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Egged on

Among the Saturday activities: coloring eggs. Outdone only by candy eating this week.

Angel dips a two-tone egg in the dye.

Paola offers up a design straight from Ital.

Michael decorates an egg.

By | 2017-05-18T21:37:53+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Green House|Comments Off on Egged on

Green House friends

My first Saturday at the Green House, I met Chris sitting on the front porch. After I introduced myself and we talked for a while, he said, “Go in and make some friends.” A couple years later, that’s still the way it works, whether you arrive from down the street, West Hartford or Italy.

By | 2017-05-18T21:37:54+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Green House|Comments Off on Green House friends


Spring is creeping into the activities at the Green House. We may still have some cold days, but it’s only a matter of time until the flowers poke through.

By | 2017-05-18T21:37:57+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Green House|Comments Off on Saturdays

Catherine plays defense

Congratulations to Catherine and Weaver on a nice run in the state tournament. The team lost to Cromwell in the semis, but won the game pictured here at Nonnewaug in overtime. Catherine missed a bunch of games midseason because of a back injury, but once she came back was one of the driving forces on the team’s tournament run.

By | 2017-05-18T21:37:58+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Green House|Comments Off on

Upcoming Events

The Women of Hope Ministry of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church would like to invite you to a program in our “Vibrant Voices in the Church Today” Lecture Series, on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Sister Ellen Dabrieo, SNDdeN, will present “Celebrating the Life and Ministry of Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN.”

Sr. Ellen, who served as a missionary in Brazil with Sr. Dorothy, will tell her story and describe the interconnection between the poor of the rain forest and the powerful forces of the ranching and logging operations in Brazil.

By | 2013-02-27T20:36:38+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Chris' page|Comments Off on Upcoming Events


Gary DeMichele has challenged himself to write, record and release a song a week throughout 2013.  He’s calling it ‘52 in 52’ and the first song is up on his site.

You can sign up to receive an email link to listen to each week’s song as it’s released.  If you like it, you’ll be able to download it for free.

By | 2013-01-08T17:27:37+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Volunteers|Comments Off on Music

Training opportunity

On Saturday, January 26, from 9:30-Noon, Mitch Beck Professor & Chair of the Dept. of Special Education will offer a training for all of our volunteers.

The training will deal with how to address kids’ behavioral issues.  The major focus will be on understanding power struggles and how we get caught in them. We will also discuss how to change these conflict cycles into coping cycles.

The training will be held at the Purple House, 26 Clark St.

Please make an effort to join us, especially if you are involved in the after school program.

By | 2013-01-08T17:24:18+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Chris' page, Green House|Comments Off on Training opportunity