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Pet Of The Week


This week from the Connecticut Humane Society’s Waterford Branch we have Kitty and Poochi. Kitty and Poochi are both about 11 years old and they are both spayed females. Kitty is a Labrador Retriever and Poochi is a Basset Hound. These two pretty girls have only been with us for a few days but desperately need to find their new forever homes. Both of these girls are very sweet and love attention. We would like Kitty and Poochi to go home together because they love each other so much. If you have any questions on Kitty and Poochi or any of the other animals at the shelter, give us a call at (860) 442 8583, check out our website at or stop in at 169 Old Colchester Road in Quaker Hill. Don’t forget to check out Facebook page.


Benefit Pasta Dinner For Larry Stevens
Come support a local resident who was diagnosed with having Liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer. All proceeds will go to him and his family. This dinner will be Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at the Westerly Lodge of Elks Club. The dinner is from 5:00-8:00p.m. Tickets will be $10.00 per person, $5.00 for children and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Suzanne at 860.859.7900.



Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Walk Across Southeastern CT
The 7th Annual Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk across Southeastern CT will be Saturday October 6th. 100% of the money raised goes directly to breast cancer research. As a walker you may choose to walk a quarter marathon (6.55. miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) or the full marathon (26.2 miles) Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30a.m. at Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook, with the walk beginning at 7:00a.m. Also new this year is a 12-18 year old fundraising commitment of only $100 for any distance walked. Walkers are provided with training and fundraising support as well as the opportunity to meet others who come together for a common cause and purpose. Walkers can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. To register for the walk, volunteer, form a team, or contribute to a registered walker please visit or call 860.245.0402. Over the last six years The Foundation has funded 21 research grants totaling over 2 million dollars!



Charity Day
Sporific Health is putting on a charity day Sept 29, 2012 at the Surf and Turf Cafe in Norwich. This is about getting the schools charity's and vendors together for a fun day out! Admission for the public is free, and a vendor table is just $35 a  which will be donated to the Norwich Alzheimer's organization. There will also be a give and take table, for people to drop off yard sale items like clothes, toys, and household goods. Anything not sold for charity will go to the Norwich Madonna house. We will also be collecting old sneakers for STEC, save the earth club at RMMS, because the old sneakers are turned into playground turf. There will be a cash bar, food, and a lot of fun for the whole family!.


Gales Ferry Fire Department
Want to be part of an organization proud to serve the community for over 70 years? The Gales Ferry Fire Company needs your help to help others. Receive free training as a Firefighter, Apparatus Operator, Rescue Team Member, Fire Police Officer, or assist with non emergency company operations. For more information call the firehouse at 860.464.7228, visit our website at or stop into the station located at 1772 Route 12 across from Dow Chemical. Neighbors helping neighbors since 1942.


Scarecrows Return To Preston
Dozens of scarecrows will be making there way to the 7th annual Scarecrow Festival. This popular family oriented event will be held on September 22nd at Preston City Congregational Church.  This festival has no entry fee and odders something for all ages. The scarecrows will be voted on by festival attendees with popular vote determining the winners of adult and children categories. Back this year will be W.I.L.D. Center & Zoological Park with their wildlife encounters! There will be a Volunteer Fire Department's Open House games, a moonbounce, food, music, and more! The Festival will be 9:30- 6:30p.m. For more information, schedule of events, or contest registration forms visit the website at



Friends of Fort Trumbell to Welcome Civil War Re-Enactor to it's  September Meeting
“I’m free; praise the Lord. I’m free; I’m no longer bound. No more chains holding me…I’m free!” On Sept. 27, 2012, The Friends of Fort Trumbull will hear these words spoken as reenactor Kevin Johnson returns with a portrayal of Civil War soldier, William Webb who served in the Twenty-Ninth (Colored) Regiment. Kevin Johnson, who is an employee of the State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit, based his presentation on extensive research done at the State Library. The performance, which is not to
be missed, will take place at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center, at 90 Walbach St., New London, at 7 p.m. In the past five years, only one person has received a standing ovation at Friends meetings; that person was Kevin Johnson! The public is invited and new members are always welcome. Seating is limited. For more information about the Friends of Fort Trumbull


Griswold's First Family Fun Day
Children First Griswold and the Town of Griswold’s Department of Youth and Family Services invite you to their first annual Family Fun Day a celebration of healthy bodies and healthy minds. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house, sing-a-longs, read alouds, delicious snacks and a host of activities to get kids of all ages moving and laughing such as hula hoop contests, potato sack races and three-legged races. The excitement runs from noon to 4pm on Sunday, September 30 at Veteran’s Memorial Park of Ashland St. in Jewett City. Call Children First Griswold at 860-376-7604 or visit


Town of Franklin Ashbel Woodward Museum's Transportation Day!
Travel back in time with the Town of Franklin Ashbel Woodward Museum's Transportation Day! From horse-drawn wagon trail to toll road, from the trolley line to the train tracks, from highwheeler bicycles to motorcycles, Model Ts to muscle cars, travel the road through Franklin's history! This will be Saturday October 20th 10:00a.m-4:00p.m at the Woodward Museum, 387 Route 32 in Franklin. Access and parking at the museum entrance is on Plains Road.   Admission is Free!AdmissAAdmission is free! There will be a car show, come see or bring your own vehicle! For more information e-mail:


Ledyard Libraries News
Adult Programs:
Book Discussions- Book discussions are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. New participants are always welcome, and refreshments are served.

September 26th- "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
Other Programs:
September 27th- Connecting the drops- source to the sea, starts at 7:00p.m.
2nd&4th Wednesday of the Month- Mad Hatters/ Stitch and Dish!
2nd Thursday of the Month- Jewlrey Night. make hand-crafted Jewlry 6:00-8:00p.m.

Library Hours:
Bill- 860-464-9912. Monday- Thursday 10-9. Friday- Saturday 10-5. Sunday 1-5.
Gales Ferry- 860-464-6943 Monday- Thursday 10-8. Friday- Saturday 10-5 Sunday- Closed


Ledyard Senior Center News

All trips will depart from the Senior Center at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, Sept. 19: The Big E Springfield, Massachusetts ETR: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15.00 plus lunch on your own.
Monday, Sept. 24: Tentatively scheduled Mystic Seaport and Sabino Cruise, Cost $15 p.p.+$5.50
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Exploring Farm Markets in Connecticut/RI. Lunch is on your own.
LANCASTER DUTCH COUNTRY AND SHOW—November 12-15 (Mon.-Thurs.) Reserve your seats now.
Trip includes: Motorcoach transportation, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners, ―JONAH’S Show at the Sight & Sounds ®Millennium Theatre®, GUIDED TOUR OF LANCASTER including Amish Country, Visit to charming KITCHEN KETTLE VILLAGE, Admission to the MENNONITE INFORMATION CENTER, Admission to LANDIS VALLEY MUSEUM & VILLAGE and much more. $360 per persons double occupancy, $75 due upon signing. Add $90 for single occupancy. Final payment due: 9/15/2012

Events at the Center

September 18, 2012 Birthday Bash at 12:30 CELEBRATING JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER Birthdays. All are invited to attend.
 September 25: Tuesday Bingo at 10 a.m.
On Going
Mondays, Exercise 9-10 a.m. New Physical Exercise Walking Program 9:00-10:00 am, achieve 10 sessions and have your name entered into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card. Your passport to a healthier YOU. Join us! Bingo at 10 a.m., Writing class at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, Coffee Hour 9-10 am, Yoga at 8:30 a.m., Health & Wellness at 9 a.m., Line Dancing at 10 am
Wednesdays, Exercise 9-10 a.m.  Coffee Hour 9-10 am
Thursdays, Coffee Hour 9-10 am, Health & Wellness 9 a.m., Yoga and Bingo at 10 a.m.
Fridays, Coffee Hour 9-10 am, 9 a.m. Exercise in the gym, Bingo at 10 a.m.
































































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