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Hamden/North Haven YMCA Seeks to Strenthen Community

Camp Mountain LaurelThe YMCA, founded in London, England, in 1844, has long been an association dedicated to helping people and tackling social issues. The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA was founded in 1859, and today it serves over 75,000 people annually in 12 branches, including the Hamden/North Haven YMCA. The Hamden/North Haven YMCA executive director, Joshua Royce strives to continue passing on the legacy of the YMCA that serves everyone in the community regardless of their income or social status. “No day is the same. I get to work with different people from our community each day,” says Josh.

During the summer the YMCA runs Camp Mountain Laurel, a camp for children aged 3-15 where they can spend their days enjoying the outdoors doing science experiments, sports, swimming, crafts, and more. But,…

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I Should Be Giving Thanks…Yet, I Often Grumble

Chris & Shala LaTorracaThis past weekend I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday once again. What would have usually been a tremendously joyous occasion to me was overshadowed by both Chris and I getting a summer cold at the same time, and we felt miserable. Yuck! I was inwardly complaining about it, when I had a sense inside me to be grateful that it was “just a cold.” In light of the recent (and not so…

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Friday Night Movies in Town Center

A quick reminder that Friday Night Movies are happening in Town Center Park. Here’s the lineup: Friday, August 15, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; Friday, August 22, Disney’s “Frozen” and the Community Uniform Fashion Show hosted by the Hamden Police Department and Dessert Trucks (rain date is August 29); Friday, August 29, “Field of Dreams”; Friday, September 5,…

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Heavy Backpacks Leads to Chronic Back Pain, Studies Suggest

Dr. Bryan BarryDr. BarryAs children and young adults head back to school this fall, a new and disturbing trend is emerging – back and neck pain. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports…

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Supreme Copy Donates to SARAH Foundation

SARAHSupreme Copy of North Haven donated a printer and a professional binding system for raffle to benefit the SARAH Foundation at the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, July 23, at Side Street Grill. Tom Veno, owner of Supreme Copy of North Haven, presented Yetta Augur, the development officer for the SARAH Foundation, with $280. SARAH is a family of agencies that provide…

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Adopt a Pet: Emie


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