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Woodbury Environmental Forum Takes Root

A group of committed environmentalists in Woodbury have established a new organization entitled the Greater Woodbury Environmental Forum. The Forum will be a venue for speakers and discussion panels focused on the challenges facing our environment. The group plans to invite prominent scientists and environmentalists to offer presentations and participate in moderated discussions with the audience. The aim of the series is to increase public awareness, stimulate debate and highlight emerging science and technology. They also want to ensure that these presentations focus on how the local populace, particularly our youth, can be part of the solution to the environmental challenges we face. The Forum was recently awarded a grant by Connecticut Community Foundation based in Waterbury. 

1st Executive Director Named for Health Partnership

On February 6th, local non-profit collaborative, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership (GWHP), began the new year by appointing the first Executive Director after a search conducted in the fall.   Angie Matthis, formerly of the Greater Waterbury YMCA, is now serving in the much-awaited position and has hit the ground running. Angie has over 12 years of experience working in health and human services in Greater Waterbury, most notably working in the onboarding of chronic disease programming, securing funding and operational leadership.  Originally from the Midwest, Angie brings a strong marketing and development background to the Partnership as well as a track record of excellence in project management and program scaling and dissemination.  

Wine & Beer Tasting to Benefit WARC

Diamond Sponsor Post University, in conjunction with several other generous local businesses, presents The Waterbury ARC’s Annual Wine & Beer-Tasting Fundraiser and Auction, on Wednesday, June 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Grand Oak Villa Banquet Facility, 550 Sylvan Lake Road in Watertown.

Gov. Lamont is Keynote Speaker at Economic Summit

Gov. Ned Lamont will be the keynote speaker for the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2019 Legislative & Economic Summit breakfast event, scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 7:30-9:45 a.m. at the Wyndham Southbury Hotel. “The Waterbury Regional Chamber is delighted that Governor Lamont will be able to attend and present his vision for Connecticut to the Greater Waterbury business community,” said Gary O’Connor, a partner with Pullman & Comley LLC and vice chairman at large for the Chamber.

Folk Singer Jesse Terry at Acts 4 Ministry Fundraiser

Acts 4 Ministry’s special “An Intimate Evening With Jesse Terry” fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 7 at the Acts 4 Ministry retail shop and headquarters at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury for 50 attendees.Offering melodic and lyrically-driven Americana songs, singer Jesse Terry of Stonington, Connecticut will be the performer and musical storyteller at the non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry fundraiser on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM.

Top Notch Dry Cleaning Grand Re-Opening

Top Notch Dry Cleaning, located at 127 Scott Road in Waterbury, celebrated its grand re-opening on January 23, 2019 with a ribbon cutting. After a fire devastated the business in October, owner Steve Pullman was dedicated to renovating and reopening his business, which has been operating for 27 years. Free pickup and delivery available, call (203) 755-6499 to learn more.

Webster Bank on Forbes’ America's "Best" List

Webster Bank announced today it was included in Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2019, ranked as number 68 and the highest-ranked bank in Connecticut. Forbes’ 10th annual list of America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability. The data is courtesy of S&P, but the rankings are done solely by Forbes.

Free February Events at Barnes & Noble

Highlights Include a Storytime Featuring I am Martin Luther King, Jr., a Celebration for The LEGO ® Movie 2, a Kids’ Book Hangout and More:
What: Storytime and Activities Featuring Elmo’s Super-Duper Birthday
When: Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m.
Details: It's Elmo birthday and we want to celebrate! Join us for activities, stickers, and a craft. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4.

Leadership Breakfast at NVCC

Waldemar Kostrzewa, Dean of Community Engagement, NVCC; Ken Curran, Director of Outreach for Congressman Chris Murphy; State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-Southbury); State Representative Geraldo Reyes(D-Waterbury); President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D, NVCC; State Senators Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) and George Logan (R-Ansonia); Dr. Verna D. Ruffin, Superintendent of Waterbury Schools; Dr. Sarah Roy, Director of Danbury’s Early College Opportunity Program (DECO); David Celotto, Director of NVCC’s Bridge to College Office.

Nearly 50 state, municipal, and community leaders met at Naugatuck Valley Community College on January 11 for the college’s annual Leadership Breakfast. Approximately 30 NVCC students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the NVCC Foundation and Regional Advisory Council joined the conversation. The event focused on the importance of building partnerships in education, government, and industry to move the state forward.

Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Expands

The CMAK Foundation and YMCA partnerships have allowed over one thousand children to participate in youth triathlon training programs free-of-charge through CMAK funding.  The CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be expanding the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program to 26 locations in 2019 – sixteen in Connecticut, five in South Carolina, four in Rhode Island, and one in Washington DC, an increase of two locations from 2018.

Mattatuck Museum's Febtoberfest Programs

6th Annual Febtoberfest - Thursday, February 7 @ 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Snow Date: February 21)

Featuring Connecticut Beer & Spirits / American Wine

Join us for the hoppiest Febtoberfest yet as the Mattatuck Museum celebrates 6 years of bringing the mid-Winter sunshine to Waterbury. In addition to local breweries, guests once again will have the opportunity to sample American wine & spirits from the region and beyond. This program is supported in part by media sponsor yelp, contributing sponsor Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C. and patron sponsors Blum Shapiro, City of Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission, DNR Laboratories and Thomaston Savings Bank. In partnership with Nutmeg Fine Wines & Spirits.

Matthew Fazo, New Banking Leader

Matthew Fazo, Thomaston Savings Bank, was recognized at a recent ceremony for being selected as a New Leader in Banking.

Thomaston Savings Bank is proud to congratulate Matthew Fazo, Project Manager - Risk Management, on being named a New Leader in Banking at BankWorld 2019. A ceremony was held at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino on Thursday, January 17, 2019 to honor this year’s recipients.

Chase Collegiate Art Students Recognized

Chase Collegiate Upper School students, currently enrolled in Visual Arts Classes, had the opportunity to submit work to the CAEA (Connecticut Arts Educators Association) and the CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards. An affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards and The Alliance For Young Artists and Writers, this competition is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state with artwork submitted by 1,500 students from over 130 schools.

Chase Collegiate Students in Music Festival

On Friday and Saturday, January 11 - 12, 2019, Upper School Chorus singers Kathleen Green ’19 (Woodbury), Margaret McGuire ’20 (New Milford), and Emily Segal ’21 (Southbury), participated in the Connecticut Music Educators Association Southern Regional Music Festival, held at Platt High School in Meriden. The girls auditioned for their spots in the festival choir back in November, being judged on their performance of scales, sight-singing, and an Italian art song.

Thomaston Savings Bank Donates to Waterbury PAL

Members of the Thomaston Savings Bank Waterbury Branch presenting a check for $1500 to Waterbury Sergeant Ryan Bessett of Community Relations Division and Officer-In-Charge of the Police Activities League.

The Thomaston Savings Bank Waterbury Branch Team selected the Waterbury Police Activity League to receive a grant as part of their “Act to Impact” giving campaign. The Waterbury Branch Team presented a grant award for $1500 to Sergeant Ryan Bassett who is assigned to the Community Relations Division and is the PAL Officer-In-Charge.

Law Firm on CT's Top 10 for Settlements

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers has been named to the list of the Top 10 Settlements in Connecticut in 2017 by TopVerdict™. The legal website presented the local law firm with the prestigious distinction and they will now join a short list of elite Connecticut law firms that have reached a lucrative settlement at the state or federal level.