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Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Hillhouse celebrates students
In the photo, seated, l to r, Ebony Dorsey, Jameel James, Shayna Smith, valedictorian, Racquel Malcolm, Mario Tecpa and Yanique Shand. Second row, l to r, Timothy Cash, Corey Dunbar, Raheem Johnson, Durrell Snow, Assistan Principal Shirley Love Joyner, Principal Lonnie Garris, Jr., Khamille Turnage, Shereen Moore, Nilofar Abdul Jamil and Ashley Maebry. Third row, l to r, Ronald Green, Quashawn Jinwright, Ronald Huggins, Haley Vincent, Julian Pearsall and Fatoumata Kourouma
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Cards made by kids help Tommy Fund
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Just a short drive to a Christmas tree
WOODBRIDGE — Scout Troop 63’s annual Christmas Tree Sale begins at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 in the back of the Woodbridge Fire House at the corner of Center and Newton roads.
Parking for the sale of fresh balsam trees is available in the Senior Center parking lot. The sale is held 3 to 8 p.m., weeknights and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends, organizers said. Free delivery is available.
Wreaths, created locally, also are available for $18 each. Each 16 inch wreath is individually distinctive, decorated with pinecones and a festive red all-weather ribbon. Plain or decorative 48 inch wreaths will be available for $65.
Our Lady of the Assumption Church on Center Road also will allow Troop 63 to sell Christmas wreaths at the chapel and rectory, starting at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 6, 13 and 20. All proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of Troop 63.
Inquiries for volume discounts, special circumstances or size requirements can be made to Troop 63 Committee Chairman Charles Whiting, at (203) 387-5678.
Ravenna Michaelson to perform at New Haven Library
Event is free and open to the public
NEW HAVEN - To mark the 10th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize, Buddhist-inspired singer-songwriter Ravenna Michaelson will perform from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the New Haven Library, 133 Elm St.
Michalsen, shown, studied at Neighborhood Music School and at Yale. Her CDs include Bloom (2006) and Dharmasong (2007).
Samples of her music are available at http://www.ravennam.com/.
The event is free and for all-ages. Free parking is available.
Reservations are suggested at http://www.ravenna.eventbrite.com/ or call the library at (203) 946-8835.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
You can help bring troops home for the holidays
The event is open to the public
An open house to raise money for "Operation Home for the Holidays" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14, at Home Gallery Warehouse, 9 Austin Drive, Marlborough.
"Operation Home for the Holidays," an initiative of Gov. M. Jodi Rell, aims to raise $200,000 for travel expenses to bring 700 of Connecticut’s National Guard service men and women home for December break. The troops from the 1st Battalion of the 102nd Infantry Regiment and the 250th Engineering Company will be bused in from "mobilization stations" in Indiana and Wisconsin, respectively, where they now are completing preparations for deploying to Afghanistan, organizers said.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will raise money through raffle prizes, T-shirt sales and cash donations. Complimentary lunch will be provided by Agave from 1t o 3 p.m.
Businesses Fathom, Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery and Agave, along with social media enthusiasts from CT TweetCrawl and the Marlborough Business Association are acting as hosts for the event.
The event will include entertainment for children, such as face painting, a craft table to make gifts for the troops and opportunities to meet local celebrities.
Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes ranging from spa days to a $6,000 Tibetan rug (courtesy of Lisa Davenport’s Home Gallery). Businesses wishing to make cash donations will have the opportunity to join local celebrities in the classic "big check" photo opportunity. To RSVP, go to the Facebook event page or follow the Twitter tag "#ophome."
"There is a lot of power in word of mouth, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook or good old face-to-face. We are asking everyone to use those powers for good and help us bring Connecticut’s own home," said Suzi Craig, director of Marketing and Engagement for Fathom and Founder of CT TweetCrawl.
For in-kind and cash donations for the event, e-mail Enza Dandeneau of the Marlborough Business Association firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (860) 652-4575. For information on the event, e-mail Suzi Craig of Fathom: email@example.com, or call (860) 384-4480.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Marshals' association gives back
The Marshals Association presented the donations during a recognition ceremony held at John J. Sullivan’s Restaurant in Ansonia.
"New Haven County Marshals are dedicated, hard-working and reputable individuals. Our members are peace officers who are deeply rooted in the communities where they live and work. This is our way of giving back," Richard Krueger, president of the New Haven County Marshals Association, said in a statement.
Organizations that received donations are: The Umbrella (Ansonia), $500; Ansonia Senior Center, $500; Naugatuck YMCA, $500; Prospect Senior Center, $500; Donate Life (Oxford), $500; Friends of Oxford Library, $500; Shakesperience Productions (Waterbury), $500; and Amity Animal Rescue Fund, $500.
"Marshals put their lives on the line every day to protect the public," Susan DeLeon, director of The Umbrella, said in the statement. "We appreciate their efforts and we are grateful for their continued generosity."
The Umbrella helps women and children affected by domestic violence.
Local 2193 Treasurer Mark D’Angelis said the New Haven County Marshals have made charitable contributions to area communities for 10 years. "I am proud our members for their caring and for their generosity," he said in the statement.
Local 2193 is affiliated with Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, which represents 35,000 employees in Connecticut. Council 4 is Connecticut’s largest AFL-CIO, the statement said.
In the photo, from left: New Haven County Marshals Association President Richard Conroy; state Rep. Theresa Conroy, D-Seymour. and Umbrella Executive Director Susan DeLeon.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Olivier and Garson at the library
NEW HAVEN - The Elm Street Book Group will celebrate Jane Austen's birthday (whic occurred in 1775) with a screening of the 1940 classic film, "Pride and Prejudice," at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
"Fans of Austen's superb novel will have the opportunity to see how well Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson interpret the romance between Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet," organizers said.
The public is invited and free parking is available. Those who register will be eligible for a free coffee or tea to enjoy during the film, compliments of Blue State Coffee on Wall Street. Register at http://www.pandp.eventbrite.com/ or call the library at 946-8835.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Are you a poet and you know it?
NEW HAVEN - Poets are invited to participate in an informal Poetry Open Mic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
People who want to share their own poetry, a favorite poem, or simply to listen are invited.
New Haven Poet Claire Zoghb will get things rolling with excerpts from her 2009 book of poems, "Small House Breathing," winner of the 2008 Quercus Review Book Award, organizers said. Zoghb’s work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies as well as online at http://www.locuspoint.org/, organizers said.
Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and winner of the 2008 Dogwood annual poetry competition, Zoghb is a recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, an Urban Artists Initiative grant, and a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.
The event is free and free parking is available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own coffee if desired. For more information, visit http://www.zopenmic.eventbrite.com/ or call (203) 946-8835.
Helping out in Hamden
The academy is offering its students a free semi-private lesson for any five non-perishable items they donate and offering two weeks of free lessons to non-students (limited to one give away per person and cannot be combined).