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“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

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

DOT plans road work in East Haddam

May 14, 2013 Local News No Comments
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

Press Release

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a little more than a mile on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam.

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YPCCA production of Oliver benefits victims of Sandy Hook shootings

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn's Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn’s Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts (YPCCA) invites you to our production of the classic musical “Oliver” May 2 – 5 at East Hampton High School at 20 East High St.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for the Mansfield Scholarship that is given to an East Hampton student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to instead send the proceeds from this show to the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut.

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In East Haddam – Devil’s Hopyard fire, a year of regrowth

Devil's Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.  A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days. From Joelen's Garden blog, by permission, 2013.

Devil’s Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.
A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days. From Joene’s Garden blog, by permission, 2013.

From Joene’s Garden

Devil’s Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.

A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days and even held the attention of news organizations for more than 24 hours.

A week after the embers and risk for rekindles died, my husband and I hiked along the orange trail to the vista to observe the fire’s aftermath.

The contrasts were striking. It was easy to see where the fire was the hottest – along upward slopes – and where it simply burned the leaf litter.

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In East Haddam – Flex those muscles, work off winter blahs

March 8, 2013 Local News No Comments
The East Haddam Land Trust hosts a Trail Cleaning day, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday March 16 at the Sheepskin Hollow Preserve. Land Trust photo of September 2012 Sheepskin Hollow Bridge ribbon-cutting.

The East Haddam Land Trust hosts a Trail Cleaning day, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday March 16 at the Sheepskin Hollow Preserve. Land Trust photo of September 2012 Sheepskin Hollow Bridge ribbon-cutting.

The East Haddam Land Trust hosts a Trail Cleaning Day, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday March 16 at the Sheepskin Hollow Preserve at the end of Ridgebury Road in East Haddam, CT.

East Haddam Land Trust President Rob Smith will direct this trail stewardship session.

Dress in solid footwear and work clothes, bring loppers and pruning saws.

Questions? Please call Rob at 860-608-6811.

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Harlem Ambassadors coming to East Hampton

Spectators can expect to see 50 high-flying slam dunks during a Harlem Ambassadors game. The Ambassadors will take on Old Glory, a team of local challengers, in a comedy basketball game hosted by the Rotary Club of East Hampton Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School.  Publicity photo.

Spectators can expect to see 50 high-flying slam dunks during a Harlem Ambassadors game. The Ambassadors will take on Old Glory, a team of local challengers, in a comedy basketball game hosted by the Rotary Club of East Hampton CT on Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at East Hampton High School. Publicity photo.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

On Thursday, April 4, a team made up of local community leaders, coaches, civic leaders and others will face the Harlem Ambassadors in a match of skill and comedy.

The Harlem Ambassadors travel around the country and entertain audiences with slam dunks, basketball-handling tricks and comedy.

This will be a night of family fun and everyone can get involved.

The Rotary Club of East Hampton has invited the Ambassadors to come and deliver a positive message about staying in school and saying NO to drugs and alcohol.

Plan to bring your friends and family on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton High School.

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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

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business, sell your products or clean out that attic. To participate, visit our website for information table and tent space fees.

U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

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