Coscob's HamletHub Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:41:08 -0500 Greenwich Police Officer Recognized for Saving Life of Person who Overdosed on Fentanyl

In this photo, Greenwich Police Captain Gray presents Divisional Letters of Recognition to MPO Rivera, P/O Izzo, and P/O Koppelman for saving the life of a patient who had overdosed on fentanyl.

The officers were dispatched on a medical call and quickly recognized the signs and symptoms of a possible opioid overdose. They immediately administered Narcan to start reversing the effects of the narcotic. Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) would administer six more doses before fully reversing the effects.

This incident is a reminder that Greenwich is not immune to the Opioid Addiction crisis in America. In 2017 there were 955 opioid overdose deaths in Connecticut-a rate of 27.7 deaths per 100,000 people. If you or someone you know is in need of substance abuse treatment, please call this number: 1-800-563-4086

This call may be the first step in prescription opioid and heroin addiction recovery.

View additional photos on the Greenwich Police Department Facebook Page.

]]> (Greenwich PD) Public safety Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:13:59 -0500
Toni Cardini of Cos Cob named to the University of New Hampshire's Dean's List

Toni Cardini of Cos Cob, CT has been named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for earning High Honors for the fall 2019 semester. Cardini is majoring in HumanDevelopmnt&Family Studies.

Students named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

To learn more about the opportunities at the University of New Hampshire visit:

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Connecticut DMV Now Including Non-Binary as Gender Option for Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that effective Monday, January 27, 2020, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has changed its gender designation policy and is now offering a non-binary gender option on driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards.

Under this new policy, residents will have the option of selecting “X – non-binary” as a gender identification on licenses and ID cards, in addition to “female” or “male.” Updates to existing licenses and ID cards can be processed beginning today at license partner locations, such as AAA, and starting Tuesday at state DMV offices.

“We have a responsibility as a state government to be inclusive across our customer experiences,” Governor Lamont said. “This option on license applications tells all Connecticut residents that we are welcoming and that we are open for business.”

“This is a major step forward to recognize that many people in our state don’t identify with a gender,” Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said. “Adding a non-binary gender or ‘X’ option on our state ID form sends a clear message that Connecticut is a place where all people will find inclusivity and acceptance. I am so proud that Connecticut is one of the first dozen states to offer this option and I want to thank Commissioner Magubane, Deputy Commissioner Guerrera, and everyone at DMV who worked to make this a reality.”

Individuals will be able to self-identify their gender designation on a DMV form and pay a $30 fee to complete the process outside of a renewal period. The policy change also applies to learner’s permits for new drivers.

“It was important for us to achieve this milestone because each and every Connecticut resident deserves to feel validated and included in the work that we do to serve their needs each and every day,” DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane said.

“We made getting the gender ‘X’ option on a license or ID card a top priority,” DMV Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera said. “We would like to thank the staff at DMV for their efforts to make this option available to the residents of Connecticut.”

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Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: Daria M. Rockholz Educational Consulting

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Daria M. Rockholz Educational Consulting Services.

Three questions with Daria M. Rockholz,  Ph.D.

Why did you start your business?

I started my educational consulting business to address an underserved population: helping college-bound students with special learning needs.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business. “I wish I could…”

I wish I could find an essay coach to hire who is also a parent of school-aged children and who is connected to the Greenwich community.

How many people do you employ? Any youth or seniors from the community?

I hire several part-time consultants from time to time throughout the school year (academic coaches, career coaches, etc). I would be happy to hire youth or seniors.

Daria M. Rockholz Educational Consulting Services is located at 270 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich. Learn more here.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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Multiplatinum Singer and Songwriter Andy Grammer to perform at Greenwich Hospital Benefit

May 2020 event benefits Neuroscience, Pediatrics and Women’s Health, features former Today Show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford as master of ceremonies

Greenwich Hospital announced today that multiplatinum singer and songwriter Andy Grammer will headline the hospital’s annual benefit on Friday evening, May 15, at Greenwich Country Club to raise funds for neuroscience, pediatrics and women’s health.

Since his 2011 self-titled debut, Grammer has scored seven chart-topping hits, including the single “Honey, I’m Good” which reached quadruple-platinum status globally and emerged as one of the best-selling songs of 2015, hitting number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The recent 2019 release of his fourth full-length, Naive, has received critical acclaim. The album’s lead single “Don’t Give Up On Me” is featured in the big screen drama Five Feet Apart, and clocked 18 million Spotify streams in just three weeks. Grammer was a popular contestant on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, and he recently made headlines for his fervent support of women in the workplace.

“We are grateful and excited that Andy Grammer will be performing at the Greenwich Hospital Benefit. Not only is he an extraordinary talent whose music is sure to delight all attendees, but he is also a wonderful champion of women, which aligns with our hospital’s values and clinical emphasis,” says Norman G. Roth, president and CEO, Greenwich Hospital.

While Grammer consistently sells out his headline performances at large venues, the Benefit’s attendees will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the musician perform in a uniquely intimate setting.

“I am thrilled to be performing at Greenwich Hospital’s Benefit 2020. Having grown up on the east coast and being able to perform for this community, while helping support neuroscience, pediatrics, and women’s health, is an honor and pleasure,” says Grammer.

Rounding out the evening’s celebrity lineup will be Master of Ceremonies Kathie Lee Gifford, former Today Show co-host, singer, actress and author. Diamond, Platinum and Gold level patron tickets include an exclusive red carpet meet-and-greet with Andy Grammer and Kathie Lee Gifford. All guests will enjoy a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment by Greenwich-based disc jockey April Larken and a return appearance by auctioneer Duncan Schieb.

This year’s benefit celebrates honorees James A. Brunetti, DO and the Arthur and Elizabeth Martinez Family. Arthur C. Martinez is retired from a distinguished career as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., leader of other corporations, and director of boards of Fortune 500 companies and various nonprofits. He has played an active role on Greenwich Hospital’s Board of Trustees, beginning in 2002. Since then, Mr. Martinez has led or co-led the board for three distinct terms. Greenwich Hospital is a cause that Mrs. Martinez has supported as well. She has been a dedicated volunteer on hospital fundraising event committees.

Dr. James Brunetti is an internist and second generation Greenwich resident. As former chief medical resident at Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Brunetti embraced the values around patient care that became a guiding principle in his private practice. In 2001, Greenwich Hospital awarded Dr. Brunetti the prestigious Partner in Care Award. He was the recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011, an award conferred on the top ten percent of physicians. Also in 2011, Dr. Brunetti won the Father Rufin Compassionate Care Award bestowed by the Bishop of Fairfield County.

For more information about sponsorship and tickets, contact Stephanie Dunn Ashley, director of special events, at 203-863-3860 or email Additional information can be found on Greenwich Hospital Foundation’s website here.

Watch Andy Grammer’s live announcement:

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Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: COUTUREDossier

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT COUTUREDossier!

Three questions with Yulia Omelich, owner of COUTUREDossier.

Why did you start your business?

 I co-founded my business with my husband because I have a passion for fashion and I wanted to share that with our clients. I wanted women to know there is a way to own and love authentic Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton without paying the hefty retail price tag. I also wanted to give them a way to avoid shopping fast fashion, by instead investing their money into high-quality fashion with value. The added benefit? Our clients feel good when they shop with us because they know the environmental benefit of shopping resale is worth it, and they are making a sustainable choice.

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

 I wish I could stop fast fashion because it is a major polluter and an unnecessary one as well. Fashion is a choice, and that choice shouldn’t use slave-like labor, dump chemicals into our ecosystem and pile up high in landfills.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Our best selling products are designer handbags because our clients have access to a unique collection of gorgeous handbags and they are confident that everything in our inventory is strictly authenticated. In a world filled with fake and counterfeit bags, our business provides clients a safe haven for authentic items.

We would like to nominate Le Penguin because their authentic French cuisine is beyond delicious, their service is outstanding and they are active members of the Greenwich community.

COUTUREDossier is located at 43 Greenwich Ave. in Greenwich. Visit them online here or call 203-900-1600.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible! 

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"On the Edge of the World" Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring at Bruce Museum, Feb. 1 - May 24

GREENWICH, CT – The Bruce Museum is pleased to present the international exhibition On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK—the National Gallery of Denmark, opening to the public on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

L.A. Ring (1854-1933), a Realist and Symbolist painter, ranks among the most significant figures in Danish art. The national gallery of Denmark holds the largest collection of Ring’s paintings and drawings; Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from SMK showcases 25 of his most important paintings.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of special programs and events, beginning with aConservator’s Talk: Aspects of L.A. Ring’s Working Methods, on Sunday, February 2, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Dr. Jørgen Wadum, former Director of Conservation at Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) and current Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation in Denmark, will discuss how an examination of the complex structure of materials and techniques beneath the visible “skin” of Ring’s paintings reveals fascinating details about the artist’s process and intent.

A fine example, says Wadum, is the exquisite, large portrait of Ring’s wife Sigrid, known as At the French Windows: The Artist’s Wife. An X-radiograph of the painting shows that many details of the composition were changed during the execution of the image. One of these is particularly striking, Wadum suggests in an article on Ring’s painting techniques co-authored by Pauline Lehmann Banke and Troels Filtenborg. It is evident that the railing of the terrace and the garden steps were fully completed before the figure of the woman was painted on top of it. Despite being the central feature and object of the whole composition, she was the last element to be added, consistent with Ring’s technique of finishing off the setting before adding the narrative element.

Dr. Wadum’s talk on Sunday, February 2 is free to Museum members and visitors with paid admission. Reservations are required; visit or call 203-869-0376.

On Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Patricia Berman, the Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art at Wellesley College, will speak on L.A. Ring, Denmark, and the Threshold of Modernity. Her presentation examines Ring’s prescience as both an eyewitness to and a participant in late 19th-century culture, and the importance of Copenhagen as part of a robust exchange among European art circles.

Professor Berman has published widely and curated exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Her books include In Another Light: Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century, and studies of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and of the Belgian James Ensor. The March 10 program is free to Museum members and to students with ID, $15 for non-members. Reservations required; visit or call 203-869-0376.

On Thursday, May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, world-renowned pianist and improvisational artist Nikolaj Hess will perform Impressions of L.A. Ring: On a Threshold, a concert at the Museum reflecting on the themes in L.A. Ring’s artistic universe.

The Museum is also hosting a series of art workshops related to the exhibition. Geared to participants over the age of 55, the workshops will be led by teaching artist Eddie Nino and will include in-gallery introductory remarks by Corinne Flax, Manager of School and Community Partnerships, focused on each workshop topic.

Initiated by the American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark,Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring provides an unprecedented opportunity for U.S. audiences to see the work of this great Nordic artist. The exhibition travels to only two U.S. venues. The Bruce Museum is the only one on the East Coast.

Speaking about this first exhibition outside Scandinavia to be solely devoted to L.A. Ring, Mikkel Bogh, Director of SMK, says: “It is part of our mission at SMK to inspire and spark creative thinking by making the art of our collection known to a wider audience, which includes audiences outside the Nordic region. L.A. Ring was a sensitive and profound interpreter of the changing conditions of human existence at the threshold of modernity, in Denmark and elsewhere. We believe his painting has an appeal to U.S. audiences and that his works, while embedded within specific geographic and historical circumstances, speak to us today in a powerful artistic language that matters as never before.”

Ring’s paintings capture this changing world, poised between traditional values and modernism. His early Symbolist paintings of people at work in the landscape are quiet and still, meticulously organized, and yet charged with a strong feeling of spirituality.

“Although Ring lived in Denmark all his life, aspects of his art find parallels in the work of America’s great realists Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth,” says Robert Wolterstorff, The Susan E.  Lynch Executive Director. “All these artists combined a rigorous precision of design with a sense that deeper meaning lies just beneath the surface. All were keenly interested in how people living at the turn of the 20th century handled the existential challenges arising as a result of the modern world.”

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Greenwich Police Report Missing Person Delvin Gustamar, 18

Greenwich Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating Delvin Gustamar, 18, of Greenwich. Delvin was last seen leaving his residence on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. He may be staying with friends in the area.

Delvin is a black male who is approximately 5’5” tall and weighs about 140 lbs.

Anyone with information please contact Det. John King at (203) 622-8052 or call our tip line at (203) 622-3333 or send us a message at

Thank you for your assistance.

Visit Greenwich Police on Facebook here for updates.

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RVNAhealth StayWELL Services Introduces Expanded Home Health Aide Supervisory Team

There’s no place like home. Indeed, according to AARP, three-quarters of Americans 50 and older hope to stay at home as they age. With swelling demand for personal care and household assistance, RVNAhealth StayWELL non-medical services enters the new decade with the expansion of their Home Health Aide (HHA) supervisory team to include two seasoned clinicians, Danielle Taibi, MOTR/L, DCP and Jessica Spears, LPN.

Taibi and Spears will work collaboratively to conduct client needs assessments, develop and manage customized care plans and oversee a team of approximately 100 live-in and hourly caregivers.

Danielle Taibi, MOTR/L, DCP

Danielle Taibi joined RVNAhealth in 2014 as an occupational therapist and was promoted to her current role in September 2019. Following a career start in the entertainment industry, Danielle shifted gears to health care in 2009, seeking meaningful work that helped people recover their lives and their health. Prior to RVNAhealth, Danielle worked at Blythedale Children’s Hospital and the orthopedic unit at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in Westchester.  She gained additional experience, including more direct interaction with nursing, in later roles with local sub-acute facilities such as United Hebrew, Greenwich Woods, and Bethel Health Center.

A resident of Ridgefield, CT, Danielle obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (theater) degree from Syracuse University, and a Master of Science (occupational therapy) from Mercy College. She is certified and licensed as an Occupational Therapist and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Jessica Spears, LPN

Jessica Spears joined the RVNAhealth StayWELL services team in November 2019 and brings a depth of nursing and training expertise to her role. Prior to RVNAhealth, Jessica worked at Ridgefield Primary Care for three years as a nurse. She also has experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) instructor and as an acute rehabilitation nurse.

Jessica resides in Danbury, CT and enjoys spending time with her family, studying world history, traveling, and the beach. She is a graduate of Porter & Chester Institute and is currently working toward her Registered Nurse degree at Goodwin College. 

About RVNAhealth

RVNAhealth (formerly Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, or RVNA), is a private, non-profit, mission-driven organization that continues to thrive since our inception over a century ago. Our name, services, and reach evolve to meet the care and wellness needs of all those we serve. Our focus on excellent care, quality and safety, and our guiding philosophy remains intact – the individuals we care for come first.

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Broadway’s Jessica Vosk Joins Bryan Perri in ACT of CT’s Broadway Unplugged Series Feb. 25

ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut is excited to announce that Jessica Vosk will join ACT's Resident Music Supervisor, Bryan Perri, on February 25, 2020 for the Broadway Unplugged Series 

Jessica Vosk played Elphaba in WICKED on Broadway for two years, and recently starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT. Other Broadway credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FINDING NEVERLAND, and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Jessica starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s WEST SIDE STORY. This season, she will star in the 50th anniversary of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Lincoln Center. 

The Broadway Unplugged Series is the brainchild of the accomplished Perri, who is currently working as Music Director and Conductor on the critically acclaimed Broadway musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL alongside Alanis Morissette, Tom Kitt and Diane Paulus. Perri recently finished a ten-year run as Music Director and Conductor of the Broadway production of WICKED, and as Music Director for SUPERHERO, having its world premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater. Each show in the Broadway Unplugged Series presents an intimate evening where Perri sits down at the piano with renowned Broadway performers for an exceptional evening of never before heard stories, great conversation, and incredible vocals.

ACT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine says, “Jessica is one of the most gifted performers that I know. I’ve been hoping to get her to ACT for a Broadway Unplugged for quite some time, and I am thrilled that it is happening! Audiences are going to fall in love with her!”

Tickets for the February 25, 2020 show may be purchased here. For more information about ACT of Connecticut, ticket and annual subscription sales, education programs, sponsor/donor opportunities, and other theater-related news and announcements, visit

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Why Small Businesses Matter in Greenwich: C. Parker Gallery

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT C. Parker Gallery!

Three questions with Tiffany Benincasa, founder of C. Parker Gallery.

Why did you start your business?

I started C. Parker Gallery with the mission to connect people to the art world and to bring our community together. I love helping clients find the artwork they are seeking. The process should be informative, enjoyable and facilitate people achieving their goals. We frequently host fun exhibitions that bring our community together. Last year it was fantastic to work with Shreve, Crump and Low for the American Red Cross Ball. We are excited to work with the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. We have always enjoyed supporting Greenwich Hospital, the Bruce Museum and the Greenwich Arts Council as well. 

Finish this sentence in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could have a bigger space in our current location so we could share even more art and host even larger events. The demand is high, but so are the rents!

Do you use any local businesses to support your business?

I believe what is special about Greenwich is our community. I think to preserve that we all need to shop local and support one another. We love Splurge, Michelangelo, Minuteman Press, Threads and Treads, Food Design Catering, DJ April Larken and Post Wine and Spirits. 
C. Parker Gallery nominates Splurge!
C. Parker Gallery is located at 409 Greenwich Ave in Greenwich. Visit the Gallery online here.
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!
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Cos Cob resident Ellan Yakubov named to the Becker College Dean's List

Ellan Yakubov, of Cos Cob, was named to the Becker College Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester. Yakubov is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interactive Media Design, Game Production & Management Concentration.

The Dean's List recognizes all full-time students (24 or more credit hours earned for the academic year; 12 minimum each semester - September through May) whose term grade point average is 3.50 or higher with no grade below a B- and no incomplete (I) or withdrawal/failing (WF) grades.

Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,700 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College's Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a "Best College" for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.

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Bruce Museum to Debut "Under the Skin" Exhibit, Feb. 1

GREENWICH, CT – On February 1, 2020, a fascinating new exhibition that explores the intersection of art and science opens in the newly renovated and enlarged Science Gallery at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

Under the Skin highlights a dozen recent scientific discoveries through a combination of stunning imagery and real biological specimens.

The exhibition, on view through July 19, 2020, showcases images made possible by a remarkable array of technologies – CT scanning, infrared and UV imaging, scanning electron microscopy, and more – that reveal the extraordinary beauty of nature that often lies just below the surface. All of the images presented in the exhibition, from a section of a dinosaur bone photographed in cross-polarized light, to a CT scan of a hog-nosed snake engorged with prey, were captured in the last five years, thus representing the cutting edge of modern imaging. 

A number of the images in Under the Skin highlight new scientific discoveries that were undreamt of a decade ago. Specimens from the Bruce Museum Collection and on loan from other collections complement each image and reinforce the role of museums as stewards of natural history. 

“Nature is full of beauty, at scales great and small,” says Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science. “While each represents a research breakthrough, these striking and, in many cases, prize-winning images can be considered art in their own right.”

Visitors will peer into the inner ear of a tiny frog, marvel at a chameleon whose bones glow in UV light right through its skin, and learn how we can trace the growth rate of a 10-ton dinosaur from microscopic structures in its bones. Exploring the relationship between light and nature, visitors will discover that flying squirrels glow a fluorescent pink in UV light, pelican pouches burst into color when viewed with infrared imaging, and fossil cells transmit a kaleidoscope of color under polarized light.

The dozen images highlighted in the exhibition have been specially printed on metal to provide more detail and depth. “It’s taking the images to the next level, giving them a polished, almost luscious look,” says Anne von Stuelpnagel, Director of Exhibitions. “The photos themselves are from the researchers, and they deserve credit for taking photographs of such tiny or intricate things and at such high resolution. We wanted to do them justice.”

As part of the exhibition, the Museum will invite world-renowned scientists, whose work will be highlighted in the exhibition, to share their discoveries through a series of lectures at the Bruce. A scholarly research symposium will bring together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from regional museums and universities.

Please visit as the exhibition nears for an update about the Under the Skin research symposium and related programs.

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Museum members at the Patron level and above are invited to an Opening Celebration on Friday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. An All Members Reception will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. To RSVP or to join, contact Membership Manager Laura Freeman at 203-413-6764 or


The Bruce Museum is grateful for exhibition support from a Committee of Honor Co-Chaired by Sue Baker, Ingrid Delson, Lisette Henrey, Gale and Bob Lawrence, and Dr. Kim Nichols. Additional support for Bruce Museum exhibitions is generously provided by the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

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Teen who went missing from Connecticut high school is found safe

On 12/20/19 the CT State Police began investigating a reported missing 16-year-old juvenile, Katherine Konrad from Valley Regional High School in Deep River, CT. The State Police, the FBI and numerous state, local and federal agencies combined resources for this country wide investigation.

Today, January 17  at approximately 4:00 am, Miami Oklahoma Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation. Upon stopping the vehicle it was determined the vehicle was linked to the missing juvenile, Katherine Konrad. Miami Oklahoma Police Department Officers conducted a thorough investigation and were able to identify the occupants in the vehicle.

Katherine Konrad was identified and located in the vehicle. Katherine Konrad was subsequently taken into protective custody by Miami Oklahoma Police Department. For the Connecticut State Police this case remains an open and active investigation however there are no criminal charges at this time.

The Konrad family greatly appreciates the overwhelming support from the community and they are asking for patience and privacy as they move forward.

The CT State Police would like to thank the following units and agencies for their assistance with this investigation:

Miami Oklahoma Police Department

Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Unit

FBI New Haven Child Exploitation Task Force

CSP Office of Field Operations, Counter Terrorism & Cyber Crime Unit

Connecticut State Police K9 Unit

Connecticut State Police Major Crime / Missing Person Unit

Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force/Fredericksburg Police Department

Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) - CSP

New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) – NYSP

NYPD Intelligence Bureau - NY/NJ HIDTA Taskforce

Investigative Support Center (ISC)

Regional Operations & Intelligence Center (ROIC)

NJSP Tennessee Fusion Center (TFC)

TN Highway Patrol (Troopers)

Knox County Sheriff’s Office (TN)

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Bruce Museum Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. with Family Day, Donation Drive

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day at Bruce Museum on Monday, January 20 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by creating artwork inspired by Dr. King’s values of compassion, love, courage, and forgiveness. Live performances by Karima A. Robinson, Ph.D., (shown here) at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm of “A So-Long Journey: The Early Years of Phillis Wheatley.” Wheatley was the first published African American woman poet and a leading figure in the early Abolitionist movement.
Free admission, no pre-registration required. Learn more here.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Donation Drive Saturday - Monday, January 18 - 20 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bruce Museum will also host a donation drive, Saturday through Monday, January 18 - 20, in partnership with Filling in the Blanks.

Requested donation items for children in preschool through high school to bring to the Bruce Museum:

  • New Full-Size Backpacks
  • New Hats, Gloves, or Socks

Filling in the Blanks was founded by mothers and community activists, Shawnee Knight and Tina Kramer, who created the nonprofit as a way to marry their loves of community, children, food and charity. In 2013, Knight and Kramer created Filling in the Blanks which has now expanded to include 27 schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and has delivered over 130,000-weekend meals to children in low-income households.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Donation Drive
Saturday - Monday, January 18 - 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bruce Museum will also host a donation drive, Saturday through Monday, January 18 - 20, in partnership with Filling in the Blanks.
Requested donation items for children in preschool through high school to bring to the Bruce Museum:
New Full-Size Backpacks
New Hats, Gloves, or Socks
Filling in the Blanks was founded by mothers and community activists, Shawnee Knight and Tina Kramer, who created the nonprofit as a way to marry their loves of community, children, food and charity. In 2013, Knight and Kramer created Filling in the Blanks which has now expanded to include 27 schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties and has delivered over 130,000-weekend meals to children in low-income households.
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