by Alexis Ann
New construction is compatible with springtime and optimism for more new growth in our communities, the region and our state. It’s happening, and we’re finding it. Check out stories on pages 8 and 10 about homes and condominiums with great options in New London, and in Westerly and Hopkinton, R.I. –Crosswinds, Harbor Club and Beechwoods are names to remember.
You also need to learn how to pronounce the name of Mary Jo Wlodecki of Preston. The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut selected Mary Jo, first vice president of People’s Bank, as recipient of the 2006 Citizen of the Year Award, page 4.
Food Editor Barbara Reed Collins, also the Resident’s Associate Editor, highlights the culinary world in several articles. There’s a focus on page 5 about the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa and its Octagon Restaurant – all winners of the prestigious Four Diamond Award – and a dinner that proved the award is deserved – with Beringer wines that would have pleased founder Jacob Beringer who left his home in Germany in 1868 to finally settle in the Napa Valley to grow grapes.
To peel or not to peel potatoes was among questions during a chowder extravaganza, aided by shop keepers in Olde Mistick Village and volunteers who raised $7,000 for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
Potato Leek Soup might be an alternative idea for menus when St. Patrick’s Day is observed with traditional foods on March 17, page 12. There are celebrations galore with details about the March 25th Mystic parade and other activities.
The history of B.B. King and his guitar is told by writer Phil Lampron in an article on page 6. Phil took in King’s show at Foxwoods Resort Casino and gives us another return date for this beloved entertainer – if you missed the most recent performance or simply can’t hear enough from this legendary great.
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