Friday, May 7, 2010
PHOTOS BY BRENDAN COX
Last Saturday, about 150 volunteers organized by the Union City Revitalization Committee turned out to help beautify the area. More than 200 bags of trash were collected, leaves were raked, weeds were cleared and annuals and flowers were planted at Prospect Street School, Linden Park and along streets.
MARIE’S JEWELRY 230-755-GOLD (4653)
Sunbeam Park, 2457 East Main St., Waterbury 30 Years www.mariesjewelryonline.com
Italian & American Ristorante, Bar & Grill
(Off New Haven Rd.)
33 Osborn Road, Naugatuck
11:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
A few selections from our special menu include... l Chicken de Casa l N.Y. Strip l Char-grilled Filet l Veal & Shrimp Mignon Scampi l Honey Baked Ham l Stuffed Pork l Grilled Chicken Oscar Tenderloin and more! l Stuffed Shrimp Reservations Recommended | Walk-ins Welcome ~ Children’s Menu Available~ •
Private Banquet Room Available • Backstreet Entertainment 545 Main St., Watertown
20.95 plus tax
Assorted Danish & Muffins ~ Bread & Butter Omelette Station ~ Double Thick French Toast Fresh Fruit ~ Tossed Salad ~ Relish Tray Garlic Mashed Potatoes ~ Penne ala Vodka Vegetable ~ Stuffed Sole ~ Chicken Francaise Braised Lamb with Wild Mushrooms in a Madeira Sauce Sliced Roast Beef ~ Baked Virginia Ham Chocolate Fountain with Assorted Dipping Treats & more
~ Reservations Required ~
Seybridge Jewelry & Gifts
Buy 4 Beads
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How to Bond in Blended Families Babies learn to trust their parents over time. When the infant cries because he is hungry and you feed him, he learns that you will be there to address his needs. The same can be said for stepchildren. Over time stepchildren can learn to bond with their stepparent... it just requires a little patience. Bonding in blended families generally depends on the age of the children. Younger children tend to take to new situations easier than older children. Therefore, if you’ve recently become the stepparent to a young child, through consistent support and care, you may quickly find the child trusts you and looks to you as simply another parent. Older children can be more difficult to win over. It could take considerable time before your
stepchild is willing to develop a relationship with you. Older kids have more intense feelings and understand relationships more deeply than their younger counterparts. Therefore they could be seeking out the “who” and the “why” of the situation. They also may be holding out hope that their parents will be getting back together. Older children also could be influenced by their other parent. If divorced couples are not supportive of their exes remarrying, their biases could trickle down to their children. Bonding takes great patience and perseverance. It is not something that will happen overnight. However, consistently making yourself available and supportive can help the process along.
Did You Know? If you’re thinking about buying a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day from one of the 22,000 florists in the United States, it’s likely that the flowers you get were grown in either California or Colombia.