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


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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.

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 or








Niantic Main Street Releases Video

Niantic, Conn. (July 8, 2014) – Niantic is stepping up to defend its title of Connecticut’s still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Town with a new video and original song.

Produced by Niantic Main Street, the video features local singer/songwriter Kelly Eberle traveling to 40 Niantic businesses and attractions while singing “Niantic – It’s the Town for Me,” an original song written by Eberle with her sister Kate Eberle. The song was produced by Collin Pastore.



Mobilizing the village’s passionate residents and visitors, last year Niantic became the first Fan-Favorite still revolutionary Town of the Year, earning more votes than any other town, village, city or borough across the state. A feat that Niantic Main Street – Niantic’s downtown revitalization organization – wants to repeat.

“The people of Niantic have a genuine love for this village and their community,” said Niantic Main Street President Dan Walsh. “We’re aiming for two years in a row!”

The socially-driven Connecticut still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Town program calls for people to vote for the town that they think most embodies the spirit of the state’s brand, Connecticut still revolutionary — a haven for original ideas and innovation that offers a dynamic blend of experiences. Participants will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite business, destination or attraction within that town. 

The winning town and destination will receive bragging rights for all of 2014 along with promotional support from Connecticut’s Office of Tourism. For each vote cast, residents and visitors will be entered to win a ZIP to ZEN getaway to Niantic, the 2013 Connecticut still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Town of the Year.






Towns and destinations with the most votes will be announced on a weekly basis. Participants are encouraged to vote every day on the Visit Connecticut Facebook page ( through July 25. Each vote counts as a chance to win the ZIP to ZEN getaway to Niantic, which will offer the grand-prize winner the opportunity to find their ZEN with a four-night stay at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, a $100 gift card to Grace boutique, as well as time to ZIP around courtesy Niantic Bay Bicycles.


For more about Niantic Main Street, visit For more about Visit Connecticut’s still revolutionary Fan-Favorite Contest, visit
About Niantic Main Street:
The Niantic Main Street (NMS) organization is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and implementing downtown revitalization efforts in the villages of Niantic and Flanders, Conn. The goal of the all-volunteer group, comprised of a Board of Directors and various volunteers from within the community of East Lyme and the region, is to make Niantic a wonderful place to live, work and play for residents and visitors.




Country music hit-maker Jason Michael Carroll from Youngsville, North Carolina, is gearing up to release his first new album since 2011, featuring the single “Close Enough.” He’ll be hitting the road in 2014 on a cross-Country tour and overseas to perform for the military.

Carroll rose to fame after being discovered at a local talent competition in 2004 and later signed to the Arista Nashville label in 2006, releasing his debut album Waitin’ In The Country. The album produced three Top 40 hits including “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead” and soared to #1 on the U.S. Country charts, selling nearly half a million copies. Both of Carroll’s following albums,Growing Up Is Getting Old and Numbers have charted on the Billboard Top 200.

The band appeared july 4th at the mohegan Sun Wolf Den  for one night only.