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n this issue we spotlight the generosity shown by several local businesses and organizations. The Big Y, a family-owned business, demonstrated its family values by donating $5,000 to Always Home, a nonprofit that helps prevent families from becoming homeless, page 6. Always Home is one of 37 charitable organizations to benefit from Big Y’s annual Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing. In more giving news, the Chelsea Groton Foundation gave $5,000 to Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT for its Veterans Technology Center in Norwich, which helps our local military vets by providing computers and Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton resources for seeking employment, page 7. The National Society Daughters of the Bank, and Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, are ready to sail aboard the Eagle. American Revolution presented a check for $10,000 to The Westerly Armory to restore the historic building’s granite steps. The Armory is home to many important artifacts of the Westerly military and community. See page 8. On July 25th I was honored to help welcome home the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, who is back in New London after a long journey traveling more than halfway around the globe. While away, the Eagle received a modernization at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. I must say she’s looking as majestic as ever! Thanks for reading the Resident Good News! Please remember to patronize our advertisers for they’re making the good news happen! Alexis Ann editor & publisher, the Resident

Dear Editor Dear Editor, As President of the Norwich Area Veterans Council, I wish to THANK YOU for your support in placing our flyers in your paper this last issue, helping us to promote the "Tribute to America" and our Korean War Ceremonies. We try to get our information out as best we can and you have stepped to the plate for us many times. God Bless you for your untiring support of us and veterans issues. John Waggoner President Norwich Area Veterans Council

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Barry Manilowʼs Snazzy Malibu Beach Home For Sale


ne of the best beach homes in Malibu, also where Barry Manilow once lived, has recently been listed for sale at $10.375 million. Located next to the famous M a l i bu Co l o ny, M a n i low purchased it at the end of the 1990s and enjoyed it until he put it on the market in 2006. In 2017, new owners did a major renovation and

added upscale modern upgrades. Still known by local residents as “Barry's house,ˮ the beach home was where he went to get away from his overwhelming s c h e d u l e of s o n g w r i t i n g , per for m i ng, tou r i ng and producing albums for other musicians. Built in 1976 at 4,320 square feet and one of Malibu's best Pacific Ocean views, it has

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Players (l-r) Sydney Archambault, Jaedyn Steffens, Olivia Burleigh, Jillian Fugere, Breea Gilruth, Mallory Bogle, Helena Coury, Rayne Hughes, Kayla Gibson, Isabel Southers, Leilani McCoy, Avery Horan, Michaela Miner. Coaches (l-r) Mike Burleigh, Jim Southers, Kelly Jackson, Corey Joyner, Jeff Horan. story & photo by Kevin C. Bogle he Groton-Mystic 10-year-old Softball All Stars repeated to win their district. Here are their record-setting statistics: They outscored their opponents 83-7 over seven games with four shutouts. Pitcher Jilean Fugere had


80 strikeouts with 9 walks including 15 strikeouts in the District Championship game. The team batting average was .397. The batting leaders were Jaden Steffens, with a .682 average, and Mallory Bogle and Jilean Fugere, both with .545 averages. The team entered the Regional Finals in Durham, CT which began on Tuesday, July 16th.


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op aboard one of Thames River Heritage Parkʼs Navy utility boats for a fascinating narrated 90-minute tour. For centuries our harbor has guarded the Thames River and entry to Long Island Sound, with Navy and Coast Guard installations, the ship building industries that support them, as well as two forts that have seen battles, defeats and the birthplace of the Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. From the vantage point of the river youʼll understand the strategic value of this storied waterway and region and hear a few of the 1000 stories in the Park. This tour continues through August. Captain Mark Jalbert waves at the people on the dock from aboard the Water Taxi.











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Big Y Donates Funds to Always Home story & photo by Anna Trusky n Thursday, July 25, the Big Y in Stonington donated $5,000 to Always Home, a private 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Mystic that helps fulfill the needs of Eastern Connecticut's families who are without homes or i n d a nge r of b e c om i ng homeless. Always Home is one of 37 charitable organizations to benefit from the 2019 Paul


& Gerald D'Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing, an annual Big Y corporate fundraiser. Store Director John Connolly presented the check to Always Home's Executive Director, Betty Smith, in a brief ceremony at the store while busy shoppers bustled about. “We are so pleased to be able to give back to the local community in this way,” John said. Betty and the other representatives of Always Home

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Big Y of Stonington presents check for $5000 to Always Home of Mystic. From l to r: Kathy Keller, Marketing, Communications, and Grant Manager, Always Home; Peter Green, Board Treasurer; Bill Smith, Board President; John Connolly, Big Y Store Manager; Betty Smith, Executive Director, Always Home; Marlynn Benke, Social Worker; Trisha Shah, Case Worker; Lian Obrey, Board Member. who attended the ceremony are profoundly grateful for the award, which Betty noted will have a lasting positive effect on the local community. “We are so grateful to Big Y for honoring Always Home and our mission with this major gift,” she said. “Donations like this support our efforts to prevent family homelessness before it happens.” Preventing homelessness is critical for children's well-being, Betty noted. “Even one episode of homelessness can have a profound

and lasting effect on a child's social and emotional growth,” she pointed out. “Many families' lives will be changed for the better because Big Y, a familyowned business, cares about our community and the people who call it home.” “We couldn’t be more honored by Big Y’s generosity,” added K athy Kel ler, Market i ng, Communications and Grants Manager. Always Home was formed in 1998 and originally called Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality,

Inc. (MASH). In Fiscal Year 2019, Always Home served 232 families seeking emergency housing assistance, comprising 717 fa m i l y memb er s t h at included 424 children under the age of 18. By combining casemanagement support, shortterm f i nancial assistance, and homelessness prevention services, Always Home helps families find immediate solutions to their housing crises, avoid spending time in shelters, and create a viable path forward. Info: 860.245.0222.


Rachel Levine Niantic “I sat inside in the air conditioning and ate ice cream.”

Isaac Wilson Niantic “I stayed in my air conditioned house and drank lots of water.”

Joey Levine Niantic “I went swimming in the pool.”

Megan Uhlig Gales Ferry “I went shopping in the air conditioning and went out to eat.”

Ed Pellegri Waterford “We went to the beach and ate dinner inside in the air conditioning.”

Simon Pellegri Niantic “I stayed inside or tried to find shade at the beach.” Stephanie Caruso Preston “I went to the beach and the pool to cool off, I stayed inside and played games with my family in the air conditioning, and I drank lots of cold water.”

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Carson Lavallee Niantic “I stayed inside in the air conditioning and played video games.”

The Daughters of Isabella celebrated their 70th anniversary. (seated, l-r) Judy Ellis, Liz Martinelli, Rosi Jackson, Jean Barton, Maria Silveira, Irene Romanella, Angela Kinney, Maureen Lunchun, Therese Messier, JoAnne Colli. (standing, l-r) Jane Hoddinott, Lorraine Laumeyer, Olivia Tavares, Patricia Menno-Coveney, Sharon Breton, Toni Potter, Kathy Clark, Clare Noel, Flora Meilan, Mary Kozek, Adrienne Keicher, Joan Balestracci, Olivia Alonge, Mary Ferrier, Charlotte Bottaro, Loretta Palembas, Glenda Panciera, Elaine Cunningham, JoAnn Correia, Diana Bortolin, Sara Lombardo, Colleen Sorensen, Fran Jones, Diane Chamberland, Janet Chapman.


by JoAnn Correia he Daughters of Isabella, St. Mary Francis Circle #796 of St. Patrick’s Church celebrated their 70th anniversary with a mass at St. Patrick’s followed by a banquet at the Mystic Marriott. With 70 members they are the largest of the six chapters in the state. Our membership is open to all Catholic women over the age of 18 from any parish in the area. The Daughters are an international group of Catholic women. The first circle was formed in New Haven, CT, as an auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. The Mystic Chapter holds various fund raisers throughout the year. They also serve in various capacities in their church and the community.

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New President & CEO Named destination in the Northeast and a pioneer in the tribal gaming community, and I’m thrilled to be joining their stellar team,” said James. “Over the past 27 years, Foxwoods and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have built a world-class resort casino with an unparalleled array of offerings for guests, and I look forward to working with the entire team to continue fortifying Foxwoods’ position as one of North America’s premier resort destinations.” Prior to joining Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, James was Chief Executive Officer for Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. where he led the tribe’s three casinos in achieving the highest recorded earnings in the state of Arizona. He also held chief executive roles at Seminole Gaming, Inc. and Pechanga Resort and Casino. Additionally, James served as a Vice President and General Manager for various successf ul Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas. A native of Cleveland, OH, James attended the University of Nevada where he graduated from the accounting program. As he assumes his new role at Foxwoods, he and his wife Giselle will be relocating to Mystic, CT.

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he Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announced that Tribal gaming executive John J. James was named the new President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. James serves as Chief Operating Officer for Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, CA, and will be taking the helm at Foxwoods beginning August 12. James succeeds Felix D. Rappaport, whose untimely death in June of 2018 led to Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler taking over as the resort’s interim CEO shortly thereafter. With over 25 years of highly successful Native American gaming resort operations experience, James is uniquely positioned to lead Foxwoods into its next evolution as the premier entertainment destination in the Northeast. His expertise and vision will help build on Foxwoods’ solid foundation and maximize the tremendous growth opportunities that lie ahead. “ O ve r t he p a s t d e c a d e, Foxwood s t r a n sfor me d t he traditional gaming model through a relentless pursuit of guest-first experiences resulting in the only true all-encompassing resort

John James brings over 25 years of Native American gaming experience to Foxwoods Resort Casino. destination,” said Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler. “With his proven track record for innovation, John is the right leader to continue that commitment to our guests, fulfill our vision and ignite our passion for delivering a resort that excites and surprises. John perfectly represents our team’s values and beliefs, and we are ready to drive the future of Foxwoods together.” James’ deep expertise across key business units including finance, innovative marketing and award-winning design and development allows him to take a “whole-brained” approach to growth and profitability. “Foxwoods is the premier


Chelsea Groton Awards Grant


n July 15, Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT received a grant in the amount of $5,000 f rom t he Che l s e a Grot on Foundat ion to advance its Veterans Technology Center based out of the organizations’ Veterans Rally Point Center in Norwich. Veterans Rally Point is a life-changing Easterseals program dedicated to successfully reintegrating veterans/service members and their families into all aspects of civilian life. Among the services offered at Veterans Rally Point are career development support and technology literacy, both of which are focus areas for this grant. Fu n d s p r ov id e d by t h e Foundation will be used to expand the Veterans Technology Center to include new desk top computers and a state-of-the-ar t color

The Veterans Rally Point program in Norwich received a $5,000 grant from the Chelsea Groton Foundation. (l-r) Ron Welch, Beth Pritchard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Easterseals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut, Cindy Harris, Bank Manager of Norwichtown Branch, Chelsea Groton Bank, Michael Rauh, Dr. Allen Gouse, President and Chief Executive Officer, Easterseals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut and JoAnn Lynch, Business Banking Officer, Chelsea Groton Bank. printer. Adding more computers will increase the number of unemployed veterans who have the opportunity to learn critical technology skills needed to secure employment today, including: how

to conduct a targeted online job search, establish a professional profile on career websites, create and update a résumé, follow up on employment opportunities via email, become proficient in the

use of Microsoft Office Suite software programs and related internet research. In addition, having access to a color printer will be key to helping veterans prepare documents and other professional materials needed for job interviews. Support for this initiative demonst rates the long-held commitment by the Chelsea G roton Fou nd at ion to spu r positive g row th in the communities it serves. “For 165 years, improving the quality of life in our community has been at the core of Chelsea Groton’s values,” said Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “Through the Foundation, we are able to support non-profits who play a critical role in our communities. Our team is always honored to contribute to our shared community, especially

the city of Norwich, where we have been ser ving veterans since 1854. We are grateful to help worthy organizations like Easterseals get the funding they need for projects that will have a significant impact on our local veterans, who are incredibly deserving of our support.” The Veterans Rally Point team is enthusiastic about what this grant will do for veterans in the area of job readiness and technology literacy. “We are thrilled to partner with the Chelsea Groton Foundation in support of Easterseals’ free transformational Rally Point services offered to a growing number of veterans seeking employment, including a variety of other services,” said Easterseals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut EVP, Chief Operating Officer, Beth Pritchard.


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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Foursome–(l-r) John Dolan, Rich Greeley, Brian Orenstein, and Guy Henry–prepare to tee off.

Once built, the first-ever National Coast Guard Museum will educate, engage, and inspire visitors, showing how the men and women of USCG have faithfully served our Nation since 1790 and how they continue to use state-of-the-art technology to protect our waterways, environment, and commerce.


Dear Representative Courtney: This is in response to your letter dated February 7, 2014, regarding USCGC EAGLE's temporary homeport shift to Baltimore, MD.

I appreciate your recognition of the Coast Guard's unique presence on the Thames River in Southeastern Connecticut. The Coast Guard understands EAGLE's significance to Americans across the entire country. EAGLE's service life extension project has been designed so she may continue to fulfill her commitment to the Coast Guard and our nation. This endeavor will ensure EAGLE continues to carry out her duties of training Cadets and Officer Candidates for many years to come. As you identified, the homeport shift to Baltimore, MD is temporary in nature. Upon completion of the project the Coast Guard intends to return EAGLE to her homeport in New London. Fully embracing EAGLE's iconic historic connection, she is scheduled to have two port visits to New London during the summer of 2014. The EAGLE and the Atlantic Area staff will continue to consider New London as a port of call during her summer voyages for the duration of her temporary homeport shift.

charity tournaments but WCS’ Bring Your Mojo Tournament is one I look forward to every year. Great items for raffle, live auction and the surprises at the 3rd and 7th hole put a smile on everyone’s face.” Tournament day check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entrance fees are $166 per player, and include lunch, 18 holes of golf, greens fees, cart fees, as well as a steak and lobster dinner. The annual golf event also features over 50 raffle items. The golf committee is seeking event sponsors, golfers and general supporters. All proceeds will benefit programs and services at Waterford Country School, located in Quaker Hill. Last year, more than 130 golfers participated and raised over $80,000. If you are interested in being a Sponsor or Golfer in the tournament, please contact the Development Office at 860.442.9454 or visit development@waterfordcs.org.

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on g re s sma n Jo e Cou r t ney (CT-02) joined the southeastern Con ne c t icut com mu n it y on Friday, July 26 in welcoming the USCGC Eagle (WIX-327), the training cutter for future Coast Guard officers, back to her permanent homeport in New London. The Barque Eagle had been temporarily reassigned to Baltimore since 2014 for long term repairs and needed overhauls. “It’s great to have Eagle back home where she belongs,” Courtney said. “The profile of this historic vessel has been a staple of the New London waterfront for decades. With her return today, the Eagle will be a central part of the efforts to honor the legacy of the Coast Guard well into the future as part of the new museum based right in New London. When this move was first announced in 2014 there were some that wondered if Eagle would ever come back. The Coast Guard promised that Eagle would return–and today the Coast Guard has fulfilled that promise." The Coast Guard announced in 2014 that Eagle would be temporarily reassigned to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore to support required maintenance and overhaul work. After hearing concerns from the community about the possibility that this move could result in a permanent change in Eagle’s homeport, Courtney contacted then-Commandant Robert J. Papp to underscore the enduring connections between the vessel, the Academy, and the New London area. In response to Courtney’s inquiries, Admiral Papp wrote the following letter:


aterford Country School’s Golf Committee enthusiastically invites you to the 9th Annual “Bring Your Mojo” Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 12th at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. This is not your average fundraising tournament! The “Bring Your Mojo” Golf Tournament has become a SOLD OUT event. It is held in memory of founding family member, Gary Saunders, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 27, 2011. Gary believed in Waterford Country School’s mission of doing “Whatever It Takes” to enrich the lives of children and families with specialized needs. Spurred on by Gary’s life and legacy, the Golf Tournament has raised over $450,000 since its inception. With only 136 players, many players have already registered because spots sell out quickly! “I play in many

-R.J. Papp, Jr., Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant The Eagle is a central part of the ongoing efforts to develop the future National Coast Guard Museum in New London, which Courtney has helped advance through action in Congress. A reception aboard the Eagle followed the featured speakers including Congressman Joe Courtney, United States House of Representatives, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, State of Connecticut, VADM Scott A. Buschman, USCG Atlantic Area Commander, Mayor Michael Passero, New London, Susan J. Curtin, Chair, National Coast Guard Museum Association.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) donated $10,000 to The Westerly Armory for restoration of the granite front steps. (l-r) Roberta Mudge Humble, Board President, Westerly Armory; Judith Vars, Honorary Chapter Regent; Phebe Greene Ward, RIDAR; and Jaquelyn Smith, Honorary State Regent, RIDAR.

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story & photo by Anna Trusky a r k G r a d e r, President of Grader Jewelers, is excited about his recent buying trip to the semiannual I ndependent Jeweler s Organization (IJO) show. T h i s o n e w a s h eld t h e last weekend i n July i n P it t sbu r g h, a nd it wa s particularly special because Mark's daughter Andrea accompanied him. She's the third generation in the family to work in the business, ca r r y i ng on t he G r a de r tradition of friendly, first-rate service that keeps customers coming back generation after Mark Grader displays some of the unique and beautiful generation. pieces of jewelry he brought back from his recent buying “We make a great team,” trip to the Independent Jewelers Organization show in Mark said. “She brings my Pittsburgh. eye to things I might not have back,” Mark explained. gone to and helps me select new styles.” “Our niche is to offer things that aren't Of course, all this comes naturally to Andrea, who's been attending the jewelers' cookie cutter. We don't carry items that you shows since before she could walk! “We could find in a chain store,” he said. “We were bringing our daughters to the IJO shows are also able to jump on new discoveries in when they were in their strollers,” Mark said. nature, such as the lotus garnet, which was “The shows began in 1971 and my family recently discovered in Tanzania, and the joined in 1972. My own parents, Paul and mint garnet, which is very rare.” In addition to exquisite pieces featuring Lorraine, started bringing me to the shows when I was only 10 years old.” Grader these garnets, Mark is bringing in new Jeweler recently achieved the “President's treasures such as an adjustable diamond Level” designation in the IJO, a reflection of bracelet, a silver bracelet with a diamond their importance to the organization and their that “dances,” and stackable diamond rings in white, rose, and yellow gold. buying power over so many years! These additions will no doubt please What Mark and Andrea like the most about IJO is it's made up of independent, customers, and that's what Grader Jewelers family owned and operated jewelry stores. is all about! “I love the personal aspect of That allows jewelers to build strong, long- what we do,” Mark said. Grader Jewelers has three locations, lasting relationships with suppliers as well as to acquire unique pieces. “We deal in Groton, Waterford, and Norwich. directly with other owners. I know their For more information visit them online at names. We have all this history going www.gradergems.com.


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Judith Bell, Executive Director of Corporate Sponsorships & Fundraising Programs and Mira Alicki, Founder and President, help match rescued service dogs with veterans in need through the Forever in My Heart Foundation. Fundraising Programs at the Forever in My Heart foundation. It was a perfect fit, as she has many years of experience serving leading nonprofit organizations. Forever in My Heart's mission has several components: rescuing dogs from shelters, getting them trained by professional trainers, identifying appropriate foster families within Connecticut who will host and work with the dogs, identifying veterans in need, and placing the dogs with the veterans, who must also be trained in how to work with a service animal. The foundation's ultimate goal is to raise $5 million to build a headquarters in Connecticut with offices, a veterinarian, and a dogtraining facility that could house

and train 80 dogs at a time. The facility would include efficiency apartments for veterans to share with their dogs for a few weeks as they learn to work with the service animals. One unique way the organization raises funds is through “Pierogis for Paws” events, where people sign up to learn how to make the Polish delicacies. Forever in My Heart will hold a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, at the Grand Pequot Ballroom at Foxwoods. For tickets or m o r e i n fo r m a t i o n , p l e a s e c a l l (86 0) 49 0 -2170, v i sit ForeverinMyHeartFoundation. org, or find the Foundation on Facebook.

reg Cur t is joi ns the Technolog y Ser v ices team at Chelsea Groton B a n k a s t h e S e n i or V i c e President and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Chelsea Groton, Greg ser ved as the Director of Technolog y of the Mohegan Tribe where he managed the Cybersecurity, Network, and Helpdesk teams. Greg has over 30 years of IT solution development for various Fortune 50 companies. “Greg’s extensive technology Greg Curtis, SVP, leadership skills ensure that Chelsea Groton will continue Chief Technology Officer to offer secure and innovative banking solutions for our customers. Greg is a welcome addition to the team as cybersecurity becomes increasingly important,” shared Michael Rauh, President and CEO at Chelsea Groton Bank. In his previous position at Dell, Greg became a Certified Information Security Officer. While working for top insurance companies like Aetna and Cigna, he attended the Insurance Institute of America in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He earned an Associate’s degree in Information Technology. He was also a member of the United States Coast Guard and graduated from the school of Mechanical Engineering. Greg is an active member of the Aetna ski team and enjoys volunteering in his spare time to teach security at the Center for Internet Security (DHS). Greg currently lives in Old Lyme.

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merica's Navy is coming to New London, one of eight cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour–one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. The United States Navy Band Country Current performance is scheduled for Sunday, August 18, at 6 p.m. at the New London Waterfront Park in New London. T he Nav y’s pr e m ie r e cou nt r ybluegrass ensemble Country Current is renow ned for its versatilit y and phenomenal musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Reaching out to communities both locally and nationally,

they regularly perform for veterans, elementary schools, and in support of our active-duty Sailors. One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary responsibilities involves touring the count r y. All of the band’s primar y performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy's premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are familyfriendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy. All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

Country Current will perform Sunday, August 18, at 6 p.m at the New London Waterfront Park. (l-r) Musician 1st Class Joseph Friedman, guitar; Musician 1st Class Haley Stiltner, acoustic guitar; Musician 1st Class Christina Catalanotto, drum set; Musician 1st Class Kenneth Ray Horton, lead vocal/guitar; Musician 1st Class Daniel Stewart, bass guitar


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aj . G e n . F r a n c i s Evo n , the Adjutant General and commanding officer of the Connecticut National Guard, held a special ceremony on Tuesday, July 30, at the Gov. William A. O’Neill Armory in Hartford to recognize the achievements of three units recently returned from deployment while sending off a fourth unit. After successful tours throughout Southwest Asia, the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 192nd Engineer Battalion and Detachment 2, Charlie Company, 3-126 Aviation Battalion all returned to Connecticut within the last 90 days. “This was an opportunity to thank each and every Guardsmen–and their families– for a job well done over the last year,” Evon said. “Our returning Guardsmen have so much to be proud of. Their exceptional dedication to duty and country once again raised the bar and set a new standard for those following in their footsteps. I couldn’t be happier to have them safely back in state.” The 2/104th Aviation Detachment, is set to leave Connecticut in the coming weeks. Approximately 50 Guardsmen will head to an active-duty installation to continue training ahead of deployment to Afghanistan. "With three units recently returned and one unit preparing for deployment, the men and women of the Connecticut National Guard have certainly been active and we could not be more proud of the service they are providing our nation," Governor Ned Lamont said. "They are extraordinary ambassadors for Connecticut and the United

The Connecticut National Guard combined the send off of the 2/104th Aviation Detachment with the welcome home of three units, the 1109th TASMG, the 3/126th Aviation Battalion and the 192nd Engineer Battalion. States, and it is with gratitude that we celebrate their accomplishments and thank them and their families for everything they have given our state and country." Piloting, crewing and maintaining the CH-47F Chinook helicopter, the deploying Guardsmen will be responsible for patrolling its area of operations, while supporting search-and-rescue missions and other air assault-related activities. “The men and women of the 2/104th have worked hard to train for this day, and I have no doubt they will succeed. I look forward to welcoming them back in the same fashion we are welcoming back these three recently returned units,” Evon said. “I also want to thank their families and employers. Our successes truly depend on their support, and we are grateful for everything you do so our Guardsmen can have a singular focus–the mission.”


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games in the gym and outdoor games like soccer, dodge ball and the playscape. We also have lots of field trips. We go to Eastern Point Beach, RogerWilliams Zoo and the Galaxy Roller Rink. When I was rollerbladf it is a summer week day between 8:00 a.m. ing at the Roller Rink, one of the little girls pointed to and 3:00 p.m., you will find Sierra Morgan, 14, busy with a group of five to eight year olds me and said, ‘You do a very good chicken dance on roller blades! I wish I could do as well as you.’” at summer camp in Groton. “I am learning a lot here,” Sierra continues. “Children’s summer camp in Groton is held at “ I am learning not to shy away from chilthree different school locations,” Scot Johnson, director of the Leader-Indren and to help the children become Training program, tells me. “The confident in themselves. I don’t like schools are William Seely School, Sierra Morgan, 14, enjoys being a volunteer to just tell the children what to do Claude Chester School and Cutler leader in the children's summer camp pro- and then watch them. I really love Middle School. The children range gram at William Seely School in Groton. to do hands-on things with the chilfrom ages three to twelve. I give the leaders training in man- dren to show them I care about them. Through the babysitting I do, I know that I love to be with children.” agement, CPR and First Aid.” Sierra is a volunteer leader in the program at William Sierra attends Fitch High School in Groton. “We moved to Groton one year ago from Kings Bay, GA. I enjoy playSeely School. “My day with the kids starts real early,” explains Sierra. ing soccer and softball at the high school.” The children at the summer camp are fortunate to have “The first thing I do is help serve the children breakfast. The rest of the day the children have arts and crafts sessions, such a caring leader.




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Injured Navy Seaman Dylan Dingels becomes a Hawaiian Beekeeper with UTV from Work Vessels for Vets.


fter his medical retirement, injured Navy Seaman Dylan Dingels needed to establish a new career while also finding therapeutic ways to return to civilian life. Beekeeping is a unique occupation that has given him a new confidence and passion for agriculture and helping support the sustainability of the natural Hawaiian ecosystem. “After an injury and botched operation,” recalled Dingels, “I found myself in a wheelchair, medically discharged and severely depressed. I tried many things to overcome my grief and my circumstances, and after several tough years I have found my new identity in beekeeping. This is the first activity to give me joy, apart from wearing the naval uniform, I believe it can help other service-disabled veterans to create positive change to the economy of this island and our country.” Seaman Dingels turned to Work Vessels for Vets (www.WVFV.org), a national non-profit in Mystic, whose volunteers are dedicated to giving a “hand up” to injured veterans who are starting their own businesses. Using matching funds from the Newman’s Own Foundation, Work Vessels for Vets was

able to donate a UTV to Dylan for his business, Pacific Island Queens, a specialized Hawaiian beekeeping company primarily involved in the production of topquality queen bees. Over 70% of the US queens are purchased from Hawaii and 40% of the queens around the world come from Hawaii. Dingels continually documents the changes and behaviors of his hives, learning even more about developing healthy queens. His company is determined to sustain and add to the current capacity of healthy queen bees. “Donations such as this UTV are helping not only one veteran in Hawaii, but also the farmers who need bees to pollinate produce we enjoy across the nation,” states John Niekrash, Co-Founder and Chairman of WVFV. “Our success is largely due to partnerships with organizations such as Newman’s Own Foundation, which matches funds and enables us to award key pieces of equipment to veteran-entrepreneurs like Dylan.” “We are proud to fund Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. as they work to make a difference for the men and women who have served,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO, Newman’s Own Foundation.


Songs of American Transportation: Are We There Yet?


re We There Yet? Who among us does not remember whining that question as a child and then relentlessly hearing that same question as a parent? In August, The Friends of Fort Trumbull will continue to explore the theme America on the Move with a presentation by Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle, folk singers, who will perform Are We There Yet?: Songs of American Transportation. This duet program is a lighthearted look at the American motivation to be “on the move” from one place to another. They will touch on the many modes of transportation people have used throughout history in getting from there to here-travel on foot, by wagon, ship, rail, horses, mule, canals, steamboats and automobiles. The presentation includes traditional and modern songs

Folk singers Dawn Indermuehle and Rick Spencer will perform Are We There Yet?: Songs of American Transportation.

presented a capella or accompanied on guitar and 5-string banjo. Mr. Spencer has spent 20 years as a staff musician, researcher, and program developer at Mystic Seaport Museum. In addition, he has toured widely in America and Europe as a member of the sea chantey quartet Forebitter. Ms. Indemuehle is responsible for researching and developing program material and for creating periodappropriate vocal accompaniment. She also performs as a member of the ensembles LongSplice and Locomotive Shipwreck. The presentation will take place on Thursday, August 29. The public is welcome to attend this free presentation, at 7 p.m., at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center in New London. New members are always welcome. Come early as seating is limited.


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Bass, Bluefish, Bonito Are Biting


Oregon’s Royce Freeman set a Pac-12 record in 2017 with 60 career rushing TDs. Who had held the mark?

triped bass and bluefish are taking flies, lures and bait. “We caught wind of some action on the Watch Hill reefs,” reports Pat Abate of Rivers End Tackle. “We had some bluefish in the Connecticut R iver marauding schools of small baitfish,” he adds. “They were also reported to be mixed with mid-size bass in The Race. If you're looking for shark bait, there are a pile of cocktail blues at the Millstone outflow.” In Rhode Island, fly anglers are beginning to catch small st r ipers i n Charlestow n B r e a c h w a y, a c c o r d i n g t o reports from the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association. Striped bass and sea bass abound in the waters around Block Island, repor ts Capt. Chris Willi of Block Island FishWorks. The striper fishing requires persistence, but keepers are biting. Sea bass fishing is easier, and the fish are large. Catches on party boats have been mixed. Anglers aboard the Frances Fleet of boats have

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In 2018, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge became the fastest major-leaguer to reach 60 career home runs (197 games). Who had been the fastest?

Name the last school before Minnesota-Duluth in 2018-19 to win consecutive NCAA Division I Frozen Four men’s hockey championships.

Answers: 1. Oakland’s Mark McGwire needed 202 games to reach 60 career home runs in 1988. 2. Oregon State’s Ken Simonton had 59 career rushing TDs in 1998-2001. 3. It was 1982-83, when the 76ers won an NBA championship. 4. Denver, in 2004-05.

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Tom Meade Author Essential Fly Fishing seen slow striper fishing, but they have been taking cod as large as 20 pounds. In Connecticut, angler aboard the Black Hawk II out of Niantic have been taking some large porgies and sea bass. When you’re fishing for sea bass on you own, “search for the small pieces of structure,” says Pat Abate, “as the long easy drifts in the western Sound have slowed. A little homework here will serve you well. Look at in at least 60 feet of water, and search for wrecks, reefs, and rock piles.”

That’s good advice for fishing the waters off Rhode Island’s South County shore, too. Fluke repor ts are mixed. Anglers with the Frances Fleet are catching summer flounder when drift conditions are favorable. In Connecticut and off Long Island, most of the fish have been too short to keep, according to Pat Abate. “Block Island and Rhode Island both sound like better bets with a better keeper ratio.” Be aware of where you’re fishing; the minimum keeper size is 19 inches in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York; the daily limit is six fish in Rhode Island, but only four fish in Connecticut and New York waters. Porgies are everywhere, and they’re pretty large. Boat fishers are catching them on reefs and rock piles, and shore anglers are taking them along rocky shores including Watch Hill and Narragansett. Look for triggerfish in the same spots. Bonito have arrived off Watch Hill and Black Point, says Pat Abate. Look for more of them in the waters off Point Judith, too.

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Change of Command

Sunscreen Stations at Beach


Fast-attack submarines are critical to several of the U.S. Navy’s missions, as they enable f ive of the six Navy maritime strategy core capabilities: sea control, power projection, forward p r e s e n c e, m a r it i me s e c u r it y, a nd deterrence. The vessels are designed to excel in anti-submarine warfare, antiship warfare, strike warfare, special operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, irregular warfare, and mine warfare. Fast-attack submarines project power ashore w it h special operations forces and Tomahawk cruise missiles to aid in preventing, or preparing for, regional crises.

er mat ol o g y Phy s i c i a n s of Conne c t icut ha s pa r t ne red with the Waterford Recreation & Park s Depar t ment to lau nch a complimentar y sunscreen station at Waterford Beach Park. Beach goers will be able to help themselves to Raw Elements sunscreen, courtesy of Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut. Raw Elements is a broadspectrum, non-nano zinc oxide, reef-safe sunscreen that is hypoallergenic and well tolerated by all skin types. The sunscreen station will be replenished throughout the season to protect beach-goers from sun damage, the leading cause of skin cancer. “It was important to us to not just preach sun safety to our patients in the office, but also do something about it out in the ‘real world,’ making it easy for people to make the right choice,” says Dr. Mohsin Malik, board-certified der matolog i st at De r m at olog y of Physicians of Connecticut’s New London office. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. Because exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, it is critical to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which includes proper use of a

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Admiral Scott Harbison Swift (Ret.) congratulates Capt. Andrew Miller, new Commander, Submarine Squadron 4. n Friday, July 19, at 10:00 A M, t he Naval Submar i ne Base, New London (SUBASE) held a change-of-command ceremony for Submarine Squadron 4. Captain Andrew Miller relieved command from former commodore Capt. Brian Sittlow. Submarine Squadron 4 ensures the proper equipping, manning, and training of sailors assigned to 10 fast-attack submarines whose home por t is the SUBASE. The squadron consists of nine Virginia-class submarines and one Los Angeles-class submarine designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions.


Chloe Rubin, lifeuard at Waterford Beach Park and Brian Flaherty, Director of the Waterford Recreation & Parks Department stand in front of the suncreen station at Waterford Beach Park. broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher,” Dr. Malik adds. “I was so happy to hear from Dr. Malik and his team about this idea and am proud to have the Recreation & Parks Department support this initiative and introduce it to our community. This is the first time a sunscreen dispenser has been located on the beach. We stress to our patrons and staff the importance of protecting themselves from the sun and this unique partnership with Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut will help deliver the message of staying active outside, but being safe as well,” adds Brian Flaherty, Director of the Waterford Parks and Recreational Department.





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Tazza Celadon


here are many unfamiliar names for antiques and even vintage collectibles. W hat is a collectible “dumbwaiter,” a “finger vase” or a “swift”? And what is a “ t a z z a” and how was it used? The tazza o r ig i n a l ly w a s a large basin for bathing. But the meaning changed and by the 17th century — perhaps earlier — it became the name of a piece often used at a dinner party. It is a shallow bowl or platter that is on a stem or footed base. It was used to display or to serve small foods or even for drinking. In other words, it is a dish on a pedestal.

The dish was decorated, and the pedestal was an elaborate and shapely piece of metal. Cakebread Auctions sold a tazza that was a celadon, a Chinese export porcelain dish, on a giltmetal mount with scrollshaped legs. The tazza sold for $1,615. If you’re wondering, the dumbwaiter is a wooden stand with round trays of graduated sizes held by a center pole. It has been in use since the 1720s. The finger vase is a Dutch Delft vase with five tube-like holders for f lowers arranged like the fingers on a hand. And a swift is an adjustable reel for winding yarn made of wood or ivory.

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Are Puppies Playing or Fighting? DEAR PAWS: My friend and I each have a new puppy, and we try to get together once a week to socialize them. One thing that worries me is my puppy, “Tex,” and my friend’s puppy “Geno” sniff each other and then almost immediately start fighting. Is this normal behavior? — New Puppy Mom in Chicago DE A R F RUST R AT E D: There are some clear signals that dogs (and puppies) instinctively make to indicate whether they're

play-fighting or actually fighting. Check these out, courtesy of the American Kennel Club. Play-fighting: • They'll approach each other w it h open mout hs t hat a re relaxed or even seem like a grin. • One or both puppies will initiate play with a little "bow" — front paws out and shoulders down, and back end up in the air. They may hop around a little and repeat this move or act silly. Actual fighting: • Stiff bodies; a grown dog's

hackles (the hair on his upper b a ck) m ay s t a nd u p. E a r s pi n ne d ba ck , a t h r e at e ne d dog w ill get ver y tense. • Closed mouth and a curled lip. • A l ow, w a r n i n g g r ow l . • A fight that doesn't last very long, with one dog running away, tail tucked. If your puppies are just playfighting, everything is good. Avoid jealousy-based disagreements by keeping toys out of the area and not giving food or treats until after the play session.



: Whatever happened to the actress who played Xena on TV? Is she still acting? — D.Z. : Actress Lucy Lawless has actually had a busy career since her days as the raven-haired "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the hit syndicated series in the late 1990s. Her credits are too numerous to list here, but in addition to gueststarring on numerous prime-time shows, she played D'Anna Biers on TV's "Battlestar Galactica,"

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Quinn is ready!! Quinn is looking for his forever home. Quinn has been neutered and had his left eye removed (or what was left). His right eye is being treated for another few months to see if sight comes back. Our wonderful vet believes there is a chance his eye can recover and we will give him every chance. The Meet Quinn! rescue will continue to provide care. Quinn loves FEMALE dogs who are laid back and don't want to get in his face (it's that limited vision thing). He may become male friendly once all those male hormones are gone. But for now females only. Quinn LOVES people and will snuggle all day if you let him. Quinn is not a fan of cats though. He is a very sweet boy who has been dealt a crappy life until he was rescued - he deserves a new home where he will be loved. He is fostered in Norwich, CT, and is microchipped, vaccinated, and on preventatives. Due to his continued care his new home needs to be within a distance that he can return for vet visits. Adoption application - https://www.jotform.com/WOFARinc/ WOFAR-Adoption-Application


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on "Parks and Recreation." Now, the New Zealand native is set to star in the new mystery series "My Life Is Murder" on the streaming service Acorn TV. The Aussie series, which is set in Melbourne, will be available to American viewers beginning Monday, Aug. 5. Lawless plays Alexa Crowe, "a fearless private investigator and ex-homicide detective who solves the most baffling crimes as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life."

residentHoroscope ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Technology snafus tax your patience. But before you throw that computer or other hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledge-able for help. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t be too upset if your generosity goes unappreciated. These things happen, and rather than brood over it, move on. A new friend could open up some exciting new possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A loved one helps you get through an especially difficult emotional situation. Spend the weekend immersed in the body and soul restorative powers of music and the other arts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You are pretty much in charge of what you want to do this week. However, it might be a good idea to keep an open mind regarding suggestions from people you know you can trust. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Another chance to shine

(something always dear to the Lion’s heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. V I RG O (Aug ust 23 to September 22) A suggestion that never took off could become viable again. Dust it off, update it if necessary, and resubmit it. In your personal life, a new relationship takes an “interesting” turn. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Confronting a new challenge to your stated position could work to your advantage by settling all doubts once you’re able to present a solid defense backed up by equally solid facts.

appropriate. But others might lead to new problems. Think things through carefully before you act. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Good instincts usually keep the sure-footed Goat on the right path. So, what others might see as stubbornness on your part, in fact reflects your good sense of what is worth supporting. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of introspection could lead to some surprising conclusions — and also equally surprising changes — involving a number of your longheld positions on several issues.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You enjoy doing nice things for others. But this is a good time to do something nice for yourself as well. You might want to start by planning a superspecial getaway weekend.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The f inancially practical Pisces might want to take a sensible approach to spending as well as investing. Being prudent now pays off later. A romantic situation moves into another phase.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some changes you feel you need to make might be reasonable and

BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of curiosity keeps you continually alert for what’s new about people, places and things.

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10-11:30am, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


Character actor Stephen Collins stars in this one-of-a-kind performance about one of our country’s greatest authors.


9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org



10-11am, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

MYSTIC NOANK LIBRARY 40 Library Street, Mystic www.mysticnoanklibrary.org


2-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


3:30-5pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


5:30-6:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


10-11am, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


SPACE SORBET AND EDIBLE CONSTELLATIONS 3-4pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


10-11:30am, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


10-11:30am, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org

4:30-8pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org



9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


11am-7pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


6-7pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


6-8pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


10am-12pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


2-4pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


4-5pm, The Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic. 860.536.2136


12-2pm & 5-7pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


2-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


3:30-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750



11am-7pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

AUGUST 16 SUMMER SCIENCE DAYS: ROBOTICS 9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic www.childrensmuseumsect.org


4:30-8pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www. childrensmuseumsect.org

TEEN VOLUNTEER PARTY 3:30-5pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org

10am-12pm, Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic. www.mysticnoanklibrary.org


9:30-10am, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

SUMMER SCIENCE DAYS: ROBOTICS 9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic www.childrensmuseumsect.org


2-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


7-8:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

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2-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

AUGUST 15 SUMMER SCIENCE DAYS: ROBOTICS 9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic www.childrensmuseumsect.org

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2:30-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

Bozrah Fridays, 4 - 7pm, Maples Farm Park, 45 Bozrah St. through Oct. Colchester Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm, 97 Hayward Ave., through Oct. 14 Groton Tuesdays, 3 - 6 pm, Washington Park, 156 Meriden St., through Oct. 29 Lebanon Saturdays, 9 am - Noon, Town Hall Parking Lot, 597 Exeter Rd., through Oct. 13 Ledyard Wednesdays, 4 - 7 pm, Ledyard Fair Ground, 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy., through Sept. Lisbon Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:30 pm, Lisbon Meadows Park, Rte. 169, through Sept. 19. Mystic Tuesdays, 2 - 6 pm, Quiambaug Fire House, 50 Old Stonington Rd., through Oct. 20 New London


Wednesdays, 3 - 6 pm, L+M Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave., through Oct. 30


Fridays, 3 - 6 pm, Williams Park, through Oct. 25

10am-8pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750




SUMMER SCIENCE DAYS: METEOROLOGY 9:30am-4pm, Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main Street, Niantic. www.childrensmuseumsect.org


Thursdays, 3 - 6 pm, Methodist St. Parking Lot, through Oct. 24 Thursdays, 3-6 pm, corner of Main St. & Ward Ave., through Sept. 7 Norwich Mondays & Fridays, 10 am 1 pm, Parking Lot, 401 Thames St., through Oct. 29 Old Saybrook

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Saturdays & Wednesdays, 9 am 12:30 pm. Parking Lot, 210 Main St., through Oct. 31



12-2pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750


2-4:30pm, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd., Groton. 860.441.6750

Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm, 18 Kennedy Dr., through Oct. 26 Stonington Saturdays, 9 am - Noon, Town Dock, Northwest St., through Oct. 27

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Values to Live by!


by Roger Zotti hat Chief Executive Officer of USANA He a l t h S c i e nc e s , longtime musician, and author Kevin Guest wants readers to take from his memorable and informative book, All the Right Reasons: 12 Timeless Principles for Living a Life in Harmony, is that “you can live a life in harmony with those around you. I’ve found that when I put things in order of my highest priorities— and for me that is God, family and my colleagues/friends, everything else works out in order.” For Kevin, a life lived in harmony means “a consistent and honest arrangement of your values and a solid commitment to living those values day in and day out. I share 12 principles I have done my best to live by. I also share the reasons behind these principles. I

hope these reasons and principles will help each person build their own solid foundation and help create a life in harmony.” Asked by The Resident what the main focus of his book is, Kevin, who lives with his wife Lori in Salt Lake City, Utah, says, “It’s on putting our core cha racter t raits i nto act ion [which] is what it means to live a life in har mony.” He cites music, where “harmony occurs when notes blend in a way that is pleasing to the ear. Whether someone plays in a band, sings in a choir, or performs in an orchestra, there is nothing quite as exhilarating as achieving perfect harmony with fellow musicians. Harmony in music doesn’t happen without hours of practice and each individual mu sicia n’s c om m it me nt t o getting the music right.”

“…putting our core traits into action.” — Kevin Guest One of Kevin’s mentors is Abraham Lincoln, whose life and work he has studied. Three reasons why America’s sixteenth president serves as his “model for success” are, first, that “He

possessed the unique ability to develop genuine friendships with people who opposed him, even choosing advisors and cabinet members who held contradictory views so he could be exposed to other perspectives and divergent ideas.” The second reason is the Gettysburg Address: “When I read [it],” Kevin writes, “I am overwhelmed by Lincoln’s wisdom and foresight, his ability to galvanize an entire around the cause of truth.” Reason three: Kevin isn’t afraid of “surrounding myself with people who are smarter and more capable than I am and letting them go to work…. The best leaders see the value in opposition.” Characterizing his book— which is never preachy— as one of “hope, as a plea for courage and as a clarion call to

action,” he challenges readers, asking them, “ ʻWho will have character if you don’t?…Who will right the wrongs, heal the wounds and repair the broken, if not you? Will you join me in this quest for character? Will you seek harmony? Will you live your life for all the right reasons?’ ” An important f inal point: “One hundred percent of the proceeds of the sale of this book is going to help feed hungry children,” Kevin adds. “We have a goal to provide one million meals to children who are in need. So far we have provided 800,000 meals, and we want to reach that one million meal goal by August this year.” Clearly written, entertaining, and realistically optimistic, All the Right Reasons is available at amazon.com.

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It Is that Time of Year Again! Getting Stronger The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut School Supply Drive takes place every year in August. United Way mobilizes the community to donate and to help collect supplies to ensure that all children go back to school with the materials and supplies needed for academic success. A recent study showed that the average teacher in the United States pays $498 dollars per year out-of- pocket to help bring needed supplies to their students. Teachers are willing to help and to buy supplies. School supplies are necessary to the success of students and their ability feel that they have the “tools” they need for success. Teachers make modest salaries and supplies are precious Virginia Mason commodities. Teachers are bearing too much of the supply President and CEO burden and United Way has been helping since 2014. United Way of Southeastern CT This year, 2019, United Way says thank you to their 3 school-supply drive partners: Charter Oak Credit Union, Chelsea Groton Bank and Dime Bank. Donations of school supplies can be dropped off at any branch of the three partners by August 24. School Supply donations can also being dropped off directly at the United Way office at 283 Stoddard’s Wharf Road in Gales Ferry. Donations dropped off at the United Way office will be accepted until Friday, August 23. Volunteers and staff work hard to organize all the donations as received and to have them delivered to schools as quickly as possible.

Young Leaders sorting Mohegan Sun school supply donations. (l-r) Kim Deschamps, Electric Boat/MDA-UAW Local 571; Elizabeth Strader, Electric Boat/MDA-UAW Local 571; Johannes Vu, Mohegan Sun; Kimberly Vu, Mohegan Sun; Cindy Beauregard, Norwich Public Schools. United Way reports that the most needed items for students, as per information given to them by teachers are: backpacks, pencils, erasers, rulers, crayon, highlighters, sharpeners binders, and loose-leaf paper. Backpacks are extremely helpful and of use to students and make the management of supplies easier for students. Backpacks are at top of many school lists. Each year, United Way wants to ensure that kids go back to school with the confidence and material supplies needed to perform successfully in the classroom. Donated items are distributed to schools in the county to help local teachers and students. Studies have shown repeatedly that starting the school year with the necessary supplies promotes learning, boosts self-esteem, and helps keep kids in school. As states have cut school spending, schools are providing less and less, and parents are being asked to purchase more and more school supplies for their children. Kids from income-constrained families have hurdles to overcome. Working hard and staying in school offers hope for a better future. Kids don’t like to feel out of place and to show up without their proper supplies makes them feel “different and as if they don’t have what it takes to succeed." United Way of Southeastern Connecticut thanks its partners for their assistance and is grateful every year for every school supply item received. The school supply drive is a community effort on behalf of all.



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GEF Awards $13,000 in Grants photo courtesy www.grotonschools.org Fitch High School was awarded $4,985 for science probes and $562 to provide copies of this year’s One Book-One Region selection.


even local educators were awarded a total of $13,247 by the Groton Education Foundation during the 2018-19 school year to support innovative educational programming. The grants went to projects that included a drumming program at West Side STEM Magnet Middle School, expansion of Children First’s summer reading program, a music series at the Mystic & Noank Library, a kids’ cooking program developed by the Child & Family Agency, and Fitch Senior High School’s participation in the One Book-One Region program. “We’re thrilled to be able to support the innovative programming that these schools and agencies are providing to Groton students,” said Julie Cagle, chair of the foundation’s board. “It’s great to see the new ways that educators are connecting with students.” The foundation board reviewed applications in October and May. Another round of grant reviews starts this fall. The GEF supports educational innovation and excellence; any non-profit that serves Groton residents with educational programming is eligible to apply. Since 1997, more than $150,000 has been awarded. For information, go to

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www.grotonschools.org/GEF. Grants this year went to: Fitch High School: $4,985 for science probes that will support the high school curriculum as it shifts to a more inquiry-based learning focus. Cutler Arts and Humanities Magnet Middle School: $3,000 for STEPS, which brings empowerment programming to 6th-grade girls at Cutler. Children First: $2,000 to expand their summer reading program. The grant will increase students’ access to books. West Side STEM Magnet Middle School: $1,100 for a drumming program that encourages creative expression, reduces stress, and engages students with a variety of learning styles. Mystic & Noank Library: $1,000 to support an ongoing music series. The GEF grant will bring hands-on learning to the library. Child & Family Agency: $600 for a cooking class that will teach healthy eating and cooking habits to Groton families. Fitch High School: $562 to provide copies of this year’s One Book-One Region selection, making it possible for students to participate in the community conversation about the book.

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President's List

Mackenzie Burke, Norwich Madison Canestrari, Ledyard Sarah Ferraro, Salem Shannon Higgins, Niantic Jack Wheeler, East Lyme Jordan Zeppieri, Norwich

James Madison University

Freeman Fields, Mystic

Jacob Decker, Essex

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Sara Castelli, Essex, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Andrew Gagnon, North Franklin, Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Michael Sinkewicz, Colchester, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism John Spranklin, East Lyme, Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies & Production

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Cassaundra Epes, Baltic, Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science Marissa Digby, Bozrah, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Koren Thomas, Bozrah, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Raymond Chicoski, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Communication Evan Dell, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Michaela Gorski, Colchester, Bachelor of Arts in Art Abby Graff, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Jenna Grottole, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Jessica Henowitz, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication Melissa Henowitz, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication Kashea Kenton, Colchester, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology Justin Kmetz, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Jared Kranc, Colchester, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in History Samantha Slota, Colchester, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration George Sisson, East Lyme, Bachelor of Arts in History Kyle Wilkinson, East Lyme, Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science Maxwell Armstrong, Gales Ferry, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Samantha Craig, Gales Ferry, Master of Science in Elementary Education Hannah Hooper, Gales Ferry, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Danielle Marciniak, Gales Ferry, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Michelle Streeter, Gales Ferry, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Hunter Tashea, Gales Ferry, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Phillip Baton, Norwich, Bachelor of General Studies in Physical Education Natalie Cummins, Griswold, Bachelor of Science in Biology Jennifer Kristoff, Griswold, Bachelor of Arts in English Tiara Lussier, Griswold, Bachelor of Arts in Music



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