With Santa and Mrs. Claus looking on, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien helps, from left, Bailey Middle School seventh-graders Jasmin Cintron and Llianay Romaro and eighth-graders Eveleen Jiang and Sofia Lora use a “special smartphone app” to light the Christmas tree on the Green during the annual holiday kickoff Saturday. Before the lighting, O’Brien heralded the students as the selected artists of his Christmas card campaign. Click title for the story.
After arriving to the Main Street stage in a 1916 Ford pump firetruck, Santa Claus greets one of the many children who attended the lighting ceremony. Hundreds came out for the traditional Saturday-after-Thanksgiving tree-lighting on the Green. Click title for the story
Keira, 9, of West Haven, is about to hook a prize in a “fishing pond.” The pond and several other attractions were part of the city’s tree- lighting ceremony on the Green. Hundreds were on hand for the event. Click title for story.
Singer Mike Martone and members of Michael Martone and Friends perform renditions of holiday carols. Martone, who is also a DJ, later spun Yuletide classics. He was joined by a chorus of voices on the Green. Click title for story.
Invited to symposium
Members of the West Haven Mock Trial Team were invited to the Koskoff Symposium on the career of Justice Thurgood Marshall, conducted at Quinnipiac University’s School of Law. Shown following the symposium are: Brandie James, Rua Osman, Bobbie James, Superior Court Judge Mark Gould, part of the program, Lydia Abraham, KC Morron and Andrianna Accioly.
Latrell Best gains some yardage in last week’s game. The Westies faced Shelton in the first round of the CIAC playoffs Tuesday night. Click title for story.
Turkey shoot champions
West Haven Girls basketball held its annual Turkey Shoot last weekend at the University of New Haven. Thirty-two teams competed in four grade levels over three days. The West Haven 7th grade team took home the title in its division by capturing four straight wins.
It was a time to celebrate as the he West Haven Seahawks’Junior Varsity football team advanced to the national Pop Warner Championship at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla next week. The team topped Revere (MA) 38-8 with running back Pearson Hill (called “Stiff Arm:) accounting for four of the scores. Click title for story.
Cheering on our team!
The West Haven Seahawks JV cheerleaders had some fun with signs during last weekend’s Pop Warner Regional Championship game at Worcester, MA. The ladies had something to cheer about as the JV’s topped the Revere (MA) Junior Patriots, 38-8 to qualify for the national championship, once again in Orlando, FL