Author: Stella Evans

New Pond Farm Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday October 13th, 11am – 4pm (Rain Date: Sunday October 14th, 1 – 4 pm)

Come celebrate the changing of the season with an exciting family afternoon on the farm amidst the beautiful fall foliage and enjoy historic demonstrations, animal encounters, traditional crafts, and more.

There will be historical demonstrations: like broom making and fleece spinning. Learn about Make & Break Engines and antique tools. There will be livestock encounters: enjoy a wagon ride through the pastures with a team of majestic Percherons (1-3 p.m.); watch our sheep being shorn then help to “skirt” the fleece, preparing it for spinning. Learn how to become a beekeeper and watch industrious honeybees in our observation hive. Meet our dairy cows, enjoy their freshly pasteurized milk and churn fresh butter. Try your hand at Harvest Crafts: create a grapevine wreath with dried flowers from our gardens; decorate a pumpkin; roll a beeswax candle; make gourd creatures, & MORE old fashioned fun!

This year’s special guest will be AWESOME RAINFOREST REPTILES at 2 p.m.*

Have you ever wanted to meet and touch a live crocodile or alligator? Spend an unforgettable afternoon with dynamic conservation educator and herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky.

Michael travels across the country introducing students of all ages to the marvels and mysteries of ancient reptiles. He will introduce us to an awesome group of live crocodilians. Michael serves as a consultant for zoological parks across the country, and provides animals for television, working with shows on the Discovery Channel and the Animal Planet, including Jeff Corwin’s Animal Quest. Michael’s love and respect for reptiles are infectious – come and be amazed!

* If all seats fill, Michael will offer a second show at 3 p.m.

The cost of admission is $5 per person (over the age of 3) or $20 per family with small additional fees for crafts and delicious seasonal fare thanks to the Girl Scouts of Redding.

Please leave your dogs at home!

For more information, please visit www.newpondfarm.org call (203) 938-2117.

Redding Police Department Police Activity

Criminal Arrest at the P.D.
Rebecca Sarich DOB: 5-30-89 of Old Stage Coach Road, turned herself in at the P.D. on 9-24-18 for a Violation of Probation Charge. This violation occurred on 8-28-18. She was processed at the P.D. and then Released on a Written Promise to Appear. Court Date: 8-4-18 at 10:00 Danbury Superior Court.

Fraud / Identity Theft on 9-27-18.
A North Park Avenue resident reported that her son got scammed while using Letgo.com. No other information was available at the time of this release. Under Investigation.

Fraud / Identity Theft on 9-26-18.
A Wagon Wheel Road resident reported that he was a victim of Identity Theft resident said that credit cards in his name were shipped by UPS to a location in Queens New York without his permission. Under Investigation.

Fraud / Identity Theft on 9-27-18.
A Picketts Ridge Road resident reported that someone opened up a Sprint account in her name. Under Investigation.

Fraud / Identity Theft on 9-28-18.
A Winding Brook Court resident came to the P.D. to report that someone opened up accounts in her name with Target and American Express. Under Investigation.

Small Business Circle Using Video in Social Media Marketing

October 16 Mark Twain Library

How to create videos that drive engagement to your business is the topic of The Mark Twain Library Small Business Circle’s group, Behind the Business Card, Tuesday, October 16 from 7:30 to 8:30p.m. Lorraine Duncan, social media specialist and owner of Biz Gone Social, will share her top tips for crafting effective videos.

“Statistics show that by 2019, online content will consist of 80 percent video marketing,” said Sharon Epstein, SBC Communications Chair. That’s why it’s so important for us as small business owners to learn how to produce effective videos — or even just know where to start.”

Behind the Business Card is a series of lively, roundtable discussions designed to build relationships and exchange ideas with other small business professionals. Refreshments will be served. Register at marktwainlibrary.org, at Mark Twain Library, or call 203 938-2545.

SBC membership is free. Learn more or sign up at marktwainlibrary.org. Join our discussion group on Facebook.