In this episode of Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast, Valerie Knight-DiGangi of the Valley Community Foundation talks about two grant opportunities available for organizations in the Naugatuck Valley.
Then Paul Velardi, chairman of the Ansonia Recreation Commission, talks to The Valley Indy about a new funding opportunity available there.
Dave Nagy talks to Valley Indy Eugene Driscoll reporter about an open house happening all day and night Saturday, Feb. 17 at Derby Elks Lodge No. 571 at 73 Elizabeth St.
In the second half of the podcast, Driscoll talks about a recent change Facebook forced upon local publishers, the most-read stories of the week, and about how talking about “pending litigation” in public does not result in an automatic death sentence.
SHELTON — When volunteers began the biannual “Harvest House” food drives in Shelton in 2005, the tens of thousands of donated food items collected each time would stock the shelves of the Valley’s food banks for months.
These days not so much, according to the Patricia Tarasovic, director of the Valley United Way’s Volunteer Action Center.
“It would stay several months in the beginning,” Tarasovic said of the Harvest House donations. “By 2013, I clearly saw that it was lasting a lot shorter amount of time.”