Community Bulletin Board
- Book Signing Supports Sacred Heart
- Pepe's Pizzeria Comes to the Brass City
- 'Inspiration' Fundraiser Top Sponsors
- Spring Break Family Programs @ The MATT
- Railroad Museum Appoints New Trustee
- 'Ode to Joy' Concert by Waterbury Symphony
- Blues Hall of Famer~Chris Vitarello~at Fundraiser
- Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer at Poli Club
- Free 'Live Well' Diabetes Workshops
- Phantom of The Opera 2017 Premier
- Cactus Show at NVCC ~ April 1 & 2
- New Home for 'Quilts that Care'
On Tuesday, April 21 Connecticut’s Old State House will explore the Nutmeg State’s seldom discussed role in America’s slave trade as it welcomes historian Anne Farrow, author of The Logbooks: Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory, to be the featured speaker during the next installment of Conversations at Noon. Farrow has spent the last decade exploring the content and meaning of an 18th-century New London slave ship’s set of logbooks.
Albania's ambassador to the United States, Gilbert Galanxhi, traveled from Washington D.C. for an historic meeting of the local Albanian community in Waterbury with two United States Senators.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
With 12,000 Albanians living in Waterbury the city has one of the largest populations of Albanians in the United States. Some came more than 50 years ago, but a large influx of Albanians came seeking opportunity in the 1990s when Albania opened it's borders. Thousands more ethnic Albanians came to Waterbury to escape the hardship of the Balkan wars when Yugoslavia broke apart.
The Mattatuck Museum has announced that Cathy and Jim Smith will be this year’s honorees of the Brass Button Award Celebration on Friday, September 20, 2013. The award ceremony, sponsored by Webster Bank, American Savings Foundation, Warburg Pincus, KPMG LLP and Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C., will be held at the Museum beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will include a cocktail reception with remarks by Museum Board Members and the presentation of the award by Senator Joan Hartley followed by a seated dinner in the Museum galleries. The Brass Button Award recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals in the greater Waterbury area who are dedicated to the cultural and social enrichment of their community.
Join the Mattatuck Museum for the opening reception of an exciting exhibition of on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 5:00Norman Sunshine: The Conversation Pieces-7:00 p.m.
Residents from across the state packed the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Waterbury on Sept. 7 to meet former Hollywood and Broadway star Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, Prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT.
Mt. Olive AME Zion Church will hold a Community Fair on Saturday, July 13th from 10am – 7pm on the church grounds located at 82-100 Pearl Street in Waterbury. [Rain date is July 20th] Food, games and fun for all ages. Vendors will be selling popcorn, sno-cones, Georgia Hots, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fish, Roasted Pig, Ribs, Salads etc.
Waterbury native Roy O'Neil has co-written a musical set in the Brass City that focuses on politics and the effort to restore the Palace Theater. The musical is called, "Eddie and Palaceades", written with Stephen Feigenbaum, and has been selected for presentation at the First Act Feedback Fest in New York City, a new musical development workshop sponsored by Theater Resources Unlimited and Musicalwriterzine.com.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
Nana Assibey-Yeboah stood at the edge of the dancing and watched intently as a line of Albanian women moved past her at the Albanian Festival in Waterbury on June 8th. Slowly Nana's head began to move, and her feet began to scrap the pavement beneath her sandals. One week before The Gathering, on May 18th, in downtown Waterbury, Nana had reached out to ask why there were no Africans coming to the festival. When I told her we had been unable to locate any, she announced, “I’m Nana from Ghana, and I’m coming to The Gathering.”
And she did.
By John Murray
Many young Albanian children living in Waterbury are caught between two worlds; the rich traditions and culture of their Albanian parents, and the fast paced, multi-cultural landscape of America. Clinging to traditions while pressing forward in a new homeland is the challenge of all new immigrants to the United States, and the local Albanian community put on a show this weekend at the 8th Annual Albanian Festival in Waterbury. For three days young and old alike came together to celebrate the music, food and dance of their homeland to keep their traditions alive.