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    April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Along these lines, the New Haven Animal Shelter, located at 81 Fournier Street, will be holding a tag sale on Sunday, May 3rd from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The proceeds from the tag sale will go towards caring for the animals in the shelter as well as providing pet food to residents who cannot afford it. Visitors will also be able to tour the newly-renovated shelter at this event. The New Haven Animal Shelter accepts toy and pet food donations throughout the year. For more information about Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, please visit: www.aspca.org and to learn more about the New Haven Animal Shelter, please visit: www.cityofnewhaven.com/AnimalShelter

    Here’s what’s happening in New Haven this week:

    Eastview Terrace Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    This Wednesday at 10 a.m., I will be attending a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the $45 million redevelopment effort of Eastview Terrace. This complex features 102 affordable housing units as well as a state of the art community center with a half-court gym and computer lab. Two newly constructed streets, named after New Haven notables Edward Alexander Bouchet and Levi Jackson, will also be unveiled at this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

    Free Dental Care

    On April 17th and 18th, the Connecticut State Dental Association will be sponsoring a free dental care event at the New Haven Citywide Public Greenhouse, 480 Sherman Parkway. There are no eligibility or income requirements and care will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Spots are highly limited therefore residents are encouraged to arrive early to increase their chances of getting in for services. Services will include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, partial dentures, and root canals. For more information, please call: (866)-539-9372 or visit: www.csda.com.

    Restaurant Week

    Mark your calendars for New Haven Restaurant Week! During the week of April 19th-April 24th, 25 of New Haven’s finest restaurants will feature prix fixe menus for lunch ($16.38) and dinner ($29.00). To see the list of participating restaurants, their menus, and for further information on Restaurant Week dining, please visit: http://www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek

    Culinary Walking Tour

    Experience a guided Culinary Walking Tour through historic downtown on April 25th and enjoy tasty samplings along the way. The tour departs the Davenport's at the Top of the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale at 1:45 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets: $59. Call: 203-777-8550 or 1-800-332-STAY (7829). Reservations required. (Amex, MC & VS accepted).

    Iron Chef Elm City

    There will be an Iron Chef Elm City on Sunday, April 26th at noon at Gateway Community College. The competing chefs are: Arturo Franco-Camacho of Bespoke, Rafael Palomino of Pacificom, and Manuel Romero of Ibiza. Admission is $30 for kitchen (registration limited to 40), $20 for viewing room, and $10 for students and senior citizens (viewing room only). Call: 203-777-8550 or 1-800-332-STAY (7829). (Amex, MC & VS accepted).

    Green Tip

    Indoor air quality at your home and work has a significant impact on your health. Indoor plants act as natural air filters, reducing pollutants and increasing oxygen levels.

    The following events are taking place in the New Haven Public Schools this week:

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009, 10:00-11:30 A.M.: Atticus Bookstore, 1082 Chapel St., Eighth graders from Fair Haven School will be sharing their original poems with peers and the public. This is the culmination of Comprehensive Arts' Poetry in School Project. The poetry and playwright was worked on in class with teacher Aaron Jafferis. Come and enjoy the published beautiful masterpieces of our creative and poetic Fair Haven Students in "Poetry Café".

    THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009, 1:00 P.M.: Davis Street School, 35 Davis Street, Academic Recognition Ceremony, students who have received all A's and one B in every discipline, will be rewarded with special pencils, stencils, and certificates to celebrate their wonderful accomplishments. Each student's highlighted reports and projects will be at the festivities with student participants. Congratulations to all the accomplished students. For more information please call Eileen Brown at (203) 946-8660.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.



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