'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

04/17/14

'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

"DamNation," a documentary film by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, won top prize at the 2014 Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

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Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

04/14/14

Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

Pathways to College at James Hillhouse High School is one of four programs that will benefit from every sale of Oprah Winfrey’s new product, Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. The tea will hit the shelves at Teavana and Starbucks locations April 29.

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Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

04/02/14

Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

To borrow from the old E.F. Hutton commercial, when Gretchen Silverman speaks, the girls' hockey team at The Taft School in Watertown listens.

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Connecticut Arts Education Stars at 'Arts for Learning' Spring Showcase

03/26/14

Connecticut Arts Education Stars at 'Arts for Learning' Spring Showcase

The Arts for Learning Connecticut Spring Showcase will include a diverse array of educational artists, and give educators an opportunity to book programs for their students.

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Connecticut Student (and Her Dog) Behind Bill on Heartworm Prevention

03/18/14

Connecticut Student (and Her Dog) Behind Bill on Heartworm Prevention

Remember that cool Schoolhouse Rocks version of “How a Bill Becomes a Law”? Annie Blumenfeld, a 15-year-old student at Fairfield Warde High School is living the Connecticut legislative process as she puts the “bark” behind a bill that would “bite” into an issue too many dog owners aren’t making the grade on—heartworm disease protection. It’s all because of Teddy (below), a shaggy otterhound mix that Blumenfeld and her family adopted three years ago this month from Houston, Tex., in a long-distance transaction. Working with State Rep. Tony Hwang, a Republican who represents Fairfield and Trumbull in the 134th District, Blumenfeld is the force behind House Bill 5422, An Act Concerning Awareness of Heartworm Disease and...

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