Newington Life Feb 12 Vol 16 Issue 5

(Reprinted from Roundup Page 8)

Cedar Mountain 2012 calendars are for sale

Photographer John Vallera published a calendar to share the beauty and splendor of Newington's untouched nature forest on Cedar Mountain. "I have been photographing Cedar Mountain for four years, attempting to articulate the mystique and emotion that surrounds it and convey its importance to mankind both from an aesthetic and environmental standpoint. I realized that most people have never been there and thought it might persuade town and state officials to save the entire area," said the Save Cedar Mountain Member from West Hartford.Our hope is that the turning of a new page every month will keep the public aware of the ongoing struggle weface to preserve the land. The images contained in the calendar were all taken within the property, many in the area of proposed construction of 62 homes." Calendars measure 11 inches wide by 17 inches high. Each photo is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. Bob Sander at Pronto Printer of Newington Inc., 2406 Berlin Turnpike, produced a limited number of calendars. Pronto is selling them for $16. Due to its late publication due to a technical error, a page for January 2013 was added.

Cedar Mountain Calendars are for Sale Newington Life Roundup page 8

An area photograpgher has created a calendar using 13 scenes from Cedar Mountain. This one - "Cardinal in Snow"- was shot off the old highwaynorthwest of the Connecticut Humane Society where homes will be built. Heavy snow and extreme cold crystallized the snow. "The purity which is revealed serves as a metaphor for Cedar Mountain," John Vallera said of his photo.