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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 18th1:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Food for Thought - Book Discussion The Black Rock Branch Library's lunchtime book club will hold its first meeting  Wednesday May 18th at 1:00 PM  - bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.  Our first book up for discussion is:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett.   MOST DISCUSSIBLE BOOK of 2010! Three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women view one another.  The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't. The movie, with Emma Stone and Cicely Tyson, is coming out this August. Call the library today and reserve your copy: 203 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, May 12th6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Chinatown In 1930 Los Angeles, private eye "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson), at the request of a beautiful bombshell (Faye Dunaway), becomes entangled in a scandal of greed, depravity, and corruption surrounding L.A.'s water supply. A high watermark in film noir set Los Angeles' seedy underbelly. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston,John Hillerman, Burt Young, Perry Lopez, Diane LaddParamount Pictures; Directed by Roman PolanskiRated R; 131 minutes; 1974
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Tuesday, May 10th12:30 - 1:30 PMBlack Rock Branch The Danger of Stopping Vitamin D Supplements in the Summer! by Dr. Jared M. Skowron Osteoporosis, Depression, and Cancer. Vitamin D has been researched to support the body's fight against a myriad of different diseases. Vitamin D levels change consistently. Do you know yours? In the summer we make more Vitamin D, but only when we're in the sunshine and our production decreases with suntan lotion, UV protective makeup, and UV protective glass windows in our cars.  Dr. Jared M. Skowron, faculty at University of Bridgeport and expert in Vitamin D, will discuss the dangers of not taking your Vitamin D supplements.... even in the summer. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.   Dr. Jared M....
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 11th12:00 NoonBlack Rock Branch Breast and Cervical Cancer Education Program The Witness Project of CT, a breast and cervical cancer education program will conduct a lunch and learn breast health program on Wednesday, May 11th at noon.  Marilyn Moore, Founder and CEO, will discuss the importance of early detection and their newest initiative the Girlfriend's Brigade. All participants will receive a free booklet on women's health. May 8th through May 14th is Women's Health Week. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Tuesday, May 24th12:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Coccygodynia "A Pain the Rear" with Dr. James J. Lehman, DC, MBA, DABCO Coccygodynia has been termed as a "Pain in the Rear."  The painful coccyx first coined as "coccygodynia" some 150 years ago is still a misunderstood symptom that affects women more frequently than men and most often after a traumatic incident.  Sixty percent of patients with common coccygodynia present with mechanical coccygeal lesions that most frequently follow a fall onto the buttocks.  If you or a family member has been suffering with this pain in the rear, come find out if you may gain relief with conservative treatment and avoid surgery. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.   Dr. Lehman trained to perform intra-r...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 18th1:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Food for Thought - Book Discussion The Black Rock Branch Library's lunchtime book club will hold its first meeting  Wednesday May 18th at 1:00 PM  - bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.  Our first book up for discussion is:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett.   MOST DISCUSSIBLE BOOK of 2010! Three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women view one another.  The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't. The movie, with Emma Stone and Cicely Tyson, is coming out this August. Call the library today and reserve your copy: 203 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 4th12:00 noonBlack Rock Branch BEYOND GLUCOSAMINE: with Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron Join Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron, ND, MH(AHG), for an exciting "LUNCH AND LEARN" entitled: BEYOND GLUCOSAMINE: Revealing the  top 20 Naturopathic and holistic advancements in the treatment and prevention of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.   Dr Zampieron lectures to audiences internationally with an encyclopedicknowledge of natural medicine. He hosts numerous radio programs throughoutConnecticut and nationwide and is a Professional Medical Herbalist and asenior faculty member of the University of Bridgeport's College ofNaturopathic medicine. His mammoth selling book, ARTHRITIS: An Alternative Medicine,Definit...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Friday, April 29th12:00 NoonBlack Rock Branch Fall is a 4 letter word: Fall Prevention for Seniors with Dr. Stephen M.Perle Please join Professor of Clinical Sciences in the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Dr. Stephen M.Perle who will discuss the causes and ways seniors can prevent falls. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.  Every year almost 2 million seniors are treated in hospitals as a result of falls. Fear of falling keeps many seniors homebound thus restricting their physical activity and their social interactions. Falling is a serious issue for seniors however, understanding the common causes allows the senior more control of their life. Many of the causes for falls are within the control of seniors and thu...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Social Network This film tells the story of the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies!  Thursday, April 21st6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Library Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rashida JonesColumbia Pictures; Directed by David FincherRated PG-13; 120 minutes; 2010  
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
2011 Black Rock Day Parade Fundraiser  April 16, 7pm to MidnightS.S. Norden Club  4 Seabright AvenueFree beer and wine (until 11 pm), light fare from area restaurants,music, dancing, silent auction & more!Admission is $20 for BRCC members and $25 for non-members.All are encouraged to renew or establish your BRCC membership before the eventby visiting our website at http://www.blackrockcc.org   and clicking on the Membership link. Payment can be made online.Black Rock Community Council www.blackrockonline.org
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
350 Grovers Avenue, 1G BRIDGEPORT, CT Amazing water views of Black Rock Harbor from 1st flr unit w. garage. Complex has in-ground pool and cabana. 1BR/1BA Condo $145,000 Year Built 1975 Sq Footage 651 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $236 per month Property Features Central A/CCentral heatLiving roomDishwasherRefrigeratorStove/Oven Community Features Garage parkingSwimming pool(s)Gated property Additional Photos Pool and HarborPhoto 2Photo 3Photo 4Photo 5Photo 6 Contact Info Gail Robinson, GRI,e-ProWilliam Raveis Real EstateLicensed in Connecticutgail.robinson@raveis.com(203) 521-0768 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
STEPS IN PURCHASING A BRIDGEPORT GARDEN APARTMENTS CO-OP  Mortgage Pre-Approval You will want to meet with a mortgage broker or lender who is currently providing mortgages on BGA co-ops (this is an ever-changing list, so please check with your buyer agent) and obtain a pre-approval letter for amount of the purchase price of the home (not just the amount of the mortgage) when you find the right property.   Making the Offer Your buyer agent will fill out a binder for you to sign.  The binder should be submitted with the preapproval letter.  It is customary to put 1% of purchase price in escrow. This check will be deposited within 72 hours of signed acceptance by the seller into your broker's escrow account.    Inspections Inspections are usually scheduled within 7-9 business days of the s...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Q & A ON RULES & REGULATIONS AT THE BGA CO-OPS Can I have a dog or cat in my unit? One dog of gentle disposition and two cats are allowed.  Carpeting is required in the bedrooms, living room, and dining room of units with pets. Can I have a washer and dryer in my unit? Washer and dryers are to be placed in the kitchen only. Can I work at home? Home professional pursuits are allowed, however, they must comply with all zoning regulations.  The types of businesses allowed rare those that do not involve visits from the public, walk-in clients, employees, or unreasonable levels of mail, shipping, trash, or storage. Can I rent or sublet my BGA unit? No, all units must be owner occupied. Can I cook outdoors? Yes, but cooking must end by 8 PM and the area thoroughly cleaned. Can I garden? Garde...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
What does the Bridgeport Garden Apartment complex consist of? There are 36 buildings in the BGA complex and 216 units on 6.77 acres of land.  A parking lot for residents has an entrance on Rowsley Street.   The BGA office is located on the first floor of 2825 Fairfield Avenue.   What size units are available? There are three sizes of units in the complex, which are called: 3 room, 4 room, and 5 room styles. FIVE ROOM UNITS 42 units in complex Approximately 682 SF (not including porch, some of which are enclosed and heated) Located at 590 & 606 Brewster; 29, 75, & 78 Haddon; and 108 & 109 Rowsley 2 bedrooms, 1 bath   FOUR ROOM UNITS 156 units in complex Approximately 607 SF (not including porch, some of which are enclosed and heated) 1-2 bedrooms, 1 bath THREE ROOM UNITS 18 units in comp...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
BRIDGEPORT GARDEN APARTMENTS Fine Architectural Design in the Heart of Black Rock What are the Bridgeport Garden Apartments?   The Bridgeport Garden Apartments (BGA) are co-op units located in desirable Black Rock, a water community, noted for their fine architectural design which incorporates tree-lined streets, courtyards, and resident maintained gardens.  BGA is conveniently located within walking distance of the new Fairfield train station (October 2011 estimated completion), the newly renovated Black Rock branch library, Burroughs Community Center, Captain's Cove Seaport, the public tennis courts at Ellsworth Field, a public beach on Seabright Avenue, and a waterfront park at St. Mary's-by-the-Sea.    Why are they so desirable? The complex is on the National Register of Historic Pl...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Friday, April 8th7:00 - 8:30 PMChannel 78 2010/2011 Tax & Budget Panel Discussion to be Televised This important and very timely program was held at the Black Rock Branch Wednesday, March 30th. The panel came from across the political spectrum and featured former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker. Please tune in to Channel 78 7:00 PM this Friday, April 8th and view this program in its entirety. The program will also be available in the Sound View Community Media archives early next week. Stay tuned for more info on how to access it online.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thank you to Black Rocker Stephanie Barnes for this great photo of the soon to be completed Black Rock train station (which will most likely be called the Fairfield Metro station, but will continue to be called the Black Rock train station to those of us in Black Rock).  Completion of the train station is expected this October.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
HARBORVIEW  MARKET Hot Food for week of April 4th MONDAY Chicken Noodle Soup BBQ Chicken Roasted Sweet Potatoes TUESDAY White Bean Chicken Chili Beef Stroganoff Creamed Noodles WEDNESDAY Sausage Zucchini Soup w/ Bow Ties Chicken Marsala Rice w/ Peas and Spinach THURSDAY Italian Wedding Soup Nahid's Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers Israeli Cous Cous FRIDAY Manhattan Clam Chowder Eggplant w/ spinach, mushrooms and artichoke Creamy Spinach Orzo  
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
HARBORVIEW  MARKET Hot Food for week of March 28th MONDAY Chicken Orzo Soup Shepherd's Pie Glazed Carrots TUESDAY White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup Stuffed Cabbage Potato and Cheese Pierogies w/ Sauteed Onions WEDNESDAY Chicken Escharole Soup w/ Meatballs Chicken Paprikosh Sauteed Cabbage and Noodles THURSDAY New England Clam Chowder Lemon Chicken w/ Capers Rice w/ Spinach, and Peas FRIDAY (Meatless) Minestrone Soup White Beans w/ Swiss Chard and Sundried Tom's Fettucini Alfredo
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Tuesday, April 12th6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch WAITING FOR SUPERMAN Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. view trailer As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. Documentary FeatureParamount Vantage;Directed by Davis GuggenheimRated PG; 102 minutes; 2010
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