October 29th at the U.S Navel Submarine Base New London in Groton CT.
With Ruffles and flourishes, cannon salutes, and a call by first Lady Michelle Obama to “man our ship and maker her dive. The traditional commissioning ceremony was held Oct. 29, 2016.
Michelle Obama sponsor of the USS Illinois, (SSN- 786) helped with the Commissioning.. “Bought the ship to life”. (photos by Seth Bendfeldt)
Dedication of the home of the Moses Family Stonington, CT Sunday, December 11, 2016.
My name is Brandishea Moses. I’m a full-time working single mother of 2 wonderful children whom I love dearly. My daughter, Shya, is 9 years old. She loves to read books and is developing into a great poet. We also just found out that she was accepted into a school program that was designed for gifted and talented students who are mature enough to handle their school work at a higher level. Shya will be in the 5th grade this September and will be completing 6th grade work. My son, TuQuan, is 2 years old, he has a tremen-dous amount of energy and loves music. My daughter and son have an unforgettable and loving bond. I have been working at Dime Bank for 4 years and I am a Commercial Servicing Representative. I also attend New England College of Business with a major in Business Administration with concen-tration in Banking and Finance. I graduated with my Associates Degree in April of 2014 and I am currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s degree program. My career goals are to become a Commercial Loan Officer.
For about a year now I have been preparing myself to become a homebuyer. After my children and I were dealing with mold, dust, unsafe areas and moving from apart-ment to apartment I decided to apply for Habitat for Humanity. My son was con-stantly getting sick due to the mold that was everywhere in our previous apartment. So, we had to move in with my parents and 2 sisters and a brother. That is a total of 8 people living in the household. Our space is very limited. I have to share a room with my son, and my daughter shares a room with my sister, her aunt. My mom works 3rd shift at the hospital, and my son is unable to run around freely because she has to sleep for work. My family and I are very strong. We can make it out of any tough situation with God by our side. My oldest daughter has been very patient and has al-ways looked up to me for guidance. We are a Christian family who love God and believe that nothing is impossible.
This was my second time to apply. The first time I had decided to work on my credit so I could be more financially stable. Not long after doing my full application, I received a phone call for a home visit. About 2 weeks after that I received a phone call stating that I was chosen to receive a Habitat house; I screamed loudly with joy and thanked Habitat and, of course, God, for making this happen for us. For a long time I struggled with trying to make sure my children were safe and had a place where they can call home. I am so thankful and excited to start our new journey and that my children will have a place to grow and make unforgettable memories to look back on. I am excited to be involved with such a terrific organization as well as a great and blessed group of people. I love the fact that I will be a part of helping other families with their dreams of becoming home owners as well. We are truly blessed!
Welcome & MC Laurie Chipperfield, Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut Opening Prayer Father Deacon Juan Wilbur New Life Christian Fellowship Introductions Terri O’Rourke, Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut Special Guests Tom Dorsey, Eversource Energy Carlos Figueroa, The Travelers Companies Introduction of John Bolduc, Homeowner Family Volunteer partner to the family Family Remarks Shea Moses Presentation of Gifts Quilt Kathy Wright, United Methodist Church of Gales Ferry Prayer Shawl Michelle Cook, Crossroads Presbyterian Church Tool Box & Bible Patti Carter and Margaret Vermila, Calvary Episcopal Church Unison Reading Carlos Figueroa, The Travelers Companies Prayer of Blessing Pastor Pauline Wilkins Another Chance Ministries Key Presentation Tom Dorsey, Eversource Energy Special thanks to the volunteers, and each person who supported this family and build in any way.
Legislative Breakfast Meeting .
January 2017 with the senior elected and appointed officials from Southeastern Connecticut at the Mystic Marriott on Route 117 in Groton. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss issues relating to the future of Electric Boat.
Electric Boat President Jeffrey Geiger presented an overview of key issues facing the company, including: –
2017 Business Outlook – & Legislative Issues.
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The Norwich Arts Center in collaboration with the Eastern CT Urban Professionals presents Miss Lottie’s Café, a Jazz theater series of 3 shows celebrating the Icons of Historic American Music: Jazz!
The series begins with “An Evening with Nina Simone” featuring Actress/Recording Artist Krystal Livingston. Produced by Kia Baird and directed by Theresa Broach, the production is part of calendar of events presented by NAC. Nina Simone’s most memorable songs are, ‘Mississippi Goddam’, ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black.’ The show will take place at the historic Donald L. Oat Theater at 62 Broadway, Norwich, CT on Friday Sept 12th at 8pm. BYOB setups are available.
Other artists to be featured at Miss Lottie’s Jazz Cafe are Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling the Norwich Arts Center at 860-887-2789.
By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.http://www.aapsonline.org/
Ebola. Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. The names sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Yet, threats to Americans are real, and escalating by the week. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported on August 1 that serious diseases are spreading at detention centers for Illegal border crossers. Health care workers and Border Patrol agents, plus their children, have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), swine flu, chicken pox, lice and scabies. Instead of being quarantined, illegal border crossers are being dispersed rapidly across the U.S., with those of school age being registered in public schools opening soon for all.
Border Patrol Council reports that 75% of illegal border crossers are from countries around the globe, other than Mexico. They are bringing diseases not common to, or eradicated from, the U.S.:
Ebola is one of the most lethal diseases we face, with a death rate from 60-90% of infected patients. It is a horrible death as the virus attacks the blood vessels leading to hemorrhaging internally and externally. There are no good treatments or vaccines.
Ebola’s use as a weapon of terror and mass destruction has been documented by GlobalSecurity.org, which reports that the former Soviet Union biological weapons program had weaponized the Ebola virus, and that Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese terror group, recently sent members to Africa to harvest the virus during an outbreak.
After long neglecting the contagious disease issues that arose in early June, On July 31, ABC, NBC, CBS and other news outlets simultaneously reported the arrival of two Ebola patients from Africa. Does this give “plausible deniability” to the possible role of illegal border-crossers in bringing Ebola to the U.S.?
Not very contagious? Really? Then why do World Health Organization (WHO) officials say the “worst on record” Ebola outbreak in three countries in West Africa is spreading out of control? Why all the special haz-mat suits for doctors and nurses? Why did two doctors die treating Ebola patients? Why all the special and expensive isolation units for Ebola patients? In sharp contrast to WHO, US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and government spokespersons seem to be going out of their way to downplay risks to Americans.
Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director of CDC during the swine flu outbreak, and now ABC News chief health and medical editor, said “There is nothing to prevent someone traveling here asymptomatically during the incubation period.” Then once ill, the person can easily infect many others, who in turn spread the virus further.
CDC has recently been under fire for mishandling deadly pathogens, including smallpox and anthrax. Yet Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director, told reporters on July 31 that Ebola spread in the U.S. is “not in the cards.” But can we rely on his opinion that risk to Americans is low?
If risk is so low for the US, why is CDC quietly setting up Ebola Quarantine Centers in 20 cities across the USA? Why did the Congressional Record report that Ebola Bio kits have been deployed to National Guard units in all 50 states?
These are undisputed facts:
There are too many unknowns. There is too much information being actively suppressed by this Administration and the politically appointed heads of DHS, HHS, CDC, ICE and other agencies.
Americans have a right to straight talk about risks. Americans deserve a government focused FIRST on protecting the health and safety of American citizens. Reckless disregard for health is not humane.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.,is a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, and the 2007 recipient of the Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation for Women for her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health.