Junyi “Evie” Luo, a 15-year-old foreign exchange student from Beijing, China, uses a video chat program on her cell phone to introduce her parents, who were 6793 miles away, to Andy and Carol Michaud, her host family in Waterbury. Evie is attending Holy Cross High School through the International Bridge Group, which is facilitated locally by Norma Jones. Photograph by John Murray
The Mattatuck Museum will be honoring Mr. William J. Pape II with the Brass Button Award on Friday September 23rd, 2011. The award ceremony, sponsored by Webster Bank, will be held at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT from 6:00-8:00pm and will include a cocktail reception, remarks by the museum and close friends of Mr. Pape and the presentation of the award. The Brass Button Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by an individual from the greater Waterbury area to the cultural and social enrichment of their community.
Marathoner Bill Rodgers will participate in the 2011 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 11. The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., at Library Park, Grand and Meadow Street in Waterbury; rain or shine. There will be a 5K running route and a 1-mile walking circuit. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there will be a brief prayer, a moment of silence and a special guest will sing the National Anthem just before the runners head off.
The national Wings of Freedom tour will be at Waterbury-Oxford Airport for a unique four-day living history event September 9th-12th. The tour features the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress, the only fully restored and flying B-24J Liberator and the legendary P-51 Mustang. 93 year old WWII Veteran and B-17 crewmember Frank Petrillo will be joining the crew on our inbound flight to Oxford on Friday, September 9th. Last time he was in a B-17 was 1943 when he had to bail out over Germany.
Bricks of cocaine. Image courtesy of the U.S. Government.
Atty. Martin Minnella today called on the State Police to arrest the United Parcel Service driver that carried nearly 250 pounds of raw cocaine to a UPS facility in Windsor.
“Why arrest one delivery man and not the other?” Minnella said.
NO RESERVATIONS: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN
Tuesday, October 25 - 7:30 pm
In this rare, uncensored appearance, Tony (pictured above) will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and his hit Travel Channel show. Sponsored by Bank of America.
Tickets: $100/ $53/ $43