Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health Jewel Mullen, third from left, presents Chairman of the Naugatuck Valley Health District Board Susan Carter of Derby with the commissioner’s citation commending the health district for 40 years of service during an open house and ceremony June 12 at the health district’s office in Seymour. The ceremony featured along with the commissioner’s citation, a citation from the state legislature, and a letter of commendation from U.S. Congressional Representatives Rosa DeLauro. The Naugatuck Valley Health District, founded in 1972, provides official local public health functions for Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton. Pictured with Mullen and Carter are Naugatuck Valley Health District Board member Thomas Clifford III of Ansonia, left, and Naugatuck Valley Health District Director of Health Karen Spargo.
Clem Cardow, left, of Beacon Falls looks over some fresh vegetables from Sunflower Farms in Cheshire as she talks with Martha Berge, an EMT from Beacon Hose Company No. 1, and Joe Sanpieri of Sunflower Farms during the Beacon Falls Farmers Market’s opening day July 20 next to the firehouse on North Main Street in Beacon Falls. This year is the first year the town has held a farmers market. Economic Development Commission Chair Jeremy Rodorigo explained the market was the result of a suggestion a resident made to the commission last year. Last Friday, Beacon Hose Company No. 1 was selling baked goods and Sunflower Farmers was selling vegetables and fruits. Rodorigo said he has received calls from six vendors interested in participating in the market. ‘We’re hoping that it’ll keep growing,’ Rodorigo said. The market is open every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. until the end of October on North Main Street. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI
The Valley Association of REALTORS awarded $500 scholarships to one boy and girl from the six public high schools in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton at a dinner recently. Pictured are scholarship recipients that attended the dinner, from left, Gabriel Armentano and Stephanie Vitka of Oxford High School, Stephanie Orts of Seymour High School, Michael Christiano of Woodland Regional High School, Justin Letendre of Shelton High School and Samantha Kalafut and Christopher Estwan of Derby High School.
Boy Scouts from Prospect Troop 258 march in Prospect’s Memorial Day Parade. Prior to the parade, scouts and troop members assembled American flags, which were placed on utility poles throughout town.