FAIRFIELD – Fairfield College Preparatory School will begin construction of a student life center.
The center is designed to serve as a crossroads for important campus activities.
This state-of-the-art, technology-enriched, multipupose facility will feature a number of specialized, but functionally related spaces. It will foster synergy between the academic and co-curricular lives of the school by providing students the opportunity to meet, interact, explore and cultivate their interests outside of the classroom.
The facility will include an enhanced dining area to accommodate 500 students and other school sponsored functions; an assembly area for formal and informal meetings; and office space to support various student-based programs such as campus ministry, the SEED Diversity Program and community service.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring and be completed in the fall of 2015.
HARTFORD – The House of Bread, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, introduced a new line of pasta sauce during its annual Hunger Banquet held Nov. 20 at the Franciscan Urban Center, Church Street, Hartford.
Created by House of Bread chef and program manager Matt Beard, the sauce will provide a new income stream for the Hartford-based charity when it goes on sale in select retail stores early this year. "The Hunger Banquet was the perfect time to introduce our pasta sauce line," said Mr. Beard. "We sold more than 15 cases of sauce in 90 minutes. I think we have a winner here."
HARTFORD – The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a St. Francis Care provider, has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Partners in MS Care program.
HARTFORD – St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is one of seven national recipients of a Learning Health System Planning Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The AAMC award recognizes institutions that have implemented or wish to enhance the capacity of innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research within one or more of three research areas: quality improvement, health equity and research using data from electronic health records.
SOUTHBURY – Members of Sacred Heart Parish presented a $10,000 donation to the Southbury Fuel Bank recently.
Taking part in the $10,000 donation to the Southbury Fuel Bank are, from left, Sacred Heart finance council members Nancy Langrock and Jennifer Enger; Town of Southbury social services director Sandy Saren; Father Joseph Donnelly, pastor of Sacred Heart; and parish finance council members Mary Korsu, Dennis Von Ende and Jean Brickey. (Photo submitted)