RESTAURANT BRAVO BRAVO WILL REMAIN AT THE WHALER’S INN UNTIL LATE 2018

The two businesses will continue their partnership until late 2018

Mystic, CT: After much speculation surrounding future plans for downtown Mystic’s boutique hotel, The Whaler’s Inn, located at 20 East Main Street, is pleased to announce that Restaurant Bravo Bravo will remain at its current location through 2018.  Restaurant Bravo Bravo, which occupies the first floor of one five buildings of The Whaler’s Inn, opened in the fall of 1992 and remains a destination for upscale fare and warm hospitality.  Construction on a new space for the restaurant, directly across the street from The Whaler’s Inn at 19 East Main Street, will begin this month.  Restaurant Bravo Bravo will remain in its current location until the new space is completed.    

According to Amanda Arling, General Manager of The Whaler’s Inn, “We appreciate the many years shared together at The Whaler’s Inn and are very excited for the evolution of Restaurant Bravo Bravo.”  Currently, The Whaler’s Inn is undergoing a series of renovations and room updates, with additional plans in the works for a full-service restaurant to open in Spring of 2019.  Further details regarding this development are not available at this time.  

The Whaler’s Inn is located at 20 East Main Street in downtown Mystic, CT.  With 48 rooms over five buildings, the property is Mystic’s largest downtown lodging location.  For more details visit them online at www.whalersinnmystic.com.

 

 

 

Mystic Seaport Captures Design Award

 

CENTERBROOK, Conn. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Mystic Seaport’s Thompson Exhibition Building continues to garner recognition for its design achievements.

Conceived by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, the Thompson Exhibition Building earned an Honor Award-With Distinction at the AIA QUAD 2017 Design Awards in Albany, New York. The annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference brings together the AIA chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York State and Pennsylvania.

The AIA QUAD Awards jury commented: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.”

This marks the second award the Thompson Exhibition Building has received following a CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award for Best Specialty Project, bestowed earlier this year. The 21,000-square-foot facility was designed as a keynote building for the historic Mystic Seaport campus and features an exhibit hall, welcome center, retail shop, café and wraparound deck.

Centerbrook Architects & Planners is a firm conceived in 1975 as a community of architects working together to advance American place-making and the craft of building. A collaborative firm with an exceptional history of building, Centerbrook is known for inventive design solutions that are emblematic of its client and their traditions. Centerbrook’s designs have won 380 awards, including the Architecture Firm Award, a distinction held by only 37 active firms nationwide.

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Jason Cunningham
Centerbrook Architects & Planners
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AIA QUAD Awards
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Serving Up Paddle Tennis Fun with the Pros

Stonington Community Center to Host Free Junior Paddle Day

Stonington, CT: The Stonington Community Center (COMO) is serving up a day of fun on the paddle courts for youth in 4th grade to high school. Youth are invited to join the COMO paddle pros and seasoned players on the courts for games, lessons and pizza on Tuesday, October 24th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The free event is sponsored by the American Platform Tennis Association (APTA) as part of their First Serve initiative, intended to get youth on the courts and enjoying the sport early on.

No prior experience is necessary as the COMO Junior Paddle Day will teach youth the basics of the sport in an exciting environment. COMO paddle professionals, Steve and Trish Riggs are certified instructors of the PPTA (Professional Platform Tennis Association) and will lead the event.

Parents and/or guardians must complete a waiver prior to participation, which may be completed ahead of time and returned to the COMO’s front office at 28 Cutler Street, or may be completed at the event. More details can be found online at thecomo.org.

About the Stonington Community Center: The Stonington Community Center (COMO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and community. For over 70 years the COMO has offered a variety of recreational, educational, enrichment family and community programs throughout the year. Located in the Stonington Borough, the center has become an irreplaceable part of the community, serving children and families regardless of financial need. For more information, please visithttp://www.thecomo.org/

Media Contact: Christina Moores
Stonington Community Center, Inc.
860.535.2476
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Pumpkins Beware!

Stonington Community Center’s Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Returns

Stonington, CT: Pumpkins should consider this their fair warning. Come Sunday, Oct. 22 pumpkins will take flight as they are launched through the air, hopefully striking wooden targets, to the cheers of onlookers.

It’s the return of the Stonington Community Center (COMO)’s annual Pumpkin Chunkin event. An annual celebration of fall, this event brings together community, families and individuals young and young at heart for an afternoon of hurling pumpkins, tasty food and treats, music and other autumn diversions!

Participants will have their choice of launching pumpkins via a ballista, a catapult or a giant slingshot in order to hit the intended targets. Those who prefer to keep fall gourds on the ground and not flying through the air towards imminent destruction can enjoy other activities offering an array of autumn-themed amusement. Enjoy fair food, take a bounce in the moon bounce, or test your skill at some traditional fair games! 

“The Pumpkin Chunkin embodies the mission of the COMO – bringing people together and building community ties,” says Beth-Ann Stewart, COMO Executive Director. “People get caught up in the excitement, rooting each other on and cheering when they get a hit. We love that for over 70 years, we’re able to continue to provide unique experiences engage our community.”

The Pumpkin Chunkin is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Owens Field, Stonington Borough. Entry is free. Tickets may be purchased to participate in the chunkin event and other activities. More details about the event can be found online at thecomo.org/pumpkin-chunkin.  

About the Stonington Community Center: The Stonington Community Center (COMO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families and community. For over 70 years the COMO has offered a variety of recreational, educational, enrichment family and community programs throughout the year. Located in the Stonington Borough, the center has become an irreplaceable part of the community, serving children and families regardless of financial need. For more information, please visit http://www.thecomo.org.

Media Contact:
Christina Moores
Stonington Community Center, Inc.
860.535.2476
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Groton Town Manager John Burt to Speak at GBA’s October Meeting This Thursday 

 

GROTON – John Burt, Groton Town Manager, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Groton Business Association (GBA) scheduled for this Thursday, October 19, 2017.  The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Route 184 near Walmart.

The meeting is open all members of the Greater Groton business community. GBA membership is not required, and there is no charge for admission.

Bring your business cards and any concerns you have about how things are going in Groton. Coffee and breakfast will be provided by the Hilton Garden Inn.

The GBA, a coalition of representatives from the local business community, the educational sector, the non-profit community and governmental units, is an affiliation of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

Contact us at: www.grotonbiz.com

Frank E. Winkler
Groton Business Association
(860) 446-4095
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