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Dedication to Community Dedication to Community is all around us….In
Westerly, the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce is honoring seven top-notch women at the upcoming 9th Annual Athena Award’s dinner set for October 26th. Meet the nominees, Carol Amedeo, June Strunk, Deborah Nigrelli, Barbara Perino, Karin Gatch and Virginia Brown on pages 4 & 5. The State of Connecticut recognized the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and SECT Military Superintendents Liaison Committee for earning a National 2011 Pete Taylor Exemplary Partnership Award. More on page 8. Work Vessels For Vets (WVFV) rocked the Groton Long Point Casino during a fundraiser with Third Shift and a special guest appearance by Kal David, legendary blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer. John Niekrash founded WVFV in 2008 when he gifted his lobster boat to Richard Giguere, a Marine Vet. Since 2008, many Veterans have received a “hand up” from events like the one featured on pages 6 – 7. Dime Bank’s new President/CEO, Nick Caplanson, wants to be on a fi rst-name basis with the community so he scheduled a series of luncheon receptions at the ten branches. I attended Stonington Boro’s reception—my very fi rst bank--called Hartford National, back then. It was a fun time renewing old friendships and making new. Join in the Dime’s spirit of community on page 9. How about this…Charter Oak Credit Union’s pens are in Kenya! Get a glimpse on
Kal David, legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and singer, tells Alexis Ann, editor & publisher, the Resident, the good news about Work Vessels For Vets, “I’m here for a good cause to raise money for returning Veterans.”
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Dear Editor Dear Editor,
Thanks so much for the “Ongoing” notice about our collecting books for the Friends of Otis Library Book Sale in the September 21 - October 4th issue of The Resident. Because of our dedicated space in the
Otis Library, we are able to receive book donations throughout the year and sort and shelve the many thousands of books that arrive between our book sales as they come in, so the “ongoing” notice is always relevant and welcome.
Many, many thanks,
Ann L. Lathrop Friends of Otis Library
editor & publisher
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