Hello! My name is Beth and I am approaching my graduation from Elon University in North Carolina, but I am originally from Westport. I will be home for the whole summer (May 22 - August 29, aside from 4 days in July) and am looking for full time (or as close to full time!) work as I can find. I have been babysitting since I was just 12 years old, and first worked with newborns/infants when I was 14. I have built long-lasting relationships with the families for whom I have babysat, and worked for the same two families the entire time I was in middle and high schools. I am CPR/first aid, AED, and Red Cross Lifeguard certified - including infant and child CPR and response. When people ask about my experience, the best example I can give to demonstrate my competence and how I'm "cool under pressure" is that I was an 8-5 nanny for a family with three children right after the two youngest were born -- nearly full time care for a 5 year old and 2-week-old twins! I continued to babysit regularly for the family until the twins were one, at which time they got a full time Au Pair and only needed me for an occasional date-night. I am active, love the outdoors, and am not a person to sit around and watch kids play while I am on my phone! I'd much rather be down on the floor rolling around with them or (even better) out in the yard, in the woods, or out exploring a museum. I love pets - especially dogs, and am comfortable caring for them as necessary. I am happy to help with light housework, errands, and grocery shopping while caring for your child(ren), and I have a car that can comfortably fit a car seat or two in the back, with plenty of room for a stroller and groceries. I have a clean driving record (not even a parking ticket). References will be provided upon request. I look forward to speaking with you and your family!
Was clearing out a drawer and came across these contact prints from an old Memorial Day parade. The photos show the parade turning from Taylor Place onto State Street. I guess in those days the parade began at Rogers Field or maybe (I hope not) the old town dump.
The prints are 2 ¼ inch square, just like the film stock from the old Rolleiflex camera my dad used for his work as an illustrator. So I originally assumed that he took these photos after we moved to Westport in April 1954. But I sent one to my older brother Artie, and he thinks that these photos are older, based on clothing styles (checkered shirts & skirts...very cool) and the fact that Gristedes was on State Street and not on Main Street. Also I don’t remember when Colgan’s Pharmacy became Thompson’s, and I don’t remember the Colonial Restaurant being where the Ship’s Lantern was, at all. I was only a baby in 1954 so I don’t remember much of anything. Artie is probably a more reliable source here.
My dad sometimes exchanged photos with other illustrators for his clip files, so these photos may be taken by someone else prior to 1954. I’m hoping somebody with better vision than I can date the photos from the movie displayed on the Fine Arts Theater marquee.
While I’m at it. Does anyone know when Compo Shopping center was built? My forsythia hedge is in dazzling bloom now and family legend has it that my folks took the plants from that property when it was being cleared for construction.
Staples class of '71
This year marks the 25th anniversary of our weekly Tuesday karaoke show at the Black Duck Café. “Eat, drink, sing, go nuts – not necessarily in that order!” has been our motto and we’ve sure done a boatload of that in the past 25 years! To celebrate this milestone we’ve teamed up with the American Cancer Society (ACS)/Relay For Life for a karaoke fundraiser with a goal of raising $10,000 to help save lives and support cancer victims. And we need your help!
Here’s our plan and here’s how you can participate or support us:
The event will be held on two consecutive Tuesdays, June 13 and 20, at the Black Duck, 9:00 to 12:30
This night will feature four time slots per hour over a three hour period. Each time slot will allow the team leader three songs to sing (up to 15 minutes total)
Become a Team Leader:
The team leader will set a goal of raising $500 in donations. Donations can be made directly to their team through the ACS/Relay “Applause For The Cause” website
Team leaders can do whatever they like with their time slot - perform solo, duo or more – or donate it to another singer. You DON’T need to be a singer to be a team leader!
The team leader will have their own web page in which to securely solicit and keep track of donations, contact people and promote the event.
Or support a team leader by donating to their team!
June 13 – “Only A Pay-Per-Tune”
Make a $25 donation for each song you sing - or donate your song to another singer.
I hope you all remember Jeff Brown. Your year book dedication:
"Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind; quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave. I know but I do not approve, and I am not resigned." (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Join us and fellow women who deal with diabetes every day. We created this event to help women empower themselves and share how one can live one’s life as someone who has diabetes or is caring for someone with diabetes but is not defined by it.
Our powerful and uplifting speakers for the day will be:
Karin Hehenberger, MD, Ph.D. Founder of Lyfebulb
Diane Sheehan, APRN, Bridgeport Hospital
Liz Sacco – Creator of Diabetic Dabs and mother of child with diabetes
Stronger than Diabetes Panel speaking about Diabetes and Exercise
We will be serving a delicious catered lunch, participating in a GlucoseZone guided exercise session lead by Charles O’Connell, networking over cocktails, mocktails and cheese and everyone who attends will receive a free subscription to the GLUCOSEZONE app exercise guidance specifically designed for people with diabetes and a beautiful “Stronger Than Diabetes” T-shirt.
comfortable exercise clothing and bring your glucometer. Water and snacks
will be available throughout the day.
Women & Diabetes
by Fitscript is dedicated to building connections among supportive individuals
and celebrating the drive that will reshape the future of diabetes. We hope
you’ll join us. Register now!
Sat, April 8, 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
St, New Canaan, CT 06840
Join us for a FREE lecture!
What is ergonomics? How can it play a role in addressing the aches and pains I feel in my bones and muscles? A strong link has been found between workplace physical exposures and work-related musculoskeletal conditions.
Join us to learn how ergonomic principles can help reduce stress and prevent workplace injuries associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture and repeated tasks.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
WHERE: HSS Stamford Outpatient Center, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT, 06902
SPEAKER: Sarah Schlosser Giacalone, OTR/L, CHT, Occupational Therapist, HSS Sports Rehab
Space is limited, register early!
To register or for more information, please contact Pamela Villagomez at 203.705.2956 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By 2030, the UN estimates two-thirds of the world will lack access to clean drinking water. Tapped illustrates the impact of the global water crisis on American and what we can do as individuals to enact change sooner rather than later. Thursday March 2 at 7PM watch the movie TAPPED with us, followed by an expert panel discussion. Panelists are Gail Lavielle, George Logan, Alicia Mozian and Isabelle Amlicke. This event is free. For Addition Information: Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400