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Programs, Events & More @ The Matt

Maryna Bilak:  Caring Hands

September 22, 2019-January 5, 2020

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m., Remarks at 2:00 p.m.

Maryna Bilak’s art addresses the process of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease – in this case, the artist’s mother-in-law, Dorothy. Bilak explores the different roles that the act of caregiving requires from each person involved. Caring Hands is a series of 18 plaster casts the artist created from hands of those who work with Dorothy. This exhibition will take place on the second floor at Rose Hill.

Thomaston Savings Bank Named #1 Bank in CT

Each year, Forbes conducts several ranking lists for varying industries, and this year, Thomaston Savings Bank was named the top in-state bank in Connecticut for the second year in a row.

“We were thrilled to have been recognized last year as the #1 Bank in CT; to receive the #1 spot again, for the second year in a row, is a great honor. We want to thank our customers for selecting us and our employees who take pride in their daily contributions to the Bank and consistently uphold our values and service standards.” –Stephen L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank President & CEO

Arrest Made in Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run

Waterbury Police investigated a hit and run accident that occurred at the above location on August 03, 2019 at about 2:20 am. This accident took place when a pedestrian crossing the street was hit by a vehicle traveling north on North Main Street. The victim, identified as Henry Pearson (DOB 7/9/50) from Waterbury, was transported to St. Mary’s hospital with life-threatening head injuries. The vehicle that struck Pearson did not stop and fled the area.

Wheeler Clinic Opens New Community Health Center in Waterbury

Saint Mary’s Hospital, a Regional Health Ministry of Trinity Health Of New England, has received approval from the State Office of Health Strategy to transition its outpatient behavioral health clinic to Wheeler Clinic, which is establishing a new Family Health & Wellness Center in Waterbury.  The transition is expected to be complete by September 2019.

New Student Registration at NVCC

Students interested in attending Naugatuck Valley Community College for the fall semester can complete all the registration steps in one day by attending one of several walk-in New Student Registration Sessions offered at the College’s Waterbury and Danbury campus in August. New Student Registration Sessions make starting college easy by completing all of the steps in the enrollment process in one day. All hands are on deck to help students navigate through the admissions, registration, and payment processes.

Palace Theater's "2nd Act" has 2nd Season


The presenters have been selected for the upcoming second season of 2ND ACT,  the Palace Theater’s acclaimed speaker’s series that features stories by  people post age 50, who are doing some extraordinary things after mid-life. Among them is Pat Addiss, a Broadway producer based in New York who will kick the series off on September 17 with her presentation, Necessity is the Mother of Reinvention and Lisa Lampanelli, formerly known for her acerbic comedic style, who is now a life coach.  She’ll be presenting her new show Losin’ It on the main stage of the theater on November 16.

Emergency Need for Blood Donors ~ American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood donors and is urging eligible donors of all types to give now and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients this summer. Blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. More donations are needed now to help replenish the blood supply.

Waterbury Pride NAACP Youth Council Gets National Award

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth & College Division, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, named the Waterbury Pride NAACP Youth Council as the “Youth Council of the Year, 2019” and Advisor Arlanda Brantley the “Clara Luper Youth Advisor of the Year” at the 110th Annual NAACP National Convention in Detroit, MI last week. 

Mattatuck Museum ~ Programs, Events & More


Monday, August 5, 4:00-6:00 pm.

Create a hand-held puppet with a Mattatuck Museum’s teaching artist and enjoy the stories of The Dragon King, Cinderella, and Hansel & Gretel, a spectacular marionette show by Tanglewood Marionettes (presented by Arts for Learning). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

$5 per Family

Brass City Charter School Dedication to Robinson+Cole

L to R, Steve Elbaum (Robinson+Cole, Stamford), Andrew Sternlieb (Chairman, Brass City Charter School), Steve Goldman (Robinson+Cole’s Managing Partner), Dr. Barbara Ruggiero (Exec. Dir, Brass City Charter School) and Dave Panico (Robinson+Cole, Hartford).

The Brass City Charter School (BCCS) in Waterbury, CT has named a boardroom in its newly expanded facilities the “Robinson+Cole Boardroom” in recognition of pro bono work done on behalf of the school by Robinson+Cole.

Railroad Museum offers 3 Train Experiences ~

Make your escape on the Litchfield Hills Train Experience – Craft Beer Tasting, and indulge in five tastings of craft beer along the way with a buffet menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, beans and macaroni salad. Enjoy a stop at Fascia’s Chocolates and receive a sampler box of chocolate. Dessert, coffee, and water will be served upon arrival back at the Thomaston Station. Please note: this event is for adults ages 21 and over.