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From the Publisher Fun in the Sun!
The sun was shining, the breeze blowing lightly and 58 sailboats were out on the water for the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association’s Annual Benefit Regatta on Saturday, July 16. Aboard Sylvester, my brother, Captain Dan Sokolik’s, Charlie Morgan, we won first place in Class Eight CC! It was my first time ever crewing during a race. What a thrill!!! And the fun didn’t end there. After the last boat crossed the finish line, the Mudheads recognized all the winners at the MegaParty. There was food, donated by many area restaurants, raffle prizes, donated by local business, A Lewmar grinding competition and Rock N Soul Revue performed under the Sperry Tent. During the live auction, Linda Carmeroto, Mystic, won a boat slip donated by Seaport Marine! But the real winner of the day was Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, receiving $21,370 from the fundraiser. Read all about the excitement on pages 4-5. Hats off to Jeff Marshall, president, Mystic Shipyard, for donating the space for the Mudheads’ MegaParty! Jeff shared the history of the Shipyard while he gave the Resident a private tour of his facilities. Learn how the Shipyard, one of the first structures built on Willow Point, spawned the growth of the surrounding community on page 7. Congratulations to Sue Cafone, The Pavilion Restaurant, for winning the Resident’s first ever Bartender that ROCKS! Contest! Resident readers voted Sue as their favorite bartender for her fun, outgoing personality. Straddle up to the bar and let Sue serve you her favorite drink on page 13. Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun! The hair was big, the eyeliner thick and black and the tans golden, as the cast of the hit reality show, Jerseylicious, visited CT on July 22. Gigi Liscio took part in a Q&A with fans, before her fellow Gatsby hairstylists, Filippo Giove and Olivia Blios Sharpe - with boyfriend, Mikey Aktari - joined her to sign autographs and take photos at the Shops at Mohegan Sun. Later, they all enjoyed the Rihanna concert from the Arena Skybox. And speaking of Rihanna, that girl sure knows how to sing! Resident reporter, Alyssa Pezzello has the dish on page 14. Thanks for reading the Resident, the Good News that Rocks! Please remember to patronize our advertisers as they’re helping to make the “good news” happen.
Aboard Sylvester, Captain Dan Sokolik, First Mate Joan Vorster and crew Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, won first place in Class Eight CC of the Mudhead’s Annual Benefit Regatta!
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