Ädelbrook Seeking Golfers & Sponsors for ‘Golf for Kids Tournament’

events-golf-for-kids-tile.jpgSpring is here and Ädelbrook’s Golf for Kids Tournament is right around the corner. This year’s tournament will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Robert Trent Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved with Golf for Kids to support the children and families served by Ädelbrook. Download the golf brochure at https://adelbrook.org/learn-more/events/golf-for-kids

This is a great sponsorship opportunity as golfers from all over the state with varying business needs attend, providing a diverse audience to showcase your business. As this tournament is in its 23rd year it has a history of success and our golfers know that they get what they pay for.

The day includes 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast and afternoon buffet, contests for long drive and closest to the pin, free neck and shoulder massages, silent auction and a prize drawing, and a golf cannon. Yes, you read that correctly, a golf cannon.

Golf for Kids offers a wide variety of sponsorship levels from $150 up to $3,500. Being a sponsor allows you to get your company name out, while also benefitting the many children and young adults who are served by Ädelbrook. Being a golfer at this event promises a really great day with good food, fun activities all for a great cause.

Ädelbrook is a multi-service agency specializing in behavioral and developmental services. We are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of families and individuals, of all ages, as they relate to intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide short-term, long-term and respite residential programming for children and young adults. In-home and community-based services are customized from, as little as two hours a week, to round the clock staffing.  Additionally we provide an educational continuum for students aged 3 – 21.

For further information please call 860-635-6010 x327 or email Sharon Graves at sgraves@adelbrook.org

Fuller Yoga in Glastonbury Builds Yoga Wall

29351554_2067478496600826_2377491373809299200_oFuller Yoga in Glastonbury, CT has built a Yoga Wall.  This intricate system of bars, belts, ropes and Slings helps students strengthen underdeveloped muscles, create more range of motion in the body, and improve alignment and overall body awareness

The Yoga Wall was first developed by renowned yogi B.K.S. Iyengar to assist beginner to advanced students with alignment, inversions and develop strength.  The Yoga Wall will enable students to access more difficult poses and support individuals with limitations so they too can reap the benefits of yoga.

“When you know what the right thing is to do, you can do nothing less.” –Justine.

The investment of such an endeavor is big so Justine launched a GO Fund me campaign to raise funds for this important effort.  After a more than a year of fundraising and over 25 donors from throughout the community, Justine has finally seen her dream come to fruition with the official completion of Fuller Yoga’s Yoga Wall.

”When you see someone as passionate as Justine is in helping her students feel better in their body you just want to be a part of it.” – Tim S.

Join Fuller Yoga on Saturday, April 14th from 3-6 pm for an Open House.  Meet the teachers, experience the yoga wall and see why Fuller Yoga is the first studio in the area to offer a yoga wall classes as a means to living better in your body.

For more information visit Fuller Yoga’s website at www.fullleryoga.com

The CRV Chamber offers a warm welcome its newest member, veterans service organization House of Heroes Connecticut (HOHCT)

HOHCT logo Hi Res.jpgThe CRV Chamber offers a warm welcome to its newest member, veterans service organization House of Heroes Connecticut (HOHCT). HOHCT board member and South Glastonbury resident Paul Hoar joined chamber members for a ribbon cutting celebrating HOHCT’s membership at chamber headquarters on Monday, April 9. The mission of HOHCT is to recognize, honor and serve military and public safety veterans and/or their surviving spouses for their sacrificial service to America. The organization provides one-day, no-cost home repairs for veterans who are disabled, living on a fixed income, or facing other physical/financial challenges. The Connecticut Chapter is busily planning its 100th project since its founding in 2012 this Memorial Day weekend.

HOHCT’s membership comes just in time for the Rolling on the River Chili Cook-Off, Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Middletown’s Harbor Park, a major fundraiser for HOHCT and the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial in Middletown. Co-sponsored by the City of Middletown, the event will feature dozens of competitors, vendors, music and family fun for all. CRV Chamber members are invited to join the fun and support the mission of our newest member by becoming an event sponsor or registering your “team” for the chili competition. For more information, contact HOHCT Executive Director Dennis Buden at dennisb@houseofheroesct.org or 860-558-0514, or Paul Hoar at paul@houseofheroesct.org or 203-247-4723. For more information on HOHCT visit www.hohct.org, and for complete Chili Cook-Off information, visit www.rollingontheriverchili.com.


Cromwell Pizza and Pasta is giving back to Ädelbrook on April 19

29432509_10156085377201531_4716304735184715989_n.jpgCromwell Pizza and Pasta is giving back to Ädelbrook on April 19. They are going to donate 30% of the proceeds from dinner (either take out or dine in) between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. In order for the money to go to Ädelbrook you must print out the flyer on Ädelbrook’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/adelbrook. This is a great opportunity to support two Cromwell businesses.

It’s donations like these from Cromwell Pizza and Pasta that allow Ädelbrook to purchase specialty items such as sensory equipment that isn’t covered by state funding.  These are the little things that make the big difference to the children and young adults served by Ädelbrook.

Welcoming Local Artist Elle Smith Fagan to the Chamber

lb.jpgConnecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce New Member, Elle Smith Fagan Ellefagan.com,  lifelong artslady, will enjoy a Ribbon-Cutting at the Chamber Office Steps on Friday April 20th at noon.    Please feel invited to share the moment and small mementos, plus opportunities to join in her future events:

A few of her  prize-winning paintings will join her and  there will be the opportunity to Signup for a fine “En Plein Air – Glastonbury Center” afternoon group event open to all,  scheduled to meet in a few weeks, when the spectacular flowering trees and planters in the Center area put on their annual nature show.  See the Beauty.   Half of the modest fee will go to CRV Chamber.  Developing a local one-woman show. Find her to host or sponsor.

Her Art shows and sales happen worldwide and one appeared at the White House, while her “Art With Heart” activities donate her art to win cash for causes she served on site in the past, most recently The American Red Cross Gala in Farmington in March 2018.    And Elle will participate for the 5th year at the 10th Connecticut Art 4 AIDS in June.  The popular event – food, music, art grab wall and fine art show – all are included with your ticket price https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3393698 for details.


Elle will be sharing some recent artwork at the event, including a basket of Glastonbury icon scene miniatures for sale or for free gifts and select paintings.

She will also be announcing details on an upcoming community event:  Glastonbury En Pleine Air –  https://ellefagan.com/fineartstorepage/glastonbury-en-plein-air

Glastonbury Enacts Business Workgroup for Planned Roundabout

This spring, the Town will begin construction of a second roundabout at the intersection of Hebron Avenue and House Street, to provide a much needed safety solution and improve vehicular circulation at this busy intersection.  The project will also include pavement rehabilitation on the Hebron Avenue corridor between New London Turnpike and Sycamore Street.  To engage local property and business owners throughout the construction process, Glastonbury is establishing a Workgroup to achieve the following objectives:

  • Review project scope and schedule
  • Discuss lessons learned through the Hebron Avenue/New London Turnpike roundabout project
  • Review communications platforms to be used throughout the project
  • Support business and property owners along the construction route
  • Meet throughout the project to ensure communications are effectively serving community needs

The first workgroup meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, at 5:30pm in Council Chambers at Glastonbury Town Hall.  Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to provide input regarding their home/business.  Please note, tax rebates and monetary-based suggestions will not be up for discussion.

This letter is being sent to all business/property owners within 500 feet of the project bounds, however all Glastonbury business/property owners are welcome to attend.  If you’re interested in participating, please RSVP to Kathryn Paquette at marketing@glastonbury-ct.gov with your full name and business name if applicable. Registration is not mandatory but will ensure we have your contact information for future group announcements. 

This workgroup is intended for Glastonbury businesses located within 500 feet of the  project, planned on Hebron Avenue and House Street.

Read the Full Letter

Help Foodshare Knock Hunger Out of the Park!


Step up to the plate and help make an impact on hunger in Greater Hartford! Join us at the 35th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, May 5th at Dunkin’ Donuts Park – home of the Hartford Yard Goats. The Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is not only the organization’s leading fundraiser, but the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut.

Funds raised from the Walk support Foodshare and our partner programs who serve the 127,000 people in Hartford and Tolland counties struggling with food insecurity. The funds also support long-term efforts to increase access to healthy food and address the underlying issues that contribute to hunger. Last year alone we were able to provide enough food for nearly 12 million meals to help our friends and neighbors in Greater Hartford.  More than 1/3 of that food was fresh produce – providing healthy options for the people we serve. In supporting the Foodshare Walk Against Hunger, you will help us continue this important work.

Registration begins at 8:30 am and the Walk begins at 10 am.

Registration is now open! For more information and to register, visit FoodshareWalk.org. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Al Marino at amarino@foodshare.org.