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Week in Review: Local Business, Fields Will be Improved, Fire and Valentine’s Day

The week’s top stories on the Ledyard Patch.

 

Seniors at the Ledyard Senior Center had a celebration of Valentine's Day that included candy, music, lunch, dessert, decorations and very good company.

A highlight of the party happened to be right outside the party. A tree decorated with photos of loved ones and couples through the years. Ledyard seniors brought in their favorite photos and Program Director April Sauchuk and her helpers mounted and decorated the photos for display. 

Patch caught up with Paula Widstrom of Skincare and Wellness on the Thames to find out more about what she does. Widstrom has a double major in relaxation as a licensed esthetician and certified reflexologist at the Gales Ferry day spa.

“There’s no rush here,” she said. “Each client is afforded time to relax.”

The quality of time is not the only thing that makes Skin and Wellness on the Thames special. Widstrom also custom blends the products she uses during treatment and products her clients can take home in between facials.

She said the take-home products are “much more targeted approach to personal skin care” and that they’re custom blended with 100 percent natural, pesticide-free botanicals.

“My products render results, they’re very results driven and performance based.”

A Patch user submitted some great photos of the undefeated boy’s basketball team from last week’s game...thanks Theo!!

A late-night fire at 12 Nutmeg Drive displaced a family of five last Saturday. According to the Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company’s Facebook page, crews  from both Gales Ferry and Ledyard Fire Company #1 arrived immediately to the residence but did not have a sufficient supply of water due to the fact that there were no fire hydrants in that area of town. Tankers from other towns came in with water but firefighters were presented with many challenges in this fire and finally, the house was “heavily damaged” and uninhabitable afterward.

The Town Council approved a request made by the Ledyard Parks and Rec Commission for $38,905 to make improvements to town parks and fields as well as the gazebo at Colonel Ledyard Park. Don Grise, director of Parks and Recreation, said no tax dollars will be used to make these improvements.

The money, according to Grise, will be used to shingle and paint the gazebo located at Colonel Ledyard Park, replace support poles located in the pavilion and to aerate, plant grass, fill and level four fields. The funds will also allow the addition of a baseball field in one of the town's fields.

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