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NEW LONDON, CT – The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc is excited to announce that Dime Bank, a state-chartered, mutual bank headquartered in Norwich, Connecticut, has become the first corporate sponsor of the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Connecticut, donating $15,000 to support the building of this first and only national museum honoring the achievements of US Coast Guard men and women.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Hartford Public Library was presented with the surprise “Hi-5” High Impact Literacy Award of $25,000 from NewAlliance Foundation in support of the Library’s dedication to providing access to literacy education to all Hartford residents.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Finding an activity for youths has never been so easy. The city unveiled the revamped New Haven Youth Map Wednesday, a tool that allows users to navigate all the activities and programs available for youths. The city partnered with the Board of Education and United Way of Greater New Haven to overhaul the website.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut's Hartford Performs, a nonprofit arts education organization, announced it received a $40,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation to support its Summer Arts Literary Program.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- This spring Rockfall is distributing a total of $25,000 in grants for environmental programs benefitting Middlesex County. The grants will go to SoundWaters for expansion of its highly successful Coastal Explorers program into the County, and to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) to bring the Project Learning Tree, GreenSchools! Program into the Middletown school system.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Ten Connecticut high-school robotics teams, including one from South Windsor, will compete later this month in the 2014 FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Mo. Perennial sponsor United Technologies Corp. of Hartford is backing 23 of the finalist teams, including the 10 from Connecticut, at the April 24-26 competition.

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RICHMOND, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-three thousand elementary school students in six states are participating this year in Dominion's Project Plant It!, the environmental education program developed by Dominion to teach the next generation of tree-planters about the benefits of trees to our ecosystem. The program culminates with outdoor celebrations and tree-planting events throughout the week of Arbor Day, April 21-25, at many of the participating schools.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Congratulations are in order for the UI sponsored Team 558 Robotics. They’ve had an excellent season taking many top honors in four competitions. The 2014 team were event finalists in the New England District Championships which was held on April 12 to 14 and qualified for the World Championships at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, April 23 to 26, 2014.

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CLINTON, CT -- Forgotten Felines Receives $500 Community Spirit Grant From Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Employee-Directed Mini-Grant Program Has Awarded More Than $3 Million to Non-Profits in New England Since 2002.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation presents an evening of conversation, master chef demonstration and eclectic eating with one of CT’s most celebrated “green” chefs, Bun Lai of New Haven’s Miya’s Sushi.

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