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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 6/3/2021

Farmer’s Market     

Please join us for the 2021 kickoff of the Enfield Regional Farmer’s Market this Sunday, June 6th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at the Enfield Town Green! There will be 100 vendors selling fresh produce, delicious sweets, and handmade craft items. The Enfield Police Department will be on site with their command vehicle available for tours and to answer any questions. In addition, the EPD will be performing demonstrations of their drone technology at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30. Follow the market on Facebook and Instagram @EnfieldRegionalFarmersMarket for updates! See you on Sunday! LIVE MUSIC AND FREE ICE CREAM!

 

Enfield Express

The Tax and Assessors Office has moved to the Enfield Express, located at 800 Enfield Street! This move is part of the greater building consolidation plan that was implemented in January of 2021. The Enfield Express is now open for walk-in or drive-thru service! In addition, beginning in June, residents can utilize the Enfield Express drive-thru to purchase or renew dog licenses

 

The Enfield Police Department have also opened a substation at the Enfield Express. Initially, the substation will be staffed with staggered hours and conduct community policing from this location. Walk-ins or appointments are not accepted at this location during this time. In case of emergency, please call 911. The main number for inquiries is 763-6400. Stay tuned for future developments and services!

 

Recreation

Come cool down with us this summer! The entire Recreation Division staff would like to welcome our residents back to the pool this summer. Warm, sunny, summer days are on the horizon and we can’t wait to see you poolside. CLICK HERE to view our Splash Into Recreation: Aquatics Edition newsletter for complete program offerings at the pool this summer.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Resident registration for Progressive Swim Lessons begins on Friday, June 11th at 8 AM.

 

Please continue to check the Recreation homepage for new information. The Recreation Division is located at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street. The main office can be accessed via door 1 near the gym. The Office is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.  Staff can also be reached by phone at 860-253-6420 or by email at RecreationSupervisor@enfield.org.  

 

Town Clerk

June is dog licensing month! Current dog licenses expire on June 30, 2021. Dog licensing is available starting on June 1, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Renewal and new licenses can be purchased anytime during the month of June by one of the following ways:

  • IN PERSON - At the Town Clerk’s Office, Enfield Town Hall 
  • DRIVE-THRU - During the month of June only. Enfield Express, 800 Enfield St. 
  • DROPBOX - Available all hours, located outside Town Hall (820 Enfield St.) 
  • MAIL - Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with 70 cents postage

 

**CURRENT VACCINATION RECORD MUST BE ON FILE IN ORDER TO LICENSE**

If your dog received a new rabies vaccination or was spayed or neutered during the past license year, please provide that documentation.  All documentation will be returned to you. Call 860-253-6436 or email townclerk@enfield.org with any questions or to notify us that you have moved or no longer have your dog.

Social Services

The FRC is planning our Summer Learning through Playgroups in July for children ages birth-five and a parent or caregiver. Please contact our Stowe site at 860-253-6580 or egrimes@enfield.org or our Barnard site at 860-253-4769 or lcarriere@enfield.org for more information.

The Enfield Child Development Center is resuming regular hours 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday beginning June 14th, and we are looking forward to resuming a regular summer filled with field trips, on-site experiences, and water play.

Library

In person Rhyme Time for kids ages birth to 2 is back at the Enfield Public Library! Mondays at 10:30 AM, Rhyme Time is held on the front lawn of the library. Music and nursery rhymes ignites all areas of child development and skills including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. We ask that participants bring a blanket to sit on.  If inclement weather, Rhyme Time will be virtual via Facebook live! Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.

 

On June 28th at 10:00 we will be holding an outdoor Story Time on the lawn.  Bring a blanket, listen to some stories and do some singing and dancing!  Ongoing outdoor Story Times will begin in July.

Our Summer Reading kick off will be on June 29th.  When you stop by to sign up, don’t forget to grab a free ice cream from the ice cream truck that will be there!

 

Book Discussions:

  • 6/9 Virtual Book Discussion Such a Fun Age
  • 6/21 Virtual Book Discussion Eternal Life

These titles are available in eBook format. When possible, we will also have physical copies that can be picked up at the Central Library circulation desk.

Concerts:

June 16 at 6:30 PM. Are We There Yet?: Songs of American Transportation is a lighthearted look at the our motivation to be "on the move" from one place to another, and about the many modes of transportation we've used in getting from there to here. Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Rain Date 6/17 at 6:30 PM

 

Pearl St. Branch: 

Sara Brown, Senior at EHS is exhibiting her artwork at the Pearl Street Library. Sara has been a longtime art student at Enfield High School and has enjoyed diverse coursework ranging from Drawing, Printmaking, to an Independent Study in Architecture. She looks forward to continuing her education as an Architecture major this fall. Sara is the first student to display her work through a partnership between the Pearl Street Library and the Enfield Public School’s Visual Arts Department.  The Enfield Culture and Arts Commission has approved a generous grant to install a hanging system to continue displaying student artwork at the Pearl Street Library.

 

Senior Center 

June 7, 2021 – The Senior Center is re-opening! The staff are happy to welcome everyone back. There are lots of programs and activities to get you back in the swing of things. Please check out “The Center Connection” newsletter for all the details.  The Center will be open Monday – Friday, 8-5 for the month of June.  Coffee will be available daily from 9 - 3.

 

Enfield History Presentations with Jim Malley:

Focus on “Thompsonville”: Wednesday, June 16th at 2 PM

Focus on “The Changing Landscape in Enfield”: Wednesday, June 23rd at 2 PM

Both presentations are free and will be held in the Great Room.  Please register by calling 860-763-7425.

 

Outdoor Concert:  

Rock Solid Alibi will play outdoors in the gazebo on Thursday, June 17 from 1 -3 PM.  Pack a picnic lunch and join your friends for some outdoor fun.  Remember to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.  The concert is FREE!

 

BINGO with Home Helpers:

Thursday, June 24 at 2 PM. This virtual game will be called by Nicole Matson from Home Helpers along with Prizes from The Ivy.  Email Nicole at nmatson@homehelpershome care.com by June 17th.

 

TED Talks: 

  • How Your Memory Works – and Why Forgetting is Totally OK: June 10 at 1:30 PM
  • You are not at the Mercy of your Emotion – Your Brain Creates Them: June 24 at 1:30 PM
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Movies:

  • The Father – Friday, June 11, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Nomadland – Friday, June 25, 1:30-3:30 PM

Please sign up in advance.  $2.00 will be collected at the door.

Computer Classes:

  • Introduction to Smart Phones: June 9, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Drop-in Tech Help: June 16, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Introduction to E-Mail: June 30, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Tech Time with Audra Lauf from Comfort Keepers: June 23 at 10AM

 

Gift Shop:

The Senior Center has a wonderful gift shop with many hand-made items by the ladies in our arts and crafts classes.  There are knitted items, cards, microwave bowl holders, key chains, American Girl clothing, and much more.  Stop in to browse any day the Enfield Senior Center is open.  We have a lot of gift ideas ready for you!

 

Fitness Classes:  

Many of your favorite classes are back.  Chair exercise has been added on Mondays at 10 AM in the Great Room.  We still have openings in most of our classes.  Call the Senior Center to find out what is open and how to register before June 7th.  Please note:  Fitness classes will be in-person only.

 

Arts & Craft Classes

  • Beaded Sun Catcher: June 10, 1:30-3:30 PM.  Fee: Resident $8.00, Non-resident $9.00
  • Coloring for Stress: June 17, 1-3 PM.  Free
  • Paint Party: June 21, 1-3 PM.  Fee: Resident $20.00, Non-resident $25.00
  • Card Making: June 25, 9:30-11:30 AM.  Fee: Resident $4.00, Non-resident $5.00

 

FUN Bingo: Join Angie and Claire for Bingo on Wednesdays, June 9 & 23, 10:45 AM -12 PM Drop-in and play a few games for small cash prizes.  Cost is $.50 per card.

 

Ask the Realtor: Wednesday, June 2, or open availability.  Call 860-593-4248 to set up an appointment.

Legal Consultation: Tuesday, June 15.  Call 860-763-7425 to make an appointment.

Ask the CPA: Open availability.  Call 860-741-3716 to make an appointment.

Ask the Lawyer: Wednesday, June 30.  Call 860-763-7425 to make an appointment.

 

 

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