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OLLI at UConn February Events

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UConn Waterbury is pleased to announce details of its enterinaing and educational lectures for February. OLLI offers academic and social learning experiences to anyone 50 or over. All OLLI's classes are currently taught online, while still offering the broad range of courses and learning experiences for which Connecticut's only OLLI is known. 

Community Testing for COVID-19 by StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury every Monday and Friday in February from 8am until 10:30am. Testing is offered to anyone in the community who needs or wants to get tested. No doctor approval is needed and no appointment is necessary. This testing site offers drive-up and walk-up testing. Test results come back in 2-5 days.

Acts 4 Ministry To Hold Virtual Bingo Fundraiser Feb. 13th

The non-profit organization Acts 4 Ministry will be the singular recipient of proceeds from a two-hour Virtual Bingo fundraising event to be held Saturday, February 13 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. that will include ‘traditional Bingo’ and Music Bingo with songs from the 1970s and 80s. 

 The non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury will be the singular beneficiary of a two-hour Virtual Bingo fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by Get Your Bingo On, and sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.

Hayes Requests Assistance from FBI for Local Law Enforcement

Last week, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) led a letter with 30 other Members of Congress to FBI Director Christopher Wray inquiring about the Bureau’s plans to train, support, and advise state and local law enforcement as they face domestic threats to their state capitols, public officials, and government buildings. The FBI confirmed threats of armed protests in all 50 states in the days leading up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Waterbury HEALTH has Minority Ownership Interest in Wtby. Surgery Ctr.

Waterbury HEALTH -- a local network anchored by 357-bed Waterbury Hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services as well as primary and multispecialty physician services and home health care -- has acquired a minority ownership interest in Waterbury Surgery Center, a free-standing multispecialty facility providing high-quality ambulatory surgical services.  Waterbury HEALTH began managing the facility Dec. 31, 2020.  

Covid-19 Tests ~ Jan. 20 & 22 at StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury on the days listed below. Please understand that testing may be cancelled on short notice due to winter weather conditions. Please check the website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

Italian Heritage Celebration at Silas Bronson

Waterbury UNICO, in conjunction with the Silas Bronson Library, is hosting virtual Celebration of Italian Heritage for the entire family at 1pm on Saturday, January 9th.  The zoom event features  Angela Buzzelli reading Tomie DePaola's "The Legend of LaBefana", an Italian folklore tale centered around the Feast of the Epiphany and a musical performance by Vittorio DiCarlo, an Italian-American singer from Puglia, Italy.  There is no charge for the event however advanced registration is require

Community Testing for COVID-19 by StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury on the days listed below. Please understand that testing may be cancelled on short notice due to winter weather conditions. Please check the website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

"Be the Reason" ~ United Way Campaign

I am happy to be stepping into the role of board chair at the United Way of Greater Waterbury—despite the challenges our community is facing, for two reasons - the people and the strategy. Donors, volunteers, businesses, local officials, and the United Way staff came together in 2020 as our strategies held strong.

Environmental Groups Ask Lamont and CGA to Say “NO” to Killingly

Environmental advocates, elected officials and community leaders joined together for a virtual press event today to highlight public opposition to NTE Partners’ proposed fracked gas plant in Killingly, and to call for a moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Connecticut. Together, grassroots activists have generated over 650 hand-written letters to Governor Lamont, in addition to 2,550 emails to the Governor and CT Elected Officials in opposition to the proposed fossil fuel power plant. The organizers closed out the zoom press conference with a holiday gift for Gov. Lamont; more than 5,925 petition signatures signed by CT residents in support of ending investments into fossil fuel infrastructure and investing instead into renewable energy and energy efficiency.

NVCC Allied Health & Nursing Program is Top 10 Bellwether Finalist

The Bellwether College Consortium has named NVCC’s Allied Health and Nursing Program a top 10 Bellwether Award Finalist in the category of Instructional Programs & Services. One of 30 community colleges among three categories, NVCC will compete for the top Bellwether Award at the 2021 Virtual Community College Futures Assembly in January.

Palace Theater ~ Holiday Activities

The Palace Theater has planned some festive themed activities for the community to help make spirits brighter during the holiday season this year. “Now more than ever we need some holiday cheer, particularly the children, whose routines and traditions they normally look forward to, have been so adversely affected by the Pandemic”, stated Sheree Marcucci the Palace Theater’s Marketing/PR Officer.   To that end several activities are planned:

Message from Waterbury Superintendent of Schools ~Nov. 12th

November 12, 2020

Dear Waterbury Public Schools Community,

Recently, Governor Ned Lamont issued a COVID-19 community alert for several cities, including the City of Waterbury, due to the significant and continuing rise in coronavirus transmission. Based on the available health data, and in collaboration with Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and the City of Waterbury Department of Public Health, I have made the following decisions in the interest of the health and safety of our school community while balancing the needs of our families.