Stamforddowntown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown Fri, 28 Jan 2022 20:15:09 -0500 HamletHub.com SilverSource receives $5,000 grant from United Way of Western Connecticut https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1063-silversource-receives-5-000-covid-19-resiliency-grant-from-united-way-of-western-ct1063-silversource-receives-5-000-covid-19-resiliency-grant-from-united-way-of-western-ct https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1063-silversource-receives-5-000-covid-19-resiliency-grant-from-united-way-of-western-ct1063-silversource-receives-5-000-covid-19-resiliency-grant-from-united-way-of-western-ct

SilverSource, the nonprofit agency providing services and resources for older adults in the Stamford area, received a $5,000 COVID-19 Resiliency Grant from United Way of Western Connecticut. The funding helped support the organization’s food and nutrition program, which during the height of the pandemic provided weekly grocery deliveries to more than 330 older residents. The funding covers services through June 30, 2022.

According to SilverSource CEO Kathleen Bordelon food insecurity is a serious issue faced by many Stamford seniors with extremely limited income. Studies show that older adults who receive delivered meals experience significant improvements in health and well-being, reduced feelings of isolation and less anxiety about being able to remain in their homes.

“We continue to deliver groceries to seniors in need, as so many of our clients are homebound, at risk, and in need of food and nutrition support,” said Bordelon. “With so many residents requiring restricted diets due to chronic health conditions, we work to ensure they receive specialized grocery items to meet their health needs, prevent hunger and provide nutritious food to keep them healthy.”

The COVID-19 Resiliency Grants are just one part of a coordinated, region-wide effort by United Way of Western Connecticut to alleviate the economic hardships experienced by our area’s residents as a result of the pandemic.

About United Way of Western Connecticut

SilverSource, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located at 2009 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. www.SilverSource.org.

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mloparco@catalystmc.com (Melissa Loparco) Charities Tue, 25 Jan 2022 04:25:10 -0500
New Marketing And Public Relations Agency Opens in Stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1061-new-marketing-and-public-relations-agency-opens-in-stamford1061-new-marketing-and-public-relations-agency-opens-in-stamford https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1061-new-marketing-and-public-relations-agency-opens-in-stamford1061-new-marketing-and-public-relations-agency-opens-in-stamford

Mercury Marketing Communications, a new agency focused on marketing and public relations, announced its opening as of January 1.

Mercury Marketing Communications specializes in working with manufacturers and non-profit organizations. Its core competencies center on business-to-business marketing, public relations, design and social media. Owner Samuel Wintrub will head the new agency. Melissa LoParco will serve as the agency’s President.

 “As businesses emerge from the pandemic, we believed the landscape has changed many business models,’’ Wintrub said. “We believe this was a good time to evolve with a new brand and new creative energy. Our agency will be focused on providing superior service to our clients, and we will be steadfastly committed to that objective.”

Mercury’s website is www.mercurymc.us. For more information contact the agency at 203-348-7541 or B2B@mercurymc.us.

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trenner@catalysmc.com (Mercury Marketing Communications) Places Tue, 25 Jan 2022 04:21:57 -0500
The Palace Theatre Adds AtmosAir Indoor Purification Technology to Improve Wellness https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1059-the-palace-theatre-adds-atmosair-indoor-purification-technology-to-improve-wellness1059-the-palace-theatre-adds-atmosair-indoor-purification-technology-to-improve-wellness https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1059-the-palace-theatre-adds-atmosair-indoor-purification-technology-to-improve-wellness1059-the-palace-theatre-adds-atmosair-indoor-purification-technology-to-improve-wellness

The Palace Theatre today announced the installation of AtmosAir Solutions’ bi-polar ionization technology to improve indoor air quality throughout their entire three floors, including the Main Stage, UpStage, public areas and offices. The addition of the BPI technology will help improve wellness and provide cleaner air for all patrons, staff, volunteers, performers and backstage crew.

AtmosAir's BPI tubes, installed in The Palace’s HVAC systems, suppress airborne and surface micro-organisms and pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and mold, and reduces odors as well as unhealthy and irritating volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The technology makes buildings more sustainable while reducing energy and operational costs and adds an extra layer of protection from the spread of coronavirus.

“We are incredibly excited to once again offer the joys of live entertainment close to home,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “Keeping our doors open means continuing to make the health and wellbeing of all patrons, staff and artists a top priority. AtmosAir’s upgrades to our existing HVAC systems allow us to leverage the latest bi-polar ionization technology to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Using patented ionization tubes, AtmosAir's technology cleans the air without using chemicals or creating unwanted environmental byproducts. Its tubes emit ions into the air that seek and mitigate harmful air pollutants. Most passive air filtration systems remove pollutants as the air passes through a filter. With AtmosAir, the inside air is continually being purified.

"We're delighted to add our bi-polar ionization technology into The Palace Theatre,” said Steve Levine, President and CEO of AtmosAir. “It will not only provide a healthier indoor environment for those who attend events, but it will also help regain the public's trust and confidence about being indoors for live performances. We know our technology will be an important addition to the health and welfare of performers, theater goers and staff."

AtmosAir's BPI technology also helps play a role in reducing the spread of coronavirus. Tests performed by Microchem Laboratory, one of the world's preeminent laboratories for testing sanitizing products registered by the EPA and FDA, confirmed that the presence of coronavirus was reduced by 99.92 percent within 30 minutes of exposure to AtmosAir's BPI technology in a contained space.

AtmosAir BPI indoor air technology is installed in over 7,500 locations in the US and globally and widely used in the hospitality industry in casinos, hotels, airports, and cruise ships.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. They can be reached at (203) 325-4466 or by visiting www.palacestamford.org. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

 

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subscriptions@cocommunications.com (Michelle Lauricella) Places Tue, 14 Dec 2021 09:59:39 -0500
Stamford’s Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, Mayor to Deliver Proclamation Pronouncing Purple Heart City https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1058-stamford-s-veterans-day-parade-on-sunday-mayor-to-deliver-proclamation-pronouncing-purple-heart-city1058-stamford-s-veterans-day-parade-on-sunday-mayor-to-deliver-proclamation-pronouncing-purple-heart-city https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/life/1058-stamford-s-veterans-day-parade-on-sunday-mayor-to-deliver-proclamation-pronouncing-purple-heart-city1058-stamford-s-veterans-day-parade-on-sunday-mayor-to-deliver-proclamation-pronouncing-purple-heart-city

Stamford Mayor David Martin will deliver a proclamation pronouncing Stamford as a Purple Heart City on Sunday, November 7, at Stamford’s Veterans Day Parade.

Parade step-off will commence at 12 p.m. at the Stamford Police Department located at 713 Bedford St.

Mayor David Martin represented Stamford in the viral Honor Your Hometown campaign, in which notable figured such at General Colin Powell, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and singer Dolly Parton shared personal stories about what makes their hometowns so special.

Personalized clips from participants, including Mayor Martin, can be viewed here.

Learn more about the Parade here.

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kerry@ducey.org (City of Stamford) Life Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:14:12 -0400
Caroline Simmons is Stamford's First Female Mayor! https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/politics/1057-caroline-simmons-is-stamford-s-first-female-mayor1057-caroline-simmons-is-stamford-s-first-female-mayor https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/politics/1057-caroline-simmons-is-stamford-s-first-female-mayor1057-caroline-simmons-is-stamford-s-first-female-mayor

Democratic candidate Caroline Simmons has been elected as Stamford’s first female Mayor, defeating unaffiliated candidate Bobby Valentine on Tuesday, November 2 in the Stamford 2021 Mayoral election.

“You chose to embark on a future for our great city that builds on our strengths," Simmons, a 35-year-old state representative, told supporters at an election night gathering on Tuesday.

Mayor-elect Simmons currently serves as a State Representative for the 144th District in Stamford and works at Yale University at Elevate: A Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty, which is based out of the Yale School of Medicine, where she focuses on maternal mental health policies to help families thrive.

Read Simmons' bio here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Politics Thu, 04 Nov 2021 13:08:24 -0400
Heights & Lights in Stamford with Guest Rappeller Brian Cashman https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1055-heights-lights-in-stamford-with-guest-rappeller-brian-cashman1055-heights-lights-in-stamford-with-guest-rappeller-brian-cashman https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1055-heights-lights-in-stamford-with-guest-rappeller-brian-cashman1055-heights-lights-in-stamford-with-guest-rappeller-brian-cashman

Heights & Lights presented by Reckson - Rappelling Santa & Tree Lightingon December 5 at Landmark Square and Latham Park

From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus, Rudolph, Grinch and guest rappeller, Brian Cashman, General Manager, NY Yankees as they make their daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings, Landmark Square followed by a festive fireworks show.

After the rappel, Santa and friends will march up Bedford Street to Latham Park for holiday music and the lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.

Learn more on Stamford Downtown website here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 04 Nov 2021 12:57:59 -0400
Governor Lamont Announces the Screen and Stay Initiative for Connecticut Schools https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/politics/1056-governor-lamont-announces-the-screen-and-stay-initiative-for-connecticut-schools1056-governor-lamont-announces-the-screen-and-stay-initiative-for-connecticut-schools https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/politics/1056-governor-lamont-announces-the-screen-and-stay-initiative-for-connecticut-schools1056-governor-lamont-announces-the-screen-and-stay-initiative-for-connecticut-schools

Governor Ned Lamont today announced the rollout of the Screen and Stay initiative for Connecticut schools that choose to participate. Under the initiative, students and staff identified as close contacts to a known COVID-19 case but who are not yet fully vaccinated will be able to remain in school if they were wearing masks and don’t develop symptoms.

The initiative will bring immediate relief to the frequent and repeated quarantines that continue to impact student learning and place a burden on working families. The innovative, multi-agency solution will aid school districts through the remainder of the fall.

Students and staff are eligible to participate in the close contact with a COVID-19 case occurs under the following circumstances:

  • Exclusively during the school day (no extracurricular or social contact);
  • If indoors or on a school bus or other school transportation, and both the contact and the COVID-19 case were consistently masked during the exposure even if brief unmasked periods (e.g., snack time, cafeteria) occurred, as long as six feet or more of space was consistently maintained;
  • If outdoors, the individuals were masked or unmasked but were supervised by staff (e.g., mask breaks, physical education, recess);
  • The close contact remains asymptomatic (any symptoms revert to regular isolation/quarantine).

Examples of close contact scenarios that do not support a Screen and Stay approach would be:

  • Contact with a case during interscholastic or other athletic activities (other than during supervised outdoor physical education and recess);
  • Contact occurring during social interactions or similar activities outside of school (e.g., birthday parties, dining out, sleepovers);
  • Contact where the individuals were not consistently and correctly wearing masks indoors and a six-foot distance was not maintained;
  • The contact occurred between members of the same household (i.e., the contact lives with the case);
  • If, upon return to school, the contact cannot consistently and correctly wear a mask.

“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve consistently done our best to maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff, while also understanding that students achieve the greatest outcomes when they have access to in-person learning,” Governor Lamont said. “The recent approval of the COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 marks an incredibly promising development in these ongoing efforts. While that rollout occurs, the Screen and Stay initiative will help ensure that more students can remain in school and we can provide a safe, in-person learning environment.”

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Thu, 04 Nov 2021 12:39:58 -0400
The Mayor's Gallery presents "SPAG takes a field trip!" https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1053-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-spag-takes-a-field-trip1053-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-spag-takes-a-field-trip https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/places/1053-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-spag-takes-a-field-trip1053-the-mayor-s-gallery-presents-spag-takes-a-field-trip

The Mayor's Gallery presents: "SPAG takes a field trip!"

St. Philip’s Artists’ Guild of Norwalk presents a selection of paintings and mixed media work from 15 members.

Participating artists: Robert Abriola, Sherry Becker, Cindy Bernier, Leslie Cober, David Morico, Dollka Morico, Rose Gatto, Gayle Gleckler, Ellen Gordon, Bruce Horan, Steve Magee, Cynthia Melchiorri, Dorothy Robertshaw, Kristin Schnitzler, Sergey Stepanenko

On view from: November 4, 2021 – January 6, 2022

The St. Philip Artists' Guild (SPAG) is a group of artists dedicated to supporting each other's creative efforts and to collaborating with neighboring arts and community groups. SPAG has been active since 2008 and has a membership of 24 artists. Some of the SPAG members share studio space within the Oakhill Mansion, on the grounds of St. Philip Church in Norwalk,
CT.

The Oakhill Mansion, which has been part of the Norwalk community since 1912, was a private residence for over 40 years before being purchased by St. Philip and repurposed first into a convent and then into a teen rehabilitation center. Abandoned since the late 90s, it had fallen in disrepair when, at the invitation of former Pastor, Fr. Michael A. Boccaccio, five artists banded together with the goal of transforming it into an artists’ exhibiting and working space. This original gang of five moved into studio spaces within the Mansion and began restoring the building into the showcase space of today. Today’s SPAG membership includes 24 artists, some of whom work onsite while others have studios elsewhere.

For more information about SPAG please visit their website www.spagstudios.com.

10th floor  Government Center,888 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT

Open weekdays: 9am - 4pm

By appointment 203 858 3082

Parking on-site and handicap accessible

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esgordon@optonline.net (Lina Morielli) Places Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:09:15 -0400
Pacific House Raises $345,000 At 20th Annual Pacific House Celebration https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1052-pacific-house-raises-345-000-at-20th-annual-pacific-house-celebration1052-pacific-house-raises-345-000-at-20th-annual-pacific-house-celebration https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1052-pacific-house-raises-345-000-at-20th-annual-pacific-house-celebration1052-pacific-house-raises-345-000-at-20th-annual-pacific-house-celebration

Pacific House, a leader in ending homelessness in Fairfield County, hosted its 20th Annual Pacific House Celebration at the Residence Inn by Marriott Stamford Downtown on Thursday, October 21.  The event, which was also streamed live for at-home supporters, raised more than $345,000 to support the life-changing services the organization provides.

Pacific House operates an emergency shelter for men and young adults as well as fourteen permanent supportive houses which provide housing for 140 formerly homeless individuals and families. During the pandemic, the organization took precautions to relocate emergency shelter clients to two area hotels to maintain social distancing protocols. Pacific House serves all of Fairfield County, with locations in Stamford, Norwalk, and Danbury, Connecticut.

The organization has a strong network of support, including some of the community’s most philanthropic residents and business leaders. These supporters have allowed Pacific House to respond to the needs of those struggling with homelessness in Fairfield County for over 36 years. At the event, community partners were honored for their assistance during the past year.

Robert Morris, Founder and Managing Partner, Olympus Partners was honored with the Leadership Award for his longtime support and work last year in helping Pacific House during the pandemic. Morris and his firm acted swiftly at the start of the pandemic to help the organization move clients from the emergency shelter to two area hotels to keep them safe.

Sam Cingari, and the Cingari Family of Grade A – ShopRite, were honored with the Constant Contributor Award for over 25 years of support to Pacific House. Over the years, Grade A – ShopRite has hired shelter clients, and during the pandemic, the firm provided nutritious meals for Pacific House clients.

The Community Health Center of Stamford was honored with the Safety Award. The organization administered COVID-19 vaccinations to Pacific House shelter clients, staff and residents of Pacific House deeply affordable supportive housing. In addition, Community Health Center checked up on clients throughout the pandemic and provided health education.

Pacific House honored New Covenant Center / Catholic Charities of Fairfield County with the President’s Circle Award for donating more than 30,000 meals to Pacific House to ensure that clients had food throughout the pandemic. This allowed Pacific House to serve three nutritious meals per day to each client.

The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, which has supported Pacific House for over 26 years, was honored with a Making A Difference Award for its work in supporting the “Baskets of Hope’ initiative. This program provides essentials to outfit a home, including kitchen items, and items for the bathroom and bedrooms to welcome formerly homeless individuals to their new home.

The crowd enjoyed a festive cocktail hour, and participated in naming opportunities for beds at the emergency shelter as well as the individual supportive houses and their individual units.

"We are deeply grateful to everyone who supported Pacific House tonight,” said Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director of Pacific House.  “The funds raised will help to provide food and shelter, as well as case management services, recovery programming, employment training and housing.  Together, these services help homeless individuals on their journey towards independence.”

Pacific House would like to thank the event’s sponsors, including Title Sponsor: The Vranos Family Foundation, Platinum Sponsors: Alice Melly, Chris and Lauren Tate, and the Rogers Family Foundation, Gold Sponsors: Bob Phillips, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, First County Bank, Justin and Marie Maccarone, Bob and Jinny Rimmer, Rob and Holly Lockhart, Stamford Health, Jim Duffy, Joan Weisman and Webster Bank, N.A., Silver Sponsors: Community Health Center, Inc., Eileen and Tom Hynes, Finn Family Foundation, Sarita and Gregory Hanley, Boni Construction, Frank Corvino, and  Nielsen Florist & Garden Center.

Pacific House, formerly Shelter for the Homeless, is the only regional shelter for homeless men and young adults serving all of Fairfield County, with locations in Stamford, Norwalk, and Danbury, Connecticut. For over 36 years, Pacific House has been serving our community by providing food, temporary shelter, an array of support services and housing to homeless men and young adults. www.PacificHouse.org

Photo Credit: Jenna Bascom / Big Picture Photography

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LauraRobertsMarketing@gmail.com (Laura Roberts) Charities Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:06:34 -0400
Virtual Cocktails & Comedy Event to Benefit The Undies Project https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1051-virtual-cocktails-comedy-event-to-benefit-the-undies-project1051-virtual-cocktails-comedy-event-to-benefit-the-undies-project https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/charities/1051-virtual-cocktails-comedy-event-to-benefit-the-undies-project1051-virtual-cocktails-comedy-event-to-benefit-the-undies-project

Tickets to Cocktails & Comedy and Aux Délices Dinners are now on sale!

The 6th annual Cocktails & Comedy will take place virtually on Thursday, November 4th. At 7:30pm, from the comfort of your own home, Laugh for a Cause with comics Kelly MacFarland and Buddy Fitzpatrick.

There will be a fabulous online silent auction with something for everyone and a live giving opportunity during the event.

Aux Délices have put together some delicious meals, available for purchase to enjoy on the evening. They are generously donating 40% of proceeds to The Undies Project.

The money raised will be used to help The Undies Project continue to fulfill their mission to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives.

Tickets are only $45 per household! Tickets and meals can be purchased at https://undiesproject21.givesm...

For more information visit: www.theundiesproject.org ... contact The Undies Project at Info@theundiesproject.org

Event sponsored by: Greenwich Sentinel; An Anonymous Angel; Aux Délices; Little Pub and Shoreline Video Productions.

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lucy@theundiesproject.org (Lucy Langley) Charities Mon, 04 Oct 2021 10:46:04 -0400
Stamford IC Family Mud Run on Sunday, October 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1049-ic-family-mud-run1049-ic-family-mud-run https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1049-ic-family-mud-run1049-ic-family-mud-run

IC Mud Run on Sunday, October 3 from 10:00am-2:00pm at IC Picnic Grounds

Join us for the first IC Mud Run!

This exciting course is two loops that total two miles and runs mostly on grass. The race will feature approximately 10 – 14 obstacles. This is a great race for families and first timers! The race is challenging but can still be done by almost anyone.

Register here.

The Mud Run/Obstacle course is designed so that kids as young as 5 can run the same course, side by side with their parents and anyone, any age can have a ton of fun on a safe but challenging course!. Sign up the whole family, or team or any group today, and raise money for your favorite cause!

Kids ages 13 years old and older are welcome to run solo or with friends/family, while kids ages 5-12 must run with their parents/guardians (18+).This is the most family-friendly mud run in the country!

Bring all your friends and family to enjoy this mud run event together and make some great memories! Register here.

Non-profit organizations can use our event as a fundraiser! Any school, team, business, gymnastics club or any other organization can also use our event as a fundraiser.

If you are interested in sponsoring a table at the event, please contact cmeek@italiancenter.org.

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cmeek@italiancenter.org (Christine Meek) Events Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:43:38 -0400
Connecticut's New Pedestrian Safety Laws Effective October 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/publicsafety/1050-connecticut-s-new-pedestrian-safety-laws-begin-october-11050-connecticut-s-new-pedestrian-safety-laws-begin-october-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/publicsafety/1050-connecticut-s-new-pedestrian-safety-laws-begin-october-11050-connecticut-s-new-pedestrian-safety-laws-begin-october-1

New statewide pedestrian safety law takes effect on October 1, 2021.

At crosswalks, drivers must yield to pedestrians who show intent to cross by extending an arm or moving into the crosswalk.

A driver or passenger cannot open a vehicle door in a way that hits or gets in the way of a pedestrian or bicyclist.

The new pedestrian safety laws expand the circumstances under which drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks that are not controlled by traffic signals or police officers.  

“Across the country, we are seeing increased pedestrian fatalities and injuries,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “Nationally, we saw an unprecedented 55 percent increase in pedestrian deaths between 2009 and 2018.  And although we are seeing a small recent decrease, pedestrian fatalities recorded in 2018 and 2019 have not been this high since 1990.”

Currently, a driver must yield to a pedestrian, slowing or stopping as necessary, if the pedestrian has stepped off the curb or into the crosswalk. Under the new law, a driver must slow or stop as necessary if the pedestrian (1) is within any portion of the crosswalk; (2) steps to the curb at a crosswalk’s entrance and indicates intent to cross by raising a hand or arm to oncoming traffic; or (3) indicates intent to cross by moving any body part or extension of a body part into the crosswalk entrance, including a wheelchair, cane, walking stick, crutch, bicycle, electric bicycle, stroller, carriage, cart, or leashed or harnessed dog.

“This new pedestrian safety law is an important step to keep everyone safe, and ultimately save lives,” added Giulietti.

As under existing law, drivers who fail to yield at a crosswalk when required are subject to a $500 fine.

Also taking effect beginning October 1, the act of dooring will be illegal. This new law prohibits a person from causing physical contact between a vehicle door and moving traffic by (1) opening the door, if the moving traffic is traveling at a reasonable speed with due regard for the safety of people and property, or (2) leaving it open longer than needed to load or unload passengers.

To learn more about the new pedestrian laws, please visit www.thepedestrianrules.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (CT.Gov) Public safety Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:15:50 -0400
Stamford Art Association Presents 41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual1043-41st-annual-faber-birren-national-color-award-show-virtual

41st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show (VIRTUAL) September 25-October 31, 2021

Opening Virtual Awards Ceremony September 25th at 4 PM

Juror: Michael Neumeister, Assistant Curator at the American Federation of Arts, New York.

The Stamford Art Association has presented the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit at its Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT since 1980. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. He wrote extensively on color and published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject. His color theory work was used by the Nave and the Walt Disney Company. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. The jurors for this exhibit are usually chosen from major NYC museums and organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and Southeby's.

Faber Birren, one of the most prominent scholars in the field of the theory of color, spent most of his career studying the influence of color on art, the workplace, and human psychology. His work, which was donated to Yale University’s Art and Architecture Library, is now referred to as Birren color theory.

In 1934 he established his own company and worked as an industrial color consultant, advising clients on the psychological effects of color on safety, employee morale, productivity and sales. His recommendations included changing wall and interior colors to reduce visual fatigue, and using bright colors on machinery to reduce accidents. DuPont, Monsanto, and General Electric were among his clients as well as the military.

The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit pulls in artists internationally and is held for 6 weeks in September and October annually. Artists are selected by the juror and their work is displayed virtually this year. Cash awards are funded by his family and friends to honor Diane Etienne Faxon, who helped create the exhibit.

view the exhibtion at www.stamfordartassociation.org

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esgordon@optonline.net (Christine Irvin) Events Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:07:24 -0400
The Village Appoints Duncan Edwards as Head of Social Impact https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-16322577401048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-1632257740 https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/neighbors/1048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-16322577401048-the-village-appoints-duncan-edwards-as-head-of-social-impact-1632257740

The Village, a new indoor/outdoor premium waterfront campus designed to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and creators, has announced the appointment of Duncan Edwards as Head of Social Impact. The Village Founder Brent Montgomery and his wife / Village Developer Courtney are committed to bridging the connection between community, impact and philanthropy, and Duncan will play an important role in driving this mission forward.

In this new position, Duncan will spearhead programming and partnerships to help deepen The Village’s roots in the community and give back. Duncan will forge meaningful collaborations with education at the forefront, similar to that of the recently announced initiative with Waterside School – a partnership that helps enrich the lives of students through hands-on immersions, scholarship support, internships and more. 

In addition, Duncan will oversee the launch of a social impact division for WHEELHOUSE, Montgomery’s multi-vertical media, marketing, and investment business platform headquartered at The Village. This new arm will also support WHEELHOUSE 360 - which directly invests in and incubates high-growth technology and consumer-facing businesses - in helping these brands build CSR initiatives and advance positive change.

Prior to joining The Village, Duncan served as Executive Director of Waterside School, leading the PK-5th Grade independent school through, first, a decade of stubborn struggle and, in reward, one following of genuine and most generous success. Waterside was founded on the belief that the one thing owed to every child is the opportunity for a proper education. The School, serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance, was purposefully designed to offer an alternative to the region’s public school experience and to provide for its graduates a path to the area’s finest independent schools and, in time, to lives of purpose and possibility. 

Duncan has long been a leader in education in Fairfield County. He began his career at Brunswick School in 1977 and served as Brunswick’s sixth Head of School from 1987-2001.  The hope in company to the appointment will be to engage those a part of his earlier chapters as well as many others in the shared and defining want in all of us to serve causes far greater than our own.

 

Brent Montgomery said, “In working closely with Duncan to establish our partnership with Waterside, it became clear that if we wanted to build a 1 of 1 place in The Village and company in WHEELHOUSE we needed someone who they broke the mold after, and in Duncan we found just that. He raised his network, how many people can say that!” 


Duncan Edwards added, “My working life has been blessed by two chapters of both purpose and reward - 24 years at Brunswick and 18 similar in import and impact at Waterside.  This new opportunity offers much of the same.  Good people, good hearts with only the selfless want to do great and lasting good - in many ways, a small slice of perfect in a decidedly imperfect world.  The Village and Wheelhouse are uniquely positioned to not just give but to actually transform lives and to be able to do so in a most real and meaningful fashion.   Impossible to not be excited about the people, the partnership and the possibilities inherent.”  

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The Palace Theatre Offers Complementary Tickets to Healthcare Workers for Eli Young Band Show on Friday https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday https://news.hamlethub.com/stamforddowntown/events/1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday1045-the-palace-theatre-offers-complementary-tickets-to-healthcare-workers-for-eli-young-band-show-on-friday

On Friday, September 17, multi-platinum country music hitmakers Eli Young Band will make their way to The Palace Theatre in Stamford. To celebrate reopening its doors for live performances, and to honor the healthcare heroes who made it possible, The Palace is giving away 200 complimentary tickets to healthcare workers.

“We are incredibly grateful to the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who continue to work tirelessly battling the pandemic and saving lives,” said Michael Moran, President & CEO of The Palace. “No one is more deserving of a night out, taking in the joys of live entertainment close to home.”

With smash singles claiming Billboard's number one Country Song of the Year and ACM Awards Song of the Year, Eli Young Band has earned multiple nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA, and Teen Choice Awards. The group has sold out venues from coast to coast as strong headliners while also sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, and Dave Matthews Band.

The evening also features Connecticut singer-songwriter Jason Ingriselli of Cheshire, noted for his unique and powerful country sound, who will open for the band.

To redeem the complimentary ticket offer, healthcare workers may call the box office at 203-325-4466.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For the latest news and updates, visit www.palacestamford.org or follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

 

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