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At 9:37am on April 22, 2011, Anita Buckmaster said…

Hi Lee,

I have long been interested in doing some sort of program in Chatham Square, but with our stretched resources it just hasn't happened. Our 50th Anniversary seems to have brought a renewed sense of purpose and energy and I am very hopeful that this will carry us forward in the coming years.

Our calendar is pretty full this year, but I would like to talk to you more about planning something for next year. I think a tour is certainly possible -- either as part of Arts & Ideas, as a stand-alone Trust tour, or as something offered in conjunction with an event in CS.

I'll stay in touch!

All the best,


At 11:09am on April 12, 2011, Adam King said…

Thank you Lee and I really enjoyed meeting you on Saturday. Looking forward to Thursday's meeting.




At 9:13pm on March 14, 2011, Selam said…

Hi Lee -


Hope you are well. This is the second time I'm logging into Ning, so sorry for the late response, but thanks for the welcome note :)


I am interested in volunteering in clean ups or organizing one if there are none up coming ones, please let me know...Thanks!



At 12:11pm on March 1, 2011, Michelle G. Mateo (Turner) said…

HI Lee,

I've lived in New Haven all my life actually, in fair haven for 5 years in ward 14.  Now I live in the Hill, however, I am a Realtor and I work at Rosa Realty, LLC so our office does market a lot of fair haven, which is what has brought me to join chatham square. Prior to joining Rosa Realty full time, I was employed by the City of New Haven, 3 years at the Bd of Ed and 8 yrs at Corp. Counsel.  Hope all is well, talk  to you soon.


At 4:07pm on February 17, 2011, colleen Neleber said…

I miss Fair Haven, I miss the views, the people. Knowing who my neighbors are, and the feeling that they are there when you need them.

Fair Haven is beautiful Island, with views that take one right back in time.I am just a city girl I guess. 

I worked with David Hunter as part of our particular block watch.

I lived across from the Mary Wade Home.

It was and still is a place where you can find the best in grocery shopping, to fine food.

I often tell my husband I want to "go home"


At 9:29am on January 10, 2011, New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. said…
NHHR is happy to be part of the Chatham Sq. neighborhood.  We are awaiting word from HUD on the operating subsidies for 76 Perkins and will then begin to fill the units.  Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.  Kellyann Day, Executive Director, NHHR,
At 1:18am on January 8, 2011, melissa waldron lehner said…

thanks lee! i will see you at the meeting tomorrow and yes, let me know if a good house goes on the market!



At 11:29am on December 21, 2010, Peter S O'Donnell said…

Great to "discover" this group.  While I live across the river on Lenox, I've been involved with historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization since the early 1970s when I bought my first house on Capitol Hill in DC.  In my third career, I am now a Realtor and actually have some clients interested in the Lewis St house so am trying to contact the folks who are involved in this project.  I'd also be happy to offer any no obligation Realtor assistance (market analysis, etc, marketing suggestions).

At 7:38pm on December 2, 2010, Chris Seaton said…
Hi Lee, I had the pleasure of staying with the Janke's with my wife and son back in 2008. I admire Ken's work there and the tremendous community spirit you have. Simply wanted to show some solidarity with that. My good friends are Micha & Jayne Jazz who also live in the UK and are part of the community.
At 9:24am on October 28, 2010, maribel segui said…
i actually do have kids 6 of them but unfortunately i already had plans sorry maybe for the next event ill be there
At 3:52pm on October 19, 2010, Maurice Wylie said…
Thank you!! Im glad to be apart of this wonderful network!!
At 7:15am on September 18, 2010, Alan M Ross said…
I was contacted by Lisa Fitch, Q.River Marina, and Quenti Snediker, Mystic Seaport
Concerning the saving of the Oyster Barge, to Mystic Seaport. amr
At 3:35pm on May 24, 2010, Nilda Aponte said…
Thanks! I'm glad to be here and looking forward to get better at it. It's all new to me :))
At 5:57pm on May 6, 2010, Will Meyer said…
Been looking for a way to get involved in the community. Thanks for the welcome!
At 8:28am on April 29, 2010, Donna Cook said…
OK:) Many thanks again for helping with this issue! Its been several days since I was at Lewis st park and HOPEFULLY someone official would have taken care of it by now. But ya never know!:)
At 3:19am on April 12, 2010, Dr Micha Jazz said…
Thanks Lee. I am a good friend of Ken Janke and Eric Neubauer. I live in England but love all that you are doing. When I visit and stay with Ken, Lori and family, I love the neighborhood. The website helpfully keeps me in touch with the vibrant Chatham Square community. Cheers Micha
At 12:24pm on March 29, 2010, Krista Abbott said…
Thanks, Lee!

Saturday was a great day to be out in the neighborhood! I had a lot of fun seeing our community come together.

Have a great start to your week and I'll look out for you on Linkedin, too!

- Krista
At 9:43pm on March 28, 2010, Frances Goekler-Morneau said…
thank you Lee, after over 30 years plus keeping up with neighborhood friends and issues thought it was time to join the computer network of things--not sure if we even had electricity when I moved in but I do know the dining room ceiling gas line is safely plugged!!-Grandma
At 3:22pm on March 23, 2010, kerry brown said…
Hi Lee - thanks for the welcome! Unfortunately, it's hard for us to make meetings at this point because of our 10-month-old twins but I follow the CSNA news via my email and look forward to being a more active member in the future .... is there a group in Chatham Square for mother's with young children? I'd love to find out and try to meet others in the area with kids ....
At 2:57pm on March 17, 2010, David V. Hunter said…
Thank you for the welcome, Lee. I'm glad to be on the site. Best, David

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