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The Sound

Bringing 13 years of experience, most recently as vice president of Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Sheri Cote is the new president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce

Cote Excited to Lead Shoreline Chamber of Commerce

Published Jan. 10, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Sheri Cote may have arrived for her first day on the job just last week, but true to her proactive style, she had already hit the ground running.

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The Sound

Dorothy Goldberg is a volunteer with the Disaster Action Team for the Red Cross.

Photo courtesy of Dorothy Goldberg

Dorothy Goldberg Delivers Comfort and Relief, Near and Far

Published Jan. 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Dorothy Goldberg witnessed a car accident in the Short Beach area last year and, while no one in that accident was severely hurt, she realized she didn’t know what to do if someone had been hurt in that scenario. So she enrolled in a first aid/CPR course with the Red Cross.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford Public Schools Dining Services Director Erica Biagetti is bringing the community together to enjoy delicious, nutritious seasonal meals with live musical entertainment and crafts for kids. She invites all to attend Guilford’s Winter Community Dinner at Guilford High School on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Biagetti Helps Bring Guilford Together with Community Dinners

Published Dec. 20, 2017 08:30 a.m.

By offering a delicious, nutritious seasonal dinner and dessert, boosted by student-powered musical entertainment and even a craft or two for the kids, Erica Biagetti’s concept for Guilford Community Dinners is striking the right chord.

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Guilford Courier

The captain of the Daniel Hand High School robotics team, Kaitlyn Sandor is preparing her team for the regional competition in Madison on Saturday, Dec. 16. Photo by Susan Talpey/The Source

Kaitlyn Sandor: Paving the Way for Girls in STEM

Published Dec. 13, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When Kaitlyn Sandor visited the Apple Pi robotics club, the team’s mentors were especially eager for her join the group—not just because they’re dedicated to fostering a passion for science and technology. Kaitlyn was the only girl.

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Guilford Courier

Hoping to inspire the next generation, John DellaVentura (shown here with daughters Grace and Abigail) has taken an act of philanthropy from his own childhood to help Roots4Relief offer community members the chance to participate in the first annual Wishing Wheels Holiday Bike Drive. Photo courtesy of the DellaVentura family

Kids Helping Kids: DellaVentura Shares ‘Wishing Wheels’

Published Dec. 06, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When he was a kid growing up in Guilford, John DellaVentura experienced the power of giving new bikes at Christmas to neighbors in need.

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Guilford Courier

Laurent Mullen brings leading man looks and loads of talent to The Magic Toyshop on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3. Photo courtesy of Laurent Mullen

Mullen’s Leading-Man Looks, Loads of Talent Add to ‘The Magic Toyshop’

Published Nov. 29, 2017 08:30 a.m.

With leading-man looks and loads of talent, Laurent Mullen cuts a dashing figure on stage, screen, and the dance floor.

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Guilford Courier

After decades of successful leadership, Sandra Ruoff retires as Guilford Free Library director on Nov. 30 and begins her new role as a selectman for the town of Guilford on Dec. 4. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

From Library Director to Selectman: Ruoff Begins a New Chapter in Guilford

Published Nov. 22, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When Guilford Free Library Director (GFL) Sandra “Sandy” Ruoff retires on Nov. 30, she’ll be just two months shy of 41 years of GFL service and just a few days ahead of serving Guilford as a newly elected selectman.

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Guilford Courier

For the past six months, Guilford resident and new Guilford Art Center (GAC) Shop Manager Elena Albergo has been working hard to bring the 40th annual Artistry to GAC, where holiday shoppers will find a gorgeous gallery of fine crafts at all price points, created by 200 artisans from around the country. All proceeds benefit the non-profit GAC.

Photo by Pam Johnson/Guilford Courier

Filling GAC’s Artistry is a Joyful Job for Albergo

Published Nov. 15, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Talk about work you love—Elena Albergo has the joyful job of finding the best inventory possible to fill a unique shoreline shopping destination, Artistry at Guilford Art Center (GAC).

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Guilford Courier

Gillian Carroll, Old Saybrook’s new environmental planner and wetlands enforcement officer, has deep roots in the shoreline. She grew up in Guilford, graduating from Guilford High School; lives in Branford; and now works in Old Saybrook. Photo by Becky Coffey/The Courier

Gillian Carroll Joins Old Saybrook Town Staff

Published Nov. 08, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Growing up in Guilford, Gillian Carroll spent as much time as she could outside. Her father was a fireman at Eagle Hose in Guilford and her mother had a florist business in Guilford. Many times she remembers going to the docks for family picnics, exploring Grass Island, fishing, and taking hikes.

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Guilford Courier

Violist Molly Carr spent summers in Guilford and it was here that she came to heal an injured hand five years ago, and became inspired to found Project: Music Heals Us. A unique project fundraising concert is set for Nov. 17 at Guilford First Congregational Church. Photo courtesy of Molly Carr

The Healing Power of Music

Published Nov. 01, 2017 08:30 a.m.

For many talented musicians, Molly Carr’s enviable position on the Viola Faculty of The Juilliard School, Precollege Division (New York) and Academia Ivan Galamian (Malaga, Spain), as well as with Solera Quartet (quartet in residence, University of Notre Dame), would put a very satisfying check beside some lofty career goals.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford Poets Guild member Jennifer Payne is the author and artist of a new book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind. Photo by Christine Chiocchio

A Way with Words: Payne Pens Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind

Published Oct. 25, 2017 08:30 a.m.

No doubt about it, Jen Payne has a way with words. From her place among invitation-only Guilford Poets Guild to her newest book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the shoreline author and artist brings together words and images to champion the natural world and remind us of what she terms “our divine and innate connection with nature.”

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Guilford Courier

On Oct. 14, Ben DiNoia was in the field early to get his eagle scout project underway at Roses for Autism. In one day, DiNoia and his team built a sturdy, inviting pergola that will provide shade and respite for years to come at the non-profits’ Sensory Garden.

Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

DiNoia’s Pergola Project Pays It Forward

Published Oct. 18, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When Roses for Autism put out the call for an aspiring eagle scout to take on building a pergola to shade its Sensory Garden, Ben DiNoia answered.

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Guilford Courier

Tori Burnham is excited to have landed the Guilford Art Center (GAC) third pottery residency. The year-long residency began in September. On Saturday, Oct. 14, Burnham will lead a Bowl-a-Thon to build bowls that will fill the tables at GAC’s fifth annual Soup for Good fundraiser. The Sunday, Nov. 12 soup supper benefits non-profit GAC and non-profit Community Dining Room. Photo courtesy of GAC

Burnham Lands Inspiring Residency at Guilford Art Center

Published Oct. 11, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Guilford Art Center’s (GAC) third resident potter isn’t wasting any time getting her hands dirty.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford native and Shoreline Chamber of Commerce (SCC) member Tina Cusmano chairs SCC’s fourth annual Chowder Challenge for a Cause around the Guilford Green on Saturday, Oct. 14. As a small business owner, Cusmano says this event will highlight and support area restaurants, businesses, and charities. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Cusmano Helps Serve Up SCC’s ‘Chowder Challenge for a Cause’

Published Oct. 04, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Chairing the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce (SCC) Chowder Challenge with a Cause for the first time has been anything but a challenge for Tina Cusmano.

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Guilford Courier

William Boughton, founder of Guilford Performing Arts Festival (GPAF), invites the public to partake of the inaugural festival Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 12 to 15. Over four days, artists ranging from world-class performers to promising talents will gather in Guilford for free performances music, dance and theater compositions, and workshops, in a variety of genres and disciplines. Photo courtesy of GPAF

Boughton’s Vision Leads Guilford Performing Arts Festival

Published Sep. 27, 2017 08:30 a.m.

William Boughton’s vision for a performing arts festival like no other is about to come to life in Guilford.

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Guilford Courier

With a creative flair and a dedication to helping the town’s library, Diana Stovall helps deliver a show-stopping Saturday Bake Sale that adds to the fundraising efforts of annual Friends of the Guilford Free Library Book Sale, coming Friday to Sunday, Sept. 22 to 24. 

Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Stovall Helps Saturday Take the Cake During Friends’ Book Sale

Published Sep. 20, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Every day of the annual Friends of the Guilford Free Library Book (GFL) Sale is special, but thanks to Diana Stovall and her supporters, Saturday takes the cake.

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Guilford Courier

Now in her 42nd year as a volunteer, Nancy Keeler will once again help the Guilford Agricultural Society welcome all to the annual Guilford Fair from Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Guilford fairgrounds. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

‘Mom’ to the Guilford Fair Family

Published Sep. 13, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Did you know? There’s a Guilford Fair family, and that family’s “mom” is Nancy Keeler.

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The Sound

Student instrumentalists from Branford and beyond are experiencing the thrill of performing, and growing as musicians, with the Shoreline Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO), under the leadership of conductor Susannah Bryan. Photo from Super 9 Studios

Conducting Excitement for Shoreline Youth Symphony Orchestras

Published Sep. 06, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Under the baton of Guilford resident Susannah Bryan, student instrumentalists from Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, and beyond are experiencing the thrill of performing with Shoreline Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO).

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Guilford Courier

As the town’s first K9 officer, a successful builder, and now realtor, Guilford native Steve Spurrell has given back to his hometown in many significant ways that all have a special meaning to him. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Three Careers, One Town: Spurrell Gives Back to Guilford

Published Aug. 30, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Steve Spurrell has enjoyed three distinct, productive careers in Guilford, and in each incarnation, he’s dipped into a seemingly endless well of commitment to better his hometown.

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Guilford Courier

Through her work leading Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI), and in many other ways, Guilford’s Judith Meyers has helped improve the welfare of Connecticut’s children, especially those with mental health issues. Photo courtesy of CHDI

For Children and Change: Judith Meyers’ Compelling Work

Published Aug. 23, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Shortly after the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots, Guilford resident Judith Meyers, as chairman of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), joined with her colleagues to send a compelling message.

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Guilford Courier

Andrea Dante, executive chef for The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, is happy to lend her chef’s knowledge and restaurant savvy to help Shoreline Chamber of Commerce craft a memorable Taste of the Shoreline event, coming to the Guilford Green on Sunday, Aug. 20. Photo illustration by Kiernan Photography

Dante is Turning ‘Taste of the Shoreline’ into a Foodie Phenomenon

Published Aug. 16, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When Andrea Dante signed on last year to help turn Taste of the Shoreline into a foodie phenomenon, she knew what participating chefs were thinking.

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Guilford Courier

From supporting mission efforts to providing a support system for church members, Cynthia Damer sees many benefits in joining her church family to put on the North Guilford Country Fair & Auction, coming to North Guilford Congregational Church Saturday, Aug. 19. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

So Many Reasons to Support NGCC’s North Guilford Country Fair

Published Aug. 09, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When you realize she’s been active with her church for over 40 years, including leading the choir and running the Missions Committee, it makes perfect sense to Cynthia Damer to rise at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, fire up the family oven, and spend the next five hours baking all of the pies to be sold later that day at the North Guilford Congregational Church (NGCC) North Guilford Country Fair and Auction.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford inventor Dale Walter-Robinson has clinched a U.S. Patent for his green system, first-of-its-kind solution to a major issue preventing electric aircraft from entering the market: limited flying range. Photo courtesy of ElectronAir LLC

Walter-Robinson’s Invention Takes Flight

Published Aug. 02, 2017 08:30 a.m.

When Dale Walter-Robinson was 15 years old, he managed to wrangle a massive 1950 Buick into the woods behind his family’s Madison home, and started tinkering on his first car engine.

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Guilford Courier

East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) Shoreline Regional Pump-Out Boat Program lead Brianna Weller is helping put on a push to bring in the final funds needed for ESDHD’s first all-electric, solar-powered pump-out boat to work the waters of Guilford, Branford, East Haven, West Haven, and New Haven. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Weller Heads Up Final Push to Fund Solar-Powered Pumpout Boat

Published July 26, 2017 08:30 a.m.

With her nursing background, Brianna Weller is perfectly suited to her health education role with East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD)—but she never imagined she’d find herself at the helm of ESDHD’s effort to bring about one of the first all-electric, solar-powered pumpout boats of its type in the nation

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Guilford Courier

Shown here outside the The Henry Whitfield State Museum Visitor’s Center (with a statue of Henry Whitfield looking on), Michelle Parrish is ready to greet guests as part of Guilford’s five historic museums’ Early Guilford Days Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Guiding Guests to Early Guilford Days Family Festival

Published July 19, 2017 08:30 a.m.

After 23 years spent sharing The Henry Whitfield State Museum with guests, museum curator Michelle Parrish has plenty of interesting information to offer.

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Guilford Courier

Carl Balestracci Jr. poses with his award-winning book John Beattie and His Quarrymen: Building America Stone by Stone. Photo by Zoe Roos/The Courier

Service and Stone: Carl Balestracci, Jr., Dives into the History of One of America’s Greatest Monuments

Published July 12, 2017 08:30 a.m.

Wandering through the old quarry land off of Route 146, most residents and visitors might notice some old drill holes or grooves in the stone, but of the many who pass through, few are familiar with the fact that they share the pink granite they are standing on with a very famous lady.

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The Sound

Branford resident Jordan Mann shares a moment with one of his campers at a gathering for kids with cancer who attend Camp Rising Sun. Mann is a former camper, returning counselor, and co-chair of the Annual Night Out to benefit Camp Rising Sun. The fun fundraiser is coming to the Owenego Inn & Beach Club in Branford on Wednesday, July 12.

Photo courtesy of Jordan Mann

The Right ‘Mann’ for Camp Rising Sun’s Annual Night Out

Published July 05, 2017 07:00 a.m.

He has ten years as a camp counselor under his belt, but talk to Jordan Mann for just a few minutes about what Camp Rising Sun means to him, and you get the sense he’d happily sign on as a counselor for the next ten decades, if he could.

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Guilford Courier

As Guilford Art Center’s new Craft Expo coordinator, Dawn Tiscia is putting her talent toward helping pull together this year’s enormous Craft Expo on the Green, which celebrates its 60th year in 2017 by bringing over 180 unique American artists to town from July 14 to 16. Photo by Pam Johnson/Guilford Courier

Coordinating GAC’s 60th Craft Expo Takes Talent

Published June 28, 2017 07:00 a.m.

For the 60th year, Guilford Art Center (GAC) brings its Craft Expo to the Guilford town green, featuring a line-up of over 180 artists with talent that is dazzling GAC’s new Craft Expo coordinator, Dawn Tiscia.

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Guilford Courier

Academically talented and an advocate for working to bring about change for the better, Guilford High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Josh Stern heads to Harvard next year. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Heading for Harvard, with Courage

Published June 21, 2017 04:00 a.m.

In his speech to the Class of 2017, Guilford High School (GHS) Valedictorian Josh Stern talked about having the courage to work for change—to be bold enough to try to make the world a better place.

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Guilford Courier

As producer and co-director of Guilford Youth & Family Services Family Theatre, Mike Kosko is ready to bring Peter Pan Jr. to town for three performances at Guilford High School on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Bringing Peter Pan Jr. to the Community

Published June 14, 2017 08:30 a.m.

What do Mike Kosko, Peter Pan, and Guilford Youth & Family Services (GYFS) have in common?

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