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CSNA Economic and Community Development meetg at Quinnipiac Marina conference room

February 26, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Economic & Community Development group. All are welcome to attend. Agenda includes: planning Riverfest 2018, Spring Q-river cleanup, Community Dining Out nights and Neighborhood Soup nights.See More
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Meeting minutes: Jan. 2018

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, from 6 – 7:15 pm at 315 Front Street. Present: Christel, Lisa, Richard, Brenda, Lee. The main agenda item was Riverfest. Christel confirmed with QRWA (the canoe people) that our proposed date (May 19) works for them, but they cannot do our raindate (May 20). We will live with that. We discussed bands. Rich will not be there, so we need to get a sound system. He said Four Barrell Billy would be willing to set theirs up…See More
Jan 30
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Meeting minutes: Jan. 2018

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, from 6 – 7:15 pm at 315 Front Street. Present: Christel, Lisa, Richard, Brenda, Lee. The main agenda item was Riverfest. Christel confirmed with QRWA (the canoe people) that our proposed date (May 19) works for them, but they cannot do our raindate (May 20). We will live with that. We discussed bands. Rich will not be there, so we need to get a sound system. He said Four Barrell Billy would be willing to set theirs up…See More
Jan 27
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Meeting Minutes: Dec. 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, from 6 – 7:15 pm at 315 Front Street. Present: Christel, Lisa, Richard, Brenda, Lee, Sally, Sandy Martin. Various items were discussed.Sandy briefly introduced the CT Center for Social Innovation, a non-profit interested in building a national model for community organizing. They may want to collaborate with CSNA in the future.Strong School update. City committee had its meeting and overwhelmingly rejected the Lazarus…See More
Dec 15, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: Oct. 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, from 6 – 6:30 pm at 315 Front Street. Present: Christel, Lisa, Richard, Brenda, Lee. Various items were discussed.Soup Night at Joyce’s house was great. Various options for next month Dining Out night include La Molienda and Grand Apizza. No decision was made.Strong School. Still in limbo; city  has not scheduled committee meeting yet. Lee will send info to Christel to draft letter to major requesting a meeting.NYT…See More
Oct 31, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: Sept. 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Sept., 2017, from 6 – 6:30 pm at 315 Front Street. Present: Christel, Lisa, Richard, Brenda, Lee. Various items were discussed.QRWA  Riverbank cleanup on Sept. 23. Lisa offered to donate canoes to access other side of river; but we need to deal with permitting, so save that idea for next year. Christel has posted more event info on our website.Strong School. Still in limbo; city  has not scheduled committee meeting yet.Fall Festival.…See More
Oct 18, 2017
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QRWA cleanup Fall 2017(1)

CSNA volunteers Juan, Stewart, Christel, Licella, Lia, Zoe, and Sheila.
Sep 23, 2017
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Sep 18, 2017
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CSNA Economic & Community Development meeting at TBA

July 17, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Economic & Community Development group. All are welcome to attend. Agenda includes: Strong School development proposal; planning Dining Out nights and Neighborhood Soup nights.See More
Jul 11, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: June 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 6 – 7:15 pm at 15 Front Street. Present: Christel, Andrew, Rich, Brenda, Lee, Lisa, Natalie C, Ken (alderman ward 14). Comments send by email: NatalieB, Kathleen, Natalie C.RIVERFEST 2017 DEBRIEFING What went well/do againLater date (better chance of warm weather, academic year over)Donations (we made $165 from on-site donations and dragon sales)Canoeing (QRWA took out 105 people)Plant sale (nice addition) Sounds…See More
Jun 14, 2017
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CSNA Economic & Community Development meeting at Quinnipiac River Marina Office building

June 12, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Economic & Community Development group. All are welcome to attend. Main agenda item this month: Debrief Riverfest--give us your input on what went well and what we can do better! This group also plans Community Dining Out nights and Neighborhood Soup nights. To suggest additional items, please contact Christel.See More
Jun 11, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: April 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6 – 7:15 pm at 20 Grand Ave. Present: Christel, Andrew, Brenda, Rich, Natalie Coe, Kathleen, Lee. Our main agenda was planning for Riverfest 2017.Bands. Rich reported that Four Barrel Billy band has flexibility in scheduling and is open to performing at night if Lisa wants to do that. Still no resolution on dance floor yet. One option is Rich and Brenda are thinking about building a dance floor for their back…See More
Apr 15, 2017
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CSNA Economic & Community Development meeting at Cheney building, 3rd floor conference room

April 10, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Economic Development group. All are welcome to attend. Main agenda this month is planning Riverfest. We also organize the monthly Community Dining Out nights and Neighborhood Soup nights. Join us!See More
Apr 1, 2017
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Neighborhood Soup Night at Bregamos! at Bregamos Community Theatre

March 26, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Come visit with your neighbors, meet new people, and enjoy delicious food. We're having this month's Soup Night at Bregamos so more people can learn about this wonderful neighborhood resource. Event is free. Just bring a bowl and a spoon for all members in your party. And this being a theatre space, they are inviting any guest who'd like to tell a short story.There will be two soups (one meat based, one vegetarian) and fresh bread, plus whatever additional food or beverages you bring (if you…See More
Mar 15, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: March 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 6 – 7 pm at 20 Grand Ave. Present: Christel, Andrew, Brenda, Nathalie, Lisa, David, Nicole Anastasio. Our main agenda was planning for Riverfest 2017.Bands. Lee has confirmed that Carlos Y su momento Musical will be there; still working out price. So along with Four Barrel Billy and the Bregamos drummers we are all set on music. Need to add Carlos logo to Riverfest page. Brenda reported they are still exploring…See More
Mar 14, 2017
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Meeting Minutes: Feb. 2017

The Economic & Community Development group met on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, from 6 – 7:30 pm at 20 Grand Ave. Present: Christel, Andrew, Brenda, Richard, Nathalie, Lee, Kathleen. Our main agenda was planning for Riverfest 2017.Road Race: Contract is signed with timer for one mile dash. Race course is set to start and end near intersection of Pine and Front; course will be certified. Dancing Lobster logo is all set. Grand Apizza will sponsor pizza 50/50 (free but only for runners). Race entry…See More
Feb 24, 2017

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Where do you live?
Chatham Square Neighborhood i.e. Between: | I91- N | Grand Ave - S | Ferry St - W | Quinnipiac River - E |
How long do you live in the area?
more than 10 years

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Big sunny apartment w. riverview

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for Riverfest setup

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

What:   We need people to help carry tables and chairs from WAcoma Yacht club to the marina in preparation for Riverfest.

When: Saturday, May 20, 8 am

Where: Quinnipiac Marina 309 FRont street

Contact: Owen at 203-777-3625

Want to host a Soup Night?

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Soup Night is a social event held every other month in a neighborhood home. The host provides the site and agrees to cook one pot of soup. A co-host volunteers to bring a second pot of soup (one soup should be vegetarian). Guests bring salads, bread, dessert or other food…

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Seeking Comments on Vision statement for economic and community development of our neighborhood

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

The following is a living document, created by the Economic and Community Development Group. We welcome comments from all Fair Haven residents.

 

VISION STATEMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

 

Our goal . . . "To become a national cross-cultural hub where residents, artists and visitors work, learn and play in safety and tolerance, anchored in a strong diversified…

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At 4:08pm on June 29, 2016, David V. Hunter said…

Christel,

I just noticed the date of this post!!!!!!!!!!   So sorry.  nice picture anyway!! Best, David

At 4:05pm on June 29, 2016, David V. Hunter said…

Christel, 

I just noticed your message and letter, and never did see the article in the Advocate.  I'll pull it up and make an attempt to respond too.

By the way, nice picture, glad to see you finally added one!

Best, David

At 5:49pm on February 28, 2010, Lee Cruz said…
Welcome Christel, thanks for joining us.
 
 
 

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