The Stamford native was a firefighter in the city's Glenbrook neighborhood for 36 years and received numerous awards for his heroics on the job. He died on April 22, Ralph Raymond. He would go on to lead the U. Raymond died on April 23, Rudolf H. The longtime owner of the Windmill Restaurant in Stratford died on April 23, Michael P.
The longtime Westport resident died on April 24, Mae Schmidle. She died on April 26, George Browne. Bernard H.
The Derby resident and former Marine who worked at the Derby Police Department for more than 23 years died on April 27, William J. The lawyer with a law office in Trumbull served four terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The Stratford resident died on April 28, Frank Conroy. An icon in Seymour, the former first selectman was instrumental in establishing a home for the Valley Marine Corps. For years, Conroy portrayed Santa during the jolly old elf's annual visit. He died on April 29, Nick Panuzio. The former Bridgeport mayor served from until , when he joined the administration of President Gerald Ford.
Panuzio died on May 3, George Johnson. The first African American command officer in the Danbury Police Department, Johnson was remembered for making the city a better place in the post-Civil Rights era. The retired police captain died on May 3, Jim Fowler. The longtime host of the television series "Wild Kingdom" was a major advocate for wildlife conservation.
Fowler died May 8, , at his home in the Rowayton section of Norwalk. Vincent Ferrara. He later filed a civil rights case against the town, charging that he was a victim of retribution from fellow officers and town officials. Ferrara died on May 11, , 17 months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Albert Barclay. Sebastian Gangemi. Gangemi died May 15, , after a yearlong battle with leukemia. Ruby Shaw. The longtime Norwalk Public Schools worker who helped promote the move to a magnet school died on May 31, Pictured is that school, Columbus Magnet, which still exists today. Tony Fernandes. The longtime co-owner of Tonelli's, which was a landmark Italian restaurant in Bethel for decades, died from brain cancer on June 4, Fernandes stood trial in October after two waitresses accused him of rape, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict. He was later sentenced to probation on reduced charges.
William Pennella. The Greenwich entrepreneur turned the snack bar at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course into a full-service restaurant, launching a long and successful career in the food and hospitality industry. Pennella died on June 8, , at the age of The co-founder of Americares and longtime New Canaan resident made a career out of helping people in need. She died on June 10, Charlie Coviello. A constant in Bridgeport politics since the s and for years an activist in the East End neighborhood in particular, he unsuccessfully ran for mayor four times.
Coviello died on June 13, Lawrence A. Menta Sr. The Shelton resident and U. Navy veteran died on June 16, Spiro Malas. Malas died on June 23, Lou Russo. The year-old World War II veteran who inspired friends and supporters with a spirited fight for independence from a nursing home where he was confined against his will, died on June 25, Christopher Robert Lewis.
Charlie Kafferman. The longtime co-owner of the West Street Grill in Litchfield had "a massive following at the restaurant. He died on July 6, Andrew Wolf. Wolf died on July 16, Cesar Pelli. Pelli, a New Haven resident, died on July 19, Sidney Fialk. Fialk pictured at right , a Bridgeport native, died on July 13, Paul Markel.
The retired police officer served in the Torrington Police Department from to He died on July 13, Cathy Inglese. The Wallingford native was a standout basketball player at Sheehan High School and Southern Connecticut State before she got into coaching. Inglese would go on to lead Boston College to seven NCAA women's tournament appearances, including trips to the Sweet 16 in , and She died on July 24, , after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a fall.
Ceia Webb. Robert Madison. The innovative, highly successful and respected obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies in Stamford during his career died on Aug. James Taylor. The year-old Fairfield man was charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife, Catherine Taylor, 70, at her Fairfield home in February.
He was found dead on Aug. Philip M. The former superintendent of schools in Seymour and Watertown, who also served as an elementary school principal in Darien and director of elementary education in Trumbull, died from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on Aug. Michael Moody. The former Norwalk basketball star was known for the smooth jump shot he used to devastate the competition at Brien McMahon High School. Moody was stabbed to death on Aug.
Richard "Dick" Madden. Katz died on Aug. James Walker III. Kim Gillick. The longtime Greenwich High School educator taught health and wellness and physical education in town for more than 28 years. Gillick died on Aug. Cheever Tyler. The Yale grad and Navy veteran helped save the financially troubled Shubert Center for the Performing Arts in the s and served as a cheerleader for the arts and culture of New Haven.
He died Aug. Tim Currie. The local business owner and musician was known in Norwalk for his generous spirit, a desire to help others, and a vision for uniting people. Currie died on Aug. Charles Tisdale. Serafina Lucy Pepe DeMusis. Roger "Dodgie" Doyle. The retired Litchfield Police Department staple was credited during his 46 years in local law enforcement with making his hometown a better and safer place.
Doyle died on Sept. Jesse C. During his time as a firefighter, he was known for various acts of bravery, including performing CPR on a heart attack victim while off-duty to carrying a severely burned woman down three flights of stairs and out of a burning building. Granton died on Sept. Lula White. The retired New Haven teacher spent her life protesting injustice — most notably as a freedom rider in the South in White died on Sept.
Harold Franklin Bloomer Jr. Helen McGowan. Robert Fairty. The lifelong New Canaan resident was was appointed as the town's first paid, full-time fire marshal in , a post he held for 30 years. Fairty died on Sept. Robert Hunter. Hunter died on Sept. Bruce Tyler. Tyler died on Sept.
Anthony Frank Dineen. Dineen founded the New Haven Legal Assistance Association and is credited with changing landlord-tenant law in Connecticut. He died on Sept. Leonard "Lenny" Blace Antinozzi. Antinozzi died on Sept. Ben March. March died on Oct. Warren Eginton. The Yale Law School grad went on to become Connecticut's longest-serving ever federal judge.
Egington died Monday, Oct. Harold Bloom. The eminent literary critic and Yale professor was best known for the seminal "Anxiety of Influence. Beverly Sackler. The longtime Greenwich resident and widow of Purdue Pharma co-founder Raymond Sackler was herself a co-owner of the pharmaceutical company. Beverly Sackler, not pictured, died on Oct. The Madison Republican severed as first selectman from Before serving as first selectman, he had a career in the publishing business and held positions on the Board of Finance and the Beach and Recreation Commission.
Anne Pappas Phillips. She died on Oct. More Local Stories. Insider Perks. Do you want to attend a coffee with the editor session in your region? The next round of sessions is listed here.
She often prints her own papers to use in her collage work. She stays busy painting and raising her daughter, Victoria, who also loves to make art. In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by the most important wine: champagne! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve at your NYE party. Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate these three tasty drinks at home, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes.
At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends! Whether it's due to personal preference or necessity, sometimes having a unique alternative to alcohol can be hard to find. Join us as we explore using fresh fruit to create mocktails perfect for serving your family and friends.
In this 5 week course, we will cover the basics of learning to draw in a realistic manner. The class will primarily focus on translating three-dimensional life still-life setups and objects onto the two-dimensional page via graphite pencil. We will work with controlled lighting situations, and experiment a bit with alternative media, as well. We will also have loose paper and pencils if you need them, and any additional materials or special supplies will also be provided. Please note, this class takes place Tuesday Evenings pmpm, January 7 through February 4. Please email info thechattery. Class minimum for this series is 5 participants.
Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a literally hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos audience participation encouraged! We'll cook a delicious meal to share together. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!
You do not need to own or bring an Instant Pot with you. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.
This class is an introduction to the basics of calligraphy. From these basics in class, students can pursue developing the skills of a traditional style of calligraphy or can adapt them into a more contemporary style. Good penmanship is not required - only a desire to enjoy oneself and to learn some of the basics of the art of calligraphy.
Students will need to bring a small quotation or an inspirational phrase to use for your project. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 47 years. She has a beagle and a rescue mixed breed that she adores, Scrappy and Gizmo.
Phones take great photos, but there are some limitations. This class will teach you how to "dodge" those limitations - like not being able to set the camera to manual - and master the hacks and tricks to get photos to share on social media that look like they were shot on a DSLR and edited on a computer.
Check out your daily horoscope here, provided by Tarot astrologers. Daily Horoscopes. Feb 26, | AM. Content Provided by Written by syfutowoxe.tk . Discover what's in store for your astrology sign for the day, your week in CAPRICORNDec Jan 19 · AQUARIUSJan Feb 18 · PISCESFeb Mar 20 .
How to set up shots with your phones cameras based on the golden mean. How to get the most from the built-in camera app and features, for iPhone users. How to use those apps to turn lack-luster phone shots into magazine-ready images—or at least, really awesome Instagram posts! She's always on the hunt for her next favorite book or podcast feel free to send her your summer reading or listening list. She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and a good house-made ginger beer.
You can find her on Instagram at suzanneocsai. Love fiber art? This class is for you. In this class, you will learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. Beginner weaves and stitches will be covered, and you will create your very own woven wall art to take home. Do you think you're ready to buy a home but don't know where to start? In this course, we will cover all the things you'll encounter as a first-time home buyer: working with a realtor, mortgages, finding a lender, what to expect from closing costs, how much money to have set aside for emergencies, paying bills, and more.
Come with any questions you may have and our experts will help you along the process. Adult beverages will be served. There is no cost to attend this class. Since becoming a Realtor in , Marie King has been assisting buyers, sellers and agents attain their Real Estate dreams.
Since that time, Marie has continued her passion of training and coaching. Marie is the proud mother of two amazing young adults; Rachel, who is a nurse at Erlanger and son, Nathan, who is a UTC graduate and also resides in Chattanooga. Brian Kniegge started in the mortgage industry in After having a less than stellar experience when he bought his first home he decided that there has to be a better experience for clients.
He has been assisting buyers and home owners with their financing strategies ever since. His goal for a buyer is to be accurate, predictable, and accountable to what is promised. He and his wife live in the downtown area, and his year-old son grew up here. The whole family loves Chattanooga and everything that it offers especially the fun outdoor stuff like mountain biking! Learn to make your own elegant macrame wall hanging! Learn how to start your own wall hanging, including an overview of the materials.
Leave with a beautiful piece of finished wall art and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own. Whether you wrestle with butterflies in your stomach to face the world's 1 fear, or consider yourself an old pro, you will enjoy the results of this high-energy, interactive public speaking seminar. In this two-part series you will learn a simple, easy method to crafting a message that can be applied to every speech engagement.
Learn tips, tricks, challenge your comfort zone, set goals for yourself, give and receive feedback for improvement, leave with a ready-made message and the confidence to present it! The class takes place over two days on Thursday, November 7th and Thursday, November 14th from 6pm to pm. The participants will learn basic public speaking skills in the first class and prepare a speech for the second class. Don't be scared! This will help you hone your skills and get even better at speaking in public.
She has also conducted countless high-energy, immersive Teambuilding seminars. In addition, Emily has assisted in producing Off-Broadway productions as well as lending her own voice to a number of Voice- Over productions. Does your side hustle or new small business need a quality logo? Learn what goes into creating a good logo and how to establish an identity standard document for your company. We are all stressed. The world is chaotic, busy, full of screens and cellphones, demands from children, aging parents, and close friends coming apart at the seams.
And the endless march of lessons and practices--violin, piano, soccer, softball, yoga, and the recurring shame of that unused gym membership. And money troubles. And sickness. In all this swirl of activity and uncertain emotions and circumstances, stress can overwhelm us. And can become anxiety. Can become sadness. A creative outlet, like Writing, can help you reduce your stress and put your life into focus. In this class we will focus on self-expression. There are no writing "rights" or "wrongs.
Instead, you will be encouraged to honor yourself, just as you are, and to give yourself caring and compassion. This is a no-pressure class. If you want to share your writing, you can. If you want to keep your writing private, that's okay.
There will be no criticism of your work. You are free to just be yourself. We will provide pen and paper. Please bring your own notebooks, tablet or laptop if you prefer. Rebecca Cook is a writer, performer, speaker, and preacher. She has read her work in many venues, large and small, and is always eager to share her writing or give a lecture. She has published a poetry collection, a poetry chapbook, and an e-novel with small, independent presses. For details about our refund and class cancellation policy, visit our FAQs: www. This soap will be ready by the holidays to give as gifts!
When engaging your thoughts and feelings in this way, you become open, receptive and focused.
The mind is freed from anxiety and you are left feeling refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness. Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions and build self trust. Writing is not the end of the practice, but rather the means to gain insight into and power over how we live and think. In the short term PW invigorates your mind. Over time it strengthens your sense of self and connects you to the world. When practiced regularly, PW can bring a new sense of well-being and confidence that is vital to mental health and creativity.
This is a 2-day writer's retreat, taking place on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, November 8 at 8pm. She credits PW with completely changing her life, one Write at a time. Ballantine, You can learn more about this work at thewayofwriting. In this fun class we will explore simple sculpting techniques using Creative Paperclay to make a moon ornament for the holidays or for year-round display.
Creative Paperclay is an air-dry, non-toxic clay that is a perfect medium for those with or without sculpting skills. Supplies: All materials will be supplied and tools available to borrow for class. Face molds are available and the more advanced and adventurous are encouraged to create a face without the mold. This class is in two parts held a week apart. You must attend both to finish the project. You will go away with your very own creation, a new skill to make gifts for the holidays, and perhaps a new hobby.
Night 1, November 6: Sculptapalooza: You will prepare the base for your ornament for hanging, and work with the clay to create your piece. Faces will be made using a mold or with help from the teacher. Pieces will be left to dry in the studio. Night 2, November Getting Tricky with Acrylics: Your pieces will be dry and we will paint and finish the ornaments using acrylics, varnish, and glitters. Do you live with debt? This class is all about how to best manage current debt and what tools are available to help. The team at Bank of America will discuss the different types of rates, how to stop paying more than you should, and how to use the savings to apply to towards other debt or savings for other goals.
We will discuss in detail what tools are available to help and start you down the right path to become debt free. For the past five years, Meghan has helped both business and consumer clients to achieve their goals through financial guidance. Bank of America wants to give its clients the power to achieve their goals by understanding their full financial picture and guiding clients down their path.
As a manager of multiple different types of business, Meghan understands the pace, obstacles, and successes of small business owners and want to share with the local community small business owners the knowledge and guidance that Bank of America offers all of its clients. In this two-part class you will be guided through the relief printing process of creating, transferring, carving, and printing your own card designs!
It means so much more to give handmade cards, and the recipients are sure to feel the extra love. The class takes place on Monday, November 4 and Monday, November 11 from 6pm to pm. Please note: We will not be working with inside text, but making the designs for the front of the cards.
The goal will be for students to take home at least 10 printed cards and their carved linoleum block that they can use later on their own! Class minimum for this class series is 5 participants. This class is for those of you who are a bit more advanced in Tarot. Learn how card meanings work with other cards, learn techniques that help you with bringing a reading to its conclusion.
Above all, learn how to use Tarot to help you through difficult times. Do you love Halloween?
Ticket sales end on October 28 at 8pm. You'll learn all about cake decorating by making a fun, Halloween-themed cake. Included in this course will be a 6-inch round cake that you will learn to stack, crumb coat, frost, and add spooky decorations perfect for Halloween celebrations. Photo via Craftsy member House of Whimsy. This Halloween-themed course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, in the sppokiest way possible, obviously.
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. At this event, we will have guided stations for you to visit and explore on your own - including a Jeopardy type trivia game! Tea will be available for purchase from Wildflower, and cake will be provided. Why buy run-of-the-mill decorations when you can create your own? In this class we will be creating a mixed media piece of vampire art to decorate your lair for Halloween. Students will receive all supplies needed as well as a stencil to make creating easy.
No drawing skills required, just a spooky mood and a desire to have some fun. Space is limited to 10 fang-bangers. Wear old clothing; we are going to get messy. Halloween tunes and vampire movie included! This class is for any partner - from friends to significant others - who wants to learn how to properly massage another person. Rose Opengart, Career Coach, will teach you the most strategic approach to finding the right job for you in your dream company.
She will help you understand the importance of a 'job target," to be intentional about your personal brand, to understand what you are selling and what problem you are fixing, to understand that quantity is not better than quality, and how to discover hidden job openings. She utilizes her passion for work-fit and happiness to help people be intentional with career decisions so they can achieve fulfillment and success. She is the owner of Interviews That Work. Her new book "Find Your Where: Turn the tables, negotiate your success, and do work and life on your own terms" can be found on Amazon.
In this class, you will learn the basics to create beautiful, archival quality artwork. You will learn how to prepare the paint and canvas, different fluid techniques, and how to finish your artwork so that it can last for years to come. Your astrological birth chart reveals who you are when you are born. What does that mean for your life?
In this class, you'll learn about the history behind astrology and get a basic understanding of the basic terminology, symbols, the twelve zodiac signs, the planets and elements. Chinese Medicine is more than just acupuncture. This short class will get your toes wet in the wonders of Chinese Medicine.
We will discuss what Chinese Medicine is, how it works in Eastern and Western terms , diseases it treats, how ailments are diagnosed, and the different modems of therapy. Susan Fox is owner and operator of Hill City Acupuncture. She was born and raised in Chicago and was leading a fairly normal life when she was suddenly afflicted with a rare neurological disorder.
Despite her many protestations, her Cardiologist eventually forced her to seek out Chinese Medicine for her ailment. It was through Chinese Medicine that she experienced the most change, and was eventually able to get her life back. A few years later, she decided that she wanted to help others with their "fall through the cracks" health ailments and enrolled for her Masters in Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
With degree in hand, she headed to study under an herbalist in Thailand, and work in a few hospitals in China, before settling down and starting her own practice here in Chattanooga. If you're about to start your own business, you have to get your finances in order first! This class will introduce small business owners to some basic financial concepts and strategies when starting a small business. We will discuss several topics including choosing a bank with the right fit for the business, selecting the right types of accounts to open, building credit for the business during start up, and other basics that many business owners are unsure about as they approach opening day.
This class is sponsored by Bank of America. In this class, you will get inspired to live again, get pointers on how to get unstuck and to learn a story of overcoming the odds no matter what you may have been through or are currently going through. The truth of the matter is that you are not alone and that you are bigger than any circumstance. The story and topics covered will touch your heart and will give you the courage to start over again and live your best life on your terms. Cecil C. On May 9, , Cecil and his cousin were involved in a head-on collision which left his car totaled and left him with a fractured right wrist.
However, a year later, a doctor would diagnose him with Cerebellar Ataxia, a disease that would worsen and progress over time. It would weaken his limbs and and motor skills. It crushed his world when he was laid off from his job in and two years to later to have a permanent physical disability. The job gave him a sense of purpose and helped to give him his life back.
He later on started on a journey that he called "The Adventures of Cecil- He's not done yet by far. This figure drawing session is not an instructional class, but instead an opportunity to allow experienced and new artists to work in a comfortable, art-focused environment. Bring art supplies of choice. Adults over 18 only. Special thanks to Amanda Banks for serving as our model for this first session. This class has a miminum of 5 registrations. Rainbows are one of the most majestic parts of life.
In this workshop, you will create your own small "rainbow cloud" woven wall art. No experience is needed as you will be learning the two most basic of weaving techniques: tabby over under and rya fringe on a pre-warped homemade frame loom. This class is in partnership with Chattanooga Pride as part of Pride Week. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the organization. Shame is one of the most primitive emotions that humans experience and rarely on anyone's list of discussion topics.
Just the word alone is uncomfortable. In this class, we'll be discussing that understanding how shame functions in our life is the segway to becoming a more resilient and emotionally literate individual at work or home. Sabrina Moon is one of Dr. She helps leaders and organizations develop courage building and problem solving skills.
Austin is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. Her workshops are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. Whether she is being interviewed, lecturing, or leading a workshop, Austin is sure to illicit a full range of emotions as she invites you to celebrate blackness with her. Austin Channing Brown began her journey as a racial reconciler in college with an experience called Sankofa—a three-day bus trip exploring black history sites throughout the South.
On this pilgrimage that she came face-to-face with her history, shared the experience with others, and for the first time in her life watched friends become transformed by learning about African American history and racism. Building on her Sankofa experience and the foundation of her graduate work, she has directed a short-term missions site on the west side of Chicago, creating interactive opportunities for youth to engage issues of poverty, injustice.
She also served on staff with Willow Creek Community Church, developing strategies and programming around multiculturalism. Currently, she serves as resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cart 0. Upcoming Classes Check out our upcoming classes below! Have a class idea?
Suggest a class here. Check the listings, and hope to see you soon! About the teacher:. Raw Desserts? Fork Yeah! What will we cover? We will cover: How desserts can actually be healthy Pantry and kitchen essentials Techniques for achieving optimum texture and taste Raw desserts demo and tasting Registration ends for this class on Tuesday, November 12 at 3 p. Register here. In this class, we'll cover: Workbooks vs.
Order of Operations Rules Please bring your own computer to this class with Excel installed. Ticket sales end on Sunday, November 17 at 6pm. Numbers Wildcards Aggregate Functions Please bring your own computer to this class. PCs only. About the teacher: Gale Carrier has been reading Tarot since when someone gave her a deck of the old style Tarot with the Egyptian Ankh on the back.
Get ready for the next step in fluid art! About the teacher: Kittie Diggs is the mother of four, a writer and a painter. About the teachers:. Class is BYOB. In this class, you will: Learn how to make a variety of knots. No RSVP required. See you there! Students are welcome to bring their own Tarot cards. About the teacher: Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. About the teacher: Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade.
Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps? Have you always wanted to make your own liqueur? About the teacher: Jacquie Leavitt is a self-taught mixed media painter specializing in whimsical art. In this class, you'll learn: How to set up shots with your phones cameras based on the golden mean How to get the most from the built-in camera app and features, for iPhone users What apps are best for editing photos How to use those apps to turn lack-luster phone shots into magazine-ready images—or at least, really awesome Instagram posts!
Android users are welcome. Register here - Free. In this class, you will: Learn how to start your own wall hanging, including an overview of the materials. Learn how to make a variety of knots. About the teacher: Rebecca Cook is a writer, performer, speaker, and preacher. Register here - free. The next Beginner Cake Decorating is scheduled for November Sign up here! BYOB is welcome. Please sign up for the wait list to be notified of the next class.