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Cracker Jack BB Card Discussion

TRUMBULL-As another baseball season approaches, all talk turns to cards–baseball cards. And there are few cards more valuable than the Cracker Jack cards issued in 1914 and 1915. On Saturday, March 29 Tom and Ellen Zappala will discuss those cards and their new book “The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball Prized Players” in a talk and […] [Read More]

Learn how to make a Ukrainian Easter Egg

NEW HAVEN-Here’s the opportunity to learn to color a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg from an expert. Gloria Horbaty, a former Newtown resident and president of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America’s New England branch will teach a class March 29 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 565 George […] [Read More]

Valley Walk to benefit Domestic Violence fight

DERBY-The Valley’s elected officials are supporting the Walnut Hill Community Church Easter 5k Run/Walk which will take place April 12 on the city’s Greenway. Registration is $25 with check-in at 8 a.m., a fun-run at 8:40 a.m. and the actual 5k Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Pastor Walt Mayhew said proceeds will be donated to the […] [Read More]

Donations keep coming for Shelton teen’s family

SHELTON-Donations to the family of a popular Albanian teen who died Thursday five days after being shot on Agawam Trail March 15 are approaching $23,000. Violet Thaqi Wills, who established the site to help the family of fifteen year old Kristjan Ndoj with medical and funeral expenses, said the site will remain up until March […] [Read More]

Fund Raising Web Site Established for Shelton Teen

SHELTON-A local woman established a website to raise funds for Kristjan Ndoj, the Shelton teen who was shot and is in critical condition. Violet Thaqi Wills set up a page on called “Donations for Kristjan and his family.” The site accepts paypal and credit card donations. [Read More]
Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Canning Ruickoldt

New Haven’s St. Patrick’s parade honorees listed

From a press release: There is no greater place to be Irish than New Haven. Since its inception in March of 1842, The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade has held fast to Irish pride, tradition and family. Before the parade hits the streets on March 16, 2014, a long-celebrated event preceded its pageantry; […] [Read More]

Ukrainian-Americans to rally at UN Thursday

Ukrainian-Americans are urged to gather outside the United Nations on 43rd street and First Avenue Thursday to protest the Russian invasion if their homeland. The rally also is being organized to show support for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk who will be addressing the UN. [Read More]

Valley Legislators want information on Derby garage

DERBY-Three Valley legislators fired back at criticism for not attending Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting involving safety hazards at the downtown municipal garage. “We’re always here to help when called upon but at this point we haven’t received any calls and can’t step on toes when it comes to determining the fate of city-owned property,” […] [Read More]
Pelosi, House Democratic Steering and Policy Cmte Holds Hearing On Medicare

DeLauro to discuss Ukraine on Sunday

NEW HAVEN-U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro will discuss the sanctions being imposed against Russia for their incursion into Ukraine during a meeting with Ukrainian-Americans Sunday at noon in the St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 569 George Street. DeLauro also is expected to discuss Congress’ guarantee of $1 billion in loans to the eastern European country. […] [Read More]

State’s Ukrainian-Americans schedule 2 rallies

The state’s Ukrainian-American leaders are scheduling two pro-Ukraine rallies including one during President Obama’s visit Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. Demonstrators will meet at the nearby St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 393 Eddy Glover Boulevard in New Britain beginning at noon. They are making placards that read: NATO/OSCE Peacekeepers Now; Protect Democracy in Ukraine; […] [Read More]