June 11, 2008
Angel Ride Raises $300,000
(l-r) Angel Uihlein, 17, Westbrook, stands with her family – her brother Jason, her mother Ann and her sister Kim – at the Angel Ride finish, May 25th at the YMCA in Mystic. The Angel Ride originated as a fundraiser for Angel, who was diagnosed with Leukemia seven years ago.
Tour de France Winner Visits Fort Trumbull to Promote Bicycling
On Thursday, May 22nd, three time Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond, cycled around Fort Trumbull State Park, followed by a group of cyclists. Greg, who won the Tour in 1986, 1989 and 1990, was in New London with his old coach Bill Humphreys, Bike Guy LLC, and a large group of junior cyclists from the Mystic Velo Club to promote bicycling in the area and The Whaling City Cyclone Bicycle Race scheduled for June 22nd.
Home Builders Blitz 2008
Habitat for Humanity of SECT and the community came together as one during the week of May 31 through June 7. The 2008 Home Builders Blitz built homes at Davis Farm Way, New London, for two separate families in need – the Bondys and the Bryans. (l-r) One of many Habitat for Humanity volunteers helps to build a house at the Davis Farm Way site under the guidance of Norton C. Wheeler III, Mystic River Building Company. Norton is the team leader for the Bryan family home.
June 25, 2008
Outstanding Leadership Award Honors
Ulysses Hammond and CorePlus Federal Credit Union
(l-r) Warren P. Scholl, President & CEO, CorePlus Federal Credit Union and Ulysses Hammond, Vice President of Administration, Conn College, are proud recipients of the 13th Annual Outstanding Leadership Award reception at the Pequot Museum on July 12.
USS Providence Awarded Prestigious Arleigh Burke Trophy
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, presented the Atlantic Fleet Arleigh Burke Trophy to the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London on June 12. (l-r) Lt. Cmdr. Todd Figanbaum, Executive Officer, USS Providence, Cmdr. Michael Holland, Commanding Officer, USS Providence, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, and MMCS (SS) Jeff Leith, Chief of the Boat, USS Providence.
Life Time Chief Ralph Sturges Inducted into CT Hall of Fame
(l-r) State Representative Michael Caron presents Paul Sturges, son of Chief Ralph Sturges, with the award to accept on his father’s behalf at the CT Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Hartford on June 18th.
Tantaquidgeon Museum Grand Re-Opening
On June 18th, the Mohegan Tribe held a ceremony and blessing to celebrate the re-opening and renovation of the Tantaquidgeon Museum – the oldest Native-run museum in the United States. The Museum provides a home for artifacts and objects of cultural significance for the Mohegans and other Native American tribes. Pipe Carrier Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Chairman, Mohegan Tribe, stands at the entrance to the Tantaquidgeon Museum after performing a blessing ceremony.