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Friday, March 31, 2017

Preserving Memories of WWI at New Haven Museum

 
NEW HAVEN - Connecticut residents are invited to bring their WWI photos, letters, medals and mementos to the New Haven Museum from 3 to 7 p.m. May 24,  "for scanning, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the 'Great War.'”
 
The free event has been made possible in part by "the Connecticut State Library, and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor," the release said.
 
"When fresh-faced Hamden, Connecticut resident Robert Remington and the rest of New Haven’s 102nd Regiment arrived in Seicheprey, France in late 1918, it was assumed that the green soldiers would slowly acclimate themselves to modern warfare. In the predawn hours of April 20, German Stormtroopers struck," the release said. " In what became known as the first U.S. engagement of World War One (WWI), Remington was bayonetted in the stomach. He died on May 1, shortly before his 19th birthday. Thanks to the Connecticut State Library’s 'Remembering World War One' project, Remington’s story, and the photos and papers collected by his descendants, have been digitized and archived for future generations."

 
 
Also noted in the release:
 
WWI led to more than 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded. Roughly 63,000 Connecticut residents served in the U.S. or Allied forces.
 
 
 For more information visit  or Facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.
 
Editor's note: All information and the photos in this post were contributed.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Atlantic City Getaway Planned

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Seymour Honors its Men & Women in Blue


SEYMOUR - The Seymour Police Department held its annual awards ceremony March 28 at Villa Bianca, where officers and citizens were honored for their bravery and heroism in going above and beyond the call of the duty. Check out a photo slideshow of the event, with photos taken by the New Haven Register's Catherine Avalone:

http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2017/03/29/photos-seymour-police-department-awards/#1

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wesley Village Seeking Volunteers

 
SHELTON - Are you an active adult looking for a great way to stay busy while helping others? Join our Wesley Village volunteer team! Wesley Village is currently looking for active adult volunteers to share their interests and experience with our residents.
 
As a Wesley Village volunteer, you could: lead an arts and crafts class, play cards and games, call bingo, cook and bake, share your musical talent, lead a discussion group, share your hobbies and interests, help with clerical tasks, lead a walking group, interview residents for life stories articles, start a book club, visit with a resident one-on-one, lead a spiritual program (prayer group, bible study, hymn sing, etc.), assist with special events, or offer your time and talents in any number of ways.
 
Interested adults are invited to apply. Volunteers with evening and/or weekend availability are most-needed at this time. If you can commit to volunteer at least 2 hours a month and would like more information on becoming a Wesley Village volunteer, please contact Vicky Dompierre at 203.944.8279 (vdompierre@umh.org) or visit www.wesleyvillage-ct.org. (For website visitors, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Volunteer Opportunities.)
 
The Wesley Village Campus is located at 580 Long Hill Avenue in Shelton and includes: Crosby Commons Independent/Assisted Living Community, Wesley Heights Independent/Assisted Living Community, Lifestyle Transitions Assisted Living/Memory Care Community, and Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center. The campus is owned and operated by UMH, a local, mission-based, not-for-profit organization.
 
(This is a press release from Wesley Village)

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Calling All Walkers, Joggers and Runners...



Calling all walkers, runners, and joggers!

You can choose to form your own team, join a team, or register as an individual to take part in the 20th annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless on the Derby Greenway.

Registration is $20. Once registered, participants can set up their own fundraising pages.


The first 200 people to register will receive an event T-shirt and goodie bag.

All participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

The registration page is now open!


Register now 

and click "Set Up Your Fundraiser" to join a team or form your own.

Prizes will be awarded for:


- Team with most participants
- Team that raises the most money
- Individual that raises the most money


 
By joining the Walk you are supporting your neighbors in 
need in the Valley receive food, shelter, and support 
services with the goal of establishing a self-sufficient 
living situation.


Spooner House, 30 Todd Road, Shelton, is operated by 

Area Congregations Together, Inc. with the mission of
providing food, shelter, and support services to people
in need.
 
(This is a press release from Spooner House)

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State Rep. Gentile Pushes Bill that Targets "Dark Money"

HARTFORD - State Rep. Linda Gentile, D-Ansonia, Derby, joined her colleagues in a press conference today to discuss legislation designed to shed light on and reduce the amount of special interest “dark money” in state election campaigns.
 
“Voters deserve to know who is financing a campaign,” Gentile said. “This bill not only increases transparency and trust between the public and the government, but it will also ensure that candidates are elected to office by their constituents and not by third party special interest groups.” 
 
The bill, HB5589, An Act Concerning Campaign Financing Reform, would:
  • Require corporate political expenditures to be approved by their board of directors and disclosed to shareholders
  • Limit contributions to organizations making independent expenditures to an aggregate of $70,000 in a calendar year
  • Ban foreign influenced entities from making independent expenditures or contributing to an organization that does
(This is a press release from Gentile's office)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

St. Mary-St. Michael School Honors Alumni

 
DERBY - St. Mary - St. Michael School held its 7th annual Alumni Recognition Event at Villa Bianca on Saturday, March 25.  Alumni and community members were recognized for their commitment to St. Mary - St. Michael School, their parishes and the community. Pictured are:
(front)  Linda Coppola, Principal, Maryann Stochmal, Edla Saffo, Gloriann Albini and Reverend Christopher Tiano, Pastor of St. Mary Parish. (back) Reverend Joseph Karikunnel, Parochial Vicar, St. Mary's, George Pudimat, Tim Conlon, Michael Tracz and Reverend Rafal Kopystynski, Pastor of St. Michael Parish.
 

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Irving School Earns Exemplary Status


DERBY- The  Connecticut  Association  of  Schools  is  proud  to  announce  that  Irving  Elementary School  has  been  certified  for  Exemplary  School  Climate  Recognition.  Irving Elementary School joins a handful of Connecticut schools also holding the designation.

The  administration  and  faculty  at  Irving  Elementary  School  completed  a  rigorous  self-assessment  examining  27  areas  of  school  practice  such  as  curriculum,  integration, collaborative  decision-making,  parent  and/or  community  involvement,  and  flexible grouping  and  scheduling.  An  evaluation  team  from  the  Connecticut  Association  of Schools then visited the school to verify and validate the assessment. 

Mrs.  Jennifer  Olson,  Principal  said,  “Creating  a  welcoming,  safe,  and  supportive  school
environment has been the foundation of our turnaround work at Irving School over the
past 5 years.  We have a school culture rooted in respect---for ourselves, each other and
our  school. We  believe  that  relationships  matter,  and  our  team  has  worked  hard  to
create  a  sense  of  belonging  and  pride  in  our  school. This  distinction  from  the
Connecticut Association of  Schools  is a tremendous honor for  Irving School, and brings
attention  to  the  hard  work  and  dedication  of  our  staff,  students,  parents  and  the
community.”
 
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew J. Conway, Jr. said “This is fantastic
news and a very well deserved distinction and recognition of the hard work, attention to
detail and continuous efforts to build and sustain a welcoming, engaging culture for our
families.”
 
Irving  Elementary  School  is  being  awarded  a  framed  CAS  certificate,  a  three-year
exemplary school climate designation, and recognition on the CAS website.  As a service
to  other  schools  wishing  to  improve  their  climate  practices,  award  winners  welcome
inquiries and visitors.
 
(This is a press release from Derby Schools)

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Cheerleading Registration in Ansonia

DiCenso Reacts to Dziekan's Mayoral Announcement

Derby Aldermanic President Carmen DiCenso, a former Derby High School football coach, announces his mayoral bid amid supporters at the Italian Pavilion restaurant Tuesday. DiCenso a Democrat, will challenge Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto, who has announced she will seek a third term.
(Catherine Avalone photo)

DERBY- While Rich Dziekan says he has a plan to lower taxes in Derby if he gets elected, his plan sounds eerily similar to the plan of his former boss in Ansonia, Mayor Dave Cassetti, whose plan will likely cost Ansonia’s homeowners thousands of dollars a year in tax increases very soon.  Yes, thousands of dollars in new taxes every year.

As a part of Dave Cassetti’s staff, if Rich Dziekan looks to have Derby mirror Ansonia’s fiscal policy regarding taxes, it could become a disaster for Derby homeowners.  Derby’s taxpayers are already paying too much.  Our homeowners cannot sustain drastic yearly increases to the mill rate like Ansonia’s homeowners will soon face.

Like Dave Cassetti, if Rich Dziekan intends to borrow money from the city’s fund balance -- or rainy day fund as many communities refer to it -- to run Derby’s operating budget without a plan to replace those funds once they are depleted, our valued homeowners will soon be in serious financial distress.

Once the rainy day fund runs dry, Rich Dziekan’s plan will force Derby’s homeowners to pay thousands of dollars each year above and beyond what they currently pay.

Rather than rob Peter to pay Paul, my plan of not increasing the burden on Derby’s homeowners is sustainable, not smoke and mirrors simply to get votes.  My plan is to build Derby’s tax base through continuous and steady economic development by attracting new businesses to fill our existing empty storefronts while constructing new facilities for even more economic growth for Derby.

My plan is to bring new businesses into our city while working to keep our existing business right where they are.

We can do better.  We will do better.
 
(This is a press release from DiCenso)
 


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sen. Logan Discusses Cancer Prevention Efforts






Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino (left) speaks with Sen. George S. Logan (right) on the latest edition of Logan’s tv show “The Senate Reports.”  Commissioner Pino and Sen. Logan discuss DPH’s ongoing cancer prevention awareness efforts and DPH’s focus on reaching out to Connecticut’s African-American community.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut. The show airs on Access TV 22 (www.AccessTV.org) and can be viewed at Logan’s website: www.SenatorGeorgeLogan.com . Logan, who serves as Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, represents Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. He can be reached at George.Logan@cga.ct.gov and 800-842-1421. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Are You Green with Envy?

 
DERBY -Griffin Hospital will host a free talk about getting active through lawn care on Wed., March 29 at 6 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division Street, Derby.
 
Are you green with envy for your neighbor's lawn? Learn the secrets of the professionals and golf courses to keep your lawn green and healthy. Experienced horticulturalist Francine Vallillo will present “All about Lawns,” providing tips on improving your lawn by selecting the right seed mix, knowing when to fertilize and how to mow properly. The talk will identify types of insects, diseases and weeds and how to prevent and control them.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yard work is a moderate-intensity level activity, which the CDC recommends two and a half hours of each week to help prevent chronic health conditions.
 
This series is part of Griffin Hospital's Healthy U program, a series of free wellness talks featuring Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing trusted health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics. Light refreshments will be served.
 
To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203-732-1511 or visit the calendar at griffinhealth.org.
 
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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Walk, Run & Jog for a Good Cause

Spooner House Walk 5.20.17Calling all walkers, runners, and joggers!
Every year supporters of Spooner House gather together to walk the Derby Greenway in support of the hunger and homeless 
initiatives at Spooner House.
Join us this year on May 20th for our 20th year of this tradition!

You can choose to form your own team, join a team, or register as an individual.

Registration is $20.
Once registered, participants can set up their own fundraising pages.
The first 200 people to register will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag.
All participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

The registration page is now open!


Register now
and click "Set Up Your Fundraiser" to join a team or form your own.

Prizes will be awarded for:
-Team with most participants
-Team that raises the most money
-Individual that raises the most money


By joining the Walk for the Hungry and Homeless you are supporting your neighbors in need in the Lower Naugatuck Valley receive food, shelter and support services with the goal of establishing a self-sufficient living situation.

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Griffin Hospital Sharing Hearts Support Group Meeting March 23

DERBY - Griffin Hospital’s Sharing Hearts Support Group will meet Thurs., March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.
 
The Sharing Hearts Support Group aims to lower the anxiety and stress that comes with a heart condition diagnosis by offering monthly education on heart health and area resources, as well as the support of fellow individuals with heart conditions.
 
Future meetings will be held April 27, May 25 and June 22. Caregivers are also invited to join.
 
For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Maria Cantito at Griffin Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at 203-732-7106.
 
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seymour Democrats Seeking Candidates

Town of Seymour, CT
SEYMOUR - The Seymour Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates to run for various town offices in November’s municipal election and will being choosing a slate for the July convention.
The party is looking for residents interested in running for the following boards:  Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Library Directors and the Planning & Zoning Commission.
The town committee will be supporting candidates that are invested in their community:  looking to make it a better place to live, work, raise a family and stay after retirement.  Interested candidates should be able to work well with others for the improvement of Seymour. 
The committee will nominate and endorse a slate of candidates in July.  Any registered voter in Seymour may seek nomination.
Interested residents should contact Democratic Town Chairman Phil Wilhelmy at 203-888-4383 or Theresa Conroy at 203-888-1300. 
(This is a press release from Seymour DTC)
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Dugatto to Host Campaign Kick-off Fundraiser

DERBY- Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto announced that she will be hosting a campaign kick-off fundraiser on  Wednesday, March 22 at the Derby Elk’s Lodge, 73 Elizabeth St. from 5 to 7 p.m.

Dugatto sees the event as a way for her to share her ideas for Derby with supporters and residents while learning about what is important to them.

“We have worked hard to make Derby's city government more accessible and responsive to the community it serves," Dugatto said. "The improvements evolved from understanding the needs of our citizens through better communication.  Let’s continue that dialogue to keep moving Derby in the right direction.” 

The event will feature a pasta dinner and cash bar.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance by visiting Dugatto’s Facebook page at Dugatto for Mayor. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event.


(This is a press release from Dugatto's campaign manager)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Help Ansonia Families Displaced by Devastating Fire


By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

ANSONIA >> Efforts are underway to help five families displaced by a devastating fire last week that claimed everything they owned.

Mayor David Cassetti said the city has joined forces with TEAM, Inc. to help the families following last Friday’s fire at a multi-family home at 122 Liberty St. which spread to a nearby, two-family apartment at 55 Fourth St.

Neighboring fire departments in Derby and Seymour assisted Ansonia Fire Department in dousing the raging blaze.

A second collection effort is underway by resident Missy Lundeen, wife of acting Fire Marshal Darrick Lundeen and creator of “Going the Extra Mile” nonprofit grassroots organization that helps Valley families devastated by house fires.
Read more here:

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Cyber-Bullying Program for Parents

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DERBY - St. Mary - St. Michael School in Derby is sponsoring a Cyber-bullying program for parents on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the school, 14 Seymour Ave. 
 
Scott Driscoll, a renowned law enforcement official is the presenter. Driscoll has conducted forensic computer examinations for law enforcement agencies including on-line bullying, identity theft and child pornography cases. 
 
The program is free and open to the public.

(This is a press release from Principal Linda Coppola)
http://stmarystmichaelct.eduk12.net

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Beacon Falls Resident, Marrakech to Receive Caring Heart Award

DERBY- Griffin Hospital Volunteer Claudia Csuka, of Beacon Falls, and Marrakech, Inc., of Woodbridge, will be honored with the Caring Heart Award at The 12th Annual Women’s Heart Wellness and Caring Heart Award Brunch on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Griffin Hospital Dining Room, 130 Division Street, Derby.
 
The award recognizes individuals and groups that foster initiatives to promote and improve the general health and well-being of all. This is the ninth year that the award will be bestowed.
 
Csuka has been a volunteer at Griffin for a little more than a year, but has already positively impacted many patients’ lives as part of the hospital’s vital patient stories and complimentary therapies programs. As a vital patient stories volunteer, Csuka meets with patients and talks with them to write a brief story about their lives. She focuses on memories or characteristics that are vital or sacred to the patient and the stories are shared with hospital staff so they can better know and understand their patients. Csuka is also trained in soft touch therapy, which provides stress relief and personal connection that can be critical to healing.
 
Csuka is also very involved in her community as a member of the Parish Council and Ladies Guild at St. Michael’s Church in Beacon Falls, and provides free rides to individuals needing transportation to their medical appointments.
 
Marrakech, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that has provided person-centered, unique, and cost-effective human services for children and adults, with and without disabilities, in Connecticut for over 45 years. The services and individuals supported are diverse, but they have the common goal of assisting individuals with achieving greater self-sufficiency while they experience the best quality of life possible. Marrakech's Health and Wellness Committee was formed in July 2012 and has implemented an annual weight loss challenge and a well-attended community health fair. Throughout each year, wellness information is shared in a variety of ways, including through a series of workshops planned in partnership with local wellness practitioners. Exercise challenges and team walks for other causes are also regularly coordinated.
 
The brunch will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. The theme of this year’s event is “What’s Your Shelf Life,” focusing on how healthy eating habits can help prevent heart disease. The event will feature a survivor speaker, a cooking demonstration and tips on healthy eating.
 
Tickets for the brunch are $25 and the event is open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Heart Wellness Fund, which supports heart wellness programs for women in the Valley.
Valet parking will be available.
 
Reservations are due by March 20. To reserve a seat, become a sponsor, or for more information, call Eunice Lisk at 203-732-7107 or whw@griffinhealth.org.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

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Ansonia Nature Center Announces Spring Programs

Ansonia Nature CenterKARATE CLUB Tuesdays, 5-week sessions beginning Mar. 28, May 2, June 7, 5–5:45 pm (Karate Kids); 5:45–6:15 pm (Little Dragons)
This dynamic and energetic after-school program at the Nature Center has classes for children 6-12 years old (Karate Kids), and 3-5 years old (Little Dragons). Students will engage in various martial arts techniques and activities while learning important skills such as discipline, focus, self-control, and confidence. They will have the opportunity to earn higher-ranking belts as their participation continues. TUITION per 5-week session: $45 for Karate Kids, $40 for Little Dragons (cash or check payable to AMAA), which includes a Karate Club T-shirt and white belt. For more information please call Chief Instructor Adam Rylski at 203-671-6903 or 203-931-1979, or the Ansonia Nature Center at 203-736-1053.
 
YOGA FOR A HEALTHY MIND AND BODY Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Our seasoned Hatha Yoga instructor and practitioner, Pam Mellitz, will lead us into a healthier lifestyle through stretching, breath control and gentle exercise. The full 1.5 hour classes require a mat or thick towel; dress for easy movement. Class is limited to 12 students. $7 per class. Please call Pam to register at 203-888-4124.
 
BEEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS – Sun. Apr. 2, 2 pm
Have you ever thought about being a beekeeper? Ranger Dawn will teach you about beekeeping tools and equipment, how to begin a starter hive, and how to identify honeybees and what they are doing. Our observation hive at the Nature Center is a great place to see this incredible system. FREE.
 
MONDAY NIGHT TRAIL RUN Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
This is a call to all of the runners who want something that is out of the ordinary! Ranger Dan will lead you through our 156 acre network of trails, while you burn off the weekend's extra calories. We guarantee that this FREE program is the best way to start off your week.  Please register and wear appropriate footwear.
 
SPRING TERM JUNIOR RANGERS – Thursdays. Apr. 6–June 1, 3:30–5 pm
Calling all kids 11 to 14 years old who love nature! Has your child wanted to work with animals, garden, help maintain our trails, and help with special events? This is the opportunity to help the Nature Center in our 8-week after school program. Parental permission is required. Class size is limited; this class fills up fast! FREE.
 
SPRING CLEANUP – Sat., Apr. 8, 10 am – 12 pm
Bring your garden and trail tools! Scouts, youth groups, and students, this is a great community service opportunity. Help beautify our park and get ready for spring and summer. We’ll supply the gloves.
 
ANSONIA COMMUNITY ORGANIC GARDENERS – Sun. Apr. 9, 10 am
Have you always wanted to grow your vegetables but don’t have enough property or sun in your yard for a garden? No worries; the Nature Center has plenty of fertile spots in full sun just for you. Sign up for your own garden plot with ACOG President Pat Evans. We will meet at the visitor center and walk to the organic gardens.
 
SPRING NATURE DAYS Mon.–Wed. Apr. 10–12, 9:30 am–3 pm
For children from 5 to 11 years old who love the outdoors and wildlife, these popular classes will not only be educational but also a chance to explore our 156 acres. We will visit a variety of habitats such as the park’s wetlands, fields, and woodlands. Great time of the year for amphibian searches too! TUITION: $90 priority students (Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members), $105 all others. (While you’re here for Spring Break, why not register for Summer Nature Days? See the notice at the end of the Calendar!)
 
PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – Tuesdays, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, 2 pm and 6 pm
Losing a beloved animal can be tragic and a very emotional time for humans. Grief support and grief counseling will benefit the human left behind. FREE, but donations are accepted. Please contact Susan Wilson at 802-379-4449 for arrangements to meet at the Nature Center.
 
NATURE EXPLORERS – Wednesdays, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 10 am
Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program. This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult. These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play. We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, exploring, singing, games, reading, and making crafts. Every class is outside!!!! TUITION: $40 per 4-week session (cash or check payable to Ansonia Nature Center).
 
FAMILY ORGANIC GARDEN PROGRAMTuesdays, April 18–June 27, 3:30–5 pm
ANC will lead fun, family-friendly activities in our organic garden. Learn about growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Dress appropriately; keep in mind you will get water and/or soil on your clothing. FREE, with the potential to take home fresh local produce!
 
FULL PINK MOON HIKE – Sat. Apr. 22, 7 pm
This full moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon. Enjoy the sounds of spring with our Nature Center guides as we lead you around our wetlands to spot some spring amphibians by the light of the moon. For all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).  FEE: $1.00.
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SUNDAY GUIDED HIKE: Vernal Pools – Sun. Apr. 23, 1 pm
Learn about our local amphibians during our Sunday hike to the Nature Center’s vernal pools. These fascinating creatures secretly inhabit our woodland and wetlands. Help our ranger lift rocks and logs to find these slippery creatures beneath.  FREE.
 
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION – Sat. Apr. 29, 10 am – 4 pm
We invite everyone to join us to honor Mother Earth. At this annual event enjoy plantings, hikes, live animals, environmental exhibitors and a special guest. This year storyteller Leslie Elias will create masks for $5 with families and then perform the Iroquois creation myth. This story is of sky people and water animals and how the earth came to rest on Grandmother Turtle’s back. You can also hear an Audubon biologist present the 2016 Bird Habitat Assessment findings for the Nature Center property (see more information in the calendar entry below). Food and snacks available from local vendors and the Nature Center bake sale. No park admission fee. All ages welcome.
 
AUDUBON BIRD HABITAT ASSESSMENT – Sat. Apr. 29, 11:15 am
Audubon Connecticut’s Forest Bird Initiative focuses its conservation efforts on priority species, giving us an opportunity to keep these species common before they become threatened or endangered. Properties like the Nature Center can be critical parts of large forested landscapes that provide high-quality habitat for breeding birds. Come to hear recommendations for protecting and improving habitat at the Nature Center by Corrie O’Keefe, Audubon biologist. She will present the park’s 2016 Bird Habitat Assessment findings. This is a great program for volunteers and scouts who are looking for conservation projects.  

 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Ansonia Parking Ban in Effect Due to Blizzard

 Ansonia Police
ANSONIA - The City of Ansonia will begin a parking ban at 6:00 P.M. tonight, 3/13/17, and it will be in effect until further notice for all streets in the city. There will no on street parking allowed; vehicles in violation will be towed.

Residents can use the following city owned parking lots for parking:

Main Street Municipal Lot
East Main Street Municipal Lot
West Main Street Municipal Lot
Ansonia High School 20 Pulaski HighwayAnsonia Middle School 115 Howard Avenue
Prendergast School 59 Finney Street
Mead School 75 Ford Street
Nolan Field Wakelee Avenue
Ansonia Armory North Cliff Street
Colony Park Colony Street
(This is a press release from Ansonia Police)

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