Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Capital Grille-At the Bar...


The Capital Grille: Wagyu Burger & Wine promotion...


The Capital GrilleNOW APPEARING AT THE BAR IN A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT:
Wagyu Burger & WineFamed Wagyu beef, crafted
into a burger of the highest order,
paired with a glass of renowned

SILVER OAK
Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2009
or
BELLE GLOS
“Dairyman” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2011

FOR A MERE $25
Enjoy this refined duo at our bar 
September 16–November 17

No reservation required.





Intended for those 21 years of age and older.

 230 Tresser Boulevard I Stamford, CT I 203 967 0000

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Friday, September 27, 2013

*NEW* Showcase 61 at The Palace Theatre kicks off this Friday, September 27

Here's what going on...

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night in Stamford?
Join us on September 27th at The Palace for Showcase 61 – a new series of events in our upper lobby featuring a relaxed atmosphere, food by a  restaurant in downtown Stamford, Oktoberfest beers, wine, and live music by local artists. Karen Zimmer, a Norwalk singer/songwriter, blends elements of folk, blues and country with a hint of pop to create her unique sound. Her first original song, "My Angel", was based on an old poem she had written years earlier. She is currently working on an album at the Factory Underground Studios in Norwalk.
Tickets: Admission for Palace Theatre Members is FREE! Admission for the general public is just $5. 
Showtime: 8 pm
Run Time: tba
Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
*Members - please call 203-325-4466 to reserve your tickets

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nagi Jewelers Cancer Fundraiser - Oct 3

Nagi Jewelers | News and Events:

You're invited to our 2nd Annual Ladies Night to benefit the Bennett Cancer Center.  It's a festive evening of fun with massages, make-up and more.  Shamanic healer, Eve Kerwin will be with us, and of course you will be the first to preview our new Fall collections.


Click on the link below to register and RSVP.



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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

People watching while at Cotto...

Cotto....
It seemed like today could be one of the last days of nice, summery weather, so JR and I decided to leave the office to go out for lunch.  Great idea, no?... so we found ourselves at Cotto (51 Bank Street).

Many inner tables and chairs to choose from but the outdoor seating was inviting, so we grabbed a spot . Close to the sidewalk. Glad we did.

Lunch was better than I had expected; I ordered an awesome crab cake salad and JR had chicken Milanese. We both thought the chef "did his thing".   It's always nice when JR comments, "Yep, I'd come back here."

Being able to dine on good food outdoors and enjoy the nice weather was such an added treat.  (It's like a little gift that you can only enjoy for a short time, if the weather cooperates--and then it's over til next year....waaah)

And, so many people were out and about this afternoon. Probably because they thought the same thing I did about time running out on the summer season.  Cotto's outside tables actually hug the sidewalk, so it sometimes directs the "people parade"  to squeeze by each other.  At times, it forced some passing pedestrians to look up at each other as they passed in opposite directions, merely as a precaution, at what would probably be an uncomfortable distance otherwise. Closeness.  Such entertainment.

JR & I sipped cappuccinos and people-watched for a bit.  Perfect spot for a little people watching. For now.

Cotto Wine Bar & Pizzeria

ITALIAN

51 Bank Street
203-914-1400

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Connecticut Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs Conference 9/20

UConn Stamford Campus:

Connecticut Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs Conference

Friday, September 20, 2013
8:30am - 2pm
Stamford Campus
Admission Fee:Free Workshops and Breakfast, $50 for Luncheon with Cindi Bigelow, $30 for a concourse exhibit table

Activities available at an additional cost:
- Luncheon with keynote speaker, Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO, Bigelow Tea
$50 per ticket; $450 per table of 10
- Concourse exhibit table for you to showcase your company or products
$30 (a 5-foot table and chair will be provided)
Exhibits should be ready as of 8:30 am and closed by 2:30 pm.

Contact Information

For further information regarding this event, please contact:

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stamford Family YMCA OPEN HOUSE | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Stamford Family YMCA OPEN HOUSE | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!


Stamford Family YMCA OPEN HOUSE
09/21/2013
10:00 am


Address

909 Washington Boulevard (Entrance on Bell Street)
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Map It







(203)357-7000

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Preparedness and Disaster Revcovery for Business event at the Ferguson Library | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Preparedness and Disaster Revcovery for Business event at the Ferguson Library | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!


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Arts & Crafts on Bedford on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Here's what going on...


Arts & Crafts on Bedford in Stamford Downtown, Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT …September 10, 2013…..Stamford Downtown along Bedford Street will
come alive with color, flavor and sound for Arts & Crafts on Bedford on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Over 100 juried artisans from throughout the Northeast will display and sell juried works including Ceramics, Fine Art, Photography, Natural and Organic Body Products, Original Oil Paintings and Watercolors, Candles, Beewax Goods, Metal Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Wearable Art, Quilts, Home Decor and more.

Festival hours are Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Live Music on Saturday, September 21 from 6pm to 9pm featuring reggae music with
Kronic Band.


Don’t miss the Imagination Station with “hands on” activities for kids presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Bartlett Arboretum including farm animals and crafts and new this year will be a Rock Climbing Wall sponsored by Smart Tap.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford is held rain or shine, handicap accessible and admission is free! Directions: From Route 95 take Exit 8.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford is presented by Stamford Downtown Special Services District and is sponsored by Smart Tap, Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Agora Spa, Hilton Stamford Hotel, The Stamford Advocate, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Bartlett Arboretum, The Care of Trees, 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WEBE 108 radio stations, Simply Signs and Happyhaha Photography.
For more information please visit www.stamford-downtown.com or email or call Annette Einhorn at 203-348-5285, annette@stamford-downtown.com.

Calendar Listing
September 21 & 22, 2013
Arts & Crafts on Bedford takes place on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday,
September 22 along Bedford Street, Stamford Downtown, CT.  Over 100 Juried
artisans from throughout the Northeast will display and sell their works. Festival hours are
Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  Directions: From I-95 take
Exit 8. Free Admission. Rain or Shine. For more information call 203-348-5285 or visit
stamford-downtown.com





Arts & Crafts on Bedford Street 2013  Artist Listing as of September 10, 2013


Business Name
Art/Craft
Abilis, Inc
Bath Products/Jewelry
Alex Kalish Glass Design
Glass
Alison Vernon Art Studio
Mixed Media
Amber by Monica
Jewelry
American Bow Knife & More
Wood
American Princess & Associates
Jewelry
April Quast Fine Art
Fine Art & Jewelry
Athalia Originals
Jewelry
Barns of Connecticut
Painting
Beth Russo Jewelry
Jewelry
Bev Blitzer Pottery
Ceramics
Bob Callahan
Watercolor
Boobis-Chanin Sculpture
Metal
Carli Bruno
Jewelry & Accessories
Charles Hull Photography
Photography
Created by A
Jewelry
D & M Images
Photography
Dasken Designs
Glass
David Stern's Photographs on Tile
Photography
DB Designs
Photography
Doug Hockman Photography
Photography
eden Rocks!
Jewelry
EIR Creations
Soaps & Lotions
Eli Helman Studio
Drawing
Eric Sturtevant Illustrations
Mixed Media
Everyday Bowties
Fiber-Wearable
Feathers & Fins Carvings
Wood
Fine Art Artist Debra Grubbs
Fine Art
Firecrow Handwovens
Fiber-Wearable
Garden Grove Pottery
Ceramics
Gemstone's & Sterling by Carol
Jewelry
Get a Grip
Wood
Glitzy Glass
Jewelry/Glass
Goldfarb Batik
Mixed Media
A Greater Grater
Ceramics/Pottery
iDazz Custom Design
Jewelry
James Polisky Silkscreen
Silkscreen
Jean's Closet
Crochet
JG Glass Productions
Glass
Kate Laine Jewelry
Jewelry
Kif Jewelry
Jewelry
Kindled Dreams Soy Candles
Soy Candles
Kizmet Yogawear
Fiber-Wearable
KMC Jewelry Designs
Jewelry
L'Harmonie Creative Jewelry
Jewelry
LadeDah!
Jewelry
Lakeside Pottery
Pottery
Larry Reitz Fine Art Photography
Photography
Lighthouse Portraits by Cam Chapman
Photography
Liz Kaprow Jewelry
Jewelry
Loft Artists
Mixed Media
Malabar Glass
Glass
Malka Ronen Creations
Jewelry
MimiMade Designs
Fiber-Tie Dye Apparel
The Misshapended Bowl
Wood
Mosaic Images
Photography
Nans Creations
Fiber-Wearable
NuArt Jewelry
Jewelry
OMI by Lise
Jewelry
Optical Jewels
Eyewear Holders
Peaceful Places
Photography
Philip Krauthoff
Photography
Phyllis Lurie Urso Jewelry Design
Jewelry
R. Michael Carr
Painting
Retrose Jewelry
Jewelry
Riverstone
Jewelry
Rodriguez Wood Works
Wood
Ron Stattner Originals
Metal (Wire Sculpture)
RonLake.com
Photography
ruth kole cargill
Painting
Sand and Water Creations in Glass
Glass
Saskia de Vries Designs
Jewelry
Serge Hung
Jewelry
Ski Illustrations
Children's Books
Somrod Creative
Fine Art
Spiderweb Glass
Glass
Stamford Art Assoc.
Mixed Media
Storyteller Creations
Jewelry
Sue Handman Fabric Collage
Fiber
Sumaq Designs by Eduardo
Jewelry
Summer Glass
Glass
Swift Farms
Beeswax Goods
Sylvia Jewelry
Jewelry
Terry's Boutique
Fiber-Wearable
Tom Hlas
Mixed Media
Treasures of the Vine
Glass
Trezana Jewelry
Jewelry
Vintage Times
Historical Maps
Wagman Designs
Jewelry
Weihong Liu
Painting
Willy Biaggi
Painting
Wireworx
Embellished Home Goods
Woodcraft Arts
Wood

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Monday, September 9, 2013

MarcUS for Change 5K Run/Walk | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

MarcUS for Change 5K Run/Walk | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Here's what going on...


Please join us for the MarcUS for Change 5K 
at Cove Island Park to celebrate the life of 
Marcus McInerney and to raise money to 
support SPEF’s mentoring initiatives in the
 Stamford Public Schools.
@Cove Island Park
Map It
Event Admission Cost
$25 preregistration, $30 day-of event
Contact
Christine Powers
Phone
(203)965-7733
Email
cpowers@spefct.org
     
.

 http://marcusforchange.org/events.html


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fleet feet - Couch to 5K Training Program ....


Fleet feet - Couch to 5K Training Program 
As part of the No Boundaries training program, participants will receive the following:
  • 12-week training program and calendar with workouts provided to you.
  • Dedicated support and individual attention from your Coach.
  • New Balance technical apparel, including the No Boundaries technical tee.
  • Information clinics on topics such as proper footwear, injury prevention, and nutrition.
  • The camaraderie of others like you with the same goal!
For additional information, please Contact Us

FLEET FEET SPORTS STAMFORD


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSqmj6ciWx0&feature=player_embedded#t=73

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Tonight at the gallery...

Tonight!~Here's what going on...

.
Fernando Luis Alvarez

ART

96 Bedford Street
888-861-6791
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-8pm.













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Looking for work? DSSD is looking to hire...Public Space Planner


Job Posting
Position: Public Space Planner
The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is a highly visible, community-oriented, non-profit Business Improvement District responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.
In the past two decades Stamford Downtown has evolved from primarily office and retail uses into a classic mixed-use community.  Cultural, entertainment, educational and lodging uses have seen significant growth while residential use has increased exponentially.  The result is a diversified commercial core that attracts residents and visitors as well as businesses. 
Yet the downtown still lacks a cohesive sidewalk and street experience on foot or by vehicle.
We are seeking an individual with urban planning training and/or background to identify and foster implementation of projects to revitalize public spaces in Stamford Downtown.


Primary job responsibilities:
  • Identifies potential streetscape/circulation improvement projects
  • Prioritizes projects by urgency, cost, value, feasibility, etc.
  • Works to mobilize the business community, and the community at large to support improvements
  • Advocates project implementation to community, city, state or other public entities
  • Facilitates project implementation
  • Fosters timely project implementation
  • Projects may include but are not limited to sidewalk/street design, parking design and management, public parks design and management, mass transit, bike-ability, traffic calming and wayfinding.
Qualifications:
·       Bachelor’s Degree or higher
·       Excellent oral and written communication skills
·       Ability to establish rapport with community organizations, municipal employees and elected officials
·       Ability to understand public policy and processes to effect change
·       Ability to initiate work as well as support the efforts of a team.
·       Ability to plan and prioritize work flow
·       Ability to work with a high level of accuracy
·       Ability to work flexible hours
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, plus late evening board meetings as necessary.
All Stamford Downtown staff work events including but not limited to:
  • Alive at Five – Thursday nights (dates TBD) late June through early August.
  • Holiday Parade Spectacular – One full day on the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving.
  • Annual Dinner – Mid-June weekday evening
  • Sculpture Exhibit Opening – Mid-June weekday evening
  • Grand Summer Night – Mid-August weekday evening
Salary: Mid to high 30’s with benefits

Interested? Email resume by Sept. 30, 2013 to cheryl@stamford-downtown.com  
(Subject line should read: Public Planner position from blog post)


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Looking for work? The DSSD is looking to hire...a Project Coordinator

Job posting
Position: Project Coordinator
The Stamford Downtown Special Services District is a highly visible, community-oriented, non-profit Business Improvement District responsible for creating, managing and promoting a quality environment for people, which enhances the economic vitality of Stamford Downtown.   We are seeking a high-energy individual to support projects, gather and organize information and assist with event production.

Primary job responsibilities:
  • Maintains statistics for a Demographic Profile report
  • Maintains a retail vacancy database
  • Maintains logs to track retail scouting leads and retail window issues.
  • Communicates with restaurants and retailers to track event results.
  • Collaborates in the compilation of a Stamford Tables Concierge Book.
  • Assists with event production
  • Maintains website.
  • Maintains database.
  • Compiles content for the Downtown Directory and Dining Guide.
  • Arranges event parking.
  • Maintains Employee Discount Parking program.
  • Assists staff with routine hardware and software questions
  • Coordinates installation and removal of holiday decorations within the downtown
  • Creates, implements and analyzes surveys of downtown residents, events and businesses
  • Writes, edits and compiles bi-annual newsletter articles; Coordinates layout with printer.
  • Attends 2-3 retail conferences per year
Qualifications:
·       Bachelor’s Degree preferred
·       Excellent oral and written communication skills
·       High energy
·       Ability to initiate work as well as support the efforts of a team.
·       Ability to work flexible hours
·       Ability to work with a high level of accuracy
·       A help desk level of proficiency in standard computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook plus a demonstrable ability to become proficient with new applications including CMS website management, bulk e-mail management and desktop publishing.
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
All Stamford Downtown staff work events including but not limited to:
  • Alive at Five – Thursday nights (dates TBD) late June through early August.
  • Holiday Parade Spectacular – One full day on the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving.
  • Annual Dinner – Mid-June weekday evening
  • Sculpture Exhibit Opening – Mid-June weekday evening
  • Grand Summer Night – Mid-August weekday evening
Salary: low to mid 30’s with benefits


Interested? Email resume by Sept 30, 2013 to cheryl@stamford-downtown.com  
(Subject line should read: Project Coordinator position from blog post)

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