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Girl Scout Cookies
Last week a resident in search of Girl Scout cookies reached out to Stratford Patch for help. We asked our peeps on Facebook and here were some of the responses (in case you're still looking for a box or two or three..):
- Christine Mahmood Uhrynowski We will be selling them at Stop n Shop [in Stratford] on 3/24 all day or have him email SunnyRaye01@aol.com
- Stephanie D'amico Baker the cafe at the stratford train station has them too
- Ann McLellan Lardas Several of the elementary schools have girl scout troops who may be able to obtain some even faster
- Lorri-Anne Margaglio- Plastini email me at email@example.com
Easter Egg Hunts
A few weeks ago a resident asked us where she could find an Easter egg hunt in Stratford. Once again, we took the question to Facebook. Here was that response:
- Sheri Kline Tinguirlis i have a neighborhood one over by my house near wooster if she wants to come.....i have everyone in neighborhood over (no one knows anyone and each person brings 12 eggs filled and one of the eggs has a 1.00 in it i have 5 and under and 6 and up and we now ask everyone to bring a little breakfast snack and we all have breakfast get together in backyard. i do mine every year on good friday
- Kristen Fitzgerald There is always one in Lordship at Russian Beach, not sure what the date will be, it's a big one!
- Mike Augusztin Indian princess's & Indian guides has one..go to IGIP.us for more info
- Ann McLellan Lardas Our parish, St. Nicholas on Honeyspot Road, has one the day after Orthodox Easter. This year, that would be 4/16, after the service
- Cathie Butts Check with Booth Park i think they have one
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The above Stratford resident left the following message on our Facebook page on Tuesday, March 20: If anyone is interested in obtaining their NRA Basic Pistol certificate (required for your concealed carry permit), i will be hosting classes on Sundays - 9am. Please message me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Lacrosse Coach Drew Viner and Sterling House Community Center are offering a free Lacrosse Clinic for girls on Sunday, March 25 on the Bunnell High School Turf Field in Stratford. Cleats may be worn on the turf field. Long spikes or long cleats are NOT allowed. Metal cleats are prohibited.
The clinic will run from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Girls in grades K to 8 are welcome. Previous Lacrosse experience is not needed and equipment will be available for those who do not have their own.
For additional information, contact Coach Viner by e-mail email@example.com or by phone at 203-378-8906 or e-mail Bill O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'PLUNGE INTO SPRING" Saturday March 31 at Short Beach 10:30-12:00 noon. Looking for high school and college sports teams, fraternities, sororities, clubs and business to participate.
Red Cross Babysitting Class offered at Sterling House Community Center on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3, from 3:30-7:00 pm. $85.00, plus current Sterling House membership. For youth 11-15 years of age. Certified Red Cross Instructors.
Babysitting Certification upon successful completion of this two-day course.
(Posted Thursday, March 22, at about 3 p.m.)
67 degrees! Man! I know I could use an ice cream!
How's about you?
We're here 'till 9pm tonight!
C'mon down and cool off!
(Posted Wednesday, March 21)
Just in time for the warm weather!
Stop in a try a free sample of our NEW coconut ice cream!
Smooth, creamy coconut flavored ice cream... loaded with shaved coconut!
A real refreshing flavor!
See ya soon!
(Posted Thursday, March 22)
Gas prices continue to rise! Here are some helpful tips to help you save at the pump: http://ow.ly/9su6O
(Posted Thursday, March 22)
Come on down and kick back to some ps3, music, movies at the Lounge while waitin for a cut, or even just to kick it with us... we will be here till 8pm tonite...
Also introducing hot shaves for the guys and waxing for male and female...also come get ur hair done by our new stylist Kristen for the ladies....so fellas tell ur wives, daughters, etc...
The main street bar announced on its Facebook page this week that McCoy's was a 2012 Talk of the Town winner for excellence in customer satisfaction. They also posted several photos from their St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Former Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura knows that I have "the right ideas for this time in our state and country.” Click LIKE if you agree!
(Posted Wednesday, March 21)
ACO training bill HB 5446 passed the Environment committee this afternoon: An act concerning the payment procedure for the sterilization and vaccination of certain dogs and cats.
"FEBRUARY" Years of Service Anniversary. Congratulations to the following members with their dedicated years of service:
Jessica Archick 22 yrs
Alphonso Baker 4 yrs
Raymond Beach 2 yrs
Steven Gill 5 yrs
David Ickowitz 10 yrs
Laurie Meyers 18 yrs
Michael Paoletto 20 yrs
Ruth Smith 12 yrs
We are extremely excited to start our first ever "Couch to 5k" program on April 10th!
Well worth a look...and a share.
29-year-old author, autism advocate and motivational speaker Jesse A. Saperstein has launched a nationwide school anti-bullying campaign, using a "Free-Falling to End Bullying in 2012" video to inspire and wake up students.
The 12-minute “Free-Falling to End Bullying in 2012" video shows Jesse jumping from an airplane 14,000 feet above the face of the earth, featuring the vocals of Taylor Swift and her song "Mean." It is the first video to feature an extreme sport and children with autism sharing their personal experiences: http://www.youtube.com/jessesaperstein
Americans have a right to know whether the food we buy is genetically engineered - or not. But right now, there's no labeling requirement. Join me, EWG, and 300 of EWG's campaign partners in telling the FDA to Just Label It - Sign EWG's petition today!
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