JAWS and PIRANHA Screening In Seymour

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 12, 2018 7:07 pm

People swim in the summer, so the twisted minds behind Connecticut Cult Classics are screening two movies about swimmers being eaten alive.

JAWS and PIRANHA July 21 at The Strand Theater in Seymour. Purists take note: it’s the 1978 version of Piranha.

Click here for more info. Act quickly, because a limited number of tickets were available as of this writing.

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D’Addario Automotive Group Of Shelton Donates $50,000 For Breast Wellness

by Press Release | Jul 11, 2018 4:33 pm

D’Addario Automotive Group of Shelton recently donated $50,000 to the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness in Derby to support breast health in the area.

The donation will be used for diagnostic breast imaging for uninsured/underinsured women in the community who would otherwise tend to forego this important test.

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The Center For Cancer Care At Griffin Hospital 5K To Celebrate 10 Years With A Xenathlon

by Press Release | Jul 10, 2018 5:54 am

The Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will celebrate its 10th year with events for the mind, body and spirit.

This non-competitive, family-friendly event is set for Sat., Sept. 22 at the Griffin Hospital Center for Cancer Care, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, and will feature a “Xenathlon” of ways to improve one’s well-being.

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WTNH: ‘Racial Profiling’ Complaint Involving Derby PD

by STAFF | Jul 10, 2018 5:19 am

Several Derby police officers are under investigation because of an encounter with a group of teens after the July 3 fireworks show in downtown Derby, WTNH reports.

The officers were attempting to get the group to disperse. A video posted by WTNH shows one of the officers refusing to give a badge number.

The report questions whether racial profiling triggered the incident because most of the group of teens were black.

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Steve Ditko, A Legendary Comic Book Artist And Writer, Honed His Craft In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Jul 9, 2018 5:12 pm

MARVEL COMICS Steve Ditko, the artist and writer who co-created Spider-Man, was found dead in his New York City residence June 29. He was 90.

“Steve was one of the original architects of the Marvel Universe, and his creations reflected his unique vision and philosophy,” according to a statement from Marvel.

Ditko, universally respected, also worked for years at Charlton Comics, a publishing company that was based on Division Street in Derby until 1986.

To mark his passing, The Valley Indy reached out to Jackie Zbuska, who is directing and co-producing “Charlton Comics: The Movie,” a documentary about the comic book company, which has developed a cult following over the years. Click here to read more about the production team working on the doc.

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Derby Summer Concert Series 2018 Schedule

by Press Release | Jul 9, 2018 12:31 pm

The Derby Summer Concert Series kicks off Tuesday July 10 on the Derby Green.

The first band to perform is “Fools on the Hill,” a Beatles tribute band.

The city has also scheduled a farmers market to coincide with the concerts. Click here for more info.

Also on July 10, the city will celebrate the restoration of its Civil War monument. Click here for more info.

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