Posts tagged ‘Events’

September 19th, 2015

Free ‘Clean Day of Fun’ at Frisbie Today

by Christopher O'Brien

The 5th Annual One Clean Day of Fun will be held on the Fairgrounds behind Frisbie School today from noon- 10 pm. The event is sponsored by Crossroads, and is free for everyone to attend. Music, performances, food and games for children will be on hand. At 1:00 pm, children entertainer Tom T-bone Stankus will perform.

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December 21st, 2013

Holy Land Cross Installed Above City

by Christopher O'Brien
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A crane operated by Industrial Riggers hoists the cross onto rocky Pine Hill Friday afternoon. View from East Mountain. | Photo: Leslie Wolfgang

 

By Chris O’Brien | The Wolcott Whisper

WATERBURY  –  Steelworkers and welders worked past sunset to ready the unveiling of a 16 ton Christmas gift to the Brass City Friday evening. The landmark Holy Land cross will be formally lit on Sunday evening at 6 pm, although thousands of area residents got a sneak preview as builders briefly tested the LED lights on the cross.

Welders from Pisani Steel work weld a supporting frame onto the cross late Friday

Welders from Pisani Steel work weld a supporting frame onto the cross late Friday

The cross – 16 tons with 5,000 LED’s and made entirely through donated time and money – was welded together on Thursday and hoisted onto an 8 foot thick cement base Friday afternoon. Pisani Steel of Naugatuck donated the steel and welding for the project, estimated at $300,000. This is the fourth cross to stand at the site originally built by John Greco, an attorney who’s dream was to transform Pine Hill into a diorama of the real Bethlehem and Jerusalem to embody the life of Jesus Christ from 2,000 years ago. Hundreds of buildings dotted the hill, made largely from donated and recycled steel and cardboard. Chicken wire, used heaters, cement and former appliances from friends contributed to other areas of the site. Statues from a Worlds Fair, as well as one blessed by the Pope were installed at the site. Despite the humble beginnings and dream of one man, HolyLand became a popular attraction for over 40,000 pilgrims every year. A devout Catholic, Greco enlisted his family in building the religious attraction as an act of devotion. A sign placed on the site read:

“A group of dedicated men present a pictorial story of the life of Christ from the cradle to the Cross—it is our prayerful wish that the project will provide a pleasant way to increase your knowledge of God’s Own Book and bring you closer to Him.”

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December 17th, 2013

Pastor Provides Rome Talk

by Christopher O'Brien

Fr. William Sokoloski will give a presentation Wednesday night about living in Rome for several months earlier this year. The Catholic pastor of St. Maria Goretti will share his experiences from his sabbatical last winter.

The presentation of pictures, stories and reflections will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm in the Father Mullin’s Hall at the Woodtick Road church. High School aged religious students will receive credit for attending.

November 1st, 2013

‘Nightmare’ Isn’t Your Typical Halloween

by Christopher O'Brien

CIMG9380The UFO hovering near Lakewood Rd. isn’t a meetingplace for Area 51 enthusiasts – but a new local business that is one the area’s most sought after fightening attractions.

Even though Halloween is over, there is still one more weekend for folks to visit the Nightmare on Wolcott St. just over the Waterbury line across from Planet Fitness. Visitors will be frightened and amazed by animatronics and over twenty actors playing zombies and Freddie Kreuger.

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January 7th, 2013

Grange To Host Dog Ball

by Christopher O'Brien

The Wolcott Grange is hosting a dog’s ball on Saturday, Jan. 12, that will feature entertainment provided by members and volunteers of the Grange.  The event, at the Grange’s facility, 313 Bound­line Road, is from 1 to 4 p.m.
Members of the public and their dogs are invit­ed. The event is free, but the Grange requests donations.

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December 31st, 2012

‘Danbury Fare’ On First Night Menu

by Christopher O'Brien
By Ted Kilmer
Jay Green, three time national juggling champion, eating fire at First Night Danbury in 2010. Photo: Michael Duffy / The News-Times. First Night Danbury 2012-2013, enjoying its 23rd year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes “Danbury Fare.” The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s historic and iconic “Fair” along with recognition of our City’s “Fare”, continuing to develop and service within our CityCenter downtown hub.

First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 4 to 8pm in downtown Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. Through the support of Union Savings Bank; Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith; Hat City Pools; Danbury Cultural Commission; Danbury Parking Authority; BRT; Danbury Arena; and the Savings Bank of Danbury, as well as merchants, artists, residents and others, Downtown is Happening (DisH)! First Night Danbury annually provides everyone a chance to close out a year and begin anew with community spirit and lots of surprises.

Continue Reading at the Mercurial…

May 27th, 2011

War Encampment Memorializes Bristol’s Fallen

by LonSeidman

One hundred and fifty years after the beginning of the Civil War, Bristol intends to erect a monument along Memorial Drive honoring its 54 soldiers who died during four year struggle. To bring people back in time, a war encampment of Union and Confederate troops will line Memorial Boulevard from 8a – 3 pm Saturday. The public is invited to see a variety of other military displays as well. Bugle renditions and performances by the 94 Army Band will be played throughout the day.

Read more about the memorial and what happened to the former memorial at the Bristol Press.

Additional Source: Hartford Courant