|Groups Have Trouble Delivering Aid to Puerto Rico Post HurricanesHartford News / 15 min. ago more|
Local organizations with plenty of supplies for Puerto Rico are having problems finding a way to get those relief items to the island. At the Parkville Community and Senior Center in Hartford, cases and cases of bottled water line the walls and they are now starting to run out of room for boxes filled with food and clothing donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
|Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanishedHartford Courant / 2 h. 12 min. ago more|
The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives. With a gunshot wound to his leg, he helped point officers to the gunman’s location and stayed...
|Conservation Group Gives General Assembly Low Environmental MarksHartford Courant / 3 h. 6 min. ago more|
The General Assembly is getting a scathing report card for its 2017 efforts on the environment from a Connecticut activist group, which found that the lawmakers’ preoccupation with the state budget crisis blocked a raft of key bills. “Connecticut’s environmental priorities were put on the back...
|#MeToo Movement Draws Local Accounts Of Sexual Harassment And AssaultHartford Courant / 3 h. 6 min. ago more|
With five letters, individuals in Connecticut and across the country have been adding their stories on social media to a chorus of voices acknowledging that they have faced sexual harassment or assault with the hashtag #MeToo.After actress Alyssa Milano shared the idea on Twitter Sunday, the idea...
|Lawyer For Newington Murder Suspect Suggests Mental Health DefenseHartford News / 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
A Newington man who police say shot his wife to death then shot himself in the face with a shotgun has been moved from Hartford Hospital to the medical unit at MacDougall-Walker Correction Institution in Suffield, his lawyer said Monday. Michael C. Torbicki Jr., 45, faces a charge of murder in the shotgun killing of his wife, Patricia Torbicki, 46, inside their home at 52 Gilbert Ave. on Sept.
|Hartford Obituary: Marie Milardo, 94 - Patch.comGoogle News / 8 h. 57 min. ago more|
Patch.comHartford Obituary: Marie Milardo, 94Patch.comMarie graduated from Bulkeley High School and Hillyer College, and first worked at Connecticut General. She later returned to CCSU and earned her teaching degree in 1966. Marie worked for Newington Public Schools first as a grade 5 teacher at Elm Hill ...
|Crews work to repair water main break in HartfordHartford News / 13 h. 45 min. ago more|
The Metropolitan District Commission says that the 6 inch water main break happened on Hawthorn Street in the overnight hours. Two two-family houses on Hawthorn Street between Imlay Street and Laurel Street will be affected by the water shutdown.
|CT Transgender Activist To Be On 'Jeopardy!' - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 15 h. 21 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantCT Transgender Activist To Be On 'Jeopardy!'Hartford CourantFran Fried, a well-known member of the Connecticut transgender and journalism communities, talks about her acceptance as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” She appears .... is shown at 7 p.m. on WTNH-TV in the Hartford and New Haven areas. Cafe Nine, 250 ...
|A Lively, Smart 'Enemy Of The People' At Yale RepCTNOW / 17 h. 52 min. ago more|
You can't do "An Enemy of the People" without people. The new Yale Repertory Theatre production, running through Oct. 28, gives a vulnerable, lively human voice to a tale of moral and social conflict that all too often is done with stultifying sobriety. There's nothing dry or stuffy or cold about...
|Watchdog Group Honors West Hartford State Representative - Patch.comGoogle News / 18 h. 7 min. ago more|
Patch.comWatchdog Group Honors West Hartford State RepresentativePatch.comWEST HARTFORD, CT - From the Connecticut General Assembly: State Representative Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) was recognized by the state's leading environmental watchdog group, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), for being a ...and more »
|Teen, 15, Caught Burglarizing Vehicles Overnight: West Hartford Police - Patch.comGoogle News / 18 h. 40 min. ago more|
Teen, 15, Caught Burglarizing Vehicles Overnight: West Hartford PolicePatch.comWEST HARTFORD, CT — A 15-year-old juvenile was caught burglarizing vehicles in West Hartford during the overnight hours on Saturday, according to police. An officer on patrol spotted a suspicious person wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack on ...and more »
|Yale's Globetrotting A Cappella Group The Spizzwinks Honors Its Hometown PledgeCTNOW / 19 h. 17 min. ago more|
Five decades before the Beatles and Stones, Yale University in New Haven gave us the Whiffenpoofs and the Spizzwinks — two iconic, all-male singing groups that continue to perform. "We were like the joking spoof of [the Whiffenpoofs]," says Spizzwinks member and business manager Nick Massoud, a...
|Milford Bank Withdraws Branch ApplicationCommercial Record / 21 h. 37 min. ago more|
Milford Bank has withdrawn its application to open a limited branch in Guilford, according to a recent notice from the Connecticut Department of Banking.
|Boston Fed President Expects 2 Percent Inflation By Next YearCommercial Record / 21 h. 39 min. ago more|
Speaking at a conference in Boston Friday, Eric Rosengren said he also expects current low inflation, the main factor that could hamper projected interest-rate hikes, to get much closer to the Fed’s 2 percent target next year.
|Guilford Savings Bank Completes $10.8M In Financing For Flanders PlazaCommercial Record / 21 h. 40 min. ago more|
Guilford Savings Bank recently completed financing for the 60,000-square-foot Flanders Plaza Shopping Center in East Lyme. The plaza holds CVS, IGA Tri-Town Foods and other retailers and offices. Manhattan-based Developers Consolidated Realty LLC acquired the site. “Flanders Plaza fits perfectly into our acquisition criteria as an ‘Internet proof’ plaza in an affluent community,” Dan Richman,
|Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Defending Affordable Care ActCommercial Record / 21 h. 42 min. ago more|
Connecticut joined with 17 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s decision to abruptly stop making health care cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidy payments required by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) – a move that will put health coverage for more than 6 million Americans at risk
|Rollout Begins For New State Standards For Commercial Tax PreparersCommercial Record / 21 h. 46 min. ago more|
New state standards for commercial tax preparers went into effect on Oct. 1. The new state law aims to protect taxpayers from unfair business practices and assure that income tax preparers are qualified. “This was a major initiative for us and long overdue. Connecticut will now provide the most comprehensive standards for commercial tax preppers
|Berkshire Hathaway’s Sitek Receives RecognitionCommercial Record / 22 h. 5 min. ago more|
Kathleen Sitek was recently recognized by RealTrends and the Wall Street Journal as one of America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Connecticut based on closed transactions in 2016.
|How Hartford-Based High School Teams Are Faring This Fall - Patch.comGoogle News / 23 h. 44 min. ago more|
How Hartford-Based High School Teams Are Faring This FallPatch.comHARTFORD, CT — As the fall sports regular season begins to enter the homestretch, anticipation is building at Hartford-based high schools toward the goal of qualifying for CIAC tournament competition. Four teams from the capital city have already ...and more »
|Canton Farmer Sues Town Wetlands BoardHartford Courant / 1 d. 2 h. 16 min. ago more|
Buildings have come and gone on the land that Lans Perry and his family have farmed for decades. As needs changed, or simply because of wear and tear, structures were torn down. A shed to house pigs was replaced with one for cattle; a horse barn was torn down because it was no longer needed; most...
|SUV driver slams into Hartford market 4 times, family believes it was intentional - WFSBGoogle News / 1 d. 2 h. 30 min. ago more|
WFSBSUV driver slams into Hartford market 4 times, family believes it was intentionalWFSBAccording to police, the Chevy Tahoe crashed into Lillian's Grocery at the corner of Main and Westland streets. The family that owns the business told Channel 3 that that they believe it was intentional because they have surveillance video of the ...SUV crashes into grocery store in Hartford, no driver foundFOX 61all 4 news articles »
|Cloudy, Cool Start To The Work WeekHartford Courant / 1 d. 2 h. 31 min. ago more|
Monday will be noticeably cooler and less humid with highs near 60 degrees. Monday night into Tuesday morning could feature Connecticut’s first freezing temperatures. It’s that time of year! Warmer weather moves back in for the middle to the end of the week, as temperatures go back above average...
|Tattoos, Music And More At 6th Annual Tommy's Tattoo ConventionHartford Courant / 1 d. 3 h. 6 min. ago more|
Hundreds of tattoo artists, seekers and enthusiasts descended upon the Connecticut Convention Center Oct. 13 to 15 in search of new ink and new ideas. At the sixth annual Tommy’s Tattoo Convention, dozens of local tattoo artists showed off their designs and offered their services to the event’s...
|Melanie Carr Gallery, Earth & Fire Gallery Opening In EssexCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
For a town of only about 7,000 people, Essex has an unusually lively art-gallery scene: Six Summit Gallery, Cooper & Smith, Spectrum Gallery, Essex Art Association, as well as the impressive, jam-packed collection of maritime art on the walls at the Griswold Inn restaurant. On Saturday, Oct. 21,...
|'Mascots!' Puppet Exhibit At UConnCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
Jonathan Husky is everywhere at UConn, even in the art galleries. He is the star of the new exhibit at The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, at 1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B, on the campus in Storrs. "Mascots! Mask Performance in the 21st Century" will highlight mascots for professional, college...
|French Film Festival At Connecticut College In New LondonCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave. in New London, is hosting a Contemporary French Film Festival from Oct. 23 to 27, with screenings of six new and classic films from France. All screenings are in Blaustein Humanities Center, Room 210 and are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Admission is free...
|Luis Buñuel's 'Diary Of A Chambermaid' At CinestudioCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
Spanish cinematic surrealist Luis Buñuel was known for putting off-beat imagery and illogical situations in his films. "Diary Of A Chambermaid" was somewhat of an exception. The 1964 dramatization of the rise of fascism in France was cynical and pessimistic, with few sympathetic characters, but...
|Our Lady Of Fatima Film Series In BloomfieldCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
The Archbishop O'Brien Library in Bloomfield, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of Our Lady of Fátima with a two-film series about that historic event. From May to October in 1917, on the 13th day of each month, three peasant children in Fátima, Portugal — Lúcia Santos and her...
|Back East Brewing: Renown For Its IPA StandoutsCTNOW / 1 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
When DRAFT magazine released its list of America's 50 best IPAs in late June, the rankings included predictable favorites, like Cigar City's Jai Alai out of Tampa and the top-rated Julius from Tree House Brewing in Charlton, Mass. But of the featured standouts across the country, only one brewery's...
|Austria turns sharply to the right in an election shaped entirely by immigrationHartford Courant / 1 d. 10 h. 8 min. ago more|
Austria became the latest European country to take a sharp turn right on Sunday, with the conservative People's Party riding a hard-line position on immigration to victory in national elections and likely to form a government with a nationalist party that has long advocated for an even tougher...
|'It's a dark day for us': 276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's historyHartford Courant / 1 d. 15 h. 10 min. ago more|
The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman...
|Canton Selectmen Approve Tax Break PolicyHartford Courant / 2 d. 3 h. 6 min. ago more|
A new policy on offering tax breaks that town leaders hope will spur business development in Canton is ready to go. The board of selectmen adopted that policy in a unanimous vote last week after looking at it for the past several months. Growth in the value of taxable property in has been has been...
|Puerto Rican Students Head To The Mainland For SchoolHartford News / 2 d. 12 h. 2 min. ago more|
Deilanis Santana, 13, and her great aunt, Lillian Mercado, travel from Cidra, Puerto Rico to West Hartford, Conn. Deilanis will start school there on Monday.
|Three Make A Pitch To Overhaul Dillon StadiumHartford News / 2 d. 16 h. 10 min. ago more|
The once proud Dillon Stadium, home to many local high school football games, is now overgrown and deteriorating. City and state officials overseeing the latest attempt to resurrect Hartford's Dillon Stadium have received three bids from interested developers Friday.
|Flights Resume Between Bradley and San Juan and a Lifeline is RestoredHartford News / 2 d. 20 h. 2 min. ago more|
Ricardo Gonzalez, 25, kisses his wife, Priscilla Alvarez, 27, on Friday afternoon at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks after she arrived with the couples' two children aboard the first non-stop JetBlue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Connecticut since Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Gonzalez, 25, kisses his wife, Priscilla Alvarez, 27, on Friday afternoon at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks after she arrived with the couples' two children aboard the first non-stop JetBlue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Connecticut since Hurricane Maria.
|Hartford Courant Named Newspaper of the YearHartford News / 3 d. 0 h. 38 min. ago more|
The Courant has been named New England Newspaper of the Year for both weekday and Sunday editions by the New England Newspaper and Press Association. The award recognized The Courant for Sunday stories that include an award-winning series on school desegregation and educational disparities in Hartford , as well as a profile of a rare set of conjoined twins.
|CT Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threats Against Federal JudgeHartford News / 3 d. 2 h. 53 min. ago more|
A Hartford man is facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to making threats against a U.S. bankruptcy court judge in Connecticut, prosecutors said. Dusan Mladen, also known as David Mladen, 62, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to one count of making a false statement to a federal law enforcement agent who was investigating the threats made against the unidentified U.S. bankruptcy court judge.
|West Hartford's Ballet Theatre Organizes 'Dancing For Las Vegas' BenefitHartford News / 3 d. 7 h. 14 min. ago more|
Dancers Jane Krantz and Joseph Beltre rehearse a piece called "Mi Amour" at the Ballet Theatre Company studios in West Hartford in preparation for a dance concert to benefit the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. More here .
|Lacking Transportation, Donations Intended For Puerto Rico Sit In Hartford WarehouseHartford News / 3 d. 7 h. 14 min. ago more|
Pete Mercado, of Hartford, received scores of donated water and goods when he put the call out last month for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Weeks later, his donated goods are sitting in a building in Coltsville in Hartford.
|West Hartford Man Meets Team Who Saved Him In JulyHartford News / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
Taking a roundabout way back to work on a Tuesday afternoon in July, Courtney Melanson saw a man laying on the ground with one hand gripping a running lawnmower.
|16-year-old among three arrested on drug charges in HartfordHartford News / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
HPD Vice&Narco safely arrest 2 Parolees and a 16yo Juvy with Heroin, Coke, Crack and loaded 38Cal. #SameOleSameOle #CityCops pic.twitter.com/ogE1C6PRDt Officers said they were investigating drug sales at a home on Greenfield Street in Hartford.
|West Hartford Prescription Take-Back Day Scheduled For October 28Hartford News / 3 d. 10 h. 2 min. ago more|
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Hartford. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Hartford.
|New Haven Lawyer Gets Prison For Buying Boats, Miami Condo With Millions Stolen From ClientsHartford Courant / 3 d. 15 h. 33 min. ago more|
A New Haven bankruptcy lawyer, who paid for boats and a beachfront condominium with millions of dollars he stole from clients already hard-pressed by foreclosures and other trying financial circumstances, was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison Friday. Peter Ressler, who advertised heavily...
|West Hartford Woman Named Town Clerk Of The Year - Patch.comGoogle News / 3 d. 16 h. 3 min. ago more|
Patch.comWest Hartford Woman Named Town Clerk Of The YearPatch.comWEST HARTFORD, CT — West Hartford Town Clerk Essie Labrot was named “Town Clerk of the Year” at the Connecticut Town Clerks Association's conference on Sept. 28. It is the highest award the association bestows each year. The winner is selected by ...and more »
|Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HELHartford Courant / 3 d. 16 h. 11 min. ago more|
The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time. The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, headed for Helsinki Vantaa airport. Finavia, which operates Finland's 21 airports,...
|Las Vegas police now say there was no 6-minute gap between first shots, concert massacreHartford Courant / 3 d. 17 h. 44 min. ago more|
Las Vegas police said Friday that the gunman who opened fire on a country-music festival far below his hotel suite did not shoot a security guard six minutes before that rampage, contradicting a timeline that they had offered earlier this week. The change marked the latest shift in the official...
|Report claims Connecticut natural gas utilities manipulated...Hartford News / 3 d. 18 h. 53 min. ago more|
A new report released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology contends the natural gas utilities of two Connecticut-based companies manipulated space on transmission lines, driving up the price of the fuel as well as the cost of electricity in New England. The 74-page report estimates the alleged actions of Eversource Energy and Avangrid increased average natural gas prices by 38 percent and the cost of electricity by 20 percent.
|Man Charged With Fraud, Identity Theft Targeting CT ResidentsCommercial Record / 3 d. 21 h. 16 min. ago more|
A Washington man was recently charged in New Haven on a four-count indictment on fraud and identity theft offenses.
|Salisbury Bank Names New CFOCommercial Record / 3 d. 21 h. 17 min. ago more|
One day after announcing the resignation of CFO Donald E. White, Salisbury Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Co., has found its replacement.
|Bank Of America Profit Rises On Higher Rates, Lower CostsCommercial Record / 3 d. 21 h. 18 min. ago more|
Bank of America Corp. reported a 15 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Friday as the lender kept a tight leash on costs and benefited from higher interest rates.
|Despite Popularity And Performance, Low Down Payment Loans Stigmas PersistCommercial Record / 3 d. 21 h. 20 min. ago more|
As home prices rise, a larger percentage of first-time buyers are putting down less than 20 percent to buy a home, according to the October Down Payment Report from Down Payment Resource.
|Tim Horton's introduces 'spicy' Buffalo latteHartford Courant / 3 d. 22 h. 46 min. ago more|
Pumpkin spice is so passe. Tim Horton's, the Canadian quick-service restaurant chain that has 94 locations in the U.S., has offered up a challenge to the reigning king of fall flavors: a latte topped with Buffalo sauce seasoning. The spicy coffee drink is available for a limited time only at Tim...
|Road closures for Eversource Hartford Marathon to begin today - WFSBGoogle News / 4 d. 0 h. 26 min. ago more|
Road closures for Eversource Hartford Marathon to begin todayWFSBSaturday, thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the capital city for the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Preparations have been underway to transform Bushnell Park into a hub for athletes and visitors. Drivers planning to head through the ...and more »
|Chilly Start Friday As Seasonal Dip In Temperature ContinuesHartford Courant / 4 d. 1 h. 26 min. ago more|
Friday will start off chilly with morning temps in the 30s and 40s. Morning sunshine will give way to increasing afternoon clouds with highs in the mid to upper 60s. On the leading edge of some warmer and more humid air, Saturday will start off cloudy with an isolated shower. Some sun is possible...
|Butterflies Take Up Permanent Residence At Connecticut Science CenterCTNOW / 4 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
Butterflies are "the feel-good ambassadors of the invertebrate world," says Kim Kelly, horticulturist at the Connecticut Science Center. Because who doesn't love butterflies? In the lepidoptera family, they are outnumbered by comparatively drab and unglamorous moths. But nothing captures the heart...
|'The Wolves' At TheaterWorks Fascinating, EngrossingCTNOW / 4 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
"The Wolves," having its Connecticut premiere at TheaterWorks through Nov. 5, is a different sort of play. This is not just for the obvious reason that most of it consists of nine female teenagers talking about their lives. As any high school theater program can tell you, there just aren't enough...
|Sci-Fi Meets Sci-Fact: 'Alien Worlds And Androids' At CT Science CenterCTNOW / 4 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
When Richard Thomas was young, he loved sci-fi movies. His favorite was the 1956 classic "Forbidden Planet." That film was set at the end of the 21st century when "men and women in rocket ships landed on the moon." As everyone knows, it didn't take that long. Men in rocket ships landed on the moon...
|Stage Checklist: 'School Of Rock' At Bushnell, 'Seder' At Hartford StageCTNOW / 4 d. 23 h. 4 min. ago more|
The national tour of "The School of Rock" is so new that there aren't photos of it yet. The show, based on the 2003 Jack Black movie, has been running for nearly two years on Broadway and for more than a year in London (which is where this photo's from). The U.S. tour, which began three weeks ago...
|New Tour Of 'Gentlemen's Guide To Love And Murder' At Waterbury PalaceCTNOW / 5 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" still has life in it. First it was at Hartford Stage, which staged the homicidal musical's premiere in 2012. Then it went to the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and then Broadway, where it ran for more than two years and won several Tonys, including Best...
|Hervé Koubi Dance Company At JorgensenCTNOW / 5 d. 9 h. 6 min. ago more|
Compagnie Hervé Koubi, whose members hail from Algeria and West Africa, create fresh modern dances from hip-hop, capoeira, folk culture, classical ballet, and martial arts influences. The troupe's current tour of "What the Day Owes to the Night" stops at two Connecticut universities: at 8 p.m....
|Shots Fired in Hartford Near Schools - Patch.comGoogle News / 6 d. 22 h. 14 min. ago more|
Patch.comShots Fired in Hartford Near SchoolsPatch.comShotSpotter activation near Franklin Ave and Benton St. No schools or students in danger. No schools in lockdown. Nobody shot. HPD on scene. NBC Connecticut reported Bulkeley High School, MD Fox School and Burr Elementary School were all placed on ...and more »
|3 arrested for shooting at and evading police in Hartford - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)Google News / 9 d. 2 h. 47 min. ago more|
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)3 arrested for shooting at and evading police in HartfordWTNH Connecticut News (press release)HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Three Hartford men are in custody after allegedly shooting at and starting a chase with Hartford Police on Friday evening. Police stated that Hartford Detectives observed gunfire from a nearby car in the area of Main and ...and more »
|Millennials In Hartford: What They Like, And What They Say The City NeedsHartford Magazine / 15 d. 20 h. 27 min. ago more|
Tim Courtney, a Hartford resident in the historic Colt complex, enjoys a lifestyle perk that's rare anyplace, especially in cities. Courtney can walk from his apartment to Brainard Airport, where he rents a plane as a recreational pilot — all within an easy shot of downtown. "That feels awesome,"...
|26 New Eateries In New Haven And Our Predictions: Here For The Long Haul? Sizzle Could Fizzle?Hartford Magazine / 29 d. 18 h. 16 min. ago more|
The Hartford dining scene, which we cover continuously, sometimes seems to change at a glacial pace — the watched kettle, perhaps. New Haven, for some reason, seems to remain stable for stretches, then undergo change in rapid spurts, most recently this past year. A student who studied a year abroad,...
|Fall Handbags: In A New Season, Something Chic For Every OccasionHartford Magazine / 29 d. 18 h. 51 min. ago more|
The upcoming change of season can evoke different visions: the return of hectic mornings getting kids off to school, weekend apple picking, crisp evening air with bourbon in hand, busy days at work playing catchup from summer's reprieve … or maybe all of the above. Whatever your fall schedule entails,...
|Good Day Sunshine: Vitamin D In Smart Doses Helps Avert Many ProblemsHartford Magazine / 29 d. 19 h. 40 min. ago more|
The sun's out, so go out and play. If you're like me, you probably heard this admonishment more than once from your mother or a friend's mom while growing up. Yet despite how annoying the advice may have seemed when a favorite television show felt like a better option, health experts are moving...
|At Home In Your Jeans: Interior Design With Denim, That American ClassicHartford Magazine / 29 d. 19 h. 59 min. ago more|
When Levi Strauss first produced denim jeans back in 1873, he probably never imagined the iconic American work pants would wind up refashioned into sofas and table linens. But just as we're seeing jeans in every imaginable permutation (and plenty of "Canadian tuxedos"), the jeans scene has broadened...
|Succulents And Sedums: Gorgeous Pots Of California Cool Are Easy To MaintainHartford Magazine / 29 d. 20 h. 30 min. ago more|
For an easy way to score some color and California cool, look no further than the humble succulent. These cute little plants are everywhere, from Instagram to Lowe's, and there are hundreds of varieties — 600 flowering species, including colorful sedums. They're also known as stonecrop, and with...
|City Steam Brewery CaféHartford Magazine / 29 d. 21 h. ago more|
It's amazing how many wineries, distilleries and, especially, breweries have sprouted up in Connecticut since City Steam Brewery Café opened for business 20 years ago. But City Steam remains vital, its restaurant/comedy club more popular than ever, its beers received enthusiastically not just on...
|CT. DRS Announces Largest Cigarette Trafficking BustInquiring News / 29 d. 21 h. 43 min. ago more|
CT. DRS Announces Largest Cigarette Trafficking Bust Hartford – Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services, Kevin B. Sullivan announced a cigarette trafficking arrest to be the largest in Connecticut history. “Said DRS Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, “DRS special agents shut down a lucrative trafficking operation that was a significant distributor of untaxed cigarettes in Connecticut.” Wilberto D. Diaz The agency’s Criminal Investigations Division, Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Tobacco Enforcement Unit arrested Wilberto D. Diaz, AKA Junior, age 49 of 48 Whitmore Street, Hartford, for selling cigarettes without a permit and possession of untaxed tobacco products among other charges. Diaz was charged with the following felonies and misdemeanors: 1. Sale of cigarettes without a license, (12-286(e)) 2. Operation without a valid Sales and Use Tax Permit, (12-409) 3. Possession/Sale of untaxed cigarettes more than 100 cartons, (12-304(b)) 4. Fraudulent Stamps, (12-308) 5. Possession/Sale of Untaxed Tobacco Products, (12-330f) Diaz faces possible fines of up to $8,000 and 21 years, 6 months in jail. “Honest retailers are at a competitive disadvantage. When any taxed product is more expensive, there is an illegal cheaper alternative somewhere,” said Sullivan. “We have put more resources behind arresting smugglers and illegal tobacco sellers but the penalties need to be stiffer.” This seizure represents the largest single seizure of contraband cigarettes in Connecticut, to date of 3,601 cartons. Also seized were thousands of fraudulent Connecticut and New York tax stamps, tax stamps from Michigan, a small amount of untaxed cigars and over $9,000 in cash. The uncollected excise tax the state lost on the seized cigarettes, other tobacco products, counterfeit tax stamps totaled $190,349 on this seizure alone. Diaz stated he sold 800 cartons a week for over 3 years which equates to almost $4.8 million in lost excise tax alone. Depending on how the products were sold, the state could also lose the sales tax of 6.35%. This was not his first arrest. In 2011, Diaz pled guilty to a misdemeanor, Illegal Sale of Unstamped Cigarettes. The investigation began over a year ago, when this Agency received information from various sources, alleging that Diaz was distributing untaxed and fraudulently stamped cigarettes throughout the area. During the investigation, agents determined that Diaz purchased large amounts of contraband cigarettes from out of State, then transported the cigarettes back to Connecticut, where he would affix fraudulent Connecticut tax stamps to them and resell the cigarettes to retail locations throughout the cities of Hartford and New Britain. Some of the cigarettes were from Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Michigan.
|Author Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial InjusticeInquiring News / 29 d. 21 h. 48 min. ago more|
Author Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial Injustice By Jordan Corey Students gather for a group photo for “Blackout Day,” in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement Willimantic, CT – Motivational speaker and author Malik Champlain spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 6 during the school’s “University Hour” series. As part of #EasternBlackout Day, Champlain gave a presentation on how to remain proactive in the face of oppression. Attendees were encouraged to dress in all black as tribute to black and African-American people who have died unjustly at the hands of law enforcement. Before starting, Champlain projected a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that read “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” which set the tone for the following hour. He began his lecture by thanking those who attended the University’s recent rally in support of DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and introduced himself through poetry. The topic of racism has long surrounded discussions of American society, becoming especially prevalent in the past few years. Champlain is one of many who feels a personal responsibility to speak, and more importantly, act out against it. He shared with the audience his own experiences, including marching in Washington, D.C. and co-sponsoring nonprofit organizations such as The Black Man Can Institute. “Now is going to be in the history books,” he said, urging students to play their own part in joining a movement and emphasizing that sometimes it only takes one person to jumpstart something big. Champlain provided a list of eight ways to get involved with a social justice movement, including educating oneself on a particular movement and using social media as a platform. Coming full-circle in his speech, Champlain concluded with a rhyme: “When I say Black Lives Matter, I look at you,” he said, “When you hear Black Lives Matter, what will you do?”
|Building A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for The FutureInquiring News / 29 d. 21 h. 51 min. ago more|
Building A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for The Future Seventh (7h) Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair By Dwight Bachman/PR Officer ECSU Hartford, CT —The Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School, in partnership with the Farmington Valley Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, will present its Seventh (7th) Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School, located at 55 Waverly Street in Hartford. The public is invited. Admission is free. The theme for the health fair is “Healthy Families Make Healthy Communities” The fair will provide children and their families with free health screenings and information on health, homeownership, financial planning for college; safety issues; emergency preparedness; injury prevention; hair and facial care and scouting. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, and face painting, along with ample giveaways. The first 100 children will be presented with free bicycle helmets. Book sacks and school supplies will also be given away, along with free haircuts. Complimentary healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided to all. Several dignitaries will be on hand at health fair, including Honorary Host State Senator Doug McCrory; Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin; Rep. Brandon L. McGee Jr.; Hartford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez; Mr. Craig Stallings, chairman of Hartford Board of Education; and several members of the Hartford Board of Education and City Council, including council members Glendowlyn Thames and Thomas J. Clarke. “This fair is an incredibly important event and has had a significant, positive impact on the community,” said McCrory. “I’ve attended this specific fair for the past two years, and each year, more and more people have converged on the fair, appreciating the value of the information shared here and benefitted tremendously from it, thanks to the keen vision, energy and unique skill set of Ms. Geneva Williams, a superior educator in her own right. She has articulated her vision and has magnificently established a wonderful, mutually beneficial relationship with the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School. This is truly an exemplary partnership that lifts our community.” Kimberly D. Oliver, director of Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, and a radio personality at WQTQ (89.9 FM, will serve as host. The fair will also feature two health forums, the first on heart health titled, “Ask the Cardiologist: The Secret to A Healthy Heart,” led by Dr. Anita Kelsey, M.D, director of the Phillips Women’s Heart Program and Director of the Hoffman Heart School of Cardiac Ultrasound at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Lenora S. Williams, MD, medical specialist in women’s health and obstetrics, will lead the second forum, titled, “Ask the OB/GYN: Women’s Health and Family Planning.” Williams currently practices at the UConn Health Center and is also affiliated with the Rockville General Hospital. Leonardo Watson, principal at the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School said, “In many urban communities, children prove vulnerable to poor nutrition and are often exposed to environmental pollutants that damage their developing bodies. However, armed with healthy lifestyle information, Hartford’s parents, children and community members can make meaningful choices about their individual and familial health. This community health fair will demonstrate that young and old can embrace good nutrition and home safety.” Latoya Martindale, a teacher, parent and Simpson-Waverly School PTO member, agreed: “I had my first mammogram during the 2014 health fair. Nervous and not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of care and professionalism of the staff on the Hartford Hospital Mammography van. Shortly after that visit, I was notified by the hospital that I would require additional screening as they were concerned about a spot that was found. Thankfully, everything turned out fine but I can’t help to wonder what would have happened if the outcome wasn’t positive? What if I hadn’t taken that first step? I encourage everyone to both attend the health fair and take advantage of all the screenings provided.” “I enjoy helping out and making it a family day for me and my four girls who also attend Simpson-Waverly,” said Sharonda James, also a member of Simpson-Waverly’s PTO. “The majority of citizens that live in this neighborhood need the free services. “We also learn about healthy eating, bike safety, blood pressure, dental services as well as healthy sugar, glucose and cholesterol levels and much more. The giveaways and prizes make it an awesome fun event for the family that I hope continues because it helps to build and better our community.” Service providers and supporters include Hartford Hospital; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center-Curtis Robinson’s Men’s Health Institute; Colgate-Palmolive Company-Healthy Smiles; Bright Futures; Bethesda Medical Mission; UConn Medical School-Urban Track; St. Joseph College Schools of Pharmacy; Nursing, and Social Work; City of Hartford’s Health and Human Services Department; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Community Health Services; Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.; Hispanic Health Council; Connecticut Lions Club; Faith Care; Wilson Gray YMCA-Youth and Family Center; Harford Fire Department; Francine’s Salon & Day Spa; Mirna’s Precise Edge; Hartford Board of Education, Stop n Shop Pharmacy and Walgreen’s to name a few. For more information, and to view the event flyer, visit: http://www.farmingtonvalleylinks.org follow us on face book, Farmington Valley Chapter of The Links
|Butchers & Bakers Draws Crowds From Opening DayHartford Magazine / 35 d. 18 h. 56 min. ago more|
You'll find Butchers & Bakers — but no candlestick makers — at Locals 8's latest venture, which has taken over the Maratta's Front Row space in Farmington. Nevertheless, it's a great hook for this scratch kitchen with two coal-fired ovens opened by Locals 8 Restaurant Group owners Al Gamble and...
|Foot Scans Reveal A Lot: Modern Life Takes A Toll On Posture, With Ripple EffectsHartford Magazine / 43 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago more|
The new device, which looks like a Stairmaster minus the stairs, is right by the reception desk. All patients are urged to step right up and see how flat their feet are, or whether they are listing like a cruise ship hung up on a reef. Perchance one leg is shorter than the other — the official...
|If You Drink, Consider Breast Cancer Link: Any Amount of Alcohol Heightens Risk, Study ConcludesHartford Magazine / 43 d. 13 h. 8 min. ago more|
Candlelight. A favorite entrée. A glass of wine. Perfect. Well, maybe not. Women in Connecticut and around the world might want to rethink at least the wine in light of findings from a global research study that suggest drinking any amount of alcohol raises a woman's risk of breast cancer. The...
|In Our Midst: Talking With A Master Sommelier About What The Nose KnowsHartford Magazine / 45 d. 16 h. 16 min. ago more|
If you confer with Joseph Spellman over a glass of syrah or sauternes, you'll notice a red and gold button on his lapel, with a bust of Bacchus. It signals his status as a Master Sommelier, one of just 150 in the entire U.S. I met Spellman in June at the West Hartford Wine and Food Festival, where...
|The Joke's On Us: Mike Reiss Really Likes MusicalsHartford Magazine / 45 d. 16 h. 18 min. ago more|
Mike Reiss wants you to know he does not hate musicals. That being said, the title of his latest stage show is "I Hate Musicals: The Musical," which has its world premiere at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Essex Sept. 27 to Oct. 15. "I love musicals," says Reiss from the 51st floor of the panoramic...
|Newport, R.I.: Mansions, Cliff Walk, Wine & Food Festival And MoreHartford Magazine / 45 d. 16 h. 20 min. ago more|
Newport, R.I., "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who visit year-round to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh seafood, ogle luxury sailboats in the picturesque harbor and shop the trendy stores on Bowen's Wharf and Thames...
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|Americans Witnessing Rare ‘Solar Eclipse’Inquiring News / 56 d. 19 h. 13 min. ago more|
Salmon, Idaho/Charleston, S.C., – (Aug 21, 2017/12:51PM PST – By Steve Gorman And Harriet Mcleod- Reuters) – Millions of Americans equipped with protective glasses took up prime positions on Monday along a ribbon of land across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. A cheerleader uses solar viewing glasses before welcoming guests to the football stadium to watch the total solar eclipse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 37°42’25” N 89°13’10” W. REUTERS/Brian Snyder After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon’s silhouette passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but a halo-like solar corona, will draw one of the largest audiences in human history, experts say, when those watching via social and broadcast media are included. Some 12 million people live in the 70-mile-wide (113-km-wide), 2,500-mile-long (4,000-km-long) zone where the total eclipse will appear on Monday, while hordes of others have traveled to spots along the route to bask in its full glory. (Inquiring News Staff Report Gathering Info).
|Congressman Larson Announces The America Wins ActInquiring News / 56 d. 20 h. 20 min. ago more|
Larson Announces The America Wins Act A $1 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal that would pave the way for the I-84/I-91 Tunnel Proposal, and other projects like it, nationwide East Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the America Wins Act, a $1 trillion proposal to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and to create millions of jobs for the middle class over the next decade. “At a time when the American people are yearning for solutions, we have an extraordinary opportunity to put the country to work rebuilding our infrastructure. As a nation, we have spent trillions of dollars overseas while other countries have invested in their infrastructure. Meanwhile, our infrastructure – once the envy of the world – has fallen into a state of disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave our infrastructure a grade of ‘D+’ – that is simply unacceptable. I am introducing the America Wins Act in order to repair our crumbling roads and bridges and to jump start transformative projects that can solve our infrastructure challenges. This is a jobs program for the middle class and it is fully paid for without adding to the national debt. It is time to invest in our infrastructure and invest in America,” said Larson. “We hear a lot about infrastructure proposals, but the discussion usually stops when it is time to talk about how to pay for it. Congressman Larson’s plan doesn’t stop short. It actually starts with a long-term dedicated funding source that will provide robust funding for core programs.” said Don Shubert, president of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association. “We have an opportunity to rebuild our infrastructure and to put America back to work. The time to pass this legislation is now,” said Ted Grabowski, president of CT Laborers, Local 230. The America Wins Act will provide a dedicated revenue stream of $1 trillion over 10 years to invest in all types of infrastructure from roads, bridges, tunnels, transit systems, rail, airports, clean drinking water, levees, broadband, and energy transmission. A study by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that the U.S. is currently facing a $2 trillion infrastructure funding gap over the next 10 years. ASCE concluded that if we fail to make the necessary investments in our infrastructure, we will lose 2.5 million jobs and $3.9 trillion in GDP by 2025. Another study by Standard & Poor’s concluded that every $1.3 billion invested in our infrastructure results in 29,000 construction jobs alone and adds $2 billion to our GDP. Based on these figures, the America Wins Act would create up to 22 million constructions jobs over 10 years. The America Wins Act would: • Invest $1 trillion in nation’s infrastructure over 10 years • Provide transitional assistance for coal country, including pensions • Provide a consumer tax rebate to the American people • Reduce harmful pollution to promote clean air and public health This bill is fully paid without adding to the national debt. The America Wins Act is estimated to raise $1.8 trillion in total over 10 years through an upstream tax on the carbon-content of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. All of the revenue raised will be placed in a trust fund, administered by US Treasury, in order to be solely used for investing in the nation’s infrastructure, providing the American people with a consumer tax rebate, and dedicated funding for carbon-intensive industries such as coal workers. To learn more about the proposal please visit: https://larson.house.gov/issues/america-wins-act
|Actor Danny Glover Join Sides with Labor ActivistsInquiring News / 56 d. 20 h. 23 min. ago more|
Hundreds of national and local labor union activists, celebs, political and civic engagement leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton and legendary Sirius XM talk show host Joe Madison to took part in the training conference Actor Danny Glover, Sirius XM Host Joe Madison Join Hundreds of Black Labor Union Leaders and Activists at A. Phili The A. Philip Institute (APRI), one of the nation’s largest organizations of African American union leaders and activists today announced plans to expand its training and its community participation leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections. APRI plans to kick off those efforts at its 48th annual National Education Conference August 2 -6 in Hollywood, Florida. Hundreds of activists from around the country will participate. The Reverend Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network is one of the keynote speakers and Sirius XM Radio Show Host/Activist Joe Madison plans a live broadcast at the conference Wednesday, August 2. APRI President Clayola Brown says the theme of this year’s conference is #Stay Woke. “In today’s tense political and social climate, working families and their communities face uncertainty about numerous issues including health care benefits, voting rights, financial security and social justice,” Brown said. Brown said the group plans to address those concerns and come up with solutions to help build awareness and drive community engagement. “As we know from the 2016 elections, APRI activists and our allies have been fundamental and essential to educating, organizing and moving political and legislative victories,” Brown said. With increased education, measurable programs, strong community partnerships and organizational development, we will recover, and we will advance,” Brown added. More information about the conference can be found at http://www.apri.org/2017-national-conference.html “When we exhibit our courage, our strength, and our unity, we grow the ranks of those committed to advancing as one fight, the causes of social and economic justice,” said Brown. . The A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI) is a labor rights organization founded in 1965 by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. The organization has more than chapters nationwide with membership from the nation’s top unions and community organizations. Clayola Brown, the first female to head the organization, is the current president. You can find out more information at www.apri.org. Follow APRI on Facebook or Twitter.
|Springfield Detailer Selected to Detail Original Presidential Jet Air Force OneInquiring News / 56 d. 20 h. 27 min. ago more|
Springfield Detailer Selected to Detail Original Presidential Jet Air Force One + 16 Multimillion-dollar Aircraft at Seattle’s Museum of Flight SPRINGFIELD, MA July 21, 2017 ⎯ Paul Frasco of Pro and Local Detailing has been handpicked out of hundreds of detailers nationwide for a coveted position on the elite Air Force One Detailing Team at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The 7-day detailing event July 24-30 is led by Master automotive and aircraft detailer and trainer Renny Doyle of Detailing Success and will be managed by the newly-formed Board of Directors for Doyle’s Detail Mafia. Frasco is now part of a detailing team who continues their role as caretakers to the first presidential jet known as Air Force One; but the prestigious team will also clean, polish, and apply protective coatings to 16 additional aircraft on display at the museum. Those planes include the now retired supersonic Concorde Alpha Golf; a remarkable WWII B-52 Stratofortress Bomber; and the first “Jumbo Jet” Boeing 747 christened in 1969 and whose engine rings haven’t been polished since it came to the museum. career where I expected to be detailing historical, multimillion-dollar museum treasure,” says Frasco. “I am honored to be joining such an exclusive team of experienced high-end detailers and to have the opportunity to polish such an iconic piece of American aviation history.” The annual Air Force One Detailing project has become one of the most prestigious detailing projects on record. “When this project began nearly 15 years ago with a Bush Administration official asking me to save an icon of aviation history that was falling into ruin on the tarmac, I had only five detailers who had trained under me and whom I trusted on such a project,” says Doyle. “We were horrified at the condition of the aircraft, which had served as a flying Oval Office for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Having been entrusted into the Team’s care through 2020, there is no room for mistakes on multimillion-dollar aircraft, and I can only trust the most skilled and talented detailers like Paul to help us keep her maintained.” Air Force One Known as Special Air Missions (SAM) 970, the first Air Force One presidential jet entertained many international VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger. For more than a decade, it lived on the open tarmac exposed to Seattle’s notorious climate. In spite of the team’s initial success back in 2003, it has taken more than a dozen years to restore it to as close to its natural glory as possible. In just the last year, the plane has been relocated under a covered hangar in the new open-air Airpark Pavilion, but it is still exposed to Seattle’s dampness. The team has entered into a “preservation” rather than restoration stage with the plane, and it still requires an annual cleaning and polishing – a responsibility assigned exclusively to Doyle’s Air Force One Detailing Team until 2020. WWII B-52G Stratofortress Last year, the Team, polished the WWII B-29 Superfortress “T-Square” and received commemorative mission patches from a WWII widow whose husband flew the plane. This year, they will polish an all-aluminum WWII B-52G Stratofortress, America’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber that began as an intercontinental, high-altitude nuclear bomber. The US Air Force deployed the plane in 1955 and it saw active duty during the Vietnam War as part of operation Bullet Shot/Linebacker. It spent its entire life in-service with Strategic Air Command. Supersonic Concorde Alpha Golf The 2014 Team was the first to detail the supersonic Concorde Alpha Golf since its retirement in 2003. Due to its substantial length and the iconic shape of its slender delta wings and fuselage, the 204-foot luxury jetliner has always presented huge challenges for the Team. Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet” The team has cleaned the Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet” in the past but this will be the first year they have polished the engine rings on the 300-ton jet. Standing taller than a 6-story building, the 747 is one of the most recognizable jets in existence and answered one of the first calls for the growing demand for air travel and the need for a large, mainstream passenger jet. For more information about Paul Frasco’s appointment to this year’s Air Force One Detailing Team at the Seattle Museum of Flight, contact him at (413) 883-0881, or Kimberly Ballard at (256) 653-4003. High resolution pictures available from past year’s events as well as live shots from this year’s July 24-30 event!
|Great Men Coaching Great Kids at Boys & Girls ClubInquiring News / 92 d. 3 h. 27 min. ago more|
Great Men Coaching Great Kids of the Boys & Girls Club Local kids here getting tutorial for join programs. Photo by Bill Clark Hartford – (Inquiring News Staff Report) – The BGGH AAU Bas- ketball Program was started in the Spring of 2016. The team was made up of kids that attended the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Hartford. This season the kids from the South West B&G Club went on the road and played 7 Tournaments Out of State. They Won 5 out of 7 Tour- naments, including each of the qualifying championship tournaments, which also included the National Championship Tournament the week- end of June 23rd in Manheim Pennsylvania. The team is made up of Grade 2nd thru 4th. Their coach, Clinton Toomer is proud to say that his players “showed Character and Resilience in their First National Tour- nament. They were loosing at the games at half time by 19 points but came back to win the game by 2 points. The Kids that participate in the AAU Basketball and all of the programs at the Southwest Boys and Girls Club really benefit from the Life Lessons such as Leadership, Unself- ishness and being part of a team that is bigger than themselves. Pictured in the Team Group Shot (as listed by Coach Toomer): To the left: Trezir Johnson, Amari Daniels, Clinton Toomer Jr., Camron Major, Masahi Davis, Domnic Burgos. Back Left: Braedan Bynoe, Justin Victorin, Justice Bright, Tyler Brown, Sincere Folk, Ayden Brookins, Coach Clinton Toomer Sr. on the (right) and Coach Mitchell Davis on the (left). Photo by Bill Clark