The Glastonbury Auxiliary Donates $101,000 to Support The Village’s Mission



Donna Jolly, The Village vice president for advancement (second from right), accepts a check for $101,775 from Marnie Stucky, chair of The Village’s Glastonbury Auxiliary. Also pictured are (l-r) Jeannette Urban, shop treasurer; Lori Holmes, Auxiliary vice chair; and JoAnn Adams, shop manager.

The Glastonbury Auxiliary of The Village for Families & Children has done it again! This year, the completely volunteer-run Auxiliary contributed over $101,000 to The Village through sales at its Second Chance Shop.


For more than half a century, the Glastonbury Auxiliary has been supporting The Village’s programs that build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children.

The Glastonbury Second Chance Shop is located at 730 Hebron Avenue and is open 10am-4pm Tuesdays-Fridays and 10am-2pm Saturdays.

Cheers for Ädelbrook Coming Oct. 12

events-cheers-for-adelbrook-tile.jpgCheers for Ädelbrook is a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the children and young adults with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders served by Ädelbrook. The event will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $50. There are only 350 tickets available, make sure you get yours in advance!

As with wine, many things get better with age, and so it is with Cheers for Ädelbrook. In its 15th year, this event brings in over 15 distributors each with a variety of wines and other spirits to taste thanks to our sponsor Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe. Listen to live music by Will Evans while you peruse the silent auction and teacup auction tables. Enjoy hand passed hors d’oeuvres, light fare and desserts by Sweet Harmony Café and Bakery then head over to the wine pull or get your photo taken in the photo booth. Great food, great wine, a great time at a great price, get your tickets now for Cheers for Ädelbrook!

This event also presents a great sponsorship opportunity to get your business name out in front of hundreds of local individuals and fellow businesses. Sponsorships from local businesses help us put on this great event to help the children and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders who are served through Ädelbrook. You can choose a level of sponsorship that fits your budget or customize a sponsorship that works for you and your business.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact Sharon Graves at 860-635-6010 x327 or via email

Figs to host October SPARC ‘First Round’s on Us’ Happy Hour

Wine photo.jpgThe CT River Valley Chamber’s initiative for young suburban professionals, SPARC has been holding monthly ‘First Round’s on Us’ happy hours every 2nd of the month at various locations in and around Hartford, including the Capital Grill, Northpoint Mortgage and the Hartford Yard Goats Stadium. These happy hours provide networking opportunities and allow attendees to learn more about SPARC.

On October 9th, SPARC’s First Round’s On Us will be at Figs Bistro + Bar, in South Glastonbury from 5 – 7 PM. Figs, a newly established destination on the Glastonbury restaurant scene, has just announced new weekly specials:

CELEBRATE TUESDAYS with half price bottles of wine over $50

ENJOY THURSDAYS extended Happy Hour from 4-6pm

RELAX WITH SUNDAYS Happy Hour from 2-6pm

Learn more about Figs Bistro + Bar here:

Learn more about SPARC:



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Bicycles East to Host ‘Bike Scavenger Hunt’

15626082_1201600749893977_6086073436276707161_o.jpgBike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt/Bike Rodeo On Sunday, October 14th between 8:00-11:00 a.m., come and explore some of Glastonbury’s bicycle friendly roads and take part in the Bike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt and Bike Rodeo. You’ll be on the lookout for “secret” pit-stops throughout the local streets to collect tickets to enter into prize drawings. The more “secret” pit-stops you locate, the greater your chances of winning a prize – including a brand new bike from Bicycles East!

The roads are nearly pancake flat, so riders of all ages are encouraged to participate. Additionally, kids can take part in a Bike Rodeo to practice safe riding! A roaming bike mechanic will be out and about to lend a hand, but this is not a group ride. Riders must abide by all traffic rules and will be expected to share the roads. This is a free event and no pre-registration is required. However, prizes will be announced at the Apple Festival, so in order to claim a prize participants will need to purchase a ticket to the festival.

Glastonbury Health Department Launches Educational Social Media Campaign in Recognition of National Preparedness Month: September 2018

National-Preparedness-Month-2018-678x381Glastonbury, CT. September is National Preparedness Month and the Glastonbury Health Department and Marketing & Communications Specialist have launched a social media campaign to provide community members with essential emergency preparedness resources for their households.  A thoughtfully developed preparedness plan can provide Glastonbury individuals and families with the peace of mind of knowing that they are well equipped to handle emergency situations such as a house fire, natural disaster, or significant power outage.  Throughout National Preparedness Month this September, Glastonbury will frequently post educational resources to the Town Facebook page, which residents can use to develop and practice a customized preparedness plan for their family or neighborhood.

Each week in September will focus on an essential component of preparedness ranging from how to develop and practice a plan to supply checklists, emergency communication platforms, and financial strategies to support emergency related expenses.  Resources will also be provided for individuals who are interested in volunteering their time, skills, or expertise to the Glastonbury community in the event of an emergency.

The Health Department’s goal this month is to help members of the Glastonbury community feel more comfortable and better prepared should an emergency event occur in town.  The 2016 Community Health Assessment Survey indicated that 47% of Glastonbury respondents felt the community needed more information about preparing for emergencies and 48% of respondents reported that they did not have a three-day supply of non-perishable food, water, and other essentials for household members in the event of a multi-day power outage.  Glastonbury Health staff believe this month’s social media campaign will be an effective way of addressing this request for information and thus has been designed to provide Glastonbury residents with diverse resources that can be essential for emergency preparedness.

Glastonbury community members are encouraged to follow the Town Facebook page to view these updates throughout September and to implement the emergency preparedness practices in their home and office.  (Search “Town of Glastonbury CT on Facebook and click “Follow” to receive Town updates in your newsfeed, or visit the town Facebook page and scroll through the timeline).  Resources will also be made available at the Health Department office, located on the third floor of Town Hall (2155 Main St.)  For more information about National Preparedness Month, visit or contact the Health Department at (860) 652-7534.

CONN-OSHA Roundtable Addresses Safe Handling of Chemicals in the Workplace

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) is holding a Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Group on the safe handling of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. It will be held 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. August 21 at the agency’s Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.

Guest speaker Christopher Mayne will present “Process Safety Management: A Valuable Tool for Protecting Non-PSM Regulated Facilities.” Mayne, project manager at GZA in Glastonbury, will focus on the regulatory requirements of Process Safety Management (PSM), important elements that make up a good PSM program, and measures that every facility manager who deals with hazardous chemicals should follow to protect the facility and its employees.

“Even if your company is not required to develop a PSM program because it does not meet the chemical thresholds, certain elements of the PSM standard are very useful for preventing accidents or for smaller quantities of chemicals,” notes John Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist and roundtable project coordinator.

There is no charge to attend the roundtable, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Able at to register or for additional information.

Town of Glastonbury Hosting 325th Anniversary Event September 16th at Riverfront Park

325 Years (Final).pngIn recognition of the town’s 325th anniversary, Glastonbury will host a celebratory community event on Sunday, September 16th at Riverfront Park.*  The program will run from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will include live music, food trucks, lawn games, riverfront outings coordinated through the L.L. Bean Adventure program, farmers market, and activities for all ages.  Town staff are collaborating with a number of local organizations and volunteers to plan and execute the event and community support has been overwhelmingly positive.

The program will be entirely funded through the generous donations of community members, and Glastonbury is greatly appreciative to those who have already contributed.  Residents and businesses looking to donate to the anniversary event may make checks payable to the ‘Town of Glastonbury’ with “325th anniversary” written in the memo line.  All donations should be sent to the address below, and donors will receive an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes.

Attn: Town Manager’s Office
Glastonbury Town Hall
2155 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Glastonbury is in discussions with regional vendors to determine the feasibility of a fireworks display at the event, which will be pursued if fundraising goals are achieved.  A goal of $25,000 has been established for the event, including the fireworks display, and over $10,000 has been collected thus far towards that budget.  A goal thermometer has been installed at the Boathouse entrance of Riverfront Park which will reflect ongoing fundraising progress.  Community members who are interested in contributing to, or sponsoring the fireworks program specifically may contact Glastonbury Town Manager, Richard J. Johnson, to discuss further.

Periodic updates regarding fundraising activities and additional program information will be posted to the town website at as available. (In the event that funds are raised in excess of those necessary to execute the event as outlined, such excess will be allocated to future events that benefit the community overall).  Residents are also encouraged to follow the Town on Facebook (@glastonburyconnecticut), or subscribe to the “What’s Happening in Glastonbury” category under the News heading of the Town’s eNotification system for real-time updates on event activities. (Visit to subscribe or update preferences.)

Glastonbury extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have donated thus far and to those who will contribute in the coming weeks. The 325th anniversary is a significant town milestone and this event will provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together in celebration of Glastonbury’s past, present, and future.

* Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 23rd – same time/location.