Jennifer Zinck

Professional genealogist, president of Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council; advanced instructor of Genealogical Research at Boston University

Foxfield FARM touts benefits of equine therapy

Foxfield For a Recovery Mission (F.A.R.M.) participated in a Salve Regina masters thesis study to prove the value of equine programs. Victoria Becott, a senior at the Newport, R.I. university chose the therapy as part of her graduate studies in the clinical mental health counseling program.

Osteoporosis: Recognize this often silent bone loss condition

People often say how they are shrinking and becoming shorter with age, and we often see the elderly in a stooped posture. What has only become known relatively recently is that the compression of the spine, due to weakened bones that make up the vertebrae, is what causes this posture and reduced height.  It’s not to be taken lightly.

Don’t let Mylar Balloons ruin the party

Summer welcomes many celebrations including birthdays, graduations, and Father’s Day, and Mylar balloons are common decorations used to liven up the party, but the festive decorations are dangerous around power lines. In recognition of National Safety Month, Eversource is reminding customers that Mylar balloons can cause power outages and even pose a significant safety risk.

CT Senator John Kissel legislative update

Connecticut is at a crossroads economically.  The regular session for the budget is over but there are looming question marks on tolls and bonding which will be debated in a special session after July 1. The budget must be balanced but the Governor is being challenged by the unions involving a $428 million dollar anticipated consession.

Lou Urban passes

Louis A. Urban, Sr., 91, long-time Drummer volunteer passed away June, 4, 2019. Associated with the Drummer for some 35 years, Lou is probably best remembered as an excellent photographer who also contributed articles.

McLean entrance gets new look

The parking lot of the Barndoor Hills Road entrance of the McLean Game Refuge has been undergoing construction since June 4 and is temporarily closed.