Children’s book author and illustrator David Biedrzycki paid another visit to the students at Ledyard Center School this week.
On his four-day return visit, Biedrzycki explained to students his idea for a book titled “Breaking News Live”, a story about escaped bears from the zoo. The storyboard features a photo of Smith as a diner who gets scared when she sees the bears.
Biedrzycki's visit was there to teach students about the writing and illustrating process.
Other ideas he told students about include a baby robot named “babybot”, a superhero named “authorman”, and two starfish that fall in love and started a family.
Biedrzycki last visited LCS in 2007 and after fruitful sessions with the students, he published "Me and My Dragon" in 2009, which was dedicated to the Ledyard students.
This week started off with a profile of the newest owner of A Jo’s Restaurant, which most of you know as AJs Café (next to Holdridge’s). Carrie Cochran has been the new owner for approximately 14 months and she says it’s going about as well as expected for a new business. Although the place has been around for a while and has had several owners, Cochran said she’s still trying to get the word out that it is in new hands.
According to Cochran she has revised the menu and upgraded ingredients and more importantly, she has made the menu very very flexible to customers’ preferences.
And speaking of restaurants, Fireside Brick Oven Creations is celebrating its second anniversary this month and offering surprise give-aways in a show of appreciation. Stephanie is also collecting donations for Toys for Tots.
The Ledyard Patch ran the latest edition of . How they get their colors is a family secret and all secrets aside, the family claims to be one of the first breeders of white turkeys too. They say that white turkeys look better on your kitchen table than bronze turkeys according to Gozzi, a third-generation turkey farmer. The farm is taking turkey orders “until they run out” and the public is welcome to visit the colored turkeys through December.
Starr Wood Food Market sold a winning CT Lottery ticket to a New London taxi driver.
“I want to be smart with the money,” said Art Daniel to lottery officials. “Pay off my bills, maybe buy a house and put some money into marketing my hypnosis business. I’ll meet with a financial planner to help me decide what’s best.”