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Michael Torelli/Cheshire Herald
It wasn't hard for young Grant Filek to find some pumpkins bigger than him at PumpkinFest over the weekend. The two-day event attracted quite a crowd as families turned out to enjoy some food and fun.

Check Out Scene From Cheshire's Relay For Life Event

June 13, 2011 by john

Check Out Scene From Cheshire's Relay For Life Event

Below are photos from this year's Cheshire Relay For Life.
Cheshire Relay For Life 2011 on PhotoPeach

Ambassabears Travel The World For Doolittle Students

June 12, 2011 by John Rook

So, gone any place interesting over the last six months?
Some “members” of the Doolittle School community certainly have. They've gone to Europe and Asia, attended hockey and baseball games, seen historic sites all across the United States, and come back home to Cheshire to share their tale.
Are they students? No. Teachers? Wrong again. If you guessed bears, you'd be right.

Quilt National 2011 Award A Thrill For Kate Themel

June 11, 2011 by Josh Morgan

More than two years ago, Cheshire artist Kate Themel just happened to be in Athens, Ohio during the Quilt National awards ceremony. Little did she know that the chance visit would turn into an award of her own someday.

Pick Up Your Tickets Now For CYT's Willy Wonka

June 10, 2011 by Special To The ...

Summer is (unofficially) here and that means Cheshire's Youth Theatre is gearing up for another production. Below is CYT's press release announcing that tickets are on sale for its upcoming play:

*Tickets for the Cheshire Performing and Fine Arts Committee (CPFA) and Cheshire Parks and Recreation’s 2011 presentation of Willy Wonka are now on sale.

Town Finally Connects To U-Verse Cable Channel

June 9, 2011 by Josh Morgan

After more than a year of planning and negotiation, AT&T U-verse subscribers are now able to watch the Town of Cheshire's two cable access channels from their homes.

UPDATE: Library May Close Briefly Tomorrow

June 8, 2011 by John Rook

The Cheshire Public Library has issued a press release warning patrons that the facility may be forced to close for a brief time tomorrow morning. According to information provided by the library, the closure may be necessary as Connecticut Light and Power is scheduled to perform an electrical upgrade on the building in the overnight hours and the work may remain ongoing in the morning.

CHS Varsity Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity schedule:

CHS Football Rides Big Second Half to 6-0 Record

Cheshire High School held just a 15-13 lead going to halftime on Friday, but they posted a shut out in the second half and won 36-13 at Hamden (2-4).

CHS Girls Sweep On Friday, Boys' Soccer Falls At Lyman Hall

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' volleyball (16-0, 7-0 in Housatonic Division) beat Shelton (6-11, 0-6) 3-0.

Murray Earns Second At SCC X-C Meet, Freshmen Pace Girls' Team

On Friday, CHS cross country competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

CHS Girls' Swim And Dive Stays Perfect In Branford

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' swim and dive (10-0) posted a 95-86 victory against host Branford (5-6) at Walsh Intermediate School.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

candidates.jpgBattle Lines Are Drawn
Candidates Square Off During Forum

by John Rook
Political campaigns are defined by differences between two candidates, and those differences were certainly on display last week in Cheshire.

Start Time Changes Discussed By District

by Michael Torelli
All who have gone to high school can likely remember the groggy mornings and hitting snooze on their alarm clocks.

cell tower.JPGResidents Have Their Say On Tower

by Michael Torelli
A mixture of opinions were offered by residents recently, who filled Town Hall to speak both in favor of and in opposition to the planned 180-foot cell tower on Cheshire Street.

Stark Differences On Term Limits, Economics Define Race For 90th

by Michael Torelli
The race for the Connecticut House of Representatives 90th District seat pits a 30-year politician against a newcomer who has been railing against “career politics” and promoting the need to reassess how districts acquire state funding.

OPINION

Opinion_25.jpgNeed For Tower Exists In Town

It’s understandable that residents in the vicinity of Cheshire’s Wastewater Treatment Plant are hesitant to throw their support behind a new plan that would see a 180-foot cell tower erected in the area.

SPORTS

Colin Thorne_0.jpgCheshire Football Tames Tigers At The Surf Club

by Greg Lederer
Cheshire High School football was aware of the challenge they would face last Friday against Daniel Hand. They hadn’t beaten the host Tigers since 2009 nor had they won at Madison’s Surf Club in five years.

AROUND TOWN

backyard.JPGBackyard Theater Ensemble Makes Mark At Festival

by John Rook
The Backyard Theater Ensemble was begun three years ago by a group of young Cheshire thespians who wanted to keep their acting chops sharp.