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Sanitation and Recycling schedule – February 19, 2018 — February 16, 2018

HOLIDAY SANITATION AND RECYLCLING SCHEDULE: Monday, February 19 is the Presidents Day Holiday and the City of Groton offices will be closed. If your sanitation or recycling is normally picked up on Monday,it will be picked up on Tuesday, February 20.

OBrien String Trio Plays City Cabaret on 2/18 — February 8, 2018

The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, at City Cabaret 2018.The OBrien Trio Photo

This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and Zoe Hassman on the cello.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

On-Line Survey for Plan of Conservation and Development — 

The City of Groton is conducting an on-line survey to get input from City residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development. Groton on MapThe survey can be accessed from the link below:

Plan of Conservation and Development Survey

The survey provides an opportunity for City residents to identify issues they believe need attention, now and in the future, and suggest priorities and strategies for consideration in the updated Plan.

A Plan of Conservation and Development (Plan) is an advisory document used by the Planning and Zoning Commission and other City agencies to:

  • Guide the protection of the resources important to residents
  • Guide growth and change in the city
  • Identify facilities and services needed or wanted to support the community

 

The current Plan of Conservation and Development was adopted in 2008.

City residents are encouraged to fill out the survey as a way to help ensure that the Plan reflects community goals. “This Plan is an important document which will be used to guide future conservation and development activity over the next decade and beyond,” said Paul Kunkemoeller, Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission which is responsible for overseeing the update of the Plan.

The City is publicizing the availability of the survey through regular media outlets, the city website and also through Facebook.  People who want to stay up-to-date on City events and other topics are encouraged to connect to the City’s Facebook account.

City of Groton Facebook Page

Parks and Recreation Summer Employment — February 4, 2018

The following positions are available for the 2018 Summer Season in the Parks and Recreation Department. Click on each for position description.Tyler House Eastern Point Beach

 

Application For Summer Employment
 
Applicant Questionnaire (to be completed only if applying for the Arts and Craft or Recreation Assistant)

 

Please submit one application for the position(s) you are applying for. Please list the exact title of the position(s) you are applying for on the application based on the position(s) listed above. Please note that each position applied for has certain requirements to be met as to age, certifications, etc.

The application and questionnaire (if applicable) are available above on this page or at the Customer Service Division, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340.

The deadline for the application to be submitted to the Human Resources Department is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Submit the application and questionnaire (if applicable) to the following address:

The City of Groton
Human Resources Department
295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT 06340-4012

Please attach any certifications required for the position(s) you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumés may be attached but this does not relieve the applicant from completing the application in full. Do not write “See Resumé” on the application.

The City reserves the right to extend the closing date for the submission of applications for the above positions without additional notice or to readvertise for any position.

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SANITATION/RECYCLING – Canceled January 30, 2018 — January 30, 2018

SANITATION/RECYCLING: Due to the unexpected amount of snow from this most recent storm, sanitation and recycling scheduled to be picked up today, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 has been CANCELED and will not be rescheduled this week.

Free Canada Goose Workshop — January 29, 2018

Goose Workshop

City of Groton Police Department-On Site Assessment — 

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Andy Sherwood Concert Postponed — January 26, 2018

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet scheduled for Sunday, January 28, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule the concert.  Once a new date is determined, it will be announced in the media and on both Groton Utilities and City of Groton web sites.

The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet Opens City Cabaret 2018 on 1/28 — January 19, 2018

The Andy Sherwood Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform its usual musical magic, when it is featured at City Cabaret 2018’s first concert on Sunday, January 28.

All City Cabaret 2018 concerts are free and are held in the City of Groton Municipal Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m.Andy Sherwood

The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood, playing the clarinet; Ian Frenkel on piano, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Tom Briggs on drums.

Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

The OBrien String Trio will be featured Sunday, February 18, 2018. This versatile ensemble will be playing innovative arrangements of all styles of music, appealing to all ages in the audience, including everything from “Bach to Rock and back to Broadway.”

The trio consists of Kate O’Brien on the violin, Lydia Leizman on the viola, and E. Zoe Hassman on the cello.  The group will also play Kate O’Brien’s original arrangements of popular, ethnic and fiddling styles.

The Cartells Quartet will get you into the swing of things, musically that is, on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The foursome will be feature Karin Barth, percussion and vocals; Bill Holloman, horns and vocals; Joe Grieco, keyboard and vocals; and Tom Majesty, guitar and vocals. The group will offer all your favorites in an intimate musical atmosphere.

Dessert and coffee will be available for purchase from the Fitch High School Alcohol and Drug Free Party Committee.

There is no entrance fee, and no alcohol is allowed. The concert info line is (860) 446-4129.

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Groton Business Association 2018 Kick Off Meeting on 1/18 — January 17, 2018

The Groton Business Association (GBA) will kick off its 2018 networking year with its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 18.

The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Incredible Weight Loss Center at 565 Long Hill Road.GBA Logo

The GBA will present the awards for the 2017 Groton Lights Holiday Parade.  These presentations have been a tradition for the first meeting of the year.

The meeting is open to all members of the Greater Groton business community.  GBA membership is not required.  There is no admission charge.  Attendees are encouraged to become members of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Bring your business cards and any concerns you have about how things are going in Groton. Coffee and breakfast will be provided by the Incredible Weight Loss Center.

The GBA’s February general meeting will be held at the newly renovated Center Groton Branch of Chelsea Groton Bank at 1317 Gold Star Highway.

The GBA, a coalition of representatives from the local business community, the educational sector, the non-profit community and governmental units, is an affiliation of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.