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Lavender Pond Farm
Business: Psychotherapy and Yoga Center
Owner: Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW
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"And everywhere, around, above, below, when the Preceptor bore his bride away, their songs burst forth in joyous overflow, and a new heaven bent over a new earth amid the sunny farms of Killingworth"
The Birds of Killingworth
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to the Chamber
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to create a more favorable atmosphere for local business in harmony with the quality and character of the community.

The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Business owners interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend.
In This Month's Krier
Carley Mooney - UCONN
KES Says Good Bye to Cherished Staff
By Lee Koslowski
Long time Killingworth Elementary School secretary Mary Anne Lisk retired at the end of March after 27 years of dedicated service. Mary Anne started subbing in 1988 when her daughter, Jen, was in fifth grade. She eventually signed on full time three years later when her son, Erik, was at KES. She worked part-time as a paraprofessional and secretary until the full time secretarial position opened up.

Mary Anne has seen thousands of children, and many of their children, pass through the doors of KES. To be exact, she has welcomed 2,116 students into kindergarten as they began their educational journey. She has been known to many over the years as the welcoming presence in the front office who could usually assist with any inquiries, and there were many!

She joins her husband, Ed, in retirement and has already been spotted at Central Office, Burr Elementary School and Killingworth Elementary School subbing for the district. They are very fortunate to have such a talented and caring person in their lives!

Also retiring from KES this year is Marie Hoynack. Since 1997, Marie has held various "para" positions at KES starting with Computer Lab Assistant, then Library Assistant and finally Classroom Paraprofessional. Marie has touched the lives of many children in Killingworth with her caring and loving nature and we thank her for her dedication.
President's Message
Tim Gannon
The Chamber has plenty to share with you this month! I hope you're enjoying the summer season and have visited some of the many activities around town. The finer weather brings us all outdoors and I urge you to use caution when driving, walking or biking our scenic country roads.

Long time Krier layout and ad designer, Susan Gumbart, has retired from her position in order to travel with her husband to far reach of the world in the coming year. Sue has been a vital contributor to the Krier for more than 10 years and her presence will be missed. Killingworth resident, Lynn Reed, has taken on the role and with over 20 years of experience in layout and design, we feel lucky to have her aboard. Please contact Lynn with any ad placement and design requests at krier@killingworthct.com.

MEMBERS if you have not yet received your 2015-2016 Membership decal, it should arrive in the mail shortly. Please be sure that we have all correct information and any changes to old information for the Business Directory. Production is currently in progress with a mailbox arrival date of late July.

We welcome Jason D. Weinstein and Budget Dry Waterproofing as he rejoins the Chamber. The Budget Dry office is located at 158 Route 81 in Killingworth, phone (203) 421-8560 or 800-DRY-2211.

Our next Business After Hours will be held in September at the beautiful Lavender Pond Farm. Stay tuned for more information in the next issue of the Krier and on our website and FB page!