Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

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Drums for Troops: Students’ efforts lauded

BEACON FALLS — Capping a week of owning up to one’s activities—or lack thereof—during the Vietnam conflict, Woodland Regional High School Principal Dr. Arnold Frank marched to the podium in…

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Students showcase talents at Pride Night

NAUGATUCK — Exploratory education took center stage at Naugatuck High School recently, as educators reminded the community that a cash-strapped school district does not equate to a talent-strapped student body….

Actors take a theatrical trip “Into the Woods”

BEACON FALLS — Sports enthusiasts colloquially refer to Woodland Regional High School as “the Woods,” so it appears theater director Susan Cinoman’s latest selection, “Into the Woods,” a dark and…

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NHS stageplay reflects schools’ problems

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s public school system has engaged in a fair amount of debate with various stakeholders over the last several months. Last weekend, theatergoers in the Naugatuck High…

City Hill students explore culture through art

If music, as the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once famously wrote, is the “universal language of mankind,” visual art is probably not far behind. At least that seems to be…

Woodland hosts annual Fall Fine Arts Night

BEACON FALLS — Jazz legends John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Thelonius Monk all were revived, so to speak, at Woodland Regional High School’s Ninth Annual Fall Fine Arts Night Tuesday….

Borough band discusses tour, new album

I recently got a chance to sit down with Adam Lopez, drummer for the locally-based pop-rock band To Write a Riot! to discuss their record, “The Party Law,” their recent…

Thunder in the Valley awes area residents

Reverse the curse. You thought that was about baseball? Actually, it’s about Thunder in the Valley, the Naugatuck High School marching band’s home show. After four consecutive years of rain…

Rain doesn’t hold off Riverfest

BEACON FALLS — Rain, rain did not make the hundreds upon hundreds of people go away at the 11th annual Beacon Falls River Fest and Duck Race Saturday at Beacon…

Senior center hosts cribbage group

NAUGATUCK — “Ten,” says Pina Divito as she slaps a king of spades onto the table. “Fifteen for two,” Elaine Broderick counters, playing a five of hearts and moving a…