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January 30, 2015

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Clean Water Funding will support wastewater projects, protect local waters and Long Island Sound

New Haven, Conn.—The State Bond Commission today approved $480 million for local improvement projects for wastewater treatment plants and sanitary sewer systems across Connecticut. Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, applauds this investment in reducing pollution and long-term infrastructure improvements around the state.

“Clean Water Funds are essential to protect the public’s health and to restore Long Island Sound’s water quality. Today we are particularly glad to see this funding support a wide variety of important projects from every corner of the state,” said Leah Lopez Schmalz, director of legislative and legal affairs for Save the Sound. “From sewage treatment plant upgrades to engineering designs, green infrastructure to sea level rise preparedness, these historic levels of funding will support innovative solutions that will benefit our environment and keep our communities safe today and tomorrow.”

The Bond Commission authorized $110 million in General Obligation Bonds to provide grant money for projects and $370 million in Revenue Bonds to provide low-interest loans from a revolving fund. Some funded projects include:
• Metropolitan District Commission’s Clean Water Project, the next stage in a 20-year modernization of the Greater Hartford area’s sanitary sewer system for improvements at the Hartford treatment plant, rehabilitation of sanitary sewers in the region, and design of an overflow tunnel for wastewater in rainstorms.
• Phosphorous removal improvement at the Bristol Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will protect the Pequabuck River.
• Upgrading old infrastructure and increasing nitrogen removal capacity at the Norwich Wastewater Treatment Plant.
• A variety of local initiatives including green infrastructure projects, sea level rise resiliency, and improvements to pump stations.
As the primary mechanism for funding wastewater treatment and sewer projects in Connecticut, Clean Water Funds are a backbone of the state’s infrastructure. The funds focus on two critical tasks: stopping over a billion gallons of raw sewage a year from flowing into rivers and Long Island Sound, and restoring the Sound’s low-oxygen “dead zone” that harms the environment and economy of Long Island Sound.

Save the Sound is a steering committee member of the Clean Water Investment Coalition, which advocates for consistent clean water funding to protect critical jobs, vibrant local industries, and a clean and sewage-free Long Island Sound. Coalition members include: American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut, Audubon Connecticut, Connecticut Audubon Society, Connecticut Commercial Lobstermen’s Association, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Connecticut Council of Small Towns, Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association, Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Connecticut River Watershed Council, Connecticut State Building Trades Council, Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association, Connecticut Water Works Association, Environment Connecticut, Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, Housatonic Valley Association, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478, Metropolitan District Commission, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Save the Sound—a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club, and Southern New England Fishermen and Lobstermen Association.


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Christianity will be the subject of the February and March “Great World Religions” discussions at Duncaster. Part of the community’s Great Courses series, this segment will be held on Mondays from February 9 through March 30, at 3:00-4:30. They are being held at Duncaster and are open to the public. Members of the surrounding community may enroll for the courses with pre-registration required.

Great World Religions will be moderated by Duncaster resident Helen Gettemy and will focus on Christianity’s birth, development, expansion, and transformation. It will also include dialogues on Christianity’s many and deep connections to Western culture, and modern day tensions within the religion.

The first lecture, titled “Discussion of Muslim Impact on the Western World”, will take place on February 9.

The Great Courses program began at Duncaster in 2009, as part of Duncaster’s dedication to lifelong learning.

Duncaster’s Great Courses are free and open to the public, however pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll, contact Fran Kent, or 860-380-5006.

About Duncaster Retirement Community
Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first LifeCare community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the boutique retirement community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT. Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Harford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 94-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short-and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit or call (860) 380-5005.

Duncaster’s Two-Part World Affairs Series to Focus on Russia’s Territorial Claims and Putin’s Rise to Power

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Duncaster’s Two-Part World Affairs Series to Focus on Russia’s Territorial Claims and Putin’s Rise to Power

BLOOMFIELD, CT, Jan. 23, 2015 – Russia’s claims on new territory and Vladimir Putin’s rise to power will be the twin focuses of Duncaster’s World Affairs on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Feb. 10. Both meetings will be held at Duncaster from 10:30 a.m. to noon. These meeting are free to the public with preregistration to one or both of them.

The Jan. 27 discussion will be kicked off with a “Great Decisions” video that depicts Russia’s “Near Abroad” history from before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 through the Cold War and 1990 break-up of the Soviet Union.

The February 10 session will continue a look at Russian history with a recent PBS Frontline report on Vladimir Putin’s rise to power. Putin had a meteoric rise from an obscure KGB officer in communist East Germany and assistant to the St. Petersburg Mayor to President of Russia in the late 1990s.

The discussions are part of Duncaster’s World Affairs Series, which is presented to the community by the residents of Duncaster on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. Participants include Duncaster residents, as well as local citizens.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register or to receive more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

“Maintaining Your Health as Your Age” Seminar at Duncaster

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“Maintaining Your Health as You Age: Engaging the Health Care System” will be the subject of the February Art and Science of Graceful Aging series at Duncaster. The session will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield. Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The discussion will be led by Michael C. Lindberg, MD, FACP, Physician in Chief for the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Institute of Hartford HealthCare.

Dr. Lindberg’s informal and interactive session will cover such topics as: Maximizing your relationship with your physicians; screening and preventive health care; developing and maintaining health habits and Medicare changes and how they impact your care.

Dr. Lindberg was appointed Physician in Chief for the Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Institute of Hartford HealthCare in 2013. He specializes in geriatric and internal medicine. Preceding his current position Dr. Lindberg served as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Hartford Hospital from 2008-2013.
Prior to his association with Hartford Hospital, Dr. Lindberg served as the director of Educational Programs for the Section of Geriatrics at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (1993-96), and as medical director of Saint Mary Home in West Hartford (1994-96).

From 1990-91, Dr. Lindberg was a staff physician at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, where he trained medical students and family medicine residents in internal medicine. From 1986-90 he served as staff physician for the National Health Service Corp, an organization that provides health care to adults and children in the communities of greatest need across the nation. With that organization, he designed and implemented a rural health rotation for medical students and family medicine residents through the West Alabama Health Service in Eutaw, Alabama.

Dr. Lindberg received his baccalaureate in science and his medical doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed his internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. He completed a fellowship in Geriatrics Medicine at the Travelers Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

The program is part of Duncaster’s “The Art and Science of Graceful Aging” which is presented to the community by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. The series features notable physicians leading discussions on improving health and engaging in life.

To register, or for more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

Hartford Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million to Help Alleviate Homelessness in Greater Hartford

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More than 1,000 Greater Hartford individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless will receive much needed assistance thanks to the work of six agencies with support of more than $1 million in grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Grants were awarded to Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing ($174,000); My Sisters’ Place ($220,000); Salvation Army ($323,000); Journey Home ($180,000); Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness ($30,000); and Cornerstone Foundation ($93,000).

While homelessness is decreasing among families (35 percent) and veterans (48 percent) in the Capital Region since 2009, the 2014 Point-in-Time Count conducted by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and funded by the Hartford Foundation, indicates that chronic homelessness has remained the same. The difficulty of finding and keeping affordable permanent housing is widespread.

“These grants support both short-term and long-term strategies to address homelessness,” said Judy Rozie-Battle, vice president for program at the Hartford Foundation. “Many families and individuals of modest means are still unable to afford current rents or spend an untenable amount of their income to secure even substandard housing. Funding will allow organizations to continue services, expand services, or test out new collaborative and collective impact models of addressing the issue of ending homelessness.”

“Unemployment and underemployment, coupled with a lack of affordable housing in 23 of the 29 communities in our region, call for new solutions” said Sharon O’Meara, director of community investments at the Hartford Foundation.

Some of the projected outcomes of these proposals include:

• Over 1,000 clients to be served annually through rapid re-housing, eviction prevention/landlord negotiation, and sheltering.
• Foundation funding will leverage $200,000 in municipal funds and $40,000 in private funds to support direct services to people who are homeless.
• Housing advocates and providers will successfully implement the Point-in-Time count of people without homes in the Capital Region, including unaccompanied youth. Data generated will be used to successfully advocate for increased funding for underserved groups and the development of new strategies to reach out to underserved youths.
• The Hundred Days Project will seek to quickly house individuals and families. This pilot project will result in positive changes in the housing system in the region and in the state.
• Two new supportive housing units will be developed to serve Vernon and the area’s food pantry and shelter will be renovated.

“Homelessness is a solvable issue and the collaborative efforts of agencies in our region demonstrate that collective action can make a big difference,” O’Meara said. “These proposals reflect a continuum of interconnected strategies ranging from sheltering to advocacy necessary to solve the problem of homelessness.”

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. In 2015, the Foundation celebrates 90 years of grantmaking in the Greater Hartford region, made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations. It has awarded grants of more than $600 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit or call 860-548-1888.

Community Events Receive Support from Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

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New Britain, Conn., January 22, 2015 – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) has awarded $3,250 in financial assistance to six local community events to take place in 2015 in a second round of Community Sponsorship Award pilot program funding.

The Foundation first experimented with local event sponsorship with more than $5,000 in awards last July to support events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington ranging from New Britain’s Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone to the Southington Apple Harvest Festival. The goal of the program is to support and sustain important community events while raising awareness of the important work of the Foundation.

The most recent recipients of Community Sponsorship Award funding, all from the Foundation’s A.W. Stanley Discretionary Fund, include:

  • Berlin High School Band Parents Association. A $500 award to fund the group’s Jazz with Pizzazz night of music for Berlin High School students and alumni, June 6, 2015.
  • Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. A $500 award to fund the Girls and STEM Expo at Central Connecticut State University, April 10, 2015.
  • Hoops for Homeless. A $500 award for the next Hoops for Homeless 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Downtown New Britain this spring (date TBA).
  • New Britain Chorale. A $500 award to fund the Chorale’s 2015 Spring Concert at Holy Cross Church in New Britain, April 12, 2015.
  • New Britain Museum of American Art. A $750 award to support the Museum’s 15th Annual Juneteeth Celebration, a community event celebrating Juneteenth and recognizing Alton Brooks, June 20, 2015.
  • Plainville Wind Ensemble. A $500 award to fund the Ensemble’s 2015 Spring Concert at Plainville High School, May 3, 2015.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit


Bob Trojanowski, Vice President, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, (860) 229-6018 x314,

Dennis Buden, DBPR, (860) 558-0514,

Safe Boating Class set for Saturday, Feb. 14

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State Boating Safety Course Set for Saturday, February 14, at Branford Flotilla 24-01 Training Center

Branford, Conn. ─ United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-01, Branford, Connecticut, will teach the safe boating course required to obtain a state Boating/Personal Watercraft Operator certificate on Saturday, February 14, from 8 am to 6 pm at its Training Center located at 99 Indian Neck Avenue, Branford.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. No walk-ins permitted. There are no age restrictions for this class. The cost for the About Boating Safely course is $65 per person and includes Danish and coffee, soft drinks, snacks and lunch for those who sign up. The cost includes all materials needed to attend and complete the course. A proctored exam follows full completion of the course. Certificates for passing scores will be delivered on site after testing is complete.

Please go to our website, for the registration form: Click on “Click to enter,” then “Boating Class,” then “About Boating Safely Course (ABSC)”, then “Class Schedule.” Scroll down to “Printable Application” and click there. You’ll be taken to the registration form. Print out the form, complete it in full and mail with check for $65 per person, made payable to Flotilla 17-01 Inc. and send to Branford Flotilla 17-01, Inc.; c/o Norman Dahl, DDS, Treasurer; 46 Park Place, Suite A, Branford CT 06405.

You will need to obtain your Conservation ID number from DEEP before taking the class. This may be done online by visiting , where you should follow the onscreen instructions to apply for your Online Sportsmen License.

• Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
• Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
• Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
• Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan;



checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
• Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC “tunnel vision.”
• Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems
• Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
• Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating – Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

For more information, please call Mark Haines, Public Education Officer, at 203-488-5349, or email him at, or leave a message with your name and return phone number at 203-488-5349. One of our staff members will return your call. Free parking is located in the Indian Neck School parking lot adjacent to the VFW building at 12 Melrose Avenue, where you may walk through via a sidewalk to 99 Indian Neck Avenue and our Training Center. Directions to our Training Center are also on our website.

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-01 in Branford, Division 24, First District, Southern Region has been in active service since 1939. Our volunteers perform safety patrols from New Haven harbor to Clinton. We do vessel exams every week at various shoreline marinas, where most of our patrol boats are located. The members of Flotilla 24-01 are always glad to do a free courtesy vessel exam for boat owners in support of recreational boating safety for all vessels on the water. Join us for a meeting to explore the many ways you may contribute to your nation’s safety and security. Since its creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the only uniformed civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, the 30,000 volunteer men and women of the Auxiliary are active on the waterways and classrooms in over 2,000 cities and towns across the nation. Each year, Auxiliarists save almost 500 lives, assist some 15,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than 150,000 courtesy safety examinations of recreational vessels, and teach over 500,000 students in boating and water safety courses. The results of these efforts save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Visit Flotilla 24-01 on the Web at

Jack and Jill Chapter Donates Pajamas to Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford

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The Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill donated over 150 pairs of pajamas to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford as part of its “PJs for the Holidays” service project. The pajamas were distributed to children at the Southwest Unit of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.

“Members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. are not just concerned about the well-being of our own children. We want to make a positive impact in the lives of children in our local communities, as well,” says Artisena Hall, a member of the Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill. “I’m proud of the moms who embraced the ‘PJs for the Holidays’ service project! We hope that our gift of new pajamas helped bring comfort and joy to the children at the Southwest Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford.”

The Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill’s “PJs for the Holidays” is part of an annual program to distribute pajamas to children during the holiday season created by Pajamas Jams, a national organization whose mission is to bring comfort to children in their time of need.

“Through the support of organizations like the Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford is able to brighten the holiday season for our Club members” says Samuel S. Gray, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford. “We cannot thank the Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill enough for choosing to donate to our Clubs and to welcome them into our community.”

To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, contact Kandyce Aust, Vice President of Development at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, at 860-929-7665 or

Three new musicals set for Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre

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Goodspeed Musicals Will Produce Three Brand New Musicals
at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015

-The Theory of Relativity, My Paris, and Indian Joe –

EAST HADDAM, CONN. JANUARY 17, 2015: Today at Goodspeed’s 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. The Theory of Relativity, a 2014 Goodspeed Festival favorite, features Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram and Book by Brian Hill. This exciting musical described by some as “A Chorus Line for Millennials” will run May 7 – May 31. My Paris will bring the world and subjects of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most famous works to life through Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour, Book by Alfred Uhry, and English lyrics and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown will run July 23 – Aug 16. The compelling tale of a beauty pageant queen and a homeless man, Indian Joe, featuring Music and Lyrics by Elizabeth A. Davis and Book by Davis and Christine Henry, will complete this full season with a run October 22 – November 15, 2015 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, Goodspeed’s home for new musicals.
Developing new works is at the heart of the Goodspeed Musicals mission and the cornerstone of this effort is The Norma Terris Theatre. Established over 30 years ago, this intimate theatre is dedicated exclusively to the creation of new musicals. Here Goodspeed provides the resources, guidance, time and support to artists –established and emerging – as they develop original musicals. Audiences at The Norma Terris are often the very first to see their work on the stage. Many of the musicals that began in Chester, Conn. have since gone on to be produced far and wide, including Broadway, London’s West End and at theatres across the country.


Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram (Goodspeed/Broadway: The Story of My Life)
Book by Brian Hill (Goodspeed/Broadway: The Story of My Life)
Directed by Brian Hill

This unconventional new musical by Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, you’re sure to find yourself in this fresh new musical!

Supporting sponsor will be Sheridan College.


Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
Book by Alfred Uhry
English lyrics and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown (Goodspeed/Broadway: 13)
Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall (3 TimeTony Award-winner/Goodspeed: Swinging on a Star)

A new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who captured the gaiety, color and heartbreak of Montmartre, Le Can-Can, and the world of Le Moulin Rouge. Inhabited by the colorful people he painted, it’s the story of a great artist who loved a world that never quite loved him back. Music and lyrics are by legendary French performer Charles Aznavour. The book is by Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner, Alfred Uhry, with English lyrics by three time Tony winner, Jason Robert Brown. Tony winning director/choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, brings it all to whirling, spinning and sassy life. C’est magnifique!


Music and Lyrics by Elizabeth A. Davis (Tony Nominee, Once)
Book by Elizabeth A. Davis & Christine Henry
Directed by Kim Wield

This brand new musical tells the unlikely story of a homeless Native American man and a Texas beauty queen who never should have been friends. He’s looking for a fight. She’s looking for a cause. As they stumble toward friendship, both ultimately discover that the look of a family is not always what you think. Inspired by true events, it’s a uniquely American story with an Americana beat. You’ll never forget Indian Joe.

The Norma Terris Theatre is located at 33 North Main Street in Chester which was recently voted “Best Small Town in Connecticut” by Connecticut Magazine. Season tickets are on sale now through the Goodspeed Box Office. Single tickets will be available starting March 29, 2015. For more information call the Goodspeed Box Office at 860.873.8668 or visit
Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, the first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards for outstanding achievement, produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., and additional musicals at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which celebrated 30 years of developing new musicals in 2014. In addition to the two theatres and production facilities, Goodspeed maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. Goodspeed Musicals gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

For more information, to schedule an interview, or to receive stock art,
please contact Elisa Hale (ext. 323) or Dan McMahon (ext. 324) at 860.873.8664,

UNH Feb. 6 Dinner to Benefit the Hungry Features Soul Food Chef

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A California chef who owns two restaurants and is the author of two cookbooks about soul and comfort food recipes will be the guest speaker at the annual No Kid Hungry dinner at University of New Haven.
The dinner is the culminating project for seniors in UNH’s Hospitality and Tourism Program and will have the theme this year of “The Sweetest Thing on Earth.” The four-course dinner and specialty sugar tasting begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $100 per person.
The dinner will be preceded by a 6 p.m. book signing (all participants will receive Holland’s new book, Brown Sugar Kitchen Cookbook). Tickets for the signing only are $50 but tickets to both the signing and dinner are $120.