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March 4, 2021 4 min
Christine Gaumond Assistant Director of the Financial Opportunity Center, The Village for Families & Children
Free tax preparation is available to households through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. VITA sites offer free tax services from mid-January through mid-April to individuals who qualify.

Free Tax Preparation through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR VITA: The VITA program is fo...
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Special Olympics Connecticut proudly announces that Jennifer LaCapra has been named 2020 Special Olympics North America Outstanding Unified Champion Schools Coach. LaCapra, of Woodbury, is a wellness teacher and coach of the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program at Oxford High School (in Oxford, Connecticut). Special Olympics Unified Sports brings individuals with and without intellectual disabilities together on the team to pla...
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The 130-acre woodland, called Better Place Forests Litchfield Hills, is located in Falls Village in Litchfield County, a remote area in the northwest corner of the state.
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Connecticut State Police Sergeant Christine Jeltema will join us on March 8th as a speaker for our iHeartWomen, Pretty Tough livestream.

This special event is in honor of International Women’s Day and will feature inspirational conversation with fearless women from across Connecticut!
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March 3, 2021 7 min
Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker

Serving students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8

440 Broadview Terrace Hartford, CT 06106

www.environmentalsciencesmagnet.org
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D-19 has also proven to be especially dangerous to those already living with chronic lung disease, which today affects over 35 million Americans.

o Here in Connecticut alone, according to last year’s State of the Air report, there are more than 70,000 kids with pediatric asthma, and nearly 300,000 adults with asthma. Plus another 153,000 with COPD, and 2,116 with Lung Cancer.

o These events event shines the spot light on lung disease...
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In 2008 Laurie and Amy were on their way to see Melissa
Etheridge in Lowell, MA. During this drive they were both at their
wits end with their respective jobs, neither very happy. This led to
the discussion, “WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH OUR LIVES?”
Within an hour, they came up with the name, bakery, logo and
business plan. Leaps & Bones, LLC was born!
Important to note, between 2008 to 2014 they made their love
legal and were united in a c...
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This Sunday Community Access presents a special Get the Facts on the Vax program on all CT iHeartRadio stations.

We'll tackle questions, comments, and concerns about getting vaccinated for covid-19:

•The expanded roll-out of age groups
•Racial disparities and trepidation of getting vaccinated
•Concern of meeting the need for vaccines
•Educators getting vaccinated
•Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the vaccine
•Vaccine sites and appointmen...
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February 23, 2021 8 min
Governor Lamont & Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona appointed 2021 Teacher of the Year: Rochelle Brown, a kindergarten teacher at Poquonock School in Windsor.
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Dr Manisha Juthani Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Yale School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases specialist at Yale Medicine
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February 22, 2021 10 min
Oak Hill’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness Center is open for in-person fitness sessions via reservation in our new location at 33 Coventry in Hartford. Oak Hill’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness Center has gone virtual! Our trainers can now come to you live- right in the comfort of your own home; virtually coaching you through your custom exercise plan.

The highly trained staff at Oak Hill’s Adaptive Sports & Fitness Center will pr...
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Keith Grant Hartford HealthCare Senior System Director for Infection Prevention. The vaccine roll-out in Connecticut.
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February 16, 2021 18 min
Robert Friend, Million Mask Challenge Tour [Take 2], Rotary Project Coordinator
Mary Shackleton, District Governor, Rotary District 7230 (New York City, Westchester, and Staten Island
Diane Arneth, Assistant Governor District 7230 & Executive Director, Community Health Action of Staten Island
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February 16, 2021 21 min
Adrianna began decorating cupcakes in high school in an attempt to attract more students to her cheerleading squad and art club’s bake sale tables. At age 18, Adrianna had a dream one night that she walked up to a bake shop. On the windows of this bake shop was a bright smiling sun holding a cupcake and the door read Good Morning Cupcake across it. From that moment, Adrianna knew that this dream was special, that it was a sign of w...
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Reading is essential for student success, but too many children don’t have their own books or parents who read to them, and many minority students don't see themselves depicted in lessons or books. CEF’s Virtual Video Puppet Program combines the importance of reading with a fun, exciting way--through the eyes of two puppet characters from a book about diversity, unity, and inclusion-- to help instill a love of reading in childr...
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Interview with Soffer Farms A Big Y Love For Local Vendor of the Month
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Chrysalis Center’s Empty Bowls – virtual event Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM (Snow date: March 25, 2021) Overview/Talking Points:

· Theme this year: “Come Together to End Hunger”

· “Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.

· Chrysalis Center supports this initiative by bringing awareness to the critical issue of hunger facing our neighbors throu...
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Weekly Update with Senator Blumenthal 2.16.21
Stimulus update, when can Connecticut residents expect it and how much?
Vaccine rollout, not enough to meet the demand and ca new meet "herd immunity" expectations?
Hospitality Industry update from banquet facilities, caterer's, halls, restaurants and more.
New business models in CT? How are businesses changing the way they operate from renting, leasing to virtual and how it eff...
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Robert partnered with his first Fidelco guide dog, “Zoe”, in 2017. He and his wife, Susan, an interior designer, live in New Jersey. The Heidenbergs have two adult daughters—Jessica, an orthopedic surgeon, and Jenna, a real estate broker. Robert has an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced law in New York City prior to becoming involved in real estate ventures.

Robert founded Heidenberg Prope...
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Nutmeg Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Vision: All children achieve success in life.

Mission: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability: By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confi...
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