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Dan Haar: A 'Big,' A 'Little,' And A Bond That's Endured For 30 Years
Alfred Rosa remembers the day 30 years ago when John Clapp pulled up to his house in a Datsun 200SX, red with white stripes. Neither one knew what to expect. That meeting in West Hartford, or rather the bond they formed, would change both of their lives.
Additional Sponsors Needed For Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowling Fundraiser
On Saturday, March 22, more than 100 "Bigs" (adult mentors) and "Littles" (the children with whom they're matched) will converge on Spare Time Lanes in Vernon to take part in Bowl-for-Kids'-Sake, a fundraiser that's been held every year since the early 1980s by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Its goal is to raise funds to move disadvantaged children off the organization's waiting list and into productive match relationships with caring, inspiring volunteer mentors.
The Cage Donates $2,500 to Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters at its Anniversary Celebration
The Cage, Rocky Hill’s fastest-growing gym, recently celebrated its one year anniversary with a daylong open house followed by an evening fundraising event featuring food from local area restaurants, an open bar, live music from the PJ Project and a raffle. At the end of the festivities, $2,500 was raised to help Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters transition disadvantaged children off its waiting list and into life-changing match relationships with caring, inspirational adult mentors.
Ric Harris of NBC-CT Joins Nutmeg BBBS Board of Directors
Ric Harris, the President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut/WVIT, the NBC-owned station based in West Hartford, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors at Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, the state’s premier youth mentoring organization. The announcement was made by Andy Fleischmann, Nutmeg’s President and CEO.
Middletown Woman Named Foster Grandparent of the Year
At the recent Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Luncheon are, from left to right, Edith G. Prague, Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department on Aging; Andy Fleischmann, President and CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters; and Lucille Ruggiero, Middletown resident and winner of the 2013 Foster Grandparent of the Year Award.
Vernon Mother and "Big Sister" Presented Parental Involvement Recognition Award
Karen Perham-Lippman, of Vernon, was recently presented with a Parental Involvement Recognition Award for active participation in children’s education and for her community service. She was one of 20 Connecticut residents so awarded. The award was presented at the State Capitol, and was hosted by the State Education Resource Center and the Connecticut Parent Information and Resource Center.
A Thanksgiving Feast at the "Beyond School Walls" Program
Two weeks before the official holiday, twenty-five very enthusiastic New Britain children sat down together for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Comcast’s Western New England Regional Office in Berlin.