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  • Small business owner wants to make a splash – and keep us cool

    Small business owner wants to make a splash – and keep us cool

    Forever Sweet Bakery is giving away a free bottles of water (no purchase required) to anyone who enters the shop  until summer’s end.  According to a news release, the bakery has given out over 200 bottles during the first ten days of this promotion.  Proprietor SKY Mercede said “We are just trying to keep people…

  • Norwalk seeks a poet laureate. Is it you?

    Are you a Norwalk resident who is qualified to become the city’s next poet laureate?  Would you like to present your poems at schools, libraries, community colleges, local writing groups, public readings and online venues?  Apply for this coveted two-year position by filling out the form at Poet Laureate 2024 Application.pdf.  Submission deadline is Friday Aug. 2 at…

  • Chamber of Commerce appoints new president

    Chamber of Commerce appoints new president

    The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce has appointed Shannon O’Toole-Giandurco its new president. Currently serving as the Chamber’s membership director, she’ll replace resigning president Brian Griffin on Friday, August 2. According to a news release, O’Toole-Giandurco “brings experience in business development and a strong commitment to Norwalk’s vibrant community. Her leadership is expected to build…

  • Sea Monsters 4-D now showing at Maritime Aquarium’s 4D theater

    Sea Monsters 4-D now showing at Maritime Aquarium’s 4D theater

    “Eat or be eaten!” is the watchword for a strange prehistoric sea creature struggling to survive amidst oceanic peril in Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure, now playing at the Maritime Aquarium’s 4D Theater.  The 12-minute National Geographic/SimEx-Iwerks production’s photorealistic animation yields a breathtaking view of extinct aquatic species and their habitat. Also, the amphibian coming-of-age saga Turtle…

  • 46th Oysterfest entertainment lineup includes a special treat for “Swifties”

    46th Oysterfest entertainment lineup includes a special treat for “Swifties”

    The 46th annual Norwalk Oyster Festival is planned for Friday Sep. 6, Saturday Sep. 7, and Sunday Sep. 8 at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 42 Seaview Avenue.  According to a news release, you can get tickets now at https://www.seaport.org/, or buy them at the gate. Here’s the lineup of exciting musical acts scheduled to perform…

  • Norwalk Hospital’s psychiatric outreach program wins community service award

    Norwalk Hospital’s psychiatric outreach program wins community service award

    Norwalk Hospital’s Community Psychiatric Outreach Program has received the 2024 Connecticut Hospital Community Service Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) at the annual CHA meeting.  Under the Outreach Program, third-year psychiatry residents venture out and engage at-risk citizens on the streets, in shelters or homes, and in local…

  • Photo: Norwalk girls 8U softball team wins Babe Ruth State Championship

    Photo: Norwalk girls 8U softball team wins Babe Ruth State Championship

    The Norwalk Crush 8U softball team won the Babe Ruth State Championship on Sunday in Stamford.  It is the first state championship for a Norwalk youth travel softball program in its history, according to Shannon O’Toole Giandurco, who submitted a photo of the championship team. The girls went 4-1 in the double elimination tournament and beat the 3-time defending…

  • CT Association of Public Health Nurses selects Norwalk nurse in its first-ever Nurse of the Year award

    CT Association of Public Health Nurses selects Norwalk nurse in its first-ever Nurse of the Year award

    Darleen Hoffler, Norwalk Health Department Clinical Services Supervisor, has been named Connecticut Public Health Nurse of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses.  She is the first recipient of what will become an annual award recognizing excellence in public health practice, innovative initiatives, leadership and advocacy, health equity, evidence-based practice, community engagement,…

  • Free refreshments and some laundry love tonight

    Free refreshments and some laundry love tonight

    The public is invited to enjoy free refreshments while learning about a worthy cause tonight Wednesday June 26 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. when 1920 Bar and Bistro, located at 2 Wilton Avenue in Norwalk, hosts Laundry Love’s no-charge event “Love, Dignity and Detergent.”  A news release promises light refreshments including wine and beer, plus live music…

  • South Norwalk Library’s makeover goes public today

    South Norwalk Library’s makeover goes public today

    Mayor Rilling will unveil the South Norwalk Library’s newly renovated first floor today from 11 a.m. until noon, at 10 Washington Street in SoNo.  Accompanying the Mayor will be Norwalk Library Board Chair Moina Noor and Norwalk Library Director Sherelle Harris.   Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the library’s upgrade includes enhanced lighting, new furniture…

  • Dog-tag deadline: Your beagle must be legal by July 1st

    Dog-tag deadline: Your beagle must be legal by July 1st

    Norwalk dog licenses are now due for renewal. All dog licenses must be re-registered for 2024, and any currently unlicensed dogs or new dogs over six months old must also be registered.  Failure to comply could result in a $75 fine, per Connecticut State Statute 22-349.   According to a press release, currently registered dog owners will…

  • Maritime Aquarium’s Polly, a popular harbor seal, passes away at 37

    Maritime Aquarium’s Polly, a popular harbor seal, passes away at 37

    Polly, a harbor seal at the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, passed away last week at age 37, exceeding the 25-year average life expectancy for harbor seals under human care. Born at Mystic Aquarium, Polly moved to Maritime Aquarium in 1990. She bore a distinctive heart-shaped birthmark on her chest and was said to be sassy and curious.    …

  • “Bulls of Wall Street” exhibit awarded $24k grant for Lockwood-Mathews 2025 reopening

    “Bulls of Wall Street” exhibit awarded $24k grant for Lockwood-Mathews 2025 reopening

    Curator Alexander Dubois’ new exhibition, Bulls of Wall Street: High Finance, Power, and Social Change in Victorian America, which will coincide with the May 2025 reopening of the renovated Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, has received a $24,500 Connecticut Humanities Implementation Grant.  Dubois’ presentation focuses on nineteenth century New York Stock Exchange Treasurer LeGrand Lockwood, the wealthy…

  • Lamont visits Norwalk to tout state redevelopment grants

    Lamont visits Norwalk to tout state redevelopment grants

    On Friday morning, Governor Ned Lamont held a news conference in Norwalk to announce the release of a state grant that will be used for the demolition of existing structures and remediation of land in Norwalk, which will aid in the development of new low-income housing units in the city. It is one of nearly two dozen…

  • Public workshops on Charter Revision kick off tonight

    Public workshops on Charter Revision kick off tonight

    Norwalk’s City Charter, which was rewritten and approved last November after a century of stagnation, will be discussed at three upcoming public workshops, the first of which is today, Wednesday June 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.  Zoom # is 646 558 8656, webinar…

  • Music Theatre of Connecticut launches summer cabaret series

    Music Theatre of Connecticut launches summer cabaret series

    Broadway star vocalist Frank Mastrone’s The Music of My Life  will launch Music Theatre of Connecticut’s “Hot Summer Nights” cabaret series on Saturday June 22 at 8 p.m.  Accompanied by pianist/musical director Frank Spitznagel, Mastrone will offer signature interpretations of songs “from Pippin to Phantom, the Beatles to Adele, to ’Old Blue Eyes.’” An original Phantom of the Opera Broadway cast member, Mastrone’s…