Today is Tuesday, April 17, 2012
TODAY'S WEATHER from the National Weather Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind around 11 mph.
Red Flag Warning Continues! Hazardous Weather Outlook:
HOT TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED THREAT FOR FIRE SPREAD SHOULD IGNITION OCCUR MONDAY AFTERNOON.
GARDEN HINTS from the Old Farmers Almanac
I have some old radish seeds that I didn't use last year. Can I still use them this year in my garden?
Sure, if they are not more than four to five years old. All the seeds might not germinate, but you'll have plenty that do. By contrast, pepper and corn seeds last only about two years.
QUOTE OF THE DAY from Brainy Quotes
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
CHICKEN DINNER AT ST THOMAS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
April 27th, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Baked chicken - choice of white or dark meat
Potatoes - choice of mash or baked, Vegetable and salad, Dessert and Beverage. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children $5, Family max $25
ALL WELCOME!!! Click Here for more information.
US Sports Institute is coming to your town this summer!
With Multi-Sports (age 5-14), Sport Squirts (age 3-5) and Sport Specific Camps, US Sports Institute has the right camp to meet everyone’s needs! USSI delivers fun-packed, exciting sports camps in a safe, structured environment. All children will have the chance to develop their sporting skills, become a valued team player and enhance social skills through inclusive games and activities. To register your child and for more information please call 1-866-345-2255 or visit us online at: www.USsportsInstitute.com
Use promo code PATCH10 during registration to receive a 10% discount! Click Here for more information
Join the Henderson Cultural Center at Hunt Hill Farm for Cabaret Night in an intimate country setting at The Silo Gallery's Hayloft, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Click here for more information.
Danbury, Connecticut artists Antonio Carvahlo and Katie Bassett will have a two person exhibition. The Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts presents, "Representational Abstraction", in their gallery at 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT.
The exhibition will be on view, April 28th & 29th 2-5pm and May 5th & 6th 2-5pm. An Opening Artist's Reception will be held on April 28th from 2:00 to 5:00pm.
Join us for Refreshments, Music & Art! Hope to see you there!
Check out the event page for more info: Facebook.com/RepresentationalAbstraction
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 Danb
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 enviroment 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 here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
For more information, click here.
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
1492 - Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies.
1521 - Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
1629 - Horses were first imported into the colonies by the American Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1704 - John Campbell published what would eventually become the first successful American newspaper. It was known as the Boston "News-Letter."
1810 - Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton.
1860 - New Yorkers learned of a new law that required fire escapes to be provided for tenement houses.
1861 - Virginia became the eighth state to secede from the Union.
1864 - U.S. Civil War General Grant banned the trading of prisoners.
1865 - Mary Surratt was arrested as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.
1917 - A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time was defeated. It was passed a couple of months later.
1941 - Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off from water near Stratford, CT.
1947 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) performed a bunt for his first major league hit.
1964 - Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world.
1964 - The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model.
1967 - "The Joey Bishop Show" debuted on ABC-TV.
1967 - The U.S. Supreme Court barred Muhammad Ali's request to be blocked from induction into the U.S. Army.
1969 - In Los Angeles, Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of assassinating U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1985 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent, "LOVE" stamp.
1993 - A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King. Two other officers were acquitted.
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