The church offers parking for the sale of books from the Pequot Library and more


Sacred Heart University has named Amanda Shaw, of Fairfield, the new Director of Career Education.

She held similar positions at colleges in New York.

Shaw will be responsible for planning and executing services at the Sacred Heart University Center for Career and Professional Development, as well as programs, resources and student engagement strategies for the school’s College of Health Professions.

She will also support other career center initiatives, work with the career team to serve other academic programs at the school, serve internal and external constituents, and help achieve recruitment and retention goals and other strategic priorities. She will also teach a section of the first-year experience curriculum.

Shaw earned an undergraduate degree in environmental studies from William Smith College in Geneva, NY and a graduate degree in education and student services administration from the College of Saint Rose in Albany.

Trinity Episcopal Church to Host Park for Food Campaign

Trinity Episcopal Church to Collect Donations in Exchange for Parking for Annual Pequot Library Book Sale

It will host its “Park for Food” campaign July 22-24 at its parking lot at the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street. Volunteers will help people park there from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in exchange for cans or monetary donations. All proceeds will go to Bridgeport Pantries.

Trinity is located at 651 Pequot Avenue in Southport.

For more information about the drive or any of Trinity Episcopal Church’s programs, contact the main office at 203-255-0454 or visit the church’s website. Facebook page or website, Everyone is welcome!

Family dental practice in Southport is moving

The Southport family dental practice is moving to the third floor of the Southport Crossing building at 3530 Post Road in Southport.

The practice is led by Dr. Colleen Randall and Dr. Pamela Gibson. They received their Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry.

Registration open for the new sports program at the church

The First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield is launching a new type of sports program in the fall for children ages 5-10.

Upward Sports provides a less competitive sporting opportunity, while building self-esteem, learning good sportsmanship, and getting healthy exercise.

The program partners with churches across the United States to enrich the physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth of children. It is based on faith in nature but does not exclude non-Christians.

Parents can register their children for flag football and encourage

Registration closes August 5 and places are limited. The season starts on September 14.

According to program information on its website, 500,000 young athletes participate in more than 2,800 Upward Sports experiences across the United States.

Fairfield First Presbyterian Church has the only Upward Sports experience in Fairfield County, according to the church.

Fairfield residents take part in a cycling challenge

John Bisack, Kim Haney and Kevin Walsh, all of Fairfield, are among the 6,000 cyclists who will participate in the 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising event on August 6-7.

The event raises funds for cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The bikeathon offers one- or two-day routes ranging from 25 to 210 miles that are designed to meet all ability levels and fundraising amounts.

There are 158 Connecticut residents participating.

This year’s goal is to surpass the 2021 record donation and raise $66 million for cancer research and patient care.

To make a donation, go to or call 800 WE-CYCLE.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary conducting a boating safety course

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a boating safety course Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Flotilla Base 77, 595 Turney Road in Fairfield.

The course allows the student to receive a Connecticut Watercraft Operator Certificate.

Documentation is good for motorboats, sailboats and jet skis.

The course costs $50.

Call 203-913-0049 for more information.

The Fairfield author will be present at the meet-and-greet event

There will be a meet and greet event with Fairfield author Adam Bernard at Next Chapter Books in Trumbull at 3 p.m. on July 29.

Bernard’s memoir, “ChemBro: Embracing Beastmode to Beat Cancer,” was published August 30, 2020.

The book chronicles Bernard’s personal journey battling cancer while simultaneously training for his fifth-degree black belt.

The bookstore is located at 2 Daniels Farm Road in Trumbull.


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