This Week in Westville:
Artist Talk With Karen Kassap @BEKI, Packs For Pals Donations, NH Youth Soccer Registration, and The Edgewood Farmers Market!

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Summer Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Summer Events for Adults

Click HERE for Summer Events for Kids

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
Cafe X

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Cafe X, 911 Whalley Avenue
Apartment For Rent
WESTVILLE APT. FOR RENT 

Available:  9/1/2019 
$1,275/mo.

1st floor, 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bedroom apartment in owner-occupied 2-family on Central Ave. Includes living room, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, hardwood floors, ornamental fireplace, basement storage, washer/dryer hookups, water and sewer. Pets considered. References and credit check required. 

  Text Steve 203.915.0510
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10:00AM-5:00PM 

FRIDAYS OPEN LATE 10:00AM-7:00PM

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville.

CLOSED Monday - Tuesday-Thursday 12-5 - Friday 12-7- Saturday/Sunday 10-5 


Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Whimsies and Wishes
Take a walk down Memory Lane at  Whimsies and Wishes! With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list. Like them on Facebook!

 Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Through August 31
DISCOVERING NEW HAVEN: PHOTOGRAPHY  BY ROBERT SILVERSTEIN 
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., (203) 946-8117
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

August 12, 2019, The New Haven Indpendent, by Sophie Sonnenfeld- 
"Westville neighbors debated how to address an uptick in property crime, at a meeting that featured a shouting match between two political candidates.  Sixty people attended the meeting, which took place Saturday afternoon on the patio of the Mitchell branch library on Harrison Street.  Since January, the Westville/ West Hills/ West Rock/ Beverly Hills/ Amity district has had 317 reported property crimes, including car break-ins, theft, and robbery.  Burglary  alone has gone up 30.2 percent since last year.  Just last Friday, homes were burglarized at 5 a.m. on West Rock and Edgewood Avenue, according to the police. An awakened West Rock man thwarted a third burglary by scaring off the intruder, and police were able to track down and arrest a suspect..." Click HERE  to comment and read full article.
Saturday, August 17 at 12:45pm

ARTIST TALK WITH KAREN KASSAP @BEKI

Kassap, who studied mixed media collage with Debi Pendell, says she enjoys this form of expression "because it lays apparent the dichotomy between the completed work and the many layers of paint and paper that form the foundation of the piece. The underlying support for my collages can seem chaotic and wild, and yet my goal as an artist is to draw the viewer in with something that is viscerally attractive, cohesive and sometimes quiet."  

Kassap, who says she works from many sources of inspiration, including photographs she has taken and artists she admires, created these works from painted papers, printed papers, acrylic paint, acrylic gel medium, and various found objects.  

"The many layers required to create the work are often completely invisible to the viewer, but their existence is a mystery that draws one in," she notes. "And sometimes, patient observation is rewarded with a glimpse of what lies beneath the surface - in the same way intimacy makes visible the hidden layers of oneself."  

Kassap says her artwork is an expression of her identity as a woman, a mother, a wife and a Jew. The proud triplet mom of Naomi, Myles and Sam, and the wife of Cary Caldwell, she volunteers her legal services at the Apostle Immigrant Services and works as a facilitator for the ADL Words to Action program.

Conversation with the artist will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 12:45, following the weekly services and luncheon; Sabbath rules will be observed. The exhibition closes August 20.

For more information: office@beki.org

Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, 85 Harrison Street
Sunday, August 18, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET


Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Aves.  Check out who & what you can find at the market HERE.

Fruits & Veggies:

Four Root Farm* - heirloom tomatoes, fairytale eggplant, onions, kale, greens, chard, cucumbers, squash, radish

Massaro Community Farm of Woodbridge, CT - greens, radishes, salsa, tomato sauce, tomatoes

Riverbank Farm* - blueberries, flowers, kohlrabi, carrots, greens, soups, dips, salads
Rose's Berry Farm - Lodi apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries, cherry tomatoes, squash, herbs, greens, radishes

*organic

Meat/Dairy:

Four Mile River Farm - steaks, burgers, sausages, ground meat

Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm - meats, an assortment of artisan cheeses including feta

Baked Goods:

SoNo Baking Company & Cafe - pastry treats, bread, tarts, cookies

Specialty Products:

New Haven Tea & Coffee

PopCentric Gourmet Ice Pops

Guest Vendor:
Pascale's Bodycare

Kids Activities:
POP! Program --Our Power of Produce (POP!) program, seeks to transform kids into healthy eaters with fun and educational activities, demonstrations, interactions with their local food growers, and challenges and incentives to try fresh market produce. Fruit and Veggie temporary tattoos and activities.

FREE Yoga by Yoga In Our City & Breathing Room at 11:30am!

Edgewood Park, Corner of Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
Monday, August 19-August 23

SPOTS TILL AVAILABLE FOR NH YOUTH SOCCER SUMMER CAMP

NHYS has sessions FOR:
U10,12,14 BOYS (Born in 2005-2010)
U10,12,14 GIRLS (Born in 2005-2010)
Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23, 2019
@ East Shore Park #3
Monday thru Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday, August 23rd 9am-Noon
 
$250.00 for the week. 
f or more information  email: 

To Register please go to http://nhysoccer.grupo.la  
Monday, August 26, 12:00-3:00pm

4TH ANNUAL PACKS FOR PALS

The 4th installment of NHFD-Yale University, Yale PD and Yale New Haven Hospital Cancer Screening takes place on Monday, August 24 at The Elephant in The Room boxing gym. See event details HERE.

If you are able to donate it is greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at these places: collection boxes in all the firehouses, The Hospital, Yale PD, NHFD Training school on the BLVD and Yale Buildings. 

If you are also interested you could purchase items off of the Amazon Wish List we created and ship them to Engine 15 CO FF Del Prete 105 Fountain St New Haven Ct 06515. Please see THIS LINK.
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, August 24, 1:00-5:00pm
END OF SUMMER SALE + POP-UP W/ ETHAN LARKIN- Click HERE for more info. Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, September 14, 5:00pm
INEVITABLE DECAY AND CHANGE: TWO ARTIST INVESTIGATE NOTIONS OF TIME AND ORDER- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue 

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT