HOUSATONIC MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ‘STEVE MCCURRY: INDIA’
CDC CHANGES NAME OF SEXUAL ABUSE RESPONSE TEAM The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) based in Stamford, a nonprofit that strives to improve the mental and behavioral health of children and teens, from birth to age 18, with additional locations in Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan, changed the name of its Sexual Abuse Response Team (SART) to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC is a childfriendly environment in which youth who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect are interviewed for forensic purposes and are connected with mental health, advocacy and medical services. The CAC oversees its Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), which is composed of law enforcement, the state’s attorney’s office, medical personnel, juvenile and adult probation, mental health professionals, forensic interviewers and victim advocates. The MDT meets regularly to ensure that victims receive timely support and perpetrators are held accountable. Last year, CGC’s CAC served 87 children residing in Stamford, Greenwich and Darien.
NUTMEG MERGES WITH HOUSATONIC TEACHERS
Crowd carries man during the Holi festival; Rajathan, 1966. Photograph by Steve McCurry.
Bridgeport’s Housatonic Museum of Art is presenting, “Steve McCurry: India,” an exhibition featuring 44 photographs that capture the color and chaos of India, Jan. 12 through Feb. 10. McCurry is best known for his iconic “Afghan Girl” image that graced the cover of National Geographic more than 30 years ago. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary cultures. He has been recognized with awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the National Press Photographers Award and four first-prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. For more, visit housatonicmuseum.org.
ARTWORK AT ETHAN ALLEN TO BENEFIT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING
Left: “Legacy,” giclée on canvas by Dennis Gastone. Right: “Vitality,” giclée on canvas by John Shelton.
Ethan Allen, a furniture store with nearly 300 stores across the country and a location in Stamford, is featuring Art for a Cure, a collection of limited edition, giclée on canvas artworks that are signed by the artists, where 30 percent of the purchase price will benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which has locations throughout the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It is a cancer research and treatment facility that has been serving patients for more than 130 years. Art for a Cure initiated around Nov. 29, 2016, which is recognized as Giving Tuesday, and will continue to introduce more artwork in the coming months. The works currently being featured include “Legacy,” an ethereal composition by Dennis Gastone, and “Vitality,” an effervescent piece by John Shelton. For more, visit ethanallen.com.
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Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, a federal credit union based in Rocky Hill with a membership of more than 39,000, open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Hartford, New Haven, Middlesex or Tolland counties, as well as the towns of Shelton, Stratford and Bridgeport, merged with Housatonic Teachers Federal Credit Union, a membership of more than 2,000 educational professionals in the Fairfield County area. This new development will bring a larger list of products and services as well as a new online banking and mobile app for existing members. For the 2017 calendar year, Housatonic Teachers Federal Credit Union will continue to operate under its existing name as a division of Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union.
BEERS, HAMERMAN, COHEN & BURGER EXPANDS Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, an accounting firm with offices in Fairfield and New Haven, has announced the addition of three new partners. Jessica McCauley of Monroe specializes in providing accounting and auditing services to a variety of organizations, including nonprofits, manufacturing companies and employee benefit plans. She joined the firm in 2006 after spending five years with PwC, an international accounting firm. She gradated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut and received her certified public accountant certificate in 2001. Shari Elias of Trumbull is a client service partner concentrating in taxation. She boasts 25 years experience and joined the firm in 2000. Her expertise spans several industries and areas of taxation, including corporate, partnership, limited liability companies and individuals. She holds degrees in both accounting and management information systems from the University of Buffalo. Sharon Brune of Hamden joined the firm in 2006 and provides accounting services to corporations, partnerships/LLCs, nonprofits and individuals, with a concentration on state and local taxation issues. Her focus also includes national reporting of foreign business and investment activity. She holds degrees in both library science and biology from the University of MissouriColumbia, a degree in accounting from Golden Gate University and University of San Francisco, and received her certified public accountant certificate in Connecticut in 2008.
WEBSTER BANK PROMOTES HANNA
Waterbury-based Webster Bank promoted Samuel Hanna, senior vice president, director, Webster Capital Finance, to lead middle market banking at Webster Bank. Hanna succeeds Christopher Motl, who was promoted to executive vice president, head of commercial banking. Hanna joined Webster in 2006, having previously worked in commercial real estate for three years, managing the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts markets, as well as the risk and recovery real estate team for two years before taking the reins of Webster Capital Finance. Prior to joining Webster, he held several positions of increasing responsibility at Bank of America. Hanna is a member of the United Way of Rhode Island, the building committee for the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club and an associate member of the Providence Foundation.
DATES JAN. 16
The town of Ridgefield is presenting its 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, honoring Daniela Sikora, head of The Ridgefield Chorale, and the family of Tom Belote with a posthumous award, 3 p.m., 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. The afternoon will feature performances by Broadway’s Daniel Levine and Bryan Perri, as well as The Ridgefield Chorale, The Serendipity Chorale, Kimberly Wilson, Ridgefield A Better Chance and students from Keys, a nonprofit that brings music education to underserved inner-city children. The event is free and open to the community. For more, call the box office at 203-438-5795.
JAN. 17 SCORE Fairfield County is presenting “Valuing Your Business,” a complimentary, small-business workshop, 6-8 p.m. at the Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. Check-in begins 5:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Richard Kelsey and Carolyn Armburst. To register, visit scorefairfieldcounty.org.
JAN. 19 The Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting Buster Poindexter for a martini swigging, tuxedo clad evening of rock and roll, 8 p.m., 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For tickets, call the box office at 203-438-5795.
JAN. 19-MARCH 9 The Ridgefield Playhouse is hosting a workshop led by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Kevin Briody, for those interested in learning the craft of songwriting, Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m., Jan. 19 through March 9 at 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. To register for this class ($240), call the box office at 203-438-5795.
JAN. 20 The Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting 20-time Grammy Award-winner Pat Metheny, who has won countless polls as “Best Jazz Guitarist” and awards, including three gold records for (Still Life) Talking, Letter from Home and Secret Story, 7:15 p.m. wine tasting in the lobby for ticket holders with artwork by Elisa Keogh, 8 p.m. performance, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For tickets, call the box office at 203-438-5795.
JAN. 21 The Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting comedians Rich Vos, Pete Correale and Robert Kelly for a nonstop evening of laughs, 8 p.m., 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For tickets, call the box office at 203-438-5795.
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