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Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s that time of year again! Ivoryton Village Alliance is now accepting applications for its Outdoor Lights Competition.  Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the Ivoryton Village Alliance will be expanding entrant eligibility to include ALL of Essex Village this year. Every house in Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton can enter to win. If you would like to enter but feel that you do not have enough lights, thanks to local donations, we will be able to supply you with some. There will be a total of 15 of prizes: A first prize of $200 savings bond, 5 prizes of $100 savings bonds, $50 gift certificates from Gather, Ivoryton Service Station, Aggies and the Ivoryton Tavern, as well as 5 pairs of tickets from the Ivoryton Playhouse. If you are interested in participating, please contact Gather in Ivoryton at
The judges will be making several drive-bys between Dec 1 and Dec 18 so please keep your displays on during the month. The judges’ criteria will be the same as last year:

1. Creativity
2. Number of lights
3. Colored lights are looked upon favorably

The winners will be announced in the Valley Courier the week before Christmas.

If you need lights or have any questions contact: Chris Shane
 860-767-1147 or

For more information on the Ivoryton Illuminations, please follow this link:

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Neal Mayer – a NY actor who was last scene at the Playhouse as Dale Harding  in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” will be featured on the CBS Early Show on Tuesday, November 15th in a story on actor’s who are hired by Medical Schools to portray patients with a variety of different ailments. Neal portrays a patient with a neurological disorder – I hope his experience here in Ivoryton as a patient in a Mental Hospital came in useful!

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Check out the latest review for The Woman In Black now playing at the Ivoryton Playhouse.  Tickets on sale now.  Call 860.767.7318 or book online.

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We are grateful to report that Ivoryton has been spared any damage with this past snow storm and we all have power, lights and heat.  Our seventh and final show in our professional season – The Woman In Black – opens as usual tomorrow (Wednesday, November 2) with a 2:00pm matinee.  With sophisticated lights and sound effects, this is going to be one spooky show.  Call 860.767.7318 or purchase tickets on line via this website.  See you at the theatre!

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