Since 2013, thousands of local residents have joined The Center for Family Justice for its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, a mile-long fundraising walk through downtown Fairfield to raise awareness about the impact sexual abuse and violence against women and girls has in the Continue reading “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Takes Another Virtual Turn”
The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit at its March 26 Virtual Jubilee Gala honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities.
Local Women from Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull, Monroe, and Stratford are making high-quality masks for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With COVID numbers rising again in Connecticut, the all-volunteer COVID Community Continue reading “Local COVID Community Response Team Has Made and Donated More Than 2,000 Masks”
Noreen Forde of Easton, an ovarian cancer survivor, is organizing a Holiday Poinsettias Plant Sale in Fairfield as a way of giving back to The Clearity Foundation, an organization that helped her through some difficult days. She wants to help other women with ovarian cancer have Continue reading “Premium Poinsettia Sale to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Support Group”
The Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks support in helping to restore the Mill River to its former beauty and improve fish habitat. Just 60 minutes from New York City, near Exit Continue reading “Trout Unlimited Seeks Support for Mill River Restoration Project”
Easton and Connecticut’s 4th U.S. Congressional District voted to return Jim Himes to Congress as U. S. representative for another seventh term. Himes defeated his Republican challenger, Jonathan Riddle, and Independent candidate, Brian Merlen, according to an Associated Press projection Continue reading “Himes Vows to ‘Restore Civility and Decency in our Daily Discourse’”
The CBIA and a dozen other organizations are calling for a $70 million state grant program to help small businesses struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. I fully support setting aside funds to assist our small businesses during the pandemic. In fact, I would argue we need Continue reading “Michelle McCabe Candidate Statement: The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses”
My career was launched by local agriculture. I learned where my food came from in 2007 when I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. It changed not only how I got my food but also my life’s calling. For the last 12 years, I have endeavored to find ways to strengthen our local Continue reading “Michelle McCabe Candidate Statement: Supporting Easton Farmers is Key to Our Resilience”
There once was a time in America, quite recently, when civility and acceptance was commonplace and empathy for the suffering was sympathetically expressed. Now, we have far too many people who outwardly disdain and distrust others for no justifiable reason other than they are different Continue reading “Tony Hwang Candidate Statement: Common Grace, Forgiveness and Kindness”
Like a legendary song, a well-written memoir has the ability to transport its audience back to a specific time and place, but with the added benefit of hindsight and reflection. Chris Frantz’s recent memoir, Remain In Love, does just that. It invites his audience to relive, reconnect Continue reading “Chris Frantz’s Eloquent Memoir: Remain In Love, Talking Heads-Tom Tom Club-Tina”