Community Bulletin Board
- Chamber Awards 2015
- Tina Agati Honored By Main Street Waterbury
- Dr. Jane Goodall Returns to WCSU
- Volunteer of the Year
- Grant Helps Waterbury
- Elizabeth Richard, Inc. Opening in Woodbury Saturday
- Book Talk and Book Fair with Talk Show Host Kara Sundlun
- Old State House Explores CT Slave Trade Involvement
- Hundreds Walk for Stronger Babies at Quassy
- Acts 4 Ministry Acquires Box Truck Through Ion Bank Grant
- Indoor Farmers' Market in Litchfield
- Conference about Preventing School Violence at Post University
Community Bulletin Board
The Waterbury Regional Chamber has announced that Judge James L. Lawlor, chairman of Waterbury Housing Authority and retired probate court administrator for the State of Connecticut, is the honored recipient of the Chamber’s highly-prestigious 2015 Malcolm Baldrige Community Award. Donald C.
On October 21, 2015, Main Street Waterbury will host a celebration to honor Tina Agati, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury by presenting to her the Main Street Waterbury Community Partnership Award. This award was originally created, in memoriam, to celebrate the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala II. Steve was the former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce and former President of Main Street Waterbury’s Board of Directors. He continually provided support for addressing local work in ways that ultimately benefitted the more global good while also fostering partnerships and cooperative undertakings.
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.
The Palace Theater was honored to present long-time volunteer and Watertown native Richard Sullivan with this year’s “2015 Volunteer of the Year” award during the performing art center’s Volunteer and Staff End-of-the-Season Celebration at La Bella Vista on Aug. 28.
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.”
Elizabeth Richard, Inc. is throwing open its door at its new location in Woodbury this Saturday, August 15 at 9:00 am. The long anticipated opening of the shop in the Barclay Square plaza at 20 Sherman Hill Road is the result of the relocation of the business from its previous location in Waterbury.
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.
On Sunday, May 3 at historic Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together at March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.
On March 31st, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational, non-profit charitable organization in Waterbury, unveiled a newly-acquired box truck for delivery of furnishings to people who have lost their homes and possessions to fire, flood and other unexpected life-changing situations.