As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates to the residents of Connecticut as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020: More
Boys & Girls Village’s board of directors has elected Kimberly Shaunesey, Ph.D., the organization’s president, to the position of chief executive officer and president, effective January 1, 2020. More Jan 2, 2020 - 8:37:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) proudly announced today the appointment of Dr. Ellen Russell Beatty to its Board of Directors. This addition brings the total number of BGV Board members to thirteen. More Dec 19, 2019 - 1:10:00 AM
The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on January 25 as part of a fifty-state coast to coast tour. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Palace Theater’s Box Office, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, on-line at palacetheaterct.org or by calling 203.346.2000. More Dec 12, 2019 - 12:10:55 AM
A crowd of nearly 300 students, family members, guardians and supporters gathered together yesterday in the gymnasium and cafeteria at Charles F. Hayden School in Milford, CT for the annual schoolwide Thanksgiving lunch. More Nov 28, 2019 - 10:36:55 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) recently received $31,000 from the Werth Family Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the organization’s upcoming Life Skills and Vocational Training Center, which will provide programs to help at-risk youth develop the life, financial and job skills they need to become economically self-sufficient as they become adults. More Nov 11, 2019 - 10:14:58 AM
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day. More Nov 9, 2019 - 9:57:58 PM
Personal caregivers for the elderly or people with special needs provide an invaluable service. Many times, family members take on this critical role at the expense of their own financial and physical wellbeing. During National Family Caregivers Month in November, Assisted Living Services, Inc. is paying tribute to all caregivers by offering them resources that ensure they remain empowered, energized and enthusiastic. More Nov 1, 2019 - 6:02:14 PM
Murphy Highlights New Haven Innovator Bioxcel Therapeutics As “Murphy’s Innovator Of The Month” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that BioXcel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been named “Innovator of the Month.” The company employs 25 people at their headquarters in New Haven and utilizes a unique artificial intelligence (AI) that draws from machine learning and big data analytics along with expertise and intuition of human experience in drug development. More Sep 30, 2019 - 5:58:03 AM
Waterbury's Palace Theater history class - registration now open for fall class Join Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy for a fascinating five-week class September 3 – October 1 10:15 – 11:45 am, exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes a detailed tour of the theater including backstage, dressing rooms, and the flyway over the stage. More Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:58 AM
After receiving rave reviews for her outstanding work and reliability, Linda Papaspliliotopulus of Meriden was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for April. The homecare agency surprised the hourly homemaker with the prestigious honor at the home of client Christine Karash and her husband Neil Karash on May 24, 2019. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award includes a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit. More Jun 4, 2019 - 5:12:16 AM
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) hosted their annual foster and adoptive parent appreciation dinner on Friday, May 10th at Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT to honor the dedication and commitment made by the 88 families in attendance. More May 20, 2019 - 3:29:56 AM
The trailblazing tech center created by Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. of Meriden and area partners was honored with the 6th Special Achievement in Innovation Award by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to the collaboration of MidState ARC, Assisted Living Technologies (ALT) and NESIT Makerspace for the Technology Training Center of CT at the Chamber’s123rd Annual Meeting on April 11, 2019 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. More May 14, 2019 - 5:26:21 AM
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Norwalk, CT - It’s time again to polish the mirror ball and sweep the dance floor in preparation for ElderHouse’s annual fundraising event, Dancing with the Stars. Eight local business leaders put their dance shoes on at the kickoff event on January 7, 2020 at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Norwalk where the star lineup was announced. Paired with professional dance instructors from Fred Astaire, lessons will begin in preparation for the dance competition being held Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, CT.
Widely considered one of the most successful benefit events in Fairfield County, the much-anticipated gala showcases eight Fairfield County business leaders, who will each dance with an award-winning professional from Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The star dancers donate their time learning choreography, practicing routines, honing their newfound skills to perfection, and competing in this very exciting and impressive dance competition. Star dancers will be competing for coveted top awards including: Best Male and Female Performances, chosen by an esteemed panel of judges; People’s Choice voted by attendees for their favorite star dancers; and Best Friend to ElderHouse for the best fundraising efforts.
The notable ‘star’ dance lineup for 2020 includes Lisa Bancroft, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Fairfield County Bank, Bill Evans, Owner,
DWTS Group Kickoff (contributed photo)
William Evans Painting Company, Rhodie Lorenz, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, JoyRide Cycling Studio, Joe Marotta, Commercial Division Manager, Everest Marble, Lynley Middleberg, Brokerage Manager, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Lauren Murphy, Vice President, Marsh | QSG International, Vinny Scicchitano, Owner, Accurate Auto Repair, and Andrew Starks, Private Wealth Analyst, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
“We are incredibly grateful to have these eight volunteer dancers whose time, energy, and enthusiasm for ElderHouse will undoubtedly make this year’s event another huge success,” said Denise Cesareo, executive director at ElderHouse, the Norwalk, CT-based nonprofit adult day center. “Thanks to our seven-year partnership with Martin and Gina Goethche, owners of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Norwalk, we have created a remarkable fundraising event enjoyed by all who have attended, which raises important funds to support programs at ElderHouse.”
Fred Asaire Dancers (contributed photo)
Dancing with the Stars Gala Benefit is ElderHouse’s largest annual fundraising event, and brings in significant and vital support, which helps to sustain its award-winning program of adult care, socialization, and recreational activities to a senior population living with aging diseases. Funds are raised through ticket sales, pledges, onsite voting, live auction, and a paddle raise. At this annual Dancing with the Stars fundraising event, business community leaders generously join with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in a commitment to raise funds and awareness for this highly valuable Fairfield County eldercare resource.
For more information on how you can donate, make a pledge to your favorite dancer, or to purchase event tickets, please contact ElderHouse at 203-847-1998 or visit: www.elderhouse.org/events.