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e are honored to dedicate this issue of the Resident Good News to our graduates from around the region—Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island. Congratulate our Smart Powers on page 6. Remember these two dates: July 26 and 29th. First, the Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park are presenting “Musings on Museums—The Memory Keepers” at the Fort’s Conference Center at 7 pm. Jamie Eves, Ph.D., executive director, Mill Museum in Willimantic will discuss the history of the textile industry in Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident Good News, the Willimantic region. Join this renowned congratulates Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin “Red historian on his journey back in time to 150 Eagle” Brown on the Tribe’s official opening of Earth years ago on page 10. Then, on the 29th, Expo & Convention Center, a 131,000 sqft expansion. an event close to my heart is Stonington Borough’s 65th Blessing of the Fleet. This tradition commemorates the lives of local fishermen who have died at sea with prayer and community acknowledgement. The event will honor fisherman Arthur Medeiros, chairman of the Blessing for many years and really, the person dedicated to keeping this Stonington Tradition alive over the years. See page 4 for a historic view. So, continuing on the topic of fishing, the Resident fishing columnist Tom Meade, states on page 22, “Full Moon Brings Perfect Days”. From this fisherman’s pen, “The last weeks of spring have been perfect, with just the right blend of rain and sun to get the garden growing and the full moon at the end of May—the flower moon—brought in the fish!” Meet the WINNERS of the Resident Best Catch Ever Posts Contest on page 23—lucky, lucky! Just in time for Father’s Day…Don’t miss page 15…Seven Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters in Today’s World. These tips are for fathers who want to raise their daughters to be strong, independent women. Alexis Ann Thanks for reading the Resident! Please remember editor & publisher, to patronize our advertisers for they’re making the good The Resident news happen!


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Stonington Borough’s 65th Blessing of the Fleet

Festive Blessings! Parading around the Stonington Harbor, 2017. by Adam Fritzsche he 65th annual Blessing of the Fleet will celebrate the lives of local fishermen who have died at sea with traditional remembrances and prayers. And for the second time, artifacts and photographs from local fishing boats will be on display. The Blessing is scheduled for Sunday, July 29. Each year, the event focuses on memorializing the fishermen who died at sea, with prayers for the safety of current fishermen. The Blessing will begin with the Fishermen’s Mass at St. Mary at 10:30 am led by The Most Reverand Michael R. Cote, DD. Then, at noon, the parade will begin from Town Dock , pro ce e d a rou nd t he Stonington Point and return to the dock, where the Bishop will bless the boats in the fishing fleet. Per tradition, a broken anchor is thrown overboard in memorandum for fishermen lost at sea. As in years past, the parade will include fishermen, members of the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society and Ladies’ Auxiliary,

Seafarer - one of former Blessing of the Fleet Chairman Arthur Madeiro’s boats, not retired, 1999. reprint from the Resident July 14, 2004


Captain John Rita ran Seafarer for approximately two decades, 1999.

(l-r) This historic photo depicts Bobby Burroughs, Irving Burroughs, Slim Burroughs, Johnny Rix, Unidentified, Capt. Denny Cidale, Jimmy Lehey, Manny Martin, Chubby Woods, Mr. Vargas, (back) Cliff D’Amico. clergy, Our Lady of Fatima Society, Knights of Columbus a nd t he Ston i ng ton Men’s Walking Group. Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of fishermen will also walk in the parade wearing cardboard boats decorated with the names of local fishing families.

The Neptune, July 31, 2016, was flagship of the wreath-laying procession.

The event will also honor fisherman Arthur Medeiros, who was chairman of the Blessing of the Fleet for many years. John Rita, a Stonington native and boat captain who ran one of Arthur’s boats, Seafarer, for 22 years cannot say enough about his former boss and good friend. “Art taught me everything I know about boats and fishing and he had a tremendous impact on me and the whole community.” John, who now works at Cable Components near the Stonington High School, says of the Blessing of the Fleet, “It’s a day we put aside for the deceased fishermen over the years. It has been a tradition we have held for 65 years. Being a commercial fisherman to me has been a way of life – not a job. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.” There are very few commemorative events in Stonington that

carry the emotional weight and meaning as the Blessing of the Fleet. It’s also a day of celebration and the event will include a small parade that goes around the village, food, and live music and plenty of family activities. Please mark your calendars.

A unique feature of the Blessing of the Fleet parade is St. Peter, Patron Saint of Fishermen, pictured here from 2016.

The Most Reverand Michael R. Cote, DD, is happy to bless the fishing fleet. Christopher Koretski, Altar server, assists during the 63rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, July 31, 2016.

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The Ladies Powder Room

The watercolor exhibition of fashionable Victorian Ladies in gilded frames in Ladies Powder Room, Ocean House. story & photos by Donna Lee


atch Hill, the crown jewel of Rhode Island, a seaside village sits on the southwesterly shoreline. After the Civil War, in 1868 a grand hotel was built, called Ocean House. The hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and on a clear day you can see Long Island. After years of being weather beaten and normal wear and tear there was talk of tearing down the grand hotel and replacing it with new homes or condominiums. Along came a summer resident of Watch Hill, Charles Royce, and his wife Deborah, who saved the day and bought the hotel. After a major project gutting out the original structure but also restoring over 5,000 pieces from the original hotel and incorporating the old with the new, the grande dame, Ocean House, stands. Originally built as a seasonal summer vacation spot the Ocean House is open year-round. In 2004 the new owners, Charles and Deborah Royce, breathed new life into Ocean House which is now a 5-Star


resort and wedding venue, consisting of hotel rooms, condominiums, six restaurants, and indoor-outdoor pool and spa. During the early soft season of the hotel re-opening, I was ecstatic to take a tour of Ocean House. To my surprise, when I opened the door to the “Ladies Powder Room” on the main floor of the hotel I thought I was at an art show. The watercolor exhibition of fashionable Victorian Ladies in gilded frames was well curated. The installation was set against soft pale pink and rose-colored pink striped wallpaper. A perfect fitting for a ladies powder room. My friends and I thought it was the nicest restroom we had ever been in. The wording “Ladies Powder Room” really made us feel like we had arrived. Ironically, the next day at work when I told my colleagues I went to Watch Hill over the weekend and walked through the newly renovated Ocean House someone replied, “don’t you just love their Ladies Room?” I just love the way they decorated the walls, I responded. When summer arrived whenever I would visit Westerly, I

would drag my friends into Ocean House to show them the Ladies Room, I mean, the “Ladies Powder Room” so they could see the décor. During the Summertime I often think about a project I can work on to make for Christmas. Having an art background, I thought about the Ladies Powder Room at Ocean House. I looked around my apartment on my bookshelf and I had some vintage Coco Chanel paper dolls that I had bought at a church yard sale. I went to the wallpaper store on Main Street in town and asked for an old wallpaper book of samples they were not using and would they give it to me for a project I was working on. They agreed. Next stop—Dollar Store. I love that place. I always leave with a bag of stuff. I purchased beautiful frames for $1 each. Each night at my dining room table I would cut out paper dolls, cover the cardboard backing of the frame with wallpaper and glue the paper dolls to the front and then cover with the glass over the paper doll. Masterpiece, I thought. I am going to give a little piece of Watch Hill to my friends for Christmas. So I made complimentary and some contrasting sets of framed paper dolls and gave them out as Christmas gifts for my friends. Every single one of them when they opened their gift looked astonished, the Ocean House Ladies Room. “No,” I replied, “the Ladies Powder Room.”

Noank Village House & Garden Tour


he “Noank Village House and Garden Tour” on Saturday, June 30 will provide the opportunity for the public to visit a number of the most fascinating houses and beautiful gardens in our part of Connecticut. The tour will f e a t u r e 14 h o u s e s a nd g a rd e n s , plu s the Noank Baptist Church and its gardens with a special exhibition of paintings of these sites being shown at the Main Street House.

On Friday, June 29, there will be a reception for “Sponsors” of the tour at 8 Front Street, with f ine enter tainment and

refreshments, plus a preview of the paintings to be shown the next day on the tour. A special ticket is required for this reception. Tickets for the House & Garden Tour are $25. Tickets will be available beginning Memorial Day weekend at Bank Square Books and Mystical Toys in downtown Mystic and Carson’s in Noank. For more information call 860.271.1681.


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oastal Connecticut Research, specializing in health care clinical research trials, is located on Montauk Avenue in New London. Coastal Connecticut Research was founded by Dr. Robert M. Spitz, who runs a clinical practice and serves as the site’s Medical Director. MaryLou Gannotti has been the Public Relations and Communications Director at Coastal Con necticut MaryLou Gannotti Research since 2014. “Not everyone Public Relations, knows before a medication is approved Communications Director for prescription by the Food and Drug CCRstudies Administration, it must be evaluated through clinical research trials,” notes MaryLou, “this is why the role of the research volunteer is so important.” At Coastal Connecticut Research, also known as CCRstudies, MaryLou invites members of the community to participate in studies. “We sometimes hear people say they don’t want to be a ‘guinea pig.’ Truthfully, this expression is very outdated. Our volunteers are serving as medical heroes. Through their participation, medications can ultimately be introduced to the market providing new treatments for conditions and chronic diseases.” Coastal Connecticut Research conducts clinical research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas. Current trials include evaluating study medications for the treatment of symptoms of restlessness and agitation with Alzheimer’s disease, hot flashes and night sweats in women, and frequent urination/overactive bladder. The site is also involved in a diagnostic blood draw study for patients newly diagnosed by their health care provider with Lyme disease. Studies change and enrollment is fluid. There is no cost to participate in a clinical research study and no cost for any study-related care. Reimbursement is available for time and travel. To learn more, contact MaryLou by telephone at 860.443.4567 or email You can also visit www.

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alling all 1983 Graduates from Saint Bernard High School! Our 35th “Reunion To Remember!” is now set for Friday, November 23, 6 pm at the Port ‘n Starboard Banquet Hall in the City of New London. Reserve a seat with a $40 per person (personal check or money order) with choice of dinner options indicated on memo of check (Beef Tenderloin; Stuffed Shrimp; or, Chicken Teriyaki). A ny questions, please call Reunion Chairperson Sean P. Kane/MSW at 860.442.6152.


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Eastern Connecticut State University Abdul Sattar Amiri, Stonington, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Emily Bear, Colchester, Bachelor of Science, Public Health Tess Candler, Ledyard, Bachelor of Science, Political Science and Economics Corrie Hoyt, Colchester, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science Christopher Morris, Waterford, Bachelor of Science, History and English Erika Wesolek, Norwich, Bachelor of Science, Nursing Iowa State University

Elizabeth Lamperelli, Uncasville, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

American International College Anyssa Dhaouadi, Waterford, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Joseph Mitchko, Mystic Rosellen Daddario, North Stonington Michael Coraizaca, New London Julia Delsignore, Groton Ryan Fanti, Norwich Alexandra Howton, Bozrah Ming Li, New London Jorge Paucar, Groton Derek Roberts, Mystic Kristi Shrestha, Quaker Hill Garrett Wafler, East Lyme Zachary Ziemba, Norwich Rachel Arnold, New London Omar Barkawi, Groton Lauren Baxter, Waterford Roy Belhumeur, Groton Dillon Clark, Groton

Christine Filosa, Groton James Georges, Groton Josh Karavolis, Colchester Maggie Kendall, Waterford Peter Lavallee, Pawcatuck Benjamin Levesque, Pawcatuck Spencer Mitchell, New London Bryce Monahan, Pawcatuck Tianna Quiambao-Panas, Waterford Nicholas Rallis, East Lyme Asad Raza, Waterford Nathan Rogers, Groton Demetrius Scott, Groton Adam Sederholt, East Lyme Alyssa Williams, North Stonington

Marist College Stephanie Lefebvre, North Franklin, Bachelor of Science, Chemisty Katelyn Ollhoff, Niantic, Master of Arts, Educational Psychology Childhood Studies Emma Stanton, Old Lyme, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Meghan Trausch, Old Lyme, Bachelor of Arts, Communication

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Meryl Paine, Lyme, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/Electronic Media

University of Vermont Noah Briggs, Norwich, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Daria Chabas, Eze-Bord-De-Mer, Bachelor of Science, Biological Science Elliot Diana, Quaker Hill, Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources Kelly Duggan, Essex, Bachelor of Science, Professional Nursing Frederick Finkenauer, Groton, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Hannah Goetz, Mystic, Bachelor of Science, Community & International Development Tyler Jaynes, Essex, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Shannon Noonan, Colchester, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies Stephen Reck, North Stonington, Bachelor of Arts, History, Cum Laude Ryan Terracciano, Waterford, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Special Education Charlotte Van Sambeck, Bozrah, Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies Benjamin Woodruff, Ledyard, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

St. Lawrence University

Erin M. Lounsbury, Norwich, Bachelor of Science, Psychology Emily M. Potts, Lyme, Bachelor of Science, Biology Manuel S. Williamson, Amston, Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Business in the Liberal Arts

University of the South (Sewanee)

Olivia Rose Backhaus, Stonington, Bachelor of Science, Biology

Colby College

Joseph R. Mariani, III, Waterford, Bachelor of Arts

Wesleyan University Isaiah Bellamy, Bozrah, Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Sociology Robert Melchreit, Old Lyme, Bachelor of Arts, Physics

Dean’s List Coastal Carolina University Hannah Arnold, Gales Ferry

University of Rhode Island

Dana Marie Adams, Waterford Rebecca Marie Ahlborn, Ledyard Allison Marie Andrade, Waterford

Champlain College Samantha Burnett, Lebanon Christian Lefebvre, North Franklin Dillon Toole, Pawcatuck

Elizabeth Joyce Austin, Ledyard Julia Anne Austin, Ledyard

Assumption College Michela Lavin, Ledyard Emma Magna, Niantic Meghan Plourde, Oakdale Kethia St. Hilaire, New London

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Holly Gagnon, Lebanon Brian Healy, Ledyard David Abraham, Ledyard Joan Wong, Norwich Christian Anderson, Stonington

Troy Sullivan, Uncasville Colin Hiscox, Colchester Kyle McCormick, Colchester Matthew Lund, Colchester

Emmanuel College Nalissa Lynn Amar, Groton Timothy Barber, Bozrah Emily Geary, Stonington Nathaniel Hillyer, Waterford Ashley Makowski, Norwich Ermioni Mema, Waterford

Brendan Quinn, Colchester Rachelle Robeson, Jewett City Patricia Steinhagen, Jewett City Delaney Wild, Niantic Abigail Willauer, Colchester

University of Vermont Katherine Hageman, Colchester Emma Hoyt, Hadlyme Erin Kelly, Amston Sara Klimek, Norwich Rose Lillpopp, Colchester Reagan Masson, East Lyme

Curry College Courtney Bove, Stonington Tyler Price, Oakdale Eric Stirtan, East Lyme

Megan McKern, Ledyard Audrey Mecca, Colchester Gabriel Messina, Mystic Stephen Reck, North Stonington Jillian Reynolds, Colchester Alexandra Tamburrino, Jewett City Ryan Terracciano, Waterford Sarah Volack, North Stonington Jared Weiss, Waterford Emily Whalen, Amston

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Partners with Foxwoods

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photos by Seth Bendfeldt David McGrath, Executive Vice President and General Manager, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, takes Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler for a spin.


Conrad Beebe Delivers Top-Notch Customer Service

onrad Bebee, was born in New London and has lived in the area all his life, which makes him a natural when it comes to serving local residents’ pharmaceutical needs as a Pharmacy Tech at ShopRite in New London. “I started working in the pharmacy two days a week in January 2016 and got two months of on-the-job training from our manager Chris Cardoni. Then I went full-time, and I’ve been loving the Conrad Bebee job ever since,” Conrad said. Pharmacy Tech As a Pharmacy Tech, Conrad assists ShopRite New London Chris, the pharmacist, in getting orders ready to complete, fulfilling prescriptions, answering phone calls, and dealing with insurance issues. “A lot of my job is customer service,” Conrad explained. “I talk to many customers throughout the day and answer as many of their questions as I can. I get to know them, and it’s a good feeling when they call with a question and ask for me personally because I’ve helped them before. I really enjoy building relationships and helping people in our community!” Part of Conrad’s job also includes making deliveries to customers’ homes. “Our delivery service has really been ramping up and is becoming very successful,” Conrad says. “We started off doing only a couple of deliveries a month and now I’m doing at least five per day.” In addition to the free delivery service, the ShopRite Pharmacy offers a free diabetes program and free immunizations and flu shots, Conrad pointed out. In his spare time, 23-year-old Conrad enjoys running, playing soccer, and getting the occasional tattoo. “I might want to become a pharmacist someday, but right now I’m really enjoying what I’m doing and I’m still learning every day!” he said. You can reach Conrad by calling the ShopRite Pharmacy at (860) 447-1424, ext. 142. ShopRite of New London

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Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Beer Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing company, made an announcement about Foxwoods Resort Casino and New Hampshire Motor Speedway partnership.



oxwoods Resort Casino and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have joined forces for a multi-year entitlement partnership, naming the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 22 the “Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ hottest driver and 2014 series Champion, Kevin Harvick made the announcement Thursday outside of the Grand Pequot Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Kevin is a three-time winner at NHMS. The successful relationship of Foxwoods Resort Casino and New Hampshire Motor Speedway began in 2017 when the two companies became partners with a ticket incentive program that awarded fans who renewed tickets on July race weekend with a free overnight. The companies are continuing that incentive plan this year, but with added bonuses. Additionally, during last year’s September race weekend, Foxwoods announced On Track Karting, a new high-performance, European-style indoor karting experience set to open this summer. For ticket information on all 2018 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 20-22 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend and the September 21-22 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, please stop by the ticket office, visit the speedway website at or call Fan Relations at 603.783.4931.


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The MOON Over Misquamicut Beach


Chelsea Groton Money Madness story & photo by Lisa M. Luck

T by Ron Duke


Life inhales …….. Waves ease out……………… Life exhales ……… Waves ease in …………..

eneath the surf memories tumble, coins flip and slide, combs lose their teeth. On the beach, only the locals linger, sifting sand between their toes.

Pick up the scratched one-arm sunglasses. Hold them to your eyes - witness the past…… See the shimmering heat waves rise. Hear the Carousel music weaving childhood memories. Savor the Hot Dog Stand perfume. Above the colorful milling crowd, human inchworms cling to sheer rock-climbing walls. Far below, children pull at cotton candy, others clutch French fries. In the salt air, seagulls hover and glide, while tourists huddle for mandatory selfies. The Barker barks, “Step Right Up! Step Right Up! Hey, Atlas, How about you? Grab the mallet… Ring the bell…Win the girl a prize!”

he 12th annual Money Madness Seminar was held at Connecticut College on Thursday, May 24 for over 200 local high school students. Chelsea Groton Bank started the seminar “in conjunction with the founding of the Bank’s Community Education program over a decade ago.” Miria Toth, Community Education Officer, Chelsea Groton Bank said. “It’s so important that we have an opportunity to work with these teens each year, to educate them on a range of topics that may not be covered in the classroom.” She went on to say that “Financial literacy is such an important life skill. I’m thrilled… [that] we can reach teens before they start making monetary decisions as young adults.” The event featured two keynote speakers, breakout sessions and even a self-defense demonstration. The first speaker, Avery Gaddis, Director of Urban Affairs, CT Senate Republican Office, gave students good news and bad news. The bad news – “adulting is very,

Avery Gaddis, Director of Urban Affairs, CT Senate Republican Office, advises students to develop financial literacy. very challenging.” He said “artificial intelligence is taking away jobs and that 75 out of 100 people are $500-$1000 away from bankruptcy.” But the good news is that they make the decision of how they’ll “write their story.” He encouraged students to set goals, dress for success, and develop financial responsibility. Students attended breakout sessions including Financial Bingo, How to Budget your money and Taekwondo presented by Team Integrity Taekwondo of Montville. During a catered lunch, speaker Matthew DuTrumble directed students to “follow your passion. Think 360 around your idea in the middle.” Matthew was a

Now take the sunglasses away… A chilling West wind stirs as the locals shake out their blankets. Shadows lengthen, space appears wider, the sky seems bluer and the clouds much higher. Here, by the parking lot - a broken pinwheel. There, in the sea grass - a deflated balloon. Between the two… a penny in the sand. Silence sighs. In circular dreams the disassembled Ferris Wheel rides on a southbound flatbed truck. Ticket-taking tattooed hands now on the steering wheel. Following close behind, unable to swirl, whirl, or fly, go the motionless Tea Cups and other migrant carnival rides. Cooking oil, candy apples, clutches and gears, sand castles, bright eyes and Summer cheers gone - until next year. Still… there’s the Moon.


Chef Instructor at California Culinary Academy then an Executive Chef for Zynga, a social game developer. He then retired and opened his own business, Craftsman Cliff Roasters in Norwich. St udent s such a s A nn ie Feliciano, Waterford High School, were pleased with the Seminar. She said, “I learned more efficient ways to not get hurt and to take care of myself physically and financially.” Callie Clark, Waterford High School, agreed. Avery said “empowering things,” she said, “like be positive and have goals. Also, be a victor not a victim. You make the decision that sets up your life.”

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THANK YOU! DR. CARIAPPA, DR. KIELTY AND THE TEAM AT STONINGTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE IT TO OUR OPEN HOUSE!!! Dr. Cariappa is so grateful for the warm welcome she has received and is looking forward to her future practicing dentistry in this beautiful part of Connecticut! Dr. Cariappa prides herself on staying involved and current with all aspects of the dental profession and is proud to be an active member of the American Dental

Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, along with several local study groups. With these credentials, she is able to provide high quality, predictable treatment that can be life changing for a patient who may be suffering from sleep apnea, migraines, or in need of full mouth rehabilitation for function, comfort and/or esthetics. Dr. Cariappa is well aware of the high quality care the patients at Stonington Dental are accustomed to receiving and would like to reassure everyone that they can count on having most things remain the same. She would, however, like to share some of the exciting changes and additions she will be bringing to the practice. These include a less invasive and painful method of administering local anesthesia, a digital scanner for goop free impressions, and the use of anxiety reducing techniques to help ensure a comfortable visit. In addition, the team is also learning to use a new software program to become a paperless, green office. We are also incorporating new technology to improve daily coordination and comfort of care. We thank you in advance for your patience while we all learn these new systems and technologies to improve the patient experience.



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residentOn the Street Adam Fritzsche asks area residents:

“If magic was real, what spell would you learn first?”

Anne Rita Pawcatuck I would learn how to disappear.

Jill Beadoin Mystic To grow a money tree in my backyard.

Amie Floyd Mystic To wave a wand and have a healthy meal magically appear in front of me.

Aaron Ciardullo Stonington To learn how to teleport myself.

Colleen Franks Preston Time dilation. The ability to control the pace of time.

Matt Beadoin Mystic To be able to understand every language.

Bill Able Mystic To be invisible.

Sonia D’Amico Pawcatuck To wave a wand and change peoples’ hearts to make them happy.


he Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park are pleased to welcome, on Thursday, July 26, at 7 pm at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center, the fourth speaker in their series “Musings on Museums — The Memory Keepers.” This speaker, Jamie H. Eves, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Mill Museum in Willimantic. I n 19 8 5, t he A mer ic a n Thread Company, the mill that provided jobs in the Willimantic region for 150 years, closed its doors forever. To insure that the history of this textile industry would not be lost, the residents of Willimantic and neighboring communities, worked to establish the Windham Textile and History Museum. In two donated mill buildings, now housing a museum, library, and an archive, they assembled the memorabilia that would tell the story of this now defunct company. Machinery and tools, photos and narratives were assembled to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Connecticut textile industry and the people whose way of life had now been lost. Perhaps, the most poignant aspect of the museum is the stories of the people who worked there, generation after generation. These stories included immigrants and native born workers, managers, and especially women

Jamie H. Eves, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Mill Museum, Willimantic, will be the speaker of “Musing of Museums,” a Friends of Fort Trumbull series. and children. When the massive plant closed in 1985, the craftspeople and industrial workers struggled to find a way forward. The museum is able to focus attention on the lives of the workers while they were employed in this gigantic undertaking and also after they were unemployed, as their livelihoods vanished. The owners and managers moved away; the workers remained. Doctor Eves became the Executive Director of the Mill Museum in 2011. He has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Maine and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Connecticut. One of his research f ields is the histor y of New England. He is also an adjunct facult y member at Eastern

Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut. Mr. Eves said, “It is vital to know where we’ve been… A house is built on a foundation; history is the foundation for tomorrow.” The Museum is open from February through December, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm. They are located at 411 Main Street, Willimantic, The public is welcome to attend this free presentation at 7 pm at the Fort Trumbull State Park Conference Center. New members are always welcome. Come early as seating is limited. More information about the Fort and the Friends of Fort Trumbull is available at www.fortfriends. org and on Facebook at Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park.

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Abbi Miles Nikki Reilly Preston Mystic While working on my tan, I like to I love to lie on the beach, watch the boys go by and chit chat. listen to my favorite Raggae and just let my mind wonder.

Bud Kelliher Mystic I come all the way from McLean, Virginia, every summer, just to be a part of this beach scene.

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Mohegan Sun Officially Opens Earth Expo And Convention Center story & photos by Eva Bunnell


t’s large enough to house six regulation sized basketball courts; has the very latest in digital business technology, contains 15 meeting rooms, has a “load-in staging area for all vehicles, including trailers, trucks, and boats” which will soon come in handy. For three days in June, the Expo Center will be the host location for the massive and world-famous, Barrett-Jackson Car Show. The Mohegan Sun Exposition & Convention Center officially opened for business the morning of May 30th and the space is, in a word, stunning. Jeff Hamilton, Assistant General Manager for Mohegan Sun, welcomed the large crowd gathered, including local and state elected officials and other dignitaries, to the morning ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $80 million facility.

Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, in the lead on his ’05 Harley Davidson Classic as he escorts the classic car carrying Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Ray Pineault, President and General Manager, Mohegan Sun, into the Mohegan Exposition & Convention Center .


Among the elected officials present were Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, State Senator Cathy Osten, State Senator Paul Formica, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman, State Rep. Kathy McCarty, Montville Mayor Ron McDaniel, Waterford First Selectman Dan Steward, New London Mayor Michael Passero, Preston First Selectman Bob Condon, Norwich Mayor, Peter Nystrom, and East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson. T he Ea r th Exposit ion & Convention Center “increases Mohegan Sun Connecticut’s total function space to more than 275,000 square feet.” It’s the “largest convention space along the New York, Boston, I-95 corridor.”

The Best Age For Kids To Get A Part-Time Job


ith the school year coming to an end, many kids are looking for a part-time job to keep themselves busy and to make some spending money so we asked some parents what age and what type of job for that age group would be best. The same was asked of parents in 2012 and the responses were very similar. Although the majority of parents feel that having a part-time job would be a great learning experience for kids, a few felt that the summer should be spent playing and that there would be enough time for work and responsibility when they are older. Most however commented on how it helps to build responsibility, self-esteem and teaches them the value of money. When asked at what age can a kid get a part-time job the responses by popularity were: 1. Age 14. 2. Age 15. 3. Age 16. 4. Age 12. 5. Age 13. 6. Age 11. 7. Age 10. 8. Age 9. 9. Age 8 & under When asked what part-time job would be best for kids overall, the responses by popularity were:

1. Yard work — Grass cutting, leaf raking, snow shovelling. 2. Babysitting 3. Ne w s p a p e r D el i ve r y Daily, weekly and flyer delivery 4. Food Service 5. Chores — Dishes, cleaning and odd jobs around their home 6. Other — Odd jobs for friends and neighbors 7. Retail — Non-food stores, sales, stocking shelves 8. Labor — Not construction but with a fair amount of lifting/ moving/carrying 9. Recreation —Supervising, refereeing, coaching 10. Dog Walking — Taking dogs for a walk regularly

11. Pet Sitting 12. Grocery Store — Stocking shelves and bagging groceries 13. Tutoring 14. Lemonade Stand We also asked parents what they felt would be a good first job for kids by age group: Age 8 or younger 1. Chores around the house 2. Lemonade stand 3. Pet sitting Age 9 1. Chores around the house 2. Lemonade stand 3. Yard work 4. Pet sitting 5. Other

Age 10 1. Chores around the house 2. Newspaper/flyer delivery 3. Lemonade stand 4. Dog walking 5. Other 6. Yard work 7. Pet sitting 8. Plant sitting Age 11 1. Yard work 2. Newspaper/flyer delivery 3. Chores around the house 4. Other 5. Dog walking Age 12 1. Newspaper/flyer delivery 2. Yard work 3. Other 4. Chores around the house 5. Recreation 6. Dog walking Age 13 1. Newspaper/flyer delivery 2. Yard work 3. Babysitting 4. Other 5. Labor 6. Dog walking 7. Pet sitting

Age 14 1. Yard work 2. Food service 3. Babysitting 4. Newspaper/flyer delivery 5. Labor 6. Dog walking 7. Chores around the house 8. Grocery store 9. Recreation 10. Other Age 15 1. Food service 2. Babysitting 3. Yard work 4. Newspaper/flyer delivery 5. Labor 6. Other 7. Recreation Age 16 1. Food service 2. Babysitting 3. Retail 4. Yard work 5. Labor 6. Recreation 7. Tutoring Visit us at and discover what to do with your kids.

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Submariner’s “Dolphins” Return to Sea

(l-r) Fireman Edward Chartier, Waterford and Robert Smith, a retired chief mess management specialist, believe “a sailor belongs at sea with the fish.” .S. Navy submarines have always been associated with close quarters. Today’s modern fast-attack submarines house a crew of more than 130 sailors who rely on each other for the smooth operation of the ship. They eat, sleep and work amongst each other 24 hours a day, seven days a week at sea, sometimes for as long as six months. That’s why such a tightly knit community demands the highest level of competency from its members. When Fireman Edward Chartier, a Waterford native and machinist’s mate serving onboard the fast-attack submarine USS San Juan, earned his “Enlisted Submarine Warfare” pin, he proved to his shipmates he was capable of watching their backs. Known as “dolphins,” or “fish” in the submarine community, the pin is a culmination of months of learning everything about his ship. “Earning your dolphins means proving to the entire crew that you now know all the important aspects of the submarine,” said Robert Smith, a retired chief mess management specialist, who served tours on five different submarines from 1981 to 2003. “Most importantly, you have earned the respect of your shipmates, and they know that you will run towards danger, not from it.” Robert earned his dolphins in 1983 aboard the USS Guardfish. His dolphins were handed down to him from another retired submariner. “My father worked for an apartment complex in Clifton Park, New York, and he was talking with one of the residents,” said Robert. “The person asked him about his family and he told him about me in the Navy. He told the man that I was in submarine school. The man then went into his bedroom and came out with a set of dolphins that he had earned when he was in the Navy. He asked my father to give them to me and asked that I be pinned with his dolphins. He said that a ‘sailor belongs at sea with the fish,’ and wanted his fish to go back to sea.” Robert is currently the regional director for the U.S. Navy’s Sea Cadet Corps regions one through four in southeastern New England. He was Edward’s Sea Cadet commanding officer when Edward was a teenager. “When I transferred to Groton to serve aboard USS Hartford (SSN 768), I found the then Groton Division of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps and volunteered to join the unit,” said Robert. “I served as the operations officer for three years and then became the unit commanding officer. When my son was old enough to join the program, he decided to bring a friend with him, and that friend was Edward Chartier. Both Edward and my son spent about eight years as cadets, both rising in rank to chief petty officer (Sea Cadet). It is quite a significant feat.” For Edward, the Sea Cadets were a way to set him up for service in the Navy. “I joined the Sea Cadets when I was in the fifth grade and this helped my decision to join the military and establish my values,” said Edward. When Robert pinned Edward during a ceremony on USS San Juan’s pier, May 11, he gave him those same dolphins from 35 years ago. “I never met the man who gave them to me,” said Robert. “My father has passed on, and I’m sure this man has as well, so I wanted to honor his wishes and let them sail the seas again.” Edward’s values enabled him to earn his dolphins in ten months. Now, he gets to take three generations of submariner heritage back to sea, something that means a lot to Smith. “As the man who gave me these fish said, ‘a sailor belongs at sea with the fish,’” said Robert. “I earned them through hard work and dedication. They should not sit in a jewelry box on my dresser.” With the torch passed from one generation to the next, Edward is proud to carry on the legacy of the old dolphins. “This is a great way to start my career,” said Edward. As his journey in the Navy begins to pick up steam, he can rest easy knowing he carries along with him to sea the proud memories of those who came before him.



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Bruce’s Bargains

INGREDIENTS • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest • 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced • 3 bananas, sliced • 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned • 1 cup seedless grapes • 2 cups blueberries

DIRECTIONS • Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool. • Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boat Safety Inspection


tonington Harbor Yacht Club on 32 Water Street welcomes all boat owners and operators to ensure their boat is safe and prepared for the summer season by offering a Coast Guard Auxiliary safety inspection at the SHYC docks on June 23rd from 9 am-1 pm. This is a free service of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and vessels meeting all requirements will be awarded certification stickers for the year. There is no penalty if requirements are not met and owners will be given a list of items required so they can meet the appropriate safety standards. Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a decal that informs: Coast Guard, Harbor Patrol, Sheriff’s & Police and other boating law-enforcement & safety agencies that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Register for your time slot by calling 860-535-0112 ext. 103 or emailing

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Buon Appetito is family-owned and operated, serving an eclectic mix of northern Italian dishes in a warm and relaxed environment. Our menu offers a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, specialty pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, ocean fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and mouth-watering house-made desserts. We pride ourselves in preparing only the freshest ingredients daily, offering food with distinctive flavors. Intensify your enjoyment of eating, with our exquisite award-winning selection of fine wines for perfect FOX_56070-02_FathersDay_FnB_ResidentAd.indd 1 pairings. We strive for the highest standards in service and our overall presentation, because we believe that dining out is not just about food, it’s about a true dining experience. A Tuscan Villa in Connecticut! The villa-style restaurant offers a cozy, rustic atmosphere full of rich colors and beautiful textures, perfectly combined with natural and ambiance lighting. Our spacious Garden Room is accented with floor to ceiling windows allowing afternoon sunlight to stream across the table tops. The contrasted stained wood ceiling, double glass doors and iron accents provide an elegant dining experience. The Seasonal Outdoor Patio is rustic traditional Tuscan with columns, a wooden trellis and natural Congratulations to stone and tile – an ideal spot for dining with friends on a warm evening. Stop in to relax with your favorite brew or cocktail at the end of a workday. for being voted the favorite Our Lounge is warm and inviting with both bar and table seating, wrought-iron candle sconce lighting for May fixtures, beamed ceilings and a view of the wood-fired brick oven. The lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate Buon Appetito is the perfect location to host your party or special compliments of The Resident Good News is event. We will work with you to customize the menu and to accommodate your guests. Buon Appetito is also mobile! Let THE RESIDENT us bring our custom, wood-fired brick PREMIER DINING oven pizza truck right to your home or venue! Looking for more than pizBUON APPETITO za? We also offer an extensive menu • $$-$$$ L/D A/I 386 Norwich-Westerly Rd. (Rt 2) , N. Stonington 860.535.2333 catered directly from our restaurant MYSTIC MARKET East: Route 1, Mystic 860.572.7992 I/A/O/V $$ West: Route 215, Mystic 860.536-1500 in North Stonington and delivered FRANK’S GOURMET GRILLE I/A/S L/D $$-$$$ straight to your affair! 56 Whitehall Ave, Mystic 860.415.4666

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Seven Tips for Fathers Raising Daughters In Today’s World


s Father’s Day (June 17) rolls around, we are mindful that it wasn’t that long ago when a father’s job was to attend his daughter’s pretend tea parties and make her a pretty dollhouse. But today’s fathers must navigate a new world and avoid gender specific roles. “The fathers of today’s girls need to be engaged, creative and flexible,” says Sheri D. Engler, author of The Pearls of Wisdom: A Fairy Tale Guide to Life’s Magic Secrets for All Ages ( All proceeds go to the Angel Whispers Foundation, which was organized to empower young females.) She says today’s dads should encourage girls at every opportunity. “Women are breaking down many barriers, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” Sheri says. “Today’s fathers play a critical role in their daughter’s self-image and can be instrumental in encouraging them to challenge the status quo.” Sheri offers the following tips for fathers who want to raise their daughters to be strong, independent women: • Treat women with respect. Your daughter is watching how you treat women, and it will have a lifelong impact on her in ways you can’t imagine. You must be cognizant of your attitude and behavior around women at all times. This includes not saying negative things about her mother if you are divorced. See yourself as a role model of the kind of man you would want your daughter to marry one day, because that frequently influences how women choose their partners. • Give her compliments about things other than her beauty. It is OK to tell your daughter she’s pretty, but that should not be the only compliment you give her. Compliment her intelligence, her resourcefulness, her imagination, her many skills, her hard work, and her strength. Honestly tell her the unique things you love about her, the things that make her a good and special person. • Teach her the magic of self confidence. Teach her about the power that comes from believing in herself and believing she can achieve greatness in the world, while understanding that there are many girls who simply want to be a “mommy” like theirs, which is the most important job in the world. In this case, they may fear failing their father’s expectations of greatness. There is a critical difference between encouragement to be who they are and pressure to be who they aren’t. • Te a c h h e r a b o u t w h a t h a s

Today’s fathers play a critical role in their daughter’s selfimage. Confidence, self-respect and family support will help them face any challenges that may come their way.” traditionally been “guy stuff.” Teach her self-reliance, such as routine car maintenance, or mechanics in general. Teach her how to use tools while building a treehouse. Go fishing together. Take her to see planes at air shows, teach her photography and go birdwatching with her. It matters to spend quality time with her, because it makes her feel she is worth her dad’s time. And it doesn’t have to stop in childhood. What could you be teaching your adult daughter? • Let her get gritty like the boys. Teach her how to play sports from early on. This fosters tremendous social confidence as well as body confidence. Or just let her play in the mud and get dirty if that is what she wants to do. Girls don’t always have to be clean and pretty. • Introduce her to books with girl heroes. There are plenty of books to choose from, so when reading to her let her enjoy a variety of adventures including books with strong female leaders like The Pearls of Wisdom or other books that were written to empower girls. This will send the message that you believe in her. Or perhaps help her nd write a story of her own imagining herself as the hero or lead character. If nothing else this Picnic welcome! will give you a valuable view of how she sees chairs; n w a rl ets o herself so you know what’s going on with her. A Community Band lank b g rin • Share music with her. Play your favorb e as Ple ite music and tell her why you like it and let ghts tic s y ay Ni d M s , e t her do the same. Take her to concerts. If she Mystic Riv Tu ee er Park, Cottrell Str wants to play an instrument, help her learn n issio how. Music, and the arts in general, can be Adm e e r F very bonding experiences. “The most important change for today’s July 10 June 19 June 26 July 3 fathers is that they shouldn’t box girls in or Waterford Noank-Mystic Old Lyme Thames River out of anything just because they are a girl,” Community Band Community Band Town Band Big Band Sheri says. “Fathers who respect the women in their lives have a better chance of raisJuly 17 July 24 July 31 August 7 ing daughters who feel deserving of respect Andy Sherwood Middletown Westerly Band Noank-Mystic Dixieland themselves. Confidence, self-respect and Symophonic Band Community Band Jazz Band family support will help them face any challenges that may come their way.”

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Quiz: Are You A Perfectionist?

Neil Rosenthal Marriage and Family Therapist (lic.)


e all want to do our best. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Well, yes and no. It’s healthy for all of us to do our best because we can feel pride in our skills, our knowledge, our competence and our mastery. But it’s not so good to be a perfectionist, because then we are driven not by pride-but by fear of failure, which more often than not undercuts our self-confidence, * sense of self-worth and self-esteem. Take this quiz to determine where you stand: Answer each question (1) Seldom (2) Sometimes (3) More often than not (4) Often. • When I look back at my life, I see more failures than successes. • Saving face is important to me. Therefore, I will seldom let it show publicly if I’m embarrassed, hurt or angry. • I would rather do tasks, assignments or projects on my own because I know they will be done right. • There’s frequently a large gap between what I shoot for and what I achieve, and I wind up disappointed in myself a lot. • I have piles of stuff waiting for me to get to, but I have an extremely hard time getting the job done. • I fear being criticized. • When I give someone a task to do, I expect it to be done the way I would do it: thoroughly, competently and with no mistakes. • When someone is driving me, I am vigilant in looking out for possible dangers or potential accidents. • I never felt like I was able to meet my parents’ expectations. • I frequently worry about making mistakes. As a result, I tend to procrastinate and I often fall behind and miss deadlines. • I point out my spouse’s or partner’s mistakes because it’s the only way s/he will learn. • I often get behind in my work because I repeat or edit things over and over.

• I want my children to succeed, so I tell them when they’ve made a mistake. • No matter how many times I’ve succeeded, even one failure makes me seriously question my abilities. • My inner thoughts and inner talk is self-critical. • I often treat all of my tasks with importance, and since I want to do everything well, I have difficulty prioritizing which of my tasks to do first, and which require more of my time and focus. • I have a hard time admitting that I am wrong. I tend to want to explain myself. • I tend to be defensive. • I worry about what others think of me. • I expect my partner/spouse/lover to live by high standards just like I do. • I am a rule follower, and I get angry or annoyed by people who violate the rules. • I often silently compare myself negatively to others--Am I dressed that well? Am I that thin? Do I handle myself as effectively? • It’s difficult for me to make a decision and stick to it. I often question whether my decision was the best choice. • If I were told that my work was “satisfactory,” I would feel like I failed. • I secretly feel inferior to other people. I can think of lots of people who are better than me, or smarter or more attractive. Scoring: Add up your total number of points. If your score is 25-50, you are not considered a perfectionist. You can feel mindful of others without normally feeling controlled by them. If your score is 51-62, you have a tendency toward being a perfectionist, but not overwhelmingly so. If your score is 63-74, you may want to look at this closely, because these perfectionist traits are likely affecting your relationships with others, and your own level of happiness as well. A score of 75 or more, you qualify as a perfectionist, and you are very likely unhappy with yourself. You are afraid of making mistakes, and you are fighting an uphill battle. Perhaps it’s time to confront this issue. Some of these questions were generated by a perfectionism test on Queendom. com. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder. He is the author of the #1 bestselling book: Love, Sex, and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship. Contact him at 303.758.8777 or visit or


Selective Memories

Bryan Golden Author “Dare To Live Without Limits” very experience you have creates memories. Both good and bad events are recorded by your mind. Your memories of the past have an impact on how you deal with today and tomorrow. Everyone has an inclination to be selective about which memories they recall most often. Unfortunately, bad memories can get more attention than good ones. This happens when you lament about the past. You fixate on what you could have, should have, or would have done differently. Focusing on these negative memories taints your perception. There is a tendency to project problems from the past into the future. Because of your previous experience, you develop a fear of reoccurrence. So rather than being a learning experience, your bad memories become an anchor which limits your growth and pollutes your future. Bad memories shouldn’t be ignored, but they should be kept in their proper perspective. Just because something bad has happened doesn’t mean it will automatically happen again. However, some people subconsciously repeat the same behavior that caused problems in the past. This validates their fear of the future. They will point to the same recurring results as proof that their concerns are valid. This process deeply reinforces bad memories, causing one’s outlook to become habitually negative. Bad memories from childhood have the ability to haunt you for a lifetime. Your early experiences are significant, especially the bad ones. Escaping the impact of these memories can be a daunting task. These recollections have an uncanny knack of burrowing into the deep recesses of your mind. They then seem to force their way to the surface on a regular basis.


Bad memories are empowered when you chose them over good memories. This decision is one you have control over. Whether you believe this or not is up to you. If you feel there’s nothing you can do to impact your memory choices, you are enabling bad memories to continually dominate your thinking process. Bad memories cause bad feelings. They transport you back to the past, robbing your enjoyment of the present. You feel as if moving forward in life is a real struggle and begin to doubt whether it’s even possible at all. Bad experiences should be a learning opportunity, not a prison sentence. You can take control of your brain and consciously decide to start selecting good memories. This process generates positive emotions which in turn shape your reality. When you feel good, your attitude improves. A good attitude attracts positive circumstances and people into your life. This is a proven concept that benefits those who believe in it and utilize it. Whenever you become fixated on negative memories, try this strategy to shift your awareness to positive ones. Acknowledge the bad memories as being from the past. As such they have no innate power to infect the present. It’s OK to let them go by cutting them free. Next, think about positive experiences from your past. Recreate the happy feelings they generated. Immerse yourself in the good memories. Your outlook will begin to improve as you shift your mental focus. Whenever you find yourself selecting bad memories over good ones, repeat the previous steps. This is an ongoing process as bad memories are continuously trying to surface. It takes effort and vigilance, but the resulting improvement in how you feel is well worth it. You have the ability to pick which memories to focus on, so why not select pleasant ones. It’s not hard to accomplish, you just have to change your habits. There’s no need to keep suffering. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit www. or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist. com or write him c/o this paper. © 2012 Bryan Golden

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Dedication Ceremony for Agent Orange Memorial

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders, CT and other veteran organizations, stand in formation on the Waterford Town Hall Green on May 26th for the dedication of the Agent Orange Memorial. story & photos by Eva Bunnell


aturday, May 26th on the lawn of the Waterford Town Hall, dozens of military families, veterans, and elected officials gathered to honor those whose lives were lost or impacted by the health issues associated with exposure to Agent Orange while serving in the Vietnam War. As various veteran’s organizations stood in solemn formation,

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and Waterford First Selectman Dan Steward serving as host, a beautifully engraved granite monument was unveiled in a ceremony that was the culmination of four-years of heartfelt work. Arthur Gagnier, and Lester Wilson, both retired Army, began in 2014 on a shared dream — to create a lasting tribute to all those who suffer or have died from their

Carol Wilson and her sister Gail Gagnier unveil the Agent Orange Memorial stone at the Waterford Town Hall as Janet Silver, Dennis Gagnier, Commander, Waterford VFW & Auxiliary Post 6573, Waterford First Selectman, Dan Steward and State Rep. Kathy McCarty (38th district) look on in the background. exposure to Agent Orange. Sadly, because of health complications each suffered because of their own exposure, both men passed away within months of one another did not live to see the project to completion. Their widows, Carol Wilson of Quaker Hill, and her sister Gail Gagnier of Waterford, along with the members of the

Waterford VFW & Auxiliary Post 6573, picked up where the two men left off to ensure that the dreamed of monument would become a reality. The ceremony was understandably “bittersweet,” said Carol as she explained that, “Agent Orange isn’t the disease, it’s a chemical that has caused so many devastating health effects in

the soldiers exposed to it, including loss of eyesight, and kidney failure, among many cancers.” Carol feels deeply that each of the men and women exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War should be honored with the Purple Heart. “They kept fighting from the day they came home because of their exposure to that chemical. My husband’s life was taken from him even before he passed away.” Paul Dillon of Gales Ferry, a retired “Blue Water” Navy veteran, spoke of the six friends he’s lost since they served together in Vietnam. All died as result of health issues related to Agent Orange. He suffers significant health complications as well due to his exposure. His words echo Carol Wilson’s, “Some of us came home and are continuing to fight.” May he, and all the brave veterans who served in Vietnam, receive all support and honor that they so richly deserve.

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clocks based on his idea of an almost-round face with geometric additions or subtractions and simple hands. Some were just a group of sticks with colored balls at the end that radiated from the center to form a circle. There was no frame, no glass, and no numbers. Each design for a clock was made in many different colors. The “Fan” clock was designed in about 1954. It looks like a folded starshaped cutout. A yellow Fan clock sold for $3,625 at the Los Angeles Modern auction in Van Nuys, California, in 2016. A black version sold at the same auction brought only $2,250. The original clocks ran on electricity, but you can substitute a battery so no cord will show. Save and reinstall the old parts before you sell the clock or the value will be less.

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by my original article. Even indoor cats need routine vaccinations and, if mandated, license tags. Even the best pet owner in the world can be impacted by unforeseen events. Say a natural disaster hits, like a tornado or a mudslide — something with little or no warning. In the chaos, pets can and will escape to a safer place. For example, during a recent house fire in my community, firefighters rushed in to save the homeowner, who was trapped with her dog in a back bedroom. They were able to get her to safety, unhurt.



: Is it true that Connie Britton won’t be back for season two of “9-1-1”? — Marie F., Norfolk, Virginia : Connie initially signed a one year deal with the first-responder drama and won’t be a series regular for

officially, is that Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining the cast as Maddie, firefighter Buck’s sister, who joins as a series regular and will portray a 911 operator. “9-1-1” returns to Fox this fall on Mondays at 9/8c. Speaking of Connie Britton,


the second season. However, that doesn’t mean that we’ve seen the last of her. Although no official announcement has been made as of this writing, she could return as a guest star. What I do know,

However, she lost her hold on the dog, who ran into the woods, terrified. It took a few days of searching before it was found and matched back to its owner thanks to his license tags and microchip. Vaccinating and licensing indoor pets is a comparatively lowcost way to improve pets’ chances of staying healthy and being quickly reunited with their owners should they escape. While it’s good for citizens to be aware of and question different taxes and fees, this is one fee that is worth the price. Send your questions, tips or comments to ask@pawscorner. com.

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ome of the most popular clocks made after 1944 in the mid-century modern style were designed by an architect and journalist. George Nelson (1908-1986) graduated with a degree in architecture in 1931. He went to Europe and wrote magazine articles praising the famous designers and introducing both their ideas and his to the U.S. He suggested the open plan house, storage walls and family rooms, which all are popular today. Herman Miller, the furniture maker, asked him to become the design director of his company. And that was the beginning of his many still-collected designs, like the “Marshmal low” sofa, “Coconut” chair, and the “Ball” clock. Howard Miller Clock Co. produced over 30 different wall


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residentHoroscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associate’s questionable behavior. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about a project you hoped to work on might need more clarification. Take nothing just on faith. Draw up a list of questions, and insist on each being fully answered. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Giving your time to help others is fine. But don’t lose sight of your own needs. Make plans for an energy-restoring getaway with that very special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulate yourself on getting that difficult job done to everyone’s satisfaction. This could be the first of many such challenges you might be offered down the line.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) With your enthusiasm soaring again, you feel ready to tackle a tough new assignment. Good for you! And remember: Don’t be too proud to accept help when it’s offered. V I RGO (August 23 to September 22) Cupid rules the week for single Virgos eager to make a romantic connection. Meanwhile, Virgo couples experience renewed commitment in their relationships. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Home and work issues vie for your attention through early next week. Rely on your Libran sense of balance to keep you from being overwhelmed by either side. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creative projects might have to go on standby as you tackle other matters making demands on your time and energy. Things should ease by the middle of next week.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your energies are high, and so are your aspirations. But be careful not to let work dominate the week. It’s also important to spend time with family and friends. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) It’s a good time to set aside your pride and stop nursing those hurt feelings. Instead, consider restoring relationships you want to have back in your life. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might be miffed at not being shown more appreciation for your hard work. But don’t brood over it. Recognition comes in its own time and in its own way. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With your inner creative juices starting to boil and bubble, this is a good time to launch a new arts-related project, or go back and restart the one you had set aside.

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Veterans Coffeehouse. 9 am. United Congregational Church, 87 Broadway, Norwich. 860.908.2104

June 21 Veterans Coffeehouse. 8:30 am. Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive. 860.425.6617

“Eden” Author Jeanne Blasberg. 6 pm. La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. 860.535.2300

Flicks@Six. Red Sparrow. 6 pm. Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752

Gardening Series: Maintaining Raised Beds. 6 pm. Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich. 860.889.2365, ext. 128

Hand Me The Mic Semi Finals. 1 pm. Tanger Outlets Center Stage, Foxwoods, 455 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard. 860.383.4340

June 14 Flag Raising Ceremony. 7:45 am. Mystic Liberty Pole, next to Mystic River Bascule Bridge. www.mysticlibertypole. com. Veterans Coffeehouse. 8:30 am. Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St. 860.425.6617

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June 19

Blood Drive. 12:30 pm 6:15 pm. Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike. 1.800.733.2767

Hand Me The Mic Singing Competition. 1 pm. Tanger Outlets Center Stage, Foxwoods, 455 Trolley Line Blvd, Ledyard. 860.383.4340

A Chance to Meet. 5 - 7 pm. Free. Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London. 860.447.2501

Summer Solstice Concert. 7 pm. East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.6926

Mystic River Jam Festival. 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St. 860.536.6588 Taste of Poland. 5 - 7 pm. Divine Providence Church, 40 Golden St., Norwich. 860.887.2812

Open Mic Night. 7 pm. Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St.

TVCCA Family Fun Day & Vendor Fair. 9 am - 3 pm. 380 Taftville Occum Rd, Taftville. 860.887.9705

Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta Shore Party. 5 - 10 pm. Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St. 860.536.6588

Boy Scouts Troop 7. 7 pm. Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave. 860.772.4827

Blood Drive. 12:30 pm 6:15 pm. Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike. 1.800.733.2767

Flicks@Six. Grease. 6 pm. Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752

Flag Day Celebration and Annual Meeting. 7:45 - 9 am Mystic Liberty Pole, next to Mystic River Bascule Bridge.

Summer Sounds. Noank-Mystic Community Band. Free. 7 pm. Mystic River Park, Cottrell St.

June 22

Ready, Set, Scratch! Coding for grades 1-5. Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument Street, Groton. 860.445.0392

June 17

Flag Day Ceremony. 3 pm. Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave #614, Westerly, RI. 401.596.8554

June 15 Veterans Coffeehouse. 9 am. Groton Human Services, 2 Fort Hill Rd. 860.425.6617 Sails Up 4 Cancer Skipper’s Party: Cornhole BBQ. 6 - 10 pm. Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St. 860.536.6588 2018 CT Early Music Festival. 7:30 pm. CT College, Evans Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

June 16 Guys with Guns. 11 am - 4 pm. Leffingwell House Museum, 348

2018 CT Early Music Festival. 5 pm. CT College, Evans Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. Father’s Day Breakfast. 8 11 am. Mystic VFW, 60 Stonington Road, Mystic. Enders Island Centennial Brunch. 10 am. 1 Enders Island, Mystic. 860.536.0565

June 18 Caryn Lin presents: Bach 2 Rock. 6 pm. Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich. 860.889.2365 First Annual SECT Women’s Network Picnic. Women Network. 11:30 am. Langley’s Restaurant, 28 Lamphere Rd., Waterford. Food and Unwanted Items Give Away. 10 am - 2 pm. Niantic Community Church,

Old Fashioned Strawberry Supper. 5 - 7 pm. Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Hwy. 860.464.9926 Blood Drive. 11 am - 5 pm. Norwich Donor Center, 45 Salem Turnpike. 1.800.733.2767

June 20 Veterans Coffeehouse. 9 am. United Congregational Church, 87 Broadway, Norwich. 860.908.2104 Care & Share Community Volunteers. 9:30 am. 12 Roxbury Road, Niantic. 860.739.8502 Poetry Potluck with Suzy Lamson. 7 pm. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Rd. 860.444.5805 Installation of Officers and Presentation of Awards: Women Network. 11:30 am. Langley’s Restaurant, 28 Lamphere Rd., Waterford.

Occum School Reunion. All classes. 2 - 5 pm. Holy New Martyrs Church Hall, 364 Canterbury Tpke, Norwich. 860.887.3145

Community Picnic and Concert. 5 pm. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester. 860.526.8920 2018 CT Early Music Festival. 5 pm. Connecticut College, Evans Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

June 25 Make A Plate and Food Drive. 10 am. The Stonington Free Library, 20 High St. 860.535.0658 Make Your Own Video Games. Noon. Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich. 860.889.2365 Summer Stories. 10:30 am. 63 Huntington St., New London. 860.447.1411 Monday night with the Oscars. 6 pm. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Rd. 860.444.5805

June 26

Mystic River Jam. 6 - 9:45 pm. Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St. 860.536.6588

2018 One Book, One Region: Exit West. 5:30 pm. 93 Shennecossett Road, Groton 860.441.6750

Dine to Donate Stand Up For Animals. 6 - 8 pm. The Andrea, 89 Atlantic Ave, Misquamicut, RI.

Boy Scouts Troop 7. 7 pm. Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave. 860.772.4827

Hiking. Free. 9 am. East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.5859

American Indian Artifacts. 1 pm. Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich. 860.889.2365

June 23

Summer Sounds. Old Lyme Town Band. Free. 7 pm. Mystic River Park, Cottrell St.

GOSA Work Party: Beebe Cove Vista. 10 am - Noon. Elm St., Route 215, Noank. gosamail@ Summer Sale & BBQ. 9 am 1 pm. Flander Baptist & Community Church, Boston Post Rd., East Lyme. 860.739.6069 Mystic River Jam. 4 -  9:45 pm. Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St. 860.536.6588 ET on the Norwichtown Green. 8 pm. Norwich Community Cinema, 62 Broadway, Norwich.

Blood Drive. 10 am - 3 pm. Cardinal Honda, 531 Route 12, Groton. 1.800.733.2767 Cell Phone Help. 1 - 2 pm. Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Rd. 860.441.6785 Impact of Fathers. 7 pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd. 860.441.6750

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n Images of America: Connecticut in World War II (Arcadia), award-winning author Mark Allen Baker has written a book that deserves to be read by anyone curious to learn about, or be reminded of, a crucial period in Connecticut’s history. The author of nu merscrapbooks from ous ar ticles this period,” he and over t went y hopes “they could Ma r k Alle n B a k e r books, Mark Allen find solace between the told the Resident his latbook’s pages. Perhaps they est effort is about “Connecticut’s could sit down with their grandhome front and how it shared the children, or great-grandchildren, burden of World War II. This is and take them through these pagtheir story of sacrifice. Our nation es from the past. Tell them firstturned to Connecticut—as it did hand what World War II was like.” during World War I—for muniThe book’s more than two tions, clothing, and other goods. hundred images are extraordiAnd Connecticut answered the nary and so, too, are the author’s call.” Specifically, “Manchester incisive “mini-essays” accomMills increased silk production, panying them. Photos from the Waterbury brass producers chapter titled “People” include altered their manufacturing lines, two unnamed Native Americans and Bridgeport’s Remington from Windsor Locks and a Arms--which had produced 50 reminder that “Native Americans percent of the US Army’s small served on all fronts in the conflict arms cartridges in World War I— and were honored by receiving increased its mass production numerous Purple Hearts, Air capabilities. By the time Electric Medals, Distinguished Flying Boat, Hamilton Propellers, Crosses, and Congressional Pratt & Whitney, and many oth- Medals of Honor.” Also, there’s er Connecticut companies tallied one of the great world heavyup their production back in 1945, weight champion Joe Louis, who it amounted to over $8 billion in “assisted recruitment efforts” by war contracts.” boxing an exhibition in Hartford Meticulously researched and and later donating his purses from expertly written, the book is ded- several title fights to Army and icated to his East Lyme neigh- Naval relief services. Another bors Ann and Mark Lepkowski: image is of Helen Keller, who “After I learned four of Mark was “always quick to inspire Lepkowski’s uncles served in during World War II,” and spent World War II and somehow man- “the final years of her life at aged to return home alive, I was Arcan Ridge in Easton.” In 1964 inspired to write this book. It was she “was awarded the Medal of written out of gratitude for those Freedom from President Lyndon who served on the front lines and B. Johnson.” the home front, during World War In the chapter titled “Places,” II.” As for the women who served, among the images is one of the “A special thanks to [them]. Rosie Thames Towboat Company, a wasn’t only a riveter. She was an shipyard in Norwich that “served educator, mother, father.” as a submarine maintenance base Speaking at various events in World Wars I and II.” in Connecticut, Mark Allen has Mark Allen said that “love of been regularly reminded of the country, state, county, and town many sacrifices Connecticut’s has always been an important eleWorld War II veterans have ment of my life, but it has been made, and “because so many of reinforced with this title,” which our residents no longer have their is available at

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More tide predictions are available at Tides noted are for the Stonington area of Fishers Island Sound. All times are listed in Local Standard Time(LST) or, Local Daylight Time (LDT) (when applicable). All heights are in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).

nd what is so rare as a day in June?” asks the poet James Russell Lowell, reminding us, “Then, if ever, come perfect days...” Well, the last weeks of spring have been perfect, with just the right blend of rain and sun to get the garden growing, and the full moon at the end of May – the Flower Moon – brought in the fish. There are plenty of large stripers around, from the very top of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay to Long Island’s Peconic Bay. And fluke fishing is beginning to rock. Speaking of stripers, Pat Abate of Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook says, “The action in the Connecticut River has been good. Casters, fishing the flats in the mouth have had a mix of school bass and keepers. The best baits there seem to be spooks and Sluggos. There have been a few guys cashing in on some larger fish in the river with large live baits, which have generally been hard to come by. There have also been some fish at Plum Gut and the Race.” In Rhode Island, Matt Conti of Snug Harbor Marina reports

Tom Meade Author “Essential Fly Fishing” “Trolling umbrella rigs along the south shore is working for 28to 34-inch stripers. Surf anglers fishing Matunuck are catching the largest bass -- up to 35 inches.” The striper bite has been good for anglers aboard the party boat Black Hawk II out of Niantic. Fishing just after the Flower Moon, skippers said the night started slowly but the bite improved later. Anglers caught bass from 28 inches to 18 pounds. Susan Lema and her husband, Roger, say fluke season started slowly, but the fish they have been catching are pretty large. Mike Wade of Watch Hill outfitters reports an active fluke bite near

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the wind mills at Block Island. Matt Conti says the waters at Carpenter’s Bar, Nebraska Shoals and off Green Hill keep improving in depths between 30 and 40 feet. In Old Saybrook, Pat Abate says some fluke at Block Island are as big as doormats, but the bite hadn’t taken off by the first weekend of June; he recommended the waters off Montauk. For party boat anglers, fluke fishing has been rewarding. In Rhode Island, anglers aboard the Frances Fleet boats caught keeper size fluke during the first weekend of June. Schools of sand eels appeared on the fishing grounds to attract summer f lounder – and whales, says Captain Rich DeLuca. “The sand eels were stacked up 40 feet thick! They were so thick, there was a pod of humpback whales snacking all day long. The fluke fishing was good as well with high hooks having limits. Plenty of fish were in the 4- to 6-pound range with the biggest being around 8 pounds.” The next full moon – the Strawberry Moon – will appear on June 28. Get ready for another big bite.

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