AP-CT–Connecticut Daybook, CT

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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.


8:30 a.m. GOVERNOR’S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy follows.

8:30 a.m. HARTFORD — Malloy and representatives of Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, or ConnSCU, participate in an annual “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers” award ceremony. Room 2C, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

11 a.m. NORWALK — Malloy participates in an event to mark the opening of the relocated headquarters of a firm that offers household utility maintenance plans. HomeServe PLC’s HomeServe USA branch, sixth floor, 601 Merritt 7, Norwalk.

Noon. FAIRFIELD — Malloy, advocates who support noting genetically-modified ingredients on food labels and state lawmakers mark the passage of food labeling legislation. Catch a Healthy Habit Cafe, 39 Unquowa Road, Fairfield.

Contacts: David Bednarz, 860-524-7315 or 860-770-9792 (cell).

Samaia Hernandez, 860-524-7314 or 860-770-8298 (cell).

Andrew Doba, 860-524-7308 or 860-770-8090 (cell).

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. BEARDSLEY ZOO-PRESCHOOOL PROGRAM — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo holds monthly “Zoo Tots” events on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 11, featuring the theme “Winter Fun,” and designed for children ages 22 months to 4 years old.

Location: Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Caryn S. Kaufman, 203-345-3430 or 646-765-6006 (cell).

1:30 p.m. BLUMENTHAL-MURPHY SCHEDULE — During a Washington news conference leading up to the Washington National Cathedral’s “Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence” scheduled to take place Thursday, Dec. 12, Newtown Action Alliance founder and Chairman Dave Ackert, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, U.S. Reps. Elizabeth Esty and Mike Thompson of California, relatives of people injured or killed by firearms and religious officials are scheduled to speak.

Location: Lutheran Church of Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St., Washington.

Contacts: Ashley Sheridan, 860-604-0417 (cell) or 860-247-9100.

Elizabeth Benton, 860-729-3589 or 860-258-6940.

Ben Marter, 202-225-4476, 202-226-6736 or 860-461-6621 (cell).

Jeb Fain, 202-225-4476.

2 – 3:30 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-ONLINE PRESENTATION — During an online presentation about the federal health care overhaul titled “Affordable Care Act 101: An Introduction for Service Providers,” sponsored by the Connecticut Association for Human Services, the manager of navigator assister outreach programs for the Access Health CT insurance exchange established as part of the overhaul, Kate Gervais, and a spokeswoman for the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Deb Polun, are scheduled to participate.

Note: To participate in the event, register by visiting the website http://bit.ly/1brRWdp

Contacts: Jim Horan, 860-951-2212.

Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

4 p.m. SCHOOL SHOOTING-BRIDGEPORT PLAYGROUND — Representatives of the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and “The Sandy Ground” playground project of the Where Angels Play Foundation of Woodbridge, N.J., emergency workers and teachers dedicate a new playground in Bridgeport’s Seaside Park in memory of a girl killed in the Friday, Dec. 14, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 children, school administrators and teachers, Josephine Gay, during a ceremony and fireworks display attended by her relatives, and scheduled to coincide with Wednesday’s eighth anniversary of her Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, birth.

Location: Seaside Park, 1 Barnum Dyke, Bridgeport.

Contacts: Kimberly Brown McBryan, 212-981-5119.

4 – 8 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-WATERBURY — Representatives of the Access Health CT insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, visit Waterbury to hold one in a series of enrollment fairs scheduled around the state.

Location: Conference Center, Saint Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin St., Waterbury.

Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

THURSDAY, Dec. 12:

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. HOMELESS YOUTH FORUM — Advocates discuss Thursday’s release of the Reaching Home Campaign’s study about homeless youth during “Invisible No More: A Forum on Youth and Homelessness in Connecticut.”

Note: Please notify contact Laura Bachman before attending by sending an email to laura@pschousing.org or calling 860-244-0066.

Location: Room 2E, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Contacts: Laura Bachman, 860-244-0066.

Stacey Violante Cote, 860-570-5327.

Alicia Woodsby, 860-244-0066 ext. 311.

Susan Campbell, 860-244-0066 ext. 352.

2 – 7 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-BRIDGEPORT — Representatives of the Access Health CT insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, visit Bridgeport to hold one in a series of enrollment fairs scheduled around the state.

Location: Reference room, Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad St., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

5 – 9 p.m. BUSINESS NETWORKING-HARTFORD — Members of the Hartford networking organization AJ & Friends Small Business Night Out and the city of Hartford’s “iConnect Hartford” initiative to arrange temporary uses for vacant downtown commercial spaces hold a “Shop Small Mini Mall!” holiday shopping event in downtown Hartford.

Location: The former Lux Bond & Green store, 64 Pratt St., Hartford.

Contacts: AJ Johnson, 860-205-1280 or 860-522-6222.

The AP-Hartford

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