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THIS WEEK NCC - Norwalk Community College
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June 27, 2011
Vol. 18, Number Three
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Sketchy Event photos
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ECE Lecture and Career Fair
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May 2011 News Clippings list
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This Week at NCC
is published
by the Public Relations Office,
Division of College Advancement
and is available in the
NCC Public Folders and
on the NCC website
(click on “This Week @ NCC”)
Norwalk High student Pierre Antoine, left, listens as NCC Fine Arts Professor Joe Fucigna, right, explains
the basics of drawing at the Sketchy Event in SONO on Thursday, June 23. Antoine plans to attend NCC
when he graduates from high school.
Sketchy Event Draws SoNo Crowd
The Art, Architecture and Design
department at Norwalk Community
College sponsored the second annual
Sketchy Event Art Party and Drawathon
in South Norwalk on Thursday, June 23,
2011. The event was co-sponsored by
the City of Norwalk Arts Commission.
Held at 136 Washington Street in SoNo,
the event also celebrated the Art-in-theWindows project. Members of the Peace
by Piece Quilters group were also on
hand to demonstrate their quilting techniques and invited visitors to try quilting. T.R. SoNo Partners, LLC provided
the storefront location.
NCC graphic design student Adora Bayles began
with a portrait sketch of the model.
More photos on page 2
Participants of all ages were encouraged to settle
in and draw from a live model.
NCC Sponsors a Sketchy Event
Norwalk Community College supplied the easels, drawing materials and the model for the June 23, 2011event. Above, Sketchy Event participants
draw model Tracy Dinkin (center). Below, center photo, Pierre Antoine begins his sketch.
In photo at left is NCC curator Susan Hardesty, who helped run the
event. In photo above, Lori Lohstoeter, drawing instructor at NCC,
used paint on bright red paper to create an impression of the model.
Taina Nuñez, left, one of the Peace by Piece
quilters, brought her grandaughter Javais,
center, along with her friend Skye, right. They
each tried their hand at drawing from the model.
This young person’s drawing
has two orientations.
Washington Street passersby
attracted to the event.
were
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Above, a quilting demonstration. At right, finished
sketches were hung on a
clothesline.
ECE Students Learn About Childhood
Nutrition
Students taking Professor Kathy Coppola’s summer
course on Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood
Programs had an opportunity to discuss food additives and
their effects on children’s nutrition and growth with Dr.
Risa Sloves. Dr. Sloves is a member of Associates in Family
Chiropractic and Natural Health Care practice in Norwalk.
Dr. Sloves is currently one of only 10 Chiropractic
Physicians in Connecticut with Board Certification in Maternity and Pediatric Care and she is certified in both the
Webster and Bagnell Breech Turning Techniques. In addition, Dr. Sloves is one of the only physicians in Connecticut trained in Scoliosis Systems and the CLEAR Institute
for the advanced, non-surgical diagnosis and management
of scoliosis.
The NCC Early Childhood Education (ECE) program hosted a Career Fair
on June 23 for local employers to meet NCC students and graduates and
discuss job opportunities. Shown, from left to right, are Annette Sterling,
a 2010 graduate of the ECE Certificate program who also completed the
ECE Associate Degree program in May; Ellen Sklar, a current student in
the ECE program; and Diane LaRoche, a 2001 graduate who works for
Child Care Learning Centers.
Staff and Faculty News
Madeline Barillo, NCC Director of Marketing and
Public Relations, has been elected chairman of the systemwide Marketing and Communications Council.
The council includes directors representing the public relations, advertising, marketing and communications
functions of the 12 Connecticut community colleges.
The group meets monthly for discussions of strategic
messaging, legislative updates, and promotion and advancement of the community colleges.
Be the Next Face of NCC!
NCC photography Professor Joan Fitzsimmons has
photographs in two shows this summer. Small Thoughts,
below left, is being shown at the Housatonic Museum of
Art in Bridgeport from July 16-22. Below right, the photograph Surveillance Warsaw, is being shown in an exhibition
titled Concealment and Disclosure from June 21-July 23 at
The Atlantic Gallery, 135 West 29th Street, Suite 601, New
York, NY, 10001, Phone 212-219-3183.
NCC is looking for a few good alumni stories for
possible use in our “I Created [email protected]!” advertising
campaign.
Let us know what you’ve been doing since attending
or graduating from Norwalk Community College and how
the college helped you create your future.
You could be the next “face” of NCC! Please tell us
your personal story in 500 words or less. We’d love to hear
why you became an NCC student—and how the college
helped you succeed.
Please send your story to [email protected]
edu. Be sure to include an email address and/or phone
number where you can be reached.
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines, the college will not
reprint or share your story in any form without your written permission.
Small Thoughts
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Surveillance Warsaw,
(detail)
Faculty Services Summer Hours
• 5/6/11 NC Learn about lighthouses. The public is invited to an
open house slide presentation today on the history of lighthouses by
Anne Peskin, professor emeritus from City College. She will discuss
where and why they were built as well as how they helped sailors in
the past and currently. This one-hour presentation is sponsored by
Lifetime Learners Institute and will be held in the PepsiCo Theater,
East Campus, NCC.
• 5/6/11 Jewish Ledger—(Photos) Celebrating Freedom. Ben Engel,
a member of the Norwalk Community College Hillel, holds up a
haggadah created especially for the school’s first Multicultural
Freedom Seder. Thirty students, faculty and staff members attended
the April 11 event.
• 5/8/11 NA NCC to hold summer program. Registration is now open
for the NCC Child Development Laboratory School’s Summer program.
In partnership with Stepping Stones Museum for Young Children, the
CDLS will offer the program for pre-school children ages 3 to 5 from
June 20 through July 29. The program is open to the public and
consists of three sessions. For further information, contact Catherine
Neiswonger.
• 5/9/11 rep-am.com—State –funded film training offered only at
Quinnipiac this year. Since it began in 2008—with classes originally
offered also at Middlesex Community College in Middletown and
Norwalk Community College in Norwalk—the summer program has
produced 361 graduates.
• Spring/Summer 2011 Fairfield County Community Foundation
Smart Philanthropy—News from FCCF’s Fund for Women and Girls.
Luncheon guests’ generosity raises over $400,000. Karine Henriquez,
a single mother and member of the Fund’s Family Economic Security
Program who has graduated from Norwalk Community College, told
guests, “You changed my life.” She’s currently attending Fordham
University.
• 5/10/11 NH “Sherwood Island: The Park that Almost Wasn’t”, the
story of the history of Connecticut’s oldest state park, will be told at
1 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the East Campus PepsiCo Theater at NCC.
The presentation is sponsored by the non-profit adult education
Lifetime Learners Institute at NCC.
• 5/10/11 NH Community College merger is ‘punishing’. The
plan would eliminate the boards that now govern the four state
universities, the 12 community colleges, Charter Oak University and
the Board of Governors of Higher Education and be replaced by a
Board of Regents and an advisory committee. Having one board
governing these entirely different parts of higher education, which
compete with each other for their fair share of state funding, creates
an obvious conflict which presently does not exist… All of the 12
community colleges mean as much to their communities as NCC does
to ours. I fear…the merger will diminish what so many have built
over the last 50 years and put in jeopardy the Community Colleges
of our State.
• 5/10/11 NH Community forum to examine cyberbullying. Members
of the panel will include Catherine P. Miller of Norwalk Community
College. The forum will be held on May 12 at the East Norwalk
Library.
• 5/10/11 NH Arts center honors Westporter at the 32nd annual
Community-Sponsored Awards Exhibition at the Rowayton Arts
Center. Artist Ann Chernow selected the winners from 91 entries by
Rowayton Arts Center members. Chernow is NCC Professor Emerita.
• 5/10/11 NH NCC schedules Pinning Ceremony. The NCC Division
of Nursing and Allied Health will hold a Pinning Ceremony for nursing
students, who have completed their degree program requirements on
May 17 in the NCC PepsiCo Theater. The ceremony is an annual
tradition in which nursing pins are presented to nursing graduation
candidates prior to their graduation from NCC.
• 5/11/11 NH “Sherwood Island: The Park that Almost Wasn’t”, the
East Campus:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Closed
West Campus:
Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Closed
May 2011 News Clippings List
KEY: CP/Connecticut Post • DN/Darien News • FCBJ/WCBJ/
Fairfield County Business Journal/WestchesterCounty
Business Journal • FCBT/Fairfield County Business
Times • FM/Fairfield Minuteman • GT/Greenwich Time
• HC/Hartford Courant • LV/La Voz Hispana • NA/Norwalk
Advocate • NC/Norwalk Citizen News • NCA /New
Canaan Advertiser • NH/ Norwalk Hour • NN/Newport’s
News • NYT/New York Times • SA/Stamford Advocate
• WN/Westport News • WM/ Westport Minuteman
• WV/Wilton Village
• 5/3/11 JewishLedger.com—NCC Hillel Celebrates Freedom. (Photos)
Ben Engel, a member of the NCC Hillel, holds up a haggadah created
especially for the school’s first Multicultural Freedom Seder. Thirty
students, faculty and staff members attended the April 11 event.
• 5/3/11 NH History of lighthouses topic of May 6 talk. “American
Lighthouses, Then and Now” will be examined in an open house slide
presentation by Anne Peskin, professor emeritus from City College
on Friday, May 6, in the PepsiCo Theater at NCC. This one hour
presentation is open to the public and sponsored by Lifetime Learners
Institute.
• 5/3/11 thedailystamford.com—College Students From Stamford
Worry About Terror. NCC students were a bit low-key in their
reactions to the announcement that the leader of al-Qaida had been
killed nearly 10 years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. One woman
pumped her fist in celebration but then added she felt “a little peace,
but now I’m scared.”
• 5/4/11 LewsiboroLedger.com—Library hosts organic gardening
workshop. Certified Master Gardener Nick Mancini, who specializes
in organic vegetables, fruits and brambles, will share his expertise in
this area. Mr. Mancini teaches organic gardening at NCC, as well as
continuing education classes throughout Connecticut.
• 5/4/11 thedailystamford.com—Stew Leonard’s Manager Displays
Artistic Side in Show. As a child, Norwalk artist Pierre Ulysse liked
to draw but hadn’t pursued it. Encouraged by his colleagues, Ulysse
enrolled in painting classes, first in Wilton, then at NCC and then at
the Silvermine Art Center. His work will be shown for the second year
in a row in the Art to the Avenue show in Greenwich, which opens
Thursday.
• 5/5/11 thedailynorwalk.com—Norwalk College Students Are
Worried About Terror. NCC students were a bit low-key in their
reactions to the announcement that the leader of al-Qaida had been
killed nearly 10 years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. One woman
pumped her fist in celebration but then added she felt “a little peace,
but now I’m scared.”
• 5/5/11 NH The next Movie-of-the-Month screening at NCC will be
on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the East Campus Forum Theater.
“From Here to Eternity” stars Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and
Frank Sinatra.
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story of the history of Connecticut’s oldest state park, will be told at
1 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the East Campus PepsiCo Theater at NCC.
The presentation is sponsored by the non-profit adult education
Lifetime Learners Institute at NCC.
• 5/13/11 NH “Sherwood Island: The Park that Almost Wasn’t”, the
story of the history of Connecticut’s oldest state park, will be told at
1 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the East Campus PepsiCo Theater at NCC.
The presentation is sponsored by the non-profit adult education
Lifetime Learners Institute at NCC.
• 5/13/11 NH Tuition Bill for illegal immigrants passes House. A bill
that would extend in-state public college tuition rates to Connecticut
students whose immigration status isn’t documented passed the state
House Thursday evening. Under the new bill, a person would qualify
for instate tuition if he or she resides in Connecticut, completed at
least four years of high school, or the equivalent, and graduated, and
is currently a student or is registered to enter UConn, a Connecticut
State University, a community-technical college, or Charter Oak State
College.
• 5/13/11 NC Experts discuss ‘green-collar’ jobs at NCC program.
Members of the public and NCC students got a crash course in
“green-collar” jobs recently at NCC during the college’s Sustainable
Building Jobs Symposium. BEST Program Director Eric Gribin said the
symposium was designed to reflect the work and interests of students
who participate in the program.
• 5/13/11 NC (Cover Story) Celebrating 25 years of growth.
Project aids Nicaraguan city rebuilding after revolution. Children in
Nagarote, Nicaragua, attend a preschool that is aligned with NCC’s
Early Childhood Education program.
• 5/13/11 Wilton Bulletin.com—Senior Citizen News: Lifetime
Learners Open House at Norwalk Community College on Friday May
13.
• 5/13/11 NYTimes.com—Danielle Waring, Paulo Bernardo were
married on Friday evening at the American Cancer Society’s Relay
for Life Cancer Walk at Wilton High School in Wilton, CT. Bernardo
received an associate’s degree in general studies from Norwalk
Community College. He is an office manager for Dr. Francis Walsh
and Dr. James Brunetti of Greenwich, CT.
• 5/15/11 Norwalk celebrates 25 years of partnership, growth with
Nagarote. Norwalk resident Tish Gibbs lends a helping hand as a
member of the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project. Gibbs stated
that 82 young people are currently enrolled in a Nagarote scholarship
program that provides tutoring and parental support, along with
uniforms, shoes and book bags. She said 30 youngsters now attend a
preschool that is aligned with the Norwalk Community College Early
Childhood Education Program, and a community garden and fouracre farm currently serve as teaching models for sustainable organic
farming practices for local farmers.
• 5/16/11
CommunityCollegeTimes.com--Students shine at
graduation ceremonies. At NCC, many graduates getting to this point
meant overcoming tremendous obstacles, which makes graduation all
the sweeter. Vennette Perez, a mother of two who lost her home
during the recession, was chosen class speaker. “This is an opportunity
that I never even dreamed would happen to me,” Perez said.
• 5/16/11
CommunityCollegeTimes.com—Let the Spring
Commencements Begin. Several community colleges are welcoming
their governor to give the commencement address. Missouri Gov. Jay
Nixon spoke at St. Charles Community College on May 14. The 600
graduates from Norwalk Community College in Connecticut will hear
Gov. Dannel Malloy speak at their May 19 ceremony.
• 5/17/11 Norwalk.Patch.com—NCC commencement exercises will
be held this Thursday, May 19, 2011. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will
address the graduates. The Board of Trustees Merit Award for NCC
will be presented during the commencement to Arthur H. White,
a humanitarian and founder of Jobs for the Future. Chiquita
Stephenson will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award
also during the NCC commencement.
• 5/17/11 Courant.com—Give These Kids A Break On Tuition. Diego
Aguilar is paying slightly more affordable out-of-state tuition at
NCC. The state Senate should pass the Connecticut version of the
federal Dream Act to stop wasting the talents of Diego and other
bright young undocumented students. The House last week passed
the bill letting students who have attended Connecticut schools for
four years to pay considerable cheaper in-state tuition at public
colleges and universities. The bill would require the students to seek
legal status.
• 5/17/11 NC NCC pins hope on nurses of the future. 31 recipients
were presented a symbolic pin at NCC’s Nursing Program pinning
ceremony on May 17, 2011. The nursing class of 2011 includes
graduates with two associate’s, 16 bachelor’s and six master’s degrees.
• 5/18/11 NA (Cover Story & Photo) New Nurses. NCC pins hope on
nurses of the future. Slava Manevich, 39, was the lone man among
31 recipients to be presented a symbolic pin at NCC’s Nursing Program
pinning ceremony Tuesday night. He graduated with a degree in
finance from Sacred Heart University but realized right away it was
not for him. He wanted to do something to help people. Manevich
said, “Nurses see a lot more patients than doctors do; they get to do
the healing process.”
• 5/18/11 NH I Created Me @ NCC ad with Duvian Montoya, artist
and conservator. Register now for summer and fall classes.
• 5/19/11 NH 50 years Ago on May 16—Norwalk Community College
announces it’s ready to accept applications for admittance to its first
semester in September, according to Superintendent Harry A. Becker.
The cost of tuition will be $30 per semester hour or $450 for a full
year of 30 credits.
• 5/19/11 CBS New York.com—Neena Perez, 38, Graduates from
Norwalk Community College After Hardships. Neena Perez was
abused as a child and became a teenage mother who barely made it
through high school. She never dreamed she would one day graduate
from college and be propelled into the world of restaurant and food
service management. Perez says her life did a 180 the minute she
walked through the doors of NCC.
• 5/20/11 topics.treehugger.com—Neena Perez, 38, Graduates From
Norwalk Community College After Hardships. Neena Perez was
abused as a child and became a teenage mother who barely made it
through high school. She never dreamed she would one day graduate
from college and be propelled into the world of restaurant and food
service management. Perez says her life did a 180 the minute she
walked through the doors of NCC.
• 5/20/11 NA (Cover Story) NCC graduates celebrated as ‘agents
of change’. For so long, Norwalk resident Venette Perez, who walked
Thursday evening in NCC’s 2011 commencement exercises with nearly
700 classmates, waited for life to get better. Her story, like so many
of the NCC students, is a tale of triumph over adversity.
• 5/20/11 NH (Cover Story) Pomp it up. NCC graduates 700.
For most of her life, Neena Perez could not imagine a future bright
enough to hold a college degree. Yet on Thursday afternoon, at 38
years old, Perez accepted her diploma from NCC—one of 700 graduates
for whom graduation marked a hard-won victory and redemption
through learning. The ceremony took place on the East Campus,
attended by local dignitaries and Gov . Dannel P. Malloy.
• 5/20/11 NC NCC pins hope on nurses of the future. Slava
Manevich, 39, was the lone man among 31 recipients to be presented
a symbolic pin at NCC’s Nursing Program pinning ceremony Tuesday
night. He graduated with a degree in finance from Sacred Heart
University but realized right away it was not for him. He wanted to
do something to help people. Manevich said, “Nurses see a lot more
patients than doctors do; they get to do the healing process.”
• 5/20/11 Norwalk Patch.com-- Malloy to NCC Grads: Pay it
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registration now open. In partnership with Stepping Stones Museum
for Young Children, the CDLS will offer a summer program for preschool children ages 3-5 from June 20 through July 29, 2011. For
more information, contact Catherine Neiswonger at (203) 857-7143.
• 5/30/11 uuworld.org-- Peace Corps sparks life of social justice.
President of UU-UNO bridges life in Nigeria and U.S. Catherine
Onyemelukwe’s ties to Nigeria remain strong. She is president of
the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO). She also
teaches a course on Nigeria at Norwalk Community College.
• 5/31/11 CtPost.com-- NCC brings classroom to retirement
community. Meadow Ridge began hosting classes taught by NCC
faculty earlier this year, offering spaces for 60 learners to tackle two
non-credit classes on the Meadow Ridge property. According to
Madeline Barillo, spokeswoman for NCC, the partnership is the first
of its kind in Connecticut.
• 5/31/11 Community College Jobs Now.com--NCC brings classroom
to retirement community. Meadow Ridge began hosting classes
taught by NCC faculty earlier this year, offering spaces for 60 learners
to tackle two non-credit classes on the Meadow Ridge property.
According to Madeline Barillo, spokeswoman for NCC, the partnership
is the first of its kind in Connecticut.
• 5/31/11 NewsDay.com-- NCC brings classroom to retirement
community. Meadow Ridge began hosting classes taught by NCC
faculty earlier this year, offering spaces for 60 learners to tackle two
non-credit classes on the Meadow Ridge property. According to
Madeline Barillo, spokeswoman for NCC, the partnership is the first
of its kind in Connecticut.
• 5/31/11 SA (Cover Story) Classroom comes to retirees. Meadow
Ridge began hosting classes taught by NCC faculty earlier this year,
offering spaces for 60 learners to tackle two non-credit classes on the
Meadow Ridge property. According to Madeline Barillo, spokeswoman
for NCC, the partnership is the first of its kind in Connecticut.
• 5/31/11 Danbury News-Times—NCC classroom comes to retirees.
Residents at Meadow Ridge, a continuing care facility in Redding,
are attending classes taught by NCC faculty. “It’s been absolutely
fantastic,” said Lea Mintz, a member of the NCC Foundation Board of
Directors and a resident of Meadow Ridge, who conceptualized the
partnership.
Forward. More than 700 students celebrated graduation from
Norwalk Community College as the Class of 2011. Gov. Dannel P.
Malloy urged the graduates to seek educational opportunities the
rest of their lives and use the knowledge they gain to give back to
the community.
• 5/20/11 WV I Created Me @ NCC ad with Duvian Montoya,
artist and conservator. Create Your Future @ NCC. Register Now for
Summer and Fall Classes.
• 5/21/11 Norwalk Citizen Online.com-- Photo of Jana Green with
Early Childhood Education Program Director Kathy Coppola. NCC
graduates celebrated as ‘agents of change’. For so long, Norwalk
resident Venette Perez, who walked Thursday evening in NCC’s 2011
commencement exercises with nearly 700 classmates, waited for life
to get better. Her story, like so many of the NCC students, is a tale
of triumph over adversity.
• 5/23/11 Arts & Leisure: Miniature prints show opens June 2 in
Norwalk. Mr. Pikui (Third Prize Winner) is a graduating senior this
year at NCC. He printed his winning image in an NCC printmaking
class held off-campus at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
with instructors Anthony Kirk, Artistic Director/Master Printer, and
Christopher Shore, Associate Printer.
• 5/24/11 Westport-News.com-- NCC graduates celebrated as
‘agents of change’. Photo: Jana Green celebrates her Early Childhood
Education Associate Degree with Program Director Kathy Coppola
during the 2011 commencement ceremony at Norwalk Community
College in Norwalk, Conn., May 19, 2011.
• 5/24/11 Milford Patch.com—Foran High School Senior Andrew
Toon is looking forward to the upgrade at his school. Toon is looking
forward to a career as a restauranteur and will be attending Norwalk
Community College and then Johnson and Wales University.
• 5/25/11 NH I Created Me @ NCC ad with Duvian Montoya, artist
and conservator. Register now for summer and fall classes.
• 5/25/11 NA Youth expo slated at NCC Thursday. Norwalk Promise,
a collaborative partnership dedicated to supporting after-school
organizations and programs, will present a youth expo from 3 to 6
p.m. at the East Campus Atrium. Transportation will be provided to
and from middle and high schools.
• 5/27/11 NC NCC graduates celebrated as ‘agents of change,’
powerful impact. Chiquita Stephenson, an NCC grad and director of
development and public relations for Norwalk Economic Opportunity
Now, received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award. To graduates,
Stephenson said, “You will make a powerful impact when you get out
there.”
• 5/27/11 NC I Created Me @ NCC ad with Linda Rivera, Ph.D.
candidate. Create Your Future @ NCC. Register Now for Summer
and Fall Classes.
• 5/27/11 thehour.com—New Dean of Students at Norwalk Community
College. Robert Hemsley Baer, a 25-year veteran of higher education
with experience that spans from New York to Baltimore, has been
appointed the new dean of students at NCC. “I am looking forward
to being an advocate for NCC students and to work with a team of
professionals to assist our students to reach their academic goals,” he
said in a press release.
• 5/27/11 NC School’s Out soon, but summer will bring academic
opportunities.
This summer, NCC is offering two academic
enhancement programs for high school students: ConnCAP for
students entering ninth grade, and CT Scholars for 2011 high school
graduates who plan to enroll at NCC in fall 2011.
• 5/29/11 Shoreline Plus.com-- CDLS Summer Programs registration
now open. In partnership with Stepping Stones Museum for Young
Children, the CDLS will offer a summer program for pre-school
children ages 3-5 from June 20 through July 29, 2011. For more
information, contact Catherine Neiswonger at (203) 857-7143.
• 5/29/11 Stamford Plus.com--- CDLS Summer Programs
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