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Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Free nutrition course starts at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course, led by nutrition professional Samantha Heller. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a series of classes. Heller is the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, and a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist. The...
Participants needed to help cancer patients

Participants needed to help cancer patients

Area businesses and community groups are needed to take part The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. [wide] [/wide] The course winds through the streets of Derby and Ansonia near the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby, and draws runner and walkers from...
Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Next ‘Sandwiched’presentation helps with stress management

Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Sept. 3,  5:30–6:30 p.m. for its caregiver “Sandwiched” education series. The topic for this session is called “The Top 3 Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources and Stress Management.” Learn a easy language change to improve the emotions of you and the person for whom you care. Pamela...
DeLauro wants calorie counts on the menu

DeLauro wants calorie counts on the menu

  U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called on the Obama Administration to issue a final rule on menu labeling. DeLauro and Harkin were the chief sponsors of menu labeling legislation for nearly a decade, and authored the provision in the Affordable Care Act that is resulting in chain restaurants across the...
Safety first: Some tips to remember in your home

Safety first: Some tips to remember in your home

Summer is notorious for bringing a host of unexpected emergencies — from blackouts to floods and electrical storms. The problem: nine out of 10 people either panic or freeze during an emergency instead of taking effective action. To boot, the best plan of action is often counter-intuitive. To help you be part of that survival-ready...
Home briefs: Craft fairs, garden club and all about bees

Home briefs: Craft fairs, garden club and all about bees

Home briefs includes craft vendors, a garden club, arts vendor needed, the Snowflake Fair and all about bees. Craft vendors wanted Platt Technical High School seeks craft and food truck vendors for its annual fall festival and car cruise fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10-3 p.m. at 600 Orange Avenue, Milford. Vendor fee is $50, spaces...
So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

So, should you keep that pet off your furniture?

It’s doable, with a routine, boundaries and lots of fun

Pets often make wonderful additions to a household. Parents not only love pets because animals bring smiles to their children’s faces, but also because pets teach kids about responsibility. It’s about balance and choosing what’s right for you and your family. Some pets require more attention than others, so heads of a family should consider...
Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

Dog obedience classes from area nonprofit start in September

The Trap Falls Kennel Club will hold dog obedience training classes beginning in September. Both will start Thursday evening, Sept. 11, and will take place at 109 Old Mill Road, Shelton. A STAR puppy class runs for six weeks and costs $140. A Canine Good Citizen class runs for eight weeks, includes the test and...
Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Low vision support group meeting explores summer challenges

Do you or someone you know struggle with the difficulties of low vision? [wide] [/wide] Learn to See the World is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m. at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton. The meeting will be held in the library on the first...
Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Health Notes: Bereavement support, free hearing tests and more

Bereavement support Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? A 10-week program meets at St. Stephen’s Parish, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, Wednesdays, 4-5:30. Registration required: 203-268-6217. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care offers an ongoing bereavement support group every Friday, 10-11 a.m., VITAS Office, 99 Hawley Lane, suite 1204, Stratford. To register or for more...
Waiting and waiting to go home

Waiting and waiting to go home

“We just want to get home,” said Joe Mirmina, one of Storm Sandy’s victims. Mirmina and his wife, Ann-Marie, are two of many Milford shoreline residents still struggling through red tape to get the government money they’ve been promised to fix their storm-damaged houses and move back home. Their stories are complicatedly similar. The Mirminas...
New law eases flood insurance rates

New law eases flood insurance rates

When Fairfield real estate agent Marjorie Judge put her client’s James Street colonial up for sale last January, she didn’t realize that insurance rate hikes brought about by recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program would send buyers running scared. “It was a lovely little house, but people couldn’t afford the insurance,” said Judge....