Month: June 2021

WCSU grad student receives NSF Research Fellowship

DANBURY, CT – Ericka Griggs, a graduate student at Western Connecticut State University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her thesis proposal and work on loon biology and conservation. Griggs is entering her second year pursuing a master’s degree in Integrative Biological Diversity at WCSU. Griggs, a resident of…

Stamford High School Seniors Samuel Lai and Rachana Somaskandan Named National Merit® Scholarship Winners

Stamford, CT – Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced on Tuesday that Stamford High School Seniors Samuel Lai and Rachana Somaskandan were each named as college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) winners in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Lai will be awarded the National Merit Boston University Scholarship; and Somaskandan will be awarded the National…

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts “Connecticut Comedy Festival,” in Partnership with Fairfield Comedy Club, from June 18-25

The state’s summer-long Festival visits Westport for one week of live, in-person performances by stand-up comedians Mike Birbiglia, Jessica Kirson, and more Westport Country Playhouse will present a week of live, stand-up comedy in partnership with Fairfield Comedy Club’s third annual “Connecticut Comedy Festival,” happening across the state this summer. Taking the Playhouse stage, from…

The Piano Project Pianos are Installed in Stamford Downtown

STAMFORD, CT – The Piano Project in Stamford Downtown, an exciting musical outdoor sculpture exhibit will transform the downtown with colorfully decorated pianos this summer. Stamford Downtown Special Services District has installed 25 donated pianos, that have been transformed into originally designed and painted art pieces. The pianos are on display for playing and enjoying…

Ridgefield Theater Barn to open on June 11

The Ridgefield Theater Barn is ready to celebrate the return of live performing arts in front of audiences with “An Evening of One-Acts” beginning June 11. The Barn, set up with cabaret-style seating, will start its 2021 season, featuring local, national and international unpublished playwrights’ scripts. They closed in early March 2020 due to the…