Heart Association, Hartford Healthcare join together to end stroke in Connecticut

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), along with Hartford HealthCare, are encouraging Connecticut residents to help end stroke, the state’s fourth leading cause of death. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States and an average of 1,300 deaths a year in Connecticut, as many as 80 percent of strokes remain preventable.

Local woman to join STEM education leaders at the White House

Rachael Manzer, a Hartland resident and STEAM Coach at Winchester Public Schools, was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, in Washington, D.C.

Join Girl Scouts with extended-year membership

New members can join for a 16-month membership with a discounted price. For the first time ever, Girl Scouts has introduced an extended-year membership opportunity for NEW members. Both girls and adults who have not joined Girl Scouts before can register for a 16-month, $35 prorated membership that allows them to begin Girl Scouts during the summer then transition right into the traditional troop experience in the fall. That’s nearly 16 months of membership versus 12 for one, low promotional price—sweet.