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  • Starts today! Norwalk Conservatory production of “Cabaret”

    Starts today! Norwalk Conservatory production of “Cabaret”

    The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts offers up its production of Cabaret starting today, Wednesday April 17, through Saturday April 20 at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street #3, Bridgeport. According to a news release, Conservatory principals Daniel Loftus George and Ricky Loftus George are director and choreographer respectively. Musical director is Fredrick Feeney.…

  • New pastor to be installed this Sunday at UCC Rowayton

    New pastor to be installed this Sunday at UCC Rowayton

    Rev. Sal Sapienza, unanimously picked as United Church of Rowayton’s next settled pastor, will be installed by the Fairfield West Association on Sunday April 21 at 2 p.m. As the third settled pastor in the Church’s 76-year history, he succeeds Rev. John Livingston who retired in 2022. Sapienza, a New York City native, spent the…

  • Norwalk High School Celebrity Dinner honors Calvin Murphy and championship basketball team

    Norwalk High School Celebrity Dinner honors Calvin Murphy and championship basketball team

    You can help support Norwalk High School athletics while honoring legendary NBA superstar Calvin Murphy and his teammates from the 1966 Connecticut State Championship NHS boys basketball team at the upcoming Norwalk High School Celebrity Dinner. It’s planned for 6 p.m. on Saturday May 4 at American Legion Hall, 60 County Street, Norwalk. You’ll be…

  • You can dump that old mattress this Saturday

    You can dump that old mattress this Saturday

    Norwalk residents can dispose of unwanted mattresses and box springs that are dry and intact this Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Norwalk Public Works Center, according to a press release. Residents may bring mattresses to the Center at 15 South Smith Street, and park in the gas pumps area to dispose…

  • Unveiling Fairfield County’s Gilded Age

    Unveiling Fairfield County’s Gilded Age

    Fairfield Museum and History Center’s Money Talks: The Gilded Age in Fairfield  rolls back the curtain on the wealthy vacationers, innovative businessmen, immigrant laborers and local benefactors who populated 19th century coastal Fairfield County amid growing public needs.   The exhibit will be the centerpiece of  Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Gilded Age Tea at Fairfield Museum on Sunday, May 19  from…

  • INTEMPO’s Angie Durrell Heads to Harvard

    INTEMPO’s Angie Durrell Heads to Harvard

    Angelica “Angie”  Durrell will leave INTEMPO, the Stamford-based music education institution she founded and has presided over as CEO since 2011, for a position at Harvard University.   INTEMPO is said  to have served over 700 students ages 4 to 17 at 10 partner sites in Norwalk and Stamford. It focuses on youngsters predominantly from immigrant…

  • Maritime Aquarium’s ‘gold standard’ rating

    Maritime Aquarium’s ‘gold standard’ rating

    The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk recently became one of 236 institutions in 13 countries  that are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), an authoritative nonprofit organization founded in 1924.   According to a news release, “an independent team of zoological professionals,”  inspecting the Aquarium over a period of days, scrutinized all aspects of…

  • Norwalk Library’s menu for children and teens

    Norwalk Library’s menu for children and teens

    Norwalk Public Library’s entrance on Belden Avenue

  • A chance to check out mindfulness

    A chance to check out mindfulness

    Learn how mindfulness can improve emotional and physical health at Norwalk ACTS’ free “March Social Emotional Health and Out of School Time Initiative Session” on Thursday March 28 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Family & Children’s Agency, 66 Bayview Avenue, South Norwalk. Snacks and beverages will be provided, according to a press release. The website of…

  • Raising a Toast (and Funding) for Sheffield Island Lighthouse

    Raising a Toast (and Funding) for Sheffield Island Lighthouse

    A fundraiser for maintenance of Norwalk’s iconic Sheffield Island Lighthouse is planned by Lighthouse proprietors the Seaport Association for Monday April 15 from 6 until 8 p.m.    It’s at SpaceCat Brewery, 57 Chestnut Street in South Norwalk.  SpaceCat’s signature small-batch brews and hard cider will by complemented by appetizers from Chef Clyde Ripka’s Beach Café.  …

  • A Cabaret to Support Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project

    A Cabaret to Support Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project

    A cast of exceptional local singers join forces this Sunday evening, March 24, to perform in a cabaret benefiting the Norwalk Sister City Project in Nagarote, Nicaragua. Headlining the show is Norwalk’s own Robin de Jesús, winner of three Tony Award nominations on Broadway for his performances in The Boys in the Band, In the…

  • Norwalk Public Library throws  housewarming party for its fish

    Norwalk Public Library throws housewarming party for its fish

    A year ago, John DiDomizio, center, looked on as Randy Jahier introduced the new aquarium.

  • Cultural Crossover: Colombian vibes from 150 young musicians

    More than 150 young musicians will take the stage at the Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, at 7 p.m. this Saturday March 23 when Norwalk Youth Symphony members team up with performers from Stamford-based music education program Intempo and electronic fusion band Kaloa to present Intempo’s annual Cultural Crossover Concert.  Intempo teaches youngsters “predominantly…

  • Protest Planned Against War in Gaza

    A rally calling for an end to U.S. support for Israel in its war aginst Hamas is planned for this Sunday March 24 from 1 until 3 p.m. on the Norwalk Green, located at 6 Park Street. The event’s sponsor, international anti-war organization World Beyond War, cites displacement of  “almost the entire population of 2.3 million…

  • Stew Leonard’s Apple Crisp is recalled

    Stew Leonard’s Apple Crisp is recalled

    Another voluntary bakery product recall at Stew Leonard’s is in effect.   Two items sold in the bakery department at all seven Stew’s stores between August 28, 2023  and March 8, 2024 could cause you to suffer “a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction” if you’re allergic or severely sensitive to milk or eggs.  That’s according to a news…

  • Broadway star Robin de Jesus comes home to Norwalk

    Broadway star Robin de Jesus comes home to Norwalk

    Broadway star Robin de Jesús will present a personal musical memoire in his cabaret show Getting Started  at 8 p.m. on Saturday March 23  at Music Theater of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk.  A native Norwalker, de Jesus received Tony Award nominations for his performances in The Boys in the Band, In the Heights, and La Cage Aux Folles. …