Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
From the Cesare Campaign...
Austin currently serves on the Board of Education and Jonathan on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The event is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at Mickey's restaurant, corner of Whitney and Dixwell avenue.
Tickets are $35 a person. Checks payable to "Friends of the Cesares 2011" or cash can be paid at the door.
If you would like to contribute but cannot attend please mail Heather Cesare at 20 Harding St., Hamden, CT 06518.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Firefigher's helmet give-away
What Riggs was doing was speaking to first-graders at Green Acres School in North Haven, to promote the annual North Haven Professional Firefighters annual bicycle safety program.
"We want to make it cool to wear a helmet," Riggs said.
That's the psychology behind why firefighters in town for the last 16 years have been giving away free bike helmets to first-graders.
Seventeen years ago, three kids were hurt when they didn't wear their helmets. "We decided we wanted to do something" in the way of prevention, he said.
So, they got advice from pediatricians and educators about which age group was best to help out. First grade was chosen. Since then, Riggs and other firefighters visit those classrooms at each elementary school. Kids are given coupons to bring to the fire headquarters at 11 Broadway from 9 a.m. to noon on either Sept. 24 or Oct. 1. Firefighters give a free helmet to each child who presents a coupon. Additionally, all children are entered into a drawing for a free bicycle. The children and the adults who accompany them also sign a bicycle safety pledge.
Students from Quinnipiac University's Occupational Therapy Department help to fit the helmets on children's heads. "It's to protect them from having injuries and requiring rehabilitation," said Tracy Vanoss, assistant clinical professor in the School of Health Sciences.
So, if you are a first-grade parent, don't forget to bring the kiddoes to the fire station.
And, even if your child has a helmet already, it doesn't help to have a spare.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station Open House Today
Contact: Melody Keena 203-230-4308
HAMDEN – Staff with the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, are inviting the public to an open house celebrating the completion of a project that significantly improved the energy efficiency of the Northern Research Station's facility in Hamden, Conn.
The open house will run from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The Northern Research Station office is located at 51 Mill Pond Road, Hamden, Conn.
The “greening” of the 45-year-old building was funded by a 2010 Economic Recovery Act grant for $2.3 million. Improvements included the addition of a solar array that now provides some of the building’s electrical needs as well as new energy-efficient windows and an insulated eastern white cedar façade.
Improving the building’s efficiency went beyond renovation. In October 2010, USDA Natural Recourses Conservation Service (NRCS) and Southwest Conservation District (SWCD) staff moved into empty space on the second floor of the Hamden main building.
“We’ve done more than renovate our space, we’ve filled it,” said Melody Keena, a research entomologist with the Northern Research Station. “We have increased the occupancy rate for the building, increased the services included with the space, saved the government over $28,000 a year in space leasing costs, and reduced the Forest Service research dollars going into maintaining the facilities.”
Open house activities include tours highlighting the “greening” projects, a tour of the new office space of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Southwest Conservation District, brief presentations on Forest Service research, and NRCS and SWCD presentations on services available to the community.
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. The mission of the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station is to improve people’s lives and help sustain the natural resources in the Northeast and Midwest through leading-edge science and effective information delivery.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hamden Dems Open Headquarters tonight
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sunday barbecue for GOP's Matt Corcoran
Sunday Sept. 18, Rain or Shine, 1-4 p.m.
$20 per person; $30 per couple; children 4-12 $5
Friday, September 16, 2011
Whitneyville has Saturday hours until November
Fisher House Fundraiser at Elks on Sunday
Thursday, September 15, 2011
How about a glacial kettle tour?
The Hamden Land Conservation Trust is organizing the tour. The trust is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation of open space lands for current and future generations.
The tour will give the general public a chance to see how a glacial kettle is formed, said trust board member Betsy Gorman.
"It will bring more of a presence to the site, and it will be nice to have our neighbors gather to see the fence," she said. "If the public was more aware of the property, it would prevent people from dumping on the site."
Glacial kettles are shallow, sediment-filled bodies of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
(This information thanks to Register intern Brittany Montague.)
Saturday, September 10, 2011
WTC -- Never Forget
I'm not sure how the photo of this license plate ended up vertically when I switched it to be horizontal, but in any case, this license plate commemorates the 9/11 attacks in New York. The license plate belongs to Billy L. Smith. It was sent in by Hamden resident Cheryle Rennie-Smith, who says that her husband wanted to find a way for people to keep the tragedy fresh in their minds every day, and never forget what happened to our country on 9/11.
Thank you to Cheryl for thinking of me and our Register readers.
Labels: 9/11 license plate
New Proposed Hamden Town Charter to be discussed
Refreshments will be served and the meeting is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
You picked E.T.!
Bring the kids, or yourself, to the Town Center Park for Hamden's Free Outdoor Movie Night.
Residents who voted in an online survey chose the timeless classic, "E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial," to be shown among four other movies.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Fried dough, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, kettle corn and ice cream will be available for purchase.
Town Center Park is at 2761 Dixwell Ave. You can park in the Miller Library or Hamden Middle School parking lots.
Event is sponsored by the town of Hamden, the Town Center Park Commission and the Arts, Recreation and Culture Department.
For information or cancellation visit: http://www.hamden.com/ or 203-287-2579.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Help the Register know when your power was turned on by filling out this form.
Labels: Register wants to know
Emergency food still available Saturday
Labels: emergency food distribution