[Fairfield, Conn., April 17, 2014] The Fairfield Public Library is hosting its monthly DIY Craft Salon at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. This month we will rediscover the art of embroidery. Our guest presenter will be Jessica Pigza of the New York Public Library. Jessica is a rare book librarian and the author of BiblioCraft. She will teach us how and where to look for crafting inspiration and we will make embroidered bookmarks. Jessica runs Crafternoon, a program for crafters not unlike our Craft Salon, at the New York Public Library. The craft salon is for people 18 years and older. Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information call 203-255-7308 or visit us online www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter:
[Fairfield, CT, April 16, 2014] On February 11th, 1969, the Fairfield Woods Branch Library opened its doors to the public for the first time. Five years later, the Branch Library became the busiest of the then 47 branches in Connecticut. Forty-five years later, it continues to be the busiest branch library of the now 75 branch libraries in Connecticut. Today, Fairfield Woods Branch Library is transitioning into a neighborhood library that responds to traditional community needs as well as the 21st century needs of Fairfielders. It’s not just about books and technology – it’s about championing the cultural lives of its community members and strengthening the neighborhood. The Branch Library is a place where community-building connections are happening every day. Seniors – visit daily to keep up with current events reading newspapers and magazines, chat with neighbors and participate in programs that promote learning such as lectures on history, book clubs, and
Bill named after Darien girl requires equestrian helmets to meet safety standards WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced today legislation to require all equestrian helmets manufactured and sold in the United States to meet certain safety standards. The Christen O’Donnell Equestrian Helmet Act – named after a 12-year-old Darien girl who died after being thrown from her horse wearing a hard hat that looked like a helmet but did not in fact meet proper safety standards – will help ensure riders are not misled by unapproved hats that pose as helmets but do not actually protect from head injuries. “As a parent of two young girls, nothing would cause me greater pain than seeing my daughter hurt or worse from an injury that could have been prevented with proper protective gear,” said Himes. “Unfortunately, many horse riders unknowingly purchase ineffective head gear for themselves or their children thinking it is
Company To Create Or Retain Nearly 1,500 Jobs For Residents Over The Next Five Years (DANBURY) – Governor Dannel Malloy today announced that Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, is expanding its headquarters in Danbury to grow its presence in the state after considering other options in New York and Texas. As part of the project, Cartus will retain 1,275 jobs in Connecticut and create as many as 200 new jobs for residents over the next five years. “Cartus’ decision to continue to grow here is another example that our economic development initiatives are working – giving us the tools to compete with other states and win,” said Governor Malloy. “Yet again, an industry leading company chose to make its future in Connecticut because of our superior value proposition: a highly skilled and productive workforce, world-class quality of life, and business-friendly environment.” The state
Tree Seedling Give-Away To Children The Westport Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with a special event on Friday, April 25th, in front of Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, from 2– 5 p.m. First Selectman Jim Marpe will kick-off this year’s Arbor Day celebration at 2 pm with an Arbor Day Proclamation, followed by introductory remarks from Tree Warden, Bruce Lindsay. From 2-5 pm, a “drive-through” FREE give-away of 100 Kousa Dogwood, 100 River Birch and 100 Douglas Fir tree seedlings (with planting instructions) to school-age children and residents of Westport on a first-come, first-serve basis. The tree seedling give-away has been made possible through the generous donation of Connecticut Light & Power in recognition of National Arbor Day. According to Lindsay, “This is a great opportunity to teach our children the value of being good stewards of the environment and the beauty that such plantings bring
11:49am–#Bridgeport CT– Report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 2635 Main Street.