April 2014

Bracelets Raise Dementia Awareness, Funds for Alzheimer’s Association

04/30/14

Bracelets Raise Dementia Awareness, Funds for Alzheimer’s Association

The Pura Mente jewelry line, created by New Britain resident Rebecca Penarroya, raises awareness for dementia and money for the Alzheimer's Association.

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Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

04/22/14

Walk with the Animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Support of Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Connecticut's annual fundraiser Walk for Wishes raises money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

04/11/14

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

“I want people to read it, see that there’s hope. Nobody could tell us what things would look like in five or 10 years, we didn’t know anyone like this. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is hope,” Steven Yates said.

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Safe Staffing: Connecticut Nurses Lobby for Hospitals to Report Levels

04/10/14

Safe Staffing: Connecticut Nurses Lobby for Hospitals to Report Levels

A coalition of healthcare unions and others in Connecticut are worried about staffing levels in hospitals and lobbying for a bill that would implement a new state reporting requirement.

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Guilford Boy's Joke in UnitedHealthcare Foundation Book to Aid Families in Need

04/08/14

Guilford Boy's Joke in UnitedHealthcare Foundation Book to Aid Families in Need

So this guy goes to a dentist’s office and a reporter calls to talk to his 7-year-old son ... More on this in a moment. But first comes word that an insurance company’s foundation for children has put together a “Little Book — Big Laughs Joke Book” that goes on sale this week, with proceeds to be used to help fund child medical grants for local families in need. One of the 600 jokes, one-liners, knock-knock jokes and silly tongue-twisters in the book was provided by Colin Pompano, 7, of Guilford. Pompano’s father, Jay, who spoke with us by phone from his dentist’s waiting room the other day, said he works for UnitedHealthcare and found out about the book in a company email. “(It said) the the UnitedHealthcare...

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JoyRide Takes Cycling Workouts to the Next Level in Ridgefield

04/01/14

JoyRide Takes Cycling Workouts to the Next Level in Ridgefield

Amy Pal and Corey Londoner opened JoyRide Ridgefield in January, the town's first dedicated indoor cycling studio.

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