Monday, March 29, 2010

It's coming....

It's coming...are you ready? Take our artist poll located in the side column to the right.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DRAW ON! LAA--Drawing Session and Gallery Exhibit

The Loft Artists Association presents
LAA DRAW ON! featuring two days of drawing workshops that are free and open to children, teens, and adults throughout the community.
This special event is part of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum's Draw On!,a week long series of drawing activities to encourage the exploration of art and ideas through drawing.

LAA Draw On! Two FREE Open Drawing Sessions for the Public:
 Saturday, March 27 and Saturday, April 3, 2-5pm
at the Loft Artists Gallery, 845 Canal Street, Stamford, CT
• 203-323-4153
In addition to these two drawing events there will be a gallery exhibit--

LAA DRAWS II – The View from Inside
March 26 through May 2, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 26, 5:30-7:30 pm


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Stamford Family YMCA Grand Opening - March 25

The Stamford Family YMCA Grand Opening
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 909 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901

The Stamford Family YMCA is ready to open to membership, and new brochure is now online.
Join us on March 25, 2010 at 9:00 am.
For further details check:

The Stamford Family YMCA will be opening to membership March 25th.
Membership will begin April 1st and Spring Programs will begin April 5th.

Come be a guest on Friday March 26th, Saturday March 27th, and Sunday March 28

*See the new welcome center
*Enjoy the new cardio center
*Play basketball on the gym’s refinished floor
*Check out the new Spring Program Brochure
*And... bring your family to swim in our pool!
Family Swim will be Friday March 26th 3:30 - 6:30, Saturday March 27th 2:00 - 5:00, and Sunday March 28th 1:00 - 4:00


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Be on Alert - Sign up for the City of Stamford Emergency Alert Program

City of Stamford Emergency Alert Program:The City of Stamford has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system, provided by Everbridge, enables the City to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

How Emergency Alerts Work

The process begins when the City issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.

To receive important communications from the City, residents, business owners, and neighbors must register the voice and text communication devices where they wish to receive messages.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Click here to add your contact information to the City's emergency notification system. Residents, businesses, and neighbors with listed telephone numbers have already been included in the system. You may use the registration link to include additional ways to contact you. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Stop Receiving Alerts

Click here to opt out of the City's emergency notification system. You must provide all communication devices you originally registered into the system to opt out completely. By opting out of the system, you will no longer receive emergency or community notifications.


For information or questions regarding the City's emergency notification system, please contact Government center at 977-5900.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Hotel Zero Degrees is hot - - here's 10 reasons why

Check out Hotel Zero Degrees.  Come in and take a look around.  It's a new, boutique hotel, looked where the old YMCA used to be. Located at 909 Washington Blvd, in Stamford Downtown. 
Right around the block from Columbus Park.  
 Here are 10 reasons to be excited about Hotel Zero Degrees:
Opening end of March 2010 - Stamford Downtown's only community family center.  The new Stamford Family YMCA....Stay tuned for more news.


Friday, March 12, 2010

TAP Cafe - celebrated the Irish (oĆ­che chaidrimh f4)

Attended the TAP Cafe event at the Palace last night. Here's the scoop.....

It's a new monthly gathering for young professionals, local companies and area residents in Stamford Downtown.  This was the second one so far.  I'd have to say that it was a nice crowd--a nice mixer. (A little hint here: Guys need to jump on this band wagon, cause  they seemed to be outnumbered by the women for this night.) I think once the word spreads, it will be the perfect classy social venue for those looking to meet up with friends after work for a little networking.

Last night's Irish theme was just in time for St Pat's Day.  It was corned beef and cabbage all the way!  Yummy "eats" were from Black Bear, SBC and Libby Cooke Catering.  (I have a favorite, but I'll keep that one to myself.) But I can tell you that the Mint Brownies, ala Libby,  were sobhlasta! 

The music was seriously Irish, with live tunes by Dan Tressler and his Irish Fiddlers.

Great tunes.  No one was dancing, but maybe next time. 
Or maybe another glass a wine 'ill do it...

Next TAP cafe is April 8.  Mark your calendars!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person (includes 2 bar drinks & appetizers)
You need to buy at ticket.  (In advance or at the door)  Call 203-325-4466 or buy online at

  Here is the rest.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Celebrate St Patricks Day 2010 in Stamford Downtown

Don't miss the St Patricks Day Parade scheduled for March 13  -  RAIN OR SHINE!!!
Beginning at Noon starting at Franklin Street/North Street and runs down Summer Street, making its way through Stamford Downtown, turns at Broad Street and up Bedford Street and to end at North St/Franklin. 

Come Celebrate St. Patty's Day Early -

March 11th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m TAP Cafe at the Palace
Find your way to one of our Stamford Downtown Irish Eateries:
Phone: 353-8566
187 Main Street
Delicious American cuisine with Irish specialties. Live bands Thurs, Fri and Sat. Never a cover charge. Happy hour Mon - Fri 5pm to 7pm. Party packages available. We can customize to your requirements.
Mar 17--THE SHORTBUS--St. Patricks Day

Phone: 353-8444
175 Bedford Street Enter the world of Joyce Yeats as Tigin Irish Pub transports you to an Ireland of yesteryear.
 Tigin St Patricks Day Events:
 Sign up for Tigin's St Patrick's Day 2010 email here to get the latest! For a list of events go to

Enjoy your St. Patricks Day celebrations responsibly. 


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Steve Wilkos - he's here to help

Got a problem?  Steve can help.  Steve Wilkos, that is. (hairless guy on the left) He listens to all kinds of relationship problems and lends his advice to those who want to work at a solution. That's his show in a nutshell, I suppose.  Well, Stamford Media Center, NBC Universal has recently relocated to Stamford (At least for the next couple of years.)  They are easily accessible and located at Atlantic Street and Tresser Blvd,  at the Rich Form.    If you would like to be part of the audience, taping information and tickets are available at

I attended a taped "Steve" show just recently.  Ready to cheer and holler the mantra "Steve, Steve, Steve", I met up with others patiently waiting to enter arena.   
The show I attended, airing on 3/2, is titled "Steve got it wrong" (go to to see it now). This episode was a little intense.  Apparently, Steve's director handed him the wrong lie detector results, which he had no idea--until it was too late of course.   The so-called cheated on girlfriend retaliated with physical violence and craziness ensued.  Didn't really matter, cause the so-called cheated  on girlfriend didn't believe the results anyway.  See the video for yourself.  (If you are trying to spot me in the audience, I'm wearing red.) When it was all over, Steve came out and thanked everyone for coming.  That was cool.  I found it strangely entertaining.


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