Hello! West Hartford, in collaboration with our community partners, invites you to an exciting storytelling event that will be held online through WHCTV & Zoom on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

We are pleased to bring to West Hartford a film festival and discussion that highlights the stories, challenges and contributions of immigrants, refugees, and those who cross cultural borders to live in the U.S. The event will feature a viewing of three short documentary films by people from Bhutan, Somalia, and Puerto Rico. The films will be followed by a discussion with panelists made up of local community members, film-makers and film subjects. This online screen and discuss event is being brought to West Hartford by New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV), a project of Community Supported Film (CSFilm).

We believe public dialogue about migration and immigration, stimulated by these experiential films, will give members of our community an opportunity for connection, mutual understanding and ideas to take further actions. Given your organization’s role in the community, we hope you will join us to participate in the discussion. 

Hello! West Hartford is working with several community partners to produce this event, including: 

  • Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Community of Concern (CoC)
  • Community Supported Films
  • Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) 
  •  International Hartford 
  •  West Hartford Community Interactive / Television (WHCi)
  •  West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Groups (EDIs)
  •  West Hartford Public Libraries
  •  West Hartford Public Schools’ Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

 

To Register and Participate in the Zoom meeting with a filmaker Q @ A:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zqF85sjKRy6-FfesiStneg

To Watch on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/VqqB39K9UQ8

To Watch on TV

Tune to Comcast Cable Channel 5 in West Hartford or FrontierTV Channel 6099

PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK Reading Series

A reading of a new play by professional actors, a talk back following the reading with the playwright, cast, and director, and an opportunity for audience members to complete a response card for each play/musical.


Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen

by Mackenzie McBride

The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen: Owen meets Lucy, they fall in love, they break up, they rewind and start all over. And over and over and over. A couple, forced to endlessly re-live their romance from beginning to end, wonders if the fate of their relationship is inevitable. They decide to go back and try it all again, this time without the lies or the fear. Could the truth make a difference? Could it release them both from their purgatory?

You can watch live via this link:

 

 

 

JOIN THE  Q and A online via Zoom!   To register for the discussion with the playwright and opportunity to complete a response sheet will immediately follow the reading.

Click to Register

 
There are seven locations around town that your can access outside charging stations at the following schools, 7AM-8PM:
 
Conard - Berkshire Road - outside of grounds garage across from cafeteria
King Philip - 100 King Philip Drive - to the far right of main entrance
Bristow - 34 Highland Street - main entrance at north end of building
Charter Oak - 425 Oakwood Avenue - outside cafeteria/gym entrance off of playground
Morley - 77 Bretton Road - kindergarten playground at front of building
Norfeldt - 35 Barksdale Road - front entrance
Whiting Lane - 47 Whiting Lane - north parking lot, loading dock
Residents are reminded to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and bring your own charging device and hand sanitizer.

Immediately following the storm on Tuesday, we had 90 streets partially impacted with trees, limbs and wires down and another 22 streets completely inaccessible. Town crews and Eversource worked through the night and made the most severely hit neighborhoods open once again. Despite this progress, we are disappointed with limited resources Eversource has made available to our community. They have not given us a clear indication on when power will be restored to 100%.

Prioritization is being done by first life-threatening situations, then road reopening, followed by restoration to critical facilities, and finally neighborhoods with the highest number of residential outages. Today we heard from Governor Lamont that Eversource is promising more resources to arrive tomorrow. We will continue to press Eversource for more crews dedicated to West Hartford so progress can be made quickly. Beginning next week, Public Works crews will make one town-wide curbside collection of storm debris. Simply pile debris neatly at the curb and we will take it from there. You do not have to tie debris in bundles or place in bags.

We ask that you take advantage of the weekend and have everything ready for pickup. In the meantime, the Town’s Yard Waste & Recycling Center is open for disposal, Monday through Friday, 7:00AM -4:30PM, and Saturday 8:00AM-1:00PM. A yearly permit is required. If you live on a road that is blocked and your trash was not collected, please call Paine’s at (860) 844-3000 so you can be put on a list for pick-up when the road reopens. I want to leave you with two recommendations. First, our public safety responders have observed children and adults in several neighborhoods being complacent by being near wires that were either hanging from above or on the ground. This is not safe. Treat every wire as if it were live.

Lastly, if you have been without power, food in your refrigerator may no longer be safe to consume. Discard refrigerated food such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers after 4 hours without power. Never taste food to determine if it safe. When in Doubt, Throw it Out! There is a food waste drop off site at the Norfeldt Little League Field at 490 Park Road. We understand how frustrating it is to be without electricity. I am hoping that when I call tomorrow, West Hartford will have more homes with power than without. Please stay safe and thank you for your patience.

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