Friday, September 30, 2011
‰West Haven: Flotilla 24-11 is offering a safe boating and personal watercraft course 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at 1 Kimberly Ave., $60.
For further information contact Charlie Phippen at 860-828-5438 or 860-916-3379, or visit www.a0142411.uscgaux.info.
‰Oxford: Flotilla 24-12 offer About Boating Safety, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15, $60 at the David S. Miles Post 174 American Legion, Oxford Road. Call 203-888-2988 or visit http://a0142412.uscgaux.info.
‰Milford: Auxiliary 24-3 is offering About Boating Safety course Oct. 22.
For registration prior to the class, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/ or register in person on 1-3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Flotilla 24-3 Training Center, 1 Helwig St., one block north of Milford Boat Works.
Walk-ins are welcome.
For additional information about auxiliary courses, call 860-663-5505, or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/.
The event will raise money to restore the historic gardens at the house, first built in 1750 and rebuilt after it was burned by the British in 1779. The house is owned by the New Haven Museum and Historical Society.
The tea party will feature period “vittles and libations” donated by Chestnut Fine Foods, music by the Milford Militia and others, demonstrations of Colonial-era crafts, tours of the house and virtual tours of the plans for the gardens, developed and donated by Leslie Martino, an area landscape designer who is preparing a certificate in landscape design at Harvard. The Pardee-Morris gardens will serve as her certificate project.
Contributions range from $25 (member), to $40 (supporter) to $75 (founder); free for children under 16. To make a reservation, contact Louise FitzSimons at 203-562-4183 or email@example.com.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Connecticut celebrities will compete to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Mohegan Sun Sept. 30, according to a statement by the casino on it website.
"Mohegan Sun is proud to present the third annual ‘MADD About Dancing’ competition in The Cabaret Theatre," the statement said.
The group of celebrities includes: Sonia Baghdady, evening anchor for WTNH; WTNH Meteorologist, Gil Simmons;Fox Connecticut Meteorologist Rachel Frank; Star of Johnny Rockets’ episode of Undercover Boss, Janice Garcia; Connecticut College Vice PresidentUlysses Hammond; WCTY’s on-air personality Marty Hausberger; WFSB New London Bureau Chief, Kevin Hogan; Fox Connecticut on-air personality, Jennifer Lahmers; Libero JewelersVice President Michael Libero, Jr.; and Miss Connecticut 2011.
"Ten Connecticut celebrities will lace up their dancing shoes and hit the floor to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving... the third year Mohegan Sun is teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studio to host a night filled with fun, entertainment and competition. The evening also includes a special vocal performance by Country artist and former Dancing with the Stars competitor, Chuck Wicks."
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
Monday, September 19, 2011
MBA will hold its Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, October 13.
Here's the schedule:
Cross High School
Hillhouse High School Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011
5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Coop Arts & Humanities High School
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Hill Regional Career High School
5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
High School in the Community October 13, 2011
5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Hyde Leadership School
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
6 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Metropolitan Business Academy
October 13, 2011
New Haven Academy
5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Riverside Education Academy
5 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Dixwell New Light High School
2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
New Horizons School for Higher Achievement
5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Polly T. McCabe Center
4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
High School Meet the Teachers NightSeptember 21, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
For live tweets from the trial, follow @nhrlive or on the web.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Saint Raphael’s NICU cares for about one in four infants born at the hospital each year. Plans are underway for $2 million in renovations and technology upgrades to provide a more private, quiet environment for newborns and parents. For more information, visit www.srhs.org/foundationevents.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Delahunt is a Connecticut native, and has served in campus ministry at the University of Bridgeport and with the Christian Medical Society. Since 1998, he has been the pastor of Silliman Memorial Baptist Church in Bridgeport, helping establish the Immanuel Institute for Christian Training in Hyderabad, India. He is also an area minister for the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut.
“The ministry and community of First Baptist, New Haven, presents exciting opportunities for sharing the love of Jesus Christ in the world,” Delahunt said in a press release. “The diversity found at First Baptist is a wonderful witness to the universal gospel. It exemplifies the vision of God’s kingdom described in Revelation 5.9 as being, ‘from every tribe and language and people and nation.’”
Delahunt graduated from Yale Divinity School and in 2001 received a doctor of ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. He and his wife, LaRee Carriker Delahunt, live in Bridgeport. They have three grown children.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to share personal thoughts, memories or stories about Jim is welcome to do so at that time, publicly, privately or in writing. Anyone who would like to add thoughts to a memorial booklet that will be available at the celebration as a remembrance keepsake, may e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 25.
Join the Arts Center Killingworth’s Annual Autumn Open Art Studio Trail and Outdoor Arts Festival on Oct. 8 and 9, organizers said.
Begin the weekend at the free two-day Arts Festival on the historic Madison Green in Madison; meet and see the work of representational and modern painters, jewelry-designers, fabric artists, photographers, sculptors, glass artists and other crafters.
Then purchase a weekend pass ($10 Adults, Children Free 12 and Under) and head out on the Trail with map and program in hand to explore the private studios of well-known painters, potters and ceramicists, mixed-media artists and crafters, organizers said in a statement.
Photographs of the river have been published in a new book, "Mill River: Photographs of Joseph Gerhard" (Manton Westwood Books). A book signing and reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden.
You can order the book, which features 95 black-and-white photos, at millriverbook.com. Price is $60, plus $7 shipping in Connecticut.
They will meet by the lighthouse on the right side, cleaning between the lighthouse and the boat ramp. Rotary provides the gloves and the garbage bags.
This is an International Coastal Clean-up, working with Save the Sound and the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, which means they log all the trash they pick up. "After Irene we could use all the help we can get!
Monday, September 12, 2011
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
"The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them," organizers said on a website.
"Startup Weekend packs into three days what normally takes entrepreneurs three months to do," said organizer Derek Koch, founder of New Haven software company Independent Software. "Entrepreneurs with ideas find your cofounders, develop their plan, and build prototype all in a weekend."
"Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. We are very excited to be able to bring this creative collaboration to New Haven," the site says.
Learn more about the New Haver Startup Weekend here.
Ward 25: Edgewood Magnet School, 737 Edgewood Ave.; Ward 26: Mauro/Sheridan School 191 Fountain St. ; Ward 27: Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St.; Ward 28: Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway; Ward 29: Beecher School, 100 Jewel St. ; Ward 30A: Clarence Rogers School, 199 Wilmot Road; Ward 30B: Old West Hills School, 311 Valley St.
Source: New Haven city website and registrar of voters office.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Please join many dignitaries from the New Haven and Yale communities on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at 36 Lynwood Place.
This event, dubbed Rock the House New Haven, is scheduled for 2 to 10 p.m. (or later) Sept.18, at Terminal 110, 240 Sargent Drive. The event will feature an eclectic mix of musicians, bands and vocalists from all over the Greater New Haven area, the statement said.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
NEW HAVEN – Chapel Haven will hold an open house and tour for interested families from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 1
Visotors can enjoy a light breakfast, meet students and staff, take part in fun activities and tour Chapel Haven's two programs to learn more about how this nationally acclaimed agency can provide the path to a fulfilling adult life. Participants will have the chance to tour two of Chapel Haven's transitional programs – the REACH program for adults with mild developmental disabilities and autism and the Asperger's Syndrome Adult Transition (ASAT) program.
Chapel Haven is located at 1040 Whalley Ave., New Haven (www.chapelhaven.org).
Chapel Haven was founded in 1972 and provides a lifelong program of individualized support services for adults with cognitive and social disabilities, enabling them to live independent and productive lives. The agency celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2012.
RSVPs are required by phoning Connie Brand, Associate Director of Admissions and Marketing, email@example.com, 203-397-1714, X111 by Monday, September 26, 2011. You can also register online at http://www.chapelhaven.org.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This four part series will take place at The Hearth at Gardenside, 173 Alps Road, and will include a light dinner. The classes will run on 6-7:30 p.m. four Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 13. Topics will include:
Sept. 13, overview of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, treatment, research, and Alzheimer’s Association programs and services.
Sept. 20, communication techniques, behavioral challenges, strategies and safety.
Sept. 27, family dynamics, keeping the caregiver healthy, and community resources.
Oct. 4, legal and financial issues
To register for one or more sessions, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 203-230-1777, ext. 14 in Hamden or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A parade of sails can be seen from Hospice grounds at 100 Double Beach Road at 11 a.m. as two dozen boats unfurl their sails. The race begins at noon. Racers may call Eric Treu at 203-483-9262 for further information. For information on watching the parade, call Pat Corradino at Hospice, 203-315-7510. Both events are free.
The Regatta Committee will hold a lobster bake will be held noon-3 p.m. Oct. 1 on Hospice shorefront grounds. Chowder, clams, lobster will be served. There will be entertainment, dancing, model boat races, and a silent auction. Regatta winners will be recognized.
Tickets to the lobster bake can be obtained from Corradino for $40. Proceeds benefit patient and family needs.
For further information, go to http://www.hospice.com/.
NEW HAVEN - In honor of National Grandparents Day on Sept. 11, The Consultation Center will hold a meeting for grandparents who are raising grandchildren to find out more about their Grandparents Program from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 12.
Since 1995, The Consultation Center has been providing grandparents with a range of services and supports, including group meetings both days and evenings, newsletter, parenting skills training, respite opportunities and legislative advocacy. In addition there are many opportunities for socializing for families, grandparents and children. The meeting is open to the public for any grandparent raising grandchildren in the Greater New Haven area. Membership is free of charge. The meeting is at 389 Whitney Ave.
The estimated number of grandparent-headed households in Connecticut according to the last census, completed in 2010; put the number of children in direct care of a grandparent at about 46,000. This is an increase of 6,000 families in the last 10 years. Professionals working with families suggest the actual number may actually be even greater.
In the current economic crisis sometimes the loss of a job can create the loss of a home. When parents cannot pay the rent or the mortgage and are struggling with financial crisis they turn to their own parents for help. Most families pull together in the crisis, sharing the limited resources they have.
Children sometimes need to move into the home of their grandparents, sometimes with a parent, sometimes without either parent. At other times parents fall prey to the ugliness of substance abuse. Teen pregnancies and single parenthood and mental health issues fuel the phenomenon. Today, more and more, divorce is the reason that grandparents are playing a larger role in raising grandchildren.
How are grand families managing this important role?
For the most part they are doing a fantastic job. Research tells us that children cared for by their grandparents are doing well. The trauma and loss they experience from the breakdown of their family is significantly diminished because in most cases their lives remain intact otherwise. We can be proud of Connecticut grandparents that rise to the challenge of parenting for the second time. For many managing the issues of aging and limited retirement income is a daily challenge. Learning to parent in a new age can require some training and support as the rules of child rearing change with the times.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is lightly edited here and posted as a public service.
NEW HAVEN — A fashion show fundraiser for the New Haven Free Store is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the second and third floors of 756 Chapel St.
Debbie Kahan will lead the hour-long classes in a series of stretches and basic poses. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.
$5 per class, bring your own mat. Drop-ins welcome.
Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, Sept. 7-Oct. 26
in Program Room, Lower level,
New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ruggiero is also offering a special "Free Introduction to Drawing" workshop from 12:30-2:30.
Seven-week sessions of classes begin Sept. 19, and are offered daily through Saturdays for many age groups.
Registration is ongoing, class size is limited and a small yearly registration fee is also applicable.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The show takes place on Sept. 17, 2011, from 6-8:30 p.m. at NMS, located at 100 Audubon St., New Haven. It features a cocktail hour accompanied by a live musical performance by NMS students from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by a runway fashion show at 6:30 p.m.
General seating tickets are $15 and can be purchased the day of the show. VIP tickets are available for $40, including a complimentary bottle of wine and table service along with a gift bag. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance. They can be reserved by calling 203-624-5189 ext. 15. Proceeds will be donated to Neighborhood Music School. Participating boutiques and designers include Seychelles, Tracy B, Odean and more.
About Neighborhood Music School:
Neighborhood Music School believes in the power of the arts to inspire. NMS is celebrating 100 years since its founding and is proud to serve over 3,000 students from 80 different towns in
Connecticut. NMS has a range of weekly classes in music, dance and drama for adults and children at all levels of experience. Beginners are always welcome. To see the fall class offerings, visit the school's website at http://www.neighborhoodmusicschool.org/
About East Rock West Rock:
New Haven will hold its third annual East Rock West Rock Music Week beginning Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, through Saturday, Oct. 15. Music Week provides an entertaining live music experience featuring many shows for music lovers of all ages. This year the festival will feature over 300 bands and artists, showcasing all styles of music in intimate coffee shops, bars, nightclubs and various performance spaces.
"There were more performances during New Haven Music Week than some cities have in a year"- Randy Borovsky, Ultra Radio.
"Our mission is to feature up and coming local and national talent by facilitating amazing shows throughout the city. We want to give bands more opportunities to play." - Patrick Mansfield, Co-founder of the ERXWRX Music Week.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States has named Maryanne "Annie" Hornish its new Connecticut state director. Hornish will lead The HSUS' animal welfare efforts throughout Connecticut.
"I am honored to join The Humane Society of the United States and look forward to promoting humane communities here in Connecticut," said Hornish.
Before joining The HSUS, Hornish was a State Representative for Connecticut's 62nd District (2009-10). During her time in office Hornish was well known for her efforts with animal-friendly legislation, including fighting puppy mills and fighting to prohibit the cruel practice of battery cages in egg production. She was founder and Co-chair of Legislators for Animal Advocacy (2009-10) and Co-chair of the Rural Caucus (2010).
Hornish is a lifelong resident of north central Connecticut and has a professional background in healthcare. Hornish graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Agriculture, received her certification in Cytotechnology from the UCONN Health Center, and was awarded her M.B.A. from Western New England College.
Annie and her husband Neil reside in Granby with their seven rescued cats, two rescued dogs, and two rescued house rabbits.
In 2010, The HSUS helped pass more than 100 animal protection laws in various states and saved thousands of animals in natural or man-made disasters through its animal rescue team deployments. The HSUS focuses its work through campaigns that include promoting sheltering and equine protection, and campaigns that work to stop animal cruelty like animal fighting, puppy mills, the Canadian seal slaughter, factory farming and the worst wildlife abuses such as captive hunting and poaching.
To learn more about Hornish and The HSUS' work in Connecticut, visit humanesociety.org/about/state/connecticut/ or on Facebook at facebook.com/humanesociety/The-Humane-Society-of-the-United-States-Connecticut
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is unedited here.
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