As September comes to and end.. View from Eastern Point, Groton CT…
Nicole Canova of Stonington was the Seventh Dominga of the 2016
Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival. Nicole’s family were entrusted
with the symbolic crown and scepter and were the official hosts
of the celebration.
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
Holiday Food Drive Donation Requests
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing Mix • Rice
Gravy (canned or in envelopes)
Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Green Beans
Canned Fruit (any kind)
Smaller Sized Turkeys (12-16 lb)
Donations are gratefully accepted on any weekday between
8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The following target dates allow time to pre-pack the boxes for distribution:
Friday, November 13, 2015 for Thanksgiving
Friday, December 11, 2015 for Christmas
Other always needed items for our Food Pantry:
Pasta • Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Meat (Spam, Chef Boyardee, Stew)
Beans: baked, kidney, pinto (canned or dry)
Peanut Butter • Jelly and Jam
Juice or Juice concentrate
Please contact Vicki 860-599-3285 ext. 14
Manhattan Theatre Club’s
World Premiere of Lost Lake
Opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street)
Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Lost Lake, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, featuring Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter’s Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, “Cold Case”), opens at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
The team behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof and The Columnist returns to MTC with Lost Lake, a riveting and spirited world premiere play by Tony winner David Auburn, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.
The lakeside rental Veronica (Tracie Thoms) has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children so desperately need. And the disheveled property owner, Hogan (John Hawkes), has problems of his own – problems that Veronica is inevitably and irrevocably – pulled into.
An engrossing and revealing portrait of two strangers bound together by circumstance, Lost Lake is a vivid new work about the struggle for connection in an imperfect world.
The creative team for Lost Lake features J. Michael Griggs (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Robert Perry (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music & sound design), and Thomas Schall (movement consultant).
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 6 Pulitzer Prizes and 19 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Casa Valentina; Outside Mullingar; The Assembled Parties; Venus in Fur; Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Tickets for Lost Lake are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting www.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $90.
THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE & MUSEUM
ROLLS OUT A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE HOME
Look around the Mark Twain House in a whole new way
with a new room added every Monday morning!
Starting on Monday, November 10, and continuing every Monday through February, The Mark Twain House will be rolling out a new 360-degree panoramic Virtual Tour of the Mark Twain House. See the house is a whole new light, and prepare for an in-person visit!
Rolling out this first Monday is an exterior view of the house, which starts with the startling shot above. Enjoy being able to examine the intricate detail of this picturesque gothic mansion and the wonderful view of the front yard and Carriage House.
Subsequent Mondays will show the Front Hall, the Drawing Room, the Dining Room, the Library, and then on to the second and third floors of Mark Twain’s wonderful historic home. National Geographic recently named The Mark Twain House “one of the ten best historic homes in the world” in The 10 Best of Everything book. Only two other homes in the United States made that list–Monticello and Mount Vernon.
Visit the new interactive map of the house to see these panoramic virtual tours, and enjoy a taste of what people on the house tours experience in person! (The Virtual Tours can also be found by clicking on the House tab on the home page of the MarkTwainHouse.org, then clicking on Virtual Tours on the right side menu.)
Executive director Cindy Lovell believes the virtual tours will boost visitation to the House. “We have undertaken a serious initiative to increase tourism and are confident these 360-degree virtual tours are a step in the right direction,” she said. “Seeing the unique details of the home, such as the Tiffany stencils or the angel bed, should sufficiently intrigue viewers to come visit. We also realize that there are millions of Mark Twain fans around the world who may never have the opportunity to visit in person. This offers the next best thing.”
Photographer Chris Bain (chrisbain.com) created the tours on a sunny, fall morning. “I have photographed many beautiful sites all around the world, but there is something extraordinary about this place,” he said. “When I first walked into the Front Hall, I turned my head in every direction, immediately wanting to create a 360-degree virtual tour. It is easy to imagine the family appearing at any moment. The house feels lived in.”
Mark Twain was fascinated by technology, including the evolving process of photography. The Kodak camera was invented during his lifetime, which enabled just about anyone to become a photographer. “Kodak” became a verb as people “kodak’d” everything and everyone in sight. Twain playfully wrote in Following the Equator, “Crossed the equator. In the distance it looked like a blue ribbon stretched across the ocean. Several passengers kodak’d it.” There is no telling what he would say about these virtual tours of his home, but it is likely he would approve.
The Mark Twain House & Museum (www.marktwainhouse.org) has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where Samuel L. Clemens and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.
In addition to providing tours of Mark Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.
The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit www.marktwainhouse.org.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts and the Greater Hartford Arts Council United Arts Campaign.
Riding My Way BackA New Documentary Film by Academy AwardNomineeRobin 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 11th6:30pm
Wheeler Library101 North Main Street, North Stonington
$5.00 Recommended DonationFunds 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
“Both Ms. Rupp and Mr. Bogazianosare thoroughly charming…”
a“Rob Ruggiero has skillfully directedthe characters and story…”“It shows off Mr. White’s strengths…a fine ear for the language of intimacyand a taste for universal humor.”-The New York Times-ONLY 7 PERFORMANCES LEFTaCALL NOW 860.527.7838photo by Lanny Nagler
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS“Raise Your Glass to a New Holiday Tradition”-Broadway World
November at StoweSalons@Stowe, Authors,
Thanksgiving Weekend Tours and more
Author Event Wed., Nov. 5 5 – 6:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Free Event
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
Salons at Stowe Thurs., Nov. 13 5-7 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Free Event
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
and Paul Butler
Author Event Thurs., Nov. 20 6:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum
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.
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.Co-presented with Community Partners in Action,Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance &
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Author Event Wed., Nov. 19 7:30 PM
Mark Twain House & Museum Free Event 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.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday — a great outing for visiting friends and relatives
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!
Let your neighbors know about our FREE TOURS!
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
Christopher Hager, Associate Professor, Trinity College
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 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