🌱 Community of CT River Valley + COVID-19 Booster Clinic

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday in Essex-Chester-Deep River and I’m back in your inbox to catch you up on the biggest things happening around the country. Here we go…

First, today’s trend:

Mostly with rain. High: 72 Low: 58.

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Here are the top stories in Essex-Chester-Deep River today:

  1. It’s COVID-19 campaign time! Nutmeg Pharmacy and Essex Health Department are holding a place COVID-19 clinical practice Thursday, September 8 from 8 am – noon at Essex Town Hall located at 29 West, Ave., Essex. It is not necessary to choose, for this first clinic we have only 100 of Moderna’s vaccine and 300 bars of Pfizer’s vaccine. Medications for this clinic are on a first-come, first-served basis. The drugs (that is, the new boosters) are bivalent and broadly protect against COVID-19 caused by omicron types BA.4 and BA.5. These trends are moving and causing the majority of cases of COVID-19 in the US and are predicted to move this fall and winter. CDC recommends that everyone stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines including primary and secondary vaccines for their age group. Please bring your credit card(s). with you to the Vaccination Office or bring a printed copy of your COVID-19 medical record obtained from the CT Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Information System called CTWiz. (Essex Town)
  2. Get ready for the annual Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festival. As planning begins, the event is scheduled for October 22. As of now, The Painted Smile will be on hand for face painting and We are The Federation will be back to rock out the festival. Allegra Farm has its superstar horses pulling festival wagons and many more to come. Activities begin at 4:30 pm on the Ivoryton Village Green with the new costume parade leaving the corner of Walnut and Main. Registration is required for those visitors ages 0-12 who want to receive Pumpkin Festival swag. (Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festival)
  3. Learn more about the indigenous people of the Connecticut River Valley. According to a Zip06 article, “The Connecticut River Museum (CRM) will host a celebration of Native history in the Connecticut River Valley on Saturday, Sept. 17. The program, a joint event between the Nehantic Native Nation, Elnu Abenaki, the Nolumbeka The project, the Essex Historical Society and museum, is about honoring the cultural traditions in the art, storytelling and language of the native tribes According to Essex Historical Society Director Melissa Josefiak, this is the second time the organizations have come together for this celebration with the goal of enlightening the residents of the Connecticut River Valley. on the history and current cultures of the native tribes of the region, from the Pequots to the Mohegans and Nehantics, among others. The tribes will share personal stories about to the history of indigenous groups in the area, including the Humble drum group Spirits and Schaghticoke dancers will present examples of traditional crafts. Arts and crafts based on indigenous traditions are part of the program aimed specifically at children.” (Zip06)

Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:

  • Friends Book Sale Committee – Essex Library Association (3 pm)
  • Development Committee Meeting – Essex Library Association (6 pm)
  • Writer’s Circle @ The Nest! high school – 20-somethings (6:30 pm$

From my notebook:

  • Tri-Town Youth Services Center: “September is National Suicide Prevention Month. We know it’s comforting to talk but prevention starts with talking. It starts now.” (Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau via Facebook)
  • Essex Library: “Join the Essex Library and Ivoryton Playhouse for Gatsby In Connecticut, a film screening with Director Robert Williams on September 21st at 7 p.m. Registration is requested as space is limited. live. the richest and most famous thing on Long Island. But what if that connection is false? The argument that the real West and East Egg can be found on the other side of Long Island Sound is well argued in the map 2020 , Gatsby In Connecticut: the untold story.” (Essex Library via Facebook)
  • Essex Library: “The Essex Library’s September Food Drive officially kicks off today! We will be accepting non-perishable food items each month (premium donations accepted and appreciated). (Essex Library at of Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Wednesday! I’ll see you in your inbox tomorrow with your next update.

Karen Garrity

About me: I am a native of Connecticut, living in the Tri-Town community of Chester, Deep River and Essex. I have been a social media professional for the better part of the past 20 years. I love my little community and I’m excited to be a part of Patch.com. You can reach me at; karena.garrity@patch.com.

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