Three Lions Clubs from Montville: Mohegan Pequots, Asian and Americans together with the Montville Lions added 1,542 pounds of food products to the Social Services Food Pantry of Montville just in time for Thanksgiving. Lion Ken Tucker established a joint effort with the three Lions Clubs of Montville to replenish the food used to aid those affected by Storm Sandy. Lion Governor Jan Miller ran with the idea, obtaining a $2,500 grant from Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). (l-r) Susan Broyles, Tim Day, Wendy Wilbert, Beverly Lajoie, Bradford Ricardo-Hyde, and Ken Tucker.
AT&T Foundation presents a $5,000 grant for a Teen Program at Natchaug Hospital. (l-r) Natchaug’s Director of Ambulatory Programs, Dr. Carrie Pichie, Natchaug Board Member Judi Caracausa, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs Bill Turner, Natchaug President & CEO Dr. Stephen W. Larcen, and Natchaug Board Member Representative Betsy Ritter.
Bud McAllister volunteers for many things, and back in May of 1968 it was for a tour in the United States Army. The conflict in Vietnam was at its desperate heights at home and in theater, yet for Bud the experience would ultimately become a cornerstone of his life and work to this day.
Putnam Bank in Norwich was festive December 6 when the bank celebrated its 150th Anniversary by paying tribute to St. Vincent de Paul Place with donations of food and funding to support its community work. St. Vincent serves more than 82,000 hot meals every year to the area’s poor and homeless, and provides many other services to enable people to step forward into self-sufficiency. Left to right at the event are: Robert Halloran, Putnam’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer; Thomas Borner, president and CEO of the bank; Ben Lathrop, executive director of the Norwich Chamber of Commerce; Jillian Corbin, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Place; Barbara Goloski, branch manager of Norwich Putnam Bank; and Jonathan Demers, the Norwich bank’s head teller.
As the temperature dropped, things inside Mohegan Sun steamed up with Bingo After Dark on November 24. Doors opened at 8pm and the event kicked off at 10pm inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.
A new ATM provided by Dime Bank adds convenience for patrons of Fiddleheads, New London’s cooperative grocery store that is now in its fifth year downtown. At December 1 opening ceremonies, left to right, Richard Virgin, General Manager of Fiddleheads; Nicholas Caplanson, President of Dime Bank; and Tony Sheridan of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of commerce, observe as Susan Zimmerman, President of Fiddleheads in New London, cuts the ATM ribbon at the organic and fair-trade grocery store.