Summer Camp is planned on the grounds of Saint John Vianney Church for kids entering kindergarten through grade 4. Campers will rotate through centers of music, games, crafts, and stories. The camp runs from July 8 – 12, 9-12:30. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to obtain a registration form. There is no charge.
Lions eye members
The West Haven Lions will be hosting a Happy Hour Event on June 13, from 5-7 p.m. at App’s Ristorante, 283 Captain Thomas Blvd. The Lions are looking for new members to help grow the club. Find out how you can make a difference by becoming a Lion. Light refreshments will be served, cash bar. For membership information for the Lions Club, call (203) 933-2812.
The Savin Rock Fireworks Committee has two fundraising events planned. The annual Savin Rock Fireworks Dinner, is set for Thursday, June 13. This year we will be at the Elks Club, 265 Main St. 5:30 – 8:30. The price is $20 per person, $5 for children 8 and under. Food is donated by West Haven restaurants, Cash Bar. For tickets please call Susan (203) 933-5144.
The second event is the Comedy Night, on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m., doors open at 7. The Elk’s Club, again , is the venue Bring your own snacks and drinks. Price is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact John or Mary Malenda at (203) 397-8523 for tickets.
West Haven High School Class of 1954 will be holding its class reunion on June 29, at App’s Restaurant, West Haven at 1 p.m. The $35 luncheon cost includes tax, tip, entrée with cash bar. Please call (203) 795-6619 to reserve.
West Haven High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on Friday, Sept. 27, at Seasons located at 990 Foxon Road, East Haven, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. There will be music provided by a DJ, a plentiful cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour, buffet dinner along with open bar. The cost is $75 per person Checks should be made payable to Charlene Morgal and mailed to 18 Shumway St., West Haven, 06516, before Aug.ust 15 More information can be found on our Facebook page: WHHS Class of 1969- 50th reunion, or by emailing chazbo40@ aol. com /203 494 7379 or email@example.com /203 494 7730.
The West Haven Italian-American Club’s Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Shred Event on Saturday, June 22 from 10AM-1PM in the club, 85 Chase Lane. Price for shredding is $10 – Small box, $20- Large Box and $20 for Computer/Hard Drive Destruction.
Senior Center trips
Join the West Haven Senior Center for the following trip:
Wednesday, June 12 – The Good Speed Opera House “The Music Man” $99 per person enjoy lunch at the Gelston House, American bistro just steps from the Goodspeed. Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center 10 a.m. Departs Goodspeed approximately at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31– The Westchester Broadway Theatre “On Your Feet” enjoy lunch at the theatre before the show Cost $90 Bus leaves Savin Rock Conference Center 9 a.m. Departs Westchester approximately at 3:45 p.m.
A flyer with further details is available at the office at the West Haven Senior Center 201 Noble St. or you can call the Senior Center (203) 937-3507.
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 Gert Beckwith at (203) 934-6921, or Ralph Lawson, (203) 934-6442
Veterans Walk ceremony suggestions
I recently attended the wonderful Veterans Walk of Honor Dedication Ceremony (Saturday, May 25) at Bradley Point. As wonderful as the ceremony was, and as proud as I was to attend it on that beautiful spring afternoon, I must confess that I was disappointed in one respect: As well-planned and dignified as the ceremony was, at no point were the names of those being honored that day read to the people assembled there.
Not only that, those being honored weren’t even listed in the program that was distributed to all in attendance. Ironically, there was a insert included in the program, a lovely, fitting poem by Major Michael Davis O’Donnell about remembering those we loved and lost. The poem only took up one side of the insert, so there was plenty of room on the other side to have listed the approximately 30 name of those we were gathered to honor that day.
Furthermore, during the ceremony itself, it was difficult not to notice that while the excellent master of ceremonies made a point of acknowledging the presence of just about every politician and dignitary in attendance that day, at no point were the names of those 30 people being honored that day mentioned. I have to say I was shocked by this and disappointed for those people who had made a special effort to be there.
Many of those in attendance were elderly and disabled, or had travelled a great distance to attend this ceremony (for example, the widow, daughter, and grand-daughters of my best friend, one of the honorees, had travelled all the way from Texas, for the sole purpose of attending this ceremony), to then sit there and neither read nor hear the name of their beloved invoked seems a shame to me–an unfortunate oversight that marred an otherwise beautiful and much-appreciated ceremony.
I would sincerely like to thank Beth Sabo, Louis Esposito, Dave Ricci, Mayor Rossi and all those people responsible for Saturday’s Ceremony and for creating and maintaining West Haven’s wonderful Walk of Honor. However, I would also like to suggest that for future ceremonies, not only should the Program include a list of those being honored, but that list of names she be read–every single name–just before the playing of “taps.”
I respectfully offer this suggestion in the spirit of gratitude. and appreciation for all that you have done in the past and continue to do for West Haven, its proud veterans, and its grateful citizens.
City needs to do project ‘right’
An article from the New Haven Register, December 2014, touts that West Haven is receiving over $2 million for Beach Street in grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. Four and a half years later, we have seen little progress on the restoration.
My sources say that $600,000 was paid on design. The rest, $1.4 million dollars (part of which is in bond form), the West Haven tax payers are paying a debt of service on. We are paying interest on this money! This money is being held until Beach Street is raised- that’s phase one. Phase 2 and 3 requires $5.5 million dollars, $4 million from the state, the rest will be bonded. Beach Street is a ripe area for economic development! It used to flourish with Chick’s restaurant and Captain’s Galley, generating a great deal of business for the city. We are a city under the scrutiny of MARB. The West Haven citizens are burdened by the taxes and here is an area that could potentially bring in great revenue (https://www.ctinsider.com/news/nhregister/article/Lawmaker-implores-West-Haven-mayor-to-make-Beach-13963603.php). Our elected officials are to blame.
According to this article, “the current administration has put completion of the project last on its top three priority list” while “putting money for renovations at Savin Rock Conference Center first and funding for an arts center downtown as a second priority.”
Not only does the delay in this restoration prevent development of businesses in the area, it also leaves many residents and their homes at risk the next time a large storm comes our way. I would like to see the plans and the phases and what is being planned for this area and the reason it has taken since 2014 to move this project along! West Haven needs to do this right!
The Elite Soccer Camps Girls U-12 Lightning played twice this weekend. On Saturday, the Lightning took on the University of New Haven Thunder. The Lightning won, 4-1, in a great game that saw both teams play well. Jaylyn Powell opened the scoring for Lightning, off an assist from Niamh Chesson. Powell would go on to score two more to complete the hat trick, with Chesson assisting on all three. Ashlynn Trenchard picked up the other goal for the Lightning, receiving a long pass from Sophie Mazuroski, and cutting the ball back to beat the goalie and nail it home. Etta Funke and Llyanna Griffith-Waite combined for several saves in goal, while Chloe Whelan anchored the defense and Jaelyn Beauvais held down the midfield.
For the Thunder, Madden Evangeliste, Jayden Braacker and Angelina Messina were strong at the back and made it difficult for Lightning to score early on. Sydni Gayle made some great saves and Madyson Ortiz played well. In the second half, the Thunder continued to play well and work hard with strong midfield performances from Natalie Reed, Amanda Fagnani, Sarahi Cruz-Cruz and Arya Mulmi. Bellarose Ramirez put in a solid performance on the field and then did well in goal in the last ten minutes of the game. Michelle Ceja and Katelynn Salgado put in strong performances both in midfield and defense. Amyah Kelly managed to score a goal late in the game.
Both teams were back in action on Sunday. First the Thunder took on Prospect, falling, 3-1, though the score line does not reflect how well they played against a team at the top of the league. The Thunder started positively, creating early chances through Amyah Kelly and Madyson Ortiz, but could not find the back of the net. As always defensively the Thunder were strong, with Madden Evangeliste, Jayden Braacker and Angelina Messina making it difficult for players to get through on goal. In the second half Thunder came out very strong and got a goal early by Sydni Gayle, who used her strength to hold off the defender. Natalie Reed had some terrific runs down the wing and caused a lot of problems in the box, but could not score.
Bellarose Ramirez put in a very solid performance in goal in the second half and kept the score at 3-1 giving the girls a chance of getting back in the game. Amanda Fagnani, Katelynn Salgado and Michelle Ceja again put in strong performances in midfield and did well to move the ball up the field quickly and helped maintain pressure on Prospect.
The Lightning played Guilford later Sunday afternoon, winning, 4-1. Aylin Soto opened the scoring for the Lightning, scoring on a brilliant solo effort getting around the Guilford defenders and slotting the ball home past the keeper. Molly Gunning added to the scoring a few minutes later, collecting a pass from Soto and finding the back of the net. Alexandria Nunes picked up the third and fourth goals in the second half, with Jaelyn Powell assisting on one and Ashlynn Trenchard getting the assist on the other. Annabelle Pasacreta and Adelicia Parise both did a good job defending, and Cashlin O’Neill played great in goal.
The Elite Soccer Camps U-14 girls continued their strong season as they made a push for the top of the league when they hosted Madison Sunday afternoon, winning 4-0. The Westies and Madison traded chances early on, but both goalies were up to the task, until Ariana Izzo threaded a pass between two defenders into the path of Julia Tsakonas, who took a touch and put the ball into the Madison goal. Izzo would pick up a second half hat trick, getting assists from Olivia Trenchard and Tsakonas. Alyvia Ginsberg played well on defense, and Camryn Flaherty and Emma Walker did a commendable job at center back. Riley Studley made some important clearances and helped preserve the win for the Westies.
The First Congregational Church of West Haven U-10 girls ended the weekend with two wins and a tie. On Friday night, the Westies traveled to Prospect. Both Valentina DeMartino and Cristel Miguel played tough in the goal. Camilla Murphy was the only Westie to net a goal. In the end, the game finished with a 1-1 tie. On Saturday, the Westies played in front of a home crowd against Branford. Madison Gargiulo made multiple saves in goal while Katarina Oliveira and Michelle Mora-Cyrus played a solid game. With an ending score of 7-0, goals were scored by Lexi Lucas, Kaylee Pellino and Camilla Murphy. First-time travel goals were scored by Mariella Cappetta, Lia Powers and Valentina DeMartino. On Sunday the Westies traveled to North Haven in a tight game with a 2-1 finish. The Westies put the pressure on as they dominated the field in the first half and a goal was scored by Isabella Antonucci. Amiyah Jones and Kayci Gayle were strong in defense as they blocked anything coming close to the goal. In the second half, Kaylee Pellino scored the second goal for the win in the final seconds of the game. A good game was played by all.
Midweek, the Milano & Wanat West Haven U-19 boys travel team played Branford. The Westies fought back from a 3-0 deficit to nearly tie and come away with a point, but Branford outlasted them and they fell. The attack was led by Bernard Ocansey with two goals, Santiago Moreno and Raady Rahman each with one. They were supported by strong midfield play from Isaac Osei and Youssoupha Cisse, who both assisted the goals. Over the weekend, the Westies played in the Cheshire Tournament. In their first game, the Westies upset Ansonia, 1-0. The team got a goal early from Santiago Moreno from a corner kick. The Westies hung on working the clock thanks to subs Anthony Garcia, Walter Trigueros, and Murtaza Amjad who came in to hold off the Ansonia counter. In the second game, the Westies fell 1-0 to Cheshire White due to a penalty kick. On Sunday, the team returned late in the afternoon to face a scrappy Branford team. Despite a relentless attack and a wall-like defense from Thomas Mazzara, Matthew Bello, Mike Afful, and Raady Rahman, Branford got just one good attack through. The Westies fell 1-0 to Branford. In their final game, the Westies fell to eventual tournament winners Cheshire Red, 5-1. Goalkeeper John McLaughlin was tireless throughout the tournament, stopping far more shots than were allowed. Santiago Moreno again scored on a penalty, just one of two goals scored against the champions.
The Shoreline Wellness Center Green Leafs played a tough game against Capetta’s Italian Imports, with the Leafs winning, 3-0. Goals were scored by Nylah Beyah, Isabella Antonucci, and Lia Powers. Valentina DeMartino was unstoppable in the goal and Eve Montiel played amazing defense. The Keenan Funeral Home Yellow Jackets won on Saturday against the Gunning Law Firm, 4-1. Alivia Reilly and Kaylee Pellino turned away many shots while in goal. Kiara moved the ball down the line. Lexi Lucas and Kayci Gayle each scored two goals.
In a midweek game Barcode lost to Sweet Relief, 5-3. David Christensen led the way with three goals, and Caleb Awuah picked up two goals. There was great field support from Ato Appiah, Jacob Smalls, Elijah Reddick, and great sportsmanship from Dante Grammatico and Zach Shippy. The two teams played again over the weekend, with Sweet Relief Catering winning, 6-3. Aiden Mancini scored and great field play was on display by Paul Christensen and Stephen Christensen. Great defense was displayed by Tyler Geer, Gregory Roddick, and Brandon and Christopher Hernandez in the win.
The Porto Funeral Home Green Dragons took on the Jason Ranalli All Stars, winning, 5-0. Omar Elnatour played well overall and had a beautiful assist crossing from the right wing. Gabriel Nascimento contributed a goal in the winning effort. Aiden Gagiulo also worked really hard offensively and defensively for the Green Dragons.
The Elite Soccer Camps Blue Sharks played WH Professional Fire Fighters, with the sharks coming out on top, 11-5. Seth Empiric picked up a great assist on an Alex Knuth, and Empiric also scored. Ben Trenchard had a nice pull back turn that took him between two defenders, and later did a sole roll across his body that beat a defender, allowing him to pass to Matteo D’Elia, who buried the ball for a goal. Trenchard also scored, as did Luca Decresenzo and Ryan Abekah. Jax Guarino worked hard, scoring and setting up his teammates to score as well.
The Stars Ice Cream Golden Warriors played two games this week. On Tuesday they tied the Rock House School of Music, 3-3, with Maryorie Hernandez-Fortin scoring two goals and Aliana Tepetl scoring the other. On Saturday the two teams met again, and the Warriors came out on top, 4-3. The Warriors were led by Nada El Mouki with two goals. Maryorie Herendez-Fortin and Alexandra Ortiz also scored.
The Top Hat Dance Academy Soccer Rockers also played two games. On Thursday they played a well rounded game against Top Hat Dance Academy, with a 5-1 win. Malay Romeroscored her first goal, and Joyce Delgadoalso scored. Julliana Mancini working hard as keeper. On Saturday, the Soccer Rockers played West Shore Family Dental, losing, 4-3. Asia Ford scored, and Lliany Romero worked hard on defense, and Sofia Lora played well at outside midfield. The Nick’s Luncheonette Dragons went up against the Gunning Law Firm on Saturday, with the Dragons taking the win, 7-2. Jayden Abekah, Dylan Narvaez Ramos and Mark Zhuno all played well.
In what was a great defensive battle, the P & B Express Shamrocks came out with a 2-1 win against the Oyster River Energy Blueberries. Julissa Oliveras was fantastic on offense scoring a goal in the first half and Ariel Titus produced the winning goal in the second half. Yulissa Leica-Palma, Leanna Philogen, and Klara Frost played tight defense making it hard for the Blueberries to score.
The West Haven Police Local 895 Yellow Flash played against Jason Rinelli. Yellow Flash won, 12-5. Alessio Bisceglia scored his first goal, while Jacob Rader demonstrated his strong sportsmanship and foot skills by supporting his team in a variety of ways. He made the most passes to teammates and had the most assists. Owen Nieve assisted on a goal. Jacob Colon and Jeshrun Polington showed off some new foot skills and passing. Roland Green scored three goals for the team.
The George Ellis Company, Inc Blue Bruisers played Frank Agvent Heating and Plumbing. The Blue Bruisers won, 4-3. Cheyenne Sebas scored a goal. Olivia Moretti scored her first goal of the season. Hudanur Sahin, Bianca Davila and Eliana Centeno-Galdame held back the opposing team from breaking through the defense making possible for the Bruisers to get their first win of the season.
The West Haven Federation of Teachers Local 1542 Mini Blueberries played the WH Italian-American Civic Association, with the Mini Blueberries losing. 3-1. Anessa Worrell and Harper Golde used team work passing the ball up. Jillian Crudo found open space to pass to her teammates. Aaliyah Powers supported her team defensively.
The Augliera Movers Pirates defeated the Gunning Law Firm Mets, 14-2. Mark Lynch, Matt Cavallaro, and Devin O’Brien had two hits; and Nate Payne had the go-ahead RBI for the Pirates. Ryan Malone and Maurizio Urriola had hits for the Mets.
Danny Potter pitched a two-hitter as the Mets beat the Leslie Jewelers Dodgers, 8-2. Brian Oliver and Michael Anderson had two hits apiece, and Michael Luzietti had a key hit for the Mets. Rui Dasilva and Jorge Vargas had the Dodgers hits.
Baseball — The dreams of the 2019 baseball team playing for the seventh state title in school history came down to two big swings of the bat by a potent Berlin offense. Two Redcoat bases clearing doubles led to a pair of four-run innings as top-seeded Berlin beat Notre Dame, 8-3, in their Class L semifinal matchup at Palmer Field on June 4.
Notre Dame, the 12th-seed who beat Ellis Tech, Bethel, and Hand to make the semifinal stage, started strong with two runs in the top of the first inning courtesy of a Jack Milone double. Berlin’s bats woke up in the third, however.
Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for cleanup hitter Paul D’Amore and he promptly deposited a double that one hopped the right center field wall and Berlin took a 3-2 lead it would never relinquish. After Berlin took a 4-2 lead, The Green Knights inched within 4-3 when Max Ferrucci singled sharply to center field chasing home Colby Cusano.
However, Berlin tacked on four important insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 8-3 lead, which turned out to be the final score. Notre Dame’s season ends with a 15-10 record. This group won the Hammonassett Division in the SCC and three state tournament games to help the program reach their sixth semifinal appearance in the last 10 years.
Lacrosse — The Notre Dame lacrosse team was “this close” to playing for the first lacrosse state championship in school history. Instead, it was Weston, who emerged as 10-8 victors over the Green Knights in a Class M semifinal game on June 5.
It was the second win over Notre Dame this year for the Trojans. They won their season opener 9-6 over the Green Knights back on April 2. But, it wasn’t until the final minute that this semifinal game was decided. That’s how “close” Notre Dame was to keeping their season alive.
After falling behind 1-0, Notre Dame scored five of the next six goals, taking a 5-2 lead with a highlight reel goal from Zackary Hochman amongst those goals. Weston scored the last two goals of the half, but the Green Knights still led 5-4 at intermission.
Weston’s run eventually grew to six goals as they scored the first four goals of the second half taking an 8-5 lead. The lead stayed at three goals, 10-7, when Hochman made it 10-8 with four minutes left. Unfortunately for the Green Knight faithful, it was his last and the final goal of the 2019 season. It was the second straight year Notre Dame reached the semifinal round, and third in program history. The Green Knights end the season with a 12-8 record and qualified for the SCC Tournament for the first time since the 2010 season.
Golf — Tommy Rosati was Notre Dame’s first-ever participant in the newly-formed CIAC State Open Golf Championship. The event was held for the second time at the Black Hall CC on Saturday, June. Rosati fired an 8-over par 79 to finish in a 6th pace tie with Tyler Woodward from Coginchaug. Rosati made 13 pars and one birdie on his round.
His birdie came on his 17th hole of the day when he drilled a 10-footer. That concluded a 11-hole stretch he played in two-over. Rosati was one of 25 golfers to compete in the second-year event. Rosati, who will be matriculating at Sacred Heart University in the fall, led Notre Dame in scoring in 11 of the Green Knights 15 playing dates. Nine of those times he was the medalist having the lowest score of the day from either team. His seasonal scoring average was 37.58.
Track — West Haven native Jason Sawicki is the lone Notre Dame athlete to still be competing this spring. By virtue of his clearing 6-6 in the high jump during the spring track season, he qualified for the New Balance National Track Meet which will be held on Friday in Greensboro, NC.
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The West Haven Veterans Council and West Haven Vietnam Veterans are sponsoring a free concert on the Green at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The two-hour concert features dance party favorites by Cleo Blue.
People are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.
Down the street from the University of New Haven, on Campbell Avenue., Blue Horse hosted its official grand opening last Friday.
While the bar officially opened April 19, the grand opening included a ribbon-cutting by Mayor Nancy Rossi. The owner of Blue Horse, Tara Severino, said she wanted to open the bar for two reasons.
“The Chargers from the University of New Haven did not have any good place [bars in walking distance] to go,” said Severino. “We also thought this [the building] was a great space and it was large enough.”
Severino said she wanted college students and residents to be able to come to a unique and family place to enjoy their time. She added they are looking to have fun and “controlled chaos.”
The bars large menu, written on a chalk board on the wall, had a section called “broke college kids” with cheap food priced from $2 to $5 in addition to the usual food that can be found at a bar.
Severino said business has been good so far and she wants to keep it going. She said they have different bands every Saturday night and different themed events on other days.
The owner said she would like to hear any type of feedback – positive or negative to see what people like.
According to Severino, who coached sports in West Haven for 15 years, she wants to give back to the community. She said in 2011 she was in a gas explosion and the people of the city rallied around her and hosted a fundraiser.
“Even when I had my second accident, I had a cardiac arrest five years later, the community was so supportive and they really welcomed us into West Haven when we moved in,” said Severino. “So I want to return the favor.”
West Haven Community House Head Start has openings for preschool children. Part day and full day options are available for West Haven income eligible families. Head Start provides family resources, free monthly activities, food and diaper distribution, health and wellness screenings, and services for children with special needs. Visit www.whcommunityhouse.org or call (203) 934-5221.
By Josh LaBella
Board of Education Nursing Supervisor Donna Kosiorowski is retiring after what she called “a great 25 years.”
The supervisor started her career as a nurse in Rapid City, South Dakota where he husband was serving in the Air Force. They later moved to Boston and lived there for several years before returning to her hometown of Shelton – where she worked at Griffin Hospital.
Kosiorowski got her start as a nursing supervisor at a school in Shelton and got the position in West Haven after a 10-year tenure there. She said when she first got to her job in the city she was intimidated due to a lack of familiarity with her staff but it quickly subsided.
“I made the transition over here and never looked back,” said Kosiorowski. “The district has been wonderful.”
According to Kosiorowski, while many people think being a school nurse is a “cushy” job, there has been a tremendous change in school nursing over the past 35 years she has worked as one.
“In a hospital you have people that can help you,” said Kosiorowski. “You have other nurses, you have doctors – you’re never alone. In a school, the nurse is the only health care provider. If you don’t know what to do; it’s a problem.”
Kosiorowski said school nurses have to know a lot about everything. She said they are responsible for understanding a myriad of medical syndromes, conditions and practices for people from the ages of 3 to 21.
“We do have kids who have complicated and, sometimes, severe issues,” Kosiorowski said. “We have to be ready to do whatever it is we need to do to make sure they are safe and that their family feels comfortable too.”
The challenges of the job, Kosiorowski said, are making sure all the students are safe and ensuring the nurses feel supported.
School nurses, she said, are critical to keeping students healthy, in class and learning. Kosiorowski said she has a great respect for her colleagues.
Kosiorowski said one of her favorite parts of her tenure in West Haven has been the four superintendents she has worked under, who she says have always been very supportive of the nurses.
“The administrative support that the nurses and I get here is not something you are going to find everywhere,” said Kosiorowski.
She said she also looks back fondly on her time with the other nurses and the students that she worked with.
Kosiorowski said she follows a mantra that while many things such as: her wealth, what house she lived in or what car she drove, won’t matter a hundred years from now, one thing will – being important in the life of a child.
As the government relations chairman for the Association of School Nurses of Connecticut, Kosiorowski tracks laws and policy to keep her association apprised of changes in nursing practice.
Looking forward, Kosiorowski said she is not ready to “fade into the sunset” and believes there is still work for her to do. She said in retirement she still has a lot to offer the school system but plans on doing other work as well.
“I also have an opportunity to teach school nurses throughout the country,” said Kosiorowski.
Kosiorowski will continue her work with the professional associations she is a member of. The way she puts it: “I have a lot of irons in the fire.”