Today is Monday, April 16, 2012
TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast
Monday: Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest between 11 and 14 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Hazardous Weather Outlook:
HOT TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED THREAT FOR FIRE SPREAD SHOULD IGNITION OCCUR MONDAY AFTERNOON. Read more
GARDEN HINTS from the Old Farmers Almanac
Does it matter whether the water I use on my garden is hot or cold?
Some think it does matter and recommend tepid water. They allege that foliage will grow vigorously and flowers be larger if you always water with warm water, rather than some, say, directly from a very cold well or cistern. If this is a challenge for you, just fill up a large container and let it stand until the water warms up.
Hint: To remove ants from your garden naturally, sprinkle hot pepper flakes near their nests.
QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Come to Coyote Mavericks, Wednesday April 18th, and enjoy some great food and drinks, listen to some awesome music, Sing some Karaoke, and help support the NATIONAL MS SOCIETY and fight Multiple Sclerosis.There will be $5 Cover all of which goes to benefit NATIONAL MS SOCIETY. The cover fee starts at 7PM, Music starts at 8PM. Prizes and raffles from local businesses including prize packs from Kicks 105.5. Everyone receives a raffle ticket upon entry, additional tickets will be available for a donation of $1.Location: Coyote Mavericks Country Sports Bar and Grill 48 Newtown Road Danbury
Danbury State Legislators to Hold Town Hall Meeting
HARTFORD- State Representatives Jan Giegler (R-138) and Dan Carter (R-2) and State Senator Michael McLachlan (R-24) will host a Town Hall Meeting in Danbury on Monday, April 16, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
The legislators will be discussing the Jobs Bill passed in 2011 and policy for the 2012 legislative session. They will also be taking questions from the audience on these and other state and community matters of concern.
The event will be held in Room 3C on the 3rd Floor of Danbury City Hall, which is located at 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, Conn. The event is free and open to the public.
Eye on Bethel, April 18th and April 19th 2012
Peter Lumaj will be the featured guest on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm and on Thursday, April 19th at 11:30 am on Comcast Community Access, Channel 23. The show is hosted by Paul Szatkowski and is sponsored by the Bethel Republican Town Committee. Peter Lumaj is a candidate for the U. S. Senate.
UNITED WATER will be doing annual flushing of the fire hydrants in our Bethel systems starting this week. This link will give you the schedule:
We will be sending out a rapid alert to our Bethel customers to notify them of the hydrant flushing. Please email or call me if you have any questions. Kenneth Skov Operations Support Manager, UNITED WATER CONNECTICUT - email@example.com
Hot Cup o’ Homemade at Molten Java Handmade craft items, from 2 pm-9 pm, Tuesday, April 17. 213 Greenwood Ave.
A Connecticut Cottage Garden
The Annual Gardening Series Concludes!
SPONSORED BY THE BETHEL GARDEN CLUB
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
"A Connecticut Cottage Garden with Amy Ziffer"
Amy Ziffer, popular garden speaker and owner of Shady Lady Garden Design, specializes in cold-climate gardening--certainly our neck of the woods qualifies! In tonight's program, you'll discover how to adapt the classic cottage garden style to your Connecticut garden.
Registration is required. We recommend that you register as soon as possible because Gardening Series programs fill up quickly, and to be eligible for the free drawing for Bethel Garden Club plant sale coupons.
Celebrate Earth Day!
Contact: Children's Services Desk 203-794-8756, ext. 5
SPRING VACATION ACTIVITY DAY
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!
Wednesday, April 18 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Library Lobby
For kids of all ages - but children 7 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
No registration required to attend.
Let's celebrate the day we remember to keep our earth's environment clean and healthy! The world wide celebration of Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22, but our Library will honor the day on April 18. Make an Earth Day craft, or do an activity or coloring page. Prizes will be given to all kids who attend.
5K War Memorial Tribute Run Early Registration Period
Bethel’s Joseph W. Tarrant, Jr. American Legion Memorial Post 100 has finalized plans to host its inaugural 5K War Memorial Tribute Run in honor of our nations fallen war heroes.The event is scheduled to start at 8am, Saturday May 19th 2012 at the Bethel Municipal Center.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Legion Scholarship Fund which aides veterans and children of veterans through individually awarded scholarships to offset the cost of higher education, books, supplies, and institutional fees. For more information, click
APR. 16 TALONS! BIRDS OF PREY (Animal Week event): eagle, hawk and owl will take flight at noon over the Midtown campus Quadrangle, 181 White St. in Danbury, as a trainer discusses each bird. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APR. 17 SKYPE CONVERSATION: Artist William Rock, author of “Art and the Transcendent Self,” and Ani Drubgyudma, a Western Buddhist Yogini nun, will discuss “Spirituality in Creativity” via Skype at noon in Room 508 of the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The talk will be free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call (203) 837-9245.
APR. 17 SNAKES-N-SCALES DISPLAY (Animal Week event): will be on display at WCSU at noon in the Student Center Theater on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
APR. 18 – SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION: The Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring the
MAY 1 work of WCSU graduating art students, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays from Wednesday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 1, in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an artist reception at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8410.
APR. 18 MUSEUM TRIP: The WCSU Center for the Study of Culture and Values will host a bus trip to the Onassis Foundation USA in New York for a guided tour of “Transition to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity.” The bus will depart at 2:30 p.m. from University Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. The trip and tour will be free and open to the public; reservations are required and there are a limited number of seats on the bus. The trip is made possible by a grant from the foundation of Brookfield industrialist and philanthropist Constantine “Deno” Macricostas and his wife Marie, and the Onassis Foundation USA. For more information or to make a reservation, send an e-mail to Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APR. 18 WOLF CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION (Animal Week event): , an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., will visit WCSU at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Atka will be accompanied by a Wolf Conservation Center staffer who will talk about wolf behavior, habitat and more. The event, sponsored by WCSU Roots & Shoots to celebrate Animal Week, will be free and the public is invited. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
APR. 19 STEVEN NEUWIRTH LECTURE:WCSU will honor the life and scholarship of the late Professor of English Dr. Steven D. Neuwirth with a discussion in his memory at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The featured speaker will be Fordham University Professor of African-American Studies Dr. Mark Naison, who will speak about “Revolt! How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things: Occupy Wall Street in Historial Perspective.” Neuwirth was a specialist in Early American literature and American history, and made significant contributions to academic program development at Western from the 1980s until his retirement in 2003. The lecture will be free and the public is invited. For more information, call (203) 837-8486.
APR. 19 ORCHESTRA CONCERT: WCSU Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. Donations to support the department of music will be accepted. For more information, call (203) 837-8350 or visit www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.
APR. 19 COFFEEHOUSE: WCSU will present the Midtown Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. in Alumni Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The coffeehouse will include open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Matt Beilis, at 9 p.m. Admission will be free and the public is invited. Donations to sustain the Coffeehouse will be accepted. Call (203) 837-9700 or visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/Coffeehouse.aspfor more information.
APR. 20 LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE: Southern Connecticut State University will host the annual Learning, Teaching and Assessment Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the SCSU campus, 501 Crescent St. in New Haven. For more information, visit www.southernct.edu/events/learningteachinga_8682/or call (203) 392-8887.
BETHEL VISITING NURSE ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP NEWS
Applications for the Mary Edna Cargill Scholarship offered by the Bethel Visiting Nurse Association is available at www.bethelvna.org. This scholarship is awarded to one or more Bethel residents enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in a health-related field. Applications must be completed by May 1st, 2012
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The Bethel Public Library Board of Directors is offering a one-year $500 scholarship to a high school senior who is a resident of the Town of Bethel and who plans to attend an accredited degree-granting institution.
Applications are now available at the Bethel Public Library and at the guidance offices of Bethel High School, Immaculate High School, Henry Abbott Tech, and the Wooster School, as well as online at www.bethellibrary.org. Completed applications and all required supporting documents must be submitted before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at the Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel. For more information, please contact the Library at 203-794-8756 ex. 6.
SCHOOL DATE REMINDERS
April 16-20 – Spring Recess
TODAY IN HISTORY from On This Day
1862 - In the U.S., slavery was abolished by law in the District of Columbia.
1900 - The first book of postage stamps was issued. The two-cent stamps were available in books of 12, 24 and 48 stamps.
1922 - Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, to set a women's record.
1947 - In Texas City, TX, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up. The explosions and resulting fires killed 576 people.
1962 - Walter Cronkite began anchoring "The CBS Evening News".
1968 - The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from Vietnam.
1972 - Apollo 16 blasted off on a voyage to the moon. It was the fifth manned moon landing.
1985 - Mickey Mantle was reinstated after being banned from baseball for several years.
1987 - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sternly warned U.S. radio stations to watch the use of indecent language on the airwaves.
1987 - The U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new animals created by genetic engineering.
1992 - The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
1999 - Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL).
2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned major parts of a 1996 child pornography law based on rights to free speech.
2007 - In Blacksburg, VA, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.