Day: July 26, 2018

Party by the Pond

The Redding Land Trust will hold its third annual summer fundraiser on Saturday, August 25th, from 4-7 p.m. “Party by the Pond” will feature spectacular views and delectable food and drinks, with hors d’oeuvres and small bites created by Bethel’s Taproot Restaurant. The evening will also include local brews and wines, a special signature cocktail, and live music.

Redding Land Trust invites guests to enjoy a stroll around the land trust’s hidden treasure, the Poliak Pond & Trails, located on Simpaug Turnpike. Guests can mingle with friends, neighbors, and fans of the Redding Land Trust while supporting the Trust’s commitment to land conservation.
Previous events have included the 2016 Wine Talk and Meadow Walk and last year’s dinner at Warrup’s Farm to help celebrate Redding’s 250th birthday.

This year, the Redding Land Trust will unveil one of its hidden treasures – acres of woods, a rolling meadow and a pond complete with beaver dam and a new bridge built by a team of volunteers. “What better way to celebrate Redding’s beauty and open space, than exploring this beautiful property while enjoying delicious food and refreshing beverages?” said Redding Land Trust Co-President Silvia Erskine.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit for more information. Tickets are available directly at this link:

Interested in being a sponsor for “Party by the Pond?” Email

About Redding Land Trust
Founded in 1965, the Redding Land Trust is now steward of about 1,800 acres of land in Redding and Bethel, CT. Redding Land Trust is dedicated to protecting Redding’s woods, meadows, wetlands and vistas for the benefit of our town’s residents and visitors, our wildlife and natural resources, and for future generations.

Yale promotes Yonkers


Redding resident and Board of Finance chairman Dr. Kimberly Yonkers has been promoted permanently to the role of Director of Psychological Medicine service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, previously she has served in this role on an interim basis.

Dr. Yonkers now supervises the delivery of clinical psychiatric and psychological services at two of Yale’s New Haven campuses: York Street and St. Raphael.  She also supervises the clinical and psychiatric services provided to the Yale clinics including primary care, bariatric, transplant, HIV and AIDS, sickle cell anemia, as well as the spine and cancer centers.

Yonkers also teaches at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Public Health as a professor in the departments of psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences, and also in the division of chronic disease epidemiology.The extremely busy doctor also is the director of the Center for Well being of Women and Mothers and the director of research and faculty development for Yale-New Haven’s Department of Psychiatry.

She still finds time to chair the Redding Board of Finance. Until recently, she was on the Executive Board of Temple B’nai Chaim.

Kim Yonkers is married to cardiologist Dr. Charles Landau. Their three children went through Redding’s lower schools. Ethan and Justin attended Joel Barlow High School while Arielle went to Choate/ Rosemary Hall. The triplets now go to Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore and Middlebury College, respectively. The Landau/ Yonkers family have lived in Redding since 2002.

Congratulations to Dr. Kim Yonkers on this great achievement!

Mazzucco is a Fellow

Attorney Ward J. Mazzucco elected to the
Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program

Hartford, Connecticut (July 23, 2018) – Attorney Ward J. Mazzucco of Redding was elected a 2018 Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF) James W. Cooper Fellows Program. “We are pleased to recognize our new Fellows for their distinguished services to our legal system and for their commitment to the principles of equal justice and the rule of law,” said Attorney Andrea Barton Reeves, President of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

The Fellows Program was established to honor the leading members of the legal profession and the Judiciary in Connecticut, to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the judicial system, and to explore ways to improve the profession and the administration of justice in Connecticut.  Fellows are nominated by their peers and are elected by the CBF Board of Directors.  Membership in the Fellows is evidence of professional excellence and distinction.  Sixty-eight Fellows were elected this year.

Attorney Mazzucco is a partner at Chipman Mazzucco in Danbury.  He received an A.B. from Brown University in 1975 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1978.  He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1978.

He is a Board Member of the Ridgefield VNA and a member of the Redding Board of Finance, serving from 2009 to the present.

Attorney Mazzucco resides with Tami G. O’Connor in Redding.  He has three children, Frank, Cara and Jennie.

Attorney Mazzucco was honored at a reception at the New Haven Lawn Club on May 10, 2018.

The Fellows Program is now in its 23rd year.  In addition to lawyers in private practice, the group consists of U.S. Court of Appeals judges, U.S. District Court judges, Connecticut Supreme, Appellate, and Superior Court judges.  It also includes corporate counsel, attorneys in non-profit associations and legal services agencies, and government lawyers.  The program also comprises deans, former deans, and professors of law at Connecticut’s law schools, past and current leadership of the Connecticut Bar Association and other bar associations, and numerous present and former government leaders.

The Connecticut Bar Foundation is a philanthropic organization that develops and administers programs to enhance the understanding and improvement of the law and legal institutions, and it sponsors educational symposia.  The CBF administers several programs including the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) programs that provide funds for delivery of legal services for the poor.  Also, the CBF administers the Judicial Branch Grants-in-Aid and the Court Fees Grants-in-Aid programs for legal services.