Volume 27, Number 3 Summer 2009 In This Issue: A Message from the In the Swim! President . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Seen at the East Lodge . . .2 What’s Going On Around Lakeridge . . . . . . . 3 Spotlight on… Barbara Zaharek . . . . . . . 5 The Path of Dreams . . . . 6 Recipes for a Summer BERNARD MATUS Garden Party . . . . . . . . . . 7 July 4th Connecticut memories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bountiful Gardens at Lakeridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Residents’ Art Show . . . . 8 Making the Big Move . . . 9 The joy of working with kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Memorial Day Weekend 11 LobsterFest . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Summer Fun at Lakeridge . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Stable News . . . . . . . . . . 14 Marketing and Sustainability . . . . . . . . . 16 Swim Lessons at Camp Lakeridge . . . . . . 19 Remembering Richard . 20 Strictly Personal . . . . . . . 21 Dream Birthday . . . . . . . 22 Music at Lakeridge . . . . 22 Norfolk—A music lover’s gem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 DEBBIE BOMBARD Kylee Craemer, Elyse Meder, Ayden Cinel, Sophie Blitsman and Katya Tolunsky ready for their swimming lesson at Camp Lakeridge. 2 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Lakeridge Life A Message From the President A newsletter published four times a year for the residents of Lakeridge. By Cornelia J. Ellner Editor Ken Gruberman BERNARD MATUS A s the summer ends, we can reﬂect on another Committee members needed Once again I want to encourage residents to get involved with Lakeridge Editorial Coordinator Cornelia J. Ellner successful year at on the committee level: Maintenance Art Director Connie Ellner, Lake- Lakeridge. We are and Safety would welcome new mem- Lynn Lanning ridge Board president more than half-way bers, and it is important that we have Contributing Editors through the rebuild- representation from all segments of our Jeanne Cassidy ing of our infrastructure. The good news is community. If you want to have a voice, Hakki Cinel that we have been able to continue upgrading it is necessary to be part of the process. Diane Cohen Barbara Douglas our community while remaining within our We also are continuing the search for Diane Honig projected budgets with no increase in fees for new writers and photographers who can Sheila Kasten 2009–2010. Under the guidance of our submit articles and photographs for Lake- Lucille Peterson Finance Committee, the GM and the Board ridge Life. and we could use a few more Evelyn Rogoff of Directors, we were able to provide a ﬂat proofreaders for it, too. This publication Columnists budget which was approved by the home- reﬂects what Lakeridge is all about — an Cornelia J. Ellner owners at our May meeting. This year we unusual community with residents and Pam Carlson Marilyn Wiener will be addressing many new projects includ- staff enjoying the experience of living and Hakki Cinel ing a long-range landscaping study to be working in this unique multigenerational done by the Yale School of Forestry. resort in the Litchﬁeld hills. There is no Photography Debbie Bombard Our website is still undergoing changes other place like it! Pam Carlson to facilitate ease of use and provide a better I want to thank our General Manager Kristen Jensen ﬂow of information. Our Marketing Com- Hakki Cinel, our dedicated staff and Bernard Matus mittee has been working on a 5 year plan and volunteers for their work to ensure that Carl Meisel has completed an online survey. Results will Lakeridge continues to improve and be Sara Gootblatt Arlene Riker be shared after the data has been collated. We a special place for all to enjoy. A special Patricia Scala had an excellent turnout for the survey which thanks to our Board for the willingness Steven Suskin enabled many homeowners to share their of each of them to run again next year. Cathy Weibust thoughts and opinions. Most important is that Their commitment of time and energy is Wally Wiener almost all our homeowners have provided us appreciated and is an integral part of the Advertising with their email addresses so communication process by providing continuity of leader- Coordinator is more efﬁcient and free. ship in a positive and cohesive manner. Diane Dougal We delight in contribu- tions. You may email articles (MS Word or text ﬁles only, please), Seen at the East Lodge send comments or Letters to the Editor to Ken Gruberman, ken@ gruberworld.com or drop them at the Management Ofﬁce. Sherry Ginsburg, Rosa Shields, We reserve the right to Long time homeowners Doe Stern, Sondie Reiff edit articles for content Patty Byrnes & Larry Avery or length, and to add a little humor. Although we appreciate contribu- tions, we cannot guarantee that your submission will appear in Lakeridge Life. PHOTOS BY DEBBIE BOMBARD Published by Lakeridge Life, under the sponsor- ship of Lakeridge, 811 Burr Mountain Road, Laurie Black (2nd from left) with Torrington, CT 06790 daughters Kelly (left), Caroline (right) and a friend. Roger & Renee Adler LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 3 What’s Going On 2009. The boiler replacement project is in process. We will have Around Lakeridge this project done by the middle of We have September. wireless BERNARD MATUS By Hakki Cinel WiFi — Please remember that we have wireless internet service internet service at W ith the summer already winding down, all of the Lakeridge staff has become very Hakki Cinel at all common buildings including the stables. Please contact Debbie Bombard or Jeanne Gouthier in all common busy responding to work orders the West Lodge if you have any buildings and working on our other projects as we difﬁculty connecting to the service at any of including the planned. Between June and July we received the facility buildings. stables. 425 work requests, and we have taken care Rooﬁng — The rooﬁng project has been of 385 of them. I would like to thank the completed for the 09–10 budget year. We maintenance department for their hard work have replaced 58 unit roofs and 32 garage and for keeping up with the work orders and roofs. Rooﬁng carpentry work is continuing projects, thanks to the recreation department in the unit #260 area. I expect this work will for scheduling excellent events for us, and be ﬁnished by mid-August. thanks to my ofﬁce staff for handling many Painting — The paint work is continuing issues and requests in the ofﬁce before they in the unit #180 area. The front and rear deck become a major concern. sanding project is scheduled for the units fol- lowing the exterior paint work. The main Here are some project updates: unit doors, street light posts, garbage bins East Lodge — The roof has been sched- and the unit numbers are also being painted. uled for replacement in September 2009. Trees — Tree maintenance will restart in West Lodge — The front patio walls the fall in the Old Farms Road area. After we have been scheduled for repair in September continued on next page Monica Baird, Torrington Ask me your questions about Branch Manager Reverse Mortgages Hi, I’m Monica Baird and I can offer you information on reverse mortgages – without any obligation. If you’re a homeowner age 62 or older, a reverse mortgage can give you peace of mind. You’ll have tax-free* cash for whatever you want or need without depending on others or burdening your heirs. With a reverse mortgage, you: • stay in your home and retain the title • pay no monthly mortgage payments • use the cash any way you want Please contact me to see how a reverse mortgage can lead to new opportunities. YOUR COMMUNITY — YOUR COMMUNITY BANK Torrington, 249 Winsted Road, 860-482-3423 Winsted, Main Office, 86 Main Street, 860-379-7561 Winsted, West End, 654 Main Street, 860-379-3361 New Hartford, 141 Main Street, 860-693-8397 Offices also in Avon • East Granby • Granby Winsted, Northwestern Regional High School Academic Branch www.nwcommunitybank.com *Consult Tax Advisor Member F.D.I.C. Member C.D.A.R.S. Equal Housing Lender 4 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE What’s Going On… owners recognize the efforts made by Man- continued from preceding page agement and the Maintenance Staff to keep our grounds clean and to provide new, ﬁnish this section we will move to Cliffside repaired and painted garbage Drive as we had planned. bins for both regular and Gutters — The new gutter and down- recyclable trash. Especially spout replacement project will commence during the busy summer on September 8, 2009 for units #108 through months, many homeowners Please be #209. have expressed justiﬁed com- reminded Chimneys — Chimney inspections and plaints of those who are not respecting the cleanings commenced on August 18, 2009. standards of cleanliness which takes away that you Please contact Heath Leonard if you have from the physical and natural beauty to be have a $50 any questions regarding this project. You enjoyed by all. credit for the should have already been informed about the Therefore, please … use a garbage bin schedule; if not, you will be notiﬁed very when disposing of trash on our common snack bar soon. Our goal is to ﬁnish this inspection grounds. Our beautiful forests are also not a to use only later in the fall. place to toss a can, bottle or wrapper. between Carpentry — The carpentry repair work Please respect your neighbors when is continuing around units #69, 68, 49, 52, throwing away your garbage in the bins near July 1, 2009 and 53. As soon as we ﬁnish with these units your home. The bins are inspected on an and June 30, we will contact all the other unit owners who almost daily basis by our staff. Do not leave 2010. have a dirt crawl space in order to install a garbage or recyclables at the side of bins. vapor barrier, inspect and repair the concrete All non-recyclable garbage must be placed piers, add ventilation openings, and scrape in tied plastic bags in the bins. and paint the steel beams under the units. Plastic bags and Styrofoam are not Marketing — Under the leadership recyclable items. Placing a plastic bag in of the Marketing Committee, a Marketing the recyclable bin containing cans, bottles Survey of homeowners was conducted to or boxes is not appropriate recycling. Please better understand the composition of our remove those recyclable items from the community and views of residents on plastic bag and place separately in the marketing-related topics. A total of 245 recycle bin. Then please dispose of the responses were received for an excellent plastic bag separately in the regular bin in response rate of over 50 percent. an appropriate manner. The survey results have been analyzed Snack Bar — Please be reminded that by the Marketing Committee, which is you have a $50 credit for the snack bar to presenting them to the Board. As soon as use only between July 1, 2009 and June 30, copies of the results can be made available 2010. If you haven’t used it yet, George will to homeowners, an item to this effect will be very happy to help by tempting you with appear in the LINK. his tasty snack bar treats. Garbage — There is no question the Enjoy the summer! new recycling bins have minimized the trash Thank you, collection issue. We are certain that home- Hakki Cinel, General Manager Scoville Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Residential t Commercial t Industrial Complete Systems from Design to Finished Installation Specializing in the Modernization of Older Systems While Maintaining the Custom Ambiance & Quality You Desire Talk to a live person, not a machine, during business hours 860-489-5010 DEBBIE BOMBARD 311 South Main Street t Torrington Serving the Northwest Corner for 55 years Plumbing #204203 t Heating #394162 t F1 #00011118 Bob Ittelson with daughter Gail having dinner at the Snack Bar. LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 5 Part 7 of a series about the staff at Lakeridge PHOTOS BY CATHY WEIBUST Barbara Zaharek holds the plaque presented at her retirement luncheon in appreciation for her service to Lakeridge from 1993–2009. Spotlight on… Team Lakeridge at Barbara’s retirement luncheon. Front row: Main- tenance employee Mark Kolansinski, Maintenance Foreman Jeff Barbara Zaharek Whipple, Maintenance employee Ciprian Lagual. Middle row: Recreation Director Debbie Bombard, Assistant Ofﬁce Coordinator By Jeanne Cassidy Diane Dougal, Bookkeeper/Ofﬁcer Coordinator Barbara Zaharek, General Manager Hakki Cinel, Becky Shopey from the Maintenance S “ he is the ﬁrst person into the ofﬁce each morning, and the last to leave in the afternoon.” So says Hakki Cinel, Lakeridge Help Desk. Back Row: Maintenance employees Gerry Lamere and Mike Jackson, Risk Manager/Ofﬁce Coordinator Heath Leonard. General Manager. After 16 years at Lakeridge, Barbara is joining our part-time staff and will be here two days per week until year’s end when she will retire. Barbara’s work as our Bookkeeper and Ofﬁce Coordinator, and her work with our Treasurer, our Finance Committee, and our Accountant has been much appreciated. Working with numbers has been Barbara’s joy, and she has enjoyed the diversity of her position here at Lakeridge. Recently Barbara hired Carolyn Pulica who will work part-time to ﬁll the gap as Barbara’s schedule changes. Before Lakeridge, Barbara worked for the North- west Stihl Company. Her husband, Steve, and her children and grandchildren look forward to seeing more of her in the future when she will spend lots more time near the water. Having visited almost all the beaches from Maine to the Caribbean, Barbara loves Dave Turner CLU ChFC, Agent swimming, boating, and seafood. She also loves 1009 East Main Street Torrington, CT 06790 gardening; dahlias are her favorite ﬂower. Cooking, Bus: 860-489-4882 dancing, shopping, and music will also ﬁll her leisure firstname.lastname@example.org hours. Thank you, Barbara, for serving on the Lakeridge Team. Enjoy your new life! Thank you to all who sent in photos. If we didn’t use them in this issue, we’re saving them for a future issue. Keep sending them! —Ed. 6 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE from good to great as we became full-time Lakeridge residents. How can we really know what we want? We think we know. We plan a lot. But until the moment we live it there are always small doubts and questions. It has been an amazing journey for both of us. We know we are home. A knowing that comes from breathing it in: to waking up in the morning. to ending the day with a sense of calm and peace Lakeridge is now truly our home, not just a place to live. Home, where friends and family and community gather to sup- port each other, laugh together, cry together, play together. The path to dreams is one you travel DEBBIE BOMBARD when you follow your heart. The journey will continue, but for now — and for as far into the future as we can see — we have made our dreams come true. Terry Goodwin and Barbara Douglas ABOUT THE NEW HOMEOWNERS: Barbara Douglas has owned and oper- The Path of Dreams ated two successful Physical Therapy practices in NY. She will be joining the P.T. By Barbara Douglas practice of Maletta Pfeiffer and Associates We know here in Torrington. In addition to physical we are For 20 years of weekending at Lake- therapy, Barbara ofﬁciates as an Interfaith home. A ridge, it was good. Minister at our annual Blessing of the For 20 years we packed and unpacked, Animals. knowing and still it was good. Terry Goodwin is a Health Care that comes For 20 years we planted seeds in the Executive, who has dedicated her profes- from community, and that was also good. sional career to improving the health of the For 20 years we had a destination that under-served in Brooklyn and The Bronx. breathing allowed us to unwind and not unravel, and She plans to continue this work at a commu- it in… that was very good. nity health center in CT. On June 11th, 2009 we stood outside our When they are not working, Barbara Lakeridge home and watched as the last of and Terry enjoy tennis, dancing, hiking, and the boxes were unloaded from the moving dining with friends. They are members of van and carried into the house. the Torrington Country Club and supporters That was the day we began the journey of the Warner Theater. Quality, long lasting Furniture at the Lowest Possible Prices! 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Enjoy! 1/3 c. sugar ½ tsp. salt 1 c. orange juice Green Bean and Cherry Marinated Tomato 1/3 c vegetable oil Tomato Salad and Cheese Salad 1 tbs. grated orange zest, packed (1-2 (from Chez Panisse: Vegetables) (from The Silver Palate oranges) Good Times Cookbook) 1 tbs. cider vinegar 1 lb. green beans 1 tsp. vanilla 1 lb. cherry tomatoes (or other 4 ripe large tomatoes, tomato varieties) seeded and cut into ½ in. 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 1 large shallot cubes one 8x8˝ pan, then line with waxed paper 3 tbs. red wine vinegar 1 lb. Brie, rind removed, or parchment. Grease again and ﬂour. ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil cheese cut into irregular 2. Whisk together in large bowl the Basil to taste pieces ﬂour, sugar and salt. Salt and pepper 3 cloves of garlic or 3. Add, and stir together until more to taste, pureéd smooth, the orange juice, vegetable oil, 1. Snip beans and parboil in a orange zest, cider vinegar and vanilla. ½ c. good extra virgin good amount of salted water until 4. Scrape batter into pan. Bake (in olive oil tender. Drain and immediately spread the bottom 1/3 of oven) until a toothpick 1 tsp. salt out to cool on paper towels. inserted in center comes out clean, about ½ tsp. black pepper 2. Cut cherry tomatoes in half. 30–35 min. 1 tsp sugar if needed 3. Peel and ﬁnely dice the 5. Let cool in pan, on a rack, for 1 cup basil leaves, cut shallot and put in a bowl with the 10 min. Slide a thin knife around cake into strips vinegar, salt and pepper. to detach it. 4. Whisk in olive oil. Taste and 1. Combine tomatoes, 6. Invert cake, peel off paper liner. adjust balance for ﬂavor. Brie, basil, garlic, oil, salt, Let cool right side up on rack. 5. Toss the tomatoes in with the pepper and optional sugar. vinaigrette, and let stand for at least Let stand, covered, at room Wonderful served with strawberries and 30 minutes to blend ﬂavors. temperature for at least 2 a pinch of salt, a few sprinkles of black 6. Add green beans and basil hours. pepper, sugar to taste and one or more just before serving or they will 2. Serve with crusty tbs. of balsamic vinegar. (Let mixture discolor. Italian bread. sit for a few hours.) • Can also be served with ice cream and/or the strawberries. Strange Flavor Eggplant 1. Move oven rack to middle high. When hot enough to foam a (from China Moon Cookbook) position. Preheat oven to 475° F. scallion ring, add aromatics and 2. Prick eggplant well, remove stir fry until fragrant, about 15 sec- 1 ½ lbs. large Western eggplant leaves. Bake, turning once until fork- onds, adjusting heat so they sizzle Aromatics tender, about 20–40 min. Remove and without scorching. Add sauce 1 tbs. ﬁnely minced garlic slit lengthwise to speed cooling. ingredients and stir until simmer- 1 tbs. ﬁnely minced fresh ginger 3. Remove stem and peel, ing. Then add eggplant, stir well to ¼ cup thinly sliced green and scraping off any pulp. Cube pulp and blend and heat through. Remove white scallion rings process eggplant and any thick baking from heat, then taste and adjust ¼ to ½ tsp. dried red chili ﬂakes juices in the processor. (Only the tasty with more chili ﬂakes, brown sugar liquor should be used, not water.) or vinegar, if needed to achieve a Sauce 4. Combine aromatics in small zesty ﬂavor. Stir in sesame oil. 3 tbs. soy sauce dish. Combine sauce in small bowl to 6. Allow to cool, stirring 3 tbs. packed brown sugar dissolve sugar and stir. occasionally. Flavor is fullest if 1 tsp. unseasoned rice vinegar 5. Heat large wok or heavy skil- refrigerated overnight, sealed 1 tbs. hot water let over high heat until hot enough to airtight. Serve at room tempera- evaporate a bead of water on contact. ture. Good served on croutons, 2 tbs. corn or peanut oil Add the 2 tbs. oil, swirl to glaze garlic or plain. Can garnish with a ½ tsp. Japanese sesame oil pan, then reduce heat to moderately sprinkling of scallion. 8 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE July 4th Connecticut Bountiful Gardens at Lakeridge memories Dr. Ron Berger shows off his raspberries. By Diane Cohen Salad, anyone? T his past July 4th, I, along with my husband Jack and our friends, visited Colebrook CT DEBBIE BOMBARD and the famous Colebrook Meeting House CARL MEISEL Congregational Church for a traditional July 4th celebration. The program opened with a presentation of the colors, salute to the ﬂag, patriotic musical inter- lude and an excellent guest speaker. He reminisced Dr. Ron Berger and his about his 50 years in the Navy and how things outstanding asparagus. have changed for the better. Then we sang patri- otic songs and the pastor gave a benediction. Afterwards, for a nominal fee, everyone was invited to have a buffet picnic lunch made by the Women’s Auxiliary. The Church and the green were decorated with American ﬂags and the tables were set with traditional red, white and DEBBIE BOMBARD blue. CARL MEISEL The food was delicious! And the ladies outdid themselves with their home-baked pies. Now, what could be better than that for the 4th of July? Yummy strawberries Residents’ Art Show The annual Residents’ Art Show was held on July 4th. Right: Artist Sandy Feinberg and husband Lloyd, decoup- age on glass. Far right below: Watercolors by Christine Tralongo. Artist–Photographer Arlene Riker PHOTOS BY ARLENE RIKER LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 9 Making the Big Move By Diane Honig M y husband Paul and I, along with our sons Jacob (10) and Harry (7), have lived in Brooklyn Heights for many years. We have also been ded- icated part-time residents of Lakeridge for 5 ½ years. It was a rare occasion that we would miss a weekend anytime throughout the year. I would summer with the boys at Lakeridge and Paul would come up on the weekends. We have been talking about moving out of New York City for years. We were waiting for Paul’s 15 year anniversary at his company, a benchmark that couldn’t approach fast enough. We hadn’t planned on moving to Lake- ridge full-time when we bought our unit years ago, but as time passed we realized that this is the place we want to be. Lakeridge is a wonderful community and has a lifestyle we could enjoy every day. Lakeridge and the Litchﬁeld Hills have so much to offer, especially for the kids. Jacob played spring baseball in the Torrington little league this year, and his team won their division’s 2009 championship — a dream come true for a young pitcher! Harry participated in the Torrington Youth Soccer program at Alvord Park which he really enjoyed. Paul and I love going to concerts at Inﬁnity Hall in Litchﬁeld. It is our favorite concert venue with perfect acoustics and not a bad seat in the house. I am pleased with the Torrington public schools including the music and arts programs available to the kids. The ability to easily play tennis any day or evening of the week is nothing short of fantastic. The kids can also participate in the after school ski program at Sundown Ski Center in the winter. We can swim, hike, bike and play till our healthy little hearts are content. This is a Honig family and a neighbor in 2006. lifestyle we didn’t have available to us in Brooklyn. Paul and I are excited to start our new careers in Connecticut. Paul will earn his Teacher’s Certiﬁcation and teach High School Math. Additionally he may New 10% Monitor – Gas add a certiﬁcate in Coaching to work with the school’s sports teams. I will continue my work as a Personal Equipment Rinnai – Gas Trainer and Fitness Instructor. I am currently launch- ing my new program, Discount Monitor – K1 “Strength Training for Tennis Players” at Pinewoods Health and Racquet club. I will also be doing Personal Training and teaching classes at the Litchﬁeld Athletic Club. The kids look forward to going to their new school, meet- ing new friends, and the prospect of some actual snow days. Sure, it may be a little quieter at Lake- ridge during the week in the winter but we don’t Diane and mind. Our best friends Paul Honig will come and visit us DEBBIE BOMBARD at the every weekend, and who “Souled knows… maybe they’ll Out” party. wind up making the www/.betterheatandlight.com same move we did! 10 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE his stories were ﬁlled with sensitivity and warm feelings for earth’s creatures. The joy of working with kids One little girl chose to be mute and at ﬁrst did no writing at all. Gradually she By Jeanne Cassidy and Sheila Kasten began to participate and by the end of her ﬁrst year with us she stood on the stage S hannon Ahern is a vivacious, dedicated, and skillful classroom teacher at Vogel-Wetmore School. She welcomed Sheila and me with open while her teacher read what she had written. By the middle of her second year she read with a classmate. Now she answers when arms, allowing us to get to know the children in asked if she wants help. Small miracles. her class at our own pace and to help in whatever way we could. We Although each day was special there worked together sometimes and “spelled” each other as much as were some “extra special” days: possible so that one or both of us would be there each week on Poetry — It can be so much fun, and Thursday mornings to help the children learn creative writing. shouldn’t be a chore. Jeanne remembered a One period a week is not a lot of time, but enough to appreciate wonderful class she had in her graduate goodness when it meets your eyes. Although we were helping — school experience and decided to replicate it with ideas, with spelling, with pats on the back and smiles — we with Shannon’s class. A box of Clementines were observing young children helping each other in similar ways. was the inspiration for the exercise. As the One by one we came to know the students; one by one they came class examined their Clementines and then to know us. None of this could have happened so easily were it not peeled them, words were elicited that for the atmosphere created by Shannon. One doesn’t always expect described the looks, textures, tastes, and orderly behavior from children who come from varying backgrounds scents of the fruit. The words were listed in and countries, often having English as their second language. a “word bank” for all to use. The children “Please,” “thank you,” “good job!” and many offers of help were the worked in groups and wrote poetic lines in rule; the opposites were the exception. A skilled and caring teacher, collaboration. When ﬁnished, each group and children willing and able to heed her lessons, created a success- recited its creation. Later we put the poems ful learning environment. and many photos of the children in the In the beginning one child spent much of his time on the ﬂoor, writing and reciting processes on the bulle- under his desk, anywhere but in his chair. When he wrote, he wrote tin board for all to share. It was a fun day well. When we asked him to read his work, his verbal expression was and the Clementines were “juicy delicious.” exceptional and we told him so, which made him read each time even Holidays — Hanukkah was near. Shan- more dramatically than before. Animals were his favorite topic, and non asked Sheila to tell the children the story LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 11 Memorial Day Weekend PHOTOS BY DEBBIE BOMBARD Clockwise from background: The Bounce House for Memorial Day Weekend; Sports Field Counselor Jake Seraﬁni makes cotton candy; Kylee Craemer; Christophe French and Thibaut Scott-Dunne; Daphne Luttrell and Sports Field Attendant Dan Dings; face painting with Marin Nichols and Skyler Brozyna. of the holiday. Sheila didn’t stop there. Bags or she learned the routine and adjusted quickly. In such an environ- of dreidls, jellybeans, paper cups, a menorah ment it is easier to learn and to make friends and to feel at home. designed by her grandchildren — all these Shannon’s classroom is truly a soft place to fall. accoutrements came into the classroom. This story will be continued. The class and its two “grandmas” Once she began reading the story Sheila will follow Shannon to the ﬁfth grade — the last before middle found that many in the class were aware of school. And we will love every minute of our time together. Hanukkah. Some knew a Hanukkah song; others knew the story. Best of all was when we played the dreidl game. Jeanne had “For 30 Years, A Warm And Caring Physical Therapy Center” drawn the Hebrew letters from the sides of the dreidls on the board with the transla- Maletta Pfeiffer & Associates, LLC tions of the directions underneath. Once the children knew the rules and had their Torrington Physical Therapy jellybeans in place, the games began. To our amazement some sang the Hanukkah Orthopedics • Arthritis • Vertigo/Dizziness Treatments song in English as they played while others Neurological Therapy • Gait and Balance Retraining used the Hebrew words. The air was Pre & Post Surgical Care • Manual Therapy electric with excitement and joy. Oranges Massage Therapy • Private Treatment Rooms and chocolate coins added to the party and Custom Foot Orthotics by Stride, Inc were probably carried to lunch. As Sheila and Jeanne left, the children said “Shalom.” Now with 2 locations: It was a day full of smiles and sweets. 30 Peck Road 333 Kennedy Drive The class of 20 children began together Building 1, Suite 1101 Suite L204 with Shannon in third grade, continued into Torrington, CT 06790 Torrington, CT 06790 fourth, and will continue into ﬁfth grade with a few exceptions. Over the last two 860-489-0867 years, each time a new student entered this www.torringtonpt.com respectful atmosphere in the classroom, he 12 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Milt Weiss’s birthday cake “Ahh! Delicious!” says Miriam Stone. Rita Gottlieb Thelma & Mike Kandel Elaine Tucker & Milt Weiss Lenny Gootblatt Carol Simon Milt enjoying his lobster LobsterFest PHOTOS BY SARA GOOTBLATT Residents enjoyed a clambake featuring lobsters and celebrated Milt Weiss’s 85th birthday. Rita Levy Don Glickman & Sondie Reiff LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 13 Ayden Cinel on Summer Fun at Lakeridge the Slip & Slide Kylee Craemer on the Slip & Slide Campers Claire Meder & Camp Lakeridge at the Sports Field Astrid Schnabel with Erica Aliano & Betsy Winn Ellery Chudnow-Bergman & Bria Zinn-Robinson The Women’s Writing Group: Wendy Mill- A little one-on-one with Mark Robinson stein & Mary (center, red shorts). Sommers Camp Staff Erica Aliano & Betsy Winn with Christophe French David Litvack with Headguard daughter Alayna Guy Guyton West Lodge with Atten- Lifeguard dants Jeff Jim Brady McDonagh & Brooke Johnson West Lodge Mahjong players: Swim Instructor Meagan McCane (inset) PHOTOS BY DEBBIE BOMBARD teaching campers Barbara Lewis, Sondie Reiff, Lynda Brodsky, Maintenance workers Elaine Schachter, Joan Martin setting up the marquee 14 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Stable News By Pam Carlson This year’s unusually wet summer weather has only put a slight damper on our activities, even though it has burdened the stable staff with the challenges that rain brings. Let’s hope Watch the August will bring us much dryer weather. LINK for the Happy campers rescheduled annual Summer Horse Camp is winding down. As I write this we horse show. are into our 5th week with one more week to go. I must say we Stable info: have been pretty lucky with the weather, getting our lessons and PAM CARLSON 489-9143 trail rides in between the rain- drops. Most days, I think we were only unable to ride just once due to rain. We were able to keep the Josh Beiber riding Captain Jack. campers busy that day with horse’s games, crafts, braiding manes and tails, Stables are home to more movies, etc. This year we were very happy to animals than horses welcome back some familiar faces that have attended horse camp in previous years, along with some new Since Smokey our big gray faces. friendly barn cat is getting up there in years and is not the most ambi- Off she goes, into the wild blue yonder tious mouser these days, I began to PAM CARLSON Amy Emmons, our much loved and all around think we might get a new cat or Oliver wonderful stable staff member, is off to college the kitten to help him out. We ended up last week of August. Amy is going to the University with an adorable ginger tabby baby of New Hampshire, where boy whom we have named Oliver. she will be majoring in He is now about 12 weeks old and Chemistry. Amy will also what a character he is becoming! be joining the Air Force Oliver has no fear of dogs — he loves ROTC: her goal is to to play with Tazzie and Isabelle and become a pilot. Amy has chases Mollie all over the place. been with us for 5 years, Unfortunately Smokey is not originally a helper and pony very happy that we have this little ride giver, now a much whippersnapper living in his space, experienced reliable staff but with time I am sure he will get member. For the last several over it and they will be friends. years she has been feeding This year we have had the the horses two nights a pleasure of 3 pairs of barn swallows week during the off season nesting in the barn. They built their and has been full time nests on top of the aisle lights. The during the summer helping nest in the front of the barn kept us to teach camp, giving on our toes, as the parents did not lessons to the younger like it when we had a horse tied children, taking out trail there. The birds would frequently PAM CARLSON rides and all aspects of dive bomb us and make lots of noise running the stable. to show their displeasure. It was We wish her the best of amazing to see how much time the Amy Emmons on Ernie and Alexa Orban on luck and we will all miss adults spent bringing food back to Annie. her terribly. the babies: it was never ending, and LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 15 and chickens; the number of animals on the property determines the amount you get. Also, the Stable staff has for some time now have been recycling all of our plastic water bottles and the containers the horses’ supple- ments come in. When possible we reuse the empty bags our grain comes in PAM CARLSON PAM CARLSON as garbage bags. Resident Maureen Budd has come up Camp horse show: Katie Levy with Little Bit all dressed up; Laren Levy riding fancy Miss Priss. with a great use for the empty plastic those babies made a lot of noise. As ment to minimize the breeding area grain bags: instead of black plastic of yesterday the babies have all for the ﬂies. We try to keep manure or weed block she used the bags on safely left the nests. piles picked up under the sheds and her garden to keep the weeds at bay. several times a month we drag the Great idea, Maureen! The can of Raid got waylaid paddocks to break up the manure so Everyone loves “going green” it can dry out. Of course, if you have Upcoming programs these days, but taking care of the been up to visit us, you know the Due to the wet weather and lack environment is more than swapping inside of the barn is kept super clean. of practice time on the horses, our out a light bulb or recycling — it Rotting piles of hay or any bedding annual horse show, which was to be sometimes involves unpleasant material must also be kept as cleaned held on Aug. 9th, was postponed until subjects. At most stables, ﬂy control up or dried out as possible. Last year later in the season. Please watch the is in the form of pesticide sprays we we used only one gallon of pesticide LINK for a new date. Together with put on the horses and spray in the spray compared to three in previous Recreation we are working on an stalls, especially where the horses years due to the use of our Predators. awesome Fall Festival & Barn Dance spill food, or it is wet. Adding to the We do still have to spray the horses over the Columbus Day Weekend. situation are the many piles of when they go out on the trail due to Don’t forget on Sunday mornings we manure each horse produces. Flies the deer ﬂies in the forest. Each have our Adult Second Chance love to migrate to these areas to lay horse has its own ﬂy mask that goes Riding Class that will be continue their eggs, as they need the moist on their face to protect eyes and ears into the fall. All who have attended conditions to grow and hatch. Last from the bugs when they are outside. have been very pleased. Keep in year, for the ﬁrst time, we purchased This summer, with the large amount mind you do not have to come every Fly Predators. The Fly Predators are of rain we have had, it has made it week, so attend when you can. tiny little bugs that do a big job! We more difﬁcult for the Predators to Happy Trails… Pam use them from April through Sep- keep up so I will be ordering some P.S. Don’t forget the carrots! tember. They are about the size of a extra this month very small fruit ﬂy and I believe they to help out. We are actually a type of wasp. They do receive a pack- not bite humans or animals; their job age of 15,000 is to only to eliminate the ﬂy larvae. Predators every Flies have a staggering reproduction three weeks and potential with each female ﬂy laying release them up to 1,000 eggs; thankfully, with under the sheds, Fly Predators and other causes, only around the 2–4% of ﬂy eggs make it to adults. manure pile, in PATRICIA SCALA The Fly Predators are very the stalls, etc. economical, actually costing much Fly Predators less than the pesticide ﬂy sprays. can be used for Along with the Fly Predators we all types of “If you think I’m gonna let you steal my carrots, you’ve must practice good manure manage- livestock, dogs got another think coming!” 16 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Marketing and Sustainability By Hakki Cinel communities, it’s also about “curb appeal.” The following article, written by our own By staying the course and continuing to fund General Manager, was ﬁrst published in a capital improvements budgets, you can Marketing Community Association Institute publication. eliminate the need for more costly repairs in encompasses The Institute serves the needs of those who the future. For example, when we replaced manage planned developments and home- the gutters at Lakeridge, we used leaf-guard capital owner’s associations around the world. lifetime guarantee gutters and downspouts, improvements, thereby eliminating the need for semi-annual sustainable building and “ W hy spend money on marketing our community? Homes here aren’t selling anyway and who’s got cash for a vacation gutter maintenance and protecting homes from structural damage from excessive water ﬂow and clogs. When the market improves, maintenance home?” As communities reel from the effects we know the money and energy we have practices, of the economic downturn, I hear comments invested in maintaining or upgrading our frequency. Residential environmental like these with greateras Lakeridge, where I communities — such facilities and assets will give Lakeridge a competitive edge, and make it more attrac- stewardship, am General Manager — are not immune to tive to potential buyers. advertising job losses, credit problems and foreclosures. In this economic climate, it can be tempting Have a plan and publicity to slash your community’s budget for mar- So how do you proceed when you are — all key keting. But the irony is, despite the bleak long on maintenance projects, but short on components market, it makes good ﬁscal sense to stay funds? Start by assessing your community’s true to your marketing plan. needs and then develop short-term (5 year) that ensure What is marketing and what goes into a and long-term strategic improvement plans that a marketing plan? Is marketing just money for based on those needs, then prioritize them. community advertising? Absolutely not. To my mind, At this point, you may wish to involve the remains viable marketing encompasses capital improvements, sustainable building and maintenance prac- Board as you work through all the options. Once the priorities are set, you are ready to and vibrant in tices, environmental stewardship, advertising create a budget. Keep in mind you do not the future. and publicity — all key components that have to do all your planned projects at once. ensure that a community remains viable and For example, if you are going to replace vibrant in the future. If you embrace this wider deﬁnition of marketing, you will quickly see lots of ways you can stretch your dollars to achieve marketing goals. Good looking and easy care Consider the physical mainte- nance of the community, for exam- ple. Everyone knows the real estate adage about “location, location, location.” When it comes to KRISTEN JENSEN A well maintained home with curb appeal and leaf-guard gutters LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 17 roofs and you don’t have enough reserve energy management systems and mainte- funds, make a ﬁve-year plan. You can use the nance tracking programs monitor equipment same approach for other projects, such as function and indoor space conditions and At Lakeridge paving or painting. Selecting the right provide continuous metering for energy, we put a contractor and effectively managing the water usage and system performance. For budget are the next and ﬁnal steps to ensur- example, at Lakeridge, we installed a com- premium ing the success of any multi-year renovation puterized energy management system in one on energy or upgrade project. of our recreational buildings and replaced all efﬁciency, The ﬁrst year of the maintenance plan is thermostats with digital programmable ones the most important one. This is when you throughout the complex. The system adjusts renewable will win over homeowners by showing them the set points automatically based on the energy and what is possible with a limited budget. With outside air temper-ature throughout the year. reduced each incremental improvement, you will ﬁnd That way, we can leverage seasonal climate support for your plan growing. Employees, changes to get free cooling and heating. The greenhouse too, will feel more motivated and empowered maintenance crew can quickly and easily emissions, as they see work tickets decline and the shift correct problems as they arise, thus saving and we have from repair work to preventative maintenance. money and increasing efﬁciencies. As the project list shortens, the value of the Keeping up with emerging trends in sus- in place a community will continue to grow. tainable, energy-efﬁcient and environmentally preventative sound property management is also the sign maintenance Go green of a marketable community. At Lakeridge we Implementing sustainable building opera- had the State of Connecticut evaluate our program. tions and maintenance practices is another street lighting system and replace all the light part of a holistic marketing plan. At Lakeridge bulbs with efﬁcient low-wattage compact we put a premium on energy efﬁciency, ﬂuorescent lamps. Daylight sensors for all renewable energy and reduced greenhouse outdoor lighting systems, adjustable blinds emissions, and we have in place a preventa- in common areas and motion sensors for tive maintenance program that helps us meet interior lighting in all common buildings our goals in those areas. Computerized continued on next page 18 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Marketing & Sustainability scape features, selecting native plants, and continued from preceding page planting climate-tolerant trees or shrubs to help us take advantage of natural sources provide shade can signiﬁcantly reduce costs of light. Installing a solar thermal system to by reducing yard waste, fertilizer needs, By heat our indoor pool is another option we water consumption, and heating and cooling are exploring. If installed, the system will of buildings, while also raising the market- harnessing further enhance Lakeridge’s image as an ability of the community. If you have more 21st century environmentally friendly community. money to invest, you might consider switch- automated ing to high reﬂectance and high emissivity Think of the ecology rooﬁng material or installing a green roof to communi- Protecting the habitat and available reduce heat absorption. Maximizing ﬁxture cations and natural resources of your community — and water efﬁciency within buildings — by management encouraging environmental stewardship installing low-cost, motion-activated ﬂush among homeowners — is also an important toilets and faucets and water efﬁcient tools, piece of the marketing puzzle. At Lakeridge, shower heads, for example — can help to we have for example, we have adopted a low-impact reduce the burden on potable water supply signiﬁcantly site and green building exterior management and wastewater systems, reduce utility plan — including landscaping, chemical costs, and help you position your commu- reduced application, snow removal practices, and nity as an eco-friendly place to live. our use of building exterior cleaning and maintenance Involve everyone paper and practices — and we work hard to reduce our reliance on man-made energy sources and to As General Manager of Lakeridge, I our impact tap into the power of nature. For example, we have reached out to homeowners to enlist on the installed rainwater sensor-activated sprinkler their support of, and involve them in, our environment. systems on our Har-Tru tennis courts. sustainable property management practices. We reduced our sand usage by half; we We encourage moped usage by providing an now use environmentally friendly salt for on-site fuel supply for them, we are explor- snow removal. We eliminated our chlorine ing designated preferred parking spots for usage for our indoor swimming pool treat- fuel efﬁcient vehicles, and we purchased ment by installing a self-chlorine generation golf carts for routine maintenance work. system for the pool. Simple actions such as We created an email database to use as the using mulching mowers, capturing rain water primary communication tool with home- for the sprinkler systems, replacing excessive owners and we installed a touch screen paved or turf-grass areas with natural land- accounting system for our recreational facilities that automatically assigns charges to each home- MARK STEWART owner’s account. By harnessing Home Improvement Contractor 21st century automated commu- 860-496-1786 nications and management Remodeling • Restoration • Custom Stain • Painting tools, we have signiﬁcantly DEBBIE BOMBARD Wallpaper • Texture Ceiling & Plaster Repairs • Tile reduced our use of paper and Windows • Powerwashing • Decks • Wood Flooring our impact on the environment. CT550417 Fully Insured Mopeds at Lakeridge. These low-cost, market-savvy options go a long way to increasing the value and livabil- ity of a community. Homeowners, contractors, visitors and employees play an important part in a community’s marketing plan, particularly when it comes to publicity. It is the wise manager who knows Har-Tru how to leverage these human tennis court assets to create a “good neigh- at Lakeridge. bor” image for the community. At Lakeridge, the members of KRISTEN JENSEN SERVING LAKERIDGE FOR OVER 30 YEARS the Board regularly meet with town ofﬁcials and state repre- sentatives to promote our community and discuss matters LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 19 of mutual interest. We reach out to local business owners and have hosted meetings Swim Lessons at Camp Lakeridge of the local Chamber of Commerce and the American Cancer Society on Lakeridge The West Lodge Pool, an indoor pool with a self-chlorine generation premises. system, is the site for swimming lessons at Camp Lakeridge. Volunteering in your town is another excellent way to garner good publicity for your community. For instance, for the past ﬁve years, a group of Lakeridge volunteers have participated in an early literacy pro- gram at a local elementary school. Others from our community volunteer at the Warner Theatre where they usher for pro- grams and serve on committees. As General Manager, I make it a point to actively participate in the local chapter of the Community Association Institute and to develop strong relationships with local ofﬁcials. The investment in time and energy has paid off in unexpected ways. For example, when there were discrepancies in the recent tax assessments of Lakeridge units, we were able to draw on this reserve of goodwill and social capital to come to an amicable resolution with the local authorities. Lifeguard Mara Gauger provides a swim lesson to Astrid Schnabel. Invest in the future Noah Cinel in the midst It is clear, then, that marketing is more of a swim lesson. than just advertising and that the goal is not just about selling a unit. Real estate is cyclical in its nature, and downturns are inevitable. Nevertheless, I feel certain the dust will settle and so will the real estate market, as it always has. An investment in a well-conceived and executed marketing strategy now will pay off in the long-term and will ensure that your community is well maintained, socially responsible and attrac- Sophie Blitsman is ready for the tive to buyers for years to come. next instruction. Hakki Cinel is the General Manager of Lakeridge in Torrington, Connecticut, a 474-unit gated community established in 1975, located in a 235-acre protected forest preserve with tennis courts, putting green, horse riding stables and a downhill ski area with snow-making equipment. Cinel is a LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) Accredited Profes- sional with over 20 years of experience in property management and facilities opera- tions. He is a Certiﬁed Manager Property PHOTOS BY DEBBIE BOMBARD Manager (AMS,CMCA,RPA) with special- ized expertise in building operations, energy audits, green building practices, contract administration, computerized energy man- agement systems, and project management for new construction, renovations, and Katya Tolunsky crosses maintenance upgrades. Mr. Cinel can be the West Lodge pool. reached at email@example.com West Lodge Lifeguard Tara McCane. 20 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Remembering Richard we toured the art museums, the off-Broadway theatres and the ethnic restaurants of New York By Evelyn Rogoff City, and I was in love! He had once been the #2 man on his golf Memories Evelyn Rogoff recently lost her beloved team at Haverford College. Three years ago, of Richard husband Richard. She shares the following we went to a nearby driving range. He had Rogoff… memories of him: been reluctant to go but anxious to try at the same time. He approached the tee, struggling V ery few people here at Lakeridge knew Dick Rogoff very well, if at all. During our years here, Dick graduated from a cane with his walker, and proceeded to belt out 250– 300 yard drives. People gathered around and watched with amazement! The game of Bridge to a walker and ﬁnally, to a wheelchair was also a great love of Dick’s. He had become accompanied by home health aides. As he a Life Master about twenty-ﬁve years ago. His lost his mobility, he still managed to retain greatest thrill was when our son Bruce became his sense of humor and his capacity to enjoy a Life Master and an acknowledged world- the things he loved best. The challenge for class player at the age of nineteen. Dick would me was to keep that enjoyment going. say “In the Bridge world, I’m known as Bruce Dick was a lover of music and dance. In Rogoff’s father.” As a dentist, Dick was a con- high school, he won the New York All-City summate professional. The retirement he envi- Piano Contest. When we were dating, he was sioned was clearly compromised by his many an Oral Surgery Intern at Bellevue Hospi- ailments. He and Stanley Mand would joke tal, yet he had a season subscription to the about opening a combination two-chair dental Metropolitan Opera and tickets to the Royal ofﬁce and Kosher-style Deli in the Burrville Ballet. I was dazzled! He talked about his Market. Perhaps, someday, it may happen. European travels. I was enchanted! Together, (I’ll settle for the Kosher deli. — Ed.) LAKERIDGE LIFE www.lakeridgect.com 21 Appropriations Committee. In that capacity, he was one Strictly Personal of the writers of the Economic Recovery Act. Peter is the proud husband of Dena Morris, Senator Richard By Marilyn Wiener Durbin’s Legislative Director, and the loving father of Niles and Lucy Rogoff, ages 11 and 9. I love writing about weddings! We now have two Cantors in Lakeridge: • Yvonne and Tony Perno announced the marriage of • Gladys Grunwald will take her place as Cantor for the Yvonne’s daughter Marina Gluzman to Marc Kroop- high holiday services at Congregation Kehillat Gesher neck on July 18th. in Paris, France. • Kitty and Mark Chimbel’s daughter Jody was also • Cantor Bill Wood was a ﬁnalist for the 2009 Holy married on the same day to Dr. Charles Berg. Both Cross Hospital’s Senior Idol Contest in Palm Beach, weddings were held outdoors and the sun did shine Florida. There were 155 Senior Idol candidates and for both ceremonies. Bill was one of 12 ﬁnalists vying for the $1000 prize. • Jerry Gottlieb is ill and could not make the wedding, Participants had to be 65 or older and solo singers. but Rita and her four children and families were there MILESTONES to see her grandaughter Elyse Gottlieb married to • We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Jon Levison. Brad Gatswirth. The wedding took place July 4th at Our condolences to the Sobin and Levison families. the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, though the bride • We also lost Malvina Phillips who was a longtime and groom reside in San Francisco. They made their resident in Lakeridge. She still kept up with all her own ﬁreworks with parties before and after the affair! friends here, though she now resided in New York. The next day, the entire family came to the hospital • It is with deep sadness and much regret that I inform in Torrington to celebrate Jerry’s 85th birthday. you of the passing of our dearly beloved friend Mark • Sondie Reiff and Don Glickman celebrated the wed- Chimbel. Mark will be sorely missed by all. Our ding of Sondie’s daughter, Amy Kimberly Kaiser to hearts go out to Kitty and her family. Bill Laemel of Carbondale, Colorado. The wedding • A great number of you will remember the name of was held at the Random Ranch on July 5th and a week Lou Buglioli, who initiated our tennis program and of exciting events took place before and after. planned the area we call walk-on-tennis. I received a • We are happy to hear that Ilana Sausen, daughter of call from his family telling me that Lou passed away Judi and Allen Sausen is engaged to be married to this week in Florida. We all have souvenirs of his shell Eytan Seidman. sculptures. A spring/summer wedding is being planned. More celebrations: Do you have a “strictly personal” event you would like • On May 29th, Sondie Reiff and Don Glickman’s grand- Marilyn to know about? Call her at 860-496-7111 or daughter Emily Kate Glickman was conﬁrmed at West- send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org chester Jewish Center, while their grand-daughter Laura Williams of Franklin MA graduated from high school and will attend Suffolk College in Boston this fall. What special events have you • The 6th of June brought the bar mitzvah of Sherry and attended? What’s important about Joe Ginsburg’s grandson, Thomas Scott Ginsburg. Lakeridge to you? He is the son of George and Lisa Ginsburg. • A new grandson, Henry Mark Sherwin, was born on Lakeridge Life is always looking for July 6th in Torrington to Adam and Amy Sherwin. people to share their experiences. Adam is the son of Susan and Richard Sherwin. How about sharing yours? What proud grandparents they are! • Rita and Phil Levy’s grandson Noah Levy was a bar mitzvah during the month of August. He is the son of Auto Glass - Mirrors - Plexiglass - Plate Dr. Lawrence and Joan Levy. Their daughter Rachel Greenhouses - Solariums - Thermopane Levy just graduated from Bryn Mawr College and is applying for the Ph.D. program in anthropology. • Matt Vella moved into Lakeridge in December and this August participated in the Litchﬁeld Hills Biking Tour Race for Cancer. Of the 900 contestants, Matt was one of the few who completed the race. • Peter M. Rogoff, son of Evelyn Rogoff and the late Richard Rogoff, has been appointed as the Adminis- trator of the Federal Transit Administration, an agency Roland Goulet that oversees all aspects of mass transit. Prior to this appointment, Peter served as the Staff Director of the 12 Loomis Street Senate Committee on Transportation, Housing and Winsted, CT 06098 860-379-0728 Government Affairs, a sub-committee of the Senate 22 www.lakeridgect.com LAKERIDGE LIFE Dream Birthday Music at Lakeridge Charlie Suskin, son of Lakeridge residents Steven and Helen Suskin, had what he called his “Dream Birthday” when he brought three friends to Lakeridge for a day of ﬁshing on the Farmington River in Pleasant Valley, CT. 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The minutes from Lakeridge, is outgrowth of these programs is a free concert series the summer residence of featuring both students and professional musicians of the Yale School of Music. the highest calibre. In addition, the new concert hall and Yale Music Shed, Norfolk Located on the Battell its setting are absolutely breathtaking. What more can Estate, which was built one ask? in the 19th century, the facility was designed to provide “peace and beauty in the midst of a troubled world.” On the web: The Battell family opened the estate to the public to Norfolk Chamber Music Festival — http://www. provide music to the community. The Music Shed was norfolkmusic.org/ built in the 20th century, largely for vocal music, and was 2009 Portals Concerts — http://www.hotchkiss. acquired by Yale University via a bequest. org/Summer/Summ_Concerts09.asp Today, young musicians from all over the world compete for positions to study and perform at the Young Artists concerts on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. The quality of these students is extraordinary! An anonymous ﬁnan- cial gift has enabled all students at the Yale School of Music to attend without paying tuition, and even pays for their other expenses. This has attracted an even higher level of performers than before: the string quartets, wind ensembles and brass groups represent some of the ﬁnest music conservatories worldwide. They are not to be missed. On weekends, there are concerts given by celebrated professional artists. Student concerts and lectures on Wednes- day evenings are free to the public, while professional concerts require purchased tickets. 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