News 12 Connecticut Numbers & Links for December 2023

Dec. 31

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Website
CDC Asthma Action Plan: PDF File
American Lung Association My Asthma Action Plan For Home And School: PDF File

Dec. 28

Here in Connecticut, in-person and self-guided hikes and programs will be offered at 17 state park and forest locations. These include the following sites, but please visit the DEEP Calendar of Events for updates and new additions. Most of the outings average one to two miles, but can be longer depending on the location: 
  • American Legion & Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted  
  • Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Bloomfield 
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth 
  • Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill 
  • Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Groton 
  • Gillette Caste State Park, East Haddam 
  • Goodwin State Forest, Hampton 
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison 
  • Machimoodus State Park, Moodus 
  • Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield 
  • Pachaug State Forest, Griswold 
  • Scantic River State Park, East Windsor 
  • Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, Burlington (2 hikes – one led by Friends of Sessions Woods and one self-guided Sky’s the Limit hike and exploration of the education center) 
  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport 
  • Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden 
  • Southford Falls State Park, Southbury 
  • West Rock Ridge State Park, New Haven 

Dec. 24

Tips for Better Sleep: Website

Dec. 20

Recall Alerts: Chicken Bites | Air Fryer

Dec. 19

Made in Connecticut: Dzen Tree Farm

Dec. 18

Dec. 17

Help for Addiction: SAMHSA website

Dec. 14

Road Trip Close to Home: Hill-Stead Museum | Caryn Davis

Dec. 12

The Housatonic Community College Foundation: More information

Dec. 9

Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut: Website

Dec. 8

Toys for Tots of Stamford:
  • Tom Finn - 203-249-9648 
  • Chris Nunger -914-262-9724
  • Toy Drop offs:
  • 1111 Summer Street - Second floor
  • Stamford, CT 06905

Dec. 7

Go Fund Me for Christopher Fidalgo-Pugh: More Info

Dec. 3

Seasonal Affective Disorder: National Institute of Mental Health website

Dec. 2

Free COVID-19 test kits: Website
COVID-19 test expiration extensions: FDA website

Dec. 1

World AIDS Day:
Norwalk Health Dept. free walk-in rapid HIV testing clinics: Friday, December 8, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday, December 15, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Friday, December 29, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
The department also holds a Sexual Health Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment.