Creed helps lead efforts for a new Fisher House in CT
Kevin Creed (above) of Litchfield helped to lead the efforts to build a new Fisher House in CT as the CEO, director and founder of Friends of Fisher House Connecticut. The West Haven VA broke ground on Tuesday, April 11 to build a new 16-suite Fisher House. It will provide a home away from home at no cost for families and caregivers of veterans receiving treatment at the West Haven campus. The estimated $6 million cost will all be donated. Fundraising efforts have been taking place for several years throughout the state. Click here to learn more about the Friends of Fisher House Connecticut. ~ BZ photo
Getting a jump start on Earth Day
Emily Karpas and her daughter Ana recently cleaned up litter and debris on East Chestnut Hill. ~ photo contributed by Cathy Oneglia.
Goshen Public Library celebrates
“Take Your Child to the Library Day”
The Goshen Public Library celebrated “Take Your Child to the Library Day” on Saturday. Rick Stromoski (below), a nationally syndicated cartoonist and book illustrator, held a workshop for children. BZ photos
He taught them how to create a simple cartoon using basic shapes on a large sketch pad and described the process for getting them published. They took the finished cartoons home to share with their families.
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a free, fun, family-friendly event supported by the Connecticut Library Consortium and endorsed by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association), Reach Out and Read, and Read to Grow. For more information, visit www.takeyourchildtothelibrary.org.
A lego table was also available for younger visitors to the library.