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September/October: Table of Contents


Their Futures Look Bright
Meet some amazing Stamford teens, lending helping hands and reaching new heights in class, on the field and on stage.
by Beth Cooney

Closing the Achievement Gap
The education reform bill has got everyone talking. But how will it really affect your kids?
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser

An Enduring Legacy
Education advocate Rachel Robinson on life in Stamford and her work at the Jackie Robinson Foundation since its birth forty years ago
by Carol Leonetti Dannhauser


From the Editor

Town Talk
Stamford Toys expands to books, a new home for the Wildlife Center, our roundup of some yummy burgers, plus some downtown scoop

Up Close
Portrait of an Artist; Old Town Hall Museum reopens with a show of works by the late Lora Eberly Ballou
by Ana Rocha
Fab Finds
From Funky to Formal Accessories for Fall
by Carisha Swanson

On the Scene
AmeriCares, Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Domus, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Mill River Collaborative, Multiple Sclerosis Society, RMS Companies, Dollars for Scholars, Stamford Downtown, Stamford Hospital Foundation, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Volunteer Center of SW Connecticut

In Good Taste
Bar Q
by Valerie Foster

Bordering Bites: Elm
    by kate hogan

Bordering Bites: Darien         Social
    by jeanne craig


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Stamford Agenda

  • Family Fun at Advent Worskhop


    Join in the fun at the Round Hill Community Church’s annual Advent Workshop on Sunday, November 29 at 4pm.  Families and friends gather at the...

  • Daniel Nault; Performing Live at Table 104


    Daniel Nault- Musical Performer Acoustic Singer  Table104  203-388-8898

  • Paper Space Exhibition at The Lionheart Gallery


    Contact:          Cindy Clarke                         203.613.9163   For Immediate Release   Fairfield...

  • Swimming Activities At The JCC


    Swim School at the J Mondays, Wednesdays or Sundays, September 9 – December 23, 2015 Grades K – 5. Where young children get a...

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use


    January 2 - December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate...

  • A Billion Bricks: LEGO® Galactic Travels


    November 23, 2015 - February 7, 2016, Mon.- Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pmThe amazing LEGO® universe returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature...

  • New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals


    October 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016 New Exhibition. Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor...

  • Sunday Explorers


    Sundays, November 1 - 29, Noon - 4 pm Our popular Sunday drop-in program returns for November. Join us for crafts, hikes, and animal meet & greets...

  • Leo Fuchs: Photography from Hollywood's Golden Age


    KMR Arts: Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Showcases Established and Emerging Photographers “Leo Fuchs photography exhibited at Trovare...

  • Sara Walker Nursery School registration is in full swing!


    Community. Caring. Respect. The JCC Sara Walker Nursery School offers preschool programs for children ages 2 to 4 and pre-K, with flexible...

  • Retired Men’s Club


    Mondays, Oct 12 – Dec. 28, 10am – 1pm Do you enjoy stimulating discussions about politics or finance, or just getting together and sharing the...

  • Blood Pressure Screening


    1st Tuesday of the month, Nov. 3, Dec. 1  9:45 – 11:15 am No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered nurse. Compliments of...

  • #RaisingTodaysKids- Lecture by Josh Levs


    Lectures for parents and educators of children birth-10 years, focusing on the issues encountered while raising children in today’s world. Join...

  • Terrific Tots!


    Wednesdays, Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 9 am – 12 pm 15 – 22 months. Introduce your toddler to his or her first “drop-off” class experience....



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Wonderful Ones


    Thursdays, Nov 12 – Dec. 17, 9:15 – 10:15 am 1 – 2 years. Join us for this Mommy/Daddy and Me Class led by Sandi Waldstreicher, JCC Sara...

  • Neshama Yoga


    Fridays, Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (no class on Nov. 27), 9 – 10:30am Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality....

  • Shabbat with Sandi


    Fridays, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 9:15 – 9:45 am Birth – 2 years (with parent). Come celebrate Shabbat with Sandi Waldstreicher,...

  • Columbus Letter Comes Home


    Saturday, December 05, 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm As part of the "Pages from Pequot" Special Collections exhibition, Exploring America: Christopher...



    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

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