Accelerate Your Business – Managing the Finances and Acquisition of Talent,
Two Offerings. FML Offers Expertise in Tax Accounting &
REACH Offers New Hires & Training Incentives

CURE Innovation Commons

Thursday, July 20, 2017: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

“Accelerate Your Business” is a new series of events at CURE Innovation Commons to offer business know-how and connectivity to individuals who are interested in learning or starting and growing an enterprise.  This service is provided to the CT ecosystem through the TRIP collaborative and CURE. Guest experts will offer short presentations (less than 15 minutes), followed by lots of time for Q & A. After the program there will be opportunities to meet one-on-one with the speakers as well as to enjoy some networking.  Entrepreneurs from all business sectors are invited to attend.

Presentation One: Common Tax Issues and Opportunities for Early Stage Companies

Expert: Lisa Lasaracina, Partner Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, LLP

Lisa has over 20 years of public accounting experience, including ten years at a national firm, serving both public and non-public companies. Her experience covers a range of industry categories, from service companies and major manufacturers to biotech innovators. She takes a proactive approach to tax-saving opportunities on behalf of her clients. In addition, she is responsive to unanticipated needs, whether it's a straightforward or complex issue. Of particular note is her expertise in transaction services, ranging from buy side due diligence to sell side tax planning for both corporations and partnerships or LLCs.  She also has significant experience with research tax credits, net operating loss planning, stock compensation, debt transactions, and recapitalizations. In addition, Lisa has extensive experience working with biotech and medical device companies and the unique issues they face beginning with the start-up phase through their exit. 

Presentation Two: Helping CT Companies with REACH Wage and Training Reimbursements

Expert: Mohamed Chaouki, REACH Program Coordinator, Capital Workforce Partners

Mohamed Chaouki has been a program specialist and business services consultant in the workforce development field for more than 10 years. In this time he has worked with hundreds of Connecticut businesses to help them find qualified and motivated talent, resolve workforce training challenges, and connect to public and private resources that help them grow and thrive.”  Aware of the stipulations that often exist in many government funded programs, he strives to streamline and simplify the complex range of programs and resources, so that businesses can get back to running their business.  With this strategy in mind, hundreds of Connecticut businesses achieve their workforce potential.  Over 2000 job seekers and 100’s of employers are helped during his time managing and coordinating these programs, and the good news is that funds are still available


Capital Workforce Partners is excited to announce the Reemployment Alliance for Careers in Health (REACH). It’s an awarded $8 Million dollar grant for Connecticut founded on an understanding of new talent demands in the healthcare sector as well as the difficulties that employers face in finding the most qualified job seekers. Our project team is committed to helping healthcare providers and related employers train their existing and incoming workforce.  Employers can receive up to $18,000 in wage reimbursements and tuition funds while training new employees 

Register Here:





Date: June 26, 2017

Contact: Christine Johnson, Director

Telephone: 860- 536-7721


The Center for Hospice Care: Sooner is Better!
Important Presentation and Q&A ~ Tuesday, July 25 at 11 a.m. 


Over the years, so many patients and their families have said they wish they’d called Center for Hospice Care sooner. Here’s why:

- You live longer

- You regain control of your life

- You don’t have to stay

- CHC shares the care with family members

CHC manages and coordinates care, which means that loved ones get to be family again. You don’t need to be in the last days or weeks of life to qualify for hospice and palliative care. CHC care is about living – living well in the time you have left.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

The Mystic & Noank Library is located at 40 Library Street in Mystic, CT and has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens, and adults. Library hours are from 10:00 am to 9:00 pmMonday through Wednesday10:00 am to 5:00 pmThursday and Friday, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays throughout the summer.

Visit our web page at, follow us on Twitter at @mysticnoanklibrary, or find us at Mystic & Noank Library on Facebook.


Mystic & Noank Library
40 Library Street
Mystic, CT  06355
Phone: 860-536-7721
Fax: 860-536-2350

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Incredibly proud of our seafaring heritage, in 2016 Southeastern Connecticut collectively celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Naval Submarine Base and Submarine School in Groton. The year-long celebration, titled CTSUBCEN, included programs, events and activities like the popular CT Sub Trail, a public art project. All the proceeds from the CT Sub Trail benefited the U.S.S. Groton Sail Foundation.

Through the generous support of strong community partners like Stifel, a “fleet” of 21 fiberglass mini-submarine sculptures, painted by local artists, were showcased for public view at sponsored locations throughout the region. The official CT Sub Trail sites included General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium and many others.  The map was also accessible via an Android/IOS app.

Mini-sub designs included shoreline scenes, hearts, flowers, abstracts, odes to works of art, even a Subway “submarine” sandwich.

Local artists Christine Derham, Claire Derham, Kayleigh White and Patrick White created "Clown Fishing Around" a tribute to the Disney/Pixar classic “Finding Nemo”. Made possible by a generous donation from Stifel, the bright beautiful sculpture greeted guests at the Mystic Seaport for the duration of CT Sub Trail.

With the goal of creating a long-term recognition for the Connecticut’s submarine heritage, Stifel donated “Clown Fishing Around” to Mystic Aquarium. Stifel is proud to bring the fun and frivolity of this patriotic clownfish to the nearly 750,000 annual visitors to Mystic Aquarium.

It is only fitting that “Nemo” found his forever home at Mystic Aquarium. Scientists from the Aquarium provide data to inform NOAA Fisheries about Clownfish (Amphiprion percula, as they are scientifically known) and sustainable aquaculture for the marine aquarium industry.

Together Stifel and Mystic Aquarium will continue to be #SubmarineProud! The mini-sub is located just outside the Main Gallery at Mystic Aquarium.

For Immediate Release

Frank E. Winkler
Co-Chair, Concerts in the Park 2017
(860) 446-4095
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June 27, 2017

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Coastline Swing Band Up Next for Concerts in the Park
Come hear the music play!

GROTON - The sounds of the Coastline Swing Band will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (June 30, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton.

The Coastline Swing Band has 18 swinging’ musicians, including a vocalist, five Saxes, eight brasses and four rhythms. These musicians cover the big band repertory from the nostalgic hits of the 40s and 50s to some very up-to-date funk and rock. Their library includes classics made famous by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Charlie Barnett, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Stan Kenton plus more modern pieces by Sammy Nestico, Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Bill Potts, Dave Wolpe Bill Holman and others.

The concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department. The remaining concerts are:  Friday, July 7, Rewind; Friday, July 14, Rock N’ Soul Revue; Friday, July 21, Mass-Conn Fusion; Friday, July 28, 9Teen; Friday, August 11, The Cartells; and August 18, the Jay Dempsey Band. There will no concert on Friday, August 4, City of Groton Day.

You can also check out the complete Concerts in the Park 2017 schedule during the season on Groton Utilities’ web site at and the City’s web site at

For concert information or cancellation notices, call 860-446-4129, the concert hotline.

Food is available on site.  The City of Groton Little League sells food and drink as a fund raiser.

The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inexpensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps a picnic supper.  The concert site also has sufficient room on the basketball court for dancing.


House an Actor, Make a Friend

The Colonial Theatre is looking for people who have a spare room this summer. You could be of invaluable service to the Shakespeare in the Park production by taking in an actor during the production. The dates are the night of July 10 (July 11 is also possible if the 10th is a problem) through the night of August 13.

The actor needs their own bedroom, and access to a kitchen and a bathroom. The host does not need to provide any services or do anything for the actor. There are no obligations other than providing them with a place to live while they are in Westerly for the production. We have both male and female actors who need housing.

The actors are all very nice people, and some of our previous hosts have formed ongoing friendships with the actors that have lasted for many years. If you would like to speak to someone who has hosted an actor in the past, we would be happy to arrange it for you. 

We need your help to put on this production, so please don't be shy. You'll have a great time meeting an interesting person, and you'll also get a fun backstage glimpse into the production.

For further information, contact Harland Meltzer, Producing Artistic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 401596-7909.