Monthly Archives: April 2011

Drinking Water Week 2011

The week of 1-7 May is Drinking Water Week 2011. As we head into this week, the American Water Works Association notes that “A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Woodcutting Safety Presentation

The Shutesbury, MA, Tree Warden is offering a presentation  on the proper way to slice up downed trees and split cord wood. This free presentation, on a Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, is designed to give tips on the proper … Continue reading

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Small, Rural School Achievement Program Grants Available

Under the Small, Rural School Achievement program, the U.S. Department of Education awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies to address the unique needs of rural school districts. For more information about these grants, which have … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Foot Care

The Avon, CT, Senior Center will be offering foot care services from an area doctor on the first Monday of every month from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.Services provided will include assessment of feet (skin, nails, etc.), toenail clipping, callus … Continue reading

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National Attention Begins to Gather on CT Case Involving Homeless Woman Charged with Illegally Registering Child in Wrong School

A case of a homeless woman facing charges of illegally registering her son in a Norwalk, CT, public school is beginning to garner national attention. Media reports: Christian Science Monitor: Homeless child enrolled in wrong school: What should happen to … Continue reading

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Reflection Starter from Noah Webster

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (from On the Education of Youth in America, 1788)

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Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, 30 April. More than 5,100 sites nationwide have joined the effort that is designed to prevent pill abuse and theft. The free event will be … Continue reading

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