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Soups On... at Soup, Soap & Hope

11 April 2014

MERIDEN - The Fourth Annual Meriden Salvation Army Soup, Soap & Hope fundraiser was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Meriden on Thursday evening, April 10, to spread the word about the work of the Army in the City.

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Montville Brush Fire Extinguished

8 April 2014

MONTVILLE - The Salvation Army's New London Emergency Disaster Services Canteen 1 served yet again, this time at a large brush fire off Kittemaug Road in Montville on the afternoon of Monday, April 7. Crews from Montville; CT DEEP; surrounding towns; and CL&P all assisted in fighting the fire, which was located on top of a hill overlooking the Thames River. This task was made difficult by strong winds, dry vegetation, its location, and the high-voltage electrical transmission lines overhead.

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Five-Alarm Fire at Torrington Warehouse

4 April 2014

TORRINGTON - Over 150 firefighters from several surrounding towns spent over 13 hours bringing a stubborn warehouse fire under control. The blaze broke out just before 8:00 AM and was not contained until about 9:15 in the evening. Torrington Fire Chief Gary Brunnoli said that although the fire had been contained, he expected to be at the scene all night. The building located on Taylor Street had been owned by O&G Industries and was leased to Toce Brothers to store tires. Residents from surrounding homes were forced to be evacuated due to the heavy smoke and were not allowed back into their homes until after 8:00PM. Firefighters from Thomaston, Litchfield, Watertown, New Hartford, Winsted, Danbury, and Waterbury responded to the fire.

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New London Acknowledges Area Generosity

28 March 2014

NEW LONDON - The Salvation Army relies on the help of others to help those in need. On March 26, Captains Jose and Melissa Borrero acknowledged such support by holding The Salvation Army of New London's First Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony! In keeping with the Spirit of "the holidays," the Corps served a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner, along with all of the trimmings. This included a special dessert of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream!

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Norwich Chamber Gives Back to Community

14 March 2014

NORWICH - Organizers of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce's Auto Show held a presentation ceremony on March 13 at Chamber Headquarters on Main Street to present almost $2,500 to six deserving local charities. Ellis and Grasso Technical High Schools, The Salvation Army, Norwich Arts Center, St. Vincent de Paul Place, and Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut were among the recipients of his year's awards. Norwich Corps Officer Captain Jerry Uttley attended the ceremony and accepted the check on behalf of The Salvation Army.

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Norwich Saint Patrick's Day Parade

10 March 2014

NORWICH - An estimated crowd of 2,000 "Irishmen" lined the streets of Downtown Norwich on Sunday, March 9 for the City's First Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade. God and the weatherman fully cooperated and provided a beautiful early Spring Day on which to celebrate this special occasion. There were marchers, politicians, floats, trucks, bands, dignitaries, and plenty of spectators dressed in green, all cheering and applauding along the route.

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United Way Campaign Raises $24,328,262

4 March 2014

HARTFORD - The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut announced the results of their yearly campaign at fourth Best of Awards program on Friday evening, February 28, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This program showcases the communitṒs accomplishments and highlights the individual workplace campaigns from around the area. Awards are given to companies and organizations in many different categories in recognition for their outstanding participation in the campaign and support throughout the year.

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67th Home & Remodeling Show

3 March 2014

HARTFORD - The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut held their 67th Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show at the Connecticut Convention Center on February 28 and March 1 and 2. It was a perfect weekend for the sho᷅ too cold to do any outside projects and no snowstorms to prevent anyone from driving to the Convention Center. The event is consideredࠓConnecticuᴒs Largest Home Shoᷔ and it certainly lived up to that. It was crowded for all three days, with many families checking out home improvement, building, and remodeling exhibits featuring thousands of ideas for the home and yard.

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Recognizing Board Member Lynn Ridgway

28 February 2014

TORRINGTON - The Salvation Army in Northwest Hills hosted a special dinner in honor of Mr. Lynn Ridgway, a vital member of their Advisory Board for over 11 years. This recognition was held on February 20 at the da Capo Restaurant in Litchfield. It was attended by all of the current advisory board members, including the George Craig (Chairman), Daphne Bobinski, and Janet Recidivi (along with her spouse, Egidio Recidivi).

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Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation

28 February 2014

DANBURY - The Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation presented a check at their January reception in the amount of $6,500 for The Salvation ArmṒs Danbury Corps Community Emergency Assistance Program and also awarded $2,000 to support The Salvation Army Waterbury Family Emergency Shelter. The checks were presented by President and CEO Kathy Romagnano, who was thrilled to have a record amount of money to present to the nonprofits invited to the ceremony.

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