Community News For The Colchester Edition

Campers Visit Health Care Facility

COLCHESTER — Recently, the campers of Camp Christ Lutheran in Amston visited Harrington Court recently, where they participated in the monthly worship service lead by Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church. The campers sang four songs and assisted Pastor with the service and then handed out homemade gifts to all the residents.

Camp CEO

LEBANON – Connecticut's top female executives joined young women across the state for Girl Scouts of Connecticut's annual leadership program, Camp CEO at Camp Laurel.

Young women between the ages of 14 and 17 joined a diverse group of female executives, including Girl Scouts of Connecticut's CEO Mary Barneby, to learn more about leadership, setting and achieving goals, and how to take action in their lives and communities.

Executives participating included:

Shalu Arora, Recruiting Manager, ADP, Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of CT, Trish Bowen, Former Chief Compliance Officer, UnitedHealthCare, Jocelyn Cunningham, Global Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte Consulting, Gina D'Ambruoso, Vice President, Relationship Manager, TD Bank, Michele Etzel, SVP/CFO –Owner, National Graphics, Inc., Stephanie Fielding, Elder, Mohegan Tribe, Valarie Gelb, CEO, Gelb Global Business Growth Advisors, Leslie Karen Hammond, CEO, LKH Corp., Tracy Knofla, Co-owner, High Impact Training, Kimberly McLean, Principal Engineer, Electric Boat, Marie Meliksetian, CEO, Reliance Solution Services, Dawn Morris, Executive Vice President/ CMO, Webster Bank, Roberta Prescott, President, The Prescott Group, Valarie Shultz-Wilson, CEO, Urban League of Southern CT, Sheryl Sleeva, Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Network Services, Diane Smith, President, Diane Smith Media, Denise Stevens, President, Matrix Public Health Solutions and Peggy Yocher, Vice President, UTC.

Pictured are the participants at Camp CEO.

Music On The River

EAST HADDAM - Music on the River, East Haddam's summer music series, features talent on the Goodspeed Opera House lawn next to the Swing Bridge and Connecticut River. All concerts are held Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the event of rain they will be moved to the Nathan Hale Ray High School auditorium. Great food and drinks are available for purchase from the Gelston House or people can bring a picnic dinner. Upcoming concerts include: July 18: Elephant Revival, July 25: Plywood Cowboy, August 8: Heartland Dixieland Jazz Band, August 15: Vive Quetzal, August 22:James Montgomery Blues.

Call 860-873-5058 for details.

Friday Speaker Series At Rathbun Memorial Library

EAST HADDAM – Friends of the Rathbun Memorial Library will host F. Wade Russo discussing "Rock & Rebellion in the American Musical," at the library located at 36 Main St., on Friday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m., as part of the Friday Speaker Series.

Summer Programs Abound At Richmond Library

MARLBOROUGH — The Richmond Memorial Library has a full schedule of summer programs for all ages this summer. Here's what's coming in July:

July 15 – 10:30 a.m. We're Going on a Bear Hunt, for ages 6 MOS TO 3 years, registration required

July 20 – 3 p.m. Exercise Your Mind…Draw! For ages 8 & up, registration required

July 20 – 7 p.m. Lessons Learned from Coach Jim Calhoun with film producer Lauren Cragg, for teens and adults

July 21 – 6:30 p.m. Backyard Games, for families with children ages 7 & up, registration required

July 26 – 1 p.m. Athletes of the Animal Kingdom with Animal Embassy, for ages 4 & up

July 27 – 3 p.m. Exercise Your Mind…Draw! For ages 8 & up, registration required

July 29 – 1, 2, or 3 p.m. Escape Room for teens, registration required

Programs are held at the Richmond Memorial Library, 15 School Dr. Call 860-295-6210 or visit for more details.

Programs At Cragin Memorial Library

COLCHESTER — The Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., will hold the following programs:

Flicks @ Six:

July 14: "Race," at 5:30 p.m., July 21: "Hello, My Name is Doris," at 6 p.m., July 28: "The Finest Hours," at 5:30 p.m.

Children's programs:

Crafternoons: July 18, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Cool Down: July 19, at 10:30 am, while watching the film "Cars."

Magic Show: July 20: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with magician Debbie O'Carroll.

Picnic Story Time: July 21, from 11:30 to noon.

Water Wonders: July 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. The water table is exclusively for those age 3 and under.

Teen programs:

Live Action Games: Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Play life size games like Jenga, Connect 4 and more. For teens grades 6 – 12.

Level Up Game Club: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m.. Play board and video games.

Throwback Thursday Matinee: Watch awesome sports themed movies beginning at 2 p.m.

For more information, go to our monthly newsletter at or call the library at 860-537-7201.

Lions Club To Sponsor Annual Craft Show And Muster

COLCHESTER — The Colchester Lions Club has announced it will sponsor the 25th annual Festival on the Green Craft Show & Muster on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps. This year, an added feature will be breakfast and lunch served by the Lions Club, as well as ice cream from New England Soft Serve. For additional information, call 860-531-2010, or e-mail

Author Talk At Cragin Memorial Library

COLCHESTER — On Monday, July 18, at 6 p.m., the Cragin Memorial Library, 8 Linwood Ave., presents an evening with internationally best-selling author Matthew Dicks, who has written several best-selling books. A 23-time Moth StorySLAM champion and four-time GrandSLAM champion Dicks' stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. Dicks co-founded "Speak Up" and spends much of his professional career devoted to teaching others the art of storytelling, as well as speaking on the craft. Books will be available for purchase.

Colchester Senior Center

COLCHESTER — Colchester Senior Center, 95 Norwich Ave., will hold the following programs:

The rent rebate program is offered to those that meet the eligibility guidelines. Call the senior center office for more information or for an appointment.

Visit or call 860-537-3911 for more information on our programs and services.

Colchester Community Theatre Summer Children's Workshop

COLCHESTER - The Colchester Community Theatre Summer Children's Workshop presents Disney's Mulan Jr. on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. in the Bacon Academy High School Auditorium. This show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Tickets for this production are $5 each and may be purchased at the door on the day of performance.

Call Wallis 860-267-1023 or Laura 860-537-3259 for details.

Children's Consignment Sale

COLCHESTER - MOMS Club of Colchester and Lebanon is hosting a Consignment Sale on September 16 and 17, from 9 to 1 p.m., at 51 Cirillo Drive in Colchester. We are now accepting consignors. For more information and to receive a seller packet contact Melissa at

Church Tag Sale

COLCHESTER — The Westchester Congregational Church, 449 Westchester Road, Route 149, will hold a Christmas in July Summer Tag Sale on Saturday, July 16.

Also: Anyone interested in joining the summer choir can arrive at the church on Sundays by 9:30 a.m. to rehearse. All you need is a willingness to sing. To speak to the minister, call the church at 860-267-0480.

Bacon Academy Athletics Golf Outing

HEBRON — A golf outing hosted by Bacon Academy Athletics will be held Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., at Blackledge Country Club, 180 West St. Includes: 18-holes of golf, driving cart, lunch, dinner raffles and prizes, at a cost of $125 per golfer or $500 per foursome. Tee sponsorships available. Net proceeds to help fund Bacon Academy athletics and field maintenance. Register by contacting Rob at before July 31.

Matinee At Goodspeed With East Hampton Senior Center

EAST HAMPTON — The East Hampton Senior Center will be selling tickets for the upcoming show at the Goodspeed Opera House to see "Bye Bye Birdie". The Center has reserved center orchestra/aisle seats for the 2 p.m. show on Thursday, Aug. 25. Deadline for purchasing tickets is July 18. For more information call the center at 860-267-4426.

Summer Concert Series Extended

EAST HAMPTON — The Goff House Gazebo free concerts continue with future performances including: July 14 - Survivors Swing Band; July 21 - Mischief-Us; and July 28 - The Ancient Mariners Connecticut Fife & Drum Corps.

For the first time this year, in collaboration with the East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department, the concert series will be extended through August with performances at the Sears Park Pavilion at 68 North Main St., starting at 6 p.m.

Aug. 4 features an Island Night theme with "Moto" performing swaying, partying rhythms, Soca sounds and uplifting music;

Aug. 11 is Teen Night, featuring the local college band "The Flux" performing current hits and original music;

Aug. 18 is Family Night, featuring "We Got Rhythm!" a husband and wife modern song and dance team;

Aug. 25 is Classic Rock Night, featuring "MoJo JoJo" performing a mix of Blues, Motown, Classic and Modern Rock.

Listeners of all ages welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket, chairs and picnics to enjoy during the shows. Cub Scout Troop 8 will sell refreshments. Rain location is the community hall at the Congregational Church of East Hampton, 59 Main St. The concert series would not be possible without the generous financial support of individuals, local businesses and organizations. Learn more about becoming a sponsor by calling 860-205-7376 or mail your donations to The Joseph N. Goff House, c/o Debi Rotteck, 163 Hog Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424.

East Hampton Senior Center

EAST HAMPTON — Transportation applications are available at the East Hampton Senior Center, 105 Main St. If you need a ride call the MAT Transit Authority in Middletown at 860-347-3313, 48 hours in advance to reserve your seat.

Weekly Shopping Schedule with M.A.T. Dial-A-Ride. Portland Tri-Town Plaza/Dollar Store on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. East Hampton Stop and Shop on Fridays at 10 a.m. Cromwell Shopping: Wednesday, July 20 leaving at 12:45 p.m.

CW Resources Congregate meals served at noon. Sign up required. Call for details. Monthly Menu's available. The craft store is open with handmade gifts, crafts and knitted/crochet items.

Let's do Lunch: Tuesday, July 19 leaving at 11 a.m., at the Spicy Green Bean.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Monday, July 18 from 10:45 a.m. to noon.

Art with Karen: Wednesday, July 20 and 27 from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Shingles Discussion: Thursday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Reflexology:Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July Birthday Celebration; Monday, July 25 starting at noon.

Buttonwood Sunflower Farm: Wednesday, July 27 leaving at 10:15am. Bring your own lunch and enjoy fields of sunflowers and ice cream.

Genealogy anyone?-Friday, July 29 at 10:00am. Sign up in activity book if interested.

Call 860-267-4426 or go to for help with any of the center's programs.

Booth Space Deadline For Annual Craft Show

COLCHESTER — The early-bird deadline is rapidly approaching for booth space at the 25th annual Festival on the Green Craft Show & Muster on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for booth space is $85 and $150. This year's event is being sponsored by the Colchester Lions Club, which is working closely with the Colchester Historical Society, the group that founded the event. The Annual Fife and Drum Muster will also continue, coordinated by the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corps.

For additional information call 860-531-2010, or e-mail

Local Students Recognized

HAMDEN — Julia Leblanc, Lindsay Palma and Ethan Reever, of Colchester; and Sarah Dickerman and Patrick Quinn, of East Hampton; and Nicole Muckenhirn, of Moodus, were named to the dean's list at Quinnipiac University.

Vintage Base Ball On The Green

LEBANON — Vintage base ball on the green will be played on the fourth Sunday all summer long, from noon to 2 p.m. on the Lebanon Town Green. Interested players are encouraged to join this always free fun event since we are still recruiting our starting nine for future competitive play. Fans are welcome as well. Played with 19th-century rules, wooden bats and genuine vintage-style balls. Call 860-423-8186 or e-mail for details.

Learn How To Film

AREAWIDE - If you live or teach in Andover, Bolton, Ellington, Hebron, Marlborough, Tolland or Vernon , you are entitled to take a free workshop with Community Voice Channel. Learn how to film in a studio setting during CVC's free Studio Workshop. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Email to register. Editing workshops and Field Workshops are taught at your convenience.

Local Student Recognized

BEVERLY, MA – Kelly Johnson, daughter of Robert and Debra Johnson of East Haddam, has been named to the dean's list at Endicott College.

Area Resident Named To Dean's List

COLUMBUS, OH – Samantha Psanis of Colchester has been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List at Columbus Sate Community College.

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