Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Saturday Fundraiser For Cheshire Interfaith Housing

Interested in having a good time for a good cause?

Then head to this Saturday's Cheshire Interfaith Housing beer and wine tasting event at Lane Construction, which is located at 90 Fieldstone Court. Cheshire Interfaith Housing has been providing affordable housing and home improvements to less fortunate residents of the town since 1992.

The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. Call Andrew Saslow at 203-464-3656 for more information.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Choate Headmaster Gets His Moment In The Spotlight

Having quietly taken over for long-time Choate Rosemary Hall Headmaster Edward Shanahan, who retired at the end of the last school year, Alex Curtis (shown at left) gets his moment of pomp and circumstance on Wednesday when he is invested as the school's president.
The ceremony, which will be conducted on the lawn of Archbold Hall at 11 a.m., will feature a speech from Sir Ken Robinson, an education expert (shown in photo below)

Robinson led a national commission in England in1998 on creativity, education and innovation.
The report issued by that panel was published in 1999 to wide acclaim.

Robinson was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his contributions to cultural relations between the United States and England.

Curtis became headmaster of the school in the beginning of July. Before coming to Choate, he spent seven years as headmaster of Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey.

Curtis is only the third headmaster at Choate since it merged with Rosemary Hall in 1974.

Curtis was hired last November, just nine months after he had signed what trustees with Morristown-Beard called a "long term contract" to remain at the New Jersey school.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

DeLauro Sponsors Latino Art Exhibit

Art work from Latino artists will be on display now through Oct. 14th at the headquarters of Spanish Community of Wallingford, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, announced Thursday as the exhibit opened.

The exhibit features the original work of 12 Hispanic artists from around Connecticut and is being held to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, DeLauro said.

"This is a month dedicated to recognizing the cultures and histories, as well as the immense contributions to American society, of our Hispanic population,” she said. “These extraordinary works of art are a fitting tribute to the diverse Hispanic cultures thriving here in Connecticut and around the country.”

According to the latest census figures, the population of New Haven County is 15 percent Hispanic or Latino.The gallery will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Spanish Community of Wallingford's headquarters is located at 284 Washington Street.

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