Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ansonia Inventor Gets Praise from Congresswoman

ANSONIA - Resident Lakesha Stines (seen in recent photo with Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti) has been racking up accolades for her Sober Touch Sensoring invention, which is geared to prevent drunk driving.

Stines, last month, received a letter from U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, praising her for a device that DeLauro said "will save countless lives."

The letter from DeLauro is below:

Monday, June 17, 2019

5K Run/Walk for Drug Awareness


Shelton, CT (June 2019) Fight Against Drugs Everywhere (FADE) will hold its fifth annual drug awareness 5k run/walk on June 27 at 5:30 pm at the Shelton Pavilion & Riverwalk. All proceeds will benefit the BHcare’s Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (APW).

This year’s event will feature guest speaker John Lally and the “Today I Matter Project.” The event will conclude with a candlelight remembrance ceremony. Names will be read of loved ones lost to overdose. People can submit names at the event to be read aloud. 

Drug overdoses and drug overdose deaths continue to rise at an alarming rate. More than 120 people die every day in the U.S. from an opioid overdose. Both prescription painkillers and heroin are contributing to this phenomenon. The overall drug deaths in Connecticut have nearly tripled over the past seven years, from 357 in 2012 to 1,018 in 2018. 

FADE 5k run/walk is being held to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and overdoses, acknowledge and support the grief felt by families and friends who have lost a loved one, provide hope to families who have a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder, and to provide local prevention and treatment resources. Register today at https://bit.ly/FADE2019.

The Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, a program of BHcare, is the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) for the DMHAS Region II service area. APW’s mission is to foster positive mental health by preventing substance misuse and other health-risk behaviors, and by building resources that promote wellness. For more information, please visit www.APW-CT.org

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Derby Parish to Mark Feast of Corpus Christi

DERBY - On June 23 following the 11:30 a.m. Mass, Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles Parish invites (St. Mary and St. Jude Churches) the community to join them, and Derby Catholics from St. Michael’s Parish, for a Eucharistic Procession through downtown Derby to commemorate the Feast of Corpus Christi.
The procession will leave from St. Mary Church, 212 Elizabeth St. at approximately 12:15 p.m. (immediately after 11:30 a.m. Mass) making seven stops: 
St. Mary-St. Michael School, Hallock’s Landing, the Derby Green, Derby City Hall, Derby Elks Lodge, Civil War Memorial on the Green, and returning to the steps of St. Mary Church for benediction. 
Individuals unable to walk the route are invited to meet the group at each of these places.Each stop will allow time for prayer and reflection. Following the procession, refreshments will be served in St. Mary Church hall.
For more information please call 203-735-3341.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Friendly Ghosts Haunting Local Restaurant

DERBY- The friendly ghosts haunting downtown Derby's Twisted Vine Restaurant continue to be as lively as ever. The Norwalk-based paranormal investigation team, Ghost Storm, captured video last weekend during another overnight excursion at the historic, 127-year old former bank-turned-eatery, located at 285 Main St. Click on the following link to watch the latest ghostly happenings: 


Ghost Storm is currently offering Dinner & Ghost Tour at The Twisted Vine, which includes house salad, choice of entrée, coffee, tea and dessert, a cash bar, along with a lecture/round table discussion and tour of the circa 1892 building. The cost is $49.95 per person. Tours are already booking into July, and happen on Thursday nights. More information can be found online at  https://twistedvinerestaurant.ticketspice.com/paranormal-dinner-ghost-tour?fbclid=IwAR1hJDIwVMiy18L0rOQoCNlCSg94QsdL7cfqiyTayjW3R8CMi3Ict-RhRi4

The team also hosts overnight excursions. For more information contact Grossman at  nickrobertgrossmann99@gmail.com or 475-283-8514. You can also visit Ghost Storm’s website at vagaparanormal.com to check out some of their latest videos.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Reading Rocks in Ansonia

ANSONIA — Students and families in Ansonia are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Summer Reading Rocks, which will be held on the property of Christ Episcopal Church across from the Ansonia Library on South Cliff Street this Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is free of charge.
Many of last year’s offerings will be returning this year, including live entertainment, traveling performers, a picnic lunch, a petting zoo, face painters and a balloon artist, a self-contained soft play obstacle course, and free raffles.
A backpack, water bottle and summer reading books will be available for Ansonia students who register during the event. More than a dozen local organizations providing services to Ansonia residents will be on hand to distribute free information.

The main stage will feature the following performers: Lynn’s Sing A Long at 11 a.m.; Author Ried Kaplan, who will read his book, “Let’s Eat Together” at noon; Al DeCant, the singing principal, shortly after 1:00 p.m.; and magician Danny Magic at 2 p.m. Raffles will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Ansonia Library is co-sponsoring Reading Rocks with the school district. Funding is being provided by the State of Connecticut through grants awarded to Ansonia Public Schools.

For additional information about Reading Rocks, contact Dorca Rodriguez, Ansonia’s Family Engagement Coordinator, at drodriguez@ansonia.org or by calling her at 203-736-5095 ×1016. 
(This is a press release from Ansonia Schools)

Ansonia Inventor Gets Praise from Congresswoman

ANSONIA - Resident Lakesha Stines (seen in recent photo with Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti) has been racking up accolades for her Sober Touc...