Wrestling needs a last-match pin to defeat Jonathan Law, while basketball remains undefeated with a pair of wins and big outings from Zach Laput. The hockey team split the week and indoor track had fine performances at the SCC Novice Meet.
Basketball — The 4th-ranked Green Knights scored 80 or more points in both games this week as they posted home wins over East Haven and Amity. Zach Laput stayed hot, scoring 51 points in the two games, including 30 against Amity, an 81-52 win on Friday. Laput had a double-double in both games. Ben Carroll had 14 points against East Haven and 12 more in the win over Amity. Amadou Kamara flirted with a triple double with nine points, 10 rebounds, and six assists against Amity. The Green Knights traveled to play Fairfield Prep Tuesday before making the trip across town to play West Haven on Friday.
Hockey — The hockey team split a pair of games last week, beating Xavier on the road, 3-2, before falling in their home opener to Bishop Fenwick on Saturday. The Green Knights were shut out in their first home game after nine straight on the road to start the season in the loss to Bishop Fenwick. The Crusaders scored a first-period goal, which held up.
Against Xavier, Notre Dame scored the game’s first three goals in their 3-2 win. John D’Errico, Ryan Ahern, and Chris Hughes tallied the three goals. Connor Smith made 38 saves against Xavier and another 31 in the loss to Bishop Fenwick.
Indoor Track — Garrett Jones placed third in the triple jump and ran the opening leg of the 1600 sprint medley team that placed fourth to lead the way for the indoor track team at the SCC Development Meet on Jan.14 Jones leaped 37-05 in the triple jump and helped lead the 1600 sprint medley team to a 3:56.03 finish. The indoor track team will compete again on Tuesday, its final preparation for the SCC West Sectional on Jan. 28.
Wrestling — Alex Labadia pinned Law’s Colin Myers in the second round of the final match against Law to lead Notre Dame to a 40-36 win in an SCC Match in Alumni Hall on Jan. 16. Labadia had a 9-6 lead via points after the first round, but would pin Myers in the second round to give the Green Knights the win. Other key wins were recorded by Luis Stephenson won via a 5-0 decision, Kevin Sevigny also won by decision, needing three late points to squeeze out a 9-7 win on points. Jackson Paulishen kept his winning ways going with a convincing 17-5 decision. Meanwhile, senior co-captain Victor Robles pinned his Law opponent in the first round for another key win.
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The West Haven boys basketball team won two of three contests this week. West Haven is now 6-3 on the year.
With its third straight victory, the West Haven boys’ basketball team improved to 5-2 on the season Monday evening. West Haven’s latest victory came at Hall, where the Westies posted a 57-51 victory.
The Westies had three players in double figures, led by Marlin Walker with 18 points. Malcolm Duncanson and Laron Holmes each scored 15 points, with Walker draining four 3-pointers. Shea Sheffield finished with eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
West Haven trailed 14-12 after one quarter despite six points on a pair of 3-pointers by Marlin Walker, and 23-22 at the half.
West Haven got things going in the third quarter to take a 41-38 lead with a 19-15 advantage. Duncanson had nine of his points in the quarter. West Haven hit seven free throws in the final quarter to pull out the six-point victory.
West Haven has won four of its last five contests. The fourth win came Friday evening in a 58-43 home victory over Jonathan Law. The Westies took the lead in the second quarter, expanded it in the third, and closed the contest in the fourth.
Duncanson led West Haven with 17 points. Sheffield and Holmes scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Westies.
The West Haven girls’ basketball team won two of three games this week. With the victories, West Haven improved to 6-4 on the year.
West Haven lost its third straight contest Monday evening, with a 52-41 defeat to Mercy at West Haven.
Amani Abuhatab led the Westies with 16 points. Kassidy Carrano had seven points, while Tenique Gates and Sarah Evangelista finished with five points.
West Haven trailed 15-11 in the first quarter despite four points from Abuhatab and three from Evangelista. Mercy pulled away with a 14-7 second quarter run for a 29-18 lead as the Westies connected on just a pair of field goals in the second quarter.
The Westies finally got going offensively in the third quarter with 13 points as six different players were in the scoring column, but West Haven could not get closer as each team scored 23 points in the second half.
West Haven ended a three-game losing streak with a 36-32 victory over Foran Wednesday evening.
Elena Petrie led the way with seven points, including five in the fourth quarter to help the Westies to the four-point win. Abuhatab had seven points, while Evangelista added five in the win.
The Westies came back to win their second game in a row and improved to 6-4 on the year with a thorough 52-41 victory over Lauralton Hall in Milford Friday evening.
A balanced scoring attack saw Carrano lead the way with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Gates added 10 points, Abuhatab had nine points and Brianna Sebastian and Jayden Steinman each scored six.
Leading by one point, West Haven put the game away with a 21-14 run in the second quarter. West Haven never looked back, leading 40-28 after three quarters of play.
The winning streak has reached nine games to start the season for the West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy girls hockey team.
The Westie Sharks produced their eighth victory in emphatic fashion with an 8-2 victory over Masuk Tuesday evening at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven.
Ten different players were in the scoring column, led by Taylor Nowak who had three goals and one assist. For Nowak, the goal total is now at 99 in her memorable high school career.
Jianna Cohrs scored twice and added an assist, while Hailey Alfano and Hannah Davey combined to make 12 saves. Alfano finished the contest with seven saves and Davey added five in the victory.
The Westie Sharks took control of the game in the opening period, scoring four times for a 4-0 advantage. Megan Froehlich, who had a goal and an assist, got things going 33 seconds into the contest with a tally off an assist from Cohrs.
Less than five minutes later, the lead was 2-0 when Melissa Tsakonas scored off an assist from Mackenzie Gardner. Cohrs made the score 3-0 off an assist from Nowak 2:10 later, then scored again off an assist from Emilee DeGrand with six seconds remaining in the period for a 4-0 advantage.
Leading 4-1 in the second, the Westie Sharks increased the margin to 5-1 when Caitlin Welch scored off assists from Maya Boyhen and Jenn Hunt. Nowak scored twice in 35 seconds in the second. Then finished her hat trick at the 12:16 mark off an assist from Froehlich.
West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy improved to 9-0 with a 6-2 victory over Branford Thursday evening at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven.
Nine different players were in the scoring column, led by Jenna Hunt and Jianna Cohrs with two goals and an assist apiece. Maya Boyhen finished with a pair of assists. Hailey Alfano finished with 12 saves, including five in the second period.
The Westie Sharks trailed 1-0 until Megan Froehlich scored off assists from Cohrs and Brooke McNabola with 20 seconds remaining in the opening period.
West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy scored the first three goals of the second period for a 4-1 advantage.
Hunt gave the Westie Sharks the lead for good with an unassisted goal at the 10:20 mark, before she scored again 1:06 later off assists from Mia Celentano and Boyhen. When Cohrs scored an unassisted goal 48 seconds later, WH/SHA led 4-1.
With a 4-2 advantage, the Westie Sharks put the contest away with two third period goals. Mackenzie Gardner scored at the 6:39 mark off assists from Hunt and Anne Plunkett, before Cohrs scored her second of the game with 1:12 left off assists from Taylor Nowak and Boyhen.
After starting the season in feel-good fashion, the West Haven boys’ hockey team has seen adversity cross its way. The battle to get through a three-game losing streak was up for a tall test against Fairfield Prep Wednesday evening.
Despite a scoreless first period, the Westies watched as the Jesuits scored three times in each of the second and third periods to top West Haven 6-0 at the Wonderland of Ice.
The Westies were outshot, 41-17, in the contest with Jared Pliszka making 35 saves.
With inclement weather approaching, Saturday morning’s contest between Cheshire and West Haven was moved to an earlier start time. The Westies were hoping such a change could lead to a different result as they were in the midst of a four-game skid.
While West Haven got on the board first, Cheshire scored the last three and topped West Haven 3-1 to send the Westies to their fifth straight loss.
Kaden Morgillo got the Westies going in the contest when he scored 9 minutes, 44 seconds into the game off an assist from Robbie Forleo.
Morgillo’s goal was West Haven’s only lead of the game and it was short-lived as Cheshire scored 1:59 later.
After a scoreless second period, Cheshire took a 2-1 lead 50 seconds into the third. West Haven never got the equalizer and the Rams iced the contest with an insurance tally with 27 seconds remaining.
Pliszka made 17 saves in the loss for West Haven.
The West Haven boys swim team used solid team work to pull out an 88-84 victory over Sacred Heart Tuesday evening at West Haven High. The Westies had seven first place finishes and eight second place finishes.
The 200 yard medley relay team of Bryan Barrington, Christopher D’Inzio, Luis Lopez, and Shane Taulty won in 1 minute, 58.01 seconds, while the 200 yard free relay team of Issac Gorske, Lopez, Anthony Castillo, and Mustansir Jamalee won in 1:47.33.
Luis Lopez was victorious in the 200 yard IM in 2:21.50, while the 50 yard free was won by Gorske in 23.59 seconds. Vincent Militrano was victorious in the diving event with 135.75 points, and Gorske won the 100 yard free in 56.02 seconds. The 100 yard breaststroke was won by Christopher D’Inzio in 1:10.98.
West Haven also had eight second place finishes. The 400 yard free relay of Bryan Barrington, John Barrington, D’Inzio, and Shane Taulty was second in 4:16.77, while the 200 yard free had a second place finish with Mustansir Jamalee in 2:26.42.
Bryan Barrington was second in the 50 yard free in 25.68, the 1 M diving had Youssef Ossama with 118.20 points, and the 100 yard butterfly saw Taulty second in 1:07.17. D’Inzio was second in the 100 yard free in 56.43, Anthony Castillo was second in the 500 yard free in 6:21.20. The 100 breaststroke saw Lopez place second in 1:12.32.
The West Haven Mite C team hosted the Greater New Haven Mite B team Saturday morning, falling, 10-2, to the older and more experienced team. The Westies played well and showed how much they have improved throughout the season.
Anthony Parise made some great saves in the goal, while Ben Trenchard and Julius Stokes broke up New Haven attacks and played well defensively. Logan Cole and Brady Salkins both scored, while Kyle Johnson and Jax Guarino pushed the puck up the ice and back-checked hard to help out the defense. Joe Mondo worked hard on both sides of the puck for the Blue Devil Mite C’s.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team won, 4-3, over Watertown A1 at Taft School’s Mays Rink in Watertown on Sunday to improve to 18-12 in Connecticut Hockey Conference competition.
Forward Cameren Lipford (3 goals) put the Blue Devils on the scoreboard first at 10:55 of the opening period. Center Grady Schulte slid a pass across the crease from the right side of the net to a waiting Lipford, who fired a textbook one-timer to make it 1-0. The Red Wings answered and tied it up with just over three minutes left in the first.
Lipford then rebounded a shot by forward Aedan Guarino at 9:00 of the second to make it 2-1. At 3:05 of the period, Aedan Guarino grabbed the puck in the neutral zone, exploded into his offensive zone, and launched a wrist shot from inside the right faceoff circle high to the glove side to give the Westies a two-goal lead.
At 11:16 of the third, Lipford netted a wrister from inside the right faceoff circle high to the blocker side to put the Blue Devils up, 4-1. Westies goaltender Alex Werle made several outstanding saves in the period to protect the lead, including a tremendous glove save while momentarily losing his stick with 3:37 left in regulation. Werle, who finished with 25 saves, was once again supported by the defensive prowess of Andrew Grillo and Kyle Guarino.
In the closing minutes of the contest, however, penalties and miscues nearly derailed the Blue Devils’ otherwise strong team performance. The Red Wings pounced on the disadvantaged Westies, cutting it to 4-2 with 1:58 remaining before making it a one-shot game on a power-play goal with under a minute remaining.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team opened play in the inaugural CT Ice Tournament with a pair of games on Sunday at the Milford Ice Pavilion. The Blue Devils lost the opening game to Hamden A, 9-2, then rebounded to trounce Riverhawks A, 9-0.
West Haven will face Yale on Tuesday night in the last preliminary game. The top two teams of the four will face off for the CT Ice championship on Sunday at Webster Bank Arena prior to the CT Ice college championship games.
Against Hamden, the Westies outshot the Dragons 10-2 in the opening period but trailed 1-0 at the first intermission. After Hamden made it 5-0, Chris Consorte roofed his shot with Brady Price assisting to get the Blue Devils on the scoreboard.
Price took Ryan Pniewski’s pass and snapped in a wrist shot to make it 5-2 early in the third period. Hamden then pulled away late. Greg Galasso started in goal and made 4 saves. Jacob Silva made 11 saves in relief.
Later in the day, the Westies faced a Riverhawks team that beat them, 9-5, four weeks ago. This time, the Westies jumped all over their opponent with five first period goals and dominated the action in a 9-0 win.
Price opened the scoring when he roofed a tough angle shot from Alex Bowery. Sean Studley centered to Price who tipped it to Mike Page who jammed it in. Bowery was denied in front, but skated behind and scored on a wraparound. Ethan Kelly drilled one through the five hole and Price roofed another wrist shot for a 5-0 lead.
Price earned a hat trick when he converted Bowery’s pass to open the second period. In the third period, Studley fired one off the goalie and in, Price converted yet another Bowery feed, and Ryan Pniewski ripped a slap shot from Ethan Kelly to cap the scoring.
Silva was very sharp and notched the shutout with 22 saves. Pniewski, Leo Mazuroski, Matthew Kelly and Jonathan Charbonneau were also terrific on defense.
The West Haven Bantam A travel hockey team suffered a loss and earned a tie this past weekend.
The Westies opened the week with a 6-3 loss to Wallingford Saturday morning at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven. Michael Madera led the offense with two assists.
Trailing 3-0, West Haven got within two goals on a goal by Jayden Spreyer off an assist from Madera. Matt Wezenski got West Haven within 3-2, before Wallingford again took a three-goal lead. Trailing, 5-2, Madera sent a nice pass in front to Matt Stevens, who made it a 5-3 game, but the Westies never got closer.
West Haven traveled to Greenwich Sunday morning and played to a 2-2 tie. Wezenski led the way with a goal and an assist.
Wezenski gave West Haven a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal, then set up Mickey Dowd for a 2-1 lead with 11:17 left in the second. Greenwich scored a lot goal to pull out the tie.
Jason Alling, Wezenski and Haygen Axelrod all played well defensively for the Westies, while Bryan Hong was stellar in goal. Dante Hardt, Will Giaquinto and Kyle Dtoney played well on offense.
On Saturday, January 18, the West Haven Bantam A travel hockey team traveled to Choate to play Wallingford. Cody Rocchio (unassisted) started the scoring for the Westies in the first period. In the second period, Matt Wright connect from Zack Fonda to put the Westies up, 2-1. Yousaf Ullah (unassisted) extended the lead early in the third and the Westies held on to win, 3-1.
On Sunday, Stamford came to Bennett Rink for a rematch against the Westies.West Haven won 3-2. Yousaf Ullah (unassisted) put the Blue Devils up in first period but the Sharks answered back and went up 2-1. Ullah tied the game at two and then Nate Chiappetta redirected a shot from Ullah to put the Westies up, 3-2.
By Rich Lowry
Donald Trump isn’t George W. Bush. T
hat should be obvious to everyone by now, but his critics and even some of his supporters immediately acted as if it were 2003 on the cusp of the Iraq War when Trump took out Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Suddenly, the neocons had cachet again (Vox warned that “the Iraq War hawks are back”), and we were about to launch yet another endless war. Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote, repeating a common refrain, “has brought the United States to the brink of a devastating new conflict in the Middle East.”
There’s no doubt that the operation against Soleimani carried risks, but it didn’t transform Trump into a conventional interventionist. In fact, taking out Soleimani was wholly consistent with the president’s approach to the world that can’t be plotted on a simple hawk/dove or neocon/isolationist axis. As a Jacksonian, Trump is none of the above, combining a willingness to whack our enemies with a distaste for ambitious foreign interventions.
The Jacksonian label is the famous construction of foreign-policy analyst Walter Russell Mead, who traces the tradition back to Andrew Jackson and the cultural influence of the American backwoods. Jacksonians are content to let the world sort itself out, except if they perceive a threat, in which case they react with great ferocity.
Trump’s victory overturned the reigning Republican foreign-policy consensus, but it didn’t herald a lurch to isolationism pure and simple.
Even when Trump sounded most hostile to U.S. commitments and alliances abroad in 2016, he promised, in one of his most Jacksonian sentiments, to “bomb the s—” out of ISIS. No matter how much Trump disdained being in the Middle East, it wouldn’t be possible to follow through on this threat without military assets, an intelligence network and allies on the ground. Once elected, Trump did, sure enough, bomb the s— out of ISIS.
Killing Soleimani is keeping with this general orientation rather than a departure from it. In fact, the whole thing is shot through with Jacksonian attitudes.
Trump’s red line to Iran didn’t have to do with our values or shipping lanes. It reflected the most basic imperative of a nation protecting its own: Don’t harm Americans.
When a rocket attack by an Iranian-supported militia killed an American contractor and injured other Americans at a base in Iraq, Trump’s response was also characteristically Jacksonian: a stunning, bolt-out-of-the-blue droning of an enemy commander who was thought to be safely out of bounds, designed to create the maximum deterrent bang for the buck.
For his most loyal backers, the killing of Soleimani is likelier to add to the legend of Donald Trump instead of give them pause. In their view, here is President Trump once again doing what no other president would do, taking an inordinate amount of criticism for it, often from a perpetually hysterical press corps, and having it work out (so far).
The Jacksonian impulse alone is not enough to solve the complex foreign-policy problem presented by Iran. But it can be useful in a contest of intimidation and escalation. The killing of Soleimani isn’t a deep-state or neocon project, rather an unmistakable expression of Trump’s distinctive worldview.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.(c) 2020 by King Features Synd., Inc.
Every city needs a school district.
Every city needs police and fire protection
Every city needs a sense of community, and
Every city needs a community newspaper
For more than 23 years, the West Haven Voice has filled a vacuum that was left when larger daily newspapers took over and closed community newspapers up and down the state. We took as our motto “By and For West Haven” to show West Haven people were going to report city and community events and activities, the good, the bad, the controversial. It is something newspapers in the city have done for decades. We strived to cover local sports to highlight the activities of the children of West Haven. We printed the honor rolls so the accomplishments of students could be shared with family members.
Community newspapers need community support. We’ve always said, “If praise were money, we’d be rich.” Even over the annual shutdown, we received calls from people looking for their Voice, and were disappointed the paper was on a two-week hiatus.
Community support is important, and community support has to be two ways. Over the last year, revenues for the paper have declined. We still have our readers, both online and with the newspaper, but businesses and professional organizations have not been as supportive as in the past.
The problem has become critical and in order to save this lifelong work many of us have undertaken, we have made the decision to go to publication every two weeks, beginning with the current issue. The next edition will be Feb. 6. This will be the print schedule unless and until revenues and support from the advertising community increase.
This is a difficult decision, and one we do not take lightly. If you have your events we will cover them. Politics, we will still monitor. A wedding or engagement, we only ask $25 for a picture and short write-up; obituaries are $50.
We are asking you, our readers, to become our advocates. If you think a business in West Haven, Orange, New Haven or Milford should be advertising in the Voice, tell them and then tell us about it.
We want to continue to be West Haven’s Voice. We thank you for your continued support and believe we can and will come back stronger in the months and years to come.
The West Haven Wizards won their final meet of the season against the New Milford Barracudas, 361-311. With the win the Wizards are now 4-1 and they are division champions. This was also Coach Sean McCauley’s 100th meet as head coach of the Wizards. Over his 15 years as head coach, the Wizards have 175-25 record.
The 8-and-under girls were particularly dominant against New Milford. They swept the opening medley relay. They won each of their individual events and finished strong taking 2nd and 3rd in the freestyle relay. Ari Rose and Brooklyn Loehfelm won 1st and 2nd in the 25-yard freestyle; Rose, Ella Sutton and Camilla Procino swept the 25-yard butterfly. Sophia DeLauri, Procino and Vanessa Chen also swept the 25-yard backstroke.
In the 100-yard individual medley, Sophia DeLauri earned 1ast place and Heady Flores-Copa beat out her competition to take 3rd. DeLauri and Procino came back strong to win 1st and 3rd place in the 25-yard breaststroke. Then the 8-and-under girls swept their final individual event of the meet in the 50-yard freestyle.
At the end of the last home meet of each season, it is the Wizards tradition to honor their graduating swimmers with a “Last Lap” ceremony. Girls can swim with the Wizards through their senior year of high school, but boys graduate from the Wizards at the end of their 8th grade season because the high school season conflicts with the Wizards’ season. This year the Wizards have six graduating swimmers. Theyhave a combined total of 34 years on the Wizards. Jeffrey Flores-Copa and Gavin Falcigno have both been on the Wizards for three years, Jacob Collette has been with the team five, Carly Weber has been with the team for seven and Collin Charron and Morgan Falanga have both been on the Wizards for eight.
The Wizards next meet will be Yankee League Trials on Feb. 15-16.
For more information on the West Haven Wizards please visit our website at www.westhavenwizards.org.
The Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians hosted a celebration honoring the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on Martin Luther King Day, Monday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
The Rev. Bonita Grubbs, a Baptist pastor and Executive Director of Christian Community Action of New Haven was the featured preacher and delivered a message of “Hope.” The Rev. Stephen Holton, Rector of Christ Church, New Haven served as principle celebrant.
Hamden Hall Country Day School Music Director Matthew Harrison accompanied West Haven High School junior Nora Mullins in leading the congregation in spiritual hymns.
“This was the seventh year that UBE and Church of the Holy Spirit have collaborated in hosting this annual celebration of Dr. King’s life,” said UBE Chapter President Steven R. Mullins. “It is a wonderful event that brings a cross section of people from different races, religions and backgrounds together. We look forward to keeping it in West Haven for years to come.”
Dear Eleanore Turkington:
I read in your column a couple of weeks ago about the laws in Connecticut regulating when motorists should turn their car lights on. After dusk, poor weather, etc. After reading this item in Gripe Vine, I have become aware of this policy and do remind myself to follow this law.
However, being so prompted I have noticed a very interesting occurrence while on the road. I am asking your readers through Gripe Vine, how many of them have seen trucks, big ones, small ones, panel trucks, landscaping trucks etc., WITHOUT THEIR HEADLIGHTS ON at dusk or doing bad weather. Can I ask your readers seeing this dangerous practice to email Gripe Vine or drop you a note in the mail verifying this dangerous practice? I am aware that cars disobey the law, but truly, TRUCKS more so.
Come on truck drivers, get with the program.
VG No longer a law breaker.
Your inquiring letter was and is very interesting. I have found myself making mental notes lately to see how many trucks are not displaying headlights during poor visual weather. Yes, I would like to see readers’ comments in providing this information, pro or con. Email email@example.com if you agree or disagree with this complainer. You can always regular mail your opinion to Gripe Vine c/o West Haven Voice 840 Boston Post Road, Box 4.
Once again, to clarify the law, Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-96, states that “motorists are required to use headlights from anytime from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise, as well as when driving in poor weather when visibility is 500 feet or less or if there is precipitation.”
Dear Gripe Vine Readers:
There was an abundance of wood, trash, etc. dumped on a property at Stevens Avenue, located near the VA Hospital recently and after the clean up was completed, Gripe Vine received a number of compliments for the West Haven Public Works cleanup of this area. Once again, Public Works, good job!
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Coming up: huge pothole right after Cleveland Road heading to Route 34..how can I get a street named after me….what’s new with the plastic bag issue..sidewalk repair and/or replacements…Sorenson Road potholes…and much more.
The annual Mid-Winter Brunch, sponsored by the West Haven Historical Society, is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26 at Duffy’s Tavern, 241 Campbell Ave. Time is 11 a.m. and the cost is $22 per person. Brunch will include scrambled eggs, Eggs Benedict, bacon, home fries, muffins, pastries, coffee and tea. This event is fundraiser for the society. Please call Sandy at (203) 934-3161, or Jon at (203) 933-0081 for reservations and information.
The West Haven Italian-American Civic Association will hold a Valentine’s Doo-Wop Dance at 85 Chase Lane on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7, with Music by Charles the DJ till 12. Free beer, wine or soda. coffee and Danish. Tickets: $20 per person. Call Lou at (203) 934-3339 or (203) 464-1976 or Ben at (203) 933-4423.
On Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m., Our Lady of Victory Beacon on the Hill, 634 Jones Hill Road, will be holding a $5/item sale of clothing – most with store tags – along with new and gently used pocketbooks and shoes. There will also be a variety of jewelry items, some new, most gently used, for bargain basement prices.
Parade Ball March 7
The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee invites you to attend the Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade Ball on March 7, at Anthony’s Ocean View, New Haven. The 2020 Award Recipients accomplishments and contributions to thegreater New Haven community will be presented: 2020 Grand Marshall- Seamus Bohan; James J Dinnan Award-Richard Graziano; Cornelius Driscoll Award- Leonard Guercia, Jr.; Appreciation Award- Katie Regan ; Lifetime Achievement Award-Sean Canning. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact: email@example.com .
Bradley Point Garden Club of West Haven will hold a bake sale on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 9-1 in the lobby of West Haven City Hall, 355 Main St. The public is invited. The club will hold its monthly meeting at noon on Jan. 21 at Ora Mason Library, 260 Benham Hill Rd. Call Marie at (203) 878-8428 if you are interested in becoming a member.
Adult fitness programs
The Department of Parks and Recreation is kicking off a trio of adult fitness programs this month.
The department will offer Kripalu yoga, instructed by Mary Beth Colleran, beginning Jan. 7.
It will also offer eight-week sessions of cardio muscle toning and Zumba starting the week of Jan. 13.
Each program will offer a trial class for anyone at least 16 years old.
Go to www.whparkrec.com for program and registration information, or visit the department’s Painter Park office at 190 Kelsey Ave.
Senior Center trip
Join the West Haven Senior Center on the following scheduled trip: All trips leave from Savin Rock Conference Center:
The first trip is to Mohegan Sun Casino Tuesday, March 24. Cost is $35 with $15 Free Bet and $15 Food Voucher or Free Buffett. Payment due by Monday, March 2. Bus departs Savin Rock Conference Center at 8:30 a.m. with departure from casino at 4 p.m.
Flyers with details for this trip are available at the office West Haven Senior Center 201 Noble St. or call (203) 937-3507 for more information.
An Al-Anon meeting group invites new members to attend its weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, 52 George St. For information and details, call (203) 506-1464.
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 Ralph Lawson, (203) 934-6442.