October 1, 2008
Crawford Award: Mary Ellen Jukoski
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is please to announce Mary Ellen Jukoski, President, Mitchell College, as the 2008 recipient of the William Crawford Distinguished Service Award. The Award recognizes an outstanding member of the community who contributes not only to the quality of life in the region but also to his or her fellow neighbors.
United Way Campaign Kick-Off
Tom Kasprzak, of Chelsea Bank and United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s 2008 Campaign Chair, announced a goal of $9.1M at a gathering held at Branford House, Avery Point, Groton, on September 17th. This money will fund critical human service programs in New London County. Tom (r) and Charlie Jaskiewicz (l), 2008 Campaign Vice Chair, are all smiles at the Kick-Off.
Annual Golf Tournament for Habitat for Humanity
The Eastern CT Association of Realtors Annual Golf Tournament, held at the Lake of Isles Golf Course on September 16th, raised over $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity of SECT. It was co-sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Eastern CT Association of Realtors. Rodney Butler, Councilor/Treasurer, MPTN, Charlene Jones, Councilor/Secretary, and Richard E. Sebastian, Councilor, and Linda Davis, Chair, Golf Tournament Committee.
October 15, 2008
Italians of the Year Banquet
(l-r) On Friday, October 17th at the Groton Inn & Suites, Attorney Frank A. Manfredi and Fay Pillari were honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich. Fay and Frank are both members of the Norwich community that are active in not only Italian activities, but also volunteer their time to organizations in the area. They will be named Italians of the Year.
The Resident offers a final salute to Paul Newman, CT’s legendary film star and philanthropist. Paul was also a co-founder of Newman’s Own, a food company from which he donated all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. As of October, these donations had exceeded US $250 million. On September 26, 2008, Paul died at his home in Westport of complications from lung cancer.
TVCCA Child Development Center
On Friday, October 3rd, Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc. (TVCCA) broke ground for extensive renovations at the Child Development Center on Bayonet Street, New London. (l-r) Deborah Monahan, Executive Director, TVCCA, Ross, Lara Cole, Teacher, Catrina Vymola, Teacher, Alexis and Dave Wash, CHEFA participated in the event.
October 29, 2008
Casino of the Wind Celebrates October All Month Long
Mohegan Sun’s great lineup of entertainment for Columbus Day weekend kicked off with a “Live Idols” event on Friday, October 10th at 7pm. Former American Idol finalist Blake Lewis gave a free performance. Other stars that attended the weekend-long event were: Band From TV, Pat Cooper, Lindsay Price, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Robert Buckley, Jessica Szoher, Becky Newton, Tracey Morgan, just to name a few. (l-r) Lindsay Price, actress, Lipstick Jungle, Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, and wife Kelly enjoyed the night at the Grand Opening.
Guests Raise A Glass to Tastings
Guests, friends, colleagues and business partners gather for the grand opening of Tastings, 4 Hendel Drive, Mystic, Thursday, Oct. 16th. The evening was filled with hors d’oeuvres, mingling and a chance to try over 100 types of wine offered by Tastings. (l-r) Janice Scott, owner, Andrea & Rob Bunger, owners, State Representative Diana Urban, Ken Kilcoyne, General Manager, Tricia Cunningham, President, Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, and Tulsa Scott, owner, participate in the ribbon cutting.
Brig. Gen. John Walsh Is Top Gun
At Fort Harrison’s parade field, Helena, in front of a gathering of 400 Guardsmen and women, family and friends, Montana’s Governor Brian Schweitzer presents the state command flag to Brig. Gen. John Walsh, Montana’s new Adjutant General of the Guard. The passing of this flag from the Commander in Chief to General Walsh signifies the passing of his trust and command responsibilities to John.