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Do a little shopping, support local business women, give a young girl hope

August 24, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Torie Costa in the hospital with Mattie the therapy dog before her chemo treatment. Courtesy photo.

Coming up on Saturday, Aug. 25, there’s a special opportunity to shop for everything from jewelry to home décor and at the same time, help a good cause.

Supporters of a medical fund for a local girl, Torie Costa-Zipadelli, are hosting a vendor fair from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nelsons Family Camp Ground, at 71 Mott Hill Road in East Hampton, CT.

The event will help the organizers keep making progress in their goal to raise $10,000 to benefit pediatric cancer research and the Torie Costa Medical fund.

To date, they have raised $1,881.

Torie’s summer started with a rushed trip to the Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina (where she was visiting family) on June 7, 2012, with a collapsed left lung that was encased in fluid (known as Pleural Effusion).

That night, the doctors inserted a chest tube to drain the fluid so they could observe the lung. Over the next 4 to 5 days, they conducted many tests and on June 12, discovered a tumor attached to her diaphragm.

Torie’s world changed when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, which is a cancer of the soft connective tissue.

The tumor that invaded her diaphragm and spread to several lymph nodes, so Torie will have the tumor surgically removed and will need chemotherapy and radiation to get healthy.

This warrior began her fight on June 15, her first day of a 54-week treatment plan.

Friends, family and community supporters are trying to raise $10,000 to offset the medical costs for Torie Costa’s cancer surgery and chemotherapy. Courtesy photo.

Her family states that Torie has a medical team that is working in collaboration with many of the best physicians from all over the United States.

Torie has an amazing attitude and is determined to win this fight.

Her family, friends and other supporters have created different ways in which the community can help with the medical expenses, and support Torie’s own cause, which is pediatric cancer research and treatment.

There are also different web sites where you can keep up with her progress.

This Saturday, you can help by attending the vendor fair. Among those participating are:

Thirty-One http://www.thirtyonegifts.com – Gina Montano 860-836-2421 gigimontano@gmail.com

Pampered Chef http://www.pamperedchef.com – Diane Krajewski 860-467-6899 chefdianek@gmail.com

Lia Sophia http://www.liasophia.com/regional/home  – Lisa Gandy 203-634-7648 lisagrandy@gmail.com

Silpada http://silpada.com/public/home.jsf – Carol Burke 860-537-2519 www.mysilpada.com/carolburke

Tastefully Simple http://www.tastefullysimple.com – Ruth Gawkoswki 860-267-8863 ruthlane@snet.net

Stella and Dot http://www.stelladot.com  – Erica Fisher 860-685-8793 styledbyerica@yahoo.com

Willow House http://willowhouse.com – Nikki Bafudo 203-258-0373 nikkibaf76@aol.com

Unable to attend the event? You can help by making purchases from these vendors online. Please contact the vendor directly and mention “Kim Gagliano Host-Benefit for Torie”.

If you decide to book a home show, it will also directly benefit Pediatric Cancer Research and the Torie Costa-Zipadelli Medical Fund.

You can also visit Torie’s Caring Bridge page at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/toriecosta Please note that donations made on this site go directly to Caring Bridge and not to Torie’s medical fund.

Visit one of these web site to make a donation:

https://www.facebook.com/TorieCostaMedicalFund

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/9KGO4

Again, the goal is to raise $10,000.

Posted August 24, 2012

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UPDATE – Backpack drive will help kids in need

August 21, 2012 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

The cost of school supplies in a backpack is $25 per child, and school uniforms are $55 per child (this includes everything head to toe).

Editor’s note:

I received this information from the Executive Director in response to my email asking if the organization still need backpacks/ school supplies/ donations, since it is so close to the beginning of the school year.

“Thank you for your proactive approach. We have provided school uniforms for more than 400 children in Connecticut so far this season and countless backpacks full of school supplies. We still have over 200 outstanding requests for backpacks. To this end we are still accepting donations of backpacks filled with supplies should the donor be able to get them to our Bloomfield office. If a large number of completed backpacks (50 or more) are being offered we can arrange for pickup.

I have authorized the purchase of supplies and backpacks today (Aug. 22). Tomorrow my staff and I will be assembling backpacks until we fill every remaining request, including those that will come in between now and next Wednesday (Aug. 29).

Our commitment is that every child that comes to us receives what he or she needs to succeed and thrive. Donations of cash are the best possible gift at this point since CCC is purchasing the supplies at this point to meet the need. Anything you can do to help our effort is most appreciated.”

For many children across Connecticut, the first day of school is just around the corner. Anticipation of seeing old friends, the anxiety of challenging new classes, and purchasing new school clothes and supplies will be on the minds of all.

Unfortunately, many of Connecticut’s children face returning to school unprepared, lacking the supplies and clothing they need to succeed.

Last year, due to the generosity of supporters like you, the Covenant to Care organization supplied 300 backpacks and almost 350 school uniforms to children in Connecticut.

This year we anticipate the need will be possibly even greater and so, we need your help again. Please rally your civic, business, youth or faith group and get involved in the Back to School Backpacks Project.

Click on the llink, http://www.covenanttocare.org/backpacks.shtml for more information on how you and your group can help.

Or, if you would rather help support the back-to-school effort with a cash donation, now is the time.

Along with the purchase of school uniforms, we will need to augment the backpacks produced by our volunteers. The cost of school supplies in a backpack is $25 per child, and school uniforms are $55 per child (this includes everything head to toe).

For more information about making a donation, please email Covenant to Care Executive Director Caryl Hallberg at challberg@covenanttocare.org

In the HTNP readership area, Covenant to Care, Connecticut works with the following churches:

Congregational Church of East Hampton, Gilead Congregational Church, UCC in Hebron, Church of the Holy Family in Hebron, Storrs Congregational Church in Storrs-Mansfield, First Congregational Church in Willimantic, Colchester Federated Church in Colchester, St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Colchester, Lutheran Church of St. Mark in Glastonbury, First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury, and Buckingham Congregational Church in Glastonbury. (See the CCC web site for other participating towns.)

About Covenant to Care, Connecticut

  • Mission Statement – Covenant to Care for Children mobilizes and channels the generosity of caring and faithful people to advocate for, mentor and provide direct assistance to Connecticut’s children and youth who are neglected, abused or at-risk.
  • Vision Statement – Covenant to Care for Children works to create a future where all Connecticut’s children have caring families and safe places to live, and all people of faith demonstrate their own personal commitment to the welfare of children.

Posted August 21, 2012, Updated with additional info Aug. 22

Related link: http://www.covenanttocare.org

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And the winners in the local primaries are…

August 14, 2012 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

Republican Linda McMahon was among the winners in the August 14, 2012 Connecticut primaries. She will now vie for the U.S. Senate with Democrat Chris Murphy, who won in the Democratic primary over Susan Bysiewicz. Courtesy photo.

Here is a round-up of the outcome of today’s primary contests that affect the East Hampton and East Haddam readership areas, in part based on HTNP figures, unofficial returns and Associated Press reports as of 11:30 p.m.

Official results should be posted on Wednesday (Aug. 15) on the CT Secretary of the State’s Web site at http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=415810&sotsNav=|

Many town Web sites also will post local results.

In the U.S. Senate GOP Primary…

Linda McMahon beat Christopher Shays to become the GOP U.S. Senate candidate.

Shays reportedly has promised to support McMahon’s race against the now official Democratic candidate, Rep. Chris Murphy – who won the primary over opponent Susan Bysiewicz.

McMahon and Murphy will now vie for the vacancy left by retiring U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an Independent.

In the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary…

Chris Murphy, a three-term Congressman and former state legislator, beat former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz. (No numbers available at this posting. Race called by the Associated Press.)

In the U.S. House District 2 GOP Primary…

East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica wins over Daria Novak with a total vote of 10,160 for Formica versus 4,980 for Novak.

He now challenges Democratic incumbent Congressman Joe Courtney for the Nov. 6 election (there was no Democratic primary in this race).

Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District includes East Haddam and East Hampton and 62 other towns in the eastern part of the state.

In the State Senate District 33 Dem Primary…

James Crawford beats Mary Ellen Klinck – see the HTNP story on East Hampton Today and East Haddam Today sites.

Results were still be tabulated as of this posting.

The only local final results (other than in the Crawford vs Klinck race) obtained directly by HTNP at this time are for East Hampton.

They break out as follows:

U.S. Senate GOP Primary: Linda McMahon 405, Chris Shays 71

U.S. Senate Democratic Primary: Chris Murphy 326, Susan Bysiewicz 196

U.S. House District 2 GOP Primary: Paul Formica 295, Daria Novak 157

State Senate District 33 Democratic Primary: James Crawford 243, Mary Ellen Klinck 270

Posted August 14, 2012

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Looks like it is Jim Crawford for 33rd Senate District Democratic candidate

August 14, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Just before the polls closed in East Hampton CT – Republican Moderator Patience Anderson and Democratic Moderator Dave Simko get ready to check results in the Aug. 14, 2012 primary. Photo copyright 2012 Brenda Sullivan

Voter turnout for today’s primaries was higher than average across the state.

In East Hampton, CT about 24 percent of those eligible to vote came to the polls… there were 2,460 Democrats who could vote today and 1,713 Republicans.

Republican moderator for the primary in East Hampton, Patience Anderson, pointed out that GOP turnout was very healthy, since almost as many Republicans actually came to the polls as Democrats.

When the polls closed tonight, it looked like on the Democrats’ side, James Crawford successfully edged out Mary Ellen Klinck to become the Democratic candidate for Senator in the 33rd District.

The unofficial tally is 2,449 votes for Crawford and 2,007 for Klinck.

While Klinck was the top vote-getter in many of the district’s towns, the scales tipped in Crawford’s favor especially in his hometown area.

Here’s how the votes (which are currently unofficial) break out:

East Haddam: 438 Klinck, 886 Crawford

East Hampton: 270 Klinck, 243 Crawford

Chester: 87 Klinck, 153 Crawford

Clinton: 97 Klinck, 441 Crawford

Colchester: 282 Klinck, 243 Crawford

Deep River: 120 Klinck, 131 Crawford

Essex: 124 Klinck, 325 Crawford

Haddam: 176 Klinck, 239 Crawford

Lyme: 110 Klinck, 38 Crawford

Old Saybrook: 103 Klinck, 181 Crawford

Portland: 160 Klinck, 186 Crawford

Westbrook: 40 Klinck, 233 Crawford

More primary results will be posted as they become available.

Posted August 14, 2012

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More 2012 Showboat Parade photos for you

August 13, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

Recognize this? An homage to the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” at the 2012 Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT on Aug. 12. Photo by Jane Traceski

A big “Thank You” to Jane Traceski, owner of the Fit-Trix Fitness Center, for sharing these photos with HTNP.

The 2012 Capt’n Grizzy Showboat Parade on Aug. 12, organized in memory of champion of Lake Pocotopaug Dennis Griswold, is a fun way to showcase this beautiful lake in the heart of East Hampton, as well as indulge in some very creative float-making.

The parade around the lake is an annual project of the East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug.

Following are photos of the winning floats and a couple of “bonus” photos.

1st prize – Prairie Schooner – David Malboeuf

Photo by Jane Traceski

2nd prize – Time Bandits – Steve Peterson & Steve Nowakowski

Photo by Jane Traceski

Sharing 3rd prize (4 floats)

Ballerina Beach Volley Ball – Colin Kilpatrick

Photo by Jane Traceski

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Peter & Sherry Owitz

Photo by Jane Traceski

Rat Race – James Curtis, Jr.

Photo by Jane Traceski

Red Solo Cup – Dan “Hot Dog” Pezynski

Photo by Jane Traceski

(Kids’ category)

Willie Wonka Comes to CT (sorry, no photo of this one) – “The Moriss Grandkids”

Olympics 2012 – Captain Dan Dupre, Kids- Beth and Austin

Photo by Jane Traceski

Happiest Paddler – East Hampton Youth Football and Cheerleading

Photo by Jane Traceski

Camp Pocotopaug – Captain J. Asklar (age 7)

Photo by Jane Traceski

Bonus…

Photo by Jane Traceski

Posted August 13, 2012

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It was a great day for the Showboat Parade

August 13, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

A $500 prize and bragging rights were awarded to the First Place winner in the 2012 Capt’n Grizzy Showboat Parade, “Prairie Schooner” by David Malboeuf. Note the skunk (mounted on a surf board) following the “wagon.” Photo courtesy of EHFLP/Kamey Peterson

Skies were much friendlier on Sunday (Aug. 12), the rescheduled date of the 2012 Capt’n Grizzy Showboat parade organized by the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT.

This fun community event, in which entrants decorate their boats and circumnavigate the beautiful lake, was moved to Sunday because of threats of thunderstorms on Saturday – which followed freakish storms on Friday, including “microbursts” or something like mini-tornadoes in nearby Glastonbury, where winds reached speeds of 80-100 mph.

The EHFLP raffle was still held on Saturday at Angelico’s Lakehouse Restaurant, however, and three people went home a little richer. They are:

  • 1st prize – Joyce Cibula from Southington – $10,000
  • 2nd prize – Rosemary Kilpatrick from East Hampton – $1,500
  • 3rd Prize – Henry Campbell from Bristol – $1,000 for shopping at Stop & Shop

And the winning showboat parade floats (though all who enter are winners, yes?):

  • 1st prize – $500 – Prairie Schooner – David Malboeuf
  • 2nd prize – $250 – Time Bandit – Steve Peterson & Steve Nowakowski
  • 3rd prize -

$100 gift certificate to Carmen Anthony’s – Ballerina Beach Volley Ball – Colin Kilpatrick

$100 gift certificate to Carmen Anthony’s – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Peter & Sherry Owitz

$100 gift certificate to Carmen Anthony’s – Rat Race – James Curtis, Jr.

$100 gift certificate to Carmen Anthony’s – Red Solo Cup – Dan “Hot Dog” Pezynski

And how about this for generous? According to the event organizers, Steve Peterson and Steve Nowakowski who won $250 gave back their winnings… $125 to Friends of Lake Pocotopaug and $125 to the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation. (Applause!)

And in the special category for kids:

  • 10 ice cream cones from Jessica’s Garden, Willie Wonka Comes to CT – “The Moriss Grandkids”
  • One large pizza from Rossini’s Restaurant, Olympics 2012 – Captain Dan Dupre, Kids- Beth and Austin
  • 10 kayak rentals from WestShore, Happiest Paddler – East Hampton Youth Football and Cheerleading
  • Passes to East Hampton Bowling Alley, Camp Pocotopaug – Captain J Asklar (7 years old!)

Posted August 13, 2012, based on information provided by Kamey Peterson

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Showboat Parade postponed until Sunday

August 10, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

Organizers announced today (Aug. 10) that because of weather forecasts of heavy rains on Saturday, the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug have decided that “for the safety of the boats,” the Showboat Parade is postponed until 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

However, members will still be at Angelicos Lakehouse on Saturday afternoon to sell raffle tickets and to draw the winning tickets at 6 p.m. as originally planned.

Posted August 10, 2012

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Nominations invited for East Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame

August 9, 2012 Local News, Sports Comments Off

The East Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame’s goal is to recognize excellence in past athletics. The organization has recognized athletes and contributors to athletics dating back to the 1930s and has representatives from every decade through the 1990s.

Do you know someone who has excelled in athletics and is a person with outstanding character?

Then, now is the time to nominate that person for the 2012 East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame awards. A nominee can be a standout athlete, a coach or an athletic contributor.

Nominations will be accepted up until Monday, Sept. 10.

The East Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame’s goal is to recognize excellence in past athletics. The organization has recognized athletes and contributors to athletics dating back to the 1930s and has representatives from every decade through the 1990s.

A limited number of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, copies of scorebooks and statistics should be included with your completed nomination form to help substantiate the accomplishments and contributions of the person you are recommending.

According to the nomination form, the individual should “exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character.”

Here are some more guidelines. Nominated athletes must:

  • be a current or former resident of East Hampton during their High School career;
  • have participated in at least one sport for two years at the Varsity level;
  • be a high school graduate;
  • be out of school for at least 10 years.

It also is recommended that a coach who is nominated have a coaching tenure of at least 10 years.

And as for nominees who have contributed to athletics in East Hampton, the evaluation committee needs documentation of at least 10 years of service to athletes.

Teams are eligible for induction 10 years after the completion of the season.

Those chosen for the 2012 Hall of Fame will be inducted on Friday, Nov. 2nd at the Blackledge Country Club.

Nomination packets are available at the East Hampton Library or you can request a packet by e-mailing ehahof@sbcglobal.net

Posted August 9, 2012, based on information provided by Vice President East Hampton Athletic Hall of Fame Tom Seidl

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