Monday, July 25, 2016

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Friday, July 22, 2016

A Grand Summer Night “Reimagined”Highlights Stamford Downtown’s Restaurants

August 10, 2016, 5:30 PM, University of Connecticut Lobby, Broad Street, Stamford

More than 400 people are anticipated to gather in Stamford Downtown on Wednesday, August 10 for A Grand Summer Night. The evening, hosted by the Friends of Stamford Downtown was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine of Stamford Downtown. The annual dinner will be attended by more than 400 guests who will meet for a grand reception at the University of Connecticut which will feature non-stop extravagant, sumptuous gourmet tastings and specialty wine and liquor. Enjoy not one but 25 of your favorite restaurants for a sensational culinary feast as Stamford’s finest restaurants show off their specialty cuisine. Ample seating will be available.
Following the dining experience, guests will enter the theatre at UConn and laugh to the comedy of Andrea Mezvinsky, as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Then we will top the night off with an array of delicious desserts, more silent auction and the music of Felix and the Cats.

Our event will include gourmet tastings, desserts and specialty wine and liquor from the following: Acuario Restaurant, BarBQ, Bar Rosso, Bradford’s Grill & Tavern, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, California Pizza Kitchen, Camarena Tequila, Cantina Southwest Grill, The Capital Grille, Columbus Park Trattoria, Crystal Rock, DelFrisco’s Grille, DiMare Pastry Shop, FIN II Japanese Restaurant, F.I.S.H., Franklin Street Works CafĂ©, Hudson Grille, Kashi, Kona Grill, McFadden’s, Michele’s Pies, napa & co., New Amsterdam Vodka, NOIR Stamford, Quattro Pazzi, Samuel Adams, Storypoint Wine, Superbo Gelato, Sweet Pistachio and Volta Gelateria Creperia. The Friends of Stamford Downtown are a dynamic group of Stamford women who are dedicated to ensuring that Stamford Downtown is a destination for the arts.  Net proceeds from A Grand Summer Night help to defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits in Stamford Downtown. Sponsors of the event include the City of Stamford, Conair, County TV & Appliance of Stamford, 95.9 The Fox, Happyhaha Photography, Nagi Jewelers, Printech, Stamford Town Center, Star 99.9 and the University of Connecticut.
Tickets are $125 and include 3 Door Prize tickets and 3 chances to win the following fabulous prizes: 60” SONY LED Smart TV, Courtesy of County TV & Appliance of Stamford and two $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Cards.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Third Eye Blind - July 21 @ 5pm



Summer intern corner....

 Summer Intern corner #2:
Shania (rear) and Melanie (front)

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have realized how important it is to have a good relationship with your coworkers. Listening to critiques, following direction, and voicing an opinion is critical in being successful in a work environment. To be able and sufficient at those skills, it is important to feel comfortable and acclimated to a new job and new coworkers. I have tried to form positive relationships by being respectful, thoughtful, and hardworking. This past week, a fellow intern and I worked together to make approximately 500 goodie bags for an upcoming event. Through this teamwork, I furthered my bond with my fellow intern and grew the trust between my employers and myself.

The DSSD staff is vital when it comes to the betterment of our community. Being a part of their organization is a big deal. It has been a pleasure to work there, but I also know it will benefit me down the road to have gotten this experience. I know that when I go into other jobs in the future, I can refer back to this as a learning experience and to source several positive recommendations.

To build a network rooted in my DSSD experience I can keep in touch with my bosses past this summer. I can also choose to volunteer or attend future events that DSSD works so hard to produce.   

By Melanie



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