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Events From Your Fellow Members
July 19: Connecticut Afro-Latino 30 Under 30 Awards Night at the Palace Theater
July 19, 2023: Afro-Latino 30 Under 30 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The Afro-Caribbean Cultural Center, the Palace Theater, and Connecticut News Media Team are pleased to co-present. The Inaugural Connecticut Afro-Latino 30 Under 30. Award recognition to honor any Black/Latine individuals 30 years of age or younger who have done extraordinary things in the state. Dress to Impress This isn't your average awards show with hot food stations, DJ, Photobooth/360 Photo Booth, and fun. To be held at the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. Tickets $30.00 per person.
August 12: 2nd Annual Bombazo & Barrio Arts Festival 
August 12, 2023, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: 2nd Annual Bombazo & Barrio Arts Festival Brothers Emmanuelli Nater (Jose, Jorge, and Victor) students and friends of the famous Bomba Cepeda Family - with their Center for Cultural Research of Eternal Roots (Centro de Investigation Cultural Cultural Raices Eternas) - CICRE in Spanish - created in Puerto Rico during the 90s the so-called "BOMBAZO." they were devoted to "get down" the Bomba from the high stages so that way the Puerto Rican people and everyone else could participate and learn in the folklore music. Thanks to this today there are "Bombazos" in many parts of the world. The event is Free and Open to the Public and will take place on the Front Lawn of the Silas Bronson Library. "
Upcoming Ma Petite Pop Up Shops
French National Day is July 14 and Ma Petite Bakery is going to celebrate it at Aquila's Nest Vineyards! Come to Aquila's on Friday July 14, at 5 p.m. and Ma Petite Bakery will have baguettes, mini croissants, mini pains au chocolats, madeleines, and mini brioches. Want to enjoy a special French dinner there? Make your reservation for their "Taste of France Chef Dinner," which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Visit The Local Gourmet at 316 Main Street South in Southbury on Saturday, July 22 for a Ma Petite pop up bakery between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
On Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, Ma Petite Bakery will be having a special pop up shop at Ayla's Bagel & Coffee in Woodbury. Featuring vegan croissants, pains au chocolat and madeleines, and regular baguettes (which are also vegan).
July 25: Free Webinar on Cyber Insurance from Valued Technology Services
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July 27 to July 30: Tick, Tick Boom Production by City Youth Theater/City Stage Company
City Youth Theater/ City Stage Company is Producing a hit musical this summer Tick, Tick, Boom the story of Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent. Performances are July 27 to July 30. On Thursday, July 27, Teen Night will be held, during which teens can meet the cast and go on a set tour.
August 1: City of Waterbury's National Night Out
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Children's Community School in Waterbury Celebrates Graduation of 8th Graders at Naugatuck Valley Community College
Children's Community School, a leading educational institution dedicated to fostering academic excellence and personal growth, proudly celebrated the graduation of its 8th graders in a momentous ceremony held Monday evening at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
The graduation ceremony marked a significant milestone in the lives of these talented students who have successfully completed their middle school journey. The event brought together students, families, faculty, and the wider community to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their bright futures ahead.
Children's Community School has always been committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for its students. The graduation ceremony served as a testament to the school's dedication to preparing students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in high school and beyond.
The event featured inspiring speeches from faculty members and distinguished guests, acknowledging the hard work, perseverance, and achievements of the graduating class. The students were recognized for their unique strengths and contributions to the school community.
"We are immensely proud of our graduating 8th graders and their journey at Children's Community School," said Principal Katherin Sniffin. "Their graduation not only symbolizes their academic accomplishments but also reflects their personal growth and the supportive community that has shaped them. We have no doubt that these remarkable young individuals will make a positive impact on the world."
Children's Community School continues to make significant strides in preparing students for success academically, socially, and emotionally. With a focus on individualized attention, a rigorous curriculum, and a strong support system, the school has nurtured a generation of well-rounded learners ready to tackle future challenges.
“Our graduation was a well-earned success for our students and the community as a whole. Without the generous support of so many who value our students' potential, these children simply would not have access to the robust curriculum and personalized benefits this school offers.” Said Patrick Stuhlman, the School’s Development and Operations Officer.
For more information about Children's Community School and its commitment to empowering students through education, or to donate to the school, please visit ccswaterbury.org.
About Children’s Community School: Children's Community School is a private, non-profit school primarily serving children from inner-city Waterbury whose families live at or below the federal poverty level. Most are single parents and represent a cross-section of the city’s ethnic makeup. The school’s original mission remains its guiding principle today: to lay the foundation for urban students’ educational success by offering robust curriculum and unique experiences, by developing their individual character, and by cultivating strong family involvement. Because of its mission and audience, CCS is open for extended hours and has a strong focus on character development and parent involvement.
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IT News from Bsquared Intel: New Data Privacy Act in CT
The Connecticut Data Privacy Act officially went into effect July 1st. What does this mean for you?
As a Connecticut resident, you’re now afford new privacy rights. For businesses who meet the requirements, this means, on the information security side of things, that you need to take certain actions and have certain controls in place. The Attorney General has an FAQ on the law https://portal.ct.gov/AG/Sections/Privacy/The-Connecticut-Data-Privacy-Act and if you’d like to read the law itself here is the link: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2022/ACT/PA/PDF/2022PA-00015-R00SB-00006-PA.PDF
Please seek qualified legal council for any questions pertaining to the law. On the information security side of things, we offer advisory services, assisting with the creation of cybersecurity frameworks, and external risk/threat assessments.
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