Did You Know?
Glastonbury is recognized throughout the state for its highly successful land acquisition and preservation program pursuant to the Reserve for Land Acquisition and Preservation. The Reserve was originally established in the late 1980's to provide a mechanism for the funding and purchase of land meeting a variety of criteria. Since 1988, over 1,500 acres have been purchased by the Town through the Reserve, including lands with recreational, historic, environmental, agricultural, natural resource and other benefits. Glastonbury is generally considered a model for successful municipal efforts to acquire and preserve open space and natural resources.
A previous edition of "What's Happening in Glastonbury" highlighted successful work to refinance long-term bonds issued in prior years to achieve future savings in debt service costs. Previous refinancing has saved in excess of $2.6 million in prospective annual costs. Bonds originally issued in 2006 and 2007 were refinanced over the past several weeks to achieve combined savings in excess of $700,000. Combined future savings from refinancing now totals approximately $3.4 million.
July Taxes Due
The July tax installment is due July 1, 2012. The last day to pay taxes without interest is August 1, 2012. Taxes can be paid online by visiting www.glastonbury-ct.gov.
Tax Bills Online
Residents may sign up to receive, view and pay their tax bills (real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and/or sewer use bills) online. Get reminders when payments are due and confirmation when payments are received. Go to www.glastonbury-ct.gov> Online Services> Online Tax Payments to sign up.
- Director of Infrastructure and Building Services
- Preschool Program Supervisor (Parks and Recreation Department, part-time)
For job descriptions and applications, visit the Town web site at www.glastonbury-ct.gov, the Town Hall Customer Service Center or call 860-652-7710.
GlastonburyGrown.com Farmer’s Market
Saturday, July 21, 9 am–1 pm; Hubbard Street Green.
Come and meet GlastonburyGrown.com farmers at this one-time-only farmer’s market, buy some local food and find out where you can shop on a regular basis. The Historical Society will feature a special display about farming in Glastonbury, and the Audubon Society will have information about farming and sustainability.
Glastonbury Riverfront Music Festival
Wednesday, July 11–Wednesday, August 1; Riverfront Park (behind Riverfront Community Center); 7–9 pm; free; free parking and shuttle service available at 100 & 200 Glastonbury Boulevard.
||CANCELLED: Jeff Pitchell, the Texas Flood and the Jeffettes (rhythm and blues, rock, soul and funky Texas blues)|
||45rpm (70s music) and Classic car show|
||Changes in Latitude (tribute to Jimmy Buffet)|
Co-hosted by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and the Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department.
Kidding Around the Center
Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 24 (rain date: the following Thursday); Town Center Green; children of all ages.
“Fish” in the fountain, participate in craft activities, get your face painted and take part in other kid-friendly activities. Many free activities and some that require tickets which may be purchased for a nominal fee. Entertainment will showcase local businesses and groups working with children. Hosted by the Glastonbury Town Center Initiative.
Go For the Stars
Tuesday, July 24, 3:30 pm; Welles-Turner Memorial Library; suggested ages 5+; parents are welcome.
Learn about living in space, orbits, microgravity, rockets and more with Gary Pazzato. Volunteers don astronaut flight suits to assist with demonstrations and experiments.
Tuesday, June 26–Tuesday, August 7; Registration: 7:30 pm, run begins at 6:50 pm, Glastonbury High School.
Children jog for one mile around school grounds. Adult courses are 2.4 and 3.5 miles. For more information, contact the Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department, 860-652-7679.
Town Band Concerts
Sundays in July at 7 pm at the Hubbard Street Green; free.
The Band plays a variety of marches, light overtures, show tunes and popular selections.
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