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The Sound

Branford’s David Mayer, co-founder of Two Owls Sustainability Partners, is bringing his waste-diversion know-how to his home town, starting with a recent pro bono audit and analysis that will assist the Community Dining Room. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Sound

From Zero-Waste Super Bowl to CDR: Mayer Makes Sustainability a Priority

Published May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.

In 2018, David Mayer’s company, Two Owls Sustainability Partners, LLC, helped to deliver America’s first zero-waste Super Bowl. Imagine what it will do for Branford’s Community Dining Room (CDR).

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North Haven Courier

Sheryl Holle says that keeping kids interested in their studies helps them to learn. She teaches 4th and 5th graders in Ridge Road Elementary School’s Integrated Day program. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Sheryl Holle: Teaching a New Generation of Researchers

Published May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Sheryl Holle has been teaching in the Integrated Day (ID) program for most of her last 17 years in the North Haven School District, but her familiarity with the 45-year-old program goes back farther than that— she started out right where her kids are today.

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Valley Courier

Physical therapist Kristen Driscoll Vollaro draws on her success in running and coaching Spartan races for helping those of all fitness levels recover from injury.

Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier

Kristen Vollaro: An Obstacle is an Opportunity

Published May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Carry a burlap sack filled with 100 pounds of wet sand one-third of a mile up a hill? Shimmy across a slack cable suspended 25 feet above water until the halfway point and then jump in and swim the rest of the way?

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East Haven Courier

Carol Silva has been working in religious education for nearly 25 years. As the director for the newly combined Parish of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, she’s trying to do things differently. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Carol Silva is Bringing Religious Education Into the Modern Era

Published May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Ever since East Haven’s Catholic churches merged into the Parish of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, things have changed. For Carol Silva, now the director of religious education for the whole parish, it has been “a year of change.”

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Harbor News

Clinton Harbor Master Wayne Church’s commitment to the town’s waterfront doesn’t end with moorings and channel dredging. He has also been a key contributor to reopening the town’s storied shellfish beds. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Wayne Church: On the Waterfront

Published May 15, 2019 08:30 a.m.

One day nearly 20 years ago, Wayne Church went to Clinton’s town hall to ask for a shellfish license.

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At the Northford Congregational Church (NCC) Social Hall, Nancy Tipping displays items coming in from church and community members as part of a year-long effort to show support for a recently-deployed Connecticut National Guard unit, and their families. Tipping, who is NCC Council chair, instituted the program to support the military and their families; and to help the community unite behind a common cause. 

Photo by Pam Johnson/The Sound

NCC’s Tipping Gathering Community Support for Deployed Military Unit, Families

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Whether through nursing, teaching or leading her church council, Nancy Tipping has always found ways to help others.

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Guilford Courier

With typical humor, Doug Rollins strikes a familiar pose (look left) on the Guilford Green to share his support of Guilford High School (GHS) music and ski programs, and to play his is part as a member of Conn Artists, which will give an a capella concert at Guilford First Congregational Church (at back) on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. with GHS Voices.

Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

A Conn Artist with Heart: Rollins Gives Back to Guilford

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

He’s been performing a capella with the incredible Conn Artists for more than 20 years, but Doug Rollins still compares stepping on stage with that same fight-or-flight reflex he connects to another passion—hurtling down the steepest competitive ski slopes.

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Valley Courier

Fused-glass artist Jeni Gray-Roberts is returning as defending champion to the Huckleberry Finn Recyclable Raft Race on Saturday, May 18. The free event is sponsored by the Chester Land Trust. Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier

Jeni Gray-Roberts: A Raft of Fun

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Huck Finn and his runaway companion Jim floating down the Mississippi River on a raft is one of classic scenes of American literature.

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The Source

Divinna Schmitt, president of NAMI Shoreline, is certified in Collaborative Problem Solving through Think:Kids. Photo courtesy of Divinna Schmitt

Divinna Schmitt: Supporting Those in Need through NAMI Shoreline and Think:Kids

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Divinna Schmitt’s career was focused on children for many years before she retired in 2002. She spent many years working as a teacher at various schools and also worked in the children’s theater field.

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Harbor News

To help empower a new generation, Lorrie Milton founded She’s Speaking, an advocacy group that supports local high school and middle school girls as they learn from women in leadership roles. Photo by Rita Christopher/Harbor News

Lorrie Milton: Speaking of Speaking Up

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Lorrie Milton wants to get the word out to young women: You can speak up; you can make a difference; don’t buy into a lesser opinion of yourself. That’s what she hopes the new organization she heads, She’s Speaking, will do: Challenge the barriers that can define women’s professional and personal lives.

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East Haven Courier

After years of professional photography, Mike Dabbraccio went through his work and presented 50 of his portraits in New Haven. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Michael Dabbraccio: Gaining New Perspective

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

In his career, Michael Dabbraccio has worked as a professional photographer for the New Haven Register, St. Raphael’s Hospital, and at private events. Now, in his retirement, he’s beginning to show the work he’s created for himself.

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North Haven Courier

After 44 years as a teacher, the last 29 at North Haven High School, Kristine Blauvelt will retire with the Class of 2019. 

Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Kristine Blauvelt Asks: How Are You Smart?

Published May 08, 2019 08:30 a.m.

High school students aren’t the only graduates of Kristine Blauvelt’s classroom at North Haven High School (NHHS)—cats, skunks, and squirrels have also been through the classroom.

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The Sound

Branford native Ryan Bloomquist (left) has co-authored a new book with his friend, Sam Gold (right) based on their popular podcast. The book is Riverdish: The Unauthorized Case Files of Riverdale (Dey Street Books). Photo courtesy of Ryan Bloomquist

From Podcast to Print: Bloomquist Co-Authors Riverdish

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

On May 7, Branford native Ryan Bloomquist will officially welcome the publication debut on Tuesday, May 7 of Riverdish: The Unauthorized Case Files of Riverdale, a new book he co-authored with his friend, Sam Gold.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford poet Dolores Hayden has crafted poems of risk, reward, and daredevil antics into a historical fiction, Exuberance, a celebration of the death-defying days—and characters—of early aviation. Readers can join Dolores at a book launch at Breakwater Books in Guilford at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Risk, Reward, and Daredevil Antics: Hayden Pens 'Exuberance'

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

The famous crash that inspired Guilford poet Dolores Hayden to pen 'Exuberance,' a page-turner celebrating America’s daring early aviators, had nothing to do with flying.

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East Haven Courier

With the Loaves and Fishes Kid’s Corner in need of an upgrade, Timesha Conyers says the sisterhood of women volunteers is ready to help. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Timesha Conyers: A Safe Foundation for Sisterhood

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Timesha Conyers says that she’s a “community girl.” So she founded Fiercely Free to establish a community amongst women.

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Valley Courier

To help empower a new generation, Lorrie Milton founded She’s Speaking, an advocacy group that supports local high school and middle school girls as they learn from women in leadership roles. Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier

Lorrie Milton: Speaking of Speaking Up

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Lorrie Miller wants to get the word out to young women: You can speak up; you can make a difference; don’t buy into a lesser opinion of yourself.

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Harbor News

Lynn Davis, an active member of the Clinton Tree Committee and several historical societies, is preparing to add published author to her titles with the upcoming A Frog Hollow Childhood: A Memoir of Hartford. Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Lynn Davis: On the Importance of Trees—and Roots

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Clinton resident and Tree Committee member Lynn Davis describes her interest in the committee simply: “I was always a lover of trees. Several years ago, I became a member.”

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North Haven Courier

Fire Commissioner Peter Criscuolo (left) gets a lift from firefighter Dan Spetland to test the 100-foot reach on the North Haven Fire Department’s new tower truck.

Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

His Greatest Honor: Fire Commissioner

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Throughout his career, Peter Criscuolo has been a state marshal and a political campaigner, but he says that his greatest honor has been his long tenure on the North Haven Board of Fire Commissioners.

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The Source

Daniel Hand High School student Dvora Redlich will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall after receiving the Gold Key award for her portrait of a friend.

Photo by Margaret McNellis/The Source

Dvora Redlich: Gold Key Award-Winning Artist

Published May 01, 2019 08:30 a.m.

While the old joke—How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

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The Sound

Friends of the Blackstone Library’s new fall book sale chairman Joe Genua invites novel ideas from volunteers to help support the library. On Saturday, May 18, the friends will host a mini book sale on the Branford Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Sound

Genua Gathers ‘Novel’ Ideas to Help Friends of the Blackstone Library

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

To help Friends of the Blackstone Library (FOBL), its new fall book sale chairman, Joe Genua, will soon institute the first of what he hopes will be many novel ideas: hosting a mini book sale on the Branford Green.

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Guilford Courier

As outreach coordinator for Shoreline Moms Demand Action, Kathy Westgard, an artist, educator, and activist, is helping Shoreline Students Demand Action present a community event, Art Demands Action, on Saturday, May 11. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Westgard Stewards Student-Led ‘Art Demands Action’

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

On Saturday, May 11, Kathy Westgard invites residents of all ages to encounter Art Demands Action, a student-driven, art-focused, community-connecting and fundraising event in support of gun safety.

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Valley Courier

Ducks for all interests: Ahead of the Saturday, May 4 Duck Race to benefit Chester Rotary and Homeward Bound CT, Lynette Bester is Rotary’s current champion rubber duck salesperson. Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier

Lynette Bester: No Ducking the Question

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Is a little rubber duck floating in the bathtub a treasured childhood memory? There is an opportunity to recreate that memory with a special twist, a rubber duck race, at the upcoming Chester Spring Weekend on Saturday, May 4 at 4 p.m. What’s more, the tiny ducks will be floating for a good cause.

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Harbor News

Westbrook’s John Rie is drawn to the water—and has been drawn into helping manage the town’s waterways to the benefit of all.

Photo by Aviva Luria/Harbor News

On the Waterfront with John Rie

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

It’s not often these days one hears the term “Renaissance man,” but it might be an apt way to describe John Rie.

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East Haven Courier

In her office at ShopRite’s East Haven location, Anna Marie Luzzi keeps collages of photos from the many events she’s helped to plan during her last four years as the organization’s event coordinator. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Anna Marie Luzzi: Reaching Out to Kids, Pets, and Vets

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

When Anna Marie Luzzi took a part-time job at ShopRite upon retiring from a long career in the medical field, it wasn’t long before she made a new position for herself as ShopRite’s event coordinator where she works to make the store a community resource.

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North Haven Courier

The fourth annual Big Mike Car Show held at Masonicare in Wallingford on Saturday, May 4 will support the Connecticut Police Academy. Those interested in donating or seeking more information should contact Darrin Magro at bigmikefund@gmail.com.

Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

Darrin Magro: Getting Geared Up for 4th Annual Car Show

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Retired state trooper Darrin Magro is using his love of cars to honor a fallen friend and help the police by...

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The Source

Sandy Allard is helping to make a move to Killingworth even easier with the formation of a Newcomers Club. Photo by Margaret McNellis/The Source

Sandy Allard: A Home for Newcomers

Published April 24, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Killingworth is a great town in part because it’s a small town, says Sandy Allard, but she also knows the difficulty with moving to a small town can be meeting the other community members.

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Valley Courier

Carter Gowrie is a lifelong sailor who has crafted a career around his hobby.

Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier

Carter Gowrie: On Sail!

Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Some people are lucky enough to discover what they love to do when they are young—really young. In the case of Carter Gowrie, his father snuggled him in a basket and took him out in a sailboat when he was three months old. He has been sailing ever since.

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The Sound

Carla Cerino, who teaches academic writing and reading to adult English as a second language learners through ERACE, inspires her students with goals including having their stories published in a national magazine, The Change Agent. In March, five of Cerino’s students had their stories published. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Sound

Write On: ESL Writers Inspire ERACE Educator Carla Cerino

Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Every semester, adult students from across the globe take Carla Cerino’s class to learn English academic reading and writing skills, but by the time they leave, they always manage to teach Carla new lessons about the human spirit.

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Harbor News

Clinton pride is something Dave Elder is proud to show, and he’s now doing just that from the head of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

Photo by Eric O’Connell/Harbor News

Clinton Chamber Chair Sees Good Changes Coming

Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Dave Elder has been in Clinton for about 12 years and started a local business soon after. His involvement in the community has grown ever since and last month, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors selected him as chairman. He’s taking the helm at an exciting time for the organization.

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East Haven Courier

An East Haven resident since 1944, Henry Grehl celebrated his 104th birthday on April 17. Photo by Nathan Hughart/The Courier

The Secret to a Long Life: Do Everything

Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Henry Grehl has found the secret to a long life.

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