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Wallingford Magazine
Summer finally arrived! It was a long wait through a wide range of weather conditions. The good news is that the Town of Wallingford has no lack of things to do and places to go, regardless of the weather. We have so many wonderful restaurants, serv- ing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of those also offer an upbeat bar and lounge area for connecting with friends and making new ones. We have an excellent movie theater and we have Oakdale! Mary Ellen Eckels leads and directs great live shows by the Wallingford Community Theater. There is live theater at the Square Foot Theater in Yale Plaza. Gaylord offers amazing things like the recent Gaylord Gauntlet. MasoniCare has live music outdoors during the summer and an impressive display of sponsored flags brought to us by the Rotary Club of Wallingford, called “Flags for Heroes.” These flags can honor veterans, current service members, first responders, a teacher, a coach, or a family member.
The Town of Wallingford sponsors our summer music series on the Parade Ground on South Main Street. We have a Farmer’s Market at Doolittle Park on South Elm Street. Community Pool is open! Let’s go for a swim!
Yalesville, our precious village in the northwest corner, has so much to offer and is just a short ride from anywhere in in town. Wallingford has a full range of professional services of all types that can be found throughout our town. What about religion? We have a remarkable variety of churches and organizations in which to find our spiritual selves and to celebrate our lives in our own precious ways. We have small companies and huge companies with jobs to offer and that support our community with taxes and in so many benevolent ways,
On May 25th, Tyler Mill Reserve was reopened after being closed for a long stretch due to the damage caused by the micro-burst in 2018. You will find a feature article in this issue about our special Tyler Mill Preserve and all its wonders, as well as so many more open space places in our wonderful town of Wallingford.
In this issue there are some beautifully written poems by local poets on the “Our Poetic Town” page. That group meets at our first-class Wallingford Public Library which has more to offer than one could imagine.
Where do I stop? I don’t know because I am so grateful to live in this incredible town of Wallingford, Connecticut, about to celebrate its 350th year in 2020!
ON THE COVER
Photo by Charmaine Glidden, from Photos by Charm. Charmaine’s bio: “I was born and raised in Wallingford and brought up to have a deep appreciation for nature and history. We took many trips around Connecticut exploring the back roads. I always loved to hike and Tyler Mill Preserve is an awesome place for that. Morris Rock is one of my favorite places to catch a pretty sunset. I was about 13 when I first picked up a camera and I absolutely and instantly found what I like to do: photography with nature scenes being my favorite.”
FEATURES:
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    Tyler Mill Preserve
Reopens
After being closed for a year, this hidden gem has reopened
Get Ready to Rock!
A new forward-thinking school of music opens in Wallingford
CONTENTS:
Wallingford: A Craft Brewing Hub!
Wallingford is home to three craft breweries... so far!
  Choate Rosemary Hall  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 21 Gaylord Offers Wheelchair Assessment Services 22 Silver Trek Returns  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 32 Square Foot Theatre Celebrates 12 Seasons  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 Our Poetic Town  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 42
Don & Don  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 46 When I Suffered a Stroke  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Where is it? Contest  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 55 Jubilee Float Parade  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 56 Holo-Krom Celebrates 90 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
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