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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Stamford's Crashcode Believes Progress Starts With A Simple Line of Code

    Stamford's Crashcode Believes Progress Starts With A Simple Line of Code

    Creating a website is not rocket science. And it sure can make you more valuable as an employee. “There’s a perception that it’s hard,” said Michael McClure, a New Canaan native and founder and managing director of Stamford-based Crashcode, a nonprofit coding bootcamp looking to up the digital literacy quotient of Fairfield County. “When you write your first line of code, it opens up ...

  2. Norwalk High School Students Launch Petition Protesting GPA Calculation

    Norwalk High School Students Launch Petition Protesting GPA Calculation

    More than 455 people have signed the petition Request an Equitable GPA/Ranking System at Norwalk High School started by Norwalk High School Senior Chaz Bethel-Brescia as of Friday morning May 18. The point of it? To have the Norwalk Board of Education re-examine how grade point average (GPA) is calculated at Norwalk High School.A good GPA is something high school students strive for and ...

  3. New Canaan's Roger Sherman Inn Invites You To The Royal Wedding

    New Canaan's Roger Sherman Inn Invites You To The Royal Wedding

    Everyone loves a wedding. And if past TV viewership is any indication, Americans definitely love royal weddings. If your invitation to Saturday’s celebration of the marriage of Prince Harry and his American bride-to-be Meghan Markle got lost in the mail, New Canaan’s Roger Sherman Inn  has a unique viewing party in the works, featuring special guest Chris Ely, former Footman to Queen ...

  4. Remembering Moms, Babies They Grieve In Norwalk

    Remembering Moms, Babies They Grieve In Norwalk

    Do you have to stop identifying yourself as a mom if your child dies? No.“In 1997 I lost my son to SIDS,” said Alison Jacobson, CEO of New Canaan-based First Candle. “One year I had a baby and was celebrating Mother’s Day and the next year my son was gone. “Even though I was still a mom, people were hesitant to wish me Happy Mother’s Day because they didn’t want to upset me. Every ...

  5. New Post-Secondary Occupational School Opens In Downtown Stamford

    New Post-Secondary Occupational School Opens In Downtown Stamford

    Changing careers or training to find a new job just got a little easier if you're interested in starting in the healthcare field.More than 50 people gathered to celebrate the opening of a new post-secondary occupational school, the Northeast Medical Institute, in downtown Stamford on April 30.Former Stamford Health Medical Group member, Daniel Remiszewski, owner of the new school, was ...

  6. Paul Winter Brings Sounds Of Brazil To Westport To Benefit Bridgeport Kids

    Paul Winter Brings Sounds Of Brazil To Westport To Benefit Bridgeport Kids

    If you didn’t make it to Rio for Carnival this year, you can still catch the beat of Brazil with Grammy-winning saxophonist and band leader Paul Winter and his My Brazil quartet when they play in Westport at Voices Café on Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The concert is to benefit the Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) program which gives one-on-one musical instrument lessons and group ...

  7. Is It Art Or Is It Furniture? You Have Both With Trumbull's I.M. Smitten

    Is It Art Or Is It Furniture? You Have Both With Trumbull's I.M. Smitten

    Admit it, you’ve watched your share of home design shows. We've all learned that a key piece can serve as a focal point in a room and make all the difference in how a space looks and the feelings it conveys.Norwalk resident George Holley learned that lesson when he was trying to decorate  tiny bedrooms in a new summer home. The beds – let alone other furniture – barely fit, so he ...

  8. Fairfield County's Ranger Ready Insect Repellent Wants To Be On Every Shelf

    Fairfield County's Ranger Ready Insect Repellent Wants To Be On Every Shelf

    The makers of Ranger Ready insect repellent are sounding the alarm. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and gnats are more than annoyances.“The rules of the game have changed,” said Chris Fuentes, Norwalk resident and founder and CEO of startup Pic20 Group, LLC, maker of Norwalk-based Ranger Ready insect repellent, “we’ve gone from pesky mosquitoes at barbecues to tiny ticks that can ...

  9. Ridgefield HS Sophomore Takes Lead In National Student Walkout Day

    Ridgefield HS Sophomore Takes Lead In National Student Walkout Day

    This year, April 20th marks the 19th anniversary of the horrific shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that first truly brought school shootings to the national consciousness, and it’s also – for the first time – National School Walkout Day. At 10 a.m., students all over the United States will be walking out of class to protest governmental inaction in preventing gun ...

  10. Norwalk Now Promotes Norwalk With City Hunt

    Norwalk Now Promotes Norwalk With City Hunt

    We pay money to be locked in rooms with others to figure out how to escape; books with mystifying brainteaser plots rise to the top of the bestseller charts; and Sudoku remains as popular today as it was when it hit newspapers in the mid-2000s. We like our puzzles.Norwalk Now is counting on this for its first City Hunt through the city’s Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods on Saturday, ...

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