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    Dear Friends

    Our City is full of people who consistently volunteer to make it the wonderful place it is. The work of these individuals often goes unrecognized, so I would like to take the opportunity this week offers to mention a few of them.

    Today marks the end of the tax season. However this tax season left you feeling, it was a better tax season for many low-income New Haven residents, who had their taxes filed for free by volunteers from our city. This free tax preparation service, called VITA, helped residents claim refunds and tax credits.

    The heart of this program is volunteers who gave their time to help our hardworking low-income residents. I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who made the program successful yet again this year.

    Health Matters Tip of the Week:

    Protect your skin. Enjoy the skin you're in, and protect it. You don’t need a tan to be beautiful, and you definitely don’t need a sunburn. Just a few serious sunburns can increase your risk for skin cancer later in life. Make sure you protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV rays. Avoid indoor and outdoor tanning, and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

    Green Tip of the Week:

    Now that the weather is warming up, considering using a clothesline or clothes stand to dry your clothes rather than a dryer. You will save money while reducing your reliance on fossil fuels!

    Here’s what else is happening in the Elm City:

    Apr. 20. Elm City Book Group. The Great Gatsby. Main Library, 133 Elm Street. 6pm.

    Apr 21.Lecture & Book signing by Joshua Kendall author of "The Forgotten Founding Father," detailing the story of Noah Webster.New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue. 5:30pm - 7:30pm. http://tinyurl.com/3n56cbm

    Apr 21. Film: “Pride and Prejudice”. Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street. 7pm-9pm.

    April 22-23. The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture. Symposium on Fashion and Street Style. 50 Orange Street. www.theurbancatwalk.net/

    Apr. 22. Shane Endsley and The Music Band @ Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street. 8:30pm/10pm. $18/$12. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 23. Open Farm Day at Common Ground, 358 Springside Avenue. 10am-2pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    Apr. 23. Downtown Culinary Walking Tours Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street. www.stephenfries.com/Worth_Tasting

    Apr 24. Edgewood Park Farmers Market. Edgewood Park, 379 Whalley Avenue & Edgewood Street. 10am-1pm. www.cityseed.org



    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [4/18/2011]


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