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Summer 2018 The Webletter
Bryan Chodkowski

Best Wishes to
Town Manager Bryan Chodkowski


Bryan Chodkowski started with the Town of Enfield in May of 2016 from Riverside, Ohio. During his tenure here, Bryan was able to help polish the organization and accountability of the departments and facilitated in the progress of many projects, as well as the personal and professional growth of many of his staff.  While Bryan has accepted a position back in Ohio to be closer to his family, he will not be forgotten by his friends and colleagues here in Enfield.  In the interim between Bryan and a new permanent Town Manager, the position will be headed by Acting Town Manager, Christopher Bromson.
Best of luck Bryan, you will be missed!  

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Town of Enfield Website Redesign Coming July 2018


The Town of Enfield is excited to announce the launch of the newly revamped website.  The redesign has been over a year in the making and will go live on Monday, July 9, 2018.  The Town of Enfield provides significant support and numerous services to our residents, and we want to make sure that what you need is easy to find. 
The Website is being redesigned with the resident experience firmly in mind and offers quick and easy access to pertinent Town services and information.  It is more comprehensive with easier navigation and improved functionality with clean and uncluttered pages.
Visit the website for information about current Town projects, road construction, trash pick-up, programs and agendas.  You can pay taxes, sign up for important Town alerts and read quarterly department updates in the Town Webletter.  If you are currently subscribed to Notify Me, your notification preferences will not change.
Be sure to visit www.enfield-ct.gov as your first stop for Town information and services!

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The Enfield Police Youth Academy Returns for Summer 2018


The Enfield Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering two one week Youth Academies this summer for children ages 10-14. The dates for this year’s program are August 8-12 and August 15-19. The Youth Academy is run like a mini “police academy” where participants are given law enforcement, fire, and EMS related classes, practical exercises, and team building activities. Each week is capped with a fun field trip and a graduation ceremony. Only complete applications with an essay written by the participant will be accepted. 

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It's Time to License (or Re-License) Your Dogs!


The Enfield Town Clerk's Office would like to remind all dog owners that licensing dogs is done during the month June.  Call (860) 253-6436 for questions or information on how to license by mail.  Download an order form at the Town Clerk's Webpage.
 
Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

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Development Services
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Have a Delicious Summer with Development Services


There’s Still Time to Join the 2018 Enfield’s Regional Farmers Market!
The Development Services Department is still accepting applications for vendors and food trucks to be a part of the fifth annual Enfield’s Regional Farmers Market.
To be a vendor, items must be locally handmade, hand-baked/cooked, or grown. There is no fee to be a vendor and the market is located on the Town Hall Green each Wednesday beginning July 11 until October 10, 2018 from 4-8 p.m.  Food trucks are welcome this season to park near the market. 
Please visit http://www.enfield-ct.gov/226/Development-Services and click on Enfield’s Regional Farmers Market or contact Development Services at developmentservices@enfield.org or at (860) 253-6385 to review the guidelines and applications for vendors and food trucks. Don’t miss out on the summer fun!

The Thompsonville Community Garden Season Has Begun!
The 2018 Thompsonville Community Garden season opened with a successful Planting Day on Saturday, May 19. All 50 garden beds were rented quickly as this relaxing summer activity has grown in popularity since it first started in 2008.
Thanks to a generous $1,500 grant from the North Central District Health Department and the Connecticut Department of Public Heath, we were able to replace the wood for the most deteriorated, bowing, broken and failing to hold water raised beds. Their thoughtful donation came at the most critical time and the garden members are incredibly thankful!
For more information on the Thompsonville Community Garden, please visit http://www.enfield-ct.gov/226/Development-Services and click on Thompsonville Community Garden or contact Development Services at developmentservices@enfield.org or at (860) 253-6385.

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Magic Carpet in Summer - Kids Ride Free!


Good news from Transit Services!  Children up to age 18 ride free this summer starting on June 1 to September 1, 2018.  There are currently two routes in service, the Blue Line and the Yellow Line.  The Blue Line runs Monday through Friday 7am-11pm and Saturday 7am-9pm.  The Yellow Line runs Monday through Friday 7:30am-6:30pm.

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Recreation Summer Fun

Annual Youth Fishing Derby


Grab your gear and join us for a morning of fishing on Saturday, June 2!  Held at Freshwater Pond, the derby is open to Enfield youth ages 15 and under.  Fishing will begin promptly at the 9:00 am air horn blast and will end at 11:00 am.  Prizes will be awarded for largest fish caught in each age group, NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.  Please note that severe weather will postpone the derby to Sunday, June 3.  If in doubt, call the Recreation Department at 860-253-6420 for details.  

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Picnic Pack Rentals


The Enfield Recreation Department offers picnic packs which are available for Enfield residents to use for a maximum of three days.  Payment and proof of residency is required to secure your reservation.  Reservations must be made in person at the Recreation Department at least 24 hours in advance of equipment pick up. Payment is by cash or check only. Fee: $12.00 plus a $20.00 refundable deposit. Rental equipment includes: Croquet, Badminton, Wiffleball, Lawn Games, Horseshoes, Frisbee, Sports Balls, Throw Down Bases, and a Volleyball/Badminton Net. Picnic packs will be available for rent May 11 – October 1. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation

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Bus Trips You Want to Take!


NEW YORK YANKEES BUS TRIP
Travel to New York on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to be part of America’s favorite pastime as the Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals.  Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation, game ticket in the 400-level grandstand. The bus will depart the Enfield Town Hall Parking Lot at 8:00 AM and will arrive in New York at approximately 11:00 AM.  Game time is tentatively scheduled to begin at 1:05 PM.  The bus will leave immediately following the game and will be back to Enfield at approximately 8:00 PM.  Fee is $71.00 per person. Pre-registration is required for this trip.  For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.
 
BOSTON RED SOX TRIP
Travel to Boston on Friday, August 17 to be part of America’s favorite pastime as the Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays.  Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation, game ticket in the bleachers section and free time for shopping or dining. The bus will depart the Enfield Town Hall Parking Lot at 2:00 PM and will arrive in Boston at approximately 4:30 PM.  Game time is tentatively scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM. The bus will leave immediately following the game and will be back to Enfield at approximately 12:30 AM. Fee is $79.00 per person. Pre-registration is required for this trip. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.

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Summer Swimming


SWIM LESSONS
The Enfield Recreation Department offers a variety of swim lessons including Preschool Swim Lessons, Progressive Swim Lessons, and Adult Swim Lessons. Swim lessons will be held at either the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center Pool or at the Enfield Annex Pool depending on your class. Classes are held in two-week sessions, starting July 2. Pre-Registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.
 
DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM
The Dolphins Swim Team is hosted by the Enfield Recreation Department for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old.  The team swims at the Enfield Annex Pool, 124 North Maple Street in Enfield.  The coaching staff believes that it is important to teach the strokes correctly to the swimmers in a way that is developmentally appropriate while giving them ample opportunities to practice what they have learned. The focus is on improving strokes and times while having fun and being part of a team.  We will not take any additional registrations for new or returning swimmers after Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  New Swimmer Evaluations can be scheduled by contacting the swim team staff via email at enfielddolphins@gmail.com.

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Hawks Camps


TINY HAWKS CAMP
The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun and safe environment, with lots of encouragement. Participants must be at least 3 years of age and parents are encouraged to participate. Camp will be held                Monday-Friday, July 23-27 from 9:00-9:45 AM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center Gym, 19 North Main Street. Fee is $70.00 Residents / $80.00 Non-Residents. Pre-registration is required for this program. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.
 
MINI- HAWK MULTI-SPORT CAMP
This multi-sport camp allows children ages 5-7 a positive first step to explore soccer, baseball, and basketball in a    day-program setting. There is no pressure – just a lot of fun while young athletes participate in all three sports through unique Skyhawks games. Mini Hawk Camp will be held Monday – Friday, July 23-27 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center Gym, 19 North Main street. Fee is $115.00 Residents / $125.00 Non-Residents.  Pre-Registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation

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Skyhawks Tennis Camp


SKYHAWKS RED BALL TENNIS CAMP
This class provides children ages 6-9 years old a relaxed environment where fundamental tennis skills are taught along with a wide range of fun activities that help develop agility, balance, movement, sending, receiving and gross motor skills on a 36-foot court. Camp will be held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Enfield Annex Tennis Courts, 124 North Maple Street. Fee is $115.00 Residents / $125.00 Non-Residents Pre-registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation. 

SKYHAWKS ORANGE BALL TENNIS CAMP
Players, ages 7-10 years old, will develop their tennis technique, athletic and court coverage skills in order to achieve success in rallying consistency and in point playing on a 60 ft court. Camp will be held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Enfield Annex Tennis Courts, 124 North Maple Street. Fee is $115.00 Residents / $125.00 Non-Residents. Pre-registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation. 

SKYHAWKS GREEN BALL TENNIS CAMP
This class, for ages 8-12 years old, emphasizes all aspects of the game and helps improve proper shot technique. Focus is placed on live ball drills that develop rallying and decision-making skills along with proper movement and recovery. Camp will be held Monday-Thursday, July 16-19 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Enfield Annex Tennis Courts, 124 North Maple Street. Fee is $115.00 Residents / $125.00 Non-Residents. Pre-registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.


Basketball Camps


YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP 
Skyhawk’s basketball camp is for youth ages 7-10 years old. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game as coaches lead participants though drills focusing on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and rebounding.  Camp will be held Monday – Friday, July 9 – 13, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Camp will be held at the Angelo Lamagna Activity Center Gym. Fee: $129 Resident/$139 Non-Resident. Pre-registration is required for this program. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation.
 
ADVANCED TEEN BASKETBALL CAMP  
This camp is for youth ages 10-14 years old and is designed with the intermediate player in mind.  Camp will include a variety of skill building drills focused on passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding, held Monday–Friday, July 30 – August 3, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM at Angelo Lamagna Activity Center Gym.  Fee is $139 Residents/$149 Non-Residents.  Pre-registration is required. For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation

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Take a Trip with the Senior Center!


Day Trips:

  • All You Can Eat Lobster at the Delaney House featuring Jimmy Mazz, July 11, 2018.  Cost $100 per person. 
  • Webster Lake Riverboat Cruise, July 31, 2018.  Cost $96 per person.  Trip sign up date is May 11, 2018.
  • The Lighthouses of Boston Harbor, August 29, 2018.  Cost $113 per person.  Trip sign up date is June 15, 2018.
  • Savor the Flavor, Providence, RI, September 19, 2018.  Cost $98 per person.  Trip sign up date is July 13, 2018. 

Multi-Day Adventures:

  • 1000 Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY, June 6 – 8, 2018. Cost $513 pp/double.
  • Summer in the Green Mountains, Stowe, VT, August 6 – 8, 2018.  Cost $401 pp/double. 
  • Colorado’s Historic Trains, August 10 – 18, 2018. Cost $3,299 pp/double. SOLD OUT
  • Atlantic City & Cape May, September 12 -14, 2018. Cost $339 pp/double.
  • Nashville Music City, October 9 – 16, 2018.  Cost $1,763 pp/double.
  • Iceland, November 29 – December 5, 2018. Cost $3,759 pp/double. ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT!
  • American Queen River Cruise, New Orleans to Memphis, December 2 – 10, 2018.  Cost $2,599 inside cabin pp/double includes Air, shore excursions and more.

 
Trip flyers are available on our website at www.enfield-ct.gov/seniors or can be picked up at the Senior Center.

Lunch reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. Comments, questions or concerns email SeniorCenter@enfield.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kindergarten Camp is Coming!


Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall who has not had any formal Preschool experience? If so, please contact the Family Resource Center at 860-253-5144 to learn about an opportunity for support and resources over the summer to help with this transition. 

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Our Libraries Have So Much To Offer This Summer...


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Adult Programming


June 6 at 7:00 PM, Healthy Eating and Nutrition with Jacqui Campbell MS, RD, CDN Join Jacqui for an informative program on nutrition.
June 13 at 7:00 PM, Ice Age Odyssey Brian Jones, Connecticut State Archaeologist, summarizes the Pope Mastodon’s epic journey and his importance to Connecticut’s ancient history.
June 20 from 3:00-6:00 PM, Passport on Wheels Come here to get your passport. This program is in conjunction with the Hartford Public Library.
June 21 at 3:00 PM, Data Basics This is the CT Data Academy's introductory session designed to expand data literacy.
June 29 at 7:00 PM, Your Edible Landscape Join the 3 Foragers as they teach the fruits, nuts, flowers, and greens found right outside your door.

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Child Programming


June 9 Sunflower Storytime 10:00 am The Garden Club of Enfield is sponsoring a Sunflower growing contest. We will help kick-off the summer long event with stories, a craft and free sunflower seeds. Ages 3 and up! (Drop-in)
June 16 Vehicle Day 10:00 am12:00 pm There will be vehicles of all shapes and sizes for kids to explore in the library’s back parking lot. Free ice cream from the ice cream truck! Bring the whole family.  (Drop-in)
June 28 Summer Reading Kick-off Summer Reading sign-ups begin at 9:00 am for ages preschool to adults. You can also sign-up at the Pearl Street Library beginning at 10:00 am. Make sure to pick up a calendar of summer events. Join us at 10:00 am or 11:30 am for Magic Rocks, an extraordinary performance by magician Scott Jameson that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it! Ages 5 and up.

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Friends of the Enfield Library
Annual Book Sale


June 1-3, 2018


Friday June 1 from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Preview-$5.00 Admission

Saturday June 2 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Book Sale-Free Admittance

Sunday June 3 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bag Sale-Free Admittance, $5 for Small Bag, $10 for Large Bag

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Engineering Projects


The Town of Enfiled Engineering Office posts weekly updates to their webpage about construction projects in town!  Visit the Engineering Page for up to date information.

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