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Volunteer EMTs Needed

August 20, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments
The East haddam Ambulance Association is seeking to recruit new volunteers.

The East haddam Ambulance Association is seeking to recruit new volunteers.

The East Haddam Ambulance Association at 440 Town Street is seeking new volunteers to add to their team.  The group is currently working hard to recruit Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders.  All training is provided by the association, and no previous experience is necessary.

In 1968, the year the association was formed, volunteer EMTs responded to 86 calls.  As the town grows larger, more EMTs are needed to meet the increase in calls, which have risen to 526 as of last year.  The growing need isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon, either. The rate of ambulance calls is … Continue Reading

“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

August 18, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. On September 20th, the “Take the Time” Mammography Mobile will be making its next appearance at the family’s garden shop, Paul’s and Sandy’s Too, located at 93 East High Street in East Hampton. The mobile offers free mammograms to women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months. TaketheTime

The “Take the Time” Mobile is funded by the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation, which was started by Karen Peszynski Clark and her family. Sandy, Karen’s mother and the namesake of the foundation as well as the family’s shop, passed away in 2007 from breast cancer after a twenty-five year battle against the disease. The foundation raises funds through efforts such as the annual Pumpkintown festival, a fantasy village complete with pumpkin-headed inhabitants that runs each year from late … Continue Reading

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St in East Hampton.  Trinkets and toys, home goods and electronics, to books, records and so much more will be among the treasures just waiting to be discovered.

The tag sale is an annual fundraiser held by Epoch Arts (pronounced “epic”).   A non-profit organization described as an “arts center” by founder Elizabeth Namen, Epoch offers its young participants the opportunity to nourish their artistic and creative skills.  Classes such as filmmaking, painting, clay sculpting, crafting, playwriting and production, improvisation and more … Continue Reading

Historian To Give Veterans Day Talk

August 8, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Presentation On Moodus War Hero, Melvin Baron

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Both the Hadlyme Congregational Church and the North School of Hadlyme are sponsoring a talk about a World War II veteran from Moodus named Melvin Baron, who was killed in action in Italy 70 years ago on May 4, 1944, at the age of 19. Pvt. Baron, a 1943 graduate of Hale-Ray High School, was part of an elite special services unit in the Army. It was jointly formed with Canadian troops and was called the “First Special Services Force.” The unit … Continue Reading

Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

July 31, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

By Lauren Quirici East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. Each year at the parade, about fifteen to thirty creatively dressed boats set sail across the lake. Past years have seen boats resembling racecars, Noah’s Ark, covered wagons and more.

"Ballerina Beach Volleyball" was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

“Ballerina Beach Volleyball” was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

The parade is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, who extend invitations to surrounding communities as far as Enfield and Windsor, as well as to some of the neighboring lakes. The group, largely comprised of waterfront or watershed area residents, focuses on raising money to keep the lake and surrounding area free of pollution. Among many fundraising efforts to benefit the lake environment is a yearly raffle that takes place at the parade, offering $10,000 to a lucky winner. “The lake is probably the biggest natural resource in East Hampton,” explains John Moore, lakefront resident and chairman of the Friends. “We are using the money to help educate and keep the … Continue Reading

Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

November 2, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

From Barbara Davis, CT River Coastal Conservation District, Inc.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

Attendees heard about our conservation highlights of the past year; helped us honor our annual conservation award recipients; and enjoyed a special presentation and guided walk led by Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, a nonprofit organization based in Middletown, works to conserve natural resources in the towns of Berlin, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Hebron, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Marlborough, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rocky Hill, Salem and Westbrook.

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Coming up in East Haddam, the Serendipity Auction

November 2, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Local News Comments Off
The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9.  The auction is hosted by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, at 31 Main St., East Haddam.  Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in East Haddam is Saturday Nov. 9. Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

Press Release

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The auction is hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, at 31 Main St., East Haddam.

Admission is free.

Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

We will even be auctioning off a knight in shining armor!

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UConn sexual assaults should be investigated says Gov Malloy

October 25, 2013 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 25 made the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding complaints filed by UConn students claiming the university failed to responsibly handle their reports of being sexually assaulted.

Legislators are now calling for public hearings on the complaints.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Annual East Haddam Fair, Tag Sale is Oct 12

Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

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