Jen Champagne announcing Newbury Place donation
Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s efforts to support efforts to eradicate Polio got a boost due to the holiday spirit this week. At Rotary’s annual holiday meeting, Jen Champagne announced the very successful results of a “Polio Shopping Day” at Newbury Place in Southbury. For the last couple of years, owner Lynne […]

Polio Plus benefits from holiday spirit


Derby-Shelton Rotarians are used to doing a lot of “heavy lifting” for the benefit of the community, but the Sand for Seniors project gives it a whole new meaning to heavy lifting. The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is delivering 125 five-gallon buckets of a sand and salt mixture to seniors over 67 […]

Rotarians did some “heavy lifting” for Sand for Seniors



Every year, since 2008, Derby-Shelton Rotary has provided new, warm coats from Operation Warm to the children in TEAM’s early childhood programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years.  TEAM, Inc is a human services agency whose mission is to strengthen our communities.  This year, with a District Matching Grant […]

Another Successful Year for Operation Warmth


Derby and Shelton High Schools have been playing football against each other from either 1904 or 1905 depending on which town you ask and which game they want to count. Since 1922 all of the games have been scheduled for Thanksgiving even though weather has postponed a few by a […]

Rotary Thanksgiving Tradition Continues


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Spencer DeNiscio from Spooner House holds a check as (L-R) Debbie Leclerc, Betsey Doane, and Joanne and & Joe Shapiro look on. Remy Kocurek from St. Vincent de Paul received a check as Julie Blakeman and Judy Gulish are all smiles over the success of this year’s effort.. This year’s […]

Rotary – Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Drive – a Major Success