Tree reminders, holiday pickups
The city reminds residents not to put Christmas trees in plastic bags or stands for curbside pickup.
Plastic bags and other items can become tangled in the machine that grinds the trees into compost.
Also, residents are reminded that five holidays during the year delay curbside pickup one day.
All American Waste of New Haven, the city’s private rubbish contractor, will not pick up rubbish, recyclables, metals or tires Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If a holiday falls on a weekday, pickup for that week will move ahead one day.
But when a holiday, such as Thanksgiving, falls on a Thursday, only Thursday and Friday’s collections will move up a day.
For details, call the DPW at (203) 937-3585.
The West Haven Historical Society will hold its annual Mid-Winter Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 11-1, at Duffy’s Tavern.
The brunch will include Eggs Benedict, home fries, chicken and assorted pastries. Tea and coffee will also be available. Cost is $25 per person.
Please call Sandy at (203) 934-3161 or Jon, (203) 933-0081 for information.
BP Garden Club
The Bradley Point Garden Club of West Haven will hold a meeting at noon on Tues. Jan. 16 at West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St., lower level. Lunch will be followed by a workshop. New members welcome. Call Marie at (203) 878-8428.
Senior trips offered
F. Seniors and Friends offers the following trips to the public. All trips leave First Avenue commuter lot:
Trip to Lancaster – May 2-4. Two shows: “Jesus,” and “Songs of the Silver Screen,” at American Music Theater. $75 deposit. Leaves First Avenue lot 8 a.m.
To get a flyer or book trips, call Fred Mongillo, (203) 389-5808 or (203) 927-4249.
OLOV school promotion
Our Lady of Victory School is participating in an incredible program that allows it to earn free classroom equipment and supplies. The community is asked to help: Sign up your ShopRite Price Plus Club card to our school code (17958) by visiting www.shopriteforeducation.com; or call the school at (203) 932-6457 and you will be enrolled.
Shop at a participating ShopRite from today through April 26 with your enrolled card and OLOV School will earn points towards free classroom equipment, all donated by the store. Cards must be re-enrolled every school year.
The Liberty Coin Show is back at the Elks Club, 265 Main St., on the third Sunday of the month. Buy and sell your coins. The organizers invite hobbyists to be part of the many displays. Food and beverages are on the menu. For more information, call Parry Carpinella, (203) 248-1053.
Balancing the care of a family member, a household and a job is overwhelming. Meet with a representative from VNA Community Healthcare’s Family Caregiver Support Network for a FREE consultation to discuss your personal care-giving issues, receive tips, guidance and explore solutions. Call VNA Community Healthcare’s Helpline at 1 (866) 474-5230 (toll free) to schedule a private in-person or phone session with one of our family caregiver experts. Consultations are held by appointment at several convenient locations including West Haven, Hamden and North Haven.
The Seth Haley Memorial Loan Fund of West Haven provides eligible college students with loans of up to $2500 to help students finish their post high school education. Applicants must be West Haven residents who have completed two or more years of college or post-secondary work or be in their final two years of advanced work. Any West Haven resident attending college or a post high school professional, technical or trade school can be eligible for a loan. Repayments do not begin, and no interest will be charged until one year after graduation. If you are interested in making an application for a loan, please call Mary Radziszewski at (203) 934-0396 or Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921 or write to 92 Lake St.