October, 2012

The Wicked Good Road Race

October 25th, 2012 at 4:20 pm by under Community, WTNH Blogs

It’s true there are an abundance of races and walks these days and all for really great causes but the Connection Inc’s Wicked Good Road Race stands alone for its originality and fun.  Not only is it nice to race in the autumn for the beauty and the relief of cooler weather, but what’s better than also getting to wear and see your favorite costumes; yes the participants in the Wicked Good Road Race are dressed for Halloween!  There will be prizes for the best costumes, carousel rides, excellent food and it all raises funds for one of Connecticut’s hardest working organizations.

The Connection Inc. is a human services and community development nonprofit.  From services geared toward women and children, behavior health and addiction to supportive housing and community justice; the Connection Inc. is committed everyday to develop and implement programs that solve some of  the community’s most pressing issues.  For more details about their programs visit here.

The Details:

Oct. 28th 8:30-noon
Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven

Race/Walk Fees:

$21 before 10/10; $23 10/11-27; $25 Race Day

Kids’ Half-Mile Fun Run Fees:
$8 before 10/10; $9 10/11-27; $10 Race Day



Connor Kusmit Memorial Scholarship Cut-A-Thon

October 12th, 2012 at 2:53 pm by under Community, WTNH Blogs

On Sunday Oct. 21st from 10am-2pm Chameleon Haircolor Café and Spa  will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon to benefit the Connor Kusmit Memorial Scholarship Fund. The entire staff is donating their time and talent for this fundraiser as  a way to honor Conner’s memory and the Kusmit family.

All Haircuts will be FREE with a $25 donation.


Chameleon Haircolor Café and Spa
323 Washington Ave North Haven CT


Operation Save a Life Updates

October 5th, 2012 at 1:24 pm by under Community, WTNH Blogs

Two more open houses coming up from some of the  Firehouses who participated in our Operation Save a Life:

Beacon Falls Fire House is having their Open House on October 10th from 6 to 9 PM.  With the help of a representative from the Home Depot they will be  demonstrating fire equipment including smoke detector installation.  There will be fire extinguisher training, a Get Out Alive trailer and at 8 PM a live fire demonstration focusing on how fast fire spreads and the need for smoke detectors and home sprinklers.



Also on October 10th the  Newington Fire House will be having their open house.  They are planning live demonstrations on fire extinguishers,  a smoke trailer which  simulates  ”smoke” conditions in a room, discussion on the importance of having an escape plan as well the distribution of  smoke and CO alarms to those in need.