Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Music at the Mansion: Wednesday, June 28th – Eight to the Bar

Music at the Mansion begins
on Wednesday, June 28

Middletown, CT – The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth St, Middletown and The Friends of Long Hill Estate are excited to host their Music at the Mansion series again this year. All the concerts will begin at 6:30pm. The grounds will be open for picnicking at 5:30pm.  Parking will be at Wilbert Snow School, 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School, 1740 Randolph Road.  Handicap parking is available at the Mansion.  As there is limited parking at the Mansion, ALL vehicles will be directed to Mercy High School/Snow School when Mansion parking is full. Concerts will be held in light rain, but cancelled with the proximity of electrical storms that may endanger both guests and musicians.

Bring a picnic or enjoy food from our rotating list participating food trucks including Skyscraper Sandwich Truck, Scatz BBQ, Jonannz Eatz, Cake Batter and Roll, and more. We are also excited to welcome back Vicchetto’s Italian Ice who will be selling their sweet treats at all of our concerts!

Please note that the Mansion is closed during the concerts. There are port-o-potty’s located on the west side of the lawn by the garage and at the rear of the overflow parking lot. There is a 10 minute intermission and the Mansion grounds close 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert.

     The 2023 Concert Schedule is as follows: 

June 28th – Eight to the Bar

                     July 5th – Sister Funk

July 19th – Feels Like Foreigner

July 26th – The Cartells

Monday, June 26, 2023

Re: Lost & Found, Metro-North New Haven line, January 2018 - January 2023

Lost & Found Inquiry Link
*See full article link below.

[A spokesperson said it is important to note that] there is not a lost and found drop box or service window at every station, and the location where an item was turned in is not necessarily where it was found.

If you think you have lost an item on the Metro-North, you can file a lost and found inquiry online, call 511 to speak with a customer service representative or visit the lost and found office located in Grand Central Terminal.

Full article from CT Insider, By Taylor Johnston | June 22, 2023 5:00 a.m.

Monday, June 12, 2023

ZOOM Genealogy Club - Saturday, June 17, 2023


Presenter:  Melissa Kitchen

Topic:  Bridging Your Past and Future: Creating Powerful Personal Stories

1:30 pm (ET)

Melissa Kitchen will talk with us about using our research to write a compelling story. Many of us are guilty of enjoying our research so much that we don't stop to write it up to share. Melissa believes the Russian proverb that says, “You live as long as you are remembered,” so as a mom, she decided to do a better job building the bridge between generations for her children by documenting family stories to pass along to her future generations. 

Author of Bridging Your Past and Future: The Top 10 Items to Include When Documenting Your Personal History and host of The Preserve Your Past PodcastMelissa uses her talents as a teacher, counselor, writer, and coach to help others do the same. Her mission is to inspire and support others as they preserve their past through the power of personal stories.

The Zoom presentation will take place at 1:30 pm (ET) on June 17.  Please register by 4:00 PM Friday, June 16. The invite will be sent out on that Friday.

Godfrey Premium members can register for free at the following email: zoomregistration@godfrey.org

If you are not a Godfrey Premium member and want to attend the presentation, you can pay $10 via PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/us/home) with the payment sent to Godfrey Memorial Library.  Then register using the above email.