A celebration of Portuguese history and culture in Connecticut
State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and Fernando G. Rosa, Director of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) will be honoring Fernando Cordeiro, Fernando Rodrigues and Jose (Joe) Gouveia during the annual Day of Portugal ceremony at the State Capitol on Friday, June 9, 2017.
“Honoring members of the Portuguese-American community who devote substantial time, effort and resources to our state while also keeping our cultural heritage alive is a tradition I am proud to continue,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “The annual Day of Portugal event gets bigger and better every year and I welcome everyone to attend, honor these dedicated volunteers and experience the rich Portuguese culture, dancing and food.”
This year, Margarida Marques, Portugal Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, Portugal Ambassador to the United States, Manuela Bairos, Consul General of Portugal in New York and the Tuna Academica da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) choir, founded in 1888, will be on hand to celebrate.
During a brief ceremony recognizing National Police Week, State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) and her colleagues in the House of Representatives yesterday honored the dedication and sacrifice of local and state law enforcement officers with a standing ovation and sustained applause.
“The dedicated officers of our local and state police forces work under sometimes emotionally demanding and physically difficult emergency situations on a daily basis,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “I remain committed to supporting their mission to protect and serve the people of Connecticut and I will continue to work toward bi-partisan solutions and common sense legislation to support their efforts.”
In conjunction with this weekend’s Spring Festival, Eversource and the Town of Naugatuck have joined together to host a free, town-wide light bulb swap for Naugatuck residents. Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Naugatuck residents, with identification can exchange old, incandescent light bulbs for new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs. Additional LEDs and lighting products will also be on sale at a discounted rate. The Spring Festival is Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 10 p.m. on Church Street and Old Firehouse Road. The event features three bands on two stages, children’s activities, local food, drinks, an outdoor car show, craft vendors and more.