On Saturday afternoon a 911 call came into the EPD reporting that a family dispute was occurring outside in their neighbor’s driveway and it appeared to be physical. A misunderstanding between spouses led to the verbal argument. A Misdemeanor Summons was given to one of the spouses for Disorderly Conduct and Interfering with an Emergency Call. The arrestee was given a court date of Monday, June 11, 2018.
Multiple Calls of Black Bear Sightings on June 7, 2018:
At 7:06 AM on North Street caller reports a black bear in her backyard.
At 7:55 AM on Magellan Ln caller reports black bear was just in her yard. Comp states bear had a tag in each ear.
At 10:07 AM on Wimbledon caller reports seeing a black bear in her backyard approx. 10 mins ago. Comp reports bear is walking through yards toward the Tennis Club.
At 11:07 AM on Bayberry Lane caller reports a black bear in calmly walked through her yard, down her driveway and across the street headed east.
Amy Fulton and Lou Tiseo sit on the bench dedicated to their late son, Nick Tiseo, in a new pollinator garden at JBHS following the dual dedication for the garden and bench to Nick on June 12th. Nick, who passed away in June 2017, would have graduated this Sunday with Barlow’s class of ’18. His parents are surrounded by students and faculty of Barlow’s Unified Wellness Class, of which Nick was a member, and which created the garden and raised funds for the bench by creating and selling seed paper. The Unified Wellness group is the vision of Barlow teacher Jeff Brown (far right), in an effort to enable students with disabilities to participate in a general education setting with typical peers to nurture an authentic, inclusive environment. Barlow teacher Dr. Katherine Nuzzo secured a small grant from the National Wildlife Foundation, Lego and the CT Forest and Parks Association to creation a garden to enhance the monarch butterfly population.
The garden, which was begun in 2016, is now certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a schoolyard wildlife habitat. Special thanks to the Easton Learning Foundation, for a grant to help purchase the bench, and Flo Vannoni and Sally Pfeifer, master gardeners with the Redding Garden Club, for their guidance and assistance on every aspect of the garden design and execution.
Easton’s Michelle Falcone has certainly come up with a hit with “Celebrate CT.” I took my second excursion with this wonderful local company and I enjoyed every moment. My first trip was all about visiting the nooks and hideaways of beautiful Easton. This time I joined an intimate group as we visited with local artists on the Art Lovers Tour.
We all met at the Easton Village Store for a delicious continental breakfast before we boarded our luxury bus.
First stop was at the home of Easton Artist Robert Brennan.Whether it be an abstract, a New England landscape or a covered construction, Robert Brennan has it mastered. A prolific artist and well loved teacher, Brennan’s art filled me and took my breath away. Rob and his lovely wife, Pat, opened their home for us to explore. https://www.therestlesseye.com/home.html
Our next stop was at NEST Arts Factory which is a loft building filled with artists studios. We split into groups to visit several artists including Redding’s Denise Susalka. We were treated to wine cheese and local honey while we browsed. The artists were eager for us to see and hear about their work. There were painters, sculptors, fabric artists, musicians jewelry makers, photographers and more. We were fortunate to have this private time at the Nest because they are only open to the public a few times a year.
Our next stop was to Nichols Pottery where Barbara gave us a lesson on throwing a pot on the wheel and showed us how to stack a kiln. Her wonderful creations were inspiring.
All I wanted to do when I got home was to create something!
Take a CelebrateCT day trip soon. You’ll feel relaxed and pampered and return with a greater appreciation for our lovely state.
Michele was interviewed on WTHN. Watch the video here.