Nine years after she started an innovative soccer-cum-academic mentoring program for immigrant and refugee students, Lauren Mednick threw a party to celebrate that first group of wings and strikers’ biggest goal yet: their graduation from college.
Saying that “this is the type of news we need to see when we open the newspaper or go on line,” Dixwell Alder Jeanette Morrison welcomed teams and coaches of the champion New Haven Steelers Pop Warner League to the Board of Alders chamber in City Hall, where citations were read and teams cheered.
Today’s shows ask how economic development can lead to positive social change, jump into the nitty gritty of secularism and Christianity, check in with local politics in the Naugatuck Valley, and play some baseball.
Specks and spatters of mud became badges of honor for the nearly 300 Cyclo-cross (CX) racers who competed in the in the finale of the Connecticut series of cyclo-cross races, Elm City CX, held Sunday in New Haven’s Edgewood Park for the benefit of the Parks and Recreation department.
On Dec. 3, Lodge 25, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, New Haven, hosted the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Farnam House. The Elks Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8 to 13. The local New Haven Elks winning contestants have an opportunity to advance through to the District Hoop Shoot Contest held on Jan. 8, 2017. at Derby High School. District winners may then proceed on to state, Rregional and national-level competitions (at the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals, Chicago, April 20-23).