Minutes / Newsletter
July 17th, 2019
President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:
· A Summer Reprieve…a very good turnout of membership for the 12pm (noon) start! Is this a sign that an early start for meetings makes more sense…or is it just part of the aging process?
· All Worked Out Great…Nuchies provided a light luncheon for everyone to enjoy and membership seemed to have a good time.
· Highlight of the Day… was the dedication ceremony for the Rex Hamilton Historical Marker, held just prior to the luncheon. A ceremonial unveiling of the first plaque to be placed in the “Honor Circle” at Central Square, with more to come. A place that can help showcase individuals who have inspired us by the work they have done for our community, or have helped to lead this quant village of Forestville. A special thanks to Bob Montgomery (Bristol Press) and Bill Lozito (CACO Print Productions) for their cooperation and coverage of this event.
Forestville Historical Markers… the bronze plaques that have been installed throughout the village depicting information on properties within our town and the history behind them. This program has been in place for appox. 6 years. The most recent addition is the Rex Hamilton marker (#6 in series), which is also the first marker to begin the “Honor Circle.” The next Honor Circle marker we would like to create would be for State Representative Betty Boukus, whom we lost in 2016. If you have any information you would like to share about Betty, please contact Dave @ Nuchies.
· Congrats Are In Order… the baby is here! President Dave and wife Denise are now Grandparents! Daughter Victoria and her husband Brian welcomed their first child, Murphy Lee Kaye, on July 2nd (6 pounds 3 ounces)! Thank you for all your kind words, cards and gifts. It is very much appreciated!
· No Meeting In August… a summer snooze. Stay cool, relax, be kind and just smile and good will happen. See you on Sept. 18th.
Opportunity to Help… Joan Trafford’s granddaughter, Colbi Brenner, is going on a mission trip with her high school to Guatemala. The cost of the trip is $4100 and she is looking for donations to help reach her goal. A motion was set and the F.V.A. will donate $200 towards Colbi’s trip. This is a wonderful opportunity!
She is also in need of medical supplies, such as gloves, masks, band aids, etc… If you would like to donate in any way, or would like additional information, please contact Joan. All donated supplies can be brought to Nuchies Restaurant. Thank you for your consideration.
FVA Website…You can visit us at www.fvact.org Have you looked lately? Lots of info! Anyone interested in updating?
City Village Report:
City Councilors – (Dave Mills): I have such fondness for the F.V.A.’s work, its people and the pride you have in this community. It is such an important role you play inspiring other groups throughout Bristol. I feel a special bond here and you people have just done a terrific job!
Rex Hamilton provided terrific service to the Bristol Youth Programs. The “Honor Circle” you have created would be great for downtown Bristol.
The Mayor presented a solid report of city business and progress last month.
Josh Medeiros is doing a great job in his role as Superintendent of Park and Recreation.
Check out the Rockwell Park Concert Series! Bring a chair and relax.
First Deputy, Leo Bonola (Remarks) – I really like the historical value of the Honor Circle. It helps showcase individuals who have done so much for this village. Through time, important information about people tends to get lost, but this helps to keep their legacy alive. It will still be here after we are all gone. Thanks Dave!
Monthly Drawing Winner: No Drawing
Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – I’m still progressing to good health. I started cardio rehab today and I am walking better. Thank you again for the cards and prayers while I was in the hospital for 8 days.
· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – No Report
· Bruce Barton (Post 209) – No Report – Summer Break
· Lt. Mark Morello (Community relations officer) -
(Presidents Notes): Mark was “pummeled” by many village people with their concerns. He stood there and answered these questions quite honestly and held up good despite the many topics brought up. Here are some of the questions he faced…
There is a concern of trucks using the Veterans Memorial Blvd. as a means of a shortcut. Are the police enforcing the posted signs? Lt. Morello Response: I will notify the traffic division and see if additional enforcement is required.
There is a concern for loud mufflers on Rt. 72, along with speed being an issue. Can this please be looked into.
There is a concern with cars routinely not obeying the city cross walks. Are cars supposed to stop when pedestrians are trying to cross in the walkway?
The city does not collect on traffic tickets they hand out.
Lakeside Dr. area, tires are being stolen off of cars. Be on the lookout and report anything you may see.
Correspondence Report: Maryellen Holden
- Thinking of You – To Paul D’Aprile
- Thinking of You - To Kathy Newton
- Note of Congratulations – To Capt. Rich Guerrera for his promotion to Captain
- Note of Congratulations – To David & Denise for their first grandchild
Treasurer Report: Mary Jane Lindquist – All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies. (President’s Notes): All hail MJ once again, as she continues to look out for our money! With her constant due diligence, she has been able to collect a Ct. Corporate Tax Refund/back rates in the amount of $943. Great job MJ! A call has been placed to Tom Nye at Nye Insurance asking for our current policy premium to be reviewed to see what other options we may have. We are still waiting on a response.
Membership 2019: Mary Jane Lindquist – It is time to renew your membership. Current 2019 Totals: Family – 66,
Business – 45. (President’s Note): MJ is following up on lapsed membership with great success! If you have not renewed, please send in your 2019 dues, or the F.V.A. will no longer be able to send you the monthly newsletter.
Look around! If you see litter, pick it up. Every little bit helps!
· Rex Hamilton Marker: Has now been completed, installed and dedicated. Stop by and visit the Central Square Park large island bed.
· Historical Marker #7: Manross Library Is next on the docket.
· Historical Marker #8: Betty Boukus, to be placed in the Honor Circle
· Pasta Dinner – Fall date to come. Food, some comedy and raffles. No Auction!
· Suggestions (?)
Upcoming Events 2019:
Next Meeting –Wednesday September 18th, 2019 @ Nuchie’s – Meeting Time 5:30pm
If you have not already renewed your membership, please renew by sending your check payable to…. Forestville Village Association, c/o Mary Jane Lindquist, 81 Spark Avenue, Forestville, CT. 06010
Individual/ Family- $20.00_____, Non-Profit- $25.00______, Business - $50.00_______
Voluntary Donation - $________
Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!
Albert & Korn, CPA’s
Hillside Community Church
Allied Sanitation, Inc.
Korean Veterans Association Bristol
American Clock & Watch Museum
Martel Home Improvement, LLC
American Legion Forestville Post 209
Arf Arf Grooming, LLC
M.R. Home Care, Inc.
Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.
Nye Insurance Agency
Black Bear Auto, LLC
O’Brien Funeral Home
Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.
One Fifty Central
Bristol Police Union
Peter Roberge Painting Company
Broad Street Self Storage
Red Shed Christmas Trees
CACO Print Productions, LLC
RB Transmissions, LLC
City True Value Hardware
Rt. 72 Liquors
Costello Landscaping, LLC
Sassu Cuts, LLC
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
Classic Plumbing By Reno
SERVPRO of Bristol
Crowley Auto Group
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
St. Joseph Polish Society
St. Matthew R.C. Church
The Healing Corner
Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.
Forestville Lawn Care
Tollman Spring Co.
Forestville Little League
United Way of W.C. CT
Hartford County Tattoo
Webster Bank – Forestville
Now Accepting 2019 Membership Dues