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Beverly Schirmeier: Paintings that Pop Out—and Up

 July 16, 2014

For 35-year Westbrook resident Beverly Schirmeier, art has always been a part of life. From age five, when she would melt her crayons together in her Easy Bake Oven to create the colors she wanted, she knew her calling was to be an artist.

Elizabeth Tucker: Living the Library Dream

 July 3, 2014

A self-described "librarian nerd with glasses," Elizabeth Tucker has had a passion for books "forever"-and now she gets to live her dream as the new adult program librarian at the Henry Carter Hull Library (HCHL) in Clinton.

Erica Gelven: A Voice for Parents and Teachers

 June 25, 2014

The assignment always given out by this local psychology professor is to put the kids of Clinton first, and that's exactly what Erica Gelven has been doing for the past three years as part of the 100-plus-member strong Clinton Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Larry Hayden: He’s the Town’s It Guy

 June 18, 2014

Two years ago, Larry Hayden retired as lead engineer for Global Desktop Engineering responsible for Pfizer's 125,000 personal computers deployed around the world, but after a year in retirement, he decided he wanted to return to computer work if he could find...

Bob Bell: The Cat in the Hat

 June 11, 2014

Bob Bell wears many hats: a red hat when he is playing a circus train ringmaster, a black bowler when he is a railroad baron, an entire costume when he is Sir Topham Hatt on Thomas the Tank Engine weekends. But whatever else is on his head, he always wears an...

Inspired by a Life-Threatening Past

 June 4, 2014

Recent college grad Angela Uihlein has many reasons to be happy, but her life hasn't always been easy. Angela, now 23, just graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in nursing.

Leader of the Program Team

 May 28, 2014

Perhaps it's his calm, soft-spoken demeanor. Or, when asked about his accomplishments, his insistence that the focus not be on his work, but on his team's efforts. Or his reflection that the communications role of his current job is as important as the technical...

A Substitute with a Heart

 May 21, 2014

Bill Comeau will be turning 80 this June, but that hasn't slowed him down. A 35-year resident of Clinton, Bill is a well known fixture throughout the community, especially inside the walls of the Clinton schools. This one-time corporate salesman for Sylvania...

Nicole Burke is on a Mission to Outrun the Odds

 May 14, 2014

On April 4, Clinton resident Nicole Cretella Burke started a Facebook group called OutRUN The Odds to support Liz Shuman, her lifelong friend who has cystic fibrosis (CF).

Keeping the 'Y' in Family

 May 7, 2014

With a strong sense of family and a passion for the shoreline community that helped make him and his brother Joe well-known, successful businessmen, Lenny Goldberg of Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale gives back when he can. One way is by volunteering his time as the...

Jen Pesce: VFW’s State Teacher of the Year

 April 30, 2014

For students in Jen Pesce's English class, language arts are the key focus. But integrated into her teaching of English is the concept of respect, especially for the sacrifice of the men and women who've chosen to serve in our country's armed forces.

The Law Is On His Side

 April 23, 2014

For Pat Labbadia, being a lawyer was the natural progression of his life."I was always interested in law and politics and I just knew from a young age that this is what I wanted to do. I am grateful that I have been able to...

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Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso — 8:00 pm; Wed., Jul. 23

Adam Kolker Quartet — 8:00 pm; Thu., Jul. 24

Friday Night Fun and Silly Hat Parade at Ocean Beach — 7:30 pm; Fri., Jul. 25

The Dick Campo Big Band — 6:30 pm; Fri., Jul. 25

Washington Park Concert — 6:30 pm; Fri., Jul. 25

'Back to the Future" - Outdoor Movie in the Park — 8:30 pm; Sat., Jul. 26

'Old Neighbors' Colonel Ledyard School Reunion — 11:30 am; Sat., Jul. 26

Fish Tales, Tugs & Sails — 11:00 am; Sat., Jul. 26

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