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Posted on: December 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 12/24/2020

Happy Holidays! 

The Town of Enfield would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! If you choose to gather with family, please remember to be safe. Please follow this link to read the State of Connecticut Holiday Guidance. https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Holiday-Guidance

Winter Farmer's Market  

Please join us this Sunday for the final Winter Farmer's Market, located at the Enfield Square Mall from 11 AM to 3 PM. Last weekend we had over 80 vendors! Vendors will have handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and eggs and meats. Remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you to all who have made this year's summer and winter Farmer's Markets such a success! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @EnfieldRegionalFarmersMarket for updates on when the market will reopen in 2021!  

Enfield Police Department

The Enfield PD held their annual holiday light competition. There were over 25 entries this year. Follow the Enfield Police Department on Facebook or Instagram @EnfieldCTPolice to find a list of the entries. Winners will be announced Christmas morning!  

Help Us Plan Enfield’s Future

The Town of Enfield and the Planning and Zoning Commission have started the comprehensive planning process to update the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).The POCD is a strategic plan that will guide land use, development, and decision making for the next 10 years. As part of the planning process, we are seeking input from the community to inform our effort and the Plan. This Community Survey offers you an opportunity to provide your thoughts and perspectives on Enfield today and the Enfield you want to be part of in the future. 

The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete—time well spent to participate in the planning of Enfield’s future. We thank you for your interest in our community and taking the time to inform the Town’s planning process. 

 Enfield CT - Community Survey

Senior Center

Join the Enfield Senior Center on December 31 at 1 PM to celebrate the New Year with a virtual party! Register by December 28 to receive a New Year’s Eve gift bag full of celebratory goodies. If you are interested in joining the fun please call us at 860-763-7425 or email us at seniorcenter@enfield.org to receive a Zoom link. Supplies are limited so reserve your spot. A Zoom link will also be posted on our Facebook page.  

Join the Enfield Senior Center on January 15 at 3PM for a virtual presentation in conjunction with The Connecticut Historical Society. In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co. in Hartford! This presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday, as we go from floor to floor and recall the various departments. Call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 or email us at seniorcenter@enfield.org to register. A link to the Zoom presentation will also be posted on our Facebook page.  

Every one of you is a part of the puzzle that is the Enfield Senior Center! Decorate your puzzle piece and contribute your individual voice to form our story and complete our Enfield Senior Center puzzle. Each piece starts out blank, and in the end, all the pieces are different and fit together. You can color, paint, collage, embroider, anything to express yourself. You can be anonymous or sign your piece. Call 860-763-7425 to get your puzzle piece.

Below are just some of the virtual programs we are offering at The Senior Center, for a complete list please visit our webpage, Facebook page or sign up for our weekly e-mails. All programs are free. Please call or e-mail the senior center to obtain Zoom links. 

 Exercise Classes

  • Yoga Chair and Standing, Mondays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, January 4 - 25, NO CLASS Jan. 18.
  • Yoga All Levels, Mondays, 11:45 AM – 12:45 pm, January 4 - 25, NO CLASS Jan. 18. 
  • Yoga All Levels, Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, January 5 – 26.
  • Stability Ball Training Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, January 5 – 26.
  • Body 360- Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM, January 6 – 27. 
  • POW! - People on Weights, Wednesdays, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, January 6 – 27.
  • Stability Ball Training, Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, January 7 – 28.
  • Body 360 - Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, January 8 – 29.
  • POW! – People on Weights, Fridays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, January 8 – 29.

 Craft Classes

  • Newspaper Basket, Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, January 6.
  • Welcome Wreath, Monday, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, January 11.
  • Newspaper Basket, Wednesday, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, January 6.

Social Services 

The FRC Parent Educator will be facilitating a Virtual Raising Readers Parent Book Club program for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. This seven-week virtual series will help families build their children’s library by providing a free children’s book at each session and will introduce a new topic related to literacy each week. Session date and times will be planned around the schedules of families.  Interested families can contact Erin Grimes at 860-253-6580 or email egrimes@enfield.org for more information.  

The FRC has received a generous donation of new hats and mittens from the Enfield Women of the Moose and new winter coats in memory of Lisa Dupuis, a beloved teacher in the Enfield community for over 30 years who passed away recently. Please contact the FRC at 860-253-5144 if you are in need of any of these items. 

Recreation

The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual, Take it, Make it and in-person programs this holiday season. Registration for in-person programming is open online. Visit www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation to view complete information or to register.  Upcoming programs include:  

  • EXTENDED!  Youth Holiday Coloring Contest: Color your favorite holiday/winter coloring page, take a photo and email it to us!  Entries are being accepted from Enfield youth ages 15 and under, December 1 – 31.  Winners will be contacted by January 4th.  No pre-registration is required.
  • Home for the Holidays Crafts: Contact the Enfield Recreation Division to reserve one of two holiday crafts.  Open to Enfield youth ages 7 and up, free craft kits are available while supplies last.  Activities include a 3D foam gingerbread house and Christmas designer panels. 

The Recreation January newsletter will be online beginning January 4.  

Our Virtual Recreation Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains a variety of free resources for you to use from the comfort and safety of your own home. From exercise and fitness, to enrichment activities and crafts, to virtual tours and more, we have over 50 different offerings. Just added: Holiday programs!

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The Town Hall continues to be open by appointment only. If you need to conduct your business in person, please call the department you wish to schedule your visit in advance.     

Our staff and I are available to assist you and will continue to provide services. Please continue to check our website for updates. For alerts from the Town of Enfield, please go to https://enfield-ct.gov/List.aspx to sign up for Notify Me and select Public Notices. Follow Enfield Town Manager on Facebook and on Twitter.

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