Saturday, September 28, 2013

AWARENESS – Wallingford PD: man attempts to abduct 8-year-old girl

I am cross posting this WTNH NEWS 8 link here off the blog as this is being discussed on Facebook and people are losing the link as the thread drops.

The story titled “Wallingford PD: man attempts to abduct 8-year-old girl” is available by following the links; there is a video there as well.

This was in the Wharton Brook Drive area and it is important to note that Stevens, Dag and Lyman Hall are all “right there” as well as the Wallingford Community Daycare.

Police describe the man as a white male in his 50s. He's about 5'8" to 6' tall and has brown eyes and beard. He was also driving a red car.

Let’s keep one eye on our and the neighborhood kids and the other out for this person.

Call Wallingford Police at 203 294 2800 with tips and 911 in an emergency . 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

AWARENESS – Home break in, in the Madison Avenue / Jackson Avenue area of Wallingford

Please share this with your friends and neighbors. I wanted to raise awareness regarding a home break in, in the Madison Avenue / Jackson Avenue area of Wallingford.

On Thursday September 12, 2013, an elderly resident in his 90s answered his door to find a man asking for bottles for deposit. The man then brazenly entered the home of the elderly man and took his wallet.

The resident was unharmed, his wife was not home at the time and the police have been notified.

The residents do have family and neighbors nearby for support and they are shaken but OK from the incident. I did want to pass this along, with the family’s permission, to make the adjoining neighborhoods aware and so that people can be a little extra vigilant for themselves and their neighbors.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please call the police non-emergency line at 203 294 2800.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust sponsors lecture on Haunted Objects

The Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust will sponsor a lecture by noted paranormal expert John Zaffis on Wednesday, September 25th, at 7pm, at Zandri's Stillwood Inn, 1074 South Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford.
Zaffis, who is "The Haunted Collector" on the television program of the same name on the Syfy channel, will speak about "Haunted Objects". In his television program, Zaffis and his team travel around the United States responding to homeowners and others who believe they may have objects that are causing paranormal phenomenon. In contrast to situations where a location itself is haunted, Zaffis is often able to find a specific object that is haunted, which he then physically removes from the location.
"We thought what John Zaffis has to say would be of particular interest to our audience - we have a lot of antique collectors and others who collect things, who would benefit from hearing John's perspective on what items may attract paranormal attention," said Jerry Farrell, Jr., president of the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust. The Trust owns the Nehemiah Royce House on North Main Street and the Franklin Johnson Mansion on South Main Street. "We don't believe we have any haunted items in our museum collection, but this is educational information for us to know about, and we also thought it would be interesting for Wallingford residents and others to hear," Farrell said.
Zaffis has been involved in solving hauntings for over 36 years, numbering in the thousands of cases, having first become involved though his uncle and aunt, the well-known Ed and Lorraine Warren. Zaffis, along with the Warrens, investigated a former Southington funeral home haunting in 1988, which was later publicized in the 2009 film "The Haunting in Connecticut". Zaffis served as a technical advisor to the film.
The event, which includes coffee and dessert, is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat, please leave your name and the number of people on the voicemail at 203-265-1600.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Out-of-state group collects donations along Route 5 - LOOKS LIKE A SCAM FOLKS

Out-of-state group collects donations along Route 5 - LOOKS LIKE A SCAM FOLKS

"A group claiming to be fundraising for a church by collecting money from drivers on Route 5 has previously come under question in Kentucky.

The group was spread out on the side of the Route 5 near the Route 15 ramp and positioned on medians asking for donations.

But Marcy Davis, of New Life Church in Louisville, Ky., said by phone Friday that the group is not affiliated with her organization and has created problems in the past."

#Wallingford #w06492

Department of Consumer Protection Alerts Consumers to Recall of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz.

HARTFORD, September 9 – Parents who administer Motrin infant drops to their children should be aware of a recent product recall, the Department of Consumer Protection said today. McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division is voluntarily recalling approximately 200,000 bottles of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor, 1/2 fl. oz. sold in the U.S.
motrin_infant_productMcNeil is asking retailers to remove the affected lots from store shelves, and asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall.
“We want consumers who have this product at home to check the label to see if it has the lot number and UPC code that is part of the recall,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today.

“There is a chance that the product is adulterated. After releasing these three lots of infants’ drops, the company found tiny plastic particles about the size of a poppy seed in a subsequent lot. Out of caution, the company wants to pull back the three earlier lots that might have been affected before the particles were discovered.”


Lot #

UPC Code

Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops
Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles

NDC 50580-100-18





The lot number and UPC codes are typically printed on the outside packaging and on the printed bottle label.

The potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely. Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl oz is not included in this recall. Children’s or Adult MOTRIN® products are not included in this recall.

The Department advises parents who have the recalled MOTRIN Infants Drops to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The company has provided questions and answers on
this web page.


Media Contact: Claudette Carveth 860-713-6022

Claudette Carveth
Director of Communications
Department of Consumer Protection
Hartford, CT

Friday, September 6, 2013

Resident group to meet at Kendrick Park Saturday September 7th for an idea share

A resident group will be meeting at Kendrick Park Saturday morning September 7th at 9:30AM for an idea share.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Commission attending as well as the vendor that created the Doolittle Playscape are expected to be in attendance.

For additional information please contact John Gawlak CPRP Director Parks & Recreation.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Alex

My youngest child is my son Alex – born on September 4 2009 at 10:20 in the morning (5 days early).

He weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches in length.

Like each of my four children, he has a strong personality and a happy and wonderful nature. He reminds me, without knowing otherwise, that living life simply is such a wonderful thing. I often say “you have to plan your life like you might live forever but you must live your life as if today is your last day.” Alex is my daily reminder of this.

So on your 4th birthday Alex and as you start Pre K this week, I want to wish you all of life’s simple pleasures – no one I know will get more from them than you.

Be happy, be strong, be gentle, and be kind; the rest will work itself out in the fullness of time.

I love you Captain.



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