Fairfield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:16:32 -0500 HamletHub.com Bruce Museum Offering Free Admission to Furloughed Fed Workers https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47799-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers47799-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47799-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers47799-bruce-museum-offering-free-admission-to-furloughed-fed-workers

Greenwich, CT - The Bruce Museum is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and their families throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown.

“The Bruce Museum is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming place of cultural engagement and community fellowship,” says Suzanne Lio, Managing Director. “This is surely a trying time for these federal employees, and we’re pleased to be able to give them the opportunity to enjoy our exhibitions and family programs – and to feel appreciated.”

To receive free admission, federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the Visitor Services desk upon entering the Museum.

In addition to this temporary offer to furloughed federal workers, the Bruce Museum is a proud participant in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission year-round to all active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families with identification.

The Bruce also takes part in Museums for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum & Library Services that gives up to four individuals in the same group free admission with the presentation of one EBT card. This program is in effect during regular business hours and does not apply to lectures or other special programs.

What’s more, the Bruce offers free individual admission to all visitors every Tuesday.

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bornies@optonline.net (Bruce Museum ) Places Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:53:14 -0500
Fairfield Health Department Hosts Healthy Living Program https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/47798-fairfield-health-department-hosts-healthy-living-program47798-fairfield-health-department-hosts-healthy-living-program https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/47798-fairfield-health-department-hosts-healthy-living-program47798-fairfield-health-department-hosts-healthy-living-program

Fairfield, CT – 2019 is here. Are you ready to make a change?

The Fairfield Health Department is offering a healthy living program. The program is absolutely FREE for individuals who are looking to lose weight, prevent or manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, or for those who just want to make a healthy lifestyle change. Participants meet in a group setting with trained Lifestyle Coaches and a Registered Dietitian to learn how to make modest lifestyle changes. 

This 13-week program meeting once a week and runs every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm starting January 30 at the Fairfield Regional Fire Training School located at 205 Richard White Way (formerly 205 One Rod Highway). Open to all residents in the greater Fairfield area.

Registration and eligibility are required for this program. If you would like more information or to register for this program please contact Santina Jaronko, Health Educator for the Fairfield Health Department at 203-256-3150 or sjaronko@fairfieldct.org

Contact: Santina Jaronko, MS, CHES - Health Educator

Phone: 203-256-3150 or Email: sjaronko@fairfieldct.org

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bornies@optonline.net (Santina Jaronko) Public safety Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:46:42 -0500
ComForCare Fairfield Receives A+ Rating from HCSB https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47797-comforcare-fairfield-receives-a-rating-from-hcsb-154768820347797-comforcare-fairfield-receives-a-rating-from-hcsb-1547688203 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47797-comforcare-fairfield-receives-a-rating-from-hcsb-154768820347797-comforcare-fairfield-receives-a-rating-from-hcsb-1547688203

Fairfield, CT - Recognition by a nationally known evaluator highlights the differentiators that ComForCare brings to its clients.

There are many choices among in-home senior care providers, and families often become overwhelmed. That’s why many turn to the Home Care Standards Bureau, or HCSB, to help them evaluate their options.

When they do, they often connect with a ComForCare in-home care location such as ComForCare Home Care in Fairfield, Connecticut, which serves Fairfield and New Haven counties and recently received an A+ certification from HCSB.

Care providers evaluated with stringent standards

This honor is not easy to come by. HCSB has a long list that it uses to certify non-medical home care agencies and ensure that they come up to its high standards. The A+ certification is granted only to in-home care providers that meet and adhere to a stringent code of standards and ethics, including extensive background checks and annual training for all caregivers.

And once the honor is achieved, it must be kept up. Recipients must submit regular disclosure statements to ensure that all standards, such as insurance and licensing, are being maintained. HCSB also performs planned and surprise audits.

Setting new standards for excellent care

As an HCSB A+ certified agency, ComForCare Home Care of Fairfield has been found to provide the highest standard of senior care, personal care and respite care with a high level of professionalism and compassion. In a crowded industry, its differentiators truly stand out.

“We are pleased, and not surprised, that the ComForCare team in Fairfield has achieved this honor,” says ComForCare's Phil LeBlanc. “Every ComForCare location strives to provide the highest-quality service to clients, and this kind of recognition shows that we are meeting and exceeding that goal.”

ComForCare is a successful, multifaceted business that offers peace of mind and improved quality of life for senior citizens and their families through support around life’s everyday tasks, and also through exciting and innovative programs such as DementiaWise® a comprehensive care approach for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that focuses on accentuating the positive by supporting and encouraging remaining skills and abilities; and Joyful Memories, an interactive, singalong program that uses the power of music to create connections and positive outlets for emotional expression. ComForCare’s other differentiators include in-home nurse assessments, customized care plan development and ongoing evaluation to anticipate and plan for changes, all based on the client’s interests, hobbies, skills and abilities that provide joy and purpose in their life.

To learn more, please visit https://comforcare.com/fairfieldct

 

 

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bornies@optonline.net (ComForCare) Places Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:23:23 -0500
Stamford Marriott turns up the LOVE Valentine's Day weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47795-stamford-marriott-turns-up-the-love-valentine-s-day-weekend47795-stamford-marriott-turns-up-the-love-valentine-s-day-weekend https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47795-stamford-marriott-turns-up-the-love-valentine-s-day-weekend47795-stamford-marriott-turns-up-the-love-valentine-s-day-weekend

Stamford Marriott is turning up the Valentine’s Day LOVE with an awesome Weekend Package!

In addition to a Special Rate February 14-17, your stay includes a bottle of bubbly and strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce! 

To redeem this special offer click here.

Love the weekend even more by indulging in a spa treatment at Agora Spa, a full-service spa that offers body treatments, facials, massages and an invigorating steam room. Learn more about the spa

Book your hotel reservation here

View the spa packages here.

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

Special rate available February 14, 2019 - February 17, 2019. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other offers.


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

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:32:36 -0500
Fairfield's A&S Italian Fine Food Marks 25 Years, Jan. 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47792-fairfield-s-a-s-italian-fine-food-marks-25-years-jan-1947792-fairfield-s-a-s-italian-fine-food-marks-25-years-jan-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47792-fairfield-s-a-s-italian-fine-food-marks-25-years-jan-1947792-fairfield-s-a-s-italian-fine-food-marks-25-years-jan-19

Fairfield, CT - A&S Italian Fine Foods, 2079 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT celebrates 25 years of serving delicious food to greater Fairfield on Saturday, January 19, with a special anniversary recognition celebration and presentation at 11am.  

State Senator Tony Hwang will present a 25th Anniversary Connecticut General Assembly proclamation to Carmine and Doreen Battimelli and their sons, Giovanni and Donny, owners of A&S Italian Fine Foods, for their culinary expertise, outstanding customer service and invaluable contribution to the community for a quarter century.  

A&S Italian Fine Food will then host a Customer Appreciation Open House the entire weekend to thank people who visit their store. Customers will enjoy tasting a variety of A&S specialty sausages made by hand from a favorite family recipe, delicious antipasto, other hors d’oeuvres and specialty grocery products only found at A&S, plus Italian refreshments of illy espresso and S. Pellegrino water. There will also be fun, food-based contests and Italian specialty item giveaways for customers during this celebration day.

“A&S has been a staple of this community as long as I can remember,” said Senator Hwang. “A&S Italian Fine Foods has a long history in Fairfield that’s rooted in Italian heritage, family values, commitment to quality, and treating customers like family. It was important to me to show my support for A&S as an example of what locally connected small businesses can be – to not just be a successful business selling delicious food, but as established, caring neighbors that contribute so much to the unique fabric in our community.”

For more information, visit the store at 2079 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT or call 203.576.1600. Visit A&S online at asfinefoods.com to view the full menu and to place lunch or catering orders.

PHOTO: The Battimelli Family at A&S Italian Fine Foods in Fairfield, Carmine, Doreen, Giovanni and Donny.

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bornies@optonline.net (Grady Jacobsen) Events Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:08:21 -0500
CT State Sen. Tony Hwang Remarks on Opening of 2019 Legislative Session https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/politics/47791-ct-state-sen-tony-hwang-remarks-on-opening-of-2019-legislative-session47791-ct-state-sen-tony-hwang-remarks-on-opening-of-2019-legislative-session https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/politics/47791-ct-state-sen-tony-hwang-remarks-on-opening-of-2019-legislative-session47791-ct-state-sen-tony-hwang-remarks-on-opening-of-2019-legislative-session

Hartford, CT - State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) released the following statement today in regard to the opening of the 2019 Legislative Session.

“I am very optimistic about the commencement of the year’s legislative session and it was made more special by the attendance of my mother. I am honored to represent the 28th district and we have many hurdles to jump in order to get the State of Connecticut back on track, but I am eager to get started,” said Senator Hwang. “Our new Governor has indicated his willingness to listen to all viewpoints and adopt any good ideas geared towards helping our state out of the fiscal mess we find ourselves in, and I look forward to seeing how we are able to work together on a bipartisan and bicameral basis – Democrats and Republicans, House and Senate, Legislature and Executive.”

“In the last two years we have made historic strides in the way of bipartisanship. We have passed two budgets, overridden ex-Governor Malloy's  vetoes, and passed common sense legislation and I hope for no less from this upcoming session. I look forward to helping as minority leader in three key committees including Housing, Higher Education & Employment and Public Safety & Security, as well as being a member of the Transportation Committee where I am excited to work with my colleagues to solve the problems we face in terms of our infrastructure and public transit. I wish the best of luck to my colleagues in the House and Senate, and to our newly Inaugurated Governor Ned Lamont.”

Senator Tony Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senatorial District including the towns of Fairfield, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Easton, Weston and Westport. You can contact Senator Hwang’s office at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov or (860) 240-8805.

You can find Senator Hwang online at his website www.SenatorHwang.com and on social media @SenatorHwang on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PHOTO: State Senator Tony Hwang enjoys Opening Day at the Capitol with his Mother and Son.

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bornies@optonline.net (Grady Jacobsen) Politics Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:03:15 -0500
CT State Rep Vahey Tapped House Chair of P&D https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/politics/47790-ct-state-rep-vahey-tapped-house-chair-of-p-d47790-ct-state-rep-vahey-tapped-house-chair-of-p-d https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/politics/47790-ct-state-rep-vahey-tapped-house-chair-of-p-d47790-ct-state-rep-vahey-tapped-house-chair-of-p-d

Fairfield, CT - Fairfield-based CT State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey has been appointed by Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (Berlin) and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter (Hartford) to serve as House Chair of the Planning and Development Committee. The committee handles all matters relating to local governments, housing, urban renewal, fire, sewer and metropolitan districts, home rule and planning and zoning and regional planning.

“I am honored that Speaker Aresimowicz and Majority Leader Ritter have asked me to lead this important committee,” Rep. McCarthy Vahey said. “Planning and Development provides a tremendous opportunity for municipalities and state government to work together to find efficiencies that will help Connecticut thrive.”  

Speaker Aresimowicz said, “Cristin is an incredibly dedicated and talented lawmaker. She works incredibly hard for the people of Fairfield and I know she will thrive in this leadership position. I am very pleased to have Cristin on my team.”

In addition to serving as Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Rep. McCarthy Vahey has been appointed to the Transportation Committee and the Government, Administration and Elections Committee.

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bornies@optonline.net (Dan Uhlinger) Politics Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:58:35 -0500
iPhone Digital Photo Workshop Series in Feb. at Pequot Library https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47784-iphone-digital-photography-workshop-at-pequot-library-2-6-2-13-2-2047784-iphone-digital-photography-workshop-at-pequot-library-2-6-2-13-2-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47784-iphone-digital-photography-workshop-at-pequot-library-2-6-2-13-2-2047784-iphone-digital-photography-workshop-at-pequot-library-2-6-2-13-2-20

Southport, CT - Pequot Library will be offering a three-week long iPhone Digital Photography Workshop on Wednesday 2/6, 2/13 and 2/20, from 9:15-11:45am.

Discover the power of the phone in your pocket! Learn how to use your iPhone or iPad* to make lasting memories. The sessions are led by iPhone photography expert Julie Stauffer. During this three-session, hands-on workshop, you'll uncover the vast technical capabilities of your electronic device, become comfortable taking photographs, master various camera and editing apps, and make your photos go from good to great.

Workshop fee: $200. Registration required.

Session One, February 6: Camera and Editing Basics
Discover your camera and editing apps, practice taking photos, and begin to edit images and share them with the group.

Session Two, February 13: Composition and Sharing
Learn how to compose a great photograph, and how to share with friends and family through social media and air drop.

Session Three, February 20: Finalize and Print Your Favorite Photos
*Please note that this workshop is only for iPhone users. Each participant must have an iPad or iPhone 6 or higher.

About the Instructor:
Julie Stauffer is a leading iPhone photography expert who has taught workshops throughout Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Her combined experience as a photographer and iPhone expert makes her well equipped to bridge the disciplines of art and technology. She has a gift for meeting you right where you are, enabling you to master your device and gain the editing skills you need to translate your photo from a quick pic to an image that has lasting value.

www.juliestaufferphotography.com

 

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heitmann@pequotlibrary.org (Pequot Library) Events Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:52:48 -0500
2019 Near & Far Aid Spring Gala Tickets on Sale Now https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/47789-2019-near-far-aid-spring-gala-tickets-on-sale-now47789-2019-near-far-aid-spring-gala-tickets-on-sale-now https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/47789-2019-near-far-aid-spring-gala-tickets-on-sale-now47789-2019-near-far-aid-spring-gala-tickets-on-sale-now

Westport, CT - Bold, brilliant colors and patterns signal the coming of spring and Near & Far Aid’s annual Gala. This year’s Modern Ball evokes a fashion-forward theme and promises to be a memorable event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available now! Mark your calendar for Friday, March 1 at 7pm. Title Sponsor, Mitchells of Westport, will once again host the Gala.  

Fundraising is the focus of the evening and patrons can support the effort through tickets sales, direct donation and bidding in the well-known live and silent auctions whose offerings always include luxury items and travel, as well as unique experiences that provide exclusive access otherwise not available. The evening will include interactive food displays, a designer fashion show, dice games, a dance party and more.  Chairwomen of Modern Ball are Brooks Dibble (Fairfield), Kelsey Johnston (Westport) and Katerina Powers (Fairfield). Powers encourages patrons to embrace the theme and “dress to impress. Showcase your creative and artistic sensibilities – be bold and bright!”

Near & Far Aid President Kim Meier echoes Powers’s call to action. “Join us on March 1 to change a life and have a ball!” Meier goes on to underscore the importance of the evening while punctuating it with a sense of fun, “Gala is a remarkable evening when our patrons come together with a shared commitment to build pathways out of poverty. I applaud our chair women and their volunteer committee who apply creativity to their commitment and produce an engaging evening full of festive surprises.” This year’s “Modern Ball” is a key component of Near & Far Aid’s fundraising efforts that enable the organization to grant more than $1 million annually to programs and agencies that serve the local community’s day-to-day needs, as well as long-term solutions for breaking the cycle of poverty. 

The event will be held at Mitchell’s of Westport at 670 Post Road East on Friday, March 1st at 7pm. Tickets are $400 Premium Seating for Live Program and $350 Standing Room Only (limited availability).  Visit WWW.NEARANDFARAID.ORG/EVENTS to purchase tickets.  

The 2019 Modern Ball Host Committee is comprised of local philanthropists Suzanne & James Jesse (Co-Chair), Danielle & David Perdue (Co-Chair), Georgia & Charlie Adams, Mindee & Paul Blanco, Cindy & Rob Citrone, Katie Scinto & Joe Emanuel, Karen & Bob Mitchell, and Courtney & John Petti.  Special thank you to current sponsors, Mitchells, The Citrone Thirty-Three Foundation, Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield, Bank of America, Coastal Bridge Advisors, Connecticut Distributors Inc., JP Morgan, Modern Dermatology, New Beauty & Wellness, Tiffany & Co., Westport Magazine/Moffly Media, Crystal & Co., ITG Inc., R.D. Scinto Inc., Securities Traders Association of CT.

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bornies@optonline.net (Amber Wilder) Charities Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:40:01 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Little Pub https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47785-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-little-pub47785-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-little-pub https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47785-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-little-pub47785-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-little-pub

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 Little Pub!

Three questions with Little Pub.

Why did you start your business?

We live in town and wanted to bring all the fun of Little Pub to our community.

Best selling product/service?

Hamburgers, hamburgers, and more hamburgers!

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We get our flowers from Daly’s Flower Shop, all of our “fix it” stuff from Poster’s Hardware, our ground beef from A&S Fine Foods, and it’s always a slow morning until we get our coffee from Donut Inn.

Little Pub is located at 2133 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. Visit them online here.

Little Pub tags Daly’s Flower Shop!

 

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

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:32:56 -0500
Tony's Italian Steakhouse Lands in Greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47782-tony-s-italian-steakhouse-lands-in-greenwich47782-tony-s-italian-steakhouse-lands-in-greenwich https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47782-tony-s-italian-steakhouse-lands-in-greenwich47782-tony-s-italian-steakhouse-lands-in-greenwich

Greenwich, CT“Hello my friend” it reads at the entranceway of Tony’s, the new Italian Steakhouse and Bar located in the stunning J House boutique hotel and gathering place in Greenwich, Connecticut. The greeting is genuine and the man behind the sentiment is veteran restaurant Maître d’ and trivia whiz Tony Capasso – a Greenwich “institution” some might say. Tony’s is named after and operated by this true talent, at long last, a place he can call his own. 

Capasso first made his mark within the Greenwich fine dining scene while hosting many a guest at the popular Valbella!! a true see-and-be-seen locale for high-powered execs, sports & entertainment personalities and locals. A consummate professional with a knack for keeping things light and welcoming, Capasso was always quick with trivia challenges for the table, all the while taking command of an active dining room and his staff. In 2010, after 18 years at Valbella!!, Capasso went on to open the stylish Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, where he took on the role of managing partner. Loyal customers followed and soon a whole new clientele emerged as this charming restaurateur continued to welcome guests into his dining room. 

“I truly believe in the power of a handshake and a smile," Capasso says of his characteristic greeting and ability to remember a face or a name. “I work with the most talented chefs and beverage directors. We all play our part in creating the guest experience. For me, it’s the greatest job in the world.”

Joining Capasso is Executive Chef Daniel Radovic. Prior to joining Tony’s new endeavor, Radovic served as Executive Chef of Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, where he combined old school Italian fare with new school steakhouse favorites. Tony’s menu is an exciting and comforting fusion of elbows-on-the-table dishes such as The Big Meatball made with pork, veal, beef, Parmigiano Reggiano, ricotta, and tomato basil sauce; Fritto Misto of lightly dusted and fried rock shrimp, calamari, zucchini chips, and zesty long hot peppers; and decadent Short Rib Arancini, rice balls stuffed with braised short rib, porcini mushroom, and finished with a garlic cream sauce. A lavish icy raw bar display is brimming with New England clams and oysters, jumbo shrimp, lobster, and seasonal crustaceans. 

Steaks are dry-aged in-house and on full display. Steakhouse favorites run the gamut from filet and t-bone to the dramatic long bone ribeye and porterhouse for two. Classic and not-so-classic side dishes include charred broccoli, truffle fries, and creamed spinach.  

Radovic impresses with a mouthwatering Tagliatelli Truffle dish laced with black truffle, cream, truffle romano cheese, topped with a lobster tail, and his Spaghetti Carbonara is simplicity at its best, sautéed with pancetta, peas, shallots, and creamy egg yolks. Market fresh fish preparations change often and currently features a Chilean Sea Bass served with parsnip puree and finished with a porcini and leek cream sauce. 

The beverage program at Tony’s is just as thoughtful and inviting as the menu. A global wine list with a strong nod to Italian varietals delights, as does the craft beer selections, handcrafted cocktails, and premium spirits.

In keeping with the J House hotel’s eclectic design aesthetic, Tony’s dining room is reminiscent of a 1940’s supper club, romantic at first glance, with unabashed drama at its core. Warm earth tones, plush seating, trees aglow, and persimmon shaded chandeliers fill the room. The white marble-top bar lined with leather high-back seating looks over the wood-burning open hearth. In the warmer months, Tony’s is unlike anything that exists in the region, with a design layout that brings the indoors outside. The open-air dining and bar areas are protected from the weather by a clever system of trellises and heating units that allow the outdoor spaces to be used for much of the year. The property is adorned with lush gardens, a resort style pool with cabana setting, and a beauty spa.  The hotel boasts 86 high-tech guest rooms, plus a stately Presidential Suite. Private events can be accommodated in the hotels’ banquet suites, the wine room, the board room, and the beautiful outdoor garden. 

Tony’s is open 7 days.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, weekend brunch.

1114 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut

New Website Coming Soon: https://tonysatthejhouse.com

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bornies@optonline.net (MaxEx PR) Places Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:25:32 -0500
NAMI to Host Behavioral Health Legislative Forum at First Church, Jan. 23 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47780-behavioral-health-legislative-forum47780-behavioral-health-legislative-forum https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47780-behavioral-health-legislative-forum47780-behavioral-health-legislative-forum

Fairfield, CT - NAMI Fairfield, based at First Church Congregational, will host a Behavioral Health Legislative Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7-9pm. The Forum is for those who give importance to Community & Peer Support Services and Mental Health Parity.

Several State Representatives and Senators will be present and eager to discuss the issues. Hear what they have to say and let them hear from you. This is your opportunity to help them better understand how important mental health support services are to you and the people you love.

The session is free and open to the public! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP or for more information visit www.namifairfield.org/legislative-forum-2019

Email: namifairfield@gmail.com or call: 203.586.0826

Presented by: NAMI Fairfield (www.namiFairfield.org), The Hub: Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwest Connecticut (an emerging Partnership of the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board and Communities 4 Action with RYASAP (www.healthymindsct.org), Keystone House (www.keystonehouse.org) and BridgeHouse (www.bridgehousect.org).

 

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joyceellenbarber453@gmail.com (Joyce Barber, NAMI Fairfield) Events Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:09:50 -0500
The Child and Family Guidance Center Hosts First Speaker Breakfast at The Patterson Club https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47778-the-child-and-family-guidance-center-hosts-first-speaker-breakfast-at-the-patterson-club47778-the-child-and-family-guidance-center-hosts-first-speaker-breakfast-at-the-patterson-club https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47778-the-child-and-family-guidance-center-hosts-first-speaker-breakfast-at-the-patterson-club47778-the-child-and-family-guidance-center-hosts-first-speaker-breakfast-at-the-patterson-club

Bridgeport, CT. – The Child and Family Guidance Center will host resiliency expert and psychiatrist Dr. John Woodall at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT on Friday morning, February 8. The Patterson Club will begin serving a full breakfast buffet at 7:30. Tickets and more information can be found at https://cfgc.salsalabs.org/galacopy1copy1/index.html or by going to The Child and Family Guidance Center’s News and Events page at www.cfguidance.org.

Dr. Woodall’s presentation will be geared toward helping parents develop emotional resiliency in children. He will also be offering a series of short videos so that participants can continue to develop their own strengths and connections with the young people in they care for.

“We’re grateful for Dr. Woodall’s profound expertise and commitment to strengthening families,” said Michael Patota, CEO/President at The Child and Family Guidance Center.Our goal is for all Fairfield County children to be emotionally and psychologically healthy so that they can reach their maximum potential at home, at school and in life so we are excited for Dr. Woodall’s presentation.”

Tickets are on sale now for $50.00 and will cover both the cost of a delicious breakfast catered by The Paterson Club, and support the The Child and Family Guidance Center. In addition to our sincere appreciation for Dr. Woodall’s gift of time and skill, we are grateful to The Patterson Club for opening up their beautiful country club event space.” Mr. Patota said.  “Because of all this generous in-kind support, we were able to keep the cost of tickets down for more parents and caregivers to take part.”

breakfast will begin at 7:30 am and Dr. Woodall is scheduled to begin his program at 8 am. This program for professionals of all kinds who have concerns about child resiliency.Dana Scinto, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at The Child and Family Guidance Center explained, “Our aim is to offer a time that is convenient for parents’ and professionals’ busy lives and hope that this breakfast will be an invigorating way to start a Friday in February.”

 

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halbee@cfguidance.org (The Child and Family Guidance Center) Events Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:51:34 -0500
Chinese Acrobat Li Liu at Pequot Library, Feb. 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47777-chinese-acrobat-li-liu-at-pequot-library-2-2-at-10-30-a-m47777-chinese-acrobat-li-liu-at-pequot-library-2-2-at-10-30-a-m https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/47777-chinese-acrobat-li-liu-at-pequot-library-2-2-at-10-30-a-m47777-chinese-acrobat-li-liu-at-pequot-library-2-2-at-10-30-a-m

Southport, CT - Celebrate the Lunar New Year and Take Your Child to the Library Day, on Sat. Feb. 2, 10:30am, with acrobat Li Liu as she performs amazing stunts and tricks including balancing, plate spinning, and more! All ages welcome. Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.

Liu was born in Shenyang in the northeast of China. At age 6 she began her acrobatic training, and the following year attended the Chinese National Circus School. After winning a gold medal at the prestigious festival Mondial du Cirque Demain in Paris, France, Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia with the Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She came to the United States in 2000 with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the country. She is a regular on the NBA and WNBA half-time circuits and also a featured performer on Princess Cruise Line. In 2010 she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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heitmann@pequotlibrary.org (Pequot Library) Events Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:31:26 -0500
Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47776-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-yalla-organic-hummus-grill47776-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-yalla-organic-hummus-grill https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/47776-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-yalla-organic-hummus-grill47776-why-small-businesses-matter-in-fairfield-yalla-organic-hummus-grill

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 Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill!

Three questions with Idan Mitchel of Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill.

Why did you start your business?

Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill started with a vision of our Owner/Chef Ronen Yur and his Health Coach wife Marcia Calisman to feed the world healthy. We realized there is no quick service restaurant in the market that incorporates organic food and Mediterranean cuisine, and it sort of went from there. The word Yalla is actually Hebrew and Arabic word for “Let’s Go”, so really the concept is built on that mantra of Lets Go Organic. At Yalla, we make everything ourselves from scratch, from our amazing Hummus and salads to our Cold Pressed juices, drinks and desserts. This allows us to control the ingredients and provide a unique offering for every diet. Yalla Organic is a Kosher-style restaurant that’s product offerings are entirely Dairy Free, GMO-Free, almost entirely Gluten Free and offers many vegan options that are all served with biodegradable packaging and utensils.

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

I wish I could continue to provide our community with delicious foods for any diet and grow together to ultimately feed the world healthy. This is a father and son operation that’s always looking for ways to grow, improve and support our surroundings. We’ve always considered Yalla Organic to be a community-minded business, never shy from donating our time or food, for that matter, to charity. We love you Fairfield, thank you for your amazing support in our first year of operation, and of course, thank you for giving us a platform to give right back. 

Best selling product/service?

This is a tough question. I would say it’s between our 100% in-house Cold Pressed juices and our Bowls. The Yalla Organic Cold Pressed Juices are the most amazing products, every single one packs 1.6 pounds of fruits and vegetables and we add no water to dilute nor do we add any preservatives. Our line of juices include Sunshine, Detox, Heartbeet, Red Glow (seasonal) and Rainbow. Each one with a distinct combination of ingredients that are made in-house with a lot of love. They’re delicious, seriously!
 
Yalla Organic Bowls and Salads are the heart and soul of this concept. The menu is a 5 step process, first you pick your style (Pita/Wrap/Salad/Bowl), then your favorite hummus (Classic, Roasted Red Pepper and Roasted Carrot Hummus), then your protein (Classic Falafel, Yalla Falafel, Chicken Shawarma, Slow Cooked Chicken, Shakshuka and Scrambled Tofu), then unlimited salads from 12 amazing options and we finish off with 6 sauce options. Served with toasted half Pita to clean your Bowls of all the leftover hummus. The Bowls are made with sugarcane and pack 32oz of deliciousness. 
 
Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill is located at 222 Post Road in Fairfield. Visit them online here.
 
Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill tags Craft 260!
 
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!
 
 
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Places Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:08:57 -0500