Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor


Thanks, CVEF


Over the past year we have provided 10 STEM Camp Programs for youth, all made possible by the generous funding of a Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) grant.

Programs included science, technology, engineering, art and math opportunities for youth to learn with interactive, hands-on learning. During each activity, participants had the opportunity for self-exploration and development of their investigative skills.

Projects where youth are encouraged to explore, create or build are projects that they will remember and skills that they will use for a lifetime. Thank you, CVEF, for helping to make all of this possible!

Applications for the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation’s 2023 grant cycle will be accepted through May 1. Apply today at coginchaugvef.org.

Dena Miccinello,
Prevention Coordinator

Important grant


I am writing on behalf of the Mid-Lea Garden Club as a recipient of a Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF) grant. Last year our club undertook the project of updating the Shakespeare Garden located behind the Levi E Coe Library. It had been almost 30 years since the garden was installed and there were many items that needed replacement and updating.

A decision was made to seek grant funds from CVEF, and the application process was found to be straightforward and easy. The grant committee was very approachable as questions arose and even assisted with some suggestions.

Our grant was approved and the work in the garden, to date, includes a newly-delineated herb section, new arbor, pergola and urns, as well as new shrubs and plants. The work will continue this spring with additional hedge and tree trimming, new signage, and some Shakespeare-related activities.

None of this would have been possible without the receipt of CVEF’s grant funds.

Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation is once again entertaining grant applications for projects that include an educational component. If you have a project idea that you’d like put into action, I would encourage you to visit coginchaugvef.org to review the simple grant process.

Applications for CVEF’s 2023 grant cycle will be accepted through May 1.

Thank you, CVEF, for continuing to fund projects that benefit and educate so many members of our community!

Bernadette Basiel,
Mid-Lea Garden Club