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Election 2015 | Candidate Bios & Profiles

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2015 Election Candidate Profiles

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Start Thinking About May Elections

It’s time to think about the next round of elections – at the local level.  The Town of Woodbridge will hold local elections in May 2021.  There will be many positions on that ballot and the winners will make important decisions that impact our community. Here are the positions up for election:  First Selectman, Board …

Math Team Places Second At Math Counts Competition

Ten students from Amity Middle School in Bethany participated in the New Haven Chapter of the Math Counts Competition on Saturday, February 2nd.  There were sixteen schools present and approximately one hundred ten students competing.  Each school sent a team of four students who competed in the team level of competition.  In addition to the …

Network of Executive Women to Offer Undergraduate Scholarships

The Network of Executive Women has announced that scholarship applications will be accepted from February 01 to March 01, 2016 Undergraduate scholarships are offered to women residing or attending school in New Haven or Fairfield Counties who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be returning, continuing or commencing schooling or other types of training to further …

Sacred Heart Academy Invites Prospective Students and Families to Open House

Sacred Heart Academy, an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9 – 12, will open its doors to prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 16, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Academy’s Annual Open House. The Academy is located at 265 Benham Street in Hamden. Open House is …

June 28, 2017

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Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate Welcomes Francesca Volpe Allegra and Samantha Malone

Greg Robbins and Rhonda Young-Leu, Managers and Partners of the Branford office, take great pride in welcoming Francesca Volpe Allegra and Samantha Malone to the company. They will work from the Branford office located at 978 Main Street across from the Branford Green. Francesca has been a Realtor since 2014 and has always enjoyed working …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

Beecher Starts School Year with a Dot on the Page

Every painting starts with a dot, so make your mark and who knows where it may take you; that is the message of Peter H. Reynold’s book “The Dot,” which inspired students and teachers at Beecher Road School this fall. Hallways are lined with posters of dots of all kinds – some large and colorful, …

Volunteer Reading Tutors (Age 50+) For Young Children Needed

Experience Corps needs volunteers, age 50+, as reading tutors for young children in participating schools and afterschool programs in Hamden, North Haven, New Haven and East Haven.  Volunteers tutor twice weekly (average 5-6 hours) from October to June.  You bring the love.  We provide the training.  Learn more by attending any of the upcoming volunteer …

Sen. Logan Assigned to Legislative Committees

  Sen. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia) has been appointed to several leadership positions for the 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly.  “I will work tirelessly to help improve the quality of life for Connecticut residents,” Logan said.  “There is a new spirit of bipartisanship at the State Capitol.  Everyone’s ideas will be heard.  I …

Teamtony17 Releases A Bold Platform for the Town of Woodbridge

TeamTony17, led by the Republican endorsed candidate for First Selectman, Tony Anastasio, released its campaign platform aimed at reforming and reimagining the way the Town of Woodbridge operates.  The platform looks to move Woodbridge in a new direction with purposeful planning and delivering sensible solutions.  “Our platform will regain the confidence of residents and business …

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center Events March 2017 Events

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401 Telephone: 203-736-1053 Email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org JOSEPH FIRECROW: Native American Flute Player – Sunday, March 12, 2 pm “The natural beauty of the flute evokes very powerful emotions.  The traditional flute is social, not ceremonial, in nature, and should always be treated with that in mind …

Dollars & Sense: How will Millennials Reach Financial Independence?

By Roberta L. Nestor Financial navigation in this new world is challenging and it is different.  Just ask any young adult.  The combination of college loans and lack of jobs are massive contributing factors that force 25% of Millennials to live at home with their parents.  Consider that 44 million US households hold a total …

11th Annual Orange Strawberry Festival – June 8

Members of the Orange Congregational Church are seeing red this spring as preparations for the 11th Annual Strawberry Festival begin.  Red will be the color of the day on the Orange Fairgrounds at High Plains Community Center on June 8 from 9AM-5PM (rain date June 9).  Church members have spent countless volunteer hours preparing for …

Sheila McCreven – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

  Sheila is running for re-election to the Amity Board of Education, where she has been a member since September 2014.  She was previously elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals serving from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that served two terms on the Woodbridge Board of Education, to which she was first elected …

Britton To Move On

Amity High School Principal Charles Britton in a letter to parents and students on Friday, March 27, announced that he will be leaving his post at the end of the school year and join Sacred Heart University as assistant professor of education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Literacy. “I look forward to spending …

Rabbi Herbert Brockman to be Honored at Jewish Family Service Spring Celebration on June 17th

Perhaps it was meant to be that Rabbi Herbert Brockman would bring his passion for social justice to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven.  Brockman, who will be honored at JFS’ June 17th virtual Spring Celebration, has long been dedicated to Jewish values and to the welfare of …

Amity Middle School Bethany National Geography Bee Finalists

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.  The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works.  Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition.  With a …

Woodbridge Participates in Sustainable CT

Sustainability is defined as the ability to continue without being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources.  It is the long-term preservation of ecological balance.  By now, everyone is aware of the damage humans have done to the planet.  As a community, we can build on previous initiatives and further encourage work towards greater …

Sunday Fun Day at the JCC

Start the New Year off right with a resolution to live your best life, have more fun and improve your wellbeing in 2019.  The JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, is hosting an all-day Sunday Fun Day celebration with a variety of fun activities for everyone in the family on Sunday, January …

Chona Donates To Woodbridge Human Services

Giselle Chona, an employee of Coldwell Banker of Woodbridge, recently sponsored a food drive at Coldwell Banker and donated a bountiful amount of food and personal hygiene items to the food closet at Woodbridge Human Services.

CT Association of Schools Middle Level Scholar-Leader Award

Sarah Milner and John Dill were selected to receive this year’s “Scholar-Leaders Award” sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). This award program is designed to recognize one boy and one girl from each middle level school in Connecticut, who has distinguished herself/himself in scholarship and leadership in school and community. Sarah Milner lives …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Membership Drive

The Woodbridge Rotary Club has kicked off its annual membership drive.  The Woodbridge Rotary Club serves Bethany, Woodbridge and Westville.  The Rotary Club is an organization of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world. The Woodbridge Rotary Club is a service organization which …

Love Your Local Businesses This February

Love is in the air and more than one dozen Woodbridge businesses are sharing their love with customers through special deals listed on the “Love Your Local” business promotion.  Specials are valid through the month of February. The promotion idea came from the monthly meetings of local businesses in the retail and services sector.  Those …

Massaro Lays Out Plans for New Year of Planting and Programming

Happy New Year from the staff at Massaro Community Farm!  While frigid temperatures give the appearance of no activity at the farm, rest assured there is still plenty going on.  Read a full summary of 2020 accomplishments, including the 8,500 pounds of produce we donated to hunger relief, in our Annual Report available on our …

George Logan – 17th District State Senator Candidate Profile

George S. Logan is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate to represent the towns of the 17th District – Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. It is his belief Connecticut has suffered too long at the hands of the political class. Record debt, historic tax increases on the Middle Class, punishing …

Dollars & Sense: Are You An Emotional Investor?

By Roberta L. Nestor No matter how you look at it investing is an emotional experience.  Investment experiences can be equated to a love and hate relationship.  Love it when you are making money and hate it when losing.  Fear and greed is another type of relationship that investors often have with markets.  Fear of …

Letter: Dr. Lin Yang Is a Great Candidate, a Testimony of American Democracy

I am not a resident of Woodbridge.  I live in Wilton, and I am a member and Vice Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Wilton.  I am writing to support Dr. Lin Yang for her election to the Zoning Board of Appeals (Alternate).  For the past few years, I got to know Lin …

February 10, 2017

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Mary Vincitorio Selected as Woodbridge Teacher of the Year

Mary started her career with Beecher in 1999/00 as a Grade 6 substitute teacher.  Mary gives generously of her time and talents in the service of others and has a work ethic that is second to none.  She is one of the first to volunteer and to help in getting something done and serves on …

Guest Chef Program Helps Introduce Healthy Lunch Choices

By gradually introducing more healthful lunch choices at Beecher Road School, the Woodbridge Board of Education is hoping to instill lifelong healthy eating habits in the children. Until a few years ago, the whole movement toward ‘clean’ eating stopped at the cafeteria door. Relying largely on trucked-in, highly processed and frozen food, school cafeterias nationwide …

Letter: Welander Misrepresenting the Facts, Silent on Issues

Mary Welander, who lost her bid for State Representative against State Rep. Themis Klarides in 2018, just announced that she is running for State Representative again. In her announcement, she claims, “For too long we have been waiting for someone to put our needs and priorities first, and it hasn’t happened.”  Is Welander talking about …

Massaro Community Farm Donates Three Tons of Food

Farm Maintains Commitment to Hunger Relief A primary purpose of Massaro Community Farm’s mission is to help ensure that healthy food is accessible.  The farm donates at least 10% of its harvest throughout each season to hunger relief agencies.  With its last donation made just days before Christmas, the farm’s fresh produce donations totaled 6,240 …

Heronettes Head Coach Receives Proclamation By Hamden’s Mayor Leng

The Head Coach of the Hamden Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team was recently honored by the Office of the Mayor of Hamden.  On August 7, Mayor Curt Leng presented Head Coach Anna Montgomery with a Proclamation congratulating her for winning the East Zone Synchro Coach of the Year award for 2019.  The award honors one coach …

Amity Middle School Bethany Receives Hulley Arts Foundation Grant for Fiber Art Project

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (http://jamiehulleyartsfund.org/) recently awarded Amity Middle School Bethany 8th grade Social Studies teacher, Marika Wissink, $1,000 for a special inter-disciplinary project.  Ms. Wissink’s students on worked with visiting artist Heather Stoltz February 22nd to create a Fiber Arts Project where students create fiber art to demonstrate their learning of the …

Welcome to the Woodbridge Gardens for Wildlife Club and Facebook Group!

What is it?  We (Joi Prud’homme and Enrene van Tonder) are excited to announce the newly created Woodbridge Gardens for Wildlife Club and Facebook Group as an ongoing effort to involve our community members in registering town properties and private residences as Certified Wildlife Habitats with the National Wildlife Federation.  It involves many great projects …

June 26, 2020

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Student News – May 28, 2021

Achievements Eastern University Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department held its annual Celebration of Excellence on April 28.  This event inducted 30 new students into the Lambda Pi Eta national honor society for communication and recognized additional students for excellence in radio, journalism, television, video production, research and leadership.  Among those honored …

Ski and Snowboard Injury Prevention

  Winter is finally here!  For many of you this means it’s time to dust off those skis and snowboards, mount the ski rack, and head for the slopes. There are a multitude of snow sport related orthopedic injuries that we see in the clinic during the winter season.  Knee injuries, including ACL, MCL, and …

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

Woodbridge Human Services Department announced appointments are being scheduled for Woodbridge residents for the 2017-2018 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC.  Income eligibility requirements must be met. Verification of income and assets must be submitted with the application.  This includes copies of the last bank statement(s) or check(s) for:  a) pay stubs (last …

There’s A New Online Coffee Vendor In Woodbridge – Café Rebelde

Café Rebelde is run by wife and husband team Carissa and Mauriel Vega.  “We wanted to start a family business,” explains Carissa, “with a focus on sustainability.  This felt very connected to us since we are both from coffee farming places and we like to support small farms.” Mauriel’s family is from Nicaragua and Carissa’s …

Gratitude From The Farm

Despite all the obstacles, 2020 was an extremely productive year on the farm, with one of our best growing seasons ever.  COVID-19 increased demand for local products; we responded by increasing the number of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares by 20% and creating an online store.  We want to express our gratitude to all those …

Congregation B’Nai Jacob – November 2020

Our Building is Closed, but Our Community is Open! Please join us on Livestream or Zoom!  To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203)389-2111. Weekend Happenings Friday 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat – on Zoom only Saturday 9:00 am Bread & Torah 10:00am Shabbat service – live in the tent weather permitting and …

Puja Sinha Named Rotary Student of the Month

Amity High School senior, Puja Sinha was recently honored as Student of the Month for September.  Ms. Sinha of Woodbridge was nominated by School Counselor Allison Staak.  Ms. Staak said, “Puja deserved the honor because she is civic minded.  She is a young woman who understands the value of building friendships and community.” Puja Sinha …

Woodbridge Residents Named to Honor Roll at Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ, ’76 has announced the Honor Roll for the FOURTH marking period of the 2016—2017 academic school year.  The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Honor Roll: HIGH HONORS:  Carson Dziczkowski, Anna-Claire Luciani, and Eleanor Luciani. HONORS:  Jacqueline DeGennaro and Katherine Peavy. Academic Honors are awarded …

Local Lawmakers Help Raise Money for the Salvation Army

­­ State Reps. Themis Klarides, Lezlye Zupkus and Senator George Logan participated in the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, ringing the bells for donations at the Amity Stop & Shop, on Tuesday, December 12th. In the two hour period, the lawmakers raised over $200 dollars.  The money raised during the two hour period will …

Bulletin Board 4/12/19

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Our Building is Closed, but Our Community is Open!

Please join us on Livestream or Zoom! To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203)389-2111 Happening This Weekend Friday 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat – on Zoom and live stream only Saturday 9:00 am Bread & Torah – on Zoom 10:00 am Shabbat service – on Zoom and live stream only 5:30 pm …

Rotary Enlists New Member Cynthia Gibbons

The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently installed Cynthia Gibbons of Woodbridge as its newest member.  Ms. Gibbons is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology.  Additionally, she holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management also from Quinnipiac University.  She …

‘Woodbridge Bike Route’ Crowdfunding Campaign Successful!

The Woodbridge Bike Route crowdfunding campaign ended early because it was so successful!  Residents were asked to help raise $7500 which would be matched by Sustainable CT to create an on-road bike route with a few bike racks and safety features.  The campaign was scheduled to end in late April – instead it was completed …

Rotary Club and CPA Firm Help Families On Thanksgiving

Recently, Woodbridge Rotary Club and the partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer and Proto joined together to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for 48 families in Bethany, Woodbridge and Westville by providing gift cards and pumpkin pies.  Pictured are members of the Woodbridge Rotary Club, partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer and …

Holy Infant Bus Trip to Westchester Broadway

The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild is having a bus trip to the Westchester Broadway Theater on Wednesday, November 16. The show is Saturday Night Fever. The price is $99 which includes lunch, transportation, gratuities, and show ticket. The coach will leave the Holy Infant parking lot at 450 Racebrook Road at 9:30 am and …

May 3, 2019

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Haven’s Harvest Partners with Beecher School & Human Services

Haven’s Harvest is an environmental non-profit with a mission to not let good food go to waste – we do this by redirecting food directly from donor to receiving site, food advocacy – locally and on the national level, and through product development using recovered food.  In the past, the obstacles to businesses trying to …

Community Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day, the event formerly known as Super Sunday, will be a day of community service taking place on Sunday, March 5th.  Mitzvah Day combines fun with fundraising and allows volunteers of all ages the opportunity to participate in meaningful mitzvah projects.  A mitzvah is an act of kindness, and collectively we will do our …

Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events December 2019

For the latest news and information, visit our website at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org, like us on Facebook @woodbridge.town.library, or sign up for our e-newsletter.  Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @woodbridgetownlibrary. ***We are open Monday – Thursday, 10am to 8pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm*** Upcoming Holiday Hours:  Tuesday, December 24, 10am to 2pm; …

Bulletin Board: 12/11/20

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Bulletin Board 2/12/16

Please Note: If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is. We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” …

Matt Schwartz – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

Matt Schwartz is a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, and attending Beecher Road School and Amity Middle School Bethany. He is a 2012 graduate of Amity Regional High school and a 2018 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where he earned a BA in History with two minors, one in Political Science and one in Public …

Orange Congregational Church Weekly Worship Schedule

Orange Congregational Church, located at the corner of 205 Meeting House Lane and Orange Center Road, will resume its regular weekly worship schedule for the fall on Sunday September 3rd with an 8:00 a.m. service in the Chapel and a 10:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary.  The following week will be our Welcome Back Sunday …

An Ounce of Prevention: Please Tell Us!

  This health column has appeared in various publications over the past 30 years.  Each column tries to focus on an issue related to prevention of health issues and promotes information on how to improve or maintain good health.  Sometimes the topics follow national themes and other times they follow local themes.  What Quinnipiack Valley …

Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events

Shavuot Services: Saturday 8 June 9:15 am Shabbat morning service 5:45 pm Minhah 8:15 pm Festival Maariv 8:30 pm Tiqun Leil Shavuot – Late Night Adult Study Sunday 9 June 9:15 am Shavuot service, including Hallel 5:45 pm Minhah/Maariv Monday 10 June 9:15 am Shavuot service with Book of Ruth and Yizkor Memorial Prayers. Followed …

An Open Letter to the Town of Woodbridge

It is my opinion, formed from attending and viewing the various meetings of the board of selectmen, finance board, and other boards and committees responsible for the ultimate fate of the Country Club Of Woodbridge, that the singleminded focus of the majority administration has been the appeal of selling all or part of the property …

Selectmen Designate Fitzgerald Parcel For Dog Park

After months of deliberations, site visits and listening, the Board of Selectmen at its August 8 meeting voted to allow the plans for a dog park at the Fitzgerald Property to go forward.  Selectman David Lober abstained. The Fitzgerald Property encompasses popular walking trails in the center of town, bordered by Beecher and Center roads. …

From the First Selectman: November 2019

As I was recently driving through the town, I was reminded of what a beautiful, peaceful town we live in.  The changing leaves are magnificent.  I am also reminded that we all share a love for our town and I am hopeful that everyone will continue to be involved in town issues and share opinions …

Woodbridge Town Library Offers Mobile Access with New Digital Service

hoopla digital – a free Netflix- like service that launched with Woodbridge Town Library on October 3rd. Thousands of patrons across the greater Connecticut area now have free online and mobile access to more than 500,000 movies, music, eBooks and more. Here’s how it works: Library card-holders have free 24/7 online and mobile access to …

Letter: Lets Hold Ourselves to a Higher Standard

I am dumbfounded by the comments of the Democratic Town Committee in WTN from January 15th.  I must believe that all Woodbridge residents are saddened and outraged by the terrible events at our Nation’s capital on January 6th, but Chairman Laurence Grotheer’s deprecation of 1,800 fellow Woodbridge residents who voted for Donald Trump is akin …

Free Enrichment Now Offered at the Kindergarten Program at the JCC

At the Beverly Levy Early Learning Center, children enrolled in the kindergarten program will now enjoy free and unlimited access to age-appropriate enrichment classes offered at the JCC during the week. The wide-range of classes offered throughout the year will include science, computer programming, swimming, rock-wall climbing, pottery, woodworking, tennis, basketball, dance, and more. These …

Amity Physical Therapy Now Offering Acupuncture

Two Board Certified Acupuncture Practitioners, Kyle Branday MSPT, CAP and Joel Paul MSPT, CAP are licensed to perform the healing art of acupuncture.  Branday (Woodbridge) and Paul (Hamden) are cornerstone therapists with Amity Physical Therapy, and are now extending their therapy talents to acupuncture. Welcoming the vaunted specialty to his practice, Michael Dow, Founder and …

Jewish Family Service to Honor its Past Presidents

Living comfortably and independently as we age is something we all aspire to for ourselves and our loved ones.  Jewish Family Service (JFS) works tirelessly serving the aging population in our community while assisting their family members and friends.  However, more help is needed.  With a focus on empowering the individual, the Agency is developing …

Letter: AWHS Clarifies Darling House Agreement

The First Selectwoman of Woodbridge has recently been issuing statements to the effect that the Town and the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society (AWHS) are working on a new long-term Agreement for the management and use of the historic Thomas Darling House site, the foundation of a “better and stronger” relationship, and that “we are …

Amity Gets Top Grades On Report Card

Amity Regional Schools is the third top performing district in its DRG (district reference group) and sixth in the state, according to a new report by the state’s department of education.  Marie McPadden, the district’s director of curriculum and staff development presented the Next Gen Accountability Report, a compilation and analysis of standardized testing scores …

Dollars & Sense: The Annual Gift Exclusion

By Roberta L. Nestor It is somewhat interesting that the IRS “allows” you to gift money to family members each year.  The way this is phrased might lead someone to believe that there are some actual tax benefits if you give away cash to your kids!  There are many misconceptions when it comes to the …

Woodbridge Residents Named To Honor Roll At Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ has announced the Honor Roll for the THIRD marking period of the 2015—2016 academic school year. The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Honor Roll: HIGH HONORS Julianne Beltz Anna-Claire Luciani Eleanor Luciani HONORS Jacqueline Degennaro Carsan Dziczkowski Academic Honors are awarded at the end of …

Student News: 5/25/18

Achievements Eastern Student Jessica Ahern Honored At Psychology Honors Night And Induction Ceremony Willimantic, CT—A cohort of high-achieving psychology students from Eastern Connecticut State University were honored at the annual Psychology Honors Night and Psi Chi Induction Ceremony on April 23.  Among the students recognized was Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Psychology.  …

Youth Services 3/9/18

Do You Know An Outstanding Woodbridge Student? Deadline Extended Woodbridge Youth Services, in collaboration with First Selectman Beth Heller, is seeking nominations for the First Selectman’s Youth Award.  The annual award will be presented to a deserving young Woodbridge resident who has made a significant contribution to a Woodbridge community member, organization, or the Town …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Bud Priest Award

Pictured from left to right are Woodbridge Rotary Club President Diane Millan presenting the Rotary Club’s Bud Priest Award, a check for $5,000 to Esperina Stubblefiled, Director of The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, a program of BHcare.  The Umbrella Center provides services to assist victims of domestic violence from young to elderly.

Woodbridge Center Events 5/24/18

Check Out Our Community Resources! Loneliness, isolation and boredom can be dangerous — in fact, twice as likely to cause depression and negatively impact overall health.  The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project at the University of Chicago concluded, “Seniors who feel lonely and isolated are more likely to have poor physical and/or mental …

Events at Massaro Farm: 7/28/17

Fermenting at the Farm Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Come and learn healthy ways to store and use up your abundance of local veggies from the farm!  Expert fermenter, Sara Servin, will be taking a sample of veggies from the farm and teaching attendees how to preserve them using salt and …

Bulletin Board: 2/9/2018

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

The First Church of Christ Adds Pre-K Church School Class

  The First Church of Christ Woodbridge started a new, once a month, Pre-K Church School class for children ages 3 and up on January 8th in the nursery adjacent to the sanctuary.  The class will meet on the second Sunday of each month to give children an introduction to Sunday School and their parents …

Proprioception: The 6th Sense of the Body

Balance is a complex thing in life, but in the body it takes on a whole different meaning.  We have to balance our heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, breathing, and digestion.  The most critical thing to balance our body functionally is something most people don’t even sense.  It’s called Proprioception. Proprioception is our body’s innate …

Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education Spring 2019

Shabbat Lunch & Learn Saturday, May 4, after Kiddush (12:30 pm) Mark Gottdiener, PhD, Professor of Sociology Emeritus, U. at Buffalo, Winner of the Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Sociological Association “The Culture of Lying” Dr. Gottdiener’s book, The Culture of Lying, demonstrates how our “post-fact” culture is coming apart through the saturation …

Presidential Primary Deadline

In order to be eligible to vote in the presidential primary on April 28, you need to be registered in the appropriate party. Voters already registered with a party, can vote in that party’s primary.  Voters who wish to vote in another party’s primary need to change their party affiliation three months in advance.  January …

Jeffrey Ginzberg – Candidate for Board of Tax Assessment Appeals

Jeffrey is running for re-election to Board of Assessment Appeals, having stepped up last year to fill an unexpired term.  He is seeking another term based on knowledge and experience.  The Board of Assessment Appeals job requires a great deal of familiarity with town property values, neighborhoods, and the legal process.  As an experienced lawyer …

Bulletin Board: 5/26/17

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

MARRAKECH Holds Special Recruitment Event

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm, Marrakech will be holding a Career Open House Event at 6 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT.  Attendees will learn about working at Marrakech and will have the opportunity to meet with the recruitment team for on-the-spot interviews.  Anyone attending should come prepared for an interview, and bring …

Open Registration For OCC Nursery School

Orange Congregational Church Nursery School is now accepting applications for fall 2021.  Our nursery school has served the community for more than 55 years, and is open to all faiths.  Our school day runs from 9-1, with 3-year olds attending twice a week, and 4-year olds three days.  We also offer a five-day program for …

The Real Cost of Saving the Country Club of Woodbridge

I attended the last informational meeting regarding the Country Club of Woodbridge and was impressed at how expensive the cost of the club was portrayed. When you add up all the past and future costs, real or imagined, it sounds outrageous. But the true cost to keep the club out of the hands of developers …

‘Tis The Season

  Forty-five students from grades 3 to 6 who participates in the Beecher Road school choir led by Mrs. Marroquin performed a variety of lively holiday songs at the Woodbridge Senior Center as part of their first community service outreach.  They eagerly spread cheer as they sang songs in English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Ladino – …

Orange Strawberry Festival Cancelled

Due to the ongoing pandemic and with guidance from government officials, the Orange Strawberry Festival scheduled for June 13, 2020 is CANCELLED.  We will miss the delicious food, rides, flashy Red Car show, entertainment, and especially all of our festival-goers!  Please message the Orange Strawberry Festival page on Facebook or email occhurch@snet.net with questions.  Please …

Why Pre-Hab Before A Total Knee Replacement?

  Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by not only the degeneration of the tibiofemoral (knee) joint, but also significant inflammation leading to pain and decline in function. Most commonly, people with knee OA experience pain with weight-bearing activities including squatting, ascending/descending stairs and walking on inclines.  As the disease progresses and becomes more severe, surgical …

Student News July 2021

Achievements Union College Phi Beta Kappa Schenectady, NY – Beck DeYoung, of Woodbridge, CT, was named to the Union College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  DeYoung is a member of the Class of 2021.  Juniors and seniors of academic distinction who are candidates for the B.A. or general B.S. degree are eligible for membership in …

Happenings at B’nai Jacob – February 2021

Please join us on Livestream or Zoom! To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203) 389-2111 Happening This Shabbat Friday 6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat – on zoom and live stream Saturday 9:00 AM Bread & Torah – on zoom 10:00 AM Shabbat service – on zoom and live stream Sunday Sunday …

Woodbridge Human Services Adopt a Family Program Receives Holiday Baskets

Gary and Jen DiBlanda delivered 10 holiday baskets from the Amity High School Leo Club and Amity Teen Center for the Woodbridge Human Services Adopt a Family Program.  From left to right is Lions Club President Gary DiBlanda, Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund receiving the holiday baskets and Director of Amity Teen Center and Leo …

Summer Hours at the Beecher Pool Announced

Adult Swim Monday – Friday 5:45 am – 8:15 am General Swim Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm 7:45 pm to 9:30 pm Tuesday & Thursday 1:45 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm  

Amity High School Theater Presents “Into the Woods”

The Amity High School Theater Department announces that tickets are now on sale for its spring production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical…“Into the Woods” with book by James Lapine, directed by Robert and Andrea Kennedy. “Into the Woods” is an exploration about wishes, child-parent relationships and the choices we make as told through …

CCW Environmental Remediation Poses No Threat

Pesticide contamination at the Country Club of Woodbridge poses no health risk, residents learned at a meeting in late April. In order to allow residents who live near the Country Club to ask experts about the issue, First Selectman Ellen Scalettar organized the meeting. The Town’s environmental remediation consultants, HRP, presented their findings and representatives …

American Doll Camp

American Doll Camp is scheduled for August 14, 15 & 16 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, from 9:00 – 12:00.  The cost is $65.00 payable to Orange Historical Society with a limit of 12 girls.  Stories, crafts and sharing will be part of each day so girls are encouraged to …

Lecture Series: Protect Your Estate

The Woodbridge Center, as part of their Breakfast @ 10 Lecture Series,  will be hosting  representatives from Guertin & Guertin , LLC  on Wednesday, January 30 .  Join us and get a better understanding of different kinds of trusts – Irrevocable, Revocable, Living and Special Needs- and learn of the benefits and downsides.  Protect your …

Former Coldwell Banker Building New Home of Traveland

The former Coldwell Banker building at 564 Racebrook Road will be the new home of Traveland, a full-service travel agency which is moving to Orange from its Shelton location. Traveland is owned by brothers Eitan, Tamir and Oded Battat who are celebrating 40 years as a family-owned business.  Eitan and Tamir Battat are Woodbridge residents …

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Collecting Recipes

The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is collecting recipes for a new fundraiser cookbook!  We can’t do it without your help.  Gather your recipes, ask your family and friends and submit recipes by August 1st.  Please be certain to include your name, as it will be printed alongside your recipes, and contact information should we …

February 12, 2016

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Woodbridge Center Events: 2/9/2018

Woodbridge Center Transportation Program This program provides transportation to Woodbridge residents only, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Any resident of Woodbridge who is 60 years or older, or permanently or temporarily disabled may schedule transportation on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information with regard to making reservations and contributions, call 203-389-3430 9:00 …

Bulletin Board 10/4/19

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Amity Cheerleaders Are National Champions

Team Takes Top Score of the Day with 70 Other Teams The Amity Pop Warner Varsity Cheerleaders won first place in the 2016 National Cheer and Dance Championship in Orlando, Florida on Friday, December 9, marking the second consecutive win for the Pop Warner cheer organization.  Though it could appear from the outside that the …

Ansonia Nature Center May2019 Events

CONSERVATION PROJECT:  Weekend Warriors Part 1 Saturday, May 4, 9 am–1 pm Ranger Dan is seeking naturalists who want to help keep our park beautiful.  Managing our precious landscape requires your help!  Together we will continue the legacy of this nature preserve.  Part 1 will focus on controlling invasive plant species around our open fields. …

Bark Bytes… Your Dog And The Summer Heat

  As summertime is here it’s important to keep yourself and your dog well hydrated and cool.  Dogs are particularly susceptible to heatstroke – a potentially life-threatening condition.  Here are some helpful tips to make your dog’s summer cooler, more enjoyable and healthy. Outdoors Never leave your dog in a hot car even for a …

Garden Club to Host “Secret Gardens of Woodbridge”

On Friday, June 5, The Garden Club of Woodbridge will host Secret Gardens of Woodbridge, a one-day garden tour of eight beautiful and unique properties.  The featured gardens include a few of historical significance, two of which are anchored by outstanding Notable Trees of Connecticut.  Of these properties, one is extensively documented in the Smithsonian’s …

Road Race Proceeds Donated The Food & Fuel Fund

Kathy Adamovich (on right) Woodbridge Road Race Coordinator presented a check from the proceeds of the Annual Woodbridge Road Race sponsored by the Woodbridge Recreation Commission to Judi Young, (on left) Senior Services Social Worker to benefit the Town of Woodbridge Food & Fuel Fund.  The fund is administered by Woodbridge Human Services and provides …

Human Services Seeking Volunteers at Emergency Shelter

Woodbridge Human Services is seeking residents to volunteer to work at the Town’s Emergency Shelter located in the Woodbridge Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane in the event that it is opened due to a hurricane, flood, power outage or other emergency.  Volunteers are needed days, evenings, and weekends to provide supervision, serve meals, and provide information …

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center September 2018 Events

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center  10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401 Telephone: 203-736-1053 Email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org NATURE EXPLORERS Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26; 10 am Join us for this 4-week pre-school/toddler program for children ages 2-5 and their adult explorer.  Participants will have fun exploring nature every week in these outdoor classes.  The classes are …

Woodbridge Senior Center and Human Services July 31, 2020

The Woodbridge Center Call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org for information and registration for all programming. The Town’s Human Services, Library and Recreation Departments have teamed up to provide socially distanced outdoor programming underneath canopies on the Library lawn during the pandemic.  All outdoor programming will require registration—space is limited.  Masks are required and social distancing …

Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events April 2019

For the latest news and information, visit our website at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org, like us on Facebook @ woodbridge.town.library, or sign up for our e-newsletter. ***Please note the Library will be closed on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday. We will be open on Saturday, April 20*** A Letter From The Library And Friends Of The Library …

Amity Middle School-Bethany Campus Character of the 2nd Quarter Award

Amity Middle School in Bethany has a “Character of the Quarter” awards program.  Each marking period students are recognized for one of four traits:  Accountability, Motivation, Independence, and Trustworthiness.  Students from each team are selected to receive this honor.  They have a special breakfast at the end of the year and are presented with their …

Live Music in the Business District

Free outdoor concerts are coming to the Woodbridge business district this summer and fall! On the fourth Saturday of June, July, September and October at 1 pm there will be live music on the lawn at Coachman Square, 21 Bradley Road. The concert series is possible thanks to a grant the Town of Woodbridge received …

New Country Club Proposal Viewed Favorably

The Woodbridge Board of Selectmen on August 1 unanimously voted not to pursue negotiations with Toll Brothers regarding a 44-acre development on the Country Club of Woodbridge property. Instead the board authorized the First Selectman to continue negotiations with Redan LLC about a potential purchase of the whole 153-acre property. Selectmen also voted not to …

New Year, New You

“New Year, new you.” That’s the saying right?  For many of us that means getting back in shape, losing weight, and hitting the gym.  However, you must beware of the pitfalls of doing too much too fast, not having a plan, not knowing the proper form and technique, and not knowing how to properly progress …

Jewish Genealogical Society of CT

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut presents “Library Time:  Guided Use of JGSCT Resources” on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111.  This program is free and open to the public, especially those interested in Jewish genealogy. Janet Carlson, our librarian, will give an overview …

Logan, Lawmakers Huddle Up In Hartford

Sen. George S. Logan (center) confers with fellow state lawmakers prior to a March 20 vote in the State Capitol’s Senate Chamber.  Sen. Logan, who serves as Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, voted “yes” to approve a state contract which provides workers compensation insurance for home care workers.  “These workers provide essential labor …

Chris Lovejoy Receives Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society Award

Christine Lovejoy of Woodbridge, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Woodbridge, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 12 percent of approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker®-affiliated sales associates worldwide. In addition, Lovejoy received Connecticut Magazine’s 5 Star Agent …

September 1, 2017

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Ask The Nurse

Join VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Senior Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane for a free nursing clinic.  A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight and work with you to set goals.  The RN can also review your medications, help you …

Orange Community Nursery School to Reopen in Orange with New Location in Woodbridge

When Orange Community Nursery School moves back into its newly renovated space at High Plains Community Center for the next school year, a new location will be opening in Woodbridge.  Last summer, faced with finding a new space to run the school while renovations were underway at the community center, OCNS landed at The First …

Public Invited to Walk Scenic Baldwin Road Farm

  The Woodbridge Land Trust invites the public to walk scenic Baldwin Road Farm, Saturday June 2, 2pm.  This guided walk, which is free and open to the public, will occur rain or shine.     Come and view this historic farm, part of a large tract of land originally purchased by the Baldwin family …

A Weekend of Jewish Learning At Temple “Mediterranean Mosaic: Three Vignettes Of Jewish Life And Culture”

The Jewish Education and Enlightenment Program will feature three stimulating speakers exploring the worlds of modern Israel; medieval Spain, Egypt and Palestine; and twentieth century Italy. Friday night, March 11, begins with Shabbat dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by a Shabbat service with a presentation by Olga Markus. Ms. Markus holds a M.A. in Russian …

Our Lady of Assumption Holds Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair

Our Lady of Assumption Church, 75 Center Road, Woodbridge is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.  Come shop for some great gift items.  In addition to some wonderful vendors, there will be a white elephant sale, raffles for baskets, baked goods, children’s activities and more.  …

An Ounce of Prevention: Catch Them Or Just Eat Them

Fishing season is open!  Fish is a good, low-fat, and economical source of protein.  Many healthy heart programs recommend eating more fish meals due to the effect of fish oils.  Other nutrients such as the selenium and iodine found in fish are also beneficial for health.  Recent studies have shown that eating fish during pregnancy …

President Barack Obama Endorses Jorge Cabrera For State Senate

On October 1st, President Barack Obama announced the endorsement of Jorge Cabrera for the 17th senatorial district.  “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service.  They deserve your vote,” …

Woodbridge Veteran’s Day Ceremony To Be Held Monday November 12th

The Town’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 12th 2018.  The ceremony will take place inside The Center Gym (4 Meetinghouse Lane).  The public is invited and encouraged to attend! The program will include a history of the holiday, patriotic music, a memorial wreath presentation, the Woodbridge Police …

Jessica Scandiffio Affiliates With Coldwell Banker Realty

Coldwell Banker Realty in Connecticut is pleased to announce that Jessica Scandiffio, formerly of Real Living Real Estate, has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Realty office in Orange.  As an affiliated real estate agent, Jessica will provide residential real estate services in New Haven County and the surrounding communities. “Jessica’s passion for real estate, excellent …

Justin Farmer Receives Endorsements

Planned Parenthood Votes! CT and Connecticut Young Democrats endorsed Justin Farmer’s campaign for the 17th State Senate District. Justin is a 25-year-old second-term Hamden Legislative Councilman, representing the town’s 5th District.  He is running for State Senate in the August 11 primary election to represent the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, …

Woodbridge Recreation News – May 2021

Woodbridge Recreation Summer camp will run June 28 through August 6, 9 am – noon at Beecher Road South School for campers entering grades 1-8.  Camp offers a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, drama, fitness, swimming and more.  There is a three-week minimum.  Due to a limited amount of spaces, no mail-in …

John Vultee – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Small business owner, builder and general contractor, Woodbridge Board of Education candidate John Vultee will bring the creativity, resilience, and tireless work ethic to the Board. John owns Stratford-based Vultee Construction Corporation, which was founded by his father in 1984. A Woodbridge resident since 2009, John is happy to have two feet planted on ‘terra …

Bark Bytes… Should Pets Be Given As A Surprise Holiday Gift?

By Richard and Vicki Horowitz   Every year as the Holidays approach, the topic of giving a pet as a gift comes up.  If you plan to give a pet as a surprise, you need to realize that the new owners may be too occupied with holiday preparations, celebrations, guests and overall activity to give …

Garden Club to Hold Annual Plant Sale

The Garden Club of Woodbridge welcomes all to its annual plant sale on June 1 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Woodbridge Library grove, 10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT.  A large assortment of unusual and common plants, bushes and bulbs from club members’ gardens will be sold.  There will be a book sale …

May 22, 2020

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The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Easter Worship  

The Church of the Good Shepherd invites you to attend our services on Easter Sunday at 8am and 10am with our annual Easter Egg Hunt following the 10am service.  All are welcome. First Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 6:45 p.m. Men, please go through your closets and attics looking for pants that you no longer need …

Temple Emanuel Annual Scholar in Residence

Dr. Alan Morinis, the founder and dean of The Mussar Institute and an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition will be our Scholar-in-Residence in March.  Mussar, a Jewish path of contemplative practices that has evolved over the past thousand years, encourages spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom and transformation. Alan …

Invasives In Your Backyard

Invasive plants can suck the life out of traditional species in any particular area, and humans find it difficult to control their proliferation, especially if they can cause harm, such as, for example, the giant hogweed that has been spotted along Amity Road.  Its sap causes burning to the skin, a “poison ivy on steroids,” …

February 7, 2020

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JCL Honors Volunteer Reading Partners, May 16th,  Woodbridge JCC

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL), an award winning, nondenominational and non sectarian group of volunteer reading partners in the New Haven Public elementary school is delighted to honor its volunteers on Wednesday, May 16,  9:30 a.m., in the JCC’s auditorium in Woodbridge. The event is free and open to the community. The Storycrafters of …

Letter: Sarah Beth Del Prete Recommended for School Board

As a new resident who moved to Woodbridge specifically for the award-winning school system, I was particularly interested in who would be running for the School Board.  I was delighted to hear that my real estate agent, Sarah Beth Del Prete, would be added to the slate.  I was struck that Mrs. Del Prete is …

Congregation Or Shalom Events

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM – Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:30 PM Saturday 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Social Mah Jongg Looking to learn or play Mah Jogg?  We play on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  Call the office if you are interested 203.799.2341. ZUMBA GOLD …

Woodbridge Dancers Gain Success At Regional Irish Dance Championships

The Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance recently brought home 4 titles and 13 top ten spots at the New England Regional Irish Dance Championships held in Hartford, CT.  The “Oireachtas,” as it’s referred to, is a qualifying event for top Irish dancers in the region aiming to qualify for both the World Irish Dance Championships …

Bulletin Board 3/9/18

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Letter: Thank You to All Involved!

As founder of One Innocent Life, I would like to personally thank all those involved in making our inaugural Beat the Heat 5K Run/Walk a tremendous success. With over 230 participants at the event I’d like to thank the volunteers, police, and the Town of Woodbridge officials and employees for all of their hard work. …

Joe Crisco – Incumbent Candidate for Board of Selectmen

As a Selectman in Woodbridge since 2017, Joe is running for re-election to a third term. He serves as liaison to the Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Fire Commissioners and Town Plan and Zoning Commission. Before his election to the Board of Selectmen, his twelve terms as a State Senator, from 1993 to 2016, …

Amity Students Learn How to be A Successful Entrepreneur

On January 25th Amity High School had Brandon Steiner, owner of Steiner Sports, come to speak to the students about being a successful entrepreneur.  He talked about going from a poor boy from the Bronx to becoming a self-made millionaire through hard work and determination.  The event was sponsored by the Sports Business Association Club.

Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of CT

Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 1:30 pm, at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, as JGSCT President Doris Loeb Nabel presents “Two Genealogical Roots Journeys:  Thirteen Cities, Five Countries, Seven Weeks”. Doris Loeb Nabel will share her 31-day roots quest in Europe and Israel.  She …

Senator Logan Qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

The State Elections Enforcement Commission approved Senator George Logan’s Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) grant application last week making him eligible to receive the state grant to finance his re-election effort.  “I thank everyone who contributed,” said Senator Logan.  “Looking at our contributor list this year compared to 2016, we found many first-time contributors.  That tells …

Letter: Land Trust Walk at Baldwin Road Farm

To the Editor: The Woodbridge Land Trust invites the public to walk Baldwin Road Farm with us on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm (rain or shine).  In recent years, the farm has been threatened by development proposals including: A 754,800 square foot industrial park A 340-unit assisted living continuing care retirement community Wouldn’t you prefer …

Dollars & Sense: Great Summer Reads

Every summer I try to capture a few great reads on financial planning.  Sounds boring, doesn’t it?  However, over the years there have been several books that have a way of making finances and money interesting and in some cases captivating.  “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator”, by Edwin Lefevre is a great example of a …

Obituary: Gloria Whiston McLennan Arons

Gloria Whiston McLennan Arons of Woodbridge, CT, 78, passed away on June 14, 2019.  She was born in Hannibal, MO, and was the daughter of Marguerite Kincaid Whiston and James J. Whiston, Sr. Gloria is survived by her beloved husband, Marvin S. Arons, M.D., D.M.D., retired Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine …

Residents Invited to Participate in Community Art Project

Residents are invited to participate in a community art project and open mic event as part of the Town’s “Second Saturday” series this summer. The Second Saturday series runs through September and will be hosted jointly by the Human Services, Library, and Recreation Departments. July 10 the Friends of the Woodbridge Library will hold a …

Ansonia Nature Center & Recreation Center May Calendar Of Events

  NATURE EXPLORERS – Wednesdays, May 3 and 10, 10 am – 11:30am Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program.  This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult.  These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play.  We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, …

Real World Engineering for Amity Regional Middle School Students

Students at Amity Middle School in Bethany got a taste of what engineers do in the real world to bring products to market.  Amity parent, Nancy Held-Sheehe, a Deputy Chief Engineer at a local aerospace company, along with a team of professionals who work in the manufacturing industry ran a unique and exciting hands-on engineering …

An Ounce of Prevention: You May Need a Pneumonia Shot

Recently, we learned that Candidate Hillary Clinton had pneumonia. Did she ever get a pneumonia shot? Pneumonia shots will not protect you against all strains of pneumonia, but it does protect against the most common strains of the illness. If you get a flu shot, you may think you don’t need a pneumonia shot. However, …

Woodbridge Human Services Department Accepting Appointments

Woodbridge Human Services Department is accepting appointments starting September 16th for Woodbridge residents to apply for the 2019-2020 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC.  Income eligibility requirements must be met. Verification of income and assets must be submitted with the application.  This includes copies of the last bank statement(s) or check(s) for:  a) …

Woodbridge Residents Named To Honor Roll At Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ, ’76 has announced the Honor Roll for the Second Semester of the 2018 – 2019 academic school year.  The following Woodbridge residents were named to the Honor Roll: HIGH HONORS Eleanor Luciani HONORS Alyssa Letis Academic Honors are awarded at the end of each semester to …

Holy Infant Women’s Guild Scholarship

The Holy Infant Women’s Guild scholarship applications are now available online at the Holy Infant Church website (holyinfantorangect.org) or at the Guidance Offices of Amity HS, Sacred Heart Academy, Lauralton Hall and St. Joseph HS.  This scholarship is for female seniors from the parish who will attend a four-year college or university next year.  There …

Republicans Push For Effective Economic Development

Ed Weinberg, Republican candidate for First Selectman, addressed a recent gathering of supporters and stated “Rising local property taxes are hitting homeowners with a double whammy:  their taxes are going up and their home values are going down.  This year’s budget, before being pruned, reflected a mill rate of almost 42.  Building more houses, even …

Letter: Historical Society Presses On

Many months ago, the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen (BOS), acting on the recommendation of the First Selectman and the Town Attorney, countermanded a decision by the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society (AWHS) Board of Directors in order to favor the interests of the tenant who was living in the caretaker cottage of the Thomas Darling …

Sen. Joseph Crisco – 17th District State Senator Candidate Profile

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore; Federal Relations Liaison Chair: Insurance & Real Estate Vice Chair: Banks; Commerce; Public Health Member: Executive & Legislative Nominations; Legislative Management First elected to the Connecticut State Senate in November of 1992, Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. represents the 17th Senatorial District towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, …

James Maroney Earns Independent Party Endorsement

James Maroney, candidate for the 14th state Senate District has earned the endorsement of Connecticut’s Independent Party for the 2020 election.  “I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the Independent Party for a second time for the 14th state Senate district,” said Maroney.  “I was honored two years ago to receive the endorsement and …

American Legion Auxiliary Post 127 Laurel Girls State

Laurel Girls State is a leadership action program course designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government to all girls interested in government.  This is a one week program of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 127 devoted to citizen training.  It is open to all Orange high school senior girls and secondly …

Amity Middle School Students Compete at MathCounts Competition

Ten students from Amity Middle School in Bethany participated in the New Haven Chapter of the MathCounts competition on Saturday, February 1st.  There were 16 schools present and approximately 110 students competing.  Each school sent a team of four students who competed in the team level of competition.  In addition to the team round, there …

Tickets Now On Sale For Connecticut Beatles Music Festival Celebrating Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary In June

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Connecticut will be the home of the East Coast’s only Beatles Music Festival, the “Fab 4 Music Festival,” to be held on June 10th to commemorate the occasion, and tickets are now on sale. The full-day of Beatle-themed entertainment will “come together” …

Amity Physical Therapy:  15 Years, 35 Clinicians And 3 New Fitness/Wellness Centers

Fifteen years ago, Michael Dow MSPT/CEO and Clinical Director of Amity Physical Therapy carved out and grew his practice the right way – devoted, caring treatment of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Now, along with his clinical partner, Kyle Branday MSPT/CDN, the practice has grown to three Greater New Haven offices and acknowledged as one …

4 on 4 Basketball, Youth Programs & Pool Open Weekends

Join the Winter Leagues and Programs offered by the Recreation Department!  Leagues – Space is limited to 24 in the two co-ed basketball leagues:  4 on 4 Classic Basketball League for Grades 4-6, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm; 4 on 4 Junior High Basketball League for Grades 7-9, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm.  A girls’ basketball league is being …

Bryan Campbell at the Orange Congregational Church

The Orange Congregational Church will present the next concert in its “Music on the Greenˮ series on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm. The music director, Bryan Campbell, will play the Odell pipe organ in a performance titled “Bible Scenesˮ. A program of colorful pieces will display the variety of pitches and timbres of …

Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting

The board members of the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society invite you to their 2017 Annual Meeting being held on May 21st from 2 to 4 PM at the Parish house at the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT.  This year Professor Glenn Dryer from Connecticut College will speak on …

Kranz’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Hugo and Eve Kranz, long-time residents of Bethany and now Woodbridge, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 17. The couple met on the Hamptons in Long Island, and have resided in the Bethany-Woodbridge for the past 37 years. They have four adult children, all married, and six grandchildren. Mike Kranz, his wife Jennifer, and …

Register to Vote for the Town Election on May 6th

Save time on Election Day by registering to vote in advance.  The deadline for advance voter registration is April 29th at 8pm in person at Town Hall, or 11:59pm online, for most voters.  Residents may also register on Election day, May 6th at the Election Day Registration location at the Senior Center adjacent to the …

Woodbridge Town Library November Events

  Adult Events You Wrote a Book, So Now What? with literary agent Jan Kardys Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11am-12:30pm November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Are you working on or have you finished something you would like to publish, but don’t know where to start? Gain an insider’s view of the literary world …

Rotary Makes Mask Donation

Woodbridge Rotarians recently distributed masks at local senior health facilities.  Pictured are (from left) Neelima Kaushal, Deb Meehan of Coachman Square, Anna Dickerson, Diane Millan and Dorothy Martino while on the Million Mask Challenge Tour.  (Photo by Rhea Kaushal) The Rotary Club of Woodbridge recently participated in the New England Rotary Million Mask Challenge Tour. …

Bridges Healthcare Accepting Kasdan Scholarship Applications

Shaun Mee, Chairman of Bridges Healthcare, Inc. announced that applications are now being accepted for The Barry Kasdan Scholarship for the pursuit of a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree in Human Services.  Eligible applicants must reside in one of the towns located in Bridges’ service region, or be employed or related to a Bridges employee. Criteria …

November 1, 2019

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Sacred Heart Academy March Entrance Exam

  For those who missed the fall testing, Sacred Heart Academy will offer an entrance exam for applicants to grades 9 and 10 on Tuesday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Academy, 265 Benham Street in Hamden.  Students who plan to take the test must submit the Application for Admission online at …

Garden Club of Woodbridge January Meeting

Speaker and Master Gardener, Marie Hayes, spoke about the Golden Age of Horticulture (1863-1901) and the history of Grand American Victorian Gardening at the January meeting of the Garden Club of Woodbridge.  Marie delighted the group with picturesque slides of gardens she has visited around the world.  She noted the beauty of some of the …

Letter: Welander Has Remained Silent on School Regionalization

In Connecticut right now, one very serious challenge our communities face is the threat of forced school regionalization.  Hartford politicians have used events of the last few months including the pandemic of COVID 19 to advocate for schools to be regionalized based on their probate court district lines.  This poses a significant threat to the …

Progressions Salon Donates To Human Services

Mario and Stephanie Cabral of Progressions Salon in Woodbridge presented  to Woodbridge Human Services a sleigh full of socks donated by their employees and customers from their annual Sock Drive.  The socks were distributed with holiday baskets thru the Human Services Adopt a Family Program.

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department & Auxiliary 9th Annual Car, Truck, Bike Show & Garden Tractor Pulls

The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its 9th Annual Car, Truck, Bike Show & Garden Tractor Pulls. All antique cars, trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and big trucks are welcome! The event features people’s choice judging. This event will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11am-5pm at the Bethany Airport Field, adjacent …

Bark Bytes… Why Won’t My Dog Listen To Me?

Do you ever wonder…”Why won’t my dog listen to me?”  The simple answer is because the dog doesn’t understand what you are saying and you could be confusing your dog. The foundation of our behavioral is all about communication – voice tones and body language.  For thousands of years, this is how dogs have communicated …

11th Annual Orange Strawberry Festival – June 8

Members of the Orange Congregational Church are seeing red this spring as preparations for the 11th Annual Strawberry Festival begin.  Red will be the color of the day on the Orange Fairgrounds at High Plains Community Center on June 8 from 9AM-5PM (rain date June 9).  Church members have spent countless volunteer hours preparing for …

Council of Governments Works to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

The South Central Regional Council of Governments, SCROG, is working to update a regional hazard mitigation plan, and is looking for public input.  The purpose of the plan is “to identify and assess natural hazard risks, such as flooding, winter storms and hurricanes and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks,” said Warren …

Congregation B’nai Jacob (CBJ) Adult Education Fall 2019

Guest Speakers Sunday, October 27, 10 AM Adina Hoffman: “Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City” Award winning essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman will discuss her book “Till We Have Built Jerusalem,” a gripping and intimate journey into the lives of three very different architects who helped shape modern Jerusalem.  A powerful …

Bridges Healthcare Accepting Kasdan Scholarship Applications

Bridges Healthcare, Inc. announced that applications are now being accepted for The Barry Kasdan Scholarship for the Pursuit of a Graduate or Undergraduate Degree in Human Services.  Eligible applicants must reside in one of the towns located in Bridges’ service region, or be employed or related to a Bridges employee. Bridges will award two $1,500 …

Anthony Luciani Becomes An Eagle Scout

  On Sunday, June 12, Anthony Luciani of Troop 902, Woodbridge was awarded his Eagle Scout badge at a ceremony held at the Church of our Lady of Assumption. The rank of eagle is the highest level a boy scout can reach. It is only awarded to those boys who have demonstrated skills and proficiencies …

Elisabeth Von Trapp in Concert

April 1, 2017:  Elisabeth Von Trapp In Concert – From the family whose story inspired The Sound Of Music with special appearance by the West Woods Christian Academy Chorus.  5:30PM Pre-Event Reception/Refreshments/Silent Auction, 7PM Concert.  This event is a benefit for the Trinity CARES International 2017 Mission Team, providing medicines and materials for its work …

The First Church of Christ: Church School Starts a New Year

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge will continue “attending” the You Tube Sunday services offered by the North Haven Congregational Church on Sundays 9:30 am. led by the Rev. Scott Morrow.  The exception is Sunday September 6th when we will have our own ZOOM service at 10 am, led by our former intern the Rev. …

CSA Enrollment Open: Celebrate Spring Just Around The Corner

It might still feel like winter outside but Massaro Community Farm staff is reporting for duty and they are busy planting crops that will yield the abundant produce for our subscription program of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers beginning in June. Enrollment is now open for the farm’s 2018 Community Supported Agriculture seasonal subscription program. …

Woodbridge Center News 2/8/19

Woodbridge Emergency Shelter Information Many thanks for assistance and support of the First Selectman, the Police Dept., Fire Dept., Dept. of Public Works, Building Maintenance Dept., AMR, District Animal Control, staff of the Human Services Dept., Brookdale Woodbridge and town volunteers who all worked together during the recent ice storm and power outages.  The Emergency …

Rep. Klarides Interviewed at Amity High School for Women’s History Month Event

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides participated in a special Women’s History Month Meet the Leaders event at Amity High School on Tuesday, April 3rd. The event was hosted by David Smith of Altice USA and gave students the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the significance of women in history, leadership and public service. Rep. …

Congregation Or Shalom’s 13th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

On August 9th, 1940, a ship called the S.S. Quanza left Portugal, filled with Jewish refugees frantically trying to escape Nazi-occupied Europe.  The ship docked at Vera Cruz, Mexico, where their visas indicated that they would be allowed to land.  The Mexican authorities, however, questioned the validity of the visas of 86 of the refugees …

Shabbat Pre-Chanukah at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven

Come join the fun and celebrate Shabbat Pre-Chanukah at Temple Emanuel.  On Friday, December 20, we will welcome Shabbat with a music-filled service led by Rabbi Michael Farbman and the Temple Emanuel Band.  We will practice the holiday blessings and fill the sanctuary with the light of our chanukiot, followed by a delicious dinner with …

Woodbridge Quilter Featured in Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

Local quilter Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill’s work is featured in the Modern Quilt Guild’s new book, published in December 2017. Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century is a collectible, hardcover book that traces the history of modern quilts, explores the hallmarks of the genre, and honors the genre’s past, present, and future. It is the definitive …

From the First Selectman: Concerts on the Green and More This Summer

 As we head into the summer months, I’d like to remind everyone about our wonderful Summer Concerts on the Green series which will take place every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm, throughout July (rain date will be Wednesday of the same week). In addition, we will have Tuesday Movie Nights on the Green beginning in August …

From the Other Side of the Aisle 11/22/19

From Steve Falcigno, WRTC Chairman As 2019 enters its final months and 2020 is ushered in, the citizens of Woodbridge have many people to thank for their service.  Elected and volunteer members of Boards and Commissions dedicate many hours and their talents with the goal of protecting and improving our town.  As a community, we …

Dollars & Sense: Summer Reads for Retirees

By Roberta L Nestor With 10,000 baby boomers turning age 65 each day, it was not surprising to find literally thousands of books about retirement. Even the Dummies series boasts over 68 publications that are all related to retirement with most containing the words social security in their titles. When it comes to books on …

Amity Middle School Character Of The 4th Quarter Award

Amity Middle School in Bethany has a “Character of the Quarter” awards program.  Each marking period students are recognized for one of four traits:  Accountability, Motivation, Independence and Trustworthiness.  Students from each team are selected to receive this honor.  The character trait for the 4th quarter was “Trustworthiness.”  The students who recently received the “Character …

Wine Talk: Summer Wines

Orange has been a republican town for many years and I am sure many of our residents don’t believe in climate change no matter what the scientists say, but this has been one of the hottest Julys I can recall.  The need to match good wine with warm weather has never been greater!  If climate …

Whooping Cough Is A Frightening Disease!

Whooping cough in an infant is frightening and can have devastating results. Cases of Whooping Cough have increased within the State and among Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) residents. It is very important to protect infants from this disease as they are not fully protected until they are a year old. Don’t wait until the …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness for our well-being.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

From Across the Aisle: We Need to Read Carefully

The July 10 edition of the News From Town Hall email is a textbook example of “caveat lector,” let the reader beware.  What reads as a generally positive piece citing lots of activity on several issues wilts in the spotlight of scrutiny and fact checking. The opening paragraph states very matter-of-factly “at this week’s Board …

Republicans Announce Slate For 2019 Municipal Vote

Woodbridge Republicans chose Ed Weinberg as their candidate for the spot of First Selectman in the upcoming municipal elections May 6.  The slate also includes for the Board of Selectmen incumbents Joe Dey and Dave Lober and new to the board, Dwight Rowland. For the Amity Board of Education, they put forward Matt Schwartz and …

Preseason Movement Screens Are Badly Needed In Youth Athletics

Starting this time of year, the pediatrician’s office is flooded with parents lining up to get their children through their yearly preseason physical so they can participate in sports once the school year kicks off again.  Ensuring our young athletes health and well being is of the utmost importance.  Detection of underlying breathing issues, cardiac …

Southern Regional Auditions For Band, Choir, & Orchestra From Amity Middle School In Bethany

Students from Amity Middle School in Bethany auditioned for the Southern Regional Middle School Band, Choir, and Orchestra on Saturday, December 1st.  These students played a rigorous audition including scales and a solo piece.  The judges were music teachers from throughout the state.  Each student received a score sheet which rated their tone, technique, and …

Amity and Woodbridge Historical Societies Hold Events

The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society will host a Membership Annual Meeting with Dr. Cosimo Sgarlata as their guest speaker. What Goes Up Must Come Down! Upland Archaeology of West Rock Ridge in South-Central Connecticut is the title of the presentation. Dr. Cosimo Sgarlata, an archaeology professor at Western Connecticut State University will be giving this presentation based on his …

Senior Center News 9/30/16

  The Center offers programs to expand health, wellness, nutrition and education. Learn more about the upcoming programs by contacting Jeanette Glicksman at the Senior Center at 203-389-3430. Learn some new skills at the smart phone classes. These classes are held in collaboration with the Woodbridge Library. Classes are Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45pm in room 11 …

Drug Enforcement Officials Address Heroin Epidemic

Prevention Stressed to Amity HS Students Prevention is the best recourse to heroin addiction was the message from FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration officials, the mental health community and even former addicts who addressed an audience at Amity Regional High School last month.  The group painted a bleak and sobering picture of the state’s heroin …

Town Hall Reaches Out to Business Community

Unlike many of the bustling towns surrounding it, Woodbridge has never had an economic development director to help coordinate, network or make a pitch for the business community.  The only representation it had was through the Economic Development Commission, a group of often enthusiastic business owners who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and …

Be Your Own Valentine – Try Yoga

  Woodbridge Recreation offers ongoing Gentle Yoga classes on Mondays 10:30-11:45 and 5:30-6:45 and Wednesdays 10:30-11:45; located in Room 16, Old Center School (between the Library and Town Hall) on Meetinghouse Lane in Woodbridge. Classes are $10 drop-in or $60 for a 7 week session.  No classes March 1, April 10 or 12.  For more …

Bark Bytes… What Your Body Language Tells Your Dog

Dogs have a specific way of interacting, which includes an instinctual manner of communication.  Learning how to communicate effectively with your dog in a language he understands is the first step in establishing your leadership.  By leveraging a dog’s instinctual communication techniques using voice control and body language, we humans can learn a new language …

Holy Infant’s First Holy Communion Class

47 students received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11th.   Father Norman Brockett, Pastor of Holy Infant Church, was the celebrant for this special occasion. Picture by Berget Wydra

Beth Heller Wins Third Term

Close Underticket Races Trigger Recounts First Selectman Beth Heller, a Democrat, carried the recent municipal election with a comfortable lead, with 1,641 votes out of the total of 2,538 cast.  Heller ran unopposed. She will be working with a new Board of Selectmen, given that several members of the board chose not to run again. …

Yes! You Can Do It! Spring into Better Health This Spring

Want to lose weight?  Want to feel better and have more energy?  Want to live a longer, healthier, happier life?  Of course, you do!  And because you do, you should seriously consider DPP – the Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program offered by Dr. Dana Paris Wade, founder of Monitor My Health. WHO?  Dr. Dana Paris …

Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival- 2016

  Orange Fairgrounds- 9AM-5PM A day of family fun- Saturday, June 11(rain date June 12)   9AM- Pancake Breakfast 10AM-3PM – Red Car Show 11AM-11:45AM – Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment 1PM- 2PM – Hay Rides 1PM-5PM – Furious George- classic rock 2PM-2:30 – Magician -Bryan Lizotte 4PM – Pie Eating Contest   ALL DAY …

Chard & Chives: News from Massaro Community Farm – by The Farm Staff

As the days lengthen and warmer temperatures pull us outside, those with an interest in gardening often can’t wait to plant their first seeds in the ground. Days are counted til one can pick the first tomato. So why do we expect the cycle for local food producers to be any different? Thanks to modern …

Amity Middle School Bethany Fiber Art Project

Students at Amity Middle School in Bethany had the unique opportunity to create a fiber art piece expressing their learning about a 19th century social reformer.  Heather Stoltz, a fiber artist, (www.sewingstories.com) visited Amity Middle School in Bethany to guide students in the creation of their artwork.  This project was made possible through the generous …

Woodbridge Youth Services 6/29/18

7th Grade Picnic All incoming seventh grade Woodbridge and Bethany residents and other incoming seventh graders attending Amity Middle School-Bethany are invited to the Annual Seventh Grade Picnic on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on the back field of the school at 190 Luke Hill Road, Bethany.  Fee is $5.00 to …

Dining With Susan: Mother’s Day 2016

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th this year. There are over 83 million mothers living today in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and over 2 billion mothers living worldwide. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother’s Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a …

From The Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee

I saw an editorial cartoon recently that for me, perfectly captured the plight of this nation at this year’s political crossroads.  The drawing had opposing, side-by-side panels: on the left Democrats were together to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  One of the signs read, “Us!” The right-side panel showed Republicans supporting Trump.  The sign …

Youth Services 5/6/16

Babysitter Training Held in Woodbridge Woodbridge Youth Services recently held a Red Cross Babysitter Training in the Woodbridge Library where students learned basic child care and how to respond to emergency situations. Many of these students will be joining the Woodbridge Job Bank and will be available for babysitting. Woodbridge Job Bank Seeks Teens Who …

March 21, 2014

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Dr. Jason Tracy to Serve as Principal of Amity Middle School Bethany

The Amity Regional School District No. 5 Board of Education has appointed Dr. Jason Tracy as the Principal of Amity Middle School Bethany (AMSB).  Dr. Tracy is currently serving as an Amity Regional High School Associate Principal and has been a proud member of the Amity Regional School District community since 2008. Dr. Tracy was …

May 26, 2017

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Sen. Cabrera Applauds Gov. Lamont’s Executive Order Allowing for No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting in Special Elections in Bethany & Woodbridge

Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) applauded Governor Ned Lamont for issuing an executive order allowing for the usage of no-excuse absentee ballot voting for the upcoming special elections for all municipal offices, including first selectman, slated for Monday, May 3 in Bethany and Woodbridge. “No-excuse absentee ballot voting has been proven to be a safe way …

Bulletin Board 4/7/17

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Trinity Church Special Services

Sunday, April 1 at 7AM – Easter Sunrise Service.  Outside weather permitting. Sunday, April 1 at 9AM & 10:30AM – Easter Worship Services.  Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Starting April 7, join us for Sunday School (all ages) at 9:10am and Worship Service at 10:30am.  Sunday mornings at Trinity …

September 21, 2012

Volume 1, Issue 2: 9/21/2012

Help Raise Funds for Animal Assisted Therapy

“Spring Into Action!” by joining Animal Assisted Therapy Services (AaTs) for brunch at the Milford Yacht Club, 131 Trumbull Avenue, Milford, CT. On Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., enjoy delicious food and drinks, music, and a silent auction to help raise funds for Animal Assisted Therapy Services’ programs, emotional support …

Town Welcomes New Library Director

“Eric, you landed in a good place,” that’s how Woodbridge School Supt. Dr. Guy Stella welcomed the town’s new library director when they were introduced to each other at the Town Hall recently. Eric Werthmann had just arrived in town in early April, and started his new job at the helm of the Woodbridge Public …

Heronettes Present Annual Watershow

  The Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team presents its annual Watershow extravaganza Friday, June 9and Saturday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hamden High School pool, 2040 Dixwell Avenue.  This year’s theme is “Under the Sea”, and swimmers are excited to bring this large-scale performance to the public. It’s an evening of spectacular visual entertainment …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Welcomes New Members

Diane has been employed for 24 years at Marrakech Inc. where she is Vice President of Risk Management. In her role, she coordinates the Agency Risk Management Plan, works in conjunction with Human Resources, handles the agency unemployment program, and workers compensation investigations. She also oversees a pool of trained investigators and reports to the …

Kensett Banner Art Contest

Artsplace is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hudson River artist John Frederick Kensett who was born on March 22, 1816 in Cheshire, Connecticut by sponsoring a banner contest. Artists are invited to submit a depiction of their idea of a birthday greeting in a vertical format. The winning entry will be made …

Amity Regional School District Teacher Named Semifinalist for Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Amity Middle School Bethany teacher, Kevin Berean for his selection as a semifinalist for the State of Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Berean is one of only fifteen teachers across the state now being considered for Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Berean teaches Technology and Engineering Education at Amity Middle School …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness for our well-being.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

“THE BROADWAY BOYS” featured for the Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit

“THE BROADWAY BOYS – a collection of the hottest male voices direct from the New York stage – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s sixteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and …

Ceremony Held to Commemorate Veteran’s Newly Restored Gravestone

Steven Sappo was clearing his backyard on Johnson Road some 15 years ago with the help of his father, John, when the older Sappo called out to him to stop.  He had found a stone with an inscription that triggered his curiosity. He contacted his neighbor, Martha German, who brought in Eastside Cemetery Supt. Todd …

Beware of the Pitfalls of Fall & Winter

When the leaves falling are telling you to grab a rake and get the yard clean, consider how easy it is to make the wrong moves and hurt yourself.  Raking requires upper body strength and endurance.  Warm up to yard work by exercising your primary muscles that include biceps, deltoids, rotator cuff, forearm and parascapular …

Legislators and Community Leaders Discuss Funding to Protect Synagogues

On Thursday, January 2, Connecticut community religious leaders, Jewish agencies and legislators came together at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven to address and condemn recent anti-Semitic incidents and attacks as well as open a discussion on where we go from here. There were at least 30 incidents in Connecticut in 2019, according …

To Mow or Not to Mow – Selectmen Await Botanist’s Report

As the plants and grasses are growing and expanding in what used to be a tightly trimmed golf fairway, disagreement has sprouted among some in town whether and how the town should maintain the former Country Club of Woodbridge after golf operations ceased. The question of best maintenance practices — when to mow and where …

CUPOP’s “First Tuesday” In May Workshop: Invasive Plants

As the weather warms up, our lawns and gardens spring back to life.  But among your cultivated plants and flowers, you may have also noticed some “invasive” plants which have been moving into our wooded areas, meadows, and backyards here in Woodbridge, just as they have across the New England states. Invasive species are defined …

The First Church of Christ, Services and Events

The First Church of Christ invites all members of the community to join us at 5 Meeting House Lane. Woodbridge for the following weekly services and special events: Sunday Services – 10 a.m. including our Intergenerational Service the first Sunday of each month.  Nursery care for small children is available during the Sunday services. Church …

Obituary: Alex Alexiades

Alex Alexiades, of Clearwater Beach, Florida and Woodbridge, Connecticut, business and community leader, left this earthly realm on March 30, 2021. He was born February 11, 1931. Alex was predeceased by his wife Mary 31 years ago. He leaves three children, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild: son Elia Alexiades and his fiancé Jill McCarns of …

You Can Save a Life!

The Quinnipiack Valley Health District will be hosting two community Naloxone trainings to help the public learn how to properly identify and respond to an overdose.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is an antidote administered by nasal spray.  This can revive the person, allowing time to access medical attention.  The …

Kachru Named Student of the Month

Amity High School Senior Ananya Kachru was recently honored as the Rotary Student of the Month for May. Monthly the Woodbridge Rotary Club and Woodbridge Social Restaurant partner to honor an Amity High School student.  Ananya Kachru was nominated by School Counselor John Mezzo who described her as a “sincere, awesome student who has excelled …

The Church Of The Good Shepherd Announces Vacation Bible School 2017 And Other July Events

Vacation Bible School The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd announces summer 2017 Vacation Bible School (VBS) dates.  VBS will run this year from Monday through Friday, 9 am. – noon, July 10 – July 14.  Campers will experience the reality of God’s love through Group Publishing’s Maker Fun Factory, including songs, snacks, games, storytelling, …

Reader Responds to Column

I write to respond to the “From Across The Aisle” column by Maria Cruz Kayne of Friday January 15, 2016 In 2011 the town purchased, at great expense, a recreational property with improvements (the Woodbridge Country Club). The purchase was funded by loans. There seems to have been an assumption that the user fees would …

Web Company Moves to Woodbridge from New Haven

Harris Web Works recently moved to Woodbridge from New Haven. The company of five moved from the New Haven coworking space Agora (formerly The Grove) to 245 Amity in March. Harris Web Works focuses on building ecommerce systems for businesses, particularly business to business ecommerce. The company is a certified agency partner in Magento, an …

Healthy Living Holiday Extravaganza

  11am – 2pm, Thursday December 8th, Woodbridge Senior Center Gymnasium, 4 Meetinghouse Lane , Woodbridge CT.  Vendor space limited; please call for pricing and more information – Elaine Marcucio 203 887-5047 or email neyoungatheart@gmail.com.  Free Admission, Door Prizes, Demonstrations.

Congregation Or Shalom Events 11/2/18

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:00 PM Saturday 9:30 PM Coffee And Learn With The Rabbi Wainhaus Every Wednesday, beginning on November 7, (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour-long class focusing on the …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join us for “Powerful Beyond Measure:  3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life,” by Cynthia Mazzaferro.  Cynthia shares how to discover and embrace our inner power, release and heal emotional residue, and create a vision of the future that is filled with unbounded passion and purpose.  What more can …

Surgery On The Horizon?  Make Sure You Prehab!

With Connecticut continuing to lead the country in our response to COVID 19, it has allowed many people to feel more comfortable with scheduling elective surgeries which may have been pushed off for months by the pandemic.  But after months of recurring pain and increasing stiffness and restriction, are you at your best leading into …

Neighbors File Appeal To Stop Artificial Turf Field

Two neighbors of Amity High School filed an appeal in New Haven Superior Court regarding the Town Plan and Zoning Commission decision to allow excavating and moving of earth materials for construction of an artificial turf field at the Johnson Football Field.  The appeal states that the use of an athletic stadium employing artificial turf …

Alfred Pullo School District Wins Award for Keeping Students Healthy

The Connecticut Department of Public Health assists school districts in monitoring students’ environment throughout school facilities. It helps schools implement building-wide initiatives to safeguard and improve the student environment and air quality of our schools. This state agency helps implement EPA guidelines for healthy school environments. One of the ways to do this is Tools …

Wine Talk: Celebrate Mother’s Day With Some Roman Wine

Frascati is a wine that was first grown in the town of Frascati on or about the 5th century B.C.! It has been around a long time and it is the great white wine of ancient Rome and one of the very favorites of several Popes. The town is located about 20 miles from Rome …

Woodbridge Library February Events

Adult Events An Evening with the Gillettes, presented by Harold & Theodora Niver Wednesday, February 21 at 7 PM Who was William Gillette?  What was his connection to Sherlock Holmes?  The Nivers become the Gillettes, flitting back and forth between being presenters and portrayers; their knowledge of Sherlock Holmes, the Gillettes, and Gillette Castle is …

Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Student Leadership Award -2021

Congratulations to eighth grade students, Liam Coyne and Hannah Guo, who were selected to receive this year’s Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Award.  This award is presented each year to young men and women attending schools within CABE’s membership, who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities. The Gold Team selected Liam Coyne as this year’s …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Honors “Student of the Month”

  The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently honored Jethin Gowda as Student of the Month from Amity High School.  He was presented with a certificate of recognition.  The Woodbridge Rotary Club and Woodbridge Social Restaurant have partnered to honor an Amity Student on a monthly basis. “Jethin Gowda is a top student with a kind heart …

Revaluation to Have Mixed Impact on Taxpayers

Budget Hearing Produces Tense Comments Provided the proposed 2015-16 budget is approved by the Annual Town Meeting on May 18 (after the Woodbridge Town News press time) some Woodbridge residents will see a tax increase, others a tax decrease starting July 1. The reason for that is the most recent revaluation, which resulted in an …

Yanagisawa Named President-Elect

Congratulations to Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, who has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) which is comprised of 12,000 Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeons nationally and internationally, and helps members and their patients achieve excellence and optimal care through education, research, and practice management/health policy advocacy.  …

Volunteers Age 55+ Needed

The Agency on Aging of South Central CT has volunteer opportunities for adults age 55+.  Volunteers can tutor young children in reading in East Haven, Hamden & New Haven schools and afterschool programs (training provided), help frail seniors organize their monthly bills, read with a child in a North Haven elementary school, or visit with …

American Cancer Society Needs Volunteer Drivers

The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers to support the Road To Recovery® program, which provides cancer patients with free rides to treatment.  This year, an estimated 21,950 Connecticut residents will be diagnosed with cancer, and for some getting to treatments can be their biggest roadblock.  A successful transportation assistance program can …

Garden Club Maintains Library Grounds

Garden Club of Woodbridge members Judy DeCoster, Mary Jane Purcell, Susan Antinozzi, Barbara Baldwin, Sery Kang, Pat Croasmun, Lucy LaCava and Jane Gelernter weeded, pruned and planted at the Woodbridge Town Library one day in October.  Club members gather every week to plant and maintain the gardens at the library, the Darling House herb garden, …

Pain When Throwing?

Are elbow or shoulder injuries preventing you from playing baseball or softball at your maximum potential?  In my experience, I have seen these injuries starting as young as little league all the way up to senior softball leagues.  Approximately 58% of all baseball related injuries and 75% of the total time lost from competition are …

From The Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee 1/15/21

The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists January 6 – compounding utterly shocking behavior by Trump and his surrogates for the nine weeks preceding it – have now stained American election proceedings with bloodshed and mayhem previously reserved for despotic power plays in developing democracies. It is reprehensible that provisions of the …

Pumpkin and Holly Bazaar

Friday, November 18, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Parish House of Christ Episcopal Church, 526 Amity Road (Rte. 63) at the blinker light. Come with family and friends, buy delicious Thanksgiving pies, and begin Christmas shopping for unique presents. This popular annual bazaar features the …

‘Everyone Should Have A Stone’: Volunteers Care for Burial Grounds, Headstones

As visitors enter the Eastside Cemetery through a heavy iron gate on Pease Road, they leave the busy hum of modern life behind.  Continue down the gentle slope of the access road, the dates marked on the headstones become older, the stones themselves often leaning one way or the other, some are illegible.  Many of …

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge to Hold its 61st Annual Strawberry Festival

The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge will hold its 60th Annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 10th, 2016 and all are welcome to join them on the Green at the First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Reelin’ Away will entertain with old-time fiddle and banjo music. Burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie …

Festival of Carols at Our Lady of the Assumption Church

The annual Christmas Concert performed by Our Lady of the Assumption combined Adults’ and Children’s Choirs and Instrumentalists will be held at the church on 81 Center Road in Woodbridge on Sunday, December 3rd at 4:00pm.  Admission is FREE, and all are invited to enjoy an hour of beautiful Christmas music!

From Another Point Of View: 2/9/2018

The First Selectman recently mailed to your household a survey seeking your opinion on possible future uses of the Country Club of Woodbridge property.  While, of course, it is important to understand public opinion, I am concerned that this survey oversimplifies the subject to the point where its results will prove of little use in …

Scalettar Wins Second Term in Close Election

Republicans Sweep Seats on Town Boards First Selectman Ellen Scalettar won a second term in the May 4 municipal election, albeit with a narrow margin. “That was close,” said challenger Cathy Wick after the results were read that night at the polls. Scalettar had carried the day with 1,579, Wick with 1,523 votes, a 56-vote …

Kaoud Family Toy Drive to Benefit Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

The Kaoud Toy Drive is an annual toy drive by our family, and at our businesses. We are proud to be celebrating our 11th year. The Kaoud Toy Drive benefits the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet program. The Toy Closet celebrates over 20 years, and was started by Ann Nyberg. The Toy Closet program …

Protect the Babies in Your Life

  Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) still exist in our district.  This illness in an infant is frightening and can have devastating results.  It is very important to protect infants from this disease as they are not fully protected until they are one year old.  QVHD offers the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (in the form …

Girl Scout Cookies Are Here Early During Election Season!

Customers Can Cast Their Vote And Buy Girl Scout Cookies At Booths Across The State Connecticut – Are you casting your vote this year?  Don’t forget to buy your favorite Girl Scout Cookies at Election Day Booth Sales!  Girl Scouts in you town will be hosting statewide cookie booths at a variety of locations starting …

Woodbridge Veterans Day Ceremony

The annual Woodbridge Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 10, 2017 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument in front of The Center Building (4 Meetinghouse Lane). The program includes a history of the holiday, patriotic music, a memorial wreath presentation, the Woodbridge Police Department Honor Guard and remarks …

Attention Dancers!

Milford independent ballroom dance instructors Kristen Prall and Alexey Gavrilov will host an amateur and professional showcase dance performance on August 12.  The performance will take place at the Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, from 6:30-11 p.m.  Inspired by the classic 1920s tune by Blake and Lawlor, the show will feature some of …

Pancakes for Parkinson’s

  The sixth annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s fundraising supper is set at Chips Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, Orange on Tuesday April 11th with reserved seating from 4:30 to 7:00 PM. Raffle tickets will be sold for gourmet baskets, wine and more; and all proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s …

Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Association:  Snowflake Dance Fundraiser

If staying inside has you going stir crazy, come on out and have some fun while benefitting your volunteer fire fighters!  The 21st Annual Snowflake Dance & Auction benefitting the WVFA is Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the JCC.  The WVFA’s largest fundraiser of the year will feature the Rum Runners cover band as well …

Trinity Episcopal Church Event: Craft Church II

March 24th at 6:00pm Something different…Craft Church is back!  Trinity Episcopal Church & Soul Satisfaction will be taking the Gospel on the road to New England Brewing Company in Woodbridge.  Please join us in this very ‘Jesus way’ of spreading the good news!  For more info call 203-888-6596 or trinityseymour@gmail.com.

Garden Club of Woodbridge Events

The Garden Club of Woodbridge held its Annual Luncheon on June 4 at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge.  The event was well attended and everyone enjoyed the Silent Auction, raffle and design segment.  The designers were Federated Garden Club judges and prize winners Barbara Bosco, Leslie Martino, Cindy Marien, and Sharon Bender (left to …

Edward Weinberg – Candidate for First Selectman

Edward Weinberg moved to Woodbridge from New Haven with his wife Jacqueline and youngest son Jeremy in 2013.  Jeremy is a graduate of Amity High School.  Ed loved Woodbridge in that it reminded him of the small town where he grew up in New York. Ed graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Electrical …

Warner School Memories – Raised 1915- Razed 1980

  In 1906, the Town of Woodbridge owned 8 parcels of land along the north side of Lucy Street with the intention of building a school.  On September 18, 1911, a large one room wood frame building opened with twenty-seven pupils, and was named “The Southeast School”.  Within three years a population growth necessitated additional …

West River Greenway: Where The Trail Begins

The West River Watershed Coalition Presents A Walking Tour the Greenway Trail Where River & Harbor Meet Explore both sides of the river as it empties into the Long Island Sound, in West Haven and New Haven.  Meet at Lorenzo’s Restaurant parking lot, 39 Elm Street, West Haven Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 pm for …

Annual May Fair at Christ Episcopal Church

“Charlie Brown and Snoopy’s Fair” will be held at Christ Episcopal Church , 526 Amity Road, Bethany, on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Mary Karoll and Carol Paugas, co-chairs of the popular, annual event, state that “Fairgoers from tots to grandparents are sure to enjoy the nostalgic Peanuts theme in decorations …

May 3, 2013

Volume 2, Issue 6: 5/3/2013

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice Events for May

Memory Matters On Tuesday, May 7 at 12:20 p.m., join VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice at Woodbridge Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, for a free program to learn why exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body, find out how to maintain brain function, and dispel the myths of memory loss and aging.  Registration …

Town of Woodbridge Announces Woodbridge Day

The Town of Woodbridge is excited to announce Woodbridge Day which will be celebrated on Saturday, October 3. Woodbridge Day is the creation of several Woodbridge organizations coming together: The Recreation Department’s 34th annual Woodbridge Road Race, the Willows’ Auto Show, the business community’s Scarecrow Festival and the Massaro Community Farm Fall Family Fun Day. …

From the First Selectman 2/10/17

Despite what’s happening in Washington D.C., in Woodbridge we continue our commitment to be good stewards of the environment and to combat climate change.  This includes reducing our energy usage overall and increasing our reliance on clean energy. Recently we celebrated the installation of a fuel cell at Amity Regional High School, the first step …

Curtain Call Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Curtain Call Custom Window Treatments of Woodbridge has been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service.  This is the third year in a row that Curtain Call has received the Best of Houzz Customer Service Award.  “We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz to this incredible group of talented and customer focused …

Orange Congregational Church Summer Schedule

Orange Congregational Church, located at the corner of 205 Meeting House Lane and Orange Center Road, invites you to come to our regular Sunday worship services.  We have several special services coming up:  On Sunday, May 28th we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary for one worship service before the Memorial Day parade. …

NFL Concussion Protocol:  More Important Than Ever for Scholastic Athletes

  With National Football League concussions more frequent than ever, the league’s rulings for proper protocol could not have come much sooner.  Protocol carefully monitors, over a period of time, a player’s possible return to the field when concussion symptoms have subsided.  Similar programs apply to all high school and college athletes engaged in contact …

Woodbridge Resident Cycles Toward $52 Million Goal In The 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

On August 4 and 5, one rider, Christi Moore, from Woodbridge will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  During PMC weekend, over 6,300 cyclists from 43 states …

Senior Center: 7/29/16

Paula Pettinella, left, entertains as Alex Ladutko and Ginny Calistro shake it up on the dance floor during lunch at the Senior Center in Woodbridge. The Center has entertainment, great meals, exercise classes, informational meetings, great community and so much more! Call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org for more information or to get on our newsletter distribution list. Come to …

News & Notes from Massaro Community Farm 6/26/20

Special offer:  Friday night take-out made with Massaro produce We’re partnering with local caterers to provide take-home meals on three Friday evenings this summer:  July 17, July 31 and August 14.  The meals come from Seasonal Catering, Small Kitchen Big Taste, and The Farm Belly, all of which specialize in cooking with locally grown seasonal …

Bethany Board Of Education Receives Board Recognition Award At Major Education Convention

The Bethany Board of Education was presented with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Recognition Award during the annual CABE/CAPSS (Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents) Convention held at the Mystic Marriott on Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17. CABE believes that Boards of Education and Superintendents which exhibit the most effective …

Selectmen Choose St. Pierre Proposal For Country Club

Taxpayers Will Have A Chance To Weigh In The Woodbridge Board of Selectmen, in a special meeting on June 4, chose to move forward the proposal of Brian St. Pierre, one of two developers who had expressed an interest to develop about a third of the former Country Club of Woodbridge property for 55+ active …

Ronai Rotary Student of the Month

The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently honored Brian Ronai as Student of the Month. Pictured from left to right are Rotarian Dr. Guy Stella, Brian Ronai’s parents, Jim and Susan Ronai, Student of the Month, Brian Ronai, School Couselor, Brian LaRochelle, Amity High School Associate Principal, Monica Kreuzer and Rotarian Chris Lovejoy.

Amity High School Class of 1966 50th Reunion

Amity High School class of 1966 50th reunion will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 6-11 p.m., at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Road, Wallingford. The evening will include a buffet dinner, open bar, and dancing to a DJ for $75. There will be an informal gathering on Friday, October 14, beginning …

114th District Republicans Unanimously Endorse Rep. Klarides for Re-Election

State Representative Themis Klarides received the backing of area Republicans in the 114th General Assembly District on Wednesday evening at High Plains Community Center to run for re-election. “Being the voice of the residents of Woodbridge, Orange, and Derby in Hartford is truly an honor,” said Rep. Klarides. “As your State Representative, I am committed …

Southern Regional Auditions for Middle School Band, Choir & Orchestra

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 fifteen students from Amity Middle School in Bethany qualified for the Southern Regional Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra.  These students played a rigorous audition including scales, and a solo piece.  Judges were music teachers from throughout the state.  Each student received a score rating for their tone, technique, and …

Town Center Planning Under Way

First Selectman Ellen Scalettar will be calling an ad hoc committee to look at the different facility studies done in the past 20 years or so, and to determine how to move forward with the use of municipal buildings in the center of town. The police department, housed in what until the 1960s served as …

Officials Look Into Air Conditioning Failures At School

Two years after a $14-million renovation, the Beecher Road School building has experienced two major breakdowns of its new heating and air conditioning system, one during the winter break, when frozen pipes led to flooding in the fifth-grade wing, and most recently this summer, when elevated heat and humidity led to mold forming in classrooms …

Woodbridge Center Coffee at 10:00 Lecture Series to Feature Carolyn Finch

The Woodbridge Center hosts a monthly lecture series, “Coffee at 10:00”, as part of its ongoing program of health, educational and social activities for residents 60 years of age and older.  On Wednesday, May 23 @ 10:00am, the lecture series will feature Carolyn Finch, a Body Language Expert, Communications LifeStyle Expert and a frequent Media …

The Connecticut Association of Schools Recognition of Excellence in Education Celebration

Dr. Richard Dellinger, principal of Amity Middle School Bethany with Sara Frank, art teacher, Tammy Saisa, reading teacher, Jim Saisa, facilities director, Robert Fragione, band director, Kevin Berean, technology education teacher, and Geri-Lyn Dubay, physical education teacher attended the Connecticut Association of Schools Recognition of Excellence in Education Celebration at the Aqua Turf Club in …

Numbers Of Infections Trending Down, But Town Is Cautious About Reopening

The number of Covid 19 infections in Woodbridge has dropped significantly in June, according to Police Chief Frank Cappiello.  “We have a total of 129 COVID-19 positive cases thus far and 32 associated deaths as of [June 19],” he wrote in an e-mail.  “The majority of the these are from our three extended care facilities …

Dr. Ken Yanagisawa Elected Chairman of AAO-HNS

Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Managing Partner of Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Group, LLP, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Governors (BOG), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).  The BOG is the grassroots member network comprised of local, state, regional and national Otolaryngology-Head …

Amity High School Class of 1966 50th Reunion

A few local members of the Amity High School class of 1966 reunion committee met to go over plans for their 50th class reunion. From left, Ernest Mattei, class president; Nancy Miller of North Haven; David Schaefer; and Bruce Dumelin of North Haven review their class yearbook. The reunion will be held on Saturday, October …

Woodbridge Recreational News September 2020

Remember to register! There is still time to register for Woodbridge Recreation virtual Cooking Class.  Food Explorers Virtual Cooking Class runs on Mondays for ages 7-13, from 4 pm to 5 pm.  The cost is $65. “Join Megan, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make dinner for your family!  You’ll learn how to make homemade …

Ansonia Nature Center Upcoming Events

December 2019 WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP Saturday, December 7, 10 am Celebrate winter and the festive season as you create a wreath from fresh locally grown greens, then decorate your masterpiece with natural trimmings.  Enjoy some warm mulled cider and a cookie too!  Wreath frames and wire will be provided.  Please bring your own hand clippers. …

Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events September 2020

Outdoor Services (weather permitting) Sundays 9:00 am** Mondays 5:45 pm** Fridays 6:00 pm** Saturdays 9:30 am ** also available via Zoom, like other daily services Prayer books and chairs are provided or bring your own.  In case of bad weather, services move inside.  Washrooms are available if needed.  So that records can be kept for …

Woodbridge Residents Can Kill A Watt

Woodbridge residents can now learn how much energy they are spending on their appliances. Five Kill-a-Watt meters are available for check out at the Woodbridge Town Library thanks to the Woodbridge Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force—Lisa Connor, Lor Ferrante Fernandes and Paul Rossi—and Energize CT. The Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force is committed …

Letter: Age Discrimination Issues Deserve Class Action Fairness

Most workers in America know where to go if they feel they have been at the losing end of discriminatory practices. Since the 1960s the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, better known as the EEOC, has acted as the last resort for women and men who have been unfairly treated due to their race, gender, cultural …

Harry Nussbaum – Incumbent Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Henry is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals where he currently serves as chair.  He was first elected to the ZBA in 2005. A physician at Bristol Hospital, he is running for re-election to continue “to participate in making Woodbridge a better place to live by providing good governance,” he says. Dr. …

Letter: Town Needs to Live Within Its Budget

To The Editor, Ellen Scalletar recently published a letter in the bulletin commending herself on what a fiscally responsible leader she is. She is certainly entitled to her opinion, but keeping revenues and expenses even only works if you live within a budget, not when you keep raising taxes. My own taxes, over $13000 annually, …

May 22, 2015

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Rotary Names Hu Student of the Month

Amity High School senior Danyu Hu was recently honored as Student of the Month for April by the Woodbridge Rotary Club.  Danyu Hu moved from China to Woodbridge at the start of her freshman year and quickly learned English.  Once mastering the language, she immediately entered honors and Advanced Placement courses.  Danyu is a member …

Gayle Slossberg – 14th District State Senator Candidate Profile

Everywhere I go, people tell me they are frustrated and worried. Our national politics are in an unprecedented state, and so often, the news we hear about Connecticut is negative. I am running for reelection to the State Senate because in these uncertain times the people of the 14th district need an advocate who is …

Town Leadership Needs to Support Recreational Activities

With all of the concerns that have been raised over the last seven years over planning for the future of the Country Club of Woodbridge tract, it is troubling that the town leadership has not been more supportive of efforts to sustain, if not strengthen, the various recreational activities for which the property has been …

Town Budget Predictable

  The preliminary budget request presented to town residents  was nothing but predictable. “We need more money”. We only want a 3 percent increase. One has to ask the question 3 percent of what? The town budget is sorely inflated placing undue tax burden on all of us. Ellen Scalettar and her   administration is suffering …

Woodbridge Teacher Contracts Set In Arbitration

For the first time in 18 years the Woodbridge School District and its teachers could not agree on teacher contracts for the three years starting in July 2020.  After a summer-long negotiation marathon, the two parties met with three arbitrators on September 12 and 13.  The outcome is a 9.25% salary increase spread over three …

Bark Bytes… Enjoying that Car Ride with Your Dog

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will be traveling with our dogs. Does your dog enjoy the care ride? Does your dog get car sick? Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs suffer from car or motion sickness? Dog motion sickness is real and can happen even on short jaunts. Know that …

Alison Piccirillo Affiliates With Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce that, Alison Piccirillo has affiliated with the company’s Coldwell Banker office in Woodbridge.  As an affiliated agent, Piccirillo will provide residential real estate services in New Haven and Fairfield counties, specializing residential sales and purchases. Alison brings with her 4 years of experience in the industry.  Her …

Student News 6/28/19

Achievements Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT—Eastern Connecticut State University’s Honors Program held its senior reception on May 18.  The event celebrated the achievements of 25 graduating students enrolled in the university’s highly selective Honors Programs.  Among the honorees was Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Psychology.  Ahern was congratulated for her outstanding …

From the First Selectman: 10/30/2020

Veteran’s Day Ceremony Due to COVID-19, we are NOT gathering for our annual Veteran’s Day ceremony this year.  This somber ceremony, organized by local veteran Dr. Barry Josephs, is an important reminder of the sacrifice’s veterans have made for our country.  Veteran’s Day is an important day when we pause to honor the men and …

May 6, 2016

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Woodbridge Youth Services For Middle School Students

9/21/18-Back To School Blowout Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany will sponsor the Blowout for resident seventh and eighth graders on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at Amity Middle School-Bethany at 190 Luke Hill Road.  The event costs $5 for no-skill-needed fun.  Kids will dance with our DJ, challenge friends in crazy …

Registrar Expects Lively Turnout For Mid-Terms

Voter registration has been swift in Woodbridge in the weeks leading up to the 2018 mid-term election.  “We’ve been getting a lot of registrations,” said Registrar of Voters Anna Dickerson, adding, “we are expecting a big turnout.”  As of October 18 – almost three weeks ahead of Election Day November 6 — registrars had received …

Absentee Ballot or In-Person Voting

The method you choose to vote this November is not an easy choice.  Woodbridge will have in-person voting on November 3rd at The Center Gym at 4 Meetinghouse Lane as usual.  Polls open at 6 am and close at 8 pm.  CDC guidelines will be followed to provide staff and voters as safe an environment …

Patricia Cardozo – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Amity Board of Education incumbent Pat Cardozo has served on the district board since 2008, steering Amity Schools through a Superintendent transition, a wholesale shift in state testing protocol and most recently, installation of the innovative, alternative energy microgrid system. Pat and her husband, Mica, have lived in Woodbridge for more than 20 years. Their …

Byars Presents 2021 Amity Budget

District Funds Technology Updates and SRO’s, Addresses Social Needs After several years of moderate budget increases, the Amity Regional School District is requesting a 3.95% increase for the 2020-21 school year. Woodbridge will be particularly hard hit in this budgeting cycle, as in addition to the budget increase, the town will be sending more students …

Amity Middle School CT Association of Schools 2019 Middle Level Scholar-Leader Award

Congratulations to eighth grade students, Anchal Bahel and Silas Turner, who were selected to receive this year’s “Scholar-Leaders Award” sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS).  This award program is designed to recognize one boy and one girl from each middle level school in Connecticut, who has distinguished herself/himself in scholarship and leadership in …

You’re Invited to Trinity Church

We’d love to see you at Trinity Church this Fall!  Join us for Sunday School (all ages) at 9:10am and Worship Service at 10:30am.  Sunday mornings at Trinity are a time we gather together to worship God, grow in Christ, and connect with one another.  Come for an intergenerational, relational experience that is built around …

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge to Hold 61st Annual Strawberry Festival

The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge will hold its 61st Annual Strawberry Festival on June 10th, 2016 and all are welcome to join them on the Green at the First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Reelin’ Away will entertain with old-time fiddle and banjo music. Burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, …

From the Woodbridge Town Library: 6/28/17

Library Summer Hours Summer Hours will begin July 1 and will be Monday-Thursday from 10am-8pm and Friday from 10am-5pm.  The Library will close at 4:30pm pm on Monday, July 3rd and the library will also open late at 1pm on Friday, August 4th for staff training. Woodbridge Library Farmers’ Market Moves to the Green The …

Orange Congregational Church Events – 4/8/16

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane in Orange, (203-795-9749) invites you to come to worship with us this spring at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. On April 17th we will host the Orange Clergy Association’s 2016 Scholar in Residence program. A reception will begin at 4:00 p.m. with …

Calling ALL Bocce Players!

Calling all Bocce players to join the Woodbridge Center’s “Bocce Bunch”.  The first game will be played on Tuesday, August 7th at the free summer barbeque from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the picnic grove next to the Woodbridge Town Library. The barbeque is sponsored by Coachman Square and is for all Center members, …

Amity Class of 1973 Reunion

Amity Regional High School – Class of 1973, Saturday, November 24, 7-11pm, Amarante’s.  For more info please email:  paula.cofrancesco@gmail.com.

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness for our well-being.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

DOT Holds Public Meeting on Tunnel

  The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting addressing the Heroes Tunnel Project on June 7 in the City of New Haven Records Building, 200 Orange Street, Room G2.  An open forum will begin at 6:30 pm followed by a presentation at 7:00 pm.  This DOT project is separate from the short-term …

Two New Country Club Proposals Do Not Include Golf

The Woodbridge Board of Selectmen has set a date of Monday, December 17, for a public information session regarding two new proposals for the use of the Country Club of Woodbridge.  The two proposals are for active adult developments on about a third of the former golf course property, with the rest of the property …

Author and Story-teller Visits Amity Regional High School

  Connecticut author and story-teller Matthew Dicks visited Amity Regional High School to present two master classes in the art of story-telling. Matthew Dicks is the author of several novels, including Something Missing, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. He has performed as a story-teller around the country, and has …

Dan Cowan – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Dan Cowan decided to make Connecticut his permanent home after serving in the U.S. Navy in Groton.  In 2011 Dan, his wife and youngest daughter moved from Stratford to Woodbridge with the expectation that she will graduate with the Amity High School class of 2027. After starting his Career as a machinist mate in the …

Heller Looks Forward to Bright Future for Woodbridge

First Selectman Beth Heller has sailed relatively smoothly through the first six months of her administration, avoiding the rough edges that her predecessor sometimes bumped up against, yet Heller managed to move things forward.  Her biggest achievement so far is the approval of $2 million for a emergency radio system overhaul, a proposal which was …

Bark Bytes… Exercising With Your Dog

Dogs, like humans, need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them healthy, both physically and mentally.  Since dogs crave human companionship, then who better to choose as your exercise partner than your furry canine friend? Frequent activity positively impacts a dog’s health in many ways, benefiting his muscles, bones, digestion, sleep, circulation, and general attitude. …

Town Settles Into ‘New Normal’

It was exactly two months after Town Hall closed to foot traffic on March 13, that First Selectman Beth Heller first brought up the prospect of an eventual re-opening.  Well, she didn’t actually announce a relaxing of social distancing, rather than putting the safety committee to work trying to figure out how municipal offices can …

Discovery to Cure Beverly Levy Walk To Be Held

The fifth annual Discovery to Cure Beverly Levy Walk will be held on September 17, 2017 at the Payne Whitney Gym.  This year the event will be filled with great speakers, music and dance.  WTNH News 8’s Renee Chmiel will host the walk. It will be a great morning for the entire family. Registration begins …

Sen. Logan’s Access TV Show Debuts

  Newly-elected Connecticut State Sen. George S. Logan (left) recently taped his first edition of “The Senate Reports with Sen. George S. Logan” at the Hartford-based AccessTV.org studio with Access TV videographer J. Stan McCauley (right).  In the show’s debut, Sen. Logan discusses the reasons why he was inspired to run for public office and …

Dollars & Sense: Understanding New Military Pensions

By Roberta L. Nestor The remainder of 2017 will have today’s 1.3million active-duty service members learning about the changes in their retirement benefits and they will have all of 2018 to decide which retirement  plan will be best for their future.  The good news is that they will still have the option of preserving the …

Garden Club of Woodbridge Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship Committee of the Garden Club of Woodbridge is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual scholarship.  Vera Ting was awarded the Club’s annual scholarship of $500.00.  Vera will attend the University of Michigan in the fall where she plans on majoring in Evolutionary Biology and Art.  The scholarship will support her long-term …

Klarides Says Approval of GOP Budget Signals New Direction for Connecticut 

Following the stunning bipartisan vote that passed the Republican budget by a 78-72 margin at 1:44 a.m., today, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides hailed the passage of the bipartisan package in the House, and urged Gov. Malloy to reconsider his threatened veto and sign the bill to avert massive cuts Democrats will inflict on Connecticut …

Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Every year it is reported that 1 in 4 older adults will fall.  Many people believe that falls are a normal part of aging.  Unfortunately, that is not the case and can ultimately lead to decreased activities and impede on an otherwise independent lifestyle as well as lead to injury and even death.  Many are …

Scouts Launch Camp Phoenix – Remote Summer Camping Program

Helps Keep Current Scouts Active From Home; Opportunities For Scouts Of All Age Groups With school winding down and overnight camps canceled due to COVID-19, the Connecticut Yankee Council is introducing an innovative way to camp this summer.  Camp Phoenix is a remote camping experience that allows Scouts to safely camp from their backyards and …

Calling All Artists!

All Woodbridge-based artists are invited to a meeting on Thursday, February 20 at 9 am at Woodbridge Town Hall. The Economic Development Commission would like to help promote local artists and wants to know how it could be most useful to them.  Items to be discussed at the first meeting include a potential local makers’ …

Coldwell Banker proudly supports the Orange Community Center! 

A donation was made from Coldwell Banker Cares to support the efforts of the community Center during the holiday months.  Pictured in photo (L to R):   Erika Oliphant (Assistant Mgr Orange/Woodbridge, Joan Cretella (Director of Community Services), Aileen DeFeo (Branch Vice President Brokerage Manager – Orange/Woodbridge), and Mark Fagan (Realtor).

Schools Are Finishing Year on A High Note

With new covid infection numbers at local schools trending toward zero, students and families get to celebrate graduation in nearly normal ways. At Beecher Road School, sixth graders will have an outdoor graduation ceremony on Friday, June 18, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the North Lawn.  Masks are required and social distancing will be …

Other Side of the Aisle – May 2021

As we approach Election Day Monday, May 3rd, I urge voters to consider where the candidates stand on Woodbridge issues.  The candidates running on the Republican slate – a diverse group of your neighbors who are registered Unaffiliated, Democrat and Republican – offer clear, concise positions on the important local issues of the day.  While …

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge Happenings – March 2021

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge continues to host Sunday 10:00 a.m. Zoom worship services.  If you would like an invite to join the Zoom Meeting, please email the office or log on to our website and add your name to our church email list.  We invite all people in the community to join us. …

Beecher Happenings: The Beecher Road School GREEN TEAM

Beecher Road School made some exciting changes for Fall 2019 with respect to waste awareness and reduction.  Through a combined effort, the school administration, teachers and the Board of Education Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee, developed many recommendations that lead to actions and change for the entire school this year! As a part of CT Green …

December Holiday Basket & Adopt-A-Family Program

The Woodbridge Human Services Department needs sponsors to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Program.  This program provides holiday food baskets for the December holidays to Woodbridge families in need. Distribution of holiday baskets will take place on Friday, December 13th.  Also, the Human Services Department is in need of volunteers to sort food for the Emergency …

Amity Regional High School Student Fiona Hynes Of Woodbridge, Travels To Thailand To Work With Elephants

This summer, Fiona Hynes, 16, of Woodbridge, Connecticut, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.  Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Fiona was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a week working directly with …

Orange Congregational Church Weekly Services

Orange Congregational Church, located on the corner of Meeting House Lane and Orange Center Road, invites you to one of our regular weekly worship services at 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel or 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  We are an Open & Affirming congregation:  wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.  Child …

Student News 3/6/2020

Dean’s List Brandeis University Waltham, Mass.— Zachary Katz of Woodbridge was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.  The Dean’s List is an academic honor awarded to students who achieved a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale, completed a minimum of three …

Woodbridge Veterans Day Ceremony

The annual Woodbridge Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument in front of The Center Building (4 Meetinghouse Lane). The program includes a history of the holiday, patriotic music, a memorial wreath presentation, the Woodbridge Police Department Honor Guard and remarks …

Assumption Church Welcomes New Pastor

Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Woodbridge welcomed Father Christopher Ford to take over the helm of the Parish after the retirement of Father Gene Gianelli.  Father Ford came to Woodbridge from Waterbury, where he served as rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Episcopal Vicar for the Waterbury Vicariate. According to …

After Low-Key Campaign, Candidates Face Voters On Monday

An unusually low-key, socially-distanced campaign is coming to an end when Woodbridge residents elect their local leadership in the municipal election on Monday, May 3. First Selectman Beth Heller, a Democrat who is running unopposed, is seeking re-election to a third term.  She has successfully steered the ship through a pandemic, closing public buildings early …

Ferraro Unanimously Endorsed for Third Term 

On Wednesday evening, May 16, at the historic Hitchcock Hose Company Fire House, Orange Board of Education member Mary Welander was unanimously endorsed as the democratic candidate for State Representative for the 114th District.  The 114th District encompasses parts of Orange, Derby and the Town of Woodbridge. “I am running because I believe our district …

Orange Congregational Church June Events

Orange Congregational Church at 205 Meeting House Lane in Orange, CT (203-795-9749) invites you to come worship with us at our regular Sunday worship services taking place at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Baccalaureate Sunday is June 12th at our 10:00 a.m. worship service. On this special day we …

Upcoming Events at Temple Emanuel 3/11/16

The Adult Education committee at Temple Emanuel has prepared an exciting Scholar-in-Residence weekend, “Mediterranean Mosaic: Three Vignettes of Jewish Life and Culture,” scheduled for March 11-13. Registration is required – details are posted on the TE website. Highlights of the Weekend of Jewish Learning include: March 11 at 5:30 pm – Tot Shabbat, followed by …

JCC’s Free Family Fun Day Returns

The JCC of Greater New Haven is gearing up for its Annual Family Fun Day featuring Touch-A-Truck on Sunday, June 4th, 2016, from 11am-2pm at 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge.  The event is FREE and open to the public. Returning to the 360 Amity Road campus for the first time since a devastating fire in …

Dog Park – Yes, But Where?

Selectmen Weighing the Options The question where to establish a dog park — an enclosed area where the dogs can move around off-leash — is still being weighed, even as selectmen this spring voted in favor of establishing such a dedicated area. The problem is that the park many dog walkers already frequent, namely the …

The Spirit of Christmas at Holy Infant Church

That is what Orange resident Jackie Ashworth calls her project.  Jackie heard that homeless men in local shelters carry their belongings in plastic grocery bags.  Being creative, she sat at her sewing machine and came up with a bag that folds into a pillow.  She purchased flannel material and poly fill and presented her idea …

Future Scientists Learn About Team Work

Some of the children enrolled in First Lego League talked about the challenges they encountered and the fun they had solving them at the Woodbridge Board of Education meeting in February To learn, to laugh, to devise and to discover — the students enrolled in Beecher Road School’s First Lego League (FLL) clearly were enthusiastic …

Town Residents Called To Pick New Leadership

  Click Here To View Candidate Profiles Next Monday, May 1, promises to be a bit of a nail biter; in particular for the candidates for first selectman, Beth Heller and Tony Anastasio — and by extension for those who have been campaigning by their side.  Monday is municipal Election Day in Woodbridge, and residents …

Garden Club of Woodbridge Presents “Horticulture Therapy & Healing Gardens”

The Garden Club of Woodbridge presents “Horticulture Therapy and Healing Gardens” with Marie Dube and Linda Cedarbaum. Marie is a Master Gardener and Horticulture Therapist renowned for her deep horticulture knowledge and ability to connect others with the wonders of the botanical universe. She has been coordinator of the UConn Master Gardener Program in New …

Lin Yang – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

When I was a teenager, America was but a dream, an abstract, faraway idea of freedom, self-sufficiency and opportunity.  Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1996, I became among the fortunate few for whom that dream turned into reality when the University of New York offered me a full scholarship.  Sixteen years ago, I …

Staneski Receives Zeoli, Klarides, Smith Endorsements for State Senate

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114) gave her full support to Pam Staneski in her race for the Republican nomination for the 14th State Senate race.  “Serving with Pam Staneski, I quickly learned Pam is a natural leader and someone I could rely on.  Pam’s commitment to serving her constituents is second to none, and …

From Massaro Farm: Certainty in Uncertain Times: Massaro Plan(t)s for the 2020 Season

Massaro Community Farm has canceled its on-the-farm educational offerings through April 20, in accordance with Governor Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order. However, our farm staff is busily preparing for another season, planting seeds sure to deliver a bountiful season of produce. Farm Education Continues – From a Distance April is typically when school …

Activities at the Ansonia Nature Center

PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP –Sundays, April 10, May 8, June 12, 11 am Losing a beloved animal can be tragic and a very emotional time for humans. There are numerous resources to turn to for the loss of a human loved one; however, there are limited options for when we lose an animal. Susan …

The First Church of Christ, Services & Events: 1/13/17

Happy 2017.  The First Church of Christ invites all members of the community to join us at 5 Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge for the following weekly services and special events: Sunday Services – 10 a.m. including our Intergenerational Service the first Sunday of each month.  Nursery care for small children is available during the Sunday …

Local Barber Voted the Best

Eight years ago, Mark Fernicola decided he was ready for a career change.  He decided to become a barber and this year Ferni’s Barbershop was nominated to the New Haven Register’s “Best Of.” “Ferni” is a nickname given by a teacher flustered by three Marks in one class.  The name has stuck, plus, he jokes …

Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education Winter 2019

Screening Of The Film “Marshall” And Discussion With Preston Tisdale Sunday, March 3 – 3:00pm Watch a special screening of this major film about the collaboration between a young Thurgood Marshall and a Jewish lawyer to defend an innocent black man in Bridgeport in 1940 against a backdrop of segregation and antisemitism.  Atty. Preston Tisdale, …

One Hour Can Change a Life

JCL Orientation Program Set for September 26 Volunteering to read at an area school for just one hour each week can completely transform the life of a child.  The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) is offering an information and orientation session for prospective volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the Woodbridge Club, …

From the First Selectman: Mid-Summer Update

I hope you have been enjoying summer.  While several of our boards and commissions take time off from their meeting schedule over the summer, the Board of Selectmen met on July 10th and will meet again on the second Wednesday of August. Below are some details we covered at our July meeting, as well as …

JCC’s Free Family Fun Day

Annual Family Event Features Touch-A-Truck, Train & Pony Rides, Dj & Dancing, Food, Crafts! The JCC is gearing up for the Annual Family Fun Day featuring Touch-A-Truck on Sunday, June 3, 2018, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge.  We are thrilled to have this special event …

Senator Crisco Earns His 9th Perfect “100” Score from Environmental Group

For the ninth time in his state Senate career, State Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) has earned a perfect “100” score from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) for his thoughtful and heroic defense of Connecticut’s natural resources and the enormous quality of life benefits that clean water, air, soil and open spaces …

From the First Selectman 2/7/20

As we begin the new year, I have been reminded that our small town has come to a very important crossroad.  The vote to sell approximately one-third of the former Country Club of Woodbridge for senior housing will eliminate our debt from the purchase of the land and bring in much needed ongoing tax revenue. …