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It’s Back to School!


On Tuesday morning Beecher Road School opened its doors for another school year. The school was gleaming and the children and their teachers were happy to be reunited for another successful school year.

The school underwent many changes during the summer while students and staff were out of the building, including substantial work in the A wing, new lighting upgrades, installation of new piping throughout the school, painting of hallways and new painting in some areas and a lot of preparation work for the installation of air conditioning next summer. (Read more about the construction project and see photos on the Woodbridge School District Website, http://www.woodbridge.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=623.)

“We have gotten off to a great start in the new school year. Teachers, parents and students were excited to see all the work accomplished over the summer,” said Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella. “Beecher’s students and staff are energetic and enthusiastic about this school year and looking forward to achieving great things.”

“I was so impressed to see how eager, happy and confident our Woodbridge students are,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the construction project and Beecher staff for being flexible and working so hard to get school ready for our students to learn in a great environment.”

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Boy Scout Troop 63,
meetings Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption "Mother" Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike (Rte. 69), Woodbridge; September- April and May-June outdoors at Camp Whiting, all boys ages 10 and up or who have completed the fifth grade are welcome to stop by and see what we're all about. For more information, visit http://www.troop963.org or email Troop63CT@gmail.com.

Woodbridge Republican Town Committee Meetings,
second Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm, Center Cafeteria. Visitors welcome and urge you to join us. For information, go to www.woodbridgegop.org.

God On Tap, every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm, Wheeler’s Restaurant and Taproom, 180 Amity Road, Woodbridge, refreshments with friends & nourishing conversations facilitated by Elsa Worth, priest at Christ Church, Bethany, www.christchurchbethany.org.

Spring Entrepreneur Series, Every Thursday, 5:30-8:00pm (PDT), New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, View Map, sponsored by SCORE New Haven (http://newhaven.score.org/) and the New Haven Free Public Library to help participants establish a business plan, understand basic financial statements, learn how to build a recognizable brand, and manage technology effectively. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the series.

Alzheimer's Community Caregivers Support Group,
2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00pm, Arden House, Conference Room, 850 Mix Avenue, Hamden. Call Maria Paduano, Program Director to RSVP or for more information at 203-281-3500, ext. 7669; www.genesishcc.com.

Woodbridge Rotary Club Meetings,
1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 7:30am breakfast meeting, Country Corner Diner, 756 Amity Toad, Bethany and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 12:15pm luncheon meeting, Carmine Tuscan Grill, 1500 Whalley Avenue, New Haven. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary should contact Anna Dickerson at 203-710-0223 or email annadickerson@yahoo.com.

Annual Fund Drive for Bethany's Clark Memorial Library,
contributions requested to help for the cost of a website to update services, etc.

Trap Falls Kennel Club Obedience Classes,
every level, AKC STAR Puppy (obedience for dogs under 12 months) and Family Manners Classes/Obedience & Canine Good Citizen; Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Pawz for Wellness in Shelton, CT. For registration and/or information, call 203-450-9485 or email tfkctraining@gmail.com. Trap Falls Kennel Club is a non-profit member club of the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Amity Parent Support Group,
meets every other Friday morning, 7:45am, Woodbridge Senior Center Lounge, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, sponsored by Amity High School, Woodbridge Youth Services and the Orange Drug and Alcohol Action Committee, local parents who struggle with children who are, or may be involved with, substance abuse share experiences and concerns in a confidential setting, For more information, please contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429, or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.

The Amity And Woodbridge Historical Society Tag Sale
, Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00am-2:00pm, on the grounds of the historic Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge on from. Come and find a treasure, or reserve a space to sell your stuff. tagsale@woodbridgehistory.org. Free coffee!

Bethany Leapley Autism Spectrum Disorder Scholarship Fund Charity Golf Tournament, Thursday, September 25, 2014, Registration 11:30am, Tee Off 1:00pm, Orange Hills Country Club, Orange, CT, Individual/$200; Foursome/$750; Hole Sponsorship/$125 Hole, includes lunch, post tournament dinner, beer carts, hole in one wins car, prizes: Longest drive & closest to pin, raffle. Pay via PayPal at ASDcharity@gamail.com or by check payable to: The Bethany Leapleay ASD Scholarship Fund, mail to Richard Polio, Fundraiser Chair/17 Ironwood Way, Orange, CT 06477.

PetsAffair '14, An Event to Support Rescue & Placement of Racing Greyhounds, Saturday, September 27, 2014 (rain date: September 28, 2014), 10:00am–4:00pm, 105 Fairwood Road, Bethany, Silent Auction open 10:00am-3:00pm and the list is growing daily.

The International Order of Rainbow for Girls Seeking Members, Masonic based leadership and service group, looking for girls ages 9 - 15, to participate in community service activities, prospective member open houses on: October 6, and October 20, 2014, activities begin 7:00pm, Hamden Masonic Lodge, 3732 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact CTIORG.org.

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