Robert A. Granato Senior Center Dedications
(l-r) Vicki Anderson, executive director, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Jeff Nelson, Governor Rell’s Eastern office, Selectman Ed Haberek, Town of Stonington, Bruce MacDonald, president, PNC Board of Directors, at the dedication ceremony for the Robert A. Granato Senior Center on May 27. Jeff holds the proclamation from the Governor declaring May 27, 2009 Robert A. Granato Senior Center Day.
Celebrity Bartending Event Raises Money for PNC
PNC Board Member Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, was the celebrity bartender at a Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) fundraiser held at Venice Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday, May 28. Behind the bar, Alexis mixed up peachy Residentinis. The event raised $2,500 for the PNC.
June 24, 2009
Norwich’s 350th Re-Enactment
Three hundred and fifty years later to the day, the Mohegan Tribe and descendants of the founders of Norwich met at the Royal Mohegan Burial Ground, corner of Washington and Sachem Streets, Norwich, to re-enact the June 6, 1659 deed signing. Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Mohegan Tribal Council, performed the pipe ceremony.
New Presidents Welcomed
(l-r) A.J. “Skip” Jordan, site vice president, Millstone Power Station, Michael Speller, president, Foxwoods Resort Casino, and Stephen White, president, Mystic Seaport were officially welcomed to the community at a reception on June 10th at the Officer’s Club, USCGA.
MASH’s Iron Chef Competition
On Friday, June 12th, the Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality (MASH) hosted it’s annual Auction for Action and “Iron Chef” Competition at the beautiful Enders Island. The competition and auction raised awareness for homeless families and children in the towns of Groton, Stonington, North Stonington, Ledyard, New London and Westerly. The event had 300 attendees and raised about $40,000 (l-r) Executive Chef Jamie Fowler, Noah’s Restaurant, Stonington, and Sous Chef Kevin Rogers were the winners for the third year in a row.
Alexis Ann Named
Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient
The Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s 14th Annual Outstanding Leadership Award Reception was held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center on Tuesday, June 16. Honorees this year are Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Leadership Award, and Norwich Public Utilities, recipient of the 2009 Community Service Award, represented by John Bilda, general manager.