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Reply All: Electronic and other alternative RSVP’s

Reply All: Electronic and other alternative RSVP’s

“The favour of a reply is requested.” RSVP card traditionalists know and love this wording, but it’s certainly not written in stone. In some cases, it’s not even written on paper. “Almost every one of our couples” shares details on their relationship, the bridal party and wedding day specifics via a wedding website, said wedding...

Auditions for Conn. Chamber Choir

Conn. Chamber Choir will audition experienced choral singers in all voice parts by appointment on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 10 and 24. Rehearsals are held in Trumbull. Performances are Jan. 12, 2014, Sublime: works by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Fauré for chorus, organ and strings; May 4, 2014, American Made: Recent works by American composers...
Cosmetic company looks to ‘erase bullying’

Cosmetic company looks to ‘erase bullying’

It’s time to go back to school, but for some students it can be a stressful time of year due to bullying. The harsh words and actions of others affect millions of students each year. In light of this, LUSH Cosmetics is working to “erase bullying” with an interactive art installation displayed in the windows...
Backpack safety can prevent serious injuries

Backpack safety can prevent serious injuries

Trips and falls on the playground may account for the majority of injuries that send school children to the nurse’s office. But backpacks cause their fair share of injuries as well. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates there are more than 7,300 backpack-related injuries per year. Children routinely carry more than the recommended weight...
Career in reach with new manufacturing program

Career in reach with new manufacturing program

For 62-year-old Harry Nomack of Stratford, Housatonic Community College’s new Advanced Manufacturing Program looks like the answer to a career dream. When his wife became ill, Nomack gave up his lifelong information technology career for a string of part-time jobs that would allow him to spend more time with her. When she died two years...
Celebrations in School: Keeping the cupcakes home

Celebrations in School: Keeping the cupcakes home

Bans on birthday cupcakes — and any other homemade treat. Candy-free Halloween parties. Permission slips sent home about every single outside food considered for a special day. It’s not just your school creating policies like these. The Connecticut State Department of Education’s school nutrition standards states that school districts should limit celebrations involving food during...
School supplies wanted to help kids in need

School supplies wanted to help kids in need

Students who don’t have the needed items for going back to school can have a lower confidence level and lack self esteem, according to Meral Prewitt of the Adopt A Social Worker Program, and that’s why donating school items are important action. Book bags and back-to-school supplies are being collected in downtown Shelton for children...

Co-educational, urban high school — A profile of Kolbe Cathedral

Kolbe Cathedral High School is a Catholic co-educational, four-year urban high school established by the Diocese of Bridgeport dedicated to serving a diverse, multicultural population. It currently has about 325 students who are enrolled. Kolbe Cathedral High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Connecticut Department...

Preschool helps children with self-esteem and self-confidence

Pumpkin Preschool Early Learning Centers offer progressive preschool programs in a creative, innovative environment, so each child may maximize their potential growth and development. The centers provide an atmosphere to promote optimal physical, social, emotional and cognitive development for the whole child. They help build each child’s self-esteem and self-confidence with teacher interaction, gentle guidance...
Little White House School teaches self-esteem for more than 40 years

Little White House School teaches self-esteem for more than 40 years

The Little White House Learning Center provides its children an education, socialization and other development. The 40-year-old business cares for kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old. “We cater to working families,” said Judy Drapp, the center’s director. From infants to those ready for kindergarten, the Little White House helps enrich children’s lives. During...

Getting ready to buy new school clothes? Tax free week may help

Tax Free Week in Connecticut runs from Sunday, Aug. 19, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Connecticut residents will not incur sales taxes for purchases of clothing and footwear under $300. Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under...

Going back to school: Reunions planned in the area

Milford High class of ‘67 reunion MHS class of 1967 45th reunion will be Saturday, Sept 29, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Aldario’s Restaurant, 240 Naugatuck Ave., Milford. Cost, at $35, includes appetizers and a buffet luncheon. A cash bar will be available. Check or money orders are payable to “MHS Class of 1967”...