by STAFF | Dec 9, 2013 2:11 pm | Comments (0)
Police said a dozen students were taken to Griffin Hospital for evaluation after a bus they were riding on Monday afternoon was rear-ended.
The accident occurred about 12:45 p.m. on Benz Street at its intersection with Prindle Avenue.
by STAFF | Dec 9, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments (0)
Suzanne Major, the founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of Treasured Time, Inc., stopped by the Valley Indy Dec. 6 to talk about her group.
The organization, founded earlier this year, is a non-profit whose mission is to use gifts from the community to grant the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children.
by Press Release | Dec 9, 2013 11:19 am | Comments (0)
The Ansonia/Derby Girls Basketball program has reached the halfway point of its second season and although not every team has a winning record, the weekly improvement of each player and team is better than any single victory.
“We are competing against programs that have been run for 30 or 40 years, this is our second year,” explained Patrick Lynch, co-director of the program and the eightth grade coach. “So to measure each team on wins and losses wouldn’t be fair to the kids. What I see is group of 50 girls (five teams, one for each grade 4-8) practicing and playing their hardest every week and that’s why Dave (Chevarella) and I started this program.”
by Jimmy Tickey | Guest Column | Dec 9, 2013 11:15 am | Comments (0)
Small Business Saturday — celebrated last month — is a day to promote shopping at local small businesses. While it’s encouraging to see one day devoted to local entrepreneurs, it’s important to remember that small businesses drive our local economy year-round. There are so many reasons to shop local — support a neighbor’s store, purchase handmade products unique to our area, not to mention save on gas by traveling locally.
You can even make a day of it by visiting the local coffee shop, stopping by one of our shopping plazas in town and dining at a local eatery. I encourage you to visit our small businesses, this season and every season.
by Ken Plavnicky | Guest Column | Dec 9, 2013 11:14 am | Comments (0)
What a wonderful night we had Dec. 3 with our new mayor David Cassetti.
David has over the last 15 years donated thousands of dollars to Friends of Jimmy Miller, Inc., a nonprofit group benefiting children in need through groups such as the Boys and Girls Club, boys and girls village Catholic charities, Special Olympics, etc.
The organization held a fundraiser banquet Dec. 3. It was a very nice night for us to get together. Mayor Dave brought a total of 10 of us. One of our newly elected Aldermen, Lorrie Vaccaro, also donated a substantial amount of money.
by STAFF | Dec 6, 2013 8:43 pm | Comments (0)
Nicole Cruciani sent along this photo from this evening’s Christmas tree lighting in Ansonia. That’s Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti surrounded by Xavier and Mauricio Desrosiers, Devin and Austin Childs, Johnny DiStefano, along with Webster Hose firefighters Justin Jaffer, John Buckley and Lt. Calogero (Charlie) DiStefano.
by STAFF | Dec 6, 2013 12:57 pm | Comments (1)
Area veterans marked the 72nd anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor during a ceremony next to Ansonia City Hall on Main Street Friday.
Peter J. Danielczuk was the master of ceremonies for the event, which included a speech and proclamation by newly-elected Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.
by STAFF | Dec 5, 2013 10:14 pm | Comments (0)
Valley Community Foundation President Sharon Closius dropped by the Ansonia Board of Education meeting Wednesday with a gift — a check for $25,000.
The money will be used to fund the Charger Club After School Program, in which nearly 100 students from Ansonia Middle School, Mead School and Prendergast School participate.
by Santa | Dec 5, 2013 9:36 pm | Comments (0)
We asked our readers on Facebook to provide us with information on any holiday happenings happening between now and the end of the year.
Here’s the list!
If your event is not on here, you should seriously consider getting someone else to handle publicity for your event, because the Valley Indy can’t make it any easier!
For the love of Rudolph, we have a self-serve, free calendar where you can post away.
by STAFF | Dec 5, 2013 7:01 am | Comments (0)
The Ansonia Board of Education welcomed two new members and elected a new president Wednesday.
Republican William Nimons, whose party took a majority on the board in last month’s elections, was elected unanimously to the post.