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It's cold outside, and it got a lot colder for some brave souls last weekend. The Cheshire YMCA hosted an Ice Bucket Challenge at Bartlem Park on Saturday, where residents agreed to have cold water dumped on their heads, all in the name of raising money for the Y's Annual Campaign.

Youth In Action Awards Grant To Challengers/Reds

January 17, 2016 by john

Cheshire Youth in Action recently awarded a mini-grant to provide funding for community and positive youth development for Cheshire youth and families. The group has chosen to award Cheshire Challengers/Reds Clinic & Picnic for all children with special needs, a grant in the amount of $500 to run a new spring event to create a partnership among the league and players.

Calling All Artist: Time To Celebrate Kensett

January 15, 2016 by Special To The ...

Artsplace is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hudson River artist John Frederick Kensett who was born on March 22, 1816 in Cheshire, by sponsoring a banner contest.

Temple Beth David Schedules Dinner, Social Hour For Jan. 24

January 14, 2016 by John Rook

Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., has two upcoming events scheduled for Jan. 24:

Sunday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m.—Tu B’Shevat Seder and Dinner
All are welcome to Temple Beth David’s annual Tu B’Shevat seder and dinner. Tu B’Shevat is a mystical festival celebrating God’s presence in the natural world.

Pool Reopening Pushed Back To Feb. 8

January 13, 2016 by michael torelli

The grand opening of the Cheshire Community Pool has been postponed two weeks to Feb. 8 in an effort to finish up some interior improvements to the facility.
Previously, it was expected that the Pool would reopen to the public on Jan. 25.

CHS Varsity Sports Slate For Monday

Monday's Cheshire High School varsity sports schedule:

CHS Boys' Basketball Wins Big, Girls' B-Ball And Skaters Fall, Cheerleaders Shine In SCC Meet, Wrestling Ends Home Slate

On Saturday, Cheshire High School boys' basketball (7-8, 4-2 in Housatonic Division) collected their fifth straight victory 59-32 over Lyman Hall (8-8, 0-5).

CHS Basketball Teams And Ice Hockey Sweep On Wednesday, Varsity Sports Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (6-9, 2-3 in Housatonic Division) beat defending Housatonic Champion Sheehan (10-6, 2-3) by a score of 55-47.

Pins Lead CHS Wrestling Past Amity On Senior Night, , Cheshire Ski Teams Earn Pair Of Victories At Mount Southington

On Senior Night, Cheshire High School wrestling (9-7) won their sixth straight 45-27 over Amity.

CHS Boys Earn Wins On Court And In Pool, Co-Op Ice Hockey Earns Draw, Girls' Basketball Falls At East Haven

Led by sophomore Ben Brewer on Monday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (7-0) defeated host and previously undefeated Amity 94-86 at Orange Community Center Pool.

Cheshire Hockey Teams Split In Road Action, Wrestlers Go Unbeaten In St. Bernard Invite, Cheerleaders Finish Third In Wolcott

On Saturday at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, Cheshire High School ice hockey (6-3-1) defeated host East Catholic (3-7) 1-0.

CHS Girls' Basketball Falls At Law, Varsity Sports Slate For Saturday

On Friday, Cheshire High School girls' basketball (5-8, 1-3 in Housatonic Division) came up short 56-44 at Jonathan Law (8-6).

CHS Girls' Indoor Track And Field Wins SCC East Sectional Title On Thursday, Boys' Basketball Beats Career

On Thursday, Cheshire High School girls' indoor track and field captured the Southern Connecticut Conference East Sectional crown (88.5 points) at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

CHS Skiers Open Winter Season, CA Boys Compete At Mount Southington

Cheshire High School skiers, senior tri-captain Meghan Diamond (49.35) and junior Anders Norback (48.44), each won their respective races in Wednesday's Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League opener at Mount Southington.

CHS Skaters Earn Big Win, Girls' Basketball and Wrestling Teams Drop Road Contests, Varsity Sports Slate For Thursday

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School ice hockey (5-3-1) received 10 goals from the junior class to beat Milford Co-Op (4-6-1) 10-1 at Wesleyan University's Freeman Athletic Center.

Cheshire Teams Sweep On Tuesday

At Walsh Intermediate School in Branford, Cheshire boys' swim and dive improved to 6-0 with a 92-79 win over host Branford/Guilford Co-Op.

Bishop Sets Pool Record On Friday, CHS Boys' B-Ball Falls To Shelton, Blades Stay Unbeaten On Ice

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive (5-0) defeated host Sacred Heart 95-82 at Kennedy in Waterbury.

From This Week's Cheshire Herald

TOP STORIES

Energy Commission Charged Up About Station
Electric Car Owners Will Have A Place To Charge Their Vehicles

by Michael Torelli
Since 2014, Paul Michalowski of the Cheshire Energy Commission has worked to secure an electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) in town.

Gode.JPGFormer Public Works Employee Peter Gode Honored With Plaque

by Michael Torelli
The memory of a longtime Public Works employee, volunteer firefighter, and Cheshire native will not be forgotten thanks to the efforts of his siblings and family.

Cheshire Seeking Company To Handle Dead Animal Removal

by Michael Torelli
Seeing a dead animal in your backyard, especially one the size of a deer, is never a welcome experience.

Walsh_0.JPGCara Walsh To Get In Touch With Her Spiritual Side At Youth Day

by Michael Torelli
Two high school seniors are looking to enhance their religious backgrounds and faith by attending the 2016 World Youth Day (WYD), but they are asking for help from the local community to make their trip a reality.

OPINION

Opinion_87.jpgTime To Focus On Pool’s Future

There’s no need to rehash the controversy that has surrounded the Cheshire Community Pool.

SPORTS

Janaia Skibitcky_3.jpgDaddi, Skibitcky Lead Cheshire Girls To East Sectional Crown

by Greg Lederer
Depth led Cheshire High School girls’ outdoor track and field to winning last Thursday’s Southern Connecticut Conference East Sectional title at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center.

AROUND TOWN

Kosover.JPGKosovers Happy To Call Cheshire Home

by Michael Torelli
Yanna Kosover will admit that her family’s move from Russia to the United States in 1991 was not easy, but it was worth the trouble.