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Local CT Schools, Restaurants + Markets Come Together to Help Camp Promise

25 Feb

Group Shot Camp Promise“Camp Promise is a big treat for me and all the kids and their families. We experience the time of our lives with activities we get to do and a chance to make new friends. The cabins have so much room, the food is good. We have counselors that are almost the same age as us which I like, and they’re very nice. I like that campers and counselors have things in common, like going to college and finding jobs. The fundraising in Stamford is great. We’re so happy that people care about us and keep hope alive for a cure as well” Nicholas, 20, camper at Camp Promise.

If you’ve been with us for a year or two, you might remember that around this time we talk about Camp Promise and all the great things that they do to provide a great camp experience to people with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. Through fundraising, campers are able to attend for free, sometimes getting the chance to do things that they never dreamed of like go to a dance, swim, or play a sport. It’s a great cause and for people in Fairfield County it’s easy to help raise some dinero for this great cause.

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Geno Auriemma Wine Tasting with Kara Wolters of UConn/WNBA/Olympics Fame at Harry’s in Fairfield

12 Nov

It’s one thing to be a NCAA champion, but to also be a WNBA champion, AND an Olympic gold medalist is a completely other thing.  We are talking about Kara Wolters here who got her start here in CT at UConn.  She’ll be offering up wine for tasting, will be signing autographs, and will be available for pics at Harry’s Wine & Liquor in Fairfield on 11/16 from noon to 2 pm.

So, you’re probably asking, why would a basketball player with major cred on the basketball court be offering up a wine tasting?  That’s because the wine is from none other than her former UConn Huskies coach…everybody’s favorite, Geno Auriemma.  He recently released the Geno Auriemma Wine label through 47 Anno Domini Vineyards in Italy and Kara Wolters is helping to get the word out.

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Support the Arts in Stamford, Bid on Stuff, Get Stuffed! A Grand Summer Night – Stamford, CT

26 Jul

Sit, stay, good doggy!

You know all that great, funky art that’s all over Stamford?  Well, last year we had “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs” and that was a cute, furry success.  This year we’re being treated to “Wit & Whimsy,” a fun and–what’s the word–whimsical (lol) collection of art, but how does the art get there?  Well, the first step is to get the funds to support the artists.  That’s where Stamford Downtown and the Stamford community waltzes in.  They’ve created A Grand Summer Night to help fund all the awesome pieces in the downtown open air museum.  Here’s how to get your nom on and help out:

8/10/2011, $90 per person

UConn, Stamford

5:30:  Hors d’ ouvres and cocktails from: 

Acqua Panna/San Pellegrino, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, DiMare Pastry Shop,
Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Market Restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Morton’s The Steakhouse, SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford Wine & Liquor, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

7:30 Dinner, dessert, and coffee at select Stamford spots:

Aria RestaurantBar RossoBarcelona Restaurant & Wine BarBUtterfield 8 Restaurant & LoungeThe Capital Grille,
 Chez Jean PierreColumbus Park Trattoria, Emme of CapriEOS Greek CuisineFerrante
Mitchell’s Fish Market, Napa & Co.Quatrro Pazzi, and Tappo (also in our CBS review)

Make reservations here by July 28, picking your top 4 restaurants.  That’s gonna be tough! :)

Silent auction and raffle prizes, too:

Silent Auctions:  Getaways to Steam Boat Springs, CO and Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos, golf packages at local courses, pet boarding, fine jewelry  and more!

Raffle Grand Prize:  42” Panasonic Flat Panel HD Television, Courtesy of County TV & Appliance

Second Prize: Spa & Shopping Spree, Courtesy of Stamford Town Center: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate and $200 Agora Spa Gift Certificate
Third Prize: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate

For more info go to www.stamford-downtown.com

“Initiated by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, A Grand Summer Night was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine that makes Stamford Downtown the dining capital of the region. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits.”
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