Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ZOOperstars, Tiffany Giardina and Tommy John join UBS Parade Spectacular

The ZOOperstars from "America's Got Talent," teen pop star Tiffany Giardina and baseball great and Bridgeport Bluefish will join your your favorite balloon characters, marching bands and floats for this year's UBS Parade Spectacular.
The ZOOperstars fresh off their performances on NBC's "America's Got Talent" will bring five of their costume characters to Stamford Downtown. These hilarious animal/sports characters will put a smile on every one's face thanks to County TV & Appliance. They will be performing at County TV & Appliance on 11/22 at 2:30 and again at 4:30 at Heights & For videos and more information on these crazy characters visit

Up and coming pop star Tiffany Giardina will be coming down the Parade route in a float sponsored by 785 Records and Black Bear Saloon. Tiffany is friends with the Jonas Brothers and has a top ten song on ITunes from the movie, "Another Cinderella Story." Listen to Tiffany now at

And last, but not least - former Yankee baseball great and current Bridgeport Bluefish manager Tommy John will be the Parade's Grand Marshal. Discover more about our special guest at

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Volunteering at the Parade Spectacular

Last year was my first year experiencing the energy of the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford Downtown and I could not believe excitement of everyone involved. We all know the Parade stars the 25 helium balloons, the specially designed floats, the marching bands and the dancers, however, the real stars of the Parade are the volunteers. It takes over 1000 volunteers to help put on this spectacular Parade and we thank them all. If you haven't had the opportunity to volunteer I would jump to it. Not only are you part of an amazing event that captivates the children and even puts smiles on the faces of the parents - you will have the time of your life. Our volunteers return each year because they truly enjoy the experience and want to be first on the list to be there. We offer volunteer positions for balloon handlers, clowns and route marshals and we train everyone. Contact the DSSD now for more information. Mark your calendars UBS PARADE SPECTACULAR, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT NOON. Watch the balloons inflate the night before - Saturday, November 22 from 3 to 6.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Candy store treat

Have you ever been to Schakolad? It's a quaint little chocolate store at 172 Bedford Street. Yesterday, they celebrated their 5th anniversary here in Stamford. They were offering up a glorious day of chocolate, fun, discounts and prizes to help them celebrate. And being the party girl that I am, I ventured over there after work with some of my colleagues to join in on the fun. As we arrived, a huge three-tiered flowing chocolate fountain greeted us, along with chocolate-dipped champagne glasses, and mouth-watering fresh truffles. I couldn't resist plunging a nearby pretzel stick right through the flowing chocolate. Yum, yum, yum. It was so delicious. This was my first "fountain" experience; I've always thought that having a chocolate fountain would be tons of fun. And yes, it was. I lingered over it for a few more goodies.

But I truly came with a purpose; finding a dark chocolate treat for my hubby. I was celebrating my own anniversary today, and was hoping to put a smile on my "better half" with a unique chocolate lollipop treat. (I found a chocolate race car--how cute!)
It was a glorious day of chocolate, fun, and discounts and prizes. For a quick moment, I felt like a kid in a candy store.


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