The local access television show, \u201cLooking Up: A View from the Valley\u201d celebrates its one year anniversary this month. The regionally-based, weekly series \u2014 shown Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 10 and can be viewed online at www.lookingupvalley.com \u2014 takes a positive, apolitical and unique look at the Lower Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut, according to show producer and Shelton resident, Marc Weissman. The show\u2019s inaugural 2012 season explored a myriad of topics that provided valuable insight. Wellness segments featured gastroenterologist Dr. Harold Schwartz of Griffin Hospital\u2019s Health Initiative for Men and panelists from Seymour Pink\u2019s Breast Cancer Awareness group. Other episodes spotlighted the Valley United Way and Community Foundation; Derby Public Schools, Public Library and Historical Society; Shelton Plumb and Huntington Branch Libraries; as well as the Naugatuck Economic Development Commission. The Ansonia\/Derby\/Shelton Memorial Day Service was also touchingly presented this past year. \u201cI am extremely grateful and thrilled with the caliber of guests we\u2019ve had on the show so far,\u201d Weissman said. Outside of the Valley, the program has already been seen across the U.S., in Canada and even abroad in countries such as Poland, Italy, Portugal and the UK, Weissman said. \u201cWhiIe I was confident there was a niche for this type of show, the fact that we\u2019ve connected with the community-at-large and spanned the globe has far exceeded expectations for sure,\u201d he said. \u201cMy hunch is that transplanted Valleyites have a strong desire to stay connected with this area, and that says a lot about the Valley\u2019s impact on them.\u201d The show also features brief public service announcements, in an effort to help organizations promote activities. What does the future hold for \u201cLooking Up: A View from the Valley?\u201d Weissman said the region\u2019s youth will be more frequently showcased. This will be done via features on the VITAHLS (The Valley Initiative to Advance Health and Learning in Schools), TEAM\u2019s Early Education programs, Center Stage Theatre, Nine Mile Players theater group, the Valley YMCA as well as Shelton\u2019s nationally-recognized robotics club, among other kid-friendly topics. \u201cAs we all know, children embody both the present and future of our society, so what better way to promote their achievements than through a highly-visible medium, \u201c Weissman said. A greater focus on Valley residents\u2019 personal experiences will also be prioritized. \u201cI think we\u2019ve done a very good job informing the public about ongoing philanthropy here,\u201d he said. \u201cIn the coming year, we will include Valley-ites who\u2019ve affected the community on a more personal and emotional level. Why? Because that\u2019s what makes this part of Connecticut so special: The people.\u201d With ideas or questions about the show, contact Marc Weissman at (203) 231-7852 or email@example.com.