Fairfield's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:39:08 -0400 HamletHub.com FCBuzz Weekend: Bridgeport PRIDE, Romeo and Juliet, The Honky Tonk Angels, JOY Music Festival, and MORE! https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50328-fcbuzz-weekend-bridgeport-pride-romeo-and-juliet-the-honky-tonk-angels-joy-music-festival-and-more50328-fcbuzz-weekend-bridgeport-pride-romeo-and-juliet-the-honky-tonk-angels-joy-music-festival-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50328-fcbuzz-weekend-bridgeport-pride-romeo-and-juliet-the-honky-tonk-angels-joy-music-festival-and-more50328-fcbuzz-weekend-bridgeport-pride-romeo-and-juliet-the-honky-tonk-angels-joy-music-festival-and-more

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to elevate arts and culture in Fairfield County! Each Friday, check out the many weekend events and activities!

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members. 

Friday night, catch the finale of Pride month with Bridgeport PRIDE that includes an exhibition of the work of 30 artists in OUTWorks at City Lights Gallery, with a reception 6-8:30pm, a PRIDE March from City Lights Gallery around to The Bijou Theatre, and then a PRIDE Variety Show at The Bijou - with music, dance and drag, and featuring Ballet Eloelle debuting a newly choreographed piece, produced by Ricky Mestre, and hosted by Dolores Degage.

Also opening with a reception Friday night, 5:30-7pm at the Fairfield Museum and History Center is an exhibition exploring the impact of Columbia Records, that had a major manufacturing plant and research center in Bridgeport.  Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeports Columbia Records, curated by Daryn Reyman-Lock, explores how local engineers and scientists, working at Columbia’s Bridgeport factory literally transformed recorded sound, first by introducing gramophones into the American household and later, the lateral-cut record, LPs, and stereophonic sound.

Two great outdoor theatrical experiences wrap up this weekend so be sure to check out Curtain Call’s Romeo and Juliet - its 18th Shakespeare on the Green -  playing in its own outdoors Globe Theatre, at Sterling Farms on Newfield Avenue, in Stamford, and The Summer Theatre of New Canaan with its riotous musical The Honky Tonk Angels, telling the story of three gals who follow their dreams to Nashville, with a live all-star, all-women country band on stage.

There’s a great range of music this weekend: new classical, rock, jazz, country, folk and traditional. Where to start?  In Fairfield, Saturday at 5pm the Audubon Center’s summer series of concerts by the farm pond continues with three award-winning young classical guitarists, all coached and encouraged by Music for Youth.

In Ridgefield on Saturday at 5pm, outside, among the giant Frank Stella sculptures at the Aldrich Museum, the Western CT Youth Orchestra kicks off its multi-week Charles Ives Music Festival with “Joy,” a concert reveling in joyous short pieces by contemporary composers, ending with Ravel’s famous "Introduction and Allegro.”

In Greenwich at 5pm on Saturday, BackCountry Jazz offers another free jazz concert in a fabulous private garden in Greenwich. Bennie Wallace leads his band in a garden to be revealed when you reserve your free tickets.

On Sunday 2pm-6pm, Westport’s Beechwood Arts & Innovation, an arts center offering salons throughout the year in its 1806 renovated farmhouse and under its 400-year-old copper beech, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its “Beechwood Open,” performances and artworks by local artists, but also including several world-renowned, as well as up-and-coming, pianists playing and leaving their legacy on Beechwood’s new Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano that records the exact movements of the pianist, enabling the piano to play it back real-time.

And on Sunday at 7pm, one of the many free concerts being offered at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion is The American Patchwork Quartet drawing on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots. Old songs are made new through creative arrangements that highlight the exceptional and well-honed skills of each remarkable band member

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at here.

kerry@ducey.org (David Green) Events Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:09:26 -0400
CT BBB Tip: Back To School Shopping For Tech Supplies https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/50327-ct-bbb-tip-back-to-school-shopping-for-tech-supplies50327-ct-bbb-tip-back-to-school-shopping-for-tech-supplies https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/publicsafety/50327-ct-bbb-tip-back-to-school-shopping-for-tech-supplies50327-ct-bbb-tip-back-to-school-shopping-for-tech-supplies


CROMWELL, Conn. — Most students are likely to return to schools for in-person learning this fall, and technology has become a permanent fixture of their education experience. After the crash course in educational technology that was the 2020 school year, teachers and students are increasingly confident in using technology for learning. Though its role in the classroom will continue to evolve, a precedent has been set – technology is now a critical component of education.
Market research firm, Deloitte, details how educational shifts are influencing consumer shopping habits, “Digital learning tools are replacing traditional school supplies, driving tech sales up 37% YoY.” As families begin to invest in reliable technology, BBB® advises shoppers to beware of scammers who could spoil their hopes for academic success. 
Data shows that consumers are not only planning to make more technology purchases, they’re also using digital technology to make those purchases. Deloitte research indicates that nearly half of consumers want to shop for their technology purchases online. Plus, consumers say the top two factors driving their purchase decisions are quality and price. 
However, shortages of essential supplies like computer chips may limit the options available to shoppers. Together, these trends put consumers in a risky position – where they need products, but can’t find them available from trustworthy sellers. In times like these, scams are increasingly likely. 
The 2021 back-to-school shopping season has all the conditions necessary to facilitate a spike in online purchase scams. Scammers may target shoppers with phony deals, enticing ads, and attractive but fake websites. With 38% of consumers currently worried about their financial security according to Deloitte’s data, savvy online shopping is a must.
BBB offers these tips for buying tech products ahead of the new school year:
  • Shop with familiar retailers. Laptops, tablets, or other tech accessories can be a major investment. Shop with businesses you know and trust to ensure you’re getting a quality product and good customer service. 
  • Don’t buy from impostors. Fraudsters may use the name, logo, and other characteristics of brands you trust. Closely examine the website to verify that they are who they say they are.
  • Approach low prices with caution. Low prices and short-term sales could be a sign you’ve encountered a scam. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. 
  • Some companies rarely offer sales. Do more research if a company that rarely discounts products is offering a huge sale. The products may be used or refurbished, or it could be a fake website.
  • Know what you’re shopping for. Set a budget, identify what capabilities will benefit your student, and compare your options. Then, shop around for a reliable seller. Researching the best product for your needs will help you avoid scams and buyer's remorse.
  • Ensure you know who the seller is. Some big-box retailers allow third-party sellers to list items on their site, and those items can be hard to distinguish from the rest. Read all the fine print to ensure you’re comfortable with the seller. 
  • Start your shopping early. Supply shortages are possible, especially as large numbers of consumers begin shopping for the same products. Do your shopping now to avoid paying higher prices or falling victim to a scam.
Learn more about avoiding scams when shopping online: BBB Tip: Smart Shopping Online.  
Report scams at BBB.org/ScamTracker.





bornies@optonline.net (CT BBB) Public safety Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:22:05 -0400
CT's Beardsley Zoo Announces 3rd Annual Photo Exhibit https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50326-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-announces-3rd-annual-photo-exhibit50326-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-announces-3rd-annual-photo-exhibit https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50326-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-announces-3rd-annual-photo-exhibit50326-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-announces-3rd-annual-photo-exhibit

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to announce its third annual photography contest is open for submissions, an opportunity for the Zoo’s many dedicated amateur and professional photographers to submit their best work for public viewing. The contest, sponsored by Milford Photo, will be a hybrid event this year, combining digital submissions with an in-person exhibition. 

Photos are to be submitted digitally for a first round, with the top 100 selected for exhibition and judging. Photographers selected for the in-person exhibit will be asked to print and mat their photo (size 8 x 10).  Judging will take place mid-September, with an in-person show held on Thursday, October 7 in the Zoo’s Hanson Building. 

Exhibit Rules

  • Each photographer can submit three photos, with a $10 fee per photo. 
  • Photos must have been taken on Zoo grounds. Plants and grounds photos are allowed. They may be older photos from a previous year as well as current photos.
  • Milford Photo will provide First, Second, and Third prizes in the form of gift certificates to the store. First prize is $200, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50.
  •  In addition to the judged photos, a People’s Choice will be selected. The public can vote on their favorite by making a one-dollar donation for each vote. Voting will take place online.
  • Digital, first round photos are due to be submitted by September 12 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • Photographers are invited to upload their submissions at  https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/photography-exhibition.html
  • If you have questions, email Jessica Taylor at jtaylor@beardsleyzoo.org.
  • For the best quality for viewing the photos online, the recommended image size is 1088 x 816 pixels with a maximum file size of 1MB. 

“Art is a natural way for people to express their love of animals and appreciation of nature,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “Our third Photography Goes Wild contest helps to showcase the stunning diversity of species at the Zoo, and we hope, encourages people to focus on preserving wild habitats and animal conservation in new ways.”

“We thank Milford Photo for their continuing partnership in this event,” he added. “Their assistance in judging submissions and providing prizes is much appreciated.”

About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 99th year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include our new Spider Monkey Habitat, the Rainforest Building, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can ride on the carousel, grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization approaching its 100th year at a time when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations and eco-systems is more important than ever. 

Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at beardsleyzoo.org; guests taking advantage of the free program for Connecticut children must also make reservations online. In accordance with the state of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines: we recommend that guests continue to wear masks while visiting the Zoo, but when guests are outside and can maintain social distance, masks may be removed. In any indoor area, or when social distancing cannot be maintained, masks are required. Everyone over the age of two, except for those with medical conditions that preclude wearing them, should have a mask available. 

About Milford Photo

Since its founding in 1995, Milford Photo continues to be the go-to location for the photo enthusiast in Connecticut. From selling the top lines in cameras, lenses and accessories to providing reprint, enlargement, graphic imagery or photo instruction for photographers of all levels, the crew at Milford Photo works hard to provide the best in product and service to their clients. www.milfordphoto.com

Photo: First Place Photo from the 2020 Photography Goes Wild Contest, by Eileen Curnin

bornies@optonline.net (Lisa Clair ) Places Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:18:27 -0400
EGGY to Play SoNo Collection Rooftop, Aug. 7 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50324-eggy-to-play-sono-collection-rooftop-aug-750324-eggy-to-play-sono-collection-rooftop-aug-7 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50324-eggy-to-play-sono-collection-rooftop-aug-750324-eggy-to-play-sono-collection-rooftop-aug-7

South Norwalk, CT:  Norwalk's premier retail, lifestyle, and event space, The SoNo Collection, sets the stage for the next installation of their popular SoNo Music Fest live entertainment series. On Saturday, August 7, Connecticut's very own rock foursome EGGY will rock out seven stories high atop The SoNo Collection outdoor venue, The SoNo Garden (Mall Level 3). 

Eggy consists of four Woodbridge, CT musicians, including guitarist and vocalist Jake Brownstein, keyboardist Dani Battat, bassist Mike Goodman, and drummer Alex Bailey. The band's signature rich harmonies, introspective lyrics, and undeniable energy captivate an audience. They are currently touring throughout the state, excited to be performing in front of a live audience after spending much of the pandemic writing new music and performing live-streamed shows from "The Egg Crate," their basement studio. You can experience Eggy's sound at the SoNo Music Fest, Saturday, August 7. NO TICKET REQUIRED!

Warming up for Eggy, starting at 1 PM, are the budding rockstars from The School of Rock New Canaan and tunes from the always entertaining DJ Doey Joey

The SoNo Music Fest is an all-day, family-friendly event that includes games and activities for the kids sponsored by CAMP, live art activations with MADlab, and great food and beverages from PinstripesYard HouseBazilleRomanacciGelato & Cioccolato, and more!

The SoNo Music Fest winds down the summer season on Saturday, September 18, with headliner and Tom Petty tribute band, THE BREAKERS.

bornies@optonline.net (Max Ex PR) Events Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:30:00 -0400
José Feliciano Headlines Concert Celebrating Connecticut's New, Tougher Human Trafficking Law at Ridgefield Playhouse on Aug. 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/50325-jose-feliciano-headlines-concert-celebrating-connecticut-s-new-tougher-human-trafficking-law-at-ridgefield-playhouse-on-aug-1450325-jose-feliciano-headlines-concert-celebrating-connecticut-s-new-tougher-human-trafficking-law-at-ridgefield-playhouse-on-aug-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/charities/50325-jose-feliciano-headlines-concert-celebrating-connecticut-s-new-tougher-human-trafficking-law-at-ridgefield-playhouse-on-aug-1450325-jose-feliciano-headlines-concert-celebrating-connecticut-s-new-tougher-human-trafficking-law-at-ridgefield-playhouse-on-aug-14

Celebratory Concert Headlining José Feliciano on August 14 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

To mark the passage of the new state law that better protects victims of human trafficking in Connecticut, as well as highlight continued efforts by organizations around the state to focus greater attention to this pervasive problem, Traffick Jam Live, a Connecticut-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is hosting a special concert featuring Grammy Award-winning singer/guitarist José Feliciano of Weston and special guest Vaneese Thomas at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 14.

The concert will work to raise money -- and awareness -- about human trafficking, which affects communities large and small, including many here in Connecticut. Since 2008, more than 1,000 children have been referred to the Department of Children and Families in Connecticut as possible victims of child trafficking.

Between the two performances several Connecticut based anti-human trafficking nonprofits (PEHT, LOVE 146 and TJL) will share some vital information about human sex trafficking right here in our own communities. The presentation takeaways include: tips on “Red Flags” to look for to spot early indications of “grooming” techniques of traffickers; a protective look at how social media can provide traffickers access to our young daughters.

State Sen. Will Haskell will join them on stage and comment about the importance of the recently signed anti-human trafficking law.

Traffick Jam Live is a Connecticut-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit aimed at collaboratively disrupting human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking of girls under the age of 18, in the United States. It was launched by Ridgefield resident Bo Beatty in 2016.

Traffick Jam Live shines a spotlight on the shadows of human trafficking through concert and event productions that inform audiences on vital human trafficking awareness information.  For starters, if you see something, say something by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. Traffick Jam Live is also collaboratively developing a tactical hand signal for girls to alert “trained eyes” when they are with their trafficker on an airplane, a hotel lobby or any public facility with monitored security cameras. 

"Sadly, most Americans have no idea how prevalent sex trafficking is right here in our own communities," states Beatty.

The new law, which passed earlier this summer, has been hailed by advocates working to end human trafficking. Traffickers charged in Connecticut will find it harder to avoid prosecution and victims of trafficking will now have an easier time getting their convictions vacated if the crimes they committed were done while being trafficked.

Advocates say these measures, and others included in the law, reflect a greater understanding and awareness of the problem, as well as the long-term consequences trafficking has on its victims. On a recent online zoom presentation hosted by Greenwich-based Partnership to End Human Trafficking (PEHT), the group praised the new law and the significant efforts of advocates over several years to get it passed and signed. 

“This new Connecticut State law is a major accomplishment,” said Erin Williamson, vice president of Global Programs and Strategy at New Haven-based LOVE146.

One of Williamson's and LOVE146's concerns are the predatory traffickers' enhanced social media access to vulnerable young girls anywhere in Connecticut.

The average age of entry into human sex trafficking is 12 to 14 years old, according to many anti-trafficking agencies. And the U.S. Department of State, in its "2021 Trafficking In Persons Report,” indicates that 28 percent of sex trafficking victims in the United States (more than 1 in 4) are girls under the age of 18.

Concert organizers are hoping the community comes out to enjoy some great music and do their part in disrupting human trafficking. The concert opens at 7 p.m. with a performance by Thomas and her ensemble.

"I'm honored to be a part of it. It's such an important issue," said Thomas, who has sung with Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Celine Dion, to name a few.  "I don't think people really know ... they know the large picture, the big picture of what human trafficking is about. But they don't see it in a personal sense. That it could be right next door to them. That it could be right in their neighborhood. I'd like to draw attention to that aspect and have people be aware of what is going on around them."

She will be followed by the presentation and then the headliner -- Jose Feliciano -- will take the stage. Feliciano, a longtime Weston resident, headlined the Grand Opening of the Ridgefield Playhouse in 2000 and is returning once again to lend his talents to a worthy cause. 

In a joint statement, both José and wife Susan Feliciano stated, “Unless we, as a people, are really aware of this perversion —  a thing as diabolical as Human Trafficking — it will continue to permeate the underbelly of our society. I must admit, not until I was invited to perform this concert in support of Traffick Jam Live,  did we, Susan and I, grasp the scope of the dilemma. We need to become more fully aware and dedicated to do whatever we can, whatever it takes, to rid this scourge in order to protect the most vulnerable among us. Together, let’s work towards eradicating Human Trafficking in all its forms.”  The venues Gold Circle tickets also include post event VIP “meet and greet” with Feliciano after the concert.

To help provide complimentary concert tickets to Connecticut human trafficking survivors and employees and volunteers of CT’s anti-trafficking nonprofits, visit traffickjamlive.org “donate” page, make a donation, and enter “Comp Tix” in the comments field.  Join in and let’s JAM human trafficking together.

Tickets are available at RidgefieldPlayhouse.org and here

-- For more information about Traffick Jam Live, please visit https://traffickjamlive.org/

Vaneese Thomas opens the Traffick Jam Live Aug 14 ...

kerry@ducey.org (Bo Beatty) Charities Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:07:30 -0400
Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities: Oct. 3, Westport https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50323-smart-walk-for-smart-kids-with-learning-disabilities50323-smart-walk-for-smart-kids-with-learning-disabilities https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50323-smart-walk-for-smart-kids-with-learning-disabilities50323-smart-walk-for-smart-kids-with-learning-disabilities

Westport, CT - Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a Norwalk-based nonprofit that is a leader in helping children with learning and attention differences reach their full potential, announces its third annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities on Sunday, October 3rd at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

This fun and celebratory event will bring together families, friends, supporters and professionals while raising funds for the organization’s educational and youth mentoring programs, parent networking support, Countdown to Kindergarten pre-school literacy program, and extensive, award-winning digital resources for families.

Online registration is going on now. Visit https://bit.ly/2UGuNIa to sign up, starting at just $15. Kids under age five are free. Participants are encouraged to create their own fundraising page. All who register by August 9 will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

The afternoon, which begins at Noon, will celebrate the strengths and talents of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD, and empower parents and children while rejecting the stigma still attached to these issues. Robert Tudisco, a nationally known disability rights attorney with Barger & Gaines, author, and motivational speaker, will lead the opening ceremony. Tudisco will discuss the promising future these young people can look forward to, and the importance of their parents serving as their champions and advocates. There will be an inspirational talk by a student speaker and students from Norwalk’s Crystal Theatre, a performing arts program for young people, will perform.

Children attending the event will enjoy games, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, refreshments, and an ice-cream truck. Families, individuals and teams are invited to walk the 2-mile scenic route at their own pace. The Walk will take place rain or shine, and provides an opportunity for the members of a community that includes as many as one in five children, as well as adults and professionals to come together to celebrate these children’s potential. As one participant in the 2019 Walk commented, “It gave everyone touched by LD or ADHD such a sense of home and community.”

Registration for the Walk is just $15 per person, with a maximum of $50 per family, and includes a t-shirt in addition to one free ice cream for all kids aged 16 or younger. Families are welcome to sign up at https://bit.ly/2UGuNIa and to set up their own web page to invite support from friends and colleagues.

A variety of high-profile sponsorships are currently available. To learn more, contact Jane Ross, Executive Director of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. at jross@smartkidswithld.org or call (203) 226-6831. For additional information, visit www.smartkidswithld.org.  Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities would like to thank its media sponsor, WSHU.

Photo credit: Rodolfo Sanches Carvalho


LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts ) Events Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:27:36 -0400
Westport Playhouse Announces Return to In-Person Shows This Fall https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50322-westport-playhouse-announces-return-to-in-person-shows-this-fall50322-westport-playhouse-announces-return-to-in-person-shows-this-fall https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50322-westport-playhouse-announces-return-to-in-person-shows-this-fall50322-westport-playhouse-announces-return-to-in-person-shows-this-fall

Westport, CT - Westport Country Playhouse announces that in-person theatrical productions will resume this fall with a live staging of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” playing November 2 through November 20. In addition, the play will be filmed before a live audience for on-demand streaming at home. “Doubt” is written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

“Following the close of our 2019 season of plays, no one could have predicted that we would not produce a play on our stage in the presence of an audience until 23 months later,” said Michael Barker, Playhouse managing director. “For more than a year, we have produced online, outdoors, and on the radio, providing theatrical and educational programming for our immediate community and audiences around the world. Recently, we returned to the theater with comedy and cabaret performances, a toe in the waters of normalcy.

“Now we are back with one of the finest examples of modern American drama, beautifully produced on our stage in the presence of a living, breathing audience,” added Barker. ‘We simply cannot wait to welcome you back for Doubt’!’

Earlier this year, the Playhouse announced an all-virtual 2021 season when pandemic safety concerns prevented producing a live show. Easing guidelines at federal, state, and local levels, as well as those of theatrical unions, has opened the door to live theater. As of July 28, 2021, all Playhouse visitors must provide proof of their Covid-19 vaccination to attend any performance or event at the Playhouse. In addition, all visitors, volunteers, and staff are required to wear a mask (unless part of the performance). For updates on Covid-19 health and safety protocols at the Playhouse, please visitwestportplayhouse.org/visit/covid19safety/ 

The Playhouse’s 2021 season also includes two HD video productions from the Playhouse archives streaming on-demand: the musical, “Man of La Mancha” (2018), from August 23 through September 5, and John Steinbeck’s drama, “Of Mice and Men” (2008), from September 13 through 26. Both productions are directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. All virtual content in the Playhouse’s 2021 season will be available on demand for patrons’ convenience, with captions in both English and Spanish translation. The complete schedule of 2021 Playhouse events is listed at: https://www.westportplayhouse.org

The 2021 season is generously supported by the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation. 2021 season Media Sponsors are Moffly Media and WSHU Public Radio. The production of “Doubt: A Parable” is sponsored by the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation, and Judy and Scott Phares.

All play titles, artists, dates, and formats are subject to change. 

To purchase tickets, visit westportplayhouse.org, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or emailboxoffice@westportplayhouse.org. Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), and on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).


Founded in 1931, Westport Country Playhouse is celebrating its 90th anniversary year. The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater of the highest caliber and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus.  The not-for-profit Playhouse provides this experience in multiple ways by offering live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos; educational and community engagement events to further explore the work on stage; the New Works Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new live theatrical works; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings to deepen relationships with audiences and artists; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; youth performance training through Broadway Method Academy, Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory program; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round.  Charity Navigator has recently awarded its top 4-star charity rating to the Playhouse in recognition of its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Photo Attached:  Westport Country Playhouse – Photo by Robert Benson

bornies@optonline.net (Pat Blaufuss) Places Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:44:21 -0400
SHU's Leo Katsetos Named NATA Athletic Trainer of the Year https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50321-shu-s-leo-katsetos-named-nata-athletic-trainer-of-the-year50321-shu-s-leo-katsetos-named-nata-athletic-trainer-of-the-year https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50321-shu-s-leo-katsetos-named-nata-athletic-trainer-of-the-year50321-shu-s-leo-katsetos-named-nata-athletic-trainer-of-the-year

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way college athletics functions, no department was more effected than the athletic training staff. Head athletic trainer, Leo Katsetos, guided the Sacred Heart University athletics department through uncertain times and was recently recognized by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) as its Division I Head Athletic Trainer of the Year.

Katsetos was selected as the year's top head athletic trainer from nearly 350 Division I programs in the country.

“It is very humbling and I am extremely honored and grateful to be receiving this award especially after a year where there were several athletic trainers across the country that went above and beyond and qualified to win this award,” Katsetos said. “But I would be remiss if I accepted this award without mentioning my team of athletic trainers here at SHU, now and over the years. Without them I wouldn’t be in a position to be nominated for this award.”

Each year the NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine recognizes one individual for exceptional performance as a head athletic trainer in each of the following collegiate divisions: NCAA DI, NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA, Junior College/Community College and Club, Intramural, and Recreational Sports. Award recipients are actively involved in their community or campus, athletic training associations and promotion of the profession. Last year’s winner was Jonathan Dana from New Hampshire.

“Always the consummate professional, Leo is such an asset to this athletics department,” said Judy Ann Riccio, SHU’s interim director of athletics. “He led his staff during the most difficult of circumstances, navigating the pandemic and truly keeping the department afloat during COVID times. It is so wonderful to see Leo being recognized publicly with this national honor.”

Katsetos joined the Sacred Heart staff in 2001 as an assistant athletic trainer and was promoted to associate head athletic trainer in 2007. In 2012, he was named senior associate athletic director in conjunction with head athletic trainer. 

In addition to overseeing the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries for over 1,000 student-athletes in 33 varsity sports, Katsetos is the sport administrator for the SHU dance team. He also oversees a staff of 12 certified athletic trainers.  

This past year, the department's NCAA athletics health care administrator served on the Northeast Conference’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee and the SHU Coronavirus Planning Team. In those roles, Katsetos helped develop the policies and implementation for testing student-athletes as well as the return to play guidelines. Katsetos and his staff were recognized for their extraordinary work with the department’s Chip Kennedy Outstanding Contribution Award.

The NATA award is among the numerous accolades Katsetos has collected during his career. In 2020, he earned the SHU College of Health Professions Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award as well as the Connecticut National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Volunteer Excellence Award. Katsetos works extensively with the MS Society and has served as an ambassador as well as the National MS Society spokesperson in 2006. In 2008, he received the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. 

Prior to joining Sacred Heart, Katsetos served as the athletic trainer for the Florida Atlantic University baseball team. Katsetos earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic training from Old Dominion University, where he served as a student and graduate assistant athletic trainer for several teams.


About Sacred Heart University Athletics

Sacred Heart University is home to 33 varsity sports and over 1,000 student-athletes. The Pioneers have captured 24 team championships the last two years with eight NEC Commissioner’s Cups and two National Championships.

bornies@optonline.net (Kim Swartz ) Places Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:34:42 -0400
Zoom Meet Author Emma Stonex, Thurs., Aug. 5, 6-7pm https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50319-pequot-library-162749305050319-pequot-library-1627493050 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50319-pequot-library-162749305050319-pequot-library-1627493050

Southport, CT - Emma Stonex shares her riveting and suspenseful novel on Zoom. "The Lamplighters" is a tale of isolation and obsession, of reality and illusion, and of what it takes to keep the light burning when all else is swallowed by dark.

"The Guardian" calls it "a superb debut...Three lighthouse keepers disappear in a whodunnit, horror novel, ghost story and fantastically gripping psychological investigation rolled into one."

To register please go to: https://www.pequotlibrary.org/event/meet-the-author-emma-stonex/

heitmann@pequotlibrary.org (Pequot Library) Events Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:45:48 -0400
CT's Beardsley Zoo Breaks Ground on Andean Bear Habitat https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50318-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-breaks-ground-on-andean-bear-habitat50318-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-breaks-ground-on-andean-bear-habitat https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50318-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-breaks-ground-on-andean-bear-habitat50318-ct-s-beardsley-zoo-breaks-ground-on-andean-bear-habitat

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of a spacious new habitat for Andean bears (Tremarctos ornatus), welcoming back a species that last was part of the Zoo’s animal collection in 2011. The bears will join the Zoo when construction on the habitat is complete, slated for spring 2022. 

Andean bears are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) program, which focuses the collective expertise of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums on endangered species recovery. Native to the Andes and outlying mountain ranges, the bears’ conservation status is listed as vulnerable, with a decreasing population in the wild. 

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo board members, Zoo staff, representatives from Diversity Construction Group (DCG) and dignitaries will gather for a groundbreaking event for the Zoo’s newest habitat on Thursday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

“Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo continues to grow, allowing us to expand on our mission of animal conservation and education. We’re pleased to welcome Andean bears back to the Zoo as another chapter in the story of diversity and richness of life in South America,” said Gregg Dancho, zoo director. 

“Our heartfelt thanks to the state of Connecticut for helping to fund our newest habitat,” Dancho added. Thank you also to our dedicated staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers.”

The new Andean bear habitat will be substantially larger than the bear habitat from a decade ago. The bears required a larger enclosure, and the Zoo chose then to relocate them to a more appropriate facility. The new Andean bear habitat will feature a landscaped outdoor yard with multiple opportunities for climbing and engaging in social behaviors. The work is being done by Diversity Construction Group LLC.  

Naming opportunities for major donors are still available. Interested parties can contact Jessica Summers at jsummers@beardsleyzoo.org or call 203-394-6573.

About Andean bears

Also called Spectacled bears for the whitish or cream “spectacles” that circle these bears eyes, each individual has a unique set of markings.  Every spectacled bear has its own “fingerprint” of distinct cream or whitish markings on its head, throat, and chest.  The markings also give the bear its scientific name: Tremarctos ornatus, or decorated bear.  The bears grow to 5-6 feet long and stand 2-3 feet high at the shoulder. Males can weight up to 340 pounds. Females grow to about 180 pounds. The Spectacled Bear is one of the most endangered bear species in the world, the most endangered being the Giant Panda Bear, which is their closest living relative today. Females are called ‘Cows’, males are called ‘Boars’ and the young are called ‘Cubs’.

About Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

Let your curiosity run wild! Connecticut’s only zoo, celebrating its 99th year, features 350 animals representing primarily North and South American and Northern Asian species. Guests won’t want to miss our Amur tigers and leopards, maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves. Other highlights include the Spider Monkey Habitat, the Rainforest Building, the prairie dog exhibit, and the Pampas Plain with Giant anteaters and Chacoan peccaries. Guests can ride on the carousel, grab a bite from the Peacock Café and eat in the Picnic Grove. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a non-profit organization approaching its 100th year at a time when the mission of helping fragile wildlife populations and eco-systems is more important than ever. 

Tickets must be purchased on the Zoo’s website at beardsleyzoo.org; guests taking advantage of the free program for Connecticut children must also make reservations online. In accordance with the state of Connecticut COVID-19 guidelines: we recommend that guests continue to wear masks while visiting the Zoo, but when guests are outside and can maintain social distance, masks may be removed. In any indoor area, or when social distancing cannot be maintained, masks are required. Everyone over the age of two, except for those with medical conditions that precludes wearing them, should have a mask available. 

bornies@optonline.net (Lisa Clair ) Places Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:37:30 -0400
Dr. Manisha Juthani Tapped as CT's Next DPH Commissioner https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/life/50317-dr-manisha-juthani-tapped-as-ct-s-next-dph-commissioner50317-dr-manisha-juthani-tapped-as-ct-s-next-dph-commissioner https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/life/50317-dr-manisha-juthani-tapped-as-ct-s-next-dph-commissioner50317-dr-manisha-juthani-tapped-as-ct-s-next-dph-commissioner

HARTFORD, CT - As the co-ranking leader of the CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee, Sen. Tony Hwang offers his congratulations and support to the newly-nominated Department of Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Manisha Juthani.

Dr. Juthani is an infectious diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, where she specializes in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of infections in older adults.

“Dr. Manisha Juthani brings an impressive background of research and science based study to the forefront of Connecticut's Public Health Department, particularly in the area of infectious diseases such as Covid-19. I look forward to working collaboratively with Dr. Juthani as the ranking leader on the CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee as the state develops and implements future public health policies based on science and medical data to best serve all residents of Connecticut. I am especially encouraged that Dr. Juthani shares my concerns in addressing mental health, health equity, health disparities, and healthcare cost containment and access.”

“I want to acknowledge Dr. Deidre Gifford for her effective interim leadership on the Department of Public Health through the onset of the challenging Covid-19 pandemic. I look forward to continuing to work with her as the newly designated Senior Advisor to the Governor for Health and Human Services tasked with coordinating a multi-agency approach among the state’s nine health and human services agencies to improve health and healthcare in Connecticut.”

bornies@optonline.net (Sarah Clark ) Life Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:26:35 -0400
The Ridgefield Playhouse Adds Two New Shows with Colin Jost on Sunday, August 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50320-the-ridgefield-playhouse-adds-two-new-shows-with-colin-jost-on-sunday-august-1550320-the-ridgefield-playhouse-adds-two-new-shows-with-colin-jost-on-sunday-august-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50320-the-ridgefield-playhouse-adds-two-new-shows-with-colin-jost-on-sunday-august-1550320-the-ridgefield-playhouse-adds-two-new-shows-with-colin-jost-on-sunday-august-15

Colin Jost new show at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, August 15 is on sale for Playhouse members NOW

Show times 4:30PM and 7:30PM

Public on-sale Friday, July 30 at 10am!

Purchase tickets HERE.

Don’t miss this evening of stand-up from the award-winning, co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live!

Please note that the 7:30 pm show is a rescheduled performance - tickets from Colin Jost's April 20, 2020 show will be honored. The 4:30 pm performance is a brand new show. Tickets are available for both shows.

Back after a sold out show in 2019, the “SNL Weekend Update” host is back with an all new show! Jost serves as a head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He started writing for “SNL” in 2005 and has been co-anchor of “Weekend Update” since 2014.

Jost co-hosted the special editions of “Weekend Update” that aired on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. In 2018, Jost and co-anchor Michael Che hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Additionally, Jost wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard. He has won four Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” Jost graduated from Harvard University and is from Staten Island, N.Y.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Colin Jost - One Star Review

kerry@ducey.org (The Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:22:56 -0400
Jen & Bill Kenny's Three Businesses Unite at One New Location; Ribbon Cutting Set, July 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50315-jen-bill-kenny-s-three-businesses-unite-at-one-new-location-ribbon-cutting-set-july-2850315-jen-bill-kenny-s-three-businesses-unite-at-one-new-location-ribbon-cutting-set-july-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50315-jen-bill-kenny-s-three-businesses-unite-at-one-new-location-ribbon-cutting-set-july-2850315-jen-bill-kenny-s-three-businesses-unite-at-one-new-location-ribbon-cutting-set-july-28

Fairfield, CT - The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that its three members: NATIVE, Fairfield Performance Arts Studio and William Kenny Associates, have scheduled the grand opening of their new location for Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be officiated by First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick, at 11:30am.

After more than a combined 30 years of operation in three separate Fairfield locations, the three businesses that are owned and operated by Jen & Bill Kenny are uniting at one location - at 1899 Bronson Road in the Greenfield Hill Village.  The former Fairfield County Bank building has been beautifully renovated by local builder John Provenzano of D III Development.  The public is invited to the grand opening/ribbon cutting and attendees will enjoy an introduction to the "new" building and the wide assortment of native plants. 

NATIVE’s mission is to provide a wide diversity of healthy, superior quality, regionally native plants to support the national movement of expanding ecologically critical native plant habitats to support our wildlife, while fostering an appreciation for the beauty of native plants.

We believe that our native plants will enrich the lives of the people who are serving as stewards of the land, through their enjoyment of the planted spaces created, and the new life that can be viewed foraging and making homes at their property.

“We thoroughly enjoy engaging in conversations with our customers at NATIVE and consider each conversation as an opportunity to expand both our and their knowledge of native plants. Native plants provide invaluable ecological and aesthetic benefits while creating magical spaces for our customers. It is fulfilling to know that we are furthering our goal in making our environment more sustainable for all its inhabitants. We love to inform and inspire customers and help them to create beautiful and sustainable spaces with native plants.” States William Kenny.

In 2008, Jennifer Kenny founded Fairfield Performing Arts Studio (FPAS) to provide professional acting instruction to people of all ages. As owner and executive director of FPAS, Jennifer designs her programs to help students build their confidence and stimulate their imaginations. Jennifer leads a variety of programs that include group classes, private coaching, and annual summer camp sessions, with performances that range from in-class skits to full-scale musical theatre productions.

Across the board, FPAS classes emphasize the development of the actor as a person. Unlike other studios that strive to construct a ‘star,’ FPAS provides actors with life skills, encouraging group trust, positive self-image, focus, and confidence. Through rehearsals and performances, games and exercises, students hone skills in voice and movement. They learn to use the five senses and improve their self-expression, communication, listening, self-awareness, teamwork and ability to collaborate. Classes are dynamic, providing opportunities for physical fitness and engaging students in the exciting spontaneity of improvisation. Private coaching and group classes are provided in a safe, encouraging, and supportive environment. In group settings, activities include skits, theatre games, and improvisational exercises. Students gain skills in music, movement, technique, navigating the stage, character development, audition preparation, voice and diction.

William Kenny Associates provides ecological and landscape architectural services dedicated to delivering management strategies and design solutions born out of sound ecological principles. Our uniquely diverse team includes practitioners from a range of fields including ecology, hydrology, soil science, geology, landscape architecture and land use planning.

“Our ecological services practice has extensive expertise and experience studying, designing, permitting, constructing and managing wetlands and other natural areas. Our expertise includes the preparation of regulatory permit application documents, environmental impact statements and testimony before regulatory agencies to assist clients through the approval process.” … says Bill Kenny.Bill Kenny continues: “Our landscape architecture practice is committed to crafting elegant designs evolving from a keen understanding of our client's vision, a thorough analysis of the landscape and a respect for the local traditions and vernacular character of the region. With a commitment to land stewardship, WKA provides inspired solutions and management plans that result in dynamic, lasting landscapes. As landscape architects, we seek to establish emotional connection between humans and the environment. Our designs unlock the essence of land while protecting its natural qualities.” 


Event:  Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

Date:  July 28, 2021, Wednesday

Time:  11:30am


  • Fairfield Performance Arts Studio
  • William Kenny Associates


1899 Bronson Road

Fairfield, CT  06824

Phone:  203-366-0588

bornies@optonline.net (Fairfield Chamber of Commerce ) Places Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:37:08 -0400
Dine in The Aldrich's Sculpture Garden with Artists on Friday, October 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50314-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-150314-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/events/50314-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-150314-dine-in-the-aldrich-s-sculpture-garden-with-artists-on-friday-october-1

Aldrich Artists at the Table on Friday, October 1 

  • 6pm VIP Cocktail Hour
  • 7pm Dinner

$205 VIP Cocktail Hour and Dinner*
$155 Dinner Only
$130 Dinner Only Member Price

Purchase tickets here.

Dine in The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden among Tim Prentice's kinetic sculptures with artists and fellow art lovers at Aldrich Artists at the Tablea locally sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum’s culinary partner Hayfields Market Catering. This seasonally inspired dinner invites friends of the Museum to come together and share a meal, engage in conversation, and celebrate local flavors and contemporary art.

Artists in attendance include: Clarity HaynesTim PrenticeJessi ReavesAnalia SegalRudy Shepherd, and Aldrich Care Box artists Ilana Harris-Babou, Athena LaTocha, and James Allister Sprang.

Purchase tickets here.

 This year’s dinner highlights the work of artist Lucia Hierro whose exhibition Marginal Costs is currently on view in the Museum. Hierro is collaborating with Hayfields to prepare a special Dominican dessert inspired by one of the works on view in her exhibition. Guests will each receive a menu card with a specially-conceived work of art by Hierro to take home.

Proceeds from Aldrich Artists at the Table help support The Aldrich’s exhibition program, which provides a platform for emerging and underrecognized artists.

*VIP tickets include access to an exclusive pre-dinner cocktail hour with Aldrich curators and exhibiting artists and complimentary preferred seating for dinner. There is no member discount for the VIP cocktail hour.

Members receive a discount on dinner tickets. If you are not already a member, consider joining today!

Prices include a 3% credit card transaction fee.

For questions, please contact Jamie Pearl at jpearl@thealdrich.org or 203.438.4519, extension 118.


kerry@ducey.org (The Aldrich) Events Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:01:50 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Fairfield: The Pantry https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50201-why-small-businesses-matter-the-pantry50201-why-small-businesses-matter-the-pantry https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50201-why-small-businesses-matter-the-pantry50201-why-small-businesses-matter-the-pantry

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 The Pantry!

Four questions with Andrew Rolleri, owner of The Pantry.

Why did you start your business?

Originally, my business partner Thierry, and I began the business with the idea that we would create a store where avid cooks and chefs would shop for ingredients to make recipes. That idea has morphed over time to suit our clientele.

What is your best-selling product/service?

It’s hard to say really, we sell a lot of different things. We have a difficult time keeping up with production (year-round). As an example, we make a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough that yields about 550 cookies, and we make that 5-6 times a week (and that is one type of over a dozen made). We make thousands of salads weekly, ditto on sandwiches.

We also make popular food recipes like chicken pot pie once or twice daily in order to keep up with demand. Around holidays, dips sell so quickly that the printer can barely print labels fast enough!! It’s a good problem to have.

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

We have always supported local businesses and many small independent vendors. To list a small number:

- Wave Hill Breads
- Tom Cat Bakery
- Two guys from Woodbridge
- Oui Charcuterie
- CT Crab cake Company
- Marquez Produce
- Ocean Gourmet
- Frank Himmelstein (Farm)
- Gilbertie’s Herb Garden
- Soffer Farms
- Arethusa Dairy
- Monkey Pocket Apiary
- CT Shellfish
- Wade’s Dairy
- Granola by Jen
- Telio’s Tzatziki
- Llama’s Garden
- Stani Yogurt
- East Coast Flowers

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Oh, yes, we have!! The biggest realization is that nobody cooks that much, at least now that they have us! We initially began by selling raw seafood (my family owned the largest wholesale fish market in Connecticut for over 50 years). In a couple of year's time, and after throwing away so much product, we decided to buy fish and just cook it.

We never looked back. We now sell both raw and cooked and we probably cook 50% plus of the raw purchased product daily. We never envisioned the bakery being as busy as it is either. We sell literally tons of desserts annually - all produced by 7 people. It’s dizzying at times, to say the least, and we start sometimes at 2 AM to complete orders (during holidays – we never stop day or night)

On a side note: We have been asked dozens of times to expand. Greenfield Hill, New Canaan, Stamford, Stratfield, Milford, Vermont, etc. My boilerplate response to that: I have a hard enough time controlling what is happening on the other side of this store, why would I want a second location? We are quality-driven.

The owners of The Pantry are Kirsten Guldbrandsen, Thierry Le Meur, and myself (Andrew Rolleri)!

The Pantry is located at 1580 Post Road in Fairfield. Visit The Pantry online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages as well!

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

daliborboldis@gmail.com (Dan) Places Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:36:14 -0400