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FEATURED EVENT JANUARY 17

4361 bwCarroll Brogan Mailhot, mezzo soprano will sing a mostly Brahms Concert, Lieder and Lullabies on January 17th,  2014 at United Congregational Church in Norwich.  Carroll is the cantor for the Diocese of Norwich and St. Patrick Cathedral and has been singing for the past 30 years in musicals, concerts and productions throughout the area. Most recently she was seen in a production of  Showtunes, the music of Jerry Herman in Rocky Hill.
Lieder and Lullabies is an evening exploring love songs and lullabies in varied musical styles. Carroll will sing the songs or lieder of Johannes Brahms, several of which are among the first pieces he allowed to be published. Selections by Mozart and Menotti will be sung as well. The program will include several lullabies and songs from musical theater, featuring Weil and Tesori and Crawley.
Elizabeth Linkeman, organist at St. Patrick Church, Mystic will be accompanying Carroll on the piano.
The program begins at 7:30pm and a reception will be held in the auditorium of the church following the concert. United Congregational Church is located at 89 Broadway, Norwich, CT. A donation for the church will be accepted at the door

December 18

  • SECT Women’s Network Luncheon. 11:30am-1:15pm. Groton Inn & Suites, Rte 184. 860.961.6067.
  • Flicks @ Six. Lincoln. Starts 5:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Geneology Workshop. How to build a family tree and research your history. 6-7:45pm. Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI. 401.596.2877.
  • Norwich AARP, Mohegan Chapter 1004 Holiday Luncheon. 11:30am. River Ridge, Griswold. For info, contact Nancy at ncaplet@gmail.com.

December 19

  • Pasta Supper. All you can eat. $6. 4:30 – 7pm. Bethel Community UMC, Griswold, CT. 860.376.2255.
  • Blue Christmas Service of Light. 7pm. Mystic Congregational Church. 860.536.4259.
  • Be Creative with Cake! Learn how to decorate. 6pm. Bill Memorial Library, Groton. 860.445.0392.
  • Free Intro to Internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

December 20

  • Science Smarts: Melting Ice Experiment. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 21

  • Shoreline Swing Dancing Christmas Party. 7-11pm. East Lyme Community Center.  www.shorelineswingct.org.
  • Eastern CT Symphony Chorus Holiday Concert. 8pm. 289 State St, New London.  860.443.2876.
  • Seasonal Sing-a-Long. Come sing Holiday favorites. 10:30-11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Junior Friends’ Craft for a Cause Event. 2-4pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • DIY Teens. Recycled Books. 3:30pm. Make crafts from recycled books. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 23

  • Animal Meet & Greet. New animals at the museum. Children’s Museum of SE CT, Niantic. 860.691.1111.

December 25

  • Christmas Feast. 1 – 3pm. St. David’s Episcopal Church. Gales Ferry, CT. 860.464.6516.

December 26

  • Family Movie. Animated, Rated PG. Call for title. 2pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 27

  • Fun With Food! Yuletide Yummies. 3:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

December 28

  • Celebrate and learn about Kwanzaa. 11am-2pm Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

December 30

  •  Family Fun ‘n’ Games. Popular board games. 10am-4pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.

December 31

  • Noon New Year’s Eve Party. Food and fun. 11am-1pm. Groton Public Library. 860.441.6750.
  • Anime Club Costume Night. 6:30-8pm. Grades 9-12. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 2

  • New Year, New You: Foods for a Fresh Start with Caelum Massicotte. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 3

  • Independent Film Series. Broken. 7pm. The film is English language and runs about 90 min. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 4

  • Blast Off: Otis Library Lego® Club. 12:30 – 2pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Family Yoga. Intro for families and young children. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 5

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 2pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.
  • Ukulele Workshop with Jumpin’ Jim Beloff. Bring a tuned ukulele for instruction. 1:30pm. Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton. 860.669.2342.

January 6

  • Double audition for Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year and Norm Foster’s Old Love. 7pm. Granite Theatre, Westerly RI. 401.348.0555.

January 7

  • Drop in Tablet Time. Bring your own or try one of ours. Use apps and games. 10:30am – 12:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

January 8

  • Fantasy Film Fest – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six: The Great Gatsby. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Demo Days! TumbleBooks online books for kids. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750

January 9

  • Introduction to the internet class. 6:30-7:30pm. Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.
  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 10

  • Southeastern CT Chamber of Commerce 40 under Forty Awards. $75 to attend.  860.572.9578.
  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Amazing Magnetics for Children to learn. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.
  • Excel: Beyond the Basics. Learn about this popular program. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 11

  • Through The Looking Glass. Create Wonderland-inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 14

  • Once Upon a Time…Picture books and stories. 10:30 – 11:15am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.

January 15

  • Fantasy Film Fest – James and the Giant Peach. 4pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Flix @ Six. Les Miserables. 6pm.  Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.537.5752.
  • Using Picasa. Learn about the free photo editing software. 6:30pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Demo Days! OneClickDigital app to download audio books. 3pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 16

  • Let’s Build It! Pre-school science.. 9:15am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 17

  • Together Time Yoga for pre-schoolers. 9:15-9:45am. Children’s Museum of SE CT.  860.691.1111.

January 18

  • Yellow Brick Road. Create Wizard of Oz inspired crafts. 12:30 – 2:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Read With Bella the therapy pug! 11:30am – 12:30pm. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open Lab Plus! Hands-on computer instruction. 9:30am-12pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

January 21

  • First Friends: Rhyme Time Playgroup. 10:30 – 11am. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Introduction to the internet class. 11am-12pm Cragin Memorial Library, Colchester. 860.889.2365.

Ongoing Events

  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning 11/29 at Granite Theatre in Westerly. For tickets and info call 401.596.2341.
  • Food Drive. Month of January. 2 Drop-off locations: Groton Shopping Plaza: 744 Long Hill Road Niantic: 58 Pennsylvania Avenue. 9am – 5pm. The Lighthouse. 860.445.7626.
  • Baby Sign and Play. Jan 10 – Feb 7. 10am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • First Friends toddler group. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 9:30am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Wii Wednesdays. 3-5pm. Teenscape. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.
  • Light Up Old Lyme. Nov 14 – Jan 5. Six weeks of Holiday magic. For participating businesses and information, go to www.visitoldlyme.com.
  • Knights and Princesses. Costumes and fun. Jan 7 – Feb 4. 11am. Children’s Museum of SE CT. 860.691.1111.
  • Celebrate the Joy!: Holiday Gift Show. Dec 4 – 29. Dec show at Artists Co-op Gallery of Westerly. 401.932.6728.
  • Boy Scout Venturing Co-Ed Program. Ages 14-21. 2nd friday each month. 6-8pm. The Lighthouse Niantic. To join, call 860.445.7626 x 115.
  • Odd Fellows Home of CT. Coat Drive for Seniors. Month of December. Drop off new or gently used items at 235 Lestertown Rd Groton, CT. Call Tricia at 860.445.7478.
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7pm. 860.892.1400.
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tues. Windham. 860.455.9400.
  • Full Throttle Biker Church  Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224.
  • T.A.G. (Teen Activities Group) 3pm. Saturdays throughout December.  Groton Public Library 860.441.6750.
  • “I Have a Dream” Community Board. 3 – 5pm, Mon – Fri. Jan 6 – 24. Otis Library, Norwich.  860.889.2365.
  • Open computer time for practice and projects. Mon – Thurs 1:30-5pm. Groton Public Library.  860.441.6750.

President Jukoski Set To Retire

Mitchell College President Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., announced September 25 that she will end one of the longest runs among modern college presidencies on June 30, 2014, following Mitchell’s 75th anniversary.
“I have been so fortunate to lead an amazing institution that has undergone significant

Mary Ellen Jukoski, President, Mitchell College announced her retirement set for the end of June.

Mary Ellen Jukoski, President, Mitchell College announced her retirement set for the end of June.

transformation. It has been a privilege and an honor to collaborate with such dedicated faculty and committed staff during its evolution from a regional two-year institution into a four-year college that is now a national leader in student-centered learning and engagement,” said the president.
Having served as Dean from 1990, Mary Ellen was chosen as Mitchell’s first female and sixth President in March, 1995. “I have always loved being in an educational community where students with diverse backgrounds and differing learning styles and needs can find themselves and flourish,” Jukoski explained. “This is my passion.”
Enrollment under her tenure has almost tripled and the endowment fund has doubled. In the past year alone, the number of students applying to Mitchell rose by nearly 20 percent, yielding a fall class 32 percent larger than one year ago. Her final year will provide “a smooth and seamless transition for the college to welcome the next president,” the college said.
Dr. Elizabeth Ivey, Chair of the Mitchell College Board of Trustees, said that “Mary Ellen has left a real legacy at Mitchell with the college in a very solid academic and stable financial position so that we will be able to search for our next leader.”
Jukoski’s tenure has also been marked by her extraordinary community involvement and as a staunch ambassador for the college in Southeastern Connecticut and throughout the New England Region.
Her service includes the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and numerous boards and councils such as the United Way, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Chelsea Groton Bank, Connecticut Campus Compact, and the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges.
Most recently, her innovative partnership between the college and the New London STEM Magnet High School offers college courses to both high-school and Mitchell students.
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Taylor Redner named to Dean’s List at Mercyhurst University

ERIE, PA (09/27/2013)Taylor Redner, a sophomore at Mercyhurst University, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Redner is a native of Norwich, CT. Major is Early Childhood/Special Education.

The Dean’s List is computed annually after summer term, which marks the end of the academic year. It is based on the completion of a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative index of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0 each term.

“I salute all of our Dean’s List recipients for the dedication and commitment necessary to achieve this goal,” said Mercyhurst President Dr. Tom Gamble, Ph.D. “This is truly an outstanding accomplishment.”

About Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution in Erie, Pa. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations as well as unique post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate and eight master’s degree programs. In 2013, the university introduced its first doctoral program in archaeology. In addition, Mercyhurst provides certificate and associate degree offerings at branch campuses in North East, Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center. Learn more at www.mercyhurst.edu.

On the web: http://meritpages.com/achievements/Taylor-Redner-named-to-Deans-List-at-Mercyhurst-University/7365793.

Chris Myers of Essex Receives Johnson Scholarship at Washington and Lee University

Chris Myers of Essex Receives Johnson Scholarship at Washington and Lee University

 

LEXINGTON, VA Chris Myers of Essex, Conn., has received a Johnson Scholarship to attend Washington and Lee University.

Myers, a graduate of Valley Regional High School, began classes at W&L in September. Myers was among 40 winners of the prestigious scholarships for 2013.

The Johnson Scholarship program was established in 2007 as a result of an historic $100 million gift to the university. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and candidates are chosen on the basis of exceptional academic and personal promise. The scholarships provide at least tuition, room and board, and allow students to graduate debt-free.

Myers won the scholarship in competition against about 190 other finalists who participated in on-campus interviews last spring.

The Johnson Scholarship is part of a program that includes a lecture and symposia series on topics in leadership, supports two professorships, and awards grants to about 30 students to conduct off-campus research during the summer before their junior or senior years.

Local Eastern Connecticut State University Student Paige Schneider ’17 of East Lyme Member of Fall 2013 Field Hockey Team.

WILLIMANTIC, CT (09/18/2013)– Paige Schneider of East Lyme, CT, is a member of Eastern Connecticut State University‘s field hockey team.

Schneider is a midfielder on the team.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s field hockey team is off to a great start having already defeated Anna Maria College, Lasell College, and Wheelock College this season.

The win over Wheelock College Sept. 11 at the Mansfield Athletic Complex was the third straight victory for Eastern (3-1) after an opening overtime loss, It gives the Warriors their first such winning streak since the 2001 season. That year the Warriors were propelled to an 11-9 record and their only post-season tournament berth in program history.

Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university and serves approximately 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and at satellite locations. A predominantly residential campus, Eastern offers more than 30 majors and 50 minors while emphasizing a strong liberal arts foundation grounded in applied learning experiences. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.

 

 

On the web: http://meritpages.com/achievements/Local-Eastern-Connecticut-State-University-Student-Paige-Schneider-17-of-East-Lyme-Member-of-Fall-2013-Field-Hockey-Team/7309962.

Local Graduate Megan Devlin Participates in Network News Coverage of ‘March on Washington’ Anniversary

ITHACA, NY (09/10/2013)– A Lyme-Old Lyme High School graduate was able to share the stories of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with the nation. Megan Devlin, now a senior communication management and design major at Ithaca College, traveled to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 24 to interview participants in the Realize the Dream March and Rally commemorating the 1963 event. Her footage was used on that night’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News.”

Devlin was one of 13 Ithaca College students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications selected to cover the rally. Led by associate journalism professor James Rada, the students worked with NBC to capture the emotions and reactions of people as they celebrated the historic occasion.

Devlin said the experience was more than worthwhile. “This was an immersive learning experience that put my reporting and videography skills to the test,” said Devlin. “It was rewarding to see how three years of learning and training generated professional footage of a national event that a news network aired on its nightly broadcast.”

The students’ footage was packaged and reported on by White House correspondent Kristen Welker. Their work can be seen on NBC’s website here.

Participants in the rally marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial. Nearly 200,000 people attended, many of whom saw Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in person 50 years ago. Devlin was able to hear their stories and capture the spirit of hope being passed on to the next generation.

Rada has also produced an hour-long documentary on the original march with the help of his students. “Meet Me at Equality: The People’s March on Washington” explores the historic event through interviews with historians and more than two dozen people who took part in it. The film aired on several PBS member stations as part of their March on Washington anniversary coverage.

For more information on “Meet Me at Equality: The People’s March on Washington” and the students’ work, visit http://meetmeatequality.com/ or contact Rada at jrada@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3637.

On the web: http://meritpages.com/achievements/Local-Graduate-Megan-Devlin-Participates-in-Network-News-Coverage-of-March-on-Washington-Anniversary/7279981.

Across The Area

September 11

  • Changing in the Sound: A look at the past, present, and future of the Mystic River 5:30 p.m. Mystic Seaport River Room 75 Greenmanville Ave Mystic
  • Flicks at Six Quartet 6 p.m.Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Auditions: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus fall semester 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Leamy Hall Coast Guard Academy New London Kathy Walburn ecscpresident@gmail.com
  • September 12
  • One Book One Region Author visit Conor Grennan 7 p.m. Fitch High School 101 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton
  • Community Senior Breakfast 9 a.m. Speaker Kristine Johnson New London Alzheiner’s Association Groton Regency Center 1145 Poquonnock Rd Groton 860.445.3141
  • Female Spies of the Civil War 6:15 p.m. Waterford Public Library 49 Rope Ferry Rd Waterford 860.444.5805
  • Mystic Women’s Club meeting 7 p.m. St Mark’s Episcopal Church Pearl St. Mystic
  • VNA of SECT Sponsored Blood Pressure Clinics 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Waterfrod Stop and Shop

September 13

  • Cures or Corpses? Surviving Medical Treatment in Colonial Times 6 p.m. Nathan Hale Homestead 2299 South St. Coventry 860.742.6917
  • Chidlren’s Museum of SECT dollar night for museum addmission 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Event, 4:30 Mystic Ballistic Ride, Guest Speaker and dinner. $10/person 28 Great Brook Rd Groton FTBC@seaportcommunitychurch.org 860.448.6224
  • Friday Night Folk 7:30 p.m. Sue Mead and Sister Mary Unity Hall 19 Jay St. New London fridaynightfolk.org

September 14

  • Connecticut Yuletide Carolers Auditions 5 p.m. www.ctyuletide.com Lori 203.673.9485
  • Origami Workshop 2 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Yard Sale St. Joseph’s Women’s Social Club 9 – 2 p.m. St. Joseph’s School, Squire St. New London
  • “Red Hot and Blue – a Tribute to Cole Porter” 5 p.m. La Grua Center 32 Water St. Stonington 860.535.2300 lagruacenter.org
  • As You Like It by Willia Shakespear Mark Twain House Lawn 351 Farmington Ave Hartford

September 15

  • Norwich Auto Show 8 – 3 p.m. Dodd Stadium 14 Stott Ave Norwich
  • “The History and Wonders of the Mighty Hook Organ.” 5 p.m. United Church, 67 Main Street, Stonington 860-535-8445

September 17

  • Introduction to the Internet Class 11 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Peace themed movie 6:30 p.m. Movie will be PG-13 Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • VNA of SECT Sponsored Blood Pressure Clinics 1-2 p.m. New London ShopRite
  • Immunization Clinic 2:30 – 3:30 VNA Office 1st floor 403 N Frontage Rd Waterford

September 18

  • Flicks at Six Won’t Back Down 6 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Seafood Cooking Demonstration 5:30 p.m. chef Normand Leclair Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 401.596.2877
  • Noank Historical Society presents The Steamboat Era in Eastern Connecticut. 7:30 PM. Latham Chester Store, Main Street, Noank. www.noankhistoricalsociety.org

September 19

  • Discover Local Authors, Todd Gipstein 6:30 p.m. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Keep your Garden Growing through Fall and winter 6:30 p.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Foxes and Faeries: Tales from the English Countryside 2:30-3:30 p.m. Otis Library 261 Main St. Norwich 860.889.2365
  • Speaker Mara Kokis 1:30 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library 860.669.2342 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton

September 21

  • Classic Gala 7 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library 860.669.2342 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton
  • Run for the Fallen CT 6 – 3:30 p.m. Wilbur Snow Elementary School 299 Wadsworth Ave Middletown. runforthefallenct.com 860.230.3180
  • 81st Meetinghouse Rocks Fair 10 – 4 p.m. 81 East Town St. Norwich 860.889.9520
  • Temples and Palaces Lego Club 11- Noon Otis Library 261 Main St. Norwich 860.886.2365
  • 6th Annual Discover Hartford Bicycle Tour 9 a.m. Bushnell Park Hartford bikewalkct.org
  • Swing Dancing East Lyme Community Center, Beginners’ lesson 7-8 p.m. www.shorelineswingct.org 37 Society Rd, Niantic 860.739.5859

September 22

  • “Grown-Up Story Time” Love, Death, & Power in Ancient Iraq 2 p.m. Mark Twain House & Museum 351 Farmington Ave. Hartford 860.247.0998

September 24

  • The Roadmap to College, work-shops for students and parents 6:30 p.m. Henery Hull Carter Library 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton 860.669.2342

Ongoing Events 

  • US Submarine Veterans, Groton, holds monthly social lunches at clubhouse. 11:30 am 860.514.7064
  • La Grua Center in Stonington has free admission , Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. 860.535.2300
  • Chapter 10 Norwich Disabled American Veterans meets the last Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m.
  • The Waterford Rotary Club meets weekly at Filomena’s in Waterford on Mondays at 12:15. 860.448.4260
  • Norwich VFW post 594 meets the 2nd Tues. of each month 7 p.m. 860.892.1400
  • Joseph’s Living Center offers a monthly bluegrass jam. 7 – 9 p.m. Monthly on third Tuesdays. 860.455.9400
  • Full Throttle Biker Church Meets the second Friday at Seaport Community Church 28 Great Brook Road Groton (860)448-6224
  • Healthy Exchange Book Club First Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. Brainerd Memorial Library 920 Saybrook Rd Haddam 860.345.2204
  • Toddler Playgroups Tuesday’s Sept 3 – Oct 1 9:30 a.m. 24 – 36 months old, Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Little Artist’s Studio Tuesday’s 11 a.m. Sept. 3 – Oct 1st. ages 3-5 years old Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Scales & Tales Friday’s Sept. 6 – Oct 4th 10 a.m. Different creatures each week Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • I wonder…. Science for Homeschoolers Wednesday’s Sept. 4 – Oct 2 1:30 p.m. Children’s Museum SECT 409 Main St. Niantic 860.691.1111
  • Friends First: Rhyme Time and Play Group 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sept 9 – 30 Otis Library Norwich 860.889.2365 261 Main St Norwich
  • CT Schooner Fest September 11-15 more details and full schedule of events at CTSchoonerFest.com.
  • Nathan Hale House Homestead Tours until Oct. 14th Wed – Sat 12 – 4 p.m. Sun. 11 – 4 p.m. 2299 South St. Coventry 860.742.6917
  • 38th Annual Grecian Festival Sept. 5-8th 11 – 9 p.m. Sun. 12 – 4 p.m. 860.887.1458 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 247 Washington St. Norwich
  • “An Artist Remembers” Sept. 4-29th Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly 7 Canal St. Westerly RI 401.596.2221
  • Sept 3 -7 book sale Community Room Henry Carter Hull Library 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton 860.669.2342
  • “The Mousetrap” Sept 6. – 20th 8 p.m. Sundays 2 p.m. Granite Theatre 1 Granite St Westerly, RI 401.596.2341
  • Story time sessions Thursdays Sept 12 – Oct17 Baby Boom 10 – 10:30 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Wednesdays Sept 11 – Oct16 Walkers & Talkers 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Mondays Sept 9 – Oct 14 Tremendous Twos and Threes 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Story time sessions Tuesdays Sept 10 – Oct15 Fabulous fours and fives 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Cragin Memorial Library 8 Linwood Ave. Colchester 860.537.5752
  • Baby Social Hour ages 2 and under Mondays 9:30 a.m. September 16 – December 2 Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Toddler Time 10 a.m. ages 1 – 3 years Wednesdays Sept 18 – Dec 4th. Groton Public Library 860.441.6750
  • Peace Themed Teen Photo Contest Sept 10 – 17 for ages 12-18. www.grotonpl.org or 860.441.6750
  • RiverQuest evening cruise Ct River Sundays and Wednesdays Sept1 – 29 860.662.0577 Eagle Landing State Park Haddam.
  • Misquamicut Fallfest, Sept 13-15 Misquamicut State Beach www.misquamicut.org
  • Historic Ship Nautilus, Submarine Force Library & Museum has re-opened on Mondays, www.ussnautilus.org 1 Crystal Lake Rd Groton 860.448.0893
  • Chess Club every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St. Westerly RI
  • Connecticut Adoption Services Informational Sessions are held at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the month at: Waterford Country School – Norwich, or on the first Thursday of each month: Groton Public Library – Groton, Cragin Memorial Library – Colchester Sandra Couillard 860 886-7500 x355 or CTadoptions@waterfordcs.org.

New Entertainment Head Named

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) announces the promotion of Tom Cantone to Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment on August 26. In this new corporate position, he oversees all aspects of the entertainment offerings at all MTGA properties, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville; Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Additionally, he will hold similar responsibilities at all future properties acquired or managed by MTGA and the Mohegan Gaming Advisors.

Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

“This will give us substantial synergy to select, buy, and route artists and tours using our own network of properties throughout the Northeast and will centralize our entertainment buying power—giving us more efficient use of our entertainment programming,” said Mitchell Etess, Chief Executive Officer for MTGA.
Tom previously served as Vice President of Sports & Entertainment in Uncasville since 2007. Before joining Mohegan Sun, he held senior positions at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Sands Hotel & Casino, Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co., Hollywood Casino, and various Trump properties. He brings over 25 years of experience to his new role and is a graduate of Penn State University.
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Local Students Graduate from Western New England University

SPRINGFIELD, MA (09/06/2013) — The following students received degrees from Western New England University on August 15, 2013.

Christopher R. Perras of Norwich, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Perras graduated Cum Laude. This honor signifies scholastic excellence and is awarded at graduation to students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.60.

Sean B. Kydd of Niantic, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Tingjun Li named to dean’s list at Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (08/29/2013)– About 9,600 Purdue University students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

Students named to the dean’s list list include:

Tingjun Li of Norwich

To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours, be enrolled at least half-time, have a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 850 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that’s without rival.

On the web: http://meritpages.com/achievements/Tingjun-Li-named-to-deans-list-at-Purdue-University/7211620.

University of Connecticut College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Home & Garden Education Center

Fall Into Knowledge with UConn!

UConn 2013 Master Composters Program

UConn Master Composters enroll in a 5 class/1 workshop/2 field trip educational program and participate in volunteer outreach activities with the goal of encouraging fellow citizens to recycle food and yard wastes through composting.  Starting Oct. 8, 2013 at the North Haven Extension office.  More information and brochure with registration form at www.ladybug.uconn.edu.  Limited to 20 interns.

Worm Day!

Free and open to the public. Oct. 12, 2013 from 10 am – 3 pm. At the Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon. Come hear UVM earthworm expert speak on local and invasive earthworms, learn about vermicomposting (worm farming) and make your own worm bin. (bring bin materials, info will be provided). Seating limited. Register at ladybug@uconn.edu or (877) 486-6271.

Free Fall Garden Fair

The 3rd Annual Fall Garden Day will be held Sept. 8, 2013 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the New London County Extension Center in Norwich.  Free soil pH tests, garden walks and informational short talks on rain gardens, native plants, pollinator gardens and more. Plant sale.  (860) 885-2823 or 2822 for more information.

Free Lawn Care Seminars

September 19, 2013. 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Tolland County Extension Center. Seating limited. Register at ladybug@uconn.edu or (877) 486-6271.  More posted on www.ladybug.uconn.edu or contact: pamela.cooper@uconn.edu .

Contact: Dawn Pettinelli

dawn.pettinelli@uconn.edu (best)

(860) 486-4274

 

Local residents named to UMass Lowell dean’s list

LOWELL, MA (08/16/2013) — LOWELL, Mass. – Local residents were recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the Spring 2013 semester.

Among those recognized for achieving academic distinction at UMass Lowell were:

Ryan Bennett of Colchester, majoring in sound recording technology

Megan Davidson of East Lyme, majoring in psychology

Jesse Ewing of New London, majoring in business administration

Anthony Gervase of Lebanon, majoring in sound recording technology

Mark Henry of Groton, majoring in mechanical engineering

Sarah King of Amston,  majoring in sound recording technology

Nicholas Schell of Norwich, majoring in information technology

Paul Tardif of Bozrah, majoring in physics

To qualify for the dean’s list at UMass Lowell, a student must have completed no fewer than 12 graded credits for the semester and earned at least a 3.25 grade point average with no grade lower than C and without any incompletes.

UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. We offer more than 16,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers. www.uml.edu