April 2, 2008
Octagon Receives AAA Four Diamond Award for Fourth Time
(l-r) Steve Rosen, executive chef, Octagon and the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, and Cindi Houlihan, restaurant manager, Octagon smile after the Octagon received its fourth AAA Four Diamond Award.
Westerly’s Calabrese Society Celebrates 90 Years
George Salimeno, president of Westerly’s Societa Cittadini Calabro Americana, and the son of one of the original six founders, is proud to celebrate the Society’s 90th anniversary in April.
The Pawca-Talk Run-Hers (l-r) Anne Schrempf, Christine Edwards, Kathy Sanford, Sue McVeigh, Lynne Gallucci, Amy Ruenzal, Carol Gilles, Deb Jaccarino, Sue McCarthy, Alexa Jaccarino, Allison Hughes, Laura Metzger, and Anne Collette trained for and participated in the Fifth Annual More Magazine Half-Marathon, in Central Park, on April 6.
World Renowned Artist John Dahlsen
at North Stonington Elementary School Art Show
One of the biggest and most well-attended functions in North Stonington, the North Stonington Elementary School Art Show, featured four or five works by each of the 400 students in grades K-5. This year’s theme was “Art Today.” Suzanne Starr, North Stonington art teacher, took it upon herself to convince the North Stonington Education Foundation to invite John Dahlsen to lecture the children during their annual art show. John worked with the kids, but also brought several of his works to auction off at a show that was held at the Mystic Aquarium on March 17, 2008.
April 16, 2008
Putnam Bank Foundation Pledges $5,000 to United Services, Inc.
(l-r) Robert J. Halloran, President and CFO, Putnam Bank and Diane L. Manning, President and CEO, United Services, Inc., accepted a $1,000 check, the first of five annual installments, from Thomas A. Borner, Chairman and CEO, Putnam Bank, and President of the Putnam Bank Foundation. The Bank pledged a total of $5,000 for United Services Inc.’s expansion.
Foxwoods Poker Classic Charity Media Showdown
(l-r) Brandon Butcher, Chief Meteorologist, CBS 3 Springfield, Foxwoods dealer, Joe Pardavila, executive producer, WPLJ Scott and Todd in the Morning, Brad Drazen, co-anchor, NBC 30 News Today, Scot Haney, meteorologist, WFSB 3, Jim Altman, reporter, Fox 61, Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, Chris Dillon, host & program director, WNLC Sound Morning Drive, and Terry Eliasen, CBS 4 Boston, played for charity in Foxwoods Poker Classic Charity Media Showdown on March 31.
The World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales made an appearance at the 5th Annual Mystic St Patrick’s Parade on March 30th.
April 30, 2008
Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber Citizen of the Year
The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber announced that it will honor Michael Rauh as the 2008 Citizen of the Year. Michael is Executive Vice President of Sales, Service and Delivery at the Washington Trust Company.
Anna Coit Celebrates 100
On Wednesday, April 9th, one day after her 100th birthday, Anna North Coit spoke at a luncheon given in her honor by her many friends at the Westerly Public Library.
Habitat for Humanity Builds Hope
(l-r) On April 13, Sally Bondy, future homeowner of 6 Davis Farm Way, and her children, Jacob, Megan, and Julia, break ground at the site in New London, with their building team leaders Bob Fusari Sr. and Bob Fusari Jr., Real Estate Services of CT, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, City of New London, Norton C. Wheeler III, Mystic River Building Company, with Kaitlin and her dad Doug Bryan, future homeowner of 12 Davis Farm Way, Martin Berliner, Manager, City of New London, Margaret C. Holmberg, President Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of SECT, and Calvin Price, Vice President of Community Development and CRA Officer, Liberty Bank.