The North Haven Rotary’s 17th Annual ” Day of Wine & Roses”

The North Haven Rotary’s 17th Annual ” Day of Wine & Roses”

Sun, October 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 


Join Us at the 17th Annual North Haven Rotary’s Wine & Roses & International Food Fest!! Highlighting Home Made Wines from Wine Makers throughout Ct paired with Foods Donated by over 40 Local Restaurants! Pig Roast, Grilled Clams with tastings from a local craft brewery are all new this year! *Chocolate/Wine Pairing will be back by popular demand! (*Choc/Wine Pairing is a First come First Serve special ticket that must be bought at event) Professional Wine Judging with Awards! Live Entertainment during event Featuring Italian Crooner “Ray Suntino and his Band.” Silent Auctions and Treasure Chest Raffles!!! 100% of All Proceeds will go directly to local charities! Don’t Miss the Event of the Year!!!! Shuttle Service will be available as well as Handicapped Parking… All for only $35.00 per Ticket in Advance/ $40.00 at the Door. Don’t Miss This Event! Rain or Shine!


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Hello, all! We are seeking

volunteers for this year’s

Pumpkins Eve & Pumpkins on the Pier events!

We would love it if you and your friends/family members could join us! I have included some event details below. If you are able to volunteer,


please click here to let us know!

Friday, October 5 – Pumpkins Eve!

o For the 2nd year, we will be holding an adult event with craft beers, wine, music, and more. We need help with setup, registration, serving beer, etc.

Saturday, October 6 – Pumpkins on the Pier

o As you know, this is a family-oriented event with games, crafts, pumpkin carving, face painting, and more. We need help with setup, crafts, pumpkin sales & decorating, games, tickets, etc.

Sunday, October 7 – Pumpkins on the Pier RAIN DATE

o Please let us know if you would be available on Sunday in case Saturday’s event is postponed.

For more information on the events, please visit:


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Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas

Sailing March 11, 2019 to Key West and Cuba

An affordable way to experience the culture and excitement of Havana

Prices starting at $800 including port charges and taxes

Please call Diane at Sundial Travel to make your reservation

203 484-1190

3rd Annual
Chalk Art Festival 
College Night 
Sept. 20 | 4:00-9:00pm

FREE event for Yale, QU, SCSU, UNH students as well as students from other Colleges & Univerisities

● Free & Open to all Students ●  Live Music  ●  FREE Churro’s from Tomatillo  ●  Photo Booth  ●  Bracelet Making , Games & Giveaways at L.L.Bean ●  Ashley’s Ice Cream ●  Cornhole Challenge at FatFace ●  Strolling Magician, Win Prizes and more!

Register Here 

Girls Night Out with J.Crew, The Wine Thief & Arethusa

Sept. 27 | 5:30-9:00pm

● Free & Open to the Public  ●  J.Crew’s introduction of a new product line, The New Crew ● Wine & Cheese Tasting
● Photo booth, exclusive shopping offers
and more!

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Neville Wisdom Fashion Show featuring The Shops at Yale

Sept. 28 | 5:00-9:00pm

Behind The Yale Center for British Art

●  Fashion Shows ●  Free & Open to Pubic with Options to Purchase VIP Seating & Wine Tasting ● Free Parking ● And so much more!
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Public Parking
The Shops at Yale offers convenient surface
parking adjacent to shops and restaurants, $1.50-$2.00 per hour.
Learn more about parking & directions here.
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APNH 35th Year Anniversary



You’re Invited


WHAT: Blues, Barbeque, Bourbon & Beer

WHEN: Saturday, October 13 from 5:00 – 9:00

WHERE: Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven

DRESS CODE: Costumes Encouraged

Kick off the Halloween season at this fabulous event! APNH will be making announcements you will not want to miss.

Enjoy all this event has to offer

*Unlimited samples from local breweries


*Live band

*Silent Auction (featuring premium items!)

*APNH 35th Year Program Announcements with Special Reveal

General Admission: $50.00

Premium Admission: $350.00

Premium admission includes TWO admission tickets

PLUS: early check in with auction preview

Exclusive Reception with Champagne Toast (4-5pm)

20 oz APNH 35th Anniversary mugs

Maurice Sendak Poster

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Join Us at The Commons

Come to Long Wharf Theatre on Thursday, September 27 from 5-9pm. Have a drink, enjoy the vibe, and make new friends! Check it out on Facebook.
The Commons is an event series in partnership with creative firm Breakfast Lunch & Dinner. The series, free and open to the public, is a monthly collision of arts, culture, and community at rotating venues throughout Greater New Haven. Each event will bring various creative communities together to create new friendships, bonds and spark future creative collaborations.

Arts Council Seeks Membership Coordinator

The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development, marketing, delivery, and evaluation of our membership program including management of specific partnerships and special projects. This includes:
  • Recruiting + retaining Sustaining Member organization
  • Ensuring Free + Sustaining Members utilize our programs + services
  • Identifying + developing scalable solutions to empower our creative community
For more details and to apply go to:

Become a Member of The Arts Council – It’s Free!

With the launch of our re-designed website, the Arts Council has eliminated individual membership fees. We believe that art, culture, and creativity are fundamental human rights and we strive to advance Greater New Haven by providing leadership and support to our diverse arts community. Membership deepens your experience and lends your voice to strengthening our region through the arts. 
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4:30- 6:30 PM

139 Orange Street, New Haven CT


 Hosted at the historic Palladium Building, originally built by the Young Men’s Institute in 1856, this landmark contains a rich part of New Haven’s history as the original site to the city’s first high school, James H. Hillhouse. It then became the New Haven Daily Palladium newspaper that promoted the antislavery movement, and further after, a host to Abraham Lincoln when he spoke in 1860 as a presidential candidate. Currently, boutique lofts, G Café, Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, and Tikkaway Grill all accompany NHR Group in this historically significant space. 

Don’t miss this exciting business after hours event. Come hear exciting news and announcements from NHR Group, and tour the building that holds a piece of New Haven’s history, all while networking with local professionals!


$10.00 for GNHCC partners

$45.00 for non partners



On street meter parking available


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Arpaia Jewelry newsletter — Jewelry Guides

posted by Robbin
September 16, 2018
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Updated FTC Jewelry Guides: In a nutshell, it’s all about consumer transparency and value.

Six years in the making, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released updated guidelines for the jewelry industry.

The FTC made changes based on typical consumer knowledge and expectations to prevent deception and confusion when buying jewelry.

The September 2018 MJSA* Journal summarized the changes for the trade, and below is my short recap for the benefit of you Newsletter Members.

*I am a proud member of the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America. Organization’s motto is “Professional excellence in jewelry making & design.”

1. Precious Metal Thresholds

The FTC removed thresholds for gold and silver alloys, but guidelines were established for noting karatage of gold alloys under 10k and parts per thousand for silver alloys under 925 ppt.

Platinum thresholds remain unchanged because consumers expect platinum to be pure unless marked.

2. Metal Coatings

Coatings of gold, silver and platinum must be disclosed along with purity content.

For gold plating, the guidelines set 0.175 micron as the standard and require a 10k minimum of fineness.

In addition, rhodium coatings that cover other precious metals must be disclosed (such as rhodium plated silver or rhodium plated white gold).

Up for debate as to what’s required is the new guideline that sellers must be able to assure the reasonable durability of any coating. Coatings may need replating over time or from time to time depending on wear. The expectation of durability no doubt varies widely and gets more complicated given the type of item.

3. Multi-Metal Pieces

When there is more than one metal in a piece, manufacturers and sellers should list each metal in order of relative weight from greatest to least.

However, it is permissible to list in a different order if clarity is provided to avoid deception or misrepresentation. For example, the term “14k gold-accented silver” is acceptable because it is clear that the main metal is silver and gold is merely decorative or a detail.

4. Diamonds/Lab-Grown Diamonds

The unqualified term “diamond” should be used only to refer to a natural mined diamond.

With respect to man made diamonds, the same rules apply as prior guidelines; however, the FTC now discourages (but does not prohibit) use of the word “synthetic” in favor of descriptors like “laboratory-grown,” “laboratory-created,” or “[manufacturer name]-created.”

5. Other Man Made Gems

The updated Guides retain the previous ban on terms “real,” “genuine,” “natural,” “precious,” and “semi-precious” to describe lab-grown and other man made products.

As long as the man made stone shares the same optical, physical, and chemical properties, and further as long as the descriptor makes clear to a consumer that the stone was not mined, then acceptable terms include “synthetic,” “laboratory-grown,” “[manufacturer name]-created,” and other terms of choice.

6. Gemstones

The biggest change prohibits the use of incorrect varietal names to describe a division of gem species or genus based on color, type of optical phenomenon, or other distinguishing characteristic of appearance.

For example, the term “yellow emerald” cannot be used to describe a golden beryl or heliodor. “Green amethyst” cannot be used to describe prasiolite.

Also, composite gemstone products must be clearly identified and special care noted if applies.

Finally, the revised Guides eliminate the prior prohibition against using the word “gem” to describe a ruby, sapphire, emerald, topaz or other stone that did not possess the beauty, symmetry, rarity, and value necessary for qualification as a gem.

7. Pearl Products

Sellers must clearly disclose pearl treatments that are not permanent, create special care requirements, or significantly affect value.

A good example of a pearl treatment that should be disclosed is dyeing. Altering a pearl’s color affects its value, so that treatment should be disclosed at time of sale.

8. Handmade Jewelry

The new guidelines expand the list of acceptable raw products used in pieces described as “handmade” or “hand wrought” to include precious metal clays, ingots, and casting grain. Casting done by hand is considered handmade.

My Takeaway:

Guidelines or no guidelines, jewelry sellers should provide key information so that purchasers know what they are buying and can fairly assess pricing.

The place of sale does not matter. It is especially important to be forthcoming when selling online because the purchaser cannot see the piece in person, touch it, or try it on before making the purchase, even if there is a lenient return policy.

Repeat business is mighty. A jewelry item purchased online should look better in person than it appears on the website. A jewelry item purchased in-store should look as good outside the shop and when the purchaser gets home. Otherwise, in both situations, the purchaser will be disappointed and rightfully so.

My Practice:

I don’t score a perfect 10 with respect to FTC guidelines. My goal is to provide sufficient information to satisfy customers and deal fairly in every transaction.

Click on the above image and you will see that I follow major points of the new guidelines, but still follow some of the old guidelines (e.g., “gem quality”), and also pepper descriptions with subjective language because that is who I am.

Bottom line, hopefully this newsletter contained some info that allows you to better judge true value when important. But life is short … buy jewelry you adore, love, must have, wish to own and want to wear often ~ joy provides the greatest value.