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Jon Roe
Vernon, CT
Publish the Tankerhoosen website and facilitate the Vernon Volunteers' Cooperative.
Interests: Exploring and promoting the Tankerhoosen Valley - it's history, green spaces and activities. Enjoy bringing together Vernon's volunteer nonprofits. Also a long time promoter of holistic health and natural alternatives to health.
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Peter, I don't have the answers to either of your questions. Good ones to ask tonight at the Public Hearing. Probably could also send a message to the Mayor's office or perhaps to Senior Center staff as they are town employees.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2017 on Vernon's New Senior Center at The Tankerhoosen
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The Town Council is holding a Public Hearing on the proposed new Vernon Senior Center on Tuesday, February 21. There seems to have been limited publicity on the event so I've pulled together available information in this post. It's an important issue and everyone should be aware and have an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at The Tankerhoosen
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In a previous post I did some early publicity for the Manchester Land Conservation Trust’s (MLCT) new property in Rockville off Pleasant Street. Since then there have been announcements and articles in all the local news outlets. I’ve also had the opportunity to walk the property with the steward and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at The Tankerhoosen
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Over the holidays I went on a Manchester Land Conservation Trust (MLCT) hike of their 57-acre Bush Hill Farm property in Manchester. Along the way hike leader Susan Barlow mentioned the land trust recently became owners of a 16-acre property in Rockville. Not having heard anything about an available property... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at The Tankerhoosen
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In the Late Fall issue of the Colchester Land Trust News was an article titled 'Nature To The Rescue!' by board member Cathy Shea. It spoke of the challenging year that has just ended and the need for healing emotionally, physically and spiritually making the case that nature has proven... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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Walker Reservoir East is a beautiful spot to visit year round. Good fishing in the spring and summer, gorgeous foliage in the fall, ice skating and curling in the winter and a favorite place for lunch anytime. The pond is fed by several streams, primarily Gage's Brook that begins in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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Doing family research this week brought home how unique Connecticut was in its relationship with religion, and the influence it had on the congregation's daily life. I grew up in a small rural town in northern New Jersey and was reading the history of the town and how it evolved.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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It was after midnight last Tuesday, November 15, when I saw the fire truck's going past my house on Valley Falls Road. Listened but couldn't tell where they were headed. Later in the day we learned there was a fire along the Rail Trail above Valley Falls Park. Fire crews... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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We moved to Vernon in 1963 buying a house in a new development off Tunnel Road. At the time, BC (before children) my wife and I both worked at Pratt in East Hartford. A co-worker of my wife's was a pilot sharing a small plane out of Brainard Field in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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I've been playing with the Tankerhoosen website since 2010. Although I’ve lived in the Tankerhoosen Valley for over 50 years it was at that time that I began to recognize the watershed as its own entity and became curious about its unique geography and history. The website is my way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Tankerhoosen
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On June 9, 2011 the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing to present and receive input on the Plan Of Conservation & Development that will be adopted later this year and will guide the town for the next decade. Following is my testimony to the Commission outlining a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at The Tankerhoosen
I’ve lived in the Tankerhoosen Valley for 47 years, yet never once did the thought occur to me that I lived in the ‘Tankerhoosen Valley.’ I’ve hiked and explored much of the Valley over the years and very much enjoyed living so close to her woods, fields, ponds and streams;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2010 at The Tankerhoosen
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