Sunday, September 25, 2016
Local Operatic Rock/ Metal Duo Signs Record Deal with HMG Recordings
|Richard Demko, left, with Vic Steffans, president and CEO of HMG Recordings and Suzanne Vick|
Overnight Road Work Scheduled
State Representative Linda M. Gentile (D-Ansonia/Derby) is asking that motorists drive safely during an upcoming construction project.
New Playground Dedicated
Tour Newly Renovated Emmett O'Brien School Sept. 27
ANSONIA - Come be one of the first to see the newly renovated, state of the art Emmett O'Brien Technical High School in Ansonia as Valley United Way kicks off its 49th Annual Community Campaign!
All are welcome to join in this free, kickoff celebration on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00-7:00pm, 141 Prindle Avenue in Ansonia. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres prepared by the school’s Chef Valle and take a tour of the new building and workshops. Guests will hear the plans for the upcoming Valley United Way Campaign, learn about how their dollars make an impact in our local community and get a first look inside Emmett O’Brien!
Gentile Unveils Vision for Connecticut's Future
Deputy Speaker, Linda M. Gentile, candidate for reelection to 104th District (D-Ansonia/Derby) joined State House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington) to outline a series of policy proposals House Democratic candidates are bringing to voters throughout the state as the fall election season moves into full gear.
A press conference to unveil the proposals was held at Goodwin College in East Hartford to highlight a key part of the vision, a comprehensive approach to making higher education more affordable, keeping young graduates in our state, and more directly tying curriculum with the needs of business.
- Historic investment in state’s vo-tech schools and community colleges to step up career development and directly match curriculum with employer needs
- Exempt social security payments from state income tax to make Connecticut more affordable for seniors
- Cap state bonding except for economic development initiatives to reduce long term borrowing and state debt
- Create an independent oversight board for transportation infrastructure projects to assess economic benefits and ensure taxpayer dollars are being used efficiently
- Establish a dedicated 1-800 number and “Angel Investor” program specifically for small business to encourage growth and job creation in this critical economic sector
- Exempt new college graduates from the state income tax, and allow student loan debt to be deducted to encourage young people to live and work in Connecticut
Ansonia Business Leader Honored by Junior Achievement
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Ansonia Welcomes Polish Restaurant Downtown
ANSONIA - On Saturday September 9th at 6pm Warszawa Restaurant opened its doors to a full crowd. The owner, Michael Dembowski has hired 6 full time employees. The restaurant is located at 350 Main Street and occupies approximately 1800 s.f. of space. Warszawa even has a piano and dance floor for dining entertainment.
Ansonia Harvest Festival Sept. 24
School Nurse Gets Helping Hand
|Linda Coppola and Daun Barrett|
Gentile Applauds Sikorsky Deal
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Casino Bingo Trip Fundraiser
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Griffin Offers Accelerated CNA Evening Classes
DERBY – The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206, in Derby, is offering an evening session of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program starting Oct. 3 to help individuals start the journey to a fulfilling career in healthcare.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fundraiser Sept. 18 for Seymour Toddler Battling Cancer
Monday, September 12, 2016
Fore! Seymour Teen Wins Golf Scholarship
Hunter Cripps, son of John and Laura Cripps, of Seymour, was recently awarded a scholarship from The Kennedy Center, based in Norwalk. A total of 17 junior golfers from 12 communities received scholarships at The Kennedy Center's 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Selection is based upon academic achievement, school and community leadership and golf proficiency. Martin D. Schwartz, right, President/CEO of The Kennedy Center, presented Seymour High School student Hunter Cripps with a scholarship at Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk. / Contributed photo
Visit www.thekennedycenterinc.org for more information.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Jaumann Endorsed by Ansonia/Derby GOP's
|Ansonia Aldermanic President Phil Tripp, Republican State Senate candidate George Logan, Mayor David Cassetti, State Representative candidate Joseph Jaumann, Ansonia Republican Town Committee Chairman Irving Reed.|
|Derby Republican Town Committee Chairman Sam Pollastro, State Senate candidate George Logan, State Representative candidate Nicole Klarides-Ditria, State Rep. Themis Klarides, State Representative candidate Joseph Jaumann, Alderman Anthony Staffieri.|
On Sept. 1, Mr. Jaumann received yet another endorsement; this one coming from Chairman Irving Reed and the Ansonia Republican Town Committee (ARTC).
“This election season it’s difficult to find anyone agreeing on anything,” says Ansonia Republican Vice Chairman Lorie Vacarro. “But there is unanimous agreement that Joseph Jaumann is the right choice for State Representative of Ansonia and Derby.”
Meanwhile just across town on Sept. 7, Joe receives seemingly similar results as Chairman Sam Pollastro and the Derby Republican Town Committee (DRTC) congratulates Joe Jaumann after his endorsement speech.
"The Town Committee’s unanimous endorsement speaks volumes about the current state of our policies and the change in direction/leadership we need to take in restoring economic growth to the Valley and the state,” says Chairman Sam Pollastro.
(This is a press release from DRTC Chairman Sam Pollastro)
Gentile Says "No Way" to Rate Hike
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Hey Seymour High School Class of '86!
Come show your Wildcat pride during our 30th Class Reunion, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at The Hops Company (formerly Grassy Hill Lodge), located at 77 Sodom Lane, Derby.
Tickets are just $25 per person, and include pizza from Zuppardi's, along with a cash bar.
Come reminisce with old friends and recapture some of that Wildcat magic from days gone by!
To purchase tickets, visit the following link as soon as possible:
See you all there!!!!!
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Learn about Diabetes and Carb Counting Sept. 13
Gentile Gets CT Working Families Endorsement
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
TEAM, Inc. Gets Financial Boost from Hewitt Foundation
|Pat Carey, President of the Hewitt Foundation Board and David Morgan, TEAM President/CEO|
DERBY - TEAM, Inc. has announced the Hewitt Foundation presented the agency with a $70,000 donation in support of the Elderly Service programs.
Serving more than 940 Valley seniors, many of whom are elderly and homebound, TEAM’s Elderly Services Department includes Meals on Wheels, Homemaking, Medical Transportation and Volunteer Caregivers.
Without the daily and weekly contact these services provide, many of these seniors would be isolated and without interaction with the community.
Meals on Wheels, for example, provides a simple, inexpensive service that can help prevent the need for more costly services, such as hospitalizations and nursing home care.
TEAM’s staff provides a nutritious well balanced home delivered meal for frail homebound individuals 60 years of age and older, giving priority to those with the greatest economic or social needs and particular attention to low- income, minority individuals.
Each meal meets nutritional requirements and special dietary needs are considered.
The Program also provides a wellness check, an opportunity for socialization, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and access to social services based on the needs of meal participants five days a week.
(This is a press release from TEAM, Inc.)
Seymour VFW Needs a New Home
Post Commander Al Yagovane said a Pasta Dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Colonial Tavern in Oxford. The menu includes all-you-can-eat ziti, meatballs, sausage, salad, dessert, coffee, juice and soft drinks.
Music will be provided by DJ Tony Castle.
Yagovane, said the Post’s 60 members were displaced from their former home at 30 Great Hill Rd. in September 2015. Yagovane said the property owner’s daughter needed the land the Post facility had been using for the past four years to start a business.
Fortunately for the Post, Retina Sytems on Day Street has opened the use of its cafeteria to the members for meeting space for as long as they need it. Yagovane said he couldn’t be more thankful to company owner Floyd Moir for his kindness and generosity, but said the Post really would love nothing more than to find a permanent headquarters.
“All we really need is a small, flat piece of land where we could put up a small building, or find a place that has a small building,” said Yagovane, a U.S. Army veteran. “We’d like to have capacity to house at least 150 people.”
Yagovane said the Post is also looking to draw new members by starting an auxiliary for both men and women, who are fathers, mothers and children of past and current military members. Those interested are encouraged to contact Yagovane.
|VFW Post 12084 Commander Al Yagovane|
|Veterans Day Candlelight Vigil from 2015|
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Ansonia Mayor Cassetti's Youth Boxing Club a Real Knockout
ANSONIA - Mayor David Cassetti kicked off the first session of his youth boxing club, dubbed the Pinky Silverberg Youth Boxing Program, on Thursday, Sept. 1. The program, held at the Ansonia Armory drew about 30 boys and girls from around the Valley. Volunteer coaches, boxers and trainers showed the kids the ropes, teaching them how to spar, hit the heavy bag, tackle the speed bag and more. The club runs through early November. For more information call the Mayor's Office at (203)736-5900. (photos by Jean Falbo-Sosnovich)