Hitting the barre: Pure Barre Greenwich challenges, transforms

Hitting the barre: Pure Barre Greenwich challenges, transforms

Those looking for a total body workout will certainly find it at a Pure Barre class, but that’s not all they’ll get. Just ask anyone who’s held a position just a few seconds longer than they thought they could. The small movements that comprise a Pure Barre class, a fusion...
Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

Griffin Hospital: Creating a happy, healthy community

For Griffin Hospital, it’s not just about providing care to those who need it, but working to keep people out of the hospital in the first place. The Valley hospital’s sixth annual 5K Walk/Run, to benefit the Center for Cancer Care is Saturday, Oct. 18, is just one way that...
The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival is Sept. 14; find a painting for your home

The Trumbull Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14, 10-4 p.m., on the Town Hall Green, 5866 Main Street. The festival is a multi-media event that includes juried fine artists and crafters, food, a children’s creative center, community groups and entertainment. Free admission. For more information, call Emily...
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A feel good story by going unplugged at dinner

A feel good story by going unplugged at dinner

Perhaps I’m dating myself, but do you remember family dinners of yesteryear? Often it was the only time when everyone was in the same room at the same time. Lively conversations ensued — no one was at a loss for words. Those who felt that others weren’t appreciating their thoughts thoroughly enough would raise their...
Are the children on the guest list  for your next get together?

Are the children on the guest list for your next get together?

Children do not often attend dinner parties. If they do, they might just be at a last-minute get together. “When my children were young there was nothing more cherished than our neighborhood get-togethers,” said Susan Glennon of Milford, of Susan’s House Family Home Daycare, licensed by the state. “Some were planned, some were impromptu, all...
Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Crosby Commons residents are given smiles

Residents from Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community at Wesley Village were treated to smile arrangements this summer as part of Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week. Each resident received a special arrangement in a yellow smile face mug to brighten their day. Shown here are Helen Musante (Crosby Commons), Bunnie Hovan (Hovan’s Flowers), Kathy Patavino and...
Green Building: Building my Passive House - Part 6

Green Building: Building my Passive House – Part 6

This is the sixth entry in a series of columns about the design and construction of my newly certified passive House. Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) offers a certification program for highly energy efficient homes and separate certification programs for home design and building professionals seeking to build them (www.phaus.org for more information). The passive...
Behind on your mortgage? Don’t just sit idly by

Behind on your mortgage? Don’t just sit idly by

You’re behind in your mortgage and you know it is going to happen very shortly. You don’t have any idea how you can pay it. You don’t even want to think about it. You try to put it out of your mind, but it just won’t go away. You don’t want to talk to anyone...
Pre-qualified vs. pre-approved — what’s the difference?

Pre-qualified vs. pre-approved — what’s the difference?

Buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming and the right mortgage can make all the difference when transforming your dream of homeownership into a reality. You may hear the terms “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification” as you prepare to buy a house, and although many people confuse them, these terms are not one in the...
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...
Events occurring Aug. 28 and beyond

Events occurring Aug. 28 and beyond

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall;...
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...
Events occurring Aug. 21 and beyond

Events occurring Aug. 21 and beyond

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; adm. $14/adults, $10/children 3-11 and seniors, free for children under 3; open daily 9 to 4; Carousel, daily 9-4; Peacock Cafe, daily 9-4; Gift Shop, daily 9:30-4; New World Tropics Building, daily 10:30-3:30; 203-394-6565, www.beardsleyzoo.org. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., behind the old Town Hall;...
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...