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Rewind Featured Next At Concerts in the Park
Come hear the music play!


GROTON - The sounds of the band Rewind will be featured this week at Concerts in the Park 2017 on Friday (July 7, 2017) at Washington Park in the City of Groton.

Rewind is a six-piece band consisting of digital drums, two keyboards, guitar, percussion and bass.  The group features strong vocals while performing the classic hits of groups like Journey, Doobies, Eagles, Billy Joel, Springsteen and many more.

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 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.

Joe Presti provides sound production for all concerts.

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.

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

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Mystic Seaport’s Arts on the Quad Begins July 12
Summer Series to Feature Variety of Performing Arts

Mystic, Conn. (June 28, 2017) — Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs, the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series returns to Mystic Seaport this summer. The series will feature a different performance on Wednesday evenings during July and August on the Museum’s McGraw Quadrangle.

Arts on the Quad offers guests the opportunity to experience a diverse talent of artists in a variety of musical genres as well as some drama and comedy. The series kicks off Wednesday, July 12, with high-energy string band Rockspring. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 12 – Rockspring: Combining original songwriting with eclectic cover choices, Rockspring puts on an entertaining live show blending bluegrass, rock, and other influences.

July 19 – Flock Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

July 26 – Rock & Soul Revue, a local eight-piece dance and party band specializing in Motown, Swing, Pop, Latin, and Rock.

August 2 – M Shanghai, a Brooklyn-based string band, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly residency from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy, and intimate subtlety. 

August 9 – Salt Marsh Opera: Singers and an accompanist straight from the main stage productions of the Stonington-based opera company will perform a 60-minute program of well-known arias, duets, and trios by operatic composers such as Mozart, Puccini, and Strauss.

August 16 – The Guthrie Brothers present “Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience.”

August 23 – Flock Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Richard II.  

Tickets for each performance are $18 for members, $20 for non-members, children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets for the performances by Salt Marsh Opera and the Guthrie Brothers are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 860.572.0711.

The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Guests are expected to provide their own seating on lawn chairs or blankets and picnicking is encouraged. Guests are welcome to bring their own nonalcoholic beverages and a cash bar will be available for adult beverages and soft drinks. All performances will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved under cover and seating will be provided.


About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The newly opened Thompson Exhibition Building provides a state-of-the-art gallery to host compelling, world-class exhibitions, beginning with the current show SeaChange. The Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $28.95 for adults ages 15 and older and $18.95 for children ages 4-14. Museum members and children three and younger are admitted free. For more information, please visit  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.

Dan McFadden 
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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