The National Federation of Press Women, representing men and women communicators across the country, holds an annual competition to honor successful writing. The monthly Newsletter of The Greens at Cannondale was awarded first place in the current contest.Lois Alcosser, writer, and photographer Gretchen Yengst have been responsible for the newsletter for the past five years. It is read by Greens residents and sent to their families, as well as social service agencies, community organizations and local businesses.The Greens at Cannondale on Danbury Road won a previous award from the Connecticut Press Club. This year, the national federation received twice as many entries as the previous year.In a statement to the federation Alcosser wrote, \u201cThe goal is to give readers an attractive, interesting view of the activities, special events and philosophy of The Greens regarding their vision of assisted living. It introduces the staff and highlights individual residents.To receive The Greens Newsletter, call 203-761-1191.