For the week of June 10-16, 2019.
Things to know this week includes graduations in three towns, the new Rock House School of Music grand opening in Wallingford, a master plan survey in Meriden and the opening of a Women & Families Center transitional living center for homeless youth in Meriden.
Here’s the full list of nine things to know this week:
1.Wallingford graduation ceremonies
Graduation for Lyman Hall and Sheehan high schools is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the respective school campuses. The annual Project Graduation party for graduates is slated for 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Parks and Recreation, 6 Fairfield Blvd.
The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to discuss a proposed amendment to town zoning regulations that would modify the section pertaining to vehicle fueling stations. The commission is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers.
2. Southington High School commencement
Final exams and graduations will take place in Southington public schools this week.
Southington High School has scheduled graduation for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. Other schools have grade recognition ceremonies and graduations earlier in the week.
3.Cheshire High School graduation
Cheshire High school will also hold its graduation on June 13 at 6 p.m. Earlier in the week, students will finish final and exams and will have a graduation rehearsal before the ceremony on Thursday evening.
4.Master plan survey in Meriden
The city expects to send out a survey this week seeking the public’s feedback for the new Plan of Conservation and Development. City Planner Renata Bertotti said the city-wide survey, which will be email blasted and posted online and social media, will seek feedback on different sections of the plan, which acts as a blueprint of the city’s development goals for the next 10 years.
5.Robyn’s House in Meriden
A ribbon cutting for Robyn's House will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Women & Families Center, 169 Colony St.
Robyn's House is a transitional living program that provides short-term housing and support services to homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18-22.
The Midstate Chamber of Commerce and the Women & Families Center is hosting the event.
6.Rock House in Wallingford
Rock House School of Music is slated to hold its grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 393 Center St., including performances by Carmine Appice, a drummer/songwriter who has played with Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne and many other bands, and by state Sen. George Logan, a former guitar student at the school.
7.Sloper Pond dredging
The Town Council will hear from residents on a grant for the YMCA’s Sloper Pond project during the Monday, June 10 meeting.
YMCA leaders hope to apply for up to $150,000 in state funds but need the town to join the grant application.
The money would help fund planned dredging work to keep the Sloper Pond from turning to swamp and to install a splash pad. The pad and accompanying bathrooms would be used during the two summers that the pond is being dredged and unavailable for swimming.
The Wallingford Board of Education operations committee is slated to discuss strategic plan updates and special education programming at its meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at school district central offices, 100 S. Turnpike Road.
9.New Cheshire barber shop
The Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting on June 10 to discuss a variety of applications for new businesses and improvements. Maria Mazzacane Perez is proposing a barber shop at 920 South Main St. according to the commission’s agenda.
The town’s public works director George Noewatne is scheduled to appear before the commission on planned improvements to the Mixville Park bathrooms.