Monday, July 29, 2013

Yale Farm Youth Pizza Event.

We had a great day despite the ever present threat of rain.  Solar Youth got to learn more about Yale Farm, harvesting, and pizza making in the pizza oven.

Thanks again to Nadine Nelson, local chef.  This day was her idea to get our communities' kids to the Farm.  A big thank you also to Jacqueline Lewin, who patiently taught each of the kids to make their own pizza:)


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pizza at Yale Farm Kids' Event.

Newhallville native and local chef Nadine Nelson will be hosting a kids' pizza event at Yale Farm (345 Edwards Street).  It will take place this Friday, July 26th from 10 to 2.
Any neighborhood children are invited to come (along w/ adult supervision).  It's a great opportunity to see how the Yale Farm operates and have some great pizza from the pizza ovens!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mobile Market Returns to Winchester.

Friday, July 12th, the City Seed/Common Ground Mobile Market will return to 535 Winchester Avenue.  It will be a great event (weather permitting); along with Arts on the Avenue!

Fundraising Fish Fry.

There is a Fundraising Fish Fry taking place Friday, July 12 from 11:30 until 6:30.  To place your orders, call (203) 988-5690 or (203) 988-5714.

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


1879 Bird's Eye Map of Newhallville
There is a buzz in Newhallville regarding the historic designation of our neighborhood.  Some of the feedback has been positive, some negative.

Here are some  a visual reminders of how vibrant the Dixwell and Newhallville communities once were.  Commerce and enterprise were representative of our neighborhood.  Perhaps we need to see where we were in order to determine where we are going. 

 254 Bassett Street c. 1905

 Dixwell & Argyle c. 1940

125-31 Dixwell Avenue c. 1925

A big thank you to Colin M. Caplan, local author and historian for use of the pictures depicted on the blog.  His amazing collection in its entirety, can be viewed here.

Arts on the Avenue Returns.

WRAP (Winchester Revitalization Art Project) will soon begin its Arts on the Avenue for Summer 2013.  All ages are welcome.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cooling Center Information.

Please pass this along and check on the sick, shut-in and elderly.

Due to extreme temperatures continuing throughout the region for the coming days, the City of New Haven will be activating “cooling centers” in order to provide relief from the heat for residents who may have no other alternative. If high temperatures and humidity continue after Wednesday, these “cooling centers” will remain open. Please check your local news for additional updates and the City’s website at

Please be advised that anyone attending a cooling location should bring lunch or snacks as no food will be served at these sites. Seniors are reminded that senior centers require 24-hour notice for senior meals.

The following locations will serve as “cooling centers” for seniors in New Haven and will be open until 4 pm beginning Monday, July 8th:

• Atwater Senior Center, 26 Atwater Street, New Haven
• Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center, 255 Goffe Street, New Haven (People with wheelchairs will need assistance to help travel up ramp)
• East Shore Senior Center at 411 Townsend Avenue, New Haven

The following locations will serve as a “cooling center” for the general public and will be open until 7pm, beginning Monday, July 8th:

• New Haven Free Public Library, Main Branch, Downtown at 133 Elm Street
• Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue  
• Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street  
• Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue (in the Dixwell Plaza)
• Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue

Be Safe.