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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler and Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown sign the document for a new casino joint venture while Governor Dannel Malloy (center) and Tribal Leaders Gary Carter, Cheryl Todd, William Quidgeon Jr., Thayne D. Hutchins Jr., Chrystal Whipple, Joseph W. Smith and Jean Swift share the moment.

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ummer splash is in full swing around the region just ask Robbie Roche, new owner of Mystic Boat Adventures, 145 Pearl Street, Noank, at the Noank Shipyard behind Costello’s. If you’re looking to get out on our Atlantic waters, go check out these fabulous, easy-to-drive boats—lots of fun on page 10. Most likely you heard about the humongous good news occurring on July 20th—Governor Malloy signed the historic MoheganMashantucket Pequot Company Casino Bill into Law. For the first time in state, national and Native American history, two Tribal Nations join together to create a business that promises to provide the State with much needed revenues. Eva Bunell, The Resident Good All aboard the ultimate water adventure! Robbie Roche brings the fun back to boating with his new News reporter, takes you there on page 4. company, Mystic Boat Adventures and gives Alexis Meet Holly Cheeseman on page 7. Holly Ann, editor & publisher, The Resident, a magnificent is the executive director of the Children’s tour on page 10. Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, which opened its doors in 1992 on Main Street in Niantic. Radio personality Stu Bryer is a ‘Summer Splash’ all year-long! Let’s put our hands together and join in the celebration of Stu’s 47-years in radio on page 12. Some people wait years to figure out what they want to be when they ‘grow up’ but not Stu—he knew even before it was printed in his high school yearbook. Lots of Summer Splash going on at Foxwoods Resort Casino and in an exclusive interview with Felix Rappaport, President & CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino, the goal is “An Integrated Resort”. From world-class entertainment to a new Play Arena, Thrill Tower, HighFlyer Zipline, Go-Karts and more on page 6. Thanks for reading The Resident! Please remember Alexis Ann to patronize our advertisers for they’re making the good editor & publisher, news happen! The Resident

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Governor Dannell Malloy Signs Historic MoheganMashantucket Pequot Company Casino Bill Into Law story & photo by Eva Bunnell or the first time in state, national, and Native American history, two Tribal nations came together to create a business that promises to protect Connecticut jobs and provide the State with much needed new revenues. On July 20, at the State Capitol in a ceremonial bill signing, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law the bill that, pending approval of amendments to the state’s agreement or, “compact” from both the Connecticut General Assembly and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), will allow the two tribes to build and operate a new casino off tribal lands. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler followed Lt. Nancy Wyman, who opened the ceremony. In his remarks, Chairman Butler said, “There were a lot of unsung heroes, individuals in our Tribal communities and government, who worked hard behind the scenes and helped make today a reality. In addition, I am most thankful for our tremendous friends, Governor Malloy, and Lt. Governor Wyman, and our state legislative champions for their understanding of how important this relationship is. The Governor’s understanding of our compact with the state, was a game changer.” Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown, was next in the program. In his remarks he shared, “We’ve all been waiting a very long time for this day. We stayed the course. This day, and what it means, isn’t just about the state, it isn’t just about the Tribes, it’s about jobs, and the people who work in them. Our employees spent a lot of time up here at the Capitol, and I am grateful to them for putting a face to why the legislation was so important.” When reflecting on the process of how a host community for the new casino took place, Chairman Brown said, “This is Connecticut. No matter what town was ultimately chosen, we knew the outcome would be good. Today, we stand proudly with East Windsor, who embraced us with open arms.” Both Tribal Chairmen thanked the legislators involved in the passage of the bill to create the new casino, most especially, Senators Cathy Osten, Tim Larson, Paul


(l-r) Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown with councilors William Quidgeon Jr., James Gessner Jr., Cheryl A. Todd, Joseph William Smith and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler are all smiles as Governor Dannel Malloy (center) signs bill that will allow the two Tribes to build and operate a new casino.

An Historic Day — July 20, 2017 (l-r) Mohegan Councilor William Quidgeon, Jr., Mohegan Tribal Treasurer Thayne Hutchins, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Tribal Secretary Crystal Whipple, Governor Dannel Malloy, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Treasurer Jean Swift, Mohegan Councilors Joseph Smith and Cheryl Todd, Mohegan Tribal Chairman Kevin Brown, Mashantucket Pequot Elders Council Chairman Gary Carter, pose for a group portrait in the Governor’s office immediately following the signing of documents that seek to amend the State and Tribal compact that will allow the construction of a new casino in East Windsor. Formica, Heather Somers, Art Linares, and State Representatives Kevin Ryan, Mike France, Kevin Skulczych, Holly Cheeseman, Linda Orange, Joe de la Cruz, Kathleen McCarty, and

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepson, among others. Senator Osten commented, “I have, for the last two years, while the casino bill was moving through the legislative process,

until its culmination today, always believed this is a good jobs bill.” Senator Larson, echoed Senator Osten, and made it a point to also mention and give thanks to former State Representative Steve Dargan

who, as the former chair of the Public Safety Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, “understood the great importance of this bill for Connecticut’s economy, and helped shepherd it through the legislative process.” Labor and union officials hailed the bill’s passage. David Roche, President, CT State Building Trades (AFL-CIO) said, “We knew when the two Tribes came to us early in the process with this proposal, that it would happen. This will ensure that more Connecticut citizens have access to jobs with meaningful wages, and healthy working conditions.” When Governor Malloy stepped to the podium he said, “This act will keep Connecticut dolla rs in Con nect icut. Massachusetts did all they could to bring gaming into their State. Their actions would have completely appropriated our ability to keep those employed by the two Tribes in their jobs, and would have had a profoundly negative impact on the communities in which those employees live.” He continued, “I deeply admire the guts and grit of both Tribes, and their investment in jobs in Connecticut.” As with the current agreement with the state, twenty-five percent of slot revenues from the new casino will go directly to state coffers each month. Because the new casino is off tribal lands, the Tribes agreed to also pay the state twenty-five percent of all table games. Directly following the bill signing ceremony, the Governor invited both Tribal Chairmen, and the Tribal Councilors who were in attendance, to his office to sign the document that will allow the state and the Tribal nations to amend their state compact. The document will go first to the General Assembly for a vote, and then on to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) where it will have 45 days to render its decision. In a recent position paper, the BIA wrote that it did not believe a jointly run casino would violate the two Tribe’s compact with the state. After BIA approval, the first shovel will go into the ground in East Windsor to begin the construction of the new casino. This is expected to take place in September of this year.

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A Tiny Town Comes To New London story & photo by Jon Persson n July 28 and 29, New London’s Golden Street is the center of a Tiny Town featuring diminutive houses meant to conserve resources and preserve the freedom to re-locate on short notice. Organized by Spark Makerspace, the member-supported community workshop based at 86 Golden Street, this event offers a hands-on view of an alternate way of life finding popularity among a consumption-weary populace. Over the previous weeks Spark has partnered with Vermont-based Yestermorrow to offer a class in tiny house building, providing the impetus for a congregation of tiny houses. Fans of television programs dedicated to matters of house construction and home making are well-versed in the concept of simplifying life and lowering the demands on time and finances by scaling down to a two hundred square foot domicile. Larger


such houses may be double that size, but all share the traits of efficient use of materials and space to achieve a comfortable life with more time to enjoy living it. An added bonus is that tiny houses are often built on trailers, allowing the owners to move without having to pack their belongings or endure the endless search for desirable housing. Yet another alternative is a Mongolian Yurt, set up for this gathering in the middle of Golden Street. Built in the tradition of nomadic peoples whose needs required sturdy yet portable shelters, the yurt is built of a latticework, formed into a circle, enclosed in fabric. A low doorway features intricate wood carvings, as do the interior posts which support the conical roof. Tables and chairs fill a small parking lot which is bordered with stands offering salmon cakes, tacos, and Italian ices. This is the first iteration of a program called Spark Cultivator, which Bill Pere of the Connecticut Songwriters Association leads a musical makerspace during the Tiny Town event in New London on July 28 and 29.

utilizes their commercial kitchen to offer culinary and entrepreneurial instruction to future restaurant owners and operators. The Senior Core of Retired Executives host a table to provide guidance to business-minded adventurers. A steady flow of people move from stand to table, tiny house to yurt,

and through the Makerspace to view the kitchen and machinery within. Across the street Bill and Kay Pere of the Connecticut Songwriter’s Association provide a musical makerspace for those inclined. As the second day winds down, a truck and crew prepare to move

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CEO Felix Rappaport: From World-Class Entertainment To A New Play Arena, Thrill Tower, HighFlyer Zipline, Go-Karts And More...

story & photo by Alexis Ann


Foxwoods Goal: An Integrated Resort

elix Rappaport sees a lot of changes One more exciting new since he came on board as President & recreational offering will CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino in be a 60,000-square-foot February 2014. One thing that never changed go-karting experience being is his laser-sharp focus on the evolution of constructed in the basement Foxwoods’ fantastic offerings in gaming, dinof Fox Tower. “This will be ing, entertainment, and thrills! A little more European-designed, gas-powthan halfway through Foxwoods’ 25th yearered go-karts and it’s going to long celebration, Felix reflects on the progress be spectacular!” Felix said. in Indian gaming, as well as new developAs far as Foxwoods dinments and upcoming plans sure to lure people ing is concerned, new estabseeking a premiere vacation destination. lishments are opening all the “Since Foxwoods opened its doors, time, offering guests a range there are now 240 tribes with 460 casinos, of gustatory experiences and Indian gaming is a $31 billion industry. that simply can’t be found None of this would have happened without anywhere else in the world! the early leadership of the Mashantucket “Our new Caputo Trattoria Pequot Richard “Skip” Hayward, and all will be run by the same peothe individuals who were involved in buildple who run David Burke’s ing Foxwoods. Skip, Kenny Reels, Michael Prime and will feature will Thomas, Chairman Rodney Butler, and the feature Italian cuisine from entire Tribe should be very proud of themvarious regions. The Sugar selves. Now is the time to reflect on our sucFactory is doing very well. cesses and plan for the future,” Felix said. Guy Fieri’s is doing fantasAs far as reflecting on those successes, tic and he wants to do even “Our 25th anniversary is going very well,” Felix Rappaport, President & CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino: “We have 12.7 million visitors per more with us. Vue 24 is very Felix said. “It’s great to have a celebration for year and we want to take better care of people than anybody else.” popular; people love to sit at a whole year! On August 19 we’ll be having the bar and have a persona gala with lots of exciting performers. We al dining experience. We’re are inviting our best Foxwoods Rewards customers and their guests. We really want to making the menu there a bit less esoteric. We recently renovated Cedar’s Steakhouse and thank them for their years of loyalty. Our business partners, community leaders, Tribal are receiving very good feedback. Their steak sauce is fantastic; they make it themselves leaders and members will be there. We’ll be giving away 25 major prizes worth at least and it has 42 ingredients. One of my favorites is their meatloaf!” Felix said. (See recipe $10,000 each. Everyone who attends will be entered in the drawings. Monique Sebastian on page 17) and Paul LaRocca are the co-chairs of the gala and Richard E. Sebastian and Crystal While Felix is well aware of increased competition, he takes it all in stride and focuses Whipple were delegated by the Tribal Council to work with our team and are on making Foxwoods better and better. “Yes, there is competition in New York, doing a great job.” Massachusetts, and Rhode Island—but no one else has the land we do. We Among the world-class entertainers lined-up for upcoming shows have a phenomenal nine million square feet. It’s all about balancing what are comics Kevin James, Norm MacDonald, and Brian Regan; we offer and making us more compelling,” he said. rock legends Yes, Todd Rundgren, and Carl Palmer; and “There are now 1000 casinos in the United States. Gaming is pop stars Prince Royal, Anthony Hamilton, and Tamar increasingly a commodity. We’ve added 300 new slot machines Braxton. Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, and Jerry Seinfeld on the floor and gaming is better here than anywhere. We renorecently performed at Foxwoods. “We’re having a real celvated the Great Cedar Casino and added the PLAY Arena @ ebration of diversity in terms of entertainment,” Felix said. Foxwoods,” Felix said. “Kris Angell is coming back in the fall to do a special This is a state-of-the-art, social gaming platform that comshow for high rollers.” bines the latest trends in gaming, interactivity, and entertainAnother great act is Cirque Eloize, which performs at ment into a customizable, individual play station. Players can Foxwoods regularly. “They’re wonderful, a real up-andeven change the music to create a different mood or atmoscoming creative artistic group. The oldest person is 32 and phere! “PLAY Arena @ Foxwoods offers guests the most fun the youngest is 23. They are international—they come from and exciting gaming experience where friends can play and win France, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada. They together,” Felix explained. have done world premieres of their shows here, and we are “We are a big gaming establishment, but with all the new feavery proud of that, and next August they’ll premiere their new tures and restaurants we’re opening, we see our future more as an show. Nicholas, the group’s dance captain, met his fiancée here two integrated resort. We’re giving people more choices. We’re really in the years ago when they were doing a show here and she was a guest. He entertainment and experiential business,” Felix said. proposed to her right here after one of their recent shows. Remember that “For us the guest experience and guest service is critical and we’re going to TV program Love, American Style? This is ‘Love Mashantucket Style!’” put more focus on that going forward,” Felix stressed. “We have 12.7 million visitors per Felix is excited about the new thrills coming to Foxwoods, including a $2-million year. We want to take better care of people than anybody else. We recently created a Guest “thrill tower” ride scheduled to open on September 1. “The new Thrill Tower will be Experience Department led by Annette Dubois, a Vice President of Retail. She’s all about right by the pool and Juniors at Fox Tower,” he explained. “There will be two components: making sure that each individual guest experience is positive.” a sky launch and a sky drop. The pad is being put in place.” “We will continue with our 25th anniversary celebration for the rest of 2017 and then Another thrilling new “ride” will be the zipline, which is still in development. “The announce our new campaign in January 2018. One thing we’re planning is to do more HighFlyer Zipline will go from the top of Fox Tower to the Mashantucket Pequot with our retail concourse and make it more fun. There are lots of exciting things going on. Museum, a distance of 3700 feet, and will go 60 miles per hour,” Felix explained. You’re going to see Foxwoods stay busy and get even busier!”

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The Children’s Museum Of Southeastern Connecticut story & photos by Eva Bunnell


olly Cheeseman, an East Lyme resident takes being of service to her community to heart. She has invested many years of time and effort to help enhance the quality of life in Southeastern Connecticut. What makes a community healthy, vibrant, attractive? Some would say, the arts, culture, quality educational programs, and a rich menu of town services. And then, there’s the people who live there. Many know Holly Cheeseman as a State Representative for the towns of East Lyme and Salem. During the legislative session, Holly spends countless hours at the State Capitol devoted to improving the communities she serves and beyond. However, it’s in her role as Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut (CMSECT) that allows Holly and museum staff to use their caring expertise to bring many benefits to our region, particularly families. Holly accepted the role of executive director offered to her by the board of trustees after it had conducted a nationwide search in early 2015. She oversees a staff of four full-time and ten part-time staff who bring a range of expertise, including marine and environmental science and meteorology. Many on the staff are state certified teachers. Cheeseman and museum staff train and coordinate up to sixty volunteers per year, the majority of which are high students who are completing community service projects.

space most of all, with its zip line, and the fire department area.” This area was generously donated by the Shipman Company. Beyond the benefit to families with children, including grandparents looking to spend safe quality time with their grandchildren, the museum is also a boost for the local economy. According to a recent Yale study, thirty to forty percent of the traffic on Main Street in Niantic can be attributed to visitors to the children’s museum. In fact, the children’s museum drew more than 32,000 visitors last year alone. On September 15, CMSECT will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a fundraising gala. The evening begins in the museum with signature cocktails and hor State Rep. Holly Cheeseman, Executive Director d’oeuvres, and then moves across of the CMSECT, stands in the Discovery the street to a tent on St. John’s Center where hands-on exploration in STEM green where a seated dinner, and Jackson Durant, with his older sister, Erin of Lyme, related experiences are offered to the silent and live auction will comhave great time together every time they visit the Museum’s young visitors. mence. Holly Cheeseman is esChildren’s museum. pecially grateful to St. John’s, Father Tony Dinoti and his parCMSECT first opened its doors Thanks to support from employ- not only prepare food, but where ish for allowing the museum to in 1992. Since that time, the chil- ees at Electric Boat, the museum it comes from and the local farm- use the green. It’s not too late to dren’s museum located on Main can offer discounted admission to er’s role in how it got to their table. reserve a table or be a gala sponStreet in Niantic has been pro- military families and those unaIn recent times, the state has sor! Proceeds from the gala go to viding a host of educational and ble to afford the seven-dollar fee. been experiencing a tremendous support the museum’s programs. Neil Postman once said, recreational opportunities, both Children under twelve enter at no loss of young families. However, within the building and, through cost. Holly believes the museum can “Children are the living messagits educational outreach programs Classes offered at the muse- provide “an anchor” for those fam- es we send to a time we do not with partner school systems, as far um range from educating “Little ilies that see the museum as an as- see.” In Niantic, thanks to the away as White Plains, New York. Scientists,” to “Little Chefs”. set due to the educational and rec- dedicated staff, volunteers and With individual memberships All classes are aligned with state reational opportunities it provides. donors of the Children’s Museum numbering above eight-hundred, teaching standards and provide Lyme resident, Caitlin in Southeastern Connecticut, the the museum “provides a place STEM (Science, Technology, Courtney, brings her two children, message we send is more likely to where children can “explore, Engineering, Mathematics) relat- Erin, and Jackson, ages ten and be a good one. learn, play, and use their imagina- ed explorations. The Little Chefs five, to the museum “at least twice tions,” according to Cheeseman. class allows children to learn to a month.” “They love the outdoor

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Eva Bunnell asks area residents: “What are the ingredients of your favorite summer meal?”


Todd Postler Norwich My wife’s the cook. Anything cooked outside, with friends, family, and a good glass of wine. That’s summer.

Bob Cote Stafford Springs Cheeseburger and hotdog equals a perfect summer meal. Done, and over.

Mikey Kay Chicago, IL It has nothing to do with food. Everything is about the company you keep, the weather outside, and being with all the people, you love.

Tony Cappa Commack, NY Barbecued ribs, chicken wings, potato salad, Coleslaw and beer. S’mores, and ice cream for dessert.

Darryl Mast Spartanburg, SC Baked beans, coleslaw, mac and cheese, ribs and a Budweiser.

Paul Brax I can’t decide on one thing. My special salads, wood fired pizza, homemade hard and soft icecream, and Moscow Mules are what my kids would add. Ken Smith Oconomowoc, WI I would add “beer” to what my Dad said.

Ken Smith Oconomowoc, WI Barbecue and friends.

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“As I make the transition from combat to civilian life, I feel compelled to help others,” said James. “I’m on a mission to enrich the lives of other’s by physically strengthening and repairing a house into a home, so my neighbors can continue to work on their calm cheerful successful lives.” Financial support for James’s gift of new tools came from Salute American Vodka and Brescome/ Barton Distributors of North Haven. They have made a commitment to share profits as socially responsible corporations and give back to veteran-entrepreneurs. A spirit with soul, Salute American Vodka is a leader of corporate social responsibility in the spirit industry. The first dollar of every bottle sold goes directly to organizations, like Work Vessels for Vets, which assist veterans and other American heroes







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Friday, August 18; 9am. to 3pm.; Cranston Senior Center, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston, Rhode Island.

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residentOn the Street Lisa Bettencourt asks area residents: “What are the ingredients of your favorite summer meal?”

Pam Kerney Canterbury I like BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Jen Gregoire Colchester I like spinach, strawberries, pasture raised chicken and garlic scapes.

Tali Soto Voluntown I like anything cooked with garlic, cilantro and culantro — an herb from the Carribean that I was able to actually grow it in Voluntown a couple of years ago.

Maria Blalock Groton My favorite summer meal is a tortellini dish with fresh spinach, basil & spicy italian sausage served with a fresh baquette bread.

Joe Robalewski Exeter I like all fresh ingredients like tomatoes, basil and garlic.

Janet Cool Voluntown I like all of the fresh vegetables from local farmers markets.

Jack Wesa Voluntown My favorite is a squash casserole-summer squash, zucchini, ricotta cheese and cream of chicken soup. Mary Ann Kirby Voluntown I like all fresh vegetables, especially zucchini, summer squash and garlic.

Army veteran and VETS Outreach Director Doug Capazzi works with Mustang Dante.

Ultimate Boating Adventure story & photo by Alexis Ann


hen my good friend John Holder contacted me requesting that I join him on an adventure because his childhood buddy, Robbie Roche, a carpenter by trade, started a new business on the Mystic River offering three hour boat tours, I didn’t know how much fun was ahead. Knowing John I just figured it was going to be as always, a worthwhile experience and of course his request as usual — ”Bring your camera and go on their website to check out the boats.” “Yes sir!” I said. A Vietnam War veteran hero, Warrant Officer John earned that perpetual leadership position. After I viewed Mystic, I decided to invite Lisa Bettencourt, one of the Resident’s freelance photographers to photo us from the park on Cottrell Street where the Monday evening Summer Sounds would be going on. At five o’clock I met up with John, Robbie and Arthur “Shorty” on the Noank Shipyard Dock behind Costello’s. I introduced myself to Robbie, and congratulated him on his new business, Mystic Boat Adventures.

John Holder and Lisa Bettencourt, The Resident photographer, take the ultimate water adventure tour down the Mystic River. Robbie is no stranger to small business entrepreneurship as he’s owned East Coast Construction. Inc. for 37 years! He and his partner, Shorty, decided to bring the fun back to boating while vacationing in Florida last winter. “We sold a piece of land and sunk the money into the ultimate water adventure!” said new owner Robbie. “These boats are like mini-catamarans. You can operate your own two-person skiff while your guide leads you on an unforgettable journey.” It was an unforgettable jaunt down the Mystic River--we listened to the Summer Sounds from the River and powered to the Mystic Seaport. It was fun getting up front and personal


with the Morgan and Viking Ship Draken. We left the River for Fisher’s Island Sound and Robbie wanted me to get an idea of the speed this rig was packing-”Put the hammer down!” Robbie ordered. Then, he instructed me to steer for Latimer Lighthouse. “This thing turns on a dime!!” he exclaimed. Then, he talked about her safety-- “It’s impossible to flip her!” I’m thinking, that’s okay with me! I watched John having fun doing donuts--a kid on the ultimate water adventure! To schedule your exhilarating three-hour tour aboard Mystic Boat Adventures, call 877.551.5905. You won’t be sorry and like me, you’ll be aboard again!

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t is a sunny Saturday afternoon as a group of veterans and volunteers gather at an idyllic farm in Lebanon. Lush green acres are bordered by dense woods and the bleating of goats fills the air as they nuzzle each other and fight for high ground on an outcropping of rock. At the center of the activity are the farm’s two horses, Dante, a beautiful Buckskin Mustang and Master, a majestic mahogany Standardbred Pacer, who retired to the farm after a successful racing career. Every Saturday during their 6 week program the volunteers of Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services (VETS) meet to provide veterans with a unique form of therapy. The healing effects of working with the horses can help veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as many other issues.

Army veteran Doug Capazzi, a former participant in the program, has now become the outreach director for VETS. He has worked closely with Dante and describes their relationship as “Best buds”. Doug explains how his experiences with equine therapy have helped him manage frustration and stress, “It keeps you in check. When you’re working with the horses you have to constantly be aware of your posture, your tone and basically how you are projecting your energy. It doesn’t only work in the ring; it translates into real life situations.” Thor Torgersen, marketing director and instructor for VETS, describes the important part that the atmosphere of the farm plays in the therapeutic value of VETS “It’s calming, it’s secluded and there’s not a lot of pressure, not a lot of anxiety and that is important for our vets.” All of the volunteers

and veterans that are a part of VETS are quick to attribute the success and very existence of the program to one person, Eve Ellis. Eve generously donates her time, property and her beloved horses to the VETS organization, as their facilities director. A retired cardiac nurse, Eve fulfilled her life-long dream of owning a horse farm and she is now sharing that dream to help bring healing to our veterans. If you are a veteran, or you know of a veteran who may be interested in equine therapy, you can contact VETS through their website You can help support this program at their August 14 fundraiser, Steak Night at the Birdseye Café in New London. Funds raised will go toward providing veterans with nocost equine and agricultural therapy. Details can be found on their website.

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Chelsea Groton Bank Presents Scholarships to College Students

(l-r) Chloe Sherman–Watson, Samantha Martinez, Jeremiah Pedraza, Jordan Mailly, Zoe PierceOlhson, Natalie Schafer, Sarah Billis, Mya Verraheault, Teagan Driscoll, Nikolas Strickland, Amanda Lumpkins are graduating seniors who received scholarships from Chelsea Groton Bank. helsea Groton Bank re- scholarship recipients are a dis- Jeremiah Pedraza of Ella T. cently presented scholar- tinguished group of students with Grasso Southeastern Technical ships to a select group of bright futures ahead of them. We High School; Katie Pescatello graduating seniors who represent wish them the best as they pursue of Norwich Technical High 16 area high schools. Each of the their college education.” School; Zoe Pierce-Olhson of individuals who applied for the The 16 recipients of $500 Ledyard High School; Daniel scholarships excelled in academ- scholarships were: Sarah Billis of Rubio-Ejchel of East Lyme ia, leadership and extracurricular The Williams School; Donovan High School; Natalie Schafer of activities during their high school Davino of Wheeler High School; Fitch Senior High School; Chloe years, and plans to pursue college Teagan Driscoll of Stonington Sherman-Watson of Science degrees. High School; Hailey Gordon of & Technology Magnet High “As a community bank, we are Marine Science Magnet High School; Nikolas Strickland of committed to investing in the next School; Amanda Lumpkins of Montville High School; Mya generation of young adults, and Norwich Free Academy; Jordan Verraheault of Griswold High supporting them as they work to Mailly of Glastonbury High School; and Shana Wilson of achieve their goals,” said Michael School; Samantha Martinez Westerly High School. Rauh, President & CEO, Chelsea of New London High School; Groton Bank. “The



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or Christopher Cardoni, PharmD, great customer service is the best medicine! Chris is in his fourth year as Pharmacy Manager at ShopRite in New London. A Hartford native, he graduated from UCONN and has been a resident of New London for the last two decades. “I love living and working in New London,” Chris said. “The people and diversity here are great and it’s so nice to live near the water.” Chris says the ShopRite Pharmacy Christopher Cardoni provides all the same products and ser- Pharmacy Manager vices as any other pharmacy—including ShopRite New London a new delivery service—but being located within a grocery store is an added plus, as it provides a convenient one-stop shopping experience for customers. “It’s great to be a resource for people who are shopping here at ShopRite. For example, someone may have questions about an overthe-counter remedy and we are right there to provide the information they need,” he said. With the cost of medications so high these days, a lot of customers have concerns about affordability, and one of the things Chris enjoys most about his job is helping people find alternatives that save them money. “People are so appreciative when we can do that for them,” he said. Chris and his team excel in customer service. “We really get to know each patient. We spend as much time as possible with everyone so we can fulfill their individual needs.” One special program ShopRite offers is dietician services, and Chris works closely with the dietician to help customers understand how their medications will affect them. “We also do community outreach programs concerning diet and medications,” Chris said. ShopRite of New London

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Sunny Day Astronomy

(l-r) (front) Michelle Densmore, Alfred Jonasch, Carl Myers, Karen Montgomery. (back) Bill Paxton, Dave Threy and Paul “Big Show” Wight at 2017 Special Olympics Connecticut Summer. he Arc New London engagement programs for people Way donations to provide its wide County received $750 from with intellectual and developmen- variety of services. The Town of the Town of Old Lyme tal disabilities, and is the only pro- Old Lyme has been a key supporter to support its Community Life gram of its kind in the region. It of the agency for many years, and & Advocacy program for 2017. receives no state or federal funding several residents and their famiCL&A provides recreation, so- and relies on municipal and foun- lies currently take advantage of its cialization, self-advocacy and civic dation donations as well as United programs.



top by the Mystic & Noank Library for an introduction to astronomy for kids on Saturday, August 19 at 10:30am. Come to our Sunny Day Astronomy program and forever change how you see where we live. The program will start with a short orientation followed by outdoor observation; bring sunscreen! Best for those ages 8 to 108; anyone older or younger who is interested is welcome to join too. A rain date has been set for Monday, August 21 at 10:30am in case of poor weather. The Mystic & Noank Library is located at 40 Library Street in Mystic and has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens, and adults. Visit our web page at, or find us at Mystic & Noank Library on Facebook.


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Celebrating 47 years of Stu Bryer on “Personality Radio!”

story & photo by Eva Bunnell

“You gave them all those oldtime stars, Through wars of worlds - invaded by Mars, You made ‘em laugh - you made ‘em cry, You made us feel like we could fly — Radio.” (“Radio GaGa,” Queen) e puts the “good,” in good talk-radio. He has listeners with call-in nicknames like, the “Wonder Man,” “Sir Richard,” “Sharkey,” and “Mr. Grumpy Pants.” He’s Stu Bryer, the host of his own talk show on WICH “Personality Radio,” 1310 on the AM dial. He’s warm, gracious, and he exudes kindness. He’s also whip smart, which allows him to think fast on his feet during call-in time, and he is very, very, funny. One need only look at his remarks on the WICH website to see how funny he is. In his profile, he is asked, “What cartoon, fictional, or real-life character would he be most likely to hang out with and why?” Stu answers, “Popeye — I have trouble with can openers” and, that his birthplace is “Boston, Massachusetts, near a radio tower.” Clearly, Stu loves what he does. If he’s been on the air since 1964, his face doesn’t show it. “I’ve wanted to do radio for as far back as I can remember. As a kid, I’d listen to “Woo Woo Ginsberg” who’d spin records at a station in Boston. I was crazy about music. I would listen to radio while I did my homework, and in my senior high school yearbook, said I wanted to


“It’s always great when my listeners and I can help one another,” says Stu. be in radio.” Attending the New England School of Broadcasting, after graduation, only solidified that desire. When you walk through the doors of the “Big 4” station in Norwich, music greets your ears. There are three other stations that, along with WICH 1310, share broadcasting space and antennae. WICH has been on the air for more than seventy years, and recently celebrated that milestone with a party in the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. Stu came to WICH on July 18, 1970, after a five-year gig at WERI in Westerly, RI. Since that time, to the present, his devoted listeners tune in every day, Monday through Friday from 10am. until 2pm. Callers can be completely anonymous if they so choose, and speak with Stu about any topic they desire. Stu prescribes few rules to those who call in, only that they keep the conversation respectful, and not swear. And if someone slips? “Well, that’s why we’re on a six-second broadcast delay for the last fifteen years,” Stu shares. Some of the most popular topics that draw the most calls are, as you might guess; “President Trump, health issues, entertainers, and food,” says Stu. His favorite thing to do? “Make people laugh!” He also likes to bring his listeners together. About a month and a half ago, Stu and his listeners met up at the Taftville Dairy Queen, after a caller shared on-air that she’d never had a DQ Blizzard. That lit up the phones and Stu led the decision for them to all meet for the momentous occasion as the listener tried her Blizzard for the first time. Callers met each other for the first time in-person, recognizing one another by their voices. “It was a happening.” Stu said. He, and his listeners, loved it.

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He Should Have Been Champion


by Roger Zotti harley Burley was one the most ducked fighters of the twentieth century. A welterweight/middleweight, he lived most of his life in Pittsburgh, began his professional boxing career in 1936, and retired in 1950. He passed away in 1992. How good was Charley? Check his record: 83 wins, l2 loses, 2 draws, and 50 knockouts. He was never stopped; in fact, he was rarely knocked down. Too, consider what former world light heavyweight champion Archie Moore, who Harry Otty quotes in his meticulously researched biography, Charley Burley and the Black Murderers’ Row (Tora), said: Burley “kept his punches coming at you like a riveting gun beats a

tattoo on a rivet. He was a human machine gun...and nearly as dangerous.” (Archie lost a decision to Charley in 1944; later they became close friends.) A key chapter in Otty’s book is titled “Robinson Ducks,” and it’s where the author criticizes Sugar Ray Robinson, and other fighters of the time, for ducking the highly skilled Charley. In addition to Robinson, the list included Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, Tony Zale, and Marcel Cerdan, all of whom would later become middleweight champions. Sugar Ray and Charley were scheduled to fight in the mid1940s, but the former, one of the greatest fighters ever, wanted a staggering $50,000, along with a

percentage of the gate—and because his demand was impossible, they didn’t fight. Harry, who intersperses his narrative with quotes from Charley, his friends, family, journalists, and trainers, quotes Charley as saying that George Gainford, Robinson’s manager, “[admitted his fighter ducked] me. But I can’t say I blame them. There wasn’t no money in us fighting each other. All we could have done was knock each other off.... ou think he was the greatest? What do you think he’d been if he’d gotten his chances when he deserved them?” Charley wasn’t always understanding about being ducked by Sugar Ray as his lifelong friend Bobby Lippi once remarked,

Another great part about doing his radio show is, for Stu, “Those times when we can help people. It’s always great when my listeners and I can help one another.” He continues, “We’re all in the same boat.” “My listeners are nice people who come to the aid of those in trouble.” Stu’s listeners seem to greatly appreciate the time they spend talking with him. His show is never at a loss for callers. Often, they’ll call in often just to let him know how much they appreciate his presence on the air. One listener, a woman, remarked to Stu, “I listen to you every day you’re on. And someday, I hope I’m listening to you from Heaven.” Even after all these years doing radio, Stu is still “very critical” of himself after a show. That said, he continues, “I’m charged up when I believe a show has gone well.” Recently on the show, Stu had one of his “best guests, ever,” former English popstar, Julie Grant. Julie had several hit songs back in the sixties in England. “My listeners and I had a great time hearing her stories about the singers she got to hang out with during her early singing career. She got to hang with the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones opened for her! What was most fascinating,” he shares, “was hearing her talk about how nice most of the pop stars were.” At home, Stu listens to his own record collection, primarily made up of music from the fifties and sixties. “All vinyl, mostly albums,” he shares. The sound comes through a set of “GIANT” speakers he purchased back in 1970. “If I jack up the sound, I’d blow the walls out,” he says with a grin. To continue playing music and talking to people on the air is something Stu hopes for. “There are very few radio stations like ours today.” It’s mostly satellite stations that aren’t situated in, nor do they create a sense of, community. We’re not as connected to one another anymore.” he says with a hint of sadness. In the next moment, a smile lights up his face, and he says, “People are great! This station is great! How many stations let you do what I do? He answers his own question, “Not many today,” and continues with, “I love what I do.” While radio doesn’t do “selfies,” it also doesn’t have a menu of emoticons that can be a proxy for your feelings. When the right person is at the microphone, it makes a connection, and invokes every emotion of the human heart. Radio, is selfless, it’s all about the listener. It is fitting then to celebrate those in radio who are the best. Therefore, it is also fitting to end this story with a dedication. Stu, this one’s for you: “Let’s hope you never leave old friend, Like all good things on you we depend. So stick around ‘cos we might miss you, When we grow tired of all this visual. You had your time - you had the power, You’ve yet to have your finest hour — Radio – radio”

“[Charley] wanted to [punch] Sugar Ray... Cause he was mad at [him] because Sugar worked too many rotten deals....not that he just [cheated] Charley Burley, but other people. Charley was the most deserving of all. He should’ve been the champ.” Alternatively, when Charley met Sugar Ray in California, in the mid-nineteen eighties, he told Bobby he felt badly for Sugar Ray because, Harry writes, “he was showing early signs of dementia and his nervous system was eroded to such an extent that he was constantly shaking. If there was any evidence of ill-feeling between Charley and Sugar Ray, it didn’t show publicly.” Boxing scholar Springs Toledo, in his latest book, Murderers’ Row: In Search of

Boxing’s Greatest Outcasts, calls Harry’s work a “landmark biography” that “has changed the boxing conversation forever.” An exceptional book about an outstanding boxer that includes valuable information about other members of the feared Murderers’ Row—Holman Williams, Jack Chase, Aaron Wade, Bert Lytell, Lloyd Marshall, Eddie Booker, and Cocoa Kid— “Charley Burley and the Black Murderers’ Row” is available at


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Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

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ystic Outdoor Art Festival (MOAF) is celebrating 60 years on August 12 and 13, 10am-6pm. Planned and exectuted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the MOAF is the oldest of its kind in the Northeast region, and draws more than 85,000 people from around New England and beyond during this two day event. As a juried art show, the Art Festival serves an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors and residents from surrounding communities including Groton, New London, Waterford, and Southern Rhode Island. The festival showcases over 230 artists, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more. MOAF is free of charge, and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children’s Art Park. The museum parking lot will be accessible. Admission is free.


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Maturity Requires Competence

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ere are the skills and attitudes that are components of maturity. If I am mature: • I exercise considered judgment before acting on something important. I control my emotions and impulses (anger, revenge, lust, vindictiveness, hopefulness, etc.) in order to make the wisest choice. I use my experience and knowledge to guide me in making prudent decisions. • I act with integrity, and I’m honest, reliable and trustworthy. I keep my promises. I do the things I say I hold in high regard, and I avoid the things I say I don’t respect. My behavior matches my values. • I have made peace with my past, and am far less controlled by it.

• I am able to learn from mistakes, so I’m way less likely to repeat the same errors or misjudgments again. • I have the ability to contain my reactions and be in charge of my behaviors. That includes both what I say and what I do. • I am able to keep a solid sense of my self even when I am strongly criticized or praised. I am less swayed by popular opinion or the judgements of others. • I believe and trust in myself. • I accept responsibility for the predicaments I get into, and I accept responsibility for getting myself out of bad situations. I understand that I am not entitled to special treatment or to be pardoned for my unwise actions. • I have stick-to-it-ness. I keep my commitments and I do not give up on important tasks, goals or relationships until all options have been exhausted. • I am responsible for making sure that when I use the statement “I love you,” that my behaviors match those words. If I say “I love you,” I am declaring that your feelings and desires are important to me, and that you have the right to assume that I will behave in loving ways toward you. But if I act as if your purpose in our relationship is to satisfy my needs, then I will feel hurt and resentful


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n July 26, during a performance of Cirque Éloize iD at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Cirque member Fort Nguyen surprised his girlfriend Amanda Luria, bringing her on-stage during the show and dropping to one knee to propose. The couple met two years ago at Foxwoods while Nguyen was on-property with Cirque. For their one year anniversary they returned to Foxwoods and on year two, Nguyen knew he had to do something special. During the last number of the show (the trampo-wall), the crew took a bow when all of a sudden “Marry You” by Bruno Mars began playing and Fort dashed into the crowd, bringing his now fiancé on stage and proposing to her in front of the everyone! Confetti fell from the ceiling as she said yes and the two embraced while everyone cheered.

anytime you don’t fulfill that role. This is why romantic love only works well for grown-ups. • I am actively pursuing my goals, and I have the ability to delay instant gratification so I can concentrate on keeping my eyes on the ball. I can better distinguish between what’s important and what isn’t. • I give at least as much as I take, especially in my important relationships. • I soothe/nurture myself in healthy life-affirming ways, and I avoid unhealthy habits or dependencies. • I am willing to continuously grow and learn. I am consistently recreating myself and/or evolving. I am not arrogant, because I understand that my life is and always has been a work in progress. • I am grateful for what I have, what I have experienced, what I have accomplished and for being alive. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder. He is the author of the bestselling book Love, Sex, and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship. Contact him at 303-758-8777 or visit


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ow you feel is based on what you think about. Your thoughts control your reality. Think scary thoughts and you feel scared. Think sad thoughts and you feel sad. Think happy thoughts and you feel happy. This is why two people, in the same environment, can each have vastly different thoughts and emotions. Even in response to the same event, one person may be elated while another is devastated. In order for you to be happy, you have to start with your thoughts. The concept is very simple; positive thoughts make you feel good while negative ones leave you feeling badly. You pick your thoughts. Although you are surrounded by circumstances that affect your thoughts, you are the final arbiter of what goes into your mind. Positive thinking is easy when everything is going well. You are smiling and feeling great. You have what you want with little or no worries. In essence, it’s easy to feel good when the sun is shining. No special effort is required. The situation is entirely different when you are facing obstacles or your circumstances are less than ideal. Now negative thoughts creep in automatically and it’s easy to feel bad. When your thoughts turn negative, all aspects of your life become tainted. Even those things that normally make you happy are diminished. When you are dealing with situations that are unfair or don’t make sense, it’s very easy to slip into feelings of despair which displace all positive thoughts. Even the most positive people encounter circumstances that don’t make sense. When dealing with tragic or unfortunate circumstances, there is a normal emotional grieving process that one has to go through. But at some point, it’s time to begin moving forward. This is when

redirecting your thoughts back to the positive is essential for healing. Thinking positive thoughts daily is crucial when you are facing problems. It’s easy to lose track of how negative your thoughts become. When this happens, you accept your negative thoughts as “normal.” When you are feeling stressed and challenged is when you need to put extra effort into thinking positive thoughts. Your mind is a magnet which is programmed by your thoughts. Whatever your mind expects, it finds. Negative thinking attracts negative results. Positive thoughts direct your mind to find desirable solutions. There are numerous benefits associated with consistent positive thinking. In addition to attracting what you want, positive thinkers experience more joy, happiness, and better health. Positive thinking is also a great technique for combating stress. Positive thoughts must be based on what you want to achieve, not what you want to avoid. So rather than thinking you don’t want to be sad, you would think about how happy you want to be. Instead of thinking you don’t want to be poor, your thoughts would be of achieving success. Here are some examples of positive thoughts: “I can do this”, “I’ll find a solution”, “I’ll find a better approach”, “I’ll figure out a way”, “I’ll be successful”, “I will achieve my objectives”, and “Things will work out for the best.” One pitfall is filtering out positive aspects of a situation in favor of fixating on the negative ones. So, for example, in a situation with 10 positive elements and one negative, you discount the 10 positive and obsess about the one negative. This approach blows any negatives out of proportion. Thinking positive thoughts daily must become as regular a part of your daily routine as eating. Just as you wouldn’t accept going through the day starving, a day without positive thoughts shouldn’t be tolerated either. Positive thoughts are as essential to your mental well being as food is to your physical survival. NOW AVAILABLE: “Dare to Live Without Limits,” the book. Visit or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@ or write him c/o this paper.  2012 Bryan Golden


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Cedars Prime Rib Meatloaf

Water Taxi Delivers On Thames River

Foxwoods Resort Casino Eddie Allen Executive Chef INGREDIENTS

• 2 cup yellow onion • 1 cup celery • 1 Tbl garlic, chopped • 2 Tbl unsalted butter • 1 lbs prime rib, medium grind • 1 lbs pork, medium grind • 1 lbs veal, medium grind • 2 cup white bread, small dices • 1 cup onion soup broth • 1 Tbl fresh thyme, chopped • 2 Tbl fresh parsley, chopped • 3 whole eggs • 4 Tbl ketchup • 4 Tbl Dijon mustard • 4 Tbl Worcestershire sauce • 4 Tbl soy sauce • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated • 1 Tbl ground black pepper • 1 Tbl salt • 1/2 cup Cedars 42 Steak Sauce for the glaze

Yield - 1 each Loaf/6 each Portions


• In food processor chop fine onions, celery and garlic- sauté in butter, do not brown, then cool and set aside. • In bowl, Chicken stock-diced white bread, thyme and parsleymix by hand to form panache • Combine, beef, pork and veal in mixing bowl- add cooled onion celery, garlic mix- bread panache and all other remaining ingredients, except steak sauce. Combine well • Form meatloaf in pan. Cook in pre-heated 350 degree oven for approx. 1 hour 15 minutes, to internal temperature of 155 degrees. • Remove from oven. Let stand for 10 min- invert pan to remove loaf- turn the loaf back over and top with thin layer of Cedars 42 Steak Sauce. Return to oven for 10 min to glaze.

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onroe College is pleased to announce that Sean Kelly, of Colchester, has been named to the Winter 2017 Dean’s List. Kelly is a graduate of Bacon Academy. Sean is en rolled in the AAS Business Administration degree program at Monroe College. At Monroe, the Dean’s List is comprised of full-time students who have excelled in their coursework, earning a grade point average between 3.60 and 3.79 over the course of the semester.

by Jon Persson he second season of the Thames River Heritage Park’s Water Taxi is “going great,” says Amy Perry, Interim Director. Despite rain on the first three weekends of this season, ridership is “far ahead of last year.” In addition, local events such as SailFest have seen increased patronage, with 350 passengers during the festival and sold out on-water viewings of the SailFest fireworks. Now operating two surplus The Water Taxi operates Friday through Sunday, with the season Navy launches, up from just one open until mid-September. in 2016, the Water Taxi offers a choice of regularly scheduled Thames Landing at Fort and Taxi as transportation to get across rides between the major points of Thames Street in Groton, and the river or go to events,” avoidthe Heritage Park on one boat, Fort Trumbull and City Pier ing the bridge by so doing. She or river cruises, sunset tours, or in New London. Tickets for this says the organization is looking to customized charters on the other. three-stop ride are $10 for adults, build “strong collaborations with The boats, just shy of forty feet in $5 for children and active military partners to create events and prolength, are certified to carry for- (weekend and seasonal passes are gramming” which the Water Taxi ty-two passengers, though the ideal available). Riders may disembark may play an enhancing role in. At number is around thirty-five, says and explore at each of the land- this time passengers are provided Amy. ing points, catching a later Water with a pre-recorded history of the A current initiative of the Taxi ride up until 9pm. The Water historic landing points they will Water Taxi is to acquire coordi- Taxi operates Friday through visit: planning is underway to add nated signage and banners for Sunday, with the season closing in docents to the boat crews for next season. Further information may the three main stops of the hourly mid-September. Amy says the non-profit is “en- be found at www.thamesriverherTaxi. These will be placed strategically to guide people to the couraging people to use the Water



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I hope you can help me. I read your column in the Decatur Tribune. I am 98 years old and have in my basement my grandmother’s Singer sewing machine. It is a treadle machine driven by foot power. I would like to sell it and hope you can help me. — Natica, Arcola, Illinois


Singer treadle machines were built to last. Because of that, hundreds of thousands have survived and many are still in use in American homes. When my mother died several years ago, she had three Singers scattered around her house, two that she used fairly frequently. Most of the early Singers I have spotted in antique and secondhand shops have been priced in the $150 to $250 range. My advice is to see if there are any sewing groups in your area, because that is where you might find a buyer for the one you have.

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take some extra time — plenty at adopting a dog from your loof it — to consider what kind of cal shelter, whether purebred or a companion animal you would like mutt. to make part of your family. Dogs take quite a bit more A search online for small- and attention and training than cats, medium-sized breeds will give of course. While they can make you a good overview of the differ- great companion pets, they will ent traits of each breed. Basenjis, need daily walking and behavfor example, don’t bark — which ior training. Because they’ll likeis great if you don’t want to annoy ly spend more time indoors than your neighbors — but also are en- outdoors, you’ll need to monitor ergetic and playful. Pomeranians their diet and make sure they get and Chihuahuas can be big bark- enough exercise. ers and even somewhat aggressive. Send your tips, comments Bulldogs are impressive, but and questions to ask@pawscorncan suffer from specific health problems. Then of course, you can (and I hope you will) look



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: Finally, Droughtlander is almost over. The ridiculously popular fantasy/ time-travel/historical-fiction drama will return to Starz for 13 all new episodes starting Sunday, Sept. 10. This third season will follow the events of the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series, “Voyager.” As we

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residentHoroscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-toheart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupid’s challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity also is about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure

about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new contact opens some doors. That’s the good news. But there’s a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved one’s success? And do invite that special person you want to know

better. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) ) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm.


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Mercy and Compassion exhibit. 9am -4:30pm. Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison. 203.245.0401

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Groton Town Market. 10am-6pm. Groton Shopping Plaza, (Post Office), Route 1, Groton.

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2 If By Sea. Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, 140 Bank Street, New London. 860.442.6355

Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic 860.536.7721

Sounds at Sunset Concert Series. 6-8pm. McCook’s Beach, Niantic. CT Authors Trail. 6:30pm. 49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford. 860.444.5805 Chess Club. Free. 4-5:30pm. 63 Huntington St., New London. 860.447.1411

August 10 Literary Feast Bookclub. Free. 1pm. Janet Carlson Calvert Library, 5 Tyler Drive, Franklin. 860.642.6207 Bargains by the Bay. Noon-4pm. Downtown Niantic, Main Street, Niantic. Movie: “Norman.”. Free. Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752 2017 Norwich Rec Runs 54th Year. 6:30pm. Mohegan Park Center, 75 Mohegan Road, Norwich. 860.823.3791 Free Concert Series: Dizzy River Band. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex. 860.767.8269

August 11 Funday Fridays: “Messy Hands Day.” 1-2pm. Grades 3-5. 409 Main St, Niantic. 860.691.1111 Sunshine Festival. 5:30pm 9pm. United Methodist Church, 811 E. Main Street, Branford. 203.488.0549 Movie Night: “Frozen.” Free. 7:30pm. Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme. 860.434.6426 58th Annual Lebanon Country Fair. 6-10pm. Lebanon Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road.

August 12 8th International Food Festival & Yard Sale. 230 Hunters Rd, Norwich. 860.383.2499

Bright Theatre Festival 2017. East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Rd., East Lyme. 860.912.7624

Summer Sounds Concert Series: Noank-Mystic Community Band. 7pm. Mystic River Park, 28 Cottrell St.

Ace Ribs & Racing Day. 10am-2pm. 146 West Town Street, Norwich. 860.889.3853

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August 13 Chasing Butterflies: American Artists. 2-3pm 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme. 860.434.5542 Sunshine Festival. 10-11am. United Methodist Church, 811 E. Main Street, Branford. 203.488.0549 87th Feast of The Assumption. 9:40am. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London. 860.701.0402 Underneath Them Steady Air: Bird Painting. 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme. 860.434.5232

August 14 “Turning 65” Medicare Seminar. 6:30pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. 860.441.6750 Long Tidal River: Four Artists, Four States. CT River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex. 860.767.8269 Mother Goose & More. 10:30 – 11am. 261 Main St, Norwich. 860.889.2365

August 15 Card and Game Night. 7pm. Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Ave., Old Lyme. 860.434.6426 Big Screen Movies. 8:30pm. Misquamicut Beach, 321 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI. 401.596.7761

Sounds at Sunset Concert Series. 6-8pm. McCook’s Beach, Niantic. Supporting Defense Industries and Those Who Serve. 6pm. La Grua Center, 32 Water Street, Stonington. 860.535.2300 Truth to Nature: The American Pre-Raphaelites and Beyond. 11am. 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme. 860.434.5542 Summer Movie Series. Free. 6:30pm. Rope Ferry Road, Waterford. 860.444.5805

August 17 Flicks @ Six: “The Fate of the Furious.” Free. 8 Linwood Ave., Colchester. 860.537.5752 TEDxGroton. 7pm. 52 Newtown Rd, Groton. 860.441.6750 Free Concert Series: Geoff Kaufman. 5:30pm. CT River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex.

August 19

Flea Market. 8:30am.-3pm. First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church St., Deep River. 860.526.5045

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St. Mary Church Bazaar. 9am-2pm. St. Mary Church Bazaar, 95 Main Street, Stonington. 860.535.1700 Open House & Tour at GrotonNL Airport. 10am-2pm. 860.405.4414

Bozrah Farmers’ Market, Fri., 4-7pm, Maples Farm Park, Bozrah, thru Oct. 12

Cruise For A Cause. 10am-3pm. Salem Town Green, 260 Hartford Road, Salem. 860.705.1925

Colchester Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 9am. - 1pm, 98 Hayward Ave., Colchester, thru Oct. 22

Old Town Mill Harvest Festival. 11am-2pm. 8 Mill St., New London. 860.447.5243

August 20 Tax Free Holiday Event and Back to School Sale. Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Tpke. “Water, Land, Sky Exhibit.” 6-8pm. Park Fine Art Gallery, The Velvet Mill #4. 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington Overeaters Anonymous. 6-7pm. Grace United Methodist Church, 10 Park Avenue, Westerly, RI. 800.824.8650

August 21 CT Authors Trail. Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich. 860.889.2365, ext. 128 View the Solar Eclipse. 1:264pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. 860.441.6750 NE Junior Roller Derby Recruitment. Galaxy Roller Rink, 210 Bridge Street, Groton. nejrollerderby/

Groton Town Market, Wed., 11am-6pm, Groton Shopping Plaza, thru Oct. 7 Lebanon Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9am-noon, Town Hall Green, Lebanon, thru Oct. Ledyard Farmers’ Market, Wed., 4pm. - 7pm., Ledyard Town Center, Fair Grounds, Ledyard, thru Oct. 4 Lisbon Farmers’ Market, Thur., 3:30-6:30pm, Lisbon Meadow Park, thru mid Oct. Lyme Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9am. - 2:30pm., 78 Bill Hill Road, Ashlawn Farm, Lyme, thru Sept. 30 Denison Farmers’ Market, Sundays, Noon - 3pm., 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, thru Oct. New London Field of Greens, Fri., 3-6pm, Williams Park, thru Oct. Niantic Farmers’ Market, Thurs., 3pm - 6pm, Methodist Street Parking Lot, thru Oct. 12 Noank Village Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 4-7pm. Noank Playground, Main Street & Ward Avenue, Noank

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Downtown Norwich Farmers’ Market, Wed., 10am-2pm, Howard Brown Park, thru Oct. 6

August 18

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

Norwich @ Uncas on Thames, Mon. & Fri., 10am-1pm, thru Oct.

Hamburg Fair. Lyme Grange Fairgrounds, Hamburg Rd and Sterling City Rd., Lyme. 860.908.4906

Jan & Willie Sing the 60’s. 7pm. East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic. 860.739.6926

Preston Farmers Market, Sat., 11am—3pm, 164 Preston City Rd., thru Oct. 31

Funday Fridays: “Trolls.” 10:3011:30am. Kindergarten-second grade. 409 Main St, Niantic. 860.691.1111

Big Screen Movies. 8:30pm. Misquamicut Beach, 321 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI. 401.596.7761

Tribute to The Reducers - Film & Dance Party. 7pm. Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank St., New London

One Book, One Region. Free. 7pm. Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton. 860.441.6750

Alisha Blake For NL BOE Fundraiser. 33 Golden Street, New London. 860.908.4946

Stonington Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9am. - Noon, Stonington Town Dock, Stonington, thru Oct. 28 Voluntown, Sun., 9am-noon, Voluntown Elementary School, thru Oct. 9 Waterford Farmers’ Market, Sat., 9am. - Noon, 15 Rope Ferry Road, (Waterford Town Hall) Waterford, thru Oct. 14


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Name the last team before the Washington Capitals (2015-16, 2016-17) to win the Presidents’ Trophy (best NHL record) for two consecutive seasons.

Answers: 1. Against Toronto, in 1982. 2. Three times — Randy Jones (20 wins in 1975; 22 in 1976) and Gaylord Perry (21 in 1978). 3. Houston (in 1989) and Baylor (in 2013 and 2015). 4. Dolph Schayes, in 1960. 5. Jim Morrison (1951-1973).

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(l-r) Starting pitcher Sonny Potter holding the game ball with catcher Matt O’Neill following Potter’s no-hitter.

ystic Schooners’ starting pitcher Sonny Potter threw the first no-hitter of the franchise’s 23-year history in a 6-0 victory over the New Bedford Bay Sox at home on July 24. Sonny, the 6’2” and 225 pound left-handed starter out of the University of Alabama, was absolutely locked in during his brilliant display against the Bay Sox. The south paw threw nine scoreless innings, striking out four, walking three while allowing no hits and facing just one over the 27 batter minimum. “He has been throwing strikes more and with each start and we were really happy to see that he was


very efficient,” said Schooners’ pitching coach and general manager Dennis Long. “He didn’t walk very many guys, was getting a lot of ground balls, and when he’s doing that I know he’s going to be successful.” For his tremendous outing Sonny earned himself the honor of being named the Heavy Hitters’ Player of the Game for Mystic. When asked if the growing pressure of keeping his no-hitter alive wore on him at all as the game progressed the Alabama native said: “No, I just tried to stay confident and just tried to put my pitches were the catcher [Matt O’Neill] was giving me a target. I knew the defense

behind me was always ready to make a great play, so it was just about having confidence in the defense.” With the victory over New Bedford, Potter improved to a 4-1 win-loss record on the season. Over 35.2 innings pitched during his 2017 NECBL campaign, Potter has posted a 2.27 ERA with a 3215 strikeout to walks ratio. Mystic will hope the big lefty can continue his impressive play as the team looks toward the postseason. The Schooners will head down their final stretch of regular season games hoping to beat out the Plymouth Pilgrims for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

King Midget Micro Cars Headed to Old Saybrook by Karen Koerner


bout 40 King Midget Cars will gather in Old Saybrook Aug. 11, 12 and 13 to celebrate the 2017 International King Midget Car Club Jamboree. This is the first Jamboree the club will hold in Connecticut, said Rene’ Briere, Treasurer of the International King Car Club and a Wolcott resident. Midget car owners who attend the Jamboree invite the public to come to the Quality Inn on Essex Rd. in Old Saybrook in the evenings during the Jamboree when owners return from touring the Connecticut countryside. The cars also will be on display at the CT River Museum in Essex from about 11am to 2pm Saturday, Aug. 12. Rene’ and her husband, Mike, caught the King Midget bug in 2004 and are active in the club. Past Jamborees were usually held

in the Midwest, so the couple is proud to host this New England Jamboree. The parade of micro cars will tour Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam and other local sites. They’ll try to break the record for most cars on the ferry crossing the river to get to the Park, which currently is 14 Mazda Miatas. After visiting the Castle, drivers will take a scenic drive back to the hotel. “The King Midget was built from 1949 to 1969,” Mike explained. “They weigh about 700 lbs. and can fit in the back of a full size pickup

truck bed. They were powered by a nine horsepower single cylinder engine in the early years and a 12 horsepower engine in the latter years.” He said. The Model 1 was a kit with essential parts to build a one-seater. Very few exist today. The Model 2 was built from 1951 to 1956 and approximately 1,500 were built. The Model 3 was built from 1957 to 1969 and approximately 3000 were built. Mike and Rene’ own a red, 1967 Model 3. In its day, the King Midget was billed as the “World’s Number One Fun Car,” according to the Club. Today, parts and plans for the King Midget cars are still available from Midget Motors Supply, based in Norwalk, Ohio.

About 40 King Midget Cars will gather in Old Saybrook Aug. 11, 12 and 13 to celebrate the 2017 International King Midget Car Club Jamboree.


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Bite Holds Up As Summer Doldrums Approach

Tom Meade Author: “Essential Fly Fishing”


he bite is unusually brisk despite the approach of the dog days of summer. “Bass fishing continues to be better than average,” reports Pat Abate of River’s End Tackle in Old Saybrook. “There were school bass blitzing morning and night at the Watch Hill reefs as well as along Fishers Island and Race Point... Locally, there have been some fish on our reefs, including, but not limited to, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point and

Southwest Reef.“ The fish have been feeding on menhaden, but pencil poppers have been working closer to shore. Striper fishing has been “awesome,” at Southwest Ledge, says Matt Conti of Snug Harbor Marina in Rhode Island. Closer to shore, bass have been biting on the reefs from Matunuck to Green Hill. He recommends trolling umbrella rigs during the day, and drifting eels at night. Bluefish are biting in the waters off Rhode Island and Connecticut, but the fish are smaller than usual. “They have been sighted at Long Sand Shoal, Plum Gut and The Race,” Pat says, “but they don’t appear to be as thick as usual for this time of year.” In Rhode Island, blues have been scattered along the southern shore, but Narragansett Bay holds good numbers of mid-size fish. The blackfish bite is still very good, but old reliable spots are getting crowded. “If you’ve been

fishing near Six Mile Reef or the Middle Grounds, it’s time to find some less pressured bottom,” says Pat Abate. “A smart fisherman headed out on his own in deep water, looking for uncharted humps and hit pay dirt. Follow his lead.” Matt Conti recommends fishing in 60 to 65 feet of water off Green Hill and Charlestown for fluke. At Block Island, fluke have been biting near the wind turbines, he said, but dogfish have been bothersome. Fishing for fluke and sea bass aboard party boats has been a hitor-miss proposition. Tautog-fishing season in Rhode Island opened Aug. 1; the limit is three fish per person per day. The tuna bite has started offshore, but fickle weather has fish on the move. Way offshore, West Atlantis and Veach canyons had small yellowfin at the end of July, says Matt, and Oceanographers Canyon “ seemed to have a few more big-eye, yellowfin and blue marlin.”

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(l-r) Larry Spaulding, “We welcome new card players to our Wednesday game.”, Lew Hare, holding his winning card and Colleen McGrath looks on. by Helen Rush


eating in the doctor’s office can be a very interesting experience if you are a people watcher or like me a compulsive magazine reader. It is usually hurry up and wait so there is plenty of time to spare. Driving my friend to their recent appointment, I found myself a Reader’s Digest to past the time. Naturally, it was the Large Print version. Why strain your eyesight in the low light. I came across an article on “Let Your Fingers Do The Counting”. That really was intriguing because as a young child I was all for counting my numbers on my fingers which was to say the least extremely discouraged by my teachers. Well now it has become fashionable and children are being encouraged to take this “abstract concept mathematics” and bring it down to the most basic form, our fingers. The article suggested a method called the keyboard exercise. The next day I decided, being one who is never too old to learn new tricks, to try the exercise. First, I cut different colored strips of paper as directed and lined the strips in a keyboard arrangement. Next, I cut dime size colored spots to match my keyboard and placed the spots on each fingertip. Starting from the left I touched the corresponding finger to each piano key and held it for a few minutes. I did my keyboard workout several times and even switched hands. All to improve my card playing ability. My math skills might have improved but my cribbage counting still needs work. The dexterity required for card shuffling is a hundred percent better and I figured out that I can save a few dollars paying my insurances yearly. After all those are the important things in life. I decided to test my new found math skills at the Groton Senior Center’s Wednesday at 9am, Pitch Tournament. Well, it takes more than math to win at this weekly card game. It’s all in the draw of the card. J’s are always good and a certain amount of A’s help to score but the laughter and good natured joking goes a long ways to making it fun and welcoming. I guess I didn’t have to do all that finger exercising after all. Just had to show up and with a little help from my tournament partner, plus the proper distribution of card luck, I am a winner. Oh by the way the group has a party and recognition of winners every six weeks. That’s right up my alley, um.


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