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Ellington Senior Center Offers Tax Help, Trips & More ELLINGTON - The 2013 Tax Preparation Program is being held at the Town of Ellington Human Services Department (Arbor Common in the conference room). Appointments will begin Thursday, February 7 and end on Thursday, April 11. Appointment times are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (last appointment taken). You must pre register for this program. Sign-up is at the Ellington Senior Center. Call (860) 870-3133 to secure your appointment time.

A Lunch & Learn program is scheduled on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker is State Representative Christopher Davis who will bring everyone up to date on legislative issues. Signup for this program is requested by January 15. Best Buy Technology classes now forming. Free classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons for the following dates. Basic Computer, Intro – Session 1, Jan. 23, Feb. 13 and 27. Basic Computer, Intro – Session 2, March 13 and 27; April

VERNON The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children recently honored the Indian Valley Family YMCA Vernon and Rockville Child Care Programs at their Annual Connecticut Early Childhood Professional Development Reception. The Indian Valley Family YMCA Child Care programs in Vernon and Rockville are NAEYC Accredited Centers serving children age 6 weeks through 6 years old. NAEYC accreditation of programs for young children represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. NAEYC accreditation began in 1985 with the goal of providing an accrediting system that would raise the level of early childhood programs. Accreditation is a long process where the center does self evaluation and must present portfolios of work. Assessors from NAEYC take a full day evaluating more

than a year of work. There are only a few NAEYC accredited programs in Vernon. The Indian Valley Family YMCA is one of 12 branches of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. The Indian Valley Family YMCA serves children, adults and families in the towns of East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, South Windsor, Tolland, Willington, and Vernon with a full membership facility in Ellington, a childcare center in Vernon and a childcare center in the Rockville section of Vernon. The YMCA of Greater Hartford is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, which served more than 95,000 people in 33 towns of the Capital Region in 2011. For more information about the Indian Valley Family YMCA and applying for financial assistance, please contact Lisa Reinhardt at 860-871-0008.

YMCA Child Care Centers Honored with Award

10. To register, sign up in person at the Senior Center with Sam on Jan. 8 and 16. Pre-registration is required. Calling all Husky Fans! The Senior Center will be showing selected UCONN Men’s and Women’s Basketball games on the big screen at the center. Bring your own sandwich, snack and soft drink and join Rich and Desh for a day or night out. Contact the Senior Center for scheduled dates and times of the games. There is also a trip planned for Saturday, April 27 to the West Point Dress

‘Santa’s Little Helpers’

Parade. West Point Academy Cadet Review. These reviews/parades are part of West Point tradition and instill discipline and order within the Corps of Cadets. Lunch is served buffet style at the Hotel Thayer on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Hotel Thayer is a national historic landmark. Cost of this trip is $93.00 per person. This includes all taxes, gratuities. For reservations contact the Ellington Senior Center in person or call (860) 8703133.

Saint Martha School students (ictured from left-to-right: Asha Patel, Alessandra Good, Emma Palmer, Tanner Guzie, Frank Roberts, and Emily Rougeot) donated toys and other Christmas gifts to area families in need this holiday season. The project was part of the school’s “Families 4 Families Project” which combines students from Grades K through 8 into ten ‘families’ to build community and provide service to others.

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January 2013 North Central News


January 2013 North Central  

Community news for the towns of East Windsor, Ellingon, Enfield, Somers, Stafford and Vernon.