East Haddam Family taking steps to Fight Digestive Diseases

  Amy Saraco and her family have formed a team; Team Sarac-Stars, who will be participating in the CT Shoreline Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is hosting the walk Saturday, October 25, at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. The family …

National Voter Registration Day 9/23

  by Bette Tani – Editor Reporter Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town …

CRT Offers Free Foreclosure Program

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Community Renewal Team (CRT) has expanded it’s free homeowner foreclosure prevention program to now include all income levels. CRT’s expanded foreclosure prevention program is due in part to increased federal funding to programs that help homeowners, according to a statement issued by the organization. If …

Harvest Craft Fair Seeking Vendors

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Chestelm Adult Day Service in Moodus is looking for vendors to participate in their juried Harvest Craft Show, schedule for Saturday Nov. 8. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the East Haddam Fuel Bank, which offers residents fuel assistance. Show Coordinator Marie …

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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.

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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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Study suggests flu shot can help prevent heart attacks

October 23, 2013 Areawide, Feature No Comments
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

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If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up your sleeve.

The flu vaccine is currently recommended for everyone over 6 months of age in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For people with certain health issues, such as heart disease or respiratory problems, the vaccine is highly recommended.

People in the study who got flu shots were one-third less likely to have heart issues, such as heart failure or a heart attack, compared to those who opted against vaccination.

The flu shot was associated with an even greater reduction of heart problems if someone had heart disease to start with, according to the study.

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In East Haddam – an Apple Fest and Classic Cars

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street in East Haddam and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street in East Haddam and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest.

Press Release On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest. There will be plenty of free “apple” activities for younger children. Make a delicious purchase at the Apple Bake Sale. And find out who bakes the best apple pie in town! On Sunday, Oct 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hale-Ray Project Graduation hosts a Car Show at Westchester Market, 493 Westchester Road in Colchester, at the corner of Routes 149 and 16. … Continue Reading

In East Haddam – Open Studios at I-Park Oct 27

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

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You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

Meet our October Artists-In-Residence

Josh Black, California, Visual Arts | www.joshblack.org

Ting-Chun Chen, Taiwan, Visual Arts | www.tingchen.co.uk

Benjamin Irwin, California, Music Composition | www.benirwinmusic.com

Yeon Jin Kim, South Korea/New York, Moving Image | www.yeonjinkim.com

Tatiana Nikolaenko, Russia, Visual Arts | www.nikolaenkotatiana.com

Sandra Osborne, California, Visual Arts | www.sandraosborne.net

Christina Tenaglia, New York, Visual Arts | www.christinatenaglia.com

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…for free tickets to attend this Sunday’s event.

The artists will be in their studios from 2 to 3 p.m.

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In East Haddam – I-Park Environmental Art Trail weekend walks Oct 19-20

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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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

October 12, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

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Land Trust works with local landowners to preserve Moodus Riverfront

October 12, 2013 Local News No Comments
Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

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Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan.

East Haddam Land Trust recently purchased from the Bogans a 1.3-acre parcel bordering Grist Mill Road, as well as a conservation easement to five separate parcels totaling 44.23 acres between Grist Mill and Clark Gates Roads.

On this acreage, East Haddam Land Trust will create hiking trails with a loop along the Moodus River.

Though it once ran with human effluent and other pollutants, modern septic systems and better land use practices have helped Moodus River waters run clear.

The river now hosts native brook trout as it flows by the remnants of the historic gristmill and East Mill dams and through meadows, wetlands and woodlands alive with song birds and other wildlife.

The trail will meander along these sites and provide river access for fishing.

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East Haddam residents invited to join Sunrise State Park cleanup Oct 27

. “This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

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State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and State Sen. Art Linares (R-33) invite area residents to join them for a community cleanup of Sunrise State Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Area residents are asked to come dressed to help pick up litter and debris from the park.  Delicious chili, soup and sandwiches will be provided to volunteers courtesy of Moodus Sportsmen’s Club following the cleanup.

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a great opportunity to pick up the park, and the more helping hands, the better,” Sen. Linares said. “Please tell friends and neighbors about this cleanup. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th. In one afternoon, we can make a tremendous impact.”

The legislators’ Sep. 25 meeting to discuss the future of the property attracted more than 80 residents.

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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

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