Bulletin Board: Bethany, Milford, Orange, Woodbridge
State Sen. George Logan, R-17, and Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, R-89, will meet with constituents at 6:30-8 p.m. June 27 at Town Hall.
Residents will have the opportunity to hear about the legislative session, which ended June 7, and ask about legislation that passed or is pending, especially regarding the state budget.
The Woodmont Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24-25 at Woodmont Borough Hall, 128 King’s Highway.
The annual event is open to the public 2-9 p.m. June 24.
The event is a picnic, campout, practice for emergencies and a contest.
Starting at 2 p.m. June 24, members of WARA will activate a five transmitters operating from an emergency center. Teams of licensed radio amateurs will continuously operate for 24 hours, trying to make contact with as many stations in different 70-by-100-mile grid squares as possible, and exchange information. One transmitter will be allocated for members of the public to “get on the air” with supervision.
The event aims to demonstrate ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Hams can throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world.
The Milford youth baseball leagues and Norma F. Pfriem Foundation announce the schedule for the first Milford Youth Baseball League Mayor’s Cup, June 24-25 at Francis Field, behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., and Clarkson Field, 42 Watrous Lane.
Each league will send the regular season champion of each division to represent its league. All leagues encourage spectators to catch as many games a possible to support and encourage youth baseball.
For details, visit http://jml.org/InfoLeague/ExpandedNewsPage.aspx?contentid=52
• Coach pitch/rookie games: June 24: 2 p.m., MILL-MNLGLL, Clarkson Field; 7: p.m., MILL-JML, Clarkson Field.
June 25: 11 a.m., JML - MNLGLL, Clarkson Field.
• Farm/ minor games: June 24: 2:30 p.m., MILL versus JML, Francis Field; June 24: 4:30 p.m., MILL versus MNLGLL, Clarkson Field; June 25, noon, JML - MNLGLL, Francis Field
• Major games: June 24: 5 p.m., JML-MNLGLL, Francis Field; June 24: 7:30 p.m., MILL-JML, Francis Field; June 25: 1 p.m., MILL-MNLGLL, Clarkson Field.
The Herbcrafters of the Milford Historical Society will hold a Garden Tea Party on June 24 at 2 p.m., rain or shine, at 34 High St. Tea sandwiches, desserts, and teas will be served.
Cheryl Cappiali, a beekeeper and master gardener intern, will speak. There will be a teacup auction.
Donation is $20; only 50 tickets will be sold. For tickets, call 203-876-8207 or 203-877-1851.
At the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon St.:
• Summer story time for preschoolers, accompanied by a caregiver, at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, June 14-Aug. 2.
For further information, call 203-874-5675.
The Milford Road Runners will present the Courtney Honda Independence Day 3000 Road Race at 9 a.m. July 1 at Foran High School, 80 Foran Road.
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $20 pre-registration; $25 race day. All proceeds are given back to the community or local charities.
Contact: Milford Road Runners: Courtney Honda Independence Day 5000.
It will be “Milford Day at the Zoo” June 24.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, in Bridgeport, will admit Milford residents 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for $5 per person with ID.
Nonprofits and businesses may set up a booth at the zoo; contact Julie Nash at 203-783-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Valley Yacht Club, 44 Riverside Ave., will celebrate its golden anniversary 2-8 p.m. June 24.
Ceremonies are expected to begin at 4 p.m., with Mayor Benjamin G. Blake issuing a proclamation, and season-opening ceremony to follow.
The VYC was formed by 45 recreational power boaters at Murphy’s Boat Yard in Shelton to provide an affordable and safe, family-oriented atmosphere for its members.
The club was incorporated in June 1967. The members began a search on the Housatonic River for a permanent home. They purchased the Milford property in July and November 1968.
The VYC membership consists of 75 members and their families. The club hasfishing tournaments, dock and theme parties and regattas. Winter activities include a Commodores Ball, trips and other get-togethers.
The club participates in the yearly Housatonic River Cleanup, and is the originator and organizer of the yearly Riverlights Boat Parade in September, and has raised more than $60,000 for cancer victims and their families through Swim Across the Sound.
The Beth-El Center, which serves the homeless and hungry, was presented with a $25,000 grant from the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation.
The funds will be used to buy new household items for residents transitioning into permanent housing.
The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, 203-877-5131.
Movie, “Hello, My Name Is Doris” with Sally Field and Max Greenfield, June 23 at 1 p.m.
Presentation on traffic laws, changing lanes, parking, driving speed, accidents, tickets and left turns, June 27 at 1 p.m.
Discussion on protecting savings and investments from being lost due to the high cost of long term health care with John N. Massih, elder law, estate planning attorney, June 28 at 1 p.m.
Writers Unlimited Group program of stories, poems, a skit and a song, June 29 at 1 p.m.
Dine Out Milford
Dine Out Milford, the annual Milford Restaurant Week, will take place the week of July 17-23.
Dine Out Milford visitors and local residents can experience dining in participating restaurants that will offer special prix fixe fare.
Participating restaurants include: Bin 100 Restaurant, Bridge House Restaurant, Eli’s Tavern, Gusto Trattoria/Italian Restaurant, Mexico Tipico, Monty’s River Grille at Great River Golf Club, Reggiano’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, Scribner’s Restaurant, Seasons by Jeffrey’s.
Dine Out Milford offers diners: prix fixe dinner prices, $20.95 or $27.95. A prix fixe lunch menu may be available at $17.95. Calling ahead and reservations are suggested.
The chamber will have a table at the Downtown Milford Farmers Market July 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to promote Dine Out Milford.
For more information, visit www.dineoutmilford.com or call 203-878-0681.
Activities at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 680 Racebrook Road. Info: 203-795-6577 or email@example.com.
• The Orange Summer Craft Festival will take place on the front lawn on Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call 203-751-6267.
As of June 5, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, is open the following hours: Monday: noon-8 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday: noon-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Events are free, except as noted. Pre-register in person or by telephone: 203-891-2170. http://www.casememoriallibrary.org.
• Music on CD: Body Count, Bloodlust, Joey DeFrancesco and the People, Project Freedom, Nelly Furtado, The Ride, Mastodon, Emperor of Sand, Maren Morris, Hero, Brad Paisley, Love and War, Paramore, After Laughter, Franz Schubert, Piano Sonatas D.960 & D.944, Trombone Shorty, Parking Lot Symphony, Wire, Silver/Lead.
• Children’s Summer Reading registration, June 15-Aug. 18, children in preschool-grade 6 may register in the library or online. When participants have read their first book, they will choose and decorate a game piece and pin it to the Summer Reading Game Board. Game pieces will be moved from one area of the board to the next as books are read. Prizes will also be distributed for books read during a particular week. Read five books and complete one activity from the list, then get entered into the grand prize raffle of your choosing.
• Oscar Film: Nocturnal Animals, Monday, June 26, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, 1 p.m., 1 hr. 56 min. R. A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.•
• Block Print Book Tote Craft, Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m., for grades 6-12. Create a custom block print and personalize a book tote. Registration is required. Space is limited.
• Beardsley Zoo: “Life in the Wild,” Thursday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.
For grades K-6. Learn about the amazing adaptations animals have for thriving in their habitats in visit with creatures from the zoo. Meet some animal ambassadors and take a look at artifacts. RSVP.
The Housatonic River Job Network will meet at 7-9 p.m. July 6 at Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road.
Guest speaker will be Mark Troncone, PMP® IT project manager, senior IT business analyst, whose topic will be “How to Create an Effective Marketing Plan.”
The Network is dedicated to those underemployed or in transition to meet, share leads, hear guest speakers, and obtain information for their job search.
Future meeting will be: Aug. 10, Melanie Szlucha, topic TBD.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Orange public schools will have rolling registration for new students.
To begin, visit the registration page at www.oess.org for the child’s school and fill out the online registration forms. Prepare the documents listed and a representative will contact you to set up an appointment.
On July 10-Aug. 3, registration appointments will be held at Mary L. Tracy School, 650 School House Lane, on Mondays, Wednesdays, noon-2 p.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Before July 10 and after Aug. 3 appointments will be held at the child’s school.
Bring child’s original birth certificate, proof of residency, physical and immunization records to the meeting.
The West Haven IA Club will hold a Doo Wop Dance at 85 Chase Lane, 8-12 p.m. July 15. Music by DJ Charles, free beer, wine or soda. Cash bar for mixed drinks.
BYO snacks. Coffee and at 11 p.m. Tickets: $20 per person.
Call Lou at 203-934-3339 or Ben at 203-933-4423 by July 11.
• Notre Dame High School of West Haven will destroy records for students who graduated or transferred in 2007.
The transcripts are not being destroyed; they will be kept on file. Any student that wants a copy of the records for that year must request a copy in writing to the Office Coordinator, Notre Dame High School, 1 Notre Dame Way, West Haven 06516.
The request must include the student’s full name, address while in attendance, present address, birth date, and grade level completed. All requests must be in writing; no telephone requests will be accepted.
• The Notre Dame West Haven High School guidance department will destroy all special education records for the class of 2007.
Members of the class may contact Sr. Rosemary Reynolds (email@example.com) to obtain their files. Pick up deadline is Aug. 18, 2017. The records not claimed will be destroyed. For further information, call 203-933-1673, ext. 234.
Applications for the Renters Program may be filed with the town assessor at Town Hall until Sept. 29.
It is available to full-time town residents age 65 by Dec. 31, 2016; whose total income does not exceed $35,200 for a single person or 42,900 for a married couple. People on Social Security Disability are exempt from the age requirement. Proof of all 2016 income and Social Security earnings is required, along with receipts, cancelled checks of 2016 rent and utilities, excluding phone and cable.
Applications can be filed 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. For details, call the assessor’s office at 203-389-3416.
• Woodbridge Job Bank teens will work for Woodbridge residents who want to hire someone to assist with odd jobs like yard work, party help, cleaning, tutoring, and moving furniture or boxes.
Call 203-389- 3429 for more information.
• The Woodbridge Job Bank has numerous teenagers who are experienced in babysitting. Some have completed the American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course. Woodbridge residents who would like more information about babysitters or Mother’s Helpers may call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429.
• The Job Bank in Woodbridge offers jobs to teen residents who would like to work to earn some extra cash. The application process offers a chance to learn about the interview process, safety on the job, and how to negotiate pay. Types of jobs may include yard work, babysitting, animal care and house work. Call Youth Services to join at 203-389-3429.
• Red Cross babysitter training, June 29, 30, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room at 10 Newton Road. The course is for Woodbridge teens, ages 12-17. Students must attend both days to receive a certificate. Fee is $60 with a discount for siblings.
Call 203-389-3429 to register. Students receive Babysitter Handbook, DVD, and snack. Nonresidents will be placed on wait list until week before class. Students must bring lunch. Fee of $60 payable to Woodbridge Youth Services must be paid in advance.
• Job readiness at Amity Continuing Ed: July 10, 11, 10 a.m.-noon, high school and young college students to attend a two-day workshop about job or internship preparation. Each student will complete a resume, work through an application, and experience the interview. Class will also discuss proper attire and conduct. Preparation for work, part- or full-time, is the focus. Students will take a completed resume home on their flash drives.
Call Youth Services at 203-389-3429.
Minimum grade level: 9. Course includes: flash drive, workbook and materials. Fee: $10. Register at http://www.amityregion5.org/ Click on “Continuing Ed”
• Seventh-grade picnic: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Residents of Woodbridge and Bethany may attend the 18th annual 7th Grade Picnic to meet friends, with pizza, music, games and an inflatable on the Woodbridge Green, $5.
Call 203-389-3429 to sign up.
The town of Woodbridge, Amity Regional School District and Woodbridge public schools were winners in the Government sector of the 2017 GreenCircle Sustainability awards.
The awards are sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announce the recipients.
The GreenCircle Sustainability Awards celebrates those who take a coordinated and holistic approach to reducing their environmental impact and resource demands of their operations and activities.