Sunday, October 21, 2012

Things to do in Norwalk

Fun things to do in South Norwalk, CT



SoNo Restaurant Week Details on the upcoming SoNo Restaurant Week coming Oct 21-26. See the participating South Norwalk CT restaurants their special menus.

http://www.connecticutrestaurantweek.com/restaurant-weeks-ct/sono-restaurant-week/

Share your photos with us. TheSoNoLife  thesonolife@gmail.com


Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Connecticut Restaurant Week! - Patch.com

It's Connecticut Restaurant Week! - Patch.com:


It's Connecticut Restaurant Week!
Patch.com
Connecticut Restaurant Week 2012 kicked off this week with more than 100 restaurants across the state taking part in the annual event, which features special deals and menus for diners. Restaurant Week started Monday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

The Harbor Brewfest Sept. 22, 2012 12-5pm

The Harbor Brewfest Sept. 22, 2012 12-5pm
Harrys at Harry's Wine Blog

Renzo has been working hard on the 2nd beer festival that we are sponsoring this summer. Anyone that was aboard The Island Belle a couple of months ago for "The Offshore Pour", Fairfield counties first ever beer festival, will tell you that it was a great time on a perfect day with lots of good food, fun, music and of course beer. Most of the summer is in our rearview mirror and now we get into a different style of beer. Gone are the Summer lagers, and in come the Octoberfest and Pumpkin beers. For the upcoming season Renzo reaches back out to the beer world and has invited lots of..
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

SoNo serves as canvas for weekend arts celebration:

South Norwalk is once again about to become a place where the celebration of the arts is everything.

The 37th annual SoNo Arts Celebration is expected to kick off Friday, Aug. 3, and last through Sunday, Aug. 5.




In between, organizers have crammed in a full schedule of visual and performing arts, as well as activities for all ages.






Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/SoNo-serves-as-canvas-for-weekend-arts-celebration-3751772.php#ixzz22OLVFKo9

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Connecticut's Tax-Free Week Starts Aug. 19


Connecticut's Tax-Free Week Starts Aug. 19

The tax holiday exempts most clothing and footwear from Connecticut's sales tax, up to $300.


Are we better off with Malloy?

Half baked laws!
He put me and 10,000+ amazon astores out of business.
An astore allows you to place amazon advertisements on your websites, blogs, twitter, etc. When people click on these advertisements you earn between 5% and 7% commissions from the advertisement.  astore details
Yet Bing, Yahoo, Google still profit from commissions in CT.  


•Institute the so-called "Amazon law" tax by requiring online retailers whose in-state affiliates sell more than $2,000 worth of goods annually in Connecticut to collect state sales tax and remit it to the Department of Revenue Services.

The result: amazon delivered me the pink slip......


Details:
Governor Malloy: Lawmakers to End Utility Surcharge, But ...

... It caps the tax on cigars at 50 cents each. •Institute the so-called "Amazon law"
tax by requiring online retailers whose in-state affiliates sell more ...
www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?A=11&Q=480626


Now he votes for this??? 

Malloy makes Rolling Stone list of pot reformers


Is this the new business opportunity for the 10,000+ displaced people? Is CA better off? 
Will you get this at your local bar, liquor store, coffee shop or drugstore? Look at CA.
Will your neighbor grow it in their backyard?
Will the legal age be 21 like alcohol or 18 like cigarettes?
Should it be legalized, like alcohol and tobacco?

Let your VOTE tell him what you think!  

Details:
Governor Malloy: Gov. Malloy on Decriminalization of ...
... Gov. Malloy on Decriminalization of Marijuana Abstract: Governor Dannel
P. Malloy today released a statement applauding final passage of a bill ...
www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?A=4010&Q=480684

Governor Malloy: Little Connecticut's Big Message on the ...
... An important test of the new politics of capital punishment will come this
November in a California death penalty referendum. ...
www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?A=11&Q=503416


What are the other people saying.
Think Tank Flunks Gov. Malloy’s Fiscal Record [VIDEO] - Westport, CT Patch http://westport.patch.com/articles/think-tank-flunks-gov-malloys-fiscal-record-video-83fc3965

Friday, July 20, 2012

Video from the "Offshore pour" Beer festival

Harry's Wine Blog: Video from the "Offshore pour" Beer festival


About a month ago, June 16th to be exact, Harry's sponsored Fairfield Counties first ever Craft beer festival aboard the Island belle out of Norwalk. For three hours the participants cruised around the Long Island sound on a picture perfect day enjoying great suds from 20 or so different breweries along with great food from Bobby Q's and live music provided by I ANBASSA! It was an incredible success and the rave reviews have been steadily heard in the weeks following.

Harry's own Renzo Kian-Kabota was the festival organizer and host for the day, making sure that all of the details were attended to and that the attendees had a great time.

We finally have a video to share from Bizz-Buzztv and it gives you a good sense of the days events. Follow the link here to see the fun!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Local artist's work on permanent display at SoNo Train Station - The Hour




Local artist's work on permanent display at SoNo Train Station
The Hour
He came back to Norwalk, studied art for a year at Norwalk Community College developing his portfolio, and then went on to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. While in school, he worked at Stew Leonard's in the art department and then ...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

TheSoNoLife rocks the IslandBelle


Fun was had by all....


















Serving the SONO community...



Friday, June 29, 2012

July 4th is almost here!


July 4th is almost here!  If you haven't planned your week celebrating America yet, hopefully the below  list of  firework displays in the area can help.


1- Bridgeport 2012 Fireworks June 29

Sky Blast Party 2012 - Barnum Festival Event Friday, June 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Marina Park Circle - Seaside Park - Bridgeport, CT

2- Bridgeport Bluefish Fireworks on July 3

Enjoy the game and the Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Fairfield County Bank on July 3.

3- Danbury 2012 Fireworks June 30

Rain date, Sunday July 1st start at dusk.

4- Darien 2012 Fireworks July 1

Darien High School

5- Fairfield 2012 Fireworks July 4

Beach Parking Permits are not required and parking is free after 6:00 PM at both the Penfield and Jennings parking lots.

6- Greenwich 2012 Fireworks Saturday July 7

Two locations: Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. Both displays are scheduled for Saturday, July 7, with a rain date of Sunday, July 8.

7- Milford Westfield CT Post Mall Fireworks Show July 3

Bands start at 7 pm

8- New Milford 2012 Fireworks Celebration July 7

9- Ridgefield 2012 Fireworks July 4

Annual fireworks display at Ridgefield High School on July 4, 2012

10- Rowayton Civic Association July 4th Fireworks 

11- Shelton 2012 Fireworks July 3

Along the Housatonic River. (Rain date July 5)

12- Stratford 2012 Fireworkds July 3

Short Beach Park Rain Date July 5th

13- Westport 2012 Fireworks July 3

This year's PAL Fireworks are sponsored by Melissa and Doug, LLC. Tickets can be purchased at the Westport Police Department at 50 Jesup Road and at the Westport Parks and Recreation office at 260 Compo Road South in Westport. Firework tickets are $30 per car. Rain date July 5, 2012.

14- Wilton 2012 Fireworks July 4 



*All information was gathered from hamlethub.com
see their full article HERE


- The Black Rock Life

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fireworks Cruise 2012

Fireworks Cruise 2012

Fireworks on the water!
Barbecue & Cocktails

Join our Fireworks Cruise and get the best view of the fireworks
while sipping a cocktail in the sea breeze on our top deck.
No traffic, no lines, no crowds and no sand fleas!
July 3rd, Departs Norwalk 8 pm (boarding starts at 6pm)
Boarding Tickets $30. Includes Parking!
Children under 12 half price! (pay at the door)
Cash Bar & Food!
Event Properties
Event date:07-03-2012 8:00 pm
Cut off date07-03-2012
Individual Price$30.00

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Sunday Sales" is a reality!

"Sunday Sales" is a reality!:
It was just announced that the Governor has officially signed the landmark Bill #5021 in to law. This new law will allow for alcohol sales on Sundays beginning next Sunday May 20, 2012 from 10am-5pm and add a few other provisions to the existing laws. Harry's will put these hours into our regular weekly rotation.

We have heard good points made on both sides of the argument and will continue to keep our eyes, ears, and minds open to new ideas regarding these changes. As a fixture in the industry for more than 70 years, Harry's has seen and many times led the way through all types of changes. As we embark on our new adventure into uncharted waters we invite your feedback and hope that our customers will let us know what their particular needs are moving forward.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers through the years, your patronage has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to the next 70+ years of servicing you and your families.

Cheers!

The Harry's Family

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Norwalk Fire Dept. Gives Out Smoke Alarms - The Daily Norwalk


The Daily Norwalk
by Alissa Smith (email) The Norwalk Fire Department has been giving residents donated smoke alarms for their homes. Seventy-five alarms have been donated by alarm manufacturer First Alert. NORWALKConn. – More than 200 smoke alarms have been donated ...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Center for Science, Health & Wellness, Norwalk (Conn.) Community College - R & D Magazine


R & D Magazine
(architects); Stephen Winter Associates, Norwalk (LEED consultant); The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., New Haven, Conn (contractor); LiRo Program and Project Management, New York City (construction administration). Description: Addition for nursing ...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Take Part in Tagging Norwalk's Horseshoe Crabs

Take Part in Tagging Norwalk's Horseshoe Crabs


thedailynorwalk.com - A pair of horseshoe crabs are ready to come up onto the beach to be tagged by staff of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Photo credit: Contributed by the Maritime Aquarium NORWALK, Conn. – Head out...

Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, CT) seeks volunteers for tagging horseshoe crabs for annual census. Training May 3 or 5....:  Maritime Aquarium (NorwalkCT) seeks volunteers for tagging horseshoe crabs for annual census. Training May 3 or 5....

Friday, April 20, 2012

ALL Purple Tie 4 Lupus\ E1 Youth Inc. Charity Event.



VETERAN'S MEMORIAL STATE PARK, Norwalk Ct

ALL Purple Tie 4  Lupus\ E1 Youth Inc. Charity Event, On The Island Belle CT


 June 14, 2012, 6pm to Midnight

FB link to event http://www.facebook.com/events/358013324251512/
Purchase Tickets @  http://www.e1youthinc.org/#!e1-house 


All attendees must be 21+ with valid ID.  No pets or children. 

(open to the public)


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

To the Arctic opens April 20 at Maritime Aquarium - Connectcut Plus

To the Arctic opens April 20 at Maritime Aquarium - Connectcut Plus:

Collider.com


To the Arctic opens April 20 at Maritime Aquarium
Connectcut Plus
By Maritime Aquarium NORWALK, CT - Follow along as a mother polar bear tries to raise her two cubs in a harsh world that is only getting harsher in “To the Arctic,” a new IMAX movie opening Fri., April 20 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
IMAX film "To The Arctic" opens at Maritime AquariumCt Post

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What's Happening in Norwalk This Week - The Daily Norwalk

What's Happening in Norwalk This Week - The Daily Norwalk:


What's Happening in Norwalk This Week
The Daily Norwalk
American Cancer Society: 6 pm The American Cancer Society will be hosting a talk on preventing colon cancer at its regional center on Richards Avenue in Norwalk. Norwalk Community College Hosteurs Club: 11 am The Norwalk Community College Hosteurs Club ...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Norwalk museum celebrates Titanic centennial through the eyes of a survivor - Ct Post

Norwalk museum celebrates Titanic centennial through the eyes of a survivor - Ct Post:


Norwalk museum celebrates Titanic centennial through the eyes of a survivor
Ct Post
... opens at Norwalk's Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum on Wednesday, April 25. A gala preview is planned for Saturday, April 21. Contributed photo/Jennifer Rose Photo: Contributed Photo / CT One hundred years ago, Rosemary Gillham's great-grandmother ...

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Norwalk's Leaders Work to Keep Head Start on Track - The Daily Norwalk

Norwalk's Leaders Work to Keep Head Start on Track - The Daily Norwalk:

The Daily Norwalk


Norwalk's Leaders Work to Keep Head Start on Track
The Daily Norwalk
NORWALK, Conn. – Head Start will continue in Norwalk, one way or another, Mayor Richard Moccia says. Moccia is meeting with leaders of Norwalk Community College, the Norwalk Housing Authority, the Fairfield County Community Foundation and others Friday ...

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Photography


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Norwalk student named New Century Scholar - Norwalk Plus Magazine

Norwalk student named New Century Scholar - Norwalk Plus Magazine:


Norwalk student named New Century Scholar
Norwalk Plus Magazine
By Norwalk Community College NORWALK, CT - Norwalk Community College student Carlos Julca, a Norwalk resident, has been named the 2012 New Century Scholar from Connecticut. The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, ...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jazz livens up South Norwalk - Stamford Times

Jazz livens up South Norwalk - Stamford Times:


Jazz livens up South Norwalk
Stamford Times
Bacchus Sono is located at 120 Washington St., in South Norwalk. Call (203) 956-6220, or visit www.bacchussnos.com. Dinner reservations recommended. Also this weekend, Wilton Library's Connecticut's Own series features a concert of new music by ...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Gov. Malloy Visits Norwalk on Education Reform Tour - Patch.com

Gov. Malloy Visits Norwalk on Education Reform Tour - Patch.com:

The Daily Darien


Gov. Malloy Visits Norwalk on Education Reform Tour
Patch.com
Among them, Jack Bryant, president of the NAACP's Connecticut chapter. "At the local, state and national level, the NAACP supports this bill with its modifications," said Bryant. "With a bill of this magnitute, in a town like Norwalk with a majority of ...
Malloy at town hall: 'Get Out of the Box'Ct Post
Conn. Gov. continues education tour in NorwalkBoston.com
OP-ED | Teachers Keep Pushing; Malloy Suggests Gutting Reform May Mean No NCLB ...CT Newsjunkie
The Daily Norwalk
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Touch sharks and rays at new Maritime Aquarium gallery - Ct Post

Touch sharks and rays at new Maritime Aquarium gallery - Ct Post:


Touch sharks and rays at new Maritime Aquarium gallery
Ct Post
Underwater petting zoo: the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its Sharks & Rays gallery this weekend. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT When you think petting zoo, furry and fluffy animals probably spring to mind. But at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, ...

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