The Ward-Heitmann House Museum has launched the “Get a Hug from Ward-Heitmann.” fundraiser to help raise funds for the museum’s restoration and preservation initiatives. Showcasing the 501(c)(3) non-profit charity’s new logo, Ward-Heitmann House is selling 50/50, poly/cotton hoodie sweatshirts at $25 each with sizes ranging from Small-5XL until Jan. 30. Hoodie color selections are white and navy blue.
Orders with payments may be placed via Venmo @wardheitmann. Checks made payable to the Ward-Heitmann House Museum may also be mailed to Ward-Heitmann House Museum, PO Box 573, West Haven 06516. All orders with payments must be received no later than Jan. 30.
When sending payment please include in the “Notes,” field of Venmo or on a separate piece of paper with your mailed check the following information: your name, street address, email, and telephone, as well hoodie color choices with corresponding sizes and quantities.
Orders may be picked up at the West Haven Library – Main Branch, 300 Elm St. from Feb. 14-18 during the following hours: Feb. 14-16, 10-6:30; Feb. 17-18, 10-4.
Although the museum is currently closed to the public, the organization has been busy obtaining grants and supervising much-needed restoration and preservation work.
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Seniors plan Aqua Turf trip
The West Haven Senior Center will offer a bus trip to the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on March 14 to see the award-winning McClean Avenue Band and Irish step dancers perform.
The trip costs $120 and includes transportation and corned beef and cabbage and baked scrod served family style. It also includes a glass of wine or beer, coffee and doughnuts, as well as door prizes.
Payment is due Feb. 10.
For reservations, visit the senior center at 201 Noble St., upper level, or call (203) 937-3507.
The bus will depart at 9:45 a.m. from the Savin Rock Conference Center parking lot, 6 Rock St., and leave at 3:45 p.m. from Aqua Turf.
WWII stories, Jan 24
World War II historian Arnie Pritchard will present “This Business of Fighting: A Human Face on World War II” at 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at the West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St.
Orating from letters he inherited from his father’s Army footlocker, Pritchard will tell fascinating stories of Anton Pritchard’s wartime service.
Pritchard has spoken at several venues across Connecticut.
Free radon test kits available
It’s not too late to test your home for radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer.
The city Health Department has a limited number of free radon test kits, Health Director Maureen B. Lillis said.
To receive a test kit, call the department at 203-937-3660. A sanitarian from the department will deliver the kit and help place it in the home, Lillis said.
Radon is a colorless, odorless and naturally occurring radioactive gas formed from the natural decay of uranium. It’s found in rock, water and soil.
While radon in outdoor air poses a relatively low risk to human health, it can enter homes from the surrounding soil and become a health hazard inside buildings, Lillis said.
To learn more about radon, visit https://portal.ct.gov/dph/Environmental-Health/Radon/Radon-Program.