Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tee Up for Charity

Valley's Silver Sluggers Hits 400th Gathering

Rich Marazzi
ANSONIA - Ansonia’s own Rich Marazzi recently reached a milestone with his 400th Silver Slugger baseball talk shop at Derby Public Library.

In front of his usual Thursday morning capacity crowd of baseball worshippers, Rich leads his interactive audience with topical baseball happenings of the week mixed with stories of yesteryear.

His guest speaker on this milestone day was Ansonia resident Bob Pollack, a former Evening Sentinel editor and sports writer. Mr. Pollack entertained the group with many wonderful professional and amateur baseball stories experienced throughout his sports writing years.

(Information shared from City of Ansonia Facebook page) 

Bob Pollack

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beer Fair on Tap



Our 1st Annual Beer Fair will be Sunday September 2nd! We've got a massive inflatable obstacle course, tricycle race course, dunk tank, football toss, cornhole, cotton candy machine, fried dough, and more. Contests and prizes! Releasing two new specialty cask beers! Be sure to come by for a day filled with fun, games and beer!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jaumann Receives Endorsement from State's Independent Party

ANSONIA - Joe Jaumann has received the unanimous endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, which will place him on both the Republican and Independent lines for the November election.
"It's an honor to receive the backing of the Independent Party of Connecticut in my run for State Representative," said Jaumann. "I received the backing of the Independent Party and the Republican Party because I am not beholden to a single party, or any special interest groups. If
we are going to change the state of Connecticut, we need to elected officials who are not afraid to think outside of the box, listen to all sides, and work towards common sense solutions, while putting the taxpayers of Connecticut first."
Jaumann continued, "The residents of the 104th district deserve someone who will place the needs of the residents of Ansonia and Derby ahead of any party agenda. As an Alderman, I took the lead pushing for our communities in the 104th district to study Regionalization and shared services so we can find ways to become more efficient while at the same time trying to
increase quality. These are types of ideas transcend parties’ lines and I am very proud to have
been at the forefront of it.”
Jaumann is an attorney and small business owner who lives in the 104th district with his wife
Crystal, and four children, the eldest of whom is currently serving proudly overseas in the United
States Marine Corp. He currently serves as an Alderman in Ansonia’s 5th Ward. 
(This is a press release from Jaumann's campaign) 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Griffin to Offer AARP Driver Safety Course

DERBY - Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the hospital, 130 Division St. 
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to everyone.
The training is designed to help you learn current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and make some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time.
The course also covers such topics as how to maintain proper following distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections; the effects of medications on driving; how to minimize the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use; proper use of safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes and ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.
Participants will gain a greater appreciation of driving challenges and how they can avoid potential collisions and injuries to themselves and others. As an added bonus, participants can check with their auto insurance company about discounts for completing the course.
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Make checks payable to “AARP.”
To register, call Esther at 203-732-1523.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Seymour Fire Department Rescues Trapped Kitten

Contributed photo of rescued kitten courtesy of Seymour F.D.
SEYMOUR - The Seymour Fire Department made a picture "purrrrfect" rescue this week.

On Monday night, Aug. 13, at approximately 11 p.m. the Seymour Fire Department was dispatched to Willow Street for an animal rescue. Upon arrival, crews found a tiny kitten stuck in the engine compartment of a parked vehicle. 

The kitten was removed, uninjured, in about 10 minutes by fire department personnel with the expertise of Assistant Chief Edwards, who was able to remove the vehicle's air filter box.  The cat, although scared, appeared to be in good health, according to Assistant Fire Marshal Tim Willis. 
Assistant Chief Edwards then took the kitten to VCA animal shelter in for a full checkup and a bath. Willis said the department is unsure of the kitten's owner. 
In all about 15 firefighters responded to the incident.
(Information provided by Assistant Fire Marshal Tim Willis)  

It's Carnival Time in Oxford

OXFORD Quaker Farms Fire Company will hold its annual carnival this week from Wednesday Aug. 15 through Saturday Aug. 18 at Quaker Farms School on Great Oak Road.

Hours are 6-11 p.m. each day. 

There will be fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. 

For $25 you can ride all night with wrist bands. Credit cards will be accepted at food tent.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Griffin Hospital Gala Set

DERBY - The 2018 Griffin Hospital Gala offers a unique look into the future along with lavish food, tantalizing auction items and lively music and dancing from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Quarry Walk, 300 Oxford Rd., Oxford.
Tickets start at $185 per person. Black tie is suggested. Proceeds will support Griffin’s vision of a “new generation of care,” focusing on preventative services, chronic disease management and care coordination to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals that live and work in the region.
Contact Lisa at 203-732-7384 or lnista@griffinhealth.org, or visit griffinhealth.org/gala.
(This is a press release from Griffin Hospital)

Ansonia's Summer Concert Series to Feature Backbeat

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Win a 2018 Polaris Ranger

SEYMOUR- Project Purple and the Team Carone Foundation are joining forces in the name of pancreatic cancer research by raffling off a 2018 Polaris Ranger 900 in sage green with power steering.

Tickets to win the utility vehicle which is valued at over $13,600 will be sold at $100 per entry in order to benefit the Rick Carone Fellowship Grant for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Chicago Medicine. Only 250 tickets are being sold.

Rick Carone and his family founded the Team Carone Foundation in 2014 after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Carone passed away from the disease in June of 2017.

Dino Verrelli, founder and CEO of Project Purple, knew Carone personally and often worked with Rick on fundraising efforts, so it was only natural for Project Purple to join the Team Carone Foundation in funding the RIck Carone Fellowship Grant.

“This is just another way to fulfill Rick’s desire of shutting down cancer,” Verrelli said.

Those interested in participating in the raffle can call the Project Purple Office at 203-714-6052 or email dino@projectpurple.org to purchase tickets which are on sale now.

The winner will be drawn on September 22 at the Team Carone Foundation’s #Shutdowncancer Music Festival in McHenry, Illinois. However, Project Purple guarantees delivery to their office at 115 Main Street in Seymour, CT so there is no need to drive to Illinois.

Check out Projectpurple.org or Project Purple’s Facebook or Instagram pages to learn more about how you can join the fight against pancreatic cancer.
(This is a press release from Project Purple)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

VFW to Host Car Show

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SEYMOUR- VFW Post 12084 will host a Car Show from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Colonial Tavern in Oxford, 25 Hawley Rd.

Featured will be classic cars, trucks, bike, antique military equipment and more.
All vehicles are welcome. Registration is $15 for car vendors and $40 for craft vendors. Military vehicles are free, but please call ahead to reserve a space.
Proceeds will benefit local veterans.
The show will also feature a 50/50 raffle, prizes, live music, food and crafts.
Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for seniors and free for children under 8, or $10 a carload.
For registration or more information call Al at 203-736-7981, Henry at 860-484-5221 or email George at: georgechiodo47@gmail.com.

Get Help with Winter Heating Bills

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DERBY- Now is the time to think about applying to TEAM Inc. for assistance with winter heating costs. Families and individuals seeking financial help to offset their winter heating bills may now apply.
Families and individuals may qualify for help if they fall below these income limits: $24,280 for a household of one, $32,920 for a two-person household, $41,560 for a three-person household, $50,200 for a four-person household.
Applicants are deemed eligible based on review of their total household gross income, such as job earnings, unemployment compensation, social security, pension etc.; household size; and liquid assets. If an applicant is approved for assistance, TEAM will make direct payments to their home heating provider.
Both homeowners and renters who are residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge can apply for energy assistance.
To schedule an appointment, call 203-736-5420 and follow prompts for Energy Assistance, or in Milford, 203-783-3253; Woodbridge, 203-389-3429; Orange, 203-891-4787, and Bethany, 203-393-2100, ext.124.
(This is a press release from TEAM)

Paint the Town and Your House Pink

  Pinkest House/Yard/Business Decorating Contest Sharing from Seymour Pink founder Mary Deming: "We love seeing all of the pink ribbons...