FAIR HAVEN SNOW ANGELS COME OUT IN FORCE

20140114_154000What happened to the snow? Must be the work of Snow Angels — such as Knollwood seventh-grader Emma DeSantis, who recently assisted Nancy Drake with snow removal as part of Fair Haven’s “Be A Good Neighbor” program.

Press release from Fair Haven School District

Traditional snow angels are created when exuberant youths jump into freshly fallen snow and leave behind the image of a heavenly creature.

Snow angels of a different kind abound in Fair Haven, and these real-life angels are also found after a snowfall. The snow angels of Fair Haven, however, are students wielding shovels.

Over 70 students at Knollwood School in Fair Haven are currently enrolled in the Be A Good Neighbor (BAGN) Program, which was initiated eight years ago by then-Mayor Joe Szostak to assist senior citizens with snow removal.

Thanks to community volunteers who currently administer the program, and the help of students in sixth through eighth grade, the sight of falling snow no longer creates anxiety on the part of local participating seniors. The program also eases worry for the seniors’ grown children, who often live too far away to assist them after a snowfall.

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FAIR HAVEN STARTS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

Community and school board members assembled at Knollwood School Thursday night regarding the search for a new superintendent to replace Kathi Cronin, below. (Photo above by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Fair Haven residents gathered Thursday night to kick around ideas about filling the shoes of school district Superintendent Kathleen Cronin, who is set to retire on June 30.

Much of the discussion, however, turned on the question of whether the two-school district should be consolidated with a neighboring district or two.

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FAIR HAVEN: AUTUMN GETS CHEEKY

A pumpkin-cheeked young fairgoer checks out her new autumn adornment at Saturday’s Fair Haven Harvest Fest at the Knollwood School. The annual event, hosted by the local PTA, featured numerous games and activities, including palm-readings, right. (Click to enlarge)

FAIR HAVEN COUNCIL WRAP-UP

fh-councilThe Fair Haven council held its annual meeting in front of Knollwood School students Monday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

For the second straight year, the Fair Haven council moved its end-of-year meeting out of the basement of borough hall and into the library at Knollwood School to give students a chance to find out how local government works.

Few topics were untouched. More than a dozen students asked about the construction on River Road, leaf collection and speeding problems in town, while getting explanations on the nuances of a government, like the difference between a resolution and an ordinance.

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