Community Bulletin Board
- Love a Lilac
- Improving Air Quality
- What's Happening in Waterbury and Beyond
- TURN to a Historian at the Litchfield Historical Society
- A Night at the Boys and Girls Club
- Call for Hall of Fame Nominations
- President Trump Signs Two Esty-Authored Bills
- Safety Classes at Railroad Museum
- College Scholarship Opportunities
- Take Your Child to the Library Day
- Markley and Zupkus Town Hall Meeting
- Click It Or Ticket Enforced Over Holiday Season
By John Murray
Lugging a dream around in your head for 15 years is tiring. The only path to freedom is to hurl yourself towards the fire and either transform the dream into reality, or fail trying. A dream without effort will never materialize, so it was with a sense of relief that I unchained one of my dreams last Autumn, and set out to create a multi-cultural festival in Waterbury celebrating the extraordinary diversity of the people living and working in the city.
The Boys & Girls Club of greater Waterbury will hold its 31st Annual Humanitarian Awards & Scholarship Dinner on May 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm at La Bella Vista (Ponte Club).
Photographs by John Murray
Zeqir Berisha, better known in Waterbury as "Ziggy the Flagman", was euphoric during a celebration inside Waterbury City Hall Friday morning to honor the 4th anniversary of independence for Kosovo, and to honor Mhill Velaj being honorary mayor for the day. Berisha was touted by Joe Geary, operations director for the city of Waterbury, as an international icon for patriotism. "Ziggy is known all over the world," Geary said, "I would like to thank him for standing on the street corners in Waterbury celebrating his love of America."
Carl Rosa Voted Person Of The Year
By John Murray
Every year the Observer publishes a readers' survey in March and April to gauge the feelings of greater Waterbury. We ask our readers to name the Best Thing To Happen In Waterbury this past year, and on the flip side, we ask them to identify The Worst Thing To Happen in Waterbury during the past year.