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Community News For The South Windsor Edition

Mother Models New Style After Makeover

HARTFORD — New County Motor Cars whisked away the winner of their 2nd Annual Magnificent Mom Makeover promotion for a day of pampering recently when Christine McKeown of South Windsor was chosen from countless entries to receive the grand prize package.

McKeown's day of decadence began with the arrival of a personal chauffeur in a luxurious new Mercedes to escort her to Elements Massage in East Longmeadow, Mass., for a relaxing massage. Next was a new hairstyle, complete with color and cut, at Studio 513 in Wethersfield. Then a stop at the New Country Mercedes dealership in Hartford for the presentation of gift cards from BodyRoc and Joy of Food. Lastly, she enjoyed a shopping spree at Soft Surroundings in Evergreen Walk, South Windsor with personal stylist Debbie Wright from Project Closet.

"This was the best Mother's Day gift ever!" said McKeown, mother of four boys. "I appreciate the generosity of New Country, all of the businesses, and my son for truly making me feel like a queen for the day."

Pictured is Steven Dunham of New Country Mercedes-Benz in Hartford presenting Christine McKeown of South Windsor with the grand prize package on her day of pampering as the winner of the dealership's 2nd Annual Magnificent Mom Makeover promotion.

South Windsor Public Library

SOUTH WINDSOR - The South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave., will hold the following programs;

Unplugged - Table top gaming: Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Irish Dance demonstration: Tuesday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m.

Dance Party: Thursday June 30, at 2 p.m.

Call 860-644-5404 for details.

South Windsor Community Women's Club Sponsors Safety Town

SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Community Women's Club is sponsoring Safety Town 2016, a one week class in which children entering kindergarten receive safety instruction in preparation for elementary school. Safety Town is a national program that teaches children entering kindergarten about fire and bus safety, calling 911, and pedestrian safety, bike safety and stranger danger with classes held daily, at Unity Church, 919 Ellington Road. South Windsor Police and Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to help teach the program Classes are July 18-22 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Friday, the last day, there is a video on stranger danger and a graduation ceremony and parents and relatives are invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony.

For registration information call Liz at 860-644-6787 or register online at SouthWindsorCWC.org.

Archivist Seeks Historic Photographs

SOUTH WINDSOR — Archivist Claire Lobdell at the Wood Memorial Library is compiling a book of historic photographs of the town of South Windsor and is looking for contributions from members of the community. Any images used in the book will be scanned at Wood Library and returned to their owners. Lobdell is looking for photographs of the Wapping Fair before 1940, farming, including crops, livestock, and farm workers, people by or in the Connecticut River in South Windsor, including swimming, boating, fishing, or walking on ice, ice harvesting, hunting or trapping, pre-1950 interior or exterior images of businesses, including stores, mills, public dances; social or fraternal organizations, the Pelton slaughterhouse, canning or preparing food pre-1950s, and pre-1930s interior images of houses. Call the library at 860-289-1783 or email clobdell@woodmemoriallibrary.org.

South Windsor Senior Center

SOUTH WINDSOR — Senior Activities at the Enes Community Center, 150 Nevers Road:

Hawaiian Luau with T-Bone Stankus; Friday, June 24, at 1p.m.

Art Party Class: Friday, June 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with Irene Hilbert.

Clutter Control: Thursday, June 30, at 6 p.m.

Water Aerobics at Veterans Memorial Park Pool on Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Aug. 3.

Aging Gracefully Seminar with JoAnne Harrison-Becker: Monday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m.

Summer Exercise classes on Fridays in July at 8 a.m. Strength Training on Tuesdays at 8 a.m., beginning July 12 to Aug. 30. Country Line Dance on Fridays at 10 a.m., July 8 to Aug. 26.

Spanish Lessons: Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m., from June 23 to Aug. 25. Sign up by June 17.

Empower Zipline Canopy Adventure is Saturday, Sept. 24, Middletown. Bus departs the center at 9 a.m. Sign up by Aug. 14.

Adult Coloring: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Painting or Crafts: Mondays from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Call 860-648-6361, ext. 335, for details on any of the terms of these programs as many of the above programs have fees and limited capacity.

South Windsor Community Band Performs

SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Community Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Timothy Edwards Middle School, 100 Arnold Way.

Southern Connecticut State University

NEW HAVEN — Lauren Christensen, Michael DeGrandi, Amanda Gemme, Emily Krawski, Caitlin McAvoy, Stephanie Russo and Taylor Tenenbaum of South Windsor have made the Dean's List at Southern Connecticut State University.

Local Student Named To Anderson University Dean's List

ANDERSON, SC — Conor Caffrey of South Windsor was named to the Dean's List at Anderson University for the Spring Semester.

Local Student Named To Hamilton College Dean's List

CLINTON, NY — Avantika Tankala, daughter of Sudha Swaminathan and Kanishka Tankala of South Windsor, has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton College for the spring semester.

Vendors Space Available At The Wapping Fair

WAPPING — Have a product that you want to sell? Need to get your name out to the public? If so, then be a part of the largest project run by the South Windsor Jaycees, the 124th Wapping Fair. More than 20,000 people visit our fair from Sept. 8 through 11. We offer both indoor and outdoor space at reasonable rates but only a limited number of weekend only spaces are available. All booths include passes to the fair.

Email wappingvendors@aol.com or visit wappingfair.org for details.

Local Residents Named To Dean's List

BOSTON, MA - John DeMartino, Alexander Hu and Janki Viroja of South Windsor were recently named to

the Dean's List at Boston University.

Boston University Graduates

BOSTON, MA – Janki Viroja, Jonathan Solomon and Kathleen Lynch of South Windsor were awarded academic degrees from Boston University.

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