Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:05:33 -0400 HamletHub.com 1st Day for New Wilton Public School Teachers! https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49507-1st-day-for-new-wilton-public-school-teachers49507-1st-day-for-new-wilton-public-school-teachers https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49507-1st-day-for-new-wilton-public-school-teachers49507-1st-day-for-new-wilton-public-school-teachers

Tuesday, August 20th was the first day of school for the twenty-five newly hired teachers in Wilton Public Schools. Maria Coleman, Director of Human Resources welcomed the group and shared that the newly hired teachers in the room represented ‘The top 5% of our applicant pool of 550 applicants.’ She also shared ‘Sitting among you, valedictorian from Wilton high school, a Fulbright scholar and a professional musician whose music was featured at the Sochi Olympics. You are the best of the best and you should feel very proud to be here. We hope Wilton will become your forever home.’

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Smith spoke next, he encouraged all new staff to search for the twitter hashtag #WiltonWayCT.  “I challenge and invite you to visit it and post to it, it will make your day.” In what has become an annual tradition in the Smith Family, Dr Smith asked his own children for their advice for the new teachers. Dr Smith’s five children range in ages from 3rd grade to a High School Freshman and their wise words were:

  • We know how hard your jobs as teachers are.
  • Get to know your students.
  • Be creative.
  • Play lots of games, smile and give out lots of candy.

Chris Finkelstein, Chair of the Wilton Board of Education spoke next:

‘As you begin your work, you are joining a community that enthusiastically embraces its teachers and supports it schools. Wilton teachers develop strong relationships with families. In our family, we frequently exchange stories about teachers who mean a lot to us. Our community shows support through schools in many ways – investing in them, supporting them on the football field, attending music and drama performances. This is an exciting time to be starting your tenure, teachers are the center of everything’

Chuck Smith, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Andrea Leonardi, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services also spoke reinforcing the days theme of fostering relationships, increasing student engagement and helping students to take risks to meet their goals.

‘Success is when students come in smiling, telling you stories and relating something you taught them to something that happened to them in the world outside of the classroom’ said Leonardi.

The meeting ended with Dr Smith presenting each new hire with their Class of ’19 Wilton shirt. New teachers then returned to their own school to continue their orientation day.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Nicola Davies) Neighbors Thu, 22 Aug 2019 10:57:20 -0400
Tomato Tasting on Saturday at Ambler Farm https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49491-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-on-august-2449491-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-on-august-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49491-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-on-august-2449491-tomato-tasting-at-ambler-farm-on-august-24

Tomato Tasting at Ambler Farm on Saturday, August 24th, 10am-Noon

Enjoy an epicurean morning at Ambler Farm while tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid and garden variety tomatoes.

Bring the largest tomato from your home garden and the attendee with the largest one will receive a prize!

We will also take a private tour of our production garden, where you will see first-hand how we grow tomatoes and sample them right off the vine. Our weekly Farm Stand will be open for convenient shopping.

Walk-ins welcome! There is no fee for this event, but donations are appreciated. Rain or Shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more here.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:26:00 -0400
Appraisal Fair in Wilton benefiting Drum Hill DAR on Sept. 14 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49506-appraisal-fair-in-wilton-benefiting-drum-hill-dar-on-sept-1449506-appraisal-fair-in-wilton-benefiting-drum-hill-dar-on-sept-14 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49506-appraisal-fair-in-wilton-benefiting-drum-hill-dar-on-sept-1449506-appraisal-fair-in-wilton-benefiting-drum-hill-dar-on-sept-14

Do you have an antique piece of jewelry, sports cards or knickknack that you’ve wondered the value of?  If so, come to the Appraisal Fair! The Drum Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting an Appraisal Fair on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Old Town Hall, 2 Belden Hill Lane, Wilton, CT from 4:00-7:00pm. 

Admission is $30.00 per person.  This is an adult-only evening.  Complimentary Wine, Bubbly and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.  If you have items for appraisal, you may bring up to 3 items for an additional $25.00.  It is suggested for large items, a photo be taken. Bring the photo to the appraisal fair.

We have marvelous appraisers coming.  Jack DeStories of Fairfield Auction www.fairfieldauction.com. Cindy D. Herbert, AAA, President, Appretium Appraisal Services and President and Certified Member, Appraisers Association of America www.appretium.net; and Howard Robinson of Wilton Jewelers www.wiltonjewelers.com will be on hand to give a soft appraisal of your items. 

This is a fundraiser for Drum Hill DAR Educational Scholarships.  Space is limited.  Reserve your tickets online: www.drumhilldar.org.  

Info and questions can be directed to Lee Ann Schneider, Regent @ 203-858-1483.


 

The Drum Hill Chapter of the National Society of the  Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) serves Wilton, Ridgefield, Redding, and Weston. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization, dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and historical properties, and securing America’s future through better education for our children. The Drum Hill Chapter NSDAR also is involved in raising funds for local scholarships.

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Lee Ann Scheider) Neighbors Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:19:12 -0400
Nicholas Bellantoni Talks the Old Leatherman in Wilton on September 28 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49505-nicholas-bellantoni-talks-the-old-leatherman-in-wilton-on-september-2849505-nicholas-bellantoni-talks-the-old-leatherman-in-wilton-on-september-28 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49505-nicholas-bellantoni-talks-the-old-leatherman-in-wilton-on-september-2849505-nicholas-bellantoni-talks-the-old-leatherman-in-wilton-on-september-28

“In Search of the Old Leatherman” A talk by Nicholas Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist on Saturday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:30 at the Wilton Historical Society

From 1860 – 1889, an unofficial Wilton resident, the mysterious and silent Old Leatherman, would pass through town every 34 days on his regular route from east to west, sleeping in caves and eating food that local residents set out for him.

On Saturday, September 28 from 2:00 – 3:30, Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, emeritus state archaeologist, will present an illustrated talk “In Search of the Old Leatherman” at the Wilton Historical Society. Dr. Bellantoni will discuss the history of this unique character, describe some of the caves he occupied and the archaeology done at a few of them, and will touch on the time he spent in Wilton.

According to Bob Russells' History of Wilton, two of his regular food stops were the Nathan (later John) Comstock house at 77 Ridgefield Road, and the Dick Moriarity house in the Huckleberry Hill area, not far from Rock Lake Reservoir where he had a cave.  Bellantoni will also discuss his search for the Old Leatherman's unmarked grave in Sparta Cemetery, Ossining, New York. The event includes questions and answers, and a reception; free for members, $10 for non-members. Please register: call 203-762-7257 or email: info@wiltonhistorical.org

Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni serves as the emeritus state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut. He received his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987 and was shortly thereafter appointed state archaeologist. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, and is a former President of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut and the National Association of State Archeologists. He has recently published a book “The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry Opukahaia and Albert Afraid of Hawk”.

The Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 203-762-7257 www.wiltonhistorical.org

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Nick Foster) Events Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:47:37 -0400
Wilton's Open House Gift Shop Welcomes Senator Haskell During Tax-Free Week https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49504-wilton-s-open-house-gift-shop-welcomes-senator-haskell-during-tax-free-week49504-wilton-s-open-house-gift-shop-welcomes-senator-haskell-during-tax-free-week https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49504-wilton-s-open-house-gift-shop-welcomes-senator-haskell-during-tax-free-week49504-wilton-s-open-house-gift-shop-welcomes-senator-haskell-during-tax-free-week

WILTON, CT – Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Wilton) visited the Open House Gift Shop to promote Connecticut’s 19th Sales Tax Free Week. Through Saturday, Aug. 24, all clothing and shoes sold in Connecticut valued under $100 are exempt from sales tax. This provision, included in the two-year state budget approved in June, is designed to give families financial relief during the busy back-to-school period.

“This is the perfect week to visit our local businesses, whether you’re shopping for back-to-school or you’re looking for something new for your own closet,” said Sen. Haskell. “I was thrilled to chat with the staff at this long-time staple of Wilton – open for more than 35 years – and bring attention and support to this week, designed to provide shoppers statewide with a chance to save some money.”

The governor’s office estimates that overall sales during sales tax free week will save shoppers $4.9 million. Clothing and footwear costing under $100 will be free of taxes across the State of Connecticut. Please see a list of examples of items exempt from taxes when sold for under $100 here.

For more information, please visit the Department of Revenue Services website.

Caption: State Senator Will Haskell speaks with, from left, Katen Turner, Leslie Hueglin and Betsy Thomas, all of whom work at Open House Gift Shop.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Joe O'Leary) Places Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:43:04 -0400
Wilton Rotary Club Annual Carnival September 13-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49502-wilton-rotary-club-annual-carnival-september-13-1549502-wilton-rotary-club-annual-carnival-september-13-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49502-wilton-rotary-club-annual-carnival-september-13-1549502-wilton-rotary-club-annual-carnival-september-13-15

Wilton Rotary Club Annual Carnival is planned for September 13-15 next to Wilton High School tennis courts

Wilton Rotary will bring an old fashioned family carnival to town Friday, September 13 from 5 to 10 pm, Saturday, September 14 from noon to 10:00 pm and Sunday, September 15 from noon to 5:00 pm.

Visit Wilton Rotary on Facebook here for additional details. or visit them on Instagram @wiltonctrotary

*Image courtesy Wilton Rotary 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Events Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:21:36 -0400
Why Small Businesses Matter in Wilton: B J Pape & Co., Inc. https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49500-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-b-j-pape-co-inc49500-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-b-j-pape-co-inc https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49500-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-b-j-pape-co-inc49500-why-small-businesses-matter-in-wilton-b-j-pape-co-inc

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!

B J Pape & CoYou're IT B J Pape & Co., Inc.

Three questions with Barbara Pape, President B J Pape & Co., Inc.

Why did you start your business?

I started my own business to provide a higher standard of services to clients, to offer independent views of real property values and not be restrained or impacted by the constraints of the corporate world or others. As a woman, it was my intention to advance in my career and see how far success would take the business.

Best selling product or service?

We provide commercial valuation, consultation and brokerage services. We really can’t choose a bestselling service or product; it’s a difficult vernacular for appraising or brokerage. As an appraiser, the practice focuses on difficult, special purpose property, and investment asset valuations. We do litigation support and portfolio monitoring. The company offers assistance to a range of clients.

Do you use any local businesses to operate your business?

We interact with local businesses for supplies, information and professional assistance.

B J Pape & Co., Inc. is located at 4 Erdmann Lane in Wilton. Visit them online here or call 203 762 7762.

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

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Places Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:15:01 -0400
Winter Garden Ice Arena OPEN for 2019-2020 Season https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49503-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season-156631909349503-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season-1566319093 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49503-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season-156631909349503-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season-1566319093

Attention Coaches & Players! Winter Garden Ice Arena is open for the 2019-20 season!

Private lesson ice time is available this week, Monday-Friday, from 8:30-9:50 AM.

For details, check our website, send us an email, or give us a call 203-438-4423, ext 4.

Winter Garden Ice Arena is located at 111 Prospect Ridge Road in Ridgefield. Visit their website here for a complete list of programs.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Winter Garden) Places Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:50:20 -0400
Winter Garden Ice Arena OPEN for 2019-2020 Season https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49499-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season49499-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49499-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season49499-winter-garden-ice-arean-open-for-2019-2020-season

Attention Coaches & Players! Winter Garden Ice Arena is open for the 2019-20 season!

Private lesson ice time is available this week, Monday-Friday, from 8:30-9:50 AM.

For details, check our website, send us an email, or give us a call 203-438-4423, ext 4.

Winter Garden Ice Arena is located at 111 Prospect Ridge Road in Ridgefield. Visit their website here for a complete list of programs.

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Winter Garden) Places Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:50:20 -0400
Fall Fun for Ones Program Begins September 18 at Landmark Preschool https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49461-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-156458364649461-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-1564583646 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/49461-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-156458364649461-fall-fun-for-ones-program-begins-september-18-at-landmark-preschool-1564583646

Fall Fun for Ones at Landmark Preschool

Registration is now open for Landmark Preschool’s dynamic and creative Fun for Ones program. 

In this first introduction to school, our youngest “students” learn together with a parent or caregiver about themselves and the world around them through exploration, play, music, and the arts. Held in one of our open, light-filled Ridgefield Academy preschool classrooms, this program offers parents and children a time for creative and stimulating play. Our friendly group setting encourages socialization. Each class centers on a different theme including colors, numbers, letters, animals and holidays to delight and engage children’s natural sense of wonder and innate curiosity. 

Come play with us! The fall session begins on September 18. Contact Julie Alzapeidi at 203.894.1800 x102 to receive a registration form.

For more information on the program and schedules at other Landmark Preschool campuses in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, please visit https://www.landmarkpreschool.org/fun-for-ones

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kerry@ducey.org (Andrea Grady) Places Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:23:00 -0400
Wilton Police Arrest Bridgeport Man for Breach of Peach and Threatening https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/publicsafety/49497-wilton-police-arrest-bridgeport-man-for-breach-of-peach-and-threatening49497-wilton-police-arrest-bridgeport-man-for-breach-of-peach-and-threatening https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/publicsafety/49497-wilton-police-arrest-bridgeport-man-for-breach-of-peach-and-threatening49497-wilton-police-arrest-bridgeport-man-for-breach-of-peach-and-threatening

Today, August 16 at 07:13 AM, Wilton Police received a 911 call regarding a “Road Rage” type incident.  The caller/victim reported that a vehicle struck the side mirror of his vehicle and continued on driving aggressively. 

The accused, Kirk Anderson of Bridgeport, eventually pulled over and approached the victim on foot holding his hand behind his back and stating he was going to shoot him.  The accused was taken into custody and no firearms were located. 

He was charged with Breach of Peace and Threatening in the First Degree. 

He was held on a $5,000 bond.  

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (Wilton Police) Public safety Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:14:47 -0400
Blood Drives Near Wilton, Urgent Need Before Summer Ends https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49496-blood-drives-near-wilton-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-156599100949496-blood-drives-near-wilton-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565991009 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/49496-blood-drives-near-wilton-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-156599100949496-blood-drives-near-wilton-urgent-need-before-summer-ends-1565991009

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this summer, blood and platelet donations aren’t keeping pace with patient needs. More donations are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for patient emergencies.

Make an appointment to donate blood now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 112 days.

With the help of a generous $1 million donation from Amazon, the Red Cross is thanking those who help overcome the shortage by coming to give through Aug. 29 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Wilton through August 31

Town Date Address
Weston 8/30/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Norfield Church, Norfield Road

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Red Cross) Events Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:37:57 -0400
Wilton Police Citizens' Police Academy Classes Begin September 12 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49494-wilton-police-citizens-police-academy-classes-begin-september-1249494-wilton-police-citizens-police-academy-classes-begin-september-12 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49494-wilton-police-citizens-police-academy-classes-begin-september-1249494-wilton-police-citizens-police-academy-classes-begin-september-12

Wilton Police Department will hold its Citizens' Police Academy each Thursday night for eight weeks beginning on September 12. Residents are invited to discover the world of law enforcement!

Classes will include:

  • Patrol Procedures
  • Detective Division
  • Specialty Units
  • Youth Crimes
  • Motor Vehicle Enforcement
  • Weapons

Space is limited. If interested, contact Kris Fager at 203-563-0259 or kris.fager@wiltonct.org

 

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Tarad@hamlethub.com (HH) Neighbors Thu, 15 Aug 2019 11:49:28 -0400
Many Connecticut Cities Ranked Highest for Number of Nonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/49492-many-connecticut-cities-ranked-highest-for-number-of-nonprofits-156582426749492-many-connecticut-cities-ranked-highest-for-number-of-nonprofits-1565824267 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/charities/49492-many-connecticut-cities-ranked-highest-for-number-of-nonprofits-156582426749492-many-connecticut-cities-ranked-highest-for-number-of-nonprofits-1565824267

Wilton and other nearby cities data can be seen on the chart below.

The Bridgeport Region ranks 20th for the US regions with the highest concentrations of nonprofit organizations according to Governing Magazine.  The Bridgeport metro area has a total of 1,391 nonprofits, which translates to 14.7 per 10,000 population.

The number of nonprofits in towns near Wilton are:

City # of Charities Value of Assets
Darien, CT 224 $538,642,219
Darlen, CT 1 $11,084,872
East Norwalk, CT 1 $108,667
Easton, CT 46 $12,314,814
Fairfield, CT 342 $2,947,055,634
Georgetown, CT 16 $5,607,875
Greens Farms, CT 11 $148,933,167
New Canaan, CT 235 $1,093,350,329
Noroton, CT 1 $7,042,063
Norwalk, CT 437 $1,194,597,542
Redding, CT 53 $27,009,469
Redding Ctr, CT 7 $26,277,526
Redding Ridge, CT 2 $123,877
Ridgefield, CT 202 $462,275,790
Rowayton, CT 22 $12,606,132
S Norwalk, CT 1
South Norwalk, CT 5 $25,145,008
Southport, CT 62 $82,160,995
West Redding, CT 6 $11,993,703
Weston, CT 93 $61,920,069
Westport, CT 314 $1,463,592,749
Wilton, CT 170 $4,853,979,403

The magazine studied all of the regions in the United States to try to determine why some regions have more charities than others, and they found some interesting results. "What we found was that the concentration of locally focused nonprofits doesn’t just vary from one part of the country to another -- it varies a lot. The top 10 metro areas on our list have more than twice the number of nonprofits per capita as all those in the bottom quarter."

Other regions in the top 20 according to Governor Magazine include:

Metro Area Nonprofits
Nonprofits Per 10k Pop
Barnstable Town, MA 517 24.2
Pittsfield, MA 286 22.6
Santa Fe, NM 285 19
Missoula, MT 219 18.4
Ithaca, NY 187 18.2
Springfield, IL 358 17.2
Trenton, NJ 634 17.1
Bismarck, ND 222 16.7
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 366 16.6
Madison, WI 1,094 16.6
Napa, CA 231 16.6
Boulder, CO 538 16.5
Duluth, MN-WI 447 16
Fairbanks, AK 157 15.9
Great Falls, MT 130 15.9
Glens Falls, NY 198 15.8
Jefferson City, MO 234 15.4
Portland-South Portland, ME 813 15.2
Anchorage, AK 595 14.9
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1,391 14.7

 

Other Connecticut regions on the list include:

  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford with 1,576 nonprofits
  • New Haven-Milford with 1,082 nonprofits
  • Norwich-New London with 318 nonprofits

The governing analysis is based on data published by The National Center for Charitable Statistics.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Scott Schmidt) Charities Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:30:00 -0400
Alex Wisdom of Wilton explores German video game industry https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49490-alex-wisdom-of-wilton-explores-german-video-game-industry49490-alex-wisdom-of-wilton-explores-german-video-game-industry https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/49490-alex-wisdom-of-wilton-explores-german-video-game-industry49490-alex-wisdom-of-wilton-explores-german-video-game-industry

Seven Rochester Institute of Technology students, including Alex Wisdom of Wilton, began their summer break in Germany, immersing themselves in a new culture and the biggest video game market in Europe.

The two-week trip through the German cities of Paderborn and Frankfurt was the culmination of a spring semester course that introduced students to game design and development in Germany. For the study abroad program, students participated in an extended game jam with German students, sat in on a class about artificial intelligence in the games industry and toured three game studios, including Nintendo of Europe. Read more here

 

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

For news, photos and videos, go to www.rit.edu/news.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:01:29 -0400