The rain that has wreaked havoc all week with Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference baseball returned Saturday and forced the postponement of the New Canaan-Brien McMahon softball game. It also changed the schedule for next week's league playoffs.
New Canaan, which has already qualified for the playoffs, will play McMahon Monday at 4. The Rams also have a game at Trumbull Sunday at 2.
Since the regular-season is not complete, the FCIAC playoffs will now start on Tuesday. The semifinals have been pushed to Thursday and the championship game to Saturday, May ...
The day started with smiles for Stamford High School’s baseball team. Thirteen seniors were honored before the game, but once Trinity Catholic pitcher Chris Neuscheler took the mound the smiles went away as he led his team to a 6-0 win.
“This is the best I’ve thrown all year,” Neuscheler said of his 10-strikeout, complete-game performance Saturday.
The senior hurler wasn’t the only one who was happy with his performance. His coach, Tracy Nichols, was also impressed. He know that when Neuscheler is throwing he won't have to make any visits to the mound or give him ...
Boys and girls pitched, hit and ran Saturday in the sectionals of a skills competition sponsored by Major League Baseball. Players from Fairfeld and Westchester competed for a spot in the regionals, which will be held at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The regional winners will compete in the national competition at the Major League Baseball All-Star game in July.
The event is similar to football's punt, pass and kick competition. Players were awarded points for the number of strikes they throw, how swiftly they run the bases and how far they hit the ball off of a ...
Kellie Hurd was having a rough day. It was senior day and the Trinity Catholic center fielder had misplayed two routine fly balls, costing the Crusaders three runs. Now, with the go-ahead run on second and two outs in the seventh, Wilton's Heather Sabino ripped a high fly ball into center. But the third time was the charm. Hurd made a lunging grab over her right shoulder to end the game, 9-8.
"I was having a heart attack when that ball came at me," Hurd said with a laugh. "It was good for senior day. I'm glad I caught that or else I would have a pretty bad night, I ...
Children in nutritionist Cathy McCarthy's monthly class at St. Cecilia’s School are learning to eat healthy and exercise as part of the Nutri-Kid’s program in Stamford, instructing children to eat healthy and get proper exercise to counteract childhood obesity, a growing problem in the United States.
McCarthy makes learning fun by using interactive activities like arts and crafts, healthy food crossword puzzles and coloring sheets. Her Friday afternoon class is given to students in grades K through 4.
“It’s important to teach children the importance of ...
“Curry” on down to the Spice Affaire, a new eatery that Shelly Nichani is excited to be opening adjacent to his restaurant Shelly’s on the River, at the Hampton Inn in Stamford. By June 1, customers will be able to enjoy the authentic cuisine of northern India, a style of cooking that relies more on the subtle and artful mixture of spices than on the hot seasonings typically associated with fare from that country.
Keeping the focus on food, Springdale residents who enjoy Giacomo’s Deli are looking forward to the opening of Giacomo's Springdale Market in early ...
After a busy couple of weeks on the local running scene, it turns a bit quieter this weekend with only a few area races for recreational runners.
In Rowayton on Saturday, the 13th annual Miles for Myles 5K fun run and walk will be held at the Rowayton Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is no online registration. Race proceeds benefit the Myles Beringer Foundation, which directly funds local projects to improve the lives of children. The foundation has raised more than $240,000 and provides funding for pediatric cancer research at Yale-New ...
For 45 years, Junie DeLeo's name has been attached to the Clairol team in the Springdale Little League. The maker of hair care products left the Stamford corporate scene last year. DeLeo, however, wouldn't think of managing a team with a different name.
"For the last five years, the Clairol parents have helped pay for the registration to keep the Clairol name,'' said DeLeo, who started with the team in 1967. "They all feel the same way. They want their sons to play for Clairol. As long as I'm around, Clairol's going to be the sponsor."
There will be music, puppets and interesting animals for kids to touch and hold when the Stamford School Readiness Council kicks off its fourth annual Early Childhood Fair on Saturday at Cove Island Park. Events include the Animal Embassy, Touch a Truck, The Bossy Frog and the puppets.
“This is an event that highlights the importance of learning for young children and provides families with information on the many resources available to them in the city. It also reinforces my volunteer initiatives as this is an event that fosters involvement from myriad ...
Former Stamford resident Ann Dalton Williams McAuliffe died on May 12 in Wilbraham, Mass. Born and raised in Stamford, she most recently resided in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A graduate of Stamford High School and the Katharine Gibbs School of New York, McAuliffe began singing locally in community churches. Her singing then led her to Summer Stock Theater in Cape Cod, and then to New York where she performed at Radio City Music Hall and The Roxy.
She later worked at Machlett Labratories and Northrop & Johnson Yacht Brokers and spent 28 years as administrative ...
Fifth-graders at Westover School performed "The Rockin' Tale of Snow White" on Thursday night. The entire class participated in the show at the Stamford school. After a dress rehearsal during the day, the students performed the play in the evening for an audience of their parents and others.
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Flashlight? Check. Canned food? Check. Bottled water? Check. You're now ready for a natural disaster. Or for a zombie invasion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A blog post, deliciously and gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse," was only half kidding. The kidding part was all about the zombies, but Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan was serious about being prepared for emergency situations. "There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," he says. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example." Take, ...
Raise the shades, open the windows, the long-awaited weekend -- and very long-awaited peeks of sunshine -- break through. Sun salutations are in order and, while you're at it, soak up the ideas below on where to go for a weekend that's light and satisfying.
Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, While your garden dries out, visit The Stamford Garden Club's Timescapes, two days of flower arranging displays, horticulture, photography, botanical jewelry, conservation and children's gardening at Stamford Museum. Garden Club members have created ...
Welcome to the fourth installment of Main Street Connect's new weekly series, the Golf Tip of the Week, featuring Danny Balin. This week, Danny gives more pointers on one of the most notorious problem for golfers — slicing.
Danny is the teaching professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich and has competed in many PGA events, including the PGA Championship last summer. In each video, Danny gives short and simple instructions on fundamentals of the game. Whether you want to fine-tune your game or you are picking up golf for the first time, Danny is here to ...
Gloria Blake was one of about 50 senior citizens who discussed fixing Social Security with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, at the Stamford Government Center on Thursday. Blake, in agreement with her peers, was not concerned for herself but for her children and grandchildren.
“We are having less and less children,” Blake said, explaining that Social Security will not be able to fund itself with the current system.
Himes agreed with Blake and told the seniors that Social Security can currently fund itself until 2026. But the government wants a solution, such as raising ...
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