As water is sprayed to control dust and other particles, an excavator from LVI Environmental Services Inc./Northstar Contracting Group Inc. tears down the front second-floor wall of a house at 53 Main St. on Oct. 19 as part of the demolition phase for The Haven luxury fashion outlet mall. LVI, based in Milford, is a subcontractor of Standard Builders of Newington. Click headline for the story.
Friends and former players joined at Veterans Field last weekend to salute the late Frank Camp. Camp passed away earlier this fall and was remembered as a founder, coach and officer of the West Haven Midget Football League, which became the Ray Tellier Midget Football League. Camp’s family joined the celebration, which dedicated a bench at Veterans Field in his honor. As the event concluded, action got underway with the West Haven Seahawks playing the final game of the regular season before heading into playoffs on Nov. 5.
Recently, the West Haven Community House’s Head Start program held a dinner and entertainment for families in the program. Head Start offers monthly activities designed to engage families around children’s learning and development. “Reading Rocks with Pete the Cat,” facilitated by Al deCant (The Singing Principal), is a highly interactive family musical performance that promotes the joy of reading and empowers kids to discover their own potential for becoming lifelong readers. Al’s spirited performance is packed with toe tapping music, great stories, and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading experience for children of all ages.
Florist relocates to city
Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, holding a pair of oversize scissors, cuts the ribbon Friday with, from left, Chris and Carrien Davis, owners of Any Occasion Creation Florist, and state Rep. Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven, to celebrate the flower shop’s move to the city’s downtown business district and its reopening at 421 Campbell Ave. Any Occasion Creation was previously located at 1330 Whalley Ave. in New Haven. Now housed in a plaza of small shops a block south of the West Haven Green, the full-service florist specializes in weddings, sympathy tributes and everyday flowers, as well as special occasions. The new shop, which offers local delivery, is open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students of the month
St. Lawrence School recognized its first students of the month for September, during a recent breakfast and ceremony held for the honorees and their parents. Shown are: Front Row -- Lynnie Chesson, grade 2; Isabella Kodjo, grade 1; and Isabella Delaney, kindergarten. Second Row -- Jaelyn Beauvais, grade 4; Leila Martinez, grade 3; and Niamh Chesson, grade 5. Back Row -- The Rev. Jose Mercado, pastor; Jase Upchurch, grade 7; Camryn Beauvais, grade 6; Jacinda McMenamin, grade 8, and Paul R. DeFonzo, principal.
Mayor Ed O’Brien presents Scouts of West Haven Boy Scout Troop 802 with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. To receive this award, each Scout volunteered more than 50 service hours in a 12-month period. Volunteer work was performed for: Adopt a Highway; Fantasy of Lights; Columbus House; blood drives; church work parties; the Apple Festival; and various Scout events. Receiving the award were: Joshua Carr, Phillip Homburg, Tyler Bourque and Nathaniel Carr.
The West Haven School System teamed up with RDH of Visiting Hygiene Services to offer dental care to students at Savin Rock Community School as part of a pilot program. Show are: Front row -- Sharon McCreven of RDH, and student Haylie Olah. Back row - Taryn Driend , Nursing Supervisor Donna Kosiorowski, Michele Caprio of RDH, and Supt. Neil Cavallaro.
In the early days of Savin Rock merry-makers were attracted to the new electric lighting and rides that were coming into vogue. Shooting galleries, balloon rides, and fun houses sprang up, all brought to the site by trollies.
In the early days of Savin Rock merry-makers were attracted to the new electric lighting and rides that were coming into vogue. Shooting galleries, balloon rides, and fun houses sprang up, all brought to the site by trollies. By 1940, Savin Rock had established itself as one of the East Coast’s places to go for summertime fun. This photo shows the White City train ride.
West Haven senior volleyball player Megan Paterson (14) is the Vio’s Sports Plus/Westie Blue Player of the Week. Paterson accumulated 70 assists in three matches played this past week. Read about Megan on the Player of the Week page at www. westieblue.com.
Peewee Seahawk Jahzire Massey (21) waits for a block from Tyrell Mosley (4) during action on Saturday. In a battle of unbeaten teams the Seahawks lost to Hartford in overtime, 13-12. The team heads into the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner League playoffs beginning Nov. 5 in Stratford. Click for the story.
The West Haven Seahawks ended their 2017 regular season last weekend, which saw the league honor founder, coach and officer, the late Frank Camp. Following the dedication of a memorial bench at the park, the Peewees took on Hartford in a battle of unbeatens. The locals came up short in a thrilling 13-12 overtime contest. They head into league playoffs on Nov. 5 in Stratford. Click for the story.
Marinelli hat trick paces Knights
ND’s soccer seniors concluded their regular-season schedule hosting Sheehan this past Monday. Their season continues in the first round of the CIAC Class L tournament on Monday, Nov. 6. Shown with ND Coach Rudy Raffone is tri-captain Joe Antonucci, Raffone’s grandson. Click for the story.