointments, from maternity to pediatrics and family medicine, on smartphones and get advice, reminders, and schedule appointments on their smartphone. It was launched with ...

  7. Viceroy Publik House In Stamford Pulls Together British-Indian Cuisine

    Viceroy Publik House In Stamford Pulls Together British-Indian Cuisine

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A British explosion will hit downtown's restaurant and music scene when the Viceroy Publik House opens on Summer Street in mid-April.The English ale house and live music venue takes a page from history from what is referred to today as the "British Raj," the period of British rule in India from 1858 to 1947. The pub pays homage to this now proud British and ...

  8. Monroe To Hold Public Meeting On Traffic And Transit

    Monroe To Hold Public Meeting On Traffic And Transit

    MONROE, Conn. -- Monroe will hold a public meeting to discuss the town's current and future development potential on Thursday, April 27.Topics will be existing conditions of traffic volumes, travel time, safety, and pedestrian and transit facilities, traffic operations, and other areas of concern, with a focus on Routes 25 and 111.Current project schedules and what the next steps are ...

  9. Wilton's Mill House Comes With Waterfall, Waterwheel Axel For $1.388M

    Wilton's Mill House Comes With Waterfall, Waterwheel Axel For $1.388M

    WILTON, Conn. --  The buyer of a converted barn in Wilton that was once a working sawmill will get a piece of town history along with a place to live.The property, listed for sale for $1.388 million, dates back to the 1740s. The grounds include three unique structures, one of which is the remodeled original saw mill house. The original water wheel axle is still visible on the side of ...

  10. Connecticut Compiles Toolkit For Families Worried About Immigration Action

    Connecticut Compiles Toolkit For Families Worried About Immigration Action

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. -- Connecticut parents worried about being detained or deported can download a state guide on how to arrange for childcare for their kids in those instances.Gov. Dannel Malloy issued the step-by-step guide or "toolkit" this week. Developed by Malloy's office and state agencies, the downloadable kit has a Family Preparedness Plan - in English and Spanish ...

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