Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog share: Lorca & Hey Stamford Present Networking Event Series | Hey Stamford!

Lorca & Hey Stamford Present Networking Event Series | Hey Stamford!:

"Wednesday April 2rd, 2014
Lorca (125 Bedford St)
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Dance with me....

Guess who's having a birthday!
Dance with Me turns 2 on April 16



A little apprehensive, but don't really know why.  I joined a Tuesday dance party at Dance with Me this past week.  Grabbed the hand of David, one of the owners of DWM for a private lesson. As a person growing up in the 80's, I've had my share disco days, but not much on the Cha Cha, Fox Trot or Rumba. 

The lesson started with David asking me a few questions.   3 things about me....what type of music do I like, what kind of person am I one other I can't remember because my gaze at David was so transcendent.
So because I'm not the most coordinated, David was in for a challenge.  "Stand tall" he said.  Posture is so important.

As he twirled me around the floor, we engaged in conversation about the journey DWM has taken these past 2 years.  

After my lesson, the lights dimmed and the Tues night dance party began. Couples all gathered on the floor and began to circle around.  At least 6 couples were there, but don't need a partner to party.  It all comes together when you get there.  

As the winter turns to spring, why not try some thing new- change up your Aerobic routine. Everyone needs a good twirl every now and then. 



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Dance with Me Stamford 
20 Summer Street
Phone: 203-674-8100
Fax: 203-674-8100
www.dancewithmeusa.com

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stamford Downtown welcomes Spring!

Here's what going on...

Stamford Downtown welcomes Spring with our annual pansy plantings.
For over last 20 years the Stamford Downtown Streetscape Volunteers, led by Streetscape Coordinator Marion Glowka, have marked the onset of spring with the planting of thousands of pansies in planters and gardens through out the downtown. This year is no exception. Once again as many as 16 volunteers, affectionately nicknamed Garden Groomers, will  have taken on the task this past week.
Over 2,000 will adorn our streets-- see if you can spot them around town.. Watch for them at Old Town Hall, Kiwanis Park, Spring Street, Broad Street and Atlantic Street as well as many other downtown locations   #stamforddowntown




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Friday, March 28, 2014

Gov. Malloy: Metro-North Will Provide a Special Train for UConn Fans

Gov. Malloy: Metro-North Will Provide a Special Train for UConn Fans
NCAA Tournament Friday in Madison Square Garden

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that MTA Metro-North Railroad will run a special, extra New Haven Line train on Friday, March 28, to accommodate UConn men’s basketball fans expected to travel to New York City for the NCAA tournament at Madison Square Garden (MSG).

The train will depart New Haven at 4:15 p.m., make a stop in Bridgeport at 4:36 p.m. and arrive in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) at 6:00 p.m.  In addition, extra cars will be assigned, as available, to several trains departing New Haven between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., especially the 3:50 p.m. train from New Haven.

"Both UConn Huskies basketball teams are again taking the NCAA tournament by storm and gaining the nation's attention.  There will no doubt be a large contingent of Connecticut fans traveling to New York City to cheer for the men on Friday," Governor Malloy said.  "It's time to turn MSG into a home game for our Huskies."

For more information, please visit Governor Malloy's website: http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=4010&Q=542282


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fleet Feet Sports Stamford Celebrates First Anniversary - Weekend celebration events

Fleet Feet Sports Stamford Celebrates First Anniversary
Highlights include fun runs, giveaways, special savings, and free screenings

 Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, which is located at 168 Bedford Street, is celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend. Special events and activities will take place for four days starting on Thursday night, including giveaways, a fashion show, special savings, fun runs, and family-friendly activities. Many of the events will also showcase other local businesses such as Exhale Spa, Half Full Brewery, Lorca, Russ Hollander Master Goldsmith, and Stamford Healthcare Associates.
“This weekend serves as a celebration of the running and walking community here in Stamford and the surrounding communities, and as a way to thank our customers,” said Troy Burk and Victoria Gouletas, store owners of Fleet Feet Sports Stamford. “We’ve been so pleased with the success of the store and with the warm welcome from the community,” says Victoria. “We look forward to seeing the community continue to live active, healthy lives and to being a part of this movement,” adds Troy.
Fleet Feet Sports Stamford is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12–5 p.m. Anniversary Weekend activities will include:
Thursday, March 27
§  6:30-7:30 p.m. – Oiselle, Brooks, Exhale Spa, and Russ Hollander Master Goldsmith host a Fashion Show featuring adorable clothes you can wear for yoga, your grocery store run, and even lounging around the house. Champagne, wine, and light snacks provided to attendees.
§  7:30-8:30 p.m. – Yoga for Runners with Jack from Exhale Spa.
Friday, March 28
§  With each purchase, customers can enter into a drawing for a free pair of shoes.
§  12-6 p.m. – Savings Bag Toss (receive 10% off).
§  12-3 p.m. – Complimentary Low Level Laser Therapy demonstrations by Stamford Healthcare Associates.
§  6:30 p.m. – Asics and Half Full Brewery invite you to our Kick Winter to the Curb Fun Run (3 Miles) with giveaways and the opportunity to demo some of the newest shoes from Asics. Beer will be provided after the run (sponsored by Asics and Half Full Brewery).
Saturday, March 29
§  With each purchase, customers can enter into a drawing for a free pair of shoes.
§  ALL DAY: 10% of all proceeds benefit Komen Connecticut.
§  9 a.m. – During our weekly Saturday Morning Muffin Run, demo a new pair of shoes from New Balance, then join us for coffee and muffins from Lorca!
§  A local Girl Scout troop will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at the store. They’ll only be available for sale while supplies last!
§  12-2 p.m. – Savings Bag Toss (receive 10% off).
§  2 p.m. – Hydration Clinic sponsored by NUUN and Nathan!
Sunday, March 30
§  With each purchase, customers can enter into a drawing for a free pair of shoes.
§  12-2 p.m. – Savings Bag Toss (receive 10% off).
§  4:00 p.m. – Family Fun Run with Kids – Giveaways.
To learn about Fleet Feet Sports Stamford, stop by the store at 168 Bedford Street, visit www.fleetfeetstamford.com or call (203) 316-8700.

About Fleet Feet Sports Stamford

Fleet Feet Sports Stamford is a locally-owned franchise committed to helping runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts of all abilities find the right ''FIT'' in every facet of their active lifestyle. Fleet Feet Sports’ FITLOSOPHY begins by ensuring that everyone is FIT with the proper shoes, socks, insoles, sports bras, technical apparel, and injury prevention tools to meet their individual needs. In addition to being a community resource, Fleet Feet Sports functions as a gathering place for area runners and walkers through the offering of educational seminars, training programs, race information, and fun runs. The store’s mission is to inspire people, through education and training, to lead an active, healthy lifestyle and to make the pursuit of this lifestyle an enjoyable and fun thing to do. For additional information, go to www.fleetfeetstamford.com. Here is the rest. #stamforddowntown

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

F I S H

Lunched at FISH this week. If you were thinking that its the old BOCA -no, no, no.  It's new management with a new menu.  So you want to know what I ordered...I had the lobster & crab chowder with a side of crab cakes.  It was outstanding. My friend had the lobster Cobb salad which was perfect.  (even if my pic is blurry). I'd rate it a five star menu with five star service-- you should give it a try and see what I mean.  Quiet space. Great service.  You might not be able to read the menu I posted below, but you might be able to make out some of it. Enjoy.






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Monday, March 24, 2014

Morton's - Compass Box Scotch Tasting Event, March 28

 Do you like beef and whisky?  Yes? This is an event for you.... March 28, 6-7:30pm

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Harbor Point Trolley just got even better with a Live Tracker and Free Mobile App


The Harbor Point Trolley just got even better with a
Live Tracker and Free Mobile App

 
Now you can track the location of the Harbor Point Trolley live from your computer or mobile device.  Whether you're at home, in the office or out for a night on the town, the Live Tracker and Mobile App take the guesswork out of riding the trolley.  Now you can find real-time information including the current location of the trolley, next arrival time estimates for each stop and emergency service alerts.  

Visit the Harbor Point Trolley website to check out the Live Tracker and download the free app for your Apple or Android mobile device.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Harbor Point Ride Systems - Up to the minute tracking for the Trolley

Want to find the exact ETA at your trolley stop? - click Ride Systems for the Harbor point trolley tracking.

Know when it arrives at your stop.  Good stuff.



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Monday, March 17, 2014

10 Best Places To Live In Connecticut - STAMFORD #1

10 Best Places To Live In Connecticut - Movoto:

The rankings of the best places in Connecticut--Stamford came in at the
top spot! Here is a link to the article. 




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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrating 20 years of Volunteer Beautification of Stamford Downtown



On March 6th, Stamford Downtown’s Streetscape Coordinator Marion Glowka honored nine “Garden Groomer” volunteers who have been with her since the beginning.
For twenty years, these volunteers have planted pansies, spruced up our planters, and enhanced our downtown gardens. We’d like to celebrate the dedication of these volunteers, as well as Marion’s leadership, in making Stamford Downtown beautiful. In addition to the nine original volunteers, there are seven individuals who have participated for ten or more years, ten for five or more years, and seven new members to the Garden Groomers family. 
Thank you to all of our volunteers who bring natural beauty to Stamford Downtown!  To volunteer as a  Stamford Downtown Garden Groomer, email dssd@stamford-downtown.com













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Friday, March 14, 2014

Draw on...March 15 & 22

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dancing with the Stars Kickoff | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Dancing with the Stars Kickoff | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!


Monday,
March 17th at 8:00pm at Dance With Me Stamford, 20 Summer Street, 5th Floor. 

Watch the show in our studio get a free lesson, do some dancing,
drink a little wine, have some snacks, meet new people, etc. 


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Have an opinion? Tell us how we can make Alive@Five better for you!....Act fast--spots are filling up... fast!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Parking update - Stamford Downtown... We Keep on Growing

  


Stamford Downtown...
We Keep on Growing

While construction progresses on a new lower Summer Street apartment building we'll continue to ensure there is ample parking for your convenience.

Notice:
As of Tuesday, March 11, 2014 the Summer Place Garage will remain open for public parking however the Washington Boulevard access road will be temporarily closed for construction. Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic to the Summer Place Garage from Broad Street and Lower Summer Street. Both entrances are simple and convenient to access.  We hope your parking experience will remain unchanged.  

There are more than 9,500 parking spaces in 15 locations in downtown. 
Go to our website for complete information on downtown parking.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the
Stamford Downtown office at 203-348-5285

Go to our website for complete information on downtown parking.  #stamforddowntown

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy St. Pats Day - Drive safely!




What is St. Patrick's Day?day finder
Saint Patrick's Day is observed on March 17, and it is a remembrance of Ireland's Saint Patrick.  Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated with green clothing, parties, and large pub events all over Stamford Downtown.
Enjoy responsibly.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tigin Irish Pub – St Patrick’s Day season | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Tigin Irish Pub – St Patrick’s Day season | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!: "Tigín (pronounced ta-geen and is Irish for “small cottage”) Irish Pub was the first Irish pub to be designed and constructed in Ireland and shipped and installed in Stamford. Tigín is distinguished by its genuine Irish hospitality, quality of its pints and craic (pronounced ‘crack’, a uniquely Irish form of fun). Tigín has been voted ‘Best Of’ by a number of local and national publications.  Tigín is an official US Soccer bar. Get more information by visiting www.tiginirishpub.com/stamford and Facebook page or by following @tiginstamford on Twitter and following the hashtag  #stpatricksday2014"

See all we have to offer for St Pats Day 2014...



  • Super Paddy’s Day Pub Quiz with Quizmaster Mel, Tuesday, March 11, 8 p.m. –  Extra spins of the wheel for a chance to win 4 VIP passes to Paddy’s day –Special prizes and fun for all. No entry fee. New teams welcome.

  • Guinness Pint Glass Engraving Event, Thursday, March 13 from 6 p.m. -  The Irish Band plays inside at 9 p.m. No cover.

  • Leary Foundation Guest Bartender Event, Friday, March 14 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. –  Guest firefighters will be behind the bar pouring pints to benefit The Leary Foundation.

  • Super Sunday, Saturday, March 15 – Doors open early for European sports, including English Premier League soccer and live music with Super Hero at 10 p.m. No cover.

  • Stamford Police Dept Benefit, Sunday, March 16  - Doors open early for English Premier League soccer featuring Manchester United v Liverpool and Spurs v Arsenal. Heated tent opens at 2pm. No cover but generous tips welcome!

  • St Patricks Day, Monday, March 17 – Doors open at 9am. Limited Menu Live music all day in our heated tent as well as Irish dancers from Anam Cara. Live music 2pm-Midnight Last Hoorah, Cray & Dempsey. $10 cover charge and 21+ over starts at 1 p.m.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Stamford Y Summer Camp - Mini, WOW, Adventure

CAMP MINI | CAMP WOW | TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP


The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun for summer time fun! Come join us at the Stamford YMCA for a summer filled with fun and adventure your camper will never forget!
NEW, this summer, is our 28 acre outdoor campus located in North Stamford off of Long Ridge Road. It boasts a wonderful wetland, nature trails, archery range, an open field for sports, several A-frame cabins, a pavilion, a yurt, and a learning center!
Our summer camp ranges in age from grades Pre-K- 8th. Campers participate in a wide range of activities including: swimming, dance, soccer, basketball, arts & crafts, nature, gardening, archery and more! 
Contact Tiffany Wilson, Youth & Family Programs Director for more INFO 
Tiffany@stamfordymca.org or call 203-357-7000
For prices, click here.
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Monday, March 3, 2014

St Patricks Day 2014 Info | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at noon. 
This year will follow last
year’s parade route, beginning on Main Street at Columbus Park, proceeding East
on Main Street, then making a left onto Atlantic Street.


From there it will proceed North on
Atlantic Street and continue onto Bedford Street making a right on Walton Place
where it will end.

St Patricks Day 2014 Info | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!:

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Bob Callahan – The Art of the Sketchbook | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Bob Callahan – The Art of the Sketchbook | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!:



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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Changes to the Harbor Point Trolley | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!

Harbor Point Trolley | Stamford Downtown - This is the place!:

 *** NOTICE: Stop #2 has moved. It will no longer stop in the Shuttle Area at Stamford Transportation Center. Stop # 2 is now located at the Southeast corner of Station Place and Washington Boulevard.


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy March 1st!


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