March 14th, 2018

           

President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:    

      ·  Spring Into Action… Next week is the start of Spring (March 21st). Let the warm weather come forth! Time for a new outlook on your yard and home. Venture out and take a look around.

 

      ·  Pasta Dinner Auction… The sought after get together, once held year’s past with the wonderful auctioneer, former Mayor Stortz, has been resurrected. On Thursday March 22nd @ 6pm, yours truly will be the main event auctioneer for the F.V.A. Pasta Dinner & Live Auction. Get your paddles up and be ready to bid! With the revenue loss from the duck race, this event will help keep things “afloat”. Lots of fun, entertaining, with great laughs and the hope that everyone spends some money! Sure to be a good turnout!

 

      ·  Bob Watson Scholarship Fund Donation… The F.V.A. is once again pledging their support with a donation of $100. A pasta dinner for the scholarship fund will be held on Wednesday April 11th, 5pm at Nuchies Restaurant.

  

      ·  Spring Clean Up… The Gozzo, Goodwin & Lindquist sponsored spring clean-up will be held on Saturday April 28th at 8am. Could you cover a small area for a couple hours? A nice walk with results and rewards! It also inspires others to do the same.

 

      ·  Forestville Little League Donation…The F.V.A. will be donating $200 to the Forestville Little Leagues banner campaign. The F.V.A. will now have a banner hanging on the outfield fence showing our continued support for the little league as well as advertising our group. All in favor……..”I”!

 

      ·  Summer Concert Series… Another community event that the F.V.A. gets behind financially ($500) is the Bristol Parks & Rec. Summer Concert Series. This year the concert will be held on Tuesday July 24th at Rockwell Park with the band “Sick Since Sunday”. Come out and show your support for what’s sure to be a great night of music and friends.

 

      ·  UW Builders Reception…For the $500 donation the F.V.A. made to the UW Day of Caring, we will be sending 7 members to the UW Builders Reception held on Thursday April 5th. An event the group looks forward to attending each year.

 

City Village Report:

      ·  City Councilor – (Dave Mills) –

  • Dave was unable to make the meeting due to a rescheduled city council meeting (from a late winter storm).

    • Presidents Note: A question was posed to the city finance chair as to why city offices (BOE) seem to close when schools close due to bad weather? It seems as though schools are closing more often than ever before. Child safety is definitely a major priority, but when it comes to working adults who have all-wheel drive vehicles, why are the “central offices” closed as well. Isn’t this at a taxpayer’s expense? If they weren’t getting paid for the snow days, I would assume they would be at work along with everyone else? Response: Cheryl will check on it.

 

        · First Deputy, Leo Bonola – Presidents Notes: Should we consider selling off remaining Duck products? Also, we need volunteers for the pasta auction. Single tickets are just $12.

Monthly Drawing Winner:  Bruce Lindquist - $20 (Note: President Dave still has never won a monthly drawing….Just unbelievable!)

 

· Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) –  Update: my 2nd cataract surgery came out fine! 

 

· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – Plans are set for our annual Fishing Derby being held on Saturday, May 12th. (The F.V.A. will contribute its normal $100 donation).

 

 

· Lt. Rich Guerrera (Community relations officer) – On Wednesday March 21st, Police Chief Gould will be having a meet and greet at the Starbucks on Farmington Ave. from 9-11am. Stop by, say hello and as a question. You will probably have to buy your own coffee though. J  Traffic Light – W. Washington Street: current update is that the parts required have been ordered. Should be about 2 weeks to receive and repair.

 

Correspondence Report:   Maryellen Holden

- Birthday Wishes Sent – to Guy Morneau

- Birthday Wishes Sent – to Bruce Lindquist

- F.V.A. Scholarship applications: Christine has picked up the ball on the scholarships.

 

Treasurer Report:. Mary Jane Lindquist – All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies.

 

Membership 2018: Mary Jane Lindquist – The 2018 Dues are now being accepted. Invoices have gone out to present membership. Please renew promptly. 

Current Totals: Family – 32, Business – 38. Presidents Note: The numbers are a little discouraging. Your membership certainly means a lot to us. Helps fund our many responsibilities.

 

Beautification:

  • All was going good, but snow got in the way! Sweep, clean, rake and encourage others to do the same. Per Don Lockhart, the flower boxes will be installed soon!

 

Historical Markers:

      ·  Historical Marker #4: Combo History of the Golarz Property/Owsianko Block will have a Spring Install. Exact install location is being considered.

      ·  Historical Marker #5: O’Brien Funeral Home – Will be looking to gather historical information. Please let me if you have anything you can contribute about the property.

 

Fundraising 2018:

     · Pasta Auction  – March 22nd, 2018 – Tickets available now. Buy! Buy! Buy!

     · 2018 Christmas Ornament  - TBD

     

Upcoming Events 2018:

     · Park & Rec. Summer Concert – Tuesday July 24th

     · UW Community Builders Reception – Thursday April 5th. MJ will put our table of 7 together.

     · UW Day Of Caring – Friday May 18th  

 

 

                  Next Meeting –Wednesday April 25th,  2018 @ Nuchie’s –Business Meeting 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 - $________

Name________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________

 

Phone__________________________E-mail_______________________________________

Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!

Albert & Korn, CPA’s

582-7646

Hartford County Tattoo

589-5000

Allied Sanitation, Inc.

589-6944

Hillside Community Church

589-7193

American Clock & Watch Museum

583-6070

Korean Veterans Association Bristol

 

American Legion Bristol Post #2

 

Martel Home Improvement, LLC

583-9305

American Legion Forestville Post 209

930-9645

Max Pizza

584-2758

Arf Arf Grooming, LLC

314-1981

M.R. Home Care, Inc.

585-1541

Arrow Manufacturing

589-3900

Nuchies Restaurant

582-1108

Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.

583-1864

Nye Insurance Agency

589-3300

Black Bear Auto, LLC

585-1111

O’Brien Funeral Home

583-7116

Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.

583-1395

One Fifty Central

261-7009

Bristol Police Union

Peter Roberge Painting Company

582-6131

Broad Street Self Storage

582-1919

RB Transmissions, LLC

582-6101

CACO Print Productions, LLC

583-1223

Rt. 72 Liquors

540-0037

City True Value Hardware

582-6366

Sassu Cuts, LLC

585-7277

Cousins Oil

584-1000

Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC

585-5977

Classic Plumbing By Reno

748-7305

SERVPRO of Bristol

675-4500

Crowley Auto Group

589-4444

Simply Hair

582-4118

Custom Grounds

583-6550

St. Joseph Polish Society

583-9604

DTF Remodeling, LLC.

585-0107

St. Matthew R.C. Church

583-1833

Farmington  Bank

284-4521

The Healing Corner

583-4325

FIC, LLC

582-7646

Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.

582-9111

Fletcher Properties

250-3648

Tollman Spring Co.

583-1326

Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C

637-2756

United Way of W.C. CT

582-9559

Forestville Lawn Care

583-7275

Webster Bank – Forestville

584-3623

Forestville Little League

620-2692

White Insulation, Inc.

583-3877