Latest News Search Engine Optimization Students dunk their teacher, other Danbury area highlights – Danbury News Times June 7, 2021 Kate The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut is having a challenge activity that is called “The 36/12 Fitness Challenge,” which started Monday and goes through Sunday, August 27. This is my first link This is my second link This is my third link People who are interested in participating in the challenge are asked to workout 36 times in 12 weeks. The challenge is only open to YMCA members for a $5 cost. The workouts must be done at the YMCA, and for at least 30 minutes. Participants can earn a maximum of one dot per day that they take part in the challenge. Participants who meet the challenge, will be entered into a drawing for four 30 minute personal training sessions. Participants should also scan in at the YMCA’s front desk each time the participant works out. The participants should also pick up their dot, and place the dot next to their name on the Challenge Board in the hall of the YMCA, that is being designated for the challenge. Contact the YMCA’s Wellness Director Lisa O’Connor at (203) 775-4444 extension 135, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the challenge at https://operations.daxko.com/Online/4011/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?keywords=36/12&program_id=TMP20631&expanded=categories,locations&coming_soon=False&all_categories=false&all_locations=false&date_ranges.start=&date_ranges.end=&birth_dates=. The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s corporate office is located at 246 Federal Road, Unit B21, in Brookfield. The regional YMCA’s website is regionalymca.org. Danbury Middle-schooler places in track and field championship A middle-schooler with the Danbury Athletic Youth Organization earned first and second place at a recent track and field championship. Luke Richardson, from the DAYO Lightning team, won first place in the 100 meter and 200 meter with a time of 11:93 (personal record) and 24.92 respectively. He competed in the CT Middle School Track and Field Championship at Manchester High School on Saturday, May 29. Danbury Students dunk their principal After raising more than $42,000 for their school, students at St. Joseph’s School in Danbury were rewarded with a few special treats. Their principal, Louis Howe, allowed the student to dunk him in a water tank as a prize for their fundraising efforts. Every kid got three chances to dunk him, and he was dunked 77 times. Howe also died his hair purple on Friday at Dawn’s Pizzazz, a local salon. The new hair style was in time for the school’s eighth-grade graduation. These were incentives students at the Catholic school were given to encourage them to raise more money through an “acts of kindness” campaign held in February. The school pledged close to 500 acts of service over two weeks. Danbury Foundation celebrates COVID-19 hot meal program anniversary In celebration of the first anniversary of The New American Dream Foundation COVID-19 Hot Meal program, Unilever has partnered with the foundation to distribute care boxes with essential items to families and senior citizens in the community. Through their United for America program, Unilever has continued to take action to support the people and communities whom the pandemic from the new virus has hit the hardest. Unilever is the maker of brands like Dove, Hellmann’s, and Vaseline. Considering the impact that the pandemic has had on families in the Danbury area, in April of 2020, the foundation postponed its annual scholarship gala, and placed all of its efforts on supporting the community’s immediate needs by creating its hot meal program. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the program has served children, families and senior citizens in Danbury with over 18,000 meals purchased at cost from The Amber Room Colonnade, which is the official venue for its annual gala. The gala has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 17. The Amber Room is located at 1 Stacey Road in Danbury. Visit www.americandreamgala.com for more information. The more than 10 pound boxes that have been provided by Unilever are filled with personal care and hygiene products, medical masks, hand sanitizers, food items, and more. The foundation will be distributing the care boxes to the community in two events: Care Boxes for Seniors City of Danbury Senior Resources Elmwood Hall Senior Center This happening is open to all Danbury senior citizens. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Pre-registration is required. Call the Senior Center at 203-797-4686 to register. The Senior Center is located at 10 Elmwood Place in Danbury. Care Boxes for Children & Families Morris Street School Family Resource Center This happening is open to all Danbury families. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Registration is not required. This will be a drive-thru style, and will be held on a first come, first served basis. The Family Resource Center is located at 28 Morris St. in Danbury. Future delivery dates,and times for the foundation’s hot meal meal program are: Delivery between 11 and 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 19, 11 and 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 10, and 11 and 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, August, 7. Meals will be, and are distributed door to door at: – Palace View, 132 Main Street, in Danbury, – Kimberly Place, 19 Main St., in Danbury, – Danbury Towers, 40 Williams St., in Danbury, – Bishop Curtis/Augustana Homes, 88 Main St., in Danbury, – The Putnam Towers, 25 Beaver St., in Danbury, – The Glen Apartments, 25 Memorial Drive, in Danbury, – Crosby Manor, 84 West Wooster St., in Danbury and – Danbury Commons, 51 Main St., in Danbury. Visit https://www.thenewamericandreamfoundation.org/ to contribute to, or volunteer for the cause. New Milford Robotics And Beyond offering summer camps in New Milford Robotics And Beyond is taking registrations for summer STEM and design programs at New Milford High School and The Silo. Robotics And Beyond is accepting registrations for its 18th year of summer programs in STEM and design. These camps provide introductory and advanced levels of many topics in science, engineering, technology and design. The topics are ideal for students ranging from elementary school to high school and early college, including individuals with special learning needs. Morning and full day camps are planned at New Milford High School starting July 12. Four new topics will be offered at The Silo in New Milford at camp options beginning June 28. In this first year of collaboration with The Silo, topics will be offered in advanced robotics, advanced drone technology, and digital music composition. A half and full-day camp will also be held at The Silo just for students with different learning and social needs. All camps have COVID precautions built around small pods of campers and minimal interaction among all camp attendees. The camp will follow state and CDC protocols and include a contact tracing plan. RAB invites local and regional companies to be financial sponsors for topics and to communicate the program information to employees. For details on all currently scheduled camps, visit roboticsandbeyond.org. Questions about camps, or sponsorships may be addressed to email@example.com or by calling 860-717-4319. The camp has a studio and office at 46 Bridge St. Ridgefield Library presents ‘Talking to Your Child About Race’ workshop Educator Lynn Turner and Attorney Kirsten Ivey-Colson from The AntiRacist Table will offer a four-part online parenting series designed to promote empathy, equality, justice, humanity, and an awareness of racial biases as part of the Ridgefield Library’s “Understanding Race: Community Conversations” initiative on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning at 7 p.m. June 17 and running through July 8, at the library via Zoom. This series will take place on Geared for parents of young children from birth to age 7-years-old. Ivey-Colson and Turner will introduce aspects of anti-racism in engaging and age appropriate discussions to cultivate a family culture that views anti-racism, and social justice as part of a lifelong journey. The four sessions that will be featured include: Session One, on the June 17: Ages and Stages–Children Are Not Colorblind; Session Two, June 24: Teaching Children About Race – A Developmental Approach for Children Birth to Age 7-years-old; Session Three, July 1: Creating an Anti-Racist Family Culture: A Workshop; and Session Four, July 8: Tea and Coffee Chat at The Anti-Racist. The material covered in the sessions will also be cumulative. Registering for the June 17 session will register participants for all four sessions. Register at ridgefieldlibrary.org to receive the Zoom link for the program, or call 203-438-2282. Ridgefield Program to teach about LinkedIn Career coach Noelle Gross will lead an online interactive course about LinkedIn at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ridgefield Library. LinkedIn is the single most powerful career platform and ranks in equal importance to a resume when it comes to career development, according to information from the library. It has grown to become the essential social media platform for anyone looking to land a job, network or share industry expertise. Learning how to use and master the platform is critical for anyone looking to manage one’s career. In this course, Gross will cover the following: advanced search functionality, and strategies for finding the right contacts; why LinkedIn is critical for all professionals at every stage of the career; the essential components that are needed for an optimized profile; headhunter tips, tricks, and secrets around key LinkedIn functionality; invaluable hiring manager insights, and perspective around features like endorsements, recommendations and groups; and search engine optimization, keyword strategy, and everything that people need to know about creating an attractive profile that stands out, and is found in a crowd of millions of users. The course is geared toward beginners as well as advanced LinkedIn users. For optimum learning, having an existing LinkedIn profile is recommended. However, all people are welcome, even without a profile. The program is part of the library’s Career and Job Search series, and is presented in partnership with the Simsbury Public Library. Register at ridgefieldlibrary.org to receive the Zoom link for the online program, or call 203-438-2282. The Ridgefield Public Library is located at 472 Main St. in Ridgefield. The Simsbury Public Library is located at 725 Hopemeadow St. in Simsbury.