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Year in Review: February – June 2012

Sue Murphy, Executive Director, Liberty Bank Foundation, opened the Business Breakfast at Three Rivers February 29, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Dominion Millstone Power Station, and Liberty Bank Foundation.Generational Diversity  Harnessed For Productivity

Sue Murphy, Executive Director, Liberty Bank Foundation, opened the Business Breakfast at Three Rivers February 29, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Dominion Millstone Power Station, and Liberty Bank Foundation.

 


Snip!  The new showroom of Grader Jewelers opened on March 30, on 217 Boston Post Road in Waterford. Peter, left, and Mark Grader wield the symbolic scissors at the ribboncutting along with Lorraine Grader, Don Stewart, and Linda Grader (center). Flanking them are State Senator Andrea Stillman, left, and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s President, Tony Sheridan, right, who honored the Grader family at the event.Grader Jewelers Sparkles With New Building In Waterford

Snip!  The new showroom of Grader Jewelers opened on March 30, on 217 Boston Post Road in Waterford. Peter, left, and Mark Grader wield the symbolic scissors at the ribboncutting along with Lorraine Grader, Don Stewart, and Linda Grader (center). Flanking them are State Senator Andrea Stillman, left, and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut’s President, Tony Sheridan, right, who honored the Grader family at the event.


(l-r) Herbert Lebowitz, West Hartford, Adolph Betterini, Avon, and Steve Cavallari, Kensington, take part in a meeting for the AmericanWarrior organization at the Rose City Senior Center. On May 26, the organization sent 100 World War II Veterans to see their national memorial for the first time. WWII Veterans: Day of Honor in Norwich Sees 100 Vets On DC Trip

(l-r) Herbert Lebowitz, West Hartford, Adolph Betterini, Avon, and Steve Cavallari, Kensington, take part in a meeting for the AmericanWarrior organization at the Rose City Senior Center. On May 26, the organization sent 100 World War II Veterans to see their national memorial for the first time.


Three generations of Whittles — Bob, Rick and Phil — are proud to carry on the family tradition of farming started by Robert Whittle in 1906.Willow Spring: A Whittle Tradition For Five Generations

Three generations of Whittles — Bob, Rick and Phil — are proud to carry on the family tradition of farming started by Robert Whittle in 1906.

 

 


On April 14, big scissors cut a big ribbon as young Ryan Hewes, assisted by Shari Holdridge Hewes and Mayor John Rodolico, symbolically re-open the Holdridge center in Ledyard. Left to right are Tony Sheridan (at microphone), Eric Kane, Mayor Rodolico, Ben Hewes, Ryan Hewes, Rep. Tom Reynolds, and Matt Hewes. Ryan is a sixth-generation Holdridge.Holdridge Helps Ledyard Stay Green

On April 14, big scissors cut a big ribbon as young Ryan Hewes, assisted by Shari Holdridge Hewes and Mayor John Rodolico, symbolically re-open the Holdridge center in Ledyard. Left to right are Tony Sheridan (at microphone), Eric Kane, Mayor Rodolico, Ben Hewes, Ryan Hewes, Rep. Tom Reynolds, and Matt Hewes. Ryan is a sixth-generation Holdridge.

 


(l-r) David B. Moorehead, Executive Director, Waterford Country School, and Scott Gladstone, owner of ten local Wireless Zone stores, holds the Community Service Award just presented to him at the School’s Recognition Night Dinner held at the Eugene O’ Neill Theater Center on May 23.Waterford Country School Recognizes Scott Gladstone

(l-r) David B. Moorehead, Executive Director, Waterford Country School, and Scott Gladstone, owner of ten local Wireless Zone stores, holds the Community Service Award just presented to him at the School’s Recognition Night Dinner held at the Eugene O’ Neill Theater Center on May 23.

 


L+M’s Friends and Family Celebrate a Century of Care

A sparkling gala for 2,000 friends and employees celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on May 19. A few of the celebrants were (l-r) Martha Garvin, Jackie Linicus, Cheryl Copp, Beth Landa, MaryBeth Jordan, Nancy Shepard, Kim Tassone and Katrina O’Camp-Sheehan.

A sparkling gala for 2,000 friends and employees celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on May 19. A few of the celebrants were (l-r) Martha Garvin, Jackie Linicus, Cheryl Copp, Beth Landa, MaryBeth Jordan, Nancy Shepard, Kim Tassone and Katrina O’Camp-Sheehan.

Dear Neighbor of Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island…

Captain Marc W. Denno, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Base, New London.

Every day, in the shadow of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, hundreds of local residents and visitors pass by an imposing conning tower and the polished granite wall of honor that encompass the Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial East.

And whether by design or by impulse, many stop – drawn by these compelling visible reminders that the liberty and prosperity our Nation enjoys have been purchased… purchased by the sacrifice and service of 48 million men and women, who since our Nation’s founding, have donned the uniform and proudly stepped forward to defend our freedoms.

On Veterans Day, across our great land, Americans gather in public events or in private prayer to recognize these valiant men and women of our Armed Forces.

Ever since the first Veteran’s Day, originally “Armistice Day,” was established in 1919, Americans have paused to salute the service and remember the sacrifice of the men and women who have kept us free.
And many of those who gather can count themselves among our Nation’s more than 21 million living veterans.

Veterans past and present who have worn the cloth of our great Nation and contributed so much to guarding and maintaining the liberties we cherish.

President John F. Kennedy once said “in the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in the hour of its maximum danger…”

September 11, 2001 rung in that hour for the generation of active duty military members serving today.
We have been “granted the role of defending freedom.”

We view that critical mission as a sacred privilege and we follow in a long line of those that met and mastered that “maximum danger.”

I have the honor and pleasure of serving with some of these young men and women as I lead Naval Submarine Base New London.

These young service members support and crew the fifteen attack submarines stationed there.

They remind me everyday that the true strength of our Navy and our Nation does not lie in any aircraft, ship, submarine, sensor, or weapon.

The true strength of our great Nation and Navy lies in its men and women – America’s finest!

They follow an extraordinary legacy of honor, courage, and commitment; a legacy fashioned and forged by selfless service and sacrifice; a legacy passed onto them by the veterans they follow.

In the early days of the Second World War, Gen. George C. Marshall was asked if America had a secret weapon to win the conflict.

He replied that we did have such a weapon — he called it “the best darn kids in the world.”

I can assure you that the “best darn kids” still wear this Nation’s uniform!

I, for one, could not be prouder to serve with them and I thank you for all that you do to support them.

So this Veterans Day, I ask you to join me in saluting all those who wear or have worn the cloth of this great Nation.

I feel fortunate to enjoy the peace, liberty, and security that they have provided my family, my community, and my Nation.

 

 

Thank you,

Marc W. Denno
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer
Naval Submarine base, New London