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Season of Giving “Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life and for it is in giving that we receive.” -- Francis Assisi hese are quotes to live by—just ask Virginia Mason, President & CEO, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. Virginia recently attended a MDAUAW Local 571 dinner when it was announced that 80% of MDA-UAW members, Electric Boat employees are participants in volunteer service through and on behalf of the United Way—such a fine example of giving and community on page 17. On the morning of October 30th, in the Montville Town Council Chambers, Montville Mayor Ronald McDaniel announced a $68,300 donation from the Mohegan Tribe that will allow the town to move forward in building a new, all-purpose athletic field at Camp Oakdale. As Mohegan Alexis Ann, editor and publisher, the Chairman Kevin Brown humbly posits, “If we do nothing Resident, thanks world-renowned else right; ensuring that we take good care of our kids is illusionist Criss Angel for his generous most important.”—on page 10. $25,000 donation to Foxwoods Stuff The Subaru loves pets and so does the Valenti Family of Bus Campaign. Dealerships as was witnessed a couple of weeks ago when Bruce Morrow, GM Valenti Subaru, drove up to Stand Up For Animals (SUFA), Westerly, and unloaded 200 stuffed toys, doggie bandanas and other pet supplies from his Subaru Forrester. It was an especially sparkly, sunny Saturday for all our furry friends at the SUFA shelter on page 4. So, how about world-renowned illusionist Criss Angel making an appearance at Foxwoods Stuff the Bus Kickoff? Yup. And, it gets even better…Criss presented a $25,000 check to Lynn Page, Foxwoods operations manager bus marketing heading up this annual campaign to benefit UW’s Tommy Toy Fund. This was NO ILLUSION…on page 8. Thanks for reading The Resident! Please remember to patronize our advertisers for they’re making the good news happen! Happy Thanksgiving! Alexis Ann editor & publisher, The Resident

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Subaru Loves Pets and Always Home Serves Homeless Families With Children So Does the Valenti Family of Dealerships

Always Home, celebrating its 20th year of serving Southeastern Connecticut. by Lisa M. Luck

O Bruce Morrow, General Manager, Valenti Subaru, is being licked.

Bruce Morrow, General Manager, Valenti Subaru, and Chris DiPaola, owner & President, WBLQ 1230 AM/ 96.7 FM, are having fun behind the wheel of a mock Subaru. story & photo by Alexis Ann his past October, as part of Subaru Loves Pets Month, Valenti Subaru, Westerly, Rhode Island, donated pet supplies including 200 stuffed toys and bandanas to Stand Up For Animals (SUFA), Westerly. Lina O’Leary, president, SUFA, was on hand to accept the generous donations as were Art Smith, Animal Control Officer, Larry Hirsch, SUFA board member and others from the SUFA team. Lina announced, “Relay for Life collected supplies for animals including collars, blankets, tick repellent and of course, these stuffed toys and bandanas from Valenti Subaru.” She continued, “Our community is very animal-friendly and generous.” Bruce Morrow, General Manager, Valenti Subaru, announced when presenting the gifts, “We are a family within a family the Valenti Family of Dealerships and are honored to offer a leg-up to our furry, four-legged friends here at SUFA.” Subaru is proud to be a long-standing partner of ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) the leading animal welfare organization in North America, to help bring pets and people together. According to Bruce, “Subaru has donated nearly $20 million to ASPCA and helped support over 1200 adoption events, helping more than 40,000 animals nationwide.” It was an especially bright, sunny Saturday for all our furry friends at the SUFA shelter! Hats off to Valenti Subaru!


n this Thanksgiving most of us will be gathered around the table with family and friends in our cozy home. But some of our community members are not so fortunate. Some families with children become homeless and that’s where Always Home (formerly M.A.S.H.) steps in to help. Always Home, celebrating its 20th year of operation, provides shelter to families with children who have a housing emergency. It serves all of Southeastern Connecticut including North Stonington, New London, Mystic, Groton and the Lymes.

Families may become homeless when they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. When their car breaks down unexpectedly, they have to decide whether to fix the car or pay the rent. They decide to fix the car to get to work, and just like that the rent gets overwhelmingly unmanagable. Always Home has helped out over 200 families just like that in the last year. One of those families paid below market rent for 6 months and Always Home also provided employment skills to the same family. Those services helped improve their situation so that they could find other affordable housing.

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Always Home also has a program called Wheels to Work which uses donated running vehicles. Having a working vehicle provides more job opportunities and housing choices to those they serve. Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Director for 2 years and a Board member for 8 years, is proud of the work that Always Home does. “The staff offers innovative solutions. We do an awful lot with very little,” he said. It’s “very rewarding and great when you can make a difference in someone else’s life.” To learn more, go to www.alwayshome.org

Alyssa Kocak Inducted Into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


lyssa Kocak of Colchester was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kocak was initiated at University of South Alabama. Kocak is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

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Matika Wilbur Preserves NativeAmerican Culture

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Matika Wilbur discusses her “Project 562” with ECSU students. Project 562 provides an accurate visualization of Native Americans.

Eastern students Taylor, Tim and Gabby are serving deserts on annual Day of Giving in Eastern Connecticut State University.


ccording to the National Congress of American Indians, there are 562 federally recognized Indian tribes, bands, nations, pueblos, rancherias, communities and Native villages in the United States. Matika Wilbur - member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes of Washington - founded her photography mission “Project 562” to give each one of these groups honest representation. On Nov. 1, Wilbur came to Eastern Connecticut State University to tell their stories to help the University celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. Upon entering the Student Center Theatre, attendees were met with a projected photo of a young Native American girl kneeling next to a tree, depicted in color against a black and white background. The girl is Bahazhoni Tso, a Navajo of New Mexico. She is pictured in front of the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, AZ - part of the Navajo people’s four sacred mountains. Tso sat with her family in peaceful protest to protect the mountain range from the city of Flagstaff, which wanted to use reclaimed water to create man-made snow for a ski resort there. Matika began her presentation with a lively energy, a booming laugh and an evident passion for her culture. “I come from the people of the tide,” she explained, incorporating Native language into the opening. During her explanation of the Tulalip Salmon Ceremony, Wilbur introduced the crowd to the word “tigwicid,”

a means of expressing thanks. For the past five years, this pride in heritage has guided Matika all over America in her RV - nicknamed “Big Girl” - and so far, she has documented about 450 of the 562 federally recognized Indigenous groups. Project 562 aims to not only replace outdated, stereotyped representations that are found about Indigenous people in online searches, but to provide an accurate visualization of Native Americans overall in order to combat the negative viewpoints upheld by society. Part of what drove Matika to this pursuit was her experience as a teacher at Tulalip Heritage High School, where a number of her students died of unnatural causes, such as suicide, drug use and homicide. “I’d have students in class with me, and the next day, we’d be putting them in the ground.” She knew the Tulalip students struggled with various issues centered on the misrepresentation of Native Americans, but had nothing to show them how to counteract it. Nevertheless, Matika felt obligated to do something. Refusing to continue the promotion of historically inaccurate narratives, she created Project 562 to spotlight the successes and depth of Native people. Not only does Wilbur take their photos, but she asks her subjects a series of questions to gain insight on who they are. One person featured during her presentation was John Trudell, a Santee Dakota poet, musician, actor, author and activist. “The only thing that the American Indian has ever known

is struggle,” John told Matika when she met him in San Francisco. He discussed the direction he would like to see Native Americans move toward, and his own role in that progression. In addition to John, Matika highlighted a Hawaiian language teacher who talked to her about incorporating Indigenous linguistic structures into Standard English to create a sense of community, and a farmer she called “Uncle John,” who discussed the problem of sunscreen-ridden water in regards to growing kalo. Other photographs included college professors, ranchers and artisans. Wilbur touched on the connection between identity and land for Native people, playing a Project 562 video of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The video depicted peaceful protesters being sprayed with mace and attacked by dogs. “What we saw at Standing Rock,” she stated, “was an incredible violation of human rights without much consequence.” The photographer argued that the current political climate surrounding Native Americans must be combatted in more ways than one, from creating welcoming spaces in society to further incorporating real representations, like those of Project 562, into educational environments. Wilbur concluded with a story of the Nisqually tribe and the fight to maintain their canoe-centric traditions, victorious in their efforts despite governmental backlash. “There can be great loss, but there can also be great resurrection,” she said.


astern Connecticut State University’s 11th annual Day of Giving will occur on Nov. 22 in Hurley Hall. The event is open to Willimantic residents who might not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. The meal will be served from 12-2 pm. The major community event-which served more than 700 guests last year-is a collaboration between Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), the Office of Institutional Advancement and Chartwells, Eastern’s food service provider. The festive spread of turkey, stuffing and all the traditional fixings will be donated by the ECSU Foundation and Chartwells. Chartwells staff will donate their time to prepare the food and decorate the dining hall. More than 50 volunteers from the Eastern community including students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university-will serve food, provide transportation, welcome guests, lead children’s activities and clean up. During the four weeks leading up to the Day of Giving, the CCE will conduct food drives at area grocery stores. Donations will go to the Covenant Soup Kitchen and other local food pantries. Upcoming drives include the Willimantic Food Co-op on Nov. 4 and 5; Bob’s IGA in South Windham on Nov. 11; Stop & Shop in East Hampton on Nov. 12; and Stop & Shop in Uncasville on Nov. 18 and 19. Volunteers will collect items from 10am to 2pm on each day. Last weekend’s food drive, which took place at the Canterbury Better Value Super Market, 575 food items totaling 702 pounds were collected, along with $96 in cash donations. Additionally, collection boxes have been placed throughout the Eastern campus in residence halls, classroom buildings and administration buildings. Last year, 859 food items were donated on campus; the goal for this year is 1,000 items.

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TVCCA — Keeping New London County Warm Since 1965 by Lisa M. Luck ost residents of Southeastern Connecticut are happy about the extended warm temperatures in our region, but they know the cold weather will come eventually. And with the cold weather, comes thoughts of heating our homes sufficiently for the cold. For those in need of financial assistance for heating oil, though, is the long-time community action agency, TVCCA, which “meets the needs of the region’s economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens.” TVCCA came to our region in 1965 through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This was a way for federal funds to funnel to local regions and community organizers decided on where this money would best serve the community members. “TVCCA is committed to New London County,” said Marylou Underwood, Chief Operations Officer, who’s worked there for 30 years. The Energy Assistance program, one of several programs that TVCCA commits to, serves over 8000-10,000 people. Applications are accepted on August 1. The reason that so many are helped with this program is that “the income guidelines are higher than they think,” said Marylou. The more people that are in a household, means that more income is allowed.


“TVCCA is committed to New London County,” said Marylou Underwood, Chief Operations Officer, Other programs that TVCCA offers are Headstart, a childcare and education & development for preschoolers and WIC which provides nutrional assistance to women with children as well as pregnant women. Meals on Wheels, a federal program that receives a contribution from the state serves over 600 people on a daily basis that are elderly or homebound due to short-term or long-term surgery recovery. Again, all of these programs are available in New London County. Deborah Monahan, Executive Director, beams with pride for the agency that she’s worked at for 44 years. Her co-workers “show a real passion for the work they do of helping others.” Also, those that the agency has helped, “give back”

as she related the story of a widow, a few years ago, who needed energy assistance. After the case worker asked if she had any other needs, she expressed that she wanted to get back into the world of work. She was joined up with the Employment Training program. Recently, the woman wrote a letter to TVCCA thanking them for helping her get back on her feet. Because of this, she would pay back the Energy Assistance that she received. Deborah said, “ I love the people I work with but much more than that, the reason we’re here [is] to help people. It’s a good kind of work we do here at TVCCA.” To learn more about TVCCA programs, visit www.tvcca.org

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Emily-Rose Zhou Serves as Intern With Pfizer Inc.


mily-Rose Zhou, a junior pre-med major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern this semester with Pfizer Inc. located in Groton. Emily, a resident of Salem, Connecticut, is gaining hands-on experience working in the Global Molecu lar Patholog y Laboratory of Pfizer’s Drug Safety Research & Development Department. Her responsibilities primarily focus on conducting DNA research using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool, including setting

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designing and cloning plasmids, and synthesizing RNA from DNA. “This internship is providing me with amazing opportunities to hone my molecular biology techniques and give me a real taste of scientific research,” says Emily. “I’m learning research is full of setbacks and surprises, but is ultimately very rewarding. As a pre-med major who isn’t usually exposed to the pharmaceutical side of healthcare, my knowledge and appreciation of the medicine-making industry have grown tremendously.”


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Criss Angel Kicks Off Foxwoods ‘Stuff the Bus’ photo courtesy: Tom Bombria Photography

Cpl Gulaid Ismail and his wife Davina meet musician Joe Walsh. by Cathy Cook


tarting a new business is hard, especially after coming home from military service. USMCR Cpl Gulaid Ismail served in Fallujah, Iraq with the Plainfield, Marine Reserve Unit in 2005-06. It was not nice. His unit took heavy losses of good Marines. And since their return, several of his unit have committed suicide. When Cpl Gulaid returned, he knew he was not the same. But he fights through it. Then he met and married Davina and he attended the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Returning Disabled Veterans (EBV) at UCONN. The couple devised a business plan and launched “Dribble Babies” boutique infant wear featuring clothing sewn by local seamstresses. With a modestly successful brick and mortar store in New Britain, the plan called for going mobile to take their infant clothing line to fairs, shows and “Made in Connecticut” events. “Work Vessels was impressed by the depth of thought in their business plan, and their unique idea,” says Cathy Cook, Executive Director of Work Vessels For Vets (WVFV). “We worked together and determined that a refurbished stepvan would be the critical “vessel” they needed to launch their mobile boutique. We set out to raise the funds needed.” That’s when musician Joe Walsh, keyboardist & guitarist, Eagles, came into the picture. He announced that Work Vessels for Vets would be one of only 10 small veterans’ charities to benefit from funds raised at his first VETS AID Concert in Washington DC area in September 2017. Modeled after Willie Nelson’s FARM AID concerts, Walsh founded VETS AID to help veterans and enlisted blues player Gary Carter, Jr. and country superstars Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band to perform with him. Work Vessels for Vets received thousands from VETS AID and used the funds to purchase and rehab a Workhorse Stepvan for Cpl Ismail’s mobile business. Joe Walsh met the Ismails and saw the van purchased by funds from VETS AID at VETS ROCK at Mohegan Sun. Watching the difference a small gift can make in the life of an injured serviceman is why a group of dedicated patriots from Noank, Connecticut established Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. in 2008. Amazingly, since then, Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. has matched over 1600 qualified veteran-entrepreneurs in all 50 states with donations of $2 million worth of vessels, vehicles, equipment, tools, tractors, farm equipment, jewelry welders, goats, blueberry bushes, barns, computers, drones, electronics and more. To learn more or donate, go to www.WVFV.org

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Musician Joe Walsh Presents Check To WVFV At Vets Rock

(l-r) Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler, Annawon Weeden and Albert Zamora, Cultural Resources, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Jennifer Rapillio, Assistant Director Bus Marketing, Foxwoods Resort Casino, William Gonzalez, Bus Marketing Sales Manager, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Councilor Daniel Menihan Jr., and Lynn Page, Loyalty Rewards Manager, Foxwoods Resort Casino, assemble Nov. 4 at the motorcoach that soon will be stuffed with toys for local children. Daniel is speaking about the happiness the holiday gifts will bring to children who might not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.


by Karen Koerner t was a magical moment in front of Foxwoods Resort Casino Nov. 4 when world-renowned illusionist Criss Angel made a $25,000 donation during the fifth annual Stuff the Bus campaign that will benefit the Tommy Toy Fund program of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. The campaign continues until Dec. 11. “We are one world, one people,” Criss told the crowd standing in front of the motorcoach that will be stuffed with toys and other gifts. “Children are all our children. I do this in honor of my beautiful son Johnny Christopher.” Nearly a dozen excited “Loyals,” as Criss’s fans call themselves, screamed in delight when he announced his donation, and quickly collected their own contributions to put toward the Christmas charity. The group gathered from New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and even the United Kingdom. They met at Foxwoods to see Criss perform, and were ecstatic to be able to attend the kickoff with their idol. Alice Soscia, Leadership Giving Director, United Way of SECT, said cash donations for the kickoff event totaled $26,140. Foxwoods patrons and employees also brought toys to begin the joyful process of stuffing the bus with holiday gifts. She noted that many think of Foxwoods as simply a world-class center for entertainment. “But we as a community see a whole lot more. It’s deeper and impactful and it saves and changes lives every day.”

(l-r) Criss Angel, master illusionist, and Felix Rappaport, President and CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino, enjoy listening to a welcome song by Mashantucket Pequot musicians during the kickoff of the Stuff the Bus toy and gift drive Nov. 4. Contributions of unwrapped toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers will be collected during the five-week campaign. Donations will be accepted at the Foxwoods Bus Terminal Bay #1 from 8am till 12am and at all Foxwoods hotel lobbies and select locations in the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. Mario Dennis Transportation out of Seekonk Massachusetts supplies the bus for the month-long effort. “The Stuff the Bus campaign is one of our most important charitable initiatives, and we are proud of the continued support shown by our loyal guests, team members and many of the celebrities who visit or perform at Foxwoods,” said Felix Rappaport, President & CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “In fact, this program continues to get even bigger and more

successful every year, and has now brightened the holidays for more than 20,000 children and families in the region.” Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Councilor Danny Menihan recalled how the campaign grew in popularity. “The initial year we filled one (shuttle) bus,” he said. Last year, Foxwoods Stuff the Bus filled more than two motorcoaches with toys, blankets and more that are given to local children who otherwise would not receive Christmas gifts. “It does touch a lot of homes,” he said. Lynn Page, Loyalty Rewards Manager, Foxwoods Resort Casino, was Emcee of the colorful event. She also recounted the explosion in giving over the years. “This year, what do you think?” she urged the crowd. “Can we fill up two or possibly three buses?”

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There’s Something Special About Mary story & photos by Eva Bunnell indness and compassion are human qualities that, when shared, can heal physical and emotional wounds and illnesses. Countless studies over the years demonstrate that a patient does far better in those hospitals that take a holistic approach to care. That is, to see the whole person, and their experience in a healthcare setting, as not merely a physical encounter, but one that meets emotional needs as well. Mary Brown, Program Manager for Volunteer and Guest Services at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, has taken her love and care for people to a level of quality and scale that ensures better patient experiences in a healthcare setting. Mary seems to possess an innate sense that most people, when walking into a hospital, can feel overwhelmed or scared of what they may encounter. That sense of a patient’s feelings, drives her to spend nearly every waking moment of her day creating better opportunities for the more than 400 Backus volunteers to make a patient’s hospital visit as comfortable as possible. These volunteers commit more than 40,000 hours every year working with Mary to see and serve the patient, and attend to their comfort, from the moment they walk in the door. When asked to describe a typical day, Mary responds with a laugh, “There are no typical days! That’s what I love about my work!” “I love what I do” she says with a smile. “I get to work alongside the best staff and volunteers who are committed to helping everyone.” She shares that even the smallest gestures of kindness and support can make a world of difference.” For instance, “If someone needs help getting to a certain department within our facility, we don’t just point, we take you there.” She continues, “We want every patient to know they’re cared about from their first encounter, until the moment they leave, and beyond.” Mary also oversees and coordinates the volunteer staff for the Backus Gift Shop and “The Boutique,” which is a place where patients who are receiving treatment for cancer, and their families can purchase special items, such as scarves or supportive books. The Boutique also provides wigs

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Mary Brown, Program Manager, Guest & Volunteer Services at Backus Hospital, checks in at the front desk with Deb John, a Backus volunteer for the past eleven years.

When asked to describe a typical day, Mary responds with a laugh, “There are no typical days! That’s what I love about my work!” at no charge to those patients who cannot afford to purchase their own. Mary’s responsibilities also include oversight and coordination of the Backus Volunteer Bridge Program. This highly innovative program is an approach that helps to foster a vibrant, healthcare workforce pipeline for our region. It gives approximately 100 high school students every summer, the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare as they shadow hospital staff and assist volunteers in making patients comfortable during their hospital experience. Brown shares that many of the students who participate in the program go on to choosing a career in the healthcare field. She further shares, “This program is an incubator. We want the students who choose a healthcare career to come back here and work. The hope is, they choose to live and work here in Connecticut, and more specifically, here at Backus.” Who, in Mary’s mind makes a good volunteer? “Technically, it’s someone who is willing to commit at least six months to the program. Beyond that, it’s someone who truly likes to help others. A person who is sensitive to the needs of others. A person who likes to keep busy.” She concludes, “Although we all come from different backgrounds, cultures and are different ages, what it all adds up to is we are a family here. I am grateful to be a part of that.”

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he Clinton Historical Society will host the annual Holiday luncheons at Old Brick on Wednesday and Thursday, December 6th and 7th at noon. Candlelight dinners will be served on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 8th and 9th at 6pm. The meals will be served in the beautifully decorated historic 1750 Old Brick located at 103 East Main Street, Clinton. Come enjoy the festive holiday decorations, tree, wreaths and antique charm of a bygone era. Mary Bovich and Faith Mangler will again be cooking up a delectable lunch. The luncheon menu includes Salad, Pork Loin with a glazed fruit sauce, Rice Pilaf, Haricot Verts, Apple Sauce, Corn Muffins, Punch or Wine and for dessert Black Forrest Chef Eric Ambler will lend his culinary Cake concluded with coffee or tea. skills to create a memorable dining New this year, Chef Eric Ambler experience at Old Brick on December will lend his culinary skills to create 6th and 7th for the Clinton Historical a memorable dining experience. The Society annual Holiday luncheons. dinner menu includes Garden Salad, SousVide pork tenderloin with a juniper berry, porcini mushroom, sage, and red wine reduction gravy, Roasted carrots with fresh ginger, Butternut Squash Risotto, Dinner Rolls, Punch or Wine and for dessert English Sticky Toffee Pudding with rum toffee sauce concluded with coffee or tea. The luncheons are priced at $20 per person and the dinners at $30 per person. These elegant holiday luncheons and dinners provide a rare opportunity to dine in a gracious 18th century historic setting. The event sells out quickly so make reservations early. Luncheon served promptly at noon and dinner promptly at 6 pm so arrive early! Dress is festive and the event is open to the public. Reservations are required. Please specify what day you would like to attend and send your check, payable to the Clinton Historical Society to: Mary Bovich, 87 Waterside Lane, Clinton, CT 06413 For reservations and further information call Mary at 860.669.5318.


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Standing together to make the Camp Oakdale donation announcement are (l-r) Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown, Montville Mayor, Ronald McDaniel, Tribal Councilors Thayne Hutchins and William Tantequidgeon, Montville Town Council Chairman, Joe Jaskowicz, and Montville Town Councilor, Tim May. story & photos by Eva Bunnell


he saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. When the “village” includes caring people from a town and a Native American Indian Tribe, a child is supported to do the important work of play. On the morning of October 30th in the Montville Town Council Chambers, Montville Mayor Ronald K. McDaniel announced a $68,300 donation from the Mohegan Tribe that will allow the town to move forward in building a new, all-purpose athletic field at Camp Oakdale. Mayor McDaniel was joined by Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown, Montville Town Council Chairman Joe Jaskowicz, Mohegan Tribal Councilors William Tantequidgeon, and Thayne Hutchins and Montville Town Councilman Tim May for the presentation of the Tribal donation check for the project. The Mayor explained that a couple of years ago, the town had conducted a site tour, behind the old little league field to identify an appropriate site to construct a new athletic field. Montville estimated that the project

would cost, in total, “$138,300.” The town then “allocated $70,000 …to clear the site.” He explained, that “Due to the fiscal uncertainty facing the Town” because of the lack of a state budget, “the Town was unable to fund the remainder of the project during its normal budget process.” It was then, he explained, “We approached our friends at the Mohegan Tribe, and they generously responded that they would help. It’s another, wonderful example, of our long-standing friendship.” As Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown presented the check on behalf of the Tribe, he stated, “It’s our honor to be of support. We always share, when we are talking to state legislators, that the Mohegan Tribe is community-focused. While people often talk about how much the Tribe contributes each year to the entire state, it’s not hard to also talk about how closely we work with the Town of Montville and our surrounding communities to do what is best for kids. If we do nothing else right; ensuring that we take good care of our kids, is most important.”








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Community Events • Wednesday, November 15: Budgeting for the Holidays 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Norwich, Westside Branch 444 West Main Street, Norwich, CT • Tuesday, November 28: 12 Scams of the Holidays 4:30 – 5:30 PM at Norwich, Westside Branch 444 West Main Street, Norwich, CT • Tuesday, December 12: Facebook for Business 5:00 – 6:00 PM at Norwichtown Branch 50 Town Street, Norwich, CT Our Community Education Program was founded 13 years ago. Classes and supporting events are held throughout the region to educate the community on various topics related to finances and personal security. Classes are free and open to the public. To sign up to attend, or for more information, contact Miria.

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Captain Jose Borrero of The Salvation Army New London Corps is seeking volunteer bell ringers for the approaching holiday season. The Salvation Army provides assistance to many people in need throughout the year and holidays, for which some seventy percent of funding is raised by the seasonal bell ringers. story & photos by Jon Persson or many people, the words “Salvation Army” stir images of bell ringers at busy store entrances during the holidays, seeking donations of loose change and dollar bills to fill plastic kettles suspended from metal tripods. This annual tradition is in fact one of the oldest and largest fundraising efforts in America, a part of the shared culture of this land synonymous with the Christmas season. Yet for people who find themselves struggling to meet the needs of daily life, the reach and effect of this annual effort bridges many gaps, bringing comfort and sustenance in times of distress. Captain Jose Borrero of the Salvation Army New London Corps leads the efforts of volunteers and donors needed to accomplish this work. Already, requests for Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas toys have been received, processed during two days in October. Donations to help fill these are still welcome, as the holidays draw ever closer. Some two hundred and fifty Thanksgiving baskets will be delivered to those who signed up, complete with turkeys and trimmings. Meanwhile, a long running tradition of providing a sit down dinner on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 21) is being assisted by Chef April Kindt of the Benny Dover Middle School’s BRIGAID program. She will coordinate volunteers from Texas Roadhouse, the Kiwanis Club of New London, and the Key Club of New London High School. Dinner will be served at the 11 Governor Winthrop Boulevard Salvation Army headquarters, at 4:30 pm. As Christmas approaches, toys and clothes to fill wish lists may be donated through the Angel Trees program, where angel tags list toy requests and clothing sizes. The holidays are a time when such efforts are perhaps most visible: yet the main work of the Salvation Army goes on throughout the year, with emergency family services providing a food pantry, clothing, diapers, plus rent and utility assistance. In addition, there are Youth Programs and Summer Camps (with healthy snacks), a Sunday Community Brunch, exercise programs, and Adult Programming. An Emergency Disaster truck stands always ready to respond when disaster strikes in the region. The New London Corps serves an area from Clinton to North Stonington along the I-95 Corridor. All of these programs and services, which fill such a large need in so many lives, are primarily funded through the many small donations taken in by the ubiquitous bell ringers. Indeed, says Captain Jose, seventy percent of all funding for the New London (and most other) Corp comes from the coins and dollars dropped in Salvation Army kettles. The importance and contribution of the bell ringers to these services carries an ongoing need for volunteers, seasonal workers, and sponsors to continue these efforts in the approaching months. Whether by individuals, companies, or organizations, all are welcome and appreciated in this work. Sponsoring a worker for the day, with signage attributing the sponsorship, is also an option. Captain Jose notes that, for children, dropping a quarter or a dollar in a Salvation Army kettle is often their first direct experience with giving to others, a tradition worthy of carrying forward as the giving season draws near. Captain Jose may be contacted at: 860.443.6409, or by email at: Jose.Borrero@use.salvationarmy.org.


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he owner, Ryan Novak, fell in love with Chocolate Pizza as a toddler. His mom would take him to the Chocolate Pizza Company store in his small hometown of Marcellus, New York. Tragically, he lost his mom at age nine. Ryan’s first job at age 15 was working as a dishwasher at the same store his mom used to treat him to. Ryan attended Syracuse University for a degree in entrepreneurship and after his junior year had an opportunity to buy the company. He was 21 years old. In the past seven years, Ryan has quadrupled sales and recently opened a 10,000 sq. ft. production and retail facility. Chocolate Pizza Company creates over 100 handcrafted, gourmet chocolate specialities. Order at: www.chocolatepizza.com.



ear Editor, The chocolate pizza & peanut butter “wings” were a hit! Everyone who tried them both favored the peanut butter & chocolate covered potato chips. They liked the creaminess of the peanut butter which combined nicely with the milk chocolate and the saltiness of the potato chip. The potato chip was crisp too. They liked the holiday chocolate pizza as well and they described the chocolate as “melt-in-your-mouth” and it paired well with the toffee and chocolate candies on top. The chocolate wasn’t overly sweet, a nice balance between the chocolate and toffee. There was more interest in the peanut butter and chocolate potato chips so they didn’t last too long! I’ve enclosed a picture of me holding a piece of the chocolate pizza and displaying the box. It definitely would make a great holiday gift! Cook Extraordinaire Miles Handyside


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Dear Lost: It appears that you have gotten into the habit of choosing unavailable men. A man who’s in a 10-year relationship with someone else is not likely to become yours, and a man who feels called to be a catholic priest can perhaps become a great friend, but he cannot romantically belong to you and also keep his vows. The bigger question for you (and for the woman who wrote the letter that follows) is why you’re in this position at all. What is it about unavailable men that appeals so much to you? One answer might be that such men are emotionally safe. Or perhaps emotionally unavailable men represent a challenge and that you get excited by the possibility of taking an emotionally unavailable man and making him completely yours. Often this theme comes from childhood, where perhaps you kept trying to win the affection, attention, approval or love from one of your parents. It would then be familiar, in adulthood, to pursue a person who is very difficult to win over.

not want me to go to New York with him because it will hurt her feelings, and he will not go for a shorter time. I told him that if he went, I was moving out. He went. I moved out. So we are now living apart and missing each other. Is there any way to resolve this? — Alone in Wellington, New Zealand Neil Rosenthal Marriage and Family Therapist (lic.) Be willing to look at what you’re getting from attaching to men who aren’t able to fully attach and commit to you. It’s a lot more fun pursuing (and being pursued by) someone you can actually catch. Tell the aspiring priest that you want a love relationship with a man you can keep, and ask him to consider if there might be other ways of him serving God or the church without becoming a priest. If he is open to this, perhaps he can both serve his faith and have you. If not, he can’t belong to you without violating his vows. Dear Neil: I’m in a 3 year relationship with a man, and we’ve been living with each other. Each year, he has traveled to New York, staying two months with “ friends.” On his second trip, I discovered that he was staying the whole time with a woman who treats him like a king. She has since been diagnosed with cancer, and has been in the hospital seriously ill. He still wants to go there for two months and be by her bedside in the hospital, and he will not negotiate. He does

Dear Alone: Your man is clearly in two separate intimate relationships at the same time, and has lied and been deceitful about it until he got caught. That is why he doesn’t want you to come with him to New York, and why it would hurt her feelings if you did. Even if the other woman were to die, there is no assurance that the gentleman you’re involved with will be faithful to you, because clearly he finds it acceptable to carry on multiple intimate relationships at the same time, and then to misrepresent the truth to you. If you can live with this lack of trust—and if you can accept sharing him with another—take him back. If you can’t accept things the way they are now, you’ll be a happier woman if you were to let go of him.

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ear Neil: A while back I grew close to a guy who was in a 10-year relationship with someone else. He always told me to be open to meeting someone else. So I met someone else. But things were complicated from the beginning, because he wants to become a catholic priest. He enjoys my company and wants me by his side, but he also feels drawn to the priesthood. I am in love with him. What should I do? — Lost in New Zealand


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1 cup dry white wine (optional) 12 oz. Gruyère cheese (Swiss) 12 oz. Vermont cheddar (yellow cheddar) 8 oz. Fontina or soft American cheese Macaroni 1 sleeve Ritz crackers

Lobster: Bring a shallow pot of water to boil. Carefully remove elastics from lobsters and place in pot. Bring water back to boil, time for 15 - 18 minutes. Remove lobsters and place in ice bath to stop cooking and cool for handling. Take all meat out of the shell including claw meat and set aside in a bowl, each lobster should be in its own bowl (so each serving has the same amount of lobster), save all the juice in a separate bowl. Save lobster body, split all the way down the middle, to stuff.

• 1 - 1¼ pound lobsters • 12 oz. Gruyère cheese • 2 sticks of butter (Swiss) Cheese Sauce: Shred all cheeses and blend in a large bowl, set aside. Sauté shallots in a stock pot with 1• stick butter, cooking well. Addminced flour, also cooking well to make sure there is no raw flour flavor. Add ½ cup finely • 12 oz. Vermont cheddar evaporated milk, milk and 2 cups lobster water, then add wine (optional), whisking often to make a creamy and silky white sauce. Add half of the blended cheese until smooth and luxurious. Set aside. shallots (yellow cheddar) Macaroni: In a large pot fill ¾ full with water, salt, let come to a boil. Add macaroni, cook according to directions, 6-8 minutes, under cook just a little. Drain, put on a sheet pan and into the fridge to stop the • 1 cup flour • 8 oz. Fontina or soft cooking, do not rinse. After it is cool put in a bowl and set aside. Take Ritz crackers and crumblemilk in a bowl, add melted butter, set aside. Crumbs: • 1 can evaporated American cheese\ Time to assemble the lobster mac and cheese: Line up your all your bowls in•this2order: Macaroni, Cheese Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Lobster, Crumbs cups milk • Macaroni Line a sheet pan with foil, set lobster bodies flat and try to open cavity as best as•possible. In a separate bowl add macaroni, shredded 1 cup dry white winecheese sauce and • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers cheese. Mix well, add lobster mix --- make sure you have plenty of cheese and sauce, make it extra gooey. Put into lobster cavity, add a little more cheese and top with buttered crumbs. Cover with foil, put into preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil, broil until crumbs are crispy brown...enjoy!!!

(l-r) Aimee & Jace Suchomel, Mary Ellen Freeman, Pete Freeman, Tucker Freeman, Sherri Biro, Kevin Fusconi, Roxanne Fusconi, Grant Hammond, Kristen Main.

Virginia Mason President and CEO United Way of Southeastern CT


ecently, I attended a dinner for members of the MDA-UAW Local 571. It was announced that 80% of MDA-UAW members, Electric Boat Employees were active participants in volunteer service through and on behalf of the United Way. A large “percentage of the percentage” was described as efforts of union members to support the Gemma Moran United Way/Labor Food Center. Electric Boat Community Services is a significant part of engagement of employees with community -- management and labor -- at all levels, representing all that EB does to help all year round. Employees do fund raising, volunteering, committee work, food drives, and make a notable effort several times a year to break down Food Shows at Casinos and transport all useful

Pat Clay, Linda Gastiger, Brenda Petell, James Hickling, Ken DelaCruz and Rashmi Shrestha. food items to the Food Center for distribution. EB is a model effort which leads the way for businesses wanting to engage with those who need help and to give outstanding service to others. Last week EB Community Services volunteers gave time, effort, and talent to carry out food drives at every Stop and Shop in the County. Many volunteered long hours with families and coworkers to carry out the high successful food drive which resulted in over 6,700.00 lbs. of food. Kim Deschamps, a United Way Loaned Employee, works across the EB Structure to communicate opportunities which, with volunteer support can make the community a better place to live. and to keep Community Service at a level of top-of-mind awareness for

all. Sheri Biro, Kevin Fusconi, and Ken Fontaine work directly at the United Way this year, as Loaned Employees. Each year, the Community Services members recruit volunteers to paint and make repairs, to work at Harness Beach in the spring to ready it for use by all, including the handicapped. They do gardening for Partner Agencies funded by the United Way and in large numbers, support the Coogan Farm Giving Garden. No request for help is too small or small large. Volunteering and being involved is an EB tradition. EB President Jeff Geiger serves on the United Way Board. Bill Louis of MDALocal 571 co-chairs the annual fund-raising campaign.

LOBST ER: Bring a shallow pot of water to boil. Carefully remove elastics from lobsters and place in pot. Bring water back to boil, time for 15 - 18 minutes. Remove lobsters and place in ice bath to stop cooking and cool for handling. Take all meat out of the shell including claw meat and set aside in a bowl, each lobster should be in its own bowl (so each serving has the same amount of lobster), save all the juice in a separate bowl. Save lobster body, split all the way down the middle, to stuff.

CHEESE SAUCE: Shred all cheeses and blend in a large bowl, set aside. Sauté shallots in a stock pot with 1 stick butter, cooking well. Add flour, also cooking well to make sure there is no raw flour flavor. Add evaporated milk, milk and 2 cups lobster water, then add wine (optional), whisking often to make a creamy and silky white sauce. Add half of the blended cheese until smooth and luxurious. Set aside.

MACARONI: In a large pot fill ¾ full with water, salt, let come to a boil. Add macaroni, cook according to directions, 6-8 minutes, under cook just a little. Drain, put on a sheet pan and into the fridge to stop the cooking, do not rinse. After it is cool put in a bowl and set aside. CRUMBS: Take Ritz crackers and crumble in a bowl, add melted butter, set aside. TIME TO ASSEMBLE THE LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE: Line up your all your bowls in this order: Macaroni, Cheese Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Lobster, Crumbs Line a sheet pan with foil, set lobster bodies flat and try to open cavity as best as possible. In a separate bowl add macaroni, cheese sauce and shredded cheese. Mix well, add lobster mix --- make sure you have plenty of cheese and sauce, make it extra gooey. Put into lobster cavity, add a little more cheese and top with buttered crumbs. Cover with foil, put into preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil, broil until crumbs are crispy brown... enjoy!!!


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atlock has a very sad story. Matlock was found as a very, very scared stray. Once in the shelter, he was so petrified that he showed severe fear aggression. Instead of working with him, finding him a calmed place they just left him in the same kennel for two months. They didn’t network him, he was not in any area where he could be seen. When his time was up they FINALLY posted a picture of him. He was rescued and he was so fearful that he had to be sedated to even be examined and vaccinated. That was two full months ago. Mattie is about four-years-old. With the help of a wonderful, patient trainer, “Mattie” is now a different boy. He loves his trainer Marie but even more amazing he will now take treats from and walk with anyone. You have to be very slow and calm but he will come to you. We also found out he loves other dogs. He has had a couple of play dates with Micky the Boxer and they were awesome together. Mattie will need a home that is quiet and a family that is adult only who will be willing to be very patient with him. Once he is comfortable he is an loving companion. Mattie is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and on preventatives. He is fostered in Putnam and his adoption donation is $400. To make Mattie part of your loving, quiet home please submit the application using the following link: https://form.jotform.com/52588144496164

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When I was growing up, my grandmother had a strange lamp in the breakfast room. It looked like an 8-inch high cylinder that had a light bulb inside. The heat of the light made hot air that turned the paper or plastic cylinder. There was a picture of Niagara Falls on the side, and as the shade turned, it made it look like the water was flowing over the falls. I want to get a similar lamp for my son, but I don’t know where or what to call it.


Your grandmother had a “motion lamp,” probably made by the Scene-in-Action Company of Chicago. It made the lamps from 1925 to 1936. They were the first, but several other companies made similar “moving” lamps. They were interesting, but gave very little light. Ten years ago, the lamps sold for about $200 to $250, but today they’re worth only about half that much.

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Rambunctious Puppy Is Out Of Control DEAR PAWS: I recently adopted a whippy little mutt who has a ton of energy. “Curtis” will zoom around the house at light speed, sometimes running into furniture and knocking things over. He will not listen to me at all. How can I get him to obey and to calm down? — Exhausted “Puppy Mom”in Denver DEAR PUPPY MOM: It sounds like Curtis needs more exercise time, preferably outdoors with plenty of space to zoom

around. If you have a backyard with a fence, that’s a great place to let him run — supervised, of course. If you don’t have a yard, scout out a fenced-in area where you can take him regularly — but not a dog park, not yet. Curtis first needs to learn to come when you call. He needs to learn how to sit and stay. These three basic commands are the foundation of a dog’s training. Once you’ve let him run in an open space for several minutes and he’s spent that initial burst of energy, call Curtis to you. Use a firm, confident voice. Don’t plead. Don’t get angry. Don’t change your tone

of voice. He may not respond right away; just call again. When he does come, give him praise (and a little treat). Do this every day until he responds each time you call. In fact, he may eventually spend less time romping around and come to hang out with you, the nice lady with the treats. Once he obeys this first command, begin teaching him “sit” and “stay.” There are plenty of websites with instructions on all three commands — some off leash, some on — such as Nylabone’s training tips. Try out different methods, and go with what works best for Curtis and you.



: Can you tell me when my favorite show, “UnREAL,” will be back? — Maggie F., via email : Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series — which gives a fictitious behindthe-scenes glimpse into the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program called “Everlasting” — will return for its third season on Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 p.m. ET/ PT. Caitlin FitzGerald comes aboard as Serena, the female “suitress” of “Everlasting.” Serena will face off with the show’s queen bees, producers Rachel Goldberg (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn King


Caitlin FitzGerald (Emmy-nominee Constance Zimmer), who are shaking things

residentHoroscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work requires increased effort during the next few days. But it all will pay off down the line. Things ease up in time for weekend fun with family and/or friends. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your genuine concern for others could prompt you to promise more than you can deliver. It’s best to modify your plans now, before you wind up overcommitted later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A situation that seems simple at first glance needs a more thorough assessment before you give it your OK. Dig deeper for information that might be hidden from view. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) ) Careful: Right now, things might not be quite what they appear. Even the intuitive Crab could misread the signs. Get some solid facts before you act on your suspicions.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels are high, allowing you to complete those unfinished tasks before you take on a new project. A social invitation could come from an unlikely source. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might think you’re helping, but unless you’re asked for a critique, don’t give it. If you are asked, watch what you say. Your words should be helpful, not hurtful. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your attempt at mediating disputes might meet some opposition at first. But once you’re shown to be fair and impartial, resistance soon gives way to cooperation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Go ahead. Reward yourself for helping settle a disturbing workplace situation. On another note: A personal relationship might be moving to a higher level.

up, all for the sake of ratings. The ladies will be tempted more than ever when they’re surrounded by hot new suitors, including Bart Edwards, Alex Hernandez, Adam Demos and Alex Sparrow. Returning to the show are Craig Bierko, Josh Kelly, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Genevieve Buchner. Joining the cast are Brandon Jay McLaren as the on-set psychologist, Dr. Simon; Kassandra Clementi appearing as Chet’s new girlfriend, Crystal; Chelsea Hobbs as Charlie, a talented new camera assistant; and Jaime Callica as Xavier, a dancer and Jay’s love interest.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) ) A sudden change of heart by a colleague might create some momentary uncertainty. But stay with your original decision and, if necessary, defend it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) ) Rely on a combination of your sharp instincts along with some really intense information gathering to help you make a possibly life-changing decision AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Instead of worrying if that new person in your life will stay or leave, spend all that energy on strengthening your relationship so it becomes walkout resistant. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden financial dry spell could reduce your cash flow almost to a trickle. But by conserving more and spending less, you’ll get through the crunch in good shape.

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Popeyes & Olive Oyls

Popeyes and Olive Oyls: Peter and Kristin Georgetti. Dave and Lori Catlett, Paul Georgetti& Lisa Villano and Chuck and Barbara Rousseau at S&P Oyster Co., Mystic, recommending the spinach artichoke dip!

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Across the Area is a comprehensive list of timely events for the Resident’s 200,000 readers across Southeastern Connecticut & Southern Rhode Island. If you are a non-profit organization, send items to Across the Area, The Resident, P.O Box 269, Stonington, CT 06378 or acrossthearea@theresident.com. Enclose a photo for possible publication. Space is limited. There is a $20 fee for guaranteed placement. Items must be received three weeks in advance. Please explain what the event is, who is sponsoring it, and where and when it will be held.

November 15 Groton-Mystic Emergency Services: An Author Talk. 7pm Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street. 860.536.7721 Calling All Artists, Crafters and Vendors. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road. 860.441.6750 Holiday Book Sale. Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington. 860.535.0383 Flicks @ Six: Atomic Blonde. Free. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752 A Story Tell: The One That Got Away. 6pm. La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. 860.535.2300

November 16 Save Your Sanity Over the Holidays Meditation. 12:301:30pm. 40 Library Street, Mystic. 860.536.7721 Care & Share Community Outreach. 9:30am. 12 Roxbury Road, Niantic. 860.739.8502 Holiday Book Sale. Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington. 860.535.0383 Meet & Greet Merrill Fellow Ivy Pochoda. 6pm. Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St, Mystic. Wearable Pins. 1pm. Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin. 860.642.6207

November 17 “FUSE” Four Artists One Event. Free. Arch One Glass Studio, 4 Center Road, Old Saybrook. 860.575.5033 Circle of Friends DVD Sale. 9am-5pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road. 860.441.6750 Holiday Book Sale. Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington. 860.535.0383 Thanksgiving Luncheon & Performance. Noon. Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Wods Road, Old Lyme. 860.434.4322

November 18 Soup-A-Thon. 5:30-7pm. The United Church of Stonington, 67 Main St. 860.535.2452


ORDER THANKSGIVING PIES Please order your pies now or by Tuesday, November 13, preferably sooner. To order call 860-535-0379. The Walk-in Festival is Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, the Nov. 22 from 9am till 2pm. Many varieties; Pies begin at $14 for large or $7 for small.

North Stonington Congregational Church, 89 Main St.


Holiday Craft Fair. 9am-1pm. Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook. Holiday Bazaar “A Village Tradition.” 9am.-3pm. Noank Baptist Church, 18 Cathedral Heights/Main Street. Circle of Friends DVD Sale.9am-5pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road. 860.441.6750 Bake Sale, Country Store, & Chili Luncheon. 9am-1pm. Voluntown Baptist Church, 52 Main Street. Holiday Craft Show. 9:30am.3pm. La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. 860.535.2300 Red Sleigh Bazaar. 9:30am-2pm. Ledyard Congregational Church, 722 Colonel Ledyard Highway. 860.464.9926 American Girl Tea Party. 11am and 2pm. Mystic VFW Post 3263, Route 1, Stonington. 860.536.3861

Film Screening: “Dances with Wolves.” 1pm. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805 O’tis a Festival. Free. Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich. 860.889.2365, ext. 128 Paws and Read. Ages: 3-12. Free. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805

November 19 American Traveller: Coast Guard Band. Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London. 860.701.6826 10th Annual Holiday Vendor Fair. 11am.-4pm. Chesterfield Fire Company, 1606 Route 85, Oakdale. Sunday Movies: “All Quiet on The Western Front.” Free. Lyme Public Library, 482 Hamburg Road, Route 156. 860.434.2272

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Film Discussion: “Dancing With Wolves.” Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. Lost in Austenland Film Series. Free. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805 Bilingual Story Time. Ages: 6 and under. Free. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St. 860.447.1411

November 22 Flicks @ Six: Brigsby Bear. Free. 6pm. Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752 Diabetes Screening. Free. Ages: 50+. 7:30-9am. Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St., Old Saybrook. 860.388.1611 Chess Club. Free. 4-5:30pm. Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London. 860.447.1411 Resting in God: Two Centering Prayer Groups. Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center, 167 Neck Road, Madison. 203.245.0401

November 23 Poetry Open Mic. 13 Washington Street, New London. 860.303.0615 Waking Dreams: Landscapes by Robert Trondsen. Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex. 860.581.8526

November 24 Art Association’s 47th Annual Holiday Sale. 2587 Kingstown Road/Rte 138, Kingston, RI. 401.783.2195

Harvest Festival. Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic. 860.536.9248

Kids Imagine! Book Club. Grades: 3-5. Free. 6pm. Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich. 860.889.2365

From Italy to the North End Talk. Free. 2pm. East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.6926

Christian Meditation. Free. 5:15pm. Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, New London.

Fish Fry Dinner. 5-9pm. RAFA, 135 Garfield Ave., New London. 860.447.0055

FEAST: A Native Thanksgiving. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail. 860.396.6910

Job Club. 11am-2pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road. 860.441.6750

Cool & Collected Exhibit. Melanie Carr Gallery, 1 North Main, Essex.

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Cards for Soldiers. 12:302:30pm. East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.5859

Holly Jolly Bazaar. 9am-3pm. Baltic Fire House, Route 138. 860.822.8331

Chowder Fest. 5-7pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 248 Broadway, Norwich. 13th Annual Vintner’s Bin Sale & Wine Tasting. 6-9pm. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic. 860.536.4418

Adult Coloring. Free. 12:302:30pm. East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.5859

Santa’s Arrival. Free. 6pm. Dixon Square, 5 High St., Westerly, RI. 401.596.7761

Christmastime with Alpacas. 10am-3pm. Stone Bridge Farm, 116 Crary Road, Griswold. 860.376.5027

401 Film Fest. The Arctic Playhouse in West Warwick, Rhode Island. 401.921.2434, ext. 101. Lost in Austenland Film Series. Free. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805 Lotta LEGO®s. All ages. 10am. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805 Mystic Contra Dance. 7:4511pm. Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic.

November 26 PB Dialysis 5K. 10am-1pm. Mohegan Park, Norwich. 860.204.0712 Dances of Universal Peace. 6-8pm. The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard. 860.303.3717 Creating Television Workshop. The Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Dr., Madison 203.245.2689

November 27 Christian Meditation. Free. 5:15pm. Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, New London. Lisbon Centennial Lions Club. 7pm. Lisbon Senior Center, 11 Newent Road, Jewett City. 860.822.8712 Tween Book Club. Grades: 6-8. Free. 6-7pm. Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich. 860.889.2365

November 28 Cards for Soldiers. 12:302:30pm. East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.5859 Trivia Night. Free. 7pm. East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.6926 Celebration of Crafts. 10am-4pm. Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington. 860.535.0383 Little Listeners Storytime. Ages: 3 and under. 10am. Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road. 860.444.5805

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residentBook Review


Searching For A Different Vision! by Roger Zotti


hen The Resident asked Paul Dunion, EdD, what prompted him to write his latest book, Seekers: Finding Our Way Home (Archway Publishing), he said, “I realized that many of my clients over the past 35 years were seekers and at times did not know how to identify themselves as such. And at times, they thought there was something wrong with them with.” Paul said what he found most challenging about writing his latest book “was, as is all my writing, moving back and forth from deep meanings to embodied examples. I am committed to translating what is typically very abstract into writing that is palpable.”

What his book is about, he explained, “is the nature of a seeker and what it means to in habit liminal space or the threshold between what is and what might be,” D Pau l D un i o n , E d adding he hopes “readers can begin creating a workopinion as well as accessing exterable template for being a seek- nal resources for support.” er, and in doing so have a better “Seekers” took two years to grasp of self-care, supporting their complete and contains seven chapgrowth, and manifesting their vi- ters, including one early on dealing sion. I have been particularly in- with what a Seeker is and several vested in readers knowing how dangers Seekers face. The Seeker, to develop enough resiliency to or “pilgrim,” Paul wrote, is “willhold a vision contrary to popular ing to be a foreigner.” Seekers are

willing to be “strangers to a new place, a new idea and a new way to see themselves [and] to encounter what is strange or different, stepping away from the familiar, being at times strangers to themselves and to life, questing for a new vision.” Alternately, there are certain dangers Seekers face, two of which are “bad faith and cynicism.” Too, there’s the danger of “self-righteousness” because, as Paul wrote, “It is very easy for us to look at the crowd satisfying themselves with the status quo and becoming parochial in their vision—and decide we are superior.” Then there’s “Elderhood,” which Paul discusses in a chapter near the end of the book. The main point is that “we don’t start


becoming elders when we are old. Elderhood is the result of years of being a Seeker.” It’s easy to respond to the issues Paul raises in “Seekers” because his views are clearly expressed, his ideas compelling, and the knowledge he possesses of his subject matter extensive, which enables him to involve readers, bringing them in contact with him because of his willingness, as he has done in his other books, to be autobiographical in an honest and enviable manner. Be aware that, Paul pointed out, he’s “a permanent blogger with the Huffington Post, where pieces of either books I have written or am writing show up. It is a kind of sampler of my work.” “Seekers” is available at Amazon. com.

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Boxing Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees photos by Alexis Ann

residentSports Quiz was the last Boston pitcher before Rick Porcello in 1. Who 2016 to open a season 10-0 at Fenway Park? 1956, the home-run champion of each league faced each 2. Inother in the World Series. Name them.


When was the last time before 2016 that the Atlantic Coast Conference had six ranked football teams in The Associated Press weekly poll? In 2016, Anthony Davis set a New Orleans Pelicans record

most points in a game (59). Who had held the team 4. for mark? 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals featured two Ameri5. The can-born coaches. Name them. Answers: 1. Don Schwall had a 10-0 start at Fenway Park in 1961. 2. Mickey Mantle (52 home runs for the New York Yankees) versus Duke Snider (43 home runs for Brooklyn). 3. It was 2006. 4. Jamal Mashburn had 50 points in a game in 2003. 5. Peter Laviolette (Nashville Predators) and Mike Sullivan (Pittsburgh.)


(front) (l-r) Super Middleweight Boxing Champ Luigi Camputaro, Boxing Champ Micky Ward, (back) Glenn Feldman, Boxing Judge and CT BHOF founder, Super Middleweight Boxing Camp Dana Rosenblatt, unidentified, Jimmy Burchfield, President & CEO, Classic Entertainment & Sports, Mike Ortega, Gaspar Ortega, Marlon “Magic Man” Starling, Orlando Montalvo, Roland Roy, Board member, CBHOF. The CBHOF also hon- associate editor of the Big Book by Roger Zotti ored Ephrem “Sax” Medina, of Boxing. he event: The Connecticut Amateur Official of the Year; On hand were several previBoxing Hall of Fame Danny Schiavone, William ous inductees, including Mickey Induction ceremony. The Hutt Official of the Year; Ward, Gaspar Ortega, Mike place: Mohegan Sun Casino. Kevan Bonilla, Amateur Boxer Ortega, and Marlon Starling. The date: October 28. The 2017 of the Year; Jimmy Williams, Many fight historians and fans inductees: Dr. Anthony Alessi, Professional Boxer of the Year; consider Mickey’s first fight ring physician and author; Clark and Hector Rosario, George against Arturo Gatti to be one of Sammartino, acclaimed box- Smith Contributor to Boxing. the greatest of the 20th Century; ing judge; “Professor” Charles The affable and knowledge- Gaspar Ortega, a welterweight Hadley, world colored heavy- able Randy Gordon was master during the nineteen-fifties, apweight champion (1881-1883); of ceremonies. Among his many peared frequently on the Friday Hugh Devlin, Sr., New London accomplishments were chairman Night Fights, and, according to bantamweight boxer; Dick of the New York State Athletic boxrec.com, began fighting in Flaherty, referee and boxing Commision (1988-95), Ring 1953, retiring in 1968, and comjudge; and Dan Parker, esteemed magazine’s editor-in-chief, and piling an amazing record of 131 box i ng journalist. wins, 39 losses, and 1 draw;



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Jim LaTourette, Mohegan Sagamore Maynard Strickland, boxing legend Gaspar Ortega, Stuart Rosen and Roger Zotti are in the ring.

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Boxing Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees (continued) Mike Ortega, Gaspar’s son, is one of today’s most respected boxing referees; and Marlon was world welterweight champion from 1987 to 1990. Present, too, was undefeated New London heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney. On October 8, at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Cassius got off the deck in the first round and was given a standing eight count in round two, but came back to decision Jon Bolden, his more experienced opponent. From round three until the sixth and final round, Cassius took charge, to earn a unanimous but close decision. Keep an eye on Cassius. He’s going places in the heavyweight division!



Concert Of Carols


he CT Yuletide Carolers will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a concert of carols on Sunday, November 26, at 7 pm at the United Methodist Church, 811 East Main Street, Branford. Victorian carolers will fill the winter air with the bright sounds of the season, singing traditional and contemporary Christmas music a capella in four-part harmony to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

residentBest Catch Champions Gaspar Ortega packing a punch with Orlando Montalvo.

Joanna Thornton from Share Your Angling Oakdale caught this beautiful Striped Bass off the shores of Block Island.

Hector Rosario, George Smith Contributing In Boxing, John Laudati, President, Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Williams, Professional Boxer of the Year and Sherman Cain.

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On On November September 21,15 Lee Elci and Alexis Ann will be broadcasting live at 8:10am!

Kevan Bonilla, Amateur Boxer of the Year and Ephrem “Sax” Medina, Amateur Official of the Year.

Randy Gordon, Master of Ceremonies, Don Trella, Danny Schiavone, 2017 William Hutt Award, John Laudati, President, Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.


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