Summer Days and Nights 2012
The Cheshire Herald Summer Days and Nights special section 2012
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Baxter's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is marking its 90th birthday with its wildest party ever on May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can expect to enjoy music, games, presents, and, of course, birthday cake! eight regional bakeries are working feverishly to bake their wildest creations and will take part in a Great Cake Bake Off that will be judged by hometown celebrities, the Twice Baked Twins. Well-known and local favorite radio host, WiCC's Jim Buchanan will serve as emcee for this funfilled celebration. The birthday party is free with paid admission to the Zoo and will take place rain or shine. "We are so excited to celebrate our birthday with everyone and having eight cakes to choose from is every little kid's dream come Beardsley Zoo Set To Celebrate 90 Years 1875 Noble avenue Bridgeport, CT (203) 394-6565 www.beardsleyzoo.org true," shared Gregg dancho, Zoo director. "My recommendation is: don't come that day if you're on a diet!" local bakeries facing off in the Great Cake Bake-Off include adam's Bakery of Fairfield, Billy's Bakery of Fairfield, del Prete italian Pastry of Bridgeport, disorbo's italian Bakery of hamden, dorazio sisters Bakery of Newtown, lucibello's ital- Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo (Now through Memorial Day) 533 West Main Street � Cheshire, CT 06410 203.272.7055 or 800.232.7055 www.thefurniturebarn.com www.facebook.com/furniturebarnct Visit us and discover our collections for yourself - our talented designers will gain a sense of your unique style and help transform your outdoor living space. And, for a limited time this season, experience Outdoor Living at Furniture Barn and save instantly! ian Pastry shop of New haven, luigi's italian Pastry & Wedding Cake Center of Bridgeport, and stew leonard's of danbury. each bakery will create a three tiered, frosted, zoo-and birthdaythemed cake to be judged on taste, look, and theme. Visitors may view the cakes in the Carousel Building beginning at 10 a.m. and the Twice Baked Twins will announce the winners at 1 p.m. Guests may sample the cakes after 1 p.m. while supplies last. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best in show, Best Zoo/Birthday theme, Best looking, Best Frosting, Best Flavor, Best Cake Texture, People's Choice, and Kid's Choice. The Twice Baked Twins, Joy Paoletti and Judy Vig of Monroe and Trumbull, are identical twins who got their start by turning their love of baking into a delectable dessert business focusing on elaborate displays and presentation. They entered a Bobbly Flay contest called "Grill it with Bobby," and the network loved them so much they invited them back to do a holiday special called, "dear Food Network." enjoying television so much, they continued to earn a spot on Channel 3's Better Connecticut, where they share classic recipes with a new twist, called the "Twice Baked 2 Minute Take." The birthday bash continues on sunday, May 20 as the Zoo celebrates Bridgeport day. all Bridgeport residents are invited to visit to the Zoo for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper i.d. WeBe 108 will be on site welcoming visitors who will have the chance to meet and greet with city officials, business and civic leaders, friends, and neighbors durSee ZOO, page 8 Handwoven all weather resin wicker with UVL inhibitors over a powder coated aluminum frame - detailed in a rich espresso finish. A new way to read an old friend e-Edition Combining clean lines and forged details with modern innovation - crafted in premium aluminum with a powder coated finish for durability. One year subscription a great value at just $ 19 Traditionally elegant wicker, originally designed using a woven pattern with a braided frame and generous proportions for total comfort. Featuring Sunbrella� cushions. Only need a single issue? 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Earlier this year, the "Wooden Warrior" was named Attraction of the Year (2011) in a ballot by "Behind the Thrills," a theme park enthusiasts' website. The coaster was also voted "Third Best New Ride" worldwide in the 2011 Golden Ticket awards, presented by industry publication Amusement Today. Rides And More Quassy Amusement Park features more than two-dozen rides and attractions including the popular "Saturation Station" interactive waterpark. "Saturation Station" has more than 30 ways to get drenched with water can- nons, cascading fountains, and a huge dumping bucket. The modular water play area is also home to the gigantic "Tunnel Twister" waterslides. "Saturation Station" and Quassy Beach will both open for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 26. 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Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted rates and should call the Group Sales hotline at (203) 346-2012. Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The tour will feature classic Blue Man moments, as well as brand new content, that will center around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and a high-resolution screen that creates an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. They are best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent, and visually captivating. 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The Naugatuck Railroad Is The Place To Be This Summer Naugatuck railroad 242 east Main street Thomaston, CT (860) 283-7245 www.rmne.org Join us this June to experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam on the Naugatuck railroad! hank the Tank engine returns as Flagg Coal #75 leading several trips over our scenic railroad between June 8 and Father's day, June 17, departing from Thomaston station. This is a special event you will not want to miss! The hiss of steam, the steady chugging of the engine, the call of the whistle echoing off the hills... These were the sounds of the iron horse, the american steam locomotive, the Machine That Built america. Those sounds will be heard again in Thomaston this June 8 - 17 as the railroad Museum of New england hosts hank the Tank, also known as Flagg Coal Co. #75. Between the 1830s and 1960, steam locomotives carried passengers and freight to every corner of america. They became part of our national history, a symbol of mobility and change. Over the years, steam locomotives became larger and more efficient. But technology advances after World War ii changed the face of railroading forever. By 1948, steam engines were gone from the Naugatuck Valley, replaced by modern diesel locomotives on the New haven railroad from Bridgeport to Winsted, ending an important era in modern industrial history. Flagg Coal Co. #75 is a 40 ton coal-fired steam locomotive built in 1930. it worked in Pennsylvania coal mines and New york rock quarries until it was retired in 1953. #75 rusted away, forgotten until 1991, when it was purchased by father and son team John and Barney Gramling from indiana. The Gramlings moved #75 to their farm and fully restored it to operating condition, completing it October 2001. since then, #75 has since traveled as far as Florida, Michigan, and North Carolina as a living, breathing ambassador of american steam railroading. This event also features storybook readings of hank the Tank, written by Pat Gramling, winner of international Book award in 2011, Children's Picture Book Category. We will also feature live music, games and activities for kids of all ages. The railroad Museum of New england is a not for profit historical and educational organization. Our main office is located in our train station at 242 east Main st. in Thomaston. Our mission is to preserve, restore, interpret and display for current and future generations the railroad culture and heritage of New england. We offer an entertaining and scenic train ride along the Naugatuck river from our historic 1881 train station. Our operating subsidiary, the Naugatuck railroad Company, (NrC) operates the 19.5 miles of track between Waterbury and Torrington with vintage locomotives, passenger and freight cars and cabooses. Both rMNe and NrC are all-volunteer organizations. 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The 5k and 10k races begin at 9 a.m and the doggie dash at 11 a.m. The health expo will run from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. register before noon on saturday, May 19 for the races and avoid lines on race day. registration on the day of the race will begin at 8 a.m. register in person at the Cheshire Community yMCa or online at www.cheshireheal- thylivingexpo.org. The top finishers in each category will be awarded prizes. Pre-registered runners will have time to take advantage of pre-race individualized stretching offered by Gaylord Outpatient services Orthopedic Physical Therapy. The Kid's doggie dash Fun run is for kids 10 and under. Children under age six will run � mile; over six will compete at � mile. The Cheshire y Cup elementary school relay is comprised of teams of three runners from Cheshire's elementary schools each running a leg of the race and competing against runners from other schools. The school with the most points will take ownership of the "y Cup" to display until next year's event. The healthy living expo will host vendors and exhibitors featuring the latest information on healthy living and free health screenings. This year, expo attendees will get a bingo card with Olympic Taekwondo Academy In Cheshire at The Watch Factory Shoppes 203.651.0270 www.otacheshire.com all the exhibitors listed. Visit all the booths at the health expo and get your card initialed or stamped and you will be entered in a drawing for a one-year family membership to the Cheshire Community yMCa valued at $810. The yMCa Kid's Zone will feature an inflatable obstacle course, moon bounce, and other fun activities. in the event of rain, the expo will move indoors at Cheshire high school, 525 south Main street. Proceeds from this fun, family event will benefit the Cheshire Community yMCa's annual support Campaign and y programming including the sea dog swim Club. 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Baxter ' s The Cheshire herald, May 17, 2012 seven Summer Days And Nights Chase Collegiate School Offering Fun Of Sleepaway Camp To Kids 565 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT (203) 236-9532 www.chasecollegiate.org Chase Collegiate school away camp could be in your backyard? Now it is. Chase Collegiate school's summer Camps, conveniently located on the Middlebury/Waterbury line, provide a rich array of programming in science, arts, sports, cooking, crafts, and more. Children of all ages--from 3-18--will enjoy a lively camp environment on the school's beautiful 47-acre campus. each fun-filled day is guided by veteran counselors who have campers hunting for hidden treasures, building castles, conducting science experiments, or becoming What if all the fun of sleep- their favorite harry Potter characters. younger campers may be studying animals in the "Going on a safari" session or deep diving in a session "Under the sea with Ocean explores" or baking with "Kids in the Kitchen." regular activities include music, arts, stories, technology, indoor play, outdoor play, and water activities. Older students may want to explore their sleuthing skills in a forensics class or hone their soccer skills in the sports clinics, or prepare for the ssaTs in a prep class. all ages and abilities are encouraged to test out a new skill or expand on their current interests. Options for the creatively minded include black and white photography, ceramics, dance, mixed media, sculpture, and much more. summer at Chase utilizes the state-of-the art campus facilities, including science labs, arts studios, and athletic fields. ample green space provides plenty of space for playing, relaxing, and chatting with new friends. regular field trips give campers the opportunity to explore the rich cultural offerings in the area. Chase's summer Program gives families a safe, affordable environment where children cultivate new friendships, participate in exciting activities and explore the world around them. all this just a short drive from home. Make this summer a memora- ble and enriching experience for your child. More can be found at www. chasecollegiate.com/summer, (203) 236-9532, or by emailing email@example.com. Ride On Everything From The "Free Fall `N Tower" To The Carousel continued from page 3 in addition, popular rides in the park include the "Music Fest," "Free Fall `N" drop tower, "Paratrooper," "Family Fun slide," and "Grand Carousel." Two Kiddyland areas cater to the tots with a variety of children's rides. in the heart of the park is the "Carousel Theatre" stage with daily entertainment during the height of the season. Quassy has a huge redemption arcade, restaurant, games, paddle boat rentals, and excursions on lake Quassapaug aboard the Quassy Queen. Quassy is the location of choice for birthday parties, catered company outings, family reunions, church picnics, sports team, league banquets, and team building events. Catered group outings are held in the privacy of the park's pavilions or patio area overlooking the lake. all-day ride and "saturation station" passes, individual season passes, and individual ride tickets are available, with the best value a family of four season pass. included are the rides, "saturation station," Quassy Beach, and free parking with each visit. Quassy season pass holders are also entitled to a number of "season pass perks" during the summer. Friday evenings starting May 25 feature 50-cent rides, hot dogs and small soft drinks. "50-Cent Fabulous Fridays" will continue through aug. 31. The $35 saturday night carload special (after 5 p.m.) starts May 26 and continues through sept. 1. Up to 10 persons in a vehicle receive an evening wristband, parking included. CONNECTICUT'S BEARDSLEY ZOO! An entire season of deals and special events Memorial Day, May 28 - Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012 Mondays: Roll Back Monday � admission rolls back to only $9! Tuesdays: $1 carousel rides Wednesdays: Half price admission if you were born in the 90s! (Must show valid photo ID, birth certificate, passport, report card) Thursdays: If it's a scorcher (over 90�F), receive one free child admission with one paying adult. May 19 Beardsley Zoo 90th Birthday Bash Jun 2 Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari, 6-9pm Fridays: Be the 90th guest to visit the zoo and get FREE admission plus a special gift just for you! Birthday Bonus! As a gift to all Zoo guests, anyone who visits Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo on his or her birthday gets in free (Photo ID with birthday required. Valid through 12/31/12). * NOTE: These offers do NOT apply to groups. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or coupons. TO CELEBRATE THE 90th BIRTHDAY OF 90 DAYS OF SUMMER GET READY FOR AN AMAZING Aug 1-31 Rainforest Reptiles Aug 3-10 Chris Rowlands Aug 11 Teddy Bear Fest Aug 30 Picture Yourself at the Zoo winner announced Sep 23 Hispanic Heritage Day Oct 1 Golf Tournament Oct 19-20 & 26-27 Howl-o-Ween Oct 20-31 Scarecrow Competition Check out our website! www.wallingfordbike.com Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/wallingfordbike Jun 9 World Ocean Day Jun 23 Bluefish Day Jun 23 Animal Enrichment Jun 23-30 Chris Rowlands Jul 13-22 Shakespeare Jul 26-31 Chris Rowlands 50% OFF Wallingford � SPRING TUNE UP for Cheshire Residents with this ad. It's worth the trip! 3 day turnaround Come experience 57 years of friendly & knowledgable service Oct 28 Boo at the Zoo EVENING LECTURES: Jun 20 View From a Kayak, Jul 18 Cougars Come to Town, Aug 15 Crocodiles in Paradise Located Behind Subway 218 North Colony St. 203-265-2998 with purchase of adult ticket and this coupon. Limit 1 free ticket per household. 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