Month: May 2021

Impact Fairfield County awards $248,000 in grants to local nonprofits

GREENWICH, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC), the area’s premiere women’s collective giving circle, awarded two $100,000 Core Mission Grants to Hall Neighborhood House (Bridgeport) and INTEMPO (Stamford). Impact FFC also awarded three $16,000 unrestricted general operating grants to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (Bridgeport), Person-to-Person (Darien), and Women’s Mentoring Network (Stamford). The winners…

CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

Weston Historical Society receives award from the Connecticut League of History Organizations for Outdoor Historic Interpretive Signage

WESTON, CT – The Weston Historical Society is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2021 Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) for the outdoor historic interpretive signage at the Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road. The Society was presented with the award at the CLHO Awards of…

Murphy, Pallone call for investment in coastal resiliency projects to combat climate change and create jobs

WASHINGTON, CT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) wrote to President Biden on Friday requesting support for living shoreline coastal resiliency projects that will help coastal communities combat climate change and rebuild the economy. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan specifically calls for investment in nature-based infrastructure to maximize…

Silvermine Arts Center

NEW CANAAN, CT – PAINT 2021, Silvermine’s first international exhibition, opens at Silvermine Galleries on May 8. PAINT 2021 encompasses works by 46 visual artists; among them a composer, a filmmaker, and a neuroscientist. Curated by Michelle Y. Loh, a New York based art advisor, curator, and gallery director, PAINT 2021 is the third in…