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Monday, January 31, 2011
No Mayor's Night-In Tuesday
State DEP to hold Winter Festival
The Winter Festival, part of the DEP's No Child Left Inside® initiative, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a full range of winter outdoor activities for the whole family, the dEP said in a statement.
The Festival is free, there is no registration or sign-up and everyone is welcome to attend, the statement said. Last year’s “Winter Festival” at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington drew more than 500 adults and children, the statement said.
DEP Commissioner Amey Marrella said, also in the statement, “Back by popular demand, this year’s Winter Festival promises to be better (and maybe even snowier) than ever before. Bundle up and join enthusiastic families who, year after year, join DEP staff and volunteers for a day of wintry fun in New England. Play like you did when you were a child, participate in activities with your kids and sip hot chocolate while roasting a marshmallow or two over a warm bonfire.”
Activities will include fish stocking at 11:00 a.m., ice fishing, snowshoeing, tracking, sledding, ice safety rescue demonstrations by the Watertown Fire Department, visit from Resources in Search and Rescue, and a bonfire with a marshmallow roast and storytelling, the statement said. A concession stand will be available for food and beverage purchases.
“The Winter Festival is part of Connecticut’s No Child Left Inside® initiative designed to encourage families and children to visit Connecticut state parks and forests to enjoy the beauty, history, recreational and educational opportunities that our parks and forests offer. Through events like the Winter Festival families are encouraged to go out on their own and enjoy nature,” Marrella said, also in the statement.
Tips on Dressing for Cold Weather
- Mittens provide more warmth to your hands than gloves.
- Most of your body heat is lost through your head so wear a hat, preferably one that covers your ears.
- Dress in warm layers so you can remove items if you get too warm.
- Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia that can be a serious medical condition: confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Seek medical attention immediately if you have these symptoms.
- Recognize frostbite warning signs: gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, waxy feeling skin. Seek medical attention immediately if you have these symptoms.
- Wear waterproof, insulated boots to help avoid hypothermia or frostbite by keeping your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow.
- Get out of wet clothes immediately and warm the core body temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider or soup. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if you expect you or someone you are trying to help has hypothermia or frostbite.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
Friday, January 28, 2011
New Haven postpones hearing on stormwater proposal
By Register Staff
NEW HAVEN — The public hearing on a proposed user-fee-funded Stormwater Authority will continue Monday and possibly end with a vote on the matter.
The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in aldermanic chambers at City Hall, 165 Church St. The public will be allowed to comment on the plan before the aldermanic Committee as a Whole votes.
Read previous coverage of this issue
Under the proposed plan, residents would pay a small flat fee for storm water treatment, while businesses and nonprofits with parking lots and big buildings would pay more, based on the amount of runoff they generate. A key component of the plan is that tax-exempt properties, including Yale University, will have to start paying for the service for the first time.
The plan’s critics have argued the fee will amount to another tax for residents, and wondered whether residents will see a drop in taxes as a result of the new fee.
If approved, the Stormwater Authority would charge user fees based on the amount of “impervious surface” on the property, including parking lots, roofs and other surfaces that do not allow water to permeate the ground. The city itself, and certain nonprofits such as Yale, stand to pay larger fees that could reach six figures, city officials have said. Homeowners, on the other hand, will be assessed a flat fee that will probably be about $50 a year.
City officials have argued the biggest financial benefit to the city and taxpayers will be down the road as the city faces increased costs for complying with new water quality regulations and the need to update infrastructure. They also point out the user-fee system would encourage businesses to be more environmentally responsible about stormwater runoff. Also, property owners can qualify for credits if they mitigate stormwater runoff through methods such as rain barrels or more complex engineering.
Women’s Health Conference slated
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Free meditation classes in New Haven
Classes are led by Sahaja meditation practitioners who are volunteers.
For more information, go to http://www.sahajameditation.org/.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hamden mayor to hold community forum
Residents, civic associations and business owners may attend.
The purpose of the forum is to discuss priorities, ideas and concerns for the year. Jackson will report on accomplishments from 2010 and ongoing projects.
Following his remarks, the mayor will open the forum to the public for questions and discussion. Civic association leaders can poll their memberships to prepare questions that will be included in the discussion along with questions from all attendees.
“With budget season upon us, it is of the utmost importance to hear from the residents who utilize the services the town provides. I look forward to an evening of idea-sharing and discourse on how we can best meet the needs of our citizens,” Jackson said.
For further information on this event, call the mayor’s office at 203-287-7100.
Volunteers sought to raise future guide dogs
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“Puzzle-Off” contest coming up
Contestants may sign up individually (and teams will be assigned) or as a team of up to nine people. Teams will all be working on the exact same puzzle at different tables. The team with the most puzzle pieces (continuously) connected will be the winner.
Competition begins at 9:45 am and will end at 2:30 pm.
There will be a mandatory lunch break 11 a.m.-noon (no one will be allowed to work on their puzzle during this time). Refreshments will be provided by the Friends and beverages may be brought in or coffee, tea, or hot chocolate purchased.
Sign up in person or by calling 203-484-0469 until Feb. 19.
Free income tax preparation to low-moderate income individuals and families
Households that earn less than $49,000 yearly may participate. The program ends April 18.
Click here to read more about this program
The work is done by volunteers trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service, said New Life Corp. Executive Director Ariel Martinez.
The locations are:
1. New Life Corp., 540 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays.
2. Clemente Family Academy, 360 Columbus Ave., New Haven: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
3. West Haven Community House, 227 Elm St.: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
4. Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley Ave., New Haven: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
5. Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The program is funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, The United Illuminating Co., NewAlliance Foundation, IRS, Yale-New Haven Hospital, West Haven Community Development Administration, state Department of Social Services, New Haven Board of Education, and United Way of Greater New Haven.
For more details, call 203-777-1319.
Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed.
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Quinnipiac University School of Law to present forum on 'Juries and Justice'
A reception will follow the forum, which is free.
Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, the event will include two panel discussions with a range of notable speakers.
In the first panel, speakers will address the topic, “Individualized Jury Voir Dire: Do We Question Too Much?”
Panelists include: Kevin Kane, chief state’s attorney of Connecticut; Linda K. Lager, chief administrative judge (Civil), Connecticut Superior Court; Norman Pattis, The Pattis Law Firm; and Carl J. Schuman, judge, Connecticut Superior Court. This panel will be moderated by Michael P. Lawlor, the Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
In the second panel, speakers will discuss “Juries and Criminal Sentencing: Should Our Juries Have More Say?”
Panelists include: Leonard C. Boyle, deputy chief state’s attorney of Connecticut; Robert J. Devlin Jr., chief administrative judge (Criminal), Connecticut Superior Court; Timothy C. Moynahan, Moynahan & Minella Law Firm; and Shelley R. Sadin, Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, PC. The panel will be moderated by Sarah French Russell, assistant professor of law at Quinnipiac.
For details, contact Jeffrey Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-582-3202. RSVP to Nicole Fernandes at email@example.com.
Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed.
New Haven declares snow emergency, with parking ban
Beginning at 11 p.m. today - Jan. 26, parking is prohibited on all downtown streets within the area bounded by Howe Street, Tower Pwky, Grove Street, State Street, and North Frontage Road, the statement said.
Cars parking in violation of the downtown parking ban may be ticketed and/or towed,the statement said. The downtown parking ban will expire at 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, the statement said.
During the ban, "all residents and visitors are encouraged to use off street parking garages as an alternative to parking on the street," the statement said.
The following garages are open while the downtown parking ban is in effect:
Crown Street : $3 charge 5 PM to 7 AM - after 7 AM regular fees apply
Temple Street: $3 charge 5 PM to 7 AM - after 7 AM regular fees apply
Granite Square: no charge 5 PM to 7 AM - after 7 AM regular fees apply
In addition, residents citywide are to park only on the even side of the street during and after the storm, the statement said. On streets that have legal parking on just one side, residents should park on that side, the statement said. Wherever possible, residents are requested to park their vehicles in driveways and garages, the statement said.
Parking rules requiring vehicles to park on the even side of the street citywide will expire at 7 a.m. Jan. 29, the statement said.
At all times there is no parking within 25 feet of any intersection, within 20 feet of any fire hydrant or bus shelter or in any manner that blocks the passage of traffic. Cars violating these rules are subject to being ticketed and/or towed regardless of any declared snow parking ban, the statement said.
For more information, residents can visit the city web site at http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/, the snow line at 203-946-SNOW (7669) and http://www.nhregister.com/
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
K of C Museum to hold lecture on Michelangelo Madonna
Peter Hastings Falk, an author, publisher, appraiser and art historian, will deliver the lecture, called “The Bruges Madonna: An Early Masterpiece by Michelangelo.” The museum has a reproduction of the sculpture, cast from a 1932 plaster mold by the Marinelli foundry in Florence, Italy. An exhibition featuring the sculpture runs through March 15.
Michelangelo (1475–1564), Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor and architect, created the Bruges Madonna about 1506. It is the only one of his sculptures known to have left Italy during Michelangelo’s lifetime. It was sold to Flemish cloth merchants who presented it to the Church of Notre Dame in Bruges, Belgium.
Falk is the author of the biographical dictionary, Who Was Who in American Art. The Falk Art Reference imprint (formerly Sound View Press) publishes a series of reference books on American art, such as the Exhibition Record Series, which American art historian William Gerdts called “the most important basis for art historical research in late 19th- to mid-20th-century American art.”
The lecture, which is free, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the museum, 1 State St. Parking and admission are free.
Among its other exhibitions are: “Christmas in Asia” and “Mother Teresa: Life, Spirituality and Message.”
The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 203-865-0400 or visit www.kofcmuseum.org.
New Haven Youth Tennis wins $10,000 grant
New Haven Youth Tennis has won a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Tennis Association, one of 15 organizations nationwide to receive an award.
The one-time grants, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are given to support community-based organizations that promote participation in the sport and encourage diversity in their programs. Each program can receive a grant one time.
“By adopting the USTA’s mission to grow the game of tennis, New Haven Youth Tennis is not only helping to grow the game using pathways such as 10 and Under Tennis and Junior Team Tennis, it is ensuring the growth of the New Haven community,” said Kurt Kamperman, USTA chief executive for community tennis, in a press release.
“We are proud to honor organizations that show such spirit and passion for tennis and proud to be able to assist them in their efforts.”
The USTA is the national governing body for tennis in the United States and promotes the sport from local communities to the professional level. It owns and operates the U.S. Open, one of four grand-slam tennis events in the world.
Learn about 'Black Holes' at the Peabody
Urry, shown in the photo, also is and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, according to a museum statement.
"Black holes are an incredibly strange phenomenon. Predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, they arise when a great deal of matter is concentrated in a small volume. Theory became reality when astronomers began seeing evidence for black holes in our galaxy and out to the farthest reaches of the universe," the statement said.
Urry will describe simple ways of thinking about black holes, show some of the evidence for astrophysical black holes, and suggest the effect that the growth of black holes might have on the evolution of galaxies, the statement said.
The event will be held in the 3rd floor auditorium at the museum.
It is free and open to the public.
The museum is at 170 Whitney Ave.
Editor's note: Meg Urry photo is by Lisa Keresci
Black holes are an incredibly strange phenomenon. Predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, they arise when a great deal of matter is concentrated in a small volume. Theory became reality when astronomers began seeing evidence for black holes in our galaxy and out to the farthest reaches of the universe.
Urry will describe simple ways of thinking about black holes, show some of the evidence for astrophysical black holes, and suggest the effect that the growth of black holes might have on the evolution of galaxies.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
www.peabody.yale.edu Infotape: 203-432-5050
Free benefits screenings for area seniors
Information on programs that help grandparents raising grandchildren is also available. Documentation is not required.
The screenings, using AARP’s Benefits QuickLINK tool, are scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Agency on Aging, One Long Wharf Drive.
The following information should be brought to the screening: monthly income, monthly expenses, asset information, a list of all current prescriptions.
Contact Maureen Egan, RSVP specialist at 203-752-3059 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Appointments begin Jan. 25.
RSVP of South Central CT also offers benefits screenings at:
- Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven, first Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, call Cynthia Gwiazda, 203-468-3890.
- New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., second Wednesday of each month, noon-2 p.m., call Kate Cosgrove, 203-946-7001.
- Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, call Eileen Flynn, 203-265-7753.
- West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St., third Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., call Sharon Mancini, 203-937-3507
RSVP of South Central CT is sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central CT. More information about the Agency on Aging can be found at http://www.aoapartnershps.org/.
Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed
Monday, January 24, 2011
Junior League of Greater New Haven to hold food drive
The Junior League hopes to maximize donations by holding the drive the day before the Super Bowl, a busy day for the store, organizers said in a statement.
Last year’s Super Saturday drive collected 1,947 pounds of food and $337 in donations for the Connecticut Food Bank, the statement said.
The League has had a partnership with the food bank for several years.
Note: The Junior League of Greater New Haven, Inc. is a not-for-profit women's organization that provides leadership, volunteer training, and service opportunities to its members. The purpose of the Junior League is to provide volunteer training to its members through workshops, seminars, and hands-on experience in the development and implementation of the League's many projects, the statement said.
Free dental service program for kids expected to draw 150 patients
Services will include screenings, cleanings, examinations, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, extractions and fillings. The staff at Levy Dental Group is volunteering for the day as part of national Give Kids A Smile® Day.
Click here to see video of and read about last year's event
Last year, more than 44,000 dental team members nationwide participated in Give Kids A Smile®, a program first held in 2003 by the American Dental Association to provide care and raise awareness of the importance of access to dental care for poor children, according to a statement.
“It’s heartbreaking to see a child’s smile destroyed by severe tooth decay,” Dr. John Levy, head of Levy Dental Group, said, also in the statement. “Imagine not being able to eat, sleep or pay attention in school because you have a mouthful of toothaches.
“Some children have reached the point where the only alternative is a mouth full of crowns or pulling the teeth that can’t be saved. It’s tragic,” he said.
Nearly one in four children, ages 2 to 11, have untreated cavities in their baby teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While poor diet and oral hygiene certainly play a role, cavities are actually caused by a disease called caries, which is five times more common than asthma, the statement said.
The National Institutes of Health reports that 80 percent of tooth decay is found in just 25 percent of children, primarily from low-income families, the statement said. Public health programs such as Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program are supposed to help underserved children, but utilization rates are low, the statement said. Many children enrolled in Medicaid receive no dental service in throughout the year.
Levy said, “With Give Kids A Smile, we can help some children get the dental care they need, but a one-day event will never be enough. Our event is not a cure-all, it’s a wakeup call to the needs of underserved children in Connecticut.”
Give Kids A Smile® would not be possible without the generous support of corporate sponsors, who provided more than $2.8 million in products and services for the 2010 events nationwide. Our local New Haven area sponsors include, Colgate-Palmolive, Henry Schein Dental, DEXIS Digital X-ray and Vine Products, the statement said.
Those interested in signing up can call 203-865-2245, ext. 28 or e-mail email@example.com
Clifford Beers Clinic to hold annual 'Healing the Generations Conference'
This year’s theme of “Out of the Box and Into Your Heart” focuses on healing through creativity. Last year more than 450 therapists, clinicians, and caseworkers and service providers from across Connecticut and the nation attended, according to a statement. Back by popular demand, one of this year’s keynote speakers will be Steven Gross, of Project Joy.
Click here to read more about the Clifford Beers Clinic
The Clifford Beers Clinic mission is to provide accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and their families. For more information about Healing the Generations Conference, e-mail Cara Pavelko at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-772-1270 ext. 246. Full conference information is also available www.cliffordbeers.org.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
New Haven Library will show documentary on the Pentagon Papers
Click here to read more about Wikileaks
"The Times later remarked that the Pentagon Papers 'demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance," the library statement said.
For more information, call 203-946-7431.
'Little Valentine’s Day Dance' for kids coming up
Spread the word to all the little Valentines you know, but don’t wait to make your reservation as space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is required by Feb. 9; make checks payable to SHA Alumnae Association and mail to Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham Street, Hamden 06514.
For additional information, contact Sister Mariette Moan, director of Alumnae Relations, at 203-288-2309, ext. 313 or email@example.com.
So much to do...
Pre-registration is required to participate in a hands-on workshop featuring objects from the period Feb. 25 at the Yale Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the art gallery at 1:30 p.m. The 1½-hour workshop will include a discussion and an activity.
Refreshments will be served at the museum, but visitors may bring lunch. Activities are designed for children ages 4 older and their families. Children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times in the museum.
For a complete schedule of activities, go to http://www.newhavenmuseum.org/ under the “News” section.
Admission is $5 per child per day and free for members. Special rates apply if booking in advance for multiple days. Pre-registration is suggested.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of education, at 203-562-4183, ext. 11 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Do you like green eggs and ham?
To order tickets contact Cathleen Steinau or Kristina Conroy at email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome. Proceeds will support the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Pro-life Mass, rally Saturday in Hartford
The archdiocese also is sponsoring buses to the rally in Washington.
The Hartford events will start with a Mass at the cathedral at 140 Farmington Ave. at 9 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by Archbishop Henry Mansell and Msgr. John J. McCarthy.
After the Mass, the rally will begin, including prayer, the march and speakers. It will be sponsored by Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, supported by Connecticut Coalition for Life, Family Institute of Connecticut, Connecticut Right to Life and the St. Gerard’s Center for Life.
On Sunday, a Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. At 8 a.m. Monday, Mansell will celebrate Mass at the Washington Plaza Hotel, followed by breakfast. David Bereit, co-founder of the 40 Days for Life campaign, will be the guest speaker. The national March for Life rally will begin at noon.
Buses to the pilgrimage will leave the Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden, at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and return Sunday evening. Cost is $95 per person. To register, call the Pro-Life Office at 203-639-0833 or visit archdioceseofhartford.org.
Submissions sought for 'Folk in the Center' at the JCC
Proposals may be submitted by an individual artist, or a group of artists, the statement said.
Professional visual artists in all media are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration, the statement said.
The deadline for submission of application is March 11, 2011.
For more information, please contact Daniela Balzano 203-387-2522 x227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Interns, volunteers sought for summer at federal wildlife sites
- Migratory bird monitors at Faulkner Island in Guilford. Housing in Westbrook may be available.
- Interns to work Stratford to Westbrook; up to $220 per week may be available, May-August.
- Two volunteers needed for general maintenance and office/visitor service at the Salt Meadow in Westbrook, May-September.
Applicants must be physically fit and have a valid driver’s license. Send a cover letter, a resume and three references to the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Road, Westbrook 06498 or e-mail Shaun_Roche@fws.gov.
Applications are reviewed as they are received. Applications are due April 1, but some hiring will be done before then.
For information, call 860-399-2513.
Introduction to the Chinese language and culture planned
The program at the library, 133 Elm St., begins Feb. 10. It will be taught by Zhao Fang, a Mandarin Chinese language instructor and tutor who is from Taiyuan, China. Classes will be held weekly, 6-7:30 p.m. through March 31.
Classes are designed for individuals aged 18 and over who are planning to travel, study or do business in China, as well as those who just want to learn more about Mandarin Chinese and the culture of China.
Space is limited to 20 people and advance registration is required, online at http://www.librarychinese.eventbrite.com/ or by calling the library at 203-946-8835. There is a $10 fee payable at the first class, and students should bring writing materials.
This program is made possible by support from the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Greater New Haven Peace Council to hold budget vigil
(The statement does not specify what $83 million the group is referring to)
"STOP the WARS! TAX the RICH! Do not balance the budget on the backs of those scraping to get by!," the statement said.
Click here to read more about the city budget issues
For more information about the vigil, call Henry-(203)389-9547, or e-mail email@example.com.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Yale Concert Band to commemorate 'sent-down youth' movement
Upcoming: Series of Three Parenting Forums
On Feb. 17, Pam Heaphy, head teacher of Leila Day Nursery School and co-president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children - New Haven, will lead “A Discussion of Discipline,” the statement said.
On March 24, “Parenting the Anxious Child,” will be the focus of the session with Eli R. Lebowitz, a post doctoral fellow in pediatric anxiety at Yale Child Study Center.
Registration is preferred; walk-ins welcome. For more information, or to register, contact Jill Weyler Lesage at 203-903-1901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Organization of Italian American Women to hold annual Epiphany Celebration
Free tax prep help for low- and middle-income filers
For an appointment, call the senior center at 203-937-3507.
Free, 12-week course to help explain mental illness
The 12-week course is for family members and friends of people who have a mental illness. It is taught by NAMI-trained family members and designed to give information, insight, understanding and empowerment.
Topics include fighting stigma, working toward recovery and finding hope.
Classes begin Feb. 10 and run 7-9:30 p.m. To register, call Terrilynn at 203-881-2707.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Dashing through the snow...
"The weather was pleasant, and the trip through the three-quarter mile loop trail behind the barn was enjoyed by all," the couple said in a statement.
The horses, Belgians, named Buddy and Ben, are residents of the farm
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
New Haven announces snow emergency plan
A strict parking ban will be in effect: 11:00 pm Jan. 12 until 6 a.m. Jan. 13, and again from 11 p.m. Jan. 14 through 6 a.m. Jan. 15, the statement said.
During the parking ban:
No parking on streets downtown (all streets with in the area bounded by Howe Street, Tower Parkway, Grove Street, State Street and North Frontage Road).
No parking on major streets posted as snow Emergency routes citywide.
No parking within 25 feet of any intersection citywide and no parking in front of any bus stop or fire hydrant citywide
Cars parking in violation of the parking ban may be ticketed or towed.
To assist with snow removal operations the following alternate side of the street parking regulation will also be in effect:
During Jan. 13, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., parking on residential streets will only be allowed on the even numbered side (house numbers ending in 2,4,6,8,0).
During Jan. 14 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., parking on residential streets will only be allowed on the odd numbered side (house numbers ending in 1,3,5,7,9).
There will be no parking ban in effect downtown between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. Jan. 13 or 14.
Refuse collection will continue as scheduled throughout the storm.
Residents are asked to keep their toters and bins off the street. If snow prevents DPW from collecting trash residents are asked to put their toters away and wait for their trash to be collected on their regularly scheduled day during the following week.
Residents are asked to pay attention to local news outlets - seee http://www.newhavenregister.com/ or check the city’s web site at www.cityofnewhaven.com or call 946-7669 (snow) for updated information.
A phone notification will be issued to all residents whose contact information is listed in the city’s database. Anyone wishing to receive phone or text notification of parking bans and other restrictions associated with the storm must opt-in to the system by visiting the city website http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/emergencyinfo/optin.asp
All New Haven property owners should know that clearing the snow on sidewalks and around their property is their responsibility. This rule applies to both commercial and residential property owners and it requires that sidewalks be cleared within 24 hours of the end of a storm. To avoid fines, residents are encouraged to maintain their property and pay attention to parking bans during inclement weather.
Please note: parking garages and downtown off-street parking lots are still open during snow emergencies. Residents are encouraged to use these facilities as an alternative to parking on the street. It is against the law to throw or plow snow into the streets.
Editor's note: Information here was supplied wholly by the city of New Haven; it is posted here as a public service.
Connecticut Native American Inter-Tribal Urban Council to meet
For more information, contact James E. Rawlings at 203-215-1521.
Click here to learn more about the council and its aims
Want to learn a thing or two about food from Claire Criscuolo?
NEW HAVEN - Restaurateur and author Claire Criscuolo - a New Haven Register columnist - will talk about winter gardening and highlight some easy-to-prepare meal options from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
Click here to read more about Claire and her recipes
She is the author of three cookbooks, a columnist for the Register, and a frequent guest commentator on national television and radio shows. Philanthropy and community support are central to the ongoing mission at Claires Corner Copia as well as at Bastia, another Criscuolo restaurant in New Haven, the statement said. "Both restaurants have contributed many thousands of dollars to state and local charities," the statement said
Read more at http://www.clairescornercopia.com/
There is no charge for this event, and free parking is available. Please register at http://www.claireatlibrary.eventbrite.com/ or 203-946-8835.
Turkish Coffee Night to be held in West Haven Saturday
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Free program on low back pain at New Haven Library
Thes program is free and will be held at the downtown branch, 133 Elm St., the statement said. Free parking is available.
For more information visit http://www.healthsmarts4.eventbrite.com/ or call the library at 203-946-8835.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Road and lane closures in Long Wharf area
Intermittent daytime and nighttime road and lane closures will occur in the New Haven area from January 10, 2011 through March 2011.
What to Expect:
The map [click on it to see it larger] illustrates the areas detailed.
-- Intermittent weekday lane closures of East, Water and Hamilton Streets will be in effect through March 2011 between 9 AM and 3 PM.
-- Nighttime road closures on will occur Water Street between Hamilton and East Streets during the week of January 17, 2011, between 7 PM and 6 AM. Traffic will be detoured onto Hamilton Street and Long Wharf Drive.
-- Brewery Street will be closed intermittently between Sargent Drive and Water Street, between 7 AM and 5 PM starting approximately January 10, 2011. The closure will continue into February 2011. Traffic will be detoured onto Sargent Drive, Canal Dock Road, Long Wharf Drive and Water Street.
-- There will be weekday and weeknight lane closures on Chestnut Street and on Water Street, between Hamilton and Brewery Streets. Daytime lane closures will be in effect between 9 AM and 3 PM and one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. Nighttime lane closures will be in effect between 7 PM and 6 AM and alternating one-way traffic may be implemented.
-- Signs will be posted to help guide you.
-- Work will occur weather permitting and will be rescheduled, if necessary.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to inform local residents of current and upcoming construction activities through bulletins such as this, as well as the I-95 NHHC Corridor Improvement Program website (www.i95newhaven.com) and the toll-free Program Hotline (1.866.277.9595).
If you have any questions about the program, please call us at 1.203.752.1996 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Connecticut Farm-to-Chef Program annual meeting coming up
Producers, chefs and others involved in agriculture or commercial food service may attend.
The free meeting will feature several presentations, group exercises, networking, and a CT Grown lunch.
- Carlos Cassar, Saybrook Point Inn and Spa’s executive chef, will talk about using ingredients from local farms, as well as the inn and spa’s volunteer Green Team, which promotes sustainability in many areas of the facility.
- Christine Applewhite from the state Department of Public Health’s Food Protection Program (http://tinyurl.com/DPHFood) will provide a refresher on which farm products are approved for use in food service and how new legislation will help expand choices for chefs.
Editor's Note: Information in this post was contributed.
French-speaking church to remember anniversary of Haitian earthquake
Sail & Power Squadron sponsoring safe boating sessions
‰Best boating: Starts Jan. 18, evenings; qualifies participants for a safe boater’s certificate.
‰Coastal navigation: Starts Jan. 20 at Pilots Point Marina; includes piloting, chart reading, course plotting, effects of currents and basic coastal or inland navigation.
Call Les Williams at 860-434-0753, go to email@example.com or check out America’s Boating Course at U.S. Power Squadrons on the Internet.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announces giveGreater.org winners
The Community Foundation allocated $200,000 to be awarded as grant prizes to the nonprofits that received the most number of gifts, the statement said.
Christian Community Action ($5,000 - Early Bird Prize)
Columbus House ($5,000 - Third Place Prize)
Fair Haven Community Health Center ($15,000 - Early Bird Prize & Second Place Prize)
Gaylord Hospital ($10,000 - Early Bird Prize & Third Place Prize)
Neighborhood Music School ($15,000 - Early Bird Prize & Second Place Prize)
New Haven Symphony Orchestra ($5,000 - Early Bird Prize)
Project Access of New Haven ($5,000 - Third Place Prize)
Solar Youth ($5,000 - Early Bird Prize)
Squash Haven ($20,000 - First Place Prize)
"The giveGreater.org profiles will be used in The Community Foundation’s grant application processes; thereby maximizing the value to these time-strapped nonprofits of the time invested in giveGreater.org. Other funders have expressed an interest in using the information provided by giveGreater.org in their grant application processes too," the statement said.
Editor's note: Information in this post was provided wholly by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Registration open for West Haven 'Icy Plunge' to benefit breast cancer research
Presented by the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, the event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 15 on the beach next to the Savin Rock Conference Center on Rock Street.
Click here to read previous coverage of this event
The first 100 registered plungers will receive “plungewear,” and the top fundraiser will receive a prize.
Participants will gather on the sand near the conference center and wait for a signal to charge into the Sound. Wetsuits are not allowed.
Registration forms are available at the Department of Public Works, 355 Main St.; Police Department, 200 Saw Mill Road, and by calling Charlene Morgal at 203-937-3586, Sgt. Susan See at 203-937-3914 or Jen Cavallaro at 203-937-3619.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the plunge also can call Morgal, See or Cavallaro.
In the past, proceeds have gone to Looking Forward at the Hospital of Saint Raphael’s Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care and the Yale Breast Center at Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital.
Donation checks may be sent to West Haven Breast Cancer Awareness, Department of Public Works, City Hall, 355 Main St., West Haven 06516.
Editor's Note: Information in this post was contributed
New Haven Oratorio Choir and Orchestra holding auditions
"If you are an experienced choral singer, able to sight read and to prepare independently for intensive weekly rehearsals, and to commit to our demanding rehearsal and performance schedule, we want to hear from you," the statement said. Include a reference to a conductor or teacher who can speak to your experience and qualifications in choral singing. Visit http://www.newhavenoratorio.org/ for more information.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Stooges at the New Haven Library
Screening starts at 5:45 pm. For more information call the library at 203-946-8835.
Literacy Coalition to hold forum on '21st Century Learning'
The forum entitled “21st Century Learning” will run from 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 12 in the Wilson Library Branch, 303 Washington Ave. Martinez will discuss the skills and knowledge students of all ages will need for school, the workplace and life.
Literacy professionals and the general public are invited. RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee will be served. For more information, go to http://www.literacyeveryday.org/.