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Wallingford Magazine
The past nine months have brought many frustrations, many enlightenments, and some real opportunities to perceive our world and priorities in new and different ways. In this issue you will see in Our Poetic Town eight poems that help to illustrate many of those new ways of perceiving our daily worlds. The theme for these poems was gratitude and that is well-illustrated in these poems.
The first feature story in this issue is our report on The First Annual Art Show of Wallingford, which has been han- dled on a virtual basis. The idea came from Patricia Corbett, a local artist with a gallery on North Main Street. She had been struggling with the frustration of the absence of art shows around the northeast and around the country. Patricia approached me and Rob Fritz of the Wallingford Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) to try to make an art show happen. We announced it in our summer issue and it was extremely well received. We had more than 40 local artists enter their
beautiful pieces of art, totalling more than 50 pieces. We engaged John Massimino, a highly regarded juror of art shows in America and Europe, to be our juror. The results are included in this issue.
Next, we were sad that neither Celebrate Wallingford nor the Holiday Stroll could be offered this year so we came up with a new idea that is socially safe by avoiding crowds. It is the Wallingford Walk-About that is engaging a number of businesses and restaurants uptown, downtown, and out of the downtown areas. For 10 days, there will be special offers that all can access without being in crowds.
Liz Landow, of Wallingford Center, Inc. was the driving force behind Celebrate Wallingford and the Stroll. Liz has retired and has been replaced by Kathy Lilley, someone very qualified for the director position. You will see a story about that written by Steve Knight, our for- mer Town Councilor and a prolific writer.
Next, you will see and enjoy Our Carolina Wren by Bobbie Borne, a regular contributor. It is a beautiful story of the benefit of having and taking the time to notice the wonders right under our noses.
Finally, we offer the fifth and final chapter of The History of The Schools of Wallingford, by Joe Pajor.
Of course, don’t miss the Where Is It? contest winners and the new challenges! Enjoy the holiday season!
Tarn Granucci
The beautiful piece of artwork featured on our cover was chosen by John Massimino, our juror for the First Annual Art Show that we announced back in our summer edition. It is entitled “Slater’s Bridge” and was created by artist, Michael Lobasz. It is the winner of the Wallingford Magazine Cover Award, one of a number of special awards se- lected by John Massimino. It is a watercolor, it is 8” x 10”, and has a selling price of $300. You will also see it featured in the arts contest section on page 11, along with so many other remarkable art creations.
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           Wallingford’s First Annual Art Show Results
Our Carolina Wren
by Bobbie Wood Borne
The Wallingford Walk About!
Passing the
Baton from Liz Landow to Kathy Lilley
Chapter 5:
Schools of Wallingford
by Joe Pajor
        From the Desk of Joe .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .24 Health & Wellness: Help Your Neuropathy  .  .  .  .  .36 Our Poetic Town: Gratitude .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .38
Choate Rosemary Hall .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .45 Where Is It? Contest  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .51 Where is it? Winners .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .51
 PUBLISHER: Roger Dietz
EDITOR: Tarn Granucci
Susan Urillo Larson, PERFECT TYPE, LLC
Tarn Granucci || Patricia Corbett || Rob Fritz || Dr. Chris Mulvey, DPT Bobbie Wood Borne || Steve Knight || Joseph Mirra
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