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Fighting Muscular Dystrophy One Shamrock, Flying Pig, and Nugget at a Time!

13 Mar


Did you know that March 17 is officially “Stamford Against Dystrophy Day”?  Well, it’s actually the third event that has been held to help raise money and awareness for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy under that title.  No telethons here, but the guy behind this, James Lacerenza, has other things in mind.  He has coordinated the sales of Shamrocks and Flying Pigs from 3-/14-3/17 that you can sign with your name, a message, or dedicate to someone you love.  Also nugget and cone lovers, rejoice.  Garden Catering (featured in our Valentine’s Day post) has agreed to help support Lacerenza’s cause on March 17.  All of the money raised will help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp in Spring Valley, NY and Camp Promise East in Hebron, CT. I have worked in summer camps for the past few years as a summer gig which isn’t always so easy, but what they do at both camps is truly amazing and life changing.  Children and teenagers that have muscular dystrophy attend and they are given a chance to have a fun, awesome summer filled with excitement.

On the ConnectiKids site, James said:  “There are magical places where people with muscular dystrophy, a progressive and often fatal genetic disease which limits their ability to walk, talk and play, get to be just like any other person. For one week every summer, thousands of these special individuals get that opportunity thanks to organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and The Jett Foundation, which operates Camp Promise East (CPE).”

Where to Buy Shamrocks and Flying Pigs (from their FB page)

Also, help support this awesome cause by visiting Garden Catering.  According to Stamford Patch, you’ll be able to stop by at:

235 Main Street in Stamford, CT

2074 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, CT

185 1/2 Sound Beach Avenue in Greenwich*

Even if you can’t buy a Shamrock or Flying Pig or stop in to get your cone and nugget fix at Garden Catering, remember that helping out is just a click away.

* By the way, does the Sound Beach Avenue location take you to Hogwarts?  What’s up with the 1/2? :)

Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines: Turning Wine Into Water with a Free Harvest Wine Tasting

1 Nov

6th Annual Harvest Wine Tasting 
Equinox Fitness – 72 Heights Road – Darien, CT 
Sat, November 5th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

If you’re a serious food addict you know about Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro in Norwalk and have eaten there a few times.  If you’re even more of a food addict, then you also know about Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines in Darien.  BTW, you know if you get some wine at Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines and take it to Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro there’s no corkage fee?  Yeah, the Troilo brothers have you covered.  When we first moved to Stamford, we stopped by for some wine and loved the shop.  So much to see, experience, and so much to learn from Peter and the staff.  You’d be pressed to find a better and more knowledgeable wine staff in all of Fairfield County, no doubt.

Peter, who runs Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines, reminded us about the awesome 6th Annual Harvest Wine Tasting event that’s taking place this weekend by tweet.  We first heard about it this past weekend from his brother Robert at Chilifest.  Well, let’s break it down for you, nice and smooth, like a fine red wine:

• Free wine tasting from 4-8 on Saturday, 11/5 at Equinox Fitness in Darien
• Give back for all the fine wine you’re tasting and donate money to Turning Wine Into Water
     • Turning Wine Into Water was started by Robert and Peter’s father to help provide clean water to and save thousands of children’s’ lives.
• Find great wines to purchase for your Thanksgiving, Chanukkah, and Christmas dinners!
• Find great wines to just drink on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and every other day of the week.
Please RSVP and let them know you’re attending by e-mailing rsvp@nicholasrobertsltd.com or calling the store at (203) 655 – 9045.  Tell them Danny and Kristien from OmNomCT sent ya.  Or just call and e-mail and say you’d like to attend.  We won’t be offended. ;)  

Stop by Nicholas Roberts Fine Wine, too:

Address:  1053 Boston Post Road 
Darien CT 06820
Phone: (203) 656-9463
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