Unclaimed “Lucky for Life” 2nd Prize Winning Ticket for Feb. 27 Expires Soon

Someone bought a CT Lottery “Lucky for Life” ticket in New Haven County for the February 27, 2014 drawing that matched the first five numbers drawn for the game’s $25,000 a year for life second prize. The only problem is that the drawing occurred nearly six months ago, and the winner has only until Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to collect their prize before their ticket expires.

The winning Lucky for Life numbers drawn on February 27, 2014 were 8-11-17-24-43 with the Lucky Ball number, 30.

The minimum guaranteed amount a second prize winner could receive is $500,000 ($25,000 a year for 20 years), but winners who live longer than that will receive prize payments for the remainder of their natural life.  The second prize “Cash Option” is worth $390,000.

The CT Lottery is urging everyone to once again check their tickets carefully, and to sign the back of their tickets immediately, if they have not already done so, to establish ownership.

In order to claim the prize, the winning ticketholder should go to any CT Lottery retail location prior to the deadline, have the ticket validated, and present the ticket to CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.

To learn more about any CT Lottery game, visit the Lottery’s YouTube channel (YouTube.com/CTLottery), Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) or Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery) sites, or stop by any CT Lottery retailer location.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly. For information about the CT Lottery, call (860) 713-2700 or visit CTLOTTERY.ORG.

Charter Oak Donates $19,000 to Local Organizations

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union approved 15 grant requests in its second-quarter totaling $19,000.

“We’ve been in the community for 75 years, and have always made an effort to give back to the communities we serve,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s Chief Executive Officer. “Giving back is what we do; whether it be monetary donations to a local non-profit, employees to clean-up a park, or a donation to a member in need – Charter Oak prides itself on relationships beyond banking.”

This past quarter, 15 local groups received a financial boost through Charter Oak’s Community Giving Grants Program. Grant recipients included: FRESH New London; Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board; Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut; Higher Edge; Horses Healing Humans; Ledyard Youth and Social Services; Little Angels Program; OIC of New London County; Seabird Enterprises; Thames Area Citizen Advocacy Program, Inc.; The Arc New London County; Groton Parks and Recreation; Read to Ride, Inc.; Windham Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc.; and the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut.

Each group received a grant ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Local non-profits are welcome to apply for a third-quarter grant. Grant applications can be found at www.CharterOak.org/community and are due by October 1, 2014.

Since the inception of Charter Oak’s Community Giving Program in 2009, it has disbursed nearly $900,000 to local organizations, non-profits, college students, and members in need. For more information, visit www.CharterOak.org/community

Allissa Porter was one of 389 scholar-athletes for the 2013-14 school year

ERIE, PA (07/23/2014)– Allissa Porter of Mystic (06355) was one of 389 Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes in the 2013-14 school year. A student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the list.

All 24 teams landed at least six student-athletes on the list. The total is a school record, topping last year’s 356 scholar-athletes. Sixty-two percent of Laker student-athletes were Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes this year.

In the 2013-14 academic year, Mercyhurst student-athletes earned a 3.17 cumulative GPA. Twelve Lakers posted a 4.0 GPA this school year.


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 archeology. 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.

CBS Sunday Morning to feature feature the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center!


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Great news!

We are pleased and proud to share that THIS SUNDAY, CBS Sunday Morning will air a feature on the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, our contributions to the American theater, and the artists we’ve supported. Tune in Sunday morning, and check local listings, to catch the 50-year story of the “Launchpad of the American Theater” on CBS.

Rarely does American theater receive the attention that it will receive this weekend. This Sunday morning, on a national platform, all of us share the spotlight.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the O’Neill’s contributions to the theater world and the artists we have supported, wherever in the country you are.

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Visit cbs.comwww.theoneill.orgour Facebook, and our Twitter accounts for the video segment after it airs live Sunday morning.

Introducing “hammered anvil” classes

Hammered Anvil

Come sample from our smorgasbord of classes with talented artists and artisans at the Noank Foundry. Complete a project in a fun-filled two hour workshop.You bring your refreshments, we provide everything else.$35 includes instruction and all materials you’ll need to complete your project.Call 860-572-2799  or  email us at foundrynoank@gmail.com to reserve your space as class sizes are limited.
Check us out on facebook for additional classes.

The Noank Foundry and Artist Studios is a loosely organized group of artisan studios housed in the historic
Noank Foundry building on 70 Marsh Road in beautiful
Noank, CT.







Kent School graduate Elly Hilton conducts summer research at Colgate University

HAMILTON, NY (07/17/2014)– More than 200 Colgate students are conducing innovative research across academic disciplines on campus in Hamilton, N.Y., this summer.

Kent School graduate Eleanor Hilton is conducting Biology research.

Examples of some research projects this year include the examination of exoskeletons in barnacles, the genealogy of Confucianism, the flow of flexible filaments, and assessing the antibacterial activity of traditional medicinal plans used by some Native Americans.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 294 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

Local Residents Make Nichols College Dean’s List

DUDLEY, MA (07/17/2014)– Four hundred and four students at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts have earned Dean’s List or Dean’s High Honors during the just-completed spring term. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have achieved high grades during a single semester.

In order to be included in the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.2 for at least 12 credit-hours and receive no grade below a C+ during the semester. A student who earns a grade point average of 3.6 or higher is awarded Dean’s High Honors.

Irving Eggleston of Norwich (06360) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Kayla Jessing of Bozrah (06334) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Matthew Pochal of Mystic (06355) achieved Dean’s High Honors for the spring, 2014 term.

Ashley Souza of North Stonington (06359) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Yota Topalis of Old Lyme (06371) achieved Dean’s List for the spring, 2014 term.

Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. We develop communication and critical thinking abilities, ethical and cultural perspectives, and teamwork skills that are required of leaders in a global economy.

Mystic Aquarium’s Aqua Camp Kids using CritterCam technology

Happy Campers

(Mystic, Conn., July 15, 2014) – Mystic Aquarium’s Aqua Camp kids travel to Old Lyme to track snapping turtles today. They will join the Aquarium’s research team who partner with the Tributary Mill Conservancy and National Geographic to study the behavioral patterns of snapping turtles in the wild. The kids, age13 to 14 are participating in a week long summer camp that immerses them in marine biology. This week the children will do work in the field, tracking with CritterCam. Using revolutionary technology, research teams will painlessly attach a small camera to a snapping turtle and release the turtle back into its environment. The kids will learn about the turtle locomotion behavior in environments without human presence. They will also discover why Mystic Aquarium’s researchers are collecting the turtle’s blood samples and nail clippings to use to monitor the health of the turtles and the ecosystem as a whole.


Critter Cam from Michael Johnson on Vimeo.

The camp includes a sleep-over among the fish at the Aquarium and the kids will be building their own hydrophone to deploy into the exhibits at Mystic Aquarium where they will be able to eavesdrop on animals various forms of communication.   They will then take these hydrophones into the field where their focus will be on finding out about noise pollution.






About Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium is a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only beluga whales. Mystic Aquarium has been a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close encounters with a wide range of marine animals. The mission of Sea Research is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration. Sea Research receives major support from United Technologies Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company and Foxwoods Resort Casino. Learn more at mysticaquarium.org or searesearch.org.








Local Students Named To Dean’s List At Loyola University Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD (07/15/2014)– Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its spring 2014 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 15 credits. The following local students have achieved this honor:

Jessica Kenny, a member of the class of 2017 from Niantic

Caroline Mills, a member of the class of 2014 from Groton

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 3,700 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students from across the country.

Madeline Ferrara of Stonington Earns Honor Roll Distinction at Pomfret School

POMFRET (07/15/2014)– Madeline Ferrara of Stonington, a member of the Pomfret School class of 2015, has been named to the Honor Roll at for the 2014 spring semester. Honors are earned with a 3.0 grade point average and no grade below a B–.

Founded in 1894 and coeducational since 1968, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for approximately 360 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates, and the more than 40 faculty members involved in their lives. Set on 500 acres in the celebrated Last Green Valley of Northeastern Connecticut, Pomfret offers eight academic disciplines, 19 AP and 16 Honors courses, over 100 elective courses; 25 sports options, and numerous opportunities to participate in community outreach and service programs. At Pomfret we endeavor to teach, guide, and above all, inspire.