Community Postings: A grant to fight cancer, The dean’s list...
Published 10:09 am, Friday, July 21, 2017
The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, with locations in Fairfield, Trumbull and Bridgeport, was awarded a grant from Susan G. Komen New England, the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest network of breast cancer survivors and advocates.
Komen New England annually awards Komen Community Breast Health Grants to various breast cancer projects. It is a competitive grants program, and awards are restricted to local nonprofit organizations.
The Pfriem Center’s Pathways to Screening was selected as one of the nine grant recipients in Connecticut.
Union College students with at least a 3.5 grade-point average are honored with the academic achievement and named to the dean’s list.
Chloe Bartlett, of Fairfield, is a member of the class of 2017 and majoring in anthropology.
Meghana Damaraju, of Fairfield, is a member of the class of 2018 and majoring in biology and psychology.
John Myers, of Fairfield, is a member of the class of 2020 and majoring in liberal arts.
In order to qualify for the dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, a student must achieve a minimum quality-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, provided they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.
The State University of New York New Paltz released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester, which included Fairfield’s Hannah Bucciferro. Dean’s list designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 GPA in a semester with a full-time course load.
In May, Namhee Kim, of Fairfield, graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in photographic and imaging arts.
Southport’s historic heritage is the focus of a walking tour set for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. starting from the steps outside Pequot Library, a landmark building constructed in 1887.
The walking tour, sponsored by the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and the Fairfield Museum and History Center, is open to the first 30 adults who sign up in advance at the museum’s website, fairfieldhistory.org/event/southport-walking-tour.
The walking tour — $5 for museum members and $8 for nonmembers — covers about 1.4 miles and will take approximately 90 minutes.
Walter Matis, the museum’s program and volunteer coordinator, will narrate the tour, which will touch upon the Native American tribal history, the colonial period, the War of 1812, the golden era of the Southport globe onion boom, the implications of the arrival of the steamship, railroad and streetcar, notable residents and other topics.
Starting from the lawn at the library, the guided walk and talk will proceed south on Westway Road to Harbor Road to Ye Yacht Yard, back along Harbor Road to Main Street, to Southport Center at Pequot Avenue and then back to the Pequot Library.
As the history walk coincides with the library’s annual summer book sale, there is limited parking at the building, but additional space is available at nearby churches, along streets and at the Southport train station.