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Venice Garner Moore made the leap to begin her own practice, Embrace Your Difference, and is sharing the importance of the concept, self career, and more in a column throughout July in honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Venice Garner Moore

Venice Garner Moore Shines Light on Minority Mental Health Awareness

Published July 08, 2020 08:30 a.m.

At a peaceful protest in Madison, Venice Garner Moore—a therapist, life coach, author, and motivational speaker—met an editor from the Courier, and Venice suggested a story highlighting Minority Mental Health Awareness.

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Guilford Courier

Camp Menunkatuck Director Megan Wallace is overseeing this summer’s carefully planned program, which follows all COVID-19 safety protocols while still delivering the fun factor for kids. This year, Guilford Parks & Rec’s eight weeks of summer camp is based at Guilford High School. Photo by Matt Landry-McWilliams

Keeping Kids Safe & Happy at Camp Menunkatuck 2020

Published July 01, 2020 08:30 a.m.

While Megan Wallace has led Guilford Parks & Recreation’s Camp Menunkatuck for many years, this summer, Megan, together with her assistant director Matt Landry-McWilliams and a team of six counselors, are working especially hard to keep campers safe and happy.

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Guilford Courier

Shown here pictured at last year’s SARAH Gala, a major fundraiser that has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, SARAH Foundation’s Kim Vigliotti is hoping the shoreline will rise to support the virtual Summer Breeze Challenge fundraising event benefiting SARAH. The program’s traditional one-day cycling event has been re-imagined for participants who can enter online, log miles with a recreational activity of their choice, and raise pledges toward completing their goals anytime between July 1 to 31.

Photo courtesy of Kim Vigliotti

Vigliotti Hopes Many will Rise to the Summer Breeze Challenge for SARAH

Published June 24, 2020 08:30 a.m.

With some major fundraisers set aside due to COVID-19 this year, SARAH Foundation’s Kim Vigliotti is hoping the shoreline will rise to the challenge—the virtual Summer Breeze Challenge, that is.

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Guilford Courier

On March 16, 2020, A’s Unique Boutique was poised for owner Kara Engstrom’s peak prom gown sales weekend, when COVID-19 restrictions shut down her store. From that point until this moment, staying in business has been a matter of connectivity, creativity, and community support. Photo courtesy of Kara Engstrom

Engstrom Grateful for Creativity, Connectivity, Community Support

Published June 17, 2020 08:30 a.m.

On March 16, A’s Unique Boutique was poised for a peak prom gown sales weekend when COVID-19 restrictions shut down the store. From that point until this moment, staying in business has been a matter of connectivity, creativity and community support for owner Kara Engstrom.

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Guilford Courier

Heather Mackenzie, treasurer of all-volunteer Project Graduation, says parents, local businesses, and the community are making special efforts to help ensure the Guilford High School Class of 2020 will feel celebrated and supported by their town on graduation night. Photo courtesy of Heather Mackenzie

Helping Project Graduation Celebrate the GHS Class of 2020

Published June 10, 2020 08:30 a.m.

For the first time in the history of Guilford’s all-volunteer Project Graduation program, there will be no all-night, substance-free party for the graduating class.

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Guilford Courier

After 13 years of leadership as principal of Guilford High School, Rick Misenti retires with the end of the school year. He’s grateful to have been a part of an extraordinary school system and community. Photo courtesy of Guilford Public Schools

Rick Misenti: Grateful for 13 Extraordinary Years in Guilford

Published June 03, 2020 08:30 a.m.

When this extraordinary school year comes to a close, it will also mark the end of an extraordinary 13 years at Guilford High School (GHS) led by Principal Richard “Rick” Misenti, who will retire.

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Guilford Courier

Matt LaPrino no doubt had a bit of a different vision of what his first day serving as the executive director of Soundview Family YMCA would be like. But that didn’t stop him from charting a new course to bring community connections and services to members and residents in the towns of Guilford, Branford, North Branford, East Haven, and Madison during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Matt LaPrino

LaPrino’s Leadership Charts Course for Soundview Y COVID-19 Community Assistance

Published May 27, 2020 08:30 a.m.

“Monday, March 23, was my first official day. That was the day that the governor shut down non-essential businesses like the YMCA, because it’s considered a gym. But the Y is so much more than that.”

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Guilford Courier

As he graduates among the top of the Quinnipiac University (QU) Class of 2020, with a full scholarship to attend The School of Law at QU in the fall, Lucas Sundwall credits his road to academic gains to significant support given to him by Guilford Public Schools, from 1st grade through graduation. Photo courtesy of Lucas Sundwall

Sundwall’s Academic Success Story Started with Guilford Public Schools

Published May 20, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Many in the Guilford community first got to know Lucas Sundwall during a difficult time in his boyhood.

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Guilford Courier

At at time when she should have been studying abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, 19-year-old Keely Greiner of Guilford is instead serving on the frontlines as a COVID-19 medical volunteer. Photo courtesy of Keely Greiner

Time Well Spent: Greiner Volunteers as COVID-19 Medical Frontliner

Published May 13, 2020 08:30 a.m.

After COVID-19 canceled her plans for a college semester of study in Japan, Keely Greiner could have coasted along for a few months until her classes started up again.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford native Kimber Kristy has debuted her original song, “Hard Times” released as a music video on YouTube. The video stars dozens of photos of healthcare workers, first responders, essential job workers, and other local heroes, mixed in with hometown signs of support. It includes workers in New Haven county and “Thank You” signs posted around Guilford. Photo courtesy of Kimber Kristy

Kristy Debuts ‘Hard Times’ COVID-19 Heroes Tribute

Published May 06, 2020 08:30 a.m.

What do you do if you’re a singer/songwriter in the time of COVID-19? Guilford native and Los Angeles-based musician Kimber Kristy’s response is sharing her original song, “Hard Times,” as a tribute to COVID-19 heroes.

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Guilford Courier

Guilford Lakes School Nurse Maggi Paulsen has always been willing to be on the front line of service to those in need. Here, she holds up message to students for her part in a recent video slideshow put together by a Guilford Lakes School teacher, sharing photos and messages from all staff members to send to students. Photo courtesy of Maggi Paulsen

A Heart for Nursing at Guilford Lakes

Published April 29, 2020 08:30 a.m.

School facilities may be closed indefinitely, but Guilford Lakes School (GLS) Nurse Maggi Paulsen’s love and concern for the kids in her care hasn’t left the building.

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East Haven Courier

As emergency preparedness coordinator/health educator for East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD), and Connecticut Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Region 2 lead (as well as heading MRC’s Shoreline Unit), Daisy Hernandez oversees some key COVID-19 crisis-focused efforts supporting public health and medical needs in this area.

Photo courtesy of Daisy Hernandez

Hernandez Helps Keep Shoreline Prepared in a Pandemic

Published April 22, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Ever since she started working in emergency preparedness, Daisy Hernandez’s main focus has been mostly training to prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and blizzards.

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Guilford Courier

Chris Ruser, MD, has led Veterans Administration CT (VACT) Healthcare System’s primary care program for 10 years. Over the past two months, the Guilford resident’s focus has largely shifted to his involvement in VACT’s COVID Response Team.

Photo by Susan Kashaf

Ahead of the Curve: Ruser Helps VACT Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

Published April 15, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Well before the COVID-19 crisis forced medical professionals to convert to “virtual care” by flipping in-person visits to phone or video conferencing, the systems were in place at Veterans Administration CT (VACT) Healthcare System, which serves 50,000 veterans statewide.

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Guilford Courier

Dr. Urania Magriples has regularly taught OB/GYN residents in Rwanda, and has now found another benefit to her outreach: The colorful masks she brought back with her are being modified and issued to healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Urania Magriples

Coming Together to Make Masks for Yale Health Professionals

Published April 08, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Across the country, hospitals and health care workers have been forced to work with limited or inadequate protection equipment as they lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Guilford Courier

By contributing her social media marketing skills, Nicole White put her head together with friends Catherine Kiernan, Meghan McCartan ,and Amy Stefanowski to launch The Gift Card Project in Guilford and Madison, at www.thegiftcardproject.com. The Gift Card Project allows community members help small businesses while also giving back locally to those in need or on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Brian White

White Helps Host The Gift Card Project

Published April 01, 2020 08:30 a.m.

When four local women wanted to do something, fast, to help neighbors, local heroes, and small businesses affected...

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Guilford Courier

As schools began announcing closings in response to COVID-19, Guilford native Jim Woodworth was coordinating an emergency plan for about 4,000 baby brown trout, or “fry,” being fostered in Trout in the Classroom (TIC) tanks, including hundreds making their home in a 55-gallon tank at Guilford High School. Photo courtesy of Jim Woodworth

Woodworth Works to Sustain ‘Trout in the Classroom’

Published March 25, 2020 08:30 a.m.

As schools began announcing shutting buildings down in response to COVID-19, Jim Woodworth was coordinating an emergency plan for about 4,000 baby brown trout, or “fry,” being fostered in Trout in the Classroom (TIC) tanks, including hundreds making their home in a 55-gallon tank at Guilford High School (GHS).

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Guilford Courier

A gastroenterologist at Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants, Dr. Wayne Panullo campaigns against colorectal cancer and encourages the public to get screened for the disease. Photo by Maria Caulfield/The Courier

Dr. Wayne Panullo: A Fight Against Cancer

Published March 18, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Dr. Wayne Thomas Panullo has a challenge on his hands.

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Guilford Courier

Through April 9, Harold Shapiro’s Luminous Instruments solo exhibit lights up the main gallery at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. The Guilford resident is well-known for his photography, musicianship, and volunteerism. Click on the arrows to view more pictures of his work. Photo by Harold Shapiro

Shapiro’s Eye Captures Music in Motion

Published March 11, 2020 08:30 a.m.

With Luminous Instruments, Harold Shapiro marries his remarkable musicianship, passion for photography, and love of light. The result? Breathtaking images of instruments captured in a dance of light and dynamic motion.

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Guilford Courier

Shown here helping 4th grade girls cross the finish line at the 2019 Girls Coach, Girls Run (GCGR) 5K Fun Run, Tara Henry (right) has experienced the empowerment of the Women & Family Life Center (WFLC) program in all of its stages—as a 4th grade participant, an 8th grade coach-in-training, and high school head coach. Photo courtesy of the Women & Family Life Center

Sharing the Empowerment of ‘Girls Coach, Girls Run’

Published March 04, 2020 08:30 a.m.

If anyone understands the empowerment of the ages and stages of Girls Coach, Girls Run (GCGR), it’s Tara Henry.

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Guilford Courier

Established clay artist Gloria Elliott has also mastered other art forms, including quilting, which she uses to tell her family’s story. In the foreground, a panel depicts her father, a Norwegian emigré who found a job delivering milk by horse. Photo by Aviva Luria/The Courier

Gloria Elliott: A Quiet, Creative Life

Published Feb. 26, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Perhaps those who first meet Gloria Elliott along with her husband, Tom, see her as a rather quiet, retiring person, happy to let Tom take center stage while interjecting a comment or two now and then.

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Guilford Courier

As a benefactor, volunteer, and board member of Shoreline Arts Alliance (SAA), Steve Kops will happily don the king’s crown and encourage all to join the krewe (Mardi Gras lingo for the organization that puts on a parade or ball during Carnival season) at this year’s SAA Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, Feb. 29. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

King-Sized Support for Shoreline Arts Alliance

Published Feb. 19, 2020 08:30 a.m.

To benefit and support the artistic talents of students from Guilford and 23 other shoreline towns between East Haven and Lyme, Steve Kops will happily don the king’s crown and join his krewe and many revelers at this year’s Shoreline Arts Alliance (SAA) Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, Feb. 29.

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Guilford Courier

Dr. Richard Alter DVM checks the shoulders of an adult female bald eagle, looking for any signs of breaks or dislocation following its collision with the windshield of an oncoming tractor trailer on I-95 in January. At his Guilford practice, Pet’s Friend Animal Hospital, Richard has been offering pro-bono services for three decades to assist animals in the care of local wildlife rehabilitation groups. Photo by Angela Sheaffer

Assisting Eagles, Helping Hawks: Dr. Richard Alter, DVM, Gives Back

Published Feb. 12, 2020 08:30 a.m.

After an adult bald eagle collided with the windshield of an oncoming 18-wheeler on Jan. 22, police rushed the stunned bird to Killingworth’s non-profit raptor rehabilitation and rescue, A Place Called Hope.

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Guilford Courier

Art Beyond the Wall intern Tyler Eveland of Guilford (right) will puppeteer a 15-foot tall puppet like this one, which he helped to raise head and shoulders above the U.S.-Mexico border wall in May 2019, together with Art Beyond the Wall Executive Artistic Director and co-founder Jess Kaufman (left), at a free information sharing evening with Art Beyond the Wall at the Guilford Art Center on Friday, Feb. 7. Photo courtesy of Tyler Eveland

Eveland Helps Raise Awareness About Young Borderlanders with ‘Art Beyond the Wall’

Published Feb. 05, 2020 08:30 a.m.

At age 16, Tyler Eveland likely has had more exposure than most of his Guilford neighbors to the experiences of “borderlanders”—young people living in areas divided by the wall at the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Guilford Courier

Ingrid Collins and her iconic Guilford business, The Village Chocolatier, is prepared for Valentine’s Day, which is also the shop’s third-best sales day of the year (Christmas tops the list, followed by Easter). Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Collins Enjoys Sweet Success at Village Chocolatier

Published Jan. 29, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Valentine’s Day may still be a couple of weeks off, but for Ingrid Collins and her iconic Guilford business, The Village Chocolatier, it’s crunch time.

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Guilford Courier

After serving the town for many years as chair of its Human Services Council, followed by six years as a member of the Guilford Foundation Board, Delaney “Dee” Lundberg and her husband, Bruce, have left a lasting gift to their hometown that will contribute to the future success of the foundation. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Helping Guilford Foundation and More: Dee Lundberg

Published Jan. 22, 2020 08:30 a.m.

If anyone understands the exceptional work of the Guilford Foundation, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary in...

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Guilford Courier

Tyler Jarvis is bringing his enthusiastic and welcoming spirit to Guilford’s Christ Episcopal Church, where he has been hired to serve as its new director for Children & Youth Ministries. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Tyler Jarvis Brings Youthful Enthusiasm to Christ Episcopal Church

Published Jan. 15, 2020 08:30 a.m.

He grew up enjoying—and leading—Texas-based Church of Christ youth ministry programs

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Guilford Courier

Growing up in Guilford, Robert Iovanna began formal vocal training as a child. He now shares his talent—and rare style of classical singing—in his work as a highly sought shoreline instructor and as a Branford police office who lends his voice to support charitable police causes. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

A Man of Many Talents: Classical Tenor (and Cop) Robert Iovanna

Published Jan. 08, 2020 08:30 a.m.

When Guilford native Robert Iovanna joined the Branford police force about three years ago, he brought 17 years of big-city law enforcement experience and his reputation as “The Singing Hartford Cop.”

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Guilford Courier

North Guilford resident Geralyn Nelson’s 3rd-grade classroom in East Haven is so engaging, she was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2019. Photo courtesy of Geralyn Nelson

Guilford’s Geralyn Nelson is a Teacher of the Year

Published Dec. 25, 2019 08:30 a.m.

When Geralyn Nelson and her husband John were deciding on a place to live and raise their children, Guilford seemed an ideal spot.

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Guilford Courier

In addition to placing and tending public menorahs on town greens in Guilford, Branford, and East Haven, Rabbi Yossi Yaffe of Chabad of the Shoreline and his wife, Rochel Baila Yaffe, will host family-friendly Menorah Lighting celebrations in Branford on Sunday, Dec. 22 and Guilford on Sunday, Dec. 29 to help share the message of this Jewish holiday. Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Sharing and Celebrating the Message of Chanukah

Published Dec. 18, 2019 08:30 a.m.

To celebrate and share the message of Chanukah, Rabbi Yossi Yaffe of Chabad of the Shoreline will successively light the candles of public menorahs on town greens in Guilford, Branford and East Haven over the eight nights of the Jewish holiday this year, from Sunday to Sunday, Dec. 22 to 29.

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Guilford Courier

Joe Landry-McWilliams, 17, is shown here during a recent Guilford Youth & Family Services Youth Board meeting, where members discussed plans for the 18th annual Teen Gift Drive, which takes place Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Guilford Walmart.

Photo by Pam Johnson/The Courier

Kids Helping Kids: Landry-McWilliams’ Years of Service Assists GY&FS Youth Board

Published Dec. 11, 2019 08:30 a.m.

What’s the best way to connect with youth? Give them a chance to get involved.

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