A cafeteria, sometimes called a canteen outside the US, is a type of food service location in which there is little or no waiting staff table service, whether a restaurant or within an institution such as a large office building or school. Cafeterias are different from coffeehouses, although the English term came from Latin American Spanish, where it had and still has the meaning "coffeehouse". Instead of table service, there are food-serving counters/stalls or booths, either in a line or allowing arbitrary walking paths. Customers take the food that they desire as they walk along. In addition, there are stations where customers order food items such as hamburgers or tacos which must be served hot and can be prepared with little waiting. Alternatively, the patron is given a number and the item is brought to their table. For some food items and drinks, such as sodas, water, or the like, customers collect an empty container, pay at the check-out, fill the container after the check-out. Free unlimited second servings are allowed under this system.
For legal purposes, this system is if at all, used for alcoholic drinks in the US. Customers are either charged a flat rate for pay at the check-out for each item; some self-service cafeterias charge by the weight of items on a patron's plate. In universities and colleges, some students pay for three meals a day by making a single large payment for the entire semester; as cafeterias require few employees, they are found within a larger institution, catering to the clientele of that institution. For example, schools and their residence halls, department stores, museums, places of worship, amusement parks, military bases, prisons and office buildings have cafeterias. Although some of such institutions self-operate their cafeterias, many outsource their cafeterias to a food service management company or lease space to independent businesses to operate food service facilities; the three largest food service management companies servicing institutions are Aramark, Compass Group, Sodexo. At one time, upscale cafeteria-style restaurants dominated the culture of the Southern United States, to a lesser extent the Midwest.
There were numerous prominent chains of them: Bickford's, Morrison's Cafeteria, Piccadilly Cafeteria, S&W Cafeteria, Apple House, Luby's, K&W, Wyatt's Cafeteria, Blue Boar among them. Two Midwestern chains still exist, Sloppy Jo's Lunchroom and Manny's, which are both located in Illinois. There were a number of smaller chains located in and around a single city; these institutions, with the exception of K&W, went into a decline in the 1960s with the rise of fast food and were finished off in the 1980s by the rise of "casual dining". A few chains — Luby's and Piccadilly Cafeterias — continue to fill some of the gap left by the decline of the older chains; some of the smaller Midwestern chains, such as MCL Cafeterias centered on Indianapolis, are still much in business. The first self-service restaurant in the US was the Exchange Buffet in New York City, opened September 4, 1885, which catered to an male clientele. Food was purchased at a counter, patrons ate standing up; this represents the predecessor of two formats: the cafeteria, described below, the automat.
During the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, entrepreneur John Kruger built an American version of the smörgåsbords he had seen while traveling in Sweden. Emphasizing the simplicity and light fare, he called it the'Cafeteria' - Spanish for'coffee shop'; the exposition attracted over 27 million visitors in six months, because of Kruger's operation that America first heard the term and experienced the self-service dining format. Meanwhile, in mid-scale America, the chain of Childs Restaurants grew from about 10 locations in New York City in 1890 to hundreds across the US and Canada by 1920. Childs is credited with the innovation of adding trays and a "tray line" to the self-service format, introduced in 1898 at their 130 Broadway location. Childs did not change its format of sit-down dining, however; this was soon the standard design for most Childs Restaurants, many the dominant design for cafeterias. It has been conjectured that the'cafeteria craze' started in May 1905, when Helen Mosher opened a downtown L.
A. restaurant where people chose their food at a long counter and carried their trays to their tables. California has a long history in the cafeteria format - notably the Boos Brothers Cafeterias, the Clifton's, Schaber's; the earliest cafeterias in California were opened at least 12 years after Kruger's Cafeteria, Childs had many locations around the country. Horn & Hardart, an automat format chain, was well established in the mid-Atlantic region before 1900. Between 1960 and 1981, the popularity of cafeterias was overcome by the fast food restaurant and fast casual restaurant formats. Outside the United States, the development of cafeterias can be observed in France as early as 1881 with the passing of the Ferry Law; this law mandated. Accordingly, the government encouraged schools to provide meals for students in need, thus resulting in the conception of cafeterias or cantine. According to Abramson, prior to the creation of cafeterias, only some students were able to bring home-cooked meals and able to be properly
Vocational education is education that prepares people to work as a technician or in various jobs such as a trade or a craft. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career education or technical education. A vocational school is a type of educational institution designed to provide vocational education. Vocational education can take place at the post-secondary, further education, higher education level. At the post-secondary level vocational education is provided by specialized trade Technical schools, community colleges, colleges of further education, universities, as well as Polytechnic Institutes; until almost all vocational education took place in the classroom, or on the job site, with students learning trade skills and trade theory from accredited professors or established professionals. However, online vocational education has grown in popularity, made it easier than for students to learn various trade skills and soft skills from established professionals in the industry; the World Bank's 2019 World Development Report on the future of work suggests that flexibility between general and vocational education in higher education is imperative to enable workers to compete in changing labor markets where technology plays an important role.
TVET is training that provides the necessary knowledge and skills for employment. It uses many forms of education including formal, non-formal and informal learning, is said to be important for social equity and inclusion, as well as for the sustainability of development. TVET, literacy and higher education, is one of three priority subsectors for UNESCO. Indeed, it is in line with its work to foster inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all; the development and definition of TVET is one that parallels other types of education and training, such as Vocational Education. Wilhelm von Humboldt's educational model goes beyond vocational training. In a letter to the Prussian king, he wrote: "There are undeniably certain kinds of knowledge that must be of a general nature and, more a certain cultivation of the mind and character that nobody can afford to be without. People cannot be good craftworkers, soldiers or businessmen unless, regardless of their occupation, they are good, upstanding and – according to their condition – well-informed human beings and citizens.
If this basis is laid through schooling, vocational skills are acquired on, a person is always free to move from one occupation to another, as so happens in life." The philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin criticized discrepancies between Humboldt's ideals and the contemporary European education policy, which narrowly understands education as a preparation for the labor market, argued that we need to decide between "McKinsey", to describe vocational training, Humboldt. Argentina was one of the first countries in Latin America to run apprenticeship and vocational programs. From 1903 to 1909 basic programs were delivered at main cities; the entity charged with delivering these programs was the General Workers' Union, an Argentine national labor confederation. The massive development of vocational education in Argentina took place during the period between World War I and World War II, with the large influx of immigrants from Europe. During the presidency of Juan Perón, the first formal apprenticeship and vocational training programs were offered free of charge across the country becoming the National Workers' University under the National Vocational Programs Law 13229, implemented on August 19, 1948.
These programs were created and supported by the federal government and delivered by provincial governments at various technical colleges and regional universities as well as industrial centers. The degrees granted were that of factory engineer in many specialties. Vocational education programs are delivered by public and private learning organizations, supported by the Argentine Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Education; the leading providers of technical and vocational education in the country are the National Technological University and the National University of the Arts. In Australia vocational education and training is post-secondary and provided through the vocational education and training system by registered training organisations; however some secondary schools do offer school-based apprenticeships and traineeships for students in years 10, 11 and 12. There were 24 Technical Colleges in Australia but now only 5 independent Trade Colleges remain with three in Queensland; this system encompasses both public, TAFE, private providers in a national training framework consisting of the Australian Quality Training Framework, Australian Qualifications Framework and Industry Training Packages which define the competency standards for the different vocational qualifications.
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Enfield High School
Enfield High School is a secondary school established in 1893 in Enfield, Connecticut. The Enfield High School campus is located in the Connecticut River Valley, on Enfield Street in Enfield's Historical District; the school has an enrollment of 1400 students. The present facility was built in 1964 on Enfield Street; the facility underwent a $6.2 million renovation and library addition completed in 2005, a $103 million "as-new" renovation and significant expansion completed in 2017. In May 2010, Enfield High School and Enrico Fermi High School underwent a consolidation process as part of the restructuring and improvement plan of Enfield Public Schools. Enfield High School operates as the town's sole high school, which houses both students from Enfield High School and the previous Enrico Fermi High School, which closed its doors in 2016. Enfield High School is located on a hill off the Connecticut River. On a clear winter day, the Appalachian Mountains can be seen from the campus. Reminiscent of the Cold War, the facility's structure was constructed in the 1960s with a concrete slab supported with outside supporting buttressing columns.
The structure once contained a bomb shelter that could be accessed through "The Tunnel" located in the basement level of A and B Buildings as the boiler room's pipe tunnels were designed to serve as bomb shelters. Enfield High School structure is organized as a U-shaped building, consisting of five primary sections or "wings" of the school, with each wing containing specific academic, athletic, or vocational programs; the school has more than 113 classrooms, a school store, a career center suite, guidance suite, conference spaces, student break-out study/collaborative rooms and cardio rooms, an industrial culinary kitchen, outdoor patio cafe, a cafeteria for 700 students, a 120,000-square-foot wing designed for science, engineering and mathematics classes. A performing arts music wing includes an auditorium and theatre that can seat nearly 1,000 people, has expansive performing/practice space. "A Building" is the main academic building. This building holds four floors of classrooms, including the main atrium and lobby, computer labs, administrative offices.
In 2005 2,730 square feet of heavy renovation and 6,624 square feet of light renovation created 12 new classrooms in A Building as part of a library expansion project. In 2016, the wing was renovated as new, adding an expanded lobby and atrium entrance, new stairwell, classrooms renovated as new, equipped with advanced technology. "B Building" consists of additional computer labs, lecture rooms, the Library Media Center. These amenities were added to the school in 2005 as a 20,000-square-foot, $6.2 multimillion-dollar addition. B Building houses B Corridor, a connecting hallway with expansive views of the school's athletic fields complex and the Connecticut River, between A Building and C Concourse, original to the building. In 2016, B-wing was renovated as new, adding a new school store, career services suite, guidance offices; the library prior to 2005 was located on the third floor of Enfield High School's A Building. Gymnasium/Cafeteria "C-Wing": Located off B Corridor, which houses the Athletic Heritage Hall.
Stairs off the corridor lead down to the basement level where the locker rooms are located. In 2016, the gymnasium wing was expanded. There is an auxiliary gym for extra practice space and locker rooms for visiting teams. An expanded cafeteria that seats nearly 700 students is part of this wing, including new culinary labs. Enrico Fermi STEAM Wing "E-Wing": the high school's STEAM wing is a new 120,000 sq.ft. Addition to the south side of the high school, which completed construction in 2015; the wing features state-of-the-art technological capabilities, smart boards in each classroom, science labs, a four-bay automotive workshop and technology labs, student break-out collaborative study areas. The Enrico Fermi wing replaced "D-wing," the school's science wing original to the 1960s construction, was demolished in 2016. Performing Arts & Music Wing "D-Wing": A new music wing addition built in 2017 houses an expanded theatre housing 1,000 patrons, expanded stage and orchestral music pit for theatre productions, music/choral classrooms, an expansive band room located behind the stage.
The wing will feature its own lobby space for events. The Enfield High School Campus consists of the "Walk-of-Fame" located in front of the flag pole, six tennis courts located at the main gate, athletic fields which went through a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2008; the athletic complex is located down the hill off the Connecticut River. In 2016, the campus was reconstructed with a new driveway, new traffic flow, new parking layout, landscaping. A retaining wall was erected by cutting into the existing hill behind the school in order to expand parking. A separate bus drop-off and separate parent pick-up/drop-off loop was constructed in the front of the building. A parking lot was constructed in place of the school's previous D-wing, demolished in 2016. Head Start is a state sponsored program. Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that encompasses Early Child Development and Health Services and Community Partnerships, Program Design and Management; these areas include family support, health
South Windsor High School
South Windsor High School is located in South Windsor, Connecticut. It serves grades 9-12 with 1,364 students and a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, it is the only high school in South Windsor, but admits students from Hartford through the Open Choice Program. The school offers a variety of courses spanning departments such as mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign languages, music and technology; the school offers 60 options for extracurricular activities and 30 options for afterschool athletics. 2002: South Windsor high School was the state's first municipal facility to be powered and heated by a fuel cell, made possible by a funding program through the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. The PureCell 200 kW fuel cell was manufactured and installed by South Windsor-based UTC Power, a division of United Technologies Corporation. Spring 2004: Students Mark Schneider and Jeffrey Schneider won the Siemens Westinghouse Competition with their research project, “Simulation of the West Nile Virus using STELLA 7.02.”
The competition features a $100,000 top prize, the brothers were interviewed by several media outlets, including CNN's Paula Zahn. March 2005: William Haun, a South Windsor High School senior, represented Connecticut as a recipient of the 2005 William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Scholarship; the foundation awards a $5,000 scholarship to two recipients from all fifty states and U. S. territories, in addition to a week in Washington, D. C. where winners meet U. S. Senators, cabinet officials, a U. S. Supreme Court Justice, the President of the United States. Mr. Haun received a proclamation from the town of South Windsor honoring the achievement. April 2005: Four students at South Windsor High School wore T-shirts bearing anti-gay marriage slogans. At the time, the Connecticut General Assembly voted to legalize civil unions in the state. School administrators asked the students to remove the shirts, but they refused and were asked to leave school grounds; the content of the shirts and the actions of school administrators raised issues of free speech within a school environment.
The ACLU, among other groups, criticized the school's actions. October 2006: Three members of the South Windsor High School football team were suspended from the team for posting a derogatory video on Myspace; the video emphasized the use of explicit violence against opposing teams and players. This event brought into scope the continuing trend of unacceptable material posted on Myspace and Facebook. Many students and family members appealed for the football players but the school vowed to keep strict expectations on student athletes. December 2006: The ACLU threatened legal action against South Windsor Public Schools since the graduation ceremony is held at a church in Bloomfield; the organization contends that this is a violation of separation of state. April 2007: Bobcat Robotics, the South Windsor High School FIRST Robotics team won the international championship event in Atlanta, partnered with teams from Worcester and Las Vegas, Nevada. April 2010: Bobcat Robotics, the South Windsor High School FIRST Robotics team won the FIRST National competition for a second time, partnered with teams from Milford and Redondo Beach, California.
November 2011: South Windsor High School served as a community shelter for nine consecutive days and nights in the aftermath of Winter Storm Alfred. When grid power failed, emergency response mechanisms kicked in, with fuel cell systems supplying critical electrical power, as well as heat and hot water. Town Manager Matt Galligan said 200 people from South Windsor and neighboring towns were sleeping in the high school each night. Fuel cell power helped; the nurses' station was operational. May 2015: South Windsor High School suspends and compels the resignation of a tenured and decorated teacher for involvement in a reading of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Please Master" during an Advanced Placement English Class. August 2016: Newsweek ranked South Windsor High School as 348/500 on their list of the top 500 high schools in the United States in the year 2016. March 2018: The South Windsor High School Show Choir “Choral Spectrum” was awarded Best In Show and Grand Champion at the Nutmeg Show Choir Festival at Windsor Locks High School in Windsor Locks, CT.
Additionally, the show choir received a best band award, a best choral sound award, a best female soloist award, a best male soloist award. Romil Hemnani Brent Morin South Windsor High School
Twelfth grade, senior year, or grade 12 is the final year of secondary school in most of North America. In other regions it is equivalently referred to as class 12 or Year 13. In most countries students graduate at age 18; some countries have a thirteenth grade. Twelfth grade is the last year of high school. In Australia, the twelfth grade is referred to as Year 12. In New South Wales, students are 16 or 17 years old when they enter Year 12 and 17–18 years during graduation. A majority of students in Year 12 work towards getting an ATAR or OP, which will allow them access to courses at university. In South Australia, this is achieved by completing the SACE. In New South Wales, when completing the, students are required to satisfactorily complete at least 10 units of study in ATAR courses which must include: eight units from Category A courses two units of English three Board Developed courses of two units or greater four subjectsSome Year 12s may receive a Year 12 Jersey. Schools choose the design and writing which are printed or stitched onto the jersey.
Sometimes the last two digits of the year they are graduating are printed on the back along with a personalised nickname. The front may show the school emblem and the student's name, stitched in. Many schools conduct end of year "formals", they are held from any time between graduation in September to November. Australian private schools conduct Year 12 balls in January or February of Year 12 instead of an end of year formal. In Belgium, the 12th grade is called 6de middelbaar or laatste jaar in Dutch, rétho or 6e année in French. In the General Education, this year guides and prepares students for their first year in University by recalling everything learned during the past six years of secondary school. In the Skills Education, this year prepares the students for the professional life with an Intership in the chosen domain. In Brazil, the 12th grade is called terceiro ano do ensino médio informally called terceiro colegial, meaning third grade of high school, it is attended by 17–18 years old students.
During this grade, most students apply to what is called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, the Brazilian equivalent of the SATs in the US, vestibular, the individual entrance examination particular to each university. As in many countries, Grade 12 students attend Graduation, which involves a formal official ceremony, a party where students and friends are invited and another party just for the students. In Bulgaria the twelfth grade is the last year of high-school. Twelfth-grade students tend to be 18–19 years old. Students are preparing to take the Matriculation exam in the end of their 2nd semester. In Canada, the twelfth grade is referred to as Grade 12. Students enter their Grade 12 year when they are 16 or 17 years old. If they are 16 years old, they will be turning 17 by December 31 of that year. In many Canadian high schools, student during their year, hold a series of fundraisers, grade-class trips, other social events. Grade 12 Canadian students attend Graduation which involves an official ceremony and a dinner dance.
Ontario had Grade 13, renamed Ontario Academic Credit, before being phased out, leaving Grade 12 as the final year. Grades 12 and 13 were similar to sixth form in England. Quebec is the lone province that does not have Grade 12. Thus, when a student is in Grade 12 in Ontario, for instance, the student in Quebec is in his first year of college. Newfoundland and Labrador did not introduce Grade 12 until 1983. In Denmark, the twelfth grade is the 3rd G, the final year of secondary school. G is equivalent to gymnasium; this is not compulsory. Students are 18-19 or older when they finish secondary school; the age of graduation is caused by the fact that Danish children first start school at 6. The reason that many students will be at the age of 20 when they graduate is because some people choose to have one-year gap between the 9th grade and gymnasium's 1st G, where students go to special art- or sport-oriented boarding schools or become exchange students all over the world; this is optional though. The twelfth grade is the third and last year of High School or secondary school The students graduate from High School the year they turn 19.
The twelfth grade is shorter than the previous ones because the twelfth graders lessons end in February and they go on to take their final exams shortly afterwards. Compulsory education ends after the ninth grade, so the upper grades are optional; the equivalent grade in this country is Terminale, it is the third and last year of lycée, equivalent to High-School, upon completion of which students sit for a test, the Baccalauréat. French-language schools that teach the French government curriculum use the same system of grades as their counterparts in France; this is not compulsory, as education is only
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
Glastonbury is a town in Hartford County, United States, formally founded in 1693 with settlers first arriving in 1636. The town was named after Glastonbury in England. Glastonbury is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, 7 miles southeast of Hartford; the town center is defined by the U. S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place; the population was 34,427 at the 2010 census. In 1636, thirty families were settled in Pyaug, a tract of land belonging to Wethersfield on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, bought from the Native American chief Sowheag for 12 yards of trading cloth. In 1672, Wethersfield and Hartford were granted permission by the General Court to extend the boundary line of Pyaug 5 miles to the east. By 1690, residents of Pyaug had gained permission from Wethersfield to become a separate town and, in 1693, the town of Glassenbury was created; the ties have not been broken: the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States still runs between South Glastonbury and Rocky Hill then part of Wethersfield, as it did as far back as 1655.
One result of being split off from Wethersfield was that the town was built along a main road, rather than around the large green that anchors most New England towns. After part of New London Turnpike was realigned to eliminate the rotary in the middle of town during the mid-20th century, a small green was established there. During the American Revolutionary War, several homes were used to hold classes from Yale University. Noah Webster was a student in these classes. Glastonbury freed its slaves in the 1780s, sixty years before Connecticut formally abolished slavery; the town organized its first library in 1803. It organized the first hospital shortly after the Revolution to treat smallpox. By the end of the Revolution, there were ten schools, formed one by one during the 18th century. During the American Revolution, George Stocking's gunpowder factory operated in the town. In 1785 the town residents renamed Glassenbury to Glastenbury. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, Glastenbury was a shipbuilding town.
Located on the Connecticut River, it had reliable waterpower and nearby hardwood forests of oak. Sawmills, charcoal kilns, foundries developed around the shipyards to process timber and other goods for their needs; as shipbuilding was ending, the early industrial beginning continued. The J. B. Williams Soap Factory started in 1840 in James B. Williams' drugstore in Manchester, where he experimented with chemical formulas for shaving soap; when he had produced a formula that satisfied him, he moved his business to Glastonbury. Two years he was joined by his brother, William Stuart Williams, they formed. Although shaving soap was their first product, they made ink and shoe blacking. Products made by the J. B. Williams Company included Williams ` Aqua Velva. Over time, J. B. Williams expanded to Montreal and Argentina; when the business was sold in 1957, ten former employees organized Glastonbury Toiletries and continued operation into the 1970s. J. B. Williams Park, on Neipsic Road, is named for James B. Williams.
Remaining parts of the industrial complex have been adapted for use as the Soap Factory Condominiums. Another portion was occupied by the Glastonbury Board of Education office and is now occupied by a translation company. In 1870 the name of the town was changed from Glastenbury to Glastonbury, with a spelling to match Glastonbury, England. During the World Wars, Glastonbury factories supplied leather and woolen goods to the military of Belgium, Great Britain and the United States. In addition, Glastonbury has been a center for feldspar mills, cotton mills, paper mills, silver plate factories, it had an airplane building industry. J. H. Hale Orchards began operations in 1866 in Glastonbury. John Howard Hale became known as the Peach King for developing a peach that could withstand New England winters and was disease resistant, as well as for the large, national scale of his operations, he had land in Georgia and was the first Glastonbury industry to establish a branch outside the state. A marketing pioneer, Hale shipped peaches to markets all over the country.
The orchard that started with 1-acre in 1866 grew to more than 1,200 acres by 1900. John Hale never went beyond grade school, but he initiated the founding of Storrs Agricultural College, now the University of Connecticut, he helped to organize the State Grange. His home, at the intersection of Main Street and Route 17, has been adapted in the 20th century for use first as a restaurant and, more for business offices. Henry Saglio began a pioneering effort to breed a white chicken, because black pinfeathers were difficult to pluck from a bird headed for the dinner table. In 1948, the Saglio Brothers formed Arbor Acres and produced a broiler chicken that A&P Food Stores awarded the title "Chicken of Tomorrow". By 1958 Arbor Acres was selling globally. Today the brand is owned by Aviagen. In 1977, Henry Saglio was inducted into the Poultry Hall of Fame. Glastonbury was a major grower of broad leaf tobacco; this agricultural tradition is carried on by the orchards and berry farms on its hills. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.2 square miles, of which 51.3 square miles is land and 0.93 square miles, or 1.76%, is water.
The Glastonbury Center CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles. The town begins on the banks of the Connecticut River and extends up into foothills