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The SoundPublished Aug. 15, 2018 08:30 a.m.
You could say 10 percent of every peach Diane Powers peels in the wee hours of Saturday, Aug. 18 will make an impact across the world, in Tanzania.
The SoundPublished Aug. 08, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Amy Johansson’s son needed a local transitional facility where young adults could receive comprehensive, supportive post-rehabilitation assistance for their new, sober lifestyle, there was none to be found.
The SoundPublished Aug. 01, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Whether she’s out tracking bobcats, home rehabilitating foundling gray squirrels, traveling highways and back roads to transport animals of all stripes, or advocating for animal rights with Desmond’s Army, Anna Martino will answer any call to help all animals.
The SoundPublished July 25, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Think about this: Almost every baked potato or ear of corn consumed at North Branford’s Potato and Corn (PoCo) Festival arriving piping hot or freshly roasted will be thanks to volunteer Rich Denardis.
The SoundPublished July 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.
If the creative minds at Guilford Art Center (GAC) could craft a model volunteer to help the non-profit inspire and promote community participation in the visual arts, they’d design someone just like Denise Isaac.
The SoundPublished July 03, 2018 08:00 a.m.
Pat Bloomquist may be newly retired from her six years serving as a pivotal member of the Branford Community Foundation (BCF) board, but her passion to help community causes, and build community among Branford residents, continues.
The SoundPublished June 27, 2018 08:00 a.m.
Community Dining Room (CDR) intern Cody Walston has already clocked 100 hours of service, and not a minute has been wasted.
The SoundPublished June 20, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Every year at graduation time, a bit of wisdom is imparted by valedictorians in speeches to their graduating class.
The SoundPublished June 13, 2018 08:30 a.m.
She may consider herself a bit shy, and her academic style bends toward hard work done with quiet effort, but on June 15, Zelda Galdenzi is going to be heard, loud and clear.
The SoundPublished June 06, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As Dan Montgomery will tell you, “Runners run.” It’s a mantra he shares with friend and running buddy Mike Song. In the past four months, it’s helped strike a bit of a balance, especially in a world suddenly without Mike’s son, Ethan.
The SoundPublished May 30, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As 2018 Branford Festival chairman, Kris Klarman is actually counting the days until the ‘fest gets here—and keeping track of what it takes to bring Branford’s biggest, most beloved community celebration to the Branford green from Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17.
The SoundPublished May 23, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Brendan Mason is one of those teachers who doesn't mind a noisy classroom.
The SoundPublished May 16, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Even before Joanne Palmieri (née McNamara) graduated from North Branford High School (NBHS) in 1967, she knew she wanted to be a nurse.
The SoundPublished May 09, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Last year, state budget worries pushed off plans to hire a part-timer as North Branford’s first economic development coordinator.
The SoundPublished May 02, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When it comes to discussing hidden agendas and the cast of players involved with controversial town decisions, former North Branford town manager Frank B. Connolly could write a book. In fact, he has.
The SoundPublished April 25, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Before the next warm day tempts you to head out on a boat, take a swim, or otherwise experience the water, water safety and survival expert Ben Rayner wants to arm you with information that can prevent drowning.
The SoundPublished April 18, 2018 08:30 a.m.
At 28, Susan Kocaba was standing at a food market in a small Polish town using her limited knowledge of the native language to ask for walnuts, a key ingredient in her mother’s banana bread recipe.
The SoundPublished April 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When it comes to hearing about hardships, perhaps no North Branford town-appointed official has heard more of them than Steve Kenning.
The SoundPublished April 04, 2018 08:30 a.m.
In terms of helping lead Branford’s Blackstone Library into the future, it’s been an eventful eight years for Andy McKirdy and the Blackstone Library Board of Trustees.
The SoundPublished March 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
This is a busy time of year for Joanne Fresco, but that is true all year round for this Branford resident, who is a supporter of both St. Mary Church and St. Mary School.
The SoundPublished March 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
If you visit Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter on Wednesday afternoons, you might come across Tom Cherry quietly going about his volunteer work to assist an organization he feels is full of heroes. What you may not know is this volunteer is a bit of a champion for animals, in his own right.
The SoundPublished March 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Offering shoreline kids and adults options to participate in skillfully-led productions, creative camps, and crowd-pleasing cabarets—those are just a few of the many reasons Sean Jeffery is proud to shine a spotlight on the energized programming of Tabor Arts in Branford.
The SoundPublished March 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When she’s not shutting down opponents on Gaelic football fields or soccer fields, Branford’s Bridget Judd leads a busy life, as a para-professional educator at her hometown’s Sliney Elementary School and assistant coach of girls’ soccer for Branford High School (BHS).
The SoundPublished Feb. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As the longest-serving executive director of Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) and now, in retirement, a pivotal member of the ACES Education Foundation board, Peter C. Young has dedicated himself to helping ACES help children.
The SoundPublished Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Even as domestic violence is making national news, “domestic violence is not new; it’s always happening,” says Esperina Stubblefield, director of BHcare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS).
The SoundPublished Feb. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Mike Martone, Jr., was a student at Branford High School (BHS, Class of 2001), “I was one of those few people who thought, ‘I would love to teach music in a high school, but not just in a high school—my high school.’”
The SoundPublished Feb. 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Even though she helped provide supplemental diapers to families through Branford Counseling Center (BCC), it wasn’t until Jennifer Sylvia became a new mom that she truly recognized the importance—and the sheer number—of disposable diapers affecting a child’s health and happiness, and the family budget bottom line.
The SoundPublished Jan. 31, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Running a CPA organization during tax season might seem like enough of a challenge; but with her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm, Camille Murphy has ramped up her volunteer workload to offer a wealth of valuable commitments to her community.