9 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

9 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire



Things to know this week include 9/11 observances, the Cheshire Fall Festival, a presentation of plans for renovating Community Pool in Wallingford and a local cidery’s planned expansion.

Music on the Green in Southington holds its last concert Wednesday, while the American Legion in South Meriden celebrates its centennial. 

Here’s the complete list of 9 things to know as you start your week. 

1.9/11 rememberance in Meriden

The city will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance event on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. The event includes a flag-raising ceremony featuring one of the flags that flew over the 9/11 site in New York. 

2.9/11 remembrance in Wallingford

The Wallingford 9/11 ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of Town Hall.

This year’s guest speaker is slated to be a Sheehan High School student .

The event is sponsored by the Wallingford Fire Department and the Public Celebrations Committee. In case of rain, the program will be moved inside to the Robert F. Parisi Town Council Chambers.

3.Wallingford pool presentation

The Town Council is slated to hear a presentation of designs for a new Community Pool from the Parks and Recreation Department and discuss the CMEEC arbitration and settlement. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers.

4.Legion anniversary in Meriden

American Legion Post 45 will celebrate its 100th anniversary Saturday with a picnic from noon to 5 p.m. at the American Legion’s building, 835 Hanover Road. The event, which is open to the public, will celebrate and reflect on the Legion’s last 100 years and will include a commemorative race at the Silver City Quarter Midget Club as well as a baseball game among Legion alumni. 

5.Last Music on the Green in Southington

The final installment of this season’s Music on the Green outdoor concert series will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11. 

Wooden Horse, an America and Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute band, will perform. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with organizers recommending attendees bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. 

6.Cheshire Fall Festival

The town’s 31st annual Fall Festival at Bartlem Park will kick off on Friday, Sept. 13, with food trucks and live entertainment, and continue on Saturday, with booths, food, beverages and more performances. The event, co-sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, promises a variety of food and entertainment. 

“We are excited to announce an updated Car Show for all car enthusiasts,” writes chamber president Yetta Augur on the event’s website. 

7.Cider company expansion in Wallingford 

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Committee is slated to review site plans for expanded retail/manufacturing at New England Cider Co. on North Plains Industrial Road and a warehouse at Sterling Estates on Sterling Drive. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers.

8.Truck repair facility planned in Southington

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the John Weichsel Municipal Center’s public assembly room, 196 N. Main St. The agenda includes an application from Stollo Bros. & Sons requesting a special exception to allow a truck towing and repair facility at 33 Norton St.

9.Boilers, HVAC, school security in Cheshire

The Town Council’s agenda will include discussions and possible votes regarding a contract for boiler replacements, a contract to design a roof heating, ventilation and air conditioning project at the library, and discussion regarding the awarding of a contract to oversee the townwide school security improvement project. 


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