Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Instructions Not Included Art Shoe

A group of Grover's stopped over to ArtSpace to see their show Instructions Not Included. The show runs through 1/26/2013 so be sure to check it out!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Green Haven Tour Of Pioneer Valley Cohousing October 7, 2012

A group of Greenhaven-ers went on a weekend tour of cohousing groups in Massachusetts. The group visited 4 sites.  I was not able to go for the full weekend, but I was able to go up to see Pioneer Valley Cohousing on Sunday Morning 10/7/2012.

Things I liked:

  • Wonderful common house with all the features I am looking for including meeting space, large dining facilities, guest rooms and a huge kitchen.
  • The homes were designed to maximize usable space and to be used for multiple purposes.
  • The exterior of the homes looked really nice and were made with sturdy material (fiber cement that did not require lots of maintenance.)

Things I didn't like:

  • The slope of the land made the walking paths harder to travel especially for older people
  • The common house was quite far from the houses on the top of the hill 
  • The homes in the center of the circle were wedged in
  • The parking was very far from some of the homes. (Wonder about bringing in grocery bags and other deliveries to the home.)

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Community Art Project- Looking For Stone and Brick That Needs "Fixing" With Legos in New Haven #nhv

I would like to start a community art project using old donated Lego bricks to 'fix' broken walls, fence posts, building corners etc. in the spirit of the art of Jan Vormann


I ran a craigslist ad several weeks ago and received a large amount of legos. 


So How can you help????

I have artists ready to go, now all I need are the locations around New Haven that need fixing. Please keep your eye out for them and contact me if you find a brick or stone wall that might work. 

Looking forward to hearing from you

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BCS Arts Night 5/15/2012

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The Bethany Community School held a Arts event last night with cheerleaders, color guard, beginer strings, advanced strings, beginner band and advanced band. Thanks to Paul Bogush for capturing this moment in time of the BCS beginer band! (Hayden is playing snare drum in the back right corner)

Haydens_BCS_Band_Song.mp4 Watch on Posterous


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Thursday, April 19, 2012


From: Space Pirate
Date: April 19, 2012 6:52:13 PM EDT

I was amazed by this. 

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

School Closings Notifications e-mail and/or text messages

I received these instructions from Amity High School on how to sign up for free closing alerts. 
This sends me closure notifications for other town organizations such as Park & Rec and Clark Memorial Library. I recommend signing up! 

free emergency school closing alert opportunities offered by the media outlets Amity uses to notify the community of such emergency closings. In order to make the process of logging on to these outlets (one need only log on to one) as easy as possible, we have developed the following set of instructions for each. 

WTNH News 8 emergency notifications:

1.)    Go to this link -


2.)    At the bottom of the page, fill in your information and Click on “Submit Your Selections”


WSFB News 3 emergency notifications:

1.)    Go to this link -

2.)    Fill in your information.


3.)    Sroll down the page and select Amity Reg. 5 Schools.


4.)    Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and Click the Continue Button.


5.)    Enter the authorization code you received in a text message, and Click Submit.


NBC Connecticut News 30 emergency notifications:

1.)    Click on this link -

2.)    Fill in your information and select the message formats that you would like to receive.


3.)    Select Regional School District 5


4.)    Click on Continue


5.)    Enter the authorization code you received in a text message, and Click Continue.


CT Weather emergency notifications:

1.)    Click on this Link -

2.)    Click on “Sign-Up” to create an account.


3.)    Fill in your information and Click on Submit.


4.)    Youll receive this message.


5.)    Sign in to the account you just created.


6.)    On the welcome Screen, scroll down and check “Region 5”, scroll down to the bottom and click “SUBMIT”


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MPAA: Don’t let the bullies win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 instead of an R rating!


I just signed the petition "MPAA: Don’t let the bullies win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 instead of an R rating!" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 150,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Tribute To Our Dog Cloe

Today is my 43rd birthday and I am being uplifted by all the messages on Twitter and Facebook, but today is a sad day for the Norks. Our dog Cloe has been battling kidney failure for several months.  We have been watching her waste away before our eyes and the time has come to put her to rest.

In November of 2007, we lost our German Shepherd suddenly. Cloe came to us through a Google Search on the key word "German Shepherd Rescue". My wife Ali searched on the internet and her picture came up in the search results. Cloe had such a happy look on her face. Ali said "That's the dog for us!"

So on Saturday December 15, 2007 the family made the trip down to Brooklyn NY. This was the first time we had ever been there.
We got to see the Brooklyn Bridge and even a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty!

Cloe was taken out of the kill shelter on her last day before being euthanized by the Brooklyn Animal Foster Network. They set up in the parking lot of a store in Brooklyn trying to find adoptive homes for the animals.
A student at Brooklyn College saw Cloe in the morning on his way to class and stopped to play with her. On his way home he saw that she was still there. He knew what that meant. If no one adopted her, she would be taken back to the shelter to be euthanized. 
So he decided to sneak her into his apartment even though his landlord didn't allow dogs. Shortly after Ali saw Cloe's picture and the rest is history.

Cloe quickly became a member of the family posing in our 2007 Christmas card, playing in the snow and taking hikes in the woods with the boys. She was a great watch dog that looked mean enough but everyone knew she wouldn't hurt a fly. It took her many years but eventually she made friends with the cats and in her final years she seemed happy to see them!  Cloe loved her boys and took turns sleeping in each of their bedrooms at night.

Cloe will be sorely missed but we were so happy to have her as part of our family for the past 4+ years. Cloe rest in peace my friend.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wallace Roney - Cyberspace

Cyberspace by Wallace Roney Listen on Posterous

I've never been a big Jazz fan. I think it's like the poetry of the music world.

It takes some work to understand and appreciate.
I will continue to give it a chance. I'm wondering if seeing live jazz will help me connect with it more...

People are buzzing about tripple Grammy Award  winning Wallace Roney coming to town. 
Take a listen to this song. What do you think?

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