Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

Woodstock Elementary/Middle
Monday: Stuffed baked potatoes, broccoli, fruit. Tuesday: Ham steaks, scalloped potatoes, peas, fruit. Wednesday: Chicken tenders, wax beans, fruit. Thursday: Soft-shelled tacos, pinto beans, fruit. Friday: Pizza, carrot sticks, fruit.
Pomfret Community
Monday: Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, carrot snacks, dip, diced peaches. Tuesday: French toast sticks, sausages, scrambled eggs, Fruitable Juice  Box. Wednesday: Hot dogs, baked beans, carrot snacks, dip, pineapple cups. Thursday: Mr. Fox's pizza, broccoli, pears. Friday: Chicken patties on rolls, fruit.
Putnam Elementary/Middle
Monday: Turkey bacon subs, three-bean salad. Tuesday: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans. Wednesday - elementary: Baked fish nuggets, rice pilaf, roasted beet salad. Middle: Baked tilapia. Thursday: Spaghetti, meatballs. Friday: Macaroni and cheese, roasted broccoli and cauliflower.
Putnam High
Monday: Melted ham and cheese croissant, three-bean salad. Tuesday: Chicken Teriyaki wraps, vegetable spring rolls. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, broccoli. Thursday: Classic Cobb salad. Friday: Pizza, cucumber and tomato salad.
Wed. Feb. 26
Art Exhibit
PUTNAM --- The Pomfret School Art Exhibit "Lindsay Lehmann - Photography by Pomfret Students and Faculty," will run through March 18 at the Silver Circle Gallery in downtown Putnam.
Thur. Feb. 27
WOODSTOCK --- Drama students at Hyde School will perform Samuel French’s Chicago at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 27 in the Hyde School Cultural Center.  The show is free (although donations will be accepted and refreshments sold), and is open to the public on both evenings.
Fri. Feb. 28
Italian Dinner Cabaret
PUTNAM --- The Putnam High School Music Department will hold an Italian Dinner Cabaret from 5 to 7 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria. Dine in or out. $10 for adults (10 and older); $6 for kids 3-9 and seniors 60 and older.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
'Odd Couple'
PUTNAM --- The Bradley Playhouse will present "The Odd Couple - Female Version" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and March 1 and 8 and at 2 p.m. March 2 and 9. Tickets: 860-928-7887.
Sun. March 2
Train Show
CHESHIRE --- The Cheshire High School Band Parents Association will present a train show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school on Rt. 10. $6 for adults; under 10 admitted free. 203-265-7527.
WILLIMANTIC --- The Willimantic Orchestra will present its free Winter Concert, “And Ne’er the Twain Shall Meet,” at  3 p.m. at Shafer Auditorium, ECSU. Donations welcomed. 860.429.0864.
Art March Madness
POMFRET --- The Connecticut  Audubon Society Center at Pomfret on Day Road will present March Madness beginning at 1 p.m. with “Meet Skitur the Quill Pig - aka a live porcupine!” and at 2 p.m. the opening reception for two art exhibits: “Welcoming Spring”, a watercolor exhibition by Chaplin resident Susan Peifer, and “Pomfret’s 300th”, a student exhibition showcasing talent from the Pomfret Community School.  860-928-4948.
Tues. March 4
Senior Potluck
POMFRET CENTER --- The Pomfret Senior Association will have a potluck appetizers meeting at noon at the Pomfret Senior Center on Mashamoquet Road. Bring appetizer and a recipe to share or a $5 donations. All Pomfret seniors 50 or older welcome.
Thur. March 6
Art Program
POMFRET CENTER --- The Northeast CT Art Group will present Normand Chartier speaking about his life in painting, and working on Sesame Street project at 6:30 p.m. at the Grassland Audubon center on Day Road. Free. All welcome. 
Fri. March 7
Day of Prayer
DANIELSON --- World Day of Prayer will be held at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Maple Courts on Upper Maple Street. Join men and women in more than 170 countries and regions in celebrating World Day of Prayer. Handicapped accessible. (860) 928-0308.
Teen Weekend
POMFRET --- Winter Teen Weekend will be held from 5:30 p.m. March 7 through 9:30 a.m. March 9 at the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp on Taft Pond Road. $50. Bring a friend that has not been to camp or teen weekend and one of you can come for $30.  Preregistration required by Feb. 28. Call 860-974-3379 to register or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sat. March 8
Comedy Fund-raiser
WOODSTOCK --- The Grid Iron Committee will present “A Night On The Town” with dinner, comedy, dancing and more from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Knights of Columbus Hall. $35. 928-5431.
Corned Beef
POMFRET --- The Christ Church Episcopal Church on Routes 169/44 (across from Rectory School), is serving a Corned Beef Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. $10/adults, $5/children. Eat in or takeout. Fund-raiser for Youth Program Pilgrimage.
Fri. March 14
‘Irish Night’ Fund-raiser
WOODSTOCK --- The United Services’ 13th annual Irish Night fund-raiser will be held at the Inn at Woodstock Hill. Benefits United Services’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups throughout northeast Connecticut. $40. 774-2020. Sponsors also sought. 
PUTNAM — (Cecile) Marie Haggerty was named employee of the month for January at Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH). She is the denials management coordinator in the Patient Accounts Department at Day Kimball Hospital, which is part of the DKH integrated healthcare system.
The denials management coordinator is responsible for coordinating all activities surrounding claims denials and prevention, including tracking, responses and outcome measurement. In this capacity, Haggerty handles the implementation, communication, maintenance and process improvement of the denials management program. This includes serving as the central point-of-contact internally for all hospital denial issues for all departments. She also serves on various patient account committees.  
Prior to joining DKH in 2008, Haggerty worked in the accounting and legal fields. She attended Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC), and completed the QVCC Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program. Haggerty is active in the local Girl Scouts, serving as a leader and treasurer. Born in Fort Dix, New Jersey, she grew up in Putnam, graduating from Putnam High School. She lives in Putnam with her husband and their two daughters. 
WOODSTOCK — Woodstock Building Associates, LLC of Woodstock was recently awarded  “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.  More than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community chose the design/build firm for the award.  Doug Porter, the managing partner, said he is very pleased with the award for the second year in a row.  
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Woodstock Building Associates, LLC received the award for design. The Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz.
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of a home improvement professional on the Web, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Woodstock Building Associates among our “Best Of” professionals for design as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Woodstock Building Associates, LLC is the leader in custom home building and remodeling.  Working in Northeastern Connecticut and South-Central Massachusetts, WBA, a design/build firm, has been active in remodeling for the last 35 years.  The company’s on-staff architects, estimators, project managers, carpenters, plumbers, and trade associates are committed to completing all projects to client’s satisfaction while meeting their budget expectations
GROTON —  Michael Ballirano, branch manager of the Montville and Niantic branches of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, has been named the new chairman of the Montville Division of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
Ballirano, who has been with Charter Oak since 2011, is an active member of the regional chamber and is a member of its Leadership Program Class of 2015. He is also active with the Montville
Rotary organization and the Thames Network BNI chapter, which meets weekly in New London.
“I congratulate Michael on stepping up to lead the Montville Division of the chamber,” said Brian
A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s CEO. “We encourage all of our employees to be active in their local communities and business organizations, and Michael has done a great job getting involved since joining Charter Oak,” said Orenstein.
Charter Oak has 13 branches in New London and Windham counties, including branches in Putnam and Dayville, and assets of $789 million as of Dec. 31, 2013. This year, Charter Oak is celebrating its 75th year in  business.
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