The Vikings were finally defeated at the Battle of Clontarf, Good Friday on April 23, 1014. Máel Morda mur Murchada, King of Leinester and Danish Vikings along the coast of Ireland and England came to fight against the high king of Ireland, Brian Boru. The Irish defeated the Vikings and killed Murchada. Nearly 10 thousand died in the battle including King Brian, his son, Morrogh, and his grandson, 15-year-old Toirdelbach. With their deaths came a power vacuum.
Fred & Ethel
March 2017 by Gwenn T. Fischer, Editor
As a bystander, it never ceases to amaze me how this loving couple is still going strong. Okay, there are a lot of times that Fred helps out around the house, which Ethel appreciates, but it’s his own fault. Read on as to why that is!
January 2017 by Gwenn T. Fischer, Editor
Well, it’s that time of the year once again when many of us make New Year’s resolutions. But how many of us keep them for more than 10 minutes? I know that I don’t.
However, I think this year might be different. I turned 65 last month and though I’m not really old, I am very aware that the years are going to start counting down.
My resolution is to start cleaning out. My hubby and I have been in our home for over 30 years. And as many of you have found out, having to get rid of clutter in your home and your life can certainly be daunting.
The Prospect We All Love
March 2017 by Joseph L. Gomez
If Winter comes can Spring be far behind? Recently I was confronted by an experience which has altered my thinking somewhat. A sudden-onset illness resulted in my being rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital and placed in an Isolation Unit in the Intensive Care Unit. After several days in ICU I was moved to another part of Isolation. When I no longer required acute medical care, I was discharged to the Glendale Rehabilitation Facility in Naugatuck, where I was assigned a private room in the Transitional Wing. I remained in isolation for another week or so until the quarantine was lifted and folks no longer needed to don masks when visiting me.
March 2017 by Marti LaMar
My son, “Bob,” goes to school at the University of Missouri. He is 1,073 miles away from home. He is my youngest so I am experiencing a little empty nest syndrome. The house is much less chaotic, and very quiet. Bob is in his second year and I’ve still yet to properly adjust my grocery shopping.
There are other adjustments to make also. The fact that you can’t be right there to try and protect them. I was born and raised an inland New Englander. We get a hurricane, a N’Easter, or a blizzard occasionally. They seem like old hat when you’ve lived with them your whole life.
Chat with Chatfield
January 2017 by: Gwenn T. Fischer
For those of you who remember the “old” days, Christmas tree burning is coming back to Prospect. On January 15 at 5 p.m. there will be a big bonfire of leftover trees in the field across from the police station and Prospect Community Center. Chief Lauber of the Prospect Fire Deparment has stated that the members will be serving hot chocolate. Anyone interested can bring their trees to that field forming a big circle ready for the festivities.
Tips From the Corner Table
Hello there! Your local restaurateurs here, Larry and Carla Erickson of Jesse Camille’s Restaurant in Naugatuck, providing you with foodie tips and wine lines, travel tales and suggested ales from The Corner Table which we hope you will savor, sip and find satisfactory to your palate! A Connecticut Yankee’s Chomp of the Big Apple
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