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From the Publisher Happy Presidents’ Day!
As our nation celebrates Presidents’ Day on February 21, we celebrate a very special local president, B. Michael Rauh, Jr., newly-named President & CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. Congratulations and best wishes to Michael! For the complete Resident interview, see pages 4 & 5. On page 7, another local top management figure, Michael Allen, General Manager, Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, discusses his approach to business and life. His dedication and commitment prove that with the right motivation, anything’s possible! Throughout February, women continue to elevate the awareness of American Heart Month. The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce rolled out the red carpet on page 9 with “Go Red” held on February 4th.
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Patriotism at its best is exemplified throughout this issue. On page 6, we honor the last WWI Vet who turned 110 on the first of the month. We congratulate the youthful winners of two essay contests on patriotism and Americanism on page 10 and send kudos to Kim Gauden Garcia Valenciano, “Military Person of the Month,” on page 9. The adventurous, pioneering spirit that built America is evident in the story of Killingworth residents, Bill and Barbara
Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, of the grand opening of the Hotel at Mohegan Sun in April 2002.
Benjamin, on page 11. Setting off in their 42’ Nordic Tug in 2008, they navigated a 5,956 mile boat trip lasting 351 days. In late January, great times were had by all at the Mohegan Sun Winefest on page 6 and the Music as a Weapon V
Tour concert reviewed on page 11. See how you can cash in at the National Margarita Day celebration at Margaritaville, February 22nd, on page 9. For heart health, see page 13. Dr. Brian Cambi, FACC, FSCA, invites you to attend a free lecture February 24, “Heart
Emergency: Caring for Your Heart When Minutes Count” on page 9. We honor a local doctor with an “open heart” for charity -- Dr. Alessi of Norwich on page 8. Hat’s off to all academic achievers in our area. For a complete listing, go to
Dear Editor Dear Editor,
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Alexis Ann Joshua Lupien is one of two kitchen manag-
ers at the Harp & DragonPub, Norwich. Born in Putnam, Joshua’s lived in Norwich since he was two years old. A 2003 graduate of Norwich Free Academy and an English and Sociology major at UConn, Josh plans to continue his education in the future.
As full-time kitchen manager at the Harp & Dragon Pub for the last two and a half years, he is responsible for all ordering, prep work, cooking, and scheduling for the kitchen. Although the kitchen is always a busy place, weekends are the busiest with fi ve or six people in the kitchen at one time. According to Josh, “Ever since our expansion, we’re busy all the time – that’s a great position to be in.”
Josh loves music and, in his spare times, creates it on his computer. He also plays the guitar and drums. The next time you visit the Harp & Dragon Pub, say hello to Josh.
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