St. Vincent’s customizes urgent and emergency care visits

St. Vincent’s customizes urgent and emergency care visits

Most of us anticipate a lengthy wait in the event we need to go to a walk-in or the emergency room. Now, with planMYcare.com, offered by St. Vincent’s Medical Center, you can eliminate the wait. planMYcare.com is an online, self-scheduling service recently launched by St. Vincent’s, for their emergency room...
Find and fight lung cancer in 2015

Find and fight lung cancer in 2015

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the country, but it can be treated effectively if those most susceptible are tested and take steps to decrease their risk. For more than a year, Griffin Hospital’s Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program has helped hundreds of individuals...
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Events occurring Jan. 8 and onward

Events occurring Jan. 8 and onward

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;...

Events occurring after Dec. 30

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;...
Bridgeport Hospital to offer screenings, support groups and classes

Bridgeport Hospital to offer screenings, support groups and classes

Bridgeport Hospital will offer the following classes, health lectures, screenings and support groups during the month of February. Blood pressure screenings The hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times: • Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Feb. 2, 9:30–11:30 a.m. • Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad Street,...
Eco-friendly gift ideas for ‘green’ giving

Eco-friendly gift ideas for ‘green’ giving

Giving eco-friendly gifts is now easier than ever before. As more and more people are conscious of reducing their impact on the planet, the demand for environmentally-conscious products and services has grown. Choosing earth-friendly gifts is not only generous, but gift-givers also can rest assured they’re doing their part to safeguard natural resources for future...

Contribute to charity… Even if your cash flow is low

Charitable giving is a noble gesture that can potentially benefit scores of people. But many people intent on giving must find ways to budget their charitable contributions so that donations do not negatively affect their personal finances. Although nonprofit organizations solicit donations throughout the year, never are such solicitations more prevalent than during the holiday...
Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Gift exchange dos and don’ts

Gift exchanges in the form of grab bags, auctions, swaps and other games make for fun additions to holiday festivities. They also can be a part of any family or friends gathering to add excitement and entertainment to the occasion. The following are a few do’s and don’ts to ensure participation in gift exchanges is...
Stuff your stockings with stocks

Stuff your stockings with stocks

What is a typical last-minute gift? An expensive shirt, a box of candy, a coffee mug, a picture frame? As you consider what to give your loved ones this holiday season, ask yourself, how useful are these gifts? Are they ultimately destined for a tag sale? How quickly will they lose their value? What can...
Give a gift with a message

Give a gift with a message

What female doesn’t like a piece of jewelry for Christmas? Not many. And jewelry with an inspirational message can be a special keepsake. Love Sees jewelry, created one year ago by Nancy Diehl, a Wilton resident and mom of two teenaged daughters, features sterling silver, delicate necklaces and bracelets engraved with various love phrases. “Love...
Time to stuff  those stockings!

Time to stuff those stockings!

With one week left until Christmas, it is time to scurry, scurry, scurry and tick those gift items off your list and turn to the stockings hung by the chimney with care. While it’s easy to hit the local CVS, Walgreens or mom-and-pop pharmacy and buy some small toiletry items and toys, playing cards, or...

Top new toys for boys: And hot updates to classics, too

Buying for boys this holiday season? There are two pieces of good news: 1) Industry experts have done the research on what’s hot for you, and 2) There is no single must-have-for-all hot toy. “It’s really what’s ‘hot’ for the child, about what the child is interested in,” said Adrienne Appell, a toy trends specialist...

Most affordable and expensive spots to buy a home in state released

Bridgeport, Fairfield make list

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC released its 2014 Home Listing Report, which ranks the affordability of 69 real estate markets in Connecticut. The Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report named Hartford the most affordable market in Connecticut, with an average listing price of $130,123, while Greenwich ranked as the most expensive market in the state, with...

Create an energy-efficient home for the holidays

’Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even...