residentStars&Stripes USS Springfield Welcomes
New Commander Cmdr. Chris B. Williams relieves Cmdr. Enrique Panlilio as commanding officer of USS Springfield (SSN 761). The change of command ceremony was held at the Naval Submarine Force Museum, Groton.
ommand of Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) changed hands during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Submarine Library and
Museum in Groton on Jan. 20. Cmdr. Enrique Panlilio turned over command of USS Springfield to Cmdr. Chris B. Williams during the ceremony.
Cmdr. Enrique Panlilio shared, “I am very proud of the men Dime_MittenChecking_REZ_Layout 1 1/27/12 1:54 PM Page 1
of Springfield who during my tour have taken this boat full cycle from the front lines on deployment, through an extensive main- tenance period in the shipyard and back to the front lines. I leave Springfield as a ship that is ready to fight, ready to conduct the work of our nation’s defense.”
New London’s Covenant Shelter Holds Twelfth Night Open House
by Anna Trusky G
ood comes in many forms, at many times.
On the evening of
Thursday, January 5 – the Twelfth Night of Christmas – the Covenant Shelter on Jay Street, New London held an Open House to share with the community all the good it does for people in need.
The Covenant Shelter was estab- lished in 1983 by St. James Episcopal Church and St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church to meet the varied needs of homeless people in the area. In addition to providing a “home between homes,” the shelter offers nourishment for mind, body, and soul, and a batch of practical tools to help clients achieve housing and self-sufficiency.
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Catherine Foley, Executive Director, Covenant Shelter, New London and Stefanie Hinman, Children’s Program Director, Covenant Shelter, proudly dis- play children’s artwork at the Twelfth Night Open House.
At the Twelfth Night event,
the Covenant Shelter Board of Directors, along with management and staff, guided guests in tours. The facility includes a women and families’ lounge; rooms for families, single women, and on a separate floor, single men; a kitchen where nutritious meals are prepared for residents, and a children’s room for kids between 2 and 12 years of age. The kids are kept constructively busy with fun, creative, and educational activities guided by Children’s Program Director Stefanie Hinman.
Stefanie guided visitors through an exhibit of artwork created by resident children and pointed out newsletters they wrote. She explained that each week at Covenant House, the average of a dozen resident kids participate in an exploration of different careers, learning about jobs such as journalism, architecture, and culinary sciences, and then engage in activities related to
that field. In remarks to visitors, Executive
Director Catherine Foley expressed gratitude to the community for support they provide the shelter. The St. Mary Star of the Sea Youth Choir entertained visitors with a selection of popular songs from musicals that concluded with their own rendition of the favorite “The Twelve Days of Christmas”— expressed as “The Twelve Days of New London Christmas”—which expressed their wishes for families to find homes, for people to help one another, and for peace in the new year. Let’s hope all their good wishes come true in 2012, not only for the people served by Covenant Shelter but for all residents throughout our region To post your comments, www.th
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residentOn the Street Maren Schober
asks area kindergarteners:
“What would you do if you were the principal of the school?”
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Samantha “I would tell everyone to share.”
Eleese “There would be no running in class.”
Shelby “ I would tell them to work.”
Jonah “Every one should be nice.”
Kenyon “I would have sharing and car- ing.”
“I would tell the kids to stay in the school.”
Daniel “I would tell the children to be nice.”
Sebastian “Everyone would share their toys.”
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