Neighborhood Information: Identify that Tune, vacation closings, picnics, cheerleading

Name this melody

MONROE, CT – The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library invites people to take part in Name That Tune, a quiz game by Thomas Beebe. It will take place on Friday, February 26th at 7:30 p.m.

To register online, visit Register as a team or solo. Registration ends at 12 noon on the day of the program!

Closing of Presidents’ Day

Monroe City Hall offices are closed on Presidents’ Day on Mondays. Other closings include the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, the Highway Department, the Monroe Senior Center, and the Monroe Food Pantry.

The normal hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

On Presidents’ Day, the recycling collection will not change. Spring Hill Road Transfer Station is open on Mondays.

Picnic reservations

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department accepts seasonal picnic rentals starting the week of February 16.

At the moment the rental is only for groups of 50 or less. To sign up for spring and summer deals, visit the department’s website. All of these programs and activities are subject to change at any time due to COVID-19 regulations.

Cheerleading clinic registrations

Amy Guerra, cheerleader for both youth football in Monroe and Masuk High School, is a trainer for a jubilee clinic at InSports, 29 Trefoil Dr. in Trumbull.

Registrations are open to those who want kImprove your stamina and skills or become a cheerleader. Athletes learn a brief routine and work on dancing, stumbling, spacing, timing, and facials. This is open to everyone in Class K-5, including non-Monroe residents.

This meeting will take place from February 23rd to March 30th. The cost is $ 150 per participant. Register at

Guerra was on the first competing team in Masuk’s history and was on the coaching staff for the Monroe Lions midget level (11-14 years old) at age 20. She has been training Lions cheerleading for four years.

In 2018, her team took first place in local, state, regional, and national competitions. Since 2019, Guerra has been President of the Jubilee Program in Monroe.

Connex awards college scholarships

Connex Credit Union announced that it has received applications for its annual scholarship program. Through March 12, 2021, college-bound or currently enrolled students can apply for one of three different scholarships totaling $ 6,000.

The 2021 scholarships are:

  • Nicolas G. Hackett Memorial Fellowship ($ 2,000) founded in memory of longtime Connex volunteer Nick Hackett.
  • John R. Edwards Community Involvement Scholarship ($ 2,000) Created in honor of former Connex President and Chief Executive Officer John R. Edwards and awarded to a student who emulates Connex’s commitment to community service.
  • Arthur B. Haesche Memorial Scholarship (USD 2,000) In memory of one of the founding members of Connex, Arthur B. Haesche, which is reserved for a student with a major in economics or finance.

These scholarships are available to any student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is a college-bound high school graduate or is already enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year undergraduate program for the fall semester of 2021.

The student or a direct family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle) must also be a respected member of the Connex Credit Union by December 31, 2020.

To apply, students must go to (or and complete the online application and short essay component (250 words or less) on the following topic:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the financial well-being of many people who have lost their jobs or have fewer working hours. Against this background, what strategies would individuals and families find helpful to avoid financial emergencies in the future? How can credit unions help members prepare for financial difficulties?

Upon completion, an up-to-date transcript, including GPA, should be sent to: Connex Credit Union Scholarship Committee, PO Box 477, North Haven, CT 06473

Applications and transcripts must be submitted by March 12, 2021. Applications that are incomplete or that do not have an up-to-date transcript will not be considered.

Students can only apply for one of the three scholarships. Persons who have previously received a Connex scholarship or are employees of Connex or are members of the board of directors, the monitoring committee or their immediate family members are not eligible.

Further information is available at or from Anita Annunziato at [email protected] or 1-800-CR-UNION.

Coins for change

Until March 31, 2021, residents can convert their change into cash and help a good cause. As part of the ConnexCares Coins for Change program, Connex Credit Union pays 100 percent of the low fees for the use of its coin operated machines and donates them to four local non-profit organizations.

Coins-for-Change supports four new charities every quarter and donates more than $ 14,000 annually. Participation is easy. You don’t have to be a member of the credit union to use the coin operated machines.

Anyone who brings their change to one of the following Connex branches by March 31st will automatically receive the nominal fee deducted and donated when they receive their money:

  • Connex’s Guilford office is located at 849 Boston Post Rd. Donation to Dave’s Dream Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth through athletic and artistic endeavors. The funds raised will help ensure children get the equipment and support they need to pursue their passion.
  • Connex’s Hamden office at 2100 Dixwell Ave. donates to Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides food aid and services that promote health, community and justice for people who are homeless or living in poverty. The funds raised will be used to feed and support more than 4,000 people in New Haven County.
  • Connex’s Monroe office at 155 Hauptstrasse makes a donation to A Place for Hope and Healing, an organization dedicated to supporting and caring for compassionate helpers such as healthcare providers, rescue workers, clergymen, police officers, teachers, and the military. The funds raised are used for unique events and programs.
  • Connex’s North Haven Branch at 412 Washington Ave. Donates to Children in Placement, a nonprofit that works for abused children and adolescents across Connecticut by promoting safe living conditions with strong family support systems that enable them to thrive. The funds raised will go towards the recruitment, training and management of volunteers who work hard to ensure the children have safe and lasting homes.

For information or to learn how your local nonprofit or nonprofit organization can participate in the Coins for Change program, contact Roquita Johnson at [email protected] or 1-800-CR-UNION.

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