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*Today*
Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements meeting

Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements will be hosting the next Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements Meeting on Saturday, April 30th from 10-1 at the Ellington High School Auditorium, located on 37 Maple Street. The entrance and parking are located in the rear of the building. CCACB.org

*Today*
Farewell Concert Honoring Sue Leavitt

All good things must come to an end! The present concert season of LadySong and Treble Troubadours conducted by Susan Leavitt will be the last for the two groups at 7:00 PM on April 30 at Stafford Middle School. Susan has been conducting music in Stafford for over 45 years starting first in the public schools, then with the Community Chorus, and finally with LadySong and Treble Troubadours. Sue feels she has been truly blessed to make music with so many friends for so many years, and she would like to end this chapter of her life with many of them either participating in the concert or attending. She will add some "alumni" pieces to the regular concert so this can happen. Sue is especially interested in knowing whether men from her previous choruses want to be involved since this will determine what pieces of music she selects. Message on Facebook to Susan Bills Tupper Leavitt or email susanleavitt@sbcglobal.net whether you can participate or not. For alumni participants, there will be a short rehearsal in the late afternoon on Saturday April 30 and a bite to eat before the performance. There will be no tickets for the concert, but donations will be sent to the Hope of Honduras. This event is being hosted in collaboration with the Stafford Arts Commission. [More Information]

*Today*
Stafford Little League Opening Day April 30th

Come show your support and participate in the 2016 Baseball & Softball opening days! [More Information]

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) announced a new toll-free number connecting residents seeking treatment and services for an opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers. Residents will now be able to call 1-800-563-4086, 24 hours a day, to connect them or a loved one to a walk-in assessment center in their area. [More Information]

Part-time Position available

The Town of Stafford is seeking either POST Certified Officers or retired State Troopers who are currently certified and who are interested in a lateral transfer for the position of a part-time Police Officer. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, oral interview and, background investigation. Successful candidates will then undergo Polygraph, psychological, drug screening and physical examination. Applications are available at the Stafford Resident Troopers Office located at 2 Main Street, Stafford CT. Applications and resumes are to be directed to LT. Thomas Duncan, 2 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT. The closing date to submit applications and resumes will be April 29, 2016. The Town of Stafford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DPH Sacred Heart U. Mumps Outbreak

Hartford –The Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Connecticut residents to check their vaccination records and to be aware of the symptoms of mumps amid an outbreak of mumps at Sacred Heart University (SHU) in Fairfield and a national increase in mumps activity. In recent months, several colleges and universities throughout the country have reported outbreaks of mumps, including schools in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York. [More Information]

5/7/2016
Pre-Mother's Day Concert

Jazz in the Afternoon Emery Austin Smith, Pianist Saturday, May 7, 2016 4:00PM Stafford Baptist Church 12 Leonard Rd, Stafford, CT Paula J. Water, Pastor-Freewill Offering [More Information]

5/8/2016
WSFD Mothers Day Plan Sale

West Stafford Fire Department Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale At the West Stafford Fire House May 6,7,8 Happy Mother'sday

Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series

The Jazz in the Park summer concert series begins Wed May 4th in the Haymarket Common located on Main St Stafford Springs, the concert begins at 6:30pm to 8:30pm and will feature the Blue Skies Big Band, a 20 pieces jazz big band playing swingin standards in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, etc. This is a free event sponsored by Pisciotta Realities. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the music. The concert series continues throughout the summer on the first wed of the month, hope to see you there!!! Rain location is the Stafford Palace Theater, this is a rain or shine event.

JMH Free Lung Cancer Screening

JMH is holding a free lung cancer screening at the Johnson Surgery Center in Enfield. It is open to Stafford residents and if residents have transportation challenges to get to Enfield, our Patient Advocate can work with them to get them there. Thanks! Maria Frassinelli Sierra, LCSW Cancer Program Director Johnson Memorial Hospital/Johnson Memorial Cancer Center Office 860.272.2929 Mobile 860.519.4663 [More Information]

5/11/2016
JMH Nutrition and the Cancer Patient Program

The Johnson Memorial Hospital Cancer Center is holding an educational talk about nutrition for individuals undergoing or have recently finished cancer treatment. This program is intended for cancer patients as well as their families. Program is free but registration is required. For more information please see the attached flyer. Call 860-272-2900 if you have any questions or would like to register. [More Information]

6/6/2016
Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament June 6th

This year will mark the 43rd Annual Rotary Club of Stafford Charity Golf Tournament. This year the Tournament will be held at Cedar Knob Golf Course, 446 Billings Rd., Somers,CT [More Information]

5/10/2016
St. Edward Ladies Guild is holding a Polish Dinner Fundraiser

St. Edward Ladies Guild is holding a Polish Dinner fundraising event on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in St. Edward Parish Hall. The menu includes kielbasa, pierogis, golabkis, dessert, and drinks. Entertainment: Polish Music. Tickets are $12 per person and are available for purchase at All Saints and St. Edward Churches offices or by contacting Pat Saunders at 860-306-9419. BRING YOUR MOTHER TO DINNER FOR THIS POPULAR EVENT!

5/11/2016
Courage to Speak® Foundation Presentation

"The Lesson That Could Save Your Child's Life" By Ginger Katz CEO/Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story will be speaking along with her husband Larry Katz BA,MS and former Social Worker with the State of Connecticut, Child Welfare Division, and Co-Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation PLEASE JOIN US! Date:Wednesday – May 11, 2016 Time:6:30PM – 8:30PM Where: Stafford Middle School 21 Levinthal Run - Stafford CT Limited childcare is available – call (860) 684-1777 to reserve your spot [More Information]

CPR Training Class

On June 18, 2016 the West Stafford Fire department is sponsoring a CPR/AED training class at the Stafford Library. Classes limited to 10 people on a first come basis. Additional classes will be held in the future for those who can not make this class or if the class fills up. Please see attached flyer for more information or contact the Instructor Gary Brown at gbrown1321@cox.net or 860-684-2438. [More Information]

WPCF Flow Isolation

The Stafford WPCF will be conducting flow isolation investigations at various sewer manholes, throughout the Service District, during the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This work will begin this Wednesday, April 13, 2016, and continue for approximately three (3) weeks. All onsite workers will have photo identification and will be driving a large red van labeled, "Flow Assessment Services". (See Attached Photo) Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions, please call (860) 684-4914. Rick Hartenstein Superintendent [More Information]

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Adoption Day

21 Stafford Street Stafford Springs, CT There will be a large selection of miniature and standard donkeys from Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue of Texas. Mark Meyers, founder of PVDR, will be available to answer questions and sign books. For more info contact: Kim Milikowski 860.729.6310 ctst@pvdr.org, www.donkeyrescue.org Foster Hill Farm and Garden [More Information]

5/30/2016
Animal Control Unlicensed Dog Survey

STAFFORD, CT- The Stafford Animal Control Department would like to notify residents that a survey of unlicensed dogs will be conducted. Pursuant to the Regulations of State Agencies Section 22-349-1, Animal Control Officers will be contacting residents at random beginning this month. This activity will begin on or about April 18, 2016 and conclude by June 30, 2016. [More Information]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule [More Information]

Down to Earth

JOIN THE FOOD REVOLUTION! Buy, in advance, a share of this season's harvest, grown organically in Stafford. Each week, June through October, pick up your safe Local, fresh-from-the-earth, delicious vegetables. Large share (4 People) $475.00 Small share (2 People) $250.00 Non-working large share $775.00 Non-working small share $390.00 A down payment of $150 is required. Large share: about 8-10 pounds of produce weekly for 20 weeks Working share families work at the farm for 2 hours every other week. Application and more information getdowntoearth.org 860-851-9617 [More Information]

Peacful Valley Donkey Rescue opens Satellite in Stafford

Mark Meyers, founder of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue of Texas, announced today that Foster Hill Farm and Garden of Stafford Springs, CT has become a satellite location for PVDR. They will be receiving their first shipment of adoptable donkeys in early May. [More Information]

Stafford Housing Rehabilitation Program

INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS [More Information]

Summerfest 2016 Forms

Summerfest 2016 Vendor Forms and Flyer [Visit Site]

Village Overlay District Zoning Amendment

The Planing and Zoning Board is currently reviewing a proposed text amendment to create a Village Overly District in Stafford Center (Main Street) and Stafford Hollow. The purpose of this regulation is to provide a process of design review while increasing awareness of the importance of high quality design. It is to enhance the character, landscape and architectural quality of the village areas consistent with the POCD. It is NOT intended to discourage or prohibit the use of a property. [More Information]

Damaged Concrete Foundation Information

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is providing homeowners with information about resources that can help determine if their concrete foundation is damaged, and help find potential options for repair. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut Insurance Department are among the resources homeowners can consult regarding foundation concerns. For more information please visit the DCP website. [Visit Site]

Serve on a Stafford Board or Commission

If you are interested in getting more involved with your Town and if you are looking to play a more active role in helping to move the town in a positive direction, serving on one or more of the various boards, commissions or committees may be for you. If you are interested in filling a current vacancy on one of the Town of Stafford's Boards, Commissions or Committees, please complete the Application of Interest (click visit site to view the application page) and forward it to the Office of the First Selectman, 1 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. If there is not currently a vacancy, we will keep your application on file for future consideration. [Visit Site]

Snow Removal and Parking Ban Reminder

Please remember that that snow/ice removal on abutting sidewalk(s) and around abutting fire hydrant(s) shall be accomplished within twenty-four (24) hours after the snowfall for any property within the Town of Stafford by the owner, or the court appointed conservator or trustee. Also - Parking on any highway within the boundaries of the Town of Stafford during any period when it is snowing or freezing rain, or so as to interfere with or hamper the removal of snow or ice, shall be prohibited. For more information please see town ordinances 6-1 and 7-4 om the town website. [Visit Site]

Winter Heating Assistance

Stafford Social Services is currently taking Energy Assistance applications for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income. The last day to apply for households that heat with deliverable fuel (oil, propane, or wood) will be March 15th, 2016. The last day to apply for households that have a shut-off notice and heat with a utility will be May 2, 2016. For more information please visit the Social Services Website. [Visit Site]

IRS Income Tax Scam

Please see the attached information from the Stafford Police Department warning residents of an IRS Income Tax Scam. [More Information]


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