Unforgettable Moments!

by Alexis Ann

It was a joyous occasion for Joe Pennell and Gina Fontaine, owners of Pennell’s Auto Center, Uncasville, when they tied the knot during the Grand Opening ceremony of their new location.  Two birds.  One stone on page 11.

More unforgettable moments, also on page 11, happened when the U.S. Navy’s NR-1, research submarine returned home from its final deployment.  NR-1, built by our own Electric Boat, Groton, served the Navy for 40 years.  Welcome home!

Mystic YMCA celebrated its 5th Anniversary with music, fun, hotdogs, kettle corn and more….The celebration marks Mystic Community Center’s merger with the Westerly-Pawcatuck and Arcadia branches on July 25, 2003, forming Ocean Community YMCA.  Catch the digital moment on page 6.

It was an unforgettable moment when the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) became the first ship to cross the North Pole, August 3, 1958.  Retired Navy Commander Al Charette told the story at the Submarine Force Library and Museum as part the celebration festivities for the Golden Anniversary of the “Nautilus 90 North”.  Share in the adventure on page 4.

Meet Melissa Dearborn on page 5 and learn about her memorable moment of receiving a grant for her brainchild, Use Another Word Program.  Melissa is a 5th/6th grade teacher at the Integrated Day Charter School, Norwich.  Congrats!

Wayne Richard moved his Mystic barbershop to 15 Holmes Street.  What a fun party and ribbon cutting ceremony.  Catch the moment on page 8.

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