Riding My Way Back, A New Documentary Film

  Horses Healing     Humans Inc., Therapeutic Horsemanship in Coastal CT
                                       presents:

Riding My Way Back
A New Documentary Film by Academy Award
Nominee
Robin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum

 

 

Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.

HHH joins over 125 participating PATH member centers, universities, film festivals and other venues including Walter Reed Medical Center and the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, DC., who will be hosting screenings during Veterans Week. http://www.ridingmywayback.com/#welcome 

Tuesday, November 11th
6:30pm
Wheeler Library
101 North Main Street, North Stonington
 $5.00 Recommended Donation
Funds to support PATH Int’l Equine Services for Heroes at HHH

Discussion and Refreshments to follow the film

For more information contact Lee Paradis at Horses Healing Humans 860.572.2942

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November Events @ The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

November at Stowe

Salons@Stowe, Authors,
Thanksgiving Weekend Tours and more

The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial by Susan Eaton
Author Event  Wed., Nov. 5    5 – 6:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center   Free Event
 
Susan Eaton
Join us as author Susan Eaton leads a discussion of her book. An award-winning journalist, Eaton spent four years at Simpson-Waverly Elementary, an all-minority school in Hartford. Her book showcases the racial and economic divide found in almost every major U.S. city.

or 860-522-9258, ext. 317

Children Behind Bars:
Juvenile Justice?

Salons at Stowe   Thurs., Nov. 13    5-7 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center    Free Event

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Join the conversation with featured guests Sandra Staub, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and CT State Representative Toni Walker.

 

This Salon is sponsored in part by
Christiana Gianopulous
and Paul Butler
or 860-522-9258, ext. 317

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Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein
Author Event   Thurs., Nov. 20    6:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum

Nell Bernstein
Award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein offers a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system and shows there’s no right way to lock up a child.

Moderator:
John Dankosky
, WNPR.

Tickets are $20 which includes a light supper reception from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Or call: (860) 280-3130.

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Co-presented with Community Partners in Action,
Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance &

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Pro: A Nook Farm Author Event with Katha Pollitt
Author Event   Wed., Nov. 19    7:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum   Free Event

Katha Pollit Noted feminist and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt talks about her newest book, Pro. In this work, Pollitt asserts that contraception and abortion are inextricably related to women’s health and women’s’ rights issues. With stories of real women and contemporary statistics, Pro is a follow-up to the 19th century historic context in Karen Weingarten’s book, Abortion in the American Imagination, discussed at the September 11 Nook Farm Author Event.

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Thanksgiving Weekend at Stowe
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday — a great outing for visiting friends and relatives

Thanksgiving Pies

The Stowe House is set for a family Thanksgiving, the celebratory high point of the year for 19th-century New Englanders.  Harriet Beecher Stowe viewed the holiday as a time to gather her large family as well as to share food with families in need.

Gather your family for an inspiring interactive tour of Stowe’s Hartford home. Don’t forget to stop in the Museum Store for distinctive holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

Do You Live in the City of Hartford?
Let your neighbors know about our FREE TOURS!

Free Tours Every Day You can help spread the word by displaying a small yard sign. Let us know you’d like to participate and we’ll deliver the sign to you.

We’ve got posters and flyers too — let us know if you can display or distribute them.

Email us or call 860-522-9258, ext. 317

Thank You!

Free tours made possible thanks to funding from a
City of Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant,
Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor

Stowe Center Featured Author Wins Frederick Douglass Prize
Christopher Hager, Associate Professor, Trinity College

Dr. Hager Congratulations to Christopher Hager, winner of the 2014 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book Word By Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing.

The Stowe Center was proud to host Dr. Hager for an Author Talk in 2013.

HerTube Celebrates its 1 Year Anniversary; What’s Next For The Hybrid Company

HerTube TV Celebrate 1 Year Anniversary

HerTube which is a video & TV network about women and what women care about was launched October 2013 celebrates its one year anniversary.  HerTube is the brainchild of Audrey Bell-Kearney and is under the umbrella of Ms. Boss Media a marketing and consulting firm where Audrey is the president.  HerTube host a roster of women who produce their own show that is distributed across the HerTube media network which includes online, Roku, Smart TVs, Vimeo and YouTube where Audrey is a YouTube Partner.  The content produced by the women is also distributed across the HerTube app that can be downloaded to your IPhone, Samsung phones & tablets including Amazon Kindle Fire.  So the network hosts over 200 videos from its producers.  HerTube is a win win for all involved because when we launched we needed content so we looked for women who wanted to be on TV and that’s how we got our first group of producers states Audrey.  The next round of women producers came from business women, motivational speakers and authors looking for a platform that they could use to create more exposure for their business and that’s what HerTube offered.
Audrey has been an entrepreneur for over 15 years and believes that if opportunities aren’t coming to you, then create them for yourself.  95 percent of the women on the network are actresses looking for more face time to hone their craft of acting and HerTube puts them on TV every week when they release a new show because of our partnership with Roku states Audrey.
Over the past year HerTube has had some challenges one of which is monetizing all of content that is being produced on the network.  There is a lot of competition out there when you are looking for advertisers to support the network states Audrey.  We have to get our numbers up to attract advertisers and that has been a challenge for us.  We want to create revenue for the company and also help the women create income.  We partnered with an ad network that run ads on our Roku channel, but the revenue from that is extremely small, so moving forward we are have found a model that we think will work for HerTube and the women who produce shows.  We call it HerTube 2.0.  With this new model we can charge our producers a monthly subscription fee for their own channel and the producers can then in turn charge their subscribers a subscription for their channel, offer pay per view options and run advertising on their channel.  This is a great model for anyone who wants to create massive exposure and be in a position to monetize their channel at the same time.  Speakers, trainers and entertainers can charge for live events.  Filmmakers can charge for film screenings online and on TV. HerTube 2.0 offers a lot of great options and we are glad that we will be launching this new platform and our very own HerTube set-top-box on Christmas Day. What a way to start off the new year with a solid plan and platform ready to go for 2015 says Audrey.
For more information contact Audrey at 678-254-2911 or via email Audrey@HerTube.TV or visitwww.HerTube.TV or for HerTube 2.0 visit www.HerTubeTV.com

onStage at Connecticut College presents ‘TEA FOR THREE’

NEW LONDON, Conn. – onStage at Connecticut College presents “TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty,” a behind-the-scenes look at three influential U.S. First Ladies, on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center.

One actress portrays all three women in the show: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. Elaine Bromka came up with the idea for “TEA FOR THREE” while she was starring as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS and stage show “The Presidents.” Audience members will recognize the Emmy-winning Bromka from numerous appearances on film, television and the stage, including “Girls,” “E.R.,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” “Playing for Time,” “The Rose Tattoo,” “Macbeth” and “Uncle Buck.”

In an interview about “TEA FOR THREE,” which she co-wrote with Eric H. Weinberger, Bromka said, “These were women of intelligence and grit who suddenly found themselves in a fishbowl. I realized I wanted to tell the story from their point of view.”

The result is a heartwarming look at the evolving role of women during challenging, dynamic moments in history. And it is for those reasons that Director of Arts Programming Rob Richter ’82 deliberately slated the “TEA FOR THREE” performance to follow the midterm elections.

“The heavy-handed campaigning that goes on during election season can make us forget that, despite outward signs in some cases, politicians and their families are human,” he said. “Elaine Bromka’s skills as an actress, plus a great script, humanizes these three iconic women who have what Pat Nixon called ‘the hardest unpaid job in the world.’”

Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $9 for students. For tickets and information, call 860-439-2787 or visit onstage.conncoll.edu.

ABOUT CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college’s 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.

Internationally Acclaimed Oboist and Educator Andrea Gullickson Will Perform at Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT — Internationally acclaimed oboist and educator Andrea Gullickson will perform in Webb Hall 110 at Eastern Connecticut State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Gullickson received her bachelor’s degree in music from Michigan State University in 1981 and later earned her master’s degree in music from Northwestern University. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa in 1993.

Gullickson has released three solo albums, the most recent of which is titled, “Oboe Celebrations: Music to Lift the Spirits and Set the Imagination Dancing.” She is also one of two founding members of what is considered to be one of the world’s most well-known reed ensembles, “WiZARDS! A Double Reed Consort” along with Mark Weiger. She is a native of North Dakota and has performed with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, one of the longest running symphonies in American history, and has played in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall.

In addition to her passion for the oboe, Gullickson is a professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and was the former chair of the Department of Music at Butler University.

Tickets for this event are available are free for all students. They will also be made available to the public for $10; reserve by calling (860) 465-0036 or e-mailing tickets@easternct.edu.

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live at the Warner Theatre

Torrington, CT – Join us at the Warner Theatre Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, for an evening of classic hits from the 50’s and 60’s with Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live!

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp, Live! stars Bobby Rydell, one of the most popular rock and roll teen idols of the 50’s and 60’s known for his hits, “Wild One,” “Volare,” and “We Got Love,” and popular 60’s group Jay and the Americans with memorable songs like, “This Magic Moment,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and “Walkin’ In The Rain.” Special guests include Charlie Thomas’s Drifters (“Under The Boardwalk” and “Up On The Roof”) and Emil Stucchio & The Classics (“Till Then”). A limited number of VIP tickets is available and includes a post meet and greet with the stars. All artists feature original members. Presented by Praia Entertainment Group.
Tickets are $34-75 and are available by calling the Warner Theatre Box Office at (860) 489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org

About the Warner
THE WARNER THEATRE

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as “Connecticut’s Most Beautiful Theatre.” Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA’s mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.

Canadian front moves into North Carolina for Surf to Sound Challenge

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Jessica Rando and Larry Cain of Canada return to North Carolina October 31 through November 2 to defend their women’s and men’s elite division championships in the Surf to Sound Challenge. Rando and Cain are world-class competitors in a variety of paddle sports, including the increasingly popular sport of standup paddleboard.

Jessica Rando, born in the greater Toronto area and raised on the shores of Lake Ontario, adopted an outdoor enthusiast lifestyle with encouragement from her parents and sister. In high school, she launched a 10-year career highlighted by national and international gold medals in sprint canoe, and three world championships in dragon boat.

After retiring from sprint canoe, 31-year-old Jessica Rando is now a major player in standup paddleboard. In 2014, Rando won first-place elite female in Pickering’s Canada Cup SUP Race, Ottawa’s Ultimate SUP Challenge, Toronto’s Icebreaker, and all races she entered on the Ontario SUP Series circuit.

“What I love most about SUP is that where there is water, you can paddle. Whitewater, surf, open-ocean, flatwater – all can be tackled on a standup paddleboard,” said Rando in a recent interview with NC Press Release. North Carolina’s Surf to Sound Challenge “offers a bit of an extension on summer and the race season … it keeps my race skills fresh. I also love the variety of conditions that the course offers.”

Click here for photo gallery and complete interview with Jessica Rando

Larry Cain, also a Torontonian, participated in three Summer Olympics, winning gold and silver medals in the sprint canoe competition. An inductee into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, he is working with Canada’s high-performance paddle team leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Winner of Canada’s SUP Cup in 2014, Cain has captured the men’s elite division championship in North Carolina’s Surf to Sound Challenge for the past three years.

This year’s three-day family weekend starts on Halloween, offering SUP clinics by Rando and Cain, a beginner course for standup paddle surfers, storytelling and s’mores for kids, and SUP races for every skill level on four unique race courses, a total of 20 miles, covering open-ocean and inland waters – that circumvent the beach strand and picturesque marsh islands.

Now in its fourth year, the 2014 North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge christens its new 9-mile, advanced, long-distance course, called the Blockade Runner Flatwater Championship, in honor of the host hotel. Sandwiched between beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Banks Channel, Blockade Runner Beach Resort is headquarters for four major East Coast SUP events each year, culminating with November’s Surf to Sound Challenge.

Downtime during the weekend features the east coast premiere of filmmaker Brent Deal’s H2MexicO, named 2014 Movie of the Year by SUP The Mag.

North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge is presented by Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, organizers of the Carolina Cup.

Who Do You Know at this 1947 Hope High School Dance?

Hope High School Dance – May 1, 1947

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Help The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society identify the young men and women depicted in these wonderful photographs. They may have aged in appearance, but their energy and vitality transcend time. Please examine each face and contact us by phone or email by Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
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401-421-060

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