Senior Center plans fall trips
Join the West Haven Senior Center on the following scheduled trips: All trips leave from Savin Rock Conference Center.
Foxwoods Casino — Tuesday, Oct. 17, $25 per person. Bonus: Buffet meal and $10 slot play. Bus leaves from Savin Rock Conference Center at 8:00a.m. Pay by check to “West Haven Senior Center Trip Account”.
Westchester Broadway Theater — Tuesday, Nov. 14. Concert by the “Edwards Twins” cost $89 includes show, transportation, lunch, meal and driver gratuities. Payment must be paid in full by Friday, Oct. 13. Bus leaves the Savin Rock Conference Center at 9:30 a.m.
Flyers with details for all these trips are available at the office 201 Noble St. West Haven Senior Center or call Miriam at (203) 937-3507 for more information.
City holding VNA walk-in flu clinic
The Health Department will hold a VNA Community Healthcare-sponsored flu clinic for city residents from 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 12 at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.
The walk-in clinic will accept the following insurances for those 65 or older: Medicare Part B, Aetna Medicare, Anthem BCBS Medicare and Connecticare VIP. For those 18 or older, the clinic will accept Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Connecticare, Healthy CT and Harvard Pilgrim Health.
Insurance carriers Cigna and United Healthcare are not participating. Residents should bring all insurance cards and wear a short-sleeved shirt.
People can also pay by cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. For details, call the flu hotline at (203) 458-5920.
UNH moves up in US News ranking
The University of New Haven announced today it has been ranked, once again, among the best in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
The University moved up in the rankings of regional colleges in the north this year. It was also ranked in the top 50 nationally for both overall value and value for veterans.
The Tagliatela College of Engineering is ranked among the top 100 best engineering programs in the nation.
The news comes just after The Princeton Review — for the second year in a row — chose the University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.
The Princeton Review does not rank colleges but includes only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges in its “The Best 381 Colleges” guidebook.
The rise in the rankings is one reason the University is attracting students from around the globe. This year, the University of New Haven’s first-year class was the largest in University history with a 33 percent increase over last year. The class includes students from 33 states and 21 countries.
“The reputation and reach of the University of New Haven is clearly growing,” said President Steven H. Kaplan. “This momentum is a reflection of the outstanding faculty, high quality education, and the dedicated student body.”
U.S. News & World Report ranked the University 94th (up from 95th last year) on the list of Best Colleges in the Northeast. It also ranked the University 49th on the Best Colleges for Veterans list and 55th for Best Value Schools.
The University’s engineering program ranked 74th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report ranking.
City collecting recyclable electronic items Sept. 30
Residents can drop off electronic recyclables — typically anything that contains a circuit board or needs a battery — from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 30 at the highway maintenance garage, 1 Collis St.
Anything that has refrigerant, including air conditioners and dehumidifiers, is not accepted. Those items are considered white goods, and residents are asked to put them out for pickup on their weekly curbside collection days.
For more details, go to the Department of Public Works page at www.cityofwesthaven.com.
The city is partnering with Take 2 Inc. of Waterbury, a recycler and collector of universal e-waste devices, to collect residential electronic items on a quarterly basis.
The collection is free for residents who have such items as TVs, hand-held video games, computers, monitors, copiers, scanners, microwaves, toaster ovens and other small appliances.
City collecting supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief effort
The city and the West Haven Fire Department, together with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, are collecting toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien announced.
O’Brien is calling on all West Haveners to aid the hurricane relief effort by dropping off items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday at the sally port in the parking lot of City Hall, 355 Main St.
After 5 p.m., residents can drop off supplies at West Haven fire headquarters, 366 Elm St.
To make an online credit card donation, go to https://ghcf.org.
Send check or money order donations to the Greater Houston Community Foundation, 5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000, Houston, TX 77056.
Elm Cafe Golf Tournament tees off Sept. 18 at Alling Memorial
Longtime West Haven businessman Frank Cuomo, owner of Elm Cafe at 124 Elm St., will hold the 19th annual Elm Cafe Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at Alling Memorial Golf Club, 35 Eastern St., New Haven.
The tournament proceeds will benefit blood cancer research for the Stamford-based Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The $135 fee includes a post-tournament lunch at the Polish-American Club, 194 Spring St., West Haven. Anyone wishing to attend the outing but not play in the event can buy a lunch ticket for $35.
Since its inception in 1999, the tournament has collected more than $140,588 for the cause, Cuomo said.
“LLS has been very honored to be the recipient of these hard earned funds … over the last 18 years,” the nonprofit organization said in a statement.
Sponsorship opportunities and foursomes are available, and donated items for the event’s auction are tax-deductible.
For information, call Cuomo at (203) 937-6521.
6th Walk, Fair scheduled for Sept. 24
The West Haven Community House will hold its 6th annual “Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair” on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, at the Savin Rock Conference Center and Boardwalk. Registration is at 9:30am followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30am kick-off.
The walk will feature a variety of fun activities along the route where participants receive free chances to be entered in a raffle to be held during the Wellness Fair at the end of the walk. Fun activity stations along the walk route include: hopscotch, simon says, bean bag toss, jump rope, spelling bee, limbo, wheelchair obstacle course, and more.
The “Fun Walk” will step off from the Conference Center with registration at 9:30 followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30 kick-off on Sept. 24. All proceeds from the event will benefit West Haven Community House and its programs including Head Start pre-school, Community Connections’ day and residential programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, and Children & Youth before and after school child care programs located in the West Haven public schools.
The walk concludes with a free health and wellness fair inside the conference center as well as raffles and prizes awarded to the largest team and the team that raised the most funds. The health and wellness fair, which is open to the public, features a variety of local organizations representing health and wellness.
Those interested in participating can register online www.whcommunityhouse.org or contact Kathy Hart-Jones at (203) 934-5221 x 131, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers market open on Green
The Tony Inzero Farmers Market is open for its 18th season on the Green.
Through Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main Street and Campbell Avenue will feature state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegetables from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
It will include crafters selling their wares and an internet radio station DJ playing hit music.
The Thursday markets will showcase food trucks galore, dishing up baked potatoes, fried dough, Italian ice, kettle corn, lobster rolls and pulled pork.