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December Christmas at the Farm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:00 - 4:30 pm Parmelee Farm 465 Rt. 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Family fun with Christmas Tree lighting, visit and picture taking with Santa, write a letter to Santa, special "reindeer" guests
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Town and Country Nurseries
Business: Michaud Accavallo Woodbridge & Cusano
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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
Hail and Farewell!
Matt Ward
After more than a decade as Killingworth's Resident State Trooper, Matt Ward is moving on to a new assignment with Troop F. We are going to miss him! His calm presence supported our community in so many ways. A generation of schoolchildren learned from him that a police officer can be on your side. He was a vital part of our first response team, working closely with the KVFC and the Ambulance Association. He worked countless town events over the years, usually providing security and traffic control but sometimes as a panelist or presenter himself, sharing his knowledge and experience with the community. Residents knew they could trust him, and his awareness of the town and its people helped to keep our crime rate low and to solve the few crimes that did occur in his time here.

Matt promises that he won't be a stranger, and we look forward to seeing him around town – since he's already been to Disneyworld.

Our new resident state trooper is Scott Wisner, who comes highly recommended by the Town of Essex, where he held that position several years ago. Detective Wisner has had a distinguished career with the Connecticut State Police. In December 2013 the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund named him Officer of the Month, in recognition of his heroic actions in an April 2013 confrontation with two fleeing robbery suspects. You will meet him—on paper and in person—in the coming months.
President's Message
Franco M. Piscitelli
Hello Killingworth!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Holiday Season. Many of you joined us for the Tree Lighting at Parmelee Farm in December, a tradition that grows each year. We thank you for your participation and to all those who help make it happen.

Now that the food, gifting and holiday parties are behind us, we have a brand new year to look forward to. For many people, a new year means a new start. Whether it's getting your finances in order or shedding some pounds, we all have our goals. If you're thinking of starting a new small business or growing your current one, the Chamber is here to help. Attend some of our many networking events through the year, whether it's the Business After Hours, the Nexus events, or consider joining the board. Our goals for 2017 are to grow our membership, continue to build on those networking events, and complete the 350th Killingworth Anniversary Book.

Speaking of the Book, there is still time to participate. This opportunity is for residents as well as businesses. If you'd like to be part of this tremendous keepsake, you can donate as a Sponsor, Donor, or Patron. Businesses (members and non-members) can advertise with the many options we provide - for further details. Forms are available at the Town Hall and Library to submit your donations. Please be sure to visit the 350th website for a schedule of events, notes, and all information related to the 350th. We are also looking for more personal stories and history from all of our residents. Article and photo submissions should be sent to Krier@killingworthct.com. 2017 will be an important year for our community. When my family first arrived five years ago, we felt very welcome immediately. I feel honored and privileged to now be part of the 350th Celebration with all of you.

Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2017 to All -
Franco Piscitelli