East Hampton Senior Center News Available Online

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The East Hampton Senior Center is now on line and current events, trips, lunch menus and more can be viewed by clicking on the senior center link at www.easthamptonct.gov. The center itself is located at 105 Main Street and can be reached at (860) 267-4426. …

Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In East Hampton eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. …

Welcome Home the Troops

East Hampton has a long history as being known as the Belltown, and this Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. all East Hampton businesses and residents are being asked to ring a bell. This is being done in coordination with the removal of the final ribbon from the Yellow Ribbon …

Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter John Morris, fondly called Jim, who lost his life last Friday, Oct. 17, at the age of 79 after being struck by a car, was a man described as “dedicated” to the Town of East Hampton. After moving to town 15 years ago he served …

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Environmental Art Trail Weekend Walks – October 19-20

October 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

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In case you missed the exhibition in September, I-Park – Connecticut’s premier artists’ residency program, located in East Haddam – is offering another opportunity.

Join us this weekend, rain or shine, as we re-open our grounds to the general public.

Enjoy a self-directed trail walk, including a boat ride, to view the works created for I-Park’s 2013 Environmental Art Biennale (the fourth in a series).

It will be a month since the opening – the colors and sounds will have changed, as will the ephemeral installations themselves.

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More than 100 quilts on exhibit at historic church

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

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First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.

The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.

The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.

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Stretch of Route 151 officially named for local war hero

October 11, 2013 Local News Comments Off
A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

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An Oct. 8, 2013 dedication ceremony marked the renaming of a stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT in honor of a local hero.

A new state law championed by Rep. Melissa Ziobron and Sen. Art Linares honors the service of World War II veteran Peter P. Golec, who was born and raised in the Moodus section of East Haddam and gave his life in defense of his country.

Golec walked a stretch of Route 151 every day of his life prior to his military service. The route of the Memorial Highway renamed in Golec’s honor runs along the same street he walked and where the family homestead still stands today – it bisects the end of Neptune Avenue, where the Baron-Smith-Golec Post 156 American Legion is located.

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East Hampton talent featured in Gilbert & Sullivan opera

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

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Some East Hampton roads to close temporarily for Bennys Run Oct 5

October 4, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser. Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

East Hampton Police wants drivers to know that some roads near Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT will be closed and there may be traffic delays on other roads during the Benny’s Run Race on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and police anticipate some traffic delays, particularly in the area of North Main Street.

About 200 runners/walkers are expected to join the event.

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October blood donors can win propane gift card

October 3, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

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The American Red Cross encourages all those who can donate to help save lives and support Connecticut’s blood supply.

Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the only source is from a generous blood donor.

For many, a blood transfusion can make a lifesaving difference.

Donors during the month of October 2013 will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.)

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Most Wanted caught in Middlesex county Operation Archangel net

September 30, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the "most wanted."

East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the “most wanted.”

What’s known as Operation Archangel was carried out in Middlesex County on Sept. 30, 2013. Eighty-five law enforcement professionals from local, state and federal agencies collaborated today to track and take into custody some of this region’s “most wanted” criminal suspects.

According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, the operation began before dawn this morning, commanded by State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex Peter A. McShane and United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut Joseph P. Faughnan.

A total of 56 suspects were taken into custody that ranged in age from 17 to 51.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

September 25, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off

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Friends of the East Hampton Village Center will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, 70 Main St.

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

The public is welcome.

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

East Hampton — Tuesday, September 23, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron toured Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton with Dr. George Knoecklein who is a Limnologist, hired by the town to monitor …

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

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East Haddam residents that stumble upon Eddie’s Auto Body may think they are entering an ordinary auto body shop. The functional surroundings and down-to-earth staff seem to be requirements for …

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

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Mimi Perrotti, Democrataic candidate for the 34th House District; East Hampton, East Haddam and Westchester, is delighted to announce that she has been approved for public financing by the State …

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Hello From the Editor

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Dear Readers: It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is …

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

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The East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

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