August 6, 2008
A Final Salute to Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Elder Paul Harris
Tribal Elder Paul E. Harris, Sr., (May 4, 1946 – July 25, 2008) passed away due to an auto accident in Preston on the afternoon of July 25th. Son of Paul E. Johnson, Jr. and Marion M. Red Feather Curry, Paul was born, raised and educated in New London. Paul proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Navy. A three gun military salute was performed in Paul’s honor at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Burial Grounds after a funeral ceremony held at Dinoto Funeral Home in Mystic on July 31st.
NR-1 Returns From Final Deployment
The Navy’s research submarine NR-1 returned to the Naval Submarine Base New London, Wednesday, July 23, after its final scheduled deployment. NR-1 is scheduled for inactivation this fall after serving the Navy for 40 years. Commander John P. McGrath, officer in charge, NR-1, holds his two-year-old daughter, Meghan, while his wife Kimberly greets him.
Nautilus Celebrates Golden Anniversary
The Submarine Force Library and Museum celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine, conquering the Arctic, transiting from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and “piercing” the North Pole on August 3. After 96 hours and 1,830 miles after submerging under the ice in the Chukchi Sea, Nautilus surfaced off the coast of Greenland and sent the momentous and succinct message: “Nautilus 90 North.” Crew members Frank Holland and John Krawczyk commemorated the historic trip with a cancellation stamp (top r. corner) and envelope cachet stamp (left).
August 20, 2008
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Celebrates Ten Years!
Rain was predicted, but luckily the Great Spirit blessed us with sunshine for the tenth anniversary of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (MPMRC) on August 11. “It is a monumental day for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation,” said Kimberly Hatcher-White, Executive Director (left). “It would not be as special without the people who have supported the museum over the past ten years.”
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
The 51st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Jury and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce this year’s winning artists. The 51st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th, 2008 along the streets of downtown historic Mystic. Craftspeople and 285 international artists participated in this annual event showcasing over 100,000 pieces of artwork. (l-r) Tricia Cunningham, President, Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, and Alexa Shelton, Events Director, prepared for the Art Festival for the whole year!
Pepe’s of New Haven Joins Mohegan Sun’s Project Horizon
(l-r) Mitchell Etess, president, Mohegan Sun, Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Mohegan Tribe, Ken Barry, spokesperson for Pepe’s, and Francis Rosselli, grandson of Frank Pepe, celebrate the announcement of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana at Mohegan Sun during a press conference on July 31.
Westerly Yacht Club Celebrates 80 Years of Social & Boating Fun
On June 7th, the Westerly Yacht Club held a dinner to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the incorporation of the Club. (l-r) Past Commodore Robert Wydler, Joseph P. Reis, Victor J. Manzella, Commodore Alex Houston, Richard Lewis, Gene Frantz, Ted Steinetz, Donald I. Greene. Back: (l-r) Past Commodore Albert Antoch, Sal J. Parise, Stephen DePerry, Jr., Edmund L. Curran, Douglas J. Noble, Lawrence Harland, Ronald E. Lawrence, Galen Skip Hoffman.