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St. Gabriel kids foster salmon stock while learning

salmon 6836Alec Chin, in foreground and Justin Franklin, middle schoolers at St. Gabriel in Windsor, release young Atlantic salmon into Salmon Brook at Salmon Brook Park in Granby in March.WINDSOR – Students at St. Gabriel School have a vested interest in the lives of a number of salmon that are swimming in local rivers on their way to Long Island Sound.

The middle school students adopted salmon eggs in December and learned about the fish’s life cycle over the weeks until they released the young fish in March into Salmon Brook, at Granby’s Salmon Brook Park.

It was the 13th year that St. Gabriel's participated in the Connecticut River Salmon Assocation's (CRSA) Salmon-in-Schools program, assisting in the CRSA's efforts to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River watershed.

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Teens gather for Hispanic Easter celebration

pascuaYoung people perform as part of Pascua Juvenil, Youth Easter, on April 6 at St. Louis Church in West Haven

WEST HAVEN – “It Is Me, Do Not Be Afraid” was this year’s theme for the Pascua Juvenil, or Youth Easter, at St. Louis Church on April 6.
Father Jeffrey Gubbiotti, former pastor of St Louis Parish, has been developing a different Paschal experience for youth for the past five years.
For the last three, the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office for Hispanic Evangelization’s pastoral juvenil (Hispanic youth and young adult coordinator) has co-sponsored the event.

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The Iditarod stops in New Britain

Iditarod 6473Third and fifth graders at Pope John Paul II School lin New Britain learn about Siberian huskies and the Iditarod Trail during a recent visit to the school by Julia Klaucke and Jen Caulfield, of Urban Mushers, and their dogs. The children had spent a month reading books, writing stories, researching Alaskan animals and undertaking other related projects under the direction of April Stitch, third-grade teacher. (Photo submitted)


St. Bridget musicians hit all the right notes

StBridget Band-2013-001Fifteen student musicians from St. Bridget School in Cheshire performed March 16 as part of the Connecticut Future Musicians All-State Band concert at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The students were selected by teacher recommendation and audition for placement. Nearly 250 student musicians from approximately 45 Connecticut parochial schools participated in the festive concert. Left to right standing: Julie Ann Marciano, Cameron Casey, Ryan Hendry, Zoe Anderson, Thomas Romajas, Evan Bajohr and Steven Rapillo. Sitting: Drew Phillips, Jameson Hardy, Michael Celentano, Hyun Lee, Alexandra Hakim, Marena Marciano and Mackenzie Wolff. Missing from photo is Dayna Freeman. (Photo submitted)


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