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Year in Review: June – September 2012

Finbar Gittelman, Admiral and First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic, right, greets Lynn Malerba, 18th Chief of the Mohegans, aboard the Admiral’s vessel, Wolf, at OpSailCT 2012, held July 6-9.All Aboard Topsail Schooner Wolf

Finbar Gittelman, Admiral and First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic, right, greets Lynn Malerba, 18th Chief of the Mohegans, aboard the Admiral’s vessel, Wolf, at OpSailCT 2012, held July 6-9.

 

 

 

 


Sequins ablaze, (l-r) Membership Services Administrator Kirsten Petrizzo poses with Angie Smith and Executive Director Lisa Konicki on June 26.Angela Smith is Greater Westerly Chamber’s 2012 Citizen of the Year

Sequins ablaze, (l-r) Membership Services Administrator Kirsten Petrizzo poses with Angie Smith and Executive Director Lisa Konicki on June 26.

 

 

 

 


(l-r) Ken Capano Sr., Red Sox Hall of Famer Fred Lynn, N.Y. Hall of Famer Goose Gosage, Scott Capano, Owner, Harp & Dragon, and Ken Capano Jr. rally for group photo after the benefit tournament on July 31.Long Woods, Crisp Irons, Smooth Putts Net $200K for Anne Capano Foundation

(l-r) Ken Capano Sr., Red Sox Hall of Famer Fred Lynn, N.Y. Hall of Famer Goose Gosage, Scott Capano, Owner, Harp & Dragon, and Ken Capano Jr. rally for group photo after the benefit tournament on July 31.

 


Stan Cardinal received an award from Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut in Norwich on September 4 for its generous donations. The award was bestowed to Stan by Denise Hawk, Annual Giving and Special Events Manager, and Jeffrey Nelson, Hospice Director of Community Development.Cardinal Honda Receives Award from Hospice of SECT

Stan Cardinal received an award from Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut in Norwich on September 4 for its generous donations. The award was bestowed to Stan by Denise Hawk, Annual Giving and Special Events Manager, and Jeffrey Nelson, Hospice Director of Community Development.

 

 


OpSail 2012 in Connecticut filled the New London harbor with 23 Tall Ships, Navy vessels, and Coast Guard cutters July 7 and 8 as part of a national celebration to note the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a war that gave America its national anthem. Above, the Cisne Branco in breathtaking full sail with full crew.OpSail2012 Fills New London Harbor

OpSail 2012 in Connecticut filled the New London harbor with 23 Tall Ships, Navy vessels, and Coast Guard cutters July 7 and 8 as part of a national celebration to note the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a war that gave America its national anthem. Above, the Cisne Branco in breathtaking full sail with full crew.

 

 

 

 

 


A sharp, baby-blue, Caddy Convertible Coupe that dazzled eyes in ’62 was a Wild Wednesdays’ attraction in August at the Sun, where some great examples of the car-modifiers’ and -restorers’ art met Wednesday evenings. Chauffeuring is Alexis Ann of The Resident; in the back seat are the two owners, Bill Turner, left, and Paul Coutu, behind the driver. Time to hit the road!Wild Wednesdays at Mohegan Sun

A sharp, baby-blue, Caddy Convertible Coupe that dazzled eyes in ’62 was a Wild Wednesdays’ attraction in August at the Sun, where some great examples of the car-modifiers’ and -restorers’ art met Wednesday evenings. Chauffeuring is Alexis Ann of The Resident; in the back seat are the two owners, Bill Turner, left, and Paul Coutu, behind the driver. Time to hit the road!

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Greater Westerly Chamber Picks Angela Smith for Its Citizen of the Year

by Alexis Ann

(Check out an album of photos from the gala here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80020280@N05/sets/72157630407413060/)

The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce honored Angela Smith as its 2012 Citizen of the Year during the 50th Annual Awards Ceremony and Annual Membership Banquet at the Venice Restaurant on June 26.

“This is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in my entire life!” said Angie Smith on receiving the Citizen of the Year Award.

Michael Rauh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chelsea Groton Bank, served as master of ceremonies and complimented many of the attending women, who were decked out in their most sparkling fashions as a tribute to Angie, known herself for trademark sparkly-feathery apparel.  “This is like ‘Dancing With the Stars’,” said Michael, who observed that “Everyone is sequined out.”

“The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce is deeply appreciative and very proud to honor Angie Smith,” stated Lisa Konicki, executive director.

The Chamber cited Angie as a person who lives by the adage, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

The Chamber award said that she immerses herself in an array of community services and events with the goal of improving the quality of life in Westerly, where she resides.

Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank, hosting the ceremony.

“She is an individual of outstanding community spirit, and is generous with her time, talents and resources,” said the Chamber. “During her many decades of volunteering, she inspired citizens in our community to give, and more importantly, she provided a shining example of how to live.”

The Chamber noted that her 42-year career as administrator at the Westerly Medical Center is exemplary.

One of the highlights of the evening, recalled onlookers, was seeing Angie carried to the podium by a half-dozen men while she was seated in a Cleopatra chair specially created by Barbara Stillman.  Upon reaching the podium, Angie remarked, “That was the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in my entire life! Now I know what it’s like to be Queen Elizabeth!”

“Volunteering is my hobby,” says Angie.  “My dad taught me to always help others.”