Stamfordnorth's HamletHub http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:17:34 -0400 HamletHub.com Shop Til' You Drop Tax Free Weekend in Connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/1146-shop-til-you-drop-tax-free-weekend-in-connecticut1146-shop-til-you-drop-tax-free-weekend-in-connecticut http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/neighbors/1146-shop-til-you-drop-tax-free-weekend-in-connecticut1146-shop-til-you-drop-tax-free-weekend-in-connecticut

The state of Connecticut has officially announced the dates for 2017's tax free week for clothing and footwear costing under $100. This sale will run in stores across the state from Sunday, August 20th to Saturday, August 26th.  

Linked here are a list of tax-free and taxable items during tax free week, since some items like jewelry or other accessories will remain taxable.

For more detailed information from the state of Connecticut on Tax-Free Week, click here.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Jackie Logsted) Neighbors Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:05:41 -0400
City Limits Diner in Stamford Receives AAA's Best Of Title http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1167-city-limits-diner-in-stamford-receives-aaa-s-best-of-title1167-city-limits-diner-in-stamford-receives-aaa-s-best-of-title http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1167-city-limits-diner-in-stamford-receives-aaa-s-best-of-title1167-city-limits-diner-in-stamford-receives-aaa-s-best-of-title

10 Area Dining Facilities, 1 Hotel Receive AAA’s “Best Of . . .” Title

There are 59,000 AAA Diamond-rated establishments nationwide for travelers to visit and under a new AAA designation program called “The Best of . . ., “ 10 restaurants and 1 hotel in AAA Northeast’s Connecticut territory of Litchfield, Fairfield, and New Haven Counties have made the cut.

These 11 establishments are among one- two- and three-Diamond rated facilities, which make up just 7% of AAA’s overall national program in which facilities are rated for their cleanliness, comfort, and hospitality.

Here are the facilities -- four of which are in downtown New Haven --  that have earned the “Best of . . .” label:  These facilities offer  travelers a more casual and affordable option  that are just as charming and memorable as their higher rated counterparts:

  •          Arethusa al Tavolo, Bantam
  •          Marco Pizzeria, Branford
  •          Expresso NEAT, Darien
  •          Aux Delices Foods, Greenwich
  •          Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, New Haven
  •          Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven
  •          Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven
  •          Union League Café, New Haven
  •          Bernard’s, Ridgefield
  •          City Limits Diner, Stamford
  •          Fairfield Inn by Marriott New Haven, Wallingford

To earn a Diamond – whether it’s one or five – establishments must meet AAA’s rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. For more selections nationwide, visit AAA.com/123Diamonds.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Fran Mayko) Places Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:52:53 -0400
Visual Narratives Juried Exhibition Award Ceremony and Reception http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1165-visual-narratives-juried-exhibition-award-ceremony-and-reception1165-visual-narratives-juried-exhibition-award-ceremony-and-reception http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1165-visual-narratives-juried-exhibition-award-ceremony-and-reception1165-visual-narratives-juried-exhibition-award-ceremony-and-reception

The Loft Artists Association Presents “Visual Narratives” - 4th Annual Tri-State Juried Exhibition

August 26 - September 24, 2017

Award Ceremony and Reception September 8, 6 - 8 pm

The Loft Artists Association announces its fourth annual Tri-state juried exhibition of work by artists from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, to be held from August 26th to September 24th in their galleries at 575 Pacific Street in Stamford. $1,000 in cash prizes will be presented at an Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception on September 8th from 6 to 8 pm. 

Juror Katerina Lanfranco created the show concept for “Visual Narratives.” She states, “All artists create visual languages to convey narratives and concepts that are important to them. These languages establish a formal construct, which can be representational or abstract. As such they create a unique way of communicating ideas. Historically, artists have used their personal lexicon to express religious, political, historical or spiritual ideas. Some famous artists who have created their own discourse around visual narratives include Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, David Salle, Kiki Smith, and Louise Bourgeois. Other artists who use an abstract approach to creating their dialogue include Eva Hesse, Barnett Newman, Joseph Albert, and Lee Bontecou. Contemporary artists can reference the real world directly or they can create a singular language devised, codified, presented, performed, and understood only by the artists themselves and their followers. The show ‘Visual Narratives’ explores these imagined and created world views, lexicons, and visual languages, which are at the heart of this exhibition.”

Katerina Lanfranco is the Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Founder of Rhombus Space, an exhibition venue established in 2013. She is also a Brooklyn-based artist who creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media installations. Through her studio practice, she explores the intersection between nature, science, and fantasy in her art. Her work is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass. She teaches studio art at museums and institutions of higher learning throughout New York City. She has been awarded several artist residencies including a six-month Creative Artist Fellowship in Kyoto, Japan through the Japan/US Friendship Commission. 

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Loft Artists Association) Events Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:07:54 -0400
Evening Travel Alert: Bridge Maintenance on I-95 in Greenwich http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1162-evening-travel-alert-bridge-maintenance-on-i-95-in-greenwich1162-evening-travel-alert-bridge-maintenance-on-i-95-in-greenwich http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1162-evening-travel-alert-bridge-maintenance-on-i-95-in-greenwich1162-evening-travel-alert-bridge-maintenance-on-i-95-in-greenwich

 

 The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 Northbound and Southbound in Greenwich, starting Sunday, August 13th.

The work consists of bridge maintenance on the bridges listed below and is scheduled to occur from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 13ththrough Thursday, August 31st.  

Bridges under Construction Include:

Bridge Ritch Avenue

Bridge over Arch Street

Bridge Over Steamboat Road

Bridge over Davis Mill Road

 LANE CLOSURE INFORMATION

Motorists can expect lane closures on I-95 Northbound and Southbound between Exit 2, Doran Avenue through Exit 4, Indian Field Road in Greenwich.

Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Scott Frantz) Places Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:38:54 -0400
Greenwich Polo Club Announces the 2017 East Coast Open, August 24 – September 10 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1161-greenwich-polo-club-announces-the-2017-east-coast-open-august-24-september-101161-greenwich-polo-club-announces-the-2017-east-coast-open-august-24-september-10 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1161-greenwich-polo-club-announces-the-2017-east-coast-open-august-24-september-101161-greenwich-polo-club-announces-the-2017-east-coast-open-august-24-september-10

Greenwich Polo Club, in partnership with Audi of America and its 29 Tri-State Audi Dealers, are proud to present the 2017 East Coast Open. Hublot, the luxury Swiss watch brand, has signed on as the Official Timekeeper of the 36th season and its most competitive event. This year’s high-goal polo tournament will take place August 24 – September 10 at Greenwich Polo Club. Considered to be one of the most prestigious polo competitions in the United States, the East Coast Open features top polo teams and polo players competing in the 20-goal tournament.

“We are proud to host the East Coast Open for the third year at Greenwich Polo Club,” said Peter Brant, Founder of Greenwich Polo Club. “The tournament showcases the top level of polo and it has grown in popularity thanks to the support of team owners, our sponsors and fans. The last two years the competition was so tough both matches ended in sudden death overtime. We expect polo players to bring their best again this year for the chance to have their names forever memorialized on the Perry Cup trophy.”

Public games will take place over three consecutive Sundays and are expected to draw more than 11,000 spectators to Greenwich Polo Club. The United States Polo Association® (USPA), the national governing body for the sport of polo, will live stream all tournament games on the USPA Polo Network at uspolo.org/video (check out USPOLO.ORG for tournament information, schedule and updates). In 2015 and 2016, the East Coast Open had more than 35,000 live streaming views, in addition to on-demand. The 2017 matches are expected to have over 50,000 live views.

“The East Coast Open is one of our most prestigious tournaments and Greenwich Polo Club is a great venue for hosting the tournament,” said USPA Chairman Joe Meyer. “Last year featured some of the top teams in the country and this year is no different. We would like to thank Greenwich Polo Club for making this event a continued success.”

Since 1978, the Perry Trophy has symbolized the East Coast Open championship. Winners of this high-goal tournament have laid claim to this ornate symbol of excellence, tradition and sportsmanship. The East Coast Open continuously attracts national and international fanfare and the world’s leading polo players, who will soon descend on the town of Greenwich, in the hopes of etching their names on the tournament’s trophy.

The East Coast Open will kick off at Shreve, Crump & Low’s showcase gallery at 125 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT on August 24 presented by Hublot. Approximately 150 polo players, USPA officials and guests will attend the private cocktail event which will feature an official draw to decide each polo team’s placement in the historic tournament. The public is invited to meet and greet polo players and to take photos with them, as well as Audi Sport display vehicles and, polo horses in front of Shreve, Crump & Low, Greenwich Polo Club’s official trophy provider, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On August 27, September 3  and September 10, Audi will extend access to their VIP hospitality and parking area to the first 25 Audi owners to enter the Greenwich Polo Club grounds.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Greenwich Polo Club and the East Coast Open as a sponsor of this year’s tournament,” said Nathalie Carpenter, Audi of America Eastern Region Marketing Manager. “This continued partnership not only further affirms Audi’s commitment and support of polo in the United States, but provides an organic and exciting platform for our brand to engage with fans of the sport.”

On August 27 LOOK Greenwich will be hosting a ticketed tent for fans who wish to have a full VIP polo experience. As the official timekeeper of the 2017 season, Hublot will be hosting a VIP event for the final on September 10, with polo fans invited to view luxury brand’s selection of both sporting and dress watches. Greenwich Polo Club with Veuve Clicquot, the official champagne of the 2017 season, will host a photo contest for best picnic on August 27.

“Hublot is excited to partner with Greenwich Polo Club on the East Coast Open, and we feel that the mix of sport and refinement speaks perfectly to our brand,” said Jean-François Sberro, Managing Director of Hublot of America.  “After supporting polo in Gstaad, Ascona, Beijing, and earlier this year in New York with the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, we are happy to continue our long line of key sporting partnerships, including support of the top level of polo in the U.S. this summer with the East Coast Open tournament.”

Hublot will be providing a timepiece to the MVP of the East Coast Open. Maria Mendelsohn is the official real estate partner of Greenwich Polo Club and will be awarding Best Playing Pony at the end of each match. Pololine will be producing a special program each week featuring interviews with polo players, game stats and features on polo ponies and teams. Pololine, in coordination with Argentina, will also be awarding the best “Polo Argentino” horse of each of the three Sunday public matches of the East Coast Open. The 2017 tournament partners also include Hospital for Special Surgery, Barbados Tourism, US Polo Assn., Montepicaza, Stick & Ball, and luxury handbag designer Jeffrey Levinson.

Each Sunday from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. during the East Coast Open, fans may also have the opportunity to tour The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, dedicated to promoting the education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, which is located adjacent to the field and is featuring a new exhibit "Animal Farm" curated by Sadie Laska.

Tickets are now available for the East Coast Open at www.greenwichpoloclub.com/eco/tickets/. Tickets range from $40 - $100 per car for lawn seating, $60 per car for grandstand seating, $300 for box seats (seats 4) and $600 for VIP private cabanas (seats 8-12). Gates open at 1:00 p.m and matches start at 3:00 p.m. The field address is 1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831. Dogs on leashes are allowed.

The East Coast Open was founded at Myopia Polo Club in South Hamilton, Massachusetts by Donald V. Little Sr., then Vice President of the USPA. The tournament was played at Myopia Polo Club until the early 2000s. At its height, 13 teams played in the tournament, including many 10-goal players who inspired a number of today’s players to pick up their mallets.

About the United States Polo Association®

The U.S. Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts.

Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo. USPA is currently comprised of almost 300 member clubs with thousands of individual members, and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit uspolo.org.

About Greenwich Polo Club
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo during the summer season in the U.S. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. For more information about Greenwich Polo Club including, images, player information, and team statistics, please visit greenwichpoloclub.com, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook and Instagram. #GreenwichPolo is the official hashtag.

About Audi
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. The Audi Group is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. In 2016, AUDI AG delivered about 1.871 million Audi automobiles and broke all-time company sales records for the seventh straight year in the U.S. Visit audiusa.comaudioffers.com, or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

About Hublot

Hublot, meaning, “A different way to progress,” say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, and MP Manufacture Pieces Collection represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition. From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented and scratch resistant Magic Gold, colored Texalium carbon fiber, and transparent sapphire cases to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, and Italia Independent, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future.  Learn more at hublot.com or follow us @hublot_northamerica.

About US Polo Assn.

U.S. Polo Assn. brand products are authentic and officially sanctioned by the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the U.S. since 1890.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:24:40 -0400
JLSN Recruitment Social on August 24 at Sign of the Whale in Stamford http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1159-jlsn-recruitment-social-15022378841159-jlsn-recruitment-social-1502237884 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1159-jlsn-recruitment-social-15022378841159-jlsn-recruitment-social-1502237884

Come join the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk at one of our recruitment socials to learn how you can make a difference in your community! Drop by and enjoy light refreshments with current and prospective members.

Thursday, August 24th 7:00 – 9:00pm at Sign of the Whale, 6 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT

Please send inquires to membership@jlsn.org and for more information visit jlsn.org

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stefanie.tiso@gmail.com (JLSN) Events Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:50:52 -0400
Afro Flow Yoga with Pilin Anice TONIGHT in Stamford http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/15-todays-events/1160-afro-flow-yoga-with-pilin-anice-tonight-in-stamford1160-afro-flow-yoga-with-pilin-anice-tonight-in-stamford http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/15-todays-events/1160-afro-flow-yoga-with-pilin-anice-tonight-in-stamford1160-afro-flow-yoga-with-pilin-anice-tonight-in-stamford

Come meld West African Dance, live drumming and yoga in this unique class. Instructor Pilin Anice, who teaches Afro Flow Yoga at the Alvin Ailey Extension school, will be joining us from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm TONIGHT, August 9th. New and experienced dancers, drummers, and yogis are free to come on down to the Mill River Collaborative, 1055 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT. 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Todays events Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:49:42 -0400
Special Screening of Leon Morin, Priest at Avon Theatre on September 12 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1154-special-screening-of-leon-morin-priest-at-avon-theatre-15021251251154-special-screening-of-leon-morin-priest-at-avon-theatre-1502125125 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1154-special-screening-of-leon-morin-priest-at-avon-theatre-15021251251154-special-screening-of-leon-morin-priest-at-avon-theatre-1502125125

The Avon Theatre and Focus on French Cinema present: LEON MORIN, PRIEST (1961) on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7:00pm.

Visit www.avontheatre.org for tickets.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon Members: $7
Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7

ABOUT THE FILM:

A richly contemplative saga of grief from director Jean-Pierre Melville, this is the tale of a young war widow who is helped to work through her doubts and bitterness by a young priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo). “Religion is the opiate of the people,” begins the confession of jaded Communist widow Barny (Emmanuelle Riva). Relocated to a drab little village during the Occupation, her boredom has
led to provoking the local clergy. But when her confessor dryly replies “Pas exactement,” Barny begins a seemingly inexorable turn towards God — or perhaps towards her handsome confessor.

Not Rated | In French with subtitles | 117 minutes


ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of- a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:38:23 -0400
Catering Promo at Stamford Marriott Includes Buffet Lunch & Complimentary Conference Room Rental http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1157-catering-promo-at-stamford-marriott-includes-buffet-lunch-complimentary-conference-room-rental1157-catering-promo-at-stamford-marriott-includes-buffet-lunch-complimentary-conference-room-rental http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1157-catering-promo-at-stamford-marriott-includes-buffet-lunch-complimentary-conference-room-rental1157-catering-promo-at-stamford-marriott-includes-buffet-lunch-complimentary-conference-room-rental

The Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa is hosting a Spectacular August Catering Special.

Host a meeting or event at the hotel by August 31, 2017 and here's what you get:

  • Choice of AM or PM Break
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Complimentary Conference Room Rental AND Complimentary Parking

All for $45 per guest (please note you must include a minimum of 20 guests).

For more info, call or email Michelle Clark at the Stamford Marriott:  michelleclark@stamfordmarriott.com or 203-977-1289.

Click here to learn more about the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa conference space.

The hotel is located at 243 Tresser Boulevard, in the heart of downtown Stamford, combining New York City energy with New England charm. Need we say more?


We are proud to welcome Stamford Marriott to our family of HamletHub sponsors!

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Places Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:16:21 -0400
A Grand Summer Night Spotlights Stamford Downtown Restaurants, Aug. 9 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1158-a-grand-summer-night-spotlights-stamford-downtown-restaurants-aug-91158-a-grand-summer-night-spotlights-stamford-downtown-restaurants-aug-9 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1158-a-grand-summer-night-spotlights-stamford-downtown-restaurants-aug-91158-a-grand-summer-night-spotlights-stamford-downtown-restaurants-aug-9

STAMFORD DOWNTOWN -  More than 300 people are anticipated to gather in Stamford Downtown on Wednesday, August 9 for A Grand Summer Night. The evening, hosted by the Friends of Stamford Downtown was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine of Stamford Downtown. Guests will meet for a grand reception at the University of Connecticut which will feature non-stop extravagant, sumptuous gourmet tastings and specialty wine and liquor. Enjoy not one but 25 of your favorite restaurants and bakeries for a sensational culinary feast as Stamford’s finest restaurants show off their specialty cuisine. Ample seating will be available.

Following the dining experience, the event will feature a casino with fun money, an array of delicious desserts, more silent auction.

In all, there be gourmet tastings, desserts and specialty wine and liquor from the following:

Bar Rosso, barZepoli, Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Cylinder Vodka, Crystal Rock, The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Chutni Biryani & Noodle Bar, COBS Bread, Columbus Park Trattoria, DelFrisco’s Grille, DiMare Pastry Shop, FIN II Japanese Restaurant, Flinder Lane, Franklin Street Works Café, Gaucho Argentinean Steakhouse, Hudson Grille, InThai Restaurant, Michele’s Pies, NOIR Stamford, Plan B Burger Stamford, Superbo Gelato, Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar, Volta Gelateria Creperia and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

The Friends of Stamford Downtown are a dynamic group of Stamford women who are dedicated to ensuring that Stamford Downtown is a destination for the arts. Net proceeds from A Grand Summer Night help to defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits in Stamford Downtown.

Sponsors of the event include the City of Stamford, Conair, County TV & Appliance of Stamford, 95.9 The Fox, Happyhaha Photography, Nagi Jewelers, Printech, Stamford Town Center, Star 99.9 and the University of Connecticut.

Tickets are still available for $125 and include 3 Door Prize tickets and 3 chances to win the following fabulous prizes: 60” SONY LED Smart TV, Courtesy of County TV & Appliance of Stamford and $100 Gift Certificates from The Capital Grille and The Cheesecake Factory.

For more information and an invitation to the event, please visit:

http://stamford-downtown.com/events/a-grand-summer-night-2/

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Annette Einhorn) Events Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:07:00 -0400
It's a wrap: Phillip Phillips rocks Alive@Five in Stamford on Thursday http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1155-it-s-a-wrap-phillip-phillips-rocks-alive-five-in-stamford-on-thursday1155-it-s-a-wrap-phillip-phillips-rocks-alive-five-in-stamford-on-thursday http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1155-it-s-a-wrap-phillip-phillips-rocks-alive-five-in-stamford-on-thursday1155-it-s-a-wrap-phillip-phillips-rocks-alive-five-in-stamford-on-thursday

Alive@Five in downtown Stamford welcomes Phillip Phillips on Thursday, August 10. This is the final Alive@Five concert of the summer! 

Sponsored by NBCUniversal

The concert takes place at Columbus Park, Stamford Downtown.

Things you should know before you go:

•   $15 fee to attend the Alive@Five Festival.

•   You must be 21 or older for admission.  Infants and strollers prohibited.

•   Photo ID is required for admission (valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license, identity card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, or a passport along with another form of photo ID with date of birth)

•  No Re-entry.  Once you leave the music venue, you may not re-enter on same ticket.

•  No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street at Atlantic Street with multiple entry portals.

• As is City of Stamford policy, police reserve the right to limit entry due to crowd control, regardless of whether or not a patron has a ticket.

Restricted Items:

•  No backpacks or oversized bags larger than 18″x14″

• No coolers

• No chairs

• No bicycles or skateboards

• No weapons or firearms

• No containers of any kind

• No liquids or alcohol or illegal substances of any kind

• No pets

• No drones

• No cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras or recording devices of any kind

Learn more about Alive@Five here

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Stamford Downtown) Events Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:37:14 -0400
Get a FREE one day fishing license on Saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/1156-get-a-free-one-day-fishing-license-on-saturday1156-get-a-free-one-day-fishing-license-on-saturday http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/1156-get-a-free-one-day-fishing-license-on-saturday1156-get-a-free-one-day-fishing-license-on-saturday

DEEP Designates Saturday, August 12 as “Free Fishing License Day”

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Saturday, August 12, “Free Fishing License Day” for all anglers in Connecticut.
 
To fish for free, anyone – resident or non-resident – 16 years of age or older can obtain a free one-day fishing license -- good for both the inland and saltwater fishing areas --through the DEEP online sportsmen licensing system (www.ct.gov/deep/fishing) or at any venue that sells fishing licenses. Those who are 15 or younger do not need a fishing license but can register using the same on-line system to obtain a “Youth Fishing Passport.” Visit www.ct.gov/deep/yfp for details on how to sign up.
 
Also on August 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, a special 6th Annual Saltwater Fishing Day event will also take place.  The event is sponsored by DEEP’s No Child Left Inside® program and the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) programs. 
 
To celebrate Saltwater Fishing Day at Ft. Trumbull, there will be fishing and crabbing opportunities for the entire family and a variety of educational activities. State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police will have a saltwater fish exhibit and be on hand to answer questions.  CARE will feature a touch tank with live marine species. Staff from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture/Bureau of Aquaculture will be doing an oyster shucking demonstration. CT Sea Grant will have information about shellfish and seaweed aquaculture.  Mystic Seaport will have a table with information on cod fishing, artifacts related to cod fishery of the 19th century and a paper dory boat craft activity.  
 
 “The designated ‘Free Fishing License Day’ combined with Saltwater Fishing Day, is a DEEP initiative designed to connect people with outdoor activities and Connecticut’s natural resources. This day reflects how fishing is much more than catching fish.  For many, the quality time spent connecting with friends and family outdoors is priceless,” said Susan Whalen, DEEP Deputy Commissioner.  “Many of those who took advantage of the previous ‘Free Fishing License Days’ have either fished as a youngster or have held a fishing license in past years.  We know that once people come out and fish our many lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and Long Island Sound they will be amazed at how much they have been missing.”
 
“Connecticut has just about every type of fishing, convenient to residents, including trout, bass, pike, panfish, for inland fishing and saltwater species including striped bass, fluke, porgy or bluefish,” added Whalen.
 
DEEP’s listings of Lakes & Ponds, Rivers & Streams, Coastal Access points and fishing regulations are found in the 2017 Connecticut Angler’s Guide available online at www.ct.gov/deep/anglersguide. Print versions are available at more than 350 locations statewide, including many town halls, bait & tackle shops and other vendors selling outdoor equipment, DEEP facilities, and commercial marinas and campgrounds.  
 
Additional fishing and fisheries related information can be found on the DEEP web site at: www.ct.gov/deep/fishing, and on our social media channels; Facebook at www.facebook.com/ctfishandwildlifeand Twitter, https://twitter.com/CTFishingInfo or @CTFishinginfo. For any additional questions contact DEEP’s Fisheries Division at (860) 424-FISH (3474).

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (CT DEEP) Life Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:38:55 -0400
HamletHub Editor is Loco for Cotto Wine Bar http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1153-loco-for-cotto-wine-bar1153-loco-for-cotto-wine-bar http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/places/1153-loco-for-cotto-wine-bar1153-loco-for-cotto-wine-bar

Tucked in the center of Stamford is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Known for their creative wine list, Cotto is a chic, but cozy little spot with a Roman inspired decor. 

Ambiance aside, the food a reason to keep coming back. 

Restaurateur Claudio Ridolfi introduced Cotto Wine Bar to downtown Stamford, CT in 2012.  Driven by a love and passion for food from his native Roma, Claudio offers rustic Italian handmade, homemade, authentic Roma fare.  Cotto is dedicated to providing our customers with the best service, the best food, and the most  meaningful dining experience in Fairfield county. 

Cotto combines an old school culinary ethos with an impassioned wine identity.  The 400+ selections of wine labels are divided among the main wine producing regions of the world led by Italy and America.  

Cotto is reminiscent of a tucked away wine bar found in the vield streets of Rome.  Designed as Piattini style wine bar with communal dinning tables, the focal point of this hip urban eatery is the exposed brick wall adorned with vintage photos and magazine covers of Silvy's (Claudio's wife) mother who was prominent actress and model in Italy throughout the 1960's and 70's.  

The impressive wine program is matched by a vibrant menu desigend around an array of Italian small plates, including fresh mozzarella bar favorites, as well as pasta made fresh in house by Claudio, wood-fired pizza, daily market fresh fish, from Fulton Fish Market Bronx N.Y., grass fed beef, and seasonal produce.

Cotto is where people gather over great food and wine.

Cotto is located at  51 Bank Street in Stamford, CT

*Image courtesy of Cotto Facebook Page. 

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gina.zammit@gmail.com (Gina Zammit, Norwalk HamletHub Editor) Places Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:47:50 -0400
Vote for Connecticut State Police cruiser in the AAST contest! http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/1152-vote-for-connecticut-state-police-cruiser-in-the-aast-contest1152-vote-for-connecticut-state-police-cruiser-in-the-aast-contest http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/life/1152-vote-for-connecticut-state-police-cruiser-in-the-aast-contest1152-vote-for-connecticut-state-police-cruiser-in-the-aast-contest

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) is holding a national contest to determine the best looking cruiser. 2017 Best Looking Cruiser allows users to “like” their favorite police cruiser.

Make sure to cast your vote for Connecticut cruiser (2017 Best Looking Cruiser) here

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kerry@ducey.org (Amber Bodeur) Life Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:01:29 -0400
Celebrate the Best of Greenwich on August 7 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1151-celebrate-the-best-of-greenwich-on-august-71151-celebrate-the-best-of-greenwich-on-august-7 http://news.hamlethub.com/stamfordnorth/events/1151-celebrate-the-best-of-greenwich-on-august-71151-celebrate-the-best-of-greenwich-on-august-7

Celebrate the Best of Greenwich on August 7th at 500 Steamboat Road to celebrate the BEST food and drink, provided by the Best of Greenwich winners!

The event, hosted by l'escale & Delamar will run from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm rain or shine. A portion of ticket proceeds will go directly to benefit United Way, an organization determined to make communities more caring to make our world a better place. Tickets are limited, currently priced at $65 but will run for $75 at the door.

Click here for tickets and information. 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:24:12 -0400