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    Dear Friends

    On Tuesday, September 28, the City of New Haven will be conducting a community canvass in the East Shore section of the city, beginning at 6 p.m. Community canvasses are an opportunity for residents to meet with City department and agency heads to discuss your questions, concerns and suggestions—all without leaving your home. The rain date for the community canvass is October 6 at 6 p.m.

    Mayor’s Night In

    On the first Tuesday of every month, I host Mayor’s Night In for all New Haven residents. This is a chance for us to meet one-on-one to discuss any issues or ideas you may have. I look forward to you stopping by next Tuesday, October 5 at 5 p.m.

    Health Matters! Tip

    No matter where you are in the City or how old you are, when you ride a bike, protect your brain by wearing a helmet. Helmets with a Consumer Product Safety Commission approval are good for biking and are available in most sporting goods stores. Remember, when you’re biking on the road, use proper hand signals and obey the posted traffic signs. For more information visit: www.bam.gov/sub_yoursafety/yoursafety_helmets.html

    Green Tip

    After raking the leaves in your yard, compost them at home along with other organic materials to create rich soil for your yard. If you cannot compost your leaves at home, place them in large paper leaf bags and leave them curbside on your trash pickup day. www.cityofnewhaven.com/recycling

    NHPS Events

    Tuesday, September 28 at 1:15 p.m., East Rock Community Magnet School, 130B Leeder Hill, Hamden—East Rock Students who participated in the New Haven Public Schools and/or Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge will be honored with certificates. For more information, contact Leslie DePriest: 203-946-8867.

    Wednesday, September 29 at 9:30 a.m., New Haven Adult Education Center, 580 Ella T. Grasso Blvd—An adult education open house, including breakfast, tours exhibits and Q&A. For more information: 203-946-0213.

    Friday, October 1 at 12:30 p.m., Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley Avenue—A town meeting is being held to celebrate the students who have made successful gains on the CMTs. A Powerpoint and pictures will be presented during the celebration displaying the students hard at work. For more information, contact Patti Brown: 203-691-2520.

    Friday, October 1, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. and every other Friday, Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School, 150 Kimberly Avenue—Positive Behavior Support Program (PBS): Students receive recognition on a daily basis with “Caught You Being Good” slips. Students earn these for displaying Betsy Ross Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Safety and Excellence (RISE). Every other Friday a raffle is held where students’ names are drawn from each grade level and winning students get a certificate and a prize that has been donated to the BRAMS PBS program. Prizes are solicited by teachers and staff. In addition to the raffle, students also earn tickets they may spend at the school store.

    Cultural Events

    September 28 at 8 p.m.—Tokyo String Quartet at Sprague Memorial Hall, Morse Recital Hall. Tickets are $25-$35 and $15 for students. For more information: http://music.yale.edu/

    September 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.—Memoir Workshop with author and writing coach Patricia Lapidus at the Main Library. Learn how to turn your memories into stories. No charge and parking is free. Registration is required: http://www.memoir4.eventbrite.com/.

    September 29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.—Elm City Handmade/Etsy Meet-Up/Crafting at Project Storefronts, 71 Orange Street. For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/29h4fq5

    September 30 from 7 to 8 p.m.—Listen Here! Short Story Reading Series: Short Shorts at Lulu: A European Coffeehouse. For more information: www.newhavenreview.com/

    September 30 at 8 p.m.—“Cow Play” at the Whitney Humanities Center Theater. For more information: www.yaledramacoalition.org/

    October 1 at 8:30 and 10 p.m.—Julian Lage Group at Firehouse 12. For more information: http://firehouse12.com

    October 1, 2 and 3—A Chorus Line. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15-$75. For more information: www.shubert.com/

    I hope you have a happy and healthy month!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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