Daily Five: A WIC Office in Groton, A Halloween Party and Barbara Strother

Five Things To Know Monday, Oct. 15

1.  Today is Monday, Oct. 15. The National Weather Service predicts cloudy skies, a 40 percent chance of showers after 1 p.m., and a high temperature of 71 degrees. Showers are likely tonight, and the low will fall to 50 degrees.

2.  Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. wants to renew its contract with the Groton Human Services department to offer a WIC clinic in the building, according to the town manager's weekly report. The WIC program provides vouchers for low-income families with mothers who are pregnant or have children up to age 5, to buy certain foods. TVCCA would pay the town $100 a month to use a room in the building and run the Groton-based clinic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursdays, except for December.

3. The Poquonnock Bridge Professional Firefighters Association Local 2704 and the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut are sponsoring a free Halloween party for Groton children ages 5 to 12, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. The program will be held at Claude Chester Elementary School and children are encouraged to wear costumes. Activities include face painting, a disc jockey, games and a costume contest. For more information, call (860) 574-9040.

4.  Barbara Strother is retiring from Groton as its economic development specialist at the end of December, after almost 34 years. The party will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Nautilus Museum. For more information, contact Robin Silsby at (860) 446-5988.

5.  Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities, Inc. has finished rehabilitating four homes in Groton under contract with the town, according to its monthly newsletter. The program provides low-income homeowners with zero interest loans to fix building code violations, remove lead paint and make other changes. The agency expects to rehabilitate 15 homes in Groton.

KK October 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM
So happy that WIC will still have its office. I was thrilled to be in line behind woman, as she paid for a load of groceries (Actually i would call it junk food) with a big wad of cash. I did recognize her from a local restaurant that her family runs and then get her WIC vouchers redeemed for baby food items. So happy she didn't have to use her own money to buy the baby food, glad she could save that money and use it to buy the junk food. I am thrilled to be paying taxes to support her family. Ya right. The waste will continue.
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