Community Buzz: Exchange Club, dean’s list and more
Published 3:45 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016
Ellen Jennings of New Canaan has been named to the University of Dallas, Texas dean's list for the spring 2016 semester for earning a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Jennings is majoring in psychology.
Binghamton University announced New Canaan native Caroline Brickley made the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher at the State University of New York school.
Exchange Club presents grant
The Exchange Club of New Canaan recently presented a $3,000 grant to Liberation Programs to support its Families in Recovery Program in Norwalk. Families in Recovery is the only inpatient substance abuse treatment program serving parenting and pregnant women in Fairfield County. The grant will be used to help mothers overcome their substance abuse problems and acquire the skills and resources they need to provide safe, nurturing homes for their children.
The Exchange Club of New Canaan was chartered in 1952 as a local chapter of the National Exchange Club, which is the oldest service organization in the country. The Exchange Club of New Canaan donates to local nonprofit charities, supports local organizations in their fundraising efforts and participates in community events.
Alerts on an app
Connecticut residents can now stay prepared as blizzards, hurricanes and other emergencies approach. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the launch of a new app that will give Connecticut residents information and alerts on emergency situations.
Developed by Connecticut Interactive and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, “CT Prepares” can be downloaded to most smartphones and uses texts, emails and social networking to allow residents to alert friends and family of their safety during emergencies. Users will also receive notifications about emergency news, state office closings and public safety messages. It can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Apple store for Apple devices or from Google Play for Android devices.
The app also allows users to get alerts about weather and traffic, view National Weather Service forecasts, access Connecticut Emergency Management Agency news and events, view preparation guides for different types of emergencies and access emergency resources and contacts.
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