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Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

This suit deals with undisclosed email scanning but digital privacy concerns in Connecticut extend beyond university accounts

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Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

In 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower ordered a Connecticut submarine crew on a mission where no one had gone before.

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Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Forgotten Flight: Decades before the Wright Brothers Bridgeport inventor Charles F. Ritchel set out to conquer the skies.

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Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Looking for some cool summer fun? We have boatloads of recommendations: The Sound, lakes, rivers, seaports, aquariums, museums, lighthouses, water parks and waterfalls.

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Dance for World Peace Raises Money for Mission Trip to Tanzania; June 25

Dance for World Peace Raises Money for Mission Trip to Tanzania; June 25

The fourth annual Dance for World Peace will take place at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on June 25 and raise money to provide eye care in Tanzania.

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2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Features Current Poet Laureate

2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Features Current Poet Laureate

The 2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival opens June 22 with Heather McHugh. Festival will feature current US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

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Comedian Dennis Miller Joins Bill O'Reilly on Tour at Mohegan Sun; June 18

Comedian Dennis Miller Joins Bill O'Reilly on Tour at Mohegan Sun; June 18

Comedian Dennis Miller and television host Bill O'Reilly will bring their Who Wants To Be President? 2016 Tour to the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino on June 18.

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Stepping Out: June 2016

Stepping Out: June 2016

The United Way honors community fundraisers, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo at the YWCA's In the Company of Women luncheon, celebrity chefs raise money for the Robert Irvine Foundation at the Savor in Style Charity Gala, and more.

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Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

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CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

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CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts.

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British and Italian Cuisines Collide at Dere Street

British and Italian Cuisines Collide at Dere Street

British and Italian cuisines collide in the newly opened Dere Street restaurant in Newtown.

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The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The device is capable of lowering the temperature to minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, colder by far than the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet.

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Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

The Connecticut Red Cross helps local communities through blood collection, disaster relief, health and safety services, international services and support for America’s military families.

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Three Women Peacemakers to be Honored!

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Apr 27, 2013
4:15 pm until 6:30 pm

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Three Women Peacemakers to be Honored!

The "Serenity Award" will be presented to Mary Lee Morrison, peace educator and author, Wendy Black-Nasta, Director of Artists for World Peace, and Victoria Christgau, Director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence on Saturday, April 27 at 5pm at the Friends Meetinghouse, 144 South Quaker Lane in West Hartford.  A reception will precede starting at 4:15pm with refreshments and a display of the writings and organizations of the award recipients.

Each woman will speak about her work for peace.  Emmett Moberly LaChance, classical guitarist, will perform in honor of Mary Lee Morrison, Muna Swairjo will dance wearing the "International Peace Belt", created by Wendy Black-Nasta, and Victoria Christgau will lead the Lift Every Voice and Sing Community Choir singing songs of peace and freedom. The event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 to $20 to benefit Artists for World Peace and the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence.

"We have been so moved by the transformational work these three Connecticut women are doing in the world," says Lynn Johnson, Director of Center for Serenity and MC of the ceremony on April 27. "We want the community to be aware of all Mary Lee, Wendy and Victoria have accomplished for peace."
 
Mary Lee Morrison received her PhD in educational studies from the University of Connecticut following an earlier career as a clinical social worker.  She has been a faculty member of the National Peace Academy and a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute Master's Program in Conflict Transformation, as well as President Emeritus of Pax Educare, Inc., the Connecticut Center for Peace Education.  She has authored the 3rd Edition (with Ian Harris) of Peace Education and Elise Boulding: A Life in the Cause of Peace (both by McFarland and Co. Inc.), as well as numerous articles.  The Hartford resident frequently teaches and lectures on peace and sustainability for the public, and has implemented peace-learning curricula for educators and youth.  Her blog can be found at http://paxeducare.wordpress.com/

Wendy Black-Nasta is a successful international jewelry designer.  She was moved to create the "International Peace Belt" of sterling silver draped with coins and gems from 155 countries.  At its completion in 2003 the belt traveled to India, was blessed by Amma, led a peace procession of 150,000 people, and Wendy was inspired to found Artists for World Peace, that artists could use their work to benefit humanitarian causes worldwide. The Peace Belt has now traveled to 25 countries in five continents, and www.artistsforworldpeace.org has built a Battered Women's Shelter in Cambodia, a Health Center in Tanzania, distributed 500 pairs of shoes in Brazil, supported and paid for the education of 13 children in China, Haiti, India and Tanzania and numerous other good works, all out of their office in Middletown.
 
Victoria Christgau is a lifelong Peace/Arts Educator.  She is founder and Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN) and a Level lII Certified Kingian Nonviolence Trainer.  A resident of Torrington, Victoria founded www.ctnonviolence.org in 2007 at the request of civil rights legend Dr. Bernard LaFayette, who serves as the Honorary Board Chair.  CTCN's mission is to empower communities to reconcile conflict through education and the arts. Victoria is currently a teaching artist in the Hartford schools where she presents programs on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Six Principles of Nonviolence. She has conducted numerous trainings for Connecticut citizens in Kingian Nonviolence Reconciliation.  Victoria received the Hartford Courant's Tapestry Award for her work building bridges of understanding.
 
The "Serenity Award" is given to people in our community who inspire us and help create peace and healing in our world.  Prior recipients have been Joyce Saltman in 1998, Father Roy Bourgeois is 1999, Rev. Tom Carr in 2000, Alfred E. White Chorale in 2001, Dr. Pat Mulready in 2002, Kate Callahan in 2003, Judi and Lou Friedman in 2004, the Rev. Henry Millan in 2011, and Lynn Goldfarb in 2012.
  
For more information, please contact centerforserenity@juno.com

Cost suggested donation of $10 to $20 to benefit Artists for World Peace and the Conn
Location

Friends Meetinghouse
144 South Quaker Lane
West Hartford, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorCenter for Serenity
Phone860-246-1915
Contact nameLynn Johnson
Contact emailcenterforserenity@juno.com

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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