Volume 2, edition 7
West River News
West River Neighborhood Services Corporation, Inc.
Special points of in-terest:
West River Water Festival tobe held Saturday, July 14,2012, from 1:00-4:00 at the West River Memorial Park located at Derby Avenue andElla T. Grasso Boulevard.There will be free family fun,canoe rides, birding, mer-maids and pirates. ContactKathy Fay at (203) 865-5615for details. Weekly West River clean-upDerby Avenue and NortonStreet 8:00 a.m. and gardenparty at 32 Mead Street from9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Congratulations to ourdistrict manager Lt.Ray Hassett upon hisretirement from theNew Haven Police De-partment. We wishhim and his familywell, and will miss hisdedicated service tothe Dwight and WestRiver communitieswhere he served formany years. It cantruly be said that hemade a difference inour lives in his pres-ence, his men, and howhe made himself avail-able to all. Let us hopehis replacement is justas qualified and pro-fessional as he was.We wish you the bestof luck.We also extend thebest of luck to DarylMcMillan, the propertymanager of BergerBrothers Apartmentsas he moves on to an-other position.
The WRNSC Little RedHen Community Gar-den is finally about tostart after having hadto cap the contami-nated soil with land-scape fabric, clean filland mulch. The firstthree raised beds wereconstructed last weekand will be filled withcompost soon. Thelease with the city is tobe signed, an all therelated documentshave been put together,and the next step is toget donated vegetableplants into the raisedbeds. The first two bedswent to those thatworked in the commu-nity garden to bring itto this point, the re-maining bed will be acommunity bed to feedwith fresh vegetables.There are more bedsavailable to those thatare willing to sign a con-tract and labor in thecommunity garden.Those not willing to putin the sweat equity tomake this communitygarden a success neednot apply. There is avision to have a chickencoop for eggs, and a bee-hive for honey. This achance for us grow ourown food, exercise in ahealthy way and find anew found joy in meet-ing neighbors that wemight not normallycome in contact with.
Let’s teach and illus-
trate to our childrenwhat sustainable livingis all about.
Stacy Spell, PresidentJohn Fitzpatrick, Vice-President Aaron Darden, TreasurerSecretary, OPEN
Ann GreeneCindy von BerenFrank PanzarellaPaula PanzarellaJoyce Poole Virginia SpellPatti Walker