by Press Release | Nov 28, 2016 9:44 am | Comments (0)
Ansonia’s Tim Milenkevich and Weston’s Anna Pluta captured the men’s and women’s titles at Thursday’s Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Race 5K.
by Press Release | Nov 28, 2016 9:33 am | Comments (0)
Members of the Pyramid Shrine Temple Clown Unit were invited to participate at the 45th Annual Seymour, Connecticut Christmas Parade.
The clowns sang holiday songs, rang jingle bells, and interacted with patrons at the parade.
In addition, the clowns shared their awareness of supporting children with medical needs at the Shriner Hospital.
by STAFF | Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am | Comments (0)
Donald J. Trump is our president-elect!
But once upon a time he was just a New York City real estate tycoon trying to build a golf course next to the Village of Mount Kisco, N.Y.‘s water supply.
Valley Indy reporter Eugene Driscoll — then a reporter with The Patent Trader, a dead weekly newspaper — interviewed Trump about his plans about 16 years ago.
Driscoll found the cassette tape with the audio interview in his basement earlier this month, and so now it’s a podcast!
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by STAFF | Nov 27, 2016 4:30 pm | Comments (0)
The 45th Annual Seymour Christmas Parade was Sunday, and the Valley Indy streamed the parade live on Facebook.
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by Press Release | Nov 23, 2016 9:57 am | Comments (0)
The 12th annual Christmas Breakfast to benefit TEAM’s Toys 4 Kids campaign will be Sunday (Nov. 27) in Seymour.
Diane and Tom Baklik, owners of the Yankee Clipper barber shop, host the event at 19 Chucta Road.
The event is supported by the Seymour Lions Club and the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club.
by Press Release | Nov 22, 2016 11:57 am | Comments (0)
Three Valley women were recently selected as recipients of the 13th annual Women in Networking (WIN) Entrepreneurial Grant program. The grant recipients are: Dr. Julia Bonks, ConnectiKidz Dental Care, Derby; Attorney Karen A. Fisher, Law office of Karen A. Fisher, Seymour; and Dawn Lowery, One Smart Dog,
The WIN grant is a named fund with the Valley Community Foundation. WIN is a council affiliated with the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce (GVCC).
by Press Release | Nov 22, 2016 10:09 am | Comments (0)
With one in five of Connecticut children living in a household that is “food insecure” at some point during the year, a Thanksgiving feast wasn’t in the picture for many families in our communities.
But thanks to the 2016 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive, families living in Liberty Bank’s service area will benefit from over $281,800 raised to supply that food—a record for the 13-year-old partnership between the bank and 40 local Rotary Clubs.
The Rotary Clubs of Derby/Shelton, Seymour/Oxford, and Ansonia, all of which participated in the drive for the first time this year, accounted for over $13,775 of that total.
by STAFF | Nov 21, 2016 7:28 pm | Comments (0)
This week on “Valley Sports Rewind,” Mike Cannici’s guest is veteran Valley assistant football coach Andrew Mancini.
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by STAFF | Nov 21, 2016 6:12 am | Comments (0)
Click play to listen to a very special episode of “Navel Gazing: The Valley Indy Podcast.”
by Eugene Driscoll | Nov 20, 2016 1:53 pm | Comments (0)
What can be done to retain Derby families who are struggling to stay in the city?
Why are the asthma rates so high in Ansonia and Derby?
By the year 2025, the Valley’s senior citizen population is expected to have grown by 102 percent since 1990. But will those seniors be able to live in their homes? Will there be a support system to help them? What will they need?
Those were just some of the questions pondered in Shelton last month during the unveiling of the 2016 Valley Community Index, a comprehensive report outlining the challenges facing the lower Naugatuck Valley.