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Byrd's Books Annual Bookmark Contest (It’s Tenth!)  Thru May 31!

<p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p>Every year during the month of May, Bethel’s Byrd’s Books holds a summer bookmark contest, in which both kids and adults submit a bookmark design based on a book they love. This year is “a very special one — our 10th!” announced owner, Alice Hutchinson. “Draw a picture inspired by your favorite book and enter to see your bookmark in print!”&nbsp;The contest runs&nbsp;through Friday, May 31st.&nbsp;The entrants are judged by Bethel Arts, and Byrd’s Books gets the winners printed to handout with bookstore purchases.</p><p>&nbsp;The winners&nbsp;— pre-K - 2nd grade; 3rd - 5th grade; 6th - 8th grade; high school; and adult — receive $25 gift certificate to Byrd's Books and 25 of their bookmarks to give away.&nbsp;There is one submission per person.&nbsp;Artwork and completed entry forms must be returned to Byrd’s Books&nbsp;by&nbsp;Friday May 31st&nbsp;at end of day.&nbsp;&nbsp;Entry forms are available at&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a>&nbsp;“We welcome teachers to use this fun activity in the classrooms as well. This is a free, fun, book-focused contest for all ages,”&nbsp;adds Alice.&nbsp;</p><p>Byrd’s Books is located at&nbsp;178 Greenwood Avenue&nbsp;across from the Bethel Public Library. Author discussions and Book Group gatherings are regularly added to Byrd’s Books’ calendar of events at&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;Hours are&nbsp;Tuesdays to Saturdays10:00am to 6:00pm,&nbsp;Sundays&nbsp;12:00 noon&nbsp;to 4;00pm, Closed Mondays.&nbsp;For directions to the store or more information, call Byrd’s Books at&nbsp;203-730-2973.&nbsp;To review the shop’s expanded catalog of new titles, go to&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a></p>

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Pastor Gary Baldelli of Bethel, 67, has Died

<p>astor Gary M. Baldelli, 67, of His Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Bethel, husband of Pastor Keri (Pierce) Baldelli, died on Saturday, May 25, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.</p><p>Funeral services will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 2 Vail Rd., Bethel, CT.</p><p>Private interment services will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.</p><p>The family will receive friends at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 2 Vail Rd., Bethel on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.</p><p>In lieu of flowers, contributions to His Vineyard Christian Fellowship would be appreciated.</p><p>&nbsp;2 Timothy 4:7-8&nbsp;</p><p>“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.&nbsp;Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."&nbsp;&nbsp;Amen</p>

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Make Music Day Bethel June 21, Free Celebration of Music on June 21!

<h2 class="ql-align-center"><span style="color: rgb(255, 140, 0);">Make Music Day Bethel </span>June 21 - This is a special day for musicians&nbsp;</h2><h4 class="ql-align-center"><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">WHAT IS MAKE MUSIC DAY BETHEL?</em></h4><p><strong>Make Music Day Bethel is a free celebration of music on June 21st, (summer solstice). Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Bethel is free and open to anyone. Local musicians will play short sets&nbsp;around Bethel town and in selected restaurants and other businesses.&nbsp;Everyone is invited&nbsp;to sing along or dance and enjoy the first day of summer.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Who can perform?</strong></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Anyone and everyone. Amateurs, professionals, and established artists are all welcome to participate.</strong></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Musicans and performers&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://bethelartsct.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dfc8d62dd1253be9cc77b47d5&amp;id=06c445eb23&amp;e=7b6d9bb104" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><strong>click here</strong></a><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;to learn more</strong></p>

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Dan Carter's Bethel Update: Pride, Blooms, Family Summer, Gadsden Flag

<h3>Charter Revision Commission Appointed</h3><p>The Board of Selectmen (BOS) appointed a Charter Revision Commission this week. Bethel is one of 109 towns in Connecticut that has a charter allowing us to control our government structure, including the powers, duties, and terms of office of our officials. The Commission will review the charter and consider changes, including those recommended by the BOS. This process could take over a year, so stay tuned for updates and public hearing opportunities.</p><h3>Open Burning Regulations</h3><p>With spring yard cleanup underway, we have received smoke complaints due to the open burning of leaves. Connecticut DEEP requires permits for open burning, and only twigs, small branches, and logs less than 3 inches in diameter can be burned in a pile no larger than 5 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet high. Burning is authorized only between 10 am and 5 pm. Find more information and request burn permits online at <a href="https://bethel-ct.gov/fire-permits" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bethel-ct.gov/fire-permits</a>.</p><h3>Gadsden Flag Inquiries</h3><p>We have received inquiries about the Gadsden Flag flown with other military flags in PT Barnum Square. The flag has flown in town for years due to its historical significance as a symbol of unity during the Revolutionary War and its special meaning to our Bethel High NJROTC based on the naval history of the flag. Communicating the historical context of the flag aims to help us understand its intended, noble meaning and avoid controversy and intolerance based on modern, politicized interpretations.</p><h3>Tax Collector Notices</h3><p>Current utility bills are due June 1st. The last day to pay to avoid interest is July 1st. If your bill has an "E" as the read code, it means your bill was estimated. To avoid a possible overestimated bill, the MIU needs to be replaced. There is no charge for this quick fix. Please call 203-794-8509 to set up an appointment. Additionally, the 2023 Water Quality Report for Bethel is available in the Tax Collector's office or online at <a href="https://bethel-ct.gov/news" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bethel-ct.gov/news</a>.</p><h3>Public Hearings</h3><p>Check out upcoming public hearings at <a href="https://bethel-ct.gov/2024-public-hearing" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bethel-ct.gov/2024-public-hearing</a>.</p><p><strong>Planning &amp; Zoning Commission Public Hearing:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday, May 28th</li><li><strong>Time:</strong> 7:00 pm</li><li><strong>Location:</strong> Town Hall, Conference Room D</li><li><strong>Agenda:</strong> 10 Topstone Drive, continuation of hearings for 140 Greenwood Ave and 18 Stony Hill Rd. More info at <a href="https://bethel-ct.gov/2024-zoning" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bethel-ct.gov/2024-zoning</a>.</li></ul><h3>Summer Safety</h3><p>"The 101 Critical Days of Summer" have arrived. This period, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is when many accidents occur. Please take time to consider threats to your safety and the safety of your friends and family this summer, including alcohol use, speeding, heat, fatigue, and water activities. Learn more at <a href="https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Communications/Staged/Summer-Safety" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">portal.ct.gov/DPH/Communications/Staged/Summer-Safety</a>.</p><h3>Bethel Blooms Craft Fair</h3><p>The Bethel Blooms Craft Fair is back! Stop by the front lawn of the Town Hall tomorrow, May 25, from 10 am to 4 pm. Free admission!</p><h3>Family Summer Kickoff (image shown)</h3><p>Don’t miss the Annual Family Summer Kickoff hosted by the Bethel Education Foundation at the BHS football field on Friday, May 31st, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door or online at <a href="https://www.betheledfoundation.org/family-summer-kick-off.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">betheledfoundation.org/family-summer-kick-off</a>.</p><h3>Bethel Pride Celebration</h3><p>Bethel CT Pride hosts the annual Bethel Pride Celebration and Sidewalk Parade on Saturday, June 1st. The lineup for the parade begins across from the Bethel Train Station at 12 pm, with the parade starting at 12:30 pm. The route will travel south on Durant Ave, east on Greenwood Ave, north on PT Barnum Sq, and end in front of Town Hall with a brief drum circle and flag raising. Enjoy bands, food, games, and more until 5 pm! For more information, visit <a href="https://bethelctpride.com/event-info" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bethelctpride.com/event-info</a>.</p><h3>Shoutouts and Congratulations</h3><ul><li>A shoutout to award-winning gymnast Alisha Ali! It was great to see you in our parade.</li><li>A delayed shoutout to State Rep Marty Foncello for joining us at the parade and the wreath-laying ceremony!</li><li>Thank you, Bethel Women’s Club, for the flags around our gazebo to honor our Veterans!</li><li>Congrats to our Athlete of the Week, Adrian Vasquez, for his performance in the recent freshmen invitational!</li><li>Congratulations to Bethel recipients of the Western Connecticut Superintendent’s Award: Madison Tamburri &amp; Joshua Heyel from Bethel High School, and Bhuvan Sai Dasari &amp; Ryan Marks from Bethel Middle School. Great job!</li><li>Way to go Bethel Boys Lacrosse on their 17 to 2 win in round 1 of the state tournament!</li><li>A shoutout to the crew of Even 91 and all service men and women who have sacrificed everything for our nation. We are grateful.</li></ul><h3>Memorial Day Closing</h3><p>Town Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.</p><p>Have a great weekend!</p><p>Dan</p>

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HVAC Grant for improved AC and Ventilation at Bethel High School

<p class="ql-align-justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">In this week's </span><a href="https://sites.google.com/bethel.k12.ct.us/bps-newsletters/bps-district-newsletters/5-24-24-newsletter" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent;">newsletter</a>, Superintendent of Schools Christine Carver announced that Bethel High School was awarded a grant that will provide the school with increased AC and ventilation. Please read her message below:</p><p class="ql-align-justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">We want to let you know that we wrote and received&nbsp;</span><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/5DftAjLLwkIa2t34HkkgjQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRoL1oCP0RnaHR0cHM6Ly9kYXRhLmN0Lmdvdi9FZHVjYXRpb24vSFZBQy1JbmRvb3ItQWlyLVF1YWxpdHktR3JhbnQtUHJvZ3JhbS1mb3ItUHVibGljLVMvaThqMy1idG13L2RhdGFfcHJldmlld1cHc2Nob29sbUIKZkSCJk5m68AqrVIWUGFyZVNAYmV0aGVsLmsxMi5jdC51c1gEAAAAAQ~~" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">the grant</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;to provide increased air conditioning and ventilation at Bethel High School.&nbsp;While the grant will not cover all spaces at Bethel High School, it will provide improvements to a significant number of classrooms, particularly in the English and mathematics wings.&nbsp;The total project is $4,180,007, and Bethel will be reimbursed a 47.14% of eligible expenses (grant amount).&nbsp;We anticipate the project will begin sometime next school year and will be completed both while school is in session and during holiday breaks, hopefully during the 2025-2026 school year.&nbsp;This may cause some classrooms to be relocated for short periods of time.&nbsp;While it will be a short-term sacrifice for some, I think you will agree that the end result will be worth it!</span></p>

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Bethel Public School Superintendent Announces Staff Awards

<p class="ql-align-justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">I am deeply grateful for all of our staff.&nbsp;Their individual and collective contributions make the Bethel Public Schools a superior school system, which I am extremely proud to lead.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="ql-align-justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Yesterday we celebrated what we do well as a system.&nbsp;Our staff awards highlight excellence in our field, our dedication to improving teaching and learning, celebrating the excellent programs we provide our students, strong leadership within our Board of Education, and recognizing individuals who contribute to our system in extraordinary ways.&nbsp;Please join me in congratulating the following honorees:</span></p><p><strong>Pillar of Bethel Award:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel High School – Maura Dundie, Secretary to Assistant Principal</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel Middle School – Denise Sullivan, Academic Support Tutor</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ralph M.T. Johnson School - Joe Melo, School Counselor</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Frank A. Berry School – Michele Russo, Secretary to the Principal</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Anna H. Rockwell School – Janet Murray, Paraeducator</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel Public Schools – Kylie D'Arcangelo, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Special Education &amp; Pupil Services</span></p><p><strong>Rookie Teachers of the Year:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel High School – Jonathan DosSantos, Mathematics Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel Middle School – Brianna Lutz, Social Studies Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ralph M.T. Johnson School - Sanya Kayfus, Grade 5 Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Frank A. Berry School – Fran Demers, Elementary Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Anna H. Rockwell School – Jake Craybas, Special Education Teacher</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Teacher of the Year:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel High School – Michele Leary, Science Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel Middle School – Nate Rinas, Physical Education Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ralph M.T. Johnson School - Margaret Genuario, Music Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Frank A. Berry School - Mandy Esposito, Elementary Teacher</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Anna H. Rockwell School – Keri Luchsinger, Elementary Teacher</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Friends of Bethel Award</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Dan Carter, First Selectman, Town of Bethel</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">CHAMP Award</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Rebecca Chamberlain, BPS Parent/PTO</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Educational Service Awards</strong></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">10 Years of Service</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Melissa Anderson, Annie Brudvig, Mary Caravetta, Christine Carver, Noelle Chiafari, Julie Danner, Maura Dundie, Pnina Flynn, Kathleen Germinaro, Alexander Grennan, Beth Grieco, Leslie Kaye, Danielle Legnard, Robert Mcevoy, Jose Melo, Laura Montero, Michele Russo, Rebecca Tate, Linda Westlake</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">20 Years of Service</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jessica Bouchard, Mark Doolan, Catherine Emerick, Anthony Fernandes, Cindy Feuerman, Danielle Greto, Reine Issa, Stacie H Kaye, Michael Krupnikoff, Keri Luchsinger, Jeff Moscowitz, Doris Murphy-Mortimer, Suzanne Nuzzo, Elizabeth O’Keeffe, Michael Pierce, Casey D Ragan, Erin Tegmier, Michele Walsh, Karen Wilson</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">30 Years of Service</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Gary Lawlor, Michele Leary</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">40 Years of Service</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Joanne Torpey</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Retirees</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Trisha Dee, Rod Doble, Mark Dwinells, Bob Germinaro, Kristine Komorowski, Fran Peters, Debra Roper, Karen Rowe, Laila Rudinas, Lisa Vance</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Creativity, Innovation, &amp; Excellence in Education:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jen Aponte, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Marilena Baldino, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Marianna Bedoya, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Lisa Blum, Frank A. Berry School/Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Erin Brown, Districtwide</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Kristine Calzone, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Brandi Chapman, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Katie Ciskowski, Bethel High School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jill Claridge, Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mike Cohen, Frank A. Berry School/Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Cheryl Daly, Ralph M. T. Johnson School/Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Kate DeGruttolo, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Fran Demers, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jill DeRosa, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Clare Detwiler, Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Catherine Emerick, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Leah Esposito, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Heather Farisello, Districtwide</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Annette Gallaer, Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Shawn Ingraham, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Linda Knauff, Bethel High School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Shelby Land, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Danielle Legnard, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Kari Leonard, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Tony Liberati, Anna H. Rockwell School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mary Liquori, Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Keri Luchsinger, Anna H. Rockwell School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Danielle Lynch, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mattea McGill, Bethel High School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jess McGlinchey, Frank A. Berry School/Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Doris Murphy, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Majorie Overmier, Bethel High School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Micki Paradise, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Michelle Pashaian, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Herbert Perlman, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Joe Perreault, Ralph M. T. Johnson School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mary Plunske, Anna H. Rockwell School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jennifer Rooney, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Brittany Shea, Frank A. Berry School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Amanda Stephens, Anna H. Rockwell School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Samantha Tisi, Bethel Middle School</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jenn White, Frank A. Berry School School</span></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Bethel Education Foundation's Janice Jordan Excellence in Education Award:</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jake Craybas, Elementary Recipient</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Debra Tierney, Secondary Recipient</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

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Bethel’s Byrd’s Books Wecomes International Bestseller Liv Constantine

<p class="ql-align-center"><strong><u>Bethel’s Byrd’s Books Wecomes International Bestseller Liv Constantine To the Bethel Public Library</u></strong></p><p>The proverb, “two is better than one” dates back to 1390 and even appears as the subject of a Taylor Swift hit, but it really hits home when you meet the international bestselling author, Liv Constantine. Of course, Liv is the pen name for sisters Lynne and Valerie, authors of the hugely successful psychological thriller — and debut novel —<em>The Last Mrs. Parrish.</em></p><p>On Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00pm, Bethel’s Byrd’s Books is thrilled is host the duo at the Bethel Public Library,&nbsp;189 Greenwood Avenue, to discuss their newest book,&nbsp;<em>The Next Mrs. Parrish.&nbsp;</em>The authors will be in conversation with author Gabi Coatsworth.&nbsp;The Bethel Library requires registration.&nbsp;You may register and purchase your of&nbsp;<em>The Next Mrs. Parrish</em>&nbsp;at the same time by visiting&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a>&nbsp;(Books from other sources are not permitted at this signing).</p><p>Publisher Random House will add to the evening's fun by providing a complimentary raffle prize for one lucky winner during the event. The basket will include a custom mug, a Brooklinen robe, a themed recipe card and more. Raffle tickets will be handed out to attendees upon entering the event.</p><p>The thrilling sequel to the million-copy-bestselling Reese’s Book Club pick,&nbsp;<em>The Last Mrs. Parrish</em>, Liv Constantine’s new book finds&nbsp;Daphne and Amber Parrish thrust back into each other's lives upon the resurgence of a long-forgotten threat, forcing a vicious game of cat and mouse where everything is on the line. Liv Constantine books have been translated into 29 languages, are available in 34 countries, and are in development for both television and film. Their books have been praised by&nbsp;<em>The Washington Post</em><em style="background-color: rgb(246, 245, 244);">,&nbsp;</em><em>USA Today</em><em style="background-color: rgb(246, 245, 244);">,&nbsp;</em><em>The Sunday Times</em><em style="background-color: rgb(246, 245, 244);">,&nbsp;</em><em>People Magazine</em><em style="background-color: rgb(246, 245, 244);">, and&nbsp;</em><em>Good Morning America</em><span style="background-color: rgb(246, 245, 244);">, among others.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Byrd’s Books is located at&nbsp;178 Greenwood Avenue&nbsp;across from the Bethel Public Library. Author discussions and Book Group gatherings are regularly added to Byrd’s Books’ calendar of events at&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;Hours are&nbsp;Tuesdays to Saturdays10:00am to 6:00pm,&nbsp;Sundays&nbsp;12:00 noon&nbsp;to 4;00pm, Closed Mondays.&nbsp;For directions to the store or more information, call Byrd’s Books at&nbsp;203-730-2973.&nbsp;To review the shop’s expanded catalog of new titles, go to&nbsp;<a href="ByrdsBooks.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">ByrdsBooks.com</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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