Coordinator: Marilyn Mackay                                                       May 2016



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North Stonington Village
Incorporated May 1807
Bicentennial May 11, 2007

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Hurricane Season officially begins June 1st.  Learn More.....
America's PrepareAthon:                      https://community.fema.gov/
​Hurricanes:                                                 https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Official NFIP Site - Flood Risk & Insurance | FEMA: 
                                                                          https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/
Mobile App:                                                 https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app
Emergency Alerts:                                    https://www.ready.gov/alerts
Emergency Communication Plan:
                            https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/108887

NE​WS
Tuesday, May 24,       TheDay:  North Stonington finance board wants budgets trimmed
Monday, May 23,        TheDay:  NEW LONDON MAN DIES WHEN CANOE CAPSIZES
Sunday, May 22,         TheDay:  Lions Club to mark 50 years sponsoring NS parade
Saturday, May 21,      TheDay:  He doesn’t support but doesn’t criticize - Brian Rathbun
                                                                (VIEWS)
Thursday, May 19,     TheSun:  Mullane challenging Urban for House seat
Thursday, May 19,     TheDay: North Stonington officials set vote recount
Wednesday, May 18,  L&M:      Westerly Hosp. Physicians Named "Top Docs" in RI 
                                                               (HEALTH)
Wednesday, May 18, TheDay: N. Stonington recount possible
Wednesday, May 18, TheDay: Teachers pay tax on retirement income (VIEWS)
Tuesday, May 17,       TheSun:  ​NS schools project OK’d by a whisker.  Referendum 908-
                                                              905 vote; 47% of voters cast ballots.
Tuesday, May 17,       TheDay   Kids at Wheeler Learn that Every Vote 
                                                              Counts(EDUCATION)
Tuesday, May 17,       TheSun:  NS electric system to receive $1.1 million upgrade
Monday, May 16,       TheSun:  Friends of Westerly Library recognized for poetry 
                                                              program honoring Anna Coit
Monday, May 16,       TheDay:  Wheeler Library Hosts Annual Country Market 5/21
Sunday, May 15,         TheSun:  Former Wheeler principal urges rethinking of Stonington                                                               offer Guest Commentary, Stephen Bickford (VIEWS)
Sunday, May 15,         TheSun:  Think long and hard about Wheeler project, Brian                
                                                              Rathbun, (VIEWS)
Sunday, May 15,         TheSun:  A way to help young and old: Vote yes in NS, George         
                                                              Parent,  (VIEWS)
Sunday, May 15,         TheSun:  School project ensures a vital community, 
                                                              Lauri Chabot-Noonan, (VIEWS)
Sunday, May 15,          TheDay:  North Stonington’s school vote nears
Saturday, May 14,      TheDay:  Reject N. Stonington school project, Bruce Rose
                                            (VIEWS)  Spending on School Project is Unrealistic, Brian Weekley
                                            (VIEWS)  Voting No Won't Serve Town Well, George Parent
Friday, May 13,           TheDay:  Vote on future of NS schools - Editorial (VIEWS)
Friday, May 13,           TheDay:  NS can’t afford project - Sandra Bernard (VIEWS)
Thursday, May 12,     TheSun:  North Stonington corrects estimate of tax increase
Tuesday, May 10,       TheSun:   Emotions run high at NS school project meeting
                                                                Costs have residents on edge; some figures botched.
Monday, May 9,          TheSun:  Time to let NS taxpayers know about costs (VIEWS)
Monday, May 9,          L&M:      Westerly Hosp/Washington Cty Coalition Partner for                                                                        Children to Offer Youth Mental Health 1st Aid                 
                                                             Certification Training (HEALTH)                                                    

ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
Link to Wheeler Library Events: http://www.wheelerlibrary.org/
Link to Local Movie Theaters:  http://www.fandango.com/06359_movietimes?srce=1
NS Recreation Commission Link:  http://northstoningtonrec.com
       http://www.northstoningtonct.gov/Pages/NStoningtonCT_BC/Rec/newsletters/RecNewsletter.pdf 
May 2016, Wheeler Library Weekly Events Schedule
May 2016 Spirit Moves Schedule, Yoga & Pilates
May 2016 Hunter Safety Courses
May 2016 Avalonia Events
Register Today:  Children 6-16, Garde Arts Center & Missoula Children's Theatre, 860-444-7373x1
Monday, May 30, 9:45AM, Veterans Gather for NS Memorial Day Parade (see map)
Sunday, June 5, EquiZen Retreat, Horses Healing Humans
Tuesday, June 14, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-8PM, SEC-TV Summer Art Show, 80 Plaza Court, Groton Shopping Center
Friday, July 8, NoSto Fall Soccer Sign-Up Website Deadline, http://www.northstoningtonrec.com/
Tuesday, July 12, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, Wheeler Library
Monday, July 18, 1PM, HHH Golf Classic, Lake of Isles
Tuesday, August 9, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, Wheeler Library
Tuesday, September 13, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Tuesday, October 11, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Tuesday, November 8, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library

FREE CLASSIFIED
jovial:  June Special:  Glass-Packed Chick Peas on Sale
FOR SALE: ALLEGRA 47” LED TV - Reduced to $150.00
Margie Olsen's "MyLittleBearsPrints" on etsy.com
Eastern CT Solar uc
Windstone Farm is Looking for Part-Time Help
Eager Wellness & Massage Therapy
Frigidaire 15,100 BTU Window AC For Sale 
For Sale:  4 Drying Racks
Seeking Affordable Rental Space....
NS Dog Owners--Looking for help feeding your dog??? 
Horses Healing Humans needs Volunteers
Go Green with SolarCity
Becky Simmons, Wellness Advocate
Triumph 3A For Sale
Press-On Sandwich Crafters
Madeline's Crewcuts & Curls 
Goodies serving breakfast Monday-Thursday, 6 AM-3 PM
Looking for a one or two horse trailer..... 
Thursdays, 10-11 AM, Gentle Chair Yoga, NS Senior Center, Holly Green
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 
CTACSC Seeking NS Representative
Buon Appetito
Robin Lockwood Hall, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Uplands Energy Solutions
REBEKAH LITTLE, Avon Independent Sales Representative
Embroidered Chairs
Stella Elbaum, Realtor
Let Goodies Be Your Host for your Next Birthday Party
Mainly Stone Masonry LLC
Go with Green Energy
Welcome to Weil Farms located in NS
Free Charter Oak Pass for CT Residents over 65
Have you ever considered adding to your family through the joys of adoption? 
WWII Miscellaneous Items for sale
Pollywogs Child Development
4th Wednesday of each month, Lion's Club, September-June, Buon Appetito

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ICONS
The Spring 2016 issue of the NS Quarterly is now available.​
















OUR NEIGHBORS
Marvin Elbaum:  Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI CT)

PLAN OF CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT (POCD)
To View the approved Plan of Conservation & Recreation, 
go to: http://www.northstoningtonct.gov/Pages/NStoningtonCT_BC/POCD/docs/2013_PCRL_FINAL.pdf

VIEWS
Saturday, May 21, TheDay: He doesn’t support but doesn’t criticize - Brian Rathbun
Sunday, May 15, TheSun: Former Wheeler principal urges rethinking of Stonington offer Guest                                                   Commentary, Stephen Bickford 
Sunday, May 15, TheSun: Think long and hard about Wheeler project, Brian Rathbun
Sunday, May 15, TheSun: A way to help young and old: Vote yes in NS, George  Parent 
Sunday, May 15, TheSun: School project ensures a vital community,  Lauri Chabot-Noonan, 
Friday, May 13, TheDay: Vote on future of NS schools - Editorial 
Friday, May 13, TheDay: NS can’t afford project - Sandra Bernard 
Monday, May 9, TheSun: Time to let NS taxpayers know about costs 
Sunday, May 8, TheSun: Voters need to support school, heart of town
Friday, May 6, TheDay: Stop the Submarine Madness, Tony Rose

EDUCATION
URI EDUCATIONAL ENERGY LECTURES - FREE OF CHARGE

LOST & FOUND

ELECTIONS
Tuesday, May 24, 9AM, New Town Hall, Recount of School Referendum

EMPLOYMENT
Creature Comfort Animal Inn seeking staff
Banquet Supervisor at Foxwood Casino
Windstone Farm is Looking for Part-Time Help (FREE CLASSIFIED)
Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce Job Listings
Patch Employment Listings:  http://stonington.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/stonington-job-openings-
on-craigslist

ENVIRONMENT
Blue Trail Online:  http://www.ctwoodlands.org/bluetrailsmap
Start with the Old Green and Add the New 
Stewardship of NS's Trail System
Kudos to NS Conservation Comm. members for new Walking Trails at Billings Lake
A Practical "Hands-On" Learning Experience - The Forest Stewardship Short Course

HEALTH
Monday, May 9, L&M: Westerly Hosp/Washington Cty Coalition Partner for Children to Offer Youth Mental 
    Health 1st Aid  Certification Training 

GOVERNMENT
Links to Official Town Websites: http://www.NORTHstoningtonct.gov/Pages/index 
Link to Absentee Ballot, Voter Registration & other Forms & Info:  
http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=4158

LIBRARY & SCHOOLS
Community Service Opportunity - Debate Judges Needed
Link to NS Public School System: http://www.northstonington.k12.ct.us/
Link to Wheeler Library: www.wheelerlibrary.org/

HEWITT FARMS
Tuesday, June 14, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Tuesday, July 12, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, Wheeler Library
Tuesday, August 9, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, Wheeler Library
Tuesday, September 13, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Tuesday, October 11, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library
Tuesday, November 8, Hewitt Farms Community Gardens Meeting, NS Elementary School Library

ORGANIZATIONS
Link to NSDTC: http://www.nsdtc.info
Link to NSRTC: http://northstoningtonrepublicans.com/
Link to Avalonia Land Conservancy:   
  http://www.avalonialandconservancy.org/ 
  http://avaloniaetrails.blogspot.com - Monthly Newsletter
Link to NS Grange: http://ctstategrange.com/subgrangepage.asp?GrangeID=225
Link to NS Historical Society: http://nostonhistoricalsociety.homestead.com/
Link to NS Garden Club: http://nsgardenclub.org/
Link to NS Land Alliance: http://nslandalliance.org/
Link to NS Parent-Teachers Org: http://www.northstonington.k12.ct.us/hs/parent /pto.html
Link to NS Senior Center: 
http://www.northstoningtonct.gov/Pages/NStoningtonCT_Dept/SR/newsletter
Link to Little League: http://www.eteamz.com/NStoningtonLL/
Link to NS Lion's Club:  http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/north_stonington/ 
Lion's Club meets at Buon Appetito, September to June, 4th Wednesday each month
Link to:  http://www.cathysrottie.petfinder.com

BUSINESS
Breakfast with Gov. Malloy, Wednesday, June 15, 7:45-9AM, New London Holiday Inn
YP:  Young Professionals of Eastern CT
ECT Chamber of Commerce Schedule of Events
Free Effective Workshops
Link to Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Schedule:  http://www.chamberect.com
Link to New: NS Business Association - www.ns-business.org 
Link to the Greater Mystic Chamber: http://www.mysticchamber.org/

AGRICULTURE
2 Competitive Farm Grants Available
Link To CT Dept. Of Agriculture: http://www.ct.gov/doag/site/default.asp
Current 2016 CT Agricultural Newsletter
Public Act 490 - The Basics

PUBLIC SAFETY
DPA Update on Zika Virus
Read about what your Emergency Management Director can do for you!
08/16/14   NYTimes: The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
WHAT IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING?  Watch HOPE-CT video
Housing Rehab Grants Available
NSAHC 2010 Brochure
NSAHAC 2008 Report

CHIKUMBUSO
You are all Chikumbuso Champions

MAPS
http://www.northstoningtonct.gov/Pages/NStoningtonCT_Dept/IT/MapLibrary/HandoutMap.pdf 

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Affordable Housing Video
Check it out

WEATHER:  http://www.weather.com/weather/narrative/North+Stonington+CT+06359

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