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Free Parent-Child Meetups are hosted by the Saxton B. Little Free Library --- http://www.columbiactlibrary.org/  on Fridays for parents and their children up to 24 months old.

Free Parent-Child Meetups are hosted by the Saxton B. Little Free Library on Fridays for parents and their children up to 24 months old.

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Free Parent-Child Meetups are hosted by the Saxton B. Little Free Library on Friday mornings for parents and their children up to 24 months old.

The get togethers are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The next meetup is July 19.

This is an opportunity to meet other parents of infants and toddlers, and there will be a rotating variety of age appropriate toys and board books for parents and children to play with. (Note, this is not a Lapsit Program or a Story Time.)

For more information, call the library at 860-228-0350. The library is located at 319 Route 87 in Columbia, CT. Summer hours are Mon. and Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues, Wed. and Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Posted July 14, 2013 based on website info edited and added to by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan

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Some unique New England summertime fun

New London's Harbor Light is the featured lighthouse for Connecticut in the 2013 United States Postal Service's New England Coastal Lighthouses series issued July 13, 2013. Image from USPS YouTube video.

New London’s Harbor Light is the featured lighthouse for Connecticut in the 2013 United States Postal Service’s New England Coastal Lighthouses series issued July 13, 2013. Image from USPS YouTube video.

Did you know? … 2013 is New London Maritime Society’s 30th Anniversary, which means there are some outstanding events planned on the Connecticut shoreline.

For example, there are five boat trips every Saturday through Sept 7. (You can register for them now – it’s first come, first served with only six passengers per trip.)

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for each child age 14 and younger.

All proceeds, beyond boat costs, go to the Lighthouse Restoration Fund.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Boat trips to New London Harbor Light – Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Cruise to the lighthouse and climb 119 steps up to the lantern.
  • ‘Three Sisters’ Lighthouse tours – Saturdays at noon, and 2 p.m. – Sit back and cruise by New London’s three harbor lighthouses: NL Harbor, Ledge and Avery Point Lights. … Continue Reading

Farmers Cow hosts gourmet events for Chef-to-Farm Dinner Series

Guests enjoy fresh foods prepared by a world-class chef at a Chef to Farm event hosted by Graywall Farm in Lebanon, CT. Courtesy photo.

Guests enjoy fresh foods prepared by a world-class chef at a Chef to Farm event hosted by Graywall Farms in Lebanon, CT. Courtesy photo.

The lush open fields surrounding Graywall Farms in Lebanon – a member of The Farmer’s Cow – offers the perfect setting to enjoy world-class cuisine, featuring the freshest local foods and produce.

Graywall Farms and the Chesmer family are once again proud to partner with Max Restaurant Group to present two Chef-to-Farm dinners:

  • “Full Moon Disco” on Friday July 19
  • “Bluegrass, Beers & BBQ” on Friday Aug. 16.

Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. at both events, beginning with a beverage reception with the guest winemaker and/or brewer, followed by a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about life on a working dairy farm, Connecticut agriculture and The Farmer’s Cow.

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Columbia residents eligible for free video production training

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Press Release

The CTV14 Community Access Television Studio (Charter) is now taking applications for a free Public Access Internship program.

Classes begin June 13, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Interns get hands-on experience in all aspects of video production in our North Windham TV studio.

Cover community events and public affairs shows for airing on CTV14.  Interns also have the opportunity to use these new skills to produce their own Public Access program.

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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UConn unveils new leaner, meaner Huskies logo

Weighing in on the new design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’.... This is a streamlined, fighting dog and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Weighing in on the new Huskies logo design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’. ” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Press Release

UConn Athletics today (April 11) unveiled a new version of the Husky logo.

UConn Athletics has been working with Nike to evaluate all parts of its brand, including word marks, logos and uniforms, for the past 14 months.

The new Husky Dog logo will be featured on uniforms for every one of UConn’s 24 athletic programs in 2013-14 and each of those uniforms will also prominently display the block UCONN word mark outlined in red.

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Puppet Project recreates works of puppeteer who inspired Henson

Fred and Cinderella hold hands in a photo of two of the original puppets used by pupetteer Dick Meyers who's 1960's puppet shows will be lovingly recreated and presented by Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 11 - 14 in the Studio Theatre, Storrs. For ticket and information call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu   Photo by Seth Shaffer.

Fred and Cinderella hold hands in a photo of two of the original puppets used by puppeteer Dick Meyers who’s 1960s puppet shows will be lovingly recreated and presented by Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 11 – 14 in Storrs. Photo by Seth Shaffer.

Press Release

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast” as part of The Dick Meyers Project, featuring Puppet Arts graduate student Seth Shaffer. The family friendly performance will be a one-hour puppetry recreation of the Dick Meyer’s 1960’s puppet show featuring all his original puppets in the Studio Theatre in Storrs, April 11 – 14, 2013.

In the 1960s and 70s, Dick Myers toured his one-man puppet performances based on classic fairy tales throughout Europe, The Soviet Union, Japan and the U.S. Jim Henson and Frank Oz both proclaimed Dick Myers as “the genius of American Puppetry.”

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Rescheduled Hebron Maple Fest is this weekend

The 23rd annual Hebron Maple Festival is March 16-17, 2013... rescheduled because of the snow last weekend.

The 23rd annual Hebron Maple Festival is March 16-17, 2013… rescheduled because of the snow last weekend.

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

Don’t forget – the Hebron Maple Fest is this weekend (March 16 and 17), moved to a new date because of the snow on the ground last weekend.

Events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come prepared to eat… a lot.

The festival has its own web site – http://hebronmaplefest.com – with a downloadable (in PDF format) schedule of events.

This year’s festival includes the first-ever Farm Tractor Parade, which begins at Ted’s Supermarket on Main Street (Route 66) where the tractors will be on display beginning at 11:30 a.m. Antique and working tractors will parade through the center of town beginning at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Young writers invited to enter statewide competition

The high school teachers who enter the most submissions in poetry and in prose respectively will receive $250 to the retailer of their choosing. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

The high school teachers who enter the most submissions in poetry and in prose respectively will receive $250 to the retailer of their choosing. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

The Connecticut Young Writer’s Trust announces its 16th Annual Writing Competition, the state’s longest running literary contest dedicated to encouraging youth literacy and creative expression. The organization encourages high school teachers from around the state to submit their students’ prose and/or poetry to the annual writing competition through their online system. Students need to be enrolled or in the equivalent of 9th through 12th grades in a public, private, parochial, Catholic, remedial or home school and all nominations must be made by a teacher. The annual awards ceremony will be held in June, where a team of published writers, journalists, and professors will announce the winners from a pool of finalists. Finalists and two teachers will be rewarded for their hard work at the awards ceremony. … Continue Reading

State offers new Youth Fishing Passport

CT Fish and Wildlife has developed fishing activities and is building a list of fishing vendors who will support passport holders with a special benefit.

CT Fish and Wildlife has developed fishing activities and is building a list of fishing vendors who will support passport holders with a special benefit. CT Fish and Wildlife photo.

Connecticut Fish and Wildlife has announced a new free Youth Fishing Passport.

The Youth Fishing Passport is a program designed to encourage those under 16 to become avid anglers.

CT Fish and Wildlife has developed fishing activities and is building a list of fishing vendors who will support passport holders with a special benefit. … Continue Reading

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Local day camps made a great summer for cancer patients families

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In addition, the Town of Coventry Parks and Recreation Camp and Camp Asto Wamah in Columbia, CT each offered free spaces for children of cancer patients.

Connecticut budget ends with $359 million surplus

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Personal income tax receipts were up $55.1 million over last month. The corporation tax also was revised upward by $15 million.

Future of local water supply is topic of public forum July 29

A forum focused on our water supply – including who decides how it’s used – will be hosted by The League of Women Voters of Northeastern Connecticut (formerly the League of Women Voters of Mansfield) and the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (CIWR) on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge (lower level), located at 198 Pleasant St. in Willimantic.

Questions about water sources, usage and quality have come into focus recently in light of the Storrs Center development, UConn’s plans to bring in water to support a new Tech Park and the concurrent needs of the towns in this region, particularly in terms of their own development plans.

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