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Tom Renner

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No one knows local sports quite like Tom Renner, The Daily Voice's Sports Editor. For 22 years, he covered the field for The Stamford Advocate. He's been in Fairfield County since 1987.

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  1. Community Leader Seeking A Second Act For The Fairfield Community Theatre

    Community Leader Seeking A Second Act For The Fairfield Community Theatre

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Keith Rhodes would like to take his two small children to a Saturday afternoon matinee in downtown Fairfield. There’s a perfect venue available, but Rhodes feels the town is being held “hostage” by the owner of the Fairfield Community Theater.And he’s determined to do something about it.Rhodes, who has lived in Fairfield for 11 years, started a petition on Change.org ...

  2. Bridgeport Native Named New Head Golf Pro In Westport

    Bridgeport Native Named New Head Golf Pro In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- After working at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull for 14 years, Jon Janik was not going to move on to just any other position. Last week, Janik accepted the position as just the third head professional in the 57-year history of Longshore Golf Club in Westport.Janik, 36, accepted the position as head golf pro at Longshore. A former standout at St. Joseph High ...

  3. Niche Report Finds Westport Middle Schools Rank 1-2 In State

    Niche Report Finds Westport Middle Schools Rank 1-2 In State

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — When it comes to middle schools in Fairfield County, five of them make the grade when compared with schools nationwide. The Top 5 middle schools in Connecticut, which are all in Fairfield County, are also among the Top 100 in the nation, according to Niche.com. Here is how the top 5 middle schools in Connecticut ranked in the country, according to Niche.com: ...

  4. As New Board President, Weston Woman Provides Big Support For Tiny Miracles

    As New Board President, Weston Woman Provides Big Support For Tiny Miracles

    WESTON, Conn. -- Marisela Esposito knows the physical and emotional anguish associated with premature births. Now the Weston resident and Board of Directors President of a Darien-based nonprofit, The Tiny Miracles Foundation, wants to continue to help families going through their own heartache and expand the reach of the organization.Esposito became involved with Tiny Miracles six years ...

  5. New Leader Of Ann’s Place In Danbury Finds A Home Helping Cancer Patients

    New Leader Of Ann’s Place In Danbury Finds A Home Helping Cancer Patients

    DANBURY, Conn. -- After more than two decades, Shannon Cobb’s diverse career paths converged as she took the reins as CEO and president of Ann’s Place, a Danbury nonprofit that provides counseling, support and other resources to people and their loved ones coping with cancer.“One of the things I was drawn to was the direct service,’’ said Cobb, a Danbury resident for 15 years. “Working ...

  6. Kettle Bells For A Cure: CrossFit Gyms Raise Thousands For Trumbull Tot

    Kettle Bells For A Cure: CrossFit Gyms Raise Thousands For Trumbull Tot

    TRUMBULL, CONN. -- Eleven CrossFit gyms in Fairfield County went to bat and beyond to support a 1-year-old Trumbull boy and raised more than $10,000 to help his family find a cure for his rare disorder.Cameron "Cam" Simpson has Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood or AHC, which is characterized by recurrent attacks of temporary paralysis, stiffness, and unusual eye movements. ...

  7. Former Stratford Brakettes Star, 19, Dies From Brain Tumor

    Former Stratford Brakettes Star, 19, Dies From Brain Tumor

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- A former Stratford Brakettes player and Milford resident died early Friday morning after being diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer.Danni Kemp, 19, starred at Foran High High School in Milford and played last year at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where she cracked the starting lineup as a freshman. She also played last summer for the Brakettes."With ...

  8. 'Dance Your Pancreass Off' For A Good Cause At Fairfield Fundraiser

    'Dance Your Pancreass Off' For A Good Cause At Fairfield Fundraiser

    MONROE, Conn. -- People dancing to Stevie Wonder songs seems like an unusual way to remember a victim of pancreatic cancer. Then again, Sunday’s “Dance Your Pancreass Off” event at The Fairfield Circle Inn is precisely the kind of event Denise Gross would have wanted.A whopping 100 percent of proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit pancreatic cancer research. It was created by Monroe ...

  9. Bridgeport Fire Chief Reaches His Boyhood Dream

    Bridgeport Fire Chief Reaches His Boyhood Dream

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Richard Thode walked into the firehouse near his Long Island home as an 8-year-old boy and, essentially, never left. His responsibilities have changed, but the roots he planted in Port Washington, N.Y., led to a career as a firefighter and his new role as chief of the Bridgeport Fire Department.Who: Richard Thode, BethelWhat: Recently named Chief for the Bridgeport ...

  10. How Insects Survive Fairfield County's Winter — And Why That’s A Good Thing

    How Insects Survive Fairfield County's Winter — And Why That’s A Good Thing

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In cold climates, insects seem to disappear when temperatures plummet. So where do they go? Depending on the type of insect, there are different strategies for surviving the cold.While some insects migrate to a warmer climate, like Monarch Butterflies and a small percentage of dragonfly species, most of the insects in our landscapes stay put in the winter. ...

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