This has been an exciting week! Brian and family have arrived in the Quiet Corner and are settling into their new home. He has walked around campus, visited one home bound parishioner, asked lots of questions and had meetings with the parish musicians, the senior warden and your parish administrator. It has been busy. And, oh yes, he celebrated the Eucharist yesterday at noon. He is looking forward to meeting so many of you this Sunday. A reminder: there is only one service this week, at 9am. A full church is a joyous place.
Other news and information for you:
Update from Tom Smith of UConn Planning Design on the construction and dealing with it, which requires our endless good cheer:
Although the project has experienced some unexpected existing conditions since construction began it is still on schedule. At this time the project will complete the work from Discovery Drive east to the Cemetery, as originally scheduled, in mid-August with the exception of some sidewalks and lawn areas immediately in front of the North Residence Halls.
At the far east end of the project from approximately the Islamic Center, east to Route 195 the road will be nearly 100% complete from sidewalk to sidewalk with only some landscaping work remaining.
The central segment north of the jersey barriers in-between the Islamic Center and the North Residence Halls is on schedule to be completed later in September as originally planned. Work on the south side of road in this segment will begin at the west at Hillside/Discovery and move east with a scheduled completion of December of this year, also as originally planned. There will be some work that can’t be performed until the spring because of weather dependencies, but it will have little to no impact on either pedestrian or vehicular traffic.