John Morello will be presenting his nationally-acclaimed show, Dirt: A One-Man Show on Substance Abuse and Choices, in a free performance at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 11) in the Polson Middle School auditorium. Morello was also scheduled to perform the show at two Tuesday daytime assemblies for all Daniel Hand High School students. The show is cosponsored by DHHS PTO, The Madison Foundation, and the Madison Alcohol and Drug Education Coalition (M.A.D.E.), and is recommended for parents and kids grade 7 and up. Dirt is “the number one recommended assembly for young people by the New England chapters of SADD and MADD.”
The Kindergarten Enrichment Program includes Wednesday and Thursday sessions starting at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with such titles as “Keeping Warm” (about how animals stay warm in winter), “Feed the Birds,” “Magical Maples,” “Fair Houses and Wizard Castles,” “Awesome Amphibians,” and many more.
Family Programs, offered on Saturdays, include “Local Owls” and “Family Maple Sugaring.” Download a complete listing and description of courses, including time and fee schedules from the link below. You can preregister for all programs at Madison Beach & Recreation, Madison Town Campus, (203) 245-5623
Richard Kos, 53, of 18 Green Springs Drive, was charged with conspiracy to tamper with or fabricate evidence, second-degree reckless endangerment, and permitting minors to possess alcohol. Susanne Kos, 52, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, and permitting minors to possess alcohol, and James L. Kos, 19, was charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence, and possession of alcohol by a minor. An arrest warrant was issued for a fourth family member, Matthew L. Kos, 27, who is out of state, on a charge of permitting a minor to possess alcohol.
A fifth man, Christian Stockinger, 19, of 11 Tuthill Street in West Haven, was charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence, and possession of alcohol by a minor.
All of the local suspects turned themselves in voluntarily to Madison police and were released on $5,000 non surety bonds. They are scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on January 18.
Police have said Richard and Susanne Kos were home during a party where underage drinking allegedly took place. Jackson, a West Haven resident, died early on the morning following the party. Jackson was among the group of young people who were drinking at the house.
Authorities say no ambulance was called when Jackson was in need of medical attention that morning. Instead, he was transported by someone who attended the party to the Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford. The staff at that facility attempted to revive Jackson, but were unsuccessful.
The purpose of the Madison Challenge initiative is for the Madison community to experience the benefits of a corporate-style, wellness program on a local level. This fun and friendly, community-wide, 10-week healthy living challenge is brought to you by the Madison Chamber of Commerce and the recently formed Madison Council on Health and Wellness. It truly is the competition where everyone wins.
The mission of the Madison Challenge is to actively support a better quality of life by promoting and enjoying healthy attitudes, habits and lifestyles. This program will help residents incorporate more health, fitness and well-being into their daily lives and observe the benefits of better performance and quality of life.
The program starts off in January to help with achieving goals set for New Year’s resolutions. The challenge is not necessarily about losing weight or running marathons, it is about implementing at least one healthier habit and embracing a lifestyle of wellness that you can pass down through generations and inspire a culture of accountability for your own well-being. This is a great opportunity to lead by example and show your family, friends, co-workers and entire community that you can focus more on improving your health.
John Morello will be performing his nationally-acclaimed show, Dirt: A One-Man Show on Substance Abuse and Choices, during two Jan. 11 daytime assemblies for all Daniel Hand High School students. A third performance will be held (free) that evening, in the Polson Auditorium. The show is cosponsored by DHHS PTO, The Madison Foundation, and the Madison Alcohol and Drug Education Coalition (M.A.D.E.), and is recommended for parents and kids grade 7 and up. Dirt is “the number one recommended assembly for young people by the New England chapters of SADD and MADD.”
Morello believes that “in every audience is a kid like I was in high school. A kid that just needs to know despite the confusion and strange things that life presents he is more than just dirt.” The New York Times calls the show “Mordantly Funny”…”a new weapon in the war against bad choices: laughter. Gloriously irreverent laughter.”
On Tuesday, Madison police arrested Bryan D. Pino, 20, of 38 Wilbur Peck Court in Greenwich. Pino, who turned himself in at the Madison Police Department, was charged with one count each of use of a computer to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and impairing the morals of children. Pino was released on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New Haven on January 11.
This week’s Photo of the Week shows Madison children discussing their wish lists with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of Cafe Allegre following the Dec. 4 Christmas Parade through downtown Madison, CT.
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“Winter Concert – a Holiday Musical Celebration” is sponsored by Essex Savings Bank and will feature the Trinity Girls Choir and the Elm City Girls Choir. The choirs’ repertoire of music will include music from Hanukkah as well as traditional Christmas carols and popular holiday songs. The Constitution Brass Quintet will bookend the singers with a classical musical prelude and postlude.
This year’s concert is a benefit for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries which serves a meal each day at sites along the shoreline and has grocery distribution centers in Clinton, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and Old Lyme.
The general admittance fee for adults is $20, $15 for seniors and students. The admittance fee for all children 12 and under is a donation of non-perishable food item(s) at the door, or $5. Food items brought by children will benefit the Madison Community Services food bank that provides groceries to Madison residents in need.
Tickets are available at the Madison Super Stop & Stop service desk with a limited number available at the door just prior to the concert. For more information, call 203-245-0615.