by Laura Cannon ◊ Oct 17, 2014
October is the month when fire departments traditionally honor their deceased members. Retired Hamden firefighters recently gathered to pay tribute to some of their former colleagues: ten men who passed away between 2011 and 2014. Their combined service to the town totals more than 300 years.
The tributes came during a meeting of the Hamden Fire Retirees Association at the Elks Hall on School Street. The family of each honoree received a memorial plaque bearing his name, rank, and dates of service. One former co-worker gave a brief reflection about each fireman’s career.
HFRA Historian and Secretary-Treasurer Dave Johnson says, “It’s a way for them to know that their loved one was appreciated and that they are not forgotten.”
The tradition began with a gathering in November…» Read More
by Shala J. LaTorraca ◊ Oct 17, 2014
A plethora of thoughts are running through my mind as I sit at my computer to write for you. I’m thinking about the mini-vacation we just returned from yesterday, the stomping of my children’s feet above me as they just came back from the playground, the autumn season and the nostalgia it brings, the book “Raving Fans” that Chris and I are presently reading, the Tae-bo DVDs we ordered…» Read More
by Staff ◊ Oct 17, 2014
To celebrate the end of the 2014 season at Hamden Town Center Park, Mayor Scott D. Jackson is excited to announce that the park will host its third and biggest Hamden Food Truck Festival Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Food Truck Festival has grown over the past year and, with more than 40 food trucks, there will be something for everyone.
Mayor Jackson said, “We are so pleased…» Read More
by Staff ◊ Oct 17, 2014
Hamden Youth Advisory Council’s (HYAC) Positive Choices Campaign to prevent underage drinking and drug use encourages all to join them in celebrating National Above the Influence (ATI) Day, Oct. 17. On that day, community partners around the country will participate in a variety of youth-focused activities that celebrate youth who have steered away from alcohol and other drugs. Hamden High…» Read More
by Erin McLaughlin ◊ Oct 17, 2014
Prepare your body, mind, and spirit for the upcoming festivities, and be prepared to be extra careful of your pets, as well. With all the treats lying around, our pets are bound to get hold of something. Here are some foods that we need to keep out of reach of our hungry pets’ paws:
Nuts: We know for certain macadamia nuts are one of the most toxic nuts for dogs, followed by walnuts and…» Read More