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Benton Museum names new director

June 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Nancy Stula, who has led the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London since 2008, has been named Executive Director of the William Benton Museum of Art, effective July 1, 2013. The museum is located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus in Mansfield.

Nancy Stula, who has led the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London since 2008, has been named Executive Director of the William Benton Museum of Art, effective July 1, 2013. The museum is located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus in Mansfield.

Press Release

Nancy Stula, who has led the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London since 2008, has been named Executive Director of the William Benton Museum of Art, effective July 1, 2013.

The museum is located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus in Mansfield.

Stula was named executive director and curator of Lyman Allyn in 2009 after serving as interim director for a year.

She previously spent six years as curator and deputy director at the museum.

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Family Fun at Benton Museum this weekend

June 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
The William Benton Museum of Art on the Storrs UConn campus is hosting a weekend of family events June 14-16.

The William Benton Museum of Art on the Storrs UConn campus is hosting a weekend of family events June 14-16.

Press Release

The William Benton Museum of Art on the Storrs UConn campus is hosting a weekend of family events June 14-16.

Celebrate this Father’s Day at the Benton from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 16 with a host of activities including

  • storytelling by Tom Lee,
  • puppets from the Ballard Museum of Puppetry,
  • chalk drawing,
  • a visit from Jonathan the UConn Husky,
  • ice cream for all and
  • door prizes for Dad from Home Depot, Eastern Mountain Sports, FroyoWorld, Dog Lane Café, and Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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Mansfield residents eligible for free video production training

May 25, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Free classes begin June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Charter Studios. Photo from Town Talk, a public access program hosted by Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor.

Press Release

The CTV14 Community Access Television Studio (Charter) is now taking applications for a free Public Access Internship program.

Classes begin June 13, 2013 at 6 p.m.

Interns get hands-on experience in all aspects of video production in our North Windham TV studio.

Cover community events and public affairs shows for airing on CTV14. Interns also have the opportunity to use these new skills to produce their own Public Access program.

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Jeepin for the Cause to benefit Windham Hospital

April 30, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Business, Local News Comments Off
Jeepin' for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5. Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5, 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Jeepin’ for the Cause, a recreational-Jeep ride sponsored by Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep to benefit Windham Hospital, is coming up from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 5.

Capitol Jeep has sponsored seven of these popular events and raised more than $43,000 for local charities.

“We offer three different trails of varying terrain and difficulty to maximize driver challenge and passenger enjoyment,” said Owner/President of Capitol Chrysler Dodge Jeep Scott Lewis.

“These rides are always a lot of fun. Our entire staff gets behind these events and we invite the community to join us on the trails, rain or shine,” Lewis said.

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You are invited to enjoy World Book Night afternoon event

April 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.  The public is invited.

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Press Release

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the International Center at the University of Connecticut co-sponsors a World Book Night/Daytime celebration during the regularly scheduled Coffee Hour at 2:30 p.m.

The public is invited.

Partnering with Laurie Tompkins from the IC, Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh will distribute to international students specially-printed copies of her favorite book pick.

World Book Night “officially” is recognized on April 23 but the celebration on the UConn campus is planned for when most students would normally be on campus.

The celebration is at McMahon Hall, 2011 Hillside Road.

Ruth will give out copies of her favorite book from the list of 30 books provided by the WBN event coordinators, The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

April 20, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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Share your lovely locks, help a woman in need

April 12, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

Eastern Connecticut State University’s People Helping People (PHP) student club, in collaboration with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, invites you to a hair-donation event from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 in the Betty R. Tipton Room in the Student Center.

All donated hair will be made into wigs for cancer patients. The public is invited.

For those interested in donating, hair must be…

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Puppet Project recreates works of puppeteer who inspired Henson

March 30, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Fred and Cinderella hold hands in a photo of two of the original puppets used by pupetteer Dick Meyers who's 1960's puppet shows will be lovingly recreated and presented by Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 11 - 14 in the Studio Theatre, Storrs. For ticket and information call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu   Photo by Seth Shaffer.

Fred and Cinderella hold hands in a photo of two of the original puppets used by puppeteer Dick Meyers who’s 1960s puppet shows will be lovingly recreated and presented by Connecticut Repertory Theatre April 11 – 14 in Storrs. Photo by Seth Shaffer.

Press Release

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present “Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast” as part of The Dick Meyers Project, featuring Puppet Arts graduate student Seth Shaffer.  The family friendly performance will be a one-hour puppetry recreation of the Dick Meyer’s 1960’s puppet show featuring all his original puppets in the Studio Theatre in Storrs, April 11 – 14, 2013.

In the 1960s and 70s, Dick Myers toured his one-man puppet performances based on classic fairy tales throughout Europe, The Soviet Union, Japan and the U.S.  Jim Henson and Frank Oz both proclaimed Dick Myers as “the genius of American Puppetry.”

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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

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Press Release Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding. The …

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

UConn President Susan Hebst. File photo.

There are circumstances under which the university should notify a student that another student who may have been suspended or expelled from campus will be returning, if they are returning. It is my understanding that this notification did not take place in a case that occurred three years ago and it should have. This process was corrected. – UConn President Susan Herbst

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