NEIGHBORS.Bowling for charity
WEBSTER - The Daughters of Isabella Bernadette Circle #709 will host its biannual bi·an·nu·al
1. Happening twice each year; semiannual.
2. Occurring every two years; biennial.
bi·an Bowl-A-Thon on Aug. 26 at Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome, Thompson Road. A $10 fee will be charged for participants.
Pledges will also be accepted, with all funds donated to local charities. Anyone interested in pledging should make checks payable to "Daughters of Isabella Bernadette Circle #709" and mail to Janet Caouette, P.O. Box 533, Oxford, MA 01540.
For details, call Bernadette at (508) 943-8047, Sue at (508) 943-4579 or Janet at (508) 987-8437.
News from Habitat
PUTNAM - Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it was founded in 1976 by businessman Millard Fuller and his wife. of Northeast Connecticut announces the appointment of Brian Howell, Rev. Anthony DiMarco, Michelle Weiss and Lori Lagace to the board of directors.
Mr. Howell, a project manager with EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. Corp. in Rocky Hill Rocky Hill, town (1990 pop. 16,554), Hartford co., central Conn., a suburb of Hartford, on the Connecticut River; settled c.1650, inc. 1843. Chemical coatings and synthetic textiles are made there. Rocky Hill was an important river port from 1700 to 1820. , Conn., is chair of Habitat's Electronic Communication Committee. He resides in Putnam with his wife and two children.
Rev. DiMarco, of St. Joseph Church in North Grosvenordale, is spiritual adviser to the board and chair of the Faith Relations Committee. He is a resident of North Grosvenordale.
Ms. Weiss, director of finance and administrative services at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, has been named treasurer of the affiliate. She resides with her family in Killingly.
Ms. Lagace, vice president and compliance officer at Putnam Savings Bank savings bank, financial institution that, until recently, performed only the following functions: receiving savings deposits of individuals, investing them, and providing a modest return to its depositors in the form of interest. , has volunteered for the United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Relay for Life Relay For Life (often shortened to Relay) is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures, celebrate survivorship and raise money . She currently makes her home in Hanover.
Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Connecticut has served the 10-town area for more than 12 years, recently dedicating its ninth home. Habitat, whose mission is to make affordable houses available to families who could not otherwise afford them, is in need of property for its next project. For information about the affiliate, call (860) 774-0505 or visit the Web site at www.habitatnortheastct.org.
Births at Harrington
The following births were recorded recently at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge:
To Kelly and Colum Devine of Charlton, a girl named Ella M. Devine. Grandparents grandparents npl → abuelos mpl
grandparents grand npl → grands-parents mpl
grandparents grand npl are Thomas Devine, the late Kathleen Devine and Paul and Patricia Lamoureux.
To Maria Collazo and James Lertora of Southbridge, a boy named Tyler J. Lertora. Grandparents are Jesus and Milagros Collazo and James and Shirley Lertora.
To Valarie White and Alex Mundy of Charlton, a girl named Jaeden A. White. Grandparents are Marlene and Phillip White and Vicky and Ronald Davies.
To Bethany and Jeremy Stefano of Warren, a girl named Susanna H. Stefano. Grandparents are Arnold and Carol Rathburn of Cranston, R.I.
Camp seeks alumnae
AREA - Fifty years ago, Marty and Sylvia Silverman, a young Cambridge couple and now longtime Westwood residents, bought a former sporting camp in central Maine and began Camp Kippewa for Girls. The private overnight camp, still owned by the Silverman family, is observing the milestone with a 50th anniversary alumnae weekend from Aug. 10-12.
The Silvermans are especially seeking out former campers from the earlier years, many of whom came from Massachusetts, to invite to the celebration.
More information is available online at www.Kippewa.com, or by calling the camp at (800) KIPPEWA.
WEBSTER - The Library Trustees are accepting letters of interest for the Corbin Public Library Designer Selection/Building Committee and the Corbin Public Library Fund Raising Committee. Webster residents with an interest in library services or with construction, business, legal or management experience are invited to apply. Send letters of interest in care of the library, 2 Lake St., Webster MA 01570, with the name of the committee you are interested in written on the outside.
Webster nets grant
WEBSTER - An $800,000 community block grant has been awarded to Webster from the Department of Housing and Community Development for a housing and commercial rehabilitation project and a downtown infrastructure project.
The grant was announced by state Sen. Richard T. Moore Richard T. Moore is an American politician from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate. Biography
Richard T. Moore was born August 7, 1943, in Milford, Massachusetts. , D-Uxbridge, and state Rep. Paul M. Kujawski, D-Webster. Funding for the project includes street and sidewalk reconstruction, sewer and drainage improvements on Poland Street.
The grant is among $30.2 million in federal grants awarded to 59 communities in the state. Community development block grants are issued annually by the federal government and are awarded competitively to cities and towns to address a wide range of unique development needs. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development administers funds to cities and towns with populations of less than 50,000.
The funds are targeted to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment and to expand economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Eligible communities with populations greater than 50,000 receive CDBG CDBG Community Development Block Grant funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Parenting classes on tap
Parenting classes sponsored by the Catholic Charities of Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
An early registration, as for returning college students, that takes place before general registration. is required.
Classes are held on the following dates and locations:
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Catholic Charities, 70 Elm St., Southbridge. Topics include "Active Parenting with Today's Children Today's Children was the first nationally syndicated radio soap opera in the United States. Created and written by Irna Phillips, it aired from flagship station WMAQ in Chicago from 1932 to 1938, and later in national syndication (without the involvement of WMAQ) from 1943 ."
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Federated Connected and treated as one. See federated database and federated directories. Church, 8 Maple St., Sturbridge. Topics will center on "Cooperative Parenting."
From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Youth and Family Center, 251 Main St., Webster. A life skills program will be offered with topics including goal setting, budgeting and financial security.
For details, call Lisa Genest at (508) 765-5936.
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WEBSTER - The Bartlett High School Schools named Bartlett High School include:
Several members have not yet been located. Classmates Classmates can refer to either:
If anyone has contact information, call Dick at (508) 943-4420 or Mary at (508) 943-5046.
Day Kimball births
The following births were recorded recently at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam:
To Samuel T. and Alyssa A. (Lepine) Crawford of Putnam, a girl; to Randall L. Craig and Christina M. Duverger of Danielson, a boy; to Erik M. and Melissa K. (Lamb) Costa of Brooklyn, a girl; to William F. Jodoin IV and Kimberly A. Bixby of Danielson, a boy; to James M. and Rebecca S. (Canfield) Theriaque of Putnam, a boy; to Eric J. Kuuttila Jr. and Cheryl A. Dexter of Danielson, a girl; and to Mark D. Smith and Heather E. Tracy of Dayville, a boy.
Also, to Cheyenne N. Robertson of North Grosvenordale, a girl; to Latetta S. Oates of Putnam, a boy; to Christopher J. Aubin and Samantha J. Franculli of Putnam, a boy; to Scott R. and Heather L. (Olshewski) Jurnovey of Woodstock, a girl; to John J. Adams
QSHC QSHC Quality and Safety in Health Care heads to D.C.
PUTNAM - The Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor
was recently the subject of a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. A pending bill could reauthorize the congressionally designated area for an additional six years of federal funding, if approved by both houses.
Charlene Perkins Cutler, executive director and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor Inc., testified on the overwhelming success of the National Heritage Corridor. After the hearing on Senate Bill No. 1182, Ms. Cutler said, "there is no doubt that the impacts made by our programs and projects, the match we bring to the federal dollars, and the vision and energy of our partners were well received by the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks This is a list of national parks ordered by nation. Africa
QSHC is the nonprofit management entity for the congressionally-designated National Heritage Corridor, also known as the Last Green Valley.
Presently, QSHC is authorized to receive federal funds Federal Funds
Funds deposited to regional Federal Reserve Banks by commercial banks, including funds in excess of reserve requirements.
These non-interest bearing deposits are lent out at the Fed funds rate to other banks unable to meet overnight reserve through Sept. 30, 2009. Last year, its Board of Directors adopted Trail to 2015, A Sustainability Plan, making the National Heritage Corridor the first in the country to state its intention to be self-sustaining and not require federal funding by the year 2015. However, continued federal funds until that date will ensure successful and credible programs until self-sufficiency is reached.
"It is critical for us to have those additional six years," Ms. Cutler said. "Because we were one of the first National Heritage Corridors designated, we were funded at a much lower level in the early years. The real impacts of our programs weren't felt until we began to receive larger amounts after 2001."
Federal funding supports the Last Green Valley Grant Program that has distributed over $3 million to more than 200 projects in the 35-town region of Northeast Connecticut and South Central Massachusetts. The Green Valley Institute, a partnership with UConn and UMass Cooperative Extension Systems, is a project to provide continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). to land-use decision makers. Walking WeekendS, now in its 17th year, is an annual program of more than 90 guided walks that attracts thousands each Columbus Day Columbus Day, holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus's discovery of America. It has been traditionally celebrated on Oct. 12 throughout most of the United States, parts of Canada, and in several of the Latin American republics. weekend and the following weekend. QSHC also is involved in the enhancement of tourism in the region.
In federal fiscal 2007, Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor Inc. received $720,000, which was $80,000 less than anticipated, because of last-minute cuts by the National Park Service. The group is authorized to receive up to $1 million per year.
QSHC members are hopeful that a hearing will be scheduled by the House of Representatives soon to consider HR 1949, the House version of the same reauthorization legislation. The bill has to pass both Houses and be signed into law by the President.
Event to aid food bank
PUTNAM - The Friends of the Putnam Public Library will host a summer evening soiree soi·ree also soi·rée
An evening party or reception.
[French soirée, from Old French seree, from seir, evening, from Latin to benefit the Daily Bread food bank from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14. The event, to be held at the library at 225 Kennedy Drive, will feature paintings by Tom Menard and musical performances by Kurt and Kaethe Kaufman. Refreshments will be served.
Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the food bank, which recently moved to a larger space in the United Methodist Church United Methodist Church, in the United States, religious body formed by the union in 1968 of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church (see Methodism). on Grove Street.
The Friends of the Library will also conduct a membership drive. For details, call Priscilla at (860) 963-6826 or visit the Web site at www.putnamlibrary.org.
SOUTHBRIDGE - The Southbridge Credit Union has announced the launch of a Spanish language Spanish language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The official language of Spain and 19 Latin American nations, Spanish is spoken as a first language by about 330 million persons version of its Web site at https://www.sbgecu.org, the first of its kind provided by a locally-led Tri-Community financial institution.
Visitors to the English language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations. Web site may now click on a link that is labeled Espanol to reach the Spanish language counterpart.
In making known this community-focused feature, credit union President and CEO Thomas J. Smalarz noted that "We grow with the communities we serve, which will remain our hallmark as a local citizen. Spanish-speaking credit union employees stand ready to help our members to save, invest, borrow and arrange checking accounts. This additional online capability represents a part of our growth."
This fall, Southbridge Credit Union will open a full-service branch on Route 12 in Auburn. Branches now operate on Route 20 in Fiskdale, on Route 20 at the Center at Hobbs Brook in Sturbridge, and the main office and lending center are situated on Main Street in Southbridge.
WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Area Garden Club held "Volunteer Saturdays" at Roseland Park on July 14 and 28. Volunteers helped rake, cut down shrubs, fill holes in the lawn and mulch trees.
Thanks are extended to Marcus Johnson of Senexet Landscaping for donating the mulch for around the trees and to John Monahan for a load of fill and a load of top soil for filling the holes in the lawn.
In addition, Matthew Sheldon has been vigorously working on the hill and has almost cleared Mount Elliot Trail to the top.
The group meets at the park every other Saturday. Volunteers are welcome, and anyone who has stories or photos of the park are invited to attend picnic lunch at noon to share information. For details, call WAGC WAGC World Amateur Golf Council
WAGC Western Australia Golf Club President Rita Choiniere at (860) 774-7125 or send an e-mail to Choinie1@aol.com.
CUTLINE: (1) THOMPSON - Jacob Roy, 12, of North Grosvenordale shows off the 8 pound, 23-inch largemouth bass largemouth bass
see micropterus salmoides. he caught recently in Quaddick Lake. (2) SOUTHBRIDGE - Members of the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton 2007 Campaign Committee met recently at Dexter-Russell to discuss plans for the upcoming campaign. Committee members include, front from left: Todd Tallman of Ashland, Susan Gunnell of Charlton, Bonnie Losavio of Southbridge and Jeff Solari of Sturbridge; and back, from left: Art Breault of Charlton, Paul Bouvier Bouvier refers to several things: