Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Stamford Downtown!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Stay safe out there!
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Steps on the mend....

Reckson is fixing the steps that lead to the Stamford Town Center.  One step at a time. : )

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cilantro and Happy hour too...

Happy hour at Cilantro-- Sangria time! Had a delicious dinner with my friend Maryann at Cilantro tonight. She had Cameroon, shrimp something, and I had the Peruvian stew. Super yummy. Got a little crowded too which I was happy to see. It was a nice happy hour, especially the sangria. It hit the spot. Great place to hang out after work, I'll definitely be back. I need to try the paella.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

16 handles on Grub hub!

Can you imagine that-- you can enjoy 16 Handles in the comfort of your own space by using Grub Hub.  

16 Handles

FROZEN DESSERTS$

219 Bedford Street
203-817-0707
Froyo Your Way. Self service frozen yogurt with over 50 different toppings.

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Homer Wise in the Fall

Homer Wise statute in Vet's Park.


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Thursday, October 20, 2016

TBT - Daffs at Vets Park

TBT.   #stamforddowntown

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Advocate blog share: Video: Downtown Stamford 1996 and 2016

Video: Downtown Stamford 1996 and 2016:

Stamford resident John Rosa recorded footage of downtown Stamford in 1996, this year he retraced his steps to see how thing have changed 


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Monday, October 17, 2016

Cheesecake factory is now open for business!

Come over and enjoy the cheesecake and more!

Cheesecake Factory

AMERICAN$$

230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford Town Center
203-316-0649
 Offering one of the broadest menus in casual dining and over 70 different cheesecakes!


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Enjoy a free performance by the UConn Symphony Orchestra!

Enjoy a free performance by the UConn Symphony Orchestra!
This first-of-its-kind performance will benefit the campus and the city, and launch the ensemble-in-residence program established by UConn's School of Fine Arts and Department of Music with an Academic Plan Grant from the Office of the Provost.
 
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Blog Share: ConnecticutPlus.com News - Harvest Festival Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to Feature 5th CT Regiment Colonial Militia Re-enactors

ConnecticutPlus.com News - Harvest Festival Weekend at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to Feature 5th CT Regiment Colonial Militia Re-enactors
 Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, from 11 am to 3 pm each day, the SM&NC’s Harvest Festival is chock-full of activities and events for members and visitors of all ages to enjoy. Watch farm-animal demonstrations on Heckscher Farm, see how apple cider is made, take part in an apple slingshot contest, children’s crafts, story-telling with Ms. Karen, and dance to live music from the ever-popular Jay and Ray.

The 5th Connecticut Regiment's appearance at the SM&NC's Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. Founded in 1775 and re-formed in 1974, the 5th Connecticut Regiment is made up of people interested in the country's history and teaching others through living history. It was formed as a family group, encouraging women and children to participate as well, which gives the Regiment the ability to teach about other aspects of colonial life beyond the military.




The SM&NC's Harvest
Festival is chock-full of activities and events for members and visitors of all
ages to enjoy. Watch
farm-animal demonstrations on Heckscher Farm, see
how
apple cider is made, take part in an apple slingshot contest,
children's crafts, story-telling with Ms. Karen, and dance to live
music
from the ever-popular Jay and Ray.




This year's Harvest Festival will feature a
special celebration of Stamford's 375th Anniversary, as the SM&NC
hosts members of the 5th Connecticut Regiment for the weekend. Tour the
Regiment's encampment on Heckscher Farm and learn about colonial life and times
through their recreation of camp life, military drills, crafts, uniforms, and
weapons of the period. Just be sure to cover your ears when they fire their
muskets!



Wear your trick-or-treat costume and march behind
the Regiment as they lead our daily costume parade. There's also a scarecrow-making
contest
to view, a pumpkin patch to explore, and an amazing art
exhibition
in the Museum to tour. Hayride tickets will also be
available for purchase, or do some leaf-peeping on foot along one of our nature
trails, including the scenic, fully accessible Wheels in the Woods.



Feast on the delicious fare at an array of locally popular food trucks,
from Boothbay, Cowabunga, and Melt Mobile, to Skinny Pines, Taco Loco, Valencia
Luncheria, and more. And don't forget to stop by Rosa's Cantina for more
treats, like cauldron-cooked corn.

DAILY ADMISSION FEES
Members:
$5/person | Director's Circle and Family Plus Members and all
children 3 & under: Free
 | Non-Members: $10/person.



Click here to purchase tickets in advance and for a schedule of the weekend's
activities.


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Stamford Downtown Job posting: Streetscape Coordinator –Independent Contractor

Job posting: 

Streetscape Coordinator –Independent Contractor
The Stamford Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) 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 serve as Streetscape Coordinator who will plan, procure, implement and maintain significant horticultural projects throughout Stamford Downtown. The Streetscape Coordinator will report to the Stamford Downtown President and Vice President of Operations.
Scope:
The current Streetscape Program includes spring preparation, up to 3 seasonal plantings, watering, fertilization, weeding, pruning and fall cleanup and planter winter décor. The Program involves some 18 garden areas along sidewalks and within 4 downtown parks, 37 concrete street planters and 186 hanging flower baskets.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
·       Prepare in advance a highly detailed yearlong vision, timeline and work plan
·       Create and administer an annual budget for labor and materials
·       Plan and coordinate annual labor requirements and pre-order all materials with sufficient lead time for punctual implementation.
·       Motivate and manage volunteers, contractors and vendors to implement the program
·       Direct and supervise personnel involved in the daily maintenance of the program and establish work goals and performance standards.
·       Provide expertise and quality control related to the program
·       Inspect and approve contract work in progress and upon completion to ensure compliance with program requirements
·       Communicate and coordinate efforts with City of Stamford Parks Department
·       Perform some field work in concert with volunteers and employees
·       Facilitate planter holiday décor program
Qualifications:
·       Significant gardening and horticulture background.  Degree or certification preferred but not required
·       Documented landscape design abilities
·       Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to deliver projects on time with an attention to detail
·       Understanding of the challenges of urban vs home gardening
·       Ability to identify issues and adapt programs accordingly
·       Ability to establish positive and productive relationships with volunteers, employees and stakeholders.
·       Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
·       Competency in commonly used computer programs and operating systems (specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
·       Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle capable of small pickups and deliveries.  Vehicle expenses will be reimbursed.

  Hours & Rates:
·       Approximately 400 hours annually.  Project demands are heaviest in winter and spring.
·       Up to $45/hour depending upon qualifications and experience.
Notes:
This job description is illustrative of what the position entails.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation.

If you have questions about the position you may contact:

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation to Cheryl at
ops2@stamford-downtown.com before 12:00 noon, Friday October 14, 2016.

Label each e-mail attachment with your first and last name.  .pdf format is preferred. #stamforddowntown

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LOOK! before you cross....


Stamford Street Smart, Public Safety & Awareness Campaign wants you to LOOK before you cross.  It's hard to remember when you are looking down at your smart phone, so all around town these new sidewalk decals will remind you to pick your head up and LOOK before your cross.  
May we all cross carefully.  May we all cross at the green, not in between.   




 


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The Stamford Street Smart Initiative, launched in September 2014, is a citywide public safety and awareness campaign in the City of Stamford. The initiative is focused on the three key areas of enforcement, engineering and education.
The initiative is being led by Mayor Martin, in collaboration with the Police Department, Operations Department, Stamford Public Schools, and community organizations.  #stamforddowntown

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Columbus Day Parade Oct 9, Noon

Here's what going on...


 Columbus Day Parade, Oct 9, noon.  Begins at Schuyler Aver and ending at Columbus Park.   #stamforddowntown

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