Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Bernadettes bring soul to Ansonia

Concert energizes crowd at Veterans Park

ANSONIA - Soul, love, and a heaping amount of  fun. Those were the ingredients the New Haven-based Bernadettes used Wednesday to create a magical evening.

Kudos to the Ansonia Cultural Commission and member Jimmy Little in particular for getting The Bernadettes on the city's summer concert schedule.






R&B, rock, Motown: I enjoyed everything they played.

I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to their return next summer!

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Nutrition expert to teach course at Griffin Hospital in Derby

DERBY - Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Sept. 16.
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” is a groundbreaking series of fun, informative classes is taught by Samantha Heller, MS, RD, the clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital.

A registered dietitian and exercise physiologist, Heller is a nationally-known nutrition expert who regularly appears on television and radio programs such as CBS This Morning, MSNBC, Dr. Oz, Ny1 News, Better Connecticut and more.
She also hosts “Samantha Heller's Health & Nutrition Show” on Sirius XM, and is the author of Get Smart: Samantha Heller's Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health.

The classes will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 7 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave.
Participants should plan on attending all four sessions, as the learning is cumulative. The classes cover a variety of nutrition topics, including how to:
·         Reach and maintain a healthy weight
·         Manage Type 2 Diabetes
·         Lower cholesterol
·         Reduce blood pressure
·         Boost stamina and energy
·         Reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases
·         Improve memory and sharpen the mind
Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Register at 203-732-1260.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Treasured Time seeks support for Naugatuck family

The Aresta family

Stacey and Mark Aresta of Naugatuck are the perfect fairy tale story.
They met at just 18 years old, fell in love, and have been married for the last 20 years.

 They have three beautiful children, Trevor, 15, Teresa, 13, and Elizabeth, 8 and dreamed of one day being foster parents.

Sadly, last year their fairy tale turned into a nightmare when Stacey was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.  She has four tumors on her breasts, six tumors in her liver, and is undergoing more tests to determine if the spots on her lungs are scar tissue or additional tumors.
Stacey is undergoing treatment at the Leever Center in Waterbury, and will undergo treatment the rest of her life as the cancer is inoperable.

Treasured Time, Inc. is looking to grant Stacey’s wish this October.  Her dream is to go with her husband and children to the Grand Canyon.
All her life Stacey has wanted to camp there, but due to her condition she has been advised not to by doctors. As a perfect alternative, she wishes to take a tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. 

If you would like to help Stacey’s dream come true, visit treasuredtime.org or call Suzanne, 203-856-9772

This is a press release from Treasured Time, Inc., a Connecticut-based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children. 

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Learn yoga, discover insects at Ansonia Nature Center

ANSONIA - The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center will offer yoga and fitness classes starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

Instructor Pamela Mellitz will lead students through stretching and toning, balance and awareness.
She also will demonstrate the importance of just breathing correctly for better physical and mental health in these 90-minute sessions.
Cost is $7 per class.

For information call Mellitz, 203-888-4124.

Nature's Child: Incredible Insects
Join naturalist Wendy at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 to discover the critters who live in the park’s beautiful yellow flowers. You’ll be amazed to find how many tiny creatures live on our goldenrod.  

Tuition is $6 per family ($4 for Ansonia residents or current Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. members). Register in advance by calling 203-736-1053.

The nature center is at 10 Deerfield Road.


This information is taken from the nature center's calendar.

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Derby Library to host chess club


DERBY - The Derby Public Library Teen Chess Club invites all young adults ages 12 to 17 to meetings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays in September. 
All skill levels are welcome.
Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.
 Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.
Registration is requested. For more information stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org .

This is a press release from Tony DeLos, young adult/reference librarian, Derby Public Library.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ansonia mayor enjoys pizza clinic

Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti and his son, David, make a pizza during a clinic for children hosted by The Original Antonio's restaurant in Ansonia. / Contributed photo



Chris Setaro, owner, The Original Antonio's, joins Cassetti and his son at a recent pizza clinic. Setaro hosted several clinics on Saturdays during the summer as part of the celebration of Ansonia's 125th birthday. There are two more clinics planned, at noon Saturday and Aug. 30. / Contributed photo
 



This is a press release from Ansonia 125 coordinator Melissa Torres.

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Valley agencies benefit from drive at Shelton shop

Needy children to go back to school in style
Pictured at J Cuts in Shelton are front row from left:  Tylice MacDonald, Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center; Jennifer Sneider, owner, J Cuts; Karen Martinez, Child FIRST Care Coordinator, LNV PCRC.  Back row from left:  Jen DeLeon, Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley; Jane Bailey, Shelton School Readiness Council; and Suzanne Reilly, Director,  Family Support Services, TEAM Inc. / Contributed photo 


SHELTON - When it comes to children in need, the Valley always comes through.

For the eighth consecutive year, an Annual Book Bag & School Supply drive has been a great success.  More than 100 book bags and an abundance of back to school supplies were collected this year. 
This drive was originally started by the owners of Luther's Garage, which is now closed. It continues on an annual basis through J Cuts at 505 Howe Ave.
Each year beginning July 1, Jennifer Sneider, owner of J Cuts, provides the main collection location for supplies such as book bags, book covers, rulers, pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, binders, glue, crayons, calculators, pencil sharpeners, paper, folders, and more.  
"The outpouring kindness of the community always warms my heart," Sneider said. “So many people stop by to drop off donations. Many of my customers do not hesitate to hand me five or 10 dollars so I can pick up what we are falling short on.  It is amazing how it all balances out for children in need.” 
Minuteman Press at 427B Howe Ave., donated collection posters again this year. 
For a third year the Shelton Community Lions Club collected supplies during weekly summer concerts on the Huntington Green.  As a result, they were able to contribute greatly to the drive.
The Shelton Community Lions Club purchases eye glasses for less fortunate children, coordinates pediatric eye screenings for daycare centers, and runs a poster contest for 11-13 year olds.

For the first time this year, Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. at 1931 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, held a collection and dropped off supplies at J Cuts.
 In addition, members of the First United Methodist Church in Shelton held their own drive and dropped off some last minute donations.
 
As an added bonus this year, coordinators of the drive were contacted by Jackie Romaniuk, Dental Health Care Specialist with the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP), the dental plan for HUSKY Health. 
They provided oral kits each containing a tooth brush, toothpaste, floss and oral health education. 
The CTDHP is the dental plan for HUSKY Health and promotes good oral hygiene to more than 700,000 children and adults on the HUSKY Health plan. For the last two years, CTDHP has partnered with community agencies, primary care providers and OB/GYN offices across the state to share oral health kits with children and pregnant women who are HUSKY Health members.
“The oral health kits contain tips to keep the mouth healthy as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth to maintain a person’s general health," Romaniuk said. "The beginning of the school year traditionally correlates with starting new routines and habits. This seems like the perfect opportunity to spread the oral health message of the importance of daily oral hygiene and scheduling a dental exam.”
HUSKY Health members can contact the CTDHP call center at 855- CT- DENTAL or visit www.ctdhp.com for help connecting to one of the 1,900 dental providers available.  
Children receiving donations from this community drive are served by TEAM, Inc.in Derby, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Shelton School Readiness Program and the Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center, all in Shelton, and BHcare in Ansonia.
The oral kits were given to students who received back to school donations, as well as kindergarten students at Irving School in Derby and the Milford Department of Children & Families office.
Monkey Love Drive
J Cuts will be the main collection site beginning Jan. 1 for the Ninth Annual Monkey Love Valentine Drive.  
Although this community drive officially kicks off on Jan. 1, donations are accepted at any time.  Donations must be new, stuffed monkeys with tags.
This drive will benefit the same groups of children in need as the Back to School Book Bag & School Supply Drive.
The more stuffed monkeys collected, the more the donations will be shared with additional agencies who assist needy children.
Any individual, group, business or organization is welcome to join in the Annual Monkey Love Valentine Drive by holding a collection. 
Call Sneider at 203-924-4107 with questions or for more information.
This post is taken from a lightly edited press release from the drive organizers.

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Seymour church to host lobster takeout

SEYMOUR - Great Hill United Methodist Church will host a Lobster Take-Out Only Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 30.
A 1-1/4 lb. steamed lobster, baked potato, ear of corn, cole slaw, and large homemade cookie will be ready for pickup for $20. A single dinner with two lobsters is offered for $30. 

 Reservations are required prior to Aug. 24. Call Robert, 203-641-6780 or Kurt, 203-841-6794. 
 All proceeds to benefit the church Mission Ministry Budget. 
The church is at 225 Great Hill Road.
 

This is a press release from Great Hill United Methodist Church.

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Crisco hails $400K HUD grant for Derby

HARTFORD - State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, D-Woodbridge, announced Monday that Derby will receive $400,000 in federal HUD grants for the rehabilitation of a dozen low- and moderate-income housing units in town.

Crisco
Derby will receive $400,000 to rehabilitate 12 units of low- and moderate-income housing, including roof replacement, heating systems, window replacement, lead paint and asbestos removal, electrical and code upgrades.

“So much of who we are and what we do in our daily lives begins and ends with a safe, well-maintained home,” Crisco said. 
“It doesn’t make any difference if you’re young and single, middle-aged with kids or a senior citizen living alone, having decent housing is a basic necessity, and I’m glad to welcome these federal funds -administered by Connecticut’s Housing Department-to Derby.”

The grants are part of a total $12.8 in federal funds awarded to two dozen Connecticut cities and towns for affordable and senior housing, economic development and other revitalization projects.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, which provides grants to eligible municipalities for economic development, affordable housing, community facilities and other revitalization projects.  The program is administered by Connecticut’s Department of Housing.

“These grants will fund projects that are integral to increasing affordable housing in our state and improving the quality of life for residents,” said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
 “Right now we are making the most significant commitment in affordable housing that our state has seen in decades because we know that when we invest in housing, we invest in people, communities and our economic future.”


This is a press release from Crisco's office.  

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Caregiver education offered at Shelton community

 

SHELTON - Balancing the responsibilities of work, finances, family life, and caring for an aging loved one can leave you feeling “Sandwiched” and in need of support. 
Let us help. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 for our caregiver education series.

Our topic for this session is The Top 3 Tools for Caregivers: Education, Resources & Stress Management. 
 Learn one easy language change to improve the emotions of you and the person for whom you care. 
Pamela Atwood, Director of Dementia Care Services at Hebrew Healthcare, will share methods and strategies for finding the best care and minimizing the effects of stress on your health.

To RSVP, call 203-925-4952 or at www.wesleyvillage-ct.org.
The program will be held at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community on the Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Ave.
A light supper will be served.
This is a monthly series. Be sure to “save the date” for our other upcoming programs, happening on the first Wednesday of the month.


This is a press release from United Methodist Homes.

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Griffin to hold mini-med school in Derby

DERBY - Griffin Hospital is accepting registrations for its free,10-week “Mini-Med School” course that begins Sept. 11.

This free course will be conducted over 10 consecutive weekly sessions by various Griffin Hospital physicians who serve as faculty. 
The program meets Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St. 
The Mini-Med School will culminate with a “graduation” ceremony for participants Nov. 13.

The course is specifically designed for the layperson with little or no medical background, providing a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how the human body works, insight into common disorders of the various organ systems, as well as information about disease prevention. 
Each weekly session will be divided into two hour-long presentations on different medical topics, with a refreshment break between presentations and ample time for questions and answers.

This is the 12th time Griffin Hospital has offered this popular Mini-Med School course, which covers the following topics over its 10-week schedule:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Primary Care
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology and Hematology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • General Surgery
This course is comprehensive and the knowledge base is cumulative, so those participants who attend all sessions will gain the most benefit.
There is no fee to enroll in the Mini-Med School, but space is limited; early registration is encouraged. 
To register, go to the events calendar at griffinhealth.org or call 203-732-1511.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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Seymour officials to welcome convenience store at long-vacant site


SEYMOUR - A grand opening of the Henny Penny convenience store at 2-4 New Haven Road will be held Wednesday, with an official ribbon cutting scheduled at 2 p.m.
Company officials, First Selectman Kurt Miller, and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce representatives will be on hand.

Radio Station KC101 will be on-site running a live remote broadcast from 1-3 p.m. and will be giving away prizes.


The Henny Penny convenience store offering Shell gasoline and diesel fuel recently opened. 
The almost 3,000-square-foot facility was developed, and is operated by, an affiliate of Hendels, Inc., a third generation family and locally-owned company with 25 stores throughout Connecticut.


This post is taken from a press release from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Griffin in Derby to host live well workshops in 3 towns

DERBY - Griffin Hospital is hosting free workshops in Stratford, Woodbridge, and Derby to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain, or anxiety take back control of their lives.

Live Well Workshops teach disease self-management skills to individuals with ongoing health conditions and their caregivers so they can get more enjoyment out of life.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, these free, six-week workshops provide health information and proven techniques that can limit discomfort associated with ongoing health conditions.
Here’s a list of upcoming Live Well Workshops (participants must register to attend):

Stratford Senior Center
1000 West Broad St., Stratford
Sept. 3, 10, 17, and 24, and Oct. 1 and 8
1-3:30 p.m.
To register, call 203-385-4050

Woodbridge Senior Center
4 Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and Nov. 6
9 - 11:30 a.m.
To register, call 203-389-3430.

Griffin Hospital
130 Division St., Derby
Oct 16, 23, 30, and Nov. 6, 13 and 20
1-3:30 p.m.
To register, call Daun Barrett, 203-732-7584


This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.


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Local history, movies, more on Derby Library calendar

DERBY - The Derby Public Library continues its weekly Wednesday Movie Matinees series
for ages 18 and over.   
           Newly released DVDs will be shown at 1 p.m. every Wednesday.
           Light snacks will be provided. Registration is requested. 
           For a list of featured films, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203-736-1482.  

Local history
The Library continues its weekly Local History Information Sessions from 6-7:40 p.m. Tuesdays and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays.
             The Library’s Local History Coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library.   
            Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database.
            Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.  

Sports Talk
The Library is in its ninth season of the very popular Sports Talk series, held at 10 a.m.every Thursday.
These informal sessions will meet throughout the baseball season.   
Rich Marazzi, author and Major League Baseball Rules consultant, facilitates. Each session includes trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.   
           All ages, rookies through veterans are invited to join Marazzi and his group of Silver Sluggers.   

              No registration is necessary. For more information, stop by the Library, 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.  


This is a press release from Cathy Williams, Director, Derby Public Library.


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Learn about organic gardening at Ansonia Nature Center

ANSONIA - The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center will host family organic gardening from 3:30-5 p.m. Fridays starting Sept. 5 through November.

Food Corps member Eileen Garcia and Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center staff will lead fun, family-friendly activities in the center's organic garden.
Participants will learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Wear appropriate attire; you might get water and/or soil on your clothing. Closed-toe shoes are required.
The program is free with the potential to take home some fresh local produce!

The nature center is at 10 Deerfield Road.
For information call 203-736-1053.


This post is taken from the nature center's September calendar.

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Fall basketball league opens registration in Shelton

SHELTON -The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Raymond P. Lavietes Unit has opened registration for its Fall All American Basketball League.

Cost is $65 per player, and the registration deadline is Sept. 18. Cost after Sept. 18 is $75 per player.
Registration is all online at www.BGC-LNV.org/Shelton Clubhouse/All American Basketball League.

Open to all boys in high school, All American Basketball is a 4 v 4 basketball league. You make your own team, find your own coach, and fill out and submit a team roster.
Players have to register individually online. Each team must have an adult coach, and rosters must be submitted to the Boys & Girls Club by Sept. 18. Eight players are allowed per team, minimum of six players allowed.
The league will follow a 10-game schedule and the top two seeds will play the Championship game.

For further information about the All American Basketball League, contact Matt Trzaski, matttrzaski@BGC-LNV.org.


This is a press release from the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Local band helps Ansonia restaurant celebrate opening


My husband Ralph and I enjoyed listening to The Mike and Mike Band perform Saturday at a block party hosted by The Pantry, a new breakfast and lunch restaurant at 384 E. Main St., Ansonia.

The party held to celebrate the restaurant's grand opening featured a car show, a bike show, and a pig roast.

The musicians are from left, Robert Liptrot of New Haven, Laurie Rios of Stratford, Omar Sanchez of New Haven, and West Haven residents and band founders Michael Martone and Michael Molyneux.


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Shelton resident trains at FBI National Academy

Sgt. Richard Montefusco of Shelton
DANBURY - Campus safety is something the Western Connecticut State University  Police Department takes seriously, and one way to keep crime at bay is to make sure the university’s officers are trained in the most current crime-prevention techniques. 
That’s why a rare opportunity to attend the FBI National Academy was something Shelton resident Sgt. Richard (“Monte”) Montefusco couldn’t pass up.

As one of WCSU’s police sergeants, Montefusco is in charge of community service and crime prevention.

“My goal is for the university to get all faculty, students and staff on the same page when it comes down to dealing with the world in which we live,” Montefusco said.
“Safety and security are everyone’s responsibility and we all need to work together to maintain the current, safe environment.”

Once nominated for participation in the FBI National Academy by the WCSU Police Department, Montefusco underwent an extensive background check and interview process. Only one-half of 1 percent of all law enforcement personnel in the world are invited by the director of the FBI to attend the academy. 

Montefusco said it was an overwhelming honor to participate in the intensive, 10-week training at Quantico, Va.

According to the FBI website, “Established in 1935, the National Academy provides advanced investigative, management and fitness training to senior officers who are proven leaders within their organizations. In addition to undergraduate and graduate-level college courses offered in areas such as law, behavioral and forensic science, understanding terrorism and terrorists, and leadership development, students forge lasting connections that strengthen global law enforcement partnerships.”

During the program, Montefusco took courses in civil law, civil liability, social media, communication strategies and labor law. 
He also received intensive behavioral training taught by an FBI behavioral scientist on the human psyche, anti-social and psycho-social behavior, and how people think.

Montefusco, who is one of Western’s firearms instructors, studied less-lethal munitions at the academy, focusing on the use of alternatives to guns such as batons, gas and “everything in the FBI’s arsenal.” Relying on less lethal options for crowd control, Montefusco said, will allow university police to neutralize a situation in seconds without having to wait for special teams to arrive on campus.
Montefusco poses in VIRTSIM uniform

He also participated in the FBI’s “VIRTSIM,” which fabricates active shooter scenarios through the use of avatars. 
“They can produce any situation you can imagine,” Montefusco said, “and the avatars are so real that it really gets your adrenaline going. I went through in a team with 13 other guys who I had just met and we all immediately understood the concept that we had to work together.”

Fifty percent of the academy curriculum was based on physical training, which included a 6.1-mile Marine Corps run-and-obstacle course called the Yellow Brick Road. “It was some of the most grueling physical training I’ve ever gone through in my career,” Montefusco said. “They change your life when it comes to working out.”

Joining Montefusco at Quantico were police officers from 17 countries and 48 states, which he said not only enlarged his network of professional contacts but also Western’s ability to interact with officers nationwide and internationally for feedback on how other departments have handled specific situations. 

Among the officers in attendance were campus police from the University of Las Vegas, the University of Tennessee, and Penn State University. Montefusco was one of only three officers representing the hundreds of law enforcement agencies in Connecticut.

“The Academy gave me the opportunity to take a look at myself and my opportunities as a police officer, how to mold other officers and all aspects of leadership,” Montefusco said. “Overall, this rounds you off as a police officer and brought together everything I’ve learned in my 21-year career.

“It has also given me the confidence that any future issues can be solved,” he said. “It’s a compliment to our department - we have a great bunch of officers, and I understand the level of commitment and expertise that my fellow officers hold. As a father of two children, I would feel safe having them come to Western.”

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations, 203-837-8486.


This is a press release from Western Connecticut State University.

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Derby Library hosts Just for Women series

DERBY - The Derby Public Library continues its program series, Just for Women.   
In September, the session will be held on the second Monday of the month due to the Labor Day holiday. 
The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

These sessions offer women an informal opportunity to come together to learn how to enhance the quality of their lifestyle, share challenges and joys with other women, provide support to one another, spend time with old friends, and make new friends.  

The series is facilitated by Valley resident Joan Joyce, a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Senior Advisor.   
Scientific studies show that an integral component of achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being includes having a strong social support network in your life.  

All women, ages 18 and over are invited to join this new and vital group.   

Registration is requested but walk-ins are also welcome.   
For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org

This is a press release from Cathy Williams, Director, Derby Public Library.  





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Friday, August 15, 2014

Ansonia seniors, students enjoy each other's company

Games, ice cream make for a fun day

Nick Collicelli, right, founder of the Ansonia High School Human Relations Club, Thursday kicks off an inter-generational event at the Doyle Senior Center. With him are HRC President Ryan Nicoletti, left, and inter-generational coordinator Kelly Zarka. 


Ansonia resident Matt Milardo, right, gives some pointers to bocci players, including his wife, Louise, at left, outside the Doyle Senior Center in Ansonia. 

Middle and High School students serve ice cream to members of the Doyle Senior Center in Ansonia.
 
 

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Derby Library to host Teen Book Talk

DERBY - The Derby Public Library hosts Teen Book Talk each Tuesday in September from 4-5 p.m.
All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.
This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide upon future reading.
Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.
YA Wednesdays
The Library hosts YA Wednesdays every month from 6-7 p.m. All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to join the fun each Wednesday in September. Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.
Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.
For more information stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org .

This is a press release from Tony DeLos, young adult/reference librarian, Derby Public Library.

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