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Summertime Bucket List

Shala and ChrisYou may have seen blogs and messages circulating listing ideas for what to do with your summer. Or, maybe you’ve created your own “bucket list” of what you’d like to accomplish. I suppose we, as a family, accomplished one recently (although it wasn’t written down anywhere), but we went on our first ever family vacation in the 4 1/2 years that Chris and I’ve been married. I know…wow!!! We had a lovely time. And, our six-year old accomplished one of her own desires while on vacation…riding a ferris wheel for the first time (a moment she has longed to happen for about two years).

But, really, for me it isn’t about the doing of things that I want to see happen this summer. Constantly being busy sounds dreadful and stressful. I would really like to have a different sort of bucket list. …

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What Will Become of Woodin Street?

For almost five decades, a fence stood as a blockade between the City of New Haven and Town of Hamden. In May of this year, the fence was destructed even though a large amount of residents in Hamden were against it. Currently, a group of Hamden residents that reside around the former vicinity of the Woodin Street fence are trying to raise awareness of what is going to become of the area.

In the…

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Covanta and Hamden Police Department Team Up

CoventaCovanta donates a disposal box to Hamden Police Department as part of its Rx4Safety program

Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, has donated a medication collection box to the Hamden Police Department. Covanta’s Prescription for Safety (Rx4Safety™) program provides communities, like Hamden, a way to safely dispose of unwanted drugs, including…

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Hamden’s National Night Out

National Night Out is celebrating its 31st year and is an event held in communities throughout the nation. Hamden’s annual National Night Out will take place Tuesday, August 5, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rochford Field, across from the former Hamden Middle School at 550 Newhall Street. This event is designed to build community, generate support for anti-crime and drug prevention programs,…

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Adopt a Pet: Paulie

Paulie

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HHS Students Assist Middle School Graduates in Transition to High School

Hamden High SchoolHamden High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club members led a “Transition to High School” presentation at Hamden Middle School to graduating students entering high school. The SADD group, with assistance from their advisor Jennifer Kendall and HYAC Co-Chair Beth Chiarillo, distributed their “2014 Freshman Survival Guide,” written by SADD members. The presentation…

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Send a Girl to School through Heifer International

Heifer InternationalI have always known that I was privileged to have the life that I do, but I never realized to what extent until I heard about the abduction of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls. In my Civics class at Hamden High School, we had to write about a current event each week and I happened to stumble across the story that everyone was talking about through my current event research.  Because I am an…

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Hamden Woman Crowned Miss Connecticut 2014

Miss ConnecticutHamden’s Acacia Courtney is the 86th woman to represent Connecticut in the Miss America Organization, and will compete for the title of Miss America in Atlantic City in September.

Acacia Courtney, 21, of Hamden was crowned Miss Connecticut 2014 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Seventeen women from across the state of Connecticut competed for the title. She competed as Miss Hamden, and…

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