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interests at that time. She works in sculpture, printmaking, clay and installations.
Over on another wall are paintings showing bright blues and oranges. I am staring at the orange leaps of flame as I often see them in our fireplace at home. Leaping and dancing the flames draw me in and I at once see different shapes and forms. I could stand here for a long time like this lost in the wonder of the fire.
“I call this painting ‘Fire
Dance,’” Joanne Agostinelli tells me. “I never fail to be enraptured by these all too brief moments when I spy some ephemeral miracle of light and color. It may be a momentary scintillation, shy and sublime, or a brief, gaudy explosion which illuminates all and is gone”.
“I took the photo on 10/10/10! I approach photography as an artist and ecologist,” shared Barbara Zarcone. This beautiful photograph, “Jewels in Autumn” with deep red and golden leaves on branches glow from light behind them, is not to be missed. “This tree is my neighbor’s.”
Reluctantly, I move away and come upon the striking photographs taken by Barbara Zarcone,
Water-ford. Each framed photograph depicts an ordinary everyday subject highlighted by streams of light. What seems ordinary is now transformed into the extraordinary. Gazing at it feels like a spiritual experience. This
Karen Semmelrock Of Franklin Prepares For Third Relay For Life
story & photo by Maren Schober
his is Karen Semmelrock’s third Relay For Life event and she is just as eager to
participate this year as she did in the last two years. “I am captain for the Sparkling Wizards,” Karen relates. “We are a large and very
enthusiastic team who likes to have fun. Like most people who Relay, all our lives were touched in some way by cancer. Relay gives us a chance to do something that might help family or friends in the long run—maybe not today but someday.
Besides being a “I relay for my dear sister who lost her battle with
cancer three weeks shy of her 49th birthday,” shares Cheryle Weeden, Waterbury. “Every day I think of her and all we shared and did in our lives. I relay for cancer awareness and for doctors to be more under- standing and aware of the disease. I relay in memory of my mom,” says Abigail May,Bennington, VT. “She passed away from cancer March 22, 1998. I remember a loving and wonderful moth- er who was taken from her family all too soon.” Relay For Life began in
team captain this year, I am also co-chair of the activities committee. This entails mak- ing sure that there are plenty of things for everyone, young and old, to do to make their time at Relay fun!” The American Cancer Society Relay For Life
will be held June 11 & 12, 11:00 am at Dodd Stadium, Norwich. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against the dis- ease. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
Karen Semmelrock, Franklin, prepares for the Relay For Life for the third year in a row on June 11-12 at Dodd Stadium, Norwich. A huge nationwide fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, participants on teams walk or run around the track in memory of a loved one lost to cancer, for cancer survivors or to raise money to save lives from cancer. “It just amazes me how much can be done if everyone just does a little,” shares Karen.
1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, WA, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event grew into the world’s largest movement to end the disease! Each year, millions of people in the United States and throughout the world take part in this global phenomenon and raise funds to save lives from cancer. “It just amazes me how much
can be done if everyone just does a little,” Karen muses. “All those
littles make a big difference.” “Everyone is welcome to come to the Relay For
Life on June 11-12 at Dodd Stadium, Norwich,” Karen continues. “Everyone is welcome to be a part of a team or just come for the day. There will be lots of activities for kids and adults including a basket raffle, scavenger hunt, karaoke contest, kids’ activities, food, local entertainment and much more!” To post your comments, visit: www.theresident.com
Linda Mariani, Attorney at Law, Cares About Her Clients
Attorney Linda Mariani established the
firm Mariani and Reck, LLC, in 1980. The firm provides representation for all accident and injury cases, criminal defense, real estate and probate matters. The firm has one of Connecticut’s largest and most successful divorce practices. Linda has been repeatedly selected and listed
among the “Best Lawyers in America” by her colleagues. She is also included in “Best Lawyers in the New York City Area,” “Connecticut Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyers in New England” and “Martindale Hubbell Directory of Distinguished Attorneys.” The law firm has the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating for very high legal ability and ethical standards. She sits on the Board of Directors for the New London Development Corporation, Salvation Army and Dime Bank and is a member of the City of New London Film Commission. She is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Family Law Trial Advocate. As not only an outstanding lawyer, but also a major pillar of the
community, Linda and her firm truly care about their clients. “We give personal attention to our clients,” said Linda. “I’ve become good friends with a number of my clients, and truly care about them as individuals.” Linda and her team are predominately trial lawyers. If a situation cannot be settled out of court, they are ready to present evidence in the courtroom in order to obtain justice for their clients.
The reputation that
Linda has upheld for 30 years as a competent trial lawyer, who holds the highest ethical standards, has earned her the recognition that she deserves. “We all have a tremendous amount of legal and trial experience, and we’re tough. We are here to do our jobs, but we don’t create unnecessary litigation,” Linda said. Call Linda at 860.443.5023.
photograph is titled “Jewels In Autumn” and aptly so. The deep red and golden leaves are lit from behind and the leaves do look like jewels. Barbara has the gift of capturing a moment in time. “I am using the camera as another way to express myself and the world about me,” declares Barbara. “The experiences in my life and my relationships with family and friends shape who I am. And in my own small way, I try to give back through my artwork the joy, pride, respect and love they had for nature and each other.”
I feel grateful to have the opportunity to visit the art show and meet the artists. This is an experience community members will not want to miss.
The Gallery hours are Wednesday
through Saturday from 12 noon to 4pm. For more info, call the NAC Gallery at 860.887.2789. To post your comments, visit:
Women in Biz
Sarah Cook Curtis Director
American Professional Education Services
As the Director of American Professional Education Services, a state licensed private occupational school focusing on healthcare provider training, Sarah Cook Curtis is responsible for the overall running of the educational programs and the facility. The school, which is the largest American Heart Association Training Center in New England, delivers training for those interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics or Certified Nursing Assistants, as well as, courses in First Aid, CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. The courses are offered at the Training Center in Norwich or as customized programs for local facilities and the community.
Sarah Cook Curtis
“I have been working in the field of Education and Training for the last 10 years,” said Sarah. “I have always been driven to work in industries where I know that I can use my expertise to make a difference. I enjoy working for American Professional Education Services because I like working with professionals who are dedicated to delivering both the highest quality patient care and the highest quality educational programs. Working here aligns with my personal philosophy to positively educate, train and empower the workforce in my local community. You know the expression: ‘Think globally, act locally.’” Sarah holds a BA in German and an MA in Education from the University of Connecticut, as well as, a Master’s Degree from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. She says, “One doesn’t enter the field of education if you don’t enjoy learning!” Sarah lives in Storrs with her husband, Don, and their two children, Robert and Mena. In her spare time, she enjoys running and cooking.
One American Way, Norwich • 860.886.1463 www.americanprotraining.com
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