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Connecticut’s Jahana Hayes Is The 2016 National Teacher Of The Year

Jahana Hayes of Connecticut is the 2016 National Teacher of the Year. She is a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury. To listen to her talk about being a history teacher. Hayes who grew up in a housing project in Waterbury, became a teenaged Mom, but even with a child, with the help Read more…

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Tour The Stunning Palace Theater In Waterbury

Theater Tours Get an all access pass to explore nine decades of onstage history and backstage mystique during the Palace Theater’s monthly guided venue tours. Each tour is approximately 90 minutes and is led by a specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater’s rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information. In Read more…

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Waterbury Holiday Artisans Market

The 3rd Annual Waterbury Holiday Artisans Market at the historic City Hall is a premier venue for the showcasing and sale of fine handcrafted artistic gifts. Located in this festive, elegant setting, the market is a wonderful place to shop for all of your holiday needs, including jewelry; photography; fiber arts; soaps and skincare products; Read more…

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A Music Festival For A Cause

This year’s Are You Dense MusicFest features a line-up of phenomenal performers including headliner and Waterbury-native Kenny James. A highly sought after singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer, James had an unprecedented 13 wins on the hit show Star Search, before recording the award-winning album Target and performing in venues across the globe. Stamford–native Marion Meadows, the most recognized Read more…

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Waterbury, Connecticut’s Rosiland Russell

Academy Award nominee, Actress Rosiland Russell was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on June 4, 1907. She was one of seven children born to James Edward and Clara A. (née McKnight) Russell. According to published reports, she was named after a ship on which her parents had traveled. She gained fame as a comedic actress in Hollywood and along Read more…

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Waterbury’s Mattatuck Museum Is Expanding!

Through their interactive exhibits and galleries, the many visitors of the Mattatuck Museum experience the western region of Connecticut’s history, art and culture. For 135 years, the Mattatuck has maintained that vision and has been an essential element in this area of Connecticut. What’s exciting is that the Mattatuck has a strategic plan for 2014 Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction is On Display!

We’re excited to announce that the artwork of Nutmeg Junction will be showcased at the very robust Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, Connecticut. Affectionately known as the Brass City, Waterbury is home to many of the Nutmeg state treasures such as the Mattatuck Museum, the historic Palace Theatre, The Carrie Welton  Fountain on the green, The Read more…

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A World Class Ice Sculptor in Connecticut

Bill Covitz, originally of Ridgefield, Connecticut, started out in life as a chef after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Bill did that for ten years in restaurants in the U.S. and in France and even on a yacht in Belgium where he cooked for the Prince of Bahrain. Read more…

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