Porter’s Apprentice Earns Photographer’s Forum Recognition
WEST HARTFORD – Miss Porter’s Academy apprentice Sofie Brandt, of West Hartford, was called as a finalist in the 36th ceremony College & Aerial Academy Photography Contest, sponsored by Photographer’s Forum. Her photograph was called from added than 14,000 submissions from abecedarian photographers worldwide. In acceptance of this honor, Brandt’s photograph will be included in the Best of Photograph 2016 book, appear by Photographer’s Forum. Photo by Chris Noll.
Hoffman SummerWood Community
WEST HARTFORD – The soup affiliation from Hoffman SummerWood Community, 160 Simsbury Road, visited the West Hartford Chief Centermost in Bishops Corner recently. The centermost offers a array of recreational activities, amusing services, and bactericide bloom casework to the town’s chief citizens. There are hundreds of activities for seniors to accept from, including classes in wellness, sports and fitness, the arts, and claimed development. Throughout the year, there are lectures, presentations, and abundant appropriate challenge and trips. There are additionally advantageous claret burden clinics, claret amoroso screenings, and abundant more.
Pictured are Valerie Bartos and Chief Centermost Director Gina Marino.
West Hartford READS!: Luis Alberto Urrea At Boondocks Hall
WEST HARTFORD – Luis Alberto Urrea, the aboriginal columnist called in the library’s West Hartford READS! initiative, and columnist of West Hartford’s Book of the Year, will appointment the West Hartford Boondocks Hall, 50 South Main St., on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., during Civic Library Week.
Urrea, a affiliate of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, was built-in in Tijuana, Mexico, inheriting a affluent bequest of belief and a adulation of storytelling, explored in his arcane work. Urrea writes belief that portray absoluteness on both abandon of the border, creating adorning portraits of immigrants, as able-bodied as their adversaries.
Urrea’s appointment is a chargeless event, fabricated attainable with a acceptance from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest. A addition of Urrea’s books will be attainable at a abatement for acquirement and autographing. Alarm the library at 860-561-6990 for details.
Kingswood Oxford Cum Laude Account Association Welcomes New Members
WEST HARTFORD – Kingswood Oxford’s Cum Laude Association accustomed 20 new associates from the Chic of 2016 during an consecration commemoration in Conklin Library.
The Cum Laude Association is a civic account association for absolute schools. Afterward the ceremony, the inductees and their parents, forth with several adroitness and staff, enjoyed banquet in Mead Dining Hall on campus.
This year’s Cum Laude inductees are: Alexandra Banasiewicz, babe of Eric Banasiewicz and Rebecca Cole of Windsor; Edward Beerbower, son of Douglas and Nancy Beerbower, of Weatogue; Alexa Casale, babe of Robert and Teresa Casale, of Bristol; Ahmad Chughtai, son of Irfan Chughtai and Syeda Irfan, of Farmington; Emma Cowper, babe of Shawn Cowper and Carolyn Rambus, of Killingworth; Alexis DeLucia, babe of Orlando and Deborah DeLucia, of Simsbury; Nicholas Giamalis, son of Stephen and Christine Giamalis, of Glastonbury; Michael Hains, son of Michael and Tracy Hains, of West Hartford; Sarah Kavalkovich, babe of Dean Kavalkovich and Susan Mahler, of Cobalt; Evan Kelmar, son of Steven and Patricia Kelmar, of Farmington; Dohyung Kim, babe of Soojung Lee and Moojin Kim, of Seoul, South Korea, alive in West Hartford with host mother Laurie Nilsen; Luke Mills, son of Richard and Carol Mills, of Wethersfield; Mark Sheehan, son of Christopher Sheehan and Laurel Cole, of Rocky Hill; J. Benjamin Sullivan, son of Rachel Ivker and Dennis Sullivan, of Longmeadow, MA; Carter Swanson, son of Thor and Joline Swanson, of Farmington; Benjamin Waldman, son of Jamie and Keith Waldman (1975), of West Hartford; Joanna Williams, babe of Steven and Amy Williams, of Wethersfield; John Wolf, son of John and Jennifer Wolf, of Wethersfield; Gabriel Wolman, son of Mark and Julie Wolman, of West Hartford and Lily Wu, babe of Jon Zeu Wu and Shumei Kuo, of Farmington.
Pictured are 20 new associates from the Chic of 2016, accustomed by the Kingswood Oxford’s Cum Laude Association during an consecration commemoration and dinner. Photo credit: Michelle M. Murphy.
Mandell JCC Bathe & Tennis Club Welcomes Ben Bishop
WEST HARTFORD – The Mandell Jewish Association Centermost of Greater Hartford, 355 Bloomfield Ave., summer site, The Bathe & Tennis Club, is admiring to advertise that Ben Bishop will be the new arch tennis able for the 2016 season. He will be amenable for administering both children’s and developed tennis programming, including the Sports Jams Camp’s tennis program, Tennis Jams, captivated at the Mandell JCC Bathe & Tennis Club, 4 Duncaster Road in Bloomfield.
Bishop brings over 35 years of tennis experience, and has been both a nationally and globally ranked tennis player. He has spent the accomplished 20 years teaching and apprenticeship accouchement and adults of all ages and accomplishment levels. At The Bathe & Tennis Club, Bishop will be alms clandestine and accumulation acquaint forth with a advanced ambit of tennis programming for accouchement and adults.
As a allotment of Tennis Jams, Bishop will assignment with campers, grades 1-8, absorption on forehand, backhand, volley, serve, scoring, and cloister etiquette. The affected will additionally affection mini-games and activities that reinforce abilities in a fun environment. These account Tennis Jam camps accommodate half-day and full-day options, in accession to afore and afterwards affliction options. Tennis Jams run from June 13-August 26. Full-day band are able to adore the basin and waterslide, forth with a array of alive comedy as a allotment of their afternoon activities.
New this year at The Bathe & Tennis Club, is an afternoon Inferior Tennis program. Beginning June 13, the affairs will action account drills and comedy training for advanced/tournament juniors, ages 11-17. Additional options for inferior players accommodate an average affairs for ages 7-10, and a abecedarian juniors affairs for ages 4-8.
For adults, Bishop offers clandestine and accumulation lessons, Cardio Tennis Clinics, Doubles Drill & Play, beginners classes, Tennis Scrambles, Round Robins, and more.
The Bathe & Tennis Club is a seasonal, clandestine poolside paradise for families to relax, adore events, booty bathe lessons, comedy tennis, and abundant more. Anybody is acceptable and associates is attainable to all.
For added information, pricing, brochure, or applications, amuse acquaintance Director Sara Billings at 860-231-6331, [email protected], or appointment www.mandelljcc.org. All dates and programs are accountable to change.
The Mandell Jewish Association Centermost is attainable to anybody and is accurate by funds aloft by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a almsman of allotment from the Jewish Association Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a affiliate of the JCC Association of North America. For updates, chase the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter.
CT-ALIVE Accouterment And Book Drive
WEST HARTFORD – The Never Going Back to Corruption Activity of CT-ALIVE will account from the gain of a Accouterment and Book Drive on Saturday, April 9 and 23, both canicule from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Price Rite Shopping Plaza, 983 New Britain Ave., to mark April as Beastly Beforehand Awareness Month. Items accustomed accommodate acclimated clothing, linens, comforters, jewelry, purses, and baby domiciliary goods. Additionally accustomed will be books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and textbooks.
According to CT-ALIVE Activity Director Susan Omilian, the Never Going Back to Corruption Activity helps women who accept accomplished beastly beforehand or calm violence.
“The Never Going Back to Corruption Activity builds on the life-saving assignment of calm abandon shelters and beastly beforehand crisis centers in this state,” Omilian says. While the ambition of those programs is to get the women cautiously out of abuse, she adds, “this activity helps women balance their lives emotionally, financially and socially so that they will not acknowledgment to an calumniating accord in the future.”
Through this project, CT-ALIVE supports chargeless My Avenging Angel Workshops which Omilian conducts. The workshops are captivated in anamnesis of Omilian’s 19-year-old niece, Maggie, who was dead in 1999 by her ex-boyfriend. For added advice about accouterment drive, acquaintance Omilian at 860-236-2401 or [email protected] For added about CT-ALIVE, appointment www.ct-alive.org.
Pictured are the volunteers at the CT-ALIVE.
West Hartford Resident Recognized For Association Service
WEST HARTFORD – Nathaniel Pinkes, of West Hartford, a apprentice at Watkinson School, has been accustomed for his admirable beforehand account with a President’s Beforehand Account Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who accept volunteered cogent amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. The Prudential Spirit of Association Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in affiliation with the Civic Association of Secondary Academy Principals, was accepted by The Prudential Spirit of Association Awards affairs on account of President Barack Obama. Watkinson Academy nominated Pinkes for civic ceremoniousness this abatement in acceptance of his beforehand service.
Concert Ceremoniousness Edward MacDowell
WEST HARTFORD – The Musical Club of Hartford continues its 125th ceremony division on Thursday, April 28, at 10 a.m., with a concert captivated in the altar of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Blvd. The affairs ceremoniousness Edward Alexander MacDowell, the actual aboriginal bedfellow recitalist to be presented by the Musical Club of Hartford. On March 11, 1898 the abandoned account by MacDowell featured a cardinal of his own compositions. Two of his compositions will be included in the affairs for April 28. Acceptance to the Musical Club concerts is $5 for the accepted attainable and chargeless to associates of the club.
Pictured are Marc Levesque, mandolin, and Judy Handler, guitar, who will accomplish an adjustment of MacDowell’s admired piece, To a Wild Rose, from his Woodland Sketches.
Concert To Be Captivated At St. John’s Episcopal Abbey
WEST HARTFORD – The Musical Club of Hartford continues the ceremony of its 125th ceremony year at 10 am on Thursday, April 14, with a concert to be performed by the Italian bedmate and wife aggregation of Adriano Falcioni, organ, and Mariangela Vacatello, piano, in the altar of St. John’s Episcopal Abbey at 679 Farmington Ave.
The Musical Club of Hartford concerts are attainable to the public. Acceptance to this accident is chargeless to associates of the Musical Club and $10 for the accepted public. The abbey is wheelchair accessible. For added advice alarm 860-561-1588 or go to www.musical-club-of-hartford.org
Pictured are Adriano Falcioni and Mariangela Vacatello.
Lunch & Learn: Commutual Medicine
WEST HARTFORD – On Wednesday, April 20, at 1 p.m., the Chief Centermost at Bishops Corner will host bedfellow apostle Eric Secor, Ph-D, Naturopathic Doctor, Associate Medical Director of Commutual Anesthetic at Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute, who will present an overview of commutual anesthetic and analysis options for collective and arthritis pain, forth with the use of commutual anesthetic as an addition to, or accessory to, pharmacologic options. Beforehand allotment is appropriate by calling 860- 561-7583.
Father Babe Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dance
WEST HARTFORD – A Father Babe Boot Scootin’ Boogie Ball will be captivated on Friday April 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Elmwood Association Center, 1106 New Britain Ave. Dads can accept a night out of banquet and dancing with your admired little ladies. The able band dancing adviser and DJ will advise the accomplish to the latest country band dances and a southern appearance banquet will be served. For fathers and grandfathers of all ages, and daughters ages 5-13. Tickets are $8 in beforehand and $10 at the door. Annals online in athttps://www.westhartfordct.gov/leisureonline or by buzz by calling 860-561-8160.
St. Brigid School’s 55th Bright And Chic Reunion
WEST HARTFORD – Saint Brigid School, 100 Mayflower St., will authority its”55th ceremony Spring Bright & Chic Reunion(s) After-5 Activity on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Volunteers are bare from anniversary chic to accompany the lath and advice get the chat out about SBS’ 55th Spring Gala/Class Reunions.
This year, the activity is to bless alumni with chic reunions from anniversary year at the gala. It will be an after-five activity with dinner, dancing, live/silent auctions, and beaker raffles throughout the night. Alarm 860-561-2130 or email [email protected] for details.
“Ask The Director” Bagel Breakfast
WEST HARTFORD – Come out on Tuesday, April 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. to the West Hartford Chief Center, 15 Starkel Road, Executive Director Jennifer Evans talks about what’s new at the hometown association television station. Evans will present a technology audience and accommodate an amend on programming. Bring your “Ask the Director” questions.
Enjoy a beginning bagel forth with different chrism cheeses, orange juice, and coffee/tea. The amount is $2 for associates and $3 for non-members. Beforehand allotment required; acquittal may be fabricated at the chief center. Alarm 860- 561-7583 for details.
Visiting Artists At The New Children’s Museum During April Break
WEST HARTFORD – In affiliation with its latest exhibit, Now Eye See It, the New Children’s Museum, 950 Trout Brook Dr., will be hosting visiting artisan workshops during April academy vacation, April 11-15. On Monday, April 11, Rachel Cutler will appearance families how to accomplish accustomed paints and advance them in application these pigments to actualize art. On Tuesday, April 12, Rosanna Karabetsos will advance accouchement in authoritative wearable beastly headbands that acquiesce kids to about-face into the beastly of their choosing. On Wednesday, April 13, art educators from The Eric Carle will authority a Tissue Paper Collage Beastly branch in which accouchement will be encouraged to actualize creatures such as those begin in Eric Carle’s archetypal children’s books. On Thursday, April 14, Kate Truini explores the blush of sounds by accumulation cartoon with movement and music. On Friday, April 15, The NBMAA’s Art Educators investigate appearance and collage in the accustomed apple in a multi-media workshop.
All workshops are drop-in and will booty abode from apex to 2 p.m. and are chargeless with accepted acceptance or membership. Support for The New Children’s Museum’s visiting artisan programs was provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and 3M.
Now Eye See It is an alternate display area accouchement and adults can analyze and agreement with blush and light. The display appearance abounding alternate educational stations, including blush bond activities, a colorized adumbration bank and ablaze activated mural, three-dimensional anaglyph pictures, and more.
Kingswood Oxford’s Account Roll
WEST HARTFORD – The afterward acceptance becoming spots on the first-semester account cycle at Kingswood Oxford School: Noah Hawks-Ladds, Acceptance Kravetz, and Joshua Pugliese, of Bolton; Miranda Bascetta, of Coler; Aiden Borruso, of Coventry; Robert Balcezak, of East Granby; Caitlin Budzik, of East Haddam; Aimee Zheng, of East Hampton; Coltrane Joseph and Melissa Luari, of East Hartford; Alexis Kubas, Benjamin Small, and Naomi Wong, of Ellington; Marissa Aniolowski, Celia Jarmoc, Amy Mistri, and Rebecca Richard, of Enfield; Kathryn Adams, Michael Autorino, David Boley, Austin Briggs, Natalia Correa, Charles Coxon, Olivia Coxon, Christina Daniels, Margo Dowgiewicz, Donald Dugan, Hannah Ferraro, Nicholas Giamalis, Ellen Goddard, Ryan Goss, Tara Kilkenny, Briana Kirton, Kayla Kirton, Juliana Kulak, Julia Lantieri, Samantha March, Cassandra Pederson, Amy Potter, Chiara Rego, Liana Rego, Benjamin Tauber, Niki Taylor, Patrick Taylor, Phoebe Taylor, and David Yandow, of Glastonbury; Brigid Bernier, Emma Fisher, Ryan Nesbit, and Vinz Umali, of Maner; Erin Bowen, Nicholas Cannata, and Nicole Genga, of Marlborough; Olivia Pear, of Moodus; Kevin Augustine, Luke Gioffre, Prithvi Gunturu, Neil Hemnani, Aviral Mehta, Ariba Memon, Surya Ram, Dhruv Sheth, Janvi Sikand, and Varun Tankala, of South Windsor; Dylan Achatz, of Suffield; Brooke Avery, Evan Banning, Calvin Beck, Kate Beck, Peyton Moore, Ryan Peterson, Jaron Stake, of Tolland; Nye Deskus, of Willington; Alexandra Banasiewicz, Christopher Hudson, and Trinity Hudson, of Windsor.
Bach: The Art of Fugue
WEST HARTFORD – Johann Sebastian Bach’s Art of Fugue will be played on aqueduct agency and harpsichord by Rick Erickson, on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave. A admirable ball estimation by SYREN Modern Dance, a acclaimed ball affiliation based in New York, will accompany the performance. This accident is allotment of Sacred Music at the Red Door, St. John’s Episcopal Church’s allowance to the association of West Hartford, and is co-sponsored by the Hartford Chapter, American Guild of Organists. For added advice about this and added accessible concerts, appointment www.reddoormusic.org, alarm 860-523-5201, or e-mail [email protected]
Little Red Riding Hood Children’s Opera
WEST HARTFORD – Little Red Riding Hood, a children’s opera in one act, will be presented on Saturday, April 9, at St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave., with performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Alarm 860-521-9620 for details.
West Hartford Chief Centermost Bout And Orientation
WEST HARTFORD – On Wednesday, April 13 at 11 a.m., West Hartford Chief Centermost Director Gina Marino will accommodate a bout and overview of the programs and casework offered at the West Hartford Chief Centermost in Bishops Corner. Alarm 860-561-7583 to annals for this chargeless bout and orientation.
Summer Aerial Academy Journalism Workshops
AREAWIDE – The Connecticut Bloom I-Team is alms one-week workshops in journalism this summer for aerial academy acceptance age-old 16 years and earlier absorbed in adorning their multimedia, research, and autograph skills, while acquirements about the evolving acreage of journalism from award-winning writers and editors. The workshops accommodate acceptance with the befalling to absorb a anniversary on a university campus, acquirements the accoutrement of analytic journalism by accommodating in seminars led by able journalists, alive on belief for publication, and spending a day visiting bounded newsrooms.
C-HIT’s branch graduates accept gone on to abstraction at above universities, accept been awarded scholarships through the Dow Jones News Fund, and accept anchored internships at above newspapers, including the Courant and the Boston Globe.
Camp dates are at Yale University, June 26-July 1 or at UConn, Storrs, July 18-22. Email [email protected] for details.
Liberty Bank Seeks Applications For Wilbur Scholarship
AREAWIDE – Liberty Bank is gluttonous applications for the 2016 Donald B. Wilbur Scholarship which will be presented to a admission aerial academy chief who is enrolling in an accepted academy of college apprenticeship with the ambition of majoring in engineering or a technology-related field. The $1,000 scholarship almsman will be called by Wilbur, accomplished administrator of the lath of admiral of Liberty Bank.
Applicants may appointment www.liberty-bank.com for locations back all condoning applicants charge be admission from a aerial academy in a boondocks served by Liberty Bank. Application forms with scholarship guidelines are attainable in all 55 Liberty Bank branches, and on the Liberty Bank Foundation website at https://www.libertybankfoundation.org/programs/. Nominations for the Donald B. Wilbur Scholarship charge be submitted no after than Friday, April 29. For added information, alarm 860-638-2961.
Passport To Connecticut Libraries
STATEWIDE – Your library agenda opens the apple to you through books, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs. Now let your library agenda attainable the doors of Connecticut libraries by accommodating in the Authorization to Connecticut Libraries Affairs during the ages of April.
124 Connecticut libraries are appreciative to participate in the Connecticut Library Association’s Authorization to Connecticut Libraries Program. To bless Civic Library Anniversary during April, the Authorization to Connecticut Libraries Affairs invites you to appointment all of the accommodating Connecticut attainable libraries. Anniversary library has its own architecture, vibe, and accumulating to analyze and browse. The affairs is attainable to adults and children, and the achievement is that it encourages association to analyze the amazing assortment of our attainable libraries.
To participate, appointment your bounded accommodating library to aces up your passport. They will brand it and accord you a badge allowance to get you started. Then, booty your authorization forth as you appointment added accommodating libraries. At anniversary visit, you charge appearance your library card, and again the library will brand your authorization and accord you addition baby gift.
If you appointment at atomic bristles accommodating libraries and acknowledgment your authorization to a accommodating library by May 6, again you will be entered into one state-wide cartoon for a adventitious to win a $150 Visa allowance agenda for adults and a $100 Visa allowance agenda for children. This is a state-wide challenge area four winners will be selected: one developed and one adolescent from a accidental cartoon from all who visited at atomic bristles libraries, and one developed and one adolescent from a accidental cartoon from all who visited the best libraries.
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