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House and Senate Pass Veto-Proof Budget Proposal

by Press Release | Oct 27, 2017 7:49 am | Comments (0)

The following is a press release from state Rep. Themis Klarides, state Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, and state Sen. George Logan:

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Help With Winter Heating Bills Available

by Press Release | Oct 26, 2017 4:24 pm | Comments (0)

Families and individuals seeking financial help to off-set their winter heating bills may apply to TEAM for assistance.

Families and individuals may qualify for help if they fall below these income limits: $34,366 for household of one, $44,940 for a two person household, $55,514 for a three person household, $66,089 for a four person household.

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Volunteer Singers Needed For ‘Soul In The Valley’

by Press Release | Oct 26, 2017 3:31 pm | Comments (0)

Griffin Hospital is seeking singers of all skill levels to help bring a little holiday “soul” to the Naugatuck Valley this winter and build bridges for good health in the community.

This year’s Griffin Hospital Annual Holiday Concert will be entitled “Soul in the Valley,” featuring a gospel choir of volunteer singers from throughout the Valley under the direction by Angela Clemmons, a professional singer for more than 35 years and director of the acclaimed “Shoreline Soul” performances in Madison.

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VCF Launches Planned Giving Initiative To Support Nonprofits

by PRESS RELEASE | Oct 26, 2017 2:08 pm | Comments (0)

As part of a community-wide planned giving effort called the Valley Gives Back™, the Valley Community Foundation aims to build philanthropy in the region by providing local nonprofits and professional advisors with planned giving workshops and support through the new website

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Communi’tini’ Event To Benefit The Valley United Way

by Press Release | Oct 26, 2017 11:12 am | Comments (0)

Join Valley United Way and chefs from local restaurants in a dazzling James Bond-themed fundraiser on Friday, November 17 at Scinto Towers Lobby, 2 Corporate Drive in Shelton. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Stirring Your Communi“tini” gala will feature entertainment by Tony Riccio (Frank Sinatra tribute) and Jack Lynn (Dean Martin tribute).

There will be a James Bond Costume Contest as well as a “SurPrize Balloon Pop” raffle, featuring a chance to win an exquisite “Rhythm of Love” diamond pendant valued at $2,500, generously donated by Marks of Design in Shelton, plus many other interesting prizes.

Numerous top area restaurants will be on hand with tasty bite-size appetizers, each paired with a different 1 oz. signature martini sample.

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Valley Youth Making A Difference: Seymour’s Angelina Burturla

by STAFF | Oct 25, 2017 4:10 pm | Comments (0)

Angelina Burturla, 13, has been an influential member of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s Seymour Unit for several years.

Her work in our youth leadership program Torch Club has led them to successful fundraising and community service efforts such as Climate Superstars, in which she helped our group to win several national prizes through educating Club members about climate change.

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Fundraiser In Shelton To Help Family From Oxford

by STAFF | Oct 25, 2017 1:33 pm | Comments (0)

A fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27 to help an Oxford family whose house was destroyed by fire.

The event for the Conlan family will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upstairs room at Porky’s Cafe at 50 Center St. in Shelton.

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Legal Assistance Association Opens Derby Office

by Press Release | Oct 23, 2017 10:23 am | Comments (0)

This fall, New Haven Legal Assistance Association (NHLAA), which provides free legal help to low-income residents of New Haven County, has expanded its presence in the Valley with an office at TEAM, Inc. at 30 Elizabeth St. in Derby.

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Talking Fire Safety With Willis And Lenart

by STAFF | Oct 22, 2017 6:36 pm | Comments (0)

Derby Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Lenart joins Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis to talk fire safety and firefighting myths in this very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast.”

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Chamber’s Gold Seal Awards Dinner Is Wednesday, Oct. 25

by Press Release | Oct 21, 2017 5:45 am | Comments (0)

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce will recognize four individuals and one organization for their outstanding achievements in the community on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the 46th Annual Gold Seal Awards Banquet.

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