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Spring 2015 Coming to Grove Street Cemetery

Greetings To All,

Well, Grove Street Cemetery has been truly asleep this past two months. But hopefully we will be seeing a wonderful spring thaw very soon.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 9, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

New Tour Season at Grove Street Cemetery

Happy, Happy New Year

May This Year be a Great Year for All.…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on January 5, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery Merriest Holiday Greetings

Hello To All!!!!

May everyone enjoy the "MERRIEST" of holidays and then to have a wonderful New Year as well.

All the VERY…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 22, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

Holidays at Grove Street Cemetery

To All Readers Far and Wide -

The first snowfall at Grove Street Cemetery is a one of a mirific vista - to be enjoyed by all. It is a really nice stroll to view the…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on November 26, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Autumn in Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day To All!!!!!

Just a quick reminder - the cemetery in the autumn is just a splendor to view. To take a lovely stroll around and breath in the fresh cool breezes and admiring the array of colors is just wonderful.

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 2, 2014 at 7:25am — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery July 4th Message

Happy July 4th To All,

 

I received a note from a friend of mine and I would like to share the message with all:…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on July 4, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

Autism Walk In Wallingford

Good Day To All,

Usually I like to write about the various persons connected within the cemetery and the walk-about with those persons. But for this note today, I would like to discuss the Walk for Autism which took place in Wallingford two weeks ago.

Needless, to say, it was a wonderful time to give to a…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on May 4, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Spring in the Cemetery - The Burgeoning of Grove Street Cemetery

Spring is Upon Us!!!

Just a quick note about Grove Street Cemetery in the Spring.....it is beginning to burgeon with fragrant trees and with the planting of flowers in various areas. There is wisteria at certain graves and trees blossoming across the cemetery. It has been a wonder through the efforts…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on April 5, 2014 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Grove St Cemetery - Mischievous March - Our Celtic Crosses

Cheers To All!!

The month of March can be a time of mischievous weather. It is a month where we are witnessing the last of the winter season and then the first signs of spring. Where there are great winds at times and then soft spring breezes coming about in this month. But this is the month of the Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day and…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on March 2, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery - Dalia Bacon - Her Work and Her Heart

Greetings To All

The month of February is upon us at Grove Street and I thought I would recount a special story about our distinguished resident Dalia Bacon –From Wikipeadia the following is a brief recounting of her life and a small note for her remembrance on this Valentines’ Day -  

Delia Salter Bacon (February 2, 1811 – September 2, 1859) was an…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on January 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Winter at Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day To All,

This is now a period of hibernation for the earth. All is quiet. However, if during this period of hibernation and quiet, anyone needing information for any of the Grove Street Cemetery residents, or information concerning touring of the cemetery for next year I am always available by my…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on December 2, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

Bird Watching at Grove Street Cemetery

Good Day!!!

There have been several requests concerning the species of bird in the cemetery. Hence, to this end, if there are persons who would be interested in the birds of Grove Street Cemetery, please call Mr. William Cameron at 203.777.1443, Mr. Cameron will be willing to assist in…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 20, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Autumn in Grove Street Cemetery

Cheers to All!!!

Just a quick reminder concerning the Cemetery....all public tours will end the weekend before the Thanksgiving Holiday. So every Saturday at 11:00am and then every Sunday at Noon. Now, if you would prefer a private tour, please call me at 203.389.5403, or my e-mail…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on October 20, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments

Henry C Flagg at Grove Street Cemetery

October is just around the corner and I thought I would give a brief bio on one of the noted Grove Street residents  - I chose Henry C. Flagg, a New Haven Mayor from 1834 to 1839. He was not only our Mayor but also a rector and a poet.

Henry C Flagg was noted for his involvement with The Citizen's Line - a steamship company which New Haveners felt…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 18, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Grove Street Cemetery Tours

Good Day To All,

Just a quick note on the cemetery ..... so many lovely pieces of art to view in the cemetery, not just the historical view. But now the change of season brings in another lovely view of the cemetery with the splendor of Autumn.

 

If interested in touring either e-mail p.b.i.newhaven@att.net or call 203.389.5403 - the website is…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on August 24, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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“Café, Cultura, Vida”

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we checked in with Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee, a small business percolating on the South Side of Phoenix that shows just how important a local gathering place can be to a neighborhood.

Opportunity Zones Reality Check

Ensuring that Opportunity Zones investments benefit the people who live and work there was the crux of a recent roundtable led by LISC and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. An article on Medium.com by LISC’s George Ashton III and the Fed’s Adrian Franco describes the insights—and important takeaways—from community and economic development leaders on the front lines of helping stakeholders shape Opportunity Zone activity in their areas.

Constructing Resilience, Two Years After María: Q&A with Javier Zapata-Rodríguez

The deputy director of economic development for PathStone Corporation and a LISC Rubinger Fellow, Javier E. Zapata-Rodríguez has an insider's view on how the fallout from hurricane Maria has shaped economic development in Puerto Rico, the imperative of supporting small business on the island, and how Puerto Ricans have galvanized to build resiliency for themselves, two years after the megastorm made landfall.

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