This Week in Westville: 
Mardi Gras 2018 Gala @Mitchell Library, CMT @Mauro Sheriden School, The Art (Belucci) of Teddey Brown @Lyric Hall, Club Fusion @Alisa's!

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PO Box #3004
Westville Station
New Haven, CT 06515 
 Early Spring Registration
REDUCED PRICE 2018 SPRING LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL REGISTRATION 

Walter Pop Smith Little League offers baseball instruction, team play and competition for children ages 4-12. 

If you sign up before February 15, 2018; the cost will be $65. If you sign up after February 15, 2018 the cost will be $70. If you sign up after April 1, 2018, the cost will be $75.  If you have multiple players, you will automatically get a 10 dollar discount per player at check out!  Click here to register 

For further information, go to walterpopsmithlittleleague.org
or contact President Lynair Walker 203-676-3782
Soccer Sign Up
NEW HAVEN YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION

New Haven Youth Soccer (NHYS) Is offering Winter Camps REGISTRATION is Officially Open. 


COST: $60.00 (NO Financial Aid available for this program)  Age Eligibility is: U8: born 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2011 U10: born 1/1/2008 - 12/31/2009 U12-U14: born 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2007 For more information nhysregistrar@gmail.com

Schedule and full details HERE.
January Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Events for January  HERE
Events for February  HERE

Board Game Saturdays
New! Board Game Saturdays in January at Mitchell Library! From 2-4pm Adults, teens, kids!

Check HERE for updated weekly events.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Through March 31
THROUGH THE EYES OF THREE  @MITCHELL
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Library, (203) 946-8117
Soho Hair Group and Day Spa
MEN'S CLASSIC BARBERING AND GROOMING @SOHO 

We are excited to announce Men's Classic Barbering & Men's Grooming Services Performed in the privacy of our VIP Room by our Master Barber "Brad" "Introductory Offer" take 20% OFF any of the services from our menu below... Ladies don't the men in your life deserve a little special pampering? Why not surprise him with a Gift Certificate to enjoy something exclusive from our men's classic menu of services! Schedule Now

Soho Hair Group & Day Spa, 916 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-6799, www.sohohair.com
Order your Next Dessert!
CHIP IN A BOTTLE

Small batch confectionery where all items are made in house. Over 100 flavors of chocolates, gelato, and macarons are available. Chip In A Bottle also hosts chocolate creation parties.  Chipinabottle.com

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10AM-5PM 

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Weekly Dance Lessons 

912 Whalley Avenue New Haven
E-mail: alisashouseofsalsa@gmail.com 
Tel: 203-562-5472
ADOPT A TREE WITH URI

The Urban Resources Initiative (URI), the City of New Haven is offering FREE TREES to be planted along the street in front of your home or business. Renters and owners are eligible. Trees beautify the city, improve the air, reduce flooding, help wildlife, and increase property values. Adopting a tree also supports the local workforce. All you have to do is water your tree with 25 gallons per week and watch it grow!

To make a request, call URI at 203-432-6189, email uri@yale.edu, or fill out  this online form. You can view a catalog of street trees here, and URI staff will work with you to select a tree that suits your preferences. Each tree and location is reviewed by a certified arborist before planting.
February Programs
BARNARD NATURE CENTER

Click HERE 
for full February Calendar .

Barnard Nature Center, 200 Derby Avenue, (475) 220-3539
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

BZA HEARING FOR DELANEYS AND MANJARES AFTER HOURS
Thank you to all the members of the community who came to the meeting last week to discuss the development of the old Delaneys lot.  The project will come before the Board of Zoning Appeals on  Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00  at 200 Orange Street.   Ana De Los Angeles of Manjares will also appear before the BZA to request extended evening hours and a liquor permit that night.  

NEIGHBORS BACK DELANEY'S PLAN, DESPITE DESIGN
February 8, 2018, The New Haven Independent, by Christopher Peak- "A developer planning to resurrect the popular Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room in Westville Village told neighbors Wednesday night that he has taken pains to preserve what made the spot beloved, down to the same number of tables, operating hours and staff. But, much to neighbors' disappointment, the century-old building's look won't be making a comeback. That nostalgic sentiment was shared Wednesday night at a meeting hosted by Westville Village Renaissance Association (WVRA). Neighbors gathered at Lyric Hall to hear about the design and offer feedback to architect Leon Mularski, Jr., and developer Lior Israel. Fans of the old Delaney's Restaurant & Tap Room, a 1900 building that burned down in a 2014 fire, said they want a building that looks from the outside closer to what they remember. Echoing these critical comments about the design made by readers in the Independent, they said they wish the new building going up at 882 Whalley Ave. just would have a bit more personality..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

JOHN STOEHR: MAYBE UTS TIME TO NOTIFY CVS, MCDONALDS AND DUNKIN OF A NEW RESIDENCRY REQUIREMENT
February 7, 2018, The New Haven Register, by John Stoehr- "Imagine you're the owner of small business in Connecticut that specializes in putting up billboards. You strike a deal with a New Haven proprietor to install, on his Westville property, an electronic poster, as they are called. You obey all zoning laws, get all the right permits, pay all required fees, and get started.  But after the whole shebang is built, and the last thing is plugging it in, a  local politician says hold up  - you can't do that in my ward! I'm going to do everything in my power to stop you.  "If we have to boycott, if we have to protest, then we will do what it takes." Do you think that's fair? Do you think that's a proper use of political power? I can't say it is. I can't say I do..." Click HERE to comment and read full  article.

LOST KEYS
A neighbor has lost their keys in Edgewood Park. "Keys are on a black tassel key chain, my car key is an Audi key (keyless version) and my house keys are also attached, one is Blue that says Home. In addition, I have a key fob to a friends apartment in New York on the key chain, which is grey and eyedrop shaped." Email: abruno14@fordham.edu  number is 845-705-4455.

ACTIVE WELLNESS SUCCESS STORY: MAYA LOOKED BEAUTIFUL ON HER WEDDING DAY
 "My fiancé and I moved to New Haven so that I could start a graduate program in nursing at Yale. I came to Active Wellness because I wanted to continue working out with a personal trainer, something I had started years ago in San Francisco. Staying in shape has always been important to me and I particularly loved the individual attention and tailored workouts that I got from a personal trainer. From the very beginning of my relationship with Active Wellness, I was very focused on what I wanted to achieve in terms of muscle tone, body fat and body weight. It took a lot of mental energy and focus to stay on track with my goals even after major setbacks like my wedding being postponed.  One of the major moments of growth that I experienced was that I became less fixated on achieving specific number goals in terms of weight lost per week and body fat. Instead, I focused on how I looked and felt each week and stopped asking my trainer to tell me what my quantitative measurements were. I trusted that by being focused and committed in my workouts I would achieve my goals. And I did! Goal Weight Achieved: 116lbs Goal Body-fat Percentage Achieved: 16.3% Lean/ Athletic In addition to all of the support I received from Drew and Christina in reaching my goals physically, they were equally as involved in providing nutrition coaching. They also provided invaluable emotional support during my wellness coaching sessions. My intent in working with Active Wellness was to feel lean, fit and energetic. During my time with them, I achieved not only these things but also a general comfort, satisfaction and acceptance of my body. I am so glad to have my coaches at Active Wellness in my life. Their approach to health coaching and personal fitness training is deeply comprehensive -- with equal emphasis on the physical, nutritional and emotional arenas. I am a stronger person inside and out because of them." -Maya To Learn More Reserve a Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation ActiveWellnessFitness.com and Connect with them on FACEBOOK
SAVE THE DATE!
ARTWALK 21 FRIDAY, MAY 11  + SATURDAY, MAY 12

We're Looking forward to Artwalk 21! Our vendor applications are now up, click links below:

Artist, Artisans and Crafters Application HERE
Food Vendors Application HERE
Tuesday, February 13, 5:30pm-8:30pm

MARDI GRAS @MITCHELL LIBRARY

Spend your Fat Tuesday at the library! Mardi Gras is a fun, festive celebration of New Haven-an evening full of delicious food and drink, live music and entertainment, and a Mardi Gras parade! 

This year's event will be held at Mitchell Library in the heart of Westville - one of our vibrant neighborhood libraries! Join us from 5:30 - 8:30pm to sample dishes and drinks from some of the city's most popular restaurants, shop the debut collection of exclusive NHFPL merchandise, pose in a one-of-a-kind photo booth, and dance the night away to the sounds of a New Orleans-style brass band! 

Buy your tickets HERE.

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm

WESTVILLE WEST-HILLS CMT MEETING

The next CMT will be held this Wednesday at 6:30pm (Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.) 

Greetings, Neighbors! Hope you all are safe & warm. Here is the agenda for next week's meeting:

Neighbor Introductions 
Monthly updates from the following: Lizzie, WVRA, Jillian Driscoll, LCI, Lt. Colón, district manager for Westville, Alders, Carlah Esdaile-Bragg, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center, Delores Edwards, Executive Director of Sickle Cell Disease Association of Southern CT, New Business.

Click  HERE for more info. 

Mauro-Sheriden School, 191 Fountain Street
Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30pm + Sun., Feb. 18, 2:30pm

THE ART (BELLUCCI) OF TEDDEY BROWN

Tickets $25. Seating is limited to 60 seats per show.  Reserve your tickets in advance by calling, phone number below.

Doors Open at 7:00pm

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley avenue, (203) 389-8885
Thursday, February 15, 7:30pm-8:30pm

CLUB FUSION WITH LUIS ANTONIO

Come get your groove on in this all-out dance party taught in a welcoming follow-along style.

Class begins with a warm-up and conditioning, building to a high-energy dance jam that will leave you sweaty, happy and energized.  No dance training necessary. Walk-ins welcome.  $20 per class.  RSVP

Alisa's House of Salsa, 912 Whalley Avenue
OPEN CALLS FOR ARTIST


LOCAL LIT @LOTTA STUDIO
Call for Authors: Local Lit @ Lotta is a bi-monthly literary reading series by and for New Haven area authors, starting April 2018. We are seeking short works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir to be read aloud. Hear your work. Get feedback from a general audience (under the guidance of a moderator). Connect with other local authors and fans of literature. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: minimum 2,500 words, maximum 5,000 words. Fiction, Creative non-fiction, or Memoir only (we do not accept poetry, scripts, articles or other forms or genres). Prior publication is not necessary. You may submit pieces that have been published or that have not been published. Greater New Haven area authors only. 1st deadline is March 1st (for the April 3rd event). Click HERE to apply.
 
CALL TO ARTIST @KLG
"What is the point of making beautiful things, or of cherishing the beauty of the past, when ugliness runs rampant?" asks Alex Ross in the 2017 New Yorker magazine article "Making Art in a Time of Rage." Ross later references a London gallery that, in the midst of World War II, prefaced the exhibition catalogue for Jacob Epstein's flower paintings with a quote from  Shakespeare:  "How with this rage will beauty hold a plea?..."  Click HERE for full details and to submit.
UPCOMING EVENTS    

Wednesday, February 21, 6:00-9:00pm
OPENING RECEPTION THE RISE AND FAIL OF THE N WORD: IMPLICIT BIAS AND THE N WORD LIVING IN OUR SUBCONSCIOUS- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue 

Friday, February 23, 7:30pm 
LARAAJI CELESTIAL AMBIENT SOUNDSCAPES- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8117

Sunday, February 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm 
LIBERATION SINGING WINTER SERIES FEAT. MANTRAS FOR THE REVOLUTION- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, March 25, 1:00pm
PAINTING CLASS WITH CHRIS FERGUSON- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Tuesday, February 27, 5:30pm- 7:30pm
WESTVILLE - BEAVER HILL AREA ALUMNI BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SCSU- Click HERE for more info. Alumni House 131 Farnham Avenue 

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT 
 

Go to westvilleCT.org for more information about Westville businesses and the broader neighborhood, or to learn about, join or volunteer for the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA).