Week in Review: Watch Ledyard Teen Band Madison Red on TV Tonight, Spring Chickens at Full Heart Farm

The week’s top stories on the Ledyard Patch


Tonight, seven Ledyard teens will be premiered on a national network as their band, Madison Red, is a contender in a reality show. They need your support to advance to the next level so be sure to tune in and tweet how much you love Madison Red on the show’s twitter feed @FamilyBandTV. Like Madison Red’s Facebook page too!

You don’t have to wait ‘til the summer’s farm market to those unique gourmet marshmallows and pastries made by pastry chefs Erin Morris and Gabriella Withrow of Zest. The two ladies were seen selling pastries and other gourmet treats at the Ledyard farm market last summer and now they have a permanent storefront bakery in Stonington’s Velvet Mill. And, lucky for their customers in need of more excuses to make the trip, like they have expanded their offerings!

“The big giant sticky buns are a special weekend treat,” said Withrow.

Speaking of the Ledyard Farmers’ Market, Full Heart Farm, received 40 chicks who will be laying eggs this summer which will be sold at the market and also the farm’s MemberShare program. Full Heart had a successful year last year and are expanding their program. More slots are open and you can sign up by downloading a form from their website.

One Patch user wrote, “We were members of the Fall Share last year. The food was always delicious and Allyson is the friendliest person on the planet.”

Full Heart Farm’s jump on Spring was featured on Channel 3 and here’s a video of the chicks who were 9-days-old at the time of filming.

The Board of Education approved a zero increase budget for next year and Superintendent of Schools Dr Michael Graner wanted to poll teachers and parents about possibly converting a vacation day, Good Friday, into a school day so that Ledyard Public Schools will have one more snow day left in the calendar.

According to Patch readers who took a Patch poll, 34 percent would prefer that Good  Friday be converted to a school day over any other option presented.

One Patch user said, “Use a day from April vacation. Many families regard Good Friday as the most holy day of the year and would take it off even if school wasn't cancelled.”




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