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Cheshire artist Tony Falcone has done several pieces for the U.S. Coast Guard in the past, and his relationship with the Guard allowed him to live out a dream recently, sailing on the Tall Ship Barque Eagle (background). For more on his story, see an upcoming edition of The Herald.

Suburban Garden Club Offering Scholarship

March 28, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school student who will be attending an accredited college or agricultural school with a declared major in horticulture, plant science, environmental science or related fields. For information, contact Susan Cesca, 373 Redstone Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410; or call at (230) 271-1867. Application deadline is April 15.

Deninger Documentary On Lacrosse To Air Saturday

March 27, 2014 by Special To The ...

The documentary film America's First Sport, written and directed by Dennis Deninger of Cheshire, will air this Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.  The film covers the ancient history, culture and rapid expansion of lacrosse in North America and around the world.  

"Aida" Coming To CHS This Weekend

March 25, 2014 by John Rook

A Nubian Princess. An Egyptian soldier. The Pharaoh's daughter and countries at war.
That's the story of love, loss, and conflict that has been drawing audiences to "Aida" for years. That and, of course, the score by Elton John.

Highland School to Host 27th Annual Katherine Toce Memorial Blood Drive

March 24, 2014 by john

The family and friends of Katherine Toce will host the 27th Katherine Toce Memorial American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, March 29, at Highland Elementary School, 490 Highland Ave. in Cheshire, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The community at large is invited to join the Toce family in saving lives at this upcoming blood drive dedicated to Katherine’s memory.

Walk Like MADD Will Honor Greg Schena

March 23, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Walk Like MADD, in memory of Greg Schena, will be held on Saturday, April 5, at the Cheshire Parks and Rec Department, 559 South Main St., beginning at 8:30 a.m. MADD CT encourages the residents of Cheshire to walk three miles in memory of Greg Schena and other victims of alcohol-related crashes. Visit www.walklikemadd.org/cheshire to register as a team or individual walker.

Who Has The Purrfect Pizza? You Can Help Decide

March 22, 2014 by Special To The ...

Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats (FFCC) is hosting their Fourth Annual Purrfect Pizza Challenge on Friday, April 11, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple Lodge, 9 Country Club Rd.

CHS Teams Collect Wins On Wednesday, Boys' V-Ball And Girls' Tennis Fall To Unbeaten Foes

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School baseball (5-3, 3-1 in Housatonic Division) secured a 3-2 win at Sheehan (5-3, 2-1).

Lady Rams Sweep In Track And Field, Boys' Tennis Wins Second Straight

Cheshire High School girls' outdoor track and field improved to 5-0 on Tuesday, sweeping host Hamden (90-60), Hillhouse (95-54), and Wilbur Cross (79.5-69.5).

CHS Girls' LAX, Softball, Boys' Volleyball And Golf Won On Monday

On Monday, Cheshire High School girls' lacrosse (4-1) posted a 6-1 win at Branford (4-1).

Baseball Continues Hot Streak, Girls' Lacrosse Pulls Away At Amity

On Saturday, Cheshire High School baseball (4-2, 2-0 in Housatonic Division) secured its fourth win in a row 7-3 at Branford (2-3).

CHS Teams Sweep On Thursday

On Thursday, Cheshire High School boys' lacrosse (1-3) ran off 11 straight goals in earning their first win 16-2 over Branford (1-3).

CHS Boys' V-Ball And Tennis Teams Earn Wins, Girls' LAX And Tennis Come Up Short

Cheshire High School boys' volleyball (3-0) stayed unbeaten on Wednesday, sweeping Masuk (1-2) 3-0 by scores of 25-19, 25-10, and 25-19.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

Smart Bus.JPGSchool Bus Cameras Gain Approval

by Michael Torelli
Motorists traveling in Cheshire ought to think twice before passing a school bus with the stop arm out and red lights flashing. If they don’t, it could cost them as much as $450.

Bond Ratings Remain High For Cheshire

by Michael Torelli
The Town of Cheshire recently received good news from two agencies concerning its high-level bond ratings.
Both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service released their scores for Cheshire on April 4.

World Lab.JPGCheshire High Making Foreign Languages A Priority

by Michael Torelli
In the Psychology Today article “Life as a Bilingual,” author Francois Grosjean, Ph.D., estimated that approximately 20 percent of citizens in the United States are fluent in two different languages.

New Concussion Clinic Hopes To Stave Off Serious Athletic Injuries

by Michael Torelli
Concussions have become a hot topic in professional sports in recent years, but it’s easy to forget that high school athletes are just as susceptible to the dangerous brain trauma.

OPINION

Opinion_3.jpgCL&P Between Rock And Hard Place

It’s hard to sympathize with a company like Connecticut Light and Power, especially when the memories of days without power, after several storms over the last few years, remain fresh in our minds.
However, one does get the sense that the power company is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to its current tree-trimming program.

SPORTS

Dutchyshyn 5.jpgGirls’ Lacrosse Starts Fast, Beats Conard

by Greg Lederer
With five girls making their first varsity start in last Saturday’s opener, Cheshire High School girls’ lacrosse head coach Dan Warburton felt it was important to build momentum early against Conard (West Hartford).

AROUND TOWN

05_2.jpgOn Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

by John Rook
For some large community events, it can take years for them to weave into the fabric of the community.
Time is needed and word of mouth necessary to grow something from a seedling into a fully-blossomed activity attended and anticipated by most in town.