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FOX 61 SEND THE LOVE FEATURING TERRY WALTERS ON AUGUST 19, 2020

WATERTOWN, Conn. (FOX61) — Terry Walters, a Connecticut chef, and award-winning and best-selling cookbook author, will donate her time to teach a virtual clean food cooking class to benefit Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc. on Thursday, August 27, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The fee is $30, or whatever is doable. 100% of registration fees will benefit the Greater Watertown autism community. To register, visit sunmoonandstar.org/cooking-class. All are welcome. [...]

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NEWS 8 TOWN HALL FEATURING CHRISTINE FARESSA ON JULY 27, 2020

WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Christine Faressa said her 9-year-old son, Domenic, has issues with distance learning and said in-person classes would be tricky but more beneficial. “What I’m mostly worried about is school closing again,” she said. “Domenic needs to be in school. He needs to get that social, emotional piece of it. I am a bit concerned about how social distancing will play out in the new rules for him… it will be very much a challenge for him, and I don’t see him really learning. [...] 

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NEWS 8 STORY FEATURING THE FARESSA FAMILY ON JULY 27, 2020

WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Special Needs Community: A grueling spring, a busy summer and questions about the fall amid pandemic...  a day in the life [...] 

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NEWS 8 STORY FEATURING PROJECT PUZZLE PIECE ON JULY 14, 2020

WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A project collaboration between an autism-focused nonprofit and Watertown High School students is generating autism awareness and supporting local businesses. If you take a drive through Watertown, you’ll likely see dozens of large, wooden puzzle pieces in front of local businesses. 

It’s all part of ‘Project Puzzle Piece’ — a campaign launched by the autism-focused nonprofit Sun, Moon & Stars and Watertown Public Schools.[...] 

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WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN STORY FEATURING PROJECT PUZZLE PIECE ON JUNE 28, 2020

WATERTOWN – Giant puzzle piece signs will begin to appear around town starting Wednesday as part of a townwide fundraiser in support of autism awareness and the high school’s Unified Sports program. The 36 wooden puzzle piece signs, each sponsored by a local business, were custom-designed and painted by Watertown High School students. The project […]

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AS SEEN IN THE TOWN TIMES ON APRIL 30, 2020

Christine Faressa, founder of Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc., received the inaugural Bioventus Global 2019 CEO Philanthropic Award, a gift of $5,000. “I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Ms. Faressa, who has worked for the company and its

predecessor for two decades. “I’m honored, humbled and so very appreciative.”... 

Bioventus Global, headquartered in Durham, N.C., develops and markets

orthobiologic solutions for bone healing, bone graft and osteoarthritis.

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NEWS 8 STORY FEATURING CHRISTINE FARESSA

Sun, Moon & Stars founder, Christine Faressa, was interviewed by Sarah Cody for an evening news segment addressing digital learning challenges for parents who have students with special needs.

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HARTFORD COURANT INTERVIEW

 

Christine Faressa was interviewed by Josh Kovner, a reporter at the Hartford Courant, regarding the challenges faced by families during the coronavirus shutdown.

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COMMUNITY KAREN'S PERSON TO KNOW - CHRISTINE FARESSA

 

Sun, Moon & Stars founder, Christine Faressa, was a guest on the Waterbury Republican video feature "Community Karen's Person To Know." Watch the full video to hear about the origins of Sun, Moon & Stars and learn more about Chris during the game of "Fast Friends!"

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FIRST STARFISH SWIM CLUB GRADUATE!

On Saturday, November 2, Ian Perez became the first swimmer to graduate from the Starfish Swim Club, a swim safety program for children with autism. “Our specially-trained instructors are instrumental in making this adaptive group swim program such a success,” said Christine Faressa (pictured), founder of Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc., which launched the program in September. 

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NEWS 8 STORY FEATURING CHRISTINE FARESSA AND SUN, MOON & STARS

On April 9, 2018, Sun, Moon & Stars and founder, Christine Faressa, were featured on a News 8 story to highlight Autism Awareness Month.