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  • Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ

    Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ
    Her doctor's words shook her like an earthquake: "If you don't lose weight, you won't get to your 60th birthday." Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. "A bowling ball wouldn't even...
  • Social sense: Guide to the fall party season

    Social sense: Guide to the fall party season
    The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
  • Bloomfield Students Continue To Improve On Test Scores

    BLOOMFIELD— Bloomfield public school students continued a three-year upward trend in many aspects of the Connecticut Mastery and Connecticut Academic Performance tests in 2014. District officials were especially pleased with gains made since 2011...
  • Rosamond Toomey, Longtime Manchester Teacher, Dies At 103

    Rosamond Toomey, a longtime teacher in Manchester, died Aug. 28 at age 103. Toomey was born in South Portland, Maine, on Oct. 16, 1910, to Philip and Mae Melcher. She graduated as the class valedictorian at South Portland High School in 1929. After high...
  • Sarah Wood, philanthropist

    Sarah Wood, philanthropist
    Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it. Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
  • Elmhurst cube clusters showcase talents of local artists

    Elmhurst cube clusters showcase talents of local artists
    Been tempted to sit down on one of the colorful boxes scattered around downtown Elmhurst? Go right ahead. They may look like public art, but you're welcome to take a seat. "We went a couple of years without any public art, and we really missed it,"...
  • Avon Family Holds Annual Golf Tournament In Memory of Daughter

    AVON — David and Cindi Avezzie are preparing for their foundation's eighth golf tournament at the Farmington Woods Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 21, in the memory of their youngest daughter, Lauren. The Avon residents lost their daughter during a...
  • Don't be so quick to judge schools

    Regarding Daniel Vasquez's Sept. 8 Short Take, "Shaming student makes no sense": Don't be so harsh on the schools since it is not at all easy to be a teacher or administrator. Come on. When you say, "this poor girl will be a source of ridicule," no...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The book on public health services

    Water, trash pickup and sewers are important functions of public health departments. Yet as long as water continues to run out of the tap when it is turned on, the trash is picked up on a regular basis and the sewers continue to work, sending that not-so-...
  • Utah teacher accidentally shoots herself in leg at elementary school

    Utah teacher accidentally shoots herself in leg at elementary school
    A Utah elementary school teacher accidentally shot herself in the leg on Thursday, but no students were on school grounds at the time and no one else was injured, officials said. The teacher, who was not identified, suffered a leg wound after the weapon...
  • 'The Rule' feels like recruitment video for New Jersey prep school

     'The Rule' feels like recruitment video for New Jersey prep school
    The documentary "The Rule" looks at St. Benedict's Preparatory School at the 157-year-old Benedictine Abbey of Newark, N.J., a Catholic monastery run by monks robed in 6th century cassocks. Newark spends $1 billion annually on education, but only 32% of...