Community Bulletin Board
- Drought Warning in Waterbury
- Dreamgirls at Thomaston Opera House
- Opioid Forum 9/26
- Literacy Volunteers Recruitment Event
- Giacomi Earns Independent Party Endorsement
- Free Autism Education Forum
- Metro North Riders Deserve Better
- Greater Waterbury Restaurant Week
- New England Brewing Co Beer Dinner
- Let It Be at The Palace
- Independent Party Nominates Lessard for State Rep in 75th
- Hurry Down Gunntown
Community Bulletin Board
Post University, a career-driven university and major provider of online education based in Waterbury, Conn., announced that John L. Hopkins has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University. Tom Samph, Ph.D., who has served as Post University’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, will continue as a Board of Trustees member and also serve as Chancellor.
Two poets, Cheryl Della Pelle and Donna Marie Merritt, will be featured at the next meeting of “Calling All Poets... and poetry lovers” at the Silas Bronson Library on Wednesday, March 2, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission and evening parking are free.
Legendary Motown singing groups The Temptations and The Four Tops unite on stage for an unforgettable evening of live music at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Sunday, Mar. 20, at 6:30p.m. Tickets for the one night only performance, sponsored by Ion Bank, range from $35 to $85 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury.
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris announced today the names and locations of three new dispensary facilities that will be licensed by the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. Currently, there are 8228 medical marijuana patients registered in Connecticut.
The Historic Overlook Community Club will have a special Overlook neighborhood meeting on Thursday, December 3 rd. from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at Kingsbury School gym to promote concrete action on important security issues, problems and complaints that neighbors face daily in the Overlook community.
As mainstream and social media have been inundated lately with images of African wildlife taken down by trophy hunters, an outspoken voice for the protection of animals has chimed in on the subject. “I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion,” said renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in a statement released on July 29. “… to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with a crossbow ...? I have no words to express my repugnance.”
Goodall continued, “Only one good thing comes out of this – thousands of people have read the story and have also been shocked. Their eyes opened to the dark side of human nature. Surely they will now be more prepared to fight for the protection of wild animals and the wild places where they live. Therein lies the hope.”
Goodall will address that hope next month at Western Connecticut State University during a public lecture, book signing and dedication of the university’s Permaculture Garden on Saturday, Sept. 19. The lecture, “Sowing the Seeds of Hope: An Afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall,” will be at 2:30 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets for the lecture are available at www.wcsu.edu/tickets or by calling (203) 837-TIXX.
Waterbury will receive more than $3 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to protect children and families from the dangers of lead-based paints and other residential health and safety hazards.
HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the funding this week. It is part of the agency’s mission to help children and families secure quality housing by protecting them from home health hazards including lead paint. “Every family deserves to live in a safe and healthy home where they can see their children thrive and excel,” Castro said. “A healthy home is vital to the American Dream.”